List of awards and nominations received by Nine Inch Nails

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Nine Inch Nails awards and nominations
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Trent Reznor in 2008
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Wins5
Nominations26
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  1. Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. Awards in certain categories do not have prior nominations and only winners are announced by the jury. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.

Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock act, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio. As its main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Reznor is the only official member of Nine Inch Nails and remains solely responsible for its direction. [1] Nine Inch Nails has received four awards from 25 nominations, including two Grammy Awards for the songs "Wish" and "Happiness in Slavery" in 1993 and 1996 respectively. [2] Nine Inch Nails have received two Kerrang! Awards honoring the band's overall contributions since 1988. [3] [4] The band has also received nine nominations from the MTV Video Music Awards for several of its videos, including two nominations for the "Closer" video and five nominations for the "Perfect Drug" video, including Video of the Year. [2]

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Nine Inch Nails and several of its releases have also received awards and honors from the critical community. The band was ranked as the 94th "Greatest Artist of All Time" by Rolling Stone in 2004. [5] Nine Inch Nails' second studio album, The Downward Spiral , has been included on several "Best Of" lists, including Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and Spin 's "100 Greatest Albums, 1985–2005". [6] [7]

American Music Awards

The American Music Awards are awarded annually by a poll of music buyers. Nine Inch Nails has received two nominations.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
1994 Nine Inch Nails Favorite Alternative Artist Nominated
1995 Nominated

Antville Music Video Awards

The Antville Music Video Awards are online awards for the best music video and music video directors of the year. They were first awarded in 2005. Nine Inch Nails has received two nominations.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2005"Only"Worst VideoNominated
Best VideoNominated

Billboard Awards

Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Music Awards are sponsored by Billboard magazine and is held annually in December. Nine Inch Nails has received one nomination.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2005Nine Inch NailsModern Rock Artist of the YearNominated
Billboard Music Video Awards

The Billboard Music Video Awards are sponsored by Billboard magazine. Nine Inch Nails has received two nominations. [8]

YearNominee / workAwardResult
1995"Hurt"Best Modern Rock Clip of the YearNominated
2000"Starfuckers, Inc."Nominated

D&AD Awards

Design and Art Direction (D&AD) is a British educational charity which exists to promote excellence in design and advertising.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
1995"Closer"DirectionWood Pencil
IndividualGraphite Pencil
2006"Only"Special EffectsWood Pencil

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Nine Inch Nails has received two awards from twelve nominations. [9]

YearNominee / workAwardResult
1993 "Wish" Best Metal Performance Won
1995 The Downward Spiral Best Alternative Performance Nominated
1996 "Happiness in Slavery" (Live version as performed at Woodstock '94 music festival.)Best Metal PerformanceWon
1998 "The Perfect Drug" Best Hard Rock Performance Nominated
2000 The Fragile Best Alternative Album Nominated
"Starfuckers, Inc."Best Metal PerformanceNominated
2001 "Into the Void" Best Male Rock Vocal Performance Nominated
2006 "The Hand That Feeds"Best Hard Rock PerformanceNominated
2007 "Every Day is Exactly the Same"Best Hard Rock PerformanceNominated
2009 "34 Ghosts IV"Best Rock Instrumental Performance [10] Nominated
Ghosts I–IV Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package [10] Nominated
2014 Hesitation Marks Best Alternative Music AlbumNominated

MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the music videos of the year. Nine Inch Nails has received nine nominations.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
1993 "Wish" Best Metal/Hard Rock Video Nominated
1994 "Closer" Breakthrough Video Nominated
Best Art Direction in a Video Nominated
1997 "The Perfect Drug" Video of the Year Nominated
Best Alternative Video Nominated
Best Direction in a Video Nominated
Best Cinematography in a Video Nominated
Best Art Direction in a VideoNominated
2000 "Into the Void"Breakthrough VideoNominated

mtvU Woodie Awards

MTVU broadcasts its own semi-annual awards show, the Woodie Awards, which it states recognizes "the music voted best by college students.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2005"Only"Best Video Woodie - Live ActionNominated
Best Video Woodie - AnimatedNominated

