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Encyclopedia > Grammy Award for Record of the Year

The Record of the Year is one of the four most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually. It has been awarded since 1959. The honorees through its history have been: The Record of the Year is an award show voted for by the UK public. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

  • 1959-1965: Artist only.
  • 1966-1998: Artist and producer.
  • 1999-present: Artist, producer, and engineer and/or mixer.

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were handed out, for music released in the previous year.


Many wonder what the difference is between Record of the Year and Album of the Year. Record of the Year is awarded for a single or for one track from an album. This award goes to the performing artist, the producer, recording engineer, and/or mixer for that song. Album of the Year is awarded for a whole album, and the award is presented to the artist, producer, and recording engineer for that album. So, in this context, "record" means one song and "album" means the whole collection of songs on a CD or LP. The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category. ...


Roberta Flack was the first artist to win Record of the Year in two consecutive years for the years 1972 (First Time Ever I Saw Your Face) and 1973 (Killing Me Softly With His Song).


Unlike Record of the Year, which goes to the artist and production team of a single song, Song of the Year goes to the composer(s) of the song.

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Confusion

THE FOLLOWING AWARD DATES ON ARE AHEAD (OFF) BY ONE YEAR. For example, the grammy for 1959 is actually for 1958. The grammy for 1960 is actually for 1959, etc. This needs to be corrected.


Every year produces much confusion between the Grammy categories, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year. Record of the Year is awarded for a single or for one track from an album. This award goes to the performing artist and the producer, recording engineer, and/or mixer for that song. Song of the Year is also awarded for a single or individual track, but the recipient of this award is the songwriter who actually created the song in the first place. Album of the Year is awarded for a whole album, and the award is presented to the artist, producer, and recording engineer for that album. The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the American music industry. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category. ...


2000s

The 49th Annual Grammy Awards honored the best in music for the 2006 recording year. ... Frederick Jay (Rick) Rubin (born March 10, 1963 in Lido Beach, New York) is an American record producer and is currently the co-head of Columbia Records. ... The Dixie Chicks are a country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... Taking the Long Way track listing Alternative single cover Not Ready to Make Nice is a country-pop song written and performed by the American all-female band Dixie Chicks for their seventh studio album Taking the Long Way (2006). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Rob Cavallo is a music producer who has produced several well-known albums. ... This article is about the band Green Day. ... American Idiot track listing Boulevard of Broken Dreams (sometimes incorrectly referred to as I Walk Alone) is the Grammy Award winning fourth track from Green Days seventh studio album, American Idiot. ... The 47th Grammy Awards were held on February 13, 2005 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. ... For the composer and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, see Ray Charles (composer). ... Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar on March 30, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and occasional actress of half Indian descent. ... The 46th Grammy Awards were held on the February 8, 2004. ... Ken Nelson is a British record producer. ... Coldplay are an English rock band. ... Clocks is the third single from Coldplays second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head. ... The 45th Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2003. ... Arif Mardin (March 15, 1932 - June 25, 2006) was a renowned Turkish-American music producer, who worked with a wide range of artists, across many different styles and genres of music. ... Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar on March 30, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and occasional actress of half Indian descent. ... Dont Know Why was the debut single by Blue Note artist Norah Jones from her breakthrough 2002 album Come Away With Me. ... The 44th Grammy Awards were held on February 27, 2002. ... Brian Eno (pronounced IPA: ) born on 15 May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England) is an English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer. ... Daniel Lanois (born September 19, 1951 in Hull, Québec) is a Canadian record producer and singer-songwriter. ... Steve Lillywhite (born in 1955) is a well-known Grammy Award winning English music producer. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Walk On is a single release from U2s 2000 album, All That You Cant Leave Behind. ... The 43rd Grammy Awards were held on February 21, 2001. ... Brian Eno (pronounced IPA: ) born on 15 May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England) is an English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer. ... Daniel Lanois (born September 19, 1951 in Hull, Québec) is a Canadian record producer and singer-songwriter. ... Richard Rainey was a Republican politician from Walnut Creek, California, a suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Steve Lillywhite (born in 1955) is a well-known Grammy Award winning English music producer. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Beautiful Day is the lead single from U2s 2000 album, All That You Cant Leave Behind. ... The 42nd Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2000. ... Matt Serletic is a record producer who has worked with several popular bands for Atlantic Records, including Collective Soul, matchbox twenty, Stacie Orrico, and Rob Thomas. ... For other persons of the same name, see Rob Thomas. ... Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947), is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican-born American Latin rock musician and guitarist. ... Smooth is a song by Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas of the rock group Matchbox Twenty. ...

