Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album

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Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album
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Gilded gramophone trophy presented to Grammy Award winners
Awarded for Quality vocal or instrumental electronic dance music or electronica albums
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 2005
Last awarded 2014
Official website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album (from 2015: Best Dance/Electronic Album) is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards,[1] to recording artists for quality albums in the dance music and electronica genres. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".[2]

History[edit]

This award was first presented in 2005 to Basement Jaxx for the album Kish Kash.

  • From 2005 to 2011 the award was known as Best Electronic/Dance Album
  • From 2012 to 2014 the award was known as Best Dance/Electronica Album
  • From 2015 the award will be known as Best Dance/Electronic Album

In June 2014, NARAS announced a small change in the naming of the category, from Dance/Electronica to Dance/Electronic. It was agreed that "the title for this genre has evolved, and updating it more accurately represents the industry nomenclature of today.", according to the Grammy committee.[3]

According to the category description guide, the award is presented "for albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental electronica/dance recordings".[4] It is intended for "groove-oriented recordings with electronic-based instrumentation". Compilation or remixed recording albums are not eligible for this category.

Skrillex, Daft Punk and The Chemical Brothers each received this award twice. The Chemical Brothers hold the record for most nominations with four. Since its inception both British acts and American acts have received this award four times.

Recipients[edit]

A dark image of two men in the back playing the synthesizers.
The Chemical Brothers were the first to receive the award twice.
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Madonna became the first solo singer to win this award in 2007
Skrillex won this award twice in 2012 and 2013
Year[I] Performing artist(s) Work Nominees Ref.
2005 Basement Jaxx Kish Kash [5]
2006 The Chemical Brothers Push the Button [6]
2007 Madonna Confessions on a Dance Floor [7]
2008 The Chemical Brothers We Are the Night [8]
2009 Daft Punk Alive 2007 [9]
2010 Lady Gaga The Fame [10]
2011 La Roux La Roux [11]
2012 Skrillex Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
2013 Skrillex Bangarang
2014 Daft Punk Random Access Memories

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Specific
  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Overview". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ Grammy.com Press Release, 12 June 2014
  4. ^ "Category Mapper". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Nominee list for the 47th Annual Grammy Awards". LiveDaily. December 7, 2004. Retrieved June 25, 2010. 
  6. ^ "The Complete List of Grammy Nominations". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). December 8, 2005. p. 1. Retrieved June 25, 2010. 
  7. ^ "49th Annual Grammy Awards Winners List". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved June 25, 2010. 
  8. ^ "50th annual Grammy Awards nominations". Variety. Reed Business Information. December 6, 2007. Retrieved June 25, 2010. 
  9. ^ "The 51st Annual Grammy Awards Winners List". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved June 25, 2010. 
  10. ^ "The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Nominees List". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved June 25, 2010. 
  11. ^ "53rd Annual Grammy Awards nominees list". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved December 2, 2010. 

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