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    GRAMMY AWARDS 2015: VINCITORI, NOMINATIONS E PERFORMERS! 

    Domenica 8 Febbraio si è tenuta la 57esima edizione dei GRAMMY AWARDS, gli Oscar della musica , al Staples Center di Los Angeles. L’evento, programmato sulla CBS , ha registrato un ascolto medio pari a circa 25,30 milioni di telespettatori (in discesa di circa 5 milioni rispetto a 2013 e 2014) , ed è stato condotto per la quarta volta consecutiva dal , consolidato, rapper LL Cool J.

    Il protagonista indiscusso è stato senza dubbio Sam Smith, che si è portato a casa ben 4 statuatte su 6 nominations ricevute, e si è preso gli awards più importanti tra cui Best Pop Vocal Album (“In The Lonely Hour” che ha venduto oltre 3,3 milioni di copie in un anno) , Song & Record of the Year per la sua hit single “Stay With Me”.

    Beyoncè e Pharrell si sono comunque difesi più che bene, con 3 grammy vinti a testa e due grammys sono andati anche a Beck (tra cui Album of the Year, A SORPRESA DIREI, per il suo “Morning Phase”) , Jay Z, Eminem , Kendrick Lamar  e Jack White.

    Lady Gaga vince , assieme a Tony Bennett, un grammy per il suo “Cheek to Cheek” (oltre 1 milione di copie vendute) come Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album e Katy Perry rimane, ancora una volta, a bocca asciutta nonostante le due nominations , le sue super vendite discografiche e la buona performance della serata, con “By The Grace of God” e Madonna torna trionfante , in una divina rendition del suo nuovo singolo “Living for Love”, che anticipa l’uscita del suo 13esimo album “Rebel Heart”.

    NOMINATIONS & VINCITORI

    General

    Record of the Year
    • “Stay with Me (Darkchild Version)” – Sam Smith
      • Steve Fitzmaurice, Rodney Jerkins & Jimmy Napes, producers; Steve Fitzmaurice, Jimmy Napes & Steve Price, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
    • “Fancy” – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
      • The Arcade & The Invisible Men, producers; Anthony Kilhofler & Eric Weaver, engineers/mixers; Miles Showell, mastering engineer
    • “Chandelier” – Sia
      • Greg Kurstin & Jesse Shatkin, producers; Greg Kurstin, Manny Marroquin & Jesse Shatkin, engineers/mixers; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer
    • “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift
      • Max Martin & Shellback, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Sam Holland & Michael Ilbert, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
    • “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor
      • Kevin Kadish, producer; Kevin Kadish, engineer/mixer; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer
    Album of the Year
    • Morning Phase – Beck
      • Beck Hansen, producer; Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden, Greif Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
    • Beyoncé – Beyoncé
      • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Drake, Jay-Z & Frank Ocean, featured artists; Ammo, Boots, Noel “Detail” Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Hit-Boy, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius “The Dream” Nash, Caroline Polachek, Rey Reel, Noah “40” Shebib, Ryan Tedder, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Key Wane & Pharrell Williams, producers; Boots, Noel Cadastre, Noel “Gadget” Campbell, Rob Cohen, Andrew Coleman, Chris Godbey, Justin Hergett, James Krausse, Mike Larson, Jonathan Lee, Tony Maserati, Ann Mincieli, Caroline Polachek, Andrew Scheps, Bart Schoudel, Noah “40” Shebib, Ryan Tedder, Stuart White & Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, James Krausse & Aya Merrill, mastering engineers
    • x – Ed Sheeran
      • Jeff Bhasker, Benny Blanco, Jake Gosling, Johnny McDaid, Rick Rubin & Pharrell Williams, producers; Andrew Coleman, Jake Gosling, Matty Green, William Hicks, Tyler Sam Johnson, Jason Lader, Johnny McDaid, Chris Scafani, Mark Stent & Geoff Swan, engineers/mixers; Stuart Hawkes, mastering engineer
    • In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
      • Steve Fitzmaurice, Komi, Howard Lawrence, Zane Lowe, Mojam, Jimmy Napes, Naughty Boy, Fraser T Smith, Two Inch Punch & Eg White, producers; Michael Angelo, Graham Archer, Steve Fitzmaurice, Simon Hale, Darren Heelis, James Murray, Jimmy Napes, Mustafa Omer, Dan Parry, Steve Price & Eg White, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne & Stuart Hawkes, mastering engineers
    • G I R L – Pharrell Williams
      • Alicia Keys & Justin Timberlake, featured artists; Pharrell Williams, producer; Leslie Brathwaite, Adrian Breakspear, Andrew Coleman, Jimmy Douglas, Hart Gunther, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta, Mike Larson, Stephanie McNally, Alan Meyerson, Ann Mincieli & Kenta Yonesaka, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
    Song of the Year
    • “Stay with Me (Darkchild Version)”
      • James Napier, William Phillips, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith)
    • “All About That Bass”
      • Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor, songwriters (Meghan Trainor)
    • “Chandelier”
      • Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin, songwriters (Sia)
    • “Shake It Off”
      • Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
    • “Take Me to Church”
      • Andrew Hozier-Byrne, songwriter (Hozier)
    Best New Artist
    • Sam Smith
    • Iggy Azalea
    • Bastille
    • Brandy Clark
    • HAIM

    Pop

    Best Pop Solo Performance
    • “Happy (Live)” – Pharrell Williams
    • “All of Me (Live)” – John Legend
    • “Chandelier” – Sia
    • “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” – Sam Smith
    • “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift
    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
    • “Say Something” – A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera
    • “Fancy” – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
    • “A Sky Full of Stars” – Coldplay
    • “Bang Bang” – Jessie J, Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj
    • “Dark Horse” – Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
    Best Pop Vocal Album
    • In the Lonely HourSam Smith
    • Ghost Stories – Coldplay
    • Bangerz – Miley Cyrus
    • My Everything – Ariana Grande
    • Prism – Katy Perry
    • x – Ed Sheeran
    Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
    • Cheek to Cheek – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
    • Nostalgia – Annie Lennox
    • Night Songs – Barry Manilow
    • Sending You a Little Christmas – Johnny Mathis
    • Partners – Barbra Streisand

    Dance/Electronica

    Best Dance Recording
    • “Rather Be” – Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
      • Grace Chatto & Jack Patterson, producers; Wez Clarke & Jack Patterson, mixers
    • “Never Say Never” – Basement Jaxx
      • Basement Jaxx, producers; Basement Jaxx, mixers
    • “F For You” – Disclosure featuring Mary J. Blige
      • Disclosure, producer; Disclosure, mixer
    • “I Got U” – Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones
      • Duke Dumont & Jax Jones, producers; Tommy Forrest, mixer
    • “Faded” – Zhu
      • Zhu, producer; Zhu, mixer
    Best Dance/Electronic Album
    • Syro – Aphex Twin
    • while(1<2) – deadmau5
    • Nabuma Rubberband – Little Dragon
    • Do It Again – Röyksopp & Robyn
    • Damage Control – Mat Zo

    Contemporary Instrumental

    Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
    • Bass & Mandolin – Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer
    • Wild Heart – Mindi Abair
    • Slam Dunk – Gerald Albright
    • Nathan East – Nathan East
    • Jazz Funk Soul – Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb & Everette Harp

    Rock

    Best Rock Performance
    • “Lazaretto” – Jack White
    • “Gimme Something Good” – Ryan Adams
    • “Do I Wanna Know?” – Arctic Monkeys
    • “Blue Moon” – Beck
    • “Fever” – The Black Keys
    Best Metal Performance
    • “The Last In Line” – Tenacious D
    • “Neon Knights” – Anthrax
    • “High Road” – Mastodon
    • “Heartbreaker” – Motörhead
    • “The Negative One” – Slipknot
    Best Rock Song
    • “Ain’t It Fun”
      • Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters (Paramore)
    • “Blue Moon”
      • Beck Hansen, songwriter (Beck)
    • “Fever”
      • Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney & Brian Burton, songwriters (The Black Keys)
    • “Gimme Something Good”
      • Ryan Adams, songwriter (Ryan Adams)
    • “Lazaretto”
      • Jack White, songwriter (Jack White)
    Best Rock Album
    • Morning Phase – Beck
    • Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
    • Turn Blue – The Black Keys
    • Hypnotic Eye – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    • Songs of Innocence – U2

