2018 Grammy Awards Winners List (Premiere Ceremony Live Blog)

The big Grammy Awards Ceremony airs tonight on CBS beginning at 7:30 pm ET, but the vast majority of the 84 Grammy Awards will be handed out during the Premiere Ceremony streaming on Grammy.com beginning at 3 pm ET.

Hosted by Paul Shaffer in The Theater at Madison Square Garden, it’s the same complex where the prime time event will take place shortly thereafter. Seventy categories will be revealed in 3 hours. That’s a lot of awards to hand out in a very short period of time.

UPDATE: Remaining categories will be handed out in prime time…

2018 Grammy Awards Full Winners List

Record of the Year

“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“The Story Of O.J.” — JAY-Z
“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar
“24K Magic” — Bruno Mars – WINNER

Album of the Year

“Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
4:44 — JAY-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Melodrama — Lorde
24K Magic — Bruno Mars – WINNER

Song of the Year

“Despacito” — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)

“4:44” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (JAY-Z)

“Issues” — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)

“1-800-273-8255” — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury, Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)

“That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars) – WINNER

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara – WINNER
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels

Producer of the Year — Non-classical

Calvin Harris
No I.D.
Greg Kurstin – WINNER
Blake Mills
The Stereotypes

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Love So Soft” — Kelly Clarkson
“Praying” — Kesha
“Million Reasons” — Lady Gaga
“What About Us” — P!nk
“Shape Of You” — Ed Sheeran – WINNER

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Something Just Like This” ­— The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“Thunder” — Imagine Dragons
“Feel It Still” — Portugal. The Man – WINNER
“Stay” — Zedd & Alessia Cara

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

IN FULL SWING Seth MacFarlane
WONDERLAND Sarah McLachlan
Dae Bennett, Producer – WINNER

Best Pop Vocal Album

EVOLVE Imagine Dragons
JOANNE Lady Gaga
÷ (DIVIDE) Ed Sheeran – WINNER

Best Dance Recording

Bonobo Featuring Innov Gnawa
Bonobo, producer; Bonobo, mixer

Camelphat & Elderbrook
Mike Di Scala, Elderbrook & David Whelan, producers; Mike Di Scala, Elderbrook & David Whelan, mixers

Gorillaz Featuring DRAM
Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett, Remi Kabaka & Anthony Khan, producers; Stephen Sedgwick, mixer

LCD Soundsystem
James Murphy, producer; James Murphy, mixer – WINNER

Odesza Featuring WYNNE & Mansionair Clayton Knight & Harrison Mills, producers; Eric J Dubowsky, mixer

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Migration — Bonobo
3-D The Catalogue — Kraftwerk – WINNER
Mura Masa — Mura Masa
A Moment Apart — Odesza
What Now — Sylvan Esso

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

WHAT IF The Jerry Douglas Band
MOUNT ROYAL Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
PROTOTYPE Jeff Lorber Fusion – WINNER
BAD HOMBRE Antonio Sanchez

Best Rock Performance

“You Want It Darker” — Leonard Cohen – WINNER
“The Promise” — Chris Cornell
“Run” — Foo Fighters
“No Good” — Kaleo
“Go To War” — Nothing More

Best Metal Performance

FOREVER Code Orange

Best Rock Song

Atlas, Rise! – James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, Songwriters (Metallica)

Blood In The Cut – JT Daly & Kristine Flaherty, Songwriters (K.Flay)

Go To War – Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel
Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, Songwriters (Nothing More)

Run – Foo Fighters, Songwriters (Foo Fighters) – WINNER

The Stage – Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders,
Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, Songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold)

Best Rock Album

Emperor Of Sand – Mastodon
Hardwired…To Self-Destruct – Metallica
The Stories We Tell Ourselves – Nothing More
Villains – Queens Of The Stone Age
A Deeper Understanding – The War On Drugs – WINNER

Best Alternative Music Album

Everything Now – Arcade Fire
Humanz – Gorillaz
American Dream – LCD Soundsystem
Pure Comedy – Father John Misty
Sleep Well Beast – The National – WINNER

Best R&B Performance

Get You – Daniel Caesar Featuring Kali Uchis
Distraction – Kehlani
High – Ledisi
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars – WINNER
The Weekend

