Grammy Award for Album of the Year

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The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales, chart position, or critical reception." Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category at the Grammys, having been presented since the 1st Grammy Awards in 1959.wikipedia
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Grammy Award for Best Classical Album

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As of 2012, classical albums are eligible for this award, with the award for Best Classical Album being discontinued (although no classical album has been nominated in this category since).
From then on, recordings in this category fall under the Album of the Year category.

11th Annual Grammy Awards

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It was not until 1968, 1969, 1999, 2011, and 2014 that the award was won by a rock, country, hip hop, indie and electronic album respectively.

7th Annual Grammy Awards

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In 1962, the award name was extended to Album of the Year (other than classical) but, in 1965, the shorter name returned.

4th Annual Grammy Awards

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In 1962, the award name was extended to Album of the Year (other than classical) but, in 1965, the shorter name returned.

Judy Garland

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The first woman to win the award was Judy Garland in 1962, for Judy at Carnegie Hall.
In 1962, Garland won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for her 1961 double LP live recording Judy at Carnegie Hall — the first woman to win in this category.

Stevie Wonder

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He is followed by Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon (as performers), David Foster, Phil Ramone, Daniel Lanois, Ryan Tedder (as record producers), Bob Ludwig (as mastering engineer), Mike Piersante, Tom Elmhirst, Serban Ghenea & John Hanes (as engineers/mixers) with three victories each.
Innervisions (1973) won Album of the Year at the 16th Grammy Awards.

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It was not until 1968, 1969, 1999, 2011, and 2014 that the award was won by a rock, country, hip hop, indie and electronic album respectively.

Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift was the first solo female artist to win the award twice.
Buoyed by the success of pop crossover singles "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me", Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009 in the U.S. The album won four Grammy Awards, and Swift became the youngest Album of the Year winner.

Norah Jones

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In addition, Lauryn Hill, Norah Jones and Alison Krauss are all tied with Swift and Adele with two wins overall, each winning as lead artist for their respective albums, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Come Away with Me and Raising Sand (Krauss' collaboration album with Robert Plant); Hill won her second as a producer of her collaboration on Santana's Supernatural (featured artists on non-soundtrack albums did not share in the award before 2008), while Jones won as a featured artist on Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters, and Krauss was featured on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack).
The record earned Jones five Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist.

Red (Taylor Swift album)

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She and Adele are the only women to win the award more than once for their own albums (winning for Fearless and 1989; and 21 and 25, respectively; Swift was also nominated for Red).
It received nominations for Album of the Year and Best Country Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

Adele

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She and Adele are the only women to win the award more than once for their own albums (winning for Fearless and 1989; and 21 and 25, respectively; Swift was also nominated for Red).
The album was critically well received and surpassed the success of her debut, earning numerous awards in 2012, among them a record-tying six Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year; two Brit Awards, including British Album of the Year; and three American Music Awards, including Favorite Pop/Rock Album.

Grammy Award for Record of the Year

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Christopher Cross is the first artist to receive the Grammys for Album of the Year as well as for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist in one ceremony.
The Record of the Year award is one of the four most prestigious categories at the awards (alongside Best New Artist, Song of the Year and Album of the Year) presented annually since the 1st Grammy Awards in 1959.

Grammy Award

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The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales, chart position, or critical reception."
Classical recordings are now eligible for the main Album of the Year category.

Herbie Hancock

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In addition, Lauryn Hill, Norah Jones and Alison Krauss are all tied with Swift and Adele with two wins overall, each winning as lead artist for their respective albums, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Come Away with Me and Raising Sand (Krauss' collaboration album with Robert Plant); Hill won her second as a producer of her collaboration on Santana's Supernatural (featured artists on non-soundtrack albums did not share in the award before 2008), while Jones won as a featured artist on Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters, and Krauss was featured on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack).
His 2007 tribute album River: The Joni Letters won the 2008 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, only the second jazz album to win the award, after Getz/Gilberto in 1965.

