Saturday, March 17, 2012

Winners for Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards

Keep in mind that the Grammys are given in the Spring of each year, generally the year after the album was released.  Here is the complete list of winners of Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards:

1959:  The Music from "Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini
              Also nominated:  Come Fly with Me by Frank Sinatra
                                        Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook by Ella Fitzgerald
                                        Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely by Frank Sinatra
                                        Tchaikovsky:  Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor, op. 23 by Van Cliburn

1960:  Come Fly with Me by Frank Sinatra
               Also nominated:  Belafonte at Carnegie Hall by Harry Belafonte
                                         More Music from "Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini
                                         Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 by Van Cliburn
                                         Victory at Sea, Vol. 1 by Robert Russell Bennett

1961:  The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart by Bob Newhart
               Also nominated:  Belafonte Returns to Carnegie Hall by Harry Belafonte
                                         Brahms:  Concert No. 2 in B-Flat by Sviatoslav Richter
                                         Nice 'n' Easy by Frank Sinatra
                                         Pucciini:  Turandot by Erich Leinsdorf
                                         Wild Is Love by Nat King Cole

1962:  Judy At Carnegie Hall by Judy Garland
               Also nominated:  "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Soundtrack by Henry Mancini
                                         Genius+Soul=Jazz by Ray Charles
                                         Great Band with Great Voices by Si Zentner & the Johnny Mann Singers
                                         The Nat King Cole Story by Nat King Cole
                                         "West Side Story" Soundtrack by various artists

1963:  The First Family by Vaughan Meader
               Also nominated:  I Left My Heart in San Francisco by Tony Bennett
                                         Jazz Samba by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
                                         Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music by Ray Charles
                                         My Son, the Folk Singer by Allan Sherman

1964:  The Barbra Streisand Album by Barbra Streisand
               Also nominated:  Bach's Greatest Hits by the Swingle Singers
                                             Days of Wine and Roses and Other TV Requests by Andy Williams
                                             Honey in the Horn by Al Hirt
                                             The Singing Nun by the Singing Nun

1965:  Getz/Gilberto by João Gilberto & Stan Getz
               Also nominated:  Cotton Candy by Al Hirt
                                              "Funny Girl" Soundtrack by Various Artists
                                              People by Barbra Streisand
                                              The Pink Panther by Henry Mancini

1966:  September of My Years by Frank Sinatra
                Also nominated:  "Help!" Soundtrack by the Beatles
                                               My Name Is Barbra by Barbra Streisand
                                               My World by Eddy Arnold
                                               "The Sound of Music" Soundtrack by Various Artists

1967:  Sinatra:  A Man and His Music by Frank Sinatra
                 Also nominated:  Color Me Barbra by Barbra Streisand
                                                "Dr. Zhivago" Soundtrack by Maurice Jarre
                                                Revolver by the Beatles
                                                What Now My Love by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass

1968:  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles
                 Also nominated:  Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim by Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
                                                It Must Be Him by Vikki Carr
                                                The Cup Runneth Over by Ed Ames
                                                Ode to Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry

1969:  By the Time I Get to Phoenix by Glen Campbell
                  Also nominated:  Bookends by Simon and Garfunkel
                                                 Feliciano!  by Jose Feliciano
                                                 "Magical Mystery Tour" Soundtrack by the Beatles
                                                 A Tramp Shining by Richard Harris

1970:  Blood, Sweat and Tears by Blood, Sweat and Tears
                   Also nominated:  Abbey Road by the Beatles
                                                 The Age of Aquarius by the 5th Dimension
                                                 Crosby, Stills & Nash by Crosby, Stills & Nash
                                                 At San Quentin by Johnny Cash

1971:  Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel
                   Also nominated:  Chicago by Chicago
                                                  Close to You by the Carpenters
                                                  Deja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
                                                  Elton John by Elton John
                                                  Sweet Baby James by James Taylor

1972:  Tapestry by Carole King
                    Also nominated:  All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
                                                   The Carpenters by the Carpenters
                                                   "Jesus Christ Superstar"  London Production by Various Artists
                                                   Shaft by Isaac Hayes

1973:  The Concert for Bangla Desh by George Harrison
                     Also nominated:  American Pie by Don McLean
                                                    "Jesus Christ Superstar" Broadway Cast by Various Artists
                                                    Moods by Neil Diamond
                                                    Nilsson Schmilsson by Nilsson

1974:  Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
                      Also nominated:  Behind Closed Doors by Charlie Rich
                                                     The Divine Miss M by Bette Midler
                                                     Killing Me Softly by Roberta Flack
                                                     There Goes Rhymin' Simon by Paul Simon

