Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Grammy Nominees & Winners By Year

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Three-time Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Grammy winner Michael Buble.

Most career Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album nominations
Tony Bennett 17
Barbra Streisand 13
Michael Buble 9
Rosemary Clooney 7
Harry Connick Jr. 7
Michael Feinstein 5
Barry Manilow 5
Rod Stewart 5

Most career Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album wins
Tony Bennett 14
Michael Buble 5
Willie Nelson 2
Lady Gaga 2
Natalie Cole 2

For the modern, current pop album category, see the Best Pop Vocal Album winners list.

Grammy Awards: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Winners and Nominees

Winners in bold; other nominees listed beneath.

2024: Bewitched, Laufey
To Steve With Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim
Pieces of Treasure, Ricki Lee Jones
Holidays Around the World, Pentatonix
Only the Strong Survive, Bruce Springsteen
Sondheim Unplugged (The NYC Sessions) Vol 3, Various Artists

2023: Higher, Michael Buble
When Christmas Comes Around, Kelly Clarkson
I Dream of Christmas, Norah Jones
Evergreen, Pentatonix
Thank You, Diana Ross

2022: Love for Sale, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Til We Meet Again (Live), Norah Jones
A Tori Kelly Christmas, Tori Kelly
Ledisi Sings Nina, Ledisi
That’s Life, Willie Nelson
A Holly Dolly Christmas, Dolly Parton

2021: American Standard, James Taylor
Blue Umbrella, Bert Bacharach & Daniel Tashian
True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter, Harry Connick Jr
Unfollow the Rules, Rufus Wainwright
Judy, Renee Zellweger

2020: Look Now, Elvis Costello & the Imposters
Si, Andrea Bocelli
Love, Michael Buble
A Legendary Christmas, John Legend
Walls, Barbra Streisand

2019: My Way, Willie Nelson
Love is Here to Stay, Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
Nat King Cole & Me, Gregory Porter
Standards, Seal
The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!, Barbra Streisand

2018: Tony Bennett Celebrates 90, Dae Bennett & others
Nobody But Me, Michael Buble
Triplicate, Bob Dylan
In Full Swing, Seth MacFarlane
Wonderland, Sarah McLachlan

2017: Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin, Willie Nelson
Cinema, Andrea Bocelli
Fallen Angels, Bob Dylan
Stages Live, Josh Groban
Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, Barbra Streisand

2016: The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap
Shadows in the Night, Bob Dylan
Stages, Josh Groban
No One Ever Tells You, Seth MacFarlane
My Dream Duets, Barry Manilow & others

2015: Cheek to Cheek, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett
Nostalgia, Annie Lennox
Night Songs, Barry Manilow
Sending You a Little Christmas, Johnny Mathis
Partners, Barbra Streisand & others

2014: To Be Loved, Michael Buble
Viva Duets, Tony Bennett & others
The Standards, Gloria Estefan
Cee Lo’s Magic Moment, Cee Lo Green
Now, Dionne Warwick

2013: Kisses on the Bottom, Paul McCartney
Christmas, Michael Buble
A Holiday Carole, Carole King

2012: Duets II, Tony Bennett
The Gift, Susan Boyle
In Concert on Broadway, Harry Connick Jr.
Music is Better Than Words, Seth MacFarlane
What Matters Most, Barbra Streisand

2011: Crazy Love, Michael Buble
The Greatest Love Songs of All Time, Barry Manilow
Let It Be Me: Mathis in Nashville, Johnny Mathis
Fly Me to the Moon…The Great American Songbook Volume V, Rod Stewart
Love Is the Answer, Barbra Streisand

2010: Michael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden, Michael Buble
A Swingin’ Christmas, Tony Bennett
Your Songs, Harry Connick Jr.
Liza’s at the Palace, Liza Minnelli
American Classic, Willie Nelson

2009: Still Unforgettable, Natalie Cole
The Sinatra Project, Michael Feinstein
Noel, Josh Groban
In the Swing of Christmas, Barry Manilow
Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, Rufus Wainwright

