58th Grammy® Award Nominations Coverage

The nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on December 6th, 2015. We have full results and commentary on the ceremony, which took place on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

And the nominees are:

Record Of The Year

  • 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
  • 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

Album Of The Year

  • 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
  • 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

Song Of The Year

  • 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

Best New Artist

  • Courtney Barnett
  • James Bay
  • Sam Hunt
  • Tori Kelly
  • Meghan Trainor

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • 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)
  • Thinking Out Loud
    Ed Sheeran
    Track from: X
  • Blank Space
    Taylor Swift
    Track from:1989
    Big Machine Records
  • Can't Feel My Face
    The Weeknd
    Track from: Beauty Behind The Madness

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

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

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern
    Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap
    RPM Records/Columbia Records
  • Shadows In The Night
    Bob Dylan
  • Stages
    Josh Groban
  • No One Ever Tells You
    Seth MacFarlane
  • My Dream Duets
    Barry Manilow (& Various Artists)
    Verve Music Group

Best Pop Vocal Album

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

Best Dance Recording

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

Best Dance/Electronic Album

  • Our Love
    Merge Records
  • Born In The Echoes
    The Chemical Brothers
  • Caracal
    Capitol Records
  • In Colour
    Jamie XX
    Young Turks Recordings
  • Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü
    Skrillex And Diplo
    Owsla/Mad Decent/Atlantic

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

  • Guitar In The Space Age!
    Bill Frisell
  • Love Language
    Wouter Kellerman
    Listen 2 Entertainment Group
  • Afrodeezia
    Marcus Miller
    Blue Note Records
  • Sylva
    Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest
  • The Gospel According To Jazz, Chapter IV
    Kirk Whalum
    Mack Avenue Records

Best Rock Performance

  • Don't Wanna Fight
    Alabama Shakes
    ATO Records
  • What Kind Of Man
    Florence + The Machine
    Track from: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  • 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

Best Metal Performance

  • Identity
    August Burns Red
    Fearless Records
  • Cirice
    Loma Vista Recordings
  • 512
    Lamb Of God
    Track from: VII: Sturm Und Drang
    Epic Records
  • Thank You
    7Bros Records
  • Custer
    Track from: .5: The Gray Chapter
    Roadrunner Records

Best Rock Song

  • 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

Best Rock Album

  • Chaos And The Calm
    James Bay
  • Kintsugi
    Death Cab For Cutie
  • Mister Asylum
    Highly Suspect
    300 Entertainment
  • Drones
    Warner Bros. Records
  • .5: The Gray Chapter
    Roadrunner Records

Best Alternative Music Album

  • Sound & Color
    Alabama Shakes
    ATO Records
  • Vulnicura
    One Little Indian
  • The Waterfall
    My Morning Jacket
    Capitol Records
  • Currents
    Tame Impala
  • Star Wars

Best R&B Performance

  • 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

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • 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
    Voltron Recordz
  • My Favorite Part Of You
    Charlie Wilson
    Track from: Forever Charlie
    RCA Records

Best R&B Song

  • 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

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Ego Death
    The Internet
    Odd Future/Columbia
  • You Should Be Here
    Tsunami Mob/Atlantic
  • Blood
    Lianne La Havas
  • Wildheart
    RCA Records/ByStorm Entertainment
  • Beauty Behind The Madness
    The Weeknd

Best R&B Album

  • 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

Best Rap Performance

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

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

  • 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

Best Rap Song

  • 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

Best Rap Album

  • 2014 Forest Hills Drive
    J. Cole
    Roc Nation/Columbia Records
  • Compton
    Dr. Dre
  • If Youre Reading This Its Too Late
    Cash Money/Young Money
  • To Pimp A Butterfly
    Kendrick Lamar
  • The Pinkprint
    Nicki Minaj
    Young Money/Cash Money

Best Country Solo Performance

  • Burning House
    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

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • Stay A Little Longer
    Brothers Osborne
    EMI Records Nashville
  • If I Needed You
    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

Best Country Song

  • 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

Best Country Album

  • 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

Best New Age Album

  • 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

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • 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)
  • Friend Or Foe
    Joshua Redman, soloist
    Track from: The Bad Plus Joshua Redman (The Bad Plus Joshua Redman)
  • Past Present
    John Scofield, soloist
    Track from: Past Present

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • 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

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • 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

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • 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
  • Home Suite Home
    Patrick Williams
    BFM Jazz

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • Made In Brazil
    Eliane Elias
    Concord Jazz
  • Impromptu
    The Rodriguez Brothers
    Criss Cross Jazz
  • Suite Caminos
    Gonzalo Rubalcaba
  • Intercambio
    Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet
    Patois Records
  • Identities Are Changeable
    Miguel Zenón
    Miel Music

Best Gospel Performance/Song

  • Worth [Live]
    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, 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, songwriter
    RCA Inspiration; Publisher(s): Greenlight InternationalVNavidavi Music
  • How Awesome Is Our God [Live]
    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; 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

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

  • Holy Spirit
    Francesca Battistelli
    Track from: If We're Honest (Deluxe Edition)
  • Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)
    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
    Track from: Saints And Sinners
    Essential Records/Provident Label Group
  • Soul On Fire
    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; 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

Best Gospel Album

  • 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

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • 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
    ForeFront Records
  • Love Ran Red
    Chris Tomlin
    sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records

