Grain growth in the cold rolled and subsequently recrystallized AA 5182 sheets was investigated by means of microstructure observations and texture measurements. Grain growth behavior strongly depends on the annealing temperatures. Grain growth hardly took place at temperatures lower than 470°C, which is attributed to a low mobility of grain boundaries. Abnormal grain growth occurred at temperatures ranging from 480 to 530°C. Annealing above 560°C gave rise to the dissolution of inhibitor precipitates, which led to normal grain growth.