    Alternative

    Best Alternative Music Album
    • St. Vincent – St. Vincent
    • This Is All Yours – alt-J
    • Reflektor – Arcade Fire
    • Melophobia – Cage the Elephant
    • Lazaretto – Jack White

    R&B

    Best R&B Performance
    • “Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé featuring Jay Z
    • “New Flame” – Chris Brown featuring Usher & Rick Ross
    • “It’s Your World” – Jennifer Hudson featuring R. Kelly
    • “Like This” – Ledisi
    • “Good Kisser” – Usher
    Best Traditional R&B Performance
    • “Jesus Children” – Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner
    • “As” – Marsha Ambrosius & Anthony Hamilton
    • “I.R.S” – Angie Fisher
    • “Nobody” – Kem
    • “Hold Up Wait a Minute (Woo Woo)” – Antonique Smith
    Best R&B Song
    • “Drunk in Love”
      • Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor & Brian Soko, songwriters (Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z)
    • “Good Kisser”
      • Ronald “Flip” Colson, Warren “Oak” Felder, Usher Raymond IV, Jameel Roberts, Terry “Tru” Sneed & Andrew “Pop” Wansel, songwriters (Usher)
    • “New Flame”
      • Eric Bellinger, Chris Brown, James Chambers, Malissa Hunter, Justin Booth Johnson, Mark Pitts, Usher Raymond IV, William Roberts, Maurice “Verse” Simmonds & Keith Thomas, songwriters (Chris Brown Featuring Usher & Rick Ross)
    • “Options (Wolfjames Version)”
      • Dominic Gordon, Brandon Hesson & Jamaica “Kahn-Cept” Smith, songwriters (Luke James)
    • “The Worst”
      • Jhené Aiko Chilombo, Mac Robinson & Brian Warfield, songwriter (Jhené Aiko)
    Best Urban Contemporary Album
    • G I R L – Pharrell Williams
    • Sail Out – Jhené Aiko
    • Beyoncé – Beyoncé
    • X – Chris Brown
    • Mali is… – Mali Music
    Best R&B Album
    • Love, Marriage & Divorce – Toni Braxton & Babyface
    • Islander – Bernhoft
    • Lift Your Spirit – Aloe Blacc
    • Black Radio 2 – Robert Glasper Experiment
    • Give The People What They Want – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

    Rap

    Best Rap Performance
    • “i” – Kendrick Lamar
    • “3005” – Childish Gambino
    • “0 to 100 / The Catch Up” – Drake
    • “Rap God” – Eminem
    • “All I Need Is You” – Lecrae
    Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
    • “The Monster” – Eminem featuring Rihanna
    • “Blak Majik” – Common featuring Jhené Aiko
    • “Tuesday” – ILoveMakonnen featuring Drake
    • “Studio” – Schoolboy Q featuring BJ the Chicago Kid
    • “Bound 2” – Kanye West featuring Charlie Wilson
    Best Rap Song
    • “i”
      • Kendrick Duckworth & Columbus Smith III, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
    • “Anaconda”
      • Ernest Clark, Jamal Jones, Onika Maraj, Marcos Palacios & Jonathan Solone-Myvett, songwriters (Nicki Minaj)
    • “Bound 2”
      • Mike Dean, Malik Jones, Che Pope, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, John Stephens, Kanye West, Charlie Wilson & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West featuring Charlie Wilson)
    • “We Dem Boyz”
      • Noel Fisher & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa)
    • “0 to 100 / The Catch Up”
      • A. Feeney, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, P. Jefferies, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)
    Best Rap Album
    • The Marshall Mathers LP 2 – Eminem
    • The New Classic – Iggy Azalea
    • Because the Internet – Childish Gambino
    • Nobody’s Smiling – Common
    • Oxymoron – ScHoolboy Q
    • Blacc Hollywood – Wiz Khalifa

    Country

    Best Country Solo Performance
    • “Something in the Water” – Carrie Underwood
    • “Give Me Back My Hometown” – Eric Church
    • “Invisible” – Hunter Hayes
    • “Automatic” – Miranda Lambert
    • “Cop Car” – Keith Urban
    Best Country Duo/Group Performance
    • “Gentle on My Mind” – The Band Perry
    • “Somethin’ Bad” – Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood
    • “Day Drinking” – Little Big Town
    • “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s – Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill
    • “Raise ‘Em Up” – Keith Urban feat. Eric Church
    Best Country Song
    • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
      • Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell)
    • “American Kids”
      • Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird & Shane McAnally, songwriters (Kenny Chesney)
    • “Automatic”
      • Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
    • “Give Me Back My Hometown”
      • Eric Church & Luke Laird, songwriters (Eric Church)
    • “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”
      • Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston & Jeffrey Steele, songwriters (Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill)
    Best Country Album
    • Platinum – Miranda Lambert
    • Riser – Dierks Bentley
    • The Outsiders – Eric Church
    • 12 Stories – Brandy Clark
    • The Way I’m Livin’ – Lee Ann Womack

    New Age

    Best New Age Album
    • Winds of Samsara – Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman
    • Bhakti – Paul Avgerinos
    • Ritual – Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai
    • Symphony Live In Istanbul – Kitaro
    • In Love and Longing – Silvia Nakkach & David Darling

    Jazz

    Best Improvised Jazz Solo
    • “Fingerprints” – Chick Corea, soloist
    • “The Eye of the Hurricane” – Kenny Barron, soloist
    • “You and the Night and the Music” – Fred Hersch, soloist
    • “Recorda Me” – Joe Lovano, soloist
    • “Sleeping Giant” – Brad Mehldau, soloist
    Best Jazz Vocal Album
    • Beautiful Life – Dianne Reeves
    • Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro – Billy Childs and various artists
    • I Wanna Be Evil – René Marie
    • Live in NYC – Gretchen Parlato
    • Paris Sessions – Tierney Sutton
    Best Jazz Instrumental Album
    • Trilogy – Chick Corea Trio
    • Landmarks – Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band
    • Floating – Fred Hersch Trio
    • Enjoy The View – Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco featuring Billy Hart
    • All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller – Jason Moran
    Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
    • Life in the Bubble – Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
    • The L.A. Treasures Project – Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
    • Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project – Rufus Reid
    • Live: I Hear the Sound – Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra
    • OverTime: Music of Bob Brookmeyer – Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
    Best Latin Jazz Album
    • The Offense of the Drum – Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
    • The Latin Side of Joe Henderson – Conrad Herwig featuring Joe Lovano
    • The Pedrito Martinez Group – Pedrito Martinez Group
    • Second Half – Emilio Solla y la Inestable de Brooklyn
    • New Throned King – Yosvany Terry

    Gospel/Contemporary Christian

    Best Gospel Performance/Song
    • “No Greater Love” – Smokie Norful
      • Aaron W. Lindsey, Smokie Norful, songwriters
    • “Help” – Erica Campbell featuring Lecrae
      • Erica Campbell, Warryn Campbell, Hasben Jones, Harold Lilly, Lecrae Moore, Aaron Sledge, songwriters
    • “Sunday A.M. (Live)” – Karen Clark Sheard
      • Rudy Currence, Donald Lawrence, songwriters
    • “I Believe” – Mali Music
      • Kortney J. Pollard, songwriter
    • “Love on the Radio” – The Walls Group
      • Kirk Franklin, songwriter
    Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
    • “Messengers” – Lecrae featuring For King and Country
      • Torrance Esmond, Ran Jackson, Ricky Jackson, Kenneth Chris Mackey, Lecrae Moore, Joseph Prielozny, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, songwriters
    • “Write Your Story” – Francesca Battistelli
      • Francesca Battistelli, David Arthur Garcia, Ben Glover, songwriters
    • “Come as You Are” – Crowder
      • David Crowder, Ben Glover & Matt Maher, songwriters
    • “Shake” – MercyMe
      • Nathan Cochran, David Arthur Garcia, Ben Glover, Barry Graul, Bart Millard, Soli Olds, Mike Scheuchzer, Robby Shaffer, songwriters
    • “Multiplied” – Needtobreathe
      • Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart, songwriters
    Best Gospel Album
    • Help – Erica Campbell
    • Amazing (Live) – Ricky Dillard and New G
    • Withholding Nothing (Live) – William McDowell
    • Forever Yours – Smokie Norful
    • Vintage Worship – Anita Wilson
    Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
    • Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong. – For King & Country
    • If We’re Honest – Francesca Battistelli
    • Hurricane – Natalie Grant
    • Welcome to the New – MercyMe
    • Royal Tailor – Royal Tailor
    Best Roots Gospel Album
    • Shine for All the People – Mike Farris
    • Forever Changed – T. Graham Brown
    • Hymns – Gaither Vocal Band
    • A Cappella – The Martins
    • His Way of Loving Me – Tim Menzies

