The Recording Academy Expands Folk and Latin GRAMMY Categories

Santa Mónica (California), USA – Due to the increasing growth of the Latin genre, The Recording Academy in the United States has split the Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album into two categories — Best Latin Urban Album and Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. In the Folk Field, the new Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album category has been added to embrace this evolving genre. This brings the total number of GRAMMY categories to 110.

Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as The Recording Academy, is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. 

Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards, The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs — including the creation of the national public education campaign What’s The Download. For more information about The Academy, visit

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