Disco is a genre of upbeat dance music with complex synthesizers, string sections, synths, brass, and horns, featuring simple lyrics and repetitive vocals.
Jazz found its way to France in the 30s through DJs playing singles at nightclubs. It became a symbol of resistance to German-occupied France, and by the late 1960s, DJs had found a new favorite style of music called disco. It was born from joy, love, and the desire to celebrate everyone's value, and went mainstream in 1977 after Saturday Night Fever and the Bee Gees soundtrack became big hits. Popular backlash against the genre led to its downfall, and by 1979, disco was dead.
Donna Summer, ABBA, and the Bee Gees all entered disco in the late 70s, but Gloria Gaynor's song I Will Survive was the first to win the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Disco Recording. This award was removed from the following year's ceremony due to backlash against disco.