    Latin

    Best Latin Pop Album
    • Tangos – Rubén Blades
    • Elypse – Camila
    • Raíz – Lila Downs, Niña Pastori and Soledad
    • Loco de Amor – Juanes
    • Gracias Por Estar Aquí – Marco Antonio Solís
    Best Latin Rock Urban or Alternative Album
    • Multi Viral – Calle 13
    • Behind The Machine (Detrás De La Máquina) – ChocQuibTown
    • Bailar En La Cueva – Jorge Drexler
    • Agua Maldita – Molotov
    • Vengo – Ana Tijoux
    Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
    • Mano A Mano – Tangos A La Manera De Vicente Fernández – Vicente Fernández
    • Lastima Que Sean Ajenas – Pepe Aguilar
    • Voz Y Guitarra – Ixya Herrera
    • 15 Aniversario – Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea
    • Alegría Del Mariachi – Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle
    Best Tropical Latin Album
    • Más + Corazón Profundo – Carlos Vives
    • 50 Aniversario – El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
    • First Class To Havana – Aymee Nuviola
    • Live – Palo!
    • El Asunto – Totó La Momposina

    Americana Music

    Best American Roots Performance
    • “A Feather’s Not a Bird” – Rosanne Cash
    • “Statesboro Blues” – Gregg Allman & Taj Mahal
    • “And When I Die” – Billy Childs featuring Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas
    • “The Old Me Better” – Keb’ Mo’ featuring the California Feet Warmers
    • “Destination” – Nickel Creek
    Best American Roots Song
    • “A Feather’s Not a Bird” – Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, songwriters (Rosanne Cash)
    • “Just So Much” – Jesse Winchester, songwriter (Jesse Winchester)
    • “The New York Trains” – Woody Guthrie & Del McCoury, songwriters (Del McCoury Band)
    • “Pretty Little One” – Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, songwriters (Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell)
    • “Terms of My Surrender” – John Hiatt, songwriter (John Hiatt)
    Best Americana Album
    • The River & the Thread – Rosanne Cash
    • Terms of My Surrender – John Hiatt
    • BluesAmericana – Keb’ Mo’
    • A Dotted Line – Nickel Creek
    • Metamodern Sounds in Country Music – Sturgill Simpson
    Best Bluegrass Album
    • The Earls of Leicester – The Earls of Leicester
    • Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe – Noam Pikelny
    • Cold Spell – Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
    • Into My Own – Bryan Sutton
    • Only Me – Rhonda Vincent
    Best Blues Album
    • Step Back – Johnny Winter
    • Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy – Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin
    • Promise of a Brand New Day – Ruthie Foster
    • Juke Joint Chapel – Charlie Musselwhite
    • Decisions – Bobby Rush with Blinddog Smokin’
    Best Folk Album
    • Remedy – Old Crow Medicine Show
    • Three Bells – Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas, Rob Ickes
    • Follow the Music – Alice Gerrard
    • The Nocturne Diaries – Eliza Gilkyson
    • A Reasonable Amount of Trouble – Jesse Winchester
    Best Regional Music Album
    • The Legacy – Jo-El Sonnier
    • Light the Stars – Bonsoir, Catin
    • Hanu ‘A’ala – Kamaka Kukona
    • Love’s Lies – Magnolia Sisters
    • Ceremony – Joe Tohonnie Jr.

    Reggae

    Best Reggae Album
    • Fly Rasta – Ziggy Marley
    • Back On the Controls – Lee “Scratch” Perry
    • Full Frequency – Sean Paul
    • Out of Many, One Music – Shaggy
    • Reggae Power – Sly and Robbie & Spicy Chocolate
    • Amid The Noise and The Haste – SOJA

    World Music

    Best World Music Album
    • Eve – Angélique Kidjo
    • Toumani & Sidiki – Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté
    • Our World in Song – Wu Man, Luis Conte & Daniel Ho
    • Magic – Sérgio Mendes
    • Traces of You – Anoushka Shankar

    Children’s

    Best Children’s Album
    • I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai) – Neela Vaswani
    • Appetite For Construction – The Pop Ups
    • Just Say Hi! – Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could
    • The Perfect Quirk – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
    • Through The Woods – The Okee Dokee Brothers

    Spoken Word

    Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)
    • Diary of a Mad Diva – Joan Rivers
    • Actors Anonymous – James Franco
    • A Call to Action – Jimmy Carter
    • Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America – John Waters
    • A Fighting Chance – Elizabeth Warren
    • We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration, and the Power of Song – Gloria Gaynor

    Comedy

    Best Comedy Album
    • Mandatory Fun – “Weird Al” Yankovic
    • Obsessed – Jim Gaffigan
    • Oh My God – Louis C.K.
    • Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time – Patton Oswalt
    • We Are Miracles – Sarah Silverman

    Musical Show

    Best Musical Theater Album
    • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell & Billy Jay Stein, producers (Carole King, composer & lyricist) (original Broadway cast)
    • Aladdin – James Monroe Iglehart, Adam Jacobs & Courtney Reed, principal soloists; Frank Filipetti, Michael Kosarin, Alan Menken & Chris Montan, producers (Alan Menken, composer; Howard Ashman, Chad Beguelin & Tim Rice, lyricists) (original Broadway cast)
    • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder – Jefferson Mays & Bryce Pinkham, principal soloists; Kurt Deutsch & Joel Moss, producers; Robert L. Freedman, lyricist; Steven Lutvak, composer & lyricist (original Broadway cast)
    • Hedwig and the Angry Inch – Lena Hall & Neil Patrick Harris, principal soloists; Justin Craig, Tim O’Heir & Stephen Trask, producers (Stephen Trask, composer & lyricist) (original Broadway cast)
    • West Side Story – Cheyenne Jackson & Alexandra Silber, principal soloists; Jack Vad, producer (Leonard Bernstein, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist) (Cheyenne Jackson & Alexandra Silber with the San Francisco Symphony)

    Music for Visual Media

    Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
    • Frozen – various artists
    • American Hustle – various artists
    • Get on Up: The James Brown Story – James Brown
    • Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 – various artists
    • The Wolf of Wall Street – various artists
    Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
    • The Grand Budapest Hotel: Original Soundtrack – Alexandre Desplat, composer
    • Frozen – Christophe Beck, composer
    • Gone Girl: Soundtrack from the Motion Picture – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, composers
    • Gravity: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Steven Price, composer
    • Saving Mr. Banks – Thomas Newman, composer
    Best Song Written for Visual Media
    • “Let It Go” (from Frozen) – Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel)
    • “Everything Is Awesome” (from The Lego Movie) – Joshua Bartholomew, Lisa Harriton, Shawn Patterson, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone, songwriters (Tegan and Sara featuring the Lonely Island)
    • “I See Fire” (from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) – Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)
    • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” (from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me) – Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell)
    • “The Moon Song” (from Her) – Spike Jonze & Karen O, songwriters (Scarlett Johansson & Joaquin Phoenix)

    Composing/Arranging

    Best Instrumental Composition
    • “The Book Thief”
      • John Williams, composer (John Williams)
    • “Last Train To Sanity”
      • Stanley Clarke, composer (The Stanley Clarke Band)
    • “Life In The Bubble”
      • Gordon Goodwin, composer (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
    • “Recognition”
      • Rufus Reid, composer (Rufus Reid)
    • “Tarnation”
      • Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile, composers (Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer)
    Best Arrangement, Instrumental or a Cappella
    • “Daft Punk”
      • Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstie Maldonado & Kevin Olusola, arrangers (Pentatonix)
    • “Beautiful Dreamer”
      • Pete McGuinness, arranger (The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra)
    • “Get Smart”
      • Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
    • “Guantanamera”
      • Alfredo Rodríguez, arranger (Alfredo Rodríguez)
    • “Moon River”
      • Chris Walden, arranger (Amy Dickson)
    Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
    • “New York Tendaberry”
      • Billy Childs, arranger (Billy Childs Featuring Renée Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma)
    • “All My Tomorrows”
      • Jeremy Fox, arranger (Jeremy Fox Featuring Kate McGarry)
    • “Goodnight America”
      • Vince Mendoza, arranger (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
    • “Party Rockers”
      • Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
    • “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?”
      • Pete McGuinness, arranger (The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra)

