2016 GRAMMY Awards Winners List

February 16, 2016

It was an amazing and surprising night of music at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards held Monday (15 February) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Once again our favorite rapper with luscious lips, LL Cool J, hosted the musical event. This marks the fifth year that LL has presided over the festivities which bring our favorite country, rock, pop, and rap stars together for some amazing performances and acknowledgment from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in the form of a gold-plated gramophone statuette.

Many viewers were able to see their favorite artists perform and like me, discover some new artist like Tori Kelly, James Bay, and Alabama Shakes.

Image Credit: Facebook Alabama Shakes
Kendrick Lamar who was nominated for 11 GRAMMYs was the big winner of the night taking home five awards (winning all four of the awards for the rap genre). Even more noteworthy than his wins was the spectacular and thought-provoking performance that Kenrick Lamar gave, which started off with a visualization of the struggles that African American's have endured due to the ugliness of institutionalized racism and the prison industrial complex and then moved on to display elements of the rich heritage Blacks come from. 

Taylor Swift won three awards including the coveted prize of the night, Album of the Year. With her win last night, Swift became the first female artist to take home Album of the Year twice for albums on which she was the lead artist. She is also among the youngest two-time Album of the Year winners, second only to amazingly talented Stevie Wonder who was 24 when he took home his second Album of the Year GRAMMY.

Taylor Swift looked surprised (per usual) when her name was announced as winner for Album of the Year. After acknowledging that she had made history, she went on to give an inspiring speech encouraging young women to stay focused and to not let naysayers sidetrack them from accomplishing their goals all while throwing shade at Kanye Went for good measure.

List of Winners:

Album of the Year

Sound and Color – Alabama Shakes
To Pimp A Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
Traveller – Chris Stapleton
1989 – Taylor Swift WINNER
Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd

Best New Artist

Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor – WINNER

Record of the Year

“Really Love” – D’Angelo and The Vanguard
“Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – WINNER
“Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space” – Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face” – The Weeknd

Song of the Year

“Alright” – Kendrick Lamar (Songwriters: Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears, & Pharrell Williams)
“Blank Space” – Taylor Swift (Songwriters: Max Martin, Shellback, & Taylor Swift)
“Girl Crush” – Little Big Town (Songwriters: Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, & Liz Rose
“See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth (Songwriters: Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth, & Cameron Thomaz)
“Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran (Songwriters: Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge) – WINNER

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Heartbeat Song” – Kelly Clarkson
“Love Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding
“Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran – WINNER
“Blank Space” – Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face” – The Weeknd

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Ship To Wreck” – Florence + The Machine
“Sugar” – Maroon 5
“Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – WINNER
“Bad Blood” – Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
“See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Pluth

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern – Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap – WINNER
Shadows In The Night – Bob Dylan
Stages – Josh Groban
No One Ever Tells You – Seth MacFarlane
My Dream Duets – Barry Manilow (& Various Artists)

Best Pop Vocal Album

Piece By Piece – Kelly Clarkson
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful – Florence + The Machine
Uptown Special – Mark Ronson
1989 – Taylor Swift – WINNER
Before This World – James Taylor

Best Dance Recording

“We’re All We Need” – Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston
“Go” – The Chemical Brothers
“Never Catch Me” – Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar
“Runaway (U & I)” – Gallants
“Where Are Ü Now” – Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber – WINNER

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Our Love – Caribou
Born In The Echoes – The Chemical Brothers
Caracal – Disclosure
In Colour – Jamie XX
Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü – Skrillex and Diplo – WINNER

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Guitar In The Space Age! – Bill Frisell
Love Language – Wouter Kellerman
Afrodeezia – Marcus Miller
Sylva – Snarky Puppy and Metropole Orkest – WINNER
The Gospel According To Jazz, Chapter IV – Kirk Whalum

Best Rock Performance

“Don’t Wanna Fight” – Alabama Shakes – WINNER
“What Kind Of Man” – Florence + The Machine
“Something From Nothing” – Foo Fighters
“Ex’s & Oh’s” – Elle King
“Moaning Lisa Smile” – Wolf Alice

