|Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals|
|Awarded for||quality arrangements of instrumentals with vocals|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals (including its previous names) has been awarded since 1963. The award is presented to the arranger of the music, not to the performer(s), except if the performer is also the arranger.
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. It shares recognition of the music industry as that of the other performance awards such as the Academy Awards (film), the Emmy Awards (television), and the Tony Awards (theater).
There have been several minor changes to the name of the award:
Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 10, 2019, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys hosted.
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The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on January 28, 2018. The CBS network broadcast the show live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. The show was moved to January to avoid coinciding with the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, as was the case in 2010 and 2014. James Corden returned as host.
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|1999||Herbie Hancock, Robert Sadin & Stevie Wonder||"St. Louis Blues"||Herbie Hancock|
|1998||Slide Hampton||"Cotton Tail"||Dee Dee Bridgewater|
|1997||Alan Broadbent & David Foster||"When I Fall in Love"||Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole|
|1996||Rob McConnell||"I Get a Kick Out of You"||Mel Tormé with Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass|
|1995||Hans Zimmer & Lebo Morake||"Circle of Life"||Carmen Twillie|
|1994||David Foster & Jeremy Lubbock||"When I Fall in Love"||Céline Dion & Clive Griffin|
|1993||Johnny Mandel||"Here's to Life"||Shirley Horn|
|1992||Johnny Mandel||"Unforgettable"||Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole|
|1991||Glen Ballard, Jerry Hey, Quincy Jones & Clif Magness||"The Places You Find Love"||Siedah Garrett & Chaka Khan|
|1990||Dave Grusin||"My Funny Valentine"||Michelle Pfeiffer|
|1989||Jonathan Tunick||"No One Is Alone"||Cleo Laine|
|1988||Frank Foster||"Deedles' Blues"||Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra|
|1987||David Foster||"Somewhere"||Barbra Streisand|
|1986||Nelson Riddle||"Lush Life"||Linda Ronstadt|
|1985||David Foster & Jeremy Lubbock||"Hard Habit to Break"||Chicago|
|1984||Nelson Riddle||"What's New?"||Linda Ronstadt|
|1983||Jerry Hey & David Paich, Jeff Porcaro||"Rosanna"||Toto|
|1982||Jerry Hey & Quincy Jones||"Ai No Corrida"||Quincy Jones|
|1981||Christopher Cross & Michael Omartian||"Sailing"||Christopher Cross|
|1980||Michael McDonald||"What a Fool Believes"||The Doobie Brothers|
|1979||Maurice White||"Got to Get You into My Life"||Earth, Wind & Fire|
|1978||Ian Freebairn-Smith||"Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"||Barbra Streisand|
|1977||James William Guercio & Jimmie Haskell||"If You Leave Me Now"||Chicago|
|1976||Ray Stevens||"Misty"||same as winner|
|1975||Joni Mitchell & Tom Scott||"Down to You"||Joni Mitchell|
|1974||George Martin||"Live and Let Die"||Paul McCartney & Wings|
|1973||Michel Legrand||"What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?"||Sarah Vaughan|
|1972||Paul McCartney||"Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"||Paul & Linda McCartney|
|1971||Larry Knechtel & Paul Simon||"Bridge Over Troubled Water"||Simon and Garfunkel|
|1970||Fred Lipsius||"Spinning Wheel"||Blood, Sweat & Tears|
|1969||Jimmy L. Webb||"MacArthur Park"||Richard Harris|
|1968||Jimmie Haskell||"Ode to Billie Joe"||Bobbie Gentry|
|1967||Ernie Freeman||"Strangers in the Night"||Frank Sinatra|
|1966||Gordon Jenkins||"It Was a Very Good Year"||Frank Sinatra|
|1965||Peter Matz||"People"||Barbra Streisand|
|1964||Henry Mancini||"Days of Wine and Roses"||same as winner|
|1963||Marty Manning||"I Left My Heart in San Francisco"||Tony Bennett|
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The Grammy Award for Record of the Year is presented 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 sales or chart position." The Record of the Year award is one of the four most prestigious categories at the awards presented annually since the 1st Grammy Awards in 1959. According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide, the award is presented:
for commercially released singles or tracks of new vocal or instrumental recordings. Tracks from a previous year's album may be entered provided the track was not entered the previous year and provided the album did not win a Grammy. Award to the artist(s), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and/or mixer(s) if other than the artist.
The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is presented 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, chart position, or critical reception." Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category at the Grammys having been presented since 1959.
The Grammy Award for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1959. Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were handed out, for records released in the previous year. The award was not presented in 1967. The official guidelines are as follows: "For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist." Note that this is not necessarily the first album released by an artist.
The Grammy Award for Best Classical Performance - Operatic or Choral was awarded in 1959. The equivalent award, Best Classical Performance - Opera Cast or Choral was awarded in 1960. Since 1962 the award has been divided into separate awards for opera and choral performances. See Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording and Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance.
The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media is an honor presented to a composer or composers for an original score created for a film, TV show or series, video games or other visual media 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 Instrumental Composition has been awarded since 1960. The award is presented to the composer of an original piece of music, first released during the eligibility year. In theory, any style of music is eligible for this category, but winning compositions are usually in the jazz or film score genres.
The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement has been awarded since 1963. The award is presented to the arranger(s) of the music. Only songs or tracks are eligible, no longer works. The performing artist does not receive a Grammy, except if he/she is also the arranger.
The Grammy Award for Best Historical Album has been presented since 1979. During this time the award had several minor name changes:
The Grammy Award for Best Album Notes has been presented since 1964. From 1973 to 1976, a separate award was presented for Best Album Notes – Classical. Those awards are listed under those years below. The award recognizes albums with excellent liner notes. It is presented to the liner notes author or authors, not to the artists or performers on the winning work, except if the artist is also the liner notes author.
The Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album has been awarded since 1959. The award had several minor name changes:
The Grammy Award for Best Recording Package is one of a series of Grammy Awards presented for the visual look of an album. It is presented to the art director of the winning album, not to the performer(s), unless the performer is also the art director.
The Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical is an honor presented to remixers for quality remixed recordings 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".
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The Grammy Award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package has been presented since 1995 to an album's art directors. The award is not bestowed upon or shared by the artist unless they are also a credited art director.
The Grammy Award for Best Engineered Recording – Special or Novel Effects was awarded from 1960 to 1965. The award had several minor name changes:
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