List of awards and nominations received by R.E.M.


This is a comprehensive list of major music awards received by R.E.M., an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe who were students at the University of Georgia. One of the first alternative rock bands, R.E.M. was noted for Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style; Stipe's distinctive vocal quality, unique stage presence, and obscure lyrics; Mills's melodic basslines and backing vocals; and Berry's tight, economical drumming style. In the early 1990s, other alternative rock acts such as Nirvana and Pavement viewed R.E.M. as a pioneer of the genre. After drummer Bill Berry left the band in 1997, the band continued its career in the 2000s with mixed critical and commercial success. The band broke up amicably in 2011 with members devoting time to solo projects after having sold more than 90 million albums worldwide and becoming one of the world's best-selling music artists.

American Music Awards


Year Nominee / work Award Result
1992 Out of Time Favorite Pop/Rock Album Nominated

BMI Pop Awards


Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2001 "The Great Beyond" Award-Winning Song Won [1]

Billboard Music Awards


Year Nominee / work Award Result
1991 Out of Time Top Billboard 200 Album Won
R.E.M. Top Modern Rock Artist Won

Brit Awards


Year Nominee / work Award Result
1992 R.E.M. International Group Won[2]
1993 Won[3]
1995 Won[4]
1997 Nominated[4]
1999 Nominated[5]
2002 Nominated[6]

CMJ New Music Awards


Year Nominee / work Award Result
1984 Reckoning Album of the Year[7] Won
1985 Fables of the Reconstruction Won
R.E.M. Group of the Year Nominated

Danish GAFFA Awards


Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
1992 R.E.M. Band of the Year Nominated [8]
Out of Time Album of the Year Nominated
"Losing My Religion" Song of the Year Nominated
Music Video of the Year Nominated
1993 "Drive" Nominated
Song of the Year Won
Automatic for the People Album of the Year Won
R.E.M. Band of the Year Won
1995 Monster Best Foreign Album Nominated
1996 New Adventures in Hi-Fi Nominated
R.E.M. Best Foreign Live Band Nominated
Best Foreign Band Nominated
1999 Won
Up Best Foreign Album Won
Michael Stipe Best Foreign Songwriter Nominated
2000 R.E.M. Best Foreign Live Act Nominated
Best Foreign 90's Act Won
2002 Best Foreign Band Nominated
Reveal Best Foreign Album Nominated
Michael Stipe Best Foreign Songwriter Nominated
2005 Nominated
R.E.M. Best Foreign Album Nominated
Around the Sun Best Foreign Album Nominated

Danish Music Awards


Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
1999 Michael Stipe Best Foreign Male Artist Nominated [9]
"Daysleeper" Best Foreign Hit Nominated
Up Best Foreign Album Nominated
2002 Reveal Won [10]

ECHO Awards


Year Nominee / work Award Result
1992 R.E.M. Best International Group Nominated[11]
2002 Nominated[11]
2005 Nominated[11]
2009 Nominated[11]

Grammy Awards


Year Nominee / work Award Result
1992 "Losing My Religion" Record of the Year Nominated[12]
Song of the Year Nominated[12]
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Won[12]
Best Music Video, Short Form Won[12]
"Radio Song" Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Nominated[12]
Out of Time Best Alternative Music Album Won[12]
Album of the Year Nominated[12]
1994 "Man on the Moon" Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated[13]
"Everybody Hurts" Best Music Video, Short Form Nominated[13]
Automatic for the People Best Alternative Music Album Nominated[13]
Album of the Year Nominated[13]
1995 Monster Best Rock Album Nominated[14]
1997 New Adventures in Hi-Fi Best Alternative Music Album Nominated[15]
2001 "The Great Beyond" Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated[16]
2002 "Imitation of Life" Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated[17]

MTV Europe Music Awards


Year Nominee / work Award Result
1995 R.E.M. Best Live Act Nominated
2001 Best Group Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards


Year Nominee / work Award Result
1988 "The One I Love" Best Direction Nominated
1989 "Orange Crush" Best Post-Modern Video Won
1991 "Losing My Religion" Video of the Year Won
Best Group Video Won
Breakthrough Video Won
Best Direction Won
Best Art Direction Won
Best Editing Won
Best Alternative Video Nominated
Best Cinematography Nominated
Viewer's Choice Nominated
Tourfilm Best Long Form Video Nominated
1993 "Man on the Moon" Video of the Year Nominated
Best Group Video Nominated
Best Direction Nominated
Best Art Direction Nominated
Best Editing Nominated
Viewer's Choice Nominated
1994 "Everybody Hurts" Video of the Year Nominated
Best Group Video Nominated
Viewer's Choice Nominated
Breakthrough Video Won
Best Direction Won
Best Editing Won
Best Cinematography Won
1995 R.E.M. Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Won
"What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" Viewer's Choice Nominated
1996 "Tongue" Best Art Direction Nominated
2000 "The Great Beyond" Best Video from a Film Nominated
Best Editing Nominated
2001 "Imitation of Life" Breakthrough Video Nominated
Best Direction Nominated

Meteor Music Awards


Year Nominee / work Award Result
2005 R.E.M. Best International Group Nominated

NME Awards


Year Nominee / work Award Result
1988 Green Best LP Won[18]
1991 R.E.M. Best Band Won[19]
1992 Won[20]
Automatic for the People Best Album Won[20]
1996 R.E.M. Best Band Nominated[21]
2017 Out of Time Best Reissue Nominated[22]

Online Film & Television Association


Year Nominee / work Award Result
1999 "Man on the Moon" Best Adapted Song Nominated[23]

Pollstar Concert Industry Awards


Year Nominee / work Award Result
1988 Work Tour Small Hall Tour of the Year Nominated[24]
Themselves Next Major Arena Headliner Won[24]
1996 Monster Tour Major Tour of the Year Nominated[25]
Most Creative Stage Production Nominated[25]
2000 Up Tour Nominated[26]

Premios Ondas

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
1992 R.E.M. Best International Group Won [27]
"Drive" Best International Song Won

Q Awards


Year Nominee / work Award Result
1991 Out of Time Best Album Won
R.E.M. Best Act in the World Today Won
1992 Automatic for the People Best Album Won
1994 R.E.M. Best Act in the World Today Won
1995 Won
1998 Q Lifetime Achievement Award Won
1999 Best Act in the World Today Nominated
2001 Nominated
2011 Q's Greatest Act of the Last 25 Years Nominated

Rockbjornen


Year Nominee / work Award Result
1994 R.E.M. Best Foreign Artist Won[28]
Best Foreign Group Won[28]
Monster Best Foreign Album Won[28]

World Music Awards


Year Nominee / work Award Result
2008 R.E.M. World's Best Rock Artist Nominated

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