|Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording |
|Awarded for ||Quality vocal or instrumental dance music performances |
|Country ||United States |
|Presented by ||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences |
|First awarded ||1998 |
|Last awarded ||2016 |
|Official website ||grammy.com |
The Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for works containing quality vocal performances in the dance music genre. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".
The award for Best Dance Recording was first presented to Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder in 1998 for the song "Carry On". In 2003, the Academy moved the category from the "Pop" field into a new "Dance" field, which currently contains the category Best Dance/Electronic Album as well. According to the Academy, the award is designated for solo, duo, group or collaborative performances (vocal or instrumental), and is limited to singles or tracks only. Award recipients have often included the producers, engineers, and/or mixers associated with the nominated work in addition to the recording artists.
Justin Timberlake and Skrillex are the only artists to win the award more than once. Since its inception, American artists have been presented with the award more than any other nationality, though it has been presented to musicians or groups originating from the United Kingdom twice, and from Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, France, and Italy once. Madonna holds the record for the most nominations, with five. Gloria Estefan holds the record for the most nominations without a win, with three.