Best Metal Performance

“Identity” – August Burns Red
“Cirice” – Ghost – WINNER
“512″ – Lamb Of God
“Thank You” – Sevendust
“Custer” – Slipknot

Best Rock Song

“Don’t Wanna Fight” – Alabama Shakes (Songwriters: Alabama Shakes) – WINNER
“Ex’s & Oh’s” – Elle King (Songwriters: Dave Bassett & Elle King)
“Hold Back The River” – James Bay (Songwriters: Iain Archer & James Bay)
“Lydia” – Highly Suspect (Songwriters: Richard Meyer, Ryan Meyer, & Johnny Stevens)
“What Kind Of Man” – Florence + The Machine (Songwriters: John Hill, Tom Hull, & Florence Welch)

Best Rock Album

Chaos And The Calm – James Bay
Kintsugi – Death Cab For Cutie
Mister Asylum – Highly Suspect
Drones – Muse – WINNER
.5: The Gray Chapter – Slipknot

Best Alternative Music Album

Sound & Color – Alabama Shakes – WINNER
Vulnicura – Björk
The Waterfall – My Morning Jacket
Currents – Tame Impala
Star Wars – Wilco

Best R&B Performance

“If I Don’t Have You” – Tamar Braxton
“Rise Up” – Andra Day
“Breathing Underwater” – Hiatus Kaiyote
“Planes” – Jeremih feat. J. Cole
“Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)” – The Weeknd – WINNER

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“He Is” – Faith Evans
“Little Ghetto Boy” – Lalah Hathaway – WINNER
“Let It Burn” – Jazmine Sullivan
“Shame” – Tyrese
“My Favorite Part Of You” – Charlie Wilson

Best R&B Song

“Coffee” – Miguel (Songwriters: Brook Davis & Miguel Pimentel)
“Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)” – The Weeknd (Songwriters: Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville, & Abel Tesfaye)
“Let It Burn” – Jazmine Sullivan (Songwriters: Kenny B. Edmonds, Jazmine Sullivan, & Dwane M. Weir II)
“Really Love” – D’Angelo And The Vanguard (Songwriters: D’Angelo & Kendra Foster) – WINNER
“Shame” – Tyrese (Songwriters: Warryn Campbell, Tyrese Gibson, & DJ Rogers Jr)

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Ego Death – The Internet
You Should Be Here – Kehlani
Blood – Lianne La Havas
Wildheart – Miguel
Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd – WINNER

Best R&B Album

Coming Home – Leon Bridges
Black Messiah – D’Angelo And The Vanguard – WINNER
Cheers To The Fall – Andra Day
Reality Show – Jazmine Sullivan
Forever Charlie – Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Performance

“Apparently” – J. Cole
“Back To Back” – Drake
“Trap Queen” – Fetty Wap
“Alright” – Kendrick Lamar – WINNER
“Truffle Butter” – Nicki Minaj feat. Drake & Lil Wayne
“All Day” – Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, & Paul McCartney

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

“One Man Can Change The World” – Big Sean feat. Kanye West & John Legend
“Glory” – Common & John Legend
“Classic Man” – Jidenna feat. Roman GianArthur
“These Walls” – Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise, & Thundercat – WINNER
“Only” – Nicki Minaj feat. Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown

Best Rap Song

“All Day” – Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, & Paul McCartney (Songwriters: 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)
“Alright” – Kendrick Lamar (Songwriters: Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears, & Pharrell Williams) – WINNER
“Energy” – Drake (Songwriters: Richard Dorfmeister, A. Graham, Markus Kienzl, M. O’Brien, M. Samuels & Phillip Thomas)
“Glory” – Common & John Legend (Songwriters: Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith, & John Stephens)
“Trap Queen” – Fetty Wap (Songwriters: Tony Fadd & Willie J. Maxwell)

Best Rap Album

2014 Forest Hills Drive – J. Cole
Compton – Dr. Dre
If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – Drake
To Pimp A Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar – WINNER
The Pinkprint – Nicki Minaj

