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Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues singer-songwriter, musician, and activist. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums that incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country. In 1989, after several years of critical acclaim but little commercial success, she had a major hit with the album Nick of Time. The following two albums, Luck of the Draw (1991) and Longing in Their Hearts (1994), were also multimillion sellers, generating several hit singles, including "Something to Talk
Talk
About", "Love Sneakin' Up on You", and the ballad "I Can't Make You Love Me" (with Bruce Hornsby
Bruce Hornsby
on piano). Raitt has received 10 Grammy Awards. She is listed as number 50 in Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time"[1] and number 89 on the magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".[2]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 1970–1976 2.2 1977–1988

2.2.1 Drop from Warner Brothers 2.2.2 Tongue and Groove's name change and release

2.3 1989–1999: Commercial breakthrough 2.4 2000–2007 2.5 2008–present

3 Drug and alcohol use and recovery 4 Personal life 5 Political activism 6 Discography 7 Guitar 8 Awards 9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] Raitt was born in Burbank, California. She is the daughter of the Broadway musical star John Raitt
John Raitt
and his first wife, the pianist Marjorie Haydock, and was raised in the Quaker
Quaker
tradition.[3] She began playing guitar at Camp Regis-Apple Jack in Paul Smiths, NY, at an early age. Later she gained notice for her bottleneck-style guitar playing. Raitt says she played "a little at school and at [a summer] camp", Camp Regis-Applejack, in New York. Raitt is of Scottish ancestry, with her ancestors being those who constructed Rait Castle near Nairn.[4] After graduating from Oakwood Friends School
Oakwood Friends School
in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1967 Raitt entered Radcliffe College, majoring in social relations and African studies.[5] She said her "plan was to travel to Tanzania, where President Julius Nyerere
Julius Nyerere
was creating a government based on democracy and socialism".[3] Raitt became friends with blues promoter Dick Waterman.[3] During her second year of college Raitt took a semester off and moved to Philadelphia
Philadelphia
with Waterman and other local musicians. Raitt says it was an "opportunity that changed everything."[3] Career[edit] 1970–1976[edit] In the fall of 1970, She played with her brother David on stand up Bass with Mississippi Fred McDowell
Mississippi Fred McDowell
at the Philly Folk Festival as well as Opening for John Hammond at the Gaslight Cafe in New York, she was seen by a reporter from Newsweek, who began to spread the word about her performance. Scouts from major record companies were soon attending her shows to watch her play. She eventually accepted an offer from Warner Bros., who soon released her debut album, Bonnie Raitt, in 1971. The album was warmly received by the music press, with many writers praising her skills as an interpreter and as a bottleneck guitarist; at the time, few women in popular music had strong reputations as guitarists. While admired by those who saw her perform, and respected by her peers, Raitt gained little public acclaim for her work. Her critical stature continued to grow but record sales remained modest. Her second album, Give It Up, was released in 1972 to universal "acclaim"; though many critics[who?] still regard it as her best work, it did not change her commercial fortunes. 1973's Takin' My Time was also met with critical acclaim, but these notices were not matched by the sales. Raitt was beginning to receive greater press coverage, including a 1975 cover story for Rolling Stone, but with 1974's Streetlights, reviews for her work were becoming increasingly mixed. By now, Raitt was already experimenting with different producers and different styles, and she began to adopt a more mainstream sound that continued through 1975's Home Plate. In 1976, Raitt made an appearance on Warren Zevon's eponymous album with his friend Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne
and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. 1977–1988[edit]

