List of Soundgarden awards

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List of Soundgarden awards
Award Won Nominations
Clio Awards
1 1
Grammy Awards
2 8
MTV Video Music Awards
1 1
Total
Awards 4 10
Footnotes

Soundgarden was an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by lead singer and drummer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.[1] Matt Cameron became the band's permanent drummer in 1986 and bassist Ben Shepherd replaced Yamamoto permanently in 1990.[1] Soundgarden released its debut album, Ultramega OK, in 1988 through SST Records. The album earned the band its first major award nomination, a Grammy Award, in 1990. In 1989, the band released its first album for a major label, Louder Than Love. The band's third studio album, Badmotorfinger, released in 1991, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 1992.

Soundgarden released its follow-up and breakthrough album, Superunknown, in 1994. The album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 1995. Two singles from Superunknown, "Black Hole Sun" and "Spoonman", won Grammy Awards, and the music video for "Black Hole Sun" won a MTV Video Music Award and a Clio Award. Superunknown was ranked number 336 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and "Black Hole Sun" was ranked number 25 on VH1's list of the 100 greatest songs of the '90s. The band released its fifth and final studio album, Down on the Upside, in 1996. In 1997, Soundgarden received another Grammy nomination, for the lead single "Pretty Noose". Soundgarden officially broke up in 1997.[2] The band was placed at number 14 on VH1's list of the 100 greatest artists of hard rock.

Clio Awards[change | change source]

The Clio Awards are awarded annually. Soundgarden has received one award from one nomination.[3]

Year Nominated work Award Result
1995 "Black Hole Sun" Silver Award - Alternative Music Video Won

Grammy Awards[change | change source]

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Soundgarden has received two awards from eight nominations.[4][5][6]

Year Nominated work Award Result
1990 Ultramega OK Best Metal Performance Nominated
1992 Badmotorfinger Best Metal Performance Nominated
1993 "Into the Void (Sealth)" Best Metal Performance Nominated
1995 "Black Hole Sun" Best Hard Rock Performance Won
Best Rock Song Nominated
"Spoonman" Best Metal Performance Won
Superunknown Best Rock Album Nominated
1997 "Pretty Noose" Best Hard Rock Performance Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards[change | change source]

The MTV Video Music Awards are awarded annually by MTV. Soundgarden has received one award from one nomination.[7]

Year Nominated work Award Result
1994 "Black Hole Sun" Best Metal/Hard Rock Video Won

Miscellaneous awards and honors[change | change source]

Year Nominated work Award/honor Nominator
1989 "Flower" Singles of the Year (#31)[8] Spex
1994 "Black Hole Sun" Singles of the Year (#15)[9] Spex
1995 Superunknown The 100 Best Albums of 1991-1995 (#49)[10] Muziekkrant OOR
1998 Badmotorfinger 100 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (#25)[11] Kerrang!
1998 Superunknown 100 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (#70)[11] Kerrang!
1998 Superunknown The 90 Greatest Albums of the 90s (#18)[12] Alternative Press
1999 Superunknown Top 90 Albums of the 90s (#70)[13] Spin
2000 Soundgarden 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock (#14)[14] VH1
2002 Badmotorfinger The 69 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time (#26)[15] Revolver
2002 "Black Hole Sun" 100 Greatest Singles of All Time (#49)[16] Kerrang!
2002 "Jesus Christ Pose" 100 Greatest Singles of All Time (#95)[16] Kerrang!
2003 "Black Hole Sun" The 1001 Best Songs Ever (#543)[17] Q
2003 Superunknown The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (#336)[18] Rolling Stone
2005 "Jesus Christ Pose" The Ultimate Music Collection[19] Q
2005 Superunknown 100 Greatest Albums, 1985–2005 (#84)[20] Spin
2006 Badmotorfinger 100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time (#45)[21] Guitar World
2006 "Black Hole Sun" 100 Hottest Guitar Solos (#56)[22] Total Guitar
2007 "Black Hole Sun" 100 Greatest Guitar Solos (#63)[23] Guitar World
2007 "Black Hole Sun" 100 Greatest Songs of the '90s (#25)[24] VH1

References[change | change source]

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  2. Maloof, Rich (2004). The Hard Rock Masters. San Francisco: Backbeat Books. pp. p.52–54. ISBN 0879308133.
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  4. "Awards Database". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-08-02.
  5. Pareles, Jon. "POP VIEW; Playing Grammy Roulette". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-03.
  6. "GRAMMY NOMINEES FOR OTHER ROCK AND ALTERNATIVE CATEGORIES". CNN.com. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  7. Tortorici, Frank. "Soundgarden's Kim Thayil". VH1.com. Retrieved 2008-08-06.
  8. "Best - Singles of the Year". AcclaimedMusic.net. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
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  10. "The 100 Best Albums of 1991-1995". Muziekkrant OOR. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "100 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die". Kerrang!.
  12. 90 Greatest Albums of the '90s "The 90 Greatest Albums of the 90s" Check |url= value (help). Alternative Press. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
  13. Top 90 Albums of the 90's "Top 90 Albums of the 90s" Check |url= value (help). Spin. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
  14. "100 greatest artists of hard rock (20–1)". VH1. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
  15. "The 69 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time." Revolver. September/October 2002.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "100 Greatest Singles of All Time". Kerrang!. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
  17. "The 1001 Best Songs Ever". Q. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
  18. "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
  19. "The Ultimate Music Collection". Q. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
  20. "100 Greatest Albums, 1985-2005". Spin (July 2005). 
  21. "100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time". Guitar World. October 2006.
  22. "100 Hottest Guitar Solos". Total Guitar. May 2006.
  23. "100 Greatest Guitar Solos". Guitar World. 2007.
  24. "VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the '90s". VH1. Retrieved 2008-08-09.