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Laugh And Move On – The Baylor Project
Redbone – Childish Gambino – WINNER
What I’m Feelin’ – Anthony Hamilton Featuring The Hamiltones
All The Way – Ledisi
Still – Mali Music

Best R&B Song

First Began – PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)

Location – Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher Mcclenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, Songwriters (Khalid)

Redbone – Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, Songwriters (Childish Gambino)

Supermodel – Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, Songwriters (Sza)

That’s What I Like – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars) – WINNER

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Free 6lack — 6lack
“Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
American Teen — Khalid
Ctrl — SZA
Starboy — The Weeknd – WINNER

Best R&B Album

Freudian – Daniel Caesar
Let Love Rule – Ledisi
24k Magic – Bruno Mars – WINNER
Gumbo – PJ Morton
Feel The Real – Musiq Soulchild

Best Rap Performance

Bounce Back – Big Sean
Bodak Yellow – Cardi B
4:44 – Jay-Z
Humble. – Kendrick Lamar – WINNER
Bad And Boujee – Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Prblms – 6lack
Crew – Goldlink Featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
Family Feud – Jay-Z Featuring Beyoncé
Loyalty. – Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna – WINNER
Love Galore – Sza Featuring Travis Scott

Best Rap Song

Bodak Yellow – Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White, Songwriters (Cardi B)

Chase Me – Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime
Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer, Songwriters (Danger Mouse Featuring Run The Jewels & Big Boi)

Humble. K. Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams Ii, Songwriters (Kendrick Lamar) – WINNER

Sassy – E. Gabouer & M. Evans, Songwriters (Rapsody)

The Story Of O.J. – Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, Songwriters (Jay-Z)

Best Rap Album

4:44 — JAY-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar – WINNER
Culture — Migos
Laila’s Wisdom — Rapsody
Flower Boy — Tyler, The Creator

Best Country Solo Performance

Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt
Losing You – Alison Krauss
Tin Man – Miranda Lambert
I Could Use A Love Song – Maren Morris
Either Way – Chris Stapleton – WINNER

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

It Ain’t My Fault – Brothers Osborne
My Old Man – Zac Brown Band
You Look Good – Lady Antebellum
Better Man – Little Big Town – WINNER
Drinkin’ Problem – Midland

Best Country Song

Better Man – Taylor Swift, Songwriter (Little Big Town)

Body Like A Back Road – Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane Mcanally & Josh Osborne, Songwriters (Sam Hunt)

Broken Halos – Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, Songwriters (Chris Stapleton) – WINNER

Drinkin’ Problem – Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane Mcanally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, Songwriters (Midland)

Tin Man
Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, Songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

Best Country Album

Cosmic Hallelujah — Kenny Chesney
Heart Break — Lady Antebellum
The Breaker — Little Big Town
Life Changes — Thomas Rhett
From A Room: Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton – WINNER

Best New Age Album

Reflection – Brian Eno
Songversation: Medicine – India.Arie
Dancing On Water – Peter Kater – WINNER
Sacred Journey Of Ku-Kai, Volume 5 – Kitaro
Spiral Revelation – Steve Roach

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Can’t Remember Why Sara Caswell, Soloist
Track From: Whispers On The Wind (Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge)

Dance Of Shiva Billy Childs, Soloist
Track From: Rebirth

Whisper Not
Fred Hersch, Soloist

Miles Beyond
John Mclaughlin, Soloist
Track From: Live @ Ronnie Scott’s (John Mclaughlin & The 4th Dimension) – WINNER

Chris Potter, Soloist
Track From: The Dreamer Is The Dream

Best Jazz Vocal Album

The Journey — The Baylor Project
A Social Call — Jazzmeia Horn
Bad Ass And Blind — Raul Midón
Porter Plays Porter — Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King
Dreams And Daggers — Cécile McLorin Salvant – WINNER

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Uptown, Downtown – Bill Charlap Trio
Rebirth – Billy Childs – WINNER
Project Freedom – Joey Defrancesco & The People
Open Book – Fred Hersch
The Dreamer Is The Dream – Chris Potter

