Best Dance Recording: Grammy Winners & Nominees By Year

Skrillex Grammy 2012 best dance recording
Skrillex wins the 2012 Grammy for Best Dance Recording. (Youtube)

Best Dance Recording was created in 1998 to reward dance singles. In 2012, the Recording Academy stopped allowing mainstream pop artists to compete, so artists like Britney Spears and Lady Gaga were removed in favor of EDM acts.

In 2024, the Academy created a new category called Best Pop Dance Recording for those artists. This award remains designed specifically for acts who primarily work in dance music.

Most career Best Dance Recording nominations
Madonna 5
Chemical Brothers 5
Bonobo 5
Skrillex 5
Daft Punk 4
Kylie Minogue 4

Most career Best Dance Recording wins
Skrillex 4
Justin Timberlake 2
Diplo 2
Chemical Brothers 2

Grammy Awards: Best Dance Recording Winners and Nominees By Year

Winners in bold; other nominees listed beneath.

2024: Rumble, Skrillex, Fred again.. & Flowdan
Blackbox Life Recorder 21F, Aphex Twin
Loading, James Blake
Higher Than Ever Before, Disclosure
Strong, Romy & Fred again..

2023: Break My Soul, Beyonce
Rosewood, Bonobo
Don’t Forget My Love, Diplo & Miguel
I’m Good (Blue), David Guetta & Bebe Rexha
Intimidated, Kaytranada featuring H.E.R.
On My Knees, Rufus du Sol

2022: Alive, Rufus du Sol
Hero, Afrojack & David Guetta
Loom, Olafur Arnalds featuring Bonobo
Before, James Blake
Heartbreak, Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
You Can Do It, Caribou
The Business, Tiesto

2021: 10%, Kaytranada featuring Kali Uchis
On My Mind, Diplo & Sidepiece
My High, Disclosure featuring Amine & Slowthai
The Difference, Flume featuring Toro y Moi
Both of Us, Jayda G

2020: Got to Keep On, Chemical Brothers
Linked, Bonobo
Piece of Your Heart, Meduza featuring Goodboys
Underwater, Rufus Du Soul
Midnight Hour, Skrillex & Boys Noize featuring Ty Dolla Sign

2019: Electricity, Silk City & Dua Lipa
Northern Soul, Above & Beyond featuring Richard Bedford
Ultimatum, Disclosure featuring Fatoumata Diawara
Losing It, Fisher
Ghost Voices, Virtual Self

2018: Tonite, LCD Soundsystem
Bambro Koyo Ganda, Bonobo featuring Innov Gnawa
Cola, CamelPhat and Elderbrook
Andromeda, Gorillaz featuring DRAM
Line of Sight, Odesza featuring Wynne and Mansionair

2017: Don’t Let Me Down, Chainsmokers featuring Daya
Tearing Me Up, Bob Moses
Never Be Like You, Flume featuring Kai
Rinse & Repeat, Riton featuring Kah-Lo
Drinkee, Sofi Tukker

2016: Where Are You Now, Jack U & Justin Bieber
We Are All We Need, Above & Beyond featuring Zoe Johnston
Go, Chemical Brothers
Never Catch Me, Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar
Runaway, Galantis

2015: Rather Be, Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
Never Say Never, Basement Jaxx
F for You, Disclosure featuring Mary J. Blige
I Got U, Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones
Faded, Zhu

2014: Clarity, Zedd featuring Foxes
Need U (100%), Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E & MNEK
Sweet Nothing, Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
Atmosphere, Kaskade
This is What it Feels Like, Armin Van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie

2013: Bangarang, Skrillex and Sirah
Levels, Avicii
Let’s Go, Calvin Harris & Ne-Yo
Don’t You Worry Child, Swedish House Mafia & John Martin
I Can’t Live Without You, Al Walser

2012: Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Skrillex
Raise Your Weapon, Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech
Barbra Streisand, Duck Sauce
Sunshine, David Guetta & Avicii
Call Your Girlfriend, Robyn
Save the World, Swedish House Mafia

2011: Only Girl (In the World), Rihanna
Rocket, Goldfrapp
In for the Kill, La Roux
Dance in the Dark, Lady Gaga
Dancing on My Own, Robyn

2010: Poker Face, Lady Gaga
When Love Takes Over, David Guetta & Kelly Rowland
Celebration, Madonna
Womanizer, Britney Spears
Boom Boom Pow, Black Eyed Peas

2009: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Alive 2007), Daft Punk
Ready for the Floor, Hot Chip
Just Dance, Lady Gaga and Colby O’Donis
Give It 2 Me, Madonna
Disturbia, Rihanna
Black and Gold, Sam Sparro

2008: LoveStoned/I Think She Knows, Justin Timberlake
D.A.N.C.E., Justice
Love Today, Mika
Don’t Stop the Music, Rihanna
Do It Again, Chemical Brothers

2007: SexyBack, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland
Suffer Well, Depeche Mode
Ooh La La, Goldfrapp
Get Together, Madonna
I’m with Stupid, Pet Shop Boys

2006: Galvanize, Chemical Brothers and Q-Tip
Say Hello, Deep Dish
Wonderful Night, Fatboy Slim & Lateef
Daft Punk is Playing at My House, LCD Soundsystem
I Believe in You, Kylie Minogue
Guilt is a Useless Emotion, New Order

2005: Toxic, Britney Spears
Good Luck, Basement Jaxx & Lisa Kekaula
Slow, Kylie Minogue
Comfortably Numb, Scissor Sisters
Get Yourself High, Chemical Brothers

2004: Come into My World, Kylie Minogue
Love One Another, Cher
Easy, Groove Armada
Die Another Day, Madonna
Breathe, Telepopmusik

2003: Days Go By, Dirty Vegas
Gotta Get Thru This, Daniel Bedingfield
Superstylin’, Groove Armada
Love at First Sight, Kylie Minogue
Hella Good, No Doubt

2002: All for You, Janet Jackson
One More Time, Daft Punk & Romanthony
I Feel Loved, Depeche Mode
Out of Nowhere, Gloria Estefan
Angel, Lionel Richie

2001: Who Let the Dogs Out?, Baha Men
Blue (Da Ba Dee), Eiffel 65
Be With You, Enrique Iglesias
Let’s Get Loud, Jennifer Lopez
Natural Blues, Moby

2000: Believe, Cher
Don’t Let This Moment End, Gloria Estefan
Praise You, Fatboy Slim
Waiting for Tonight, Jennifer Lopez
I Will Go With You, Donna Summer

1999: Ray of Light, Madonna
When Will You Learn, Boy George
Around the World, Daft Punk
Heaven’s What I Feel, Gloria Estefan
Disco Inferno, Cyndi Lauper

1998: Carry On, Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder
Da Funk, Daft Punk
Ooh Aah…Just a Little Bit, Gina G
To Step Aside, Pet Shop Boys
Space Jam, Quad City DJs

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Last Updated on February 5, 2024