List of awards and nominations received by Nine Inch Nails

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Nine Inch Nails awards and nominations

Trent Reznor in 2008
Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
American Music Awards
0 2
Billboard Music Awards
0 2
Grammy Awards
2 12
MTV Video Music Awards
0 9
Kerrang! Awards
2 2
Totals
Awards won 4
Nominations 27

Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock act, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio. As its main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Reznor is the only official member of Nine Inch Nails and remains solely responsible for its direction.[1] Nine Inch Nails has received four awards from 25 nominations, including two Grammy Awards for the songs "Wish" and "Happiness in Slavery" in 1993 and 1996 respectively.[2] Nine Inch Nails have received two Kerrang! Awards honoring the band's overall contributions since 1988.[3][4] The band has also received nine nominations from the MTV Video Music Awards for several of its videos, including two nominations for the "Closer" video and five nominations for the "Perfect Drug" video, including Video of the Year.[2]

Nine Inch Nails and several of its releases have also received awards and honors from the critical community. The band was ranked as the 94th "Greatest Artist of All Time" by Rolling Stone in 2004.[5] Nine Inch Nails' second studio album, The Downward Spiral, has been included on several "Best Of" lists, including Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and Spin's "100 Greatest Albums, 1985–2005".[6][7]

American Music Awards[edit]

The American Music Awards are awarded annually by a poll of music buyers. Nine Inch Nails has received two nominations.

Year Recipient Award Result
1994 Nine Inch Nails Favorite Alternative Artist Nominated
1995 Nine Inch Nails Favorite Alternative Artist Nominated

Billboard Awards[edit]

Billboard Music Awards[edit]

The Billboard Music Awards are sponsored by Billboard magazine and is held annually in December. Nine Inch Nails has received one nomination.

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 Nine Inch Nails Modern Rock Artist of the Year Nominated

Billboard Music Video Awards[edit]

The Billboard Music Video Awards are sponsored by Billboard magazine. Nine Inch Nails has received one nomination.

Year Recipient Award Result
2000 "Starfuckers, Inc." Best Modern Rock Clip of the Year Nominated

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Nine Inch Nails has received two awards from twelve nominations.

Year Recipient Award Result
1993 "Wish" Best Metal Performance Won
1995 The Downward Spiral Best Alternative Performance Nominated
1996 "Happiness in Slavery (live performance)" Best Metal Performance Won
"Hurt" Best Rock song Nominated
1998 "The Perfect Drug" Best Hard Rock Performance Nominated
2000 The Fragile Best Alternative Album Nominated
"Starfuckers, Inc." Best Metal Performance Nominated
2001 "Into the Void" Best Male Rock Vocal Performance Nominated
2006 "The Hand That Feeds" Best Hard Rock Performance Nominated
2007 "Every Day is Exactly the Same" Best Hard Rock Performance Nominated
2009 "34 Ghosts IV" Best Rock Instrumental Performance[8] Nominated
Ghosts I–IV Best Boxed Set or Limited Edition Package[8] Nominated
2014 Hesitation Marks Best Alternative Music Album Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the music videos of the year. Nine Inch Nails has received nine nominations.

Year Recipient Award Result
1993 "Wish" Best Metal/Hard Rock Video Nominated
1994 "Closer" Breakthrough Video Nominated
Best Art Direction in a Video Nominated
1997 "The Perfect Drug" Video of the Year Nominated
Best Alternative Video Nominated
Best Direction in a Video Nominated
Best Cinematography in a Video Nominated
Best Art Direction in a Video Nominated
2000 "Into the Void" Breakthrough Video Nominated

Kerrang! Awards[edit]

The Kerrang! Awards is an annual awards ceremony held by Kerrang!, a British rock magazine. Nine Inch Nails has won two awards.

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 Nine Inch Nails Classic Songwriter Award[3] Won
2007 Nine Inch Nails Kerrang! Icon Award[4] Won

Miscellaneous awards and honors[edit]

Year Nominated work Award/honor Nominator
1999 "Closer" (music video) 100 Greatest Videos Ever Made (#17)[9] MTV
2000 Nine Inch Nails 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock (#43)[10] VH1
2003 "Closer" 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years (#93)[11] VH1
2003 The Downward Spiral 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (#200)[6] Rolling Stone
2004 Nine Inch Nails The Immortals – 100 Greatest Artists of All Time (#94)[5] Rolling Stone
2004 The Downward Spiral The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time (#488)[12] Martin Popoff
2004 The Fragile The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time (#390)[12] Martin Popoff
2005 The Downward Spiral 100 Greatest Albums, 1985–2005 (#25)[7] Spin
2005 With Teeth 40 Best Albums of 2005 (#29)[13] Spin
2007 Year Zero Top 50 Albums of 2007 (#21)[14] Rolling Stone
2008 The Downward Spiral 100 Best Albums from 1983 to 2008 (#81)[15] Entertainment Weekly
2008 Ghosts I–IV Best of 2008 (#4)[16] Last.fm
2008 The Slip Top 50 Albums of 2008 (#37)[17] Rolling Stone
2009 Trent Reznor The RS 100: Agents of Change (#46)[18] Rolling Stone
2009 Trent Reznor Webby Artist of the Year Award[19] Webby Awards
2009 "Closer" Hottest 100 of All Time (#62)[20] Triple J
2009 "The Hand That Feeds" The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s (#406)[21] Pitchfork Media
2010 The Downward Spiral 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (#10)[22] Spin
2010 Pretty Hate Machine Best New Reissue[23] Pitchfork Media

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Awards Database". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2007-11-10. 
  3. ^ a b Jones, Sam (2005-08-26). "Green Day triumph at Kerrang! awards". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
  4. ^ a b Jones, Sam (2007-08-24). "Brit bands rock Kerrang! awards". London: bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
  5. ^ a b Bowie, David (2005-04-22). "The Immortals - The Greatest Artists of All Time: 94) Nine Inch Nails". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  6. ^ a b "RS 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. 2003-11-18. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  7. ^ a b "100 Greatest Albums, 1985-2005". Spin (July 2005). 
  8. ^ a b "The 51st Annual Grammy Awards Winners List". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  9. ^ "MTV: 100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made". Rock on the Net. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  10. ^ "100 greatest artists of hard rock (41–60)". VH1. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  11. ^ "VH1: 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years". Rock on the Net. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  12. ^ a b Popoff, Martin (2004-04-01). The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time. ECW Press. 
  13. ^ "The 40 Best Albums of 2005". Spin. December 2005. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  14. ^ Christgau, Robert, David Fricke, Christian Hoard, Rob Sheffield (2007-12-17). "The Top 50 Albums of 2007". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  15. ^ "The 100 best albums from 1983 to 2008". Entertainment Weekly. 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  16. ^ "Best of 2008 – Last.fm". Last.fm. 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  17. ^ "The 50 Best Albums of 2008". Rolling Stone. 2008-12-25. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  18. ^ "The RS 100: Agents of Change – The 100 People Who Are Changing America". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
  19. ^ "13th Annual Webby Special Achievement Award Winners". Webby Awards, International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  20. ^ "Hottest of All Time (61–70)". Triple J. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  21. ^ "The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s: 500-201". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
  22. ^ "125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years: 15-6". Spin. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  23. ^ "Pretty Hate Machine Review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2011-03-22. 

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