List of awards and nominations received by Nine Inch Nails

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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]

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, producer and instrumentalist Trent Reznor was the only permanent member until the addition of English musician Atticus Ross in 2016.

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Industrial rock music genre

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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]

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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.

<i>Rolling Stone</i><span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">'</span>s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time Wikimedia list article

"The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" is a 2003 special issue of American magazine Rolling Stone, and a related book published in 2005. The lists were compiled based on votes from selected rock musicians, critics, and industry figures. The lists predominantly feature American and British music from the 1960s and the 1970s, topped by the Beatles' 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, with a top 10 that featured four entries from the Beatles, two from Bob Dylan, and one each from the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, the Rolling Stones and the Clash.

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.

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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

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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

Miscellaneous awards and honors

YearNominated workAward/honorNominator
1999"Closer" (music video)100 Greatest Videos Ever Made (#17) [13] MTV
2000Nine Inch Nails100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock (#43) [14] VH1
2003"Closer"100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years (#93) [15] 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) [16] Martin Popoff
2004The FragileThe Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time (#390) [16] Martin Popoff
2005The Downward Spiral100 Greatest Albums, 1985–2005 (#25) [7] Spin
2005 With Teeth 40 Best Albums of 2005 (#29) [17] Spin
2007 Year Zero Top 50 Albums of 2007 (#21) [18] Rolling Stone
2008The Downward Spiral100 Best Albums from 1983 to 2008 (#81) [19] Entertainment Weekly
2008 Ghosts I–IV Best of 2008 (#4) [20]
2008 The Slip Top 50 Albums of 2008 (#37) [21] Rolling Stone
2009Trent ReznorThe RS 100: Agents of Change (#46) [22] Rolling Stone
2009Trent ReznorWebby Artist of the Year Award [23] Webby Awards
2009"Closer"Hottest 100 of All Time (#62) [24] Triple J
2009"The Hand That Feeds"The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s (#406) [25] Pitchfork Media
2010The Downward Spiral125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (#10) [26] Spin
2010Pretty Hate MachineBest New Reissue [27] Pitchfork Media

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<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.


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