Raitt performing at the Berkeley Community Theater, 1976–1977

1977's Sweet Forgiveness album gave Raitt her first commercial breakthrough when it yielded a hit single in her remake of "Runaway." Recast as a heavy rhythm and blues recording based on a rhythmic groove inspired by Al Green, Raitt's version of "Runaway" was disparaged by many critics. However, the song's commercial success prompted a bidding war for Raitt between Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
and Columbia Records. "There was this big Columbia–Warner war going on at the time", recalled Raitt in a 1990 interview. " James Taylor
James Taylor
had just left Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
and made a big album for Columbia...And then, Warner signed Paul Simon
Paul Simon
away from Columbia, and they didn't want me to have a hit record for Columbia – no matter what! So, I renegotiated my contract, and they basically matched Columbia's offer. Frankly the deal was a really big deal."[citation needed] Warner Brothers held higher expectations for Raitt's next album, The Glow, in 1979, but it was released to poor reviews as well as modest sales. Raitt would have one commercial success in 1979 when she helped organize the five Musicians United for Safe Energy
Musicians United for Safe Energy
(MUSE) concerts at Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
in New York City. The shows spawned the three-record gold album No Nukes, as well as a Warner Brothers feature film of the same name. The shows featured co-founders Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, John Hall, and Raitt as well as Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Doobie Brothers, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Gil Scott-Heron, and numerous others. For her next record, 1982's Green Light, Raitt made a conscious attempt to revisit the sound of her earlier records. However, to her surprise, many of her peers and the media compared her new sound to the burgeoning new wave movement. The album received her strongest reviews in years, but her sales did not improve and this would have a severe impact on her relationship with Warner Brothers. Drop from Warner Brothers[edit] In 1983, as Raitt was finishing work on her follow-up album, entitled Tongue & Groove, Warner Brothers "cleaned house", dropping a number of major artists such as Van Morrison
Van Morrison
and Arlo Guthrie
Arlo Guthrie
from their roster. The day after mastering was completed on Tongue & Groove, the record label dropped Raitt also. The album was shelved indefinitely, and Raitt was left without a record label. By then, Raitt was also struggling with alcohol and drug abuse problems.[6] Despite her personal and professional problems, Raitt continued to tour and participate in political activism. In 1985, she sang and appeared in the video of "Sun City", the anti-apartheid record written and produced by guitarist Steven Van Zandt. Along with her participation in Farm Aid
Farm Aid
and Amnesty International
Amnesty International
concerts, Raitt traveled to Moscow in 1987 to participate in the first joint Soviet/American Peace Concert, later shown on the Showtime television network. Also in 1987, Raitt organized a benefit in Los Angeles for Countdown '87 to Stop Contra Aid. The benefit featured herself along with musicians Don Henley, Herbie Hancock, Holly Near
Holly Near
and others. Tongue and Groove's name change and release[edit] Two years after dropping her from their label, Warner Brothers notified Raitt of their plans to release Tongue & Groove. "I said it wasn't really fair," recalled Raitt. "I think at this point they felt kind of bad. I mean, I was out there touring on my savings to keep my name up, and my ability to draw was less and less. So they agreed to let me go in and recut half of it, and that's when it came out as Nine Lives." A critical and commercial disappointment, 1986's Nine Lives would be Raitt's last new recording for Warner Brothers. In late 1987, Raitt joined singers k.d. lang and Jennifer Warnes as female background vocalists for Roy Orbison's television special, Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night. Following this highly acclaimed broadcast, Raitt began working on new material. By then, she was clean and sober, having resolved her substance abuse problem. She later credited Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie Ray Vaughan
for his help in a Minnesota State Fair concert[7] the night after Vaughan's 1990 death. During this time, Raitt considered signing with the Prince-owned Paisley Park label, but negotiations ultimately fell through. Instead she began recording a bluesy mix of pop and rock under the production guidance of Don Was
Don Was
at Capitol Records. Raitt had met Was through Hal Wilner, who was putting together Stay Awake, a tribute album to Disney music for A&M. Was and Wilner both wanted Raitt to sing lead on an adult-contemporary arrangement created by Was for "Baby Mine", the lullaby from Dumbo. Raitt was very pleased with the sessions, and she asked Was to produce her next album. 1989–1999: Commercial breakthrough[edit]

