Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance

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Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance
Awarded forquality vocal or instrumental rock recordings
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Currently held by Chris Cornell, "When Bad Does Good" (2019)
Website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. [1] According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide it is designed for solo, duo/groups or collaborative (vocal or instrumental) rock recordings and is limited to singles or tracks only. [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.

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This award combines the previous categories for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Instrumental Performance. The restructuring of these categories was a result of the Recording Academy's wish to decrease the list of categories and awards and to eliminate the distinctions between solo and duo/groups performances. The Academy argued that any distinction between these performances is difficult to make, as "four-fifths of rock acts are groups, and even solo rock acts tend to be backed by a band". [3]

From 2014, this category has also included hard rock performances that were previously screened in the Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance categories, which are now defunct.

Recipients

Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters were the inaugural winners of the award Dave Grohl - Concert for Valor in Washington, D.C. Nov. 11, 2014.jpg
Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters were the inaugural winners of the award
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David Bowie was posthumously honoured in 2017
Leonard Cohen posthumously won in 2018 Leonard Cohen 2 2013 (cropped).jpg
Leonard Cohen posthumously won in 2018
YearPerforming artistWorkNomineesRef.
2012 Foo Fighters "Walk" [4]
2013 The Black Keys "Lonely Boy" [5]
2014 Imagine Dragons "Radioactive" [6]
2015 Jack White "Lazaretto"
[7]
2016 Alabama Shakes "Don't Wanna Fight" [8]
2017 David Bowie "Blackstar"
[9]
2018 Leonard Cohen "You Want It Darker" [10]
2019 Chris Cornell "When Bad Does Good"

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Artists with multiple nominations

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The Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance was an award 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 vocal performances in the rock 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".

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  3. Grammy Awards restructuring
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  10. Grammy.com, 7 December 2018