GRAMMY Walk of Fame

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    The GRAMMY Walk of Fame

    GRAMMY Walk of Fame
    ••• GRAMMY Walk of Fame at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles, CA. Photo © 2015 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com

    The GRAMMY Walk of Fame, like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is a series of engraved pavement stones that acknowledge the accomplishments of some famous people. Where the Hollywood stars include actors, directors, recording artists, radio personalities and others in the entertainment industry, the GRAMMY Walk of Fame includes only those who have won GRAMMY Awards from the Recording Academy in the top four award categories.

    The GRAMMY Walk of Fame is a project of the Recording Academy, not the GRAMMY Museum, and they don't have a website, a map or anything to tell you about it, so I will here.

    The GRAMMY Walk of Fame is located at LA Live in Downtown LA. It's not as colorful as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, so most people walk right over it without ever looking down. It starts a short distance away from the front of the GRAMMY Museum, near the parking garage exit (look for the big P) at the pedestrian zone that starts at Figueroa and crosses through L.A. Live. The Walk heads west from...MORE Figueroa Street through the pedestrian zone, has a break across Nokia Plaza, then continues along the inside of the Nokia Theatre to Georgia Street. The plaques stop as you walk left behind Nokia Theatre to Chick Hearn Court (AKA 11th St), where they pick up again heading east along the other side of Nokia Theatre. There's another break at Nokia Plaza, then the walk continues to Figueroa and left around the corner, back past the GRAMMY Museum and left around the corner at Olympic, where the most recent stone gives way to blank stones for future awards.

    Each pavement stone is a round medallion, like a record or CD, listing the winners for Album of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. The difference between Record of the Year and Song of the Year is that the former is awarded to the artist and producer, and the latter goes to the songwriter, who may or may not be the recording artist.  

    There are three medallions that only three winners listed. In the first year, the category of Best New Artist had not yet been created, and in 1967 and 1990, there were not enough nominees in the Best New Artist category to have an award. Another anomaly is the 1978 plaque, which lists two winners tied for Song of the Year, the only year there was a tie in one of the top 4 categories.

    On the following pages, take the GRAMMY Walk of Fame Trivia Tour

    * An asterisk next to an artist's name indicates that they took home two golden gramophones in that category for artist and producer on a self-produced song or album. This practice was in place from 1965 to 80. Those artists have more award statues than category wins. 

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    GRAMMY Walk of Fame Trivia Tour - The Beginning: 1959 - 1963

    GRAMMY Walk of Fame 1961 Medallion, where comedian Bob Newhart won two of the top spots.
    ••• GRAMMY Walk of Fame 1961 Medallion, where comedian Bob Newhart won two of the top spots. Kayte Deioma

    Pull this list up on your smartphone to learn about each year as you traverse the GRAMMY Walk of Fame.

    The trail starts at Figueroa Street at the beginning of the pedestrian zone south of the GRAMMY Museum between Lawry's Carvery and Farm of Beverly Hills.

    The First GRAMMY Awards - May 4, 1959

    The First GRAMMY Ceremony was held in 1959 at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel. The award name, the GRAMMYs, is not an acronym, but represents the award itself, a gold-plated gramophone.

    Henry Mancini accepted the first ever GRAMMY for Album of the Year from Peggy Lee for The Music from Peter Gunn. He went on to win a total of 20 GRAMMYs as artist, composer, songwriter and arranger between 1959 and 72. You'll find his name on the medallions for 1959a, 1962 and 1964.

    Domenico Modugno's Nel Blu di Pinto di Blu, better known as Volare, won both Record of the Year and Song of the Year. It was the first and only time that a foreign language song won any of the four top GRAMMY awards.

    The Chipmunk...MORE Song (Ross Bagdasarian Sr., artist.) won Best Recording for Children and Best Comedy Recording - Musical.

    1959 Ceremony for the 1958 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  The Music From Peter Gunn  --  Henry Mancini, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)  --  Domenico Modugno, artist.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)  --  Domenico Modugno, songwriter.

    The 2nd GRAMMY Awards - November 29, 1959

    For some reason I haven't yet sussed out, the 1959 GRAMMY Ceremony was held in November of 1959, rather than in 1960, so there are 2 Walk of Fame medallions for 1959 and none for 1960.

    Frank Sinatra won his first of three Album of the Year GRAMMYs that year for Come Dance with Me, but it wasn't his first GRAMMY. He had won his first GRAMMY the previous year for Best Album Cover. He went on to win a total of 8 GRAMMYs with 36 years between his 1959 win and his final GRAMMY in 1995 for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance for Duets II.  On the GRAMMY Walk of Fame, you'll also find Sinatra on the 1965 and 1966 medallions.

    November 1959 Ceremony for the 1959 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Come Dance With Me  --  Frank Sinatra, artist.
    • Best New Artist Of 1959  --  Bobby Darin, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Mack The Knife  --  Bobby Darin, artist.
    • Song Of The Year  --  The Battle Of New Orleans  Jimmy Driftwood, songwriter.

    The 3rd GRAMMY Awards - April 12, 1961

    In 1961 Nat King Cole (who never won a GRAMMY) awarded the Album of the Year GRAMMY to Bob Newhart. He is the only comedian to ever win any of the top four awards and he won both Album of the Year and Best New Artist, in a year where he was contending with the soundtrack from the Sound of Music and Elvis Presley on the Billboard charts. He won for The Button-Down Mid of Bob Newhart, a recording of a live comedy performance. The other two categories were both awarded for movie themes, leaving pop music totally out of the equation.

    Ross Bagdasarian Sr. won another GRAMMY for Children's Music Recording for Let's All Sing with the Chipmunks.

    1961 Ceremony for  the 1960 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  The Button-Down Mind Of Bob Newhart  --  Bob Newhart, artist.
    • Best New Artist Of 1960  --  Bob Newhart, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  The Theme From A Summer Place  --  Percy Faith, artist.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Theme From Exodus  --  Ernest Gold, songwriter.

    The 4th GRAMMY Awards -  May 29, 1962 

    Judy Garland only won two GRAMMYs in her career, both for her 1961 recording Judy at Carnegie Hall. She won Album of the Year, which earned her a spot on the GRAMMY Walk of Fame, and also Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female.

    Henry Mancini picked up another five of his 20 awards that year for the Soundtrack from Breakfast at Tiffany's including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for Moon River.

    1962 Ceremony for the 1961 Awards

    • Album Of The Year (Other Than Classical)  --  Judy At Carnegie Hall  --  Judy Garland, artist.
    • Best New Artist Of 1961  --  Peter Nero, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Moon River  --  Henry Mancini, artist.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Moon River  --  Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer, songwriters.

    The 5th GRAMMY Awards -  May 15, 1963 

    In 1963, Tony Bennett won the first two of his 16 GRAMMYs for I Left My Heart in San Francisco. There was a 30 year gap before he would come into his own, after a new category was created in 1991 for "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance," in which he has since won 11 of 23 awards issued. In addition to the 1963 medallion, you'll find him on the 1995 plaque for Album of the Year. His GRAMMY-winning career spans 49 years between his first win in 1963 and his most recent win in 2012.

    1963 Ceremony for the 1962 Awards

    • Album Of The Year (Other Than Classical)  --  The First Family  --  Vaughn Meader, artist.
    • Best New Artist Of 1962  --  Robert Goulet, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  I Left My Heart In San Francisco  --  Tony Bennett, artist.
    • Song Of The Year  --  What Kind Of Fool Am I  --  Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse, songwriters.

    The 6th GRAMMY Awards -  May 12, 1964 

    In 1964 Barbra Streisand won the first two of her 8 GRAMMY Awards for The Barbra Streisand Album, which won Album of the Year and Best Vocal Performance, Female. You'll also find her on the 1977 medallion.

    Henry Mancini pulled in another two top slots, and the Best New Artist I've Never Heard of goes to avant garde jazz singer Ward Swingle for his scat interpretations of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

    1964 Ceremony for the 1963 Awards

    • Album Of The Year (Other Than Classical)  --  The Barbra Streisand Album  --  Barbra Streisand, artist.
    • Best New Artist Of 1963  --  Ward Swingle, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Days Of Wine And Roses  --  Henry Mancini, artist.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Days Of Wine And Roses  --  Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer, songwriters.

    Walk straight across Nokia Plaza to continue the GRAMMY Walk of Fame.

