January 14, 2010 - submitted by Kara, Malaysia

Q. Hey there,
Maybe people out there were like me too. The question is was the Grammy voted by public or judge by jury?

ps: what is the stands for a.k.a?


The Oracle replies:

The Grammy Awards submissions are reviewed by an extensive panel of music industry experts. Works are then voted for and they make up the nominations. This shortlist is sent to members of the Recording Academy who vote secretly.
Before the reviewing stage of the process eligible nominations are actually entered for consideration by a record label or individual. In case anyone is wondering no, Coldplay did not enter themselves!

A.K.A means also known as and furthermore P.K.A means professionally known as.