Here's the album that won the Grammy the year you were born (Jacob Sarkisian)
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  • There have been 61 Best Album of the Year winners since the first Grammys ceremony in 1959.
  • Frank Sinatra and Stevie Wonder are tied for the most Best Album of the Year wins with three each.
  • 2017 winner Adele has won twice, as has Taylor Swift, Paul Simon, and U2.
  • Scroll down to see the album awarded the coveted Grammy from every year.
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1959: Henry Mancini — 'The Music from Peter Gunn'

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Harold P. Matosian1960: Frank Sinatra — 'Come Fly With Me!'

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William Gottlieb/Redferns via Getty Images1961: Bob Newhart — 'The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart'

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NBCUniversal via Getty Images1962: Judy Garland — 'Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall'

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Hulton Archive/Getty Images1963: Vaughn Meader — 'The First Family'

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AP Photo1964: Barbra Streisand — 'The Barbra Streisand Album'

Barbra Streisand

(Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)1965: Stan Getz & João Gilberto — 'Getz/Gilberto'

Stan Getz and João Gilberto

Bettmann/Getty Images1966: Frank Sinatra — 'September of My Years'

Frank SInatra

Associated Press1967: Frank Sinatra — 'A Man and His Music'

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AP Photo/Bill Kostroun1968: The Beatles — 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'

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AP1969: Glen Campbell — 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix'

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Harold Matosian/AP1970: Blood, Sweat & Tears — 'Blood, Sweat & Tears'

Blood, Sweat & Tears

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images1971: Simon & Garfunkel — 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'

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AP Photo1972: Carole King — 'Tapestry'

Carole King

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images1973: George Harrison & Friends (Ravi Shankar, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Eric Clapton & Klaus Voormann) — 'The Concert for Bangladesh'

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AP1974: Stevie Wonder — 'Innervisions'

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Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images1975: Stevie Wonder — 'Fulfillingness' First Finale'

Stevie Wonder 17th Grammy Awards

AP1976: Paul Simon —'Still Crazy After All These Years'

Paul Simon / Carrie Fisher

AP1977: Stevie Wonder — 'Songs in the Key of Life'

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AP1978: Fleetwood Mac — 'Rumours'

Fleetwood Mac

CBS via Getty Images1979: Various Artists — "'Saturday Night Fever' Soundtrack"

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IMDB / Paramount Pictures1980: Billy Joel — '52nd Street'

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Nicholas Hunt/ Getty Images1981: Christopher Cross — 'Christopher Cross'

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AP Photo1982: John Lennon & Yoko Ono — 'Double Fantasy'

John Lennon - Yoko Ono

AP Photo/Bob Dear1983: Toto — 'Toto IV'

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Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images1984: Michael Jackson — 'Thriller'

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Doug Pizac/AP Images1985: Lionel Richie — 'Can't Slow Down'


AP photo via msn.com1986: Phil Collins — 'No Jacket Required'

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SongLyrics | Flickr1987: Paul Simon — 'Graceland'

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Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images1988: U2 — 'The Joshua Tree'

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Al Bello/ Getty Images1989: George Michael — 'Faith'

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DR/AAD/STAR MAX/IPx via AP1990: Bonnie Raitt — 'Nick of Time'

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Bettmann/Getty Images1991: Quincy Jones & Various Artists — 'Back on the Block'

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Jason Merritt/Getty1992: Natalie Cole — 'Unforgettable... with Love'

Natalie Cole 1990 Grammys

Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images1993: Eric Clapton — 'Unplugged'

Eric Clapton

Wikimedia Commons1994: Whitney Houston — 'The Bodyguard'

Whitney Houston

Getty/Kevin Winter1995: Tony Bennett — 'MTV Unplugged'

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AP1996: Alanis Morissette — 'Jagged Little Phil'

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Mick Hutson/Redferns1997: Celine Dion — 'Falling Into You'

Celine Dion

Adrian Edwards/GC Images1998: Bob Dylan — 'Time Out of Mind'

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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images1999: Lauryn Hill — 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'

Lauryn Hill

Getty/Kevin Winter2000: Santana — 'Supernatural'

Santana band

HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images2001: Steely Dan — 'Two Against Nature'

steely dan

Scott Gries/Getty Images2002: Various Artists — ''O Brother, Where Art Thou?' Soundtrack'

Clooney O Brother

Buena Vista Pictures Distribution/Universal Pictures2003: Norah Jones — 'Come Away with Me'

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Scott Gries/Getty Images2004: OutKast — 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below'


Rick Diamond/WireImage2005: Ray Charles & Various Artists — 'Genius Loves Company'

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AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian2006: U2 — 'How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb'

U2 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2001 (February 2001)

David McNew/Newsmakers/Getty Images2007: Dixie Chicks — 'Taking the Long Way'

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Frank Micelotta/Getty Images2008: Herbie Hancock — 'River: The Joni Letters'

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afrodite.net2009: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss — 'Raising Sand'

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss grammys 2009

Jason Merritt/Getty Images2010: Taylor Swift — 'Fearless'

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Matt Sayles/AP2011: Arcade Fire — 'The Suburbs'

Arcade Fire

Getty Images2012: Adele — '21'


Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP2013: Mumford & Sons — 'Babel'

Mumford and Sons

Getty2014: Daft Punk — 'Random Access Memories'

Daft Punk

Jamie McCarthy/Getty2015: Beck — 'Morning Phase'


Jason Merritt/Getty Images2016: Taylor Swift — '1989'

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Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images2017: Adele — '25'

Adele Grammys

AP2018: Bruno Mars — '24K Magic'

Bruno Mars 60th Grammys

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for NARAS2019: Kacey Musgraves — 'Golden Hour'

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Steve Granitz/Getty Images2020: Billie Eilish — 'When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?'

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