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58th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees

1. Record Of The Year

Really Love

D’Angelo And The Vanguard

D’Angelo, producer; Russell Elevado & Ben Kane, engineers/mixers; Dave Collins, mastering engineer

Track from: Black Messiah

Label: RCA Records

Uptown Funk

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars

Jeff Bhasker, Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson, producers; Josh Blair, Serban Ghenea, Wayne Gordon, John Hanes, Inaam Haq, Boo Mitchell, Charles Moniz & Mark Ronson, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer

Track from: Uptown Special

Label: RCA Records

Thinking Out Loud

Ed Sheeran

Jake Gosling, producer; Jake Gosling, Mark ‘Spike’ Stent & Geoff Swan, engineers/mixers; Stuart Hawkes, mastering engineer

Track from: X

Label: Atlantic

Blank Space

Taylor Swift

Max Martin & Shellback, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Sam Holland & Michael Ilbert, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer

Track from: 1989

Label: Big Machine Records

Can’t Feel My Face

The Weeknd

Max Martin & Ali Payami, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Sam Holland, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer

Label: Republic

2. Album Of The Year

Sound & Color

Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes & Blake Mills, producers; Shawn Everett, engineer/mixer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer

Label: ATO Records

To Pimp A Butterfly

Kendrick Lamar

Bilal, George Clinton, James Fauntleroy, Ronald Isley, Rapsody, Snoop Dogg, Thundercat & Anna Wise, featured artists; Taz Arnold, Boi-1Da, Ronald Colson, Larrance Dopson, Flying Lotus, Fredrik “Tommy Black” Halldin, Knxwledge, Koz, Lovedragon, Terrace Martin, Rahki, Sounwave, Tae Beast, Thundercat, Whoarei & Pharrell Williams, producers; Derek “Mixedbyali” Ali, Thomas Burns, James “The White Black Man” Hunt, 9th Wonder & Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

Label: TDE/Aftermath/Interscope


Chris Stapleton

Dave Cobb & Chris Stapleton, producers; Vance Powell, engineer/mixer; Pete Lyman, mastering engineer

Label: Mercury Nashville


Taylor Swift

Jack Antonoff, Nathan Chapman, Imogen Heap, Max Martin, Mattman & Robin, Ali Payami, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Ryan Tedder & Noel Zancanella, producers; Jack Antonoff, Mattias Bylund, Smith Carlson, Nathan Chapman, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Imogen Heap, Sam Holland, Michael Ilbert, Brendan Morawski, Laura Sisk & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer

Label: Big Machine Records

Beauty Behind The Madness

The Weeknd

Lana Del Rey, Labrinth & Ed Sheeran, featured artists; Dannyboystyles, Ben Diehl, Labrinth, Mano, Max Martin, Stephan Moccio, Carlo Montagnese, Ali Payami, The Pope, Jason Quenneville, Peter Svensson, Abel Tesfaye & Kanye West, producers; Jay Paul Bicknell, Mattias Bylund, Serban Ghenea, Noah Goldstein, John Hanes, Sam Holland, Jean Marie Horvat, Carlo Montagnese, Jason Quenneville & Dave Reitzas, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne & Dave Kutch, mastering engineers

Label: Republic

3. Song Of The Year


Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

Track from: To Pimp A Butterfly

Label: TDE/Aftermath/Interscope; Publisher(s): WB Music Corp., TDE Music, Hard Working Black Folks Publishing, EMI Music Inc., More Water From Nazareth, Sounwave TDE Productions, SonyATV

Blank Space

Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

Track from: 1989

Label: Big Machine Records; Publisher(s): Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Taylor Swift Music/MXM admin. by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, Inc.

Girl Crush

Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)

Track from: Pain Killer

Label: Capitol Records Nashville; Publisher(s): Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Songs Of Crazy Girl Music, Songs of Universal, Inc., Hoodie Songs, HillarodyRathbone Music admin. by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

See You Again

Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)

Track from: Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Label: Atlantic; Publisher(s): Artist Publishing Group West/J Franks Publishing/Andrew Cedar Publishing admin. by WB Music Corp./Wiz Khalifa Publishing admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Charlie Puth Music Publishing/Artist 101 Publishing Group admin. by Warner Chappell Music, Universal Pictures Music, UPG Music Publishing

Thinking Out Loud

Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)

Track from: X

Label: Atlantic; Publisher(s): Sony/ATV Music Publishing/BDi Music Limited

4. Best New Artist

Courtney Barnett

James Bay

Sam Hunt

Tori Kelly

Meghan Trainor

5. Best Pop Solo Performance

Heartbeat Song

Kelly Clarkson

Track from: Piece By Piece

Label: RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited

Love Me Like You Do

Ellie Goulding

Track from: Fifty Shades Of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Label: Republic

Thinking Out Loud

Ed Sheeran

Track from: X

Label: Atlantic

Blank Space

Taylor Swift

Track from: 1989

Label: Big Machine Records

Can’t Feel My Face

The Weeknd

Track from: Beauty Behind The Madness

Label: Republic

6. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Ship To Wreck

Florence + The Machine

Track from: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Label: Republic


Maroon 5

Track from: V

Label: 222 Records/Interscope

Uptown Funk

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars

Track from: Uptown Special

Label: RCA Records

Bad Blood

Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar

Label: Big Machine Records

See You Again

Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth

Track from: Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Label: Atlantic

7. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern

Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap

Label: RPM Records/Columbia Records

Shadows In The Night

Bob Dylan

Label: Columbia


Josh Groban

Label: Reprise

No One Ever Tells You

Seth MacFarlane

Label: Republic

My Dream Duets

Barry Manilow (& Various Artists)

Label: Verve Music Group

8. Best Pop Vocal Album

Piece By Piece

Kelly Clarkson

Label: 19/RCA

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Florence + The Machine

Label: Republic

Uptown Special

Mark Ronson

Label: RCA Records


Taylor Swift

Label: Big Machine Records

Before This World

James Taylor

Label: Concord Records

9. Best Dance Recording

We’re All We Need

Above & Beyond Featuring Zoë Johnston

Andrew Bayer, Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness & Paavo Siljamäki, producers; Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness & Paavo Siljamäki, mixers

Label: Ultra/Anjunabeats


The Chemical Brothers

Tom Rowlands & Ed Simons, producers; Steve Dub Jones & Tom Rowlands, mixers

Label: Astralwerks

Never Catch Me

Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar

Steven Ellison, producer; Kevin Marques Moo, mixer

Track from: You’re Dead!

Label: Warp Records

Runaway (U & I)


Linus Eklöw, Christian Karlsson & Svidden, producers; Linus Eklöw, Niklas Flyckt & Christian Karlsson, mixers

Track from: Pharmacy

Label: Big Beat/Atlantic

Where Are Ü Now

Skrillex And Diplo With Justin Bieber

Sonny Moore & Thomas Pentz, producers; Sonny Moore & Thomas Pentz, mixers

Track from: Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü

Label: Owsla/Mad Decent/Atlantic

10. Best Dance/Electronic Album

Our Love


Label: Merge Records

Born In The Echoes

The Chemical Brothers

Label: Astralwerks



Label: Capitol Records

In Colour

Jamie XX

Label: Young Turks Recordings

Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü

Skrillex And Diplo

Label: Owsla/Mad Decent/Atlantic

11. Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Guitar In The Space Age!

