From 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' to 'The Bodyguard,' Here Are the Four Soundtracks That Won Grammy Album of the Year


Black Panther: The Album snagged a spot as one of many eight nominees for album of the 12 months on the 2019 Grammy Awards. The Kendrick Lamar-produced album, which options a few of immediately's greatest artists, together with SZA and Travis Scott, is amongst a small checklist of soundtracks which have acquired an AOTY nomination. If Black Panther claims the victory, the album will be part of solely 4 different soundtracks that maintain the glory.

See beneath for the complete checklist of soundtracks in historical past that gained album of the 12 months.

1. The Music of Peter Gun (1959)
The first-ever Grammy award for album of the 12 months went to a soundtrack. Henry Mancini helmed the compilation from the hit TV sequence Peter Gunn, which aired from 1958 to 1961. Other nominees for the award that 12 months included Frank Sinatra's Come Fly With Me and Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely, Ella Fitzgerald's Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook and Van Cliburn's Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor, Op. 23.

2. Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Soundtrack (1979)
The Bee Gees classics, amongst different catchy tunes from the hit movie, had been up in opposition to one other soundtrack that 12 months: Grease. However, timeless tracks like "Stayin' Alive" and "How Deep Is Your Love" catapulted the album to AOTY victory. 

three. The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album (1994)
Whitney Houston coated Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" for the 1992 movie The Bodyguard, and the soundtrack grabbed AOTY two years later. "I Will Always Love You" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on Nov. 28, 1992 and remained there for 14 weeks. In 1994, the identical 12 months the soundtrack claimed a victory, Houston's cowl scored awards for report of the 12 months and greatest feminine pop vocal efficiency.

four. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2002)
The bluesy, people accompaniment to the 2000 movie starring George Clooney is the one soundtrack within the 21st century to win AOTY so far. The monitor checklist consists of infectious tunes: "You Are My Sunshine" and "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow," amongst others. The album was up in opposition to Bob Dylan's Love and Theft, OutKast's Stankonia, U2's All That You Can't Leave Behind and Acoustic Soul by India.Arie.