1990s

The 41st Grammy Awards were held on February 24, 1999. ... James Roy Horner (born August 14, 1953) is an American composer of orchestral and film music. ... Walter Wally Afanasieff (born 1958-02-10) is a Grammy-award-winning record producer and songwriter who started out as Whitney Houstons arranger, but rose to success co-writing and co-producing music with Mariah Carey. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ... My Heart Will Go On is the theme song of the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic. ... The 40th Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1998. ... John Leventhal is a grammy award-winning guitarist, composer, and music producer who has worked with singer-songwriters such as Shawn Colvin, Roseanne Cash (to whom he is married), Rodney Crowell, Marc Cohn, David Crosby, Kelly Willis, Johnny Cash, and others. ... Shawn Colvin. ... Sunny Came Home is a folk-rock song by American musician Shawn Colvin. ... The 39th Grammy Awards were held on February 26, 1997. ... Kenneth Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... The 38th Grammy Awards were held on February 28, 1996. ... Trevor Charles Horn, born July 15, 1949 in Durham, England, is a British pop music record producer, songwriter and musician. ... Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel (born February 19, 1963 in Paddington, London) is an English soul singer and songwriter. ... 1995 re-release Kiss from a Rose is a song from Seals second eponymous album Seal, subsequently featured on the Batman Forever (1995) film soundtrack. ... The 37th Grammy Awards were presented March 1, 1995. ... Bill Bottrell is an American music producer, songwriter and musician, probably best known for his Grammy Award-winning collaboration with Sheryl Crow. ... Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. ... The 36th Grammy Awards were held in 1994. ... For other persons named David Foster, see David Foster (disambiguation). ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... I Will Always Love You was the first single from Whitney Houstons first motion picture film, The Bodyguard. ... The 35th Grammy Awards were held in 1993. ... Russ Titelman is a producer/songwriter who has to date won three Grammy awards. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Tears in Heaven is a heartfelt ballad written and performed by Eric Clapton about the pain he felt following the 1991 death of his 4-year-old son, Conor, who fell from a 53rd story window in his mothers New York City condominium. ... The 34th Grammy Awards were held on February 26, 1992. ... For other persons named David Foster, see David Foster (disambiguation). ... Natalie Maria Cole (born February 6, 1950), known professionally as Natalie Cole, is an American singer and songwriter. ... Natalie Maria Cole (born February 6, 1950), known professionally as Natalie Cole, is an American singer and songwriter. ... Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965) was a popular American singer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. ... The 33rd Grammy Awards were held on February 20, 1991. ... Hugh Padgham is a British record producer and audio engineer. ... For other uses, see Phil Collins (disambiguation). ... Another Day in Paradise was the first single released from Phil Collins number-one album, ...But Seriously. ... The 32nd Grammy Awards were held in 1990. ... Arif Mardin (March 15, 1932 - June 25, 2006) was a renowned Turkish-American music producer, who worked with a wide range of artists, across many different styles and genres of music. ... Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, actress and comedienne, also known to her fans as The Divine Miss M. She is named after the actress Bette Davis although Davis pronounced her first name in two syllables, and Midler uses one. ... The Wind Beneath My Wings is the #1 single by Bette Midler from the soundtrack of the movie Beaches. ...