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    GRAMMY Walk of Fame Tour - Nokia Theatre North - Part 1: 1965 - 1970

    GRAMMY Walk of Fame 1965 Medallion
    ••• GRAMMY Walk of Fame 1965 Medallion showing the Beatles win for Best New Artist. Kayte Deioma

    The second section of the GRAMMY Walk of Fame continues on the other side of Nokia Plaza along the northern side of the Nokia Theatre.

    The 7th GRAMMY Awards -  April 13, 1965

    Beatles fans will want to start their pilgrimage here at the inside corner of the Nokia Theatre, where you'll find the first reference to the Beatles on the 1965 medallion for their award as Best New Artist. The Beatles as a group have won 7 GRAMMYs, including 3 in 1996 for Free as a Bird (Pop Performance and Short Music Video) and The Beatles Anthology (Long Form Music Video). John Lennon has another three songwriter/composer GRAMMYs . Paul McCartney has 11 GRAMMYs in addition to the Beatles 7.  George Harrison has four GRAMMYs separate from the Beatles. Ringo Starr has two additional GRAMMYs beyond the Beatles credits. However, they only appear on two other medallions on the GRAMMY Walk of Fame. Lennon and McCartney are on 1967 for Song of the Year, Michelle and the Beatles are on the 1968 plaque for album of...MORE the Year, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

    1965 Ceremony for the 1964 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Getz/Gilberto  --  João Gilberto & Stan Getz, artists.
    • Best New Artist Of 1964  --  Beatles  (George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr), artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  The Girl From Ipanema  --  Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz, artists.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Hello, Dolly!  --  Jerry Herman, songwriter.

    The 8th GRAMMY Awards -  March 15, 1966

    Welsh singer Tom Jones scored Best New Artist in 1966, and Frank Sinatra gets his second Album of the Year for September Of My Years.

    Bill Cosby won the first of six GRAMMYs in a row for Best Comedy Performance. He on one more time in this category 1987. He has two more GRAMMYs for Best Recording for Children. Richard Pryor has the second-most wins in the Comedy category with 5 GRAMMYs.

    1966 Ceremony for the 1965 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  September Of My Years  --  Frank Sinatra, artist. Sonny Burke, producer.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Tom Jones, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  A Taste Of Honey  --  Herb Alpert*, artist. Herb Alpert* & Jerry Moss, producers.
    • Song Of The Year  --  The Shadow Of Your Smile (Love Theme From "The Sandpiper")  --  Johnny Mandel & Paul Francis Webster, songwriters.

    The 9th GRAMMY Awards -  March 2, 1967

    In 1967, Sinatra scores his third Album of the Year GRAMMY, as well as Record of the Year for Strangers in the Night. Lennon and McCartney take home Song of the Year for Michelle, and interestingly, Paul McCartney also won on his own as artist in the category Best Contemporary Group Performance, Vocal or Instrumental for Eleanor Rigby. It is a group category, but McCartney's name is the only one on the award.

    1967 was the only year since the category was introduces in the 2nd year where there were not enough nominees to have a category winner for Best New Artist of the Year.

    1967 Ceremony for the 1966 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  A Man And His Music  --  Frank Sinatra, artist. Sonny Burke, producer.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Strangers In The Night  --  Frank Sinatra, artist. Jimmy Bowen, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Michelle  --  John Lennon & Paul McCartney, songwriters.

    The 10th GRAMMY Awards -  February 29, 1968

    This is the last of the three pavement plaques for the Beatles, with their win for Album of the Year for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band.

    1968 Ceremony for the 1967 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band  --  Beatles  (George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr), artist. George Martin, producer.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Bobbie Gentry, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Up, Up And Away  --  5th Dimension (Billy Davis Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson), artist. Johnny Rivers & Marc Gordon, producers.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Up, Up And Away  --  Jimmy L. Webb, songwriter.

    The 11th GRAMMY Awards -  March 12, 1969

    In 1969, Paul Simon won his first 3 of 12 GRAMMY categories. Two were for Record of the Year and Best Contemporary Pop Performance, Instrumental for Mrs. Robinson, partnered with Art Garfunkel. The third was a co-composer award with Dave Grusin for Best Original Score for The Graduate. You can find Paul Simon's name on GRAMMY Walk of Fame medallions for 1969, 1970, 1975, 1987 and 1987, the most of any artist on the GRAMMY Walk of Fame.

    1969 was also notably the year that Aretha Franklin began her 8-year winning streak for Best Female R&B Performance. She has 11 total wins in that category, but because she never won any of the top four general awards, she doesn't have a medallion on the GRAMMY Walk of Fame.

    1969 Ceremony for the 1968 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  By The Time I Get To Phoenix  --  Glen Campbell, artist. Al De Lory, producer.
    • Best New Artist Of The Year  --  Jose Feliciano, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Mrs. Robinson  --  Simon And Garfunkel* (Art Garfunkel*, Paul Simon*), artist. Art Garfunkel*, Paul Simon*, Roy Halee & Simon And Garfunkel* (Art Garfunkel*, Paul Simon*), producers.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Little Green Apples  --  Bobby Russell, songwriter.

    The 12th GRAMMY Awards -  March 11, 1970

    1970 was really the first year that rock (beyond pop) artists started being recognized, but there wouldn't be a Rock category added to the GRAMMYs until 1979.

    1970 Ceremony for the 1969 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Blood, Sweat And Tears  --  Blood, Sweat And Tears (Dick Halligan, Jerry Hyman, Steve Katz, Fred Lipsius, Lou Soloff, David Clayton Thomas, Chuck Winfield), artist. James William Guercio, producer.
    • Best New Artist Of The Year  --  Crosby, Stills And Nash (David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills), artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)  --  5th Dimension (Billy Davis Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson), artist. Bones Howe, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Games People Play  --  Joe South, songwriter.
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    GRAMMY Walk of Fame Tour - Nokia Theatre North - Part 2: 1971 - 1977

    GRAMMY Walk of Fame 1974 Medallion
    ••• GRAMMY Walk of Fame 1974 Medallion showing Stevie Wonder's first of three wins for Album of the Year. Kayte Deioma

    The 13th GRAMMY Awards -  March 16, 1971

    1971 was the first year that the GRAMMYs were televised live.

    Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Waters dominated 1971, taking the three top categories for which it was eligible, as well as GRAMMYs for Best Contemporary Song and Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists, for a total of 5 Awards. 

    The Carpenters took Best New Artist honors as well as Best Contemporary Song for Close to You. They scored again in 1972, winning Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for the album Carpenters.

    1971 Ceremony for the 1970 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Bridge Over Troubled Water  --  Simon And Garfunkel* (Art Garfunkel*, Paul Simon*), artist. Art Garfunkel*, Paul Simon*, Roy Halee & Simon And Garfunkel* (Art Garfunkel*, Paul Simon*), producers.
    • Best New Artist Of The Year  --  Carpenters (Karen Carpenter, Richard Carpenter), artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Bridge Over Troubled Water  --  Simon And Garfunkel* (Art Garfunkel*, Paul Simon*),...MORE artist. Art Garfunkel*, Paul Simon*, Roy Halee & Simon And Garfunkel* (Art Garfunkel*, Paul Simon*), producers.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Bridge Over Troubled Water  --  Paul Simon, songwriter.

    The 14th GRAMMY Awards -  March 14, 1972

    Carole King had a great year in 1971-72. She won Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for Tapestry, and Record of the Year for It's Too Late. She also won Song of the Year for You've Got a Friend, a song which also garnered James Taylor the award for  Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male.

    It was also the first of two GRAMMYs for Carly Simon, the other being in 1989 as songwriter for Let the River Run, which won Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television.

    1972 Ceremony for the 1971 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Tapestry  --  Carole King, artist. Lou Adler, producer.
    • Best New Artist Of The Year  --  Carly Simon, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  It's Too Late  --  Carole King, artist. Lou Adler, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  You've Got A Friend  --  Carole King, songwriter.

    The 15th GRAMMY Awards -  March 3, 1973

    In 1973, Roberta Flack won Record of the Year for The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. The song also garnered the Song of the Year award for songwriter Ewan MacColl. Flack won a second GRAMMY that year for Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus for Where is the Love, recorded with Donny Hathaway.

    1973 Ceremony for the 1972 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  The Concert For Bangla Desh  --  Billy Preston, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, George Harrison*, Klaus Voormann, Leon Russell, Ravi Shankar & Ringo Starr, artists. George Harrison* & Phil Spector, producers.
    • Best New Artist Of The Year  --  America (Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek), artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face  --  Roberta Flack, artist. Joel Dorn, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face  --  Ewan MacColl, songwriter.

