Megadeth awards and nominations
Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, following Mustaine's expulsion from Metallica. The band has since released fourteen studio albums, four live albums, two extended plays, five compilation albums, one box set, and numerous singles and music videos.
Megadeth rose to international fame in the late 1980s. Megadeth, alongside
Anthrax, Metallica, and Slayer, is ranked as one of the "Big Four" of thrash metal, whose commercial success led to popularization of the genre. As an early pioneer of thrash metal, Megadeth is regarded as one of the progenitors for the burgeoning  extreme metal movement of the late 1980s and early 1990s. With 50 million records sold worldwide, Megadeth is considered to be one of the most successful American heavy metal bands.  
Over the course of its career, Megadeth has earned eleven
Grammy nominations. In 1993, the title track of the fifth studio album,  , was awarded with the Countdown to Extinction Humane Society's Genesis Award for dealing with issues of animal welfare.
Genesis Awards [ edit ]
Genesis Awards are awarded annually by The Humane Society of the United States. Megadeth has received the award once.
Grammy Awards [ edit ]
Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Megadeth has received eleven nominations but has not won.
Loudwire Music Awards [ edit ]
The Loudwire Music Awards are awarded annually by the American online magazine
since 2011. Megadeth received two awards out of four nominations. Loudwire
Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards [ edit ]
Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards are awarded annually by the British music magazine . Megadeth's frontman Dave Mustaine has been nominated twice, and won once; the band was also nominated for the award. Metal Hammer
Revolver Golden Gods Awards [ edit ]
The Revolver Golden Gods Awards are awarded annually by the American music magazine
. Dave Mustaine has received the award once. Revolver
Kerrang! Awards [ edit ]
Other recognitions [ edit ]
VH1 ranked Megadeth at number 69 on their "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" list.  2004 –
ranked Guitar World Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman at number 19 on the list of "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time".  2006 –
MTV gave Megadeth an honorable mention as one of the "Greatest Metal Bands".  2013 –
ranked Megadeth third among the "10 Best Thrash Metal Bands of All Time". Loudwire 
References [ edit ]
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