Grammys: A Guide to All of the Album of the Year Winners

4:29 PM 2/14/2016

by Farnoush Amiri

From Henry Mancini's 'The Music From Peter Gunn' to Beck's 'Morning Phase,' THR rounds up all of albums that took home the most coveted Grammy dating back to the very first ceremony in 1959.

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  • 1959: The Music From Peter Gunn

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    Artist: Henry Mancini

    Producer: Simon Rady

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Arrangement 

  • 1960: Come Dance With Me!

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    Artist: Frank Sinatra

    Producer: Dave Cavanaugh

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Vocal Performance (Male)

  • 1961: The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart

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    Artist: Bob Newhart

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Comedy Performance (Musical), Best New Artist

  • 1962: Judy at Carnegie Hall

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    Artist: Judy Garland

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Solo Vocal Performance (Female)

  • 1963: The First Family

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    Artist: Vaughn Meader

    Producers: Bob Booker, Earle Doud and George Foster

    Other Grammy Win: Best Comedy Performance
     

  • 1964: The Barbara Streisand Album

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    Artist: Barbara Streisand

    Producer: Mike Berniker

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Vocal Performance (Female)
     

  • 1965: Getz/Gilberto

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    Artist: Joao Gilberto & Stan Getz

    Producer: Creed Taylor

    Other Grammy Wins: Record of the Year (“The Girl From Ipanema”), Best Instrumental Jazz Performance – Small Group or Soloist with Small Group

  • 1966: September of My Years

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    Artist: Frank Sinatra

    Producer: Sonny Burke

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Vocal Performance (Male) (“It Was A Very Good Year”)
     

  • 1967: A Man and His Music

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    Artist: Frank Sinatra

    Producer: Sonny Burke

    Other Grammy Wins: Record of the Year & Best Pop Vocal Performance (Male) (“Strangers In The Night”)
     

  • 1968: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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    Artist: Beatles

    Producer: George Martin

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Contemporary Album 

  • 1969: By the Time I Get To Phoenix

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    Artist: Glen Campbell

    Producer: Al De Lory
     

  • 1970: Blood, Sweat and Tears

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    Artist: Blood, Sweat and Tears

    Producer: James William Guercio

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Contemporary Instrumental Performance (“Variations on a Theme by Eric Satie”)
     

  • 1971: Bridge Over Troubled Water

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    Artist: Simon and Garfunkel* Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel

    Producers: Roy Halee & Simon and Garfunkel

    Other Grammy Wins: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Contemporary Song, and Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists (“Bridge Over Troubled Water”)
     

  • 1972: Tapestry

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    Artist: Carole King

    Producer: Lou Adler

    Other Grammy Wins: Record of the Year (“It’s Too Late”), Song of the Year (“You’ve Got a Friend”), Best Pop Vocal Performance (Female)

  • 1973: The Concert for Bangladesh

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    Artists: George Harrison, Billy Preston, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann, Leon Russell, Ravi Shankar & Ringo Starr

    Producers: George Harrison & Phil Spector
     

  • 1974: Innervisions

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    Artist: Stevie Wonder

    Producer: Stevie Wonder

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Pop Vocal Performance (“You Are the Sunshine of My Life”), Best R&B Vocal Performance (Male) & Best Rhythms & Blue Song (“Superstition”)
     

  • 1975: Fulfillingness First Finale

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    Artist: Stevie Wonder

    Producer: Stevie Wonder

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Pop Vocal Performance (Male), Best R&B Vocal Performance (Male), Best Rhythms & Blues Song (“Living for the City”)
     

  • 1976: Still Crazy After All These Years

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    Artist: Paul Simon

    Producers: Paul Simon, Phil Ramone

    Other Grammy Win: Best Pop Vocal Performance (Male) 

  • 1977: Songs in the Key of Life

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    Artist: Stevie Wonder

    Producer: Stevie Wonder

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Producer of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male, Best R&B Vocal Performance (Male) (“I Wish”)
     

  • 1978: Rumours

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    Artist: Fleetwood Mac

    Producers: Fleetwood Mac, Ken Caillat & Richard Dashut
     

  • 1979: Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack

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    Artist: Bee Gees

    Producers: Ably Galuten, Arif Mardin, Bee Gees* (Barry Gibb*, Maurice Gibb*, Robin Gibb*), Bill Oakes, Bobby Martin, Broadway Eddie, David Shire*, Freddie Perren, Harry Wayne Casey*, K.G. Productions, Karl Richardson, Ralph MacDonald*, Richard Finch*, Ron Kersey, Thomas J. Valentino & William Salter

