Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance

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Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Awarded for quality instrumental pop performances
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 1969
Last awarded 2011
Official website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance was awarded between 1969 and 2011.

  • In 1969 it was awarded as Best Contemporary-Pop Performance, Instrumental
  • From 1970 to 1971 it was awarded as Best Contemporary Instrumental Performance
  • In 1972 it was awarded as Best Pop Instrumental Performance
  • In 1973 it was awarded as Best Pop Instrumental Performance by an Instrumental Performer
  • From 1974 to 1975 it was again awarded as Best Pop Instrumental Performance
  • From 1986 to 1989 it was awarded as Best Pop Instrumental Performance (Orchestra, Group or Soloist)
  • Since 1990 it has again been awarded as Best Pop Instrumental Performance
  • The award was discontinued from 2011 in a major overhaul of Grammy categories. From 2012, all instrumental performances in the pop category (solo or with a duo/group) were shifted to either the newly formed Best Pop Solo Performance or Best Pop Duo/Group Performance categories.

A similar award for Best Instrumental Performance was awarded from 1965 to 1968. This was also in the pop field, but did not specify pop music.

Recipients[edit]

Year[I] Performing artist(s) Work Nominees Ref.
1969 Mason Williams "Classical Gas"
1970 Blood, Sweat & Tears "Variations on a Theme by Erik Satie"
1971 Henry Mancini "Theme from Z and Other Film Music"
1972 Quincy Jones Smackwater Jack
1973 Billy Preston "Outa-Space"
1974 Eumir Deodato "Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)"
1975 Marvin Hamlisch "The Entertainer"
1976 Van McCoy "The Hustle"
1977 George Benson Breezin'
1978 John Williams Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope soundtrack
1979 Chuck Mangione Children of Sanchez
1980 Herb Alpert "Rise" [1]
1981 Bob James and Earl Klugh One on One [2]
1982 Larry Carlton and Mike Post "The Theme From Hill Street Blues" [3]
1983 Ernie Watts "Chariots of Fire Theme (Dance Version)" [4]
1984 George Benson "Being with You" [5]
1985 Ray Parker, Jr. "Ghostbusters (Instrumental)" [6]
1986 Jan Hammer "Miami Vice Theme" [7]
1987 Harold Faltermeyer and Steve Stevens "Top Gun Anthem" [8]
1988 Larry Carlton "Minute by Minute" [9]
1989 David Sanborn "Close-Up" [10]
1990 The Neville Brothers "Healing Chant" [11]
1991 Angelo Badalamenti "Twin Peaks Theme" [12]
1992 Michael Kamen Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves [13]
1993 Richard Kaufman "Beauty and the Beast" [14]
1994 Branford Marsalis and Bruce Hornsby "Barcelona Mona" [15]
1995 Booker T. & the M.G.'s "Cruisin'" [16]
1996 Los Lobos "Mariachi Suite" [17]
1997 Béla Fleck and the Flecktones "The Sinister Minister" [18]
1998 Sarah McLachlan "Last Dance" [19]
1999 The Brian Setzer Orchestra "Sleepwalk" [20]
2000 Santana "El Farol" [21]
2001 The Brian Setzer Orchestra "Caravan" [22]
2002 Eric Clapton "Reptile" [23]
2003 B. B. King "Auld Lang Syne" [24]
2004 George Harrison "Marwa Blues" [25]
2005 Ben Harper "11th Commandment" [26]
2006 Les Paul "Caravan" [27]
2007 George Benson and Al Jarreau "Mornin'" [28]
2008 Joni Mitchell "One Week Last Summer" [29]
2009 Eagles "I Dreamed There Was No War" [30]
2010 Béla Fleck "Throw Down Your Heart" [31]
2011 Jeff Beck "Nessun Dorma" [32]
  • ^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Here's complete list of the Grammy nominees". The Register-Guard. Guard Publishing Co. 1981-02-21. p. 38. 
  3. ^ "24th Annual Grammy Awards Final Nominations". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 94 (3): 90. January 23, 1982. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  4. ^ "25th Annual Grammy Award Final Nominations". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 95 (3): 87. January 22, 1983. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  5. ^ "Complete List of the Nominees for 26th Annual Grammy Music Awards". Schenectady Gazette. The Daily Gazette Company. 1984-01-09. p. 12. 
  6. ^ "27th Annual Grammy Awards Final Nominations". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 97 (4): 78. January 26, 1985. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  7. ^ Hunt, Dennis (January 10, 1986). "'We Are The World' Scores In Grammy Nominations". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. p. 4. 
  8. ^ "Veterans top Grammy nominations". The Herald. The McClatchy Company. January 8, 1987. 
  9. ^ "Grammy Nominations". The San Diego Union-Tribune. January 15, 1988. 
  10. ^ Hunt, Dennis (January 13, 1989). "Chapman, McFerrin Lead Grammy Race: Baker, Sting, Michael, Winwood Also Capture Multiple Nominations". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. p. 2. 
  11. ^ "Here's list of nominees from all 77 categories". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret News Publishing Company. January 12, 1990. 
  12. ^ Cromelin, Richard; Hunt, Dennis (January 11, 1991). "Grammys--Round 1: Pop music: Phil Collins' 8 nominations lead the pack and Quincy Jones sets a record with his 74th nod. The winners will be revealed on Feb. 20.". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. p. 2. 
  13. ^ "Grammy Nominations Span Streisand, Seal, Seattle Symphony". The Seattle Times. The Seattle Times Company. January 8, 1992. Retrieved February 12, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Clapton Tops List Of Grammy Nominations". The Seattle Times. The Seattle Times Company. January 7, 19931.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  15. ^ "Grammy Nominations". The Baltimore Sun. Tribune Company. January 7, 1994. 
  16. ^ "The 37th Grammy Nominations". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. January 6, 1995. 
  17. ^ "List of Grammy nominees". CNN. January 4, 1996. 
  18. ^ "The Complete List of Nominees". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. January 8, 1997. 
  19. ^ "Complete List of Academy Voter Picks". Los Angeles Times. January 8, 1998. p. 15. 
  20. ^ "1999 Grammy Nominations". Reading Eagle. Reading Eagle Company. January 6, 1999. 
  21. ^ "A Complete List of the Nominees". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. January 5, 2000. 
  22. ^ Boucherdate=January 4, 2001, Geoff. "Grammys Cast a Wider Net Than Usual". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. p. 2. 
  23. ^ "Complete list of Grammy nominations". The Seattle Times. The Seattle Times Company. January 4, 2002. 
  24. ^ "Grammy Nominations: Complete List". Fox News Channel. January 3, 2003. 
  25. ^ "Complete list of Grammy nominations". The Seattle Times. The Seattle Times Company. December 5, 2003. 
  26. ^ "Grammy Award nominees in top categories". USA Today. Gannett Company. February 7, 2005. 
  27. ^ "Complete list of Grammy Award nominations". USA Today. Gannett Company. December 8, 2006. 
  28. ^ "49th Annual GRAMMY Nominees". CBS News. December 7, 2006. 
  29. ^ "The Complete List of Grammy Nominees". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. December 6, 2007. Retrieved February 12, 2011. 
  30. ^ "Complete List of Nominees for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards". E! Online. December 3, 2008. 
  31. ^ Partridge, Kenneth (December 2, 2009). "Nominees for 2010 Grammy Awards Announced -- Full List". Spinner.com. 
  32. ^ "Grammy Awards 2011: Complete nominees for 53rd Grammy Awards". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. 

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