1980s

The 31st Grammy Awards were held in 1989. ... Bobby McFerrin Robert Bobby McFerrin Jr. ... Dont Worry, Be Happy is the title and famous principal lyric of a song by popular musician Bobby McFerrin, the first a cappella song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, holding that position for two weeks in September of 1988. ... The 30th Grammy Awards were held March 2, 1988. ... Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ... Graceland is the title song of an album released in 1986 by Paul Simon. ... The 29th Grammy Awards were held in 1987. ... Russ Titelman is a producer/songwriter who has to date won three Grammy awards. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Higher Love (sample) is a 1986 hit song for Steve Winwood, and was the first single from his third solo LP, Back in the High Life. ... The 28th Grammy Awards were held in 1986. ... This article is about the producer and songwriter. ... Not to be confused with We Are Here To Change The World, a song that was featured in Captain EO. For the album with the same title, see We Are the World (album). ... USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa), was the name under which forty-five U.S. artists, led by Harry Belafonte, Kenny Rogers, Michael Jackson, and Lionel Richie, recorded the hit single We Are the World in 1985. ... The 27th Grammy Awards were held February 26, 1985, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Singer/songwriter who has written songs for Tina Turner. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... Whats Love Got to Do with It was the second single from Tina Turners album Private Dancer. ... The 26th Grammy Awards were held in 1984, and were broadcast live on American television. ... This article is about the producer and songwriter. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Thriller track listing Thriller (4) Beat It (5) Billie Jean (6) HIStory track listing Thriller (9) Thriller (10) The Girl Is Mine (11) Audio sample Beat It is a Grammy winning 1982 hit single from Michael Jacksons multi-platinum selling album Thriller. ... The 25th Grammy Awards were held in 1983. ... Toto (IPA pronunciation: ) is a Grammy Award winning American rock band founded in 1976[1] by some of the most popular and experienced session musicians of the era. ... The 24th Grammy Awards were held in 1982, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Val Garay is a record producer and engineer who has worked with Kim Carnes, The Motels, Marty Balin, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Armatrading, Dolly Parton, Pablo Cruise, James Taylor, Queensrÿche, Cock Robin, Dramarama, Ezo, Ringo Starr, Linda Ronstadt, Nicolette Larson and others. ... Kim Carnes (born July 20, 1945 in Pasadena, California) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter. ... Bette Davis Eyes is the name of a song, best known for being performed by Kim Carnes. ... The 23rd Grammy Awards were held in 1981, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Michael Omartian (born November 26, 1945 in Evanston, Illinois) is a songwriter and a Grammy Award-winning American keyboardist and music producer. ... Christopher Cross (born Christopher Geppert, 3 May 1951, San Antonio, Texas) is an Oscar, Golden Globe and five-time Grammy winning, American singer-songwriter. ... The 22nd Grammy Awards were held in 1980, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Ted Templeman (born October 24, 1944) is an influential American record producer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... What a Fool Believes is a song written by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins, and recorded by The Doobie Brothers for their 1978 album Minute by Minute (with McDonald singing lead vocals). ...

1970s

The 21st Grammy Awards were held in 1979, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Phil Ramone is a violinist, composer, recording engineer, and innovative record producer born in 1934. ... William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, composer and musician. ... Just the Way You Are is a love song from Billy Joels 1977 pop rock album, The Stranger. ... The 20th Grammy Awards were held in 1978, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Bill Szymczyk (pronounced Sim-zik) born in Muskegon, Michigan became a musical producer and technical engineer of rock working with, among others, The Eagles in the 1970s. ... The Eagles redirects here. ... Hotel California is the title song from the Eagles album of the same name, and was released as a single in early 1977 in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur. ... The 19th Grammy Awards were held in 1977, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Tommy LiPuma (born July 5, 1936) is an American music producer. ... George Benson (b. ... The 18th Grammy Awards were held in 1976, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Daryl Frank Dragon (born August 27, 1942, in Los Angeles) is a keyboardist, known as The Captain of the successful 1970s pop musical duo The Captain & Tennille, with his wife Toni Tennille. ... The Captain & Tennille are a husband and wife US pop music duo who achieved success during the 1970s with a string of bright, catchy pop songs. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The 17th Grammy Awards were held in 1975, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The cover of Farrars self-titled album. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... I Honestly Love You was a world-wide hit single for Olivia Newton-John in 1974. ... The 16th Grammy Awards were held in 1974, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Joel Dorn is a jazz and R&B music producer and record label serial entrepreneur. ... Roberta Flack Roberta Flack (born February 10, 1937 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an American singer. ... The single cover of Killing Me Softly with His Song Killing Me Softly with His Song is a 1971 song composed by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel, which has become a pop standard. ... The 15th Grammy Awards were held in 1973, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Joel Dorn is a jazz and R&B music producer and record label serial entrepreneur. ... Roberta Flack Roberta Flack (born February 10, 1937 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an American singer. ... The 14th Grammy Awards were held in 1972, and were broadcast live on television in the United States. ... Lou Adler (born December 13, 1933) is an American record producer, manager, and director. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Its Too Late is a song from Carole Kings 1971 album, Tapestry. ... The 13th Grammy Awards were held on 16 March 1971, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Roy Halee was a record producer and engineer best known for producing several albums with Simon and Garfunkel, including the Grammy-winning Bridge Over Troubled Water. ... Art Garfunkel in Bad Timing (1980) Arthur Ira Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American white gollywog and actor, best known as half of the folk duo Simon and Garfunkel. ... Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ... Bridge over Troubled Water is the title song of Simon and Garfunkels final album together, Bridge over Troubled Water. ... The 12th Grammy Awards were held in 1970. ... The 5th Dimension is an American popular music group, best-known during the late 1960s and 1970s for popularizing hits of songwriters like Jimmy Webb, Laura Nyro, Ashford & Simpson, and others, and helping to popularize flower power music with both white and black middle-class Americans. ... Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In, sometimes incorrectly known as The Age of Aquarius, is a medley of the songs Aquarius and The Flesh Failures (Let The Sunshine In) from the musical Hair, originally released by The Fifth Dimension as a single which held the number one position on the U...