Best Country Solo Performance

“Burning House” – Cam
“Traveller” – Chris Stapleton – WINNER
“Little Toy Guns” – Carrie Underwood
“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16″ – Keith Urban
“Chances Are” – Lee Ann Womack

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“Stay A Little Longer” – Brothers Osborne
“If I Needed You” – Joey + Rory
“The Driver” – Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley, & Eric Paslay
“Girl Crush” – Little Big Town – WINNER
“Lonely Tonight” – Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe

Best Country Song

“Chances Are” – Lee Ann Womack Songwriter: Hayes Carll)
“Diamond Rings And Old Barstools” – Tim McGraw (Songwriters: Barry Dean, Luke Laird & Jonathan Singleton)
“Girl Crush” – Little Big Town (Songwriters: Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, & Liz Rose) – WINNER
“Hold My Hand” – Brandy Clark (Songwriters: Brandy Clark & Mark Stephen Jones)
“Traveller” – Chris Stapleton (Songwriter: Chris Stapleton)

Best Country Album

Montevallo – Sam Hunt
Pain Killer – Little Big Town
The Blade – Ashley Monroe
Pageant Material – Kacey Musgraves
Traveller – Chris Stapleton – WINNER

Best New Age Album

Grace – Paul Avgerinos – WINNER
Bhakti Without Borders – Madi Das
Voyager – Catherine Duc
Love – Peter Kater
Asia Beauty – Ron Korb

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

“Giant Steps” – Joey Alexander
“Cherokee” – Christian McBride – WINNER
“Arbiters Of Evolution” – Donny McCaslin
“Friend Or Foe” – Joshua Redman
“Past Present” – John Scofield

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Many A New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein – Karrin Allyson
Find A Heart – Denise Donatelli
Flirting With Disaster – Lorraine Feather
Jamison – Jamison Ross
For One To Love – Cécile McLorin Savant – WINNER

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

My Favorite Things – Joey Alexander
Breathless – Terence Blanchard feat. The E-Collective
Covered: Recorded Live At Capitol Studios – Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio
Beautiful Life – Jimmy Greene
Past Present – John Scofield – WINNER

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Lines Of Color – Gil Evans Project
Köln – Marshall Gilles & WDR Big Band
Cuba: The Conversation Continues – Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
The Thompson Fields – Maria Schneider Orchestra – WINNER
Home Suite Home – Patrick Williams

Best Latin Jazz Album

Made In Brazil – Eliane Elias – WINNER
Impromptu – The Rodriguez Brothers
Suite Caminos – Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Intercambio – Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet
Identities Are Changeable – Miguel Zenón

Best Gospel Performance/Song

“Worth” [Live] – Anthony Brown & Group (Songwriters: Anthony Brown & Group Therapy)
“Wanna Be Happy?” – Kirk Franklin (Songwriter: Kirk Franklin) – WINNER
“Intentional” – Travis Greene
“How Awesome Is Our God” [Live] – Israel & Newbreed feat. Yolanda Adams (Songwriters: Neville Diedericks, Israel Houghton, & Meleasa Houghton)
“Worth Fighting For” [Live] – Brian Courtney Wilson (Songwriters: Aaron Lindsey & Brian Courtney Wilson)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

“Holy Spirit” – Francesca Battistelli – WINNER
“Life Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)” – Crowder (Songwriters: Ed Cash, David Crowder, & Seth Philpott)
“Because He Lives (Amen”) – Matt Maher
“Soul On Fire” – Third Day feat. All Sons & Daughters (Songwriters: Tai Anderson, Brenton Brown, David Carr, Mark Lee, Matt Maher, & Mac Powell)
“Feel It” – Tobymac feat. Mr. Talkbox (Songwriters: Cary Barlowe, David Arthur Garcia, & Toby McKeehan)

