56th Grammy® Award Nominations Coverage

The nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on December 6th, 2013 at a star-studded televised concert.

And the nominees are:

Record Of The Year

  • Get Lucky
    Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
    Thomas Bangalter & Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, producers; Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
    Track from: Random Access Memories
    Label: Columbia Records
  • Radioactive
    Imagine Dragons
    Alex Da Kid, producer; Manny Marroquin & Josh Mosser, engineers/mixers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer
    Track from: Night Visions
    Label: Kidinakorner/ Interscope
  • Royals
    Joel Little, producer; Joel Little, engineer/mixer; Stuart Hawkes, mastering engineer
    Track from: Pure Heroine
    Label: Universal Music
  • Locked Out Of Heaven
    Bruno Mars
    Jeff Bhasker, Emile Haynie, Mark Ronson & The Smeezingtons, producers; Alalal, Josh Blair, Wayne Gordon, Ari Levine, Manny Marroquin & Mark Ronson, engineers/mixers; David Kutch, mastering engineer
    Track from: Unorthodox Jukebox
    Label: Atlantic
  • Blurred Lines
    Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell
    Pharrell, producer; Andrew Coleman & Tony Maserati, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
    Track from: Blurred Lines
    Label: Star Trak/ Interscope

Album Of The Year

  • The Blessed Unrest
    Sara Bareilles
    Sara Bareilles, Mark Endert & John O'Mahony, producers; Jeremy Darby, Mark Endert & John O'Mahony, engineers/mixers; Greg Calbi, mastering engineer
    Label: Epic Records
  • Random Access Memories
    Daft Punk
    Julian Casablancas, DJ Falcon, Todd Edwards, Chilly Gonzales, Giorgio Moroder, Panda Bear, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams & Pharrell Williams, featured artists; Thomas Bangalter, Julian Casablancas, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, DJ Falcon & Todd Edwards, producers; Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta, Guillaume Le Braz & Daniel Lerner, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
    Label: Columbia Records
  • Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
    Kendrick Lamar
    Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre, Drake, Jay Rock, Jay Z, MC Eiht & Anna Wise, featured artists; DJ Dahi, Hit-Boy, Skhye Hutch, Just Blaze, Like, Terrace Martin, Dawaun Parker, Pharrell, Rahki, Scoop DeVille, Sounwave, Jack Splash, Tabu, Tha Bizness & T-Minus, producers; Derek Ali, Dee Brown, Dr. Dre, James Hunt, Mauricio 'Veto"" Iragorri, Mike Larson, Jared Scott, Jack Splash & Andrew Wright, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi & Brian 'Big Bass"" Gardner, mastering engineers
    Label: TDE/Aftermath/Interscope
  • The Heist
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    Ab-Soul, Ben Bridwell, Ray Dalton, Eighty4 Fly, Hollis, Mary Lambert, Baffalo Madonna, Evan Roman, Schoolboy Q, Allen Stone, The Teaching & Wanz, featured artists; Ryan Lewis, producer; Ben Haggerty, Ryan Lewis, Amos Miller, Reed Ruddy & Pete Stewart, engineers/mixers; Brian Gardner, mastering engineer
    Label: Macklemore LLC
  • Red
    Taylor Swift
    Gary Lightbody & Ed Sheeran, featured artists; Jeff Bhasker, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker & Dan Wilson, producers; Joe Baldridge, Sam Bell, Matt Bishop, Chad Carlson, Nathan Chapman, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Sam Holland, Michael Ilbert, Taylor Johnson, Jacknife Lee, Steve Marcantonio, Manny Marroquin, Justin Niebank, John Rausch, Eric Robinson, Pawel Sek, Jake Sinclair, Mark ""Spike"" Stent & Andy Thompson, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne & Hank Williams, mastering engineers
    Label: Big Machine Records

Song Of The Year

  • Just Give Me A Reason
    Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)
    Track from: The Truth About Love
    Label: RCA Records; Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Inc./P!nk Inside Publishing/Way Above Music/Sony/ATV Songs LLC/WB Music Corp./FBR Music/Bearvon Music
  • Locked Out Of Heaven
    Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
    Track from: Unorthodox Jukebox
    Label: Atlantic; Publishers: Mars Force Songs, LLC/BMG Rights Management (US) LLC/BMG/Roc Nation Music/Music Famamanem LP/EMI April Music Inc./Toy Plane Music - Universal Music/Universal Music Corp.
  • Roar
    Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)
    Label: Capitol; Publishers: When I'm Rich You'll Be My Bitch/Kasz Money Publishing/MXM/Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, Inc./Bonnie McKee Music/Where Da Kasz At?/Songs Of Pulse Recording/Oneirology Publishing/Prescription Songs
  • Royals
    Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
    Track from: Pure Heroine
    Label: Universal Music; Publishers: Copyright Control/Sony ATV
  • Same Love
    Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert)
    Track from: The Heist
    Label: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis LLC; Publishers: Macklemore Publishing/Ryan Lewis Publishing

Best New Artist

  • James Blake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • Brave
    Sara Bareilles
    Track from: The Blessed Unrest
    Label: Epic Records
  • Royals
    Track from: Pure Heroine
    Label: Universal Republic
  • When I Was Your Man
    Bruno Mars
    Track from: Unorthodox Jukebox
    Label: Atlantic
  • Roar
    Katy Perry
    Label: Capitol
  • Mirrors
    Justin Timberlake
    Track from: The 20/20 Experience - The Complete Experience
    Label: RCA Records

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • Get Lucky
    Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
    Track from: Random Access Memories
    Label: Columbia Records
  • Just Give Me A Reason
    Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
    Track from: The Truth About Love
    Label: RCA Records
  • Stay
    Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
    Label: Def Jam Records
  • Blurred Lines
    Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell
    Track from: Blurred Lines
    Label: Star Trak/ Interscope
  • Suit & Tie
    Justin Timberlake & Jay Z
    Track from: The 20/20 Experience - The Complete Experience
    Label: RCA Records

Best Pop Instrumental Album

  • Steppin' Out
    Herb Alpert
    Label: Shout! Factory
  • The Beat
    Boney James
    Label: Concord Records
  • Handpicked
    Earl Klugh
    Label: Heads Up International
  • Summer Horns
    Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair & Richard Elliot
    Label: Concord Records
  • Hacienda
    Jeff Lorber Fusion
    Label: Heads Up International

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Paradise
    Lana Del Rey
    Label: Polydor UK / Interscope
  • Pure Heroine
    Label: Universal Republic
  • Unorthodox Jukebox
    Bruno Mars
    Label: Atlantic
  • Blurred Lines
    Robin Thicke
    Label: Star Trak / Interscope
  • The 20/20 Experience - The Complete Experience
    Justin Timberlake
    Label: RCA Records

Best Dance Recording

  • Need U (100%)
    Duke Dumont Featuring A*M*E & MNEK
    Adam Dyment & Tommy Forrest, producers; Adam Dyment & Tommy Forrest, mixers
    Label: Downtown Records / Win Records
  • Sweet Nothing
    Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch
    Calvin Harris, producer; Calvin Harris, mixer
    Track from: 18 Months
    Label: Columbia Records/Ultra Music
  • Atmosphere
    Finn Bjarnson & Ryan Raddon, producers; Ryan Raddon, mixer
    Label: Ultra Records
  • This Is What It Feels Like
    Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie
    Armin Van Buuren & Benno De Goeij, producers; Armin Van Buuren & Benno De Goeij, mixers
    Label: Armada Music
  • Clarity
    Zedd Featuring Foxes
    Zedd, producer; Zedd, mixer
    Track from: Clarity
    Label: Interscope Records

