Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album

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Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album
Awarded forQuality vocal or instrumental dance music or electronica albums
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded2005
Currently held by Justice, Woman Worldwide (2019)
Website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 to recording artists for quality albums in the dance music and electronica genres. [1] Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position". [2]

Grammy Award 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.

Dance music music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing

Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing. It can be either a whole musical piece or part of a larger musical arrangement. In terms of performance, the major categories are live dance music and recorded dance music. While there exist attestations of the combination of dance and music in ancient times, the earliest Western dance music that we can still reproduce with a degree of certainty are the surviving medieval dances. In the Baroque period, the major dance styles were noble court dances. In the classical music era, the minuet was frequently used as a third movement, although in this context it would not accompany any dancing. The waltz also arose later in the classical era. Both remained part of the romantic music period, which also saw the rise of various other nationalistic dance forms like the barcarolle, mazurka, ecossaise, ballade and polonaise.

Electronica encompasses a broad group of electronic-based styles such as techno, house, ambient, jungle and other electronic music styles intended not just for dancing.

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History

This award was first presented in 2005 to Basement Jaxx for the album Kish Kash .

Basement Jaxx British electronic dance music duo

Basement Jaxx are an English electronic music duo consisting of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe. The pair got their name from the regular night club they held in their hometown of Brixton, London, UK. They first rose to popularity in the mid 1990s. As the British Hit Singles & Albums book duly noted "they surfaced from the underground house scene, are regular transatlantic club chart-toppers and won the BRIT Award for Best Dance Act in 2002 and 2004".

<i>Kish Kash</i> album by Basement Jaxx

Kish Kash is the third studio album by English electronic music duo Basement Jaxx, released in 20 October 2003 by XL and Astralwerks. After a lengthy tour which caused them exhaustion and homesickness, they settled in their new studio and wanted to develop a new fresh approach with less reliant on grooves and samples and more focused on songwriting.

In June 2014, NARAS announced a small change in the naming of the category, from Dance/Electronica to Dance/Electronic. It was agreed that "the title for this genre has evolved, and updating it more accurately represents the industry nomenclature of today.", according to the Grammy committee. [3]

According to the category description guide, the award is presented "for albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental electronica/dance recordings". [4] It is intended for "groove-oriented recordings with electronic-based instrumentation". Compilation or remixed recording albums are not eligible for this category.

Skrillex received the award three times, while Daft Punk and The Chemical Brothers each received it twice. The Chemical Brothers hold the record for most nominations with five. Deadmau5 and Robyn hold the record for most nominations without a win with, three.

Skrillex American musician, DJ, producer, singer

Sonny John Moore, known professionally as Skrillex, is an American record producer, DJ, singer, songwriter and musician. Growing up in Northeast Los Angeles and in Northern California, he joined the American post-hardcore band From First to Last as the lead singer in 2004, and recorded two studio albums with the band before leaving to pursue a solo career in 2007. He began his first tour as a solo artist in late 2007. After recruiting a new band lineup, Moore joined the Alternative Press Tour to support bands such as All Time Low and The Rocket Summer, and appeared on the cover of Alternative Press' annual "100 Bands You Need to Know" issue.

Daft Punk French electronic music duo

Daft Punk are a French electronic music duo formed in Paris in 1993 by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. They achieved popularity in the late 1990s as part of the French house movement, and had success in the years following, combining elements of house music with funk, techno, disco, rock, and synthpop. They have worn ornate helmets and gloves to assume robot personas in most public appearances since 1999 and rarely grant interviews or appear on television. The duo were managed from 1996 to 2008 by Pedro Winter, the head of Ed Banger Records.

The Chemical Brothers band

The Chemical Brothers are an English electronic music duo composed of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, originating in Manchester in 1989. Along with The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, The Crystal Method, and fellow acts, they were pioneers at bringing the big beat genre to the forefront of pop culture. In the United Kingdom they have had six number one albums and 13 top 20 singles, including two number ones.

Recipients

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The Chemical Brothers were the first to receive the award twice.
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Madonna became the first solo singer to win this award in 2007
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Skrillex won this award three times in 2012, 2013 and 2016
2010 award winner Lady Gaga The Monster Ball - Poker Face revamped2 cropped.jpg
2010 award winner Lady Gaga
Year [I] ArtistAlbumNomineesRef.
2005 Basement Jaxx Kish Kash [5]
2006 The Chemical Brothers Push the Button [6]
2007 Madonna Confessions on a Dance Floor [7]
2008 The Chemical Brothers We Are the Night [8]
2009 Daft Punk Alive 2007 [9]
2010 Lady Gaga The Fame [10]
2011 La Roux La Roux [11]
2012 Skrillex Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites [12]
2013 Skrillex Bangarang [13]
2014 Daft Punk Random Access Memories [14]
2015 Aphex Twin Syro [15]
2016 Jack Ü Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü [16]
2017 Flume Skin [17]
2018 Kraftwerk 3-D The Catalogue [18]
2019 Justice Woman Worldwide [19]

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

Artists with multiple wins

Artists with multiple nominations

See also

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