MVPA Awards

The MVPA Awards are annually presented by a Los Angeles-based music trade organization to honor the year's best music videos.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2006"Only"Best Animated Video [11] Won
Best Director of a Male Artist [12] Nominated
Best Rock Video [12] Nominated
Best Special Effects [12] Nominated

Kerrang! Awards

The Kerrang! Awards is an annual awards ceremony held by Kerrang! , a British rock magazine. Nine Inch Nails has won two awards.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2005Nine Inch NailsClassic Songwriter Award [3] Won
2007 Nine Inch NailsKerrang! Icon Award [4] Won

Polstar Concert Industry Awards

The Pollstar Concert Industry Awards is an annual award ceremony to honor artists and professionals in the concert industry.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
1992 Pretty Hate Machine Tour Series Club Tour of the YearNominated
1995 Self-Destruct Tour Small Hall Tour of the YearNominated
1996 Dissonance/Outside Tour (w/David Bowie)Most Creative Stage ProductionNominated
2010 Wave Goodbye Tour (w/Jane's Addiction)Nominated

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have influenced the development of rock music. Nine Inch Nails became eligible for induction in 2015. After two consecutive nominations, the band was then absent from the list of nominees for three years running. Asked about this apparent snub, Reznor responded, "I honestly couldn’t give less of a shit." [13] The band was again nominated for 2020.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2015Nine Inch NailsPerformers [14] Nominated
2016Nine Inch NailsPerformers [15] Nominated
2020Nine Inch NailsPerformers [16] Won

Miscellaneous awards and honors

YearNominated workAward/honorNominator
1999"Closer" (music video)100 Greatest Videos Ever Made (#17) [17] MTV
2000Nine Inch Nails100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock (#43) [18] VH1
2003"Closer"100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years (#93) [19] VH1
2003The Downward Spiral 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (#200) [6] Rolling Stone
2004Nine Inch NailsThe Immortals – 100 Greatest Artists of All Time (#94) [5] Rolling Stone
2004The Downward SpiralThe Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time (#488) [20] Martin Popoff
2004The FragileThe Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time (#390) [20] Martin Popoff
2005The Downward Spiral100 Greatest Albums, 1985–2005 (#25) [7] Spin
2005 With Teeth 40 Best Albums of 2005 (#29) [21] Spin
2007 Year Zero Top 50 Albums of 2007 (#21) [22] Rolling Stone
2008The Downward Spiral100 Best Albums from 1983 to 2008 (#81) [23] Entertainment Weekly
2008 Ghosts I–IV Best of 2008 (#4) [24] Last.fm
2008 The Slip Top 50 Albums of 2008 (#37) [25] Rolling Stone
2009Trent ReznorThe RS 100: Agents of Change (#46) [26] Rolling Stone
2009Trent ReznorWebby Artist of the Year Award [27] Webby Awards
2009"Closer"Hottest 100 of All Time (#62) [28] Triple J
2009"The Hand That Feeds"The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s (#406) [29] Pitchfork Media
2010The Downward Spiral125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (#10) [30] Spin
2010Pretty Hate MachineBest New Reissue [31] Pitchfork Media

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<i>The Downward Spiral</i> 1994 studio album by Nine Inch Nails

The Downward Spiral is the second studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on March 8, 1994, by Nothing Records and Interscope Records in the United States and by Island Records in Europe. It is a concept album detailing the destruction of a man from the beginning of his "downward spiral" to his death by suicide. The Downward Spiral features elements of industrial rock, techno and heavy metal music, in contrast to the band's synthpop-influenced debut album Pretty Hate Machine (1989), and was produced by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and Flood.

Nine Inch Nails American industrial rock band

Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN, is an American industrial rock band formed in 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio. Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Trent Reznor was the only permanent member of the band until the addition of English musician Atticus Ross in 2016.

Trent Reznor American musician

Michael Trent Reznor is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and film score composer. He is the founder, lead vocalist, and principal songwriter of the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, which he founded in 1988 and of which he was the sole official member until adding long-time collaborator Atticus Ross as a permanent member in 2016. His first release under the Nine Inch Nails name, the 1989 album Pretty Hate Machine, was a commercial and critical success. He has since released nine Nine Inch Nails studio albums. He left Interscope Records in 2007 and was an independent recording artist until signing with Columbia Records in 2012.

