Grammy Award Winners General 1959 – Present

Grammy Award WinnersThis timeline details the yearly Grammy Award Winners in the four general categories – Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year (Songwriters), Best New Artist

4th May 1959
Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles
Host – Mort Sahl
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare) – Domenico Modugno
Album of the Year – The Music from Peter Gunn – Henry Mancini
Song of the Year – Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare) – Franco Migliacci and Domenico Modugno
Best New Artist – Not awarded
29th November 1959
Los Angeles and New York
Host – Dean Martin
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Mack the Knife – Bobby Darin
Album of the Year – Come Dance with Me – Frank Sinatra
Song of the Year – The Battle of New Orleans – Jimmy Driftwood
Best New Artist – Bobby Darin
13th April 1961
Los Angeles and New York
Host – Lloyd Bridges
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Theme from a Summer Place – Percy Faith
Album of the Year – The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart – Bob Newhart
Song of the Year – Theme of Exodus – Ernest Gold
Best New Artist – Bob Newhart
29th May 1962
Chicago, Los Angeles and New York
Host – None
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Moon River – Henry Mancini
Album of the Year – Judy at Carnegie Hall – Judy Garland
Song of the Year – Moon River – Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer
Best New Artist – Peter Nero
15th May 1963
Chicago, Los Angeles and New York
Host – Frank Sinatra
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – I Left My Heart in San Francisco – Tony Bennett
Album of the Year – The First Family – Vaughn Meader
Song of the Year – What Kind of Fool Am I? – Anthony Newley
Best New Artist – Robert Goulet
12th May 1964
Chicago, Los Angeles and New York
Host – None
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Days of Wine and Roses – Henry Mancini
Album of the Year – The Barbra Streisand Album – Barbra Streisand
Song of the Year – Days of Wine and Roses – Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer
Best New Artist – Ward Swingle
13th April 1965
Beverly Hilton Hotel Los Angeles
Host – None
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Girl from Ipanema – Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz
Album of the Year – Getz/Gilberto – Joao Gilberto and Stan Getz
Song of the Year – Hello Dolly – Jerry Herman
Best New Artist – The Beatles
15th March 1966
Radio City Music Hall, New York City
Host – Jerry Lewis
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – A Taste of Honey – Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
Album of the Year – September of My Years – Frank Sinatra
Song of the Year – The Shadow of Your Smile – Johnny Mandel and Paul Francis Webster
Best New Artist – Tom Jones
2nd March 1967
Los Angeles Music Center, California
Host – Kirk Douglas
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Strangers in the Night – Frank Sinatra
Album of the Year – A Man and His Music – Frank Sinatra
Song of the Year – Michelle – John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Best New Artist – Not awarded
29th February 1968
Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville and New York
Host – Stan Freberg
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Up, Up and Away – The 5th Dimension
Album of the Year – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
Song of the Year – Up, Up and Away – Jimmy L Webb
Best New Artist – Bobbie Gentry
12th March 1969
Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York
Host – None
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Mrs Robinson – Simon and Garfunkel
Album of the Year – By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Glen Campbell
Song of the Year – Little Green Apples – Bobby Russell
Best New Artist – Jose Feliciano
11th March 1970
Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York
Host – None
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In – The 5th Dimension
Album of the Year – Blood, Sweat and Tears – Blood, Sweat and Tears
Song of the Year – Games People Play – Joe South
Best New Artist – Crosby, Stills and Nash
16th March 1971
Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles
Host – Andy Williams
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
Album of the Year – Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
Song of the Year – Bridge Over Troubled Water – Paul Simon
Best New Artist – The Carpenters
15th March 1972
Felt Forum, New York City
Host – Andy Williams
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – It’s Too Late – Carole King
Album of the Year – Tapestry – Carole King
Song of the Year – You’ve Got a Friend – Carole King
Best New Artist – Carly Simon
3rd March 1973
Tennessee Theatre, Nashville
Host – Andy Williams
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
Album of the Year – The Concert for Bangladesh – Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Billy Preston, Leon Russell, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr and Klaus Voormann
Song of the Year – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Ewan MacColl
Best New Artist – America
2nd March 1974
Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles
Host – Andy Williams
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Killing Me Softly With His Song – Roberta Flack
Album of the Year – Innervisions – Stevie Wonder
Song of the Year – Killing Me Softly With His Song – Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel
Best New Artist – Bette Midler
1st March 1975
Uris Theater, New York City
Host – Andy Williams
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton-John
Album of the Year – Fulfillingness’ First Finale – Stevie Wonder
Song of the Year – The Way We Were – Alan and Marilyn Bergman and Marvin Hamlisch
Best New Artist – Marvin Hamlisch
28th February 1976
Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles
Host – Andy Williams
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Love Will Keep Us Together – Captain and Tennille
Album of the Year – Still Crazy After All These Years -Paul Simon
Song of the Year – Send in the Clowns – Stephen Sondheim
Best New Artist – Natalie Cole
19th February 1977
Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles
Host – Andy Williams
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – This Masquerade – George Benson
Album of the Year – Songs in the Key of Life – Stevie Wonder
Song of the Year – I Write the Songs – Bruce Johnston
Best New Artist – Starland Vocal Band
23rd February 1978
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host -John Denver
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Hotel California – The Eagles
Album of the Year – Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
Song of the Year – Evergreen – Barbra Streisand and Paul Williams; You Light Up My Life – Joe Brooks
Best New Artist – Debby Boone
15th February 1979