    Crafts

    Best Recording Package
    • Lightning Bolt
      • Jeff Ament, Don Pendleton, Joe Spix & Jerome Turner, art directors (Pearl Jam)
    • Formosa Medicine Show
      • David Chen & Andrew Wong, art directors (The Muddy Basin Ramblers)
    • Indie Cindy
      • Vaughan Oliver, art director (Pixies)
    • LP1
      • FKA Twigs & Phil Lee, art directors (FKA twigs)
    • Whispers
      • Sarah Larnach, art director (Passenger)
    Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
    • The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917–27)
      • Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors (various artists)
    • Cities of Darkscorch
      • Leland Meiners & Ken Shipley, art directors (various artists)
    • A Letter Home (vinyl box set)
      • Gary Burden & Jenice Heo, art directors (Neil Young)
    • Sparks (deluxe album box set)
      • Andy Carne, art director (Imogen Heap)
    • Spring 1990 (The Other One)
      • Jessica Dessner, Lisa Glines, Doran Tyson & Steve Vance, art directors (Grateful Dead)
    Best Album Notes
    • Offering: Live At Temple University
      • Ashley Kahn, album notes writer (John Coltrane)
    • Happy: The 1920 Rainbo Orchestra Sides
      • David Sager, album notes writer (Isham Jones Rainbo Orchestra)
    • I’m Just Like You: Sly’s Stone Flower 1969–70
      • Alec Palao, album notes writer (Various Artists)
    • ‘The Other Side Of Bakersfield: 1950s & 60s Boppers And Rockers From ‘Nashville West
      • Scott B. Bomar, album notes writer (Various Artists)
    • Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound
      • Jon Kirby, album notes writer (Various Artists)
    • The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917–27)
      • Scott Blackwood, album notes writer (Various Artists)
    Best Historical Album
    • The Garden Spot Programs, 1950
      • Colin Escott & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Hank Williams)
    • Black Europe: The Sounds And Images Of Black People In Europe Pre-1927
      • Jeffrey Green, Ranier E. Lotz & Howard Rye, compilation producers; Christian Zwarg, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
    • Happy: The 1920 Rainbo Orchestra Sides
      • Meagan Hennessey & Richard Martin, compilation producers; Richard Martin, mastering engineer (Isham Jones Rainbo Orchestra)
    • Longing For The Past: The 78 RPM Era In Southeast Asia
      • Steven Lance Ledbetter & David Murray, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
    • There’s A Dream I’ve Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 – 1971 (Deluxe Edition)
      • Hunter Lea, Patrick McCarthy & Matt Sullivan, compilation producers; John Baldwin, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

    Production

    Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
    • Morning Phase
      • Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden, Greif Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Beck)
    • Bass & Mandolin
      • Richard King & Dave Sinko, engineers; Robert C. Ludwig, mastering engineer (Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer)
    • Bluesamericana
      • Ross Hogarth & Casey Wasner, engineers; Richard Dodd, mastering engineer (Keb’ Mo’)
    • The Way I’m Livin’
      • Chuck Ainlay, engineer; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer (Lee Ann Womack)
    • What’s Left Is Forever
      • Tchad Blake, Oyvind Jakobsen, Jo Ranheim, Itai Shapiro & David Way, engineers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Thomas Dybdahl)
    Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
    • Max Martin
      • “Bang Bang” (Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj)
      • “Break Free” (Ariana Grande Featuring Zedd)
      • “Dark Horse” (Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J)
      • “Problem” (Ariana Grande Featuring Iggy Azalea)
      • “Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift)
      • “Unconditionally” (Katy Perry)
    • Paul Epworth
      • “Pendulum” (FKA Twigs)
      • “Queenie Eye” (Paul McCartney)
      • “Road” (Paul McCartney)
      • “Save Us” (Paul McCartney)
    • John Hill
      • “All You Never Say” (Birdy)
      • “Burning Gold” (Christina Perri)
      • “Can’t Remember to Forget You” (Shakira Featuring Rihanna)
      • “Goldmine” (Kimbra)
      • “Guts Over Fear” (Eminem Featuring Sia)
      • Strange Desire (Bleachers)
      • Voices (Phantogram)
      • “Water Fountain” (Tune-Yards)
    • Jay Joyce
      • About Last Night (Sleeper Agent)
      • It Goes Like This (Thomas Rhett)
      • Melophobia (Cage the Elephant)
      • Montibello Memories (Matrimony)
      • Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song (Amos Lee)
      • The Outsiders (Eric Church)
    • Greg Kurstin
      • “Beating Heart” (Ellie Goulding)
      • “Chandelier” (Sia)
      • “Double Rainbow” (Katy Perry)
      • “Gunshot” (Lykke Li)
      • “Money Power Glory” (Lana Del Rey)
      • 1000 Forms of Fear (Sia)
      • Sheezus (Lily Allen)
      • Wrapped in Red (Kelly Clarkson)
    Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
    • “All Of Me” (Tiësto’s Birthday Treatment Remix)
      • Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer (John Legend)
    • “Falling Out” (Ming Remix)
      • MING, remixer (Crossfingers Featuring Danny Losito)
    • “Pompeii” (Audien Remix)
      • Audien, remixer (Bastille)
    • “The Rising” (Eddie Amador Remix)
      • Eddie Amador, remixer (Five Knives)
    • “Smile” (Kaskade Edit)
      • Ryan Raddon, remixer (Galantis)
    • “Waves” (Robin Schulz Remix)
      • Robin Schulz, remixer (Mr Probz)

    Production, Surround Sound

    Best Surround Sound Album
    • Beyoncé
      • Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Beyoncé Knowles, surround producer (Beyoncé)
    • Beppe: Remote Galaxy
      • Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Vladimir Ashkenazy & Philharmonia Orchestra)
    • Chamberland: The Berlin Remixes
      • David Miles Huber, surround mix engineer; David Miles Huber, surround mastering engineer; David Miles Huber, surround producer (David Miles Huber)
    • The Division Bell (20th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set)
      • Damon Iddins & Andy Jackson, surround mix engineers; Damon Iddins & Andy Jackson, surround mastering engineers (Pink Floyd)
    • Epics Of Love
      • Hans-Jörg Maucksch, surround mix engineer; Hans-Jörg Maucksch, surround mastering engineer; Günter Pauler, surround producer (Song Zuying, Yu Long & China Philharmonic Orchestra)
    • Mahler: Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’
      • Michael Bishop, surround mix engineer; Michael Bishop, surround mastering engineer; Elaine Martone, surround producer (Benjamin Zander & Philharmonia Orchestra)