Best Gospel Album

Destined To Win [Live] – Karen Clark Sheard
Living It – Dorinda Clark-Cole
One Place Live – Tasha Cobbs
Covered: Alive In Asia [Live] (Deluxe) – Israel & Newbreed – WINNER
Life Music: Stage Two – Jonathan McReynolds

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Whatever The Road – Jason Crabb
How Can It Be – Lauren Daigle
Saints And Sinners – Matt Maher
This Is Not A Test – Tobymac – WINNER
Love Ran Red – Chris Tomlin

Best Roots Gospel Album

Still Rockin’ My Soul – The Fairfield Four – WINNER
Pray Now – Karen Peck & New River
Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know) – Point Of Grace

Best Latin Pop Album

Terral – Pablo Alborán
Healer – Alex Cuba
A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition) – Ricky Martin – WINNER
Sirope – Alejandro Sanz
Algo Sucede – Julieta Venegas

Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album

Amanecer – Bomba Estereo
Mondongo – La Cuenta Son Machín
Hasta La Raíz – Natalia Lafourcade – WINNER (Tie)
Caja De Música – Monsieur Periné
Dale – Pitbull – WINNER (Tie)

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Mi Vicio Mas Grande – Banda El Recodo De Don Cruz Lizarraga
Ya Dime Adiós – La Maquinaria Norteña
Zapateando – Los Cojolites
Realidades (Deluxe Edition) – Los Tigres Del Norte – WINNER
Tradición, Arte Y Pasión – Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano

Best Tropical Latin Album

Tributo A Los Compadres: No Quiero Llanto – José Alberto “El Canario” & Septeto Santiaguero
Son De Panamá – Rubén Blades with Roberto Delgado & Orchestra – WINNER
Presente Continuo – Guaco
Todo Tiene Su Hora – Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
Que Suenen Los Tambores – Victor Manuelle

Best American Roots Performance

“And Am I Born To Die” – Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
“Born To Play Guitar” – Buddy Guy
“City Of Our Lady” – The Milk Carton Kids
“Julep” – Punch Brothers
“See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” – Marvin Staples – WINNER

Best American Roots Song

“All Night Long” – The Mavericks (Songwriter: Raul Malo)
“The Cost Of Living” – Don Henley & Merle Haggard (Songwriters: Don Henley & Stan Lynch)
“Julep” – Punch Brothers (Songwriters: Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny, Chris Thile, & Gabe Witcher)
“The Traveling Kind” – Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell (Songwriters: Cory Chisel, Rodney Crowell, & Emmylou Harris)
“24 Frames” – Jason Isbell (Songwriter: Jason Isbell) – WINNER

Best Americana Album

The Firewatcher’s Daughter – Brandi Carlile
The Traveling Kind – Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Something More Than Free – Jason Isbell – WINNER
Mono – The Mavericks
The Phosphorescent Blues – Punch Brothers

Best Bluegrass Album

Pocket Full Of Keys – Dale Ann Bradley
Before The Sun Goes Down – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
In Session – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Man Of Constant Sorrow – Ralph Stanley & Friends
The Muscle Shoals Recordings – The Steeldrivers – WINNER

Best Blues Album

Descendants Of Hill Country – Cedric Burnside Project
Outskirts Of Love – Shemekia Copeland
Born To Play Guitar – Buddy Guy – WINNER
Worthy – Bettye LaVette
Muddy Waters 100 – John Primer & Various Artists

Best Folk Album

Wood, Wire & Words – Norman Blake
Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn – Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn – WINNER
Tomorrow Is My Turn- Rhiannon Middens
Servant Of Love – Patty Griffin
Didn’t He Ramble – Glen Hansard

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Go Go Juice – Jon Cleary – WINNER
La La La La – Natalie Ai Kamauu
Kawaiokalena – Keali’i Reichel
Get Ready – The Revelers
Generations – Windwalker And The MCW

Best Reggae Album

Branches Of The Same Tree – Rocky Dawuni
The Cure – Jah Cure
Acousticalevy – Barrington Levy
Zion Awake – Luciano
Strictly Roots – Morgan Heritage – WINNER

