The Grammy Award for Best Rock Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards,[2] to recording artists for quality albums in the rock music genre. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually 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 or chart position".[3]

The award for Best Rock Album was first presented to the band The Rolling Stones in 1995, and the name of the category has remained unchanged since then. According to the category description guide for the 52nd Grammy Awards, the award is presented to "vocal or instrumental rock, hard rock or metal albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded material".[4] Since 1996, award recipients have often included the producers, engineers, and/or mixers associated with the nominated work in addition to the recording artists.

The band Foo Fighters holds the record for the most wins in this category, with four. Two-time winners include Sheryl Crow, Green Day, U2, and Muse. Foo Fighters and Neil Young hold the record for the most nominations, with six. Young also holds the record for the most nominations without a win.


Carlos Santana of the 2000 award-winning band Santana
Four-time award-winning band Foo Fighters
Two-time award-winning band U2, performing during the Joshua Tree Tour 2017
YearPerforming artist(s)WorkNomineesRef.
1995The Rolling StonesVoodoo Lounge[9]
1996Morissette, AlanisAlanis MorissetteJagged Little Pill[2]
1997Crow, SherylSheryl CrowSheryl Crow
1998Fogerty, JohnJohn FogertyBlue Moon Swamp[32]
1999Crow, SherylSheryl CrowThe Globe Sessions[12]
2001Foo FightersThere Is Nothing Left to Lose[14]
2002U2All That You Can't Leave Behind[21]
2003Springsteen, BruceBruce SpringsteenThe Rising[22]
2004Foo FightersOne by One
2005Green DayAmerican Idiot
2006U2How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
2007Red Hot Chili PeppersStadium Arcadium[20]
2008Foo FightersEchoes, Silence, Patience & Grace[156]
2009ColdplayViva la Vida or Death and All His Friends[22]
2010Green Day21st Century Breakdown[23]
2011MuseThe Resistance[12]
2012Foo FightersWasting Light[38]
2013The Black KeysEl Camino[39]
2014Led ZeppelinCelebration Day[6]
2015BeckMorning Phase[11]
2017Cage the ElephantTell Me I'm Pretty[40]

Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.

See also