Best Dance/Electronica Album

  • Random Access Memories
    Daft Punk
    Label: Columbia Records
  • Settle
    Label: Cherrytree/Interscope Records
  • 18 Months
    Calvin Harris
    Label: Columbia Records/Ultra Music
  • Atmosphere
    Label: Ultra Records
  • A Color Map Of The Sun
    Pretty Lights
    Label: 8 Minutes 20 Seconds Records

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • Viva Duets
    Tony Bennett & Various Artists
    Label: Columbia Records
  • To Be Loved
    Michael Bublé
    Label: 143/Reprise
  • The Standards
    Gloria Estefan
    Label: Masterworks
  • Cee Lo's Magic Moment
    Cee Lo Green
    Label: Elektra
  • Now
    Dionne Warwick
    Label: Blue Horizon

Best Rock Performance

  • Always Alright
    Alabama Shakes
    Track from: Silver Linings Playbook Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Label: Sony Classical
  • The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
    David Bowie
    Track from: The Next Day
    Label: Columbia Records
  • Radioactive
    Imagine Dragons
    Track from: Night Visions
    Label: Kidinakorner/ Interscope
  • Kashmir
    Led Zeppelin
    Track from: Celebration Day
    Label: Swan Song/Atlantic
  • My God Is The Sun
    Queens Of The Stone Age
    Track from: ...Like Clockwork
    Label: Matador
  • I'm Shakin'
    Jack White
    Label: Columbia Records/ Third Man

Best Metal Performance

  • T.N.T.
    Track from: Anthems
    Label: Megaforce
  • God Is Dead?
    Black Sabbath
    Track from: 13
    Label: Vertigo/Republic
  • The Enemy Inside
    Dream Theater
    Track from: Dream Theater
    Label: Roadrunner Records
  • In Due Time
    Killswitch Engage
    Track from: Disarm The Descent
    Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Room 24
    Volbeat Featuring King Diamond
    Track from: Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies
    Label: Republic Records

Best Rock Song

  • Ain't Messin 'Round
    Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)
    Label: Warner Bros. Records; Publisher: Hotwire Unlimited LLC
  • Cut Me Some Slack
    Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)
    Track from: Sound City - Real To Reel
    Label: RCA Records / Roswell Records; Publishers: MPL Communications, Inc./M.J.-Twelve Music/Murky Slough Music/Kobalt Music/Ruthensmear Music/Bug Music
  • Doom And Gloom
    Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, songwriters (The Rolling Stones)
    Label: Universal Music Enterprises; Publisher: Promopub B.V.
  • God Is Dead?
    Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters (Black Sabbath)
    Track from: 13
    Label: Vertigo/Republic; Publishers: Aston Music/Blizzard Music Limited/Valallen Music
  • Panic Station
    Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)
    Label: Warner Bros. Records; Publisher: Warner Chappell

Best Rock Album

  • 13
    Black Sabbath
    Label: Vertigo/Republic
  • The Next Day
    David Bowie
    Label: Columbia Records
  • Mechanical Bull
    Kings Of Leon
    Label: RCA Records
  • Celebration Day
    Led Zeppelin
    Label: Swan Song/Atlantic
  • ...Like Clockwork
    Queens Of The Stone Age
    Label: Matador
  • Psychedelic Pill
    Neil Young With Crazy Horse
    Label: Reprise

Best Alternative Music Album

  • The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
    Neko Case
    Label: Anti Records
  • Trouble Will Find Me
    The National
    Label: 4Ad
  • Hesitation Marks
    Nine Inch Nails
    Label: Columbia Records
  • Lonerism
    Tame Impala
    Label: Modular/Interscope
  • Modern Vampires Of The City
    Vampire Weekend
    Label: Xl Recordings

Best R&B Performance

  • Love And War
    Tamar Braxton
    Label: Epic Records/Streamline Records
  • Best Of Me
    Anthony Hamilton
    Track from: Back To Love
    Label: RCA Records
  • Nakamarra
    Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
    Track from: Tawk Tomahawk
    Label: Sony Music Ent./Flying Buddha
  • How Many Drinks?
    Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar
    Label: RCA Records / Bystorm Entertainment
  • Something
    Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway
    Track from: Family Dinner Volume One
    Label: Ropeadope Records

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • Please Come Home
    Gary Clark Jr.
    Track from: Blak And Blu
    Label: Warner Bros Records
  • Get It Right
    Track from: Side Effects Of You
    Label: RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited
  • Quiet Fire
    Label: Shanachie Entertainment
  • Hey Laura
    Gregory Porter
    Track from: Liquid Spirit
    Label: Blue Note Records
  • Yesterday
    Ryan Shaw
    Track from: Real Love
    Label: Dynotone Records

Best R&B Song

  • Best Of Me
    Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)
    Track from: Back To Love
    Label: RCA Records; Publishers: Tappy Whyte's Music LLC/Songs Of Universal, Inc./Spuggy Bug Music
  • Love And War
    Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton)
    Label: Epic Records/Streamline Records; Publishers: EMI April Music Inc./Miserable Girl Inc./Campstar Music/The Book Productions/EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Janice Combs Publishing/Yoga Flames Music
  • Only One
    PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder)
    Label: Cash Money/Universal Republic; Publisher: Fly Nerd Music
  • Pusher Love Girl
    James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)
    Track from: The 20/20 Experience - The Complete Experience
    Label: RCA Records; Publishers: Tennman Tunes/Universal Music- Z - Tunes/Virginia Beach Music/WB Music Corp./Jerome Harmon Publishing/Warner-Chappell Music, Inc./James Fauntleroy Music/Almo Music
  • Without Me
    Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot)
    Track from: Side Effects Of You
    Label: RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited; Publishers: H-Money Music/RJ Productions/EMI April Music, Inc./Aristocratic Destiny Music/Penmanship Publishing/Songs Of Universal, Inc./Jogloe Music Publishing/Mass Confusion Productions, Inc.

