Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album

The Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album is an honor presented to recording artists for influential music from around the globe at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.[1] 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 Global Music Album
Awarded forInfluential music from around the globe
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded1992
Currently held byBurna Boy, Twice As Tall (2021)
Websitegrammy.com

HistoryEdit

The award for Best Global Music Album, reserved for international performers exhibiting "non-European, indigenous traditions", was first presented to Mickey Hart in 1992 for the album Planet Drum.[3][4] In 1996, Academy trustees attempted to solve the problem of "compressing 75% or more of the world's music into a single award category" by broadening the definition of "world music" to include non-Western classical music.[5] Beginning in 2001, award recipients included the producers, engineers, and/or mixers associated with the nominated work in addition to the recording artists. Following the 45th Grammy Awards (2003), the award was split into two separate categories for Best Traditional World Music Album and Best Contemporary World Music Album. In 2012, the two categories were merged back to Best World Music Album.[6] In 2020, The Recording Academy announced it would be changing the name of the category to Best Global Music Album.[7]

Angelique Kidjo[8] and Ladysmith Black Mambazo[9] are tied for the most wins in the Global categories’ combined history with four each. Soweto Gospel Choir have three wins in the combined Global/World categories.[10] In the single merged category, Ravi Shankar and Ry Cooder have both won twice. Angelique Kidjo also has the most nominations in the combined Global/World history with eight additional nominations. Anoushka Shankar has the second most nominations in the combined categories with seven nominations.[11]

In the single, merged Global category, artists from Brazil have won the most times with five wins, the USA with four, Benin has three, India and South Africa also have three wins, Mali and France have both had artists win twice.

RecipientsEdit

 
Mickey Hart, the first award recipient (1992), at the Web 2.0 Conference in 2005
 
Two-time award recipient Ry Cooder performing in 2009
 
1998 award winner Milton Nascimento in 2008
 
1999 award winner Gilberto Gil performing in 2007
 
2000 award winner Caetano Veloso performing in 2006
 
Four-time recipient Angélique Kidjo.
Year[I] Performing artist(s) Nationality Work Nominees Ref.
1992 Mickey Hart United States Planet Drum
[12]
1993 Sérgio Mendes Brazil Brasileiro
[13]
1994 Ry Cooder and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt United States
India
A Meeting by the River
[14]
1995 Ry Cooder and Ali Farka Touré United States
Mali
Talking Timbuktu
[15]
1996 Deep Forest France Boheme
[16]
1997 The Chieftains Ireland Santiago [17]
1998 Milton Nascimento Brazil Nascimento
[18]
1999 Gilberto Gil Brazil Quanta Live [19]
2000 Caetano Veloso Brazil Livro [20]
2001 João Gilberto Brazil João Voz e Violão
[21]
2002 Ravi Shankar India Full Circle: Carnegie Hall 2000 [22]
2003 Rubén Blades Panama Mundo[23]
2012 Tinariwen Mali Tassili
[24]
2013 Ravi Shankar India The Living Room Sessions Part 1
[25]
2014 Gipsy Kings France Savor Flamenco[26]
Ladysmith Black Mambazo South Africa Live: Singing for Peace Around the World[27]
2015 Angelique Kidjo Benin Eve
[28]
2016 Angelique Kidjo Benin Sings
[28]
2017 Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble United States Sing Me Home
[29]
2018 Ladysmith Black Mambazo South Africa Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration
[30]
2019 Soweto Gospel Choir South Africa Freedom
[31]
2020 Angelique Kidjo Benin Celia
[32]
2021 Burna Boy Nigeria Twice as Tall
[33]

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "Past Winners Search". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved March 4, 2011. Note: User must select the "World" category as the genre under the search feature.
Specific
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  10. ^ https://www.grammy.com/grammys/artists/soweto-gospel-choir/8063
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  23. ^ Rubén Blades|Awards|AllMusic
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  25. ^ List of 2013 nominees Archived 2012-02-01 at the Wayback Machine
  26. ^ Gipsy Kings|Awards|AllMusic
  27. ^ Ladysmith Black Mambazo|Awards|AllMusic
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  30. ^ Grammy.com, 28 November 2017
  31. ^ "Grammy.com, 7 December 2018". Archived from the original on 7 December 2018. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  32. ^ 2020 GRAMMY Awards: Complete Winners & Nominations List|GRAMMY.com
  33. ^ 2021 Nominations List

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