Album of the Year Grammy Awards 2017 Odds
The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category at the Grammys. It has been awarded since 1959 and though it was originally presented to the artist alone, the award is now presented to the artist, the producer, the engineer and/or mixer and the mastering engineer. In 1962, the award name was extended to Album of the Year (other than classical) but, in 1965, the shorter name returned. It was not until 1968, 1969, 1999, and 2011 that the award was won by a rock, country, hip hop, or indie album respectively.
Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were awarded, for music released in the previous year.
Many wonder what the difference is between Record of the Year and Album of the Year. Record of the Year is awarded for a single or for one track from an album. This award goes to the performing artist, the producer, recording engineer, and/or mixer for that song. Album of the Year is awarded for a whole album, and the award is presented to the artist, producer, recording engineer, and mastering engineer for that album. So, "record" means one song and "album" means the whole collection of songs on a CD or LP. In essence, "record" really just means single, but the winners/nominees do not need to be released as a single to be considered.
Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards 2017