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Monk’estra Vol. 2 -John Beasley
Jigsaw – Alan Ferber Big Band
Bringin’ It – Christian Mcbride Big Band – WINNER
Homecoming – Vince Mendoza & Wdr Big Band Cologne
Whispers On The Wind – Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge

Best Latin Jazz Album

Hybrido – From Rio To Wayne Shorter – Antonio Adolfo
Oddara – Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
Outra Coisa – The Music Of Moacir Santos – Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves
Típico – Miguel Zenón
Jazz Tango – Pablo Ziegler Trio – WINNER

Best Gospel Performance/Song

TOO HARD NOT TO Tina Campbell; Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters
YOU DESERVE IT JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Featuring Bishop Cortez Vaughn; David Bloom, JJ Hairston, Phontane Demond Reed & Cortez Vaughn, songwriters
MY LIFE The Walls Group; Warryn Campbell, Eric Dawkins, Damien Farmer, Damon Thomas, Ahjah Walls & Darrel Walls, songwriters
NEVER HAVE TO BE ALONE CeCe Winans; Dwan Hill & Alvin Love III, songwriters – WINNER

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Rise — Danny Gokey
Echoes (Deluxe Edition) — Matt Maher
Lifer — MercyMe
Hills And Valleys — Tauren Wells
Chain Breaker — Zach Williams – WINNER

Best Gospel Album

Crossover — Travis Greene
Bigger Than Me — Le’Andria
Close — Marvin Sapp
Sunday Song — Anita Wilson
Let Them Fall In Love — Cece Winans – WINNER

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

Oh My Soul
Casting Crowns
Casting Crowns; Mark Hall & Bernie Herms, songwriters
Track from: The Very Next Thing

Natalie Grant
Natalie Grant; Natalie Grant, songwriter
Track from: Be One

What A Beautiful Name
Hillsong Worship
Hillsong Worship; Ben Fielding & Brooke Ligertwood, songwriters
Track from: Let There Be Light – WINNER

Even If
MercyMe; David Garcia, Ben Glover, Crystal Lewis, MercyMe & Tim Timmons, songwriters
Track from: Lifer

Hills And Valleys
Tauren Wells
Tauren Wells; Chuck Butler, Jonathan Smith & Tauren Wells, songwriters
Track from: Hills And Valleys

Best Roots Gospel Album

The Best Of The Collingsworth Family – Volume 1 – The Collingsworth Family
Give Me Jesus – Larry Cordle
Resurrection – Joseph Habedank
Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope – Reba Mcentire – WINNER
Hope For All Nations – Karen Peck & New River

Best Latin Pop Album

Lo Único Constante — Alex Cuba
Mis Planes Son Amarte — Juanes
Amar Y Vivir En Vivo Desde La Cuidad De México, 2017 — La Santa Cecilia
Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos) — Natalia Lafourcade
El Dorado — Shakira – WINNER

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

Ayo – Bomba Estéreo
Pa’ Fuera – C4 Trío & Desorden Público
Salvavidas De Hielo – Jorge Drexler
El Paradise – Los Amigos Invisibles
Residente Residente – WINNER

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Ni Diablo Ni Santo – Julión Álvarez Y Su Norteño Banda
Ayer Y Hoy – Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga
Momentos – Alex Campos
Arriero Somos Versiones Acústicas – Aida Cuevas – WINNER
Zapateando En El Norte – Humberto Novoa, Producer (Various Artists)

Best Tropical Latin Album

Albita – Albita
Art Of The Arrangement – Doug Beavers
Salsa Big Band – Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta – WINNER
Gente Valiente – Silvestre Dangond
Indestructible – Diego El Cigala

Best American Roots Performance

Killer Diller Blues – Alabama Shakes – WINNER
Let My Mother Live – Blind Boys Of Alabama
Arkansas Farmboy – Glen Campbell
Steer Your Way – Leonard Cohen
I Never Cared For You – Alison Krauss

Best American Roots Song

Cumberland Gap – David Rawlings & Gillian Welch, Songwriters (David Rawlings)

I Wish You Well – Raul Malo & Alan Miller, Songwriters (The Mavericks)

If We Were Vampires – Jason Isbell, Songwriter (Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit) – WINNER