    The 16th GRAMMY Awards -  March 2, 1974

    Roberta Flack was called to the stage again in 1974 to accept another GRAMMY for Record of the Year, this time for Killing Me Softly with His Song, which also won Song of the Year for songwriters Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel.

    It was also the year Stevie Wonder took home the first four of 25 GRAMMY Statues in 22 categories. He collected hardware for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance, Male for Superstition, as well as Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male for You Are the Sunshine of My Life. He gets a mention on the 1974 medallion for Album of the Year for Innervisions, for which he took home one GRAMMY as artist and another as producer.  Between 1965 and 1980, artists who self-produced their albums got separate awards as artist and producer, but after 1980, both titles were put on one award.

    This was the first of three Album of the Year Awards for Stevie Wonder, so you'll also find him commemorated on the plaques for 1975 and 1977. He has continued to win GRAMMYs as artist, arranger and songwriter through the 80's, 90's and 2000's, but hasn't made it back into the top 4 since 1977.

    1974 Ceremony for the 1973 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Innervisions  --  Stevie Wonder*, artist. Stevie Wonder*, producer.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Bette Midler, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Killing Me Softly With His Song  --  Roberta Flack, artist. Joel Dorn, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Killing Me Softly With His Song  --  Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel, songwriters.

    The 17th GRAMMY Awards -  March 1, 1975

    Marvin Hamlisch won four GRAMMYs in 1975 for songs from two different movies. On the medallion you'll see his name as Best New Artist of the Year and co-songwriter of The Way We Were from the eponymous movie. He also won Album Of Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special for The Way We Were and Best Pop Instrumental Performance for his performance of Scott Joplin's The Entertainer from the movie The Sting.

    Stevie Wonder also took home another four GRAMMYs, including his 2nd Album of the Year for Fulfillingness' First Finale. He also won Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male for the album, Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male for Boogie on Reggae Woman, and Best Rhythm & Blues Song for Living for the City.

    In addition to Record of the Year, Olivia Newton-John took home Best Pop vocal Performance, Female for I Honestly Love You. She had won her first GRAMMY the previous year for Best country Vocal Performance, Female, for Let Me Be There. She went on to claim another golden gramophone in 1986 for Video of the Year for Olivia Physical.

    1975 Ceremony for the 1974 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Fulfillingness' First Finale  --  Stevie Wonder*, artist. Stevie Wonder*, producer.
    • Best New Artist Of The Year  --   --  Marvin Hamlisch, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  I Honestly Love You  --  Olivia Newton-John, artist. John Farrar, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  The Way We Were  --  Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman & Marvin Hamlisch, songwriters.

    The 18th GRAMMY Awards -  February 28, 1976

    In 1976, Paul Simon picked up his first post-Garfunkel GRAMMYs for his solo album, Still Crazy After All These Years.

    Natalie Cole won the first two of her  9 awards as Best New Artist and Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female for This Will Be. She won the latter category again the following year for Sophisticated Lady (She's A Different Lady).

    Stephen Sondheim won his only Song of the Year GRAMMY for Send in the Clowns. The composer also won Best Score or Best Cast Show Album for six different musicals from 1970 to 1994.

    It was the only GRAMMY for Captain &Tenille.

    1976 Ceremony for the 1975 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Still Crazy After All These Years  --  Paul Simon*, artist. Paul Simon* & Phil Ramone, producers.
    • Best New Artist Of The Year  --  Natalie Cole, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Love Will Keep Us Together  --  Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon*, Toni Tennille), artist. Daryl Dragon*, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Send In The Clowns  --  Stephen Sondheim, songwriter.

    The 19th GRAMMY Awards -  February 19, 1977

    Stevie Wonder was back for his 3rd Album of the Year in 1977 as both artist and producer for Songs in the Key of Life. While he was at it, he collected Best Producer of the Year for the album, Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male for I Wish, and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male for Songs In The Key Of Life.

    1977 Ceremony for the 1976 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Songs In The Key Of Life --   Stevie Wonder*, artist. Stevie Wonder*, producer.
    • Best New Artist Of The Year  --  Starland Vocal Band, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  This Masquerade  --  George Benson, artist. Tommy LiPuma, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  I Write The Songs  --  Bruce Johnston, songwriter.

    Turn left on Georgia Street and walk behind the Nokia Theatre to pick up the GRAMMY Walk of Fame heading East from the corner of Chick Hearn Court.

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    GRAMMY Walk of Fame Tour - Nokia Theatre South - Part 1: 1978 - 1983

    GRAMMY Walk of Fame 1981 Medallion showing Christopher Cross as winner of all four categories.
    ••• GRAMMY Walk of Fame 1981 Medallion showing Christopher Cross as winner of all four categories. Kayte Deioma

    GRAMMY Walk of Fame Tour - Nokia Theatre South, heading east along Chick Hearn Court from Georgia Street. 

    The 20th GRAMMY Awards -  February 23, 1978

    1978 was the only year in the history of the GRAMMYs that there was a tie in one of the top categories. The medallion on the GRAMMY Walk of Fame shows two winners for Song of the Year, Love Theme from A Star is Born (Evergreen), which Barbra Streisand and Paul Williams co-wrote and You Light up My Life, written by Joe Brooks. The latter was the song that also propelled Debby Boone into the Best New Artist spotlight.

    1978 Ceremony for the 1977 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Rumours  --  Fleetwood Mac* (Lindsey Buckingham*, Mick Fleetwood*, Christine McVie*, John McVie*, Stevie Nicks*), artist. Fleetwood Mac* (Lindsey Buckingham*, Mick Fleetwood*, Christine McVie*, John McVie*, Stevie Nicks*), Ken Caillat & Richard Dashut, producers.
    • Best New Artist Of The Year  --  Debby Boone, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Hotel California --  Eagles (Don...MORE Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Joe Walsh), artist. Bill Szymczyk, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen) (TIE) Barbra Streisand, Paul Williams, songwriters.
    • Song Of The Year  --  You Light Up My Life (TIE)  --  Joe Brooks, songwriter.

    The 21st GRAMMY Awards -  February 15, 1979

    In 1979, Billy Joel won the first two of his five GRAMMYs for Just the Way You Are as Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

    The Album of the Year went to the Soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever. For that one category, 52 golden gramophones were handed out to 34 artists and 18 producers. Seven of the artists also received the producer award for their self-produced recordings.

    1979 Ceremony for the 1978 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Saturday Night Fever - Soundtrack  --  * Bee Gees (Barry Gibb*, Maurice Gibb*, Robin Gibb*), David Shire*, K.C. And The Sunshine Band (Harry Wayne Casey*, Richard Finch*, Fermin Goypisolo, Robert Johnson, Jerome Smith), Kool And The Gang (Robert "Kool" Bell, Ronald Bell, George Brown, Larry Gittens, Robert Mickens, Otha Nash, Claydes Smith, Dennis Thomas, Rickey West), MFSB (Don Renaldo), Ralph MacDonald*, Tavares (Butch Tavares, Chubby Tavares, Pooch Tavares, Ralph Tavares, Tiny Tavares), The Trammps (Jimmy Ellis, Robert Upchurch, Harold Wade, Stanley Wade, Earl Young), Walter Murphy & Yvonne Elliman, artists. Albhy Galuten, Arif Mardin, Bee Gees* (Barry Gibb*, Maurice Gibb*, Robin Gibb*), Bill Oakes, Bobby Martin, Broadway Eddie, David Shire*, Freddie Perren, Harry Wayne Casey*, K.G. Productions, Karl Richardson, Ralph MacDonald*, Richard Finch*, Ron Kersey, Thomas J. Valentino & William Salter, producers.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Taste Of Honey (Donald R. Johnson, Janice M. Johnson, Perry Kibble, Hazel Payne), artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Just The Way You Are  --  Billy Joel, artist. Phil Ramone, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Just The Way You Are  --  Billy Joel, songwriter.

    The 22nd GRAMMY Awards -  February 27, 1980

    Billy Joel was back to collect two more GRAMMYs – Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male, both  for 52nd Street.  He earned one more GRAMMY in 1981 for Best Rock Vocal Performance for Glass Houses.

    The Doobie Brothers took home Record of the Year for What a Fool Believes and Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus for Minute By Minute. What a Fool Believes also won Song of the Year and Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocals for Michael McDonald. McDonald went on to win one more GRAMMY in 1985 with James Ingram as Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for Yah Mo B There.

    1980 was the first year that there were separate categories added for Rock music. The Eagles, Bob Dylan, Donna Summer and Paul McCartney and Wings took home awards in the first Rock categories, which included male, female, group and instrumental.