    Production, Classical

    Best Engineered Album, Classical
    • Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending
      • Michael Bishop, engineer; Michael Bishop, mastering engineer (Robert Spano, Norman Mackenzie, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus)
    • Adams, John: City Noir
      • Richard King, engineer; Wolfgang Schiefermair, mastering engineer (David Robertson & St. Louis Symphony)
    • Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean
      • Dmitriy Lipay & Nathaniel Reichman, engineers; Nathaniel Reichman, mastering engineer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
    • Dutilleux: Symphony No. 1; Tout Un Monde Lointain; The Shadows Of Time
      • Dmitriy Lipay, engineer; Dmitriy Lipay, mastering engineer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
    • Riccardo Muti Conducts Mason Bates & Anna Clyne
      • David Frost & Christopher Willis, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
    Producer of the Year, Classical
    • Judith Sherman
      • Beethoven: Cello & Piano Complete (Fischer Duo)
      • Brahms By Heart (Chiara String Quartet)
      • Composing America (Lark Quartet)
      • Divergence (Plattform K + K Vienna)
      • The Good Song (Thomas Meglioranza)
      • Mozart & Brahms: Clarinet Quintets (Anthony McGill & Pacifica Quartet)
      • Snapshot (American Brass Quintet)
      • Two X Four (Jaime Laredo, Jennifer Koh, Vinay Parameswaran & Curtis 20/21 Ensemble)
      • Wagner Without Words (Llŷr Williams)
    • Morten Lindberg
      • Beppe: Remote Galaxy (Vladimir Ashkenazy & Philharmonia Orchestra)
      • Dyrud: Out Of Darkness (Vivianne Sydnes & Nidaros Cathedral Choir)
      • Ja, Vi Elsker (Tone Bianca Sparre Dahl, Ingar Bergby, Staff Band Of The Norwegian Armed Forces & Schola Cantorum)
      • Symphonies Of Wind Instruments (Ingar Bergby & Royal Norwegian Navy Band)
    • Dmitriy Lipay
      • Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
      • Dutilleux: Symphony No. 1; Tout Un Monde Lointain; The Shadows Of Time (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
      • Fauré: Masques Et Bergamasques; Pelléas Et Mélisande; Dolly (Ludovic Morlot, Seattle Symphony Chorale & Seattle Symphony)
      • Hindemith: Nobilissima Visione; Five Pieces For String Orchestra (Gerard Schwarz & Seattle Symphony)
      • Ives: Symphony No. 2; Carter: Instances; Gershwin: An American In Paris (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
      • Ravel: Orchestral Works; Saint-Saëns: Organ Symphony (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
    • Elaine Martone
      • Hallowed Ground (Louis Langrée, Maya Angelou, Nathan Wyatt & Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
      • Mahler: Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’ (Benjamin Zander, Stefan Bevier, Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra)
      • Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7; Tapiola (Robert Spano & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
      • Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending (Robert Spano, Norman Mackenzie, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus)
    • David Starobin
      • All The Things You Are (Leon Fleisher)
      • Complete Crumb Edition, Vol. 16 (Ann Crumb, Patrick Mason, James Freeman & Orchestra 2001)
      • Game Of Attrition – Arlene Sierra, Vol. 2 (Jac Van Steen & BBC National Orchestra Of Wales)
      • Haydn, Beethoven & Schubert (Gilbert Kalish)
      • Mozart: Piano Concertos, No. 12, K. 414 & No. 23, K. 488 (Marianna Shirinyan, Scott Yoo & Odense Symphony Orchestra)
      • Music Of Peter Lieberson, Vol. 3 (Scott Yoo, Roberto Diaz, Steven Beck & Odense Symphony Orchestra)
      • Rochberg, Chihara & Rorem (Jerome Lowenthal)
      • Tchaikovsky: The Tempest, Op. 18 & Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23 (Joyce Yang, Alexander Lazarev & Odense Symphony Orchestra)

    Classical

    Best Orchestral Performance
    • Adams, John: City Noir
      • David Robertson (conductor), (St. Louis Symphony)
    • Dutilleux: Symphony No. 1; Tout un monde lointain…; The Shadows Of Time
      • Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)
    • Dvořák: Symphony No. 8; Janacek: Symphonic Suite From Jenůfa
      • Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
    • Schumann: Symphonien 1–4
      • Simon Rattle, conductor (Berliner Philharmoniker)
    • Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7; Tapiola
      • Robert Spano, conductor (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
    Best Opera Recording
    • Charpentier: La descente d’Orphée aux enfers
      • Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Aaron Sheehan; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)
    • Milhaud: L’Orestie D’Eschyle
      • Kenneth Kiesler, conductor; Dan Kempson, Jennifer Lane, Tamara Mumford & Brenda Rae; Tim Handley, producer (University Of Michigan Percussion Ensemble & University Of Michigan Symphony Orchestra; University Of Michigan Chamber Choir, University Of Michigan Orpheus Singers, University Of Michigan University Choir & UMS Choral Union)
    • Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie
      • William Christie, conductor; Sarah Connolly, Stéphane Degout, Christiane Karg, Ed Lyon & Katherine Watson; Sébastien Chonion, producer (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Glyndebourne Chorus)
    • Schönberg: Moses und Aron
      • Sylvain Cambreling, conductor; Andreas Conrad & Franz Grundheber; Reinhard Oechsler, producer (SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg; EuropaChorAkademie)
    • Strauss: Elektra (opera)
      • Christian Thielemann, conductor; Evelyn Herlitzius, Waltraud Meier, René Pape & Anne Schwanewilms; Magdalena Herbst, producer (Staatskapelle Dresden; Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden)
    Best Choral Performance

    Performers who are not eligible for an award (such as orchestras, soloists or choirs) are mentioned in parentheses

    • The Sacred Spirit Of Russia
      • Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare)
    • Bach: Matthäus-Passion
      • René Jacobs, conductor (Werner Güra & Johannes Weisser; Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin; Rias Kammerchor & Staats-Und Domchor Berlin)
    • Dyrud: Out Of Darkness
      • Vivianne Sydnes, conductor (Erlend Aagaard Nilsen & Geir Morten Øien; Sarah Head & Lars Sitter; Nidaros Cathedral Choir)
    • Holst: First Choral Symphony; The Mystic Trumpeter
      • Andrew Davis (conductor); Stephen Jackson, chorus master (Susan Gritton; BBC Symphony Orchestra; BBC Symphony Chorus)
    • Mozart: Requiem Mass in D minor
      • John Butt (musician), conductor (Matthew Brook, Rowan Hellier, Thomas Hobbs & Joanne Lunn; Dunedin Consort)
    Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
    • In 27 Pieces – The Hilary Hahn Encores
      • Hilary Hahn & Cory Smythe
    • Dreams & Prayers
      • David Krakauer & A Far Cry
    • Martinů: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1–3
      • Steven Isserlis & Olli Mustonen
    • Partch: Castor & Pollux
      • Partch
    • Sing Thee Nowell
      • New York Polyphony
    Best Classical Instrumental Solo
    • Play
      • Jason Vieaux
    • All The Things You Are
      • Leon Fleisher
    • The Carnegie Recital
      • Daniil Trifonov
    • Dutilleux: Tout un monde lointain…
      • Xavier Phillips; Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)
    • Toccatas
      • Jory Vinikour
    Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
    • Douce France
      • Anne Sofie Von Otter; Bengt Forsberg, accompanist (Carl Bagge, Margareta Bengston, Mats Bergström, Per Ekdahl, Bengan Janson, Olle Linder & Antoine Tamestit)
    • Porpora: Arias
      • Philippe Jaroussky; Andrea Marcon, conductor (Cecilia Bartoli; Venice Baroque Orchestra)
    • Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin
      • Florian Boesch; Malcolm Martineau, accompanist
    • Stella Di Napoli
      • Joyce DiDonato; Riccardo Minasi, conductor (Chœur De L’Opéra National De Lyon; Orchestre De L’Opéra National De Lyon)
    • Virtuoso Rossini Arias
      • Lawrence Brownlee; Constantine Orbelian, conductor (Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra)
    Best Classical Compendium
    • Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances
      • Partch; John Schneider, producer
    • Britten To America
      • Jeffrey Skidmore, conductor; Colin Matthews, producer
    • Mieczysław Weinberg
      • Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė, Daniil Grishin, Gidon Kremer & Daniil Trifonov; Manfred Eicher, producer
    • Mike Marshall & The Turtle Island Quartet
      • Mike Marshall (musician) & Turtle Island Quartet; Mike Marshall, producer
    • The Solent – Fifty Years Of Music By Ralph Vaughan Williams
      • Paul Daniel, conductor; Andrew Walton, producer
    Best Contemporary Classical Composition
    • Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean
      • John Luther Adams, composer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
    • Clyne, Anna: Prince Of Clouds
      • Anna Clyne, composer (Jaime Laredo, Jennifer Koh, Vinay Parameswaran & Curtis 20/21 Ensemble)
    • Crumb, George: Voices From The Heartland
      • George Crumb, composer (Ann Crumb, Patrick Mason, James Freeman & Orchestra 2001)
    • Paulus, Stephen: Concerto For Two Trumpets & Band
      • Stephen Paulus, composer (Eric Berlin, Richard Kelley, James Patrick Miller & UMASS Wind Ensemble)
    • Sierra, Roberto: Sinfonía No. 4
      • Roberto Sierra, composer (Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)

