American Idiot Wins Grammy

02/15/2011
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(Submitted) Reprise Records congratulates Green Day and Billie Joe Armstrong for winning a 2011 Grammy Award for "Best Musical Show Album" for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording.

Released in April, the official album features the 24-member cast of the smash-hit musical accompanied by Green Day, marking another incredible collaboration between the band and the musical.

This is the fifth Grammy win for Green Day. The band has previously won twice in the "Best Rock Album" category for their platinum sellilng album 21st Century Breakdown, as well as for their blockbuster 2004 album American Idiot.

They have also won in the "Record of the Year" category for the single "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," and in the "Best Alternative Music Performance" category for their Diamond-certified 1993 album Dookie.

Based on Green Day's groundbreaking rock opera American Idiot, Armstrong and the band collaborated with one of the theatre's most acclaimed creative teams, led by the Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer, Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning composer and orchestrator Tom Kitt, and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett, to bring this explosive, iconic album to the stage.

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