    1980 Ceremony for the 1979 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  52nd Street  --  Billy Joel, artist. Phil Ramone, producer.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Rickie Lee Jones, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  What A Fool Believes  --  Doobie Brothers (Jeffrey Baxter, John Hartman, Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald, Tiran Porter, Patrick Simmons), artist. Ted Templeman, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  What A Fool Believes  --  Kenny Loggins & Michael McDonald, songwriters.

    The 23rd GRAMMY Awards -  February 25, 1981

    In 1981, Christopher Cross was the only artist to ever receive the “Big Four” (Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist) in a single ceremony. He also won Best Arrangement, so a total of 5 awards for the artist, the album Christopher Cross and the song Sailing.

    Also in 1981, Pat Benatar received the first of 4 GRAMMYs in a row for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female.

    1981 Ceremony for the 1980 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Christopher Cross  --  Christopher Cross, artist. Michael Omartian, producer.
    • Best New Artist  --  Christopher Cross, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Sailing  --  Christopher Cross, artist. Michael Omartian, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Sailing  --   --  Christopher Cross, songwriter.

    The 24th GRAMMY Awards -  February 24, 1982

    John Lennon's album with Yoko Ono, Double Fantasy, was panned by critics when it was released in October 1980, but after the performer's assassination in December 1980, the album was nominated and won Album of the Year at the 1982 GRAMMY ceremony.

    1982 Ceremony for the 1981 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Double Fantasy  --   --  John Lennon & Yoko Ono, artists. Jack Douglas, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, producers.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Sheena Easton, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Bette Davis Eyes  --  Kim Carnes, artist. Val Garay, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Bette Davis Eyes  --  Donna Weiss & Jackie DeShannon, songwriters.

    The 25th GRAMMY Awards -  February 23, 1983

    You won't find him on a single medallion on the Walk of Fame, but in 1983 Pat Metheny won the first of his 20 GRAMMYs. He won in 18 different years over a 29 year period from 1983 to 2012, and won for 7 consecutive albums.

    1983 Ceremony for the 1982 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Toto IV  --   Toto (Bobby Kimbal, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, Michael Porcaro, Steve Porcaro), artist. Toto (Bobby Kimbal, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, Michael Porcaro, Steve Porcaro), producer.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Men At Work (Russell Deppeler, Greg Ham, Colin Hay, John Rees, Jerry Speiser, Ron Strykert), artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Rosanna  --  Toto (Bobby Kimbal, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, Michael Porcaro, Steve Porcaro), artist. Toto (Bobby Kimbal, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, Michael Porcaro, Steve Porcaro), producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Always On My Mind  --  Johnny Christopher, Mark James & Wayne Carson, songwriters.
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    GRAMMY Walk of Fame Tour - Nokia Theatre South - Part 2: 1984 - 1987

    GRAMMY Walk of Fame 1984 Medallion
    ••• GRAMMY Walk of Fame 1984 Medallion with Michael Jackson's wins for Album of the Year and Record of the Year. Kayte Deioma

    The 26th GRAMMY Awards -  February 28, 1984

    Michael Jackson is the male artist who won the most GRAMMYs first in one night, winning 8 GRAMMYs at the 1984 ceremony. Many people think he won all those GRAMMYs for the album Thriller. He did win Album of the year for Thriller, and individual songs won performance awards in Pop, Rock and R&B categories.  However, one of his 8 GRAMMYs that year was for Best Recording for Children with E.T. the Extra Terrestrial.  He won 16 GRAMMYs in his career. You'll also find him on the medallions for 1984 and 1986.

    Sting also has 16 total GRAMMYs, four of which he won in 1984, including Song of the Year as songwriter, and with The Police, Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for Every Breath You Take, Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for Synchronicity and a solo award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for Brimstone and Treacle.  This was the only year he broke into the top 4 and earned a spot on a medallion.

    1984...MORE Ceremony for the 1983 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Thriller  --  Michael Jackson, artist. Michael Jackson & Quincy Jones, producers.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Culture Club (Boy George, Michael Craig, Roy Hay, Jon Moss), artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Beat It  --  Michael Jackson, artist. Michael Jackson & Quincy Jones, producers.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Every Breath You Take  --  Sting, songwriter.

    The 27th GRAMMY Awards -  February 26, 1985

    In 1985 Lionel Richie  won the 2nd and 3rd of his four GRAMMYs, garnering Album of the Year and Producer of the Year for his album Can't Slow Down. He made it into the top 4 twice, so you'll also find him on the 1986 medallion.

    Also of note that year, Tina Turner took home three GRAMMYs. In addition to Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance for What's Love Got to Do With It, she won the first of four GRAMMYs in a row for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female for Better Be Good to Me. She won in '85, '86, '87 and '89 for four albums in row. There was no Female Rock Vocalist award in 1988. Although her name is not on the medallion, she was also a featured artist on the album River: The Joni Letters, for which Herbie Hancock won Album of the Year in 2008.

    Cyndi Lauper broke into the scene as Best New Artist, and then doesn't appear on the GRAMMY rolls again until 2014, when she took home a GRAMMY as composer and lyricist for Best Musical Theatre Album for Kinky Boots.

    1985 Ceremony for the 1984 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Can't Slow Down  --  Lionel Richie, artist. James Anthony Carmichael & Lionel Richie, producers.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Cyndi Lauper, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  What's Love Got To Do With It  --  Tina Turner, artist. Terry Britten, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  What's Love Got To Do With It  --  Graham Lyle & Terry Britten, songwriters.

    The 28th GRAMMY Awards -  February 25, 1986

    Phil Collins received three GRAMMYs in 1986 for the album No Jacket Required. In addition to Album of the Year, he won Producer of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male. He had won the latter category the previous year for Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now).  You'll find his name on another medallion in 1991. He has 8 GRAMMYs total.

    This is the second medallion with Michael Jackson's name on it, as co-writer of the Song of the Year, We Are the World with Lionel Richie. He also sang on the album, but so did everyone else in music, so the Record of the Year went to producer, Quincy Jones and the medallion lists (various artists) as winner.

    Sade received four additional GRAMMYs in 1994, 1995, 2002 and 2011 in R&B, Gospel and Pop categories after her appearance here as Best New Artist, but this is the only time she made it into the top 4 categories.

    In 1985-86, a category was created for Best Polka Album. Frank Yankovic won the first GRAMMY in the category in 1986 for his 70 Years of Hits. Jimmy Sturr won the category 18 times in the 24 years until the category was discontinued in 2010.

    1986 Ceremony  for the 1985 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  No Jacket Required  --  Phil Collins, artist. Hugh Padgham & Phil Collins, producers.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Sade (Sade Adu, Paul S. Denman, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman), artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  We Are The World  --  Quincy Jones, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  We Are The World  --  Lionel Richie & Michael Jackson, songwriters.

    The 29th GRAMMY Awards -  February 24, 1987

    Paul Simon released the album Graceland, and the single Graceland in different months, so they fell into different award years. He won Album of the Year in 1987, and won Record of the Year in 1988 for the single Graceland.

    In 1987 there was a tie for Best Polka Recording between Jimmy Sturr and Eddie Blazonczyk.

    1987 Ceremony for the 1986 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Graceland  --  Paul Simon, artist. Paul Simon, producer.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Bruce Hornsby And The Range (Bruce Hornsby, David Mansfield, George Marinelli, John Molo, Joe Puerta), artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Higher Love  --  Steve Winwood, artist. Russ Titelman & Steve Winwood, producers.
    • Song Of The Year  --  That's What Friends Are For  --  Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager, songwriters.
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    GRAMMY Walk of Fame Tour - Nokia Theatre South - Part 3: 1988-1993

    GRAMMY Walk of Fame 1992 Medallion
    ••• GRAMMY Walk of Fame 1992 Medallion, the year three of the top spots were awarded for Natalie Cole's Unforgettable with Love album. Kayte Deioma

    The 30th GRAMMY Awards -  March 2, 1988

    In 1988, U2 won the first 2 of their 22 GRAMMYs - Album of the Year and Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for Joshua Tree. They hold the record for the most GRAMMYs won by a duo or group.

    1988 Ceremony  for the 1987 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  The Joshua Tree  --  U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.), artist. Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois, producers.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Jody Watley, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Graceland  --  Paul Simon, artist. Paul Simon, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Somewhere Out There  --  Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil & James Horner, songwriters.

