Music Facts: Alternative

  • Alternative rock was born from the indie underground in the 1970s and reached mainstream popularity in the 1990s. 

  • Today, alternative has evolved beyond its guitar-driven roots to a sound that encompasses many genres, such as pop, rock, rap, and Latin. 

  • Recent alternative GRAMMY winners include Fiona Apple, Vampire Weekend and Beck. 

All GRAMMY Awards and Nominations for Alternative

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