It Ain’t Over Yet – Rodney Crowell, Songwriter (Rodney Crowell Featuring Rosanne Cash & John Paul White)

My Only True Friend – Gregg Allman & Scott Sharrard, Songwriters (Gregg Allman)

Best Americana Album

Southern Blood — Gregg Allman
Shine On Rainy Day — Brent Cobb
Beast Epic — Iron & Wine
The Nashville Sound — Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – WINNER
Brand New Day — The Mavericks

Best Bluegrass Album

Fiddler’s Dream – Michael Cleveland
Laws Of Gravity – The Infamous Stringdusters – WINNER (TIE)
Original – Bobby Osborne
Universal Favorite – Noam Pikelny
All The Rage – In Concert Volume One [Live] – Rhonda Vincent And The Rage – WINNER (TIE)

Best Traditional Blues Album

Migration Blues – Eric Bibb
Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio – Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio
Roll And Tumble – R.L. Boyce
Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train – Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi
Blue & Lonesome – The Rolling Stones – WINNER

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm – Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm
Recorded Live In Lafayette – Sonny Landreth
Tajmo Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ – WINNER
Got Soul – Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Live From The Fox Oakland – Tedeschi Trucks Band

Best Folk Album

Mental Illness – Aimee Mann – WINNER
Semper Femina – Laura Marling
The Queen Of Hearts – Offa Rex
You Don’t Own Me Anymore – The Secret Sisters
The Laughing Apple – Yusuf / Cat Stevens

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Top Of The Mountain – Dwayne Dopsie And The Zydeco Hellraisers
Ho’okena 3.0 – Ho’okena
Kalenda – Lost Bayou Ramblers – WINNER
Miyo Kekisepa, Make A Stand [Live] – Northern Cree
Pua Kiele – Josh Tatofi

Best Reggae Album

Chronology – Chronixx
Lost In Paradise – Common Kings
Wash House Ting – J Boog
Stony Hill – Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – WINNER
Avrakedabra – Morgan Heritage

Best World Music Album

Memoria De Los Sentidos – Vicente Amigo
Para Mi – Buika
Rosa Dos Ventos – Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro
Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration – Ladysmith Black Mambazo – WINNER
Elwan – Tinariwen

Best Children’s Album

Brighter Side – Gustafer Yellowgold
Feel What U Feel – Lisa Loeb – WINNER
Lemonade – Justin Roberts
Rise Shine #Woke – Alphabet Rockers
Songs of Peace & Love for Kids & Parents Around the World – Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry – Neil deGrasse Tyson
Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
Confessions of a Serial Songwriter – Shelly Peiken
Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In (Bernie Sanders) – Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo
The Princess Diarist – Carrie Fisher – WINNER

Best Comedy Album

The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas — Dave Chappelle – WINNER
Cinco — Jim Gaffigan
Jerry Before Seinfeld — Jerry Seinfeld
A Speck Of Dust — Sarah Silverman
What Now? — Kevin Hart

Best Musical Theater Album

Come From Away – Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, David Hein, David Lai & Irene Sankoff, producers; David Hein & Irene Sankoff, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Dear Evan Hansen Ben Platt, principal soloist; Alex Lacamoire, Stacey Mindich, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, producers; Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording) – WINNER

Hello, Dolly! – Bette Midler, principal soloist; Steven Epstein, producer (Jerry Herman, composer & lyricist) (New Broadway Cast Recording)

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Baby Driver — (Various Artists)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 — (Various Artists)
Hidden Figures: The Album — (Various Artists)
La La Land — (Various Artists) – WINNER
Moana: The Songs — (Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Arrival — Johann Johannsson (composer)
Dunkirk — Hans Zimmer (composer)
Game of Thrones: Season 7 — Ramin Djawadi (composer)
Hidden Figures — Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams & Hans Zimmer (composers)
La La Land — Justin Hurwitz (composer) – WINNER

Best Song Written for Visual Media

“City Of Stars” — Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone), Track from La La Land

“How Far I’ll Go” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli’i Cravalho), Track from Moana: The Songs – WINNER

“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) — Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew & Taylor Swift, songwriters (ZAYN & Taylor Swift), Track from Fifty Shades Darker

