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Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance was an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards,[1] to male recording artists for works (songs or albums) containing quality vocal performances in the rock music genre. 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".[2]

Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
Awarded forQuality male vocal performances in the rock music genre
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded1980
Last awarded2004
Currently held byDave Matthews, "Gravedigger" (2004)
Websitegrammy.com

Originally called the Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male, the award was first presented to Bob Dylan in 1980. Beginning with the 1995 ceremony, the name of the award was changed to Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. However, in 1988, 1992, 1994, and since 2005, this category was combined with the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and presented in a genderless category known as Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo. The solo category was later renamed to Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance beginning in 2005. This fusion has been criticized, especially when females are not nominated under the solo category.[3] The Academy has cited a lack of eligible recordings in the female rock category as the reason for the mergers.[4] While the award has not been presented since the category merge in 2005, an official confirmation of its retirement has not been announced.

Lenny Kravitz holds the record for the most wins in this category, with a total of four consecutive wins from 1999 to 2002. Bruce Springsteen has been presented the award three times, and two-time winners include Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Don Henley, and Robert Palmer. Since its inception, American artists have been presented with the award more than any other nationality, though it has been presented to musicians from the United Kingdom four times, from Australia once, and from South Africa once.

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RecipientsEdit

 
Two-time award winner Bob Dylan
 
1984 award winner, Michael Jackson
 
Three-time award winner Bruce Springsteen
 
Four-time award winner Lenny Kravitz
 
Dave Matthews, the most recent award recipient, performing with the Dave Matthews Band
Year[I] Performing artist Work Nominees Ref.
1980 Bob Dylan "Gotta Serve Somebody" [5]
1981 Billy Joel Glass Houses
[5]
1982 Rick Springfield "Jessie's Girl" [6]
1983 John Mellencamp "Hurts So Good" [7]
1984 Michael Jackson "Beat It" [5]
1985 Bruce Springsteen "Dancing in the Dark" [8]
1986 Don Henley "The Boys of Summer" [9]
[10]
1987 Robert Palmer "Addicted to Love"
[11]
1988[II] [4]
1989 Robert Palmer "Simply Irresistible" [5]
1990 Don Henley The End of the Innocence
[12]
1991 Eric Clapton "Bad Love" [13]
1992[II] [14]
1993 Eric Clapton Unplugged [15]
1994[II] [16]
1995 Bruce Springsteen "Streets of Philadelphia" [5]
1996 Tom Petty "You Don't Know How It Feels" [17]
1997 Beck "Where It's At" [18]
1998 Bob Dylan "Cold Irons Bound" [19]
1999 Lenny Kravitz "Fly Away" [20]
2000 Lenny Kravitz "American Woman" [21]
2001 Lenny Kravitz "Again" [5]
2002 Lenny Kravitz "Dig In" [22]
2003 Bruce Springsteen "The Rising"
[23]
2004 Dave Matthews "Gravedigger" [24]

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.
^[II] Award was combined with the Best Female Rock Vocal Performance category and presented in a genderless category known as Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "Past Winners Search". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved March 4, 2011. Note: User must select the "Rock" category as the genre under the search feature.
  • "Grammy Awards: Best Rock Vocal Performance – Male". Rock on the Net. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
Specific
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  2. ^ "Overview". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on January 3, 2011. Retrieved April 24, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ Rodman, Sarah (February 8, 2009). "All my rocking ladies, don't bother putting your hands up". The Boston Globe. The New York Times Company. Archived from the original on July 4, 2009. Retrieved April 26, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ a b Hunt, Dennis (January 15, 1988). "U2, Jackson Top Grammy Nominees: Simon, Winwood Seek Reprise of '87 Wins". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. p. 3. Archived from the original on July 15, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
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  7. ^ "Toto Dominates Annual Grammy Nominations". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. The New York Times Company. January 14, 1983. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
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  9. ^ "British band, its leader top Grammy nominees". The Register-Guard. Guard Publishing. January 10, 1986. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  10. ^ De Atley, Richard (January 10, 1986). "Dire Straits, Tina Turner, Sting lead performer nominations". Times-News. The New York Times Company. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  11. ^ "Veterans top Grammy nominations". The Herald. The McClatchy Company. January 8, 1987. Archived from the original on December 4, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  12. ^ "Here's list of nominees from all 77 categories". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret News Publishing Company. January 12, 1990. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  13. ^ "List of Grammy Award nominations". Times-News. The New York Times Company. January 11, 1991. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  14. ^ "Nominees announced for Grammy awards". TimesDaily. Tennessee Valley Printing. January 8, 1992. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  15. ^ "Grammy nominees". The Baltimore Sun. Tribune Company. January 8, 1993. p. 1. Archived from the original on September 2, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  16. ^ Campbell, Mary (January 7, 1994). "Sting, Joel top Grammy nominations". Star-News. The New York Times Company. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  17. ^ "List of Grammy nominees". CNN. January 4, 1996. Archived from the original on December 7, 2012. Retrieved April 25, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  18. ^ Campbell, Mary (January 8, 1997). "Babyface is up for 12 Grammy awards". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Journal Communications. Retrieved April 25, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  19. ^ Campbell, Mary (January 7, 1998). "Grammys' dual Dylans". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Journal Communications. Archived from the original on December 8, 2012. Retrieved April 25, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  20. ^ "1999 Grammy Nominations". Reading Eagle. Reading Eagle Company. January 6, 1999. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  21. ^ "42nd Annual Grammy Awards nominations". CNN. January 4, 2000. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  22. ^ "Complete List Of Grammy Nominees". CBS News. January 4, 2002. Archived from the original on October 10, 2003. Retrieved April 26, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  23. ^ Goldstein, Ben (January 15, 2003). "Grammy Nominees Announced". Blender. Alpha Media Group. Retrieved April 26, 2010.[dead link]
  24. ^ "They're All Contenders". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. December 5, 2003. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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