    The 31st GRAMMY Awards -  February 22, 1989

    1989 was the year that Best Rap Performance was introduced as a category and D.J. Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince (Will Smith, Jeff Townes) took home the first GRAMMY. There are now four categories within the Rap genre.

    1989 Ceremony  for the 1988 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Faith  --  George Michael, artist....MORE George Michael, producer.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Tracy Chapman, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Don't Worry Be Happy  --  Bobby McFerrin, artist. Linda Goldstein, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Don't Worry Be Happy  --  Bobby McFerrin, songwriter.

    The 32nd GRAMMY Awards -  February 21, 1990

    Bonnie Raitt won the first four of her 10 GRAMMYs in 1990, including Album of the Year, Best Female Rock Vocal and Best Female Pop Vocal for Nick of Time, as well as Best Traditional Blues Recording with John Lee Hooker for I'm in the Mood. This is her only appearance in the top 4, so her only medallion.

    You'll see on the 1990 medallion that it says "No Award Given" under the Best New Artist category. In fact, an award was given - to the duo Milli Vanilli – but the GRAMMY was retracted when it was discovered that the two German performers did not actually sing on their album. They should have given it to the singers, Brad Howell, John Davis and Charles Shaw, who really did perform on the album which generated five top 10 hits, but that never happened.

    1990 Ceremony  for the 1989 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Nick Of Time  --  Bonnie Raitt, artist. Don Was, producer.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Wind Beneath My Wings  --  Bette Midler, artist. Arif Mardin, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Wind Beneath My Wings  --  Jeff Silbar & Larry Henley, songwriters.

    The 33rd GRAMMY Awards -  February 20, 1991

    In 1991 Quincy Jones won an Album of the Year GRAMMY for the compilation album Back on the Block, with 3 generations of performers from Ella Fitzgerald to Ice-T.  Quincy Jones has 27 GRAMMYs, most as producer, but also as artist and arranger.  He holds the record for the most GRAMMY nominations with 79, but is tied for 2nd place for GRAMMYs received. Conductor Georg Solti holds first place with 31 GRAMMYs.

    Bluegrass and Country singer Alison Krauss ties Quincy Jones with 27 GRAMMYs, with her first win in 1991 for Best Bluegrass Recording for I've Got That Old Feeling. It was one of only two of her 27 GRAMMYs awarded to her as a solo artist. She received 17 awards with her band Union Station, and the rest in collaboration with other artists. 

    Sinead O'Connor was nominated for three awards in 1991 and won the first GRAMMY for the brand new category, Alternative Music Performance. In protest of the commercialism of the GRAMMYs, she refused to accept it.

    George Burns won the GRAMMY for Best Spoken Word Album for Gracie - A Love Story at the age of 95, making him the oldest GRAMMY recipient, until he lost that distinction to Pinetop Perkins in 2011.

    1991 Ceremony for the 1990 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Back On The Block  --  Quincy Jones, artist. Quincy Jones, producer.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Mariah Carey, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Another Day In Paradise  --  Phil Collins, artist. Hugh Padgham & Phil Collins, producers.
    • Song Of The Year  --  From A Distance  --  Julie Gold, songwriter.

    The 34th GRAMMY Awards -  February 25, 1992

    In 1992, Best Traditional Pop Performance became a GRAMMY category. In addition to being the first recipient in that category, Natalie Cole also won Album of the year for the album Unforgettable With Love, and Record of the year for the song Unforgettable, which also won Song of the Year for Irving Gordon. The song features her singing in duet with a classic recording by her late father, Nat King Cole. This is her second medallion. Natalie Cole's first GRAMMY was as Best New Artist in 1975.

    1992 Ceremony for the 1991 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Unforgettable With Love  --  Natalie Cole, artist. Andre Fischer, David Foster & Tommy LiPuma, producers.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Marc Cohn, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Unforgettable  --  Natalie Cole, artist. David Foster, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Unforgettable  --  Irving Gordon, songwriter.

    The 35th GRAMMY Awards -  February 24, 1993

    Eric Clapton won six GRAMMYs in 1993 for the album Unplugged, and the singles Tears in Heaven and Layla. The song Tears in Heaven appeared in the film soundtrack for the 1991 movie Rush, but was written about the pain and loss Clapton felt after losing his four-year-old son, Conor, who fell from a 53rd story window of a New York apartment. Eric Clapton has won 17 GRAMMYs. You'll see his name again on the 1997 medallion.

    Tony Bennett won the first of his 11 GRAMMYs in the category of Best Traditional Pop Performance. He has 18 GRAMMYs total.

    Walter Ostanek interrupted Jimmy Sturr's long winning streak for Best Polka Album, winning the GRAMMY three years straight in 1993. '94 and '95.

    1993 Ceremony for the 1992 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Unplugged  --  Eric Clapton, artist. Russ Titelman, producer.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Arrested Development (Baba Oje, Rasa Don, Headliner, Montsho Eshe, Rasa Don, Speech), artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Tears In Heaven  --  Eric Clapton, artist. Russ Titelman, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Tears In Heaven  --  Eric Clapton & Will Jennings, songwriters.

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    GRAMMY Walk of Fame Section 4 - East on Chick Hearn to Figueroa: 1994 - 1996

    GRAMMY Walk of Fame 1995 Medallion
    ••• GRAMMY Walk of Fame 1995 Medallion, when Sheryl Crow won two of the top spots. Kayte Deioma

    On the east side of Nokia Plaza, the GRAMMY Walk of Fame continues along Chick Hearn Court to Figueroa Street and then left around the corner.

    The 36th GRAMMY Awards -  March 1, 1994

    In 1994, Whitney Houston won three GRAMMYs for the Soundtrack from the Bodyguard and the single I Will Always Love You. She won six GRAMMYs in her career.

    1994 Ceremony for the 1993 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  The Bodyguard - Original Soundtrack Album  --  Whitney Houston, artist. Babyface, BeBe Winans, David Cole, David Foster, L.A. Reid, Narada Michael Walden & Robert Clivilles, producers.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Toni Braxton, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  I Will Always Love You  --  Whitney Houston, artist. David Foster, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)  --  Alan Menken & Tim Rice, songwriters.

    The 37th GRAMMY Awards -  March 1, 1995

    Sheryl Crow got the GRAMMY voters' attention with All I Wanna Do, winning her first three GRAMMYs for Best New Artist, Best...MORE Female Pop Vocal Performance and Record of the Year in 1995.  She also won Best Rock Album in 1997 and 1999, and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 1997, 2000, 2001 and 2003.

    This is the second medallion mentioning Tony Bennett, this time as winner of Best Album of the Year for his album, MTV Unplugged. His first was the 1963 medallion, where he won Record of the Year for I Left My Heart in San Francisco.

    This is Bruce Springsteen's only medallion on the GRAMMY Walk of Fame, despite the fact that he has won 20 GRAMMY Awards. In 1995 he took home four GRAMMYs for Streets of Philadelphia. In 1995, in addition to Song of the Year, he received Best Rock Song, Best Male Rock Vocal Performance and Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television. He won his first GRAMMY for Male Rock Vocal Performance in 1984 for Dancing in the Dark and his latest in 2009 for Working on a Dream.

    1995 Ceremony for the 1994 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  MTV Unplugged  --  Tony Bennett, artist. David Kahne, producer.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Sheryl Crow, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  All I Wanna Do  --  Sheryl Crow, artist. Bill Bottrell, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Streets Of Philadelphia  --  Bruce Springsteen, songwriter.

    The 38th GRAMMY Awards -  February 28, 1996

    Alanis Morissette collected four GRAMMYs at the 1996 ceremony. In addition to Album of the Year and Best Rock Album for Jagged Little Pill, she took home Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and Best Rock Song for You Oughta Know. She has three additional GRAMMY wins in 1998 and 1999, but this is her only medallion.

    Seal picked up three awards for Kiss from a Rose, including both Record and Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

    Hootie and the Blowfish won Best New Artist and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group for Let Her Cry. Lead singer Darius Rucker made a solo comeback, picking up the Best Country Solo Performance GRAMMY in 2014.

    1996 Ceremony for the 1995 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Jagged Little Pill  --  Alanis Morissette, artist. Glen Ballard, producer.
    • Best New Artist  --   Hootie & The Blowfish (Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker, Jim "Soni" Sonefeld), artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Kiss From A Rose  --  Seal, artist. Trevor Horn, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Kiss From A Rose  --  Seal, songwriter.

    The 39th GRAMMY Awards -  February 26, 1997

    LeAnn Rimes is the youngest individual artist to win a GRAMMY. She was 14 years old when she won Best New Artist in 1997. She also won Best Female Vocal Performance for the song Blue.