Grammy Award for Song of the Year

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Christopher Cross is the first artist to receive the Grammys for Album of the Year as well as for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist in one ceremony.
The Song of the Year award is one of the four most prestigious categories at the awards (alongside Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Album of the Year) presented annually since the 1st Grammy Awards in 1959.

1989 (Taylor Swift album)

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She and Adele are the only women to win the award more than once for their own albums (winning for Fearless and 1989; and 21 and 25, respectively; Swift was also nominated for Red).
It won Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album at the 58th Grammy Awards, making Swift the first female solo artist to win the former category twice.

Grammy Award for Best New Artist

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Christopher Cross is the first artist to receive the Grammys for Album of the Year as well as for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist in one ceremony.
Only four artists have won both Best New Artist and Album of the Year in the same year: Bob Newhart in 1961, Christopher Cross in 1981, Lauryn Hill in 1999, and Norah Jones in 2003.

Daniel Lanois

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He is followed by Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon (as performers), David Foster, Phil Ramone, Daniel Lanois, Ryan Tedder (as record producers), Bob Ludwig (as mastering engineer), Mike Piersante, Tom Elmhirst, Serban Ghenea & John Hanes (as engineers/mixers) with three victories each.
Three albums produced or co-produced by Lanois have won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was the first album by a rock and roll artist to win, Glen Campbell's By the Time I Get to Phoenix was the first by a country artist, Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill the first by a hip hop artist, Arcade Fire's The Suburbs the first by an indie rock artist, and Daft Punk's Random Access Memories the first by an electronic music artist.
It won four Grammy Awards in 1968, including Album of the Year, the first rock LP to receive this honour.

Fearless (Taylor Swift album)

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She and Adele are the only women to win the award more than once for their own albums (winning for Fearless and 1989; and 21 and 25, respectively; Swift was also nominated for Red).
The Grammy for Album of the Year made Swift, then 20 years old, the youngest artist to win the award.

Come Away with Me

In addition, Lauryn Hill, Norah Jones and Alison Krauss are all tied with Swift and Adele with two wins overall, each winning as lead artist for their respective albums, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Come Away with Me and Raising Sand (Krauss' collaboration album with Robert Plant); Hill won her second as a producer of her collaboration on Santana's Supernatural (featured artists on non-soundtrack albums did not share in the award before 2008), while Jones won as a featured artist on Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters, and Krauss was featured on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack).
Come Away with Me peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200, and received Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Nick of Time (album)

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Also, for their own albums, besides Swift and Adele, only two female artists have received nominations after previously winning (Barbra Streisand nominated again for People, My Name Is Barbra, Color Me Barbra, Guilty and The Broadway Album, after winning previously for The Barbra Streisand Album, and Bonnie Raitt nominated again for Luck of the Draw and Longing in Their Hearts, after winning previously for Nick of Time).
A commercial breakthrough after years of personal and professional struggles, Nick of Time topped the Billboard 200 chart, selling five million copies, and won three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, which was presented to Raitt and producer Don Was.

Lauryn Hill

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In addition, Lauryn Hill, Norah Jones and Alison Krauss are all tied with Swift and Adele with two wins overall, each winning as lead artist for their respective albums, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Come Away with Me and Raising Sand (Krauss' collaboration album with Robert Plant); Hill won her second as a producer of her collaboration on Santana's Supernatural (featured artists on non-soundtrack albums did not share in the award before 2008), while Jones won as a featured artist on Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters, and Krauss was featured on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack). The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was the first album by a rock and roll artist to win, Glen Campbell's By the Time I Get to Phoenix was the first by a country artist, Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill the first by a hip hop artist, Arcade Fire's The Suburbs the first by an indie rock artist, and Daft Punk's Random Access Memories the first by an electronic music artist.
At the 41st Grammy Awards, the record earned her five awards, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist.

21 (Adele album)

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She and Adele are the only women to win the award more than once for their own albums (winning for Fearless and 1989; and 21 and 25, respectively; Swift was also nominated for Red).
Shortlisted for the 2011 Mercury Prize, 21 won the 2012 Grammy Award for Album of the Year and the Brit Award for British Album of the Year.