Bill Frisell

Label: Okeh

Love Language

Wouter Kellerman

Label: Listen 2 Entertainment Group


Marcus Miller

Label: Blue Note Records


Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest

Label: Impulse!

The Gospel According To Jazz, Chapter IV

Kirk Whalum

Label: Mack Avenue Records

12. Best Rock Performance

Don’t Wanna Fight

Alabama Shakes

Label: ATO Records

What Kind Of Man

Florence + The Machine

Track from: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Label: Republic

Something From Nothing

Foo Fighters

Track from: Sonic Highways

Label: RCA Records

Ex’s & Oh’s

Elle King

Track from: Love Stuff

Label: RCA Records

Moaning Lisa Smile

Wolf Alice

Track from: My Love Is Cool

Label: RCA Records/Dirty Hit

13. Best Metal Performance


August Burns Red

Label: Fearless Records



Label: Loma Vista Recordings


Lamb Of God

Track from: VII: Sturm Und Drang

Label: Epic Records

Thank You


Label: 7Bros Records



Track from: .5: The Gray Chapter

Label: Roadrunner Records

14. Best Rock Song

Don’t Wanna Fight

Alabama Shakes, songwriters (Alabama Shakes)

Label: ATO Records; Publisher(s): Alabama Shakes Publishing/Break Mirrors Music

Ex’s & Oh’s

Dave Bassett & Elle King, songwriters (Elle King)

Track from: Love Stuff

Label: RCA Records; Publisher(s): Elle King Music/EMI Music Publishing, Inc./Bassett Songs/EMI April Music, Inc.

Hold Back The River

Iain Archer & James Bay, songwriters (James Bay)

Track from: Chaos And The Calm

Label: Republic; Publisher(s): B-Unique/Kobalt/Iain Archer/Kobalt


Richard Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)

Track from: Mister Asylum

Label: 300 Entertainment; Publisher(s): MCID

What Kind Of Man

John Hill, Tom Hull & Florence Welch, songwriters (Florence + The Machine)

Track from: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Label: Republic; Publisher(s): Rodeoman Music/EMI April Music/Universal Music Publishing

15. Best Rock Album

Chaos And The Calm

James Bay

Label: Republic


Death Cab For Cutie

Label: Atlantic

Mister Asylum

Highly Suspect

Label: 300 Entertainment



Label: Warner Bros. Records

.5: The Gray Chapter


Label: Roadrunner Records

16. Best Alternative Music Album

Sound & Color

Alabama Shakes

Label: ATO Records



Label: One Little Indian

The Waterfall

My Morning Jacket

Label: Capitol Records


Tame Impala

Label: Interscope

Star Wars


Label: Anti/Dbpm

17. Best R&B Performance

If I Don’t Have You

Tamar Braxton

Track from: Calling All Lovers

Label: Epic Records

Rise Up

Andra Day

Track from: Cheers To The Fall

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Breathing Underwater

Hiatus Kaiyote

Track from: Choose Your Weapon

Label: Flying Buddha / Sony Masterworks


Jeremih Featuring J. Cole

Label: Def Jam Recordings

Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)

The Weeknd

Track from: Fifty Shades Of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Label: Universal Studios/Republic Records

18. Best Traditional R&B Performance

He Is

Faith Evans

Track from: Incomparable

Label: Prolific Music Group/BMG

Little Ghetto Boy

Lalah Hathaway

Label: Entertainment One/8Th Floor

Let It Burn

Jazmine Sullivan

Track from: Reality Show

Label: RCA Records



Label: Voltron Recordz

My Favorite Part Of You

Charlie Wilson

Track from: Forever Charlie

Label: RCA Records

19. Best R&B Song


Brook Davis & Miguel Pimentel, songwriters (Miguel)

Track from: Wildheart

Label: RCA Records/ByStorm Entertainment; Publisher(s): Art Dealer Chic, Pop Killer/Dleaurean

Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)

Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville & Abel Tesfaye, songwriters (The Weeknd)

Track from: Fifty Shades Of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Label: Universal Studios/Republic Records; Publisher(s): SONGS Music Publishing, LLC, o/b/o Songs Of SMP, Songs Of Universal, Inc. and Sing Little Penguin, Universal Music Corp, CP Music Group, Inc., Universal Pictures Music and UPG Music Publishing

Let It Burn

Kenny B. Edmonds, Jazmine Sullivan & Dwane M. Weir II, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)

Track from: Reality Show

Label: RCA Records; Publisher(s): JazLady Publishing, Dwane M. Weir II/Sean Michael Anderson Music LLC/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., Sony/ATV Songs LLC

Really Love

D’Angelo & Kendra Foster, songwriters (D’Angelo And The Vanguard)

Track from: Black Messiah

Label: RCA Records; Publisher(s): Ah Choo Music Publishing/12:00 AM Music admin. by Universal Polygram International Publishing, Ear Kandy Music, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.


Warryn Campbell, Tyrese Gibson & DJ Rogers Jr, songwriters (Tyrese)

Label: Voltron Recordz; Publisher(s): Peer Music/Sounds From The Soul/Campbell Kids Music/Warner Chappell/@PenTorious D.J. Rogers Jr. Sounds From The Soul/Gibson & Gibson Music Publishing

20. Best Urban Contemporary Album

Ego Death

The Internet

Label: Odd Future/Columbia

You Should Be Here


Label: Tsunami Mob/Atlantic


Lianne La Havas

Label: Nonesuch



Label: RCA Records/ByStorm Entertainment

Beauty Behind The Madness

The Weeknd

Label: Republic

21. Best R&B Album

Coming Home

Leon Bridges

Label: Columbia Records

Black Messiah

D’Angelo And The Vanguard

Label: RCA Records

Cheers To The Fall

Andra Day

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Reality Show

Jazmine Sullivan

Label: RCA Records

Forever Charlie

Charlie Wilson

Label: RCA Records

22. Best Rap Performance


  1. Cole

Track from: 2014 Forest Hills Drive

Label: Roc Nation/Columbia Records

Back To Back


Label: Cash Money Records

Trap Queen

Fetty Wap

Track from: Fetty Wap

Label: 300 Entertainment/RGF Productions


Kendrick Lamar

Track from: To Pimp A Butterfly

Label: Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath Records/Interscope Records

Truffle Butter

Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne

Track from: The Pinkprint

Label: Young Money/Cash Money

All Day

Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney

Label: Def Jam Recordings

23. Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

One Man Can Change The World

Big Sean Featuring Kanye West & John Legend

Track from: Dark Sky Paradise

Label: Universal/Def Jam


Common & John Legend

Label: Def Jam Recordings

Classic Man

Jidenna Featuring Roman GianArthur

Label: Epic Records

These Walls

Kendrick Lamar Featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat

Track from: To Pimp A Butterfly

Label: Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath Records/Interscope Records


Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

Track from: The Pinkprint

Label: Young Money/Cash Money

24. Best Rap Song

All Day

Ernest Brown, Tyler Bryant, Sean Combs, Mike Dean, Rennard East, Noah Goldstein, Malik Yusef Jones, Karim Kharbouch, Allan Kyariga, Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Victor Mensah, Charles Njapa, Che Pope, Patrick Reynolds, Allen Ritter, Kanye West, Mario Winans & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney)

