Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album

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Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album
A gold gramophone trophy with a plaque set on a table
Gilded gramophone trophy presented to Grammy Award winners
Awarded for quality urban contemporary music albums
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 2013
Official website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards,[1] to recording artists for quality works on albums in the urban contemporary sub-genre within the R&B field. 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]

This category was one of the three newly created categories for the 55th Grammy Awards. According to the category description guide it is intended for "albums containing at least 51 percent playing time of newly recorded contemporary vocal tracks derivative of R&B. This category is intended for artists whose music includes the more contemporary elements of R&B and may incorporate production elements found in urban pop, urban Euro-pop, urban rock, and urban alternative".[3]

Recipients[edit]

2014 award winner, Rihanna
Year[I] Performing artist(s) Nationality Work Nominees Ref.
2013 Frank Ocean  United States Channel Orange [4]
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2014 Rihanna  Barbados Unapologetic [6]

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved January 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Overview". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved May 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Recording Academy Announces Board Of Trustees Meeting Results". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. June 8, 2012. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2013 Grammy Nominees/Winners: R&B". GRAMMY.com. February 10, 2013. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ Kennedy, Gerrick D. (February 10, 2013). "Grammys 2013: Frank Ocean wins for urban contemporary album". latimes.com. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ 2014 Nominees

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