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, Producer of the Year
     

  • 1980: 52nd Street

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    Artist: Billy Joel

    Producer: Phil Ramone

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Pop Vocal Performance (Male)
     

  • 1981: Christopher Cross

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    Artist: Christopher Cross

    Producer: Michael Omartian

    Other Grammy Wins: Record of the Year & Song of the Year & Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists (“Sailing”), Best New Artist
     

  • 1982: Double Fantasy

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    Artist: John Lennon & Yoko Ono

    Producer: Jack Douglas, John Lennon & Yoko Ono
     

  • 1983: Toto IV

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    Artist: Toto

    Producer: Bobby Kiumbal, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, Michael Porcaro, Steve Porcaro

    Other Grammy Wins: Record of the Year (“Rosanna”), Producer of the Year
     

  • 1984: Thriller

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    Artist: Michael Jackson

    Producer: Michael Jackson & Quincy Jones

    Other Grammy Wins: Record of the Year & Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male (“Beat It”), Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Performance (Male) (“Thriller”), Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male & Best Rhythm & Blues Song (“Billie Jean”), Best Recording for Children (“E.T. The Extra Terrestrial”), Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)
     

  • 1985: Can't Slow Down

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    Artist: Lionel Richie

    Producer: James Anthony Carmichael & Lionel Richie

    Other Grammy Wins: Producer of the Year (Non-Classical

  • 1986: No Jacket Required

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    Artist: Phil Collins

    Producer: Hugh Padgham & Phil Collins

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Pop Vocal Performance, Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)
     

  • 1987: Graceland

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    Artist: Paul Simon

    Producer: Paul Simon 

  • 1988: Joshua Tree

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    Artist: U2

    Producer: Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
     

  • 1989: Faith

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    Artist: George Michael

    Producer: George Michael
     

  • 1990: Nick of Time

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    Artist: Bonnie Raitt

    Producer: Don Was

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Pop Vocal Performance (Female) & Best Rock Vocal Performance (“Nick of Time”), Best Traditional Blues Recording (“I’m in the Mood”)
     

  • 1991: Back on the Block

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    Artist: Quincy Jones

    Producer: Quincy Jones

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Jazz Fusion Performance & Best Arrangement on an Instrumental (“Birdland’), Producer of the Year (Non-Classical), Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
     

  • 1992: Unforgettable with Love

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    Artist: Natalie Cole

    Producers: Andre Fischer, David Foster & Tommy LiPuma

    Other Grammy Wins: Record of the Year & Best Traditional Pop Performance (“Unforgettable”)
     

  • 1993: Unplugged

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    Artist: Eric Clapton

    Producer: Russ Titelman

    Other Grammy Wins: Record of the Year & Song of the Year & Best Pop Vocal Performance (“Tears in Heaven”), Best Rock Vocal Performance (Male), Best Rock Song (“Layla”)
     

  • 1994: The Bodyguard Soundtrack

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    Artist: Whitney Houston

    Producer: Babyface, BeBe Winans, David Cole, David Foster, L.A. Reid, Narada Michael Walden & Robert Clivilles

    Other Grammy Wins: Record of the Year & Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female (“I Will Always Love You”)
     

  • 1995: MTV Unplugged — Tony Bennett

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    Artist: Tony Bennett

    Producer: David Kahne

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance
     

  • 1996: Jagged Little Pill

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    Artist: Alanis Morissette

    Producer: Glen Ballard 

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Rock Album, Best Rock Vocal Performance (Female) & Best Rock Song (“You Oughta Know”)
     

  • 1997: Falling Into You

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    Artist: Celine Dion

    Producers: Aldo Nova, Billy Steinberg, Dan Hill, David Foster, Humberto Gatica, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Jeff Bova, Jim Steinman, John Jones, Ric Wake, Rick Hahn, Rick Nowels, Roy Bittan & Steven Rinkoff

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Pop Album 

  • 1998: Time Out of Mind

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    Artist: Bob Dylan

    Producer: Daniel Lanois

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Rock Vocal Performance (Male) (“Cold Irons Bound”), Best Contemporary Folk Album
     

