Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album

The Grammy Award for Best Dance / Electronica Album ( German: " Grammy Award for Best Dance / Electronica Album ") is a music prize, which is awarded since 2005 at the annual Grammy Awards. Particularly outstanding albums from the dance and electronica music will be honored with him.

Background and History

The since 1958 awarded Grammy Awards (actually Gramophone Awards) are presented annually in several categories of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences ( NARAS ) in the United States of America to artistic achievement, technical competence and excellent overall performance without regard to the album to honor sales or chart position.

This prize was first awarded in 2005 for Best Electronic / Dance Album of Basement Jaxx, for her album Kish Kash. The present name was given the prize in 2012 after a rearrangement of the categories. Albums can be nominated for the category whose playing time is at least 51% of new vocal or instrumental pieces of music genres Dance and Electronica. Compilation or remix albums are not nominierbar.

The Chemical Brothers and Skrillex have been able to win twice as only the award. With four nominations The Chemical Brothers also hold the record for most nominations. David Guetta, Paul Oakenfold, Robyn, Goldfrapp and Deadmau5 were each nominated twice, but the award could never win. Four times so far, the award went to British artists and groups, three times to musicians from the United States and even to musicians from France.

Award winners

  • Goldfrapp - Supernature
  • Paul Oakenfold - A Lively Mind
  • Pet Shop Boys - Fundamental
  • Zero 7 - The Garden
  • Justice - †
  • LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
  • Shiny Toy Guns - We Are Pilots
  • Tiësto - Elements of Life
  • The Crystal Method - Divided by Night
  • David Guetta - One Love
  • LMFAO - Party Rock
  • Pet Shop Boys - Yes
  • BT - These Hopeful Machines
  • Goldfrapp - Head First
  • Groove Armada - Black Light