Must See: 58th Annual Grammy Nominations [Full List]

Published: Monday 7th Dec 2015 by Sam
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It’s Grammy nomination time!

Music’s biggest calendar night, the 58th annual Grammy Awards, are set to air February 15th 2016 live on CBS.

The industry’s brightest stars will align to shine at the event, which will boast performances from the creme de la creme.

Today, excitement for the ceremony soared to new heights as its committee reveals which artists have been nominated in which categories.

What are you waiting for? The nominations for the 2016 Grammys await below…

Album of Year

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

Record of the Year

D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Really Love
Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Aloud
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
Taylor Swift – Blank Space

Song of the Year

Kendrick Lamar – Alright
Taylor Swift – Blank Space
Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth – See You Again
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Aloud

Best New Artist

Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor
James Bay
Courtney Barnett
Sam Hunt

Complete List

GENERAL FIELD

Category 1 – Record Of The Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

• Really Love
D’Angelo And The Vanguard
D’Angelo, producer; Russell Elevado & Ben Kane, engineers/mixers; Dave Collins, mastering engineer
Track from: Black Messiah
[RCA Records]

• Uptown Funk
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
Jeff Bhasker, Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson, producers; Josh Blair, Serban Ghenea, Wayne Gordon, John Hanes, Inaam Haq, Boo Mitchell, Charles Moniz & Mark Ronson, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
Track from: Uptown Special
[RCA Records]

• Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran
Jake Gosling, producer; Jake Gosling, Mark ‘Spike’ Stent & Geoff Swan, engineers/mixers; Stuart Hawkes, mastering engineer
Track from: X
[Atlantic]

• Blank Space
Taylor Swift
Max Martin & Shellback, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Sam Holland & Michael Ilbert, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
Track from: 1989
[Big Machine Records]

• Can’t Feel My Face
The Weeknd
Max Martin & Ali Payami, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Sam Holland, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
[Republic]

Category 2 – Album Of The Year
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

• Sound & Color
Alabama Shakes
Alabama Shakes & Blake Mills, producers; Shawn Everett, engineer/mixer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
[ATO Records]

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

• Traveller
Chris Stapleton
Dave Cobb & Chris Stapleton, producers; Vance Powell, engineer/mixer; Pete Lyman, mastering engineer
[Mercury Nashville]

• 1989
Taylor Swift
Jack Antonoff, Nathan Chapman, Imogen Heap, Max Martin, Mattman & Robin, Ali Payami, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Ryan Tedder & Noel Zancanella, producers; Jack Antonoff, Mattias Bylund, Smith Carlson, Nathan Chapman, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Imogen Heap, Sam Holland, Michael Ilbert, Brendan Morawski, Laura Sisk & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
[Big Machine Records]

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

Category 3 – Song Of The Year
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• Alright
Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
Track from: To Pimp A Butterfly
[TDE/Aftermath/Interscope; Publisher(s): WB Music Corp., TDE Music, Hard Working Black Folks Publishing, EMI Music Inc., More Water From Nazareth, Sounwave TDE Productions, SonyATV]

• Blank Space
Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
Track from: 1989
[Big Machine Records; Publisher(s): Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Taylor Swift Music/MXM admin. by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, Inc.]

• Girl Crush
Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
Track from: Pain Killer
[Capitol Records Nashville; Publisher(s): Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Songs Of Crazy Girl Music, Songs of Universal, Inc., Hoodie Songs, HillarodyRathbone Music admin. by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC]

• See You Again
Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
Track from: Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
[Atlantic; Publisher(s): Artist Publishing Group West/J Franks Publishing/Andrew Cedar Publishing admin. by WB Music Corp./Wiz Khalifa Publishing admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Charlie Puth Music Publishing/Artist 101 Publishing Group admin. by Warner Chappell Music, Universal Pictures Music, UPG Music Publishing]

• Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)
Track from: X
[Atlantic; Publisher(s): Sony/ATV Music Publishing/BDi Music Limited]

Category 4 – Best New Artist
(For a new artist who releases, during the eligibility year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.)

• Courtney Barnett

• James Bay

• Sam Hunt

• Tori Kelly

• Meghan Trainor

FIELD 1: POP

Category 5 – Best Pop Solo Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only.)

• Heartbeat Song
Kelly Clarkson
Track from: Piece By Piece
[RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited]

• Love Me Like You Do
Ellie Goulding
Track from: Fifty Shades Of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
[Republic]

• Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran
Track from: X
[Atlantic]

• Blank Space
Taylor Swift
Track from: 1989
[Big Machine Records]

• Can’t Feel My Face
The Weeknd
Track from: Beauty Behind The Madness
[Republic]

Category 6 – Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only.)

• Ship To Wreck
Florence + The Machine
Track from: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
[Republic]

• Sugar
Maroon 5
Track from: V
[222 Records/Interscope]

• Uptown Funk
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
Track from: Uptown Special
[RCA Records]

• Bad Blood
Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
[Big Machine Records]

• See You Again
Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth
Track from: Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
[Atlantic]

Category 7 – Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new traditional pop recordings.)

• The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern
Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap
[RPM Records/Columbia Records]

• Shadows In The Night
Bob Dylan
[Columbia]

• Stages
Josh Groban
[Reprise]

• No One Ever Tells You
Seth MacFarlane
[Republic]

• My Dream Duets
Barry Manilow (& Various Artists)
[Verve Music Group]

Category 8 – Best Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal pop recordings.)

• Piece By Piece
Kelly Clarkson
[19/RCA]

• How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Florence + The Machine
[Republic]

• Uptown Special
Mark Ronson
[RCA Records]

• 1989
Taylor Swift
[Big Machine Records]

• Before This World
James Taylor
[Concord Records]

FIELD 2: DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Category 9 – Best Dance Recording
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.)

• We’re All We Need
Above & Beyond Featuring Zoë Johnston
Andrew Bayer, Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness & Paavo Siljamäki, producers; Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness & Paavo Siljamäki, mixers
[Ultra/Anjunabeats]

• Go
The Chemical Brothers
Tom Rowlands & Ed Simons, producers; Steve Dub Jones & Tom Rowlands, mixers
[Astralwerks]

• Never Catch Me
Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Steven Ellison, producer; Kevin Marques Moo, mixer
Track from: You’re Dead!
[Warp Records]

• Runaway (U & I)
Galantis
Linus Eklöw, Christian Karlsson & Svidden, producers; Linus Eklöw, Niklas Flyckt & Christian Karlsson, mixers
Track from: Pharmacy
[Big Beat/Atlantic]

• Where Are Ü Now
Skrillex And Diplo With Justin Bieber
Sonny Moore & Thomas Pentz, producers; Sonny Moore & Thomas Pentz, mixers
Track from: Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü
[Owsla/Mad Decent/Atlantic]

Category 10 – Best Dance/Electronic Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)

• Our Love
Caribou
[Merge Records]

• Born In The Echoes
The Chemical Brothers
[Astralwerks]

• Caracal
Disclosure
[Capitol Records]

• In Colour
Jamie XX
[Young Turks Recordings]

• Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü
Skrillex And Diplo
[Owsla/Mad Decent/Atlantic]

FIELD 3: CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Category 11 – Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
(For albums containing approximately 51% or more playing time of instrumental material. For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings.)

• Guitar In The Space Age!
Bill Frisell
Bill Frisell
[Okeh]

• Love Language
Wouter Kellerman
Wouter Kellerman
[Listen 2 Entertainment Group]

• Afrodeezia
Marcus Miller
Marcus Miller
[Blue Note Records]

• Sylva
Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest
Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest
[Impulse!]

• The Gospel According To Jazz, Chapter IV
Kirk Whalum
Kirk Whalum
[Mack Avenue Records]

FIELD 4: ROCK

Category 12 – Best Rock Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings.)

• Don’t Wanna Fight
Alabama Shakes
[ATO Records]

• What Kind Of Man
Florence + The Machine
Track from: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
[Republic]

• Something From Nothing
Foo Fighters
Track from: Sonic Highways
[RCA Records]

• Ex’s & Oh’s
Elle King
Track from: Love Stuff
[RCA Records]

• Moaning Lisa Smile
Wolf Alice
Track from: My Love Is Cool
[RCA Records/Dirty Hit]

Category 13 – Best Metal Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative metal recordings.)

• Identity
August Burns Red
[Fearless Records]

• Cirice
Ghost
[Loma Vista Recordings]

• 512
Lamb Of God
Track from: VII: Sturm Und Drang
[Epic Records]

• Thank You
Sevendust
[7Bros Records]

• Custer
Slipknot
Track from: .5: The Gray Chapter
[Roadrunner Records]

Category 14 – Best Rock Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal songs. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• Don’t Wanna Fight
Alabama Shakes, songwriters (Alabama Shakes)
[ATO Records; Publisher(s): Alabama Shakes Publishing/Break Mirrors Music]

• Ex’s & Oh’s
Dave Bassett & Elle King, songwriters (Elle King)
Track from: Love Stuff
[RCA Records; Publisher(s): Elle King Music/EMI Music Publishing, Inc./Bassett Songs/EMI April Music, Inc.]

• Hold Back The River
Iain Archer & James Bay, songwriters (James Bay)
Track from: Chaos And The Calm
[Republic; Publisher(s): B-Unique/Kobalt/Iain Archer/Kobalt]

• Lydia
Richard Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)
Track from: Mister Asylum
[300 Entertainment; Publisher(s): MCID]

• What Kind Of Man
John Hill, Tom Hull & Florence Welch, songwriters (Florence + The Machine)
Track from: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
[Republic; Publisher(s): Rodeoman Music/EMI April Music/Universal Music Publishing]

Category 15 – Best Rock Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rock, hard rock or metal recordings.)

• Chaos And The Calm
James Bay
[Republic]

• Kintsugi
Death Cab For Cutie
[Atlantic]

• Mister Asylum
Highly Suspect
[300 Entertainment]

• Drones
Muse
[Warner Bros. Records]

• .5: The Gray Chapter
Slipknot
[Roadrunner Records]

FIELD 5: ALTERNATIVE

Category 16 – Best Alternative Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• Sound & Color
Alabama Shakes
[ATO Records]

• Vulnicura
Björk
[One Little Indian]

• The Waterfall
My Morning Jacket
[Capitol Records]

• Currents
Tame Impala
[Interscope]

• Star Wars
Wilco
[Anti/Dbpm]

FIELD 6: R&B

Category 17 – Best R&B Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental R&B recordings.)

• If I Don’t Have You
Tamar Braxton
Track from: Calling All Lovers
[Epic Records]

• Rise Up
Andra Day
Track from: Cheers To The Fall
[Warner Bros. Records]

• Breathing Underwater
Hiatus Kaiyote
Track from: Choose Your Weapon
[Flying Buddha / Sony Masterworks]

• Planes
Jeremih Featuring J. Cole
[Def Jam Recordings]

• Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
The Weeknd
Track from: Fifty Shades Of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
[Universal Studios/Republic Records]

Category 18 – Best Traditional R&B Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental traditional R&B recordings.)

