Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance

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Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance
A gold gramophone trophy with a plaque set on a table
Gilded gramophone trophy presented to Grammy Award winners
Awarded for quality instrumental pop performances
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 1969
Last awarded 2011
Official website

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The Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance was awarded between 1969 and 2011.

  • In 1969 it was awarded as Best Contemporary-Pop Performance, Instrumental
  • From 1970 to 1971 it was awarded as Best Contemporary Instrumental Performance
  • In 1972 it was awarded as Best Pop Instrumental Performance
  • In 1973 it was awarded as Best Pop Instrumental Performance by an Instrumental Performer
  • From 1974 to 1975 it was again awarded as Best Pop Instrumental Performance
  • From 1986 to 1989 it was awarded as Best Pop Instrumental Performance (Orchestra, Group or Soloist)
  • Since 1990 it has again been awarded as Best Pop Instrumental Performance
  • The award was discontinued from 2011 in a major overhaul of Grammy categories. From 2012, all instrumental performances in the pop category (solo or with a duo/group) was shifted to either the newly formed Best Pop Solo Performance or Best Pop Duo/Group Performance categories.

A similar award for Best Instrumental Performance was awarded from 1965 to 1968. This was also in the pop field, but did not specify pop music.

Recipients[edit]

Year[I] Performing artist(s) Nationality Work Nominees Ref.
1969 Mason Williams  United States "Classical Gas
1970 Blood, Sweat & Tears  United States "Variations on a Theme by Erik Satie"
1971 Henry Mancini  United States "Theme from Z and Other Film Music"
1972 Quincy Jones  United States Smackwater Jack
1973 Billy Preston  United States "Outa-Space"
1974 Eumir Deodato  Brazil "Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)"
1975 Marvin Hamlisch  United States "The Entertainer"
1976 Van McCoy  United States "The Hustle"
1977 George Benson  United States Breezin'
1978 John Williams  United States Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope soundtrack
1979 Chuck Mangione  United States Children of Sanchez
1980 Herb Alpert  United States "Rise" [1]
1981 Bob James and Earl Klugh  United States One on One [2]
1982 Larry Carlton and Mike Post  United States "The Theme From Hill Street Blues" [3]
1983 Ernie Watts  United States "Chariots of Fire Theme (Dance Version)" [4]
1984 George Benson  United States "Being with You" [5]
1985 Ray Parker, Jr.  United States "Ghostbusters (Instrumental)" [6]
1986 Jan Hammer  Czechoslovakia
(now  Czech Republic)
"Miami Vice Theme" [7]
1987 Harold Faltermeyer and Steve Stevens  Germany
 United States
"Top Gun Anthem" [8]
1988 Larry Carlton  United States "Minute by Minute" [9]
1989 David Sanborn  United States "Close-Up" [10]
1990 The Neville Brothers  United States "Healing Chant" [11]
1991 Angelo Badalamenti  United States "Twin Peaks Theme" [12]
1992 Michael Kamen  United States Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves [13]
1993 Richard Kaufman  United States "Beauty and the Beast" [14]
1994 Branford Marsalis and Bruce Hornsby  United States "Barcelona Mona" [15]
1995 Booker T. & the M.G.'s  United States "Cruisin'" [16]
1996 Los Lobos  United States "Mariachi Suite" [17]
1997 Béla Fleck and the Flecktones  United States "The Sinister Minister" [18]
1998 Sarah McLachlan  Canada "Last Dance" [19]
1999 The Brian Setzer Orchestra  United States "Sleepwalk" [20]
2000 Santana  Mexico
 United States
"El Farol" [21]
2001 The Brian Setzer Orchestra  United States "Caravan" [22]
2002 Eric Clapton  United Kingdom "Reptile" [23]
2003 B. B. King  United States "Auld Lang Syne" [24]
2004 George Harrison  United Kingdom "Marwa Blues" [25]
2005 Ben Harper  United States "11th Commandment [26]
2006 Les Paul  United States "Caravan" [27]
2007 George Benson and Al Jarreau  United States "Mornin'" [28]
2008 Joni Mitchell  Canada "One Week Last Summer" [29]
2009 Eagles  United States "I Dreamed There Was No War" [30]
2010 Béla Fleck  United States "Throw Down Your Heart" [31]
2011 Jeff Beck  United Kingdom Nessun Dorma" [32]