Raitt at the 1990 Grammy Awards

After working with Was on the Stay Awake album, Raitt's management, Gold Mountain, approached numerous labels about a new record deal, and she was signed to Capitol by a&r executive Tim Devine. At Capitol, after nearly 20 years, Raitt achieved belated commercial success with her tenth album, Nick of Time. Released in the spring of 1989, Nick of Time went to the top of the U.S. charts following Raitt's Grammy sweep in early 1990. This album has been voted number 230 in the Rolling Stone list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Raitt herself pointed out that her 10th try was "my first sober album."[8][9] At the same time, Raitt received a fourth Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for her duet "In the Mood" with John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker
on his album The Healer. Nick of Time was also the first of many of her recordings to feature her longtime rhythm section of Ricky Fataar
Ricky Fataar
and James "Hutch" Hutchinson (Although previously Fataar had played on her Green Light album and Hutchinson had worked on Nine Lives), both of whom record and tour with her to this day. Nick of Time has sold over six million copies in the US alone. Raitt followed up this success with three more Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
for her 1991 album Luck of the Draw which sold nearly 8 million copies in the United States. Three years later, in 1994, she added two more Grammys with her album Longing in Their Hearts, her second no. 1 album. Both of these albums were multi-platinum successes. Raitt's collaboration with Was would amicably come to an end with 1995's live release, Road Tested. Released to solid reviews, it sold well enough to be certified gold. "Rock Steady" was a hit written by Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
and Gretchen Peters in 1995. The song was written as a duet with Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
and Bonnie Raitt for her Road Tested tour, which also became one of her albums. The original demo version of the song appears on Adams' 1996 single "Let's Make a Night to Remember". For her next studio album, Raitt hired Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake as her producers. "I loved working with Don Was
Don Was
but I wanted to give myself and my fans a stretch and do something different," Raitt said. Her work with Froom and Blake was released on Fundamental in 1998. 2000–2007[edit]

Raitt performing at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, April 23, 2004

