Record of the Year: Grammy Winners & Nominees By Year

Adele Record of the Year speech
Adele wins the 2012 Record of the Year.

Most career Record of the Year nominations (as performer)
Beyonce 8 (includes 1 with Destiny’s Child)
Frank Sinatra 7
Bruno Mars 6 (includes Silk Sonic)
Taylor Swift 5
Barbra Streisand 5
George Harrison 5 (includes 4 with the Beatles)
John Lennon 5 (includes 4 with the Beatles)
Paul McCartney 5 (includes 4 with the Beatles)
The Beatles 4
Don Henley 4 (includes 2 with the Eagles)
Paul Simon 4 (includes 2 with Simon & Garfunkel)
Billie Eilish 4
Adele 4
Jay-Z 4
Tony Bennett 4

Most career Record of the Year wins (as performer)
Paul Simon 3 (includes 2 with Simon & Garfunkel)
Bruno Mars 3 (includes Silk Sonic)
Billie Eilish 2
U2 2
Roberta Flack 2
Simon & Garfunkel 2
Norah Jones 2
Eric Clapton 2
Henry Mancini 2
The 5th Dimension 2
Adele 2

Most career Record of the Year wins (as engineer/mixer):
Tom Coyne 4 (Stay With Me, Uptown Funk, Hello, 24K Magic)
Tom Elmhirst 3 (Rehab, Rolling in the Deep, Hello)

Grammy Awards: Record of the Year Winners and Nominees By Year

Winners in bold; other nominees listed beneath.

2024: Flowers, Miley Cyrus
Worship, Jon Batiste
Not Strong Enough, Boygenius
What Was I Made For?, Billie Eilish
On My Mama, Victoria Monet
Vampire, Olivia Rodrigo
Anti-Hero, Taylor Swift
Kill Bill, SZA

2023: About Damn Time, Lizzo
Don’t Shut Me Down, ABBA
Easy on Me, Adele
Break My Soul, Beyonce
Good Morning Gorgeous, Mary J. Blige
You and Me on the Rock, Brandi Carlile featuring Lucius
Woman, Doja Cat
Bad Habit, Steve Lacy
The Heart Part 5, Kendrick Lamar
As it Was, Harry Styles

2022: Leave the Door Open, Silk Sonic
I Still Have Faith in You, Abba
Freedom, Jon Batiste
I Get a Kick Out of You, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Peaches, Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon
Right on Time, Brandi Carlile
Kiss Me More, Doja Cat featuring SZA
Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish
Montero (Call Me By Your Name), Lil Nas X
Drivers License, Olivia Rodrigo

2021: Everything I Wanted, Billie Eilish
Black Parade, Beyonce
Colors, Black Pumas
Rockstar, DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
Say So, Doja Cat
Don’t Start Now, Dua Lipa
Circles, Post Malone
Savage, Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyonce

2020: Bad Guy, Billie Eilish
Hey Ma, Bon Iver
7 Rings, Ariana Grande
Hard Place, H.E.R.
Talk, Khalid
Old Town Road, Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
Truth Hurts, Lizzo
Sunflower, Post Malone & Swae Lee

2019: This is America, Childish Gambino
I Like It, Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
The Joke, Brandi Carlile
God’s Plan, Drake
Shallow, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
All the Stars, Kendrick Lamar & SZA
Rockstar, Post Malone featuring 21 Savage
The Middle, Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

2018: 24K Magic, Bruno Mars
Despacito, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
Redbone, Childish Gambino
The Story of OJ, Jay-Z
Humble, Kendrick Lamar

2017: Hello, Adele
Formation, Beyonce
7 Years, Lukas Graham
Work, Rihanna featuring Drake
Stressed Out, Twenty One Pilots

2016: Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
Really Love, D’Angelo
Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
Blank Space, Taylor Swift
Can’t Feel My Face, the Weeknd

2015: Stay With Me, Sam Smith
Fancy, Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
All About That Bass, Meghan Trainor
Chandelier, Sia
Shake it Off, Taylor Swift

2014: Get Lucky, Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
Radioactive, Imagine Dragons
Royals, Lorde
Locked Out of Heaven, Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke featuring TI & Pharrell Williams

2013: Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye featuring Kimbra
Lonely Boy, Black Keys
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You), Kelly Clarkson
We Are Young, fun. featuring Janelle Monae
Thinkin Bout You, Frank Ocean
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Taylor Swift

2012: Rolling in the Deep, Adele
Holocene, Bon Iver
Grenade, Bruno Mars
The Cave, Mumford & Sons
Firework, Katy Perry

2011: Need You Now, Lady Antebellum
Nothin’ on You, B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars
Love the Way You Lie, Eminem featuring Rihanna
Fuck You, Cee Lo Green
Empire State of Mind, Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys

2010: Use Somebody, Kings of Leon
Halo, Beyonce
I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas
Poker Face, Lady Gaga
You Belong With Me, Taylor Swift

2009: Please Read the Letter, Alison Krauss & Robert Plant
Chasing Pavements, Adele
Viva La Vida, Coldplay
Bleeding Love, Leona Lewis
Paper Planes, M.I.A.