• He Is
Faith Evans
Track from: Incomparable
[Prolific Music Group/BMG]

• Little Ghetto Boy
Lalah Hathaway
[Entertainment One/8Th Floor]

• Let It Burn
Jazmine Sullivan
Track from: Reality Show
[RCA Records]

• Shame
Tyrese
[Voltron Recordz]

• My Favorite Part Of You
Charlie Wilson
Track from: Forever Charlie
[RCA Records]

Category 19 – Best R&B Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• Coffee
Brook Davis & Miguel Pimentel, songwriters (Miguel)
Track from: Wildheart
[RCA Records/ByStorm Entertainment; Publisher(s): Art Dealer Chic, Pop Killer/Dleaurean]

• Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville & Abel Tesfaye, songwriters (The Weeknd)
Track from: Fifty Shades Of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
[Universal Studios/Republic Records; Publisher(s): SONGS Music Publishing, LLC, o/b/o Songs Of SMP, Songs Of Universal, Inc. and Sing Little Penguin, Universal Music Corp, CP Music Group, Inc., Universal Pictures Music and UPG Music Publishing]

• Let It Burn
Kenny B. Edmonds, Jazmine Sullivan & Dwane M. Weir II, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)
Track from: Reality Show
[RCA Records; Publisher(s): JazLady Publishing, Dwane M. Weir II/Sean Michael Anderson Music LLC/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., Sony/ATV Songs LLC]

• Really Love
D’Angelo & Kendra Foster, songwriters (D’Angelo And The Vanguard)
Track from: Black Messiah
[RCA Records; Publisher(s): Ah Choo Music Publishing/12:00 AM Music admin. by Universal Polygram International Publishing, Ear Kandy Music, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.]

• Shame
Warryn Campbell, Tyrese Gibson & DJ Rogers Jr, songwriters (Tyrese)
[Voltron Recordz; Publisher(s): Peer Music/Sounds From The Soul/Campbell Kids Music/Warner Chappell/@PenTorious D.J. Rogers Jr. Sounds From The Soul/Gibson & Gibson Music Publishing]

Category 20 – Best Urban Contemporary Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded contemporary vocal tracks derivative of R&B.)

• Ego Death
The Internet
[Odd Future/Columbia]

• You Should Be Here
Kehlani
[Tsunami Mob/Atlantic]

• Blood
Lianne La Havas
[Nonesuch]

• Wildheart
Miguel
[RCA Records/ByStorm Entertainment]

• Beauty Behind The Madness
The Weeknd
[Republic]

Category 21 – Best R&B Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new R&B recordings.)

• Coming Home
Leon Bridges
[Columbia Records]

• Black Messiah
D’Angelo And The Vanguard
[RCA Records]

• Cheers To The Fall
Andra Day
[Warner Bros. Records]

• Reality Show
Jazmine Sullivan
[RCA Records]

• Forever Charlie
Charlie Wilson
[RCA Records]

FIELD 7: RAP

Category 22 – Best Rap Performance
(For a Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

• Apparently
J. Cole
Track from: 2014 Forest Hills Drive
[Roc Nation/Columbia Records]

• Back To Back
Drake
[Cash Money Records]

• Trap Queen
Fetty Wap
Track from: Fetty Wap
[300 Entertainment/RGF Productions]

• Alright
Kendrick Lamar
Track from: To Pimp A Butterfly
[Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath Records/Interscope Records]

• Truffle Butter
Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
Track from: The Pinkprint
[Young Money/Cash Money]

• All Day
Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney
[Def Jam Recordings]

Category 23 – Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
(For a newly recorded Rap/Sung collaborative performance by artists who do not normally perform together.)

• One Man Can Change The World
Big Sean Featuring Kanye West & John Legend
Track from: Dark Sky Paradise
[Universal/Def Jam]

• Glory
Common & John Legend
[Def Jam Recordings]

• Classic Man
Jidenna Featuring Roman GianArthur
[Epic Records]

• These Walls
Kendrick Lamar Featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat
Track from: To Pimp A Butterfly
[Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath Records/Interscope Records]

• Only
Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
Track from: The Pinkprint
[Young Money/Cash Money]

Category 24 – Best Rap Song
(A song must contain music and lyrics and must be either a new song or a song first achieving prominence during the eligibility year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.))

• All Day
Ernest Brown, Tyler Bryant, Sean Combs, Mike Dean, Rennard East, Noah Goldstein, Malik Yusef Jones, Karim Kharbouch, Allan Kyariga, Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Victor Mensah, Charles Njapa, Che Pope, Patrick Reynolds, Allen Ritter, Kanye West, Mario Winans & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney)
[Def Jam Recordings; Publisher(s): Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music Inc./MPL Communications Inc./TYLER BRANT PUBLISHING/WB Music Corp./ Hard Working Black Folks Inc./Top Dawg Music/Excuse My French Music/EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Monarch Music/Abou Thiam Publishing/Victor Kwesi Mensah Publishing Designee/ALLEN KYARIGA/EMI Blackwood Music o/b/o Papa George Publishing/Kaya and Ethan Music/Primary Wave Brian/Noah Goldstein admin. by Reach Music Publishing/Ritter Boy LLC/Mario Winans Publishing Designee/Broken Locks/Songs of Universal Inc./Jabriel Iz Myne /Universal Music/Patrick Reynolds Publishing Designee/Smooth Thug Music/Noel Ellis Publishing Designee/Justin Combs Music Publishing administered by EMI April Music]

• Alright
Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
Track from: To Pimp A Butterfly
[TDE/Aftermath/Interscope; Publisher(s): WB Music Corp., TDE Music, Hard Working Black Folks Publishing, EMI Music Inc., More Water From Nazareth, Sounwave TDE Productions, SonyATV]

• Energy
Richard Dorfmeister, A. Graham, Markus Kienzl, M. O’Brien, M. Samuels & Phillip Thomas, songwriters (Drake)
Track from: If Youre Reading This Its Too Late
[Young Money/Cash Money; Publisher(s): Sandra Gale/EMI Music Publishing, 1damentional publishing LLC/Sony/ATV Tunes, LLC, Matthew O’Brien/otek north/WB Music Corp./Jack Russell Music Ltd./Notting Hill Music Ltd.]

• Glory
Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith & John Stephens, songwriters (Common & John Legend)
Track from: Selma (Music From The Motion Picture)
[Universal/Def Jam; Publisher(s): Paramount Pictures/Pathe Productions Limited]

• Trap Queen
Tony Fadd & Willie J. Maxwell, songwriters (Fetty Wap)
Track from: Fetty Wap
[300 Entertainment/RGF Productions; Publisher(s): RGF Publishing, Zoovier, BMG Gold Songs, Tony Fadd Beats]

Category 25 – Best Rap Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rap recordings.)

• 2014 Forest Hills Drive
J. Cole
[Roc Nation/Columbia Records]

• Compton
Dr. Dre
[Aftermath/Interscope]

• If Youre Reading This Its Too Late
Drake
[Cash Money/Young Money]

• To Pimp A Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar
[Aftermath/Interscope]

• The Pinkprint
Nicki Minaj
[Young Money/Cash Money]

FIELD 8: COUNTRY

Category 26 – Best Country Solo Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental solo country recordings.)

• Burning House
Cam
Track from: Welcome To Cam Country
[Sony Music Entertainment]

• Traveller
Chris Stapleton
Track from: Traveller
[Mercury Nashville]

• Little Toy Guns
Carrie Underwood
Track from: Greatest Hits: Decade #1
[19 Recordings/Arista Nashville]

• John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16
Keith Urban
[Capitol Records Nashville]

• Chances Are
Lee Ann Womack
Track from: The Way I’m Livin’
[Sugar Hill Records]

Category 27 – Best Country Duo/Group Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative country recordings.)

• Stay A Little Longer
Brothers Osborne
[EMI Records Nashville]

• If I Needed You
Joey+Rory
Track from: Country Classics
[Gaither Music Group]

• The Driver
Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay
[Capitol Records Nashville]

• Girl Crush
Little Big Town
Track from: Pain Killer
[Capitol Records Nashville]

• Lonely Tonight
Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe
[Warner Bros]

Category 28 – Best Country Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• Chances Are
Hayes Carll, songwriter (Lee Ann Womack)
Track from: The Way I’m Livin’
[Sugar Hill Records; Publisher(s): Highway 87 Music admin. by BMG/Chrysalis]

• Diamond Rings And Old Barstools
Barry Dean, Luke Laird & Jonathan Singleton, songwriters (Tim McGraw)
Track from: Sundown Heaven Town
[Big Machine Records/McGraw Music; Publisher(s): Songs of Universal, Inc./Creative Nation Music/Twangin and Slangin Songs/Country Paper/Pulse Nation/BMG Gold Songs /Glassbean/We Jam Writers Group]

• Girl Crush
Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
Track from: Pain Killer
[Capitol Records Nashville; Publisher(s): Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Songs Of Crazy Girl Music, Songs of Universal, Inc., Hoodie Songs, HillarodyRathbone Music admin. by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC]

• Hold My Hand
Brandy Clark & Mark Stephen Jones, songwriters (Brandy Clark)
Track from: 12 Stories
[Warner Bros Records; Publisher(s): Songs of Parallel/Vista Loma Music admin. by Amplified Administration and Harlan Howard Songs]

• Traveller
Chris Stapleton, songwriter (Chris Stapleton)
Track from: Traveller
[Mercury Nashville; Publisher(s): WB Music Corp./Ken Tucky Music]

Category 29 – Best Country Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new country recordings.)

• Montevallo
Sam Hunt
[MCA Nashville]

• Pain Killer
Little Big Town
[Capitol Records Nashville]

• The Blade
Ashley Monroe
[Warner Bros.]

• Pageant Material
Kacey Musgraves
[Mercury Nashville]

• Traveller
Chris Stapleton
[Mercury Records]

FIELD 9: NEW AGE

Category 30 – Best New Age Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental new age recordings.)

• Grace
Paul Avgerinos
[Round Sky Music]

• Bhakti Without Borders
Madi Das
[Kuli Mela]

• Voyager
Catherine Duc
[MG Music Ltd]

• Love
Peter Kater
[Mysterium Music]

• Asia Beauty
Ron Korb
[Humbledragon]

FIELD 10: JAZZ

Category 31 – Best Improvised Jazz Solo
(For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter’s name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.)

• Giant Steps
Joey Alexander, soloist
Track from: My Favorite Things
[Motema Music]

• Cherokee
Christian McBride, soloist
Track from: Live At The Village Vanguard (Christian McBride Trio)
[Mack Avenue Records]

• Arbiters Of Evolution
Donny McCaslin, soloist
Track from: The Thompson Fields (Maria Schneider Orchestra)
[ArtistShare]

• Friend Or Foe
Joshua Redman, soloist
Track from: The Bad Plus Joshua Redman (The Bad Plus Joshua Redman)
[Nonesuch]

• Past Present
John Scofield, soloist
Track from: Past Present
[Impulse!]

Category 32 – Best Jazz Vocal Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal jazz recordings.)

• Many A New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein
Karrin Allyson
[Motema Music]

• Find A Heart
Denise Donatelli
[Savant Records]

• Flirting With Disaster
Lorraine Feather
[Jazzed Media]

• Jamison
Jamison Ross
[Concord Jazz]

• For One To Love
Cécile McLorin Salvant
[Mack Avenue Records]

Category 33 – Best Jazz Instrumental Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new instrumental jazz recordings.)

• My Favorite Things
Joey Alexander
[Motema Music]

• Breathless
Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective
[Blue Note Records]

• Covered: Recorded Live At Capitol Studios
Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio
[Blue Note Records]

• Beautiful Life
Jimmy Greene
[Mack Avenue Records]

• Past Present
John Scofield
[Impulse!]

Category 34 – Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new ensemble jazz recordings.)

