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|Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album|
|Awarded for||Quality albums containing 51% or more playing time of vocal tracks in the "traditional" genre (Great American Songbook)|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
|Currently held by||Willie Nelson, My Way (2019)|
The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album is an award presented to recording artists at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. 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 has been presented every year since 1992, though the award has had two name changes throughout its history. In 1992 the award was known as Best Traditional Pop Performance, from 1993 to 2000 the award was known as Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance, and since 2001 it has been awarded as Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Apart from the first year it was presented, the award has been designated for "albums containing 51% or more playing time of vocal tracks", with "traditional" referring to the "composition, vocal styling, and the instrumental arrangement" of the body of music known as the Great American Songbook.
The 1992 award was presented to Natalie Cole for the "spliced-together" duet of her and her father, Nat King Cole, performing his original recording of "Unforgettable". This is the only instance in which the traditional pop award was awarded for a song, as opposed to an album. Prior to 2001, the Grammy was presented to the performing artists only; since then the award has been given to the performing artists, the engineers/mixers, as well as the producers.
As of 2016[update], Tony Bennett holds the record for the most wins in this category, with thirteen (including one along with k.d. lang, one with Lady Gaga and one with Bill Charlap). Natalie Cole and Michael Bublé are the only other recipients to receive the award more than once.
|1992||Natalie Cole||Unforgettable... with Love|||
|1993||Tony Bennett||Perfectly Frank|||
|1994||Tony Bennett||Steppin' Out|||
|1995||Tony Bennett||MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett|||
|1996||Frank Sinatra||Duets II|||
|1997||Tony Bennett||Here's to the Ladies|||
|1998||Tony Bennett||Tony Bennett on Holiday|||
|1999||Patti Page||Live at Carnegie Hall: The 50th Anniversary Concert|||
|2000||Tony Bennett||Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool|||
|2001||Joni Mitchell||Both Sides Now|||
|2002||Harry Connick, Jr.||Songs I Heard|||
|2003||Tony Bennett||Playin' with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues|||
|2004||Tony Bennett and k.d. lang||A Wonderful World|||
|2005||Rod Stewart||Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Volume III|||
|2006||Tony Bennett||The Art of Romance|||
|2007||Tony Bennett||Duets: An American Classic|||
|2008||Michael Bublé||Call Me Irresponsible|||
|2009||Natalie Cole||Still Unforgettable|||
|2010||Michael Bublé||Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden|||
|2011||Michael Bublé||Crazy Love|||
|2012||Tony Bennett||Duets II|||
|2013||Paul McCartney||Kisses on the Bottom|||
|2014||Michael Bublé||To Be Loved|||
|2015||Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga||Cheek to Cheek|||
|2016||Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap||The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern|||
|2017||Willie Nelson||Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin|||
||Tony Bennett Celebrates 90|||
|2019||Willie Nelson||My Way|||