Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children

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Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children
Awarded forquality children's music albums
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded1994
Last awarded2011

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.[1] 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 Musical Album for Children was first presented to producer Alan Menken and Tim Rice in 1994 for the soundtrack to the Disney film Aladdin.

The award was discontinued from 2012 in a major overhaul of Grammy categories. Starting in 2012, this category merged with the Best Spoken Word Album for Children category to form the new Best Children's Album category. This merger meant essentially returning to the categorization set-up prior to 1994 (although with a small name change), when recordings for children was covered by the Grammy Award for Best Album for Children alone.


Dan Zanes of the 2007 award-winning group Dan Zanes and Friends in 2009
Members of the 2009 award-winning group They Might Be Giants performing in 2009
Pete Seeger, 2011 award winner for Tomorrow's Children, at the Clearwater Festival in 2007
Year[I] Performing artist(s) Work Producer(s)[II] Nominees Ref.
1994 Various artists Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Alan Menken
Tim Rice
1995 Various artists The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Mark Mancina
Jay Rifkin
Chris Thomas
Hans Zimmer
1996 Barbara Bailey Hutchison Sleepy Time Lullabys J. Aaron Brown
David R. Lehman
1997 Linda Ronstadt Dedicated to the One I Love George Massenburg
Linda Ronstadt
1998 John Denver All Aboard! John Denver
Roger Nichols
Kris O'Connor
1999 Various artists Elmopalooza! John Boylan
2000 Various artists The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Andy Hill
2001 Riders in the Sky Woody's Roundup: A Rootin' Tootin' Collection of Woody's Favorite Songs
2002 Various artists Elmo & the Orchestra Ed Mitchell
2003 Riders in the Sky Monsters, Inc. Scream Factory Favorites
2004 Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer Bon Appétit!
2005 Various artists cELLAbration! A Tribute to Ella Jenkins Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
2006 Various artists Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers Dennis Scott
2007 Dan Zanes and Friends Catch That Train!
2008 The Muppets The Muppets: A Green and Red Christmas Ted Kryczko
Ed Mitchel
2009 They Might Be Giants Here Come the 123s Pat Dillett
They Might Be Giants
2010 Ziggy Marley Family Time Ziggy Marley
Don Was
2011 Pete Seeger Tomorrow's Children David Bernz
Daniel Einbender
Travis Jeffrey

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.
^[II] Producer(s) are only indicated if they were presented a Grammy Award.

See also[edit]


  • "Past Winners Search". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved May 9, 2011.
  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
  2. ^ "Overview". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on January 3, 2011. Retrieved April 29, 2010.

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