Grammy Award for Best Rock Album

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Grammy Award for Best Rock Album
A gold gramophone trophy with a plaque set on a table
Gilded gramophone trophy presented to Grammy Award winners
Awarded for quality albums in the rock music genre
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 1995
Last awarded 2014
Official website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Rock 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 rock music genre. 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 Rock Album was first presented to the band The Rolling Stones in 1995, and the name of the category has remained unchanged since then. According to the category description guide for the 52nd Grammy Awards, the award is presented to "vocal or instrumental rock, hard rock or metal albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded material".[3] Since 1996, award recipients have often included the producers, engineers, and/or mixers associated with the nominated work in addition to the recording artists.

The band Foo Fighters holds the record for the most wins in this category, with four. Two-time winners include Sheryl Crow, Green Day, and U2. Foo Fighters and Neil Young hold the record for the most nominations, with six. Young also holds the record for the most nominations without a win.

Recipients[edit]

A woman in a black vest and jeans holding a microphone on a stage.
Two-time award winner Sheryl Crow
A man wearing a green shirt and hat, looking down and playing a guitar.
Carlos Santana of the 2000 award-winning band Santana
Four men performing on a stage in front of a crowd; three are standing at the front of the stage holding guitars, while one is sitting behind a drum set. Audio equipment, microphone stands, and lighting can also be seen on the stage and in the background.
Four-time award-winning band Foo Fighters
Four men performing on a stage in front of a crowd; two are standing at the front of the stage holding guitars, one in the center is holding a microphone, and one is sitting behind a drum set. Audio equipment and microphone stands can also be seen on the stage.
Two-time award-winning band U2, performing in 2005 during the Vertigo Tour
A man in dark clothing standing on a stage while holding a guitar in front of a crowd. Behind him is a man with his arm raised, holding a drum stick and sitting behind a drum set.
2003 award winner Bruce Springsteen, performing in 2008
A man wearing a blue t-shirt and dark blue jacket holding a guitar and standing behind a microphone stand.
Chris Martin of the 2009 award-winning band Coldplay
Year[I] Performing artist(s) Work Nominees Ref.
1995 The Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge [4]
1996 Morissette, AlanisAlanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill [5]
1997 Crow, SherylSheryl Crow Sheryl Crow [6]
1998 Fogerty, JohnJohn Fogerty Blue Moon Swamp [7]
1999 Crow, SherylSheryl Crow The Globe Sessions [8]
2000 Santana Supernatural [9]
2001 Foo Fighters There Is Nothing Left to Lose [10]
2002 U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind [11]
2003 Springsteen, BruceBruce Springsteen The Rising [12]
2004 Foo Fighters One by One [13]
2005 Green Day American Idiot [14]
2006 U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb [15]
2007 Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium [16]
2008 Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace [17]
2009 Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends [18]
2010 Green Day 21st Century Breakdown [19]
2011 Muse The Resistance [20]
2012 Foo Fighters Wasting Light
2013 The Black Keys El Camino
2014 Led Zeppelin Celebration Day [21]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
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. ^ "52nd OEP Category Description Guide" (PDF). National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. p. 2. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  4. ^ "The 37th Grammy Nominations". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). January 6, 1995. p. 3. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  5. ^ "List of Grammy nominees". CNN. January 4, 1996. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  6. ^ Campbell, Mary (January 8, 1997). "Babyface is up for 12 Grammy awards". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  7. ^ Campbell, Mary (January 7, 1998). "Rock veterans Dylan, McCartney face off for album of year". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Block Communications). Retrieved July 12, 2010. [dead link]
  8. ^ "1999 Grammy Nominees". NME. IPC Media. November 27, 1998. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  9. ^ "42nd Annual Grammy Awards nominations". CNN. January 4, 2000. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  10. ^ "43rd Grammy Awards". CNN. February 21, 2001. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Complete List Of Grammy Nominees". CBS News. January 4, 2002. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  12. ^ Goldstein, Ben (January 15, 2003). "Grammy Nominees Announced". Blender. Alpha Media Group. Retrieved July 12, 2010. [dead link]
  13. ^ "They're All Contenders". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). December 5, 2003. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Grammy Award nominees in top categories". USA Today (Gannett Company). February 7, 2005. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  15. ^ "The Complete List of Grammy Nominations". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). December 8, 2005. p. 1. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  16. ^ "49th Annual Grammy Awards Winners List". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Grammy 2008 Winners List". MTV. February 10, 2008. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Grammy 2009 Winners List". MTV. February 8, 2009. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  19. ^ "The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Nominees List". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  20. ^ "53rd Annual Grammy Awards nominees list". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved December 2, 2010. 
  21. ^ "56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees". Grammy Awards. Retrieved December 7, 2013. 

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