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Alternative

Genre

Alternative

Wins*

114

Nominations*

519

2012 - 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners

Making Mirrors

Best Alternative Music Album

Making Mirrors

All Nominations From This Genre

*Through the 64th GRAMMY Awards

Music Facts: Alternative

  • Alternative rock was born from the indie underground in the 1970s and reached mainstream popularity in the 1990s. 

  • Today, alternative has evolved beyond its guitar-driven roots to a sound that encompasses many genres, such as pop, rock, rap, and Latin. 

  • Recent alternative GRAMMY winners include Fiona Apple, Vampire Weekend and Beck. 

All GRAMMY Awards and Nominations for Alternative

Wins

Best Alternative Music Album

Daddy's Home

Nominations

Best Alternative Music Album

Collapsed In Sunbeams

Best Alternative Music Album

Jubilee

Best Alternative Music Album

If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power

Best Alternative Music Album

Shore