Grammy Awards

The Beatles and their associates received the following Grammy awards:

13 April 1965
Best new artist of 1964: The Beatles
Best performance by a vocal group: The Beatles for A Hard Day’s Night

2 March 1967
Song of the year: John Lennon and Paul McCartney (songwriters) for Michelle performed by The Beatles
Best album cover, graphic arts: Klaus Voormann (graphic artist) for Revolver performed by The Beatles
Best contemporary (R&R) solo vocal performance, male or female: Paul McCartney for Eleanor Rigby

21 February 1968
Album of the year: The Beatles and George Martin (producer) for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Best album cover, graphic arts: Jann Howarth and Peter Blake (art directors) for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band performed by The Beatles
Best contemporary album: George Martin (producer) and The Beatles for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Best engineered recording, non-classical: Geoff Emerick (engineer) for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band performed by The Beatles

11 March 1970
Best engineered recording, non-classical: Geoff Emerick and Phil McDonald (engineers) for Abbey Road performed by The Beatles

16 March 1971
Best original score written for a motion picture or television special: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr (composers) for Let It Be performed by The Beatles

26 February 1997
Best music video, short form: Vincent Joliet (video producer), Joe Pytka (video director) & The Beatles for Free as a Bird
Best music video, long form: Chips Chipperfield, Neil Aspinall (video producers), Bob Smeaton, Geoff Wonfor (video directors) & The Beatles for The Beatles Anthology
Best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals: The Beatles for Free As A Bird

26 January 2014
Lifetime Achievement Award: The Beatles

The Grammy Awards are the premier American music awards presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences since 1959. Given their ubiquity in the American charts through most of the 1960s it’s surprising that The Beatles won relatively few Grammys for their work during that decade.

This list includes several collaborators – producers, engineers, designers – who  received awards for their contributions to The Beatles’ US catalogue and awards given to individual Beatles for their work on Group projects. It does not include awards for The Beatles’ solo releases from the early-70s onwards.

The Anthology and related releases resulted in belated awards in the late-90s and The Beatles received a long-overdue Lifetime Achievement award in 2014.

Sources:
Grammy.com
Wikipedia

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EMI trade ad circa early-1965 congratulating The Beatles in their 1964 Grammys

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