1960s

The 11th Grammy Awards were held in 1969. ... Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ... Roy Halee was a record producer and engineer best known for producing several albums with Simon and Garfunkel, including the Grammy-winning Bridge Over Troubled Water. ... Bridge Over Troubled Water was Simon and Garfunkels last album; the title track was their only number one hit in the United Kingdom. ... Mrs. ... The 10th Grammy Awards were held in 1968. ... Johnny Rivers (born John Henry Ramistella, 7 November 1942, in New York) is an American rock and roll singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. ... The 5th Dimension is an American popular music group, best-known during the late 1960s and 1970s for popularizing hits of songwriters like Jimmy Webb, Laura Nyro, Ashford & Simpson, and others, and helping to popularize flower power music with both white and black middle-class Americans. ... Up, Up and Away is the debut album by American pop group The 5th Dimension, released in 1967 (see 1967 in music). ... The 9th Grammy Awards were held in 1967. ... Jimmy Bowen began as a teenage recording star in 1957 with Im Stickin With You, originally the flip side of the hit record Party Doll by Buddy Knox, but ultimately a Top 20 recording on its own. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... Strangers In The Night is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1966. ... The 8th Grammy Awards were held in 1966. ... Jerry Moss founded A&M Records with trumpeter and bandleader Herb Alpert. ... Herbert Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass or as Herb Alperts Tijuana Brass or just TJB for short - a now-defunct brass band of which he was the... A Taste of Honey is a song covered by The Beatles on the album Please Please Me. ... Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician most associated with the Tijuana Brass, a now-defunct brass band of which he was leader. ... The 7th Grammy Awards were held in 1965. ... Stanley Getz (February 2, 1927 in Philadelphia – June 6, 1991 in Malibu, California), usually known by his stage name Stan Getz, was an American jazz musician. ... Astrud Gilberto Astrud Gilberto (born March 29, 1940) is a Brazilian singer best known for her samba and bossa nova music, most famously as the vocalist on the Grammy Award winning song The Girl from Ipanema. // Astrud Gilberto was born Astrud Weinert the daughter of a Brazilian mother and a... The Girl from Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema) is a well known bossa nova song, and was a worldwide hit in the mid-1960s. ... The 6th Grammy Awards were held in 1964. ... Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994), was an Academy Award winning American composer, conductor and arranger. ... Days of Wine and Roses is a popular song. ... The 5th Grammy Awards were held in 1963. ... For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ... Tony Bennetts heart in San Franciscos Union Square I Left My Heart in San Francisco is a popular song, written in 1954. ... The 4th Grammy Awards were held in 1962. ... Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994), was an Academy Award winning American composer, conductor and arranger. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 3rd Grammy Awards were held in 1961. ... Percy Faith (April 7, 1908 – February 9, 1976) was a band-leader, orchestrator and composer, known for his arrangements of standard tunes with lush string sections and female chorus vocal and wordless. ... The 2nd Grammy Awards were held in 1960. ... Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Bobby Cassotto, May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was one of the most popular American big band performers and rock and roll teen idols of the late 1950s. ... For other uses, see Mack the Knife (disambiguation). ...

1950s

*indicates this recording also won Song of the Year. The 1st Grammy Awards were held in 1959. ... Domenico Modugno (January 9, 1928 - Lampedusa August 6, 1994) was a twice Grammy Award-winning Italian singer, songwriter, and later in life, a member of the Italian Parliament. ... Volare (Italian for the infinitive form of the verb to fly) is another popular name for Domenico Modugnos signature song Nel blu dipinto di blu (literally In the blue painted blue). // Written by Domenico Modugno (music and lyrics) and Franco Migliacci (lyrics), Nel blu dipinto di blu was presented...


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The Record of the Year - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (543 words)
The Record of the Year is an award show voted for by the UK public.
Many have criticised the 'Record of the Year' Award, as they feel the nominations are unfairly dominated by pop acts and thus the winner is usually not the "true" record of the year.
However, a counter-argument is that this, and similar awards based on phone polls, are not a true representation of public opinion, a possibly better indication being sales, making Radio 1's countdown of the 20 best selling singles of the last calendar year a more accurate indication of the record of the year.
Grammy Award for Record of the Year - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (759 words)
The Record of the Year is one of the two most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually.
Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were handed out, for music released in the previous year.
Record of the Year is awarded for a single or for one track from an album.
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