List of awards and nominations received by Radiohead

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Radiohead awards and nominations

Radiohead (left to right): Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O'Brien and Phil Selway
Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
Brit Awards
0 16
Grammy Awards
3 18
Ivor Novello Awards
1 1
Mercury Prizes
0 4
MTV Video Music Awards
1 12
NME Awards
7 8
PLUG Awards
2 2
Q Awards
4 9
Totals
Awards won 18
Nominations 70

Radiohead are an English alternative rock band from Oxfordshire. The band's members are Thom Yorke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, electronics), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, other instruments), Ed O'Brien (guitar, backing vocals), Colin Greenwood (bass guitar, synthesisers), and Phil Selway (drums, percussion).[1] They met while attending Abingdon School, a boys-only public school in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.[2] The band have released eight studio albums: Pablo Honey (1993), The Bends (1995), OK Computer (1997), Kid A (2000), Amnesiac (2001), Hail to the Thief (2003), In Rainbows (2007), and The King of Limbs (2011). The first six albums were released by EMI's Parlophone (UK and elsewhere) and Capitol (USA) record labels, and the seventh was released by Radiohead themselves as a digital download, and later by XL Records internationally, with their eighth album being released in the same fashion.[3] Three of Radiohead's singles have appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 charts: "Creep", which peaked at number 34; "High and Dry", which peaked at number 78; and "Nude", which peaked at number 37.[4]

The band have received ten BRIT Award nominations, but have yet to win one. Radiohead have received the Best Alternative Music Performance award three times at the Grammy Awards, for OK Computer in 1998, Kid A in 2001, and In Rainbows in 2009. At the MTV Video Music Awards, the band received the award for Best Art Direction for "There There" in 2003. Radiohead have also received the Best Act In The World Today award three times at the Q Awards, in 2001, 2002, and 2003. Overall, Radiohead have received 18 awards from 64 nominations.

BRIT Awards[edit]

The BRIT Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. Radiohead failed to win all 16 times they were nominated.[5][6][7]


Year Recipient Award Result
1994 Creep British Single Nominated
1996 Radiohead Best British Group Nominated
The Bends Mastercard British Album Nominated
"Just" Best British Video Nominated
1998 Radiohead Best British Group Nominated
OK Computer Mastercard British Album Nominated
"Paranoid Android" Best British Single Nominated
Radiohead Best British Producer Nominated
1999 "No Surprises" Best British Video Nominated
2001 Radiohead Best British Group Nominated
Kid A Best British Album Nominated
2002 Radiohead Best British Group Nominated
Kid A Mastercard British Album Nominated
2004 Radiohead Best British Group Nominated
2009 Radiohead British Group Nominated
In Rainbows Mastercard British Album of the Year Nominated

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States. Radiohead have received three awards from eighteen nominations.[8][9]

Between 1994 and 1999 the award now named "Best Alternative Music Album" was then named "Best Alternative Music Performance".

Year Recipient Award Result
1998 OK Computer Best Alternative Music Album Won
Album of the Year Nominated
1999 Airbag/How Am I Driving? Best Alternative Music Album Nominated
2000 Meeting People Is Easy Best Music Video Long Form Nominated
2001 Kid A Best Alternative Music Album Won
Album of the Year Nominated
2002 Amnesiac Best Alternative Music Album Nominated
2004 "There There" Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group Nominated
Hail to the Thief Best Alternative Music Album Nominated
2009 "House of Cards" Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group Nominated
Best Rock Song Nominated
Best Short Form Music Video Nominated
In Rainbows Best Alternative Music Album Won
Album of the Year Nominated
2012 "Lotus Flower" Best Rock Performance Nominated
Best Rock Song Nominated
Best Short Form Music Video Nominated
The King of Limbs Best Alternative Music Album Nominated

