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Alternative

Genre

Alternative

Wins*

114

Nominations*

559

2015 - 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners

Sound & Color

Best Alternative Music Album

Sound & Color

All Nominations From This Genre

*Through the 65th GRAMMY Nominations

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

Nominations

Best Alternative Music Performance

Spitting Off The Edge Of The World

Best Alternative Music Performance

Chaise Longue

Best Alternative Music Performance

King

Best Alternative Music Performance

Certainty

Best Alternative Music Performance

There'd Better Be A Mirrorball

Best Alternative Music Album

Cool It Down

Best Alternative Music Album

Wet Leg

Best Alternative Music Album

Fossora

Best Alternative Music Album

Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You

Best Alternative Music Album

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