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HISTORY OF THE
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Chronological listings of various Grammy Award categories.
Click on a category to get started looking into the history of Grammy Award winners and nominees.

Album of the Year Frank Sinatra - Come Dance With MeAwarded since 1959, this category's winners includes Henry Mancini, Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra (3 wins), The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, U2, Eric Clapton, Lauryn Hill, Arcade Fire, and Outkast.
Record of the Year Coldplay - Rush Of Blood To The HeadThe first winner in this category was Domenico Modugno in 1959 followed by others including Henry Mancini, Simon & Garfunkel, Roberta Flack, Billy Joel, Tina Turner, Bette Midler, Whitney Houston, Eric Clapton, U2, Kings Of Leon, Amy Winehouse, and Coldplay.
Song of the Year Eric Clapton - UnpluggedThis category is awarded to the songwriter and winners have included John Lennon, Paul Simon, Marvin Hamlisch, Stephen Sondheim, Sting, Lionel Richie, Bruce Springsteen, Shawn Colvin, Beyoncé, John Mayer, and Alicia Keys.
Best New Artist Mariah Carey - Mariah CareyFirst awarded at the second Grammy Award ceremony, winning this category has been viewed as a music career curse - but some winners who overcame the curse include The Beatles, Carly Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Tracy Chapman, Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, Esperanza Spalding, Christina Aguilera, Adele, and Amy Winehouse.
Pop
Best Pop Vocal Performance - Female Barbra Streisand - PeopleElla Fitzgerald first won this category in 1959 (and the next 2 years) followed by other winners including Barbra Streisand (5 wins), Olivia Newton-John, Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston, Bonnie Raitt, Annie Lennox, Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, and Sarah McLachlan.
Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male Sting - Ten Summoner's TalesMultiple winners in this category include Jack Jones, Frank Sinatra, Harry Nilsson, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Phil Collins, Michael Bolton, Sting (4 wins), Eric Clapton, Elton John, Justin Timberlake, and John Mayer.
Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever soundtrackWinners in this category include Peter, Paul & Mary, The Beatles, The 5th Dimension, The Carpenters, The Eagles, Bee Gees, The Police, Manhatten Transfer, R.E.M., Santana, U2, Black Eyed Peas, Maroon 5, and No Doubt,
Best Pop Vocal Album Justin Timberlake - JustifiedThis category started in 1995 with a win by Bonnie Raitt and has also been won by Celine Dion, Madonna, Steely Dan, Sade, Lady Gaga, and Justin Timberlake.
Best Pop Instrumental Performance Brian Setzer Orchestra - Dirty BoogieSince this category's debut in 1972, winners have included Quincy Jones, Marvin Hamlisch, George Benson, John Williams, Herb Alpert, Larry Carlton, Neville Brothers, Bruce Hornsby, Brandford Marsalis, Los Lobos, Santana, Brian Setzer Orchestra, and George Harrison
Best Pop Instrumental Album Joe Jackson - Symphony No. 1This category began in 2001 - winners have included Joe Jackson, Larry Carlton & Steve Lukather, Norman Brown, Beastie Boys, and Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban.
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Ray Charles - Genius Loves CompanySince the creation of this category in 1995, winning collaborations have included Al Green & Lyle Lovett, John Lee Hooker & Van Morrison, Santana & Rob Thomas, Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink, Sting & Mary J. Blige, and Ray Charles & Norah Jones.
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance Tony Bennett - Bennett Sings Ellington - Hot & CoolThis category finally gave Rod Stewart his first Grammy Award in 2005 along with other winners including Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett (8 wins), Frank Sinatra, Patti Page, Joni Mitchell, Michael Buble, and Harry Connick, Jr..
Dance
Best Dance Recording Madonna - Ray Of Light In 1980, Gloria Gaynor won the only Grammy ever given as 'Best Disco Recording' and it wasn't until 1998 that the category Best Dance Recording could be won over the years by Donna Summer, Madonna, Cher, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Britney Spears.