    Celine Dion also won two GRAMMYs in 1997. Falling into You won both Album of the Year and Best pop Album. Dion's first GRAMMY was for the 1992 recording of Beauty and the Beast. She has a total of five GRAMMYs. You'll see her again on the 1999 medallion.

    1997 Ceremony for the 1996 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Falling Into You  --   --  Celine Dion, artist. Aldo Nova, Billy Steinberg, Dan Hill, David Foster, Humberto Gatica, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Jeff Bova, Jim Steinman, John Jones, Ric Wake, Rick Hahn, Rick Nowels, Roy Bittan & Steven Rinkoff, producers.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  LeAnn Rimes, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Change The World  --  Eric Clapton, artist. Babyface, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Change The World  --  Gordon Kennedy, Tommy Sims & Wayne Kirkpatrick, songwriters.

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    GRAMMY Walk of Fame Tour - Figueroa to GRAMMY Museum: 1998 - 2007

    GRAMMY Walk of Fame 2000 Medallion
    ••• GRAMMY Walk of Fame 2000 Medallion, where three of the top spots were for Santana's Album Supernatural, which won a record 9 GRAMMYs that night. Kayte Deioma

    The GRAMMY Walk of Fame continues north on Figueroa Street back toward where it started.

    The 40th GRAMMY Awards -  February 25, 1998

    The 1998 win for Album of the Year for Time Out of Mind is the only one of Bob Dylan's 10 GRAMMYs between 1972 and 2006 that landed him on a medallion on the GRAMMY Walk of Fame.

    In 1998 classical conductor Georg Solti received his 31st GRAMMY for Best Opera Recording. He won his first GRAMMY in 1963, and he was nominated 74 times. He is the most-awarded GRAMMY recipient of all time, but does not appear on the GRAMMY Walk of Fame, since none of his GRAMMYs are in the top categories.

    1998 Ceremony for the 1997 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Time Out Of Mind  --  Bob Dylan, artist. Daniel Lanois, producer.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Paula Cole, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Sunny Came Home  --  Shawn Colvin, artist. John Leventhal, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Sunny Came Home  --  John Leventhal & Shawn Colvin, songwriters.

    The 41st GRAMMY Awards - ...MORE February 24, 1999

    Lauryn Hill piled on five golden gramophones in 1999 for The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill. In addition to Best New Artist and Album of the year, which earned her a spot on the pavement, she won Best Female R&B Vocal, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album. She also earned a couple GRAMMYs in 1997 as part of the Fugees.

    In 1999, Lenny Kravitz won the first of four GRAMMYs in a row for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, which he also won in 2000, 2001 and 2002.

    1999 Ceremony for the 1998 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill -- Lauryn Hill, artist. Chris Theis, Comissioner Gordon, Johnny Wydrycz, Ken Johnston, Matt Howe, Storm Jefferson, Tony Prendatt & Warren Riker, engineers/mixers. Lauryn Hill, producer.
    • Best New Artist  --   Lauryn Hill, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic)   -Celine Dion, artist. David Gleeson, Humberto Gatica & Simon Franglen, engineers/mixers. James Horner, Simon Franglen & Walter Afanasieff, producers.
    • Song Of The Year  --  My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic)  --  James Horner & Will Jennings, songwriters.

    The 42nd GRAMMY Awards -  February 23, 2000

    Accepting 8 (9) golden gramophones in 2000, Santana holds the record for the most GRAMMYs won for a single album (9 including one for songwriters Itaal Shur and Rob Thomas for Song of the Year) in one night and the most GRAMMYs won by a group in one night for the album Supernatural. Five different singles off the album were recognized, including Smooth, which won both Record and Song of the Year and also Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals. Michael Jackson holds the record for the most awards won by an individual in one night (8), but his awards were not all for the same album.

    Best New Artist of 1999 was the first of four GRAMMYs for Christina Aguilera.

    2000 Ceremony for the 1999 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Supernatural  --  Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson), artist. Alvaro Villagra, Andy Grassi, Anton Pukshansky, Benny Faccone, Chris Theis, Comissioner Gordon, David Frazer, David Thoener, Glenn Kolotkin, Jeff Poe, Jim Gaines, Jim Scott, John Gamble, John Karpowich, John Seymour, Matty Spindel, Mike Couzzi, Steve Farrone, Steve Fontano, T-Ray, Tom Lord-Alge, Tony Prendatt & Warren Riker, engineers/mixers. Alex Gonzales, Art Hodge, Charles Goodan, Clive Davis, Dante Ross, Dust Brothers, Fher Olvera, Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis, KC Porter, Lauryn Hill, Matt Serletic, Stephen M. Harris & Wyclef Jean, producers.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Christina Aguilera, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Smooth  --  Rob Thomas & Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson), artists. David Thoener, engineer/mixer. Matt Serletic, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Smooth  --  Itaal Shur & Rob Thomas, songwriters.

    The 43rd GRAMMY Awards -  February 21, 2001

    Steely Dan won three GRAMMYs in 2001 for the album Two Against Nature and the song Cousin Dupree.

    U2 also took home three awards for the song  Beautiful Day.  

    The Foo Fighters don't have a spot on the GRAMMY Walk of Fame, but in 2001, they took home the first two of 13 GRAMMYs for Best Rock Album, There Is Nothing Left to Lose, and Best Short Form Music Video for Learn to Fly.  They have four awards for Best Rock Album.

    2001 Ceremony for the 2000 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Two Against Nature  --  Steely Dan (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen), artist. Dave Russell, Elliot Scheiner, Phil Burnett & Roger Nichols, engineers/mixers. Donald Fagen & Walter Becker, producers.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Shelby Lynne, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Beautiful Day  --  U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.), artist. Richard Rainey & Steve Lillywhite, engineers/mixers. Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois, producers.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Beautiful Day  --  U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.), songwriter.

    The 44th GRAMMY Awards -  February 27, 2002

    U2 came back for four more awards in 2002 for the album All that You Can't Leave Behind and three singles off that album, including the Record of the Year, Walk On.

    Lots of artists took home golden gramophones in 2002 for the 2001 Album of the Year, O Brother, Where Art Thou? Among those were the youngest recipients ever to receive GRAMMYs, the three Peasall Sisters, Leah (7), Hannah (9) and Sarah (13).

    2002 Ceremony for the 2001 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Soundtrack  --  Alison Krauss & Union Station (Barry Bales, Ron Block, Jerry Douglas, Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski), Chris Sharp, Chris Thomas King, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Harley Allen, John Hartford, Mike Compton, Norman Blake, Pat Enright, Peasall Sisters (Hannah Peasall, Leah Peasall, Sarah Peasall), Ralph Stanley, Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, The Cox Family (Evelyn Cox, Sidney Cox, Suzanne Cox, Willard Cox), The Fairfield Four (Nathan Best, Isaac Freeman, Robert Hamlett, James Hill, Joseph Rice, Wilson Waters, Jr.), The Whites (Buck White, Cheryl White, Sharon White) & Tim Blake Nelson, artists. Mike Piersante & Peter Kurland, engineers/mixers. Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer. T Bone Burnett, producer.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Alicia Keys, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Walk On  --  U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.), artist. Richard Rainey & Steve Lillywhite, engineers/mixers. Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois, producers.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Fallin'  --  Alicia Keys, songwriter.

    The 45th GRAMMY Awards -  February 23, 2003

    In 2003, all four of the top categories recognized Norah Jones' album Come Away With Me, and the single, Don't Know Why, but since she wasn't the songwriter for Come Away With Me, only three of the four went to Ms. Jones.  She took home two more awards that night for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album. You'll come across her again on the medallion for 2005.

    2003 Ceremony for the 2002 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Come Away With Me  --  Norah Jones, artist. Jay Newland & S. Husky Höskulds, engineers/mixers. Ted Jensen, mastering engineer. Arif Mardin, Craig Street, Jay Newland & Norah Jones, producers.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Norah Jones, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Don't Know Why  --  Norah Jones, artist. Jay Newland, engineer/mixer. Arif Mardin, Jay Newland & Norah Jones, producers.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Don't Know Why  --  Jesse Harris, songwriter.

    The 46th GRAMMY Awards -  February 8, 2004

    Outkast won three GRAMMYs in 2004. In addition to Album of the Year, they earned hardware for Best Rap Album and Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the track Hey Ya! They have six GRAMMYs total, including wins in 2002 and 2003.