• Lines Of Color
Gil Evans Project
[Blue Note/ArtistShare]

• Köln
Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band
[Alternate Side Records]

• Cuba: The Conversation Continues
Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
[Motema Music]

• The Thompson Fields
Maria Schneider Orchestra
[ArtistShare]

• Home Suite Home
Patrick Williams
[BFM Jazz]

Category 35 – Best Latin Jazz Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded material. The intent of this category is to recognize recordings that represent the blending of jazz with Latin, Iberian-American, Brazilian, and Argentinian tango music.)

• Made In Brazil
Eliane Elias
[Concord Jazz]

• Impromptu
The Rodriguez Brothers
[Criss Cross Jazz]

• Suite Caminos
Gonzalo Rubalcaba
[5Passion]

• Intercambio
Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet
[Patois Records]

• Identities Are Changeable
Miguel Zenón
[Miel Music]

FIELD 11: GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC

Category 36 – Best Gospel Performance/Song
(This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best traditional Christian, roots gospel or contemporary gospel single or track.)

• Worth [Live]
Anthony Brown & Group Therapy
Anthony Brown & Group Therapy; Anthony Brown, songwriter
Track from: Everyday Jesus [Live]
[Tyscot Records; Publisher(s): Key Of A Music/Tyscot Music]

• Wanna Be Happy?
Kirk Franklin
Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter
[RCA Records/Fo Yo Soul Recordings; Publisher(s): Aunt Gertrude Music Publishing admin. by Universal Music-Brentwood Benson Songs and Irving Music, Inc. admin. by Universal Music Publishing]

• Intentional
Travis Greene
Travis Greene; Travis Greene, songwriter
[RCA Inspiration; Publisher(s): Greenlight InternationalVNavidavi Music]

• How Awesome Is Our God [Live]
Israel & Newbreed Featuring Yolanda Adams
Israel & Newbreed Featuring Yolanda Adams; Neville Diedericks, Israel Houghton & Meleasa Houghton, songwriters
Track from: Covered: Alive In Asia [Live] (Deluxe)
[RGM Newbreed/RCA Inspiration; Publisher(s): Integrity’s Praise! Music, RGM-Newbreed Publishing, Sound Of The New Breed, Aaron Lindsey Publishing, CCMG Publishing, Neville D. Publishing]

• Worth Fighting For [Live]
Brian Courtney Wilson
Brian Courtney Wilson; Aaron Lindsey & Brian Courtney Wilson, songwriters
Track from: Worth Fighting For [Live]
[Motown Gospel; Publisher(s): ACER/Aaron Lindsey Music/Capitol Christian Music Publishing admin. by Capitol CMG]

Category 37 – Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
(This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best contemporary Christian pop, Christian rap/hip-hop, or Christian rock single or track.)

• Holy Spirit
Francesca Battistelli
Francesca Battistelli
Track from: If We’re Honest (Deluxe Edition)
[Fervent/Curb/Word]

• Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)
Crowder
Crowder; Ed Cash, David Crowder & Seth Philpott, songwriters
Track from: Neon Steeple (Deluxe Edition)
[sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records; Publisher(s): sixsteps Music/worshiptogether.com Songs/sixsteps Songs/Worship Together Music admin. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com/Alletrop Music]

• Because He Lives (Amen)
Matt Maher
Matt Maher
Track from: Saints And Sinners
[Essential Records/Provident Label Group]

• Soul On Fire
Third Day Featuring All Sons & Daughters
Third Day Featuring All Sons & Daughters; Tai Anderson, Brenton Brown, David Carr, Mark Lee, Matt Maher & Mac Powell, songwriters
Track from: Lead Us Back: Songs Of Worship (Deluxe)
[Essential Records/Provident Label Group; Publisher(s): DATAMAMA MUSIC, Thankyou Music, Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, I Am A Pilgrim Songs]

• Feel It
Tobymac Featuring Mr. Talkbox
Tobymac Featuring Mr. Talkbox; Cary Barlowe, David Arthur Garcia & Toby McKeehan, songwriters
[ForeFront Records; Publisher(s): Achtober Songs/Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing/D Soul Music admin. by CapitolCMGPublishing.com/Castle Bound Music, Inc./We Be Pawtying]

Category 38 – Best Gospel Album
(This award is given to the artist(s) and any producer(s) or engineer(s) responsible for at least 51% playing time of an album containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional or contemporary/R&B gospel music recordings.)

• Destined To Win [Live]
Karen Clark Sheard
[Karew Records/Entertainment One]

• Living It
Dorinda Clark-Cole
[Entertainment One/Light Records]

• One Place Live
Tasha Cobbs
[Motown Gospel]

• Covered: Alive In Asia [Live] (Deluxe)
Israel & Newbreed
[RGM Newbreed/RCA Inspiration]

• Life Music: Stage Two
Jonathan McReynolds
[Entertainment One/Tehillah Music]

Category 39 – Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
(This award is given to the artist(s) and any producer(s) or engineer(s) responsible for at least 51% playing time of an album containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, contemporary Christian music, including pop, rap/hip-hop, or rock recordings. (Subject to eligibility criteria))

• Whatever The Road
Jason Crabb
[Reunion Records/Provident Label Group]

• How Can It Be
Lauren Daigle
[Centricity Music]

• Saints And Sinners
Matt Maher
[Essential Records/Provident Label Group]

• This Is Not A Test
Tobymac
[ForeFront Records]

• Love Ran Red
Chris Tomlin
[sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records]

Category 40 – Best Roots Gospel Album
(This award is given to the artist(s) and any producer(s) or engineer(s) responsible for at least 51% playing time of an album containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional/roots gospel music, including country, Southern gospel, bluegrass, and Americana recordings. (Subject to eligibility criteria))

• Still Rockin’ My Soul
The Fairfield Four
The Fairfield Four
[Fairfield Four Records]

• Pray Now
Karen Peck & New River
Karen Peck & New River
[Daywind Records]

• Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know)
Point Of Grace
Point Of Grace
[Word/Curb]

FIELD 12: LATIN

Category 41 – Best Latin Pop Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new Latin pop recordings.)

• Terral
Pablo Alborán
[Warner Music Latina]

• Healer
Alex Cuba
[Caracol Records]

• A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition)
Ricky Martin
[Sony Music Latin]

• Sirope
Alejandro Sanz
[Universal Music Latino]

• Algo Sucede
Julieta Venegas
[Sony Music Latin]

Category 42 – Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new Latin rock, urban or alternative recordings.)

• Amanecer
Bomba Estereo
[Sony Music Latin]

• Mondongo
La Cuneta Son Machín
[Round Whirled Records]

• Hasta La Raíz
Natalia Lafourcade
[Sony Music Latin]

• Caja De Música
Monsieur Periné
[Sony Music Entertainment]

• Dale
Pitbull
[Mr. 305 / Sony Music Latin]

Category 43 – Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new regional Mexican (banda, norteño, corridos, gruperos, mariachi, ranchera and Tejano) recordings.)

• Mi Vicio Mas Grande
Banda El Recodo De Don Cruz Lizarraga
[Fonovisa]

• Ya Dime Adiós
La Maquinaria Norteña
[Fonovisa]

• Zapateando
Los Cojolites
[Round Whirled Records]

• Realidades – Deluxe Edition
Los Tigres Del Norte
[Fonovisa]

• Tradición, Arte Y Pasión
Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano
[Smithsonian Folkways Recordings]

Category 44 – Best Tropical Latin Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new tropical Latin recordings.)

• Tributo A Los Compadres: No Quiero Llanto
José Alberto “El Canario” & Septeto Santiaguero
[Los Canarios Music]

• Son De Panamá
Rubén Blades With Roberto Delgado & Orchestra
[Ruben Blades Productions]

• Presente Continuo
Guaco
[Latin Pulse / Sony Music Latin]

• Todo Tiene Su Hora
Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
[Universal Music Latino/Capital Latin]

• Que Suenen Los Tambores
Victor Manuelle
[Kiyavi / Sony Music Latin]

FIELD 13: AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC

Category 45 – Best American Roots Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental American Roots recordings. This is for performances in the style of any of the subgenres encompassed in the American Roots Music field including Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk or regional roots. Award to the artist(s).)

• And Am I Born To Die
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Track from: Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn
[Rounder]

• Born To Play Guitar
Buddy Guy
Buddy Guy
Track from: Born To Play Guitar
[RCA Records/Silvertone Records]

• City Of Our Lady
The Milk Carton Kids
The Milk Carton Kids
Track from: Monterey
[Anti]

• Julep
Punch Brothers
Punch Brothers
Track from: The Phosphorescent Blues
[Nonesuch]

• See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Mavis Staples
Mavis Staples
Track from: Your Good Fortune
[Anti]

Category 46 – Best American Roots Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk or regional roots songs. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• All Night Long
The Mavericks
Raul Malo, songwriter (The Mavericks)
Track from: Mono
[The Valory Music Co.; Publisher(s): Big Machine Music/Raul Malo Music]

• The Cost Of Living
Don Henley & Merle Haggard
Don Henley & Stan Lynch, songwriters (Don Henley & Merle Haggard)
Track from: Cass County
[Capitol Records; Publisher(s): Wisteria Music (GMR) admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Matanzas Music]

• Julep
Punch Brothers
Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny, Chris Thile & Gabe Witcher, songwriters (Punch Brothers)
Track from: The Phosphorescent Blues
[Nonesuch; Publisher(s): Chris Thile Music, Money Baby Music, Noam Tunes, Silver Hammer Music, Paul Kowert]

• The Traveling Kind
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Cory Chisel, Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris, songwriters (Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell)
Track from: The Traveling Kind
[Nonesuch; Publisher(s): Criterion Music o/b/o Coolwell Music/Almo Music Corp. o/b/o Poodlebone Music/Chisel Publishing]

• 24 Frames
Jason Isbell
Jason Isbell, songwriter (Jason Isbell)
Track from: Something More Than Free
[Southeastern Records; Publisher(s): Songs Of Emchant]

Category 47 – Best Americana Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental Americana recordings.)

• The Firewatcher’s Daughter
Brandi Carlile
[ATO Records]

• The Traveling Kind
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
[Nonesuch]

• Something More Than Free
Jason Isbell
[Southeastern Records]

• Mono
The Mavericks
[The Valory Music Co.]

• The Phosphorescent Blues
Punch Brothers
[Nonesuch]

Category 48 – Best Bluegrass Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental bluegrass recordings.)

• Pocket Full Of Keys
Dale Ann Bradley
[Pinecastle Records]

• Before The Sun Goes Down
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
[Compass Records Group]

• In Session
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
[Mountain Home Music Company]

• Man Of Constant Sorrow
Ralph Stanley & Friends
[Red River Entertainment]

• The Muscle Shoals Recordings
The Steeldrivers
[Rounder]

Category 49 – Best Blues Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental blues recordings.)

• Descendants Of Hill Country
Cedric Burnside Project
[Cedric Burnside Project]

• Outskirts Of Love
Shemekia Copeland
[Alligator Records]

• Born To Play Guitar
Buddy Guy
[RCA Records/Silvertone Records]

• Worthy
Bettye LaVette
[Cherry Red]

• Muddy Waters 100
John Primer & Various Artists
[Raisin Music Records]

Category 50 – Best Folk Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental folk recordings.)

• Wood, Wire & Words
Norman Blake
[Plectrafone Records]

• Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
[Rounder]

• Tomorrow Is My Turn
Rhiannon Giddens
[Nonesuch]

• Servant Of Love
Patty Griffin
[PGM]

• Didn’t He Ramble
Glen Hansard
[Anti]

Category 51 – Best Regional Roots Music Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental regional roots music recordings.)