In March 2000, Raitt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Silver Lining was released in 2002. In the US, it reached 13 on the Billboard chart and was later certified Gold. It contains the 3 singles "I Can't Help You Now", "Time of Our Lives" and the title track. All 3 singles charted within the top 40 of the US A/C chart. On March 19, 2002, Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the recording industry, located at 1750 N. Vine Street.[10][11] In 2003 Capitol Records
Capitol Records
released the compilation album The Best of Bonnie Raitt. It contains songs from her prior Capitol albums from 1989 – 2002 including Nick of Time, Luck of the Draw, Longing in Their Hearts, Road Tested, Fundamental, and Silver Lining. Raitt was featured on the album True Love by Toots and the Maytals, which won the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
in 2004 for Best Reggae Album, and showcased many notable musicians including Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Trey Anastasio, Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani
/ No Doubt, Ben Harper, Manu Chao, The Roots, Ryan Adams, Keith Richards, Toots Hibbert, Paul Douglas, Jackie Jackson, Ken Boothe, and The Skatalites.[12] Souls Alike
Souls Alike
followed and was released in September 2005. In the US, it reached the top 20 on the Billboard chart. It contains the singles "I Will Not Be Broken" and "I Don't Want Anything to Change", which both charted in the top 40 of the US A/C chart. In 2006 she released the live DVD/CD Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
and Friends, which was filmed as part of the critically acclaimed VH1 Classic Decades Rock Live Concert Series, featuring special guests Keb Mo', Alison Krauss, Ben Harper, Jon Cleary and Norah Jones. The DVD was released by Capitol Records
Capitol Records
on August 15. Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
and Friends, which was recorded live in Atlantic City, NJ on September 30, 2005, features never-before-seen performance and interview footage, including four duets not included in the VH1 Classic broadcast of the concert. With two hours of concert and interview footage, the concert, which was filmed in Hi-Definition and is presented in 5.1 audio, features Raitt performing 17 songs with her longtime band – George Marinelli (guitar), James "Hutch" Hutchinson
James "Hutch" Hutchinson
(bass), Ricky Fataar
Ricky Fataar
(drums) and Jon Cleary (keyboards). Included are such classic Raitt hits as "Something To Talk
Talk
About," "Love Letter" (with Mo'), "You" (with Krauss) and a knock-out encore of "Love Sneakin' Up on You" with Raitt, Jones, Harper, Krauss and Mo' as well as highlights from her latest studio album, Souls Alike, including "I Will Not Be Broken," "God Was in the Water", "I Don't Want Anything To Change" (with Jones) and "Unnecessarily Mercenary" (a duet with keyboardist Cleary, who wrote the song). The accompanying CD features 11 tracks, including the radio single "Two Lights in the Nighttime" (featuring Ben Harper). The Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
and Friends TV Special
Special
and DVD/CD was produced by Barry Summers of World Productions and Rock Fuel Media. Australian Country Music Artist Graeme Connors has said, "Bonnie Raitt does something with a lyric no one else can do; she bends it and twists it right into your heart." (ABC Radio NSW Australia interview with Interviewer Chris Coleman on January 18, 2007)[13] In 2007, Raitt contributed to Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino. With Jon Cleary, she sang a medley of "I'm in Love Again" and "All by Myself" by Fats Domino. 2008–present[edit] Raitt appeared on the June 7, 2008, broadcast of Garrison Keillor's radio program A Prairie Home Companion. She performed two blues songs with Kevin "Keb' Mo'" Moore: "No Getting Over You" and "There Ain't Nothin' in Ramblin'". Raitt also sang "Dimming of the Day" with Richard Thompson. This show, along with another one with Raitt and her band in October 2006, is archived on the Prairie Home Companion website. In April 2011, the Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
and Friends DVD officially became RIAA certified gold. Raitt appeared in the 2011 documentary "Reggae Got Soul: The Story of Toots and the Maytals," which was featured on BBC
BBC
and described as "The untold story of one of the most influential artists ever to come out of Jamaica".[14][15] In February 2012, Raitt performed a duet with Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
at the 54th Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
in 2012 honoring Etta James. In April 2012, Raitt released her first studio album since 2005, entitled Slipstream. It charted at Number 6 on the US Billboard 200 chart marking her first top ten album since 1994's Longing in Their Hearts. The album was described as "one of the best of her 40-year career" by American Songwriter magazine.[16] In September 2012, Raitt was featured in a campaign called "30 Songs / 30 Days" to support Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a multi-platform media project inspired by a project outlined in a book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.[17] In 2013, she appeared on Foy Vance's album Joy of Nothing.[18] Raitt is listed at Number 50 in Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.[19] She is also listed at number 89 in the Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.[20] In February 2016, Raitt released her seventeenth studio album Dig in Deep. The album charted at number 11 on the US Billboard 200
Billboard 200
chart[21] and received favorable reviews.[22] The album features the single "Gypsy in Me" as well as a cover of the INXS
INXS
song "Need You Tonight" Drug and alcohol use and recovery[edit] Raitt used alcohol and drugs, but began psychotherapy and joined Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous
in the late 1980s. She has said "I thought I had to live that partying lifestyle in order to be authentic, but in fact if you keep it up too long, all you're going to be is sloppy or dead".[23] She became clean in 1987. She has credited Stevie Ray Vaughan for breaking her substance abuse, saying that what gave her the courage to admit her alcohol problem and stop drinking was seeing that Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie Ray Vaughan
was an even better musician when sober.[24] She has also said that she stopped because she realized that the "late night life" was not working for her.[25] In 1989 she said "I really feel like some angels have been carrying me around. I just have more focus and more discipline, and consequently more self-respect."[26] Personal life[edit] Raitt has taken sabbaticals, including after the deaths of her parents, brother and best friend. She has said "When I went through a lot of loss, I took a hiatus."[23] Raitt and actor Michael O'Keefe were married on April 27, 1991. They announced their divorce on November 9, 1999,[27] with a causal factor appearing to be that their careers caused considerable time apart.[28] Political activism[edit] Raitt's political involvement goes back to the early 1970s. Her 1972 album Give It Up had a dedication "to the people of North Vietnam
North Vietnam
..." printed on the back. Raitt's web site urges fans to learn more about preserving the environment. She was a founding member of Musicians United for Safe Energy in 1979 and a catalyst for the larger anti-nuclear movement, becoming involved with groups like the Abalone Alliance
Abalone Alliance
and Alliance for Survival. In 1994 at the urging of writer Dick Waterman, Raitt funded the replacement of a headstone for one of her mentors, blues guitarist Fred McDowell
Fred McDowell
through the Mt. Zion Memorial Fund. Raitt later financed memorial headstones in Mississippi for musicians Memphis Minnie, Sam Chatmon, and Tommy Johnson again with the Mt. Zion Memorial Fund. At the Stockholm Jazz Festival
Stockholm Jazz Festival
in July 2004, Raitt dedicated a classic to sitting (and later re-elected) U.S. President George W. Bush. She was quoted as saying, "We're gonna sing this for George Bush because he's out of here, people!" before she launched into the opening licks of "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)", a song that was featured on her 1979 album The Glow. In 2002, Raitt signed on as an official supporter of Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that provides free musical instruments and free lessons to children in public schools throughout the U.S.A. She has visited children in the program and sits on the organization's board of directors as an honorary member. In 2008, Raitt donated a song to the Aid Still Required's CD to assist with relief efforts in Southeast Asia from the 2004 tsunami. Raitt worked with Reverb, a non-profit environmental organization, for her 2005 fall/winter and 2006 spring/summer/fall tours.[29] Raitt is part of the No Nukes group, which opposes the expansion of nuclear power. In 2007, No Nukes recorded a music video of a new version of the Buffalo Springfield
Buffalo Springfield
song "For What It's Worth".[30][31][32] During the 2008 Democratic primary campaign Raitt, along with Jackson Browne and bassist James "Hutch" Hutchinson, performed at campaign appearances for candidate John Edwards. Discography[edit] Main article: Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
discography