“Never Give Up” — Sia Furler & Gregg Kurstin, songwriters (Sia), Track from Lion

“Stand Up For Something” — Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (Andra Day Featuring Common), Track from Marshall

Best Instrumental Composition

“Alkaline” – Pascal Le Boeuf, composer (Le Boeuf Brothers & JACK Quartet)

“Choros #3” – Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne)

“Home Free (For Peter Joe)” – Nate Smith, composer (Nate Smith)

“Three Revolutions” – Arturo O’Farrill, composer (Arturo O’Farrill & Chucho Valdés) – WINNER

“Warped Cowboy” – Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Capella

“All Hat, No Saddle” – Chuck Owen, arranger (Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge)

“Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra from Catch Me if You Can” – John Williams, arranger (John Williams) – WINNER

“Home Free (For Peter Joe)” – Nate Smith, arranger (Nate Smith)

“Ugly Beauty/Pannonica” – John Beasley, arranger (John Beasley)

“White Christmas” – Chris Walden, arranger (Herb Alpert)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals

“Another Day of Sun” – Justin Hurwitz, arranger (La La Land Cast)

“Every Time We Say Goodbye” – Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Clint Holmes Featuring Jane Monheit)

“I Like Myself” – Joel McNeely, arranger (Seth MacFarlane)

“I Loves You Porgy/ There’s a Boat That’s Leavin’ Soon for New York” – Shelly Berg, Gregg Field, Gordon Goodwin & Clint Holmes, arrangers (Clint Holmes Featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater And The Count Basie Orchestra)

“Putin” – Randy Newman, arranger (Randy Newman) – WINNER

Best Recording Package

El Orisha de la Rosa
Claudio Roncoli & Cactus Taller, art directors (Magín Díaz) – WINNER (TIE)

Mura Masa
Alex Crossan & Matt De Jong, art directors (Mura Masa)

Pure Comedy (Deluxe Edition)
Sasha Barr, Ed Steed & Josh Tillman, art directors (Father John Misty) – WINNER (TIE)

Sleep Well Beast
Elyanna Blaser-Gould, Luke Hayman & Andrea Trabucco-Campos, art directors (The National)

Solid State
Gail Marowitz, art director (Jonathan Coulton)

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Tim Breen, art director (Various Artists)

Tom Hingston, art director (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds)

Masaki Koike, art director (Grateful Dead)

Lawrence Azerrad, Timothy Daly & David Pescovitz, art directors (Various Artists) – WINNER

Tim Breen, Benjamin Marra & Ken Shipley, art directors (Various Artists)

Best Album Notes

ARTHUR Q. SMITH: THE TROUBLE WITH THE TRUTH – Wayne Bledsoe & Bradley Reeves, album notes writers (Various Artists)

BIG BEND KILLING: THE APPALACHIAN BALLAD TRADITION – Ted Olson, album notes writer (Various Artists)

THE COMPLETE PIANO WORKS OF SCOTT JOPLIN – Bryan S. Wright, album notes writer (Richard Dowling)


LIVE AT THE WHISKY A GO GO: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS – Lynell George, album notes writer (Otis Redding) – WINNER

WASHINGTON PHILLIPS AND HIS MANZARENE DREAMS – Michael Corcoran, album notes writer (Washington Phillips)

Best Historical Album

BOBO YEYE: BELLE EPOQUE IN UPPER VOLTA Jon Kirby, Florent Mazzoleni, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton & Maria Rice, mastering engineers (Various Artists)

THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS – THE COMPLETE UNRELEASED RECORDING SESSIONS JUNE 1955 Robert Russ, compilation producer; Matthias Erb, Martin Kistner & Andreas K. Meyer, mastering engineers (Glenn Gould)

LEONARD BERNSTEIN – THE COMPOSER Robert Russ, compilation producer; Martin Kistner & Andreas K. Meyer, mastering engineers (Leonard Bernstein) – WINNER

SWEET AS BROKEN DATES: LOST SOMALI TAPES FROM THE HORN OF AFRICA Nicolas Sheikholeslami & Vik Sohonie, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

