Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children

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Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children
Awarded for quality children's music albums
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 1994
Last awarded 2011
Official website

The Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children was an honor presented to recording artists for quality children's music albums at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.[1] 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]

The award for Best Musical Album for Children was first presented to producer Alan Menken and Tim Rice in 1994 for the soundtrack to the Disney film Aladdin. Prior to 1994 the award was combined with the award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children as the Grammy Award for Best Album for Children.

The award will be discontinued from 2012 in a major overhaul of Grammy categories. From 2012, this category will merge with the Best Spoken Word Album for Children category to form the new Best Children's Album category. This is basically a return to the situation prior to 1994.


Dan Zanes of the 2007 award-winning group Dan Zanes and Friends in 2009
Members of the 2009 award-winning group They Might Be Giants performing in 2009
Pete Seeger, 2011 award winner for Tomorrow's Children, at the Clearwater Festival in 2007
Year[I] Performing artist(s) Work Producer(s)[II] Nominees Ref.
1994 Various artists Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Alan Menken
Tim Rice
1995 Various artists The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Mark Mancina
Jay Rifkin
Chris Thomas
Hans Zimmer
1996 Hutchison, Barbara BaileyBarbara Bailey Hutchison Sleepy Time Lullabys J. Aaron Brown
David R. Lehman
1997 Ronstadt, LindaLinda Ronstadt Dedicated to the One I Love George Massenburg
Linda Ronstadt
1998 Denver, JohnJohn Denver All Aboard! John Denver
Roger Nichols
Kris O'Connor
1999 Various artists Elmopalooza! John Boylan
2000 Various artists The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Andy Hill
2001 Riders in the Sky Woody's Roundup: A Rootin' Tootin' Collection of Woody's Favorite Songs
2002 Various artists Elmo & the Orchestra Ed Mitchell
2003 Riders in the Sky Monsters, Inc. Scream Factory Favorites
2004 Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer Bon Appétit!
2005 Various artists cELLAbration! A Tribute to Ella Jenkins Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
2006 Various artists Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers Dennis Scott
2007 Dan Zanes and Friends Catch That Train!
2008 The Muppets The Muppets: A Green and Red Christmas Ted Kryczko
Ed Mitchel
2009 They Might Be Giants Here Come the 123s Pat Dillett
They Might Be Giants
2010 Marley, ZiggyZiggy Marley Family Time Ziggy Marley
Don Was
2011 Seeger, PetePete Seeger Tomorrow's Children David Bernz
Daniel Einbender
Travis Jeffrey

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.
^[II] Producer(s) are only indicated if they were presented a Grammy Award.

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