Producer of the Year: Grammy Winners & Nominees By Year

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Jack Antonoff wins the Producer of the Year Grammy in 2022.

“Producer of the Year” is shorthand for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, the awkwardly-titled Grammy Award that goes to the music producer judged to have the most success in a given year. It was created in 1975. There is a separate award specifically for producers of classical music, called Producer of the Year, Classical.

Most career Producer of the Year nominations:
Babyface 4
David Foster 3
Quincy Jones 3
Pharrell Williams 3

Most career Producer of the Year wins:
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis 11
David Foster 7
Quincy Jones 7
Babyface 6
Nigel Godrich 5
Rick Rubin 5
Danger Mouse 5
Rob Cavallo 5

Producer of the Year Winners and Nominees

Winners in bold; other nominees listed beneath.

2023: (winner tbd)
Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
Boi-1da
DJ Dahi
Dernst “D’mile” Emile II

2022: Jack Antonoff
Roget Chahayed
Mike Elizondo
Hit-Boy
Ricky Reed

2021: Andrew Watt
Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
Dave Cobb
Flying Lotus

2020: Finneas O’Connell
Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
John Hill
Ricky Reed

2019: Pharrell Williams
Boi-1da
Larry Klein
Linda Perry
Kanye West

2018: Greg Kurstin
Calvin Harris
No I.D.
Black Mills
The Stereotypes

2017: Greg Kurstin
Benny Blanco
Max Martin
Nineteen85
Ricky Reed

2016: Jeff Bhasker
Dave Cobb
Diplo
Larry Klein
Blake Mills

2015: Max Martin
Paul Epworth
John Hill
Jay Joyce
Greg Kurstin

2014: Pharrell Williams
Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtstaid
Jeff Tweedy

2013: Dan Auerbach
Jeff Bhasker
Diplo
Markus Dravs
Salaam Remi

2012: Paul Epworth
Danger Mouse
The Smeezingtons
Ryan Tedder
Butch Vig

2011: Danger Mouse
Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
RedOne
The Smeezingtons

2010: Brendan O’Brien
T-Bone Burnett
Ethan Johns
Larry Klein
Greg Kurstin

2009: Rick Rubin
Danger Mouse
Nigel Godrich
Johnny K
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2008: Mark Ronson
Howard Benson
Joe Chiccarelli
Mike Elizondo
Timbaland

2007: Rick Rubin
Howard Benson
T-Bone Burnett
Danger Mouse
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2006: Steve Lillywhite
Danger Mouse
Nigel Godrich
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
The Neptunes

2005: John Shanks
T-Bone Burnett
Rob Cavallo
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Tommy LiPuma

2004: The Neptunes
Nigel Godrich
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
The Matrix
Outkast

2003: Arif Mardin
Dr. Dre
Nellee Hooper
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Rick Rubin

2002: T-Bone Burnett
Dr. Dre
Gerald Eaton & Brian West
Nigel Godrich
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis

2001: Dr. Dre
Bill Bottrell
Nigel Godrich
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Matt Serletic

2000: Walter Afanasieff
Rob Cavallo
Dan Huff
Rick Rubin
Matt Serletic

1999: Rob Cavallo
Michael Beinhorn
Tchad Blake
Sheryl Crow
Lauryn Hill

1998: Babyface
Walter Afanasieff
Paula Cole
Kirk Franklin
Keith Thomas

1997: Babyface
David Foster
Don Gehman
Brendan O’Brien
Don Was

1996: Babyface
Glen Ballard
Rick Chertoff
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Rick Rubin

1995: Don Was
David Foster
Trevor Horn
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Brendan O’Brien

1994: David Foster
Walter Afanasieff
Tony Brown
Bruce Fairbairn
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Hugh Padgham

1993: Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois (tie)
LA Reid & Babyface (tie)
Mitchell Froom
Teddy Riley
Bruce Swedien
Chris Thomas

1992: David Foster
Walter Afansieff & Mariah Carey
Andre Fischer
Paul Simon
Keith Thomas

1991: Quincy Jones
Glen Ballard
Phil Collins & Hugh Padgham
Mick Jones & Billy Joel
Arif Mardin

1990: Peter Asher
Emilio Estefan, Jorge Casas & Clay Ostwald
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Janet Jackson
LA Reid & Babyface
Prince
Tears for Fears & David Bascombe

1989: Neil Dorfsman
Thomas Dolby
David Kershenbaum
LA Reid & Babyface
Narada Michael Walden

1988: Narada Michael Walden
Emilio Estefan & the Jerks
Quincy Jones & Michael Jackson
Daniel Lanois & Brian Eno
John Mellancamp & Don Gehman

1987: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
David Foster
Michael Omartian
Paul Simon
Steve Winwood & Russ Titelman

1986: Phil Collins & Hugh Padgham
David Foster
Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar & Greg Ladanyi
Mark Knopfler & Neil Dorfsman
Narada Michael Walden

1985: David Foster (tie)
Lionel Richie & James Anthony Carmichael (tie)
Prince & the Revolution
Robert John “Mutt” Lange & the Cars
Michael Omartian

1984: Michael Jackson & Quincy Jones
James Anthony Carmichael & Lionel Richie
Jay Graydon
Quincy Jones
Phil Ramone

1983: Toto
Gary Katz
John Cougar Mellencamp & Don Gehman
David Foster
Quincy Jones

1982: Quincy Jones
Val Garay
Arif Mardin
Lionel Richie
Robert John “Mutt Lange” & Mick Jones

1981: Phil Ramone
Quincy Jones
Michael Omartian
Queen & Reinhold Mack
Stevie Wonder

1980: Larry Butler
Mike Chapman
Quincy Jones
Ted Templeman
Maurice White

1979: Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten & Karl Richardson
Peter Asher
Quincy Jones
Alan Parsons
Phil Ramone

1978: Peter Asher
Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten & Karl Richardson
Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff
Richard Perry
Bill Szymczyk

1977: Stevie Wonder
Richard Perry
Lenny Waronker
Joe Wissert

1976: Arif Mardin
Peter Asher
Gus Dudgeon
Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter
Bill Szymczyk

1975: Thom Bell
Rick Hall
Lenny Waronker
Stevie Wonder
Billy Sherrill

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