Best Electronic / Dance Album Madonna - Confessions On A DancefloorBasement Jaxx won the first Grammy Award in this category started in 2005. Other winners include Madonna, Lady Gaga, Daft Punk, La Roux, and the Chemical Brothers.
R&B
Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love YouAretha Franklin won the first Grammy in this category in 1968 and continued to win until 1976, joining other winners including Natalie Cole, Donna Summer, Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, Patti LaBelle, Toni Braxton, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, and Mary J. Blige.
Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male Stevie Wonder - Talking BookThis category began in 1968 - winners have included Otis Redding, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Bobby Brown, Luther Vandross, R. Kelly, Usher, John Legend, and Prince.
Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group Destiny's Child - SurvivorWinners in this category have included Sam & Dave, Isley Brothers, The Temptations, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Earth, Wind & Fire, Prince & The Revolution, Boyz II Men, TLC, Sade, and Destiny's Child.
Best R&B Recording Ray Charles - The Genius Hits The RoadThis category was awarded at the first 9 Grammy ceremonies (with Ray Charles winning 5 of the years) before the category was separated by gender.
Best R&B Song Anita Baker - RaptureAwarded to the songwriter since 1960, winners have included Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, Boz Scaggs, Leo Sayer, Michael Jackson, Prince, Anita Baker, MC Hammer, Janet Jackson, Babyface, Luther Vandross, and Alicia Keys.
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance Prince - MusicologyWinners of this category, established in 1999, included Patti LaBelle, Barry White, The Temptations, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, and Prince.
Best R&B Album Alicia Keys - Songs In A MinorIt took until 1995 before this category was awarded, and winners have included Boyz II Men, TLC, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, D'Angelo, Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blige, and Luther Vandross.
Best R&B Instrumental Performance Miles Davis - Doo-BopWinners of this category, established in 1999, included The Temptations, George Benson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, Herbie Hancock, Soul II Soul, and Miles Davis.
Best Urban / Alternative Performance OutKast - Speakerboxxxx: The Love BelowStarted in 2003, winners have included India.Arie, Gnarls Barkley, Outkast, Cee Lo Green, Lupe Fiasco, and Jill Scott.
Best Contemporary R&B Album Beyoncé Knowles - Dangerously In LoveAlso started in 2003, winners have included Ashanti, Beyoncé, Ne-Yo, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, and Usher.
Country
Best Country Vocal Performance - Female Shania Twain - Come On OverDottie West was the first female to win this award in 1965 - other winners included Tammy Wynette, Lynn Anderson, Olivia Newton-John, Anne Murray, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Rosanne Cash, Reba McEntire, k.d. lang, Mary Chapin Carpenter, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, and June Carter Cash.
Best Country Vocal Performance - Male Willie Nelson - Always On My MindEstablished in 1965, winners in this category have included Roger Miller, Johnny Cash, Charley Pride, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Ronnie Milsap, Randy Travis, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill (8 wins), and Tim McGraw.
Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group Dixie Chicks - Wide Open SpacesWinners in this category have included Johnny Cash & June Carter, Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn, Pointer Sisters, Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson, Alabama, The Judds, Brooks & Dunn, Alison Krauss & Union Station, and the Dixie Chicks.
Best Country Song Alan Jackson - DriveAwarded to the songwriter since 1965, winners have included Roger Miller, Kris Kristofferson, Larry Gatlin, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, K.T. Oslin, Vince Gill, Lucinda Williams, Shania Twain, and Alan Jackson.
Best Country Album Dixie Chicks - HomeEstablished in 1965 as 'Best Country & Western Album' for 2 years and then re-emerging in 1995 as Best Country Album, winners have included Roger Miller, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shania Twain, Lyle Lovett, Johnny Cash, Dixie Chicks, and Loretta Lynn.
Rock & Alternative
Best Rock Vocal Performance - Female Melissa Etheridge - Yes I AmThis category was separated by gender in 1980 (although it was combined in 1988, 1992, 1994, and 2005), winners have included Donna Summer, Pat Benatar, Tina Turner, Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge, Alanis Morissette, Sheryl Crow, and Pink.
Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A.This category was separated by gender in 1980 (although it was combined in 1988, 1992, 1994, and 2005), winners have included Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Palmer, Don Henley, Eric Clapton, Lenny Kravitz, and Dave Matthews.
Best Rock Vocal Solo Performance Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of LoveThis category was awarded when the rock category wasn't separated by gender and winners have included Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, John Mayer, and Meat Loaf.
Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group U2 - The Joshua TreeSince the category was established in 1980, winners have included The Eagles, The Police, Dire Straits, U2, Aerosmith, Blues Traveler, Dave Matthews Band, Santana, and Coldplay.
Best Rock Song Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little PillAwarded to the songwriter since 1992, winners have included Sting, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Alanis Morissette, Tracy Chapman, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, and U2.
Best Rock Album Bruce Springsteen - The RisingBegun in 1995, winners in this category have included the Rolling Stones, Alanis Morissette, Sheryl Crow, John Fogerty, Santana, Foo Fighters, U2, Bruce Springsteen, and Green Day.
Best Hard Rock Performance Linkin Park - Hybrid TheoryWhen this category began in 1989, Jethro Tull was the controversial winner - other winners with less controversy have included Living Colour, Van Halen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Metallica, and Linkin Park.
Best Rock Instrumental Performance The Police - Reggatta de BlancWinners in this category have included The Police, Sting, Yes, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Flaming Lips, and Pink Floyd.
Best Metal Performance Metallica - Metallica Started in 1990, winners in this category have included Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne, Rage Against The Machine, Black Sabbath, Korn, and Motorhead.
Best Alternative Music Performance/Album Radiohead - Kid AAlternative artists weren't honored by the Grammys until 1991, and with only this lone category which has included such winners as Sinéad O'Connor, R.E.M., U2, Green Day, Nirvana, Radiohead, Beck, Coldplay, and The White Stripes.
Rap
Best Rap Solo Performance Missy Elliott - Under ConstructionWinners in this category established in 1991 (separated by gender in 2003 and 2004) have included MC Hammer, L.L. Cool J, Dr. Dre, Queen Latifah, Will Smith, Nelly, Eminem, Missy Elliott, and Jay-Z.
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group Outkast - StankoniaWinners in this category started in 1989 included D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Arrested Development, Salt-N-Pepa, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, the Beastie Boys, Outkast, and Black Eyed Peas.
Best Rap Album Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LPEstablished in 1996, winners in this category have included Naughty By Nature, Fugees, Puff Daddy, Ludacris, Jay-Z, Eminem, Outkast, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West.
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Nelly - NellyvilleStarted in 2002, winners in this category have included Usher, Beyoncé, Jay-Z & Alicia Keys, Nelly, Justin Timberlake & T.I., and Eve.
Video
Best Music Video, Short Form and Best Music Video, Long Form Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill Live DVDThis category has had many names since videos began to be honored in 1984 with winners including Duran Duran, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Dire Straits, Weird Al Yankovic, Madonna, Annie Lennox, Peter Gabriel, Janet Jackson, Korn, Fatboy Slim, Alanis Morissette, and The Clash.


Featured Grammy Categories

  Album of the Year Record of the Year Song of the Year Best New Artist
Pop Best Pop Vocal Performance Best Pop Vocal Performance - Female Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
  Best Pop Vocal Album Best Pop Instrumental Performance Best Pop Instrumental Album Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
  Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance Best Dance Recording Best Electronic / Dance Album  
R&B Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
  Best R&B Album Best R&B Song Best R&B Instrumental Performance Best R&B Recording
  Best Contemporary R&B Album Best Urban / Alternative Performance    
Country Best Country Vocal Performance - Female Best Country Vocal Performance - Male Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group Best Country Song
  Best Country Album      
Rock & Alternative Best Rock Vocal Performance - Female Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male Best Rock Vocal Solo Performance Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
  Best Rock Song Best Rock Album Best Hard Rock Performance Best Metal Performance
  Best Rock Instrumental Performance Best Alternative Music Performance    
Rap Best Rap Solo Performance Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group Best Rap Album Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Video Best Music Video, Short Form Best Music Video, Long Form    

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