Label: Def Jam Recordings; Publisher(s): Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music Inc./MPL Communications Inc./TYLER BRANT PUBLISHING/WB Music Corp./ Hard Working Black Folks Inc./Top Dawg Music/Excuse My French Music/EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Monarch Music/Abou Thiam Publishing/Victor Kwesi Mensah Publishing Designee/ALLEN KYARIGA/EMI Blackwood Music o/b/o Papa George Publishing/Kaya and Ethan Music/Primary Wave Brian/Noah Goldstein admin. by Reach Music Publishing/Ritter Boy LLC/Mario Winans Publishing Designee/Broken Locks/Songs of Universal Inc./Jabriel Iz Myne /Universal Music/Patrick Reynolds Publishing Designee/Smooth Thug Music/Noel Ellis Publishing Designee/Justin Combs Music Publishing administered by EMI April Music


Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

Track from: To Pimp A Butterfly

Label: TDE/Aftermath/Interscope; Publisher(s): WB Music Corp., TDE Music, Hard Working Black Folks Publishing, EMI Music Inc., More Water From Nazareth, Sounwave TDE Productions, SonyATV


Richard Dorfmeister, A. Graham, Markus Kienzl, M. O’Brien, M. Samuels & Phillip Thomas, songwriters (Drake)

Track from: If Youre Reading This Its Too Late

Label: Young Money/Cash Money; Publisher(s): Sandra Gale/EMI Music Publishing, 1damentional publishing LLC/Sony/ATV Tunes, LLC, Matthew O’Brien/otek north/WB Music Corp./Jack Russell Music Ltd./Notting Hill Music Ltd.


Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith & John Stephens, songwriters (Common & John Legend)

Track from: Selma (Music From The Motion Picture)

Label: Universal/Def Jam; Publisher(s): Paramount Pictures/Pathe Productions Limited

Trap Queen

Tony Fadd & Willie J. Maxwell, songwriters (Fetty Wap)

Track from: Fetty Wap

Label: 300 Entertainment/RGF Productions; Publisher(s): RGF Publishing, Zoovier, BMG Gold Songs, Tony Fadd Beats

25. Best Rap Album

2014 Forest Hills Drive

  1. Cole

Label: Roc Nation/Columbia Records


Dr. Dre

Label: Aftermath/Interscope

If Youre Reading This Its Too Late


Label: Cash Money/Young Money

To Pimp A Butterfly

Kendrick Lamar

Label: Aftermath/Interscope

The Pinkprint

Nicki Minaj

Label: Young Money/Cash Money

26. Best Country Solo Performance

Burning House


Track from: Welcome To Cam Country

Label: Sony Music Entertainment


Chris Stapleton

Track from: Traveller

Label: Mercury Nashville

Little Toy Guns

Carrie Underwood

Track from: Greatest Hits: Decade #1

Label: 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville

John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16

Keith Urban

Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Chances Are

Lee Ann Womack

Track from: The Way I’m Livin’

Label: Sugar Hill Records

27. Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Stay A Little Longer

Brothers Osborne

Label: EMI Records Nashville

If I Needed You


Track from: Country Classics

Label: Gaither Music Group

The Driver

Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay

Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Girl Crush

Little Big Town

Track from: Pain Killer

Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Lonely Tonight

Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe

Label: Warner Bros

28. Best Country Song

Chances Are

Hayes Carll, songwriter (Lee Ann Womack)

Track from: The Way I’m Livin’

Label: Sugar Hill Records; Publisher(s): Highway 87 Music admin. by BMG/Chrysalis

Diamond Rings And Old Barstools

Barry Dean, Luke Laird & Jonathan Singleton, songwriters (Tim McGraw)

Track from: Sundown Heaven Town

Label: Big Machine Records/McGraw Music; Publisher(s): Songs of Universal, Inc./Creative Nation Music/Twangin and Slangin Songs/Country Paper/Pulse Nation/BMG Gold Songs /Glassbean/We Jam Writers Group

Girl Crush

Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)

Track from: Pain Killer

Label: Capitol Records Nashville; Publisher(s): Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Songs Of Crazy Girl Music, Songs of Universal, Inc., Hoodie Songs, HillarodyRathbone Music admin. by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

Hold My Hand

Brandy Clark & Mark Stephen Jones, songwriters (Brandy Clark)

Track from: 12 Stories

Label: Warner Bros Records; Publisher(s): Songs of Parallel/Vista Loma Music admin. by Amplified Administration and Harlan Howard Songs


Chris Stapleton, songwriter (Chris Stapleton)

Track from: Traveller

Label: Mercury Nashville; Publisher(s): WB Music Corp./Ken Tucky Music

29. Best Country Album


Sam Hunt

Label: MCA Nashville

Pain Killer

Little Big Town

Label: Capitol Records Nashville

The Blade

Ashley Monroe

Label: Warner Bros.

Pageant Material

Kacey Musgraves

Label: Mercury Nashville


Chris Stapleton

Label: Mercury Records

30. Best New Age Album


Paul Avgerinos

Label: Round Sky Music

Bhakti Without Borders

Madi Das

Label: Kuli Mela


Catherine Duc

Label: MG Music Ltd


Peter Kater

Label: Mysterium Music

Asia Beauty

Ron Korb

Label: Humbledragon

31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Giant Steps

Joey Alexander, soloist

Track from: My Favorite Things

Label: Motema Music


Christian McBride, soloist

Track from: Live At The Village Vanguard (Christian McBride Trio)

Label: Mack Avenue Records

Arbiters Of Evolution

Donny McCaslin, soloist

Track from: The Thompson Fields (Maria Schneider Orchestra)

Label: ArtistShare

Friend Or Foe

Joshua Redman, soloist

Track from: The Bad Plus Joshua Redman (The Bad Plus Joshua Redman)

Label: Nonesuch

Past Present

John Scofield, soloist

Track from: Past Present

Label: Impulse!

32. Best Jazz Vocal Album

Many A New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein

Karrin Allyson

Label: Motema Music

Find A Heart

Denise Donatelli

Label: Savant Records

Flirting With Disaster

Lorraine Feather

Label: Jazzed Media


Jamison Ross

Label: Concord Jazz

For One To Love

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Label: Mack Avenue Records

33. Best Jazz Instrumental Album

My Favorite Things

Joey Alexander

Label: Motema Music


Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective

Label: Blue Note Records

Covered: Recorded Live At Capitol Studios

Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio

Label: Blue Note Records

Beautiful Life

Jimmy Greene

Label: Mack Avenue Records

Past Present

John Scofield

Label: Impulse!

34. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Lines Of Color

Gil Evans Project

Label: Blue Note/ArtistShare


Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band

Label: Alternate Side Records

Cuba: The Conversation Continues

Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Label: Motema Music

The Thompson Fields

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Label: ArtistShare

Home Suite Home

Patrick Williams

Label: BFM Jazz

35. Best Latin Jazz Album

Made In Brazil

Eliane Elias

Label: Concord Jazz


The Rodriguez Brothers

Label: Criss Cross Jazz

Suite Caminos

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Label: 5Passion


Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

Label: Patois Records

Identities Are Changeable

Miguel Zenón

Label: Miel Music

36. Best Gospel Performance/Song

Worth [Live]

Anthony Brown & Group Therapy; Anthony Brown, songwriter

Track from: Everyday Jesus [Live]

Label: Tyscot Records; Publisher(s): Key Of A Music/Tyscot Music

Wanna Be Happy?

Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter

Label: RCA Records/Fo Yo Soul Recordings; Publisher(s): Aunt Gertrude Music Publishing admin. by Universal Music-Brentwood Benson Songs and Irving Music, Inc. admin. by Universal Music Publishing


Travis Greene; Travis Greene, songwriter

Label: RCA Inspiration; Publisher(s): Greenlight InternationalVNavidavi Music

How Awesome Is Our God [Live]

Israel & Newbreed Featuring Yolanda Adams; Neville Diedericks, Israel Houghton & Meleasa Houghton, songwriters

Track from: Covered: Alive In Asia [Live] (Deluxe)

Label: RGM Newbreed/RCA Inspiration; Publisher(s): Integrity’s Praise! Music, RGM-Newbreed Publishing, Sound Of The New Breed, Aaron Lindsey Publishing, CCMG Publishing, Neville D. Publishing

Worth Fighting For [Live]

Brian Courtney Wilson; Aaron Lindsey & Brian Courtney Wilson, songwriters

Track from: Worth Fighting For [Live]

Label: Motown Gospel; Publisher(s): ACER/Aaron Lindsey Music/Capitol Christian Music Publishing admin. by Capitol CMG

37. Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

Holy Spirit

Francesca Battistelli

Track from: If We’re Honest (Deluxe Edition)

Label: Fervent/Curb/Word

Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)

Crowder; Ed Cash, David Crowder & Seth Philpott, songwriters

Track from: Neon Steeple (Deluxe Edition)

Label: sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records; Publisher(s): sixsteps Music/worshiptogether.com Songs/sixsteps Songs/Worship Together Music admin. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com/Alletrop Music

Because He Lives (Amen)

Matt Maher

Track from: Saints And Sinners

Label: Essential Records/Provident Label Group

Soul On Fire

Third Day Featuring All Sons & Daughters; Tai Anderson, Brenton Brown, David Carr, Mark Lee, Matt Maher & Mac Powell, songwriters

Track from: Lead Us Back: Songs Of Worship (Deluxe)

Label: Essential Records/Provident Label Group; Publisher(s): DATAMAMA MUSIC, Thankyou Music, Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, I Am A Pilgrim Songs

Feel It

Tobymac Featuring Mr. Talkbox; Cary Barlowe, David Arthur Garcia & Toby McKeehan, songwriters

Label: ForeFront Records; Publisher(s): Achtober Songs/Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing/D Soul Music admin. by CapitolCMGPublishing.com/Castle Bound Music, Inc./We Be Pawtying

38. Best Gospel Album

Destined To Win [Live]

Karen Clark Sheard

Label: Karew Records/Entertainment One

Living It

Dorinda Clark-Cole

Label: Entertainment One/Light Records

One Place Live

Tasha Cobbs

Label: Motown Gospel

Covered: Alive In Asia [Live] (Deluxe)

Israel & Newbreed

Label: RGM Newbreed/RCA Inspiration

Life Music: Stage Two

Jonathan McReynolds

Label: Entertainment One/Tehillah Music

39. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Whatever The Road

Jason Crabb

Label: Reunion Records/Provident Label Group

How Can It Be

Lauren Daigle

Label: Centricity Music

Saints And Sinners

Matt Maher

Label: Essential Records/Provident Label Group

This Is Not A Test


Label: ForeFront Records

Love Ran Red

Chris Tomlin

Label: sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records

40. Best Roots Gospel Album

Still Rockin’ My Soul

The Fairfield Four

Label: Fairfield Four Records

Pray Now

Karen Peck & New River

Label: Daywind Records

Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know)

Point Of Grace

Label: Word/Curb

41. Best Latin Pop Album


Pablo Alborán

Label: Warner Music Latina


Alex Cuba

Label: Caracol Records

A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition)

Ricky Martin

Label: Sony Music Latin


Alejandro Sanz

Label: Universal Music Latino

Algo Sucede

Julieta Venegas

Label: Sony Music Latin

42. Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album


Bomba Estereo

Label: Sony Music Latin


La Cuneta Son Machín

Label: Round Whirled Records

Hasta La RaízGrammys 2016

Natalia Lafourcade

Label: Sony Music Latin

Caja De Música

Monsieur Periné

Label: Sony Music Entertainment



Label: Mr. 305 / Sony Music Latin

43. Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Mi Vicio Mas Grande

Banda El Recodo De Don Cruz Lizarraga

Label: Fonovisa

Ya Dime Adiós

La Maquinaria Norteña

Label: Fonovisa


Los Cojolites

Label: Round Whirled Records

Realidades – Deluxe Edition

Los Tigres Del Norte

Label: Fonovisa

Tradición, Arte Y Pasión

Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano

Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

44. Best Tropical Latin Album

Tributo A Los Compadres: No Quiero Llanto

José Alberto “El Canario” & Septeto Santiaguero

Label: Los Canarios Music

Son De Panamá

Rubén Blades With Roberto Delgado & Orchestra

Label: Ruben Blades Productions

Presente Continuo


Label: Latin Pulse / Sony Music Latin

Todo Tiene Su Hora

Juan Luis Guerra 4.40

Label: Universal Music Latino/Capital Latin

Que Suenen Los Tambores

Victor Manuelle

Label: Kiyavi / Sony Music Latin

45. Best American Roots Performance

And Am I Born To Die

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Track from: Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn

Label: Rounder

Born To Play Guitar

Buddy Guy

Track from: Born To Play Guitar

Label: RCA Records/Silvertone Records

City Of Our Lady

The Milk Carton Kids

Track from: Monterey

Label: Anti


Punch Brothers

Track from: The Phosphorescent Blues

Label: Nonesuch

See That My Grave Is Kept Clean

Mavis Staples

Track from: Your Good Fortune

Label: Anti

46. Best American Roots Song

All Night Long

Raul Malo, songwriter (The Mavericks)

Track from: Mono

Label: The Valory Music Co.; Publisher(s): Big Machine Music/Raul Malo Music

The Cost Of Living

Don Henley & Stan Lynch, songwriters (Don Henley & Merle Haggard)

Track from: Cass County

Label: Capitol Records; Publisher(s): Wisteria Music (GMR) admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Matanzas Music


Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny, Chris Thile & Gabe Witcher, songwriters (Punch Brothers)

Track from: The Phosphorescent Blues

Label: Nonesuch; Publisher(s): Chris Thile Music, Money Baby Music, Noam Tunes, Silver Hammer Music, Paul Kowert

The Traveling Kind

Cory Chisel, Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris, songwriters (Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell)

Track from: The Traveling Kind

Label: Nonesuch; Publisher(s): Criterion Music o/b/o Coolwell Music/Almo Music Corp. o/b/o Poodlebone Music/Chisel Publishing

24 Frames

Jason Isbell, songwriter (Jason Isbell)

Track from: Something More Than Free

Label: Southeastern Records; Publisher(s): Songs Of Emchant

47. Best Americana Album

The Firewatcher’s Daughter

Brandi Carlile

Label: ATO Records

The Traveling Kind

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Label: Nonesuch

Something More Than Free

Jason Isbell

Label: Southeastern Records


The Mavericks

Label: The Valory Music Co.