2008: Call Me Irresponsible, Michael Buble
Cool Yule, Bette Midler
Trav’lin’ Light, Queen Latifah
Live in Concert 2006, Barbra Streisand
James Taylor at Christmas, James Taylor

2007: Duets: An American Classic, Tony Bennett
Caught in the Act, Michael Buble
Wintersong, Sarah McLachlan
Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook, Bette Midler
Timeless Love, Smokey Robinson

2006: The Art of Romance, Tony Bennett
It’s Time, Michael Buble
Isn’t it Romantic, Johnny Mathis
Moonlight Serenade, Carly Simon
Thanks for the Memory: The Great American Songbook, Volume IV, Rod Stewart

2005: Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Volume III, Rod Stewart
Only You, Harry Connick Jr.
Count Your Blessings, Barbara Cook
Ultimate Mancini, Monica Mancini
Just for a Thrill, Ronnie Milsap

2004: A Wonderful World, Tony Bennett & k.d. lang
The Last Concert, Rosemary Clooney
Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook, Bette Midler
As Time Goes By: The Great American Songbook, Volume II, Rod Stewart
The Movie Album, Barbra Streisand

2003: Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues, Tony Bennett
Michael Feinstein with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Feinstein
Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bernadette Peters
It Had to Be You: The Great American Songbook, Rod Stewart
Christmas Memories, Barbra Streisand

2002: Songs I Heard, Harry Connick Jr.
Stars and the Moon: Live at the Donmar, Betty Buckley
Sentimental Journey: The Girl Singer and Her New Big Band
Romance on Film, Romance on Broadway, Michael Feinstein
Keely Sings Sinatra, Keely Smith

2001: Both Sides Now, Joni Mitchell
As Time Goes By, Bryan Ferry
It’s Like This, Rickie Lee Jones
Songs From the Last Century, George Michael
Timeless: Live in Concert, Barbra Streisand

2000: Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool, Tony Bennett
Come By Me, Harry Connick Jr.
The Movie Album: As Time Goes By, Neil Diamond
Manilow Sings Sinatra, Barry Manilow
You’re the Top: Love Songs of Cole Porter, Bobby Short

1999: Live at Carnegie Hall: The 50th Anniversary Concert, Patti Page
The Birthday Concert, Shirley Bassey
Michael & George: Feinstein Sings Gershwin, Michael Feinstein
Jack Jones Paints a Tribute to Tony Bennett, Jack Jones
The Pleasure of His Company, Maureen McGovern

1998: Tony Bennett on Holiday, Tony Bennett
Here I’ll Stay, Julie Andrews
Mothers & Daughters, Rosemary Clooney
Sondheim, etc., Bernadette Peters
Film Noir, Carly Simon

1997: Here’s to the Ladies, Tony Bennett
Dedicated to Nelson, Rosemary Clooney
Stardust, Natalie Cole
Gently, Liza Minnelli
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight, Bernadette Peters

1996: Duets II, Frank Sinatra
Broadway: The Music of Richard Rodgers, Julie Andrews
Demi-Centennial, Rosemary Clooney
Back in Business, Eartha Kitt
Broadway Legend, John Raitt

1995: MTV Unplugged, Tony Bennett
Roberta, Roberta Flack
Moonlight Becomes You, Willie Nelson
Duets, Frank Sinatra
The Concert, Barbra Streisand

1994: Steppin’ Out, Tony Bennett
Do You Miss New York, Rosemary Clooney
A Touch of Music in the Night, Michael Crawford
Love Songs, Diane Schuur
Back to Broadway, Barbra Streisand

1993: Perfectly Frank, Tony Bennett
Girl Singer, Rosemary Clooney
Michael Feinstein Sings the Jule Styne Songbook, Michael Feinstein
Late Night at the Café Carlyle, Bobby Short
With My Lover Beside Me, Nancy Wilson

1992: Unforgettable, Natalie Cole
Blue Light, Red Light, Harry Connick Jr.
In a Sentimental Mood: Mathis Sings Ellington, Johnny Mathis
Pure Schuur, Diane Schuur
Warm All Over, Barbra Streisand

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Last Updated on February 5, 2024