• Go Go Juice
Jon Cleary
[FHQ Records]

• La La La La
Natalie Ai Kamauu
[KEKO Records]

• Kawaiokalena
Keali’i Reichel
[Punahele Productions]

• Get Ready
The Revelers
[The Revelers]

• Generations
Windwalker And The MCW
[MCW Productions / PK Productions LLC]

FIELD 14: REGGAE

Category 52 – Best Reggae Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new reggae recordings.)

• Branches Of The Same Tree
Rocky Dawuni
[Cumbancha]

• The Cure
Jah Cure
[VP Records]

• Acousticalevy
Barrington Levy
[Doctor Dread Presents]

• Zion Awake
Luciano
[Vpal Music]

• Strictly Roots
Morgan Heritage
[CTBC Music Group]

FIELD 15: WORLD MUSIC

Category 53 – Best World Music Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental world music recordings.)

• Gilbertos Samba Ao Vivo
Gilberto Gil
[Masterworks]

• Sings
Angelique Kidjo
[429 Records]

• Music From Inala
Ladysmith Black Mambazo With Ella Spira & The Inala Ensemble
[Ladysmith Black Mambazo]

• Home
Anoushka Shankar
[Deutsche Grammophon]

• I Have No Everything Here
Zomba Prison Project
[Six Degrees]

FIELD 16: CHILDREN’S

Category 54 – Best Children’s Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new musical or spoken word recordings that are created and intended specifically for children.)

• ¡Come Bien! Eat Right!
José-Luis Orozco
[Smithsonian Folkways Recordings]

• Dark Pie Concerns
Gustafer Yellowgold
[Apple-Eye Productions]

• Home
Tim Kubart
[Tim And The Space Cadets]

• How Great Can This Day Be
Lori Henriques
[Human Puppy Records]

• Trees
Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly
[Yay! Music]

FIELD 17: SPOKEN WORD

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

• Blood On Snow (Jo Nesbø)
Patti Smith
[Random House Audio]

• Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, And Assorted Hijinks
Dick Cavett
[Macmillan Audio]

• A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
Jimmy Carter
[Simon & Schuster Audio]

• Patience And Sarah (Isabel Miller)
Janis Ian & Jean Smart
[Audible Studios]

• Yes Please
Amy Poehler (& Various Artists)
[HarperAudio]

FIELD 18: COMEDY

Category 56 – Best Comedy Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings.)

• Back To The Drawing Board
Lisa Lampanelli
[Comedy Dynamics]

• Brooklyn
Wyatt Cenac
[Other Music Recording]

• Happy. And A Lot.
Jay Mohr
[Lolflix Inc.]

• Just Being Honest
Craig Ferguson
[Lionsgate Records]

• Live At Madison Square Garden
Louis C.K.
[Comedy Dynamics]

FIELD 19: MUSICAL THEATER

Category 57 – Best Musical Theater Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings. Award to the principle vocalist(s) and the album producer(s) of 51% or more playing time of the album. The lyricist(s) and composer(s) of a new score are eligible for an Award if they have written and/or composed a new score which comprises 51% or more playing time of the album.)

• An American In Paris
Leanne Cope, Max Von Essen, Robert Fairchild, Jill Paice & Brandon Uranowitz, principal soloists; Rob Fisher & Scott Lehrer, producers (George Gershwin, composer; Ira Gershwin, lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)
[Masterworks Broadway]

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

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

• The King And I
Ruthie Ann Miles, Kelli O’Hara, Ashley Park, Conrad Ricamora & Ken Watanabe, principal soloists; David Caddick, David Lai & Ted Sperling, producers (Richard Rodgers, composer; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist) (2015 Broadway Cast)
[Universal Music Classics]

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

FIELD 20: MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Category 58 – Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
(Award to the artist(s) and/or ‘in studio’ producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album. In the absence of both, award to the one or two individuals proactively responsible for the concept and musical direction of the album and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable. Award also goes to appropriately credited music supervisor(s).)

• Empire: Season 1
(Various Artists)
[Columbia]

• Fifty Shades Of Grey
(Various Artists)
[Republic Records]

• Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
(Various Artists)
[Big Machine Records]

• Pitch Perfect 2
(Various Artists)
[Universal Music Enterprises/Republic Records]

• Selma
(Various Artists)
[Paramount Pictures/Pathé Productions]

Category 59 – Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
(Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series, video games or other visual media.)

• Birdman
Antonio Sanchez, composer
[Milan Records]

• The Imitation Game
Alexandre Desplat, composer
[Sony Classical]

• Interstellar
Hans Zimmer, composer
[WaterTower Music]

• The Theory Of Everything
Jóhann Jóhannsson, composer
[Back Lot Music]

• Whiplash
Justin Hurwitz, composer
[Varèse Sarabande]

Category 60 – Best Song Written For Visual Media
(A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television, video games or other visual media, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville & Abel Tesfaye, songwriters (The Weeknd)
Track from: Fifty Shades Of Grey
[Universal Studios/Republic Records; Publisher(s): SONGS Music Publishing, LLC, o/b/o Songs Of SMP, Songs Of Universal, Inc. and Sing Little Penguin, Universal Music Corp, CP Music Group, Inc., Universal Pictures Music and UPG Music Publishing]

• Glory
Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith & John Stephens, songwriters (Common & John Legend)
Track from: Selma
[Def Jam/ARTium Records; Publisher(s): Paramount Pictures/Pathé Productions Limited]

• Love Me Like You Do
Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Tove Nilsson, Ali Payami & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters (Ellie Goulding)
Track from: Fifty Shades Of Grey
[Republic Records; Publisher(s): MXM admin. by Kobalt, Wolf Cousin/Warner/Chappell Music SCAND, Shellbeck Industries, Universal Pictures Music]

• See You Again
Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
Track from: Furious 7
[Atlantic; Publisher(s): Artist Publishing Group West/J Franks Publishing/Andrew Cedar Publishing admin. by WB Music Corp./Wiz Khalifa Publishing admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Charlie Puth Music Publishing/Artist 101 Publishing Group admin. by Warner Chappell Music, Universal Pictures Music, UPG Music Publishing]

• Til It Happens To You
Lady Gaga & Diane Warren, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
Track from: The Hunting Ground
[Streamline/Interscope; Publisher(s): Diane Warren Trust d/b/a REALSONGS/Sony ATV songs LLC/House of Gaga Publishing Inc./GloJoe Music Inc.]

FIELD 21: COMPOSING/ARRANGING

Category 61 – Best Instrumental Composition
(A Composer’s Award for an original composition (not an adaptation) first released during the Eligibility Year. Singles or Tracks only.)

• The Afro Latin Jazz Suite
Arturo O’Farrill, composer (Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Featuring Rudresh Mahanthappa)
Track from: Cuba: The Conversation Continues
[Motema Music]

• Civil War
Bob Mintzer, composer (Bob Mintzer Big Band)
Track from: Get Up!
[MCG Jazz]

• Confetti Man
David Balakrishnan, composer (Turtle Island Quartet)
Track from: Confetti Man
[Azica Records]

• Neil
Rich DeRosa, composer (University Of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band)
Track from: Lab 2015
[North Texas Jazz]

• Vesper
Marshall Gilkes, composer (Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band)
Track from: Köln
[Alternate Side Records]

Category 62 – Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
(An Arranger’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• Bruno Mars
Paul Allen, Troy Hayes, Evin Martin & J Moss, arrangers (Vocally Challenged)
[PMG Records]

• Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado & Kevin Olusola, arrangers (Pentatonix)
Track from: That’s Christmas To Me
[RCA Records]

• Do You Hear What I Hear?
Armand Hutton, arranger (Committed)
Track from: Home For Christmas
[Mixed Bag Music Group, LLC.]

• Ghost Of A Chance
Bob James, arranger (Bob James & Nathan East)
Track from: The New Cool
[Yamaha Entertainment Group Of America]

• You And The Night And The Music
John Fedchock, arranger (John Fedchock New York Big Band)
Track from: Like It Is
[Mama Records]

Category 63 – Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
(An Arranger’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• Be My Muse
Shelly Berg, arranger (Lorraine Feather)
[Jazzed Media]

• 52nd & Broadway
Patrick Williams, arranger (Patrick Williams Featuring Patti Austin)
Track from: Home Suite Home
[BFM Jazz]

• Garota De Ipanema
Otmaro Ruiz, arranger (Catina DeLuna Featuring Otmaro Ruiz)
Track from: Catina Deluna Lado B Brazilian Project Featuring Otmaro Ruiz
[Catina DeLuna]

• Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)
Maria Schneider, arranger (David Bowie)
Track from: Nothing Has Changed
[Legacy/Columbia]

• When I Come Home
Jimmy Greene, arranger (Jimmy Greene With Javier Colon)
Track from: Beautiful Life
[Mack Avenue Records]

FIELD 22: PACKAGE

Category 64 – Best Recording Package

• Alagoas
Alex Trochut, art director (Alagoas)
[Better Problems]

• Bush
Anita Marisa Boriboon, art director (Snoop Dogg)
[Doggy Style/ Iamother/ Columbia Records]

• How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Deluxe Edition)
Brian Roettinger, art director (Florence + The Machine)
[Republic]

• My Happiness
Nathanio Strimpopulos, art director (Elvis Presley)
[Third Man Records]

• Still The King: Celebrating The Music Of Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys
Sarah Dodds, Shauna Dodds & Dick Reeves, art directors (Asleep At The Wheel)
[Bismeaux Records]

Category 65 – Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

• Beneath The Skin (Deluxe Box Set)
Leif Podhajsky, art director (Of Monsters And Men)
[Republic]

• I Love You, Honeybear (Limited Edition Deluxe Vinyl)
Sasha Barr & Josh Tillman, art directors (Father John Misty)
[Sub Pop]

• The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32)
Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors (Various Artists)
[Third Man Records / Revenant Records]

• Sticky Fingers (Super Deluxe Edition)
Stephen Kennedy & James Tilley, art directors (The Rolling Stones)
[Universal Music Enterprises, A Division Of UM]

• 30 Trips Around The Sun
Doran Tyson & Steve Vance, art directors (Grateful Dead)
[Rhino]

• What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (Deluxe Box Set)
Jeri Heiden & Glen Nakasako, art directors (The Decemberists)
[Capitol Records]

FIELD 23: NOTES

Category 66 – Best Album Notes

• Folksongs Of Another America: Field Recordings From The Upper Midwest, 1937-1946
James P. Leary, album notes writer (Various Artists)
[Dust-To-Digital/University of Wisconsin Press]

• Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
Jeff Place, album notes writer (Lead Belly)
[Smithsonian Folkways Recordings]

• Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced
Joni Mitchell, album notes writer (Joni Mitchell)
[Rhino]

• Portrait Of An American Singer
Ted Olson, album notes writer (Tennessee Ernie Ford)
[Bear Family Productions]

• Songs Of The Night: Dance Recordings, 1916-1925
Ryan Barna, album notes writer (Joseph C. Smith’s Orchestra)
[Archeophone Records]

FIELD 24: HISTORICAL

Category 67 – Best Historical Album

• The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11
Steve Berkowitz, Jan Haust & Jeff Rosen, compilation producers; Peter J. Moore, mastering engineer (Bob Dylan And The Band)
[Columbia/Legacy]

• The Complete Concert By The Sea
Geri Allen, Jocelyn Arem & Steve Rosenthal, compilation producers; Jessica Thompson, mastering engineer (Erroll Garner)
[Columbia/Legacy]

• Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, And Country 1966-1985
Kevin Howes, compilation producer; Greg Mindorff, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
[Light In The Attic Records]

• Parchman Farm: Photographs And Field Recordings, 1947-1959
Steven Lance Ledbetter & Nathan Salsburg, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
[Dust-To-Digital]

• Songs My Mother Taught Me
Mark Puryear, compilation producer; Pete Reiniger, mastering engineer (Fannie Lou Hamer)
[Smithsonian Folkways Recordings]

FIELD 25: PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL

Category 68 – Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
(An Engineer’s Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.))

