List of awards and nominations received by Van Halen

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This is a list of awards and nominations for awards received by the rock band Van Halen.

Van Halen is a hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972 and consisted of Eddie Van Halen on guitar, keyboards, and vocals, Alex Van Halen on drums and percussion, Michael Anthony on bass and vocals, and David Lee Roth on lead vocals. They enjoyed success from the release of their self-titled debut album in 1978. As of 2007 Van Halen has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide] and have had the most number one hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. During the 1980s they also had more Billboard Hot 100 hits than any other hard rock or heavy metal band. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Van Halen is the 19th best selling band/artist of all time with sales of over 56 million albums in the United States and is one of five rock bands that have had two albums sell more than 10 million copies in the United States.[citation needed]

American Music Awards[edit]

The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973. Van Halen has received nine nominations, winning just once in 1992.

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
1985 Van Halen Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Nominated
1987 Van Halen Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Nominated
5150 Favorite Pop/Rock Album Nominated
1989 Van Halen Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist Nominated
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Nominated
1989 OU812 Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album Nominated
1992 For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album Won
Van Halen Best Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist Nominated
1996 Van Halen Best Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist Nominated

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Van Halen has received five nominations, winning just once in 1992.

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
1985 "Jump" Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Nominated
"Donut City" (Edward Van Halen) Best Rock Instrumental Performance Nominated
1992 For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge Best Hard Rock Performance Won
1996 "The Seventh Seal" Best Hard Rock Performance Nominated
1997 "Respect The Wind" (Edward & Alex Van Halen) Best Rock Instrumental Performance Nominated

MTV Video music Awards[edit]

The MTV Video Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1984 by MTV. Van Halen has received 11 nominations, winning four times.

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
1984 "Jump" Best Group Video Nominated
Best Stage Performance Won
Best Overall Performance Nominated
1989 "Finish What Ya Started" Best Direction (Director: Andy Morahan) Nominated
1992 "Right Now" Video of the Year Won
Best Group Video Nominated
Best Rock Video Nominated
Breakthrough Video Nominated
Best Direction (Director: Mark Fenske) Won
Best Editing (Editor: Mitchell Sinoway) Won
Viewer's Choice Nominated