2008: Rehab, Amy Winehouse
Irreplaceable, Beyonce
The Pretender, Foo Fighters
Umbrella, Rihanna featuring Jay-Z
What Goes Around…Comes Around, Justin Timberlake

2007: Not Ready to Make Nice, Dixie Chicks
Be Without You, Mary J. Blige
You’re Beautiful, James Blunt
Crazy, Gnarls Barkley
Put Your Records On, Corinne Bailey Rae

2006: Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Green Day
We Belong Together, Mariah Carey
Feel Good Inc., Gorillaz
Hollaback Girl, Gwen Stefani
Gold Digger, Kanye West

2005: Here We Go Again, Ray Charles and Norah Jones
Let’s Get It Started, Black Eyed Peas
American Idiot, Green Day
Heaven, Los Lonely Boys
Yeah!, Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris

2004: Clocks, Coldplay
Crazy in Love, Beyonce & Jay-Z
Where is the Love, Black Eyed Peas & Justin Timberlake
Lose Yourself, Eminem
Hey Ya!, Outkast

2003: Don’t Know Why, Norah Jones
A Thousand Miles, Vanessa Carlton
Without Me, Eminem
Dilemma, Nelly & Kelly Rowland
How You Remind Me, Nickelback

2002: Walk On, U2
Video, India.Arie
Fallin’, Alicia Keys
Ms. Jackson, Outkast
Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me), Train

2001: Beautiful Day, U2
Say My Name, Destiny’s Child
I Try, Macy Gray
Music, Madonna
Bye Bye Bye, N Sync

2000: Smooth, Santana featuring Rob Thomas
I Want It That Way, Backstreet Boys
Believe, Cher
Livin’ La Liva Loca, Ricky Martin
No Scrubs, TLC

1999: My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion
The Boy Is Mine, Brandy & Monica
Iris, Goo Goo Dolls
Ray of Light, Madonna
You’re Still the One, Shania Twain

1998: Sunny Came Home, Shawn Colvin
Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?, Paula Cole
Everyday is a Winding Road, Sheryl Crow
MMMBop, Hanson
I Believe I Can Fly, R. Kelly

1997: Change the World, Eric Clapton
Give Me One Reason, Tracy Chapman
Because You Loved Me, Celine Dion
Ironic, Alanis Morissette
1979, Smashing Pumpkins

1996: Crazy, Seal
One Sweet Day, Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
Gangsta’s Paradise, Coolio featuring L.V.
One of Us, Joan Osborne
Waterfalls, TLC

1995: All I Wanna Do, Sheryl Crow
I’ll Make Love to You, Boyz II Men
He Thinks He’ll Keep Her, Mary Chapin Carpenter
Love Sneakin’ Up On You, Bonnie Raitt
Streets of Philadelphia, Bruce Springsteen

1994: I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston
A Whole New World, Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle
The River of Dreams, Billy Joel
If I Ever Lose My Faith in You, Sting
Harvest Moon, Neil Young

1993: Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton
Achy Breaky Heart, Billy Ray Cyrus
Beauty and the Beast, Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson
Constant Craving, k.d. lang
Save the Best for Last, Vanessa Williams

1992: Unforgettable, Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole
(Everything I Do) I Do it for You, Bryan Adams
Baby Baby, Amy Grant
Something to Talk About, Bonnie Raitt
Losing My Religion, R.E.M.

1991: Another Day in Paradise, Phil Collins
Vision of Love, Mariah Carey
U Can’t Touch This, MC Hammer
From a Distance, Bette Midler
Nothing Compares 2 U, Sinead O’Connor

1990: Wind Beneath My Wings, Bette Midler
The End of the Innocence, Don Henley
She Drives Me Crazy, Fine Young Cannibals
We Didn’t Start the Fire, Billy Joel
The Living Years, Mike & the Mechanics

1989: Don’t Worry Be Happy, Bobby McFerrin
Giving You the Best That I Got, Anita Baker
Fast Car, Tracy Chapman
Man in the Mirror, Michael Jackson
Roll With It, Steve Winwood

1988: Graceland, Paul Simon
La Bamba, Los Lobos
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, U2
Luka, Suzanne Vega
Back in the High Life Again, Steve Winwood

1987: Higher Love, Steve Winwood
Sledgehammer, Peter Gabriel
Greatest Love of All, Whitney Houston
Addicted to Love, Robert Palmer
That’s What Friends Are For, Dionne Warwick & Friends

1986: We Are the World, USA for Africa
Money for Nothing, Dire Straits
The Boys of Summer, Don Henley
The Power of Love, Huey Lewis and the News
Born in the USA, Bruce Springsteen

1985: What’s Love Got to Do With It, Tina Turner
Hard Habit to Break, Chicago
Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper
The Heart of Rock & Roll, Huey Lewis and the News
Dancing in the Dark, Bruce Springsteen

1984: Beat It, Michael Jackson
Flashdance…What a Feeling, Irene Cara
Every Breath You Take, Police
All Night Long, Lionel Richie
Maniac, Michael Sembello