• Before This World
Dave O’Donnell, engineer; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer (James Taylor)
[Concord Records]

• Currency Of Man
Maxime Le Guil, engineer; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Melody Gardot)
[Verve/Universal]

• Recreational Love
Greg Kurstin & Alex Pasco, engineers; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer (The Bird And The Bee)
[Rostrum Records]

• Sound & Color
Shawn Everett, engineer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Alabama Shakes)
[ATO Records]

• Wallflower
Steve Price, Jochem van der Saag & Jorge Vivo, engineers; Paul Blakemore, mastering engineer (Diana Krall)
[Verve Music Group/Universal]

Category 69 – Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
(A Producer’s Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.))

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

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

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

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

• Blake Mills
Sound & Color (Alabama Shakes) (A)

Category 70 – Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
(A Remixer’s Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses for identification.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• Berlin By Overnight (CFCF Remix)
CFCF, remixer (Daniel Hope)
Track from: Berlin By Overnight
[Deutsche Grammophon]

• Hold On (Fatum Remix)
Bill Hamel & Chad Newbold, remixers (JES, Shant, & Clint Maximus)
[Intonenation Records]

• Runaway (U & I) (Kaskade Remix)
Ryan Raddon, remixer (Galantis)
Track from: Runaway (U&I) Remixes
[Big Beat/Atlantic]

• Say My Name (RAC Remix)
André Allen Anjos, remixer (Odesza Featuring Zyra)
Track from: Say My Name Remixes
[Counter Records]

• Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)
Dave Audé, remixer (Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars)
[RCA Records]

FIELD 26: SURROUND SOUND

Category 71 – Best Surround Sound Album
(Classical or non-classical. For vocal or instrumental albums in any genre. Must be commercially released on DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, SACD, Blu-Ray or surround download and must provide a new surround mix of four or more channels. Award to the surround mix engineer, surround producer (if any) and surround mastering engineer (if any).)

• Amdahl: Astrognosia & Aesop
Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Ingar Heine Bergby & Norwegian Radio Orchestra)
[2L (Lindberg Lyd)]

• Amused To Death
James Guthrie, surround mix engineer; James Guthrie & Joel Plante, surround mastering engineers; James Guthrie, surround producer (Roger Waters)
[Columbia/Legacy]

• Magnificat
Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Øyvind Gimse, Anita Brevik, Nidarosdomens Jentekor & Trondheimsolistene)
[2L (Lindberg Lyd)]

• Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7
Erdo Groot, surround mix engineer; Erdo Groot, surround mastering engineer; Philip Traugott, surround producer (Paavo Järvi & Russian National Orchestra)
[Pentatone]

• Spes
Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Tove Ramlo-Ystad & Cantus)
[2L (Lindberg Lyd)]

FIELD 27: PRODUCTION, CLASSICAL

Category 72 – Best Engineered Album, Classical
(An Engineer’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.))

• Ask Your Mama
Leslie Ann Jones, John Kilgore, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum & Justin Merrill, engineers; Patricia Sullivan, mastering engineer (George Manahan & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra)
[Avie Records]

• Dutilleux: Métaboles; L’Arbre Des Songes; Symphony No. 2, ‘Le Double’
Dmitriy Lipay, engineer; Alexander Lipay, mastering engineer (Ludovic Morlot, Augustin Hadelich & Seattle Symphony)
[Seattle Symphony Media]

• Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D’Ulisse In Patria
Robert Friedrich, engineer; Michael Bishop, mastering engineer (Martin Pearlman, Jennifer Rivera, Fernando Guimarães & Boston Baroque)
[Linn Records]

• Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil
Beyong Joon Hwang & John Newton, engineers; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Chorale & Kansas City Chorale)
[Chandos]

• Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, ‘Organ’
Keith O. Johnson & Sean Royce Martin, engineers; Keith O. Johnson, mastering engineer (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)
[Reference Recordings]

Category 73 – Producer Of The Year, Classical
(A Producer’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.))

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

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

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

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

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

FIELD 28: CLASSICAL

Category 74 – Best Orchestral Performance
(Award to the Conductor and to the Orchestra.)

• Bruckner: Symphony No. 4
Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
[Reference Recordings]

• Dutilleux: Métaboles; L’Arbre Des Songes; Symphony No. 2, ‘Le Double’
Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)
[Seattle Symphony Media]

• Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphony No. 10
Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
[Deutsche Grammophon]

• Spirit Of The American Range
Carlos Kalmar, conductor (The Oregon Symphony)
[Pentatone]

• Zhou Long & Chen Yi: Symphony ‘Humen 1839’
Darrell Ang, conductor (New Zealand Symphony Orchestra)
[Naxos]

Category 75 – Best Opera Recording
(Award to the Conductor, Album Producer(s) and Principal Soloists.)

• Janáček: Jenůfa
Donald Runnicles, conductor; Will Hartmann, Michaela Kaune & Jennifer Larmore; Magdalena Herbst, producer (Orchestra Of The Deutsche Oper Berlin; Chorus Of The Deutsche Oper Berlin)
[Arthaus]

• Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D’Ulisse In Patria
Martin Pearlman, conductor; Fernando Guimarães & Jennifer Rivera; Thomas C. Moore, producer (Boston Baroque)
[Linn Records]

• Mozart: Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Diana Damrau, Paul Schweinester & Rolando Villazón; Sid McLauchlan, producer (Chamber Orchestra Of Europe)
[Deutsche Grammophon]

• Ravel: L’Enfant Et Les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade
Seiji Ozawa, conductor; Isabel Leonard; Dominic Fyfe, producer (Saito Kinen Orchestra; SKF Matsumoto Chorus & SKF Matsumoto Children’s Chorus)
[Decca]

• Steffani: Niobe, Regina Di Tebe
Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Karina Gauvin & Philippe Jaroussky; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra)
[Erato]

Category 76 – Best Choral Performance
(Award to the Choral Conductor, and to the Orchestra Conductor if an Orchestra is on the recording, and to the Choral Director or Chorus Master if applicable.)

• Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Bernard Haitink, conductor; Peter Dijkstra, chorus master (Anton Barachovsky, Genia Kühmeier, Elisabeth Kulman, Hanno Müller-Brachmann & Mark Padmore; Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks)
[BR Klassik]

• Monteverdi: Vespers Of 1610
Harry Christophers, conductor (Jeremy Budd, Grace Davidson, Ben Davies, Mark Dobell, Eamonn Dougan & Charlotte Mobbs; The Sixteen)
[Coro]

• Pablo Neruda – The Poet Sings
Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (James K. Bass, Laura Mercado-Wright, Eric Neuville & Lauren Snouffer; Faith DeBow & Stephen Redfield; Conspirare)
[Harmonia Mundi]

• Paulus: Far In The Heavens
Eric Holtan, conductor (Sara Fraker, Matthew Goinz, Thea Lobo, Owen McIntosh, Kathryn Mueller & Christine Vivona; True Concord Orchestra; True Concord Voices)
[Reference Recordings]

• Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil
Charles Bruffy, conductor (Paul Davidson, Frank Fleschner, Toby Vaughn Kidd, Bryan Pinkall, Julia Scozzafava, Bryan Taylor & Joseph Warner; Kansas City Chorale & Phoenix Chorale)
[Chandos]

Category 77 – Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
(For new recordings of works with chamber or small ensemble (twenty-four or fewer members, not including the conductor). One Award to the ensemble and one Award to the conductor, if applicable.)

• Brahms: The Piano Trios
Tanja Tetzlaff, Christian Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt
[Ondine]

• Filament
Eighth Blackbird
[Cedille Records]

• Flaherty: Airdancing For Toy Piano, Piano & Electronics
Nadia Shpachenko & Genevieve Feiwen Lee
Track from: Woman At The New Piano
[Reference Recordings]

• Render
Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth
[New Amsterdam Records]

• Shostakovich: Piano Quintet & String Quartet No. 2
Takács Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin
[Hyperion]

Category 78 – Best Classical Instrumental Solo
(Award to the Instrumental Soloist(s) and to the Conductor when applicable.)

• Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L’Arbre Des Songes
Augustin Hadelich; Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)
Track from: Dutilleux: Métaboles; L’Arbre Des Songes; Symphony No. 2, ‘Le Double’
[Seattle Symphony Media]

• Grieg & Moszkowski: Piano Concertos
Joseph Moog; Nicholas Milton, conductor (Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern)
[Onyx Classics]

• Mozart: Keyboard Music, Vol. 7
Kristian Bezuidenhout
[Harmonia Mnudi]

• Rachmaninov Variations
Daniil Trifonov (The Philadelphia Orchestra)
[Deutsche Grammophon]

• Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated!
Ursula Oppens (Jerome Lowenthal)
[Cedille Records]

Category 79 – Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
(Award to: Vocalist(s), Collaborative Artist(s) (Ex: pianists, conductors, chamber groups) Producer(s), Recording Engineers/Mixers with 51% or more playing time of new material.)

• Beethoven: An Die Ferne Geliebte; Haydn: English Songs; Mozart: Masonic Cantata
Mark Padmore; Kristian Bezuidenhout, accompanist
[Harmonia Mundi]

• Joyce & Tony – Live From Wigmore Hall
Joyce DiDonato; Antonio Pappano, accompanist
[Erato]

• Nessun Dorma – The Puccini Album
Jonas Kaufmann; Antonio Pappano, conductor (Kristīne Opolais, Antonio Pirozzi & Massimo Simeoli; Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia; Orchestra Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia)
[Sony Classical]

• Rouse: Seeing; Kabir Padavali
Talise Trevigne; David Alan Miller, conductor (Orion Weiss; Albany Symphony)
[Naxos]

• St. Petersburg
Cecilia Bartoli; Diego Fasolis, conductor (I Barocchisti)
[Decca]

Category 80 – Best Classical Compendium
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s) and Engineer(s) of over 51% playing time of the album, if other than the artist.)

• As Dreams Fall Apart – The Golden Age Of Jewish Stage And Film Music (1925-1955)
New Budapest Orpheum Society; Jim Ginsburg, producer
[Cedille Records]

• Ask Your Mama
George Manahan, conductor; Judith Sherman, producer
[Avie Records]

• Handel: L’Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato, 1740
Paul McCreesh, conductor; Nicholas Parker, producer
[Signum Classics]

• Paulus: Three Places Of Enlightenment; Veil Of Tears & Grand Concerto
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
[Naxos]

• Woman At The New Piano
Nadia Shpachenko; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, producers
[Reference Recordings]

Category 81 – Best Contemporary Classical Composition
(A Composer’s Award. (For a contemporary classical composition composed within the last 25 years, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year.) Award to the librettist, if applicable.)