  • ^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arar, Yardena (January 9, 1980). "Grammy awards field a definite mixed bag". The Spokesman-Review. Cowles Publishing Company. 
  2. ^ "Here's complete list of the Grammy nominees". The Register-Guard (Guard Publishing Co.). 1981-02-21. p. 38. 
  3. ^ "24th Annual Grammy Awards Final Nominations". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 94 (3): 90. January 23, 1982. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  4. ^ "25th Annual Grammy Award Final Nominations". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 95 (3): 87. January 22, 1983. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  5. ^ "Complete List of the Nominees for 26th Annual Grammy Music Awards". Schenectady Gazette (The Daily Gazette Company). 1984-01-09. p. 12. 
  6. ^ "27th Annual Grammy Awards Final Nominations". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 97 (4): 78. January 26, 1985. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  7. ^ Hunt, Dennis (January 10, 1986). "'We Are The World' Scores In Grammy Nominations". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). p. 4. 
  8. ^ "Veterans top Grammy nominations". The Herald. The McClatchy Company. January 8, 1987. 
  9. ^ "Grammy Nominations". The San Diego Union-Tribune. January 15, 1988. 
  10. ^ Hunt, Dennis (January 13, 1989). "Chapman, McFerrin Lead Grammy Race: Baker, Sting, Michael, Winwood Also Capture Multiple Nominations". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). p. 2. 
  11. ^ "Here's list of nominees from all 77 categories". Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret News Publishing Company). January 12, 1990. 
  12. ^ Cromelin, Richard; Hunt, Dennis (January 11, 1991). "Grammys--Round 1: Pop music: Phil Collins' 8 nominations lead the pack and Quincy Jones sets a record with his 74th nod. The winners will be revealed on Feb. 20.". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). p. 2. 
  13. ^ "Grammy Nominations Span Streisand, Seal, Seattle Symphony". The Seattle Times (The Seattle Times Company). January 8, 1992. Retrieved February 12, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Clapton Tops List Of Grammy Nominations". The Seattle Times (The Seattle Times Company). January 7, 19931.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  15. ^ "Grammy Nominations". The Baltimore Sun (Tribune Company). January 7, 1994. 
  16. ^ "The 37th Grammy Nominations". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). January 6, 1995. 
  17. ^ "List of Grammy nominees". CNN. January 4, 1996. 
  18. ^ "The Complete List of Nominees". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). January 8, 1997. 
  19. ^ "Complete List of Academy Voter Picks". Los Angeles Times. January 8, 1998. p. 15. 
  20. ^ "1999 Grammy Nominations". Reading Eagle (Reading Eagle Company). January 6, 1999. 
  21. ^ "A Complete List of the Nominees". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). January 5, 2000. 
  22. ^ Boucherdate=January 4, 2001, Geoff. "Grammys Cast a Wider Net Than Usual". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). p. 2. 
  23. ^ "Complete list of Grammy nominations". The Seattle Times (The Seattle Times Company). January 4, 2002. 
  24. ^ "Grammy Nominations: Complete List". Fox News Channel. January 3, 2003. 
  25. ^ "Complete list of Grammy nominations". The Seattle Times (The Seattle Times Company). December 5, 2003. 
  26. ^ "Grammy Award nominees in top categories". USA Today (Gannett Company). February 7, 2005. 
  27. ^ "Complete list of Grammy Award nominations". USA Today (Gannett Company). December 8, 2006. 
  28. ^ "49th Annual GRAMMY Nominees". CBS News. December 7, 2006. 
  29. ^ "The Complete List of Grammy Nominees". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). December 6, 2007. Retrieved February 12, 2011. 
  30. ^ "Complete List of Nominees for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards". E! Online. December 3, 2008. 
  31. ^ Partridge, Kenneth (December 2, 2009). "Nominees for 2010 Grammy Awards Announced -- Full List". Spinner.com. 
  32. ^ "Grammy Awards 2011: Complete nominees for 53rd Grammy Awards". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). 

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