WASHINGTON PHILLIPS AND HIS MANZARENE DREAMS Michael Corcoran, April G. Ledbetter & Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Washington Phillips)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

EVERY WHERE IS SOME WHERE Brent Arrowood, Miles Comaskey, JT Daly, Tommy English, Kristine Flaherty, Adam Hawkins, Chad Howat & Tony Maserati, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer (K.Flay)

IS THIS THE LIFE WE REALLY WANT? Nigel Godrich, Sam Petts-Davies & Darrell Thorp, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Roger Waters)

NATURAL CONCLUSION Ryan Freeland, engineer; Joao Carvalho, mastering engineer (Rose Cousins)

NO SHAPE Shawn Everett & Joseph Lorge, engineers; Patricia Sullivan, mastering engineer (Perfume Genius)

24K MAGIC Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer (Bruno Mars) – WINNER

Best Remixed Recording

CAN’T LET YOU GO (LOUIE VEGA ROOTS MIX) Louie Vega, remixer (Loleatta Holloway)
FUNK O’ DE FUNK (SMLE REMIX) SMLE, remixers (Bobby Rush)
UNDERCOVER (ADVENTURE CLUB REMIX) Leighton James & Christian Srigley, remixers (Kehlani)
A VIOLENT NOISE (FOUR TET REMIX) Four Tet, remixer (The xx)
YOU MOVE (LATROIT REMIX) Dennis White, remixer (Depeche Mode) – WINNER

Best Surround Sound Album

EARLY AMERICANS Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom, surround producers (Jane Ira Bloom) – WINNER

KLEIBERG: MASS FOR MODERN MAN Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Eivind Gullberg Jensen & Trondheim Symphony Orchestra And Choir)

SO IS MY LOVE Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Nina T. Karlsen & Ensemble 96)

3-D THE CATALOGUE Fritz Hilpert, surround mix engineer; Tom Ammermann, surround mastering engineer; Fritz Hilpert, surround producer (Kraftwerk)

TYBERG: MASSES Jesse Brayman, surround mix engineer; Jesse Brayman, surround mastering engineer; Blanton Alspaugh, surround producer (Brian A. Schmidt, Christopher Jacobson & South Dakota Chorale)

Best Engineered Album, Classical

DANIELPOUR: SONGS OF SOLITUDE & WAR SONGS Gary Call, engineer (Thomas Hampson, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)

KLEIBERG: MASS FOR MODERN MAN Morten Lindberg, engineer (Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Trondheim Vokalensemble & Trondheim Symphony Orchestra)

SCHOENBERG, ADAM: AMERICAN SYMPHONY; FINDING ROTHKO; PICTURE STUDIES Keith O. Johnson & Sean Royce Martin, engineers (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)

SHOSTAKOVICH: SYMPHONY NO. 5; BARBER: ADAGIO Mark Donahue, engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) – WINNER

TYBERG: MASSES John Newton, engineer; Jesse Brayman, mastering engineer (Brian A. Schmidt, Christopher Jacobson & South Dakota Chorale)

Producer of the Year, Classical

BLANTON ALSPAUGH • Adamo: Becoming Santa Claus (Emmanuel Villaume, Kevin Burdette, Keith Jameson, Lucy Schaufer, Hila Plitmann, Matt Boehler, Jonathan Blalock, Jennifer Rivera & Dallas Opera Orchestra) • Aldridge: Sister Carrie (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Matt Morgan, Alisa Suzanne Jordheim, Stephen Cunningham, Adriana Zabala, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra) • Copland: Symphony No. 3; Three Latin American Sketches (Leonard Slatkin & Detroit Symphony Orchestra) • Death & The Maiden (Patricia Kopatchinskaja & The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra) • Handel: Messiah (Andrew Davis, Noel Edison, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir & Toronto Symphony Orchestra) • Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 53, 64 & 96 (Carlos Kalmar & Oregon Symphony) • Heggie: It’s A Wonderful Life (Patrick Summers, William Burden, Talise Trevigne, Andrea Carroll, Rod Gilfry & Houston Grand Opera) • Tyberg: Masses (Brian A. Schmidt, Christopher Jacobson & South Dakota Chorale)