The Phosphorescent Blues

Punch Brothers

Label: Nonesuch

48. Best Bluegrass Album

Pocket Full Of Keys

Dale Ann Bradley

Label: Pinecastle Records

Before The Sun Goes Down

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

Label: Compass Records Group

In Session

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Label: Mountain Home Music Company

Man Of Constant Sorrow

Ralph Stanley & Friends

Label: Red River Entertainment

The Muscle Shoals Recordings

The Steeldrivers

Label: Rounder

49. Best Blues Album

Descendants Of Hill Country

Cedric Burnside Project

Label: Cedric Burnside Project

Outskirts Of Love

Shemekia Copeland

Label: Alligator Records

Born To Play Guitar

Buddy Guy

Label: RCA Records/Silvertone Records


Bettye LaVette

Label: Cherry Red

Muddy Waters 100

John Primer & Various Artists

Label: Raisin Music Records

50. Best Folk Album

Wood, Wire & Words

Norman Blake

Label: Plectrafone Records

Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Label: Rounder

Tomorrow Is My Turn

Rhiannon Giddens

Label: Nonesuch

Servant Of Love

Patty Griffin

Label: PGM

Didn’t He Ramble

Glen Hansard

Label: Anti

51. Best Regional Roots Music Album

Go Go Juice

Jon Cleary

Label: FHQ Records

La La La La

Natalie Ai Kamauu

Label: KEKO Records


Keali’i Reichel

Label: Punahele Productions

Get Ready

The Revelers

Label: The Revelers


Windwalker And The MCW

Label: MCW Productions / PK Productions LLC

52. Best Reggae Album

Branches Of The Same Tree

Rocky Dawuni

Label: Cumbancha

The Cure

Jah Cure

Label: VP Records


Barrington Levy

Label: Doctor Dread Presents

Zion Awake


Label: Vpal Music

Strictly Roots

Morgan Heritage

Label: CTBC Music Group

53. Best World Music Album

Gilbertos Samba Ao Vivo

Gilberto Gil

Label: Masterworks


Angelique Kidjo

Label: 429 Records

Music From Inala

Ladysmith Black Mambazo With Ella Spira & The Inala Ensemble

Label: Ladysmith Black Mambazo


Anoushka Shankar

Label: Deutsche Grammophon

I Have No Everything Here

Zomba Prison Project

Label: Six Degrees

54. Best Children’s Album

¡Come Bien! Eat Right!

José-Luis Orozco

Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Dark Pie Concerns

Gustafer Yellowgold

Label: Apple-Eye Productions


Tim Kubart

Label: Tim And The Space Cadets

How Great Can This Day Be

Lori Henriques

Label: Human Puppy Records


Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly

Label: Yay! Music

55. Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

Blood On Snow (Jo Nesbø)

Patti Smith

Label: Random House Audio

Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, And Assorted Hijinks

Dick Cavett

Label: Macmillan Audio

A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

Jimmy Carter

Label: Simon & Schuster Audio

Patience And Sarah (Isabel Miller)

Janis Ian & Jean Smart

Label: Audible Studios

Yes Please

Amy Poehler (& Various Artists)

Label: HarperAudio

56. Best Comedy Album

Back To The Drawing Board

Lisa Lampanelli

Label: Comedy Dynamics


Wyatt Cenac

Label: Other Music Recording

Happy. And A Lot.

Jay Mohr

Label: Lolflix Inc.

Just Being Honest

Craig Ferguson

Label: Lionsgate Records

Live At Madison Square Garden

Louis C.K.

Label: Comedy Dynamics

57. Best Musical Theater Album

An American In Paris

Leanne Cope, Max Von Essen, Robert Fairchild, Jill Paice & Brandon Uranowitz, principal soloists; Rob Fisher & Scott Lehrer, producers (George Gershwin, composer; Ira Gershwin, lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)

Label: Masterworks Broadway

Fun Home

Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone & Emily Skeggs, principal soloists; Philip Chaffin & Tommy Krasker, producers (Jeanine Tesori, composer; Lisa Kron, lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)

Label: PS Classics


Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom, Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos & Phillipa Soo, principal soloists; Alex Lacamoire, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bill Sherman, Ahmir Thompson & Tarik Trotter, producers; Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)

Label: Atlantic

The King And I

Ruthie Ann Miles, Kelli O’Hara, Ashley Park, Conrad Ricamora & Ken Watanabe, principal soloists; David Caddick, David Lai & Ted Sperling, producers (Richard Rodgers, composer; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist) (2015 Broadway Cast)

Label: Universal Music Classics

Something Rotten!

Heidi Blickenstaff, Christian Borle, John Cariani, Brian d’Arcy James, Brad Oscar & Kate Reinders, principal soloists; Kurt Deutsch, Karey Kirkpatrick, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Lawrence Manchester, Kevin McCollum & Phil Reno, producers; Karey Kirkpatrick & Wayne Kirkpatrick, composers/lyricists (Originial Broadway Cast)

Label: Ghostlight

58. Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Empire: Season 1

(Various Artists)

Label: Columbia

Fifty Shades Of Grey

(Various Artists)

Label: Republic Records

Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me

(Various Artists)

Label: Big Machine Records

Pitch Perfect 2

(Various Artists)

Label: Universal Music Enterprises/Republic Records


(Various Artists)

Label: Paramount Pictures/Pathé Productions

59. Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media


Antonio Sanchez, composer

Label: Milan Records

The Imitation Game

Alexandre Desplat, composer

Label: Sony Classical


Hans Zimmer, composer

Label: WaterTower Music

The Theory Of Everything

Jóhann Jóhannsson, composer

Label: Back Lot Music


Justin Hurwitz, composer

Label: Varèse Sarabande

60. Best Song Written For Visual Media

Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)

Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville & Abel Tesfaye, songwriters (The Weeknd)

Track from: Fifty Shades Of Grey

Label: Universal Studios/Republic Records; Publisher(s): SONGS Music Publishing, LLC, o/b/o Songs Of SMP, Songs Of Universal, Inc. and Sing Little Penguin, Universal Music Corp, CP Music Group, Inc., Universal Pictures Music and UPG Music Publishing


Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith & John Stephens, songwriters (Common & John Legend)

Track from: Selma

Label: Def Jam/ARTium Records; Publisher(s): Paramount Pictures/Pathé Productions Limited

Love Me Like You Do

Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Tove Nilsson, Ali Payami & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters (Ellie Goulding)

Track from: Fifty Shades Of Grey

Label: Republic Records; Publisher(s): MXM admin. by Kobalt, Wolf Cousin/Warner/Chappell Music SCAND, Shellbeck Industries, Universal Pictures Music

See You Again

Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)

Track from: Furious 7

Label: Atlantic; Publisher(s): Artist Publishing Group West/J Franks Publishing/Andrew Cedar Publishing admin. by WB Music Corp./Wiz Khalifa Publishing admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Charlie Puth Music Publishing/Artist 101 Publishing Group admin. by Warner Chappell Music, Universal Pictures Music, UPG Music Publishing

Til It Happens To You

Lady Gaga & Diane Warren, songwriters (Lady Gaga)

Track from: The Hunting Ground

Label: Streamline/Interscope; Publisher(s): Diane Warren Trust d/b/a REALSONGS/Sony ATV songs LLC/House of Gaga Publishing Inc./GloJoe Music Inc.

61. Best Instrumental Composition

The Afro Latin Jazz Suite

Arturo O’Farrill, composer (Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Featuring Rudresh Mahanthappa)

Track from: Cuba: The Conversation Continues

Label: Motema Music

Civil War

Bob Mintzer, composer (Bob Mintzer Big Band)

Track from: Get Up!

