List of Grammy Award categories: Wikis

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The Grammy Awards are awarded in a series of categories, each of which isolate a specific contribution to music. The standard awards list nominees in each category from which a winner is selected. Grammy categories have been added and removed over time. The following is a list of the currently awarded categories:

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Special awards

There are special awards which are awarded without nominations, typically for achievements of longer than the past year, which the standard awards apply to:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award is a Special Merit Award presented to performers (and some non-performers through 1972) who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.
  • Trustees Award is a Special Merit Award presented to individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance (and some performers through 1983), to the field of recording.
  • Technical Grammy Award is a Special Merit Award presented to individuals and/or companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.
  • Grammy Legend Award is a Special Merit Award is presented to individuals or groups for ongoing contributions and influence in the recording field; it was inaugurated in 1990.
  • Grammy Hall of Fame Award was established in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. Winners are selected annually by a special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.
  • The MusiCares Person of the Year Award was established in 1991 to recognize a musician who has made an outstanding contribution to music and in addition has been active in works of Philanthropy. This award is presented by the MusiCares foundation annually.

General Field

The General Field are four standard awards for musical works which do not restrict nominees by genre or some other criteria:

  • Record of the Year is awarded to the performer and the production team of a single song.
  • Album of the Year is awarded to the performer and the production team of a full album.
  • Song of the Year is awarded to the writer(s)/composer(s) of a single song.
  • Best New Artist is awarded to an artist without reference to a song or album.

Genre-specific awards

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Alternative

Currently Awarded

American Roots Field

Currently Awarded

Children's

Currently Awarded

Previously Awarded

Classical

Currently Awarded

Previously Awarded

Comedy

Currently Awarded

Previously Awarded

Composing/Arranging

Country

Dance

Disco

Film/TV/Media

Folk

Previously Awarded

Gospel

Historical

Jazz

Latin

Musical Show

Music Video

Currently Awarded

Previously Awarded

Packaging/Notes; Best Album Cover

Currently Awarded

Previously Awarded

Polka

Previously Awarded

Pop

Currently Awarded

Previously Awarded

Production/Engineering

Currently Awarded

Previously Awarded

R&B

Currently Awarded

Previously Awarded

Rap

Currently Awarded

Previously Awarded

Reggae

Currently Awarded

Rock

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Previously Awarded

Surround Sound

Currently Awarded

Spoken

Currently Awarded

Traditional Pop

Currently Awarded

Urban/Alternative

Currently Awarded

World

Currently Awarded

Previously Awarded


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