Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children
|Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children|
Gilded gramophone trophy presented to Grammy Award winners
|Awarded for||quality children's music albums|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
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. 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".
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.