Label: MCG Jazz

Confetti Man

David Balakrishnan, composer (Turtle Island Quartet)

Track from: Confetti Man

Label: Azica Records


Rich DeRosa, composer (University Of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band)

Track from: Lab 2015

Label: North Texas Jazz


Marshall Gilkes, composer (Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band)

Track from: Köln

Label: Alternate Side Records

62. Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

Bruno Mars

Paul Allen, Troy Hayes, Evin Martin & J Moss, arrangers (Vocally Challenged)

Label: PMG Records

Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy

Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado & Kevin Olusola, arrangers (Pentatonix)

Track from: That’s Christmas To Me

Label: RCA Records

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Armand Hutton, arranger (Committed)

Track from: Home For Christmas

Label: Mixed Bag Music Group, LLC.

Ghost Of A Chance

Bob James, arranger (Bob James & Nathan East)

Track from: The New Cool

Label: Yamaha Entertainment Group Of America

You And The Night And The Music

John Fedchock, arranger (John Fedchock New York Big Band)

Track from: Like It Is

Label: Mama Records

63. Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

Be My Muse

Shelly Berg, arranger (Lorraine Feather)

Label: Jazzed Media

52nd & Broadway

Patrick Williams, arranger (Patrick Williams Featuring Patti Austin)

Track from: Home Suite Home

Label: BFM Jazz

Garota De Ipanema

Otmaro Ruiz, arranger (Catina DeLuna Featuring Otmaro Ruiz)

Track from: Catina Deluna Lado B Brazilian Project Featuring Otmaro Ruiz

Label: Catina DeLuna

Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)

Maria Schneider, arranger (David Bowie)

Track from: Nothing Has Changed

Label: Legacy/Columbia

When I Come Home

Jimmy Greene, arranger (Jimmy Greene With Javier Colon)

Track from: Beautiful Life

Label: Mack Avenue Records

64. Best Recording Package


Alex Trochut, art director (Alagoas)

Label: Better Problems


Anita Marisa Boriboon, art director (Snoop Dogg)

Label: Doggy Style/ Iamother/ Columbia Records

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Deluxe Edition)

Brian Roettinger, art director (Florence + The Machine)

Label: Republic

My Happiness

Nathanio Strimpopulos, art director (Elvis Presley)

Label: Third Man Records

Still The King: Celebrating The Music Of Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys

Sarah Dodds, Shauna Dodds & Dick Reeves, art directors (Asleep At The Wheel)

Label: Bismeaux Records

65. Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

Beneath The Skin (Deluxe Box Set)

Leif Podhajsky, art director (Of Monsters And Men)

Label: Republic

I Love You, Honeybear (Limited Edition Deluxe Vinyl)

Sasha Barr & Josh Tillman, art directors (Father John Misty)

Label: Sub Pop

The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32)

Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors (Various Artists)

Label: Third Man Records / Revenant Records

Sticky Fingers (Super Deluxe Edition)

Stephen Kennedy & James Tilley, art directors (The Rolling Stones)

Label: Universal Music Enterprises, A Division Of UM

30 Trips Around The Sun

Doran Tyson & Steve Vance, art directors (Grateful Dead)

Label: Rhino

What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (Deluxe Box Set)

Jeri Heiden & Glen Nakasako, art directors (The Decemberists)

Label: Capitol Records

66. Best Album Notes

Folksongs Of Another America: Field Recordings From The Upper Midwest, 1937-1946

James P. Leary, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Label: Dust-To-Digital/University of Wisconsin Press

Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection

Jeff Place, album notes writer (Lead Belly)

Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced

Joni Mitchell, album notes writer (Joni Mitchell)

Label: Rhino

Portrait Of An American Singer

Ted Olson, album notes writer (Tennessee Ernie Ford)

Label: Bear Family Productions

Songs Of The Night: Dance Recordings, 1916-1925

Ryan Barna, album notes writer (Joseph C. Smith’s Orchestra)

Label: Archeophone Records

67. Best Historical Album

The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11

Steve Berkowitz, Jan Haust & Jeff Rosen, compilation producers; Peter J. Moore, mastering engineer (Bob Dylan And The Band)

Label: Columbia/Legacy

The Complete Concert By The Sea

Geri Allen, Jocelyn Arem & Steve Rosenthal, compilation producers; Jessica Thompson, mastering engineer (Erroll Garner)

Label: Columbia/Legacy

Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, And Country 1966–1985

Kevin Howes, compilation producer; Greg Mindorff, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

Label: Light In The Attic Records

Parchman Farm: Photographs And Field Recordings, 1947–1959

Steven Lance Ledbetter & Nathan Salsburg, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

Label: Dust-To-Digital

Songs My Mother Taught Me

Mark Puryear, compilation producer; Pete Reiniger, mastering engineer (Fannie Lou Hamer)

Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

68. Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Before This World

Dave O’Donnell, engineer; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer (James Taylor)

Label: Concord Records

Currency Of Man

Maxime Le Guil, engineer; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Melody Gardot)

Label: Verve/Universal

Recreational Love

Greg Kurstin & Alex Pasco, engineers; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer (The Bird And The Bee)

Label: Rostrum Records

Sound & Color

Shawn Everett, engineer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Alabama Shakes)

Label: ATO Records


Steve Price, Jochem van der Saag & Jorge Vivo, engineers; Paul Blakemore, mastering engineer (Diana Krall)

Label: Verve Music Group/Universal

69. Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Jeff Bhasker

  • Ain’t Gonna Drown (Elle King) (T) • Burning Doves (Mikky Ekko) (T) • Burning House (Cam) (T) • Grand Romantic (Nate Ruess) (A) • Last Damn Night (Elle King) (T) • Never Let You Down (Woodkid Featuring Lykke Li) (T) • Runaway Train (Cam) (T) • Uptown Special (Mark Ronson) (A)

Dave Cobb

  • Delilah (Anderson East) (A) • Little Neon Limelight (Houndmouth) (A) • Smoke (A Thousand Horses) (S) • Something More Than Free (Jason Isbell) (A) • Southernality (A Thousand Horses) (A) • 3 (Honeyhoney) (A) • Traveller (Chris Stapleton) (A)


  • B**** I’m Madonna (Madonna Featuring Nicki Minaj) (S) • Doctor Pepper (Diplo Featuring CL, Riff Raff & OG MacO) (S) • Golden (Travie McCoy Featuring Sia) (S) • Lean On (Major Lazer Featuring MØ & DJ Snake) (S) • Peace Is The Mission (Major Lazer) (A) • Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü (Skrillex And Diplo) (A) • Where Are Ü Now (Skrillex And Diplo With Justin Bieber) (T)

Larry Klein

  • Currency Of Man (Melody Gardot) (A) • Freedom & Surrender (Lizz Wright) (A) • Heartland (Indra Rios-Moore) (A) • I’m Leaving You (Florence K) (A) • Parker’s Place (Parker Bent) (A) • Speaking In Tongues (Luciana Souza) (A) • Tenderness (JD Souther) (A)

Blake Mills

  • Sound & Color (Alabama Shakes) (A)

70. Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Berlin By Overnight (CFCF Remix)

CFCF, remixer (Daniel Hope)

Track from: Berlin By Overnight

Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Hold On (Fatum Remix)

Bill Hamel & Chad Newbold, remixers (JES, Shant, & Clint Maximus)

Label: Intonenation Records

Runaway (U & I) (Kaskade Remix)

Ryan Raddon, remixer (Galantis)

Track from: Runaway (U&I) Remixes

Label: Big Beat/Atlantic

Say My Name (RAC Remix)

André Allen Anjos, remixer (Odesza Featuring Zyra)

