The Grammy Awards , an annual ceremony that was established in and originally called the Gramophone Awards,  are presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position. This choice led to widespread criticism of the Academy, as journalists suggested that Jethro Tull's music did not belong in either the hard rock or heavy metal genres. This incident is often considered an example of the Grammy Awards being out of touch with popular sentiment, and was named the biggest upset in Grammy history by Entertainment Weekly. However, in June , it was announced that the combined category was being discontinued in favor of reinstating Best Metal Performance. Beginning in , quality hard rock performances were recognized under the category Best Rock Performance.
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The year was a devastating one for not only the music industry, but the entire world. The new year also promises a plethora of highly anticipated metal and hard rock albums. The albums expected to be released are a combination of works that would have surfaced in had it not been for the COVID pandemic and LPs that had been planned for this year, regardless. Instead, those bands join such noteworthy artists as Foo Fighters, Ghost, and others who are set to grace us with new albums this year.
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