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Love And War
    Tamar Braxton
    Label: Epic Records/Streamline Records
  • Side Effects Of You
    Label: RCA Records /19 Recordings Limited
  • One: In The Chamber
    Salaam Remi
    Label: Flying Buddha / Masterworks
  • Unapologetic
    Label: Def Jam Records
  • New York: A Love Story
    Mack Wilds
    Label: Louder Than Life / Sony Music

Best R&B Album

  • R&B Divas
    Faith Evans
    Label: Prolific Music Group/Eone Music
  • Girl On Fire
    Alicia Keys
    Label: RCA Records
  • Love In The Future
    John Legend
    Label: Columbia Records
  • Better
    Chrisette Michele
    Label: Motown Records
  • Three Kings
    Label: Atlantic Records

Best Rap Performance

  • Started From The Bottom
    Label: Young Money/Cash Money
  • Berzerk
    Label: Aftermath/Interscope/Shady Records
  • Tom Ford
    Jay Z
    Track from: Magna Carta...Holy Grail
    Label: Roc Nation
  • Swimming Pools (Drank)
    Kendrick Lamar
    Track from: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
    Label: TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records
  • Thrift Shop
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz
    Track from: The Heist
    Label: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis LLC

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

  • Power Trip
    J. Cole Featuring Miguel
    Track from: Born Sinner
    Label: Roc Nation/Columbia Records
  • Part II (On The Run)
    Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé
    Track from: Magna Carta...Holy Grail
    Label: Roc Nation
  • Holy Grail
    Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
    Track from: Magna Carta...Holy Grail
    Label: Roc Nation
  • Now Or Never
    Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige
    Track from: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
    Label: Aftermath Records
  • Remember You
    Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd
    Track from: O.N.I.F.C.
    Label: Rostrum/Atlantic

Best Rap Song

  • F***in' Problems
    Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
    Track from: Long.Live.ASAP
    Label: RCA Records / Polo Grounds Music; Publishers: ASAP Rocky Music Publishing LLC/Sony/ATV Songs LLC/Mavor & Moses LLC/Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, Inc./Herbilicious Music/Black Fountain Music/Livewrite/EMI Blackwood Music, Inc./Ty Epps Music/Top Dawg Music/Hard Working Black Folks, Inc./WB Music Corp
  • Holy Grail
    Shawn Carter, Terius Nash, J. Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic, songwriters) (Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake)
    Track from: Magna Carta...Holy Grail
    Label: Roc Nation; Publishers: Carter Boys/Warner Chappell/WB Music Corp./2082 Music Publishing/Tennmann Tunes/Universal Music Z Tunes/VB Rising/ole/Jerome Harmon Publishing/Chrysalis Music/Let The Story Begin Publishing/EMI Virgin Songs Inc./Primary Wave Tunes/The End Of Music/MJ Twelve M
  • New Slaves
    Christopher Breaux, Ben Bronfman, Mike Dean, Louis Johnson, Malik Jones, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Che Smith, Kanye West & Cydell Young, songwriters (Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser, songwriters) (Kanye West)
    Track from: Yeezus
    Label: Def Jam
  • Started From The Bottom
    W. Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake)
    Label: Young Money/Cash Money; Publishers: Sandra Gale/EMI Music Publishing/Mavor & Moses Inc./Kobalt
  • Thrift Shop
    Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)
    Track from: The Heist
    Label: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis LLC; Publishers: Macklemore Publishing/Ryan Lewis Publishing

Best Rap Album

  • Nothing Was The Same
    Label: Young Money/Cash Money
  • Magna Carta...Holy Grail
    Jay Z
    Label: Roc Nation
  • Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
    Kendrick Lamar
    Label: TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records
  • The Heist
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    Label: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis LLC
  • Yeezus
    Kanye West
    Label: Def Jam

Best Country Solo Performance

  • I Drive Your Truck
    Lee Brice
    Track from: Hard 2 Love
    Label: Curb Records
  • I Want Crazy
    Hunter Hayes
    Track from: Hunter Hayes (Encore)
    Label: Atlantic
  • Mama's Broken Heart
    Miranda Lambert
    Label: RCA Records Label Nashville
  • Wagon Wheel
    Darius Rucker
    Track from: True Believers
    Label: Capitol Records Nashville
  • Mine Would Be You
    Blake Shelton
    Track from: Based On A True Story
    Label: Warner Bros. Records

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • From This Valley
    The Civil Wars
    Track from: The Civil Wars
    Label: Sensibility Recordings / Columbia Records
  • Don't Rush
    Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill
    Track from: Greatest Hits: Chapter One
    Label: RCA Records / 19 Recordings Limited
  • Your Side Of The Bed
    Little Big Town
    Track from: Tornado
    Label: Capitol Records Nashville
  • Highway Don't Care
    Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
    Label: Big Machine Records
  • You Can't Make Old Friends
    Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton
    Label: Warner Music Nashville

Best Country Song

  • Begin Again
    Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
    Label: Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Taylor Swift Music
  • I Drive Your Truck
    Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary, songwriters (Lee Brice)
    Track from: Hard 2 Love
    Label: Curb Records; Publishers: Vistaville Music/Happy Tears Music/EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Watch This Girl Publishing/Great Day At This Music/Beattyville Music
  • Mama's Broken Heart
    Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
    Label: RCA Records Label Nashville; Publishers: Tunes Of Bigger Picture/Vista Loma Music/Crazy Water Music/Little Blue Egg/Kobalt Songs Music Publishing/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp/351 Music
  • Merry Go 'Round
    Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
    Track from: Same Trailer Different Park
    Label: Mercury Records
  • Mine Would Be You
    Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters (Blake Shelton)
    Track from: Based On A True Story
    Label: Warner Bros. Records; Publishers: WB Music Corp/Doc And Maggie Music/Get A Load Of This Music/Vistaville Music/Happy Tears Music

Best Country Album

  • Night Train
    Jason Aldean
    Label: Broken Bow Records
  • Two Lanes Of Freedom
    Tim McGraw
    Label: Big Machine Records
  • Same Trailer Different Park
    Kacey Musgraves
    Label: Mercury Records
  • Based On A True Story
    Blake Shelton
    Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Red
    Taylor Swift
    Label: Big Machine Records

Best New Age Album

  • Lux
    Brian Eno
    Label: Warp Records
  • Illumination
    Peter Kater
    Label: Mysterium Music
  • Final Call
    Label: Domo Records, Inc
  • Awakening The Fire
    R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman
    Label: Canyon Records
  • Love's River
    Laura Sullivan
    Label: Sentient Spirit Records

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • Don't Run
    Terence Blanchard, soloist
    Track from: Magnetic
    Label: Blue Note Records
  • Song For Maura
    Paquito D'Rivera, soloist
    Track from: Song For Maura (Paquito D'Rivera And Trio Corrente)
    Label: Sunnyside Records/Paquito Records
  • Song Without Words #4: Duet
    Fred Hersch, soloist
    Track from: Free Flying (Fred Hersch And Julian Lage)
    Label: Palmetto Records
  • Stadium Jazz
    Donny McCaslin, soloist
    Track from: Casting For Gravity
    Label: Greenleaf Music
  • Orbits
    Wayne Shorter, soloist
    Track from: Without A Net (The Wayne Shorter Quartet)
    Label: Blue Note Records

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • The World According To Andy Bey
    Andy Bey
    Label: HighNote Records
  • Attachments
    Lorraine Feather
    Label: Jazzed Media
  • Liquid Spirit
    Gregory Porter
    Label: Blue Note Records
  • WomanChild
    Cécile McLorin Salvant
    Label: Mack Avenue Records
  • After Blue
    Tierney Sutton
    Label: BFM Jazz

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • Guided Tour
    The New Gary Burton Quartet
    Label: Mack Avenue Records
  • Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue
    Terri Lyne Carrington
    Label: Concord Jazz
  • Life Forum
    Gerald Clayton
    Label: Concord Jazz
  • Pushing The World Away
    Kenny Garrett
    Label: Mack Avenue Records
  • Out Here
    Christian McBride Trio
    Label: Mack Avenue Records

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • Brooklyn Babylon
    Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
    Label: New Amsterdam Records
  • Night In Calisia
    Randy Brecker, W_odek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic
    Label: Summit Records
  • Wild Beauty
    Brussels Jazz Orchestra Featuring Joe Lovano
    Label: Half Note
  • March Sublime
    Alan Ferber
    Label: Sunnyside Records
  • Intrada
    Dave Slonaker Big Band
    Label: Origin Records