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host -John Denver
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
Album of the Year – Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack – Various Artists
Song of the Year – Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
Best New Artist – A Taste of Honey
27th February 1980
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host -Kenny Rogers
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – What a Fool Believes – The Doobie Brothers
Album of the Year – 52nd Street – Billy Joel
Song of the Year – What a Fool Believes – Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald
Best New Artist – Rickie Lee Jones
25th February 1981
Radio City Music Hall, New York City
Host -Paul Simon
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Sailing – Christopher Cross
Album of the Year – Christopher Cross – Christopher Cross
Song of the Year – Sailing – Christopher Cross
Best New Artist – Christopher Cross
24th February 1982
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host -Quincy Jones
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
Album of the Year – Double Fantasy – John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Song of the Year – Bette Davis Eyes – Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon
Best New Artist – Sheena Easton
23rd February 1983
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host -John Denver
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Rosanna – Toto
Album of the Year – Toto IV – Toto
Song of the Year – Always on My Mind – Johnny Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson
Best New Artist – Men at Work
28th February 1984
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host -John Denver
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Beat It – Michael Jackson
Album of the Year – Thriller – Michael Jackson
Song of the Year – Every Breath You Take – Sting
Best New Artist – Culture Club
26th February 1985
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host -John Denver
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – What’s Love Got To Do With It – Tina Turner
Album of the Year – Can’t Slow Down – Lionel Richie
Song of the Year – What’s Love Got To Do With It – Terry Britten
Best New Artist – Cyndi Lauper
25th February 1986
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host -Kenny Rogers
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – We Are the World – USA for Africa
Album of the Year – No Jacket Required – Phil Collins
Song of the Year – We Are the World – Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie
Best New Artist – Sade
24th February 1987
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host -Billy Crystal
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Higher Love – Steve Winwood
Album of the Year – Graceland – Paul Simon
Song of the Year – That’s What Friends Are For – Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager
Best New Artist – Bruce Hornsby and the Range
2nd March 1988
Radio City Music Hall, New York City
Host -Billy Crystal
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Graceland – Paul Simon
Album of the Year – The Joshua Tree – U2
Song of the Year – Somewhere Out There – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and James Horner
Best New Artist – Jody Watley
22nd February 1989
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host -Billy Crystal
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
Album of the Year – Faith – George Michael
Song of the Year – Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
Best New Artist – Tracy Chapman
21st February 1990
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host -Garry Shandling
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
Album of the Year – Nick of Time – Bonny Raitt
Song of the Year – Wind Beneath My Wings – Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley
Best New Artist – Not Awarded
20th February 1991
Radio City Music Hall, New York City
Host -Garry Shandling
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Another Day in Paradise – Phil Collins
Album of the Year – Back on the Block – Quincy Jones
Song of the Year – From a Distance – Julie Gold
Best New Artist – Mariah Carey
25th February 1992
Radio City Music Hall, New York City
Host -Whoopi Goldberg
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Unforgettable – Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole
Album of the Year – Unforgettable…with Love – Natalie Cole
Song of the Year – Unforgettable – Irving Gordon
Best New Artist – Marc Cohn
24th February 1993
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host -Garry Shandling
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
Album of the Year – Unplugged – Eric Clapton
Song of the Year – Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton and Will Jennings
Best New Artist – Arrested Development
1st March 1994
Radio City Music Hall, New York City
Host -Garry Shandling
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
Album of the Year – The Bodyguard Original Soundtrack – Whitney Housten and Various Artists
Song of the Year – A Whole New World – Alan Menken and Tim Rice
Best New Artist – Toni Braxton
1st March 1995
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host -Paul Reiser
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
Album of the Year – MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett – Tony Bennett
Song of the Year – Streets of Philadelphia – Bruce Springsteen
Best New Artist – Sheryl Crow
28th February 1996
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host -Ellen DeGeneres
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Kiss From A Rose – Seal
Album of the Year – Jagged Little Pill – Alanis Morissette
Song of the Year – Kiss From a Rose – Seal
Best New Artist – Hootie and the Blowfish
26th February 1997
Madison Square Garden, New York City
Host -Ellen DeGeneres
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Change the World – Eric Clapton
Album of the Year – Falling Into You – Celine Dion
Song of the Year – Change the World – Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick and Tommy Sims
Best New Artist – LeAnn Rimes
25th February 1998
Radio City Music Hall, New York City
Host -Kelsey Grammer
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Sunny Came Home – Shawn Colvin
Album of the Year – Time OUt of Mind – Bob Dylan
Song of the Year – Sunny Came Home – Shawn Colvin and John Leventhal
Best New Artist – Paula Cole
24th February 1999
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host -Rosie O’Donnell
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
Album of the Year – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill – Lauryn Hill
Song of the Year – My Heart Will Go On – James Horner and Will Jennings
Best New Artist – Lauryn Hill
23rd February 2000
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host -Rosie O’Donnell
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Smooth – Santana
