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Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance was awarded between 1969 and 2011.

  • In 1969 it was awarded as Best Contemporary-Pop Performance, Instrumental
  • From 1970 to 1971 it was awarded as Best Contemporary Instrumental Performance
  • In 1972 it was awarded as Best Pop Instrumental Performance
  • In 1973 it was awarded as Best Pop Instrumental Performance by an Instrumental Performer
  • From 1974 to 1975 it was again awarded as Best Pop Instrumental Performance
  • From 1986 to 1989 it was awarded as Best Pop Instrumental Performance (Orchestra, Group or Soloist)
  • Since 1990 it has again been awarded as Best Pop Instrumental Performance
  • The award was discontinued from 2011 in a major overhaul of Grammy categories. From 2012, all instrumental performances in the pop category (solo or with a duo/group) were shifted to either the newly formed Best Pop Solo Performance or Best Pop Duo/Group Performance categories.
Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Awarded forquality instrumental pop performances
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded1969
Last awarded2011
Websitegrammy.com

A similar award for Best Instrumental Performance was awarded from 1965 to 1968. This was also in the pop field, but did not specify pop music.

Contents

RecipientsEdit

Year[I] Performing artist(s) Work Nominees Ref.
1969 Mason Williams "Classical Gas"
1970 Blood, Sweat & Tears "Variations on a Theme by Erik Satie"
1971 Henry Mancini "Theme from Z and Other Film Music"
1972 Quincy Jones Smackwater Jack
1973 Billy Preston "Outa-Space"
1974 Eumir Deodato "Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)"
1975 Marvin Hamlisch "The Entertainer"
1976 Van McCoy "The Hustle"
1977 George Benson Breezin'
1978 John Williams Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope soundtrack
1979 Chuck Mangione Children of Sanchez
1980 Herb Alpert "Rise" [1]
1981 Bob James and Earl Klugh One on One [2]
1982 Larry Carlton and Mike Post "The Theme From Hill Street Blues" [3]
1983 Ernie Watts "Chariots of Fire Theme (Dance Version)" [4]
1984 George Benson "Being with You" [5]
1985 Ray Parker, Jr. "Ghostbusters (Instrumental)" [6]
1986 Jan Hammer "Miami Vice Theme" [7]
1987 Harold Faltermeyer and Steve Stevens "Top Gun Anthem" [8]
1988 Larry Carlton "Minute by Minute" [9]
1989 David Sanborn "Close-Up" [10]
1990 The Neville Brothers "Healing Chant" [11]
1991 Angelo Badalamenti "Twin Peaks Theme" [12]
1992 Michael Kamen Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves [13]
1993 Richard Kaufman "Beauty and the Beast" [14]
1994 Branford Marsalis and Bruce Hornsby "Barcelona Mona" [15]
1995 Booker T. & the M.G.'s "Cruisin'" [16]
1996 Los Lobos "Mariachi Suite" [17]
1997 Béla Fleck and the Flecktones "The Sinister Minister" [18]
1998 Sarah McLachlan "Last Dance" [19]
1999 The Brian Setzer Orchestra "Sleepwalk" [20]
2000 Santana "El Farol" [21]
2001 The Brian Setzer Orchestra "Caravan" [22]
2002 Eric Clapton "Reptile" [23]
2003 B. B. King "Auld Lang Syne" [24]
2004 George Harrison "Marwa Blues" [25]
2005 Ben Harper "11th Commandment" [26]
2006 Les Paul "Caravan" [27]
2007 George Benson and Al Jarreau "Mornin'" [28]
2008 Joni Mitchell "One Week Last Summer" [29]
2009 Eagles "I Dreamed There Was No War" [30]
2010 Béla Fleck "Throw Down Your Heart" [31]
2011 Jeff Beck "Nessun Dorma" [32]
  • ^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arar, Yardena (January 9, 1980). "Grammy awards field a definite mixed bag". The Spokesman-Review. Cowles Publishing Company.
  2. ^ "Here's complete list of the Grammy nominees". The Register-Guard. Guard Publishing Co. 1981-02-21. p. 38.
  3. ^ "24th Annual Grammy Awards Final Nominations". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 94 (3): 90. January 23, 1982. ISSN 0006-2510.