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • La Noche Más Larga
    Label: Warner Music Spain S.L.
  • Song For Maura
    Paquito D'Rivera And Trio Corrente
    Label: Sunnyside Records/Paquito Records
  • Yo
    Roberto Fonseca
    Label: Concord Jazz
  • Egg_n
    Omar Sosa
    Label: Otá Records
  • Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin
    Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet
    Label: Patois Records

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

  • Break Every Chain [Live]
    Tasha Cobbs
    Track from: Grace [Live]
    Label: EMI Gospel/ Motown Gospel
  • Hurricane
    Natalie Grant
    Label: Curb Records
  • Lord, I Need You
    Matt Maher
    Track from: All The People Said Amen (Live)
    Label: Essential Records
  • Overcomer
    Track from: Overcomer
    Label: Sparrow Records
  • If He Did It Before... Same God [Live]
    Tye Tribbett
    Track from: Greater Than [Live]
    Label: Motown Gospel

Best Gospel Song

  • Have Your Way
    Calvin Frazier & Deitrick Haddon, songwriters (Deitrick Haddon)
    Label: RCA Inspiration; Publishers: Deitrick Vaughn Haddon Publishing/Calvin Frazier Publishing
  • If He Did It Before... Same God [Live]
    Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett)
    Track from: Greater Than [Live]
    Label: Motown Gospel; Publisher: Everything Fresh Entertainment LLC
  • If I Believe
    Wirlie Morris, Michael Paran, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)
    Track from: Love, Charlie
    Label: RCA Records / P Music Group Inc.; Publishers: Nephew Wirlie Music/EMI Music Publishing/Pacific Coast Pirate Publishing/Mamas Pebbly Publishing
  • A Little More Jesus
    Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Erica Campbell)
    Label: My Block Inc / Eone Music; Publishers: That's Plum Song-EMI April/It's Tea Tyme-EMI April/Campbell Kids
  • Still
    Percy Bady, songwriter (Percy Bady Featuring Lowell Pye)
    Track from: Kingdom Inspirations
    Label: Maranatha! Music/K-Bizz Ent.; Publisher: Kingdom Bizz Songs BMI

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

  • Hurricane
    Matt Bronleewe, Natalie Grant & Cindy Morgan, songwriters (Natalie Grant)
    Label: Curb Records; Publisher: Razor & Tie Music Publishing
  • Love Take Me Over
    Steven Curtis Chapman, songwriter (Steven Curtis Chapman)
    Track from: The Glorious Unfolding
    Label: Reunion Records
  • Overcomer
    David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa)
    Track from: Overcomer
    Label: Sparrow Records; Publishers: Ariose Music/9T One Songs/Meaux Mercy/LarryDavid Music/Capitol CMG Publishing/Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing/D Soul Music
  • Speak Life
    Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore & Ryan Stevenson, songwriters (Tobymac)
    Track from: Eye On It
    Label: Forefront Records; Publishers: Achtober Songs/EMI CMG Publishing/Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing/Songs Of Emack/Jamnu Music/Hole-Steen Music
  • Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)
    Ed Cash, Scott Cash & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)
    Track from: Burning Lights
    Label: sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records; Publishers: Sixsteps Songs/Worship Together Music/A Thousand Generations Publishing/EMI CMG Publishing/Alletrop Music/McTyeire Music

Best Gospel Album

  • Grace [Live]
    Tasha Cobbs
    Label: EMI Gospel/ Motown Gospel
  • Best For Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 [Live]
    Donald Lawrence
    Label: Quietwater Entertainment/EOne
  • Best Days Yet
    Bishop Paul S. Morton
    Label: Tehillah Music Group/EOne
  • God Chaser [Live]
    William Murphy
    Label: RCA Inspiration/ Verity Gospel Music Group
  • Greater Than [Live]
    Tye Tribbett
    Label: Motown Gospel

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • We Won't Be Shaken
    Building 429
    Label: Essential Records
  • All The People Said Amen [Live]
    Matt Maher
    Label: Essential Records
  • Overcomer
    Label: Sparrow Records
  • Your Grace Finds Me (Live)
    Matt Redman
    Label: sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records
  • Burning Lights
    Chris Tomlin
    Label: sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records

Best Latin Pop Album

  • Faith, Hope Y Amor
    Frankie J
    Label: Universal Music Latino
  • Viajero Frecuente
    Ricardo Montaner
    Label: Sony Music Latin
  • Vida
    Draco Rosa
    Label: Sony Music Latin
  • Syntek
    Aleks Syntek
    Label: Sony Music Latin
  • 12 Historias
    Tommy Torres
    Label: Warner Music Latina

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

  • El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco
    Café Tacvba
    Label: Universal Music Latino
  • Ojo Por Ojo
    El Tri
    Label: Warner Music Latina
  • Chances
    Illya Kuryaki And The Valderramas
    Label: Sony Music Latin
  • Treinta Días
    La Santa Cecilia
    Label: Universal Music Latino Y Arju Productions, Inc.
  • Repeat After Me
    Los Amigos Invisibles
    Label: Nacional Records

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

  • El Free
    Banda Los Recoditos
    Label: Disa
  • En Peligro De Extinción
    Label: Universal Music Latin
  • A Mi Manera
    Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
    Label: East Side Records/Shea Records
  • Romeo Y Su Nieta
    Paquita La Del Barrio
    Label: Balboa Records, Co./Musart
  • 13 Celebrando El 13
    Joan Sebastian
    Label: Fonovisa

Best Tropical Latin Album

  • 3.0
    Marc Anthony
    Label: Sony Music Latin
  • Como Te Voy A Olvidar
    Los Angeles Azules
    Label: Sony Music Latin
  • Pacific Mambo Orchestra
    Pacific Mambo Orchestra
    Label: Tumalanmusic / Stefrecords
  • Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants
    Various Artists
    Label: Top Stop Music
  • Corazón Profundo
    Carlos Vives
    Label: Sony Music Latin

Best American Roots Song

  • Build Me Up From Bones
    Sarah Jarosz, songwriter (Sarah Jarosz)
    Label: Sugar Hill Records
  • Invisible
    Steve Earle, songwriter (Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses))
    Label: New West Records; Publisher: Exile On Jones St. Music
  • Keep Your Dirty Lights On
    Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott, songwriters (Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott)
    Track from: Memories And Moments
    Label: Full Skies Records
  • Love Has Come For You
    Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, songwriters (Steve Martin & Edie Brickell)
    Track from: Love Has Come For You
    Label: Rounder; Publishers: LA Films Music/Brick Elephant Music
  • Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed
    Allen Toussaint, songwriter (Allen Toussaint)
    Track from: Songbook
    Label: Rounder; Publishers: Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc/Marsaint Music, Inc.