<i>Pretty Hate Machine</i> 1989 studio album by Nine Inch Nails

Pretty Hate Machine is the debut studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on October 20, 1989 by TVT Records. The album is compiled of reworked tracks from the Purest Feeling demo, as well as songs composed after its original recording. Production of the record was handled by Flood and Trent Reznor, among other contributors.

<i>The Fragile</i> 1999 album by Nine Inch Nails

The Fragile is the third studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released as a double album on September 21, 1999, by Nothing and Interscope Records. It was produced by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and longtime collaborator Alan Moulder. It was recorded throughout 1997 to 1999 in New Orleans.

<i>With Teeth</i> 2005 studio album by Nine Inch Nails

With Teeth is the fourth studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on May 3, 2005 by Nothing Records and Interscope Records. The album was produced by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and long-time collaborator Alan Moulder. It also features contributions from musician Dave Grohl and future band member Atticus Ross.

The Hand That Feeds Nine Inch Nails song

"The Hand That Feeds" is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released as the lead single from their fourth studio album, With Teeth (2005). It is the highest charting song by Nine Inch Nails on all charts except for U.S. Modern Rock Tracks, where it stayed at number one for five weeks, because the single that followed, "Only", stayed at number one for two more weeks (non-consecutively), and the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number 31, bested only by the group's 1999 single "The Day the World Went Away", which peaked at number 17 but did not chart anywhere else in the U.S. and never had any popular success, making it one of their less popular singles. It is, to date, Nine Inch Nails' only single to hit the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart, as well as their highest-charting single on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, peaking at number two. It was also a crossover hit, crossing over to pop radio as their first top 40 radio hit since "Closer" and "Hurt" in 1994 and 1995, respectively, peaking at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Every Day Is Exactly the Same Nine Inch Nails song

"Every Day Is Exactly the Same" is the third single by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails from their album With Teeth. It is the twenty-first official Nine Inch Nails release. The commercial single was released on April 4, 2006 as an EP. It was also billed as the companion remix disc to With Teeth, much to the chagrin of Trent Reznor.

Hurt (Nine Inch Nails song) Nine Inch Nails song

"Hurt" is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails from their second studio album, The Downward Spiral (1994), written by Trent Reznor. It was released on April 17, 1995 as a promotional single from the album. The song received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Song in 1996.

<i>Year Zero</i> (album) 2007 studio album by Nine Inch Nails

Year Zero is the fifth studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released by Interscope Records on April 17, 2007. Conceived while touring in support of the band's previous album, With Teeth (2005), the album was recorded throughout late-2006, and was produced by frontman Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. It was the band's last album for Interscope, following Reznor's departure the same year over a dispute of overseas pricing.

<i>Ghosts I–IV</i> 2008 studio album by Nine Inch Nails

Ghosts I–IV is the sixth studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on March 2, 2008, by The Null Corporation. It was the band's first independent release, following their split from longtime label Interscope Records the prior year. The album's production team included Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, studio collaborators Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder, and instrumental contributions from Alessandro Cortini, Adrian Belew, and Brian Viglione.

<i>The Slip</i> (album) 2008 studio album by Nine Inch Nails

The Slip is the seventh studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on May 5, 2008 digitally on the Nine Inch Nail website, and on CD on July 22 by The Null Corporation. It was their second release in 2008, following their sixth album Ghosts I-IV, released two months prior. The album was produced by frontman Trent Reznor with collaborators Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder.

<i>Hesitation Marks</i> 2013 studio album by Nine Inch Nails

Hesitation Marks is the eighth studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on August 30, 2013, by Columbia Records. It was the band's first release in five years, following The Slip (2008), as well as their only release on Columbia. Like previous albums, the album was produced by frontman Trent Reznor alongside longtime collaborators Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder.

<i>Add Violence</i> 2017 EP by Nine Inch Nails

Add Violence is the sixth extended play by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. Released through The Null Corporation and Capitol Records on July 19, 2017, it is the second in a trilogy of releases, following the EP Not the Actual Events (2016) and preceding the band's ninth studio album Bad Witch (2018). It was produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

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