  • 1999: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

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    Artist: Laurlyn Hill

    Producer: Lauryn Hill

    Other Grammy Wins: Best New Artist, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance & Best Rhythm & Blues Song (“Doo Wop”), Best R&B Album
     

  • 2000: Supernatural

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    Artist: Santana

    Producer: Alex Gonzales, Art Hodge, Charles Goodan, Clive Davis, Dante Ross, Dust Brothers, Fher Olvera, Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis, KC Porter, Lauryn Hill, Matt Serletic, Stephen M. Harris & Wyclef Jean

    Other Grammy Wins: Record of the Year & Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (“Smooth”), Best Pop Instrumental Performance (“El Farol”), Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (“Put Your Lights On”), Best Rock Instrumental Performance (“The Calling”), Best Rock Album
     

  • 2001: Two Against Nature

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    Artist: Steely Dan

    Producers: Donald Fagen & Walter Becker

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (“Cousin Dupree”), Best Pop Vocal Album
     

  • 2002: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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    Artist: Alison Krauss & Union Station

    Producer: T Bone Burnett

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (“The Lucky One”), Best Bluegrass Album
     

  • 2003: Come Away with Me

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    Artist: Norah Jones

    Producers: Arif Mardin, Craig Street, and Jay Newland & Norah Jones

    Other Grammy Wins: Record of the Year & Best Pop Vocal Performance (Female) (“Don’t Know Why”), Best New Artist, and Best Pop Vocal Album
     

  • 2004: Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

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    Artist: OutKast

    Producers: Andre 3000, Big Boi & Carl Mo

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Rap Album, Best Urban/Alternative Performance (“Hey Ya!”)
     

  • 2005: Genius Loves Company

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    Artist: Ray Charles

    Producers: Don Mizell, Herbert Waltl, John R. Burk, Phil Ramone, and Terry Howard

    Other Grammy Wins: Record of the Year & Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (“Here We Go Again”), Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical), Best Surround Sound Album, Best Gospel Performance
     

  • 2006: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

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    Artist: U2

    Producer: Brian Eno, Chris Thomas, Daniel Lanois, Flood, Jacknife Lee & Steve Lillywhite

    Other Grammy Wins: Song of the Year & Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (“Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own”), Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song (“City of Blinding Lights”)
     

  • 2007: Taking the Long Way

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    Artist: Dixie Chicks

    Producer: Rick Rubin

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Country Album, Record of the Year & Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (“Not Ready to Make Nice”)
     

  • 2008: River — The Joni Letters

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    Artist: Herbie Hancock

    Producers: Larry Klein, Herbie Hancock

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Contemporary Jazz Album
     

  • 2009: Raising Sand

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    Artist: Alison Krauss & Robert Plant

    Producer: T Bone Burnett 

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album, Record of the Year (“Please Read the Letter”), Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (“Rich Woman”)
     

  • 2010: Fearless

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    Artist: Taylor Swift

    Producers: Nathan Chapman & Taylor Swift

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Country Album, Best Female Country Vocal Performance & Best Country Song (“White Horse”)
     

  • 2011: The Suburbs

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    Artist: Arcade Fire

    Producers: Arcade Fire (William Butler, Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Jeremy Gara, Timothy Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld, Richard Reed Parry) & Markus Dravs
     

  • 2012: 21

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    Artist: Adele

    Producer: Adele, Dan Wilson, Fraser T. Smith, Jim Abbiss, Paul Epworth, Rick Rubin & Ryan Tedder

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Pop Vocal Album, Record of the Year & Song of the Year & Best Short Form Music Video (“Rolling in the Deep”), Best Pop Solo Performance (“Someone Like You”)

  • 2013: Babel

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    Artist: Mumford & Sons

    Producer: Markus Dravs

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Long Form Music Video (“Big Easy Express”)
     

  • 2014: Random Access Memories

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    Artist: Daft Punk

    Producer: Thomas Bangalter, Julian Casablancas, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, DJ Falcon & Todd Edwards

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Dance/Electronica Album, Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical), and Record of the Year & Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Get Lucky”)
     

  • 2015: Morning Phase

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    Artist: Beck

    Producer: Beck Hansen

    Other Grammy Wins: Best Rock Album, Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical)

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