World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Article Id: WHEBN0000960381
Reproduction Date:

Title: Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Tony Bennett, Phil Ramone, Carly Simon, List of Grammy Award categories, Johnny Mathis discography
Collection: 1992 Establishments in the United States, Awards Established in 1992, Grammy Award Categories, Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Awarded for quality albums containing 51% or more playing time of vocal tracks[1] in the "traditional" genre (Great American Songbook)[2]
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 1992
Last awarded 2015
Official website

The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album is an award presented to recording artists at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.[3] Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences 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".[4]

The award has been presented every year since 1992, though the award has had two name changes throughout its history. In 1992 the award was known as Best Traditional Pop Performance, from 1993 to 2000 the award was known as Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance, and since 2001 it has been awarded as Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Apart from the first year it was presented, the award has been designated for "albums containing 51% or more playing time of vocal tracks", with "traditional" referring to the "composition, vocal styling, and the instrumental arrangement" of the body of music known as the Great American Songbook.[1][2]

The 1992 award was presented to [5] This is the only instance in which the traditional pop award was awarded for a song, as opposed to an album. Prior to 2001, the Grammy was presented to the performing artists only; since then the award has been given to the performing artists, the engineers/mixers, as well as the producers.

As of 2015, Tony Bennett holds the record for the most wins in this category, with twelve (including one along with k.d. lang and another with Lady Gaga). Natalie Cole and Michael Bublé are the only other recipients to receive the award more than once. American artists have been presented with the award more than any other nationality, though it has been presented to musicians from Canada five times (once including lang, who shared the award with Bennett) and the United Kingdom once.


  • Recipients 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


An older man holding a microphone in one hand, his arms held out, smiling and wearing a black suit with a white dress shirt.
Twelve-time award winner Tony Bennett

A woman wearing earrings, a bracelet and a multi-colored spaghetti strapped dress, with both holds folded over a microphone.
Two-time award winner Natalie Cole

Black and white image of a man with his eyes closed and lips pressed.
2002 award winner, Harry Connick, Jr., performing in 2007

A woman wearing a white suit with her eyes closed, holding a microphone.
2004 award winner, k.d. lang, performing in 2008

A man on a stage, wearing a suit and holding a mic and its stand at an angle. Behind him, a man is playing a drum set.
2005 award winner, Rod Stewart

A man wearing a blue suit, a white dress shirt and a tie.
Four-time award winner Michael Bublé at the Juno Awards of 2009

A woman on a stage, wearing a red gown and holding a mic at an angle
2015 award winner, and the first artist to win a Grammy in Traditional Pop, Pop and Dance/Electronic categories, Lady Gaga performing at the Cheek to Cheek Tour

Year Performing artist(s) Nationality Work Nominees Ref.
1992 Cole, NatalieNatalie Cole  United States " [6]
1993 Bennett, TonyTony Bennett  United States Perfectly Frank [8]
1994 Bennett, TonyTony Bennett  United States Steppin' Out [9]
1995 Bennett, TonyTony Bennett  United States MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett [10]
1996 Sinatra, FrankFrank Sinatra  United States Duets II [11]
1997 Bennett, TonyTony Bennett  United States Here's to the Ladies [12]
1998 Bennett, TonyTony Bennett  United States Tony Bennett on Holiday [13]
1999 Page, PattiPatti Page  United States Live at Carnegie Hall: The 50th Anniversary Concert [14]
2000 Bennett, TonyTony Bennett  United States Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool [15]
2001 Mitchell, JoniJoni Mitchell  Canada Both Sides Now [16]
2002 Connick, Jr., HarryHarry Connick, Jr.  United States Songs I Heard [17]
2003 Bennett, TonyTony Bennett  United States Playin' with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues [18]
2004 Bennett, TonyTony Bennett and k.d. lang  United States
A Wonderful World [19]
2005 Stewart, RodRod Stewart  United Kingdom Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Volume III [20]
2006 Bennett, TonyTony Bennett  United States The Art of Romance [21]
2007 Bennett, TonyTony Bennett  United States Duets: An American Classic [22]
2008 Bublé, MichaelMichael Bublé  Canada Call Me Irresponsible [23]
2009 Cole, NatalieNatalie Cole  United States Still Unforgettable [24]
2010 Bublé, MichaelMichael Bublé  Canada Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden [25]
2011 Bublé, MichaelMichael Bublé  Canada Crazy Love [26]
2012 Tony Bennett  United States Duets II
2013 Paul McCartney  United Kingdom Kisses on the Bottom
2014 Michael Bublé  Canada To Be Loved [27]
2015 Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga  United States Cheek to Cheek [28]

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.

See also


  • "Past Winners Search". Note: User must select the "Traditional Pop" category as the genre under the search feature.  
  1. ^ a b "Nominees: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved December 22, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "52nd OEP Category Description Guide" (PDF). National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. p. 2. Retrieved May 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance".  
  4. ^ "Overview". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Natalie Cole gets 7 Grammys".  
  6. ^ "R.E.M., Cole, Raitt top list of Grammy nominees". Herald-Journal. January 6, 1992. Retrieved February 5, 2010. 
  7. ^ "34th Grammy Awards – 1992". Rock on the Net. Retrieved February 5, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Grammy nominees".  
  9. ^ Campbell, Mary (January 7, 1994). "Sting, Joel top Grammy nominations".  
  10. ^ "The 37th Grammy Nominations".  
  11. ^ "List of Grammy nominees". CNN. January 4, 1996. Retrieved February 4, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Babyface, Celine Dion Dominate Grammy Nominations".  
  13. ^ "40th Grammy Awards". Rock on the Net. Retrieved February 5, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Academy's Complete List of Nominees". Los Angeles Times. January 6, 1999. p. 2. Retrieved February 5, 2010. 
  15. ^ "42nd Annual Grammy Awards – 2000". Rock on the Net. Retrieved February 5, 2010. 
  16. ^ "43rd Grammy Awards". CNN. February 21, 2001. Retrieved February 4, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Complete List Of Grammy Nominees".  
  18. ^ "Grammy Nominations: Complete List".  
  19. ^ "Grammy Award Winners".  
  20. ^ "Grammy Award nominees in top categories".  
  21. ^ "Complete list of Grammy Award nominations". USA Today. December 8, 2005. Retrieved February 4, 2010. 
  22. ^ "49th Annual Grammy Awards Winners List". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on March 5, 2007. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  23. ^ "2008 Grammy Winners List". CBS News. December 6, 2007. Retrieved February 2, 2010. 
  24. ^ "Rufus' Grammy?".  
  25. ^ Partridge, Kenneth (December 2, 2009). "Nominees for 2010 Grammy Awards Announced -- Full List".  
  26. ^ "53rd Annual Grammy Awards nominees list". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 5, 2010. 
  27. ^ 2014 Nominees
  28. ^ "57th Grammy Nominees". Los Angeles Times. February 8, 2015. 

External links

  • Official site of the Grammy Awards
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.