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Contemporary Instrumental

Genre

Contemporary Instrumental

Wins*

25

Nominations*

99

2018 - 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners

Steve Gadd Band

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Steve Gadd Band

All Nominations From This Genre

*Through the 65th GRAMMY Nominations

Music Facts: Contemporary Instrumental

  • Contemporary instrumental music covers several genres, but it contains a distinctly modern element that sets it apart from other instrumental styles. 

  • The Contemporary Instrumental Music Field was first introduced at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2015; the Best Pop Instrumental Album category was renamed Best Contemporary Instrumental Album that same year. 

  • Of the past six GRAMMY Awards shows, the band Snarky Puppy has won the GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album three times. 

All GRAMMY Awards and Nominations for Contemporary Instrumental

Nominations

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Empire Central

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Jacob's Ladder

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Blooz

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Not Tight

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Between Dreaming And Joy