  4. ^ "25th Annual Grammy Award Final Nominations". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 95 (3): 87. January 22, 1983. ISSN 0006-2510.
  5. ^ "Complete List of the Nominees for 26th Annual Grammy Music Awards". Schenectady Gazette. The Daily Gazette Company. 1984-01-09. p. 12.
  6. ^ "27th Annual Grammy Awards Final Nominations". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 97 (4): 78. January 26, 1985. ISSN 0006-2510.
  7. ^ Hunt, Dennis (January 10, 1986). "'We Are The World' Scores In Grammy Nominations". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. p. 4.
  8. ^ "Veterans top Grammy nominations". The Herald. The McClatchy Company. January 8, 1987.
  9. ^ "Grammy Nominations". The San Diego Union-Tribune. January 15, 1988. Archived from the original on 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  10. ^ Hunt, Dennis (January 13, 1989). "Chapman, McFerrin Lead Grammy Race: Baker, Sting, Michael, Winwood Also Capture Multiple Nominations". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. p. 2.
  11. ^ "Here's list of nominees from all 77 categories". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret News Publishing Company. January 12, 1990.
  12. ^ Cromelin, Richard; Hunt, Dennis (January 11, 1991). "Grammys--Round 1: Pop music: Phil Collins' 8 nominations lead the pack and Quincy Jones sets a record with his 74th nod. The winners will be revealed on Feb. 20". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. p. 2.
  13. ^ "Grammy Nominations Span Streisand, Seal, Seattle Symphony". The Seattle Times. The Seattle Times Company. January 8, 1992. Retrieved February 12, 2011.
  14. ^ "Clapton Tops List Of Grammy Nominations". The Seattle Times. The Seattle Times Company. January 7, 19931. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  15. ^ "Grammy Nominations". The Baltimore Sun. Tribune Company. January 7, 1994.
  16. ^ "The 37th Grammy Nominations". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. January 6, 1995.
  17. ^ "List of Grammy nominees". CNN. January 4, 1996.
  18. ^ "The Complete List of Nominees". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. January 8, 1997.
  19. ^ "Complete List of Academy Voter Picks". Los Angeles Times. January 8, 1998. p. 15.
  20. ^ "1999 Grammy Nominations". Reading Eagle. Reading Eagle Company. January 6, 1999.
  21. ^ "A Complete List of the Nominees". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. January 5, 2000.
  22. ^ Boucherdate=January 4, 2001, Geoff. "Grammys Cast a Wider Net Than Usual". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. p. 2.
  23. ^ "Complete list of Grammy nominations". The Seattle Times. The Seattle Times Company. January 4, 2002.
  24. ^ "Grammy Nominations: Complete List". Fox News Channel. January 3, 2003.
  25. ^ "Complete list of Grammy nominations". The Seattle Times. The Seattle Times Company. December 5, 2003.
  26. ^ "Grammy Award nominees in top categories". USA Today. Gannett Company. February 7, 2005.
  27. ^ "Complete list of Grammy Award nominations". USA Today. Gannett Company. December 8, 2006.
  28. ^ "49th Annual GRAMMY Nominees". CBS News. December 7, 2006.
  29. ^ "The Complete List of Grammy Nominees". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. December 6, 2007. Retrieved February 12, 2011.
  30. ^ "Complete List of Nominees for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards". E! Online. December 3, 2008.
  31. ^ Partridge, Kenneth (December 2, 2009). "Nominees for 2010 Grammy Awards Announced -- Full List". Spinner.com.
  32. ^ "Grammy Awards 2011: Complete nominees for 53rd Grammy Awards". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company.

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