1971: Bonnie Raitt 1972: Give It Up 1973: Takin' My Time 1974: Streetlights 1975: Home Plate 1977: Sweet Forgiveness 1979: The Glow 1982: Green Light 1986: Nine Lives 1989: Nick of Time 1991: Luck of the Draw 1994: Longing in Their Hearts 1998: Fundamental 2002: Silver Lining 2005: Souls Alike 2012: Slipstream 2016: Dig in Deep

Guitar[edit] Raitt's principal touring guitar is a customized Fender Stratocaster that became the basis for a signature model in 1996. Raitt was the first female musician to receive a signature Fender line.

My brown Strat—the body is a '65 and the neck is from some time after that. It's kind of a hybrid that I got for $120 at 3 o' clock in the morning in 1969. It's the one without the paint, and I've used that for every gig since 1969.[33]

Awards[edit]

Grammy Award

Year Nominee/work Award Result

1980 "You're Gonna Get What's Coming" Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Nominated

1983 "Green Light" Nominated

1987 "No Way To Treat A Lady" Nominated

1990 Nick of Time Album of the Year Won

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Won

"Nick of Time" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Won

"I'm in the Mood" (with John Lee Hooker) Best Traditional Blues
Blues
Recording Won

1992 Luck of the Draw Album of the Year Nominated

"Something to Talk
Talk
About" Record of the Year Nominated

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Won

"Luck of the Draw" Best Rock Vocal Solo Performance Won

"Good Man, Good Woman" Best Rock Group Vocal Performance Won

Bonnie Raitt MusiCares Person of the Year Won

1995 Longing in Their Hearts Album of the Year Nominated

Best Pop Vocal Album Won

"Love Sneakin' Up On You" Record of the Year Nominated

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Nominated

Best Rock Vocal Solo Performance Nominated

1996 "You Got It" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Nominated

1997 Road Tested Best Rock Album Nominated

"Burning Down The House" Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Nominated

"SRV Shuffle" Best Rock Instrumental Performance Won

1999 "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" (with Jackson Browne) Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Nominated

2003 "Gnawin' On It" Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Nominated

2004 "Time of Our Lives" Nominated

2006 "I Will Not Be Broken" Nominated

2013 Slipstream Best Americana Album Won

: Not a Grammy Award, but awarded by The Recording Academy

Americana Music Honors and Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2012 Herself Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance Won

2016 Herself Artist of the Year Nominated

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2000 Herself Hall of Fame induction Won

Other Awards

In 1991, Raitt was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music.[34] In 2017, Raitt was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Guitar
Guitar
Museum.[35] In 2018, Raitt received the People's Voice Award from the Folk Alliance International Awards in recognition of her activism.[36]

References[edit]

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Bonnie Raitt

Studio albums

Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1971) Give It Up (1972) Takin' My Time (1973) Streetlights (1974) Home Plate (1975) Sweet Forgiveness (1977) The Glow (1979) Green Light (1982) Nine Lives (1986) Nick of Time (1989) Luck of the Draw (1991) Longing in Their Hearts (1994) Fundamental (1998) Silver Lining (2002) Souls Alike
Souls Alike
(2005) Slipstream (2012) Dig in Deep
Dig in Deep
(2016)

