Grammy Award for Best Album for Children

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Grammy Award for Best Children's Album
Awarded forquality recording albums for children
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded1959
Last awarded2015
Website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Album for Children was awarded from 1959 to 1993. Prior to 1992, the award was known as Best Recording for Children and was therefore open to any audio recording, whether it was an album, a single song, a recording of a book, or the audio from a television show or movie. In 1994, the award was divided into Best Musical Album for Children and Best Spoken Word Album for Children. In 2012, both categories were once again combined into the new Best Children's Album category.

Grammy Award accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.

The Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children was an honor presented to recording artists for quality children's music albums at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. 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".

The Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children was an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for works containing quality "spoken word" performances aimed at children. 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."

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Name Changes

This award has had several minor name changes:

Recipients

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were handed out, for music released in the previous year.

Year [I] Winner(s)WorkNomineesRef.
1959 Ross Bagdasarian Sr. (artist)"The Chipmunk Song" [1] [2]
1960 Peter Ustinov (artist) Peter and the Wolf [1] [3]
1961 Ross Bagdasarian Sr. (artist) Let's All Sing with The Chipmunks [1] [4]
1962 Leonard Bernstein (artist) Prokofiev: Peter And The Wolf [1] [5]
1963 Leonard Bernstein (artist) Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals/Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra [1] [6]
1964 Leonard Bernstein (artist)Bernstein Conducts For Young People [1] [7]
1965 Dick Van Dyke & Julie Andrews (artists)"Mary Poppins" [1] [8]
1966 Marvin Miller (artist) Dr. Seuss Presents: "Fox in Sox" and "Green Eggs and Ham" [1] [9]
1967 Marvin Miller (artist)"Dr. Seuss Presents - "If I Ran The Zoo" And "Sleep Book"" [1] [10]
1968 Boris Karloff (artist)"Dr. Seuss: How The Grinch Stole Christmas" [1] [3]
1970 Peter, Paul and Mary (artist) Peter, Paul and Mommy
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – (Performed by the Do-Re-Mi Chorus)
  • Folk Tales of the Tribes of AfricaEartha Kitt (artist)
  • For All My Little FriendsTiny Tim (artist)
  • Yellow Submarine and Other Big Hits for Little People – (Performed by Richard Wolfe Children's Chorus)
[1] [11]
1971 Joan Cooney & Thomas Z. Shepard (producers) Sesame Street [1] [12]
1972 Bill Cosby (artist) Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs [1] [13]
1973 Bill Cosby & Rita Moreno (artists)
 ·Produced by Christopher Cerf, Joe Raposo, and Lee Chamberlin
"The Electric Company" [1] [14]
1974 Joe Raposo (producer) Sesame Street Live! [1] [15]
1975 Paul Winchell , Sebastian Cabot & Sterling Holloway (artists)"Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too" [1] [16]
1976 Richard Burton (artist)"The Little Prince" [1] [17]
1977 Hermione Gingold & Karl Böhm (artists)"Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf/Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals" [1] [18]
1978 Christopher Cerf & Jim Timmens (producers) Aren't You Glad You're You [1] [19]
1979 Jim Henson (producer) The Muppet Show (album) [1] [20]
1980 Jim Henson & Paul Williams (producers)"The Muppet Movie (soundtrack)" [1] [21]
1981 David Levine & Lucy Simon (producers) In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record [1] [22]
1982 Jim Henson & Dennis Scott (producers) Sesame Country [1] [23]
1983 David Levine & Lucy Simon (producers) In Harmony 2 [1] [24]
1984 Michael Jackson (artist)
 · Quincy Jones (producer)
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial [1] [25]
1985 Shel Silverstein (artist)
 · Ron Haffkine (producer)
Where the Sidewalk Ends [1] [26]
1986 Jim Henson & Steve Buckingham (producers) Follow That Bird: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [1] [27]
1987 Jim Henson , Geri Van Rees & Kathryn King (producers) The Alphabet [1] [28]
1988 Bobby McFerrin & Jack Nicholson (artists)
 ·Produced by Bobby McFerrin, Mark Sottnick, and Tom Bradshaw
The Elephant's Child [1] [29]
1989 Robin Williams (artist)
 · Music by Ry Cooder
 · Produced by Mark Sottnick and Ry Cooder
Pecos Bill [1] [30]
1990 Tanya Goodman (artist)
 · David R. Lehman & J. Aaron Brown (producers)
The Rock-A-Bye Collection, Volume 1 [1]
1991 Alan Menken (composer) Howard Ashman (lyricist) The Little Mermaid: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack [1]
1992 Clifford "Barney", Robertson (producer)A Cappella Kids [1]
1993 Alan Menken & Howard Ashman (songwriters) Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Chipmunks in Low Places
  • Snuggle Up: A Gift of Songs for Sweet Dreams
  • Woody's Grow Big Songs 1 and 2
  • Pete Seeger's Family Concert
[1]
2012 Gloria Domina, James Cravero, Kevin Mackie, Patrick Robinson & Steve Pullara (producers)All About Bullies... Big and Small
  • Are We There Yet?
  • Fitness Rock & Roll - Miss Amy (artist)
  • GulfAlive
  • I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs Of Fox Hollow
[1] [31]
2013 The Okee Dokee Brothers
 ·Engineered/Mixed & Produced by Dean Jones
Can You Canoe? [1] [32]
2014 Jennifer Gasoi (artist)
 ·Engineered/Mixed by Pierre Messier
 · Produced by Jennifer Gasoi
Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well [1] [33]
2015 Neela Vaswani (artist) I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World [1] [3]

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