Best World Music Album

Gilbertos Samba Ao Vivo – Gilberto Gil
Sings – Angelique Kidjo – WINNER
Music From Inala – Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Ella Spira & The Inala Ensemble
Home – Anoushka Shankar
I Have No Everything Here – Zomba Prison Project

Best Children’s Album

¡Come Bien! Eat Right! – José-Luis Orozco
Dark Pie Concerns – Gustafer Yellowgold
Home – Tim Kubart – WINNER
How Great Can This Day Be – Lori Henriques
Trees – Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly

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

Blood On Snow (Jo Nesbø) – Patti Smith
Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, And Assorted Hijinks – Dick Caveat
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety – Jimmy Carter – WINNER
Patience And Sarah (Isabel Miller) – Janis Ian & Jean Smart
Yes Please – Amy Poehler (& Various Artists)

Best Comedy Album

Back To The Drawing Board – Lisa Lampanelli
Brooklyn – Wyatt Cenac
Happy. And A Lot. – Jay Mohr
Just Being Honest – Craig Ferguson
Live At Madison Square Garden – Louis C.K. – WINNER

Best Musical Theater Album

An American In Paris – Original Broadway Cast
Fun Home – Original Broadway Cast
Hamilton – Original Broadway Cast – WINNER
The King And I – 2015 Broadway Cast
Something Rotten! – Original Broadway Cast

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Empire: Season 1 – Various Artists
Fifty Shades Of Grey – Various Artists
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me – Various Artists – WINNER
Pitch Perfect 2 – Various Artists
Selma – Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Birdman – Antonio Sanchez, composer – WINNER
The Imitation Game – Alexandre Desplat, composer
Interstellar – Hans Zimmer, composer
The Theory Of Everything – Jóhan Jóhannsson, composer
Whiplash – Justin Hurwitz, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media

“Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)” – The Weeknd (Songwriters: Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville, & Abel Tesfaye)
“Glory” – Common & John Legend (Songwriters: Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith, & John Stephens) – WINNER
“Love Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding (Songwriters: Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Tove Nilsson, Ali Payami, & Ilya Salmanzadeh)
“See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth (Songwriters: Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth, & Cameron Thomaz)
“Til It Happens To You” – Lady Gaga (Songwriters: Lady Gaga & Diane Warren)

Best Instrumental Composition

“The Afro Latin Jazz Suite” – Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra feat. Rudresh Mahanthappa (Composer Arturo O’Farrill) – WINNER
“Civil War” – Bob Mintzer Big Band (Composer Bob Mintzer)
“Confetti Man” – Turtle Island Quartet (Composer David Balakrishnan)
“Neil” – University Of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band (Composer Rich DeRosa)
“Vesper” – Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band (Composer Marshall Gilkes)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella

“Bruno Mars” – Vocally Challenged (Arranged by Paul Allen, Troy Hayes, Evin Martin, & J Moss)
“Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy” – Pentatonix (Arranged by Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado & Kevin Olusola) – WINNER
“Do You Hear What I Hear?” – Committed (Arranged by Armand Hutton)
“Ghost Of A Chance” – Bob James & Nathan East (Arranged by Bob James)
“You And The Night And The Music” – John Fedchock New York Big Band (Arranged by John Fedchock)

Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals

“Be My Muse” – Lorraine Feather (Arranged By Shelly Berg)
“52nd & Broadway” – Patrick Williams feat. Patti Austin (Arranged by Patrick Williams)
“Garota De Ipanema” – Catina DeLuna feat. Otmaro Ruiz (Arranged by Otmaro Ruiz)
“Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)” – David Bowie (Arranged by Maria Schneider) – WINNER
“When I Come Home” – Jimmy Greene feat. Javier Colon (Arranged by Jimmy Greene)

Best Recording Package

Alagoas – Alagoas
Bush – Snoop Dogg
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Deluxe Edition) – Florence + The Machine
My Happiness – Elvis Presley
Still The King: Celebrating The Music Of Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys – Asleep At The Wheel – WINNER