    Coldplay's 2004 win for Record of the Year for Clocks was one of six GRAMMYs for the band.

    2004 was the last year that a GRAMMY was given out for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance - which went to Pink. Since 2004, there have not been enough women nominees for a separate category, so male and female have been combined into Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance, which no woman has won.

    2004 Ceremony for the 2003 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Speakerboxxx/The Love Below  --  OutKast (André 3000, Big Boi), artist. Brian Paturalski, Chris Carmouche, Darrell Thorp, Dexter Simmons, John Frye, Kevin Davis, Matt Still, Moka Nagatani, Neal H. Pogue, Padraic Kernin, Pete Novak, Reggie Dozier, Robert Hannon, Terrence Cash & Vincent Alexander, engineers/mixers. Bernie Grundman & Brian "Big Bass" Gardner, mastering engineers. André 3000, Big Boi & Carl Mo, producers.
    • Best New Artist  --   Evanescence (David Hodges, Amy Lee, Ben R. Moody II), artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Clocks  --  Coldplay (Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey, Chris Martin), artist. Coldplay (Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey, Chris Martin), Ken Nelson & Mark Phythian, engineers/mixers. Coldplay (Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey, Chris Martin) & Ken Nelson, producers.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Dance With My Father  --  Luther Vandross & Richard Marx, songwriters.

    The 47th GRAMMY Awards -  February 13, 2005

    Ray Charles started winning GRAMMYs at the 3rd ceremony in 1960, and had already collected a dozen before his 2004 album, Genius Loves Company, added five more, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for Here We Go Again, a duet with Norah Jones, which finally earned him a medallion on the GRAMMY Walk of Fame.

    John Mayer won Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Performance for Daughters, two of his Seven GRAMMY wins.

    2005 Ceremony for the 2004 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Genius Loves Company  --  Ray Charles, artist. Al Schmitt, Ed Thacker, Joel W. Moss, John Harris, Mark Fleming, Pete Karam, Robert Fernandez, Seth Presant & Terry Howard, engineers/mixers. Doug Sax & Robert Hadley, mastering engineers. Don Mizell, Herbert Waltl, John R. Burk, Phil Ramone & Terry Howard, producers.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Maroon 5, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Here We Go Again  --  Norah Jones & Ray Charles, artists. Al Schmitt, Mark Fleming & Terry Howard, engineers/mixers. John R. Burk, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Daughters  --  John Mayer, songwriter.

    The 48th GRAMMY Awards -  February 8, 2006

    In 2006, U2 took home five more of their 22 GRAMMYs for the album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.

    2006 Ceremony for the 2005 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb  --  U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.), artist. Carl Glanville, Flood, Greg Collins, Jacknife Lee, Nellee Hooper, Simon Gogerly & Steve Lillywhite, engineers/mixers. Arnie Acosta, mastering engineer. Brian Eno, Chris Thomas, Daniel Lanois, Flood, Jacknife Lee & Steve Lillywhite, producers.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  John Legend, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Boulevard Of Broken Dreams  --  Green Day (Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Frank Edwin Wright III), artist. Chris Lord-Alge & Doug McKean, engineers/mixers. Green Day (Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Frank Edwin Wright III) & Rob Cavallo, producers.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own  --  U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.), songwriter.

    The 49th GRAMMY Awards -  February 11, 2007

    The Dixie Chicks won their first of a dozen GRAMMYs in 1999, but didn't break out of the Country category and hit the top four until 2007. Academy voters got behind their album Taking the Long Way and its single Not Ready to Make Nice, which was a response to Country music stations boycotting the Dixie Chicks because they didn't like their politics.

    2007 Ceremony for the 2006 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Taking The Long Way  --  Dixie Chicks (Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison), artist. Chris Testa, Jim Scott & Richard Dodd, engineers/mixers. Richard Dodd, mastering engineer. Rick Rubin, producer.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Carrie Underwood, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Not Ready To Make Nice  --  Dixie Chicks (Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison), artist. Chris Testa, Jim Scott & Richard Dodd, engineers/mixers. Rick Rubin, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Not Ready To Make Nice  --  Dan Wilson, Emily Robison, Martie Maguire & Natalie Maines, songwriters.

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    GRAMMY Walk of Fame Tour  - GRAMMY Museum to Olympic: 2008 - 2012

    GRAMMY Walk of Fame 2008 Medallion
    ••• GRAMMY Walk of Fame 2008 Medallion in front of the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live. Photo © 2015 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com

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    The 50th GRAMMY Awards -  February 10, 2008

    In 2008, eclectic British singer Amy Winehouse won five GRAMMY Awards, including three of the top four general categories. She won another GRAMMY posthumously in 2012, after her 2011 death from alcohol poisoning, for her duet with Tony Bennett, Body and Soul.

    2008 Ceremony for the 2007 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  River: The Joni Letters  --  Herbie Hancock, artist. Helik Hadar, engineer/mixer. Corinne Bailey Rae, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Luciana Souza, Norah Jones & Tina Turner, featured artists. Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer. Herbie Hancock & Larry Klein, producers.
    • Best New Artist  --  Amy Winehouse, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Rehab  --  Amy Winehouse, artist. Dom Morley, Gabriel Roth, Mark Ronson, Samuel "Vaughan" Merrick & Tom Elmhirst, engineers/mixers. Mark Ronson, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Rehab  --  Amy Winehouse, songwriter.

    The...MORE 51st GRAMMY Awards -  February 8, 2009

    2009 introduced Adele as Best New Artist. She also won Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for Chasing Pavements, the first two of her 15 GRAMMY wins.

    Alison Krauss and Robert Plant took home five awards for their Album Raising Sand, including recognition for three different singles.

    2009 Ceremony for the 2008 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Raising Sand  --  Alison Krauss & Robert Plant, artists. Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer. Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer. T Bone Burnett, producer.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Adele, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Please Read The Letter  --  Alison Krauss & Robert Plant, artists. Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer. T Bone Burnett, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Viva La Vida  --  Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland & Will Champion, songwriters.

    The 52nd GRAMMY Awards – January 31, 2010

    At 20-years-old, Taylor Swift was the youngest artist to win Album of the Year for her album Fearless, which received four GRAMMYs including two for the single White Horse. She has won another six GRAMMYs since then.

    Beyoncé took home an award for Song of the Year as one of four songwriters. She also won five additional GRAMMYs that year, making her the first female artist to win six GRAMMYs in one night, beating her own 5 GRAMMYs in 2004. Adele tied her record in 2012. Beyoncé broke her own record in 2016 with 9 GRAMMYs in one night. She has 29 GRAMMYs total.

    In 2003, Kings of Leon took home three GRAMMYs for the song Use Somebody, including Record of the Year, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

    2010 Ceremony for the 2009 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Fearless  --  -Taylor Swift, artist. Chad Carlson, Justin Niebank & Nathan Chapman, engineers/mixers. Colbie Caillat, featured artist. Hank Williams, mastering engineer. Nathan Chapman & Taylor Swift, producers.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Zac Brown Band (Coy Bowles, Zac Brown, Jimmy De Martini, Chris Fryar, John Hopkins), artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Use Somebody  --   - Kings Of Leon (Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill), artist. Jacquire King, engineer/mixer. Angelo Petraglia & Jacquire King, producers.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)  --  Beyoncé Knowles, Chris 'Tricky' Stewart, Kuk Harrell & Terius "Dream" Nash, songwriters.

    The 53rd GRAMMY Awards -  February 13, 2011

    In 2011, Lady Antebellum won both Song of the Year and Record of the Year, as well as Best Country Song and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group, for their song Need You Now. They also won Best Country Album for the album of the same name, for a total of five GRAMMYs that year.  They received their first GRAMMY in 2010, and another in 2012.

    In addition to being the first jazz artist to win a GRAMMY as Best New Artist, Esperanza Spalding is likely the only GRAMMY-winning solo vocalist who accompanies herself on cello and stand-up bass. She won another two GRAMMYs in 2013, including Best Jazz Vocal Album for Radio Music Society.

    In 2011, Pinetop Perkins won his sixth GRAMMY at the age of 97 for Best Traditional Blues Album, Joined at the Hip, making him the oldest GRAMMY recipient in history, a record previously held by George Burns in 1991 for Best Spoken Word Album, which he won at age 95.

