Grammy Award for Best Children's Album

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Grammy Award for Best Children's Album
Awarded forQuality performances aimed at children
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded2012 (Edit needed. It was first nominated in 1987 and won in 2003 and 2004. Marcy Marxer)
Website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Children's Album is an honor presented since 2012 at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. [1] Honors in various categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position." [2]

Grammy Award 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. 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).

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The Best Children's Album award is given to recording artists for works containing quality performances aimed at children. The category takes the place of the previous two categories for recordings for children: Best Musical Album for Children and Best Spoken Word Album for Children. [3] This merger meant essentially returning to the categorization set-up prior to 1994 (although with a small name change), when there was a single Best Album for Children category.

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."

The Grammy Award for Best Album for Children has been awarded since 1959. 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.

The restructuring of these and other categories was a result of the Recording Academy's wish to decrease the list of categories and awards. According to the Academy, "[it] passed the proposal that a return to one category for all types of recordings for children, as it was from 1958-1993, would be most appropriate in this new context." [4]

2010s

YearWinnerNominationsRef.
2019 Winner TBA on 10 February 2019
  • Lucy Kahantari & The Jazz Cats for All The Sounds
  • Tim Kubart for Building Blocks
  • Falu for Falu's Bazaar
  • The Pop Ups for Giants of Science
  • Frank & Deane for The Nation of Imagine
[5]
2018 Lisa Loeb for Feel What U Feel
2017 Secret Agent 23 Skidoo for Infinity Plus One
2016 Tim Kubart for Home
2015 Neela Vaswani (narrator) for I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed the World
2014 Jennifer Gasoi for Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well
2013 The Okee Dokee Brothers for Can You Canoe?
2012 James Cravero, Gloria Domina, Kevin Mackie, Steve Pullara, and Patrick Robinson (album producers) for All About Bullies...Big and Small

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