Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance
The Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide it is designed for solo, duo/groups or collaborative (vocal or instrumental) rock recordings and is limited to singles or tracks only.
|Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance|
|Awarded for||quality vocal or instrumental rock recordings|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
|Currently held by||Gary Clark Jr — "This Land" (2020)|
This award combines the previous categories for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Instrumental Performance. The restructuring of these categories was a result of the Recording Academy's wish to decrease the list of categories and awards and to eliminate the distinctions between solo and duo/groups performances. The Academy argued that any distinction between these performances is difficult to make, as "four-fifths of rock acts are groups, and even solo rock acts tend to be backed by a band".
The award goes to the artist. The producer, engineer and songwriter can apply for a Winners Certificate.
From 2014, this category has also included hard rock performances that were previously screened in the Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance categories, which are now defunct.
|2013||The Black Keys||"Lonely Boy"|||
|2016||Alabama Shakes||"Don't Wanna Fight"|||
|2018||Leonard Cohen||"You Want It Darker"|||
|2019||Chris Cornell||"When Bad Does Good"|||
|2020||Gary Clark Jr.||"This Land"|
Artists with multiple nominationsEdit
- Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
- Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
- Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
- Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance
- Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance
- Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance
- Grammy Award for Best Rock Song
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- Grammy Awards restructuring
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- 2014 Nominees
- Grebey, James (December 5, 2014). "Grammys 2015 Nominees: Sam Smith, HAIM, Iggy Azalea, and More". Spin. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
- "59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees". GRAMMY.com. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
- "60th Grammy Nominees". Grammy.com. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
- Grammy.com, 7 December 2018