What is the Correct Plural of the Word ‘Grammy’?

You may be wondering whether the correct plural of the word “Grammy” is “Grammies” or “Grammys.” This is not just an obscure grammar question. There is some legitimate confusion on this issue, because various media outlets will use both spellings, leaving readers to wonder which plural form is correct.

So which is right? Keep reading to find out.

It’s “Grammys.” Yes, this breaks the old elementary school rule that you should change the Y to I and add -ES, but the Grammy Awards prefer this spelling. “Grammys” is the term the organization uses in its official press releases and reports.

So if you’re going to write about Adele’s record haul at the 2012 awards, you’d say, “Adele won six Grammys.” If that spelling doesn’t look correct, don’t worry; you’ll get used to it. Of course, you could just take the easy way out and use the full term “Grammy Awards” whenever you would normally use “Grammys.” That way, you avoid the issue altogether.

Whatever you do, don’t use “Grammies!” You’ll look like you don’t know what you’re talking about, and if your readers are smart, you’ll probably lose some credibility in their eyes. Even reputable websites like the Huffington Post and the Sun have made this mistake. Remember, it’s Grammys!