The Angel Award (Anděl Award, Czech : cena Anděl) is a Czech music award ceremony organized by the Czech Academy of Popular Music. It is a successor of the Annual Czechoslovak Music Award established in 1991 in Czechoslovakia. Between 1992 and 1996, it was known as Gramy. The award categories are the same as the American Grammy Awards, with the award including a ceramic gramophone statuette. Since 1997, it bears the current name, with the award including a statuette of an angel playing a horn, designed by sculptor Jaroslav Róna. The name of the award ceremony has been changed several times.
Czech, historically also Bohemian, is a West Slavic language of the Czech–Slovak group. Spoken by over 10 million people, it serves as the official language of the Czech Republic. Czech is closely related to Slovak, to the point of mutual intelligibility to a very high degree. Like other Slavic languages, Czech is a fusional language with a rich system of morphology and relatively flexible word order. Its vocabulary has been extensively influenced by Latin and German.
Czechoslovakia, or Czecho-Slovakia, was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 1 January 1993.
A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.
Lucie and Lucie Bila are tied, with each had 15 wins. Dan Bárta is second with 13 wins, including seven consecutive years of winning Best male singer between 1998 and 2004.
These are the artists who had won more than 10 cumulative awards:
|Artist||Number of wins|
|Year||Male singer||Female singer||Group|
|1991||Pavol Habera||Bára Basiková||Lucie|
|1992||Petr Muk||Lucie Bílá||Shalom|
|1993||Ivan Hlas||Lucie Bílá||Yo Yo Band|
|1994||Dan Bárta||Lucie Bílá||Lucie|
|1995||Kamil Střihavka||Lucie Bílá||Buty|
|1996||Janek Ledecký||Iva Bittová||Žlutý pes|
|1997||Daniel Hůlka||Lucie Bílá||Buty|
|1998||Dan Bárta||Lucie Bílá||Lucie|
|1999||Dan Bárta||Anna K||Buty|
|2000||Dan Bárta||Lenka Dusilová||Monkey Business|
|2001||Dan Bárta||Helena Vondráčková||Čechomor|
|2002||Dan Bárta||Kateřina Winterová||Support Lesbiens|
|2004||Dan Bárta||Aneta Langerová||Tata Bojs|
|2005||Petr Kolář||Lenka Dusilová||Chinaski|
|2006||Matěj Ruppert||Anna K||Kryštof|
|2007||Matěj Ruppert||Aneta Langerová||Chinaski|
|2008||Dan Bárta||Lenka Dusilová||Kryštof|
|2009||Tomáš Klus||Ewa Farna||Monkey Business|
|2010||David Koller||Lucie Bílá||Nightwork|
|2011||Tomáš Klus||Lenka Dusilová||Mandrage|
|2012||Vojtěch Dyk||Aneta Langerová||Kryštof|
|2013||Dan Bárta||Lenka Dusilová||Bratři Orffové|
|2014||Michal Hrůza||Aneta Langerová||Chinaski|
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