Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ Earns Grammy for Best Musical Show Album
Green Day captured the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album for 'American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording,' during this afternoon's Grammy pre-telecast ceremony.
The other show albums in contention were 'Fela!,' 'A Little Night Music,' 'Promises, Promises' and 'Sondheim on Sondheim.'
This marks the fifth career Grammy for the veteran punk band, who won Best Rock Album in 2005 for the original 'American Idiot.' Green Day also won Best Rock Album last year for '21st Century Breakdown,' when they performed '21 Guns' live on the broadcast with the cast of the musical.
The band was not on hand to accept the award.