Track from: Say My Name Remixes

Label: Counter Records

Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)

Dave Audé, remixer (Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars)

Label: RCA Records

71. Best Surround Sound Album

Amdahl: Astrognosia & Aesop

Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Ingar Heine Bergby & Norwegian Radio Orchestra)

Label: 2L (Lindberg Lyd)

Amused To Death

James Guthrie, surround mix engineer; James Guthrie & Joel Plante, surround mastering engineers; James Guthrie, surround producer (Roger Waters)

Label: Columbia/Legacy


Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Øyvind Gimse, Anita Brevik, Nidarosdomens Jentekor & Trondheimsolistene)

Label: 2L (Lindberg Lyd)

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7

Erdo Groot, surround mix engineer; Erdo Groot, surround mastering engineer; Philip Traugott, surround producer (Paavo Järvi & Russian National Orchestra)

Label: Pentatone


Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Tove Ramlo-Ystad & Cantus)

Label: 2L (Lindberg Lyd)

72. Best Engineered Album, Classical

Ask Your Mama

Leslie Ann Jones, John Kilgore, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum & Justin Merrill, engineers; Patricia Sullivan, mastering engineer (George Manahan & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra)

Label: Avie Records

Dutilleux: Métaboles; L’Arbre Des Songes; Symphony No. 2, ‘Le Double’

Dmitriy Lipay, engineer; Alexander Lipay, mastering engineer (Ludovic Morlot, Augustin Hadelich & Seattle Symphony)

Label: Seattle Symphony Media

Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D’Ulisse In Patria

Robert Friedrich, engineer; Michael Bishop, mastering engineer (Martin Pearlman, Jennifer Rivera, Fernando Guimarães & Boston Baroque)

Label: Linn Records

Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil

Beyong Joon Hwang & John Newton, engineers; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Chorale & Kansas City Chorale)

Label: Chandos

Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, ‘Organ’

Keith O. Johnson & Sean Royce Martin, engineers; Keith O. Johnson, mastering engineer (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)

Label: Reference Recordings

73. Producer Of The Year, Classical

Blanton Alspaugh

  • Hill: Symphony No. 4; Concertino Nos. 1 & 2; Divertimento (Peter Bay, Anton Nel & Austin Symphony Orchestra) • Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil (Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Chorale & Kansas City Chorale) • Sacred Songs Of Life & Love (Brian A. Schmidt & South Dakota Chorale) • Spirit Of The American Range (Carlos Kalmar & The Oregon Symphony) • Tower: Violin Concerto; Stroke; Chamber Dance (Giancarlo Guerrero, Cho-Liang Lin & Nashville Symphony)

Manfred Eicher

  • Franz Schubert (András Schiff) • Galina Ustvolskaya (Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Markus Hinterhäuser & Reto Bieri) • Moore: Dances & Canons (Saskia Lankhoorn) • Rihm: Et Lux (Paul Van Nevel, Minguet Quartet & Huelgas Ensemble) • Visions Fugitives (Anna Gourari)

Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin

  • Dances For Piano & Orchestra (Joel Fan, Christophe Chagnard & Northwest Sinfonietta) • Tempo Do Brasil (Marc Regnier) • Woman At The New Piano (Nadia Shpachenko)

Dan Merceruio

  • Chapí: String Quartets 1 & 2 (Cuarteto Latinoamericano) • From Whence We Came (Ensemble Galilei) • Gregson: Touch (Peter Gregson) • In The Light Of Air – ICE Performs Anna Thorvaldsdottir (International Contemporary Ensemble) • Schumann (Ying Quartet) • Scrapyard Exotica (Del Sol String Quartet) • Stravinsky: Petrushka (Richard Scerbo & Inscape Chamber Orchestra) • What Artemisia Heard (El Mundo) • ZOFO Plays Terry Riley (ZOFO)

Judith Sherman

  • Ask Your Mama (George Manahan & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra) • Fields: Double Cluster; Space Sciences (Jan Kučera, Gloria Chuang & Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra) • Liaisons – Re-Imagining Sondheim From The Piano (Anthony de Mare) • Montage – Great Film Composers & The Piano (Gloria Cheng) • Multitude, Solitude (Momenta Quartet) • Of Color Braided All Desire – Music Of Eric Moe (Christine Brandes, Brentano String Quartet, Dominic Donato, Jessica Meyer, Karen Ouzounian, Manhattan String Quartet & Talujon) • Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated! (Ursula Oppens) • Sirota: Parting The Veil – Works For Violin & Piano (David Friend, Hyeyung Julie Yoon, Laurie Carney & Soyeon Kate Lee) • Turina: Chamber Music For Strings & Piano (Lincoln Trio)

74. Best Orchestral Performance

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4

Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

Label: Reference Recordings

Dutilleux: Métaboles; L’Arbre Des Songes; Symphony No. 2, ‘Le Double’

Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)

Label: Seattle Symphony Media

Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphony No. 10

Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Spirit Of The American Range

Carlos Kalmar, conductor (The Oregon Symphony)

Label: Pentatone

Zhou Long & Chen Yi: Symphony ‘Humen 1839’

Darrell Ang, conductor (New Zealand Symphony Orchestra)

Label: Naxos

75. Best Opera Recording

Janáček: Jenůfa

Donald Runnicles, conductor; Will Hartmann, Michaela Kaune & Jennifer Larmore; Magdalena Herbst, producer (Orchestra Of The Deutsche Oper Berlin; Chorus Of The Deutsche Oper Berlin)

Label: Arthaus

Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D’Ulisse In Patria

Martin Pearlman, conductor; Fernando Guimarães & Jennifer Rivera; Thomas C. Moore, producer (Boston Baroque)

Label: Linn Records

Mozart: Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Diana Damrau, Paul Schweinester & Rolando Villazón; Sid McLauchlan, producer (Chamber Orchestra Of Europe)

Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Ravel: L’Enfant Et Les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade

Seiji Ozawa, conductor; Isabel Leonard; Dominic Fyfe, producer (Saito Kinen Orchestra; SKF Matsumoto Chorus & SKF Matsumoto Children’s Chorus)

Label: Decca

Steffani: Niobe, Regina Di Tebe

Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Karina Gauvin & Philippe Jaroussky; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra)

Label: Erato

76. Best Choral Performance

Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

Bernard Haitink, conductor; Peter Dijkstra, chorus master (Anton Barachovsky, Genia Kühmeier, Elisabeth Kulman, Hanno Müller-Brachmann & Mark Padmore; Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks)

Label: BR Klassik

Monteverdi: Vespers Of 1610

Harry Christophers, conductor (Jeremy Budd, Grace Davidson, Ben Davies, Mark Dobell, Eamonn Dougan & Charlotte Mobbs; The Sixteen)

Label: Coro

Pablo Neruda – The Poet Sings

Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (James K. Bass, Laura Mercado-Wright, Eric Neuville & Lauren Snouffer; Faith DeBow & Stephen Redfield; Conspirare)

Label: Harmonia Mundi

Paulus: Far In The Heavens

Eric Holtan, conductor (Sara Fraker, Matthew Goinz, Thea Lobo, Owen McIntosh, Kathryn Mueller & Christine Vivona; True Concord Orchestra; True Concord Voices)

Label: Reference Recordings

Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil

Charles Bruffy, conductor (Paul Davidson, Frank Fleschner, Toby Vaughn Kidd, Bryan Pinkall, Julia Scozzafava, Bryan Taylor & Joseph Warner; Kansas City Chorale & Phoenix Chorale)