    Music Video/Film

    Best Music Video
    • “Happy” – Pharrell Williams
      • We Are From LA, video director; Kathleen Heffernan, Roman Pichon Herrera, Jett Steiger & Cedric Troadec, video producers
    • “Chandelier” – Sia
      • Sia Furler & Daniel Askill, video directors; Jennifer Heath, video producer
    • “We Exist” – Arcade Fire
      • David Wilson, video director; Jason Baum, video producer
    • “Turn Down for What” – DJ Snake & Lil Jon
      • Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, video directors; Judy Craig, Jonathan Wang, Candance Ouaknine & Bryan Younce, video producers
    • “The Golden Age” – Woodkid feat. Max Richter
      • Chis Clayton & Yoann Lemoine, video director; Roman Pichon Herrera, Christine Miller, Susan Porche & Annabel Rosier, video producers
    Best Music Film
    • 20 Feet From Stardom – Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill
      • Morgan Neville, video director; Gil Friesen & Caitrin Rogers, video producers
    • Beyoncé & Jay Z: On The Run Tour – Beyoncé & Jay Z
      • Jonas Åkerlund, video director; Svana Gisla, video producer
    • Ghost Stories – Coldplay
      • Paul Dugdale, video director; Jim Parsons, video producer
    • Metallica Through The Never – Metallica
      • Nimród Antal, video director; Adam Ellison & Charlotte Huggins, video producers
    • The Truth About Love Tour: Live From Melbourne – Pink
      • Larn Poland, video director; Roger Davies, video producer

    PERFORMERS

    Artist(s) Song(s)
    AC/DC “Rock or Bust”
    “Highway to Hell”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=71fd5de332764&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    Ariana Grande “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=71fd5de332764&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    Tom Jones
    Jessie J
    “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=71fd5de332764&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    Miranda Lambert “Little Red Wagon”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=71fd5de332764&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    Kanye West “Only One”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=71fd5de332764&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    Madonna “Living for Love”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=0d4fd7eb7733d&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true&video_format_name=HD-720p_new
    Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=71fd5de332764&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    Electric Light Orchestra “Evil Woman”
    “Mr. Blue Sky”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=71fd5de332764&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    Adam Levine
    Gwen Stefani
    “My Heart Is Open”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=71fd5de332764&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    Hozier
    Annie Lennox
    “Take Me to Church”
    “I Put a Spell on You”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=71fd5de332764&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    Pharrell Williams “Happy”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=71fd5de332764&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    Katy Perry “By the Grace of God”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=71fd5de332764&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    Tony Bennett
    Lady Gaga
    “Cheek to Cheek”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=71fd5de332764&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    Usher “If It’s Magic”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=71fd5de332764&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    Eric Church “Give Me Back My Hometown”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=71fd5de332764&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    Brandy Clark
    Dwight Yoakam
    “Hold My Hand”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=71fd5de332764&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    Rihanna
    Kanye West
    Paul McCartney
    “FourFiveSeconds”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=e3dce9fbc8039&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    Sam Smith
    Mary J. Blige
    “Stay with Me”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=71fd5de332764&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    Juanes “Juntos (Together)”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=71fd5de332764&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    Sia “Chandelier”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=3251fead051cd&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    Beck
    Chris Martin
    “Heart is a Drum”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=71fd5de332764&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    Beyoncé “Take My Hand, Precious Lord”http://vids.perezhilton.com/plugins/player.swf?v=71fd5de332764&p=vega4-liverail-flp&autoplay=true
    John Legend
    Common
    “Glory”



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  • gingerpresident 1:34 am on February 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , ADELE AWARDS, ADELE WINS, , , , CIVIL WARS, COLDPLAY RIHANNA, DEADMAU 5, GRAMMY 2012, GRAMMY AWARDS, GRAMMY AWARDS 2012, , , , KATY PERRY E.T., , PRINCESS OF CHINA, , ROLLING IN THE DEEP, , , , , WHITNEY HOUSTON TRIBUTE   

    GRAMMY AWARDS 2012,I VINCITORI: ADELE PRENDE TUTTO,KANYE WEST E SKRILLEX SI DIFENDONO BENE. 

    La 54esima edizione dei Grammy Awards si è tenuta lo scorso 12 febbraio sulla rete americana CBS  e ha inchiodato al teleschermo oltre 41 milioni di persone. Il numero dei telespettatori è il più alto in almeno 30 anni di storia della serata dei premi musicali più ambiti. Ottimo risultato!

    Una serata che è stata anticipata da una grande tragedia per il mondo della musica,la morte di Whitney Houston.(Anticipo già che,a breve,proporrò un articolo”retrospettiva” sulla vita,principalmente musicale,della grande cantante). Nonostante i tempi strettissimi gli organizzatori della serata non si sono fatti mancare un giusto tributo,affidando alla meravigliosa voce di Jennifer Hudson il più grande successo di Whitney, quella“I Will Always Love You” che tutti quanti nel mondo conosciamo e,credo di parlare per tutti,amiamo o abbiamo amato ascoltare almeno un pò di volte.

      

    Ma chi ha veramente monopolizzato la serata,sbancato tutto quello che c’era da sbancare e si è pura esibita con una grande standing ovation è stata la inglese Adele,la superstar”a sorpresa” che dall’uscita del suo secondo album “21” ha visto la sua carriera e la sua musica volare verso vette invidiabili e,si può ben dire,irraggiungibili da chiunque attualmente,per com’è messo il mercato discografico. Il disco “21” ha,infatti,risollevato il mercato discografico vendendo,nel solo 2011,un numero pari ad oltre 15 milioni di copie,che a fine gennaio 2012 sono lievitate ad oltre 17 milioni,ed il disco non smette di vendere e d’interessare il pubblico. Un successo così non si vedeva da moltissimo tempo e la giovane donna ha già stabilito tutta una serie di record.

    Ed è proprio di record che voglio parlare perchè ieri sera,con ben 6 statuette vinte (pari a tutte le nomniations che ha ricevuto) Adele pareggia il primato che aveva ottenuto Beyoncè e “prende tutto”,come si suol dire.

    Non se la passa male nemmeno il rapper Kanye West,che si porta a casa ben 4 statuette ed esulta anche Skrillex, l’artista dance/elettronico rivelazione dell’anno,che si porta a casa ben 3 statuette!

     

    Le performances dell’evento,oltre a quella della già citata Adele con la sua Song Of The Year“Rolling In The Deep”,hanno anche visto Katy Perry esibirsi con due pezzi,la famosissima“E.T.” ed il nuovissimo singolo”Part Of Me”,che serve a lanciare la riedizione del suo fortunato”Teenage Dream” del 2010(5,5+ milioni di copie vendute). Bruno Mars ha interpretato”Runaway Baby”,Nicki Minaj“Roman Holiday”,Taylor Swift ha proposto la sua country hit(premiata con un Grammy) “Mean” (tratta dal suo album “Speak Now”),Chris Brown ha proposto i suoi”Turn Up The Music” e “Beautiful People” e i Civil Wars con”Barton Hollow”.

     

    Grande serata di duetti,infatti ci sono stati Tony Bennett con Carrie Underwood (che però ha vinto un Grammy per il suo pezzo”Body And Soul”,interpretato con la grande scomparsa Amy Winehouse) nel brano”It Had To Be You”,Jason Aldean e Kelly Clarkson in “Don’t You Wanna Stay”,Bruce Springsteen e The E Street Band che presentano il nuovo singolo del cantautore americano”We Take Care Of Our Own” poi Alicia Keys e Bonnie Raitt offrono un personale tributo ad un’altra grande scomparsa per il mondo della musica,quella  di Etta James,cantando”A Sunday Kind Of Love”.I Coldplay e Rihanna,che si sono esibiti in un curioso medley di “We Found Love”,”Princess Of China” nuovo singolo che unisce proprio questi due artisti e “Paradise”,l’attuale successo della band inglese.

    Serata non solo di duetti,ma anche di strane e particolari esibizioni in gruppo. Paul McCartney,Bruce Springsteen,Dave Grohl,Rusty Anderson,Brian Ray e Joe Walsh si sono esibiti tutti assieme nel medley”Golden Slumbers”/”Carry That Weight”/”The End”;mentre l’altro particolare assemble di David Guetta,Chris Brown,Lil Wayne, Foo Fighters e deadmau5 si sono esibiti nel medley di”I Can Only Imagine”/”Rope”/ “Raise Your Weapon”(brano che ha lanciato deamau5). In occasione dei 50 anni della loro formazione,I Beach Boys si sono esibiti assieme ai Maroon 5 e ai Foster The People nel medley”Surfer Girl”/”Wouldn’t It Be Nice”/”Good Vibrations”. Una nota più classic country,invece,con The Band Perry,Blake Shelton e Glen Campbell che propongono “Gentle On My Mind”/”Southern Nights”/”Rhinestone Cowboy”.