MANFRED EICHER • Mansurian: Requiem (Alexander Liebreich, Florian Helgath, RIAS Kammerchor & Münchener Kammerorchester) • Monk, M.: On Behalf Of Nature (Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble) • Point & Line – Debussy And Hosokawa (Momo Kodama) • Rímur (Arve Henriksen & Trio Mediaeval) • Silvestrov: Hieroglyphen Der Nacht (Anja Lechner)

DAVID FROST • Alma Española (Isabel Leonard) • Amplified Soul (Gabriela Martinez) • Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 6 (Jonathan Biss) • Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra) • Garden Of Joys And Sorrows (Hat Trick Trio) • Laks: Chamber Works (ARC Ensemble) • Schoenberg, Adam: American Symphony; Finding Rothko; Picture Studies (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony) • Troika (Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O’Riley) • Verdi: Otello (Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Günther Groissböck, Željko Lu?i?, Dimitri Pittas, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Sonya Yoncheva, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus) – WINNER

MORTEN LINDBERG • Furatus (Ole Edvard Antonsen & Wolfgang Plagge) • Interactions (Bård Monsen & Gunnar Flagstad) • Kleiberg: Mass For Modern Man (Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Trondheim Vokalensemble & Trondheim Symphony Orchestra) • Minor Major (Oslo String Quartet) • Northern Timbre (Ragnhild Hemsing & Tor Espen Aspaas) • So Is My Love (Nina T. Karlsen & Ensemble 96) • Thoresen: Sea Of Names (Trond Schau)

JUDITH SHERMAN • American Nocturnes (Cecile Licad) • The Birthday Party (Aki Takahashi) • Discovering Bach (Michelle Ross) • Foss: Pieces Of Genius (New York New Music Ensemble) • Secret Alchemy – Chamber Works By Pierre Jalbert (Curtis Macomber & Michael Boriskin) • Sevenfive – The John Corigliano Effect (Gaudette Brass) • Sonic Migrations – Music Of Laurie Altman (Various Artists) • Tribute (Dover Quartet) • 26 (Melia Watras & Michael Jinsoo Lim)

Best Orchestral Performance

CONCERTOS FOR ORCHESTRA Louis Langrée, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)

COPLAND: SYMPHONY NO. 3; THREE LATIN AMERICAN SKETCHES Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Detroit Symphony Orchestra)

DEBUSSY: IMAGES; JEUX & LA PLUS QUE LENTE Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)

MAHLER: SYMPHONY NO. 5 Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)

SHOSTAKOVICH: SYMPHONY NO. 5; BARBER: ADAGIO Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) – WINNER

Best Opera Recording

BERG: LULU Lothar Koenigs, conductor; Daniel Brenna, Marlis Petersen & Johan Reuter; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)

BERG: WOZZECK Hans Graf, conductor; Anne Schwanewilms & Roman Trekel; Hans Graf, producer (Houston Symphony; Chorus Of Students And Alumni, Shepherd School Of Music, Rice University & Houston Grand Opera Children’s Chorus) – WINNER

BIZET: LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES Gianandrea Noseda, conductor; Diana Damrau, Mariusz Kwiecie?, Matthew Polenzani & Nicolas Testé; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

HANDEL: OTTONE George Petrou, conductor; Max Emanuel Cencic & Lauren Snouffer; Jacob Händel, producer (Il Pomo D’Oro)

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: THE GOLDEN COCKEREL Valery Gergiev, conductor; Vladimir Feliauer, Aida Garifullina & Kira Loginova; Ilya Petrov, producer (Mariinsky Orchestra; Mariinsky Chorus)

Best Choral Performance

BRYARS: THE FIFTH CENTURY Donald Nally, conductor (PRISM Quartet; The Crossing) – WINNER

HANDEL: MESSIAH Andrew Davis, conductor; Noel Edison, chorus master (Elizabeth DeShong, John Relyea, Andrew Staples & Erin Wall; Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir)

MANSURIAN: REQUIEM Alexander Liebreich, conductor; Florian Helgath, chorus master (Anja Petersen & Andrew Redmond; Münchener Kammerorchester; RIAS Kammerchor)

MUSIC OF THE SPHERES Nigel Short, conductor (Tenebrae)

