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Grammy Awards - All Awarded To Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton has been recognized by the Recording Academy at the Grammy Awards Ceremony, held each year in the United States, a total of 18 times. He has won or shared in 17 Grammy Awards for recorded works. Six were received in 1992. In 2006, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award along with Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce for their pioneering work in the band, Cream.

The Grammy is the U.S. recording industry’s most prestigious award. Since 1957, awards have been presented annually by the Recording Academy. Grammys are awarded by and to artists and technical professionals for artistic or technical achievement and overall excellence in the recording industry. They are peer-to-peer awards and are not based on sales or chart positions.

Eric Clapton’s 17 Grammy Awards for recorded works are:

Best Contemporary Blues Album (Vocal or Instrumental) for The Road To Escondido (2007). Awarded to Eric Clapton and J.J. Cale

Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “Reptile” [track] (2001). Awarded to Eric Clapton.

Best Traditional Blues Album or Best Traditional Blues Recording for the album, Riding With The King (2000). Awarded to Eric Clapton, B.B. King and Simon Climie, producer.

Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “The Calling” (2000). Awarded to Santana (Carlos Santana, Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Chester Thompson) and Eric Clapton. The track appears on Santana's CD, Supernatural.

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “My Father’s Eyes” (1998). Awarded to Eric Clapton.

Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “SRV Shuffle” from the album, A Tribute To Stevie Ray Vaughan (1996). Award shared by Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Dr. John and Art Neville

Record Of The Year for “Change The World” (1996). Awarded to Eric Clapton and Babyface, producer

Best Male Pop Vocal for “Change The World” (1996). Awarded to Eric Clapton.

Best Traditional Blues Album or Best Traditional Blues Recording for the album, From The Cradle (1994). Awarded to Eric Clapton.

Record Of The Year for “Tears In Heaven” (1992). Awarded to Eric Clapton and Russ Titelman, producer

Album Of The Year for Unplugged (1992). Awarded to Eric Clapton and Russ Titelman, producer

Song Of The Year for “Tears In Heaven” (1992). Awarded to Eric Clapton and Will Jennings, composers.

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for Unplugged (1992). (In some years, the RIAA lists a specific song by an artist in this category. In other years, they list an album title). Awarded to Eric Clapton.

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Tears In Heaven” (1992). Awarded to Eric Clapton.

Best Rock Song for “Layla” (1992). Awarded to Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon, composers.

Best Male Rock Vocal for “Bad Love” (1991). Awarded to Eric Clapton.

Album Of The Year for The Concert For Bangladesh (1972). Award shared by performers George Harrison, Ravi Shankar, Clapton, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston and Klaus Voorman and by George Harrison and Phil Spector, producers.

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Presented to Cream (2006). Honorary Grammy award presented to Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce.

For more information, visit the Grammy Awards Website.

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