Best Americana Album

  • Old Yellow Moon
    Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
    Label: Nonesuch Records
  • Love Has Come For You
    Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
    Label: Rounder
  • Buddy And Jim
    Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale
    Label: New West Records
  • One True Vine
    Mavis Staples
    Label: Anti Records
  • Songbook
    Allen Toussaint
    Label: Rounder

Best Bluegrass Album

  • It's Just A Road
    The Boxcars
    Label: Mountain Home Music Company
  • Brothers Of The Highway
    Dailey & Vincent
    Label: Rounder
  • This World Oft Can Be
    Della Mae
    Label: Rounder
  • Three Chords And The Truth
    James King
    Label: Rounder
  • The Streets Of Baltimore
    Del McCoury Band
    Label: McCoury Music

Best Blues Album

  • Remembering Little Walter
    Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman
    Label: Blind Pig Records
  • Cotton Mouth Man
    James Cotton
    Label: Alligator
  • Get Up!
    Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite
    Label: Stax
  • Seesaw
    Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
    Label: J&R Adventures
  • Down In Louisiana
    Bobby Rush
    Label: Deep Rush Records

Best Folk Album

  • My Favorite Picture Of You
    Guy Clark
    Label: Dualtone
  • Sweetheart Of The Sun
    The Greencards
    Label: Darling Street Records
  • Build Me Up From Bones
    Sarah Jarosz
    Label: Sugar Hill Records
  • The Ash & Clay
    The Milk Carton Kids
    Label: Anti Records
  • They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration
    (Various Artists)
    Chris Strachwitz, producer
    Label: Arhoolie Records

Best Regional Roots Music Album

  • The Life & Times Of...The Hot 8 Brass Band
    Hot 8 Brass Band
    Label: Tru Thoughts
  • Hula Ku'i
    Label: Palm Records
  • Le Fou
    Zachary Richard
    Label: Avalanche Productions
  • Dockside Sessions
    Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
    Label: Musicmatters Records
  • Apache Blessing & Crown Dance Songs
    Joe Tohonnie Jr.
    Label: Cool Runnings Music

Best Reggae Album

  • One Love, One Life
    Beres Hammond
    Label: VP Records
  • Ziggy Marley In Concert
    Ziggy Marley
    Label: Tuff Gong Worldwide
  • The Messiah
    Label: VP Records
  • Reggae Connection
    Sly & Robbie And The Jam Masters
    Label: K'z Records
  • Reincarnated
    Snoop Lion
    Label: RCA Records/Berhane Sound System/Boss Lady Ent

Best World Music Album

  • Savor Flamenco
    Gipsy Kings
    Label: Knitting Factory Records
  • No Place For My Dream
    Femi Kuti
    Label: Knitting Factory Records
  • Live: Singing For Peace Around The World
    Ladysmith Black Mambazo
    Label: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • The Living Room Sessions Part 2
    Ravi Shankar
    Label: East Meets West Music, Inc.

Best Children's Album

  • Blue Clouds
    Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower
    Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • The Mighty Sky
    Beth Nielsen Chapman
    Label: BNC Records
  • Recess
    Justin Roberts
    Label: Carpet Square Records
  • Singing Our Way Through: Songs For The World's Bravest Kids
    Alastair Moock & Friends
    Label: Moockshake Music
  • Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well
    Jennifer Gasoi
    Label: Sparkling Productions

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

  • America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't
    Stephen Colbert
    Label: Hachette Audio
  • Carrie And Me
    Carol Burnett
    Label: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
    David Sedaris
    Label: Hachette Audio
  • Still Foolin' 'Em
    Billy Crystal
    Label: Macmillan Audio
  • The Storm King
    Pete Seeger
    Label: Hachette Audio

Best Comedy Album

  • Calm Down Gurrl
    Kathy Griffin
    Label: Back Lot Music
  • I'm Here To Help
    Craig Ferguson
    Label: New Wave Dynamics
  • A Little Unprofessional
    Ron White
    Label: Organica Music Group
  • Live
    Tig Notaro
    Label: Secretly Canadian
  • That's What I'm Talkin' About
    Bob Saget
    Label: New Wave Dynamics

Best Musical Theater Album

  • Kinky Boots
    Billy Porter & Stark Sands, principal soloists; Sammy James Jr., Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Oremus & William Wittman, producers; Cyndi Lauper, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Stark Sands, Billy Porter & Others)
    Label: Masterworks Broadway
  • Matilda: The Musical
    Bertie Carvel, Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon, Miley Shapiro & Lauren Ward, principal soloists; Michael Croiter, Van Dean & Chris Nightingale, producers; Tim Minchin, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)
    Label: Broadway Records / Yellow Sound Label
  • Motown The Musical
    Brandon Victor Dixon & Valisia Lakae, principal soloists; Frank Filipetti & Ethan Popp, producers (Robert Bateman, Al Cleveland, Georgia Dobbins, Lamont Dozier, Wiliam Garrett, Marvin Gaye, Berry Gordy, Freddie Gorman, Cornelius Grant, Brian Holland, Ivy Jo Hunter, Michael Lovesmith, Alphonzo Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards, William Stevenson, Norman Whitfield & Stevie Wonder, composers; Nickolas Ashford, Marvin Gaye, Berry Gordy, Lula Mae Hardaway, Edward Holland Jr., Michael Lovesmith, Deke Richards, William Robinson, Barrett Strong, Ronald White, Stevie Wonder & Syreeta Wright, lyricists) (Original Broadway Cast With Brandon Victor Dixon, Valisia LeKae, Charl Brown, Bryan Terrell Clark, & Others)
    Label: Universal Music Enterprises

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

  • Django Unchained
    (Various Artists)
    Label: Loma Vista/Universal Republic
  • The Great Gatsby (Deluxe Edition)
    (Various Artists)
    Label: WaterTower Music/ Interscope
  • Les Misérables (Deluxe Edition)
    (Various Artists)
    Label: Universal Republic
  • Muscle Shoals
    (Various Artists)
    Label: Universal Republic
  • Sound City: Real To Reel
    Dave Grohl & Various Artists
    Label: RCA Records/Roswell Records

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

  • Argo
    Alexandre Desplat, composer
    Label: WaterTower Music
  • The Great Gatsby
    Craig Armstrong, composer
    Label: WaterTower Music/Interscope
  • Life Of Pi
    Mychael Danna, composer
    Label: Sony Classical/Fox Music
  • Lincoln
    John Williams, composer
    Label: Sony Classical
  • Skyfall
    Thomas Newman, composer
    Label: Sony Classical
  • Zero Dark Thirty
    Alexandre Desplat, composer
    Label: Madison Gate Records

Best Song Written For Visual Media

  • Atlas
    Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
    Track from: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
    Label: Universal Republic; Publisher: Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd.
  • Silver Lining
    Diane Warren, songwriter (Jessie J)
    Track from: Silver Linings Playbook
    Label: Sony Classical; Publisher: Realsongs
  • Skyfall
    Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
    Track from: Skyfall
    Label: Columbia Records/ XL Recordings; Publishers: Universal Music Publishing Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
  • We Both Know
    Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw, songwriters (Colbie Caillat Featuring Gavin DeGraw)
    Track from: Safe Haven
    Label: Relativity Music Group/RCA/Universal Republic; Publishers: G Degraw Music Inc./Plummy Lou Music
  • Young And Beautiful
    Lana Del Rey & Rick Nowels, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
    Track from: The Great Gatsby (Deluxe Edition)
    Label: WaterTower Music/Interscope; Publishers: EMI Music Publishing Ltd./R-Rated Music/EMI April Music, Inc.
  • You've Got Time
    Regina Spektor, songwriter (Regina Spektor)
    Track from: Orange Is The New Black
    Label: Sire; Publishers: Soviet Kitsch Music/EMI Blackwood Music Inc.