Label: Chandos

77. Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Brahms: The Piano Trios

Tanja Tetzlaff, Christian Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt

Label: Ondine


Eighth Blackbird

Label: Cedille Records

Flaherty: Airdancing For Toy Piano, Piano & Electronics

Nadia Shpachenko & Genevieve Feiwen Lee

Track from: Woman At The New Piano

Label: Reference Recordings


Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth

Label: New Amsterdam Records

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet & String Quartet No. 2

Takács Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin

Label: Hyperion

78. Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L’Arbre Des Songes

Augustin Hadelich; Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)

Track from: Dutilleux: Métaboles; L’Arbre Des Songes; Symphony No. 2, ‘Le Double’

Label: Seattle Symphony Media

Grieg & Moszkowski: Piano Concertos

Joseph Moog; Nicholas Milton, conductor (Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern)

Label: Onyx Classics

Mozart: Keyboard Music, Vol. 7

Kristian Bezuidenhout

Label: Harmonia Mnudi

Rachmaninov Variations

Daniil Trifonov (The Philadelphia Orchestra)

Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated!

Ursula Oppens (Jerome Lowenthal)

Label: Cedille Records

79. Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Beethoven: An Die Ferne Geliebte; Haydn: English Songs; Mozart: Masonic Cantata

Mark Padmore; Kristian Bezuidenhout, accompanist

Label: Harmonia Mundi

Joyce & Tony – Live From Wigmore Hall

Joyce DiDonato; Antonio Pappano, accompanist

Label: Erato

Nessun Dorma – The Puccini Album

Jonas Kaufmann; Antonio Pappano, conductor (Kristīne Opolais, Antonio Pirozzi & Massimo Simeoli; Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia; Orchestra Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia)

Label: Sony Classical

Rouse: Seeing; Kabir Padavali

Talise Trevigne; David Alan Miller, conductor (Orion Weiss; Albany Symphony)

Label: Naxos

St. Petersburg

Cecilia Bartoli; Diego Fasolis, conductor (I Barocchisti)

Label: Decca

80. Best Classical Compendium

As Dreams Fall Apart – The Golden Age Of Jewish Stage And Film Music (1925-1955)

New Budapest Orpheum Society; Jim Ginsburg, producer

Label: Cedille Records

Ask Your Mama

George Manahan, conductor; Judith Sherman, producer

Label: Avie Records

Handel: L’Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato, 1740

Paul McCreesh, conductor; Nicholas Parker, producer

Label: Signum Classics

Paulus: Three Places Of Enlightenment; Veil Of Tears & Grand Concerto

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer

Label: Naxos

Woman At The New Piano

Nadia Shpachenko; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, producers

Label: Reference Recordings

81. Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Barry: The Importance Of Being Earnest

Gerald Barry, composer (Thomas Adès, Barbara Hannigan, Katalin Károlyi, Hilary Summers, Peter Tantsits & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group)

Label: NMC Recordings

Norman: Play

Andrew Norman, composer (Gil Rose & Boston Modern Orchestra Project)

Track from: Norman: Play

Label: BMOP/Sound

Paulus: Prayers & Remembrances

Stephen Paulus, composer (Eric Holtan, True Concord Voices & Orchestra)

Track from: Paulus: Far In The Heavens

Label: Reference Recordings

Tower: Stroke

Joan Tower, composer (Giancarlo Guerrero, Cho-Liang Lin & Nashville Symphony)

Track from: Tower: Violin Concerto; Stroke; Chamber Dance

Label: Naxos

Wolfe: Anthracite Fields

Julia Wolfe, composer (Julian Wachner, The Choir Of Trinity Wall Street & Bang On A Can All-Stars)

Label: Cantaloupe Music

82. Best Music Video


ASAP Rocky

Dexter Navy, video director; Shin Nishigaki, video producer

Label: RCA Records/A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Music

I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)

The Dead Weather

Cooper Roberts & Ian Schwartz, video directors; Candice Dragonas & Nathan Scherrer, video producers

Label: Third Man Records


Kendrick Lamar

The Little Homies & Colin Tilley, video directors; Brandon Bonfiglio, Dave Free, Andrew Lerios & Luga Podesta, video producers

Label: Aftermath Records/Interscope Records

Bad Blood

Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar

Joseph Kahn, video director; Ron Morhoff, video producer

Label: Big Machine Records


Pharrell Williams

Paul Hunter, video director; Candice Dragonas & Nathan Scherrer, video producers

Label: Columbia

83. Best Music Film

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown

James Brown

Alex Gibney, video director; Peter Afterman, Blair Foster, Mick Jagger & Victoria Pearman, video producers

Label: Inaudible Films

Sonic Highways

Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl, video director; John Cutcliffe, John Silva, Gaby Skolnek & Kristen Welsh, video producers

Label: RCA Records/Roswell Records

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Nina Simone

Liz Garbus, video director; Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby, Jayson Jackson & Justin Wilkes, video producers

Label: Netflix

The Wall

Roger Waters

Sean Evans & Roger Waters, video directors; Clare Spencer & Roger Waters, video producers

Label: Back Lot Music


Amy Winehouse

Asif Kapadia, video director; James Gay-Rees, video producer

Label: Universal Music Enterprises




Kendrick Lamar is leading the 2016 Grammy nominations with 11 nods in total.

The hip-hop star is up for album of the year for To Pimp A Butterfly.

Kendrick Lamar’s competition comes from Taylor Swift, whose pop smash 1989 is finally nominated, a year after its release.

It came out too late to be eligible for last year’s awards, a fate which has befallen Adele’s 25 this time around.

Taylor Swift ties with R&B star The Weeknd for second place, with seven nominations apiece.

Ed Sheeran is up for two of the major prizes – song of the year and record of the year – for his emotive ballad Thinking Out Loud.

The former award goes to the writers (in this case Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge), while the record of the year category takes into account the performance and production of a hit song.

Other nominees for song of the year include The Weeknd’s breakthrough hit Can’t Feel My Face and Mark Ronson’s global smash Uptown Funk.Grammy nominations 2016

Taylor Swift is nominated for the tongue-in-cheek single Blank Space, as is Kendrick Lamar for Alright, the hope-filled centerpiece of his album.

Kendrick Lamar’s domination of the shortlist is “a testimony to his artistry,” said Neil Portnow, head of the Recording Academy.

“He’s someone that’s very serious about his art and about his craft, and has been working it for quite some time. And this is one of those instances where the work pays off.”

Kendrick Lamar’s other nominations include best rap album and best pop duo/group performance for Bad Blood – a remix of one of the tracks on Taylor Swift’s 1989.

The singer is also shortlisted twice for best rap song, including Kanye West’s All Day, which he co-wrote – along with 18 other credited performers, which could make an interesting moment on stage if West wins.

Among the most prestigious awards in music, the Grammys feature an exhaustive 83 categories in 30 genres, including the likes of best tropical Latin album and best jazz improvisation.

Outside the main categories, the late Amy Winehouse is up for her seventh Grammy thanks to Asif Kapadia’s revealing documentary on her life; while a deluxe reissue of The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers is up for best box set.

Justin Bieber, who had been considered a contender for some of the main prizes, only gets one nomination, for best dance recording; while Rihanna also misses out, despite her Paul McCartney duet FourFiveSeconds being tipped as a nominee for song of the year.

The Grammy Awards ceremony will take place on February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.