TYBERG: MASSES Brian A. Schmidt, conductor (Christopher Jacobson; South Dakota Chorale)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance


DEATH & THE MAIDEN Patricia Kopatchinskaja & The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra – WINNER


FRANCK, KURTÁG, PREVIN & SCHUMANN Joyce Yang & Augustin Hadelich

MARTHA ARGERICH & FRIENDS – LIVE FROM LUGANO 2016 Martha Argerich & Various Artists

Best Classical Instrumental Solo


HAYDN: CELLO CONCERTOS Steven Isserlis; Florian Donderer, conductor (The Deutsch Kammerphilharmonie Bremen)

LEVINA: THE PIANO CONCERTOS Maria Lettberg; Ariane Matiakh, conductor (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin)

SHOSTAKOVICH: VIOLIN CONCERTOS NOS. 1 & 2 Frank Peter Zimmermann; Alan Gilbert, conductor (NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester)


Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

BACH & TELEMANN: SACRED CANTATAS Philippe Jaroussky; Petra Müllejans, conductor (Ann-Kathrin Brüggemann & Juan de la Rubia; Freiburger Barockorchester)


GODS & MONSTERS Nicholas Phan; Myra Huang, accompanist

IN WAR & PEACE – HARMONY THROUGH MUSIC Joyce DiDonato; Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor (Il Pomo D’Oro)

SVIRIDOV: RUSSIA CAST ADRIFT Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Constantine Orbelian, conductor (St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra & Style Of Five Ensemble)

Best Classical Compendium

BARBARA Alexandre Tharaud; Cécile Lenoir, producer

HIGDON: ALL THINGS MAJESTIC, VIOLA CONCERTO & OBOE CONCERTO Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer – WINNER

KURTÁG: COMPLETE WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE & CHOIR Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor; Guido Tichelman, producer

LES ROUTES DE L’ESCLAVAGE Jordi Savall, conductor; Benjamin Bleton, producer


Best Contemporary Classical Composition

DANIELPOUR: SONGS OF SOLITUDE Richard Danielpour, composer (Thomas Hampson, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)

HIGDON: VIOLA CONCERTO Jennifer Higdon, composer (Roberto Díaz, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony) – WINNER

MANSURIAN: REQUIEM Tigran Mansurian, composer (Alexander Liebreich, Florian Helgath, RIAS Kammerchor & Münchener Kammerorchester)

SCHOENBERG, ADAM: PICTURE STUDIES Adam Schoenberg, composer (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)

ZHOU TIAN: CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA Zhou Tian, composer (Louis Langrée & Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)

Best Music Video

UP ALL NIGHT Beck Canada, video director; Laura Serra Estorch & Oscar Romagosa, video producers

MAKEBA Jain Lionel Hirle & Gregory Ohrel, video directors; Yodelice, video producer

THE STORY OF O.J. JAY-Z Shawn Carter & Mark Romanek, video directors; Daniel Midgley, video producer

HUMBLE. Kendrick Lamar The Little Homies & Dave Meyers, video directors; Jason Baum, Dave Free, Jamie Rabineau, Nathan K. Scherrer & Anthony Tiffith, video producers – WINNER

1-800-273-8255 Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid Andy Hines, video director; Andrew Lerios, video producer

Best Music Film

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Andrew Dominik, video director; Dulcie Kellett &
James Wilson, video producers

(The Grateful Dead)
Amir Bar-Lev, video director; Alex Blavatnik, Ken
Dornstein, Eric Eisner, Nick Koskoff & Justin
Kreutzmann, video producers

(Various Artists)
Allen Hughes, video director; Sarah Anthony, Fritzi
Horstman, Broderick Johnson, Gene Kirkwood,
Andrew Kosove, Laura Lancaster, Michael Lombardo,
Jerry Longarzo, Doug Pray & Steven Williams, video
producers – WINNERS

(Various Artists)
Maro Chermayeff & Jeff Dupre, video directors;
Joshua Bennett, Julia Marchesi, Sam Pollard, Sally
Rosenthal, Amy Schewel & Warren Zanes, video

(Various Artists)
Sam Pollard, video director; Benjamin Hedin, video

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