1975:  Fulfillingness' First Finale by Stevie Wonder
                       Also nominated:  Back Home Again by John Denver
                                                      Band on the Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
                                                      Caribou by Elton John
                                                      Court and Spark by Joni Mitchell

1976:  Still Crazy After All These Years by Paul Simon
                        Also nominated:  Between the Lines by Janis Ian
                                                      Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
                                                      Heart Like a Wheel by Linda Ronstadt
                                                      One of These Nights by the Eagles

1977:  Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder
                         Also nominated:  Breezin' by George Benson
                                                       Chicago X by Chicago
                                                       Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton
                                                       Silk Degrees by Boz Scaggs

1978:  Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
                          Also nominated:  Aja by Steely Dan
                                                         Hotel California by the Eagles
                                                         J.T. by James Taylor
                                                         "Star Wars" Soundtrack by John Williams &the London Symphony Orchestra

1979:  "Saturday Night Fever" Soundtrack by Various Artists
                            Also nominated:  Even Now by Barry Manilow
                                                          "Grease" Soundtrack by Various Artists
                                                          Running on Empty by Jackson Browne
                                                          Some Girls by the Rolling Stones

1980:  52nd Street by Billy Joel
                             Also nominated:  Minute by Minute by the Doobie Brothers
                                                            The Gambler by Kenny Rogers
                                                            Bad Girls by Donna Summer
                                                            Breakfast in America by Supertramp
Christopher Cross Christopher Cross Album Cover
1981:  Christopher Cross by Christopher Cross
                              Also nominated:  Glass Houses by Billy Joel
                                                             The Wall by Pink Floyd
                                                             Trilogy:  Past Present Future by Frank Sinatra
                                                             Guilty by Barbra Streisand

1982:  Double Fantasy by John Lennon
                               Also nominated:  Mistaken Identity by Kim Carnes
                                                              Breakin' Away by Al Jarreau
                                                              The Dude by Quincy Jones
                                                              Gaucho by Steely Dan

1983:  Toto IV by Toto
                               Also nominated:  American Fool by John Mellencamp
                                                              The Nightfly by Donald Fagen
                                                              The Nylon Curtain by Billy Joel
                                                              Tug of War by Paul McCartney

1984:  Thriller by Michael Jackson
                               Also nominated:  Let's Dance by David Bowie
                                                              An Innocent Man by Billy Joel
                                                              Synchronicity by the Police
                                                              "Flashdance" Soundtrack by Various Artists

1985:  Can't Slow Down by Lionel Richie
                                Also nominated:  She's So Unusual by Cyndi Lauper
                                                               "Purple Rain" Soundtrack by Prince & the Revolution
                                                               Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
                                                               Private Dancer by Tina Turner

1986:  No Jacket Required by Phil Collins
                                Also nominated:  Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits
                                                               Whitney Houston by Whitney Houston
                                                               The Dream of the Blue Turtles by Sting
                                                               We Are the World by U.S.A. for Africa
Paul Simon Graceland Album Cover
1987:  Graceland by Paul Simon
                                 Also nominated:  So by Peter Gabriel
                                                                Control by Janet Jackson
                                                                The Broadway Album by Barbra Streisand
                                                                Back in the High Life by Steve Winwood

1988:  The Joshua Tree by U2
                                  Also nominated:  Whitney by Whitney Houston
                                                                 Bad by Michael Jackson
                                                                 Trio by Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton & Emmylou Harris
                                                                 Sign o' the Times by Prince

1989:  Faith by George Michael
                                  Also nominated:  Tracy Chapman by Tracy Chapman
                                                                 Simple Pleasures by Bobby McFerrin
                                                                 ...Nothing Like the Sun by Sting
                                                                 Roll with It by Steve Winwood

1990:  Nick of Time by Bonnie Raitt
                                  Also nominated:  The End of the Innocence by Don Henley
                                                                 The Raw and the Cooked by the Fine Young Cannibals
                                                                 Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty
                                                                 Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 by the Traveling Wilburys

1991:  Back on the Block by Quincy Jones
                                   Also nominated:  Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey
                                                                  ...But Seriously by Phil Collins
                                                                  Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em by MC Hammer
                                                                  Wilson Phillips by Wilson Phillips

1992:  Unforgettable by Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole
                                    Also nominated:  Heart in Motion by Amy Grant
                                                                   Luck of the Draw by Bonnie Raitt
                                                                   Out of Time by R.E.M.
                                                                   The Rhythm of the Saints by Paul Simon

1993:  Unplugged by Eric Clapton
                                    Also nominated:   Ingenue by k.d. lang
                                                               Diva by Annie Lennox
                                                               Achtung Baby by U2
                                                               Soundtrack for "Beauty and the Beast" by Various Artists

