Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording

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Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording
Awarded forQuality vocal or instrumental dance music performances
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded1998
Currently held by Silk City and Dua Lipa, "Electricity" (2019)
Website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, [1] to recording artists for works containing quality vocal performances in the dance music genre. 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.

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The award for Best Dance Recording was first presented to Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder in 1998 for the song "Carry On". In 2003, the Academy moved the category from the "Pop" field into a new "Dance" field, which currently contains the category Best Dance/Electronic Album as well. [3] According to the Academy, the award is designated for solo, duo, group or collaborative performances (vocal or instrumental), and is limited to singles or tracks only. [4] Award recipients have often included the producers, engineers, and/or mixers associated with the nominated work in addition to the recording artists.

Donna Summer American singer and songwriter

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Giorgio Moroder Italian record producer

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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. 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".

Skrillex, Justin Timberlake and Diplo are the only artists to win the award more than once, having won three, two and two times, respectively. Madonna holds the record for the most nominations, with five. Gloria Estefan holds the record for the most nominations without a win, with three.

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History

Though she was not the first to suggest that the genre be recognized officially, Ellyn Harris and her Committee for the Advancement of Dance Music lobbied for more than two years to encourage the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to acknowledge dance music. [5] Some Academy members debated whether dance music, with its heavy use of layering, remixing, "lack of melody or verse", and numerous varieties, was truly considered music. Others were concerned that dance music was not a long-lasting genre, fearing the category would face retirement much like the award for Best Disco Recording, which was presented for one year only at the 22nd Grammy Awards in 1980. [5]

A remix is a piece of media which has been altered from its original state by adding, removing, and/or changing pieces of the item. A song, piece of artwork, books, video, or photograph can all be remixes. The only characteristic of a remix is that it appropriates and changes other materials to create something new.

The Grammy Award for Best Disco Recording was an award presented at the 22nd Grammy Awards in 1980. The Grammy Awards, an annual ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, are 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 or chart position".

In 1998, Harris' efforts paid off when the Academy first presented the award to Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder at the 40th Grammy Awards for the song "Carry On". While the Academy had once been quoted as saying that "they considered dance music as something pop artists had created in their most frivolous moments", Ivan Bernstein, executive director of the organization's Florida branch, insisted that an award for excellence in dance music would not exist "if there were concerns about excellence". [5]

Recipients

1999 award winner, Madonna, performing "Ray of Light" on the Confessions Tour Ray of light confessions.jpg
1999 award winner, Madonna, performing "Ray of Light" on the Confessions Tour
2004 winner, Kylie Minogue. Kylie Minogue - Kiss Me Once Tour - Manchester - 26.09.14. - 154 (15210678760) (cropped).jpg
2004 winner, Kylie Minogue.
2005 award winner, and 2010 nominee Britney Spears Circus Live london2.jpg
2005 award winner, and 2010 nominee Britney Spears
Two-time consecutive award winner, Justin Timberlake Jtstpaul.jpg
Two-time consecutive award winner, Justin Timberlake
2010 award winner and three-time nominee, Lady Gaga Gaga front profile.jpg
2010 award winner and three-time nominee, Lady Gaga
2011 award winner, Rihanna Rihanna, LOUD Tour, Minneapolis cropped-2.jpg
2011 award winner, Rihanna
2014 award winner, Zedd Zedd 2014 Divergent Premiere (cropped).jpg
2014 award winner, Zedd
2015 award winner, Clean Bandit Clean Bandit.jpg
2015 award winner, Clean Bandit
Three-time award winner, Skrillex Skrillex.jpg
Three-time award winner, Skrillex
Year [I] Winner(s)WorkNomineesRef.
1998 Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder "Carry On"
[6]
1999 Madonna "Ray of Light" [7]
2000 Cher "Believe" [8]
2001 Baha Men "Who Let the Dogs Out?" [9]
2002 Janet Jackson "All for You" [10]
2003 Dirty Vegas "Days Go By" [11]
2004 Kylie Minogue "Come into My World" [12]
2005 Britney Spears "Toxic" [13]
2006 The Chemical Brothers and Q-Tip
 ·The Chemical Brothers, producer; Steve Dub and The Chemical Brothers, mixers
"Galvanize" [14]
2007 Justin Timberlake featuring Timbaland
 · Nate (Danja) Hills, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake, producers; Jimmy Douglass, mixer
"SexyBack" [4]
2008 Justin Timberlake
 · Nate (Danja) Hills, Tim Mosley and Justin Timberlake, producers; Jimmy Douglass and Tim Mosley, mixers
"LoveStoned/I Think She Knows" [15]
2009 Daft Punk
 · Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, producers and mixers
"Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Alive 2007)" [16]
2010 Lady Gaga
 · RedOne, producer; Robert Orton, RedOne and Dave Russell, mixers
"Poker Face" [17]
2011 Rihanna
 · Kuk Harrell, Stargate and Sandy Vee, producers; Philip Tan and Sandy Vee mixers
"Only Girl (In the World)" [18]
2012 Skrillex
 ·Skrillex, producer and mixer
"Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" [19]
2013 Skrillex and Sirah
 ·Skrillex, producer and mixer
"Bangarang" [20]
2014 Zedd featuring Foxes
 ·Zedd, producer and mixer
"Clarity" [21]
2015 Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
 ·Grace Chatto and Jack Patterson, producers; Wez Clarke and Jack Patterson, mixers
"Rather Be" [22]
2016 Jack Ü (Skrillex and Diplo) with Justin Bieber
 ·Sonny Moore and Thomas Pentz, producers; Sonny Moore and Thomas Pentz, mixers
"Where Are Ü Now" [23]
2017 The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
 ·The Chainsmokers, producers; Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young, mixer
"Don't Let Me Down" [24]
2018 LCD Soundsystem
 · James Murphy, producer and mixer
"Tonite" [25]
2019 Silk City (Diplo and Mark Ronson) and Dua Lipa
 ·Jarami, Alexia Metric, Ritton & Silk City, producers;  ·Josh Gudwin, mixer
"Electricity" [26]

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

Artists with multiple wins

Artists with multiple nominations

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