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Best Pop Instrumental Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance has been handed out since 1969. It was introduced with the title Best Contemporary-Pop Performance, Instrumental in 1969. It was awarded as Best Contemporary Instrumental from 1970 to 1971. In 1973 it was known as Best Pop Instrumental Performance by an Instrumental Performer. From 1986 to 1989 it was awarded as Best Pop Instrumental Performance (Orchestra, Group or Soloist). The current title of the award was introduced in 1990. 

Winners: Grammys Best Pop Instrumental Performance

Year
Winner/s
Song
2010
 Bela Fleck
 "Throw Down Your Heart"
2009
 Eagles
 "I Dreamed There Was No War"
2008
 Joni Mitchell
 "One Week Last Summer"
2007
 George Benson & Al Jarreau
 "Mornin'"
2006
 Les Paul
 "Caravan"
2005
 Ben Harper
 "11th Commandment"
2004
 George Harrison
 "Marwa Blues"
2003
 B. B. King
 "Auld Lang Syne"
2002
 Eric Clapton
 "Reptile"
2001
 Brian Setzer
 "Caravan" performed by the Brian Setzer Orchestra
2000
 Santana
 "El Farol"
1999
 Brian Setzer
 "Sleepwalk" performed by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
1998
 Sarah McLachlan
 "Last Dance"
1997
 Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
 "The Sinister Minister"
1996
 Los Lobos
 "Mariachi Suite"
1995
 Booker T. & the M.G.'s
 "Cruisin' "
1994
 Branford Marsalis & Bruce Hornsby
 "Barcelona Mona"
1993
 Richard Kaufman (conductor)
 "Beauty and the Beast"
1992
 Michael Kamen
 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
1991
 Angelo Badalamenti
 "Twin Peaks Theme"
1990
 The Neville Brothers
 "Healing Chant"
1989
 David Sanborn – Close-up
 
1988
 Larry Carlton
 "Minute By Minute"
1987
 Harold Faltermeyer & Steve Stevens
 "Top Gun Anthem"
1986
 Jan Hammer
 "Miami Vice Theme"
1985
 Ray Parker Jr.
 "Ghostbusters (Instrumental)"
1984
 George Benson
 "Being With You"
1983
 Ernie Watts
 "Chariots of Fire Theme (Dance Version)"
1982
 Larry Carlton & Mike Post
 "The Theme From Hill Street Blues"
1981
 Bob James & Earl Klugh
 One on One
1980
 Herb Alpert
 "Rise"
1979
 Chuck Mangione
 Children of Sanchez
1978
 John Williams
 Star Wars Soundtrack
1977
 George Benson
 Breezin'
1976
 Van McCoy
 "The Hustle"
1975
 Marvin Hamlisch
 "The Entertainer"
1974
 Eumir Deodato
 "Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)"
1973
 Billy Preston
 "Outa-Space"
1972
 Quincy Jones
 Smackwater Jack
1971
 Henry Mancini
 Theme From Z and Other Film Music
1970
 Blood, Sweat & Tears
 "Variations on a Theme by Eric Satie"
1969
 Mason Williams
 "Classical Gas"

  
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