List of Brazilian Grammy Award winners and nominees

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The following is a list of Grammy Awards winners and nominees from Brazil:

Brazil Federal republic in South America

Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers and with over 208 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the fifth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populated city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states, the Federal District, and the 5,570 municipalities. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas; it is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world.

YearCategoryNominees(s)Nominated forResult
1959Best Engineered Record (Classical) Laurindo Almeida Duets With A Spanish GuitarWon
1960Best Classical Performance - Concerto Or Instrumental Soloist (Other Than Full Orchestral Accompaniment) Laurindo Almeida Danzas (Album)Nominated
1961Best Classical Performance - Vocal Or Instrumental - Chamber Music Laurindo Almeida Conversations With The GuitarWon
Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist Or Duo (Other Than With Orchestral Accompaniment) Laurindo Almeida The Spanish Guitars Of Laurindo AlmeidaWon
Best Engineering Contribution - Classical Recording Laurindo Almeida The Spanish Guitars Of Laurindo AlmeidaWon
1962Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist Or Duo (Without Orchestra) Laurindo Almeida Reverie For Spanish GuitarWon
Best Contemporary Classical Composition Laurindo Almeida Almeida: DiscantusWon
Album Of The Year - Classical Laurindo Almeida Reverie For Spanish Guitar (Album)Nominated
1963Best Jazz Performance - Soloist Or Small Group (Instrumental) Laurindo Almeida Viva Bossa Nova!Nominated
Best Performance By An Orchestra - For Dancing Laurindo Almeida Viva Bossa Nova! (Album)Nominated
Best Classical Performance - Chamber Music Laurindo Almeida The Intimate Bach (Album)Nominated
1965 Album of the Year João Gilberto [1] Getz/Gilberto Won
Best Vocal Performance, Male João Gilberto [1] Getz/Gilberto Nominated
Best Album Notes João Gilberto [1] Getz/Gilberto Nominated
Best Instrumental Jazz Performance - Large Group Or Soloist With Large Group Laurindo Almeida Guitar From IpanemaWon
Best Instrumental Jazz Performance - Small Group Or Soloist With Small Group Laurindo Almeida Collaboration (Album)Nominated
1973Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist Or Soloists (Without Orchestra) Laurindo Almeida The Art Of Laurindo Almeida (Album)Nominated
1978 Best Jazz Vocal Performance João Gilberto [1] Amoroso Nominated
1979Best Latin Recording Laurindo Almeida Laurindo Almeida Trio (Album)Nominated
1980Best Latin Recording Airto Moreira Touching You, Touching MeNominated
1982Best Latin Recording Laurindo Almeida Brazilian Soul (Album)Nominated
1984 Best Latin Pop Album Lani Hall Lani Nominated
1986 Es Facil Amar Won
1989 Roberto Carlos Roberto Carlos Won
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male João Gilberto [1] Live in Montreux Nominated
1992 Best World Music Album Dori Caymmi [2] Brazilian SerenataNominated
Milton Nascimento TxaiNominated
1993 Sérgio Mendes Brasileiro Won
1995 Milton Nascimento AbgelusNominated
1998Milton Nascimento Nascimento Won
1999 Gilberto Gil Quanta Live Won
2000 Caetano Veloso Livro Won
Best Instrumental ArrangementDori CaymmiPink PantherNominated
2001 Best World Music Album João Gilberto João Voz e Violão Won
2002 Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento Gil and MiltonNominated
2004 Best Contemporary World Music Album Caetano Veloso Live in BahiaNominated
2008 Céu CéU Nominated
Gilberto Gil Gil Luminoso Nominated
Bebel Gilberto Momento Nominated
2015 Best World Music AlbumSergio MendesMagicNominated
2016 Gilberto GilGilbertos Samba Ao VivoNominated
2017 Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil Dois Amigos, Um Século de Música: Multishow LiveNominated
2018 Trio Brasileiro Rosa Dos VentosNominated

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