Best Instrumental Composition

  • Bound Away
    Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)
    Track from: River Runs: A Concerto For Jazz Guitar, Saxophone & Orchestra
    Label: Mama Records
  • California Pictures For String Quartet
    Gordon Goodwin, composer (Quartet San Francisco)
    Track from: Pacific Premieres: New Works By California Composers
    Label: Violinjazz Recordings
  • Koko On The Boulevard
    Scott Healy, composer (Scott Healy Ensemble)
    Track from: Hudson City Suite
    Label: Hudson City Records
  • Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra
    Clare Fischer, composer (The Clare Fischer Orchestra)
    Label: Clavo Records
  • String Quartet No. 1: Funky Diversion In Three Parts
    Vince Mendoza, composer (Quartet San Francisco)
    Track from: Pacific Premieres: New Works By California Composers
    Label: Violinjazz Recordings

Best Instrumental Arrangement

  • Invitation
    Kim Richmond, arranger (The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra)
    Track from: Artistry: A Tribute To Stan Kenton
    Label: Mama Records
  • On Green Dolphin Street
    Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)
    Track from: NA
    Label: Telarc International
  • Side Hikes - A Ridge Away
    Chuck Owen, arranger (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)
    Track from: River Runs: A Concerto For Jazz Guitar, Saxophone & Orchestra
    Label: Mama Records
  • Skylark
    Nan Schwartz, arranger (Amy Dickson)
    Track from: Dusk & Dawn
    Label: Sony Classical
  • Wild Beauty
    Gil Goldstein, arranger (Brussels Jazz Orchestra Featuring Joe Lovano)
    Label: Half Note

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

  • La Vida Nos Espera
    Nan Schwartz, arranger (Gian Marco)
    Track from: Versiones
    Label: E35 Music & Caracola Records
  • Let's Fall In Love
    Chris Walden, arranger (Calabria Foti Featuring Seth MacFarlane)
    Label: Moco Records
  • The Moon's A Harsh Mistress
    John Hollenbeck, arranger (John Hollenbeck)
    Track from: Songs I Like A Lot
    Label: Sunnyside
  • Swing Low
    Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)
    Label: Masterworks
  • What A Wonderful World
    Shelly Berg, arranger (Gloria Estefan)
    Track from: The Standards
    Label: Masterworks

Best Recording Package

  • Automatic Music Can Be Fun
    Mike Brown, Zac Decamp, Brian Grunert & Annie Stoll, art directors (Geneseo)
    Label: Temperamental Recordings
  • Long Night Moon
    Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)
    Label: No Big Deal Records
  • Magna Carta...Holy Grail
    Brian Roettinger, art director (Jay Z)
    Label: Roc Nation
  • Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)
    Bruce Duckworth, Sarah Moffat & David Turner, art directors (Metallica)
    Label: Blackened Recordings
  • The Next Day
    Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie)
    Label: Columbia Records

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

  • The Brussels Affair
    Charles Dooher & Scott Sandler, art directors (The Rolling Stones)
    Label: Rolling Stones Records
  • How Do You Do (Limited Edition Box Set)
    Mayer Hawthorne, art director (Mayer Hawthorne)
    Label: Universal Republic
  • The Road To Red Rocks (Special Edition)
    Ross Stirling, art director (Mumford & Sons)
    Label: Glassnote Records
  • The Smith Tapes
    Masaki Koike, art director (Various Artists)
    Label: The Smith Tapes
  • Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition)
    Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney And Wings)
    Label: Hear Music

Best Album Notes

  • Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded)
    Neil Tesser, album notes writer (John Coltrane)
    Label: Pablo/Concord Music Group
  • Call It Art 1964-1965
    Ben Young, album notes writer (New York Art Quartet)
    Label: Triple Point Records
  • Electric Music For The Mind & Body
    Alec Palao, album notes writer (Country Joe & The Fish)
    Label: Ace/Vanguard
  • Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps
    Jonathan Cott, album notes writer (Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic)
    Label: Sony Classical
  • 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story
    Sean Wilentz, album notes writer (Various Artists)
    Label: Columbia Records
  • Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time & End Time Music, 1923-1936
    Nathan Salsburg, album notes writer (Various Artists)
    Label: Tompkins Square

Best Historical Album

  • Call It Art 1964-1965
    Joe Lizzi & Ben Young, compilation producers; Steve Fallone, Joe Lizzi & Ben Young, mastering engineers (New York Art Quartet)
    Label: Triple Point Records
  • Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965
    Teri Landi, Andrew Loog Oldham & Steve Rosenthal, compilation producers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (The Rolling Stones)
    Label: ABKCO
  • The Complete Sussex And Columbia Albums
    Leo Sacks, compilation producer; Joseph M. Palmaccio, Tom Ruff & Mark Wilder, mastering engineers (Bill Withers)
    Label: Columbia/Legacy Recordings
  • Pictures Of Sound: One Thousand Years Of Educed Audio: 980–1980
    Patrick Feaster & Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
    Label: Dust-To-Digital
  • Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Deluxe Edition)
    Philip Siney, compilation producer; Ben Turner, mastering engineer (Sir Georg Solti)
    Label: Decca

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

  • Annie Up
    Chuck Ainlay, engineer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Pistol Annies)
    Label: RCA/Sony
  • The Blue Room
    Helik Hadar & Leslie Ann Jones, engineers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Madeleine Peyroux)
    Label: Decca/Universal
  • The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
    Paul Figueroa & Randy Staub, engineers; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer (Alice In Chains)
    Label: Capitol Records
  • ...Like Clockwork
    Joe Barresi & Mark Rankin, engineers; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer (Queens Of The Stone Age)
    Label: Matador
  • The Moorings
    Trina Shoemaker, engineer; Eric Conn, mastering engineer (Andrew Duhon)
    Label: Andrew Duhon
  • Random Access Memories
    Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Daft Punk)
    Label: Columbia Records

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

  • Rob Cavallo
    • All That Echoes (Josh Groban) (A)
    • Bright Lights (Gary Clark Jr.) (T)
    • ¡Dos! (Green Day) (A)
    • If I Loved You (Delta Rae Featuring Lindsey Buckingham) (S)
    • Love They Say (Tegan And Sara) (T)
    • Things Are Changin' (Gary Clark Jr.) (T)
    • ¡Tré! (Green Day) (A)
    • When My Train Pulls In (Gary Clark Jr.) (T)
    • You've Got Time (Regina Spektor) (S)
  • Dr. Luke
    • Bounce It (Juicy J Featuring Wale & Trey Songz) (S)
    • Crazy Kids (Kesha) (S)
    • Fall Down (will.i.am Featuring Miley Cyrus) (S)
    • Give It 2 U (Robin Thicke Featuring Kendrick Lamar) (S)
    • Play It Again (Becky G) (S)
    • Roar (Katy Perry) (S)
    • Rock Me (One Direction) (T)
    • Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus) (S)
  • Ariel Rechtshaid
    • Days Are Gone (Haim) (A)
    • Everything Is Embarrassing (Sky Ferreira) (T)
    • Lost In My Bedroom (Sky Ferreira) (T)
    • Modern Vampires Of The City (Vampire Weekend) (A)
    • Reincarnated (Snoop Lion) (A)
    • True Romance (Charli XCX) (A)
    • You're No Good (Major Lazer Featuring Santigold, Vybz Kartel, Danielle Haim & Yasmin) (T)
  • Jeff Tweedy
    • The Invisible Way (Low) (A)
    • One True Vine (Mavis Staples) (A)
    • Wassaic Way (Sarah Lee Guthrie And Johnny Irion) (A)
  • Pharrell Williams
    • BBC (Jay Z) (T)
    • Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell) (S)
    • Happy (Pharrell Williams) (T)
    • I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel) (Jennifer Hudson Featuring T.I.) (S)
    • Nuclear (Destiny's Child) (T)
    • Oceans (Jay Z Featuring Frank Ocean) (T)
    • Reach Out Richard (Mayer Hawthorne) (T)
    • The Stars Are Ours (Mayer Hawthorne) (T)