Album of the Year – Supernatural – Santana
Song of the Year – Smooth Itaal Shur and Rob Thomas
Best New Artist – Christina Aguilera
21st February 2001
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host -Jon Stewart
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Beautiful Day – U2
Album of the Year – Two Against Nature – Steely Dan
Song of the Year – Beautiful Day – U2
Best New Artist – Shelby Lynne
27th February 2002
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host -Jon Stewart
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Walk On – U2
Album of the Year – O Brother Where Art Thou? Soundtrack – Various Artists
Song of the Year – Fallin’ – Alicia Keys
Best New Artist – Alicia Keys
23rd February 2003
Madison Square Garden, New York City
Host -None
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Album of the Year – Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Song of the Year – Don’t Know Why – Jesse Harris
Best New Artist – Norah Jones
8th February 2004
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host -None
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Clocks – Coldplay
Album of the Year – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below – OutKast
Song of the Year – Dance With My Father – Richard Marx and Luther Vandross
Best New Artist – Evanescence
13th February 2005
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host -Queen Latifah
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Here We Go Again – Ray Charles and Norah Jones
Album of the Year – Genius Loves Company – Ray Charles and Various Artists
Song of the Year – Daughters – John Mayer
Best New Artist – Maroon 5
8th February 2006
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host -None
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day
Album of the Year – How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb – U2
Song of the Year – Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own – U2
Best New Artist – John Legend
11th February 2007
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host -None
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Not Ready to Make Nice – Dixie Chicks
Album of the Year – Taking the Long Way – Dixie Chicks
Song of the Year – Not Ready to Make Nice – Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison and Dan Wilson
Best New Artist – Carrie Underwood
10th February 2008
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host -None
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Album of the Year – River: The Joni Letters – Herbie Hancock
Song of the Year – Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Best New Artist – Amy Winehouse
8th February 2009
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host -None
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Please Read the Letter – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Album of the Year – Raising Sand – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Song of the Year – Viva la Vida – Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin
Best New Artist – Adele
31st January 2010
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host -John Goodman
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Album of the Year – Fearless – Taylor Swift
Song of the Year – Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) – Beyonce Knowles, Terius Nash, Thaddis Harrell and Christopher Stewart
Best New Artist – Zac Brown Band
13th February 2011
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host -None
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
Album of the Year – The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
Song of the Year – Need You Now – Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott
Best New Artist –
12th February 2012
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host -LL Cool J
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Rolling in the Deep – Adele
Album of the Year – 21 – Adele
Song of the Year – Rolling in the Deep – Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
Best New Artist – Bon Iver
10th February 2013
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host -LL Cool J
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Somebody That I Used to Know – Goyte ft Kimbra
Album of the Year – Babel – Mumford and Sons
Song of the Year – We Are Young – Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess
Best New Artist – Fun
26th January 2014
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host -LL Cool J
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Get Lucky – Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams
Album of the Year – Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
Song of the Year – Royals – Ella Yelich O’Connor, Joel Little
Best New Artist – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
8th February 2015
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host -LL Cool J
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Album of the Year – Morning Phase – Beck
Song of the Year – Stay With Me – James Napier, William Phillips and Sam Smith
Best New Artist – Sam Smith
15th February 2016
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host -LL Cool J
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
Album of the Year – 1989 – Taylor Swift
Song of the Year – Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge
Best New Artist – Meghan Trainor
12th February 2017
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host -James Corden
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Hello – Adele
Album of the Year – 25 – Adele
Song of the Year – Hello – Adele Adkins and Greg Kurstin
Best New Artist – Chance the Rapper
28th January 2018
Madison Square Garden, New York City
Host -James Corden
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Album of the Year – 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Song of the Year – That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, James Fauntleroy, Christopher Brody Brown, Ray Charles, McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus and Jonathan Yip
Best New Artist – Alessia Cara
10th February 2019
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host -Alicia Keys
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – This Is America – Childish Gambino
Album of the Year – Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves
Song of the Year – This Is America – Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson and Jeffrey Lamar Williams
Best New Artist – Dua Lipa
26th January 2020
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host -Alicia Keys
General Award Winners:
Record of the Year – Bad Guy – Billie Eilish
Album of the Year – When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? – Billie Eilish
Song of the Year – Bad Guy – Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell
Best New Artist – Billie Eilish

 

Published Feb 01, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – Updated – Apr 2, 2020 @ 7:18 pm

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