Album of the Year Grammy Award Winners

The Grammy award for Album of the Year is awarded to the performer and production team of a full album.

Four artists have won the Album of the Year award more than once. Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon have each won the award three times, while U2 has won it twice. Frank Sinatra and Stevie Wonder are the only artists to win in consecutive years. Stevie Wonder won the award three out of four years from 1974 to 1977 only interrupted by Paul Simon who won it in 1976. Paul Simon was the winner once as a member of Simon and Garfunkel and twice as a solo artist.

Two of the winning albums are not musical, The Button-Down Mind (1961) by Bob Newhart and The First Family (1963) by Vaughn Meader are comedy albums.

If an album title has a link, that album is listed as one of our 100 Greatest Albums of All Time.

YearAlbum of the Year (2010s)Performing ArtistGenreBuy
201824K MagicBruno MarsPopBuy 24K Magic by Bruno Mars on iTunes
201725AdelePopBuy 25 by Adele on iTunes
20161989Taylor SwiftPopBuy 1989 by Taylor Swift on iTunes
2015Morning PhaseBeckAlternativeBuy Morning Phase by Beck on iTunes
2014Random Access MemoriesDaft PunkPopBuy Random Access Memory by Daft Punk on iTunes
2013BabelMumford & SonsAlternativeBabel (Deluxe Edition) - Mumford & Sons
201221AdelePopAdele - 21
2011The SuburbsArcade FireAlternativeThe Suburbs - Arcade Fire
2010FearlessTaylor SwiftCountryFearless - Taylor Swift
YearAlbum of the Year (2000s)Performing ArtistGenreBuy
2009Raising SandRobert Plant & Alison KraussFolk RockRaising Sand - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
2008River: The Joni LettersHerbi HancockJazzRiver - The Joni Letters - Herbie Hancock
2007Taking the Long WayDixie ChicksCountryTaking the Long Way - Dixie Chicks
2006How to Dismantle an Atomic BombU2RockHow to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb - U2
2005Genius Loves CompanyRay CharlesR&B / SoulGenius Loves Company - Ray Charles & Various Artists
2004Speakerboxx/The Love BelowOutkastRapSpeakerboxxx / The Love Below - OutKast
2003Come Away with MeNorah JonesJazzCome Away With Me - Norah Jones
2002O Brother, Where Art Thou?VariousSoundtrackO Brother, Where Art Thou? (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) - Various Artists
2001Two Against NatureSteely DanRockTwo Against Nature - Steely Dan
2000SupernaturalSantanaRockSupernatural (Remastered) - Santana
YearAlbum of the Year (1990s)Performing ArtistGenrebuy
1999The Miseducation of Lauryn HillLauryn HillR&B / SoulThe Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill
1998Time Out of MindBob DylanRockTime Out of Mind - Bob Dylan
1997Falling into YouCeline DionPopFalling Into You - CĂ©line Dion
1996Jagged Little PillAlanis MorissetteAlternativeJagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette
1995MTV Unplugged: Toney BennettTony BennettPop VocalMTV Unplugged - Tony Bennett - Tony Bennett
1994The Bodyguard SoundtrackWhitney HoustonSoundtrackThe Bodyguard (Original Soundtrack Album) - Whitney Houston
1993UnpluggedEric ClaptonRockUnplugged (Live) - Eric Clapton
1992Unforgettable... with LoveNatalie ColeJazzUnforgettable: With Love - Natalie Cole
1991Back on the BlockQuincy JonesJazzBack On the Block - Quincy Jones
1990Nick of TimeBonnie RaittRockNick of Time - Bonnie Raitt
YearAlbum of the Year (1980s)Performing ArtistGenreBuy
1989FaithGeorge MichaelPopiTunes
1988The Joshua TreeU2RockThe Joshua Tree (Remastered) - U2
1987GracelandPaul SimonPopGraceland - Paul Simon
1986No Jacket RequiredPhil CollinsRockNo Jacket Required - Phil Collins
1985Can't Slow DownLionel RichieR&B / SoulCan't Slow Down (Deluxe Edition) - Lionel Richie
1984ThrillerMichael JacksonPopThriller - Michael Jackson
1983Toto IVTotoRockToto IV - Toto
1982Double FantasyJohn Lennon & Yoko OnoRockDouble Fantasy Stripped Down (Remastered) - John Lennon & Yoko Ono
1981Christopher CrossChristopher CrossPopChristopher Cross - Christopher Cross
198052nd StreetBilly JoelPop52nd Street - Billy Joel
YearAlbum of the Year (1970s)Performing ArtistGenreBuy
1979Saturday Night FeverVarious ArtistsSoundtrackSaturday Night Fever (The Original Movie Soundtrack) [Remastered] - Various Artists
1978RumoursFleetwood MacRockRumours - Fleetwood Mac
1977Songs in the Key of LifeStevie WonderR&B / SoulSongs in the Key of Life - Stevie Wonder
1976Still Crazy After All These YearsPaul SimonPopStill Crazy After All These Years - Paul Simon
1975Fulfillingness' First FinaleStevie WonderR&B / SoulFulfillingness' First Finale - Stevie Wonder
1974InnervisionsStevie WonderR&B / SoulInnervisions (Reissue) - Stevie Wonder
1973The Concert for BangladeshVarious ArtistsRockThe Concert for Bangladesh - George Harrison
1972TapestryCarole KingPopTapestry - Carole King
1971Bridge Over Troubled WaterSimon & GarfunkelPopBridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
1970Blood, Sweat & TearsBlood, Sweat & TearsRockBlood, Sweat & Tears - Blood, Sweat & Tears
YearAlbum of the Year (1960s)Performing ArtistGenreBuy
1969By the Time I Get to PhoenixGlen CampbellCountryBy the Time I Get to Phoenix - Glen Campbell
1968Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe BeatlesRockSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
1967A Man and His MusicFrank SinatraPop VocalA Man and His Music - Frank Sinatra
1966September of My YearsFrank SinatraPop VocalSeptember of My Years - Frank Sinatra
1965Getz/GilbertoStan Getz & Joao GilbertoJazzGetz / Gilberto - Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto & Stan Getz
1964The Barbara Streisand AlbumBarbara StreisandPopThe Barbra Streisand Album - Barbra Streisand
1963The First FamilyVaughn MeaderComedyThe First Family - Vaughn Meader
1962Judy at Carnegie HallJudy GarlandPopJudy At Carnegie Hall - Judy Garland
1961The Button-Down Mind of Bob NewhartBob NewhartComedyThe Button-Down Mind On TV - Bob Newhart
1960Come Dance with MeFrank SinatraPop VocalCome Dance With Me - Frank Sinatra
YearAlbum of the Year (1950s)Performing ArtistGenreBuy
1959The Music from Peter GunHenri ManciniSoundtrackThe Music from Peter Gunn & More Music from Peter Gunn - Henry Mancini

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