Best Rock Album facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGrammy Award for Best Rock Album
|The Recording Academy
|Currently held by
|Ozzy Osbourne, Patient Number 9 (2023)
The Grammy Award for Best Rock Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality albums in the rock music genre. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by The Recording Academy 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".
The award for Best Rock Album was first presented to the band the Rolling Stones in 1995, and the name of the category has remained unchanged since then. According to the category description guide for the 52nd Grammy Awards, the award is presented to "vocal or instrumental rock, hard rock or metal albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded material".
The award goes to the artist, producer and engineer/mixer, provided they were responsible for more than 50 percent of playing time on the album. Producers and/or engineers/mixers who are responsible for less than 50 percent, as well as the mastering engineer, can apply for a Winners Certificate.
The band Foo Fighters holds the record for the most wins in this category, with five. Two-time winners include Sheryl Crow, Green Day, U2, Cage the Elephant, and Muse. Neil Young jointly holds both the record for the most nominations alongside the Foo Fighters, with seven, and the record for the most nominations without a win. To date, only two women, Sheryl Crow and Alanis Morissette have won the award.
|The Rolling Stones
|Jagged Little Pill
|Blue Moon Swamp
|The Globe Sessions
|There Is Nothing Left to Lose
|All That You Can't Leave Behind
|One by One
|How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
|Red Hot Chili Peppers
|Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
|Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
|21st Century Breakdown
|The Black Keys
|Cage the Elephant
|Tell Me I'm Pretty
|The War on Drugs
|A Deeper Understanding
|Greta Van Fleet
|From the Fires
|Cage the Elephant
|The New Abnormal
|Medicine at Midnight
|Patient Number 9
Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.
Artists with multiple wins
Artists with multiple nominations
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