Anděl Awards

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The Angel Award (Anděl Award, Czech: cena Anděl) is a Czech music award issued by the Czech Academy of Popular Music. It is a successor of the Annual Czechoslovak Music Award established in 1991 in Czechoslovakia. Between 1992 to 1996, it was known Gramy, and the award categories are what the Grammy Award is to the United States, 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 horn designed by sculptor Jaroslav Róna,[1] although the name of the award has been changed several times.

Categories[edit]

Main awards[edit]

  • Group of the Year
  • Male singer of the Year
  • Female singer of the Year
  • Discovery of the Year (new singer)
  • Album of the Year
  • Composition of the Year
  • Video of the Year
  • Best selling album of the Year
  • Hall of Fame

Genre awards[edit]

  • Best alternative album
  • Best electronic album
  • Best folk & country album
  • Best hard rock & heavy metal album
  • Best hip hop & R&B album
  • Best jazz & blues album
  • Best punk & hardcore album
  • Best ska & reggae album
  • Best world music album

Most successful artists[edit]

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
Lucie 15
Lucie Bílá 15
Dan Bárta 13
Krystof 11
Buty 11
Monkey Business 10

History[edit]

  • 1991: originally formed as Výroční československé hudební ceny
  • 1992-1995: renamed to Gramy
  • 1996: renamed to České Gramy
  • 1997: renamed to Ceny Hudební akademie
  • 1998-2000: renamed to Ceny Akademie populární hudby
  • 2001-2002: renamed to Anděl
  • 2003: renamed to Výroční ceny Akademie populární hudby Anděl
  • 2004: renamed to Ceny Akademie populární hudby
  • 2005-2007: Anděl Allianz
  • 2008–present: Ceny Anděl

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