List of Australian Grammy Award winners

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This list details Australian musicians, performers, producers and composers that have been successful in winning a Grammy Award. Many on the list have also been inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association ARIA Hall of Fame. [1]

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.

ARIA Hall of Fame

Since 1988 the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) has inducted artists into its annual ARIA Hall of Fame. While most have been recognised at the annual ARIA Music Awards, in 2005 ARIA sought to create a separate standalone ceremony ARIA Icons: Hall of Fame event as only one or two acts could be inducted under the old format due to time restrictions. Since 2005 VH1 obtained the rights to broadcast the show live on Foxtel, Austar and Optus networks; and each year five or six acts were inducted into the Hall of Fame with an additional act inducted at the following ARIA Music Awards.

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A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award) – or Grammy – is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognise outstanding achievement in the music industry. The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on 4 May 1959, and it was set up to honour musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958.

Australian musicians and performers have produced a wide variety of popular music which has been commercially successful on the international scene. [2] [3] However, success at the Grammy Awards has been quite rare for Australian musicians. The first Australian to win a Grammy was Joan Sutherland in 1961. The most successful Australians are The Bee Gees, Olivia Newton-John and Keith Urban who have won 4 Grammy Awards each.

Joan Sutherland Australian soprano

Dame Joan Alston Sutherland, OM, AC, DBE was an Australian-born coloratura soprano noted for her contribution to the renaissance of the bel canto repertoire from the late 1950s through to the 1980s.

Bee Gees English-Australian pop group

The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their lineup consisted of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. The trio were especially successful as a popular music act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and later as prominent performers of the disco music era in the mid-to-late 1970s. The group sang recognisable three-part tight harmonies; Robin's clear vibrato lead vocals were a hallmark of their earlier hits, while Barry's R&B falsetto became their signature sound during the mid-to-late 1970s and 1980s. The Bee Gees wrote all of their own hits, as well as writing and producing several major hits for other artists.

Olivia Newton-John English-born Australian singer, songwriter and actress

Olivia Newton-John, is an English-Australian singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, and activist. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five number-one and ten other top ten Billboard Hot 100 singles, and two number-one Billboard 200 solo albums. Eleven of her singles and 14 of her albums have been certified gold by the RIAA. She has sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. She starred in the musical film Grease, and its soundtrack is one of the most successful in history, with the single "You're the One That I Want", with John Travolta, one of the best selling singles.

Categories

Record of the Year

Record of the Year is awarded to the performer and the production team of a single song.

YearNameTitleNotesRef
2012 Gotye Somebody That I Used To Know Shared with Kimbra [4]
1974 Olivia Newton-John I Honestly Love You [5] [6]

Album of the Year

Album of the Year is awarded to the performer and the production team of a full album.

YearNameTitleNotesRef
1978 Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever – Soundtrack Shared with Various Artists [7] [8]

Song of the Year

Song of the Year is awarded to the composer(s) of the song.

YearNameTitleNotesRef
1984 Terry Britten What's Love Got To Do With It (Tina Turner)Shared with Graham Lyle [9]

Best New Artist

Best New Artist is awarded to a promising breakthrough performer who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording that establishes the public identity of that artist (which is not necessarily their first proper release).

YearNameNotesRef
1982 Men at Work [10] [11]

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

YearNameTitleNotesRef
2012 Gotye Somebody That I Used To Know Shared with Kimbra [4]

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals

YearNameTitleNotesRef
1978 Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever [7] [8]
1977 Bee Gees How Deep Is Your Love [12]

Best Hard Rock Performance

YearNameTitleNotesRef
2009 AC/DC War Machine [13]
2006 Wolfmother Woman [14]

Best Dance Recording

YearNameTitleNotesRef
2003 Kylie Minogue Come into My World [15]

Best Dance/Electronic Album

YearNameTitleNotesRef
2016 Flume Skin [16]

Best Alternative Music album

YearNameTitleNotesRef
2012 Gotye Making Mirrors [4]

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

YearNameTitleNotesRef
1981 Rick Springfield Jessie's Girl [17]

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

YearNameTitleNotesRef
1974 Olivia Newton-John I Honestly Love You [5] [6]
1972 Helen Reddy I Am Woman [18] [19]

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

YearNameTitleNotesRef
1973 Olivia Newton-John Let Me Be There [20] [21]

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

YearNameTitleNotesRef
2010 Keith Urban 'Til Summer Comes Around [22]
2009 Keith Urban Sweet Thing [23]
2007 Keith Urban Stupid Boy [24]
2005 Keith Urban You'll Think of Me [25]

Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance

YearNameTitleNotesRef
1981 Joan Sutherland Live From Lincoln Center – Sutherland/Horne/PavarottiShared with Luciano Pavarotti & Marilyn Horne [26]

Best Classical Performance – Vocal Soloist (With or Without Orchestra)

YearNameTitleNotesRef
1961 Joan Sutherland The Art of the Prima Donna [27]

Video of the Year

YearNameTitleNotesRef
1982 Olivia Newton-John Physical [28]

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

YearNameNotesRef
1978 Bee Gees Shared with Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson [7] [8]

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

YearNameTitleNotesRef
2019 Hugh Jackman The Greatest Showman [29]

Best Music Film


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