Best Roots Gospel Album

  • Still Rockin' My Soul
    The Fairfield Four
    Fairfield Four Records
  • Pray Now
    Karen Peck & New River
    Daywind Records
  • Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know)
    Point Of Grace

Best Latin Pop Album

  • 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

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

  • 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
    Mr. 305 / Sony Music Latin

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

  • Mi Vicio Mas Grande
    Banda El Recodo De Don Cruz Lizarraga
  • Ya Dime Adiós
    La Maquinaria Norteña
  • Zapateando
    Los Cojolites
    Round Whirled Records
  • Realidades - Deluxe Edition
    Los Tigres Del Norte
  • Tradición, Arte Y Pasión
    Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano
    Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Best Tropical Latin Album

  • 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
    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

Best American Roots Performance

  • And Am I Born To Die
    Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
    Track from: Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn
  • Born To Play Guitar
    Buddy Guy
    Track from: Born To Play Guitar
    RCA Records/Silvertone Records
  • City Of Our Lady
    The Milk Carton Kids
    Track from:Monterey
  • Julep
    Punch Brothers
    Track from: The Phosphorescent Blues
  • See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
    Mavis Staples
    Track from: Your Good Fortune

Best American Roots Song

  • All Night Long
    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 & 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
    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
    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, songwriter (Jason Isbell)
    Track from: Something More Than Free
    Southeastern Records; Publisher(s): Songs Of Emchant

Best Americana Album

  • The Firewatcher's Daughter
    Brandi Carlile
    ATO Records
  • The Traveling Kind
    Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
  • Something More Than Free
    Jason Isbell
    Southeastern Records
  • Mono
    The Mavericks
    The Valory Music Co.
  • The Phosphorescent Blues
    Punch Brothers

Best Bluegrass Album

  • 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

Best Blues Album

  • 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

Best Folk Album

  • Wood, Wire & Words
    Norman Blake
    Plectrafone Records
  • Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn
    Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
  • Tomorrow Is My Turn
    Rhiannon Giddens
  • Servant Of Love
    Patty Griffin
  • Didn't He Ramble
    Glen Hansard

Best Regional Roots Music Album

  • 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

Best Reggae Album

  • Branches Of The Same Tree
    Rocky Dawuni
  • The Cure
    Jah Cure
    VP Records
  • Acousticalevy
    Barrington Levy
    Doctor Dread Presents
  • Zion Awake
    Vpal Music
  • Strictly Roots
    Morgan Heritage
    CTBC Music Group

Best World Music Album

  • Gilbertos Samba Ao Vivo
    Gilberto Gil
  • 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

Best Children's Album

  • ¡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

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)

Best Comedy Album

  • 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

Best Musical Theater 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)
  • 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)

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

  • Empire: Season 1
    (Various Artists)
  • 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

Best Score Soundtrack For 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

Best Song Written For Visual Media

  • 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.

Best Instrumental Composition

  • 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

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

  • 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

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

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

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)
  • 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

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

  • Beneath The Skin (Deluxe Box Set)
    Leif Podhajsky, art director (Of Monsters And Men)
  • 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 UMG
  • 30 Trips Around The Sun
    Doran Tyson & Steve Vance, art directors (Grateful Dead)
  • What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (Deluxe Box Set)
    Jeri Heiden & Glen Nakasako, art directors (The Decemberists)
    Capitol Records

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)
  • 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

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)
  • The Complete Concert By The Sea
    Geri Allen, Jocelyn Arem & Steve Rosenthal, compilation producers; Jessica Thompson, mastering engineer (Erroll Garner)
  • 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)
  • Songs My Mother Taught Me
    Mark Puryear, compilation producer; Pete Reiniger, mastering engineer (Fannie Lou Hamer)
    Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

  • 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)
  • 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

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

  • 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)

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

  • 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

Best Surround Sound Album

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

Best Engineered Album, Classical

  • 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)
  • 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

Producer Of The Year, Classical

  • 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 Kucera, 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)

Best Orchestral Performance

  • 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)
  • Zhou Long & Chen Yi: Symphony 'Humen 1839'
    Darrell Ang, conductor (New Zealand Symphony Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording

  • Janácek: Jenufa
    Donald Runnicles, conductor; Will Hartmann, Michaela Kaune & Jennifer Larmore; Magdalena Herbst, producer (Orchestra Of The Deutsche Oper Berlin; Chorus Of The Deutsche Oper Berlin)
  • 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)
  • Steffani: Niobe, Regina Di Tebe
    Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Karina Gauvin & Philippe Jaroussky; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra)

Best Choral Performance

  • 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)
  • 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)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

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

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

  • 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

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

  • 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
  • Nessun Dorma - The Puccini Album
    Jonas Kaufmann; Antonio Pappano, conductor (Kristine 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)
  • St. Petersburg
    Cecilia Bartoli; Diego Fasolis, conductor (I Barocchisti)

Best Classical Compendium

  • As Dreams Fall Apart - The Golden Age Of Jewish Stage And Film Music (1925-1955)
    New Budapest Orpheum Society; Jim Ginsburg, producer
    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
  • Woman At The New Piano
    Nadia Shpachenko; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, producers
    Reference Recordings

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

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

Best Music Video

  • 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

Best Music Film

  • 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
  • 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