Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album

The Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards — a ceremony that was established in 1958 — honor quality dance and electronica albums in any given year. The award was first presented at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards in 2005 as an complement to the Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Recording, which had been presented as the sole award for dance music since 1998.[1]

Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album
Awarded forQuality vocal or instrumental dance music or electronica albums
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded2005
Currently held byFred AgainActual Life 3 (January 1 - September 9 2022) (2024)
Websitegrammy.com

According to The Recording Academy, the award "recognizes excellence in recordings from established dance and electronic genres such as house, techno, trance, dubstep, drum and bass, electronica, as well as other emerging dance and electronic genres, with production and sensibilities distinctly different from a pop approach."[2] The award is presented to "albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental electronica/dance recordings".[3] Compilation or remixed recording albums are not eligible for this category.

To date, Skrillex and The Chemical Brothers hold the record more most wins in this category, with three times, followed by two-time recipients Daft Punk. In addition, The Chemical Brothers hold the record for most nominations with six. Madonna was the first female recipient of the award in 2007. Disclosure, Deadmau5 and Robyn hold the record for most nominations without a win with three each.

History edit

  • From 2005 to 2011 the award was known as Best Electronic/Dance Album
  • From 2012 to 2014 the award was known as Best Dance/Electronica Album[4]
  • From 2015 to 2023 the award was known as Best Dance/Electronic Album
  • From 2024 onwards the award is known as Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

The award goes to the artist, producer and engineer/mixer, provided they worked on more than 50% of the playing time on the album. A producer or engineer who worked on less than 50% of playing time, as well as a mastering engineer, can apply for a Winners Certificate.[5]

As of the 66th Annual Grammy Awards, the category sits in the newly-established Pop & Dance/Electronic genre field.[6]

Recipients edit

 
Basement Jaxx were the first winners of the award, in 2005.
 
The Chemical Brothers were the first to receive the award twice, in 2006 and 2008, and won for a third time in 2020, tying Skrillex as the most awarded acts in the category.
 
Madonna became the first solo singer to win this award in 2007. She also became the first female act to be nominated and win in the category.
 
Lady Gaga became the second female artist to win in the category. She was also the first to be nominated with the same album in the Album of the Year category.
 
Daft Punk won this award twice in 2009 and 2014. Random Access Memories was the first electronic album to win in the Album of the Year category.
 
Skrillex won this award three times in 2012, 2013 and 2016, becoming one of the most awarded artists in the category, tying The Chemical Brothers.
 
Beyoncé was the third female artist and the first African American female artist to win in the category.
Year[I] Winner(s) Work Nominees Ref.
2005 Basement Jaxx Kish Kash [7]
2006 The Chemical Brothers Push the Button [8]
2007 Madonna Confessions on a Dance Floor [9]
2008 The Chemical Brothers We Are the Night [10]
2009 Daft Punk Alive 2007 [11]
2010 Lady Gaga The Fame [12]
2011 La Roux La Roux [13]
2012 Skrillex Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites [14]
2013 Skrillex Bangarang [15]
2014 Daft Punk Random Access Memories [16]
2015 Aphex Twin Syro [17]
2016 Jack Ü Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü [18]
2017 Flume Skin [19]
2018 Kraftwerk 3-D The Catalogue [20]
2019 Justice Woman Worldwide [21]
2020 The Chemical Brothers No Geography [22]
2021 Kaytranada Bubba [23]
2022 Black Coffee Subconsciously
[24]
2023 Beyoncé Renaissance [25]
2024 Fred Again Actual Life 3 (January 1 - September 9 2022) [26]

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


Artists with multiple wins edit

Artists with multiple nominations edit

See also edit

References edit

General

  • "Past Winners Search". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved March 4, 2011. Note: User must select the "Dance" category as the genre under the search feature.
  • "Grammy Awards: Best Electronic / Dance Album". Rock on the Net. Retrieved November 25, 2011.

Specific

  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
  2. ^ "66th Grammy Awards - Rules and Guidelines". Grammy.com. Retrieved August 23, 2023.
  3. ^ "Category Mapper". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on April 26, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2011.
  4. ^ "Press Release, 12 June 2014". Grammy.com. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  5. ^ "AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, AND GRAMMY TICKETS" (PDF). Grammy.com. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  6. ^ Paul Grein (June 16, 2023). "Here Are the 11 Fields on 2024 Grammy Ballot & Categories They Contain: Complete List". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2023.
  7. ^ "Nominee list for the 47th Annual Grammy Awards". LiveDaily. December 7, 2004. Archived from the original on January 7, 2010. Retrieved June 25, 2010.
  8. ^ "The Complete List of Grammy Nominations". The New York Times. December 8, 2005. p. 1. Retrieved June 25, 2010.
  9. ^ "49th Annual Grammy Awards Winners List". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on December 20, 2006. Retrieved June 25, 2010.
  10. ^ "50th annual Grammy Awards nominations". Variety. Reed Business Information. December 6, 2007. Retrieved June 25, 2010.
  11. ^ "The 51st Annual Grammy Awards Winners List". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on January 2, 2010. Retrieved June 25, 2010.
  12. ^ "The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Nominees List". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on June 18, 2010. Retrieved June 25, 2010.
  13. ^ "53rd Annual Grammy Awards nominees list". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 2, 2010.
  14. ^ "Grammy Awards 2012: Winners and nominees list". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  15. ^ "Grammys 2013: Complete list of nominees and winners". Los Angeles Times. February 10, 2013. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  16. ^ "Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List". Billboard. December 6, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  17. ^ "Grammy Awards 2015: The Complete Winners List". Rolling Stone. February 8, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  18. ^ "Grammy Nominations 2016: See the Full List of Nominees". Billboard. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  19. ^ "59th Grammy Nominees". Grammy. Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  20. ^ Lynch, Joe (November 28, 2017). "Grammys 2018: See the Complete List of Nominees". Billboard. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  21. ^ "61st Annual Grammy Awards". December 7, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  22. ^ "62nd Annual Grammy Awards". November 20, 2019. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  23. ^ "63rd Annual Grammy Awards". November 24, 2020. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  24. ^ "2022 GRAMMYs Awards Show: Complete Nominations List". Grammys.com. November 23, 2021. Retrieved November 28, 2021.
  25. ^ "2022 GRAMMYs Awards Show: Complete Nominations List". Grammys.com. November 23, 2021. Retrieved November 28, 2021.
  26. ^ "2024 GRAMMY Nominations: See The Full Nominees List". Grammys.com. November 10, 2023. Retrieved November 13, 2023.