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

  • Days Turn Into Nights (Andy Caldwell Remix)
    Andy Caldwell, remixer (Delerium Featuring Michael Logen)
    Track from: Days Turn Into Nights Remixes
    Label: Nettwerk
  • If I Lose Myself (Alesso Vs. OneRepublic)
    Alesso, remixer (OneRepublic)
    Label: Mosley Music Group/Interscope
  • Locked Out Of Heaven (Sultan + Ned Shepard Remix)
    Ned Shepard & Sultan, remixers (Bruno Mars)
    Label: Atlantic Records
  • One Love/People Get Ready (Photek Remix)
    Rupert Parkes, remixer (Bob Marley And The Wailers)
    Track from: Legend Remixed
    Label: Universal Music Enterprises/Tuff Gong
  • Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)
    Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey)
    Label: Interscope/Polydor UK

Best Surround Sound Album

  • Live Kisses
    Al Schmitt, surround mix engineer; Tommy LiPuma, surround producer (Paul McCartney)
    Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment
  • Sailing The Seas Of Cheese (Deluxe Edition)
    Les Claypool & Jason Mills, surround mix engineers; Stephen Marcussen, surround mastering engineer; Les Claypool & Jeff Fura, surround producers (Primus)
    Label: Universal Music Enterprises
  • Signature Sound Opus One
    Leslie Ann Jones, surround mix engineer; Michael Romanowski, surround mastering engineer; Herbert Waltl, surround producer (Various Artists)
    Label: Media Hyperium 3 (Mh3)
  • Sixteen Sunsets
    Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom, surround producers (Jane Ira Bloom)
    Label: Pure Audio Records
  • Sprung Rhythm
    Daniel Shores, surround mix engineer; Daniel Shores, surround mastering engineer; Dan Merceruio, surround producer (Richard Scerbo & Inscape)
    Label: Sono Luminus

71. Best Engineered Album, Classical

  • Hymn To The Virgin
    Morten Lindberg, engineer (Tone Bianca Sparre Dahl & Schola Cantorum)
    Label: 2L (Lindberg Lyd)
  • La Voie Triomphale
    Morten Lindberg, engineer (Ole Kristian Ruud & Staff Band Of The Norwegian Armed Forces)
    Label: 2L (Lindberg Lyd)
  • Roomful Of Teeth
    Mark Donahue & Jesse Lewis, engineers (Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth)
    Label: New Amsterdam Records
  • Vinci: Artaserse
    Hans-Martin Renz, Wolfgang Rixius & Ulrich Ruscher, engineers (Diego Fasolis, Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, Daniel Behle, Franco Fagioli, Valer Barna-Sabadus, Yuriy Mynenko & Concerto Köln)
    Label: Virgin Classics
  • Winter Morning Walks
    David Frost, Brian Losch & Tim Martyn, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider, Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)
    Label: ArtistShare

Producer Of The Year, Classical

  • Manfred Eicher
    • Beethoven: Diabelli-Variationen (András Schiff)
    • Canto Oscuro (Anna Gourari)
    • Pärt: Adam's Lament (Tõnu Kaljuste, Latvian Radio Choir, Vox Clamantis, Sinfonietta Riga, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra)
    • Tabakova: String Paths (Maxim Rysanov)
  • David Frost
    • Andres: Home Stretch (Timo Andres, Andrew Cyr & Metropolis Ensemble)
    • Angel Heart, A Music Storybook (Matt Haimovitz & Uccello)
    • Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 (Jonathan Biss)
    • Ben-Haim: Chamber Works (ARC Ensemble)
    • Celebrating The American Spirit (Judith Clurman & Essential Voices USA)
    • Elgar: Enigma Variations; Vaughan Williams: The Wasps; Greensleeves (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)
    • Guilty Pleasures (Renée Fleming, Sebastian Lang-Lessing & Philharmonia Orchestra)
    • Verdi: Otello (Riccardo Muti, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Krassimira Stoyanova, Carlo Guelfi, Chicago Symphony Chorus & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
    • Winter Morning Walks (Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider, Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)
  • Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin
    • Bizet: Symphony In C; Jeux D'Enfants; Variations Chromatiques (Martin West & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra)
    • Traveling Sonata - European Music For Flute & Guitar (Viviana Guzmán & Jérémy Jouve)
    • Voyages (Conrad Tao)
    • Zia (Del Sol String Quartet)
  • James Mallinson
    • Berlioz: Grande Messe Des Morts (Colin Davis, London Symphony Chorus, London Philharmonic Choir & London Symphony Orchestra)
    • Bloch: Symphony In C-Sharp Minor & Poems Of The Sea (Dalia Atlas & London Symphony Orchestra)
    • Fauré: Requiem; Bach: Partita, Chorales & Ciaccona (Nigel Short, Tenebrae & London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble)
    • Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 (Colin Davis & London Symphony Orchestra)
    • Wagner: Das Rheingold (Valery Gergiev, René Pape, Stephan Rügamer, Nikolai Putilin & Mariinsky Orchestra)
    • Wagner: Die Walküre (Valery Gergiev, Anja Kampe, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Nina Stemme & Mariinsky Orchestra)
    • Weber: Der Freischütz (Colin Davis, Christine Brewer, Sally Matthews, Simon O'Neill, London Symphony Chorus & London Symphony Orchestra)
  • Jay David Saks
    • Adams: Nixon In China (John Adams, Russell Braun, Ginger Costa-Jackson, James Maddalena, Janis Kelly, Richard Paul Fink, Robert Brubaker, Kathleen Kim, The Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra)
    • Adès: The Tempest (Thomas Adès, Audrey Luna, Isabel Leonard, Alan Oke, Simon Keenlyside, Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra)
    • The Enchanted Island (William Christie, Joyce DiDonato, David Daniels, Danielle De Niese, Luca Pisaroni, Lisette Oropesa, Plácido Domingo, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus)
    • Handel: Rodelinda (Harry Bicket, Renée Fleming, Andreas Scholl, Joseph Kaiser, Stephanie Blythe, Iestyn Davies, Shenyang & The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)
    • Live At Carnegie Hall (James Levine, Evgeny Kissin & The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)
    • Verdi: Rigoletto (Michele Mariotti, Željko Lu_i_, Diana Damrau, Piotr Beczala, Oksana Volkova, Štefan Kocán, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus)