• Barry: The Importance Of Being Earnest
Gerald Barry, composer (Thomas Adès, Barbara Hannigan, Katalin Károlyi, Hilary Summers, Peter Tantsits & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group)
[NMC Recordings]

• Norman: Play
Andrew Norman, composer (Gil Rose & Boston Modern Orchestra Project)
Track from: Norman: Play
[BMOP/Sound]

• Paulus: Prayers & Remembrances
Stephen Paulus, composer (Eric Holtan, True Concord Voices & Orchestra)
Track from: Paulus: Far In The Heavens
[Reference Recordings]

• Tower: Stroke
Joan Tower, composer (Giancarlo Guerrero, Cho-Liang Lin & Nashville Symphony)
Track from: Tower: Violin Concerto; Stroke; Chamber Dance
[Naxos]

• Wolfe: Anthracite Fields
Julia Wolfe, composer (Julian Wachner, The Choir Of Trinity Wall Street & Bang On A Can All-Stars)
[Cantaloupe Music]

FIELD 29: MUSIC VIDEO/FILM

Category 82 – Best Music Video
(Award to the artist, video director, and video producer.)

• LSD
ASAP Rocky
Dexter Navy, video director; Shin Nishigaki, video producer
[RCA Records/A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Music]

• I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)
The Dead Weather
Cooper Roberts & Ian Schwartz, video directors; Candice Dragonas & Nathan Scherrer, video producers
[Third Man Records]

• Alright
Kendrick Lamar
The Little Homies & Colin Tilley, video directors; Brandon Bonfiglio, Dave Free, Andrew Lerios & Luga Podesta, video producers
[Aftermath Records/Interscope Records]

• Bad Blood
Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Joseph Kahn, video director; Ron Morhoff, video producer
[Big Machine Records]

• Freedom
Pharrell Williams
Paul Hunter, video director; Candice Dragonas & Nathan Scherrer, video producers
[Columbia]

Category 83 – Best Music Film
(For concert/performance films or music documentaries. Award to the artist, video director, and video producer.)

• Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown
James Brown
Alex Gibney, video director; Peter Afterman, Blair Foster, Mick Jagger & Victoria Pearman, video producers
[Inaudible Films]

• Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters
Dave Grohl, video director; John Cutcliffe, John Silva, Gaby Skolnek & Kristen Welsh, video producers
[RCA Records/Roswell Records]

• What Happened, Miss Simone?
Nina Simone
Liz Garbus, video director; Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby, Jayson Jackson & Justin Wilkes, video producers
[Netflix]

• The Wall
Roger Waters
Sean Evans & Roger Waters, video directors; Clare Spencer & Roger Waters, video producers
[Back Lot Music]

• Amy
Amy Winehouse
Asif Kapadia, video director; James Gay-Rees, video producer
[Universal Music Enterprises]

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  1. Jamie December 7, 2015

    Yessir K. I hope he takes it home!!!!

    • Vicky G December 7, 2015

      I think I read somewhere that David is on the voting committee so these Nicki noms don’t shock me in the slightest.

      • truth(Janet is QWEEN, was a hot MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) December 7, 2015

        That ho wont win tho kii.

  2. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy December 7, 2015

    Now we ALL know damn well that they’re NOT going to give Kendrick the Album of the Year award, especially since they gave Macklemore his award two years ago. Also, I don’t see T Swift winning either because, the committee normally don’t vote for the most popular candidate which is what I think truthfully happened to Beyonce last year. I see Alabama Shakes or The Weeknd most likely to take home the night’s highest honors.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) December 7, 2015

      I actually think Kendrick will win this. The Weeknd is also as popular as taylor swift too. It’s either Kendrick or Chris Stapleton.

      • Lil Kim thee ONLY QB December 7, 2015

        Oh Gawd it was a workout scrolling down this post. But now I’m here yes I am thank you Jesus *Whitney voice* Okay is it me or do I see Taylor Swift’s name30 times? I can’t seem to find TPP Movie nomination….. I demand a recount. Feeling Myself???? Where is it. What are the qualifications to join the Grammy committee cuz David has failed us.

    • JOHNVIDAL December 8, 2015

      Hmm you could count on grammys to not give the awards to the most popular artists just because they were popular. But that was then, when they were good. Now you can probably remember they ALREADY gave Taylor Swift album of the year 4 years ago. A TOTAL disgrace. So I´m not holding my breath for this year.

  3. Kitteneyez December 7, 2015

    S*** s*** s*** and complete s*** yo I will not be watching the grammys I dont give a f bout none of those ppl nor do I buy their music

  4. Surprise..(DEC 2013) December 7, 2015

    Not surprised by any of the categories. They all should be lucky ADELEPHANT was not eligible this year. That bitchh would have snatched all of them..LMAO

    • Lmfao_Hoe December 7, 2015

      Lol fr

    • truth(Janet is QWEEN, was a hot MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) December 7, 2015

      Yea she would have. She eats cottage cheese and crackers

  5. King Stephy December 7, 2015

    Why in the hell wasn’t “Uptown Slayage” nominated for SONG OF THE YEAR? “See You Again” is overrrrrated.

    • King Stephy December 7, 2015

      Scratch that! “Song Of The Year” is specifically for the SONG-WRITER. So, it makes sense why “UpTown Slayage” wasn’t nominated. That song was driven by the PRODUCTION & GROOVE. The lyrics ain’t nothing to rave about. Taylor finna snatch that award. “Blank Slayage” is a very well written love song.

    • JOHNVIDAL December 8, 2015

      See you Again is total average crap. I agree. This is devastating.

  6. Christina Aguilera December 7, 2015

    No Rihanna!!!!

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) December 7, 2015

      “SAYS THE BILLBOARD 200 CHARTS” #NORIHLEASEDATE

      • Christina Aguilera December 7, 2015

        Hahahahahahhah….

  7. 8 December 7, 2015

    its a s***** list
    Don’t see anyone here who deserved the Album or the Record of the year
    from this list .
    that saying
    Id love to see the Weeknd winning all the awards

  8. MsYonce December 7, 2015

    Uptown Funk not nominated for SOTY bye

  9. SAGE December 7, 2015

    No Tranet Hackson!!! Hahahahahahahaha

    FLOPBREAKABLE gets about as much critical acclaim as it does sales: ZILCH!!!!! LOL

    • SentfromUpAbove December 7, 2015

      Unbreakable came out after the deadline you dumbass. It’s eligible for 2017.

      • SAGE December 7, 2015

        That FLOPSLEEP crap on a stick was eligible! LOL

        Tranet wont be getting any 2017 noms either, so Ha!!!!

      • Linear December 7, 2015

        “No Sleep” and “Unbreakable” (the song) were released in time for Grammy consideration. Care to explain why they weren’t? Looks like the industry once again is proving that it couldn’t care less about Janet. I wouldn’t bet on a nomination for the album next year either.

      • iLoveMusic December 7, 2015

        Janet’s “Unbreakable” album was released AFTER the Grammys deadline, so why the fück are you mentioning her in this post?
        #OccupyYourDamnTime!

  10. Vidiii December 7, 2015

    Ciara’s I Bet is the only r&b song that was certificied gold this year, and its not nominated?? Wtf. And its also the most viewed r&b soul video on youtube 2015!!

    • iLoveMusic December 7, 2015

      I agree 100%. “I Bet” was indeed the most successful R&B song this year, so it’s clear that the Grammy committee is full of feces… They snubbed her the same way last year with “Body Party”, even though it slayed in 2013. If you’re gonna snub an artist who really deserves it, at least let them perform. Ciara would show the fück out, & everyone knows it. This Grammy & Billboard shît is why music is slowly dying.

  11. LIL’ KIM BIRTHED YO FAVES December 7, 2015

    Oinknika has no chance of winning a Grammy this year! Her best chance would have been “Only,” but that award is going to Common and John Legend for “Glory.” Hahahahaha! Another Grammyless year for that flop Oinknika! Her “Feeling Myself” song with Beyonce couldn’t even get a nomination. What a phuckking flop!

    • Lil Kim thee ONLY QB December 7, 2015

      How old are you hun? This is unnecessary.

    • iLoveMusic December 7, 2015

      How could you say she has no chance? She was nominated, so that means there’s a chance she could win. Know the definition of the words you choose to speak.

      • Lil Kim thee ONLY QB December 7, 2015

        That person is probably in his/her mid-twenties on here acting a fool. Smdh

  12. Kii December 7, 2015

    I don’t see Cardiac Flop

  13. LORAX December 7, 2015

    OMG…

    Congrats Jazmine Sullivan!!!!!!!

    I hope she wins everything. She deserves it.

    I hope kendrick wins AOTY and dangelo wins ROTY or uptown funk or blank space.

    Taylor needs to win in the pop categories.

    Alabama shakes for Rock categories.

  14. RDK December 7, 2015

    the competition is heavy some dope albums and songs up there, running neck and neck.

  15. Edward December 7, 2015

    I hope Kendrick wins the awards he is nominated for. He’s mad talented and dope

  16. That LND Girl December 7, 2015

    The nomination list is way better than what I expected. J Cole needs to win Rap Album of the year.
    Sam…. Next time tell your staff to not copy and paste directly from the press release, it’s not a good look. Ok, Thanks!

  17. Kitteneyez December 7, 2015

    Congrats to Nicki Drake Chris Tyrese Big Sean Tamar Kanye on your nominations I am glad Four Five Seconds and 7/11 werent nominated one is s*** the other is a silly fun turnup song not grammy worthy I still will not be watching but will checking online for winners

  18. ANDREW December 7, 2015

    Pretty much satisfied with the nominees
    But I’m trying to fathom why HBHBHB is no,instead under best pop vocal. Oh well she’s probably lose to Kelly Clarkson or Miss Swift.

    • ANDREW December 7, 2015

      *Nominated

  19. K.Dot December 7, 2015

    K dot and Queen Nicki king and queen of Rap

  20. #JACKIE December 7, 2015

    I’m so over the obvious blacklisting that Ciara has received from award shows. She deserved at least 2 f****** nominations. Wtf!!! I like Tamar but her s*** didn’t even chart or make any noise but she got nominated. Oh well Rihanna isn’t nominated either and Nicki will go home empty handed as usual.?

    • Anne December 7, 2015

      Ciara can’t sing. There’s too many real singers in the R&B categories this year for her to stand a chance.

      • #JACKIE December 7, 2015

        Whatever! Ciara is an exceptional vocalist. Taylor can’t sing for s*** but she wins all the Grammys. I’m not trying to hear that b*******,

      • iLoveMusic December 7, 2015

        Ciara can sing. Her voice has grown tremendously since her debut. & she can hit notes while dancing, in live performances… not many vocalist can do that. All artists have to have some form of vocal talent to possess a record deal. Her vocal range is not the best, but it’s not at all bad. So before you waste time talking shìt about an artist, take the time to the actually listen to their music…

    • rosy December 7, 2015

      Why are you worried about rih u dry pusssy b****

      • #JACKIE December 7, 2015

        The only dry p**** is Rihanna’s crusty h***** infested cooter.

    • Anne December 7, 2015

      Ciara should focus solely on dance or pop, you don’t really have to be a good singer to garner success in those genres, just ask those who have done so like Taylor, Katy, or Rihanna. R&B is the hardest field to compete in for Grammy’s during eras where serious vocalists have released strong material, that’s why Ciara, Janet, and Rihanna were excluded in favor of better singers like Jazmine, Tamar, Lalah and Faith.

    • kuzman December 7, 2015

      lololollol im crying!!! when will yall ciara stans realize that ciaras music is not grammy worthy at all… her vocals are trash and her music is weak, especially for someone who is considered “R&B” (or pop or whatever genre she’s trying to break into)

      you need to focus on buying your faves music and hoping she gets better songwriters than rihanna not getting nominations this year (she has 8 SHE CHILLIN) AND nicki walking away empty handed (what grammys does ciara have ?) because yall come up here honestly thinking ANYONE outside the squad is checking for her. She is merely a dancer who is a full time model part time trophy gf

      • iLoveMusic December 7, 2015

        Actually, Ciara has a Grammy… know your shît before you comment. & I dont judge an artists based on sales, awards, & chart placements… anyone who does that isn’t a real music fan. You have to ACTUALLY LISTEN to their music to fully judge it, not follow what others say. & for the record, I buy albums & songs that I like, which is why I bought “Jackie”. & I never come for my faves’ competition… I only want good music. That is all!