    2011 Ceremony for the 2010 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  The Suburbs  --  Arcade Fire (William Butler, Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Jeremy Gara, Timothy Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld, Richard Reed Parry), artist. Arcade Fire (William Butler, Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Jeremy Gara, Timothy Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld, Richard Reed Parry), Craig Silvey, Mark Lawson & Markus Dravs, engineers/mixers. George Marino, mastering engineer. Arcade Fire (William Butler, Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Jeremy Gara, Timothy Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld, Richard Reed Parry) & Markus Dravs, producers.
    • Best New Artist  --   Esperanza Spalding, artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Need You Now  --  Lady Antebellum (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott), artist. L Clarke Schleicher, engineer/mixer. Lady Antebellum (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott) & Paul N. Worley, producers.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Need You Now  --  Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott & Josh Kear, songwriters. (Lady Antebellum)

    The 54th GRAMMY Awards -  February 12, 2012

    In 2012, Adele won three of the four top categories for the album 21 and the single Rolling in the Deep, so she has three spots on the medallion. The fact that she won Best New Artist in 2009 makes her only the second artist to have won all four categories, behind Christopher Cross, who received all four in the same year in 1981. Adele won a total of 6 GRAMMYs in 2012, tying Beyoncé for most GRAMMYs won in a single night by a female artist.

    2012 Ceremony for the 2011 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  21  --  Adele, artist. Andrew Scheps, Beatriz Artola, Dan Parry, Fraser T. Smith, Greg Fidelman, Ian Dowling, Jim Abbiss, Mark Rankin, Philip Allen, Ryan Tedder, Steve Price & Tom Elmhirst, engineers/mixers. Tom Coyne, mastering engineer. Adele, Dan Wilson, Fraser T. Smith, Jim Abbiss, Paul Epworth, Rick Rubin & Ryan Tedder, producers.
    • Best New Artist  --   --  Bon Iver (CJ Camerieri, Sean Carey, Mike Lewis, Matt McCaughan, Rob Moose, Mike Noyce, Colin Stetson, Justin Vernon), artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Rolling In The Deep  --  Adele, artist. Mark Rankin & Tom Elmhirst, engineers/mixers. Paul Epworth, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Rolling In The Deep  --  Adele & Paul Epworth, songwriters.


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    GRAMMY Walk of Fame Tour - Olympic Blvd: 2013 - Current

    GRAMMY Walk of Fame 2014 Medallion
    ••• GRAMMY Walk of Fame 2014 Medallion, the year Daft Punk accepted their top GRAMMYs without ever showing their faces. Photo © 2015 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com

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    The 55th GRAMMY Awards -  February 10, 2013

    In 2013 Yo-Yo Ma broke out of his classical mold and won his 17th GRAMMY for Best Folk Album, The Goat Rodeo Sessions

    2013 Ceremony for the 2012 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Babel  --  Mumford & Sons (Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, Winston Marshall), artist. Robin Baynton, Ruadhri Cushnan & Matt Lawrence, engineers/mixers Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer. Markus Dravs, producer.
    • Best New Artist  --   Fun. (Jack Antonoff, Andrew Dost, Nate Ruess), artist.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Somebody That I Used To Know  --  Gotye & Kimbra, artists. Gotye & Francois Tetaz, engineers/mixers. William Bowden, mastering engineer. Gotye, producer.
    • Song Of The Year  --  We Are Young  --  Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters.

    The 56th GRAMMY Awards -  January 26, 2014

    In 2014, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were the first independent artists to win a GRAMMY for Best New Artist....MORE Although the rap duo was not signed to any label, and did the recording on their own, they did hire the marketing arm of a label to promote their album. 

    Daft Punk accepted their four GRAMMYs without speaking or revealing their faces. The Daft Punk win for the album Random Access Memories also brought back to the stage songwriter Paul Williams, who won his first GRAMMY in 1978 for the Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen), and won another in 1979 for The Muppet Movie soundtrack. 

    2014 Ceremony for the 2013 Awards

    • Album Of The Year  --  Random Access Memories  --  Daft Punk (Thomas Bangalter & Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo), artists. Julian Casablancas, DJ Falcon, Todd Edwards, Chilly Gonzales, Giorgio Moroder, Panda Bear, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams & Pharrell Williams, featured artists. Thomas Bangalter, Julian Casablancas, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, DJ Falcon & Todd Edwards, producers. Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta, Guillaume Le Braz & Daniel Lerner, engineers/mixers. Antoine Chabert & Bob Ludwig, mastering engineers.
    • Best New Artist  --  Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Ryan Lewis & Macklemore), artists.
    • Record Of The Year  --  Get Lucky  --  Daft Punk (Thomas Bangalter & Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo), Nile Rodgers & Pharrell Williams, artists. Thomas Bangalter & Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, producers. Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers/mixers. Antoine Chabert & Bob Ludwig, mastering engineers.
    • Song Of The Year  --  Royals  --  Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor, songwriters.

    The 57th GRAMMY Awards -  February 8, 2015 

    Sam Smith was nominated for all four top spots, but was prevented from matching Christopher Cross' clean sweep by Beck, whose rock album, Morning Phase, held together better as a cohesive compilation. Sam Smith still went home with four GRAMMYs for his In the Lonely Hour CD and the single, Stay with Me

    Pharrell Williams and Beyoncé each took home three GRAMMYs for the night. That makes 20 golden gramophones for Beyoncé, and 10, including artist and producer wins for Williams. Country and roots artist Rosanne Cash, who won her first GRAMMY 29 years earlier in 1986, also scored three awards for her album The River & The Thread.

    Tony Bennett took home another GRAMMY for his collaboration with Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek.

    • Album of the Year –  Morning Phase -- Beck, artist; Beck Hansen, producer; Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
    • Best New Artist – Sam Smith 
    • Record of the Year – Sam Smith - Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)
    • Song of the Year – Sam Smith - Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) - James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith)

    The 58th GRAMMY Awards -  February 15, 2016

    Rap artist Kendrik Lamar went into the evening with 11 nominations and took home five GRAMMYs for Best Rap Album, Song, Performance, Music Video and Rap/Sung Collaboration.

    Taylor Swift took home her second Album of the year for 1989, making her the first woman to win that honor twice.

    • Album of the Year –  1989 – Taylor Swift, artist; Jack Antonoff, Nathan Chapman, Imogen Heap, Max Martin, Mattman & Robin (Robin Fredriksson & Mattias Larsson), Ali Payami, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Ryan Tedder & Noel Zancanella, producers. Jack Antonoff, Mattias Bylund, Smith Carlson, Nathan Chapman, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Imogen Heap, Sam Holland, Michael Ilbert, Brendan Morawski, Laura Sisk & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers. Tom Coyne, mastering engineer.
    • Best New Artist – Meghan Trainor 
    • Record of the Year – Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk. Jeff Bhasker, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson, producers. Josh Blair, Riccardo Damian, Serban Ghenea, Wayne Gordon, John Hanes, Inaam Haq, Boo Mitchell, Charles Moniz & Mark Ronson, engineers/mixers. Tom Coyne, mastering engineer.
    • Song of the Year – Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters.

    The 59th GRAMMY Awards -  February 12, 2017

    Adele swept three of the top four categories for the 2nd time – the first artist ever to accomplish this feat – and won 5 GRAMMYs total for her album 25 and the song, Hello. That brings her stash of golden gramophones to 15.

    Beyonce had nine nominations for her album Lemonade, and took home two awards for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Video for Formation, bringing her total to 22 GRAMMYs.

    Chance The Rapper became the first streaming-exclusive artist to win a GRAMMY, taking home Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Album for Coloring Book out of seven nominations.

    David Bowie was posthumously awarded four GRAMMYs for his album Blackstar, which was released a few days after his death in January 2016. 

    • Album of the Year –  25 – Adele, artist; Danger Mouse, Samuel Dixon, Paul Epworth, Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Ariel Rechtshaid, Shellback, The Smeezingtons & Ryan Tedder, producers; Julian Burg, Austen Jux Chandler, Cameron Craig, Samuel Dixon, Tom Elmhirst, Declan Gaffney, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Emile Haynie, Jan Holzner, Michael Ilbert, Chris Kasych, Greg Kurstin, Charles Moniz, Liam Nolan, Alex Pasco, Mike Piersante, Ariel Rechtshaid, Rich Rich, Dave Schiffman, Joe Visciano & Matt Wiggins, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne & Randy Merrill, mastering engineers
    • Best New Artist – Chance The Rapper
    • Record of the Year – Adele – Hello. Greg Kurstin, producer; Julian Burg, Tom Elmhirst, Emile Haynie, Greg Kurstin, Liam Nolan, Alex Pasco & Joe Visciano, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne & Randy Merrill, mastering engineers
    • Song of the Year – Hello – Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters