Grammy Awards Announce New Categories

May 22 [12:00 EDT] -- The Grammy Awards have broadened their scope, adding categories to honor work in dance music and remixing.

On Tuesday, The National Academy Of Recording Arts & Sciences (which governs the Grammys) announced it will now also dole out awards for Remixer of the Year and Best Dance Recording.

The remixing Grammy will be based on a year long body of work and will be awarded to one who, "takes previously recorded material and adds to or alters it in such a way as to create a new and unique performance."

The Academy's dance addition applies to commercial singles created specifically for the dance market.

In announcing the changes, the Academy also noted that the Album of the Year category will now allow each artist on a soundtrack or various artist album to receive an award. In past years, statuettes were only awarded to artists whose work appeared on a majority of the album.

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