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

Beneath The Skin (Deluxe Boxed Set) – Of Monsters And Men
I Love You, Honeybear (Limited Edition Deluxe Vinyl) – Father John Misty
The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32) – Various Artists – WINNER
Sticky Fingers (Super Deluxe Edition) – The Rolling Stones
30 Trips Around The Sun – Grateful Dead
What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (Deluxe Box Set) – The Decemberists

Best Album Notes

Folksongs Of Another America: Field Recordings From The Upper Midwest, 1937-1946 – Various Artists (Album notes written by James P. Leary)
Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection – Lead Belly (Album notes written by Jeff Place)
Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced – Joni Mitchell (Album notes written by Joni Mitchell) – WINNER
Portrait Of An American Sniper – Tennessee Ernie Ford (Album notes written by Ted Olson)
Songs Of The Night: Dance Recordings, 1916-1925 – Joseph C. Smith’s Orchestra (Album notes written by Ryan Barna)

Best Historical Album

The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 – Bob Dylan And The Band – WINNER
The Complete Concert By The Sea – Erroll Garner
Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, And Country 1966-1985 – Various Artists
Parchman Farm: Photographs And Field Recordings, 1947-1959 – Various Artists
Songs My Mother Taught Me – Fannie Lou Hamer

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Before This World – James Taylor
Currency Of Man – Melody Gardot
Recreational Love – The Bird And The Bee
Sound & Color – Alabama Shakes – WINNER
Wallflower – Diana Krall

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Jeff Bhasker – WINNER
Dave Cobb
Larry Klein
Blake Mills

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

“Berlin By Overnight (CFCF Remix)” – Daniel Hope (Remixed by CFCF)
“Hold On (Fatum Remix)” – JES, Shant, & Clint Maximus (Remixed by Bill Hamel & Chad Newbold)
“Runaway (U & I) (Kaskade Remix)” – Galantis (Remixed by Ryan Raddon)
“Say My Name (RAC Remix)” – Odessa feat. Zyra (Remixed by André Allen Anjos)
“Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)” – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars (Remixed by Dave Audé) – WINNER

Best Surround Sound Album

Amdahl: Astrognosia & Aesop – Ingar Heine Bergby & Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Amused To Death – Roger Waters – WINNER
Magnificat – Øyvind Gimse, Anita Brevik, Nidarosdomens Jentekor, & Trondheimsolistene
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 – Paavo Järvi & Russian National Orchestra
Spes – Tove Ramlo-Ystad & Cantus

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Ask Your Mama – George Manahan & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra – WINNER
Dutilleux: Métaboles; L’Arbre Des Songes; Symphony No. 2, ‘Le Double’ – Ludovic Morlot, Augustin Hadelich & Seattle Symphony
Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D’Ulisse In Patria – Martin Pearlman, Jennifer Rivera, Fernando Guimarães & Boston Baroque
Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil – Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Chorale & Kansas City Chorale
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, ‘Organ’ – Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony

Producer Of The Year, Classical

Blanton Alspaugh
Manfred Eicher
Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin
Dan Merceruio
Judith Sherman – WINNER

Best Orchestral Performance

“Bruckner: Symphony No. 4″ – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
“Dutilleux: Métaboles; L’Arbre Des Songes; Symphony No. 2, ‘Le Double’” – Seattle Symphony
“Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphony No. 10″ – Boston Symphony Orchestra – WINNER
“Spirit Of The American Range” – The Oregon Symphony
“Zhou Long & Chen Yi: Symphony ‘Humen 1839′” – New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Best Opera Recording

“Janáček: Jenůfa” – Orchestra Of The Deutsche Oper Berlin; Chorus Of The Deutsche Oper Berlin
“Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D’Ulisse In Patria” – Boston Baroque
“Mozart: Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail” – Chamber Orchestra Of Europe
“Ravel: L’Enfant Et Les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade” – Saito Kinen Orchestra; SKF Matsumoto Chorus & SKF Matsumoto Children’s Chorus – WINNER
“Steffani: Niobe, Regina Di Tebe” – Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra

Best Choral Performance

“Beethoven: Missa Solemnis” – Anton Barachovsky, Genia Kühmeier, Elisabeth Kulman, Hanno Müller-Brachmann & Mark Padmore; Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks
“Monteverdi: Vespers Of 1610″ – Jeremy Budd, Grace Davidson, Ben Davies, Mark Dobell, Eamonn Dougan & Charlotte Mobbs; The Sixteen
“Pablo Neruda – The Poet Sings” – James K. Bass, Laura Mercado-Wright, Eric Neuville & Lauren Snouffer; Faith DeBow & Stephen Redfield; Conspirare
“Paulus: Far In The Heavens” – Sara Fraker, Matthew Goinz, Thea Lobo, Owen McIntosh, Kathryn Mueller & Christine Vivona; True Concord Orchestra; True Concord Voices
“Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil” – Paul Davidson, Frank Fleschner, Toby Vaughn Kidd, Bryan Pinkall, Julia Scozzafava, Bryan Taylor & Joseph Warner; Kansas City Chorale & Phoenix Chorale – WINNER

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

“Brahms: The Piano Trios” – Tanja Tetzlaff, Christian Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt
“Filament” – Eighth Blackbird – WINNER
“Flaherty: Airdancing For Toy Piano, Piano & Electronics” – Nadia Shpachenko & Genevieve Feiwen Lee
“Render” – Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth
“Shostakovich: Piano Quintet & String Quartet No. 2″ – Takács Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

“Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L’Arbre Des Songes” – Seattle Symphony – WINNER
“Grieg & Moszkowski: Piano Concertos” – Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
“Mozart: Keyboard Music, Vol. 7″ – Kristian Bezuidenhout
“Rachmaninov Variations” – The Philadelphia Orchestra
“Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated!” – Jerome Lowenthal

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Beethoven: An Die Ferne Geliebte; Haydn: English Songs; Mozart: Masonic Cantata – Mark Padmore; Kristian Bezuidenhout, accompanist
Joyce & Tony – Live From Wigmore Hall – Joyce DiDonato; Antonio Pappano, accompanist – WINNER
Nessun Dorma – The Puccini Album – Kristīne Opolais, Antonio Pirozzi & Massimo Simeoli; Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia; Orchestra Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia
Rouse: Seeing; Kabir Padavali – Orion Weiss; Albany Symphony
St. Petersburg – I Barocchisti

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
Ask Your Mama – George Manahan, conductor; Judith Sherman, producer
Handel: L’Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato, 1740 – Paul McCreesh, conductor; Nicholas Parker, producer
Paulus: Three Places Of Enlightenment; Veil Of Tears & Grand Concerto – Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer – WINNER
Woman At The New Piano – Nadia Shpachenko; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, producers

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

“Barry: The Importance Of Being Earnest” – Thomas Adès, Barbara Hannigan, Katalin Károlyi, Hilary Summers, Peter Tantsits & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (Composer Gerald Barry)
“Norman: Play” – Gil Rose & Boston Modern Orchestra Project (Composer  Andrew Norman)
“Paulus: Prayers & Remembrances” – Eric Holtan, True Concord Voices & Orchestra (Composer Stephen Paulus) – WINNER
“Tower: Stroke” – Giancarlo Guerrero, Cho-Liang Lin & Nashville Symphony (Composer Joan Tower)
“Wolfe: Anthracite Fields” – Julian Wachner, The Choir Of Trinity Wall Street & Bang On A Can All-Stars (Composer Julia Wolfe)

Best Music Video

“LSD” – ASAP Rocky
“I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” – The Dead Weather
“Alright” – Kendrick Lamar
“Bad Blood” – Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar – WINNER
“Freedom” – Pharrell Williams

Best Music Film

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown – James Brown
Sonic Highways – Foo Fighters
What Happened, Miss Simone? – Nina Simone
The Wall – Roger Waters
Amy – Amy Winehouse – WINNER

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