1994:  "The Bodyguard" Soundtrack by Whitney Houston

                                    Also nominated:   Kamakiriad by Donald Fagen
                                                               River of Dreams by Billy Joel
                                                               Automatic for the People by R.E.M.
                                                               Ten Summoner's Tales by Sting

1995:  MTV Unplugged by Tony Bennett
                                    Also nominated:   The Three Tenors in Concert 1994 by Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo & Luciano Pavarotti
                                                               From the Cradle by Eric Clapton
                                                               Longing in Their Hearts by Bonnie Raitt
                                                               Seal by Seal

1996:  Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
                                    Also nominated:   Daydream by Mariah Carey
                                                               HIStory:  Past, Present and Future by Michael Jackson
                                                               Relish by Joan Osborne
                                                               Vitalogy by Pearl Jam

1997:  Falling Into You by Celine Dion
                                    Also nominated:   Odelay by Beck
                                                                The Score by the Fugees
                                                                Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by the Smashing Pumpkins
                                                                "Waiting to Exhale" Soundtrack by Various Artists

1998:  Time Out of Mind by Bob Dylan
                                    Also nominated:   The Day by Babyface
                                                               This Fire by Paula Cole
                                                               Flaming Pie by Paul McCartney
                                                               OK Computer by Radiohead

1999:  The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill
                                    Also nominated:   Ray of Light by Madonna
                                                               The Globe Sessions by Sheryl Crow
                                                               Version 2.0 by Garbage
                                                               Come On Over by Shania Twain

2000:  Supernatural by Santana
                                    Also nominated:   Millennium by the Backstreet Boys
                                                                Fly by the Dixie Chicks
                                                               When I Look in Your Eyes by Diana Krall
                                                                FanMail by TLC

2001:  Two Against Nature by Steely Dan
                                    Also nominated:   Midnite Vultures by Beck
                                                               The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem
                                                               Kid A by Radiohead
                                                               You're the One by Paul Simon

2002:  "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Soundtrack by Various Artists
                                    Also nominated:  Acoustic Soul by India.Arie
                                                                Love and Theft by Bob Dylan
                                                                Stankonia by OutKast
                                                                All That You Can't Leave Behind by U2

2003:  Come Away With Me by Norah Jones
                                    Also nominated:   Home by the Dixie Chicks
                                                               The Eminem Show by Eminem
                                                               Nellyville by Nelly
                                                               The Rising by Bruce Springsteen

2004:  Speakerboxxx/The Love Below by OutKast
                                    Also nominated:   Under Construction by Missy Elliott
                                                               Fallen by Evanescence
                                                               Justified by Justin Timberlake
                                                               Elephant by the White Stripes

2005:  Genius Loves Company by Ray Charles
                                    Also nominated:   American Idiot by Green Day
                                                               The Diary of Alicia Keys by Alica Keys
                                                               Confessions by Usher
                                                               The College Dropout by Kanye West

2006:  How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb by U2
                                    Also nominated:   The Emancipation of Mimi by Mariah Carey
                                                               Chaos and Creation in the Backyard by Paul McCartney
                                                               Love.  Angel.  Music.  Baby. by Gwen Stefani
                                                               Late Registration by Kanye West
Dixie Chicks Taking The Long Way Album Cover
2007:  Taking the Long Way by the Dixie Chicks
                                     Also nominated:  St. Elsewhere by Gnarls Barkley
                                                               Continuum by John Mayer
                                                               Stadium Arcadium by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
                                                               FutureSex/LoveSounds by Justin Timberlake

2008:  River:  The Joni Letters by Herbie Hancock
                                     Also nominated:  Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace by the Foo Fighters
                                                               These Days by Vince Gill
                                                               Graduation by Kanye West
                                                               Back to Black by Amy Winehouse

2009:  Raising Sand by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
                                     Also nominated:  Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends by Coldplay
                                                               Year of the Gentleman by Ne-Yo
                                                                In Rainbows by Radiohead
                                                                Tha Carter III by Lil Wayne

2010:  Fearless by Taylor Swift
                                     Also nominated:  I Am...Sasha Fierce by Beyonce
                                                               The E.N.D. by the Black Eyed Peas
                                                               The Fame by Lady Gaga
                                                               Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King by the Dave Matthews Band

2011:  The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
                                     Also nominated:  Recovery by Eminem
                                                               Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
                                                               The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga
                                                               Teenage Dream by Katy Perry

2012:  21 by Adele
                                    Also nominated:  Wasting Light by the Foo Fighters
                                                               Born This Way by Lady Gaga
                                                               Doo Wops and Hooligans by Bruno Mars
                                                               Loud by Rihanna

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