1983: Rosanna, Toto
Steppin’ Out, Joe Jackson
Ebony and Ivory, Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
Always On My Mind, Willie Nelson
Chariots of Fire, Vangelis

1982: Bette Davis Eyes, Kim Carnes
Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do), Christopher Cross
(Just Like) Starting Over, John Lennon
Endless Love, Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
Just the Two of Us, Grover Washington, Jr. & Bill Withers

1981: Sailing, Christopher Cross
The Rose, Bette Midler
Lady, Kenny Rogers
Theme from New York, New York, Frank Sinatra
Woman in Love, Barbra Streisand

1980: What a Fool Believes, Doobie Brothers
After the Love Has Gone, Earth, Wind & Fire
I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor
The Gambler, Kenny Rogers
You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond

1979: Just the Way You Are, Billy Joel
Baker Street, Gerry Rafferty
Feels So Good, Chuck Magione
Stayin’ Alive, Bee Gees
You Needed Me, Anne Murray

1978: Hotel California, Eagles
Blue Bayou, Linda Ronstadt
Don’t it Make My Brown Eyes Blue, Crystal Gayle
Evergreen, Barbra Streisand
You Light Up My Life, Debby Boone

1977: This Masquerade, George Benson
Afternoon Delight, Starland Vocal Band
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, Paul Simon
I Write the Songs, Barry Manilow
If You Leave Me Now, Chicago

1976: Love Will Keep Us Together, Captain & Tennille
At Seventeen, Janis Ian
Lyin’ Eyes, Eagles
Mandy, Barry Manilow
Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell

1975: I Honestly Love You, Olivia Newton-John
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, Elton John
Feel Like Makin’ Love, Roberta Flack
Help Me, Joni Mitchell
Midnight at the Oasis, Maria Muldaur

1974: Killing Me Softly With His Song, Robert Flack
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown, Jim Croce
Behind Closed Doors, Charlie Rich
You Are the Sunshine Of My Life, Stevie Wonder
You’re So Vain, Carly Simon

1973: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Roberta Flack
Alone Again (Naturally), Gilbert O’Sullivan
American Pie, Don McLean
Song Sung Blue, Neil Diamond
Without You, Nilsson

1972: It’s Too Late, Carole King
Joy to the World, Three Dog Night
My Sweet Lord, George Harrison
Theme from Shaft, Isaac Hayes
You’ve Got a Friend, James Taylor

1971: Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon & Garfunkel
Close to You, Carpenters
Everything is Beautiful, Ray Stevens
Fire and Rain, James Taylor
Let it Be, Beatles

1970: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In, the 5th Dimension
A Boy Named Sue, Johnny Cash
Is That All There Is?, Peggy Lee
A Time for Us, Henry Mancini
Spinning Wheel, Blood, Sweet & Tears

1969: Mrs. Robinson, Simon & Garfunkel
Harper Valley PTA, Jeannie C. Riley
Hey Jude, Beatles
Honey, Bobby Goldsboro
Wichita Lineman, Glen Campbell

1968: Up, Up and Away, the 5th Dimension
By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Glen Campbell
My Cup Runneth Over, Ed Ames
Ode to Billie Joe, Bobbie Gentry
Somethin’ Stupid, Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra

1967: Strangers in the Night, Frank Sinatra
Almost Persuaded, David Houston
Monday, Monday, the Mamas & the Papas
What Now My Love, Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass
Winchester Cathedral, New Vaudeville Band

1966: A Taste of Honey, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
Yesterday, Beatles
The In Crowd, Ramsey Lewis Trio
King of the Road, Roger Miller
The Shadow of Your Smile, Tony Bennett

1965: The Girl from Ipanema, Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz
Downtown, Petula Clark
Hello, Dolly!, Louis Armstrong
I Want to Hold Your Hand, Beatles
People, Barbra Streisand

1964: Days of Wine and Roses, Henry Mancini
Dominique, the Singing Nun
Happy Days Are Here Again, Barbra Streisand
I Wanna Be Around, Tony Bennett
Wives and Lovers, Jack Jones

1963: I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Tony Bennett
Desafinado, Stan Getz & Charlie Boyd
Fly Me to the Moon Bossa Nova, Joe Harnell & His Orchestra
I Can’t Stop Loving You, Ray Charles
What Kind of Fool Am I?, Sammy Davis, Jr.

1962: Moon River, Henry Mancini
Big Bad John, Jimmy Dean
The Second Time Around, Frank Sinatra
Take Five, Dave Brubeck
(Up a) Lazy River, Si Zentner

1961: Theme from a Summer Place, Percy Faith
Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Elvis Presley
Georgia on My Mind, Ray Charles
Mack the Knife, Ella Fitzgerald
Nice ‘n’ Easy, Frank Sinatra

1960: Mack the Knife, Bobby Darin
A Fool Such as I, Elvis Presley
High Hopes, Frank Sinatra
Like Young, Andre Previn
The Three Bells, the Browns

1959: Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare), Domenico Modugno
Catch a Falling Star, Perry Como
The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late), David Seville
Fever, Peggy Lee
Witchcraft, Frank Sinatra

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Last Updated on June 5, 2024