    Ma adesso veniamo ai vincitori di tutte le categorie della manifestazione musicale,cominciando dalle più generali ed importanti,per arrivare a quelle di ogni genere e particolare.

    Record of the Year

    Rolling in the Deep” – Adele

    Paul Epworth, producer; Tom Elmhirst & Mark Rankin, engineers/mixers
    Album of the Year

    21 – Adele

    Jim Abbiss, Adele Adkins, Paul EpworthRick RubinFraser T. SmithRyan Tedder & Dan Wilson, producers; Jim Abbiss, Philip Allen, Beatriz Artola, Ian Dowling, Tom ElmhirstGreg FidelmanDan ParrySteve PriceMark Rankin, Andrew Scheps, Fraser T. Smith & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
    Song of the Year

    Rolling in the Deep

    Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
    Best New Artist

    Bon Iver

    Pop

    Best Pop Solo Performance

    Someone Like You” – Adele

    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

    Body and Soul” – Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

    Best Pop Instrumental Album

    The Road from Memphis – Booker T. Jones

    Best Pop Vocal Album

    21 – Adele

    Dance/Electronica

    Best Dance Recording

    Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” – Skrillex

    Sonny Moore, producer & mixer
    Best Dance/Electronica Album

    Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites – Skrillex

    Traditional Pop

    Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

    Duets II – Tony Bennett

    Rock

    Best Rock Performance

    Walk” – Foo Fighters

    Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

    White Limo” – Foo Fighters

    Best Rock Song

    Walk” – Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)

    Best Rock Album

    Wasting Light – Foo Fighters

    Alternative

    Best Alternative Music Album

    Bon Iver – Bon Iver

    R&B

    Best R&B Performance

    Is This Love” – Corinne Bailey Rae

    Best Traditional R&B Performance

    Fool for You” – Cee Lo Green featuring Melanie Fiona

    Best R&B Song

    Fool for You

    Cee Lo Green & Jack Splash, songwriters (Cee Lo Green featuring Melanie Fiona)
    Best R&B Album

    F.A.M.E. – Chris Brown

    Rap

    Best Rap Performance

    *”Otis” – Jay-Z & Kanye West (featuring Otis Redding)

    Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

    All of the Lights” – Kanye West featuring RihannaFergie & Kid Cudi

    Best Rap Song

    All of the Lights

    Jeff Bhasker, Fergie, Really Doe, Kanye West & Malik Yusef, songwriters (Kanye West featuring RihannaFergie & Kid Cudi)
    Best Rap Album

    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West

    Country

    Best Country Solo Performance

    Mean” – Taylor Swift

    Best Country Duo/Group Performance

    Barton Hollow” – The Civil Wars

    Best Country Song

    Mean

    Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
    Best Country Album

    Own the Night – Lady Antebellum

    New Age

    Best New Age Album

    What’s It All About – Pat Metheny

    Jazz

    Best Improvised Jazz Solo

    “500 Miles High” – Chick Corea

    Best Jazz Vocal Album

    The Mosaic Project – Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists

    Best Jazz Instrumental Album

    Forever – Corea, Clarke & White

    Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

    The Good Feeling – Christian McBride Big Band

    Gospel/Contemporary Christian

    Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

    “Jesus” – Le’Andria Johnson

    Best Gospel Song

    Hello Fear

    Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin)
    Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

    “Blessings”

    Laura Story, songwriter (Laura Story)
    Best Gospel Album

    Hello Fear – Kirk Franklin

    Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

    And If Our God Is for Us… – Chris Tomlin

    Latin

    Best Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album

    Drama y Luz – Maná

    Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album

    Bicentenario – Pepe Aguilar

    • Orale – Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
    • Amor A La Musica – Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle
    • Eres Un Farsante – Paquita la del Barrio
    • Huevos Rancheros – Joan Sebastian
    Best Banda or Norteño Album

    MTV Unplugged: Los Tigres del Norte and Friends – Los Tigres del Norte

    Best Tropical Latin Album

    The Last Mambo – Cachao

    • Homenaje A Los Rumberos – Edwin Bonilla
    • Mongorama – José Rizo’s Mongorama

    American Roots Music

    Best Americana Album

    Ramble at the Ryman – Levon Helm

    Best Bluegrass Album

    Paper Airplane – Alison Krauss & Union Station

    Best Blues Album

    Revelator – Tedeschi Trucks Band

    Best Folk Album

    Barton Hollow – The Civil Wars

    Best Regional Roots Music Album

    Rebirth of New Orleans – Rebirth Brass Band

    Reggae

    Best Reggae Album

    Revelation Pt 1: The Root of Life – Stephen Marley

    World Music

    Best World Music Album

    Tassili – Tinariwen

    Children’s

    Best Children’s Album

    All About Bullies… Big and Small – Various Artists

    • Are We There Yet? – The Papa Hugs Band
    • Fitness Rock & Roll – Miss Amy
    • GulfAlive – The Banana Plant
    • I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow – Various Artists

    Spoken Word

    Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)

    If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t) – Betty White

    • Bossypants – Tina Fey
    • Fab Fan Memories – The Beatles Bond – Various Artists
    • Hamlet (William Shakespeare) – Dan Donohue & Various Artists – Oregon Shakespeare Festival
    • The Mark of Zorro – Val Kilmer & Cast

    Comedy

    Best Comedy Album

    Hilarious – Louis C.K.

    Musical Show

    Best Musical Theater Album

    The Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording

    Josh Gad & Andrew Rannells, principal soloists; Anne Garefino, Robert LopezStephen OremusTrey ParkerScott Rudin & Matt Stone, producers; Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone, composers/lyricists

    Music for Visual Media

    Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

    Boardwalk Empire Volume 1 – Various Artists

    Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

    The King’s Speech

    Alexandre Desplat, composer
    Best Song Written for Visual Media

    I See the Light” (from Tangled)

    Alan Menken & Glenn Slater, songwriters (Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi)

    Composing/Arranging

    Best Instrumental Composition

    Life in Eleven

    Béla Fleck & Howard Levy, composers (Béla Fleck and the Flecktones)
    Best Instrumental Arrangement

    “Rhapsody in Blue”

    Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
    Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

    Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)

    Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett & Queen Latifah)

    Package

    Best Recording Package

    Scenes from The Suburbs

    Vincent Morisset, art director (Arcade Fire)
    Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

    The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story

    Dave Bett & Michelle Holme, art directors (Bruce Springsteen)

    Notes

    Best Album Notes

    Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond as Recorded by the San Francisco Bay by Chris Strachwitz in the 1960s

    Adam Machado, album notes writer (Various Artists)
    • The Bang Years 1966-1968
    • The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang of Country Music
      • Ted Olson & Tony Russell, album notes writers (Various Artists)
    • Complete Mythology
    • The Music City Story: Street Corner Doo Wop, Raw R&B and Soulful Sounds from Berkeley, California 1950-75
      • Alec Palao, album notes writer (Various Artists)

    Historical

    Best Historical Album

    Band on the Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition)

    Paul McCartney, compilation producer; Sam Okell & Steve Rooke, mastering engineers (Paul McCartney & Wings)
    • The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang of Country Music
      • Christopher C. King & Ted Olson, compilation producers; Christopher C. King & Chris Zwarg, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
    • Complete Mythology
      • Tom Lunt, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton, mastering engineer (Syl Johnson)
    • Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond as Recorded by the San Francisco Bay by Chris Strachwitz in the 1960s
      • Chris Strachwitz, compilation producer; Mike Cogan, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
    • Young Man with the Big Beat: The Complete ’56 Elvis Presley Masters
      • Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, compilation producer; Vic Anesini, mastering engineer (Elvis Presley)

    Production

    Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

    Paper Airplane

    Mike Shipley, engineer; Brad Blackwood, mastering engineer (Alison Krauss & Union Station)
    Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

    Paul Epworth

    Best Remixed Recording

    Cinema” (Skrillex Remix)

    Skrillex, remixer (Benny Benassi featuring Gary Go)

    Production, Surround Sound

    Best Surround Sound Album

    Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition)

    Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Bill Levenson & Elliot Scheiner, surround producers (Derek and the Dominos)
    • An Evening with Dave Grusin
      • Frank Filipetti & Eric Schilling, surround mix engineers; Frank Filipetti, surround mastering engineer; Phil Ramone, surround producer (Various Artists)
    • Grace for Drowning
      • Steven Wilson, surround mix engineer; Paschal Byrne, surround mastering engineer; Steven Wilson, surround producer (Steven Wilson)
    • Kind
      • Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Kjetil Almenning, Ensemble 96 & Nidaros String Quartet)
    • Spohr: String Sextet in C Major, Op. 140 & Nonet in F Major, Op. 31
      • Andreas Spreer, surround mix engineer; Robin Schmidt & Andreas Spreer, surround mastering engineer; Andreas Spreer, surround producer (Camerata Freden)

    Production, Classical

    Best Engineered Album, Classical

    Aldridge: Elmer Gantry

    Byeong-Joon Hwang & John Newton, engineers; Jesse Lewis, mastering engineer (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Patricia Risley, Vale Rideout, Frank Kelley, Heather Buck, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)
    Producer of the Year, Classical

    Judith Sherman

    • Adams: Son of Chamber Symphony; String Quartet (John Adams, St. Lawrence String Quartet & International Contemporary Ensemble)
    • Capricho Latino (Rachel Barton Pine)
    • 85th Birthday Celebration (Claude Frank)
    • Insects & Paper Airplanes – Chamber Music of Lawrence Dillon (Daedalus Quartet & Benjamin Hochman)
    • Midnight Frolic – The Broadway Theater Music of Louis A. Hirsch (Rick Benjamin & Paragon Ragtime Orchestra)
    • Notable Women – Trios by Today’s Female Composers (Lincoln Trio)
    • The Soviet Experience, Vol. 1 – String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich & His Contemporaries (Pacifica Quartet)
    • Speak! (Anthony De Mare)
    • State of the Art – The American Brass Quintet at 50 (The American Brass Quintet)
    • Steve Reich: WTC 9/11; Mallet Quartet; Dance Patterns (Kronos Quartet, Steve Reich Musicians & So Percussion)
    • Winging It – Piano Music of John Corigliano (Ursula Oppens)
    • Blanton Alspaugh
      • Aldridge: Elmer Gantry (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Patricia Risley, Vale Rideout, Frank Kelley, Heather Buck, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)
      • Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas (Peter Takács)
      • Osterfield: Rocky Streams (Paul Osterfield, Todd Waldecker & Various Artists)
    • Manfred Eicher
      • Bach: Concertos & Sinfonias for Oboe; Ich Hatte Viel Bekümmernis (Heinz Holliger, Eric Höbarth & Camerata Bern)
      • Hymns & Prayers (Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica)
      • Manto & Madrigals (Thomas Zehetmair & Ruth Killius)
      • Songs of Ascension (Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble, Todd Reynolds Quartet, The M6 & Montclair State University Singers)
      • Tchaikovsky/Kissine: Piano Trios (Gidon Kremer, Giedre Dirvanauskaite & Khatia Buniatishvili)
      • A Worcester Ladymass (Trio Mediaeval)
    • David Frost
      • Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live (Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass)
      • Mackey: Lonely Motel – Music from Slide (Rinde Eckert, Steven Mackey & Eighth Blackbird)
      • Prayers & Alleluias (Kenneth Dake)
      • Sharon Isbin & Friends – Guitar Passions (Sharon Isbin & Various Artists)
    • Peter Rutenberg
      • Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (Patrick Dupré Quigley, James K. Bass, Seraphic Fire & Professional Choral Institute)
      • The Vanishing Nordic Chorale (Philip Spray & Musik Ekklesia)

    Classical

    Best Orchestral Performance

    “Brahms: Symphony No. 4”

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
    Best Opera Recording

    “Adams: Doctor Atomic”

    Alan Gilbert, conductor; Meredith Arwady, Sasha Cooke, Richard Paul Fink, Gerald Finley, Thomas Glenn & Eric Owens; Jay David Saks, producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
    • “Britten: Billy Budd”
      • Mark Elder, conductor; John Mark Ainsley, Phillip Ens, Jacques Imbrailo, Darren Jeffery, Iain Paterson & Matthew Rose; James Whitbourn, producer (London Philharmonic Orchestra; Glyndebourne Chorus)
    • “Rautavaara: Kaivos”
      • Hannu Lintu, conductor; Jaakko Kortekangas, Hannu Niemelä, Johanna Rusanen-Kartano & Mati Turi; Seppo Siirala, producer (Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra; Kaivos Chorus)
    • “Verdi: La Traviata”
      • Antonio Pappano, conductor; Joseph Calleja, Renée Fleming & Thomas Hampson; James Whitbourn, producer (Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Royal Opera Chorus)
    • “Vivaldi: Ercole Sul Termodonte”
      • Fabio Biondi, conductor; Romina Basso, Patrizia Ciofi, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Vivica Genaux, Philippe Jaroussky, Topi Lehtipuu & Rolando Villazón; Daniel Zalay, producer (Europa Galante; Coro Da Camera Santa Cecilia Di Borgo San Lorenzo)
    Best Choral Performance

    “Light & Gold”

    Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King’s Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers)
    • “Beyond All Mortal Dreams – American A Cappella”
      • Stephen Layton, conductor (Choir of Trinity College Cambridge)
    • “Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45”
      • Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor; James K. Bass, chorus master (Justin Blackwell, Scott Allen Jarrett, Paul Max Tipton & Teresa Wakim; Professional Choral Institute & Seraphic Fire)
    • “Kind”
      • Kjetil Almenning, conductor (Nidaros String Quartet; Ensemble 96)
    • “The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen”
      • Paul Hillier, conductor (Ars Nova Copenhagen)
    Best Small Ensemble Performance

    “Mackey: Lonely Motel – Music from Slide” – Rinde Eckert & Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird

    • “Frank: Hilos” – Gabriela Lena Frank; ALIAS Chamber Ensemble
    • “The Kingdoms of Castille – Richard Savino, conductor; El Mundo
    • “A Seraphic Fire Christmas” – Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor; Seraphic Fire
    • “Sound the Bells!” – The Bay Brass
    Best Classical Instrumental Solo

    “Schwantner: Concerto for Percussion & Orchestra”

    Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony)
    • “Chinese Recorder Concertos – East Meets West”
      • Lan Shui, conductor; Michala Petri (Copenhagen Philharmonic)
    • “Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini”
      • Claudio Abbado, Yuja Wang (Mahler Chamber Orchestra)
    • “Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4”
      • Leif Ove Andsnes, Antonio Pappano (London Symphony Orchestra)
    • “Winging It – Piano Music of John Corigliano”
      • Ursula Oppens
    Best Classical Vocal Solo

    “Diva Divo”

    Joyce DiDonato (Kazushi Ono; Orchestre De L’Opéra National De Lyon; Choeur De L’Opéra National De Lyon)
    • “Grieg/Thommessen: Veslemøy Synsk”
      • Marianne Beate Kielland (Nils Anders Mortensen)
    • “Handel: Cleopatra”
      • Natalie Dessay (Emmanuelle Haïm; Le Concert D’Astrée)
    • “Purcell: O Solitude”
    • “Three Baroque Tenors”
      • Ian Bostridge (Bernard Labadie; Mark Bennett, Andrew Clarke, Sophie Daneman, Alberto Grazzi, Jonathan Gunthorpe, Benjamin Hulett & Madeline Shaw; The English Concert)
    Best Contemporary Classical Composition

    “Aldridge, Robert: Elmer Gantry” – Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein

    • “Crumb, George: The Ghosts of Alhambra” – George Crumb
    • “Friedman, Jefferson: String Quartet No. 3” – Jefferson Friedman
    • “Mackey, Steven: Lonely Motel – Music From Slide” – Steven Mackey
    • “Ruders, Poul: Piano Concerto No. 2” – Poul Ruders

    Music Video

    Best Short Form Music Video

    Rolling in the Deep” – Adele

    Sam Brown, video director; Hannah Chandler, video producer
    Best Long Form Music Video

    Foo Fighters: Back and Forth – Foo Fighters

    James Moll, video director; James Moll & Nigel Sinclair, video producers
     
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