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Alternative

Genre

Alternative

Wins*

120

Nominations*

559

2007 - 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners

Icky Thump

Best Alternative Music Album

Icky Thump

White Stripes

All Nominations From This Genre

*Through the 66th 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 Performance

This Is Why

Best Alternative Music Album

The Record

Nominations

Best Alternative Music Performance

A&W

Best Alternative Music Performance

Cool About It

Best Alternative Music Performance

Body Paint

Best Alternative Music Performance

Belinda Says

Best Alternative Music Album

I Inside The Old Year Dying

Best Alternative Music Album

Cracker Island

Best Alternative Music Album

Did You Know That There's A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd

Best Alternative Music Album

The Car