Best Orchestral Performance

  • Atterberg: Orchestral Works Vol. 1
    Neeme Järvi, conductor (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra)
    Label: Chandos
  • Lutos_awski: Symphony No. 1
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
    Track from: Lutoslawski: The Symphonies
    Label: Sony Classical
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 2; Overtures Manfred & Genoveva
    Claudio Abbado, conductor (Orchestra Mozart)
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4
    Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)
    Label: BIS Records
  • Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps
    Simon Rattle, conductor (Berliner Philharmoniker)
    Label: EMI Classics

Best Opera Recording

  • Adès: The Tempest
    Thomas Adès, conductor; Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna & Alan Oke; Luisa Bricetti & Victoria Warivonchick, producers (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Britten: The Rape Of Lucretia
    Oliver Knussen, conductor; Ian Bostridge, Peter Coleman-Wright, Susan Gritton & Angelika Kirchschlager; John Fraser, producer (Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble)
    Label: Virgin Classics
  • Kleiberg: David & Bathsheba
    Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor; Anna Einarsson & Johannes Weisser; Morten Lindberg, producer (Trondheim Symphony Orchestra; Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Vocal Ensemble)
    Label: 2L (Lindberg Lyd)
  • Vinci: Artaserse
    Diego Fasolis, conductor; Valer Barna-Sabadus, Daniel Behle, Max Emanuel Cencic, Franco Fagioli & Philippe Jaroussky; Ulrich Ruscher, producer (Concerto Köln; Coro Della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lugano)
    Label: Virgin Classics
  • Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen
    Christian Thielemann, conductor; Katarina Dalayman, Albert Dohmen, Stephen Gould, Eric Halfvarson & Linda Watson; Othmar Eichinger, producer (Orchester Der Wiener Staatsoper; Chor Der Wiener Staatsoper)
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Best Choral Performance

  • Berlioz: Grande Messe Des Morts
    Colin Davis, conductor (Barry Banks; London Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Choir & London Symphony Chorus)
    Label: LSO Live
  • Palestrina: Volume 3
    Harry Christophers, conductor (The Sixteen)
    Label: Coro
  • Parry: Works For Chorus & Orchestra
    Neeme Järvi, conductor; Adrian Partington, chorus master (Amanda Roocroft; BBC National Orchestra Of Wales; BBC National Chorus Of Wales)
    Label: Chandos
  • Pärt: Adam's Lament
    Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor (Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir & Vox Clamantis)
    Label: ECM New Series
  • Whitbourn: Annelies
    James Jordan, conductor (Ariana Zukerman; The Lincoln Trio; Westminster Williamson Voices)
    Label: Naxos

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

  • Beethoven: Violin Sonatas
    Leonidas Kavakos & Enrico Pace
    Label: Decca
  • Cage: The 10,000 Things
    Vicki Ray, William Winant, Aron Kallay & Tom Peters
    Label: MicroFest Records
  • Duo
    Hélène Grimaud & Sol Gabetta
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Roomful Of Teeth
    Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth
    Label: New Amsterdam Records
  • Times Go By Turns
    New York Polyphony
    Label: BIS Records

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

  • Bartók, Eötvös & Ligeti
    Patricia Kopatchinskaja; Peter Eötvös, conductor (Ensemble Modern & Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra)
    Label: Naïve
  • Corigliano: Conjurer - Concerto For Percussionist & String Orchestra
    Evelyn Glennie; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)
    Track from: Corigliano: Conjurer; Vocalise
    Label: Naxos
  • The Edge Of Light
    Gloria Cheng (Calder Quartet)
    Label: Harmonia Mundi
  • Lindberg: Piano Concerto No. 2
    Yefim Bronfman; Alan Gilbert, conductor (New York Philharmonic)
    Track from: Magnus Lindberg
    Label: Dacapo Records
  • Salonen: Violin Concerto; Nyx
    Leila Josefowicz; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 845 & D. 960
    Maria João Pires
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Best Classical Vocal Solo

  • Drama Queens
    Joyce DiDonato (Alan Curtis; Il Complesso Barocco)
    Label: Virgin Classics
  • Mission
    Cecilia Bartoli (Diego Fasolis; Philippe Jaroussky; I Barocchisti)
    Label: Decca
  • Schubert: Winterreise
    Christoph Prégardien (Michael Gees)
    Label: Challenge
  • Wagner
    Jonas Kaufmann (Donald Runnicles; Markus Brück; Chor Der Deutschen Oper Berlin; Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin)
    Label: Decca
  • Winter Morning Walks
    Dawn Upshaw (Maria Schneider; Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough & Scott Robinson; Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)
    Label: ArtistShare

Best Classical Compendium

  • Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik
    Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
    Label: Ondine
  • Holmboe: Concertos
    Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor; Preben Iwan, producer
    Label: Dacapo Records
  • Tabakova: String Paths
    Maxim Rysanov; Manfred Eicher, producer
    Label: ECM New Series

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

  • Lindberg, Magnus: Piano Concerto No. 2
    Magnus Lindberg, composer (Yefim Bronfman, Alan Gilbert & New York Philharmonic)
    Track from: Magnus Lindberg
    Label: Dacapo Records
  • Pärt, Arvo: Adam's Lament
    Arvo Pärt, composer (Tõnu Kaljuste, Latvian Radio Choir, Vox Clamantis & Sinfonietta Riga)
    Track from: Arvo Pärt: Adam's Lament
    Label: ECM New Series
  • Salonen, Esa-Pekka: Violin Concerto
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, composer (Leila Josefowicz, Esa-Pekka Salonen & Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
    Track from: Out Of Nowhere
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Schneider, Maria: Winter Morning Walks
    Maria Schneider, composer (Dawn Upshaw, Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough, Scott Robinson & Australian Chamber Orchestra)
    Track from: Winter Morning Walks
    Label: ArtistShare
  • Shaw, Caroline: Partita For 8 Voices
    Caroline Shaw, composer (Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth)
    Track from: Roomful Of Teeth
    Label: New Amsterdam Records

Best Music Video

  • Safe And Sound
    Capital Cities
    Grady Hall, video director; Buddy Enright, video producer
    Label: Capitol Records
  • Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film
    Jay Z
    Mark Romanek, video director; Shawn Carter & Aristides McGarry, video producers
    Label: Roc Nation
  • Can't Hold Us
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton
    Jon Jon Augustavo, Jason Koenig & Ryan Lewis, video directors; Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer & Jenny Koenig, video producers
    Label: Macklemore LLC
  • Suit & Tie
    Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z
    David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer
    Label: RCA Records
  • I'm Shakin'
    Jack White
    Dori Oskowitz, video director; Raquel Costello, video producer
    Label: Columbia Records

Best Music Film

  • Live 2012
    Paul Dugdale, video director; Jim Parsons, video producer
    Label: Capitol Records
  • ¡Cuatro!
    Green Day
    Tim Wheeler, video director; Tim Lynch, video producer
    Label: Reprise
  • I'm In I'm Out And I'm Gone: The Making Of Get Up!
    Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite
    Danny Clinch, video director; Ben Harper, video producer
    Label: Stax
  • Live Kisses
    Paul McCartney
    Jonas Akerlund, video director; Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger, video producers
    Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment
  • The Road To Red Rocks
    Mumford & Sons
    Nicolas Jack Davies & Frederick Scott, video directors; Dan Bowen, video producer
    Label: Glassnote Records