Note: The table does not include nominations for others' work associated with Radiohead. In 2001, Nigel Godrich was nominated for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, for work including Radiohead's Kid A. Godrich was nominated again for the same award the next year, for production work including Amnesiac. In addition, at the 2002 Grammy Awards, Stanley Donwood and Tchock (an alias for Thom Yorke) were nominated and won the award for Best Album Package, for the special edition book of Amnesiac. In 2004 Nigel Godrich and audio engineer Darrell Thorp were nominated and won the award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, for their work on Radiohead's Hail to the Thief. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, Godrich was nominated for Producer of the Year, this time in recognition of his work on only one album, Radiohead's In Rainbows. The "discbox" release of In Rainbows won for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package; the award went to the art directors of the package. In 2012, Donald Twain and Zachariah Wildwood were nominated for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for their work on the art of The King of Limbs. Radiohead would then have three, rather than two, nominations in 2001; three, rather than one, nominations in 2002, including one win; three, rather than two, nominations in 2004, including one win; seven, rather than five nominations in 2009; and five, rather than four nominations in 2012. This would give the band a total of 21, rather than 18, career nominations, among which five so far, rather than three so far, would be wins. However, such secondary nominations and wins for art and sound engineering are not usually counted in a music artist's total for comparison purposes with other acts.

Ivor Novello Awards[edit]

The Ivor Novello Awards are presented annually in London by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. Radiohead have received one award.[10]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 In Rainbows Album Award Won

Mercury Prize[edit]

The Mercury Prize, formerly the Mercury Music Prize, is awarded each year to an album from the United Kingdom or Ireland. Radiohead have received no awards from its four nominations.[11]

Year Recipient Award Result
1997 OK Computer Album of the Year Nominated
2001 Amnesiac Album of the Year Nominated
2003 Hail to the Thief Album of the Year Nominated
2008 In Rainbows Album of the Year Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Video Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1984 by MTV. Radiohead have received one award from twelve nominations.[12]

Year Recipient Award Result
1996 "Just" Breakthrough Video Nominated
1997 "Paranoid Android" Breakthrough Video Nominated
International Viewer's Choice—MTV Europe Nominated
1998 "Karma Police" Best Group Video Nominated
Best Direction in a Video Nominated
Best Cinematography in a Video Nominated
Best Alternative Video Nominated
2003 "There There" Best Art Direction in a Video Won
Best Special Effects in a Video Nominated
Best Editing in a Video Nominated
Best Cinematography in a Video Nominated
2009 "Karma Police" Best Video (That Should Have Won a Moonman) Nominated

NME Awards[edit]

The NME Awards is a music awards show hosted by music magazine NME. Radiohead have won seven awards out of eight nominations.[13][14]

Year Recipient Award Result
1998 OK Computer Album of the year Won
2001 Radiohead Best band Won
2002 Pyramid Song Best Video Won
2004 Hail to the Thief Best Album Won
There There Best Video Won
2008 Radiohead Best Band Blog Won
2010 Radiohead Best Live Band Nominated
Best Band Blog Won

PLUG Awards[edit]

The PLUG Awards are given in support of indie music. Radiohead have received two awards.[15]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 In Rainbows Album of the Year Won
2008 Radiohead Artist of the Year Won

Q Awards[edit]

The Q Awards are hosted annually by the music magazine Q. Radiohead have received four awards from nine nominations.[16][17]

Year Recipient Award Result
1997 OK Computer Best Album Won
1999 Radiohead Best Act in the World Today Nominated
2000 Radiohead Best Act in the World Today Nominated
2001 Radiohead Best Act in the World Today Won
Amnesiac Best Album Nominated
2002 Radiohead Best Act in the World Today Won
2003 Radiohead Best Act in the World Today Won
Hail to the Thief Best Album Nominated
2004 Radiohead Best Act in the World Today Nominated

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "BRIT Award Winners". Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
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  10. ^ "Amy Winehouse gets dad to pick up Ivor Novello award". NME. 22 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-23. 
  11. ^ "Mercury Prize 2008: The nominees". BBC. 22 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  12. ^ "2003 Video Music Awards". MTV. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  13. ^ "Shockwaves NME Awards 2010: all the winners". NME. 24 February 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  14. ^ "NME Awards history". NME. 24 February 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  15. ^ "Album of the Year". PLUG Awards. Retrieved 2008-10-23. 
  16. ^ "The Q Awards winners". Everyhit.com. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  17. ^ "The Q Awards". Retrieved 2009-02-14. 

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