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, 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".
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". 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.
|Grammy Award for Best Rock Album|
|Awarded for||Quality albums in the rock music genre|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
|Currently held by||The War on Drugs, A Deeper Understanding (2018)|
|1995||The Rolling Stones||Voodoo Lounge|||
|1996||Morissette, AlanisAlanis Morissette||Jagged Little Pill|||
|1997||Crow, SherylSheryl Crow||Sheryl Crow|||
|1998||Fogerty, JohnJohn Fogerty||Blue Moon Swamp|||
|1999||Crow, SherylSheryl Crow||The Globe Sessions|||
|2001||Foo Fighters||There Is Nothing Left to Lose|||
|2002||U2||All That You Can't Leave Behind|||
|2003||Springsteen, BruceBruce Springsteen||The Rising|||
|2004||Foo Fighters||One by One|||
|2005||Green Day||American Idiot|||
|2006||U2||How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb|||
|2007||Red Hot Chili Peppers||Stadium Arcadium|||
|2008||Foo Fighters||Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace|||
|2009||Coldplay||Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends|||
|2010||Green Day||21st Century Breakdown|||
|2012||Foo Fighters||Wasting Light|||
|2013||The Black Keys||El Camino|||
|2014||Led Zeppelin||Celebration Day|||
|2017||Cage the Elephant||Tell Me I'm Pretty|||
|2018||The War on Drugs||A Deeper Understanding|||
^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.