The following is a list of Grammy Awards winners and nominees from Japan :
Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.
|1989||Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media||Various artists||The Last Emperor||Won|
|2001||Best New Age Album||Kitarō||Thinking of You||Won|
|2011||Best Pop Instrumental Album||Larry Carlton and Takahiro Matsumoto||Take Your Pick||Won|
|2016||Best Opera Recording||Seiji Ozawa (conductor) and Saito Kinen Orchestra||Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilèges; Shéhérazade||Won|
|2017||Best World Music Album||Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble||Sing Me Home||Won|
Yo-Yo Ma is a Chinese-American cellist. Born in Paris, he spent his schooling years in New York City and was a child prodigy, performing from the age of four and a half. He graduated from the Juilliard School and Harvard University, and has performed as a soloist with orchestras around the world. He has recorded more than 90 albums and received 18 Grammy Awards.
Itzhak Perlman is an Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and music teacher. Over the course of his career, Perlman has performed worldwide, and throughout the United States, in venues that have included a State Dinner at the White House honoring Queen Elizabeth II, and at the Presidential Inauguration of President Obama, and he has conducted the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Westchester Philharmonic. In 2015, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1986, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year, 1985.
The Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance has been awarded since 1959. The award has had several minor name changes:
The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance was awarded from 1959 to 2011. From 1967 to 1971 and in 1987 the award was combined with the award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance and awarded as the Grammy Award for Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Soloists.
The Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album was awarded from 1999 to 2011.
Edgar Meyer is an American bassist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. His styles include classical, bluegrass, newgrass, and jazz. Meyer has worked as a session musician in Nashville, part of various chamber groups, a composer, and an arranger. His collaborators have spanned a wide range of musical styles and talents; among them are Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, Yo-Yo Ma, Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Sam Bush, James Taylor, Chris Thile, Mike Marshall, Mark O'Connor, Alison Krauss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Guy Clark, and the trio Nickel Creek.
Steven Epstein is an American record producer.
Shaffer Chimere Smith, known professionally as Ne-Yo, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and dancer. He gained fame for his songwriting abilities when he penned his 2004 hit "Let Me Love You" for singer Mario. The single's successful release in the United States prompted an informal meeting between Ne-Yo and Def Jam's label head and the signing of a recording contract.
Stuart Duncan is an American bluegrass musician who plays the fiddle, mandolin, guitar and banjo.
Charles T. Harmon, better known as Chuck Harmony, is an American music producer, musician, songwriter and entrepreneur, based in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a three-time Grammy Award nominee, and won a 2011 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song for Fantasia’s "Bittersweet".
Estelí Gomez is a multiple Grammy Award winning musician from Watsonville, California.
This is a list of notable events in Latin music that took place in 2009.