    • ZsaZsa December 8, 2015

      Death at you crying about Ciara then going on to shade other (more successful) artists. Typical f****** #TROLLKIE

  21. What now December 7, 2015

    I just want my girl Jazmine and my boi Kendrick to take an award home.

  22. Fancy BISH December 7, 2015

    So happy for Abel!! Yaaaaaaaas…2015 was THE breakout year for him…he’s been in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 since FEBRUARY! 🙂 SEVEN nominations, including Album Of The Year…In The Night about to slay and be his first 2016 hit! Congratz to everyone nominated….The Weeknd, you EARNED it boo boo! 🙂

    • iLoveMusic December 7, 2015

      Who the f*** is Abel…? No shade, just asking…

  23. MissMaam December 7, 2015

    Glad to see under appreciated artists nominated like Jazmine, Lalah, Tyrese, and Andra.

    I hope Jazmine finally takes some home…it is WELLLLLL over due.

  24. Anne December 7, 2015

    Rihanna’s fans must be pretty disappointed at this point. She at least made an effort to release something different and took risks with 45S & AO that did not receive any acclaim and BBHMM was a ‘fall back on’ safety net that I’m sure she thought she could at least scoop up an R&B nomination for. Now she may as well scrap all 3 songs from ‘Anti’ if or whenever it comes out. Also it seems as though her Antidiary thing is losing momentum at this point.

    • Sips December 7, 2015

      i dont think rihanna fans are that disappointed at all actually, she didn’t release an album this year regardless of the three singles she had released and she has 8 or 9 grammys including one for an entire album (see unapologetic).

      it appears by this thread that ciara fans are actually the ones upset (theres one literally below me) that she hasn’t gotten nominated for a grammy for Jackie which i feel should come as no surprise since her last grammy nom was during goodies era and her sole grammy is for being in the music video for someone elses song.
      The R&B category was very competitive in terms of quality which is where ciara got shut out but, nonetheless she has her grammy for “Best short formed music video for missy elliot’s Lose Control.

      However i realize your opinion is merely subjective rather than factual so thats fine. 🙂

    • gorgan December 7, 2015

      this site is really a ciara fan club 2.0….like can yall honestly say and think i bet was gonna get nominated. She hasn’t been nominated for a grammy in god knows how long. Yall call it a snub? a blacklist ? NO there are certain artists whose music does nothing for people in the ways like kesha in pop or pitbull or tyga in hop hop ciara is that in R&B. no one i repeat non one is checking for her thats not shade or anything thats just blunt facts if they were she’d be swimming in grammys or noms at least for the albums she comes out with.

      yall spend more time shading rihanna for her success, awards, nominations and etc than yall buy yall face music. like literllally anytime rihannas name was mentioned or her songs on this post , it was by her haters bwahahahahaha yall gotta realize that this site is just a cushion for yall anger and salt and hate rather than reality

      • iLoveMusic December 7, 2015

        I am a proud Ciara fan, I have never threw shade at another artist. As long as Ciara keeps releasing music, I dont give 2 fücks about what other artist are doing. So yall can talk all the shìt yall want about her… you’re only wasting time. Cause she’s not going anywhere, anytime soon. Just accept it.
        #CSquad!

  25. ?Queen Molly? December 7, 2015

    Wow Ciara cleary deserved a nomination smh fuckkk the grammmys

  26. Xedos December 7, 2015

    Maybe I’m going crazy but didn’t Meghan Tranor got nominated last year so how come she’s nominated for new artist

  27. Gee December 7, 2015

    Congratulations to all the nominees but I thought Taylor would rack up big up to Kendrick as he has proven talent will get recognized one way or another.

  28. #JACKIE AND MOLLY ARE B****** December 7, 2015

    LMAO AT THE Z SQUAD WHINING ABOUT THEIR FAVES LACK OF NOMINATIONS. THE GRAMMYS DONT KNOW HER SORRY

    • Kii December 7, 2015

      Kiii girl their fave only shows up just to act as a seat filler

    • LOL December 7, 2015

      Lmao She’s not called C-flop for nothing.

  29. ~The Arcade~ December 7, 2015

    Congratulations to D’Angelo, Jazmine Sullivan and K. Dot.

  30. Ciah’s Turtle December 7, 2015

    YES JAZMINE !!!!!

  31. Barb-wire (#8DaysOfOnika) December 7, 2015

    Nicki should win for Only and Cole should win Best Rap album. KDoT should win album of the year.

    • !!!! December 7, 2015

      But Nicki won’t win that’s the sad reality not for that trashy song

    • Bey-Minaj December 7, 2015

      Sadly Nicki won’t win any because the Grammys never reward female rappers period. Only a select few ever got rewarded. They give it to the men like crazy, and most times they give it to the same men over and over. Kendrick seems to be their new favorite like Jay and Kanye used to be.

    • B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare (The Tipping Point) December 7, 2015

      Nicki is in all the same categories with Kendrick and there is no way they will award her over him. @Bey-Minaj is right.

  32. ?Queen Molly? December 7, 2015

    I bet was the biggest R&B song of the year smh and still no nomination. Im so over these Ciara snubs

  33. Slay_Hive December 7, 2015

    I’m just happy to see Jazmine Sullivan and no FourFive Seconds!!???? won’t be watching this boring mess.

  34. Career Ender December 7, 2015

    1. Ciara deserves a nomination
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    2. Basic Swift must go home with 1 award atmost
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    3. I don’t like The weekend
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    4. I wish Nicki could win a Grammy , but the competition is tough right there
    .
    5. Uptown Funk not on SOTY ????
    .
    6. Ed Sheeran deserves a grammy
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    7. Album of the year must go to anyone but , Abel, Hôe Swift or K.Dot

    • Pray for the Youth December 7, 2015

      I didn’t care to say anything because I thought I was the only one. But the weeknd is so mediocre. I don’t like him either, and he sounds awful live…. Well he sounds kind of awful on his records too but still…

  35. Career Ender December 7, 2015

    and I need that singing man called TYRESE to win a Grammy
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    boy can he sing, did you see him shut down the Soul Train Awards?

  36. Pray for the Youth December 7, 2015

    And none for Gretchen wieners, bye!!!

  37. B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare (The Tipping Point) December 7, 2015

    I’m absolutely LOVING the R & B categories! D’Angelo, Lalah, JAZMINE, Faith, Tamar, Miguel.

    Taylor will win Best Pop Vocal & she doesn’t deserve anymore of them , sorry.

    That Best Alternative Music Category is AMAZING! Pull thru Bjork, Tame Impala, or Alabama Shakes.

    The only disappointing thing is most of the pop submissions, particularly in the Song of the Year category. How atrocious. Pop needs to do better. Pop deserves better.

  38. The Truth Emeritus December 7, 2015

    Big Sean should have been nominated for rap album of the year. One of those albums had no place in that category. Her album shall remain nameless.

  39. B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare (The Tipping Point) December 7, 2015

    And I’ll just say this, if The Weeknd wins The Best R&B song category, I am forever done. I haven’t watched in three years already. If he wins this category, I will blot the Grammys from my memory.

    • KING December 7, 2015

      Sorry to say it but he’s gonna win.

  40. #TeamTinashe Stan December 7, 2015

    Why are people using Popularity stats to defend their argument to why their fave wasn’t nominated? Hello! It’s the Grammys, not the VMA’s they only listen to the product not the sales. And that is why Beck won last year because he had a better product in my opinion.

    The great defense that I can use is that why wasn’t the “Universal Critical Acclaimed” debut album of Tinashe’s overlooked? And is that Kehlani I see up their with a nom? I’ll be meeting with Grammys Committee real soon about this.

    Super glad, Jazmine and J.Cole got their just due for their respective work!!!! 🙂

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) December 7, 2015

      This is where u’re wrong sis..The Grammys do often go by popularity and sales. That is why BORELOR SWIFT AND BEAUTY BEHIND THE MADNESS is nominated. If they were being CRITICAL and not based on sales…BLACK MESSIAH should have been nominated, REALITY SHOW by Jazmine Sullivan should also have been nominated . They both got higher critical ratings than other albums in that category. Even more than TAYLOR. iN ADDITION, They go by popularity because they want the likes of Taylor swift to attend the awards show…That is the reason why BEYONCE WAS NOMINATED, in addition to her album being amazing and received rave reviews from critics, her attending the awards show is a plus. P.S i bet us till have not yet listened to Beck’s album at all. You are still on the BEYONCE hate bandwagon..LMAO. As for why TIN-MAN(NE-YO TEASE) was not nominated for AQUARIA, she is a nobody to the Grammys, she is not as popular as most r&b acts, except mainly in the BLACK community..In other word, she does not have major POPULARITY compared to most, (EVEN THO HER ALBUM WAS REALLY GOOD, IN MY OPINION)

    • December 7, 2015

      you think Record sales and popularity don’t have anything to do with it,it do’s might not be a huge part like the vma’s and so on but it dos.

    • B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare (The Tipping Point) December 7, 2015

      I agree with the crux of your argument but please explain Macklemore’s win over Kendrick.

    • Florida Evans December 7, 2015

      I think you’re underestimating just how much sales and popularity influence Grammy award nominations. Of course this is not the case across the board, but there is no other way to explain many of these nominations.

      And as a die hard Beck fan since Odelay, Morning Phase is one of his most mediocre efforts. He tried to reproduce the far superior Sea Change and failed. Both Beyonce and Beck have better albums than BEYONCE and Morning Phase.

    • Career Ender December 7, 2015

      robocop you must shut the fug up
      .
      yo fave came and went as fast as 2on stayed on charts and radio
      .
      no grammy noms , the bish aint happening
      .
      she must just do a Robocop: family dollar stores Christmas special aisle Tour and exit the industry!

  41. SippingMyTea December 7, 2015

    Kendrick better win something !

  42. SippingMyTea December 7, 2015

    Please don’t tell me Alabama Shakes is gonna win. After the way they played Bey last year I don’t think the weekend, Kendrick or Taylor swift will win. #Sadtruth we need to stop giving these grammys ratings unless they give our black artist the respect they deserve .

  43. Truth Hurts December 7, 2015

    It’s official, the grammys are done, a lot of people here saying Ciara can’t sing and she doesn’t deserve a nom, but
    Taylor is always nominated, I’ve seen her tour videos, and she can’t sing as well, it’s almost a joke, her grammy performance with Stevie Nicks was karaoke, and she get a pass. I wonder why…..

    • Florida Evans December 7, 2015

      I truly do not understand why people pretend that Taylor Swift is a vocalist or that 1989 is some revolutionary pop album. Her voice is way below average and 1989 is a collection of songs cribbed from artists far superior than her. It’s disgusting when you think about it.

  44. Beyond Amazing (Cause Bey Really Is!!) December 7, 2015

    I’m so happy they nominated actual R&B artist for the R&B categories. The Grammys did good this year. My only complantes are the obvious snub Vista got for I bet, Janet Jackson didn’t get nominated for No sleeep and Big Sean didn’t get a nomination for best rap album of the year.