Live albums

Road Tested (1995)

Singles

"Rock Steady" (with Bryan Adams) "Runaway" "Something to Talk
Talk
About" "I Can't Make You Love Me" "Not the Only One" "Love Sneakin' Up On You" "You Got It"

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Discography

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Album of the Year

1959–1979

The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1959) Come Dance with Me! – Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1960) The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
(1961) Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy Garland
Judy Garland
(1962) The First Family – Vaughn Meader
Vaughn Meader
(1963) The Barbra Streisand Album
The Barbra Streisand Album
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1964) Getz/Gilberto
Getz/Gilberto
– Stan Getz, João Gilberto
João Gilberto
(1965) September of My Years Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1966) A Man and His Music Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles
The Beatles
(1968) By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
(1969) Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears (1970) Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel (1971) Tapestry – Carole King
Carole King
(1972) The Concert for Bangladesh – Various (1973) Innervisions
Innervisions
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1974) Fulfillingness' First Finale
Fulfillingness' First Finale
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1975) Still Crazy After All These Years
Still Crazy After All These Years
Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1976) Songs in the Key of Life
Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1977) Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
(1978) Saturday Night Fever – Bee Gees/Various (1979)

1980–2000

52nd Street – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1980) Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
John Lennon
John Lennon
and Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
(1982) Toto IV
Toto IV
– Toto (1983) Thriller – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) Can't Slow Down – Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985) No Jacket Required
No Jacket Required
Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1986) Graceland – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1987) The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree
– U2 (1988) Faith – George Michael
George Michael
(1989) Nick of Time – Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1990) Back on the Block
Back on the Block
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
and various artists (1991) Unforgettable... with Love Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1992) Unplugged – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) The Bodyguard – Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) MTV Unplugged – Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1995) Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
(1996) Falling into You
Falling into You
Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1997) Time Out of Mind – Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(1998) The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
(1999) Supernatural – Santana (2000)

2001–present

Two Against Nature
Two Against Nature
Steely Dan
Steely Dan
(2001) O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack (2002) Come Away with Me
Come Away with Me
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Outkast
Outkast
(2004) Genius Loves Company
Genius Loves Company
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and various artists (2005) How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
– U2 (2006) Taking the Long Way
Taking the Long Way
Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(2007) River: The Joni Letters – Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(2008) Raising Sand
Raising Sand
Robert Plant
Robert Plant
& Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
(2009) Fearless – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2010) The Suburbs
The Suburbs
Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
(2011) 21 – Adele
Adele
(2012) Babel – Mumford & Sons (2013) Random Access Memories
Random Access Memories
Daft Punk
Daft Punk
(2014) Morning Phase
Morning Phase
Beck
Beck
(2015) 1989 – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2016) 25 – Adele
Adele
(2017) 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2018)

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MusiCares Person of the Year

David Crosby
David Crosby
(1991) Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1992) Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1993) Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
(1994) Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1995) Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
(1996) Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1997) Luciano Pavarotti
Luciano Pavarotti
(1998) Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1999) Elton John
Elton John
(2000) Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(2001) Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(2002) Bono
Bono
(2003) Sting (2004) Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
(2005) James Taylor
James Taylor
(2006) Don Henley
Don Henley
(2007) Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
(2008) Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
(2009) Neil Young
Neil Young
(2010) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(2011) Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(2012) Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(2013) Carole King
Carole King
(2014) Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2015) Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(2016) Tom Petty
Tom Petty
(2017) Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
(2018)

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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Performers

Eric Clapton Earth, Wind & Fire (Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Johnny Graham, Ralph Johnson, Al McKay, Fred White, Maurice White, Verdine White, Andrew Woolfolk) The Lovin' Spoonful
The Lovin' Spoonful
(Steve Boone, Joe Butler, John Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky) The Moonglows
The Moonglows
(Prentiss Barnes, Harvey Fuqua, Peter Graves, Billy Johnson, Bobby Lester) Bonnie Raitt James Taylor

Early influences

Nat King Cole Billie Holiday

Non-performers (Ahmet Ertegun Award)

Clive Davis

Sidemen

Hal Blaine King Curtis James Jamerson Scotty Moore Earl Palmer

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People

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Books

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