  45. Career Ender December 7, 2015

    Sam
    .
    tries to calm myself down
    .
    Dear Sam!!!
    .
    why are you holding my comments?
    .
    or David’s S is the one moderating this section?
    .
    why hold this commemt:
    .

    . @Tinashe stan
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    robocop you must shut the fug up
    .
    yo fave came and went as fast as 2on stayed on charts and radio
    .
    no grammy noms , the bish aint happening
    .
    she must just do a Robocop: family dollar stores Christmas special aisle Tour and exit the industry!
    .

  46. Career Ender December 7, 2015

    im getting frustrated!! I’ll start lashing out and coming for everyone in here except the Hive am and The Barbs
    .
    cos I am very fvcking capable of doing that!!!!!!

  47. CherylSoldierr December 7, 2015

    Absolute DEATH at tumblr fads fad del Rey and Halsey getting snubbed. I’m cryinggg

    • Career Ender December 7, 2015

      does your annorexic flop fave even have a mere BRIT?

      • CherylSoldierr December 7, 2015

        Can your dumb a$$ at least do a little bit of research before you comment? Is info like 10 years behind or something on the savannah?

    • Rosie December 7, 2015

      So bothered.
      Just remember that Chav will never receive a single mention from the Grammy committee as she continues to sell less than Bombay Bicycle Club in her only market for the remainder of her joke career.

      • CherylSoldierr December 7, 2015

        That same tired drag when Lana is doing less than fetty wap. Different year and your sh!t still stinks b****. Didn’t we go through this last year when you were screaming and hollering about fad Rey getting recognized by these low circulation elitist magazines? Too bad that acclaim couldn’t get the b**** a hit. Snubbed last year and all of your d*** faves got snubbed this year. Oh but you’re riding 1989 before switching to 25 for next year right?

  48. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans December 7, 2015

    Nicki better win something. I know THAT much! Where are the nominations for “I Bet” and “Jackie”? I have NO Idea why “FourFive Seconds” wasn’t nominated, but maybe it wasn’t released within the eligible time period. Plus, I’m surprised as hell that Bjork was nominated, but I guess she roles that category and she just might win because it’s her best album since “Homogenic”. I’m still waiting on that h** to apologize for using the N word too. She thinks she’s a white woman, but she’s delusional as hell because the WORLD sees her as an Asian woman.

    • TrinaAllDay December 7, 2015

      Nicki aint winning s***, but a B.E.T. award!!! ???

      • Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans December 7, 2015

        Don’t sleep on “Tr*ni Dem Girls”. That’s a huge mistake. Just wait til the 2017 Grammy’s. She’ll clean up for that Caribbean/Island Pop hit. Nicki said “them island girls is the baddest” for a reason. Hold tight and just wait.

  49. Career Ender December 7, 2015

    Sam
    .
    thanks for releasing my comment
    .
    but the damage is already done
    .
    im losing faith in you and your blog
    .
    I keep spending my data commenting in here and yet you keep holding my harmless comments?
    .
    SAM REALLY!!!???

  50. Career Ender December 7, 2015

    Sam other people curse , swear and threaten you but yet you still choose to come for Career Ender’s comments?

    • iLoveMusic December 7, 2015

      “Career Ender” is very disrespectful & childish., & he/she slanders every artist that isnt Beyoncé or Nicki… this person doesn’t have a life, & they spend more time on this site than Sam & David, combined!. So this person deserves to be moderated & blocked.

  51. Career Ender December 7, 2015

    I don’t even conment everyday/very often and still you came for my comment?

  52. Metzo December 7, 2015

    Im Happy for Jazmine, and D’angelo. But where is Ciara? I bet was one of the best RnB songs. N yes Tamar!
    Nicki Minaj was snubbed tbh. No Truffle butter? Feeling Myself?

    • B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare (The Tipping Point) December 7, 2015

      Nicki won’t win but she is nominated for Truffle Butter.

  53. Career Ender December 7, 2015

    I was gearing to get in the mood of getting this comments section over 200+ comments but what you do?

  54. RihYonce December 7, 2015

    Congrats to K Dot he deserves the recognition but I also think that J. Cole deserved more noms but I hope that his album wins best rap album because it was way begetter than kendricks “HTPAB” but whatever I won’t be watching this year the only think that can save this how is amass comeback from various artist like 2014

  55. Career Ender December 7, 2015

    Sam since last year I’ve seen so many of my comments get geld up and NOT RELEASED
    .
    and I would just leave the posts
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    now enough is enough!!!!!
    .
    I’m so fvcking fed uppppp
    .
    that’s why see me attacking David like the way I do
    .
    SAM???????

  56. TrinaAllDay December 7, 2015

    First of all, those of you coming for Janet needs to cool it, “No Sleeep” was put as a buzz single to promote Janet’s TOUR, Janet IS doing numbers as doing as far as live shows go and The “Unbreakable Tour” is doing way better than the “Pinkprint Tour.” Plus Nicki’s style biting ass isn’t about to get no Grammy, Janet got hers already so she aint got s*** to prove! Nicki just tryna be Lil Kim, but hell, even Kim won her Grammy already. Besides aint no way “Truffle Butter” will win over “Back2Back” so she can go sit her surgery inflated ass down somewhere, Missy’s back now anyway, Nicki best to go re-write her bars!?

  57. Rosie December 7, 2015

    The Grammys actually did decent this year! Kinda proud of them. I think they could’ve done better with the Alternative Album category this year though, it’s definitely weaker than it usually is.

    And Onika definitely isn’t winning against Kendrick. They’ve learned their lesson from the backlash they got when GKMC was snubbed.

    • ?Queen Molly? December 7, 2015

      You see @cheryls post sis?

      • Rosie December 7, 2015

        It is so pressed and upset? I wasn’t even checking for its comment before you mentioned it.
        Must be election time for the Rosie Fan Club, both Fagbird and Rima are also trying it in every post.

      • CherylSoldierr December 7, 2015

        Just like no one is checking for Lana, Halsey or any of your other dykee faves. Why can’t that acclaim get your faves a Grammy nom or a hit?

      • Rosie December 8, 2015

        Yet both Honeymoon and BADLANDS outsold Only Human worldwide like at least 4x over. Each.
        Like I said earlier, you have absolutely no room to talk about anything US-related or to come for anyone’s sales when your fave went from selling like 1.5 million in the UK alone to ~80K worldwide. Not to mention Chav will NEVER be Grammy eligible because she can’t even RELEASE her music outside of like 6 countries in Western Europe.

      • CherylSoldierr December 8, 2015

        Girl haven’t we gone over this? You can say whatever you want about Cheryl. She’s THIRTEEN years in and still clocking hits. When will Lana? You Stan for FADS. That’s why you shield yourself by stanning for bey, Taylor and Adele. Someone needs to clock your weak fake asss out. Halsey will NEVER see 1.5 mil so seethe

    • B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare (The Tipping Point) December 7, 2015

      The Alternative Category is usually stronger. I like Alabama Shakes, Bjork, and Tama Impala. I didn’t really like The Wilco and My Morning Jacket albums, though I’m a big fan of the latter.

      I would’ve like to see Lower Dens or Sufjan Stevens get those spots. Oh well.

      • Rosie December 7, 2015

        I’m shocked Sufjan didn’t make it. It’s the second most acclaimed album this year after TPAB. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t submit to AOTY like every other album. Alabama Shakes has Alt Album on lock, but out of the nominees Currents deserves it (though it’s TI’s worst album).
        My favorite surprise from the rock categories is Wolf Alice. They released my fave British album this year alongside What Went Down. Hopefully this helps them get more popular in the US.

      • ANDREW December 7, 2015

        Wolf Alice really shocked me, I hope they win .. Yes I said it lol I hope they win. Even though they are in the same category as my fave would love them to blow up their music is just amazing

      • Rosie December 7, 2015

        Moaning Lisa Smile is probably the best song nominated but they have no chance because all of the other songs are way more popular. I’m legit shocked they got through. It’s a tough category this year. Therefore I’m hoping Florence wins. I hate Ex’s & Oh’s lmao.

  58. Meteorite December 7, 2015

    I’m here for Jazmine Sullivan and Florence + the Machine.

  59. Tyler Makiavelli December 7, 2015

    Damn, the rap categories are good. Idk what to expect. Just hope that J Cole walks away with Best Rap Album

  60. HailBeysus December 7, 2015

    DEAD!!! @ Most of the Navy steering clear of these Grammy post because thotanna got payed dust ??????

  61. Suicide Blonde December 7, 2015

    What a joke, it’s not even funny anymore.

    • Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans December 7, 2015

      How is “Rebel Heart” (the song) not nominated, Suicide? That’s one of the best songs of her career and it tells her story of staying true to herself and finding herself beautifully and accurately.

    • JOHNVIDAL December 8, 2015

      Grammys are a joke now overall I gree. How is it that in lesser categories like the R&B ones they keep giving nominations to people like Tamar Braxton LMAO but never, absolutely never to huge artists like Mariah Carey??? I don´t know, I know they are not at the peaks of their careers but Mariah sure deserves one of these irrelevant nominations here and there in the secondary categories over people who are clearly inferior and keep receiving nominations. The pop categories are more competitive so I understand Madonna doesn´t get nominations usually at this point of her career. But in the R&B category it is truly obvious how bad this is.
      Worst thing are the main categories with Taylor Swift always there though.
      One good thing is that they didn´t forget Florence even though she flopped this year compared to her two previous efforts.

  62. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans December 7, 2015

    So proud of Tamar Braxton for getting her nomination. There was a light at the tunnel after all, although she deserved much more nominations. Just watch Taylor cling to Kendrick again after paying him complete dust after “Bad Blood” just because he’s leading in nominations. “All You Had to do Was Stay”, Taylor. You didn’t have to pretend to actually be interested in that man and use him for the “black” vote.

  63. @JanetCIARA_ December 7, 2015

    Congrats to all that were nominated, I wish celebs dont begin to throw bittch fits on social media for not being nominated (Omarion) ……. The Grammys are the Grammys, you must expect a snub, and be surprised when nominated.
    Who cares.

  64. No favs, just here for the music December 7, 2015

    Kendrick Lamar and Drake’s ‘Back To Back’ diss record lmao!

    I have my fingers crossed for them

  65. james227 December 7, 2015

    You would be a damn fool to watch this crap. I would not give this thing called Grammys my rating vote. There are people on here that I have never heard of before in my whole entire life lol. They through in four fingers of black artists and will probably put that category on toward the end.

  66. Jay December 7, 2015

    I don’t understand why Dawn isn’t up for anything? Idk, all of this seems sketchy as f***. I just want my Nicki to win her first grammy.

  67. King Mark111 /.\ December 7, 2015

    Glad the r&b underdogs was recognized. May the best win.

  68. fasdfa December 7, 2015

    I don’t watch cause they don’t never show the rnb category on tv

  69. JOHNVIDAL December 8, 2015

    A real disgrace to see Taylor Swift getting the nominations in the main categories as usual. Best Song???? Any bland and generic song with zero good vocals by Taylor Swift being nominated for anything, let alone an important award in music, is laughable. But we already had her winning Album of the Year 4 years ago, so it can not get any lower than that.
    Overall weak categories, very representative of the weak mainstream music we have now. I hope Florence gets her awards in those pop categories at least. And in the main ones please give them to Kendrick at least.
    Really poor nominations.

  70. Terny December 8, 2015

    Nicki Minaj should Def win something this year… Also rooting for Jazzmine and Faith Evans.

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