Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Here Are Tonight's Grammy Nominees

Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Who will get lucky and win a Grammy tonight? Music's royals gather at 5 pm at Staples Center for the 56th annual Grammy awards. Will Bruno Mars be locked out of heaven when Macklemore makes a heist of all the trophies? Or will Taylor Swift see red while fans roar their approval of a Katy Perry victory?

Here are all of the nominees.

Record Of The Year
   -- "Get Lucky," Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
   -- "Radioactive," Imagine Dragons
   -- "Royals," Lorde
   -- "Locked Out Of Heaven," Bruno Mars
   -- "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell

Album Of The Year
   -- "The Blessed Unrest," Sara Bareilles
   -- "Random Access Memories," Daft Punk
   -- "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City," Kendrick Lamar
   -- "The Heist," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
   -- "Red," Taylor Swift

Support for LAist comes from

Song Of The Year
   -- "Just Give Me A Reason," Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess,
songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)
   -- "Locked Out Of Heaven," Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars,
songwriters (Bruno Mars)
   -- "Roar," Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry &
Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)
   -- "Royals," Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
   -- "Same Love," Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters
(Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert)

Best New Artist
   -- James Blake
   -- Kendrick Lamar
   -- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
   -- Kacey Musgraves
   -- Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Solo Performance
   -- "Brave," Sara Bareilles
   -- "Royals," Lorde
   -- "When I Was Your Man," Bruno Mars
   -- "Roar," Katy Perry
   -- "Mirrors," Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
   -- "Get Lucky," Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
   -- "Just Give Me A Reason," Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
   -- "Stay," Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
   -- "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell
   -- "Suit & Tie," Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

Best Pop Instrumental Album
   -- "Steppin' Out," Herb Alpert
   -- "The Beat," Boney James
   -- "Handpicked," Earl Klugh
   -- "Summer Horns," Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair & Richard
   -- "Hacienda," Jeff Lorber Fusion

Best Pop Vocal Album
   -- "Paradise," Lana Del Rey
   -- "Pure Heroine," Lorde
   -- "Unorthodox Jukebox," Bruno Mars
   -- "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke
   -- "The 20/20 Experience - The Complete Experience," Justin Timberlake

Best Dance Recording
   -- "Need U (100%)," Duke Dumont Featuring A*M*E & MNEK
   -- "Sweet Nothing," Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch
   -- "Atmosphere," Kaskade
   -- "This Is What It Feels Like," Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor
   -- "Clarity," Zedd Featuring Foxes

Best Dance/Electronica Album
   -- "Random Access Memories," Daft Punk
   -- "Settle," Disclosure
   -- "18 Months," Calvin Harris
   -- "Atmosphere," Kaskade
   -- "A Color Map Of The Sun," Pretty Lights

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
   -- "Viva Duets," Tony Bennett & Various Artists
   -- "To Be Loved," Michael Buble
   -- "The Standards," Gloria Estefan
   -- "Cee Lo's Magic Moment," Cee Lo Green
   -- "Now," Dionne Warwick

Best Rock Performance
   -- "Always Alright," Alabama Shakes
   -- "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," David Bowie
   -- "Radioactive," Imagine Dragons
   -- "Kashmir," Led Zeppelin
   -- "My God Is The Sun," Queens Of The Stone Age
   -- "I'm Shakin'," Jack White

Support for LAist comes from

Best Metal Performance
   -- "T.N.T.," Anthrax
   -- "God Is Dead?," Black Sabbath
   -- "The Enemy Inside," Dream Theater
   -- "In Due Time," Killswitch Engage
   -- "Room 24," Volbeat Featuring King Diamond

Best Rock Song
   -- "Ain't Messin 'Round," Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)
   -- "Cut Me Some Slack," Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic &
Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)
   -- "Doom And Gloom," Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, songwriters (The
Rolling Stones)
   -- "God Is Dead?," Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne,
songwriters (Black Sabbath)
   -- "Panic Station," Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)

Best Rock Album
   -- "13," Black Sabbath
   -- "The Next Day," David Bowie
   -- "Mechanical Bull," Kings Of Leon
   -- "Celebration Day," Led Zeppelin
   -- "...Like Clockwork," Queens Of The Stone Age
   -- "Psychedelic Pill," Neil Young With Crazy Horse

Best Alternative Music Album
   -- "The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The
More I Love You," Neko Case
   -- "Trouble Will Find Me," The National
   -- "Hesitation Marks," Nine Inch Nails
   -- "Lonerism," Tame Impala
   -- "Modern Vampires Of The City," Vampire Weekend

Best R&B Performance
   -- "Love And War," Tamar Braxton
   -- "Best Of Me," Anthony Hamilton
   -- "Nakamarra," Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
   -- "How Many Drinks?," Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar
   -- "Something," Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

Best Traditional R&B Performance
   -- "Please Come Home," Gary Clark Jr.
   -- "Get It Right," Fantasia
   -- "Quiet Fire," Maysa
   -- "Hey Laura," Gregory Porter
   -- "Yesterday," Ryan Shaw

Best R&B Song
   -- "Best Of Me," Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony
   -- "Love And War," Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels
& Makeba Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton)
   -- "Only One," PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder)
   -- "Pusher Love Girl," James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley
& Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)
   -- "Without Me," Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert,
Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland &
Missy Elliot)

Best Urban Contemporary Album
   -- "Love And War," Tamar Braxton
   -- "Side Effects Of You," Fantasia
   -- "One: In The Chamber," Salaam Remi
   -- "Unapologetic," Rihanna
   -- "New York: A Love Story," Mack Wilds

Best R&B Album
   -- "R&B Divas," Faith Evans
   -- "Girl On Fire," Alicia Keys
   -- "Love In The Future," John Legend
   -- "Better," Chrisette Michele
   -- "Three Kings," TGT

Best Rap Performance
   -- "Started From The Bottom," Drake
   -- "Berzerk," Eminem
   -- "Tom Ford," Jay Z
   -- "Swimming Pools (Drank)," Kendrick Lamar
   -- "Thrift Shop," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
   -- "Power Trip," J. Cole Featuring Miguel
   -- "Part II (On The Run)," Jay Z Featuring Beyonce
   -- "Holy Grail," Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
   -- "Now Or Never," Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige
   -- "Remember You," Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd

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)
   -- "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)
   -- "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
   -- "Started From The Bottom," W. Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib,
songwriters (Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake)
   -- "Thrift Shop," Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore &
Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)

Best Rap Album
   -- "Nothing Was The Same," Drake
   -- "Magna Carta...Holy Grail," Jay Z
   -- "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City," Kendrick Lamar
   -- "The Heist," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
   -- "Yeezus," Kanye West

Best Country Solo Performance
   -- "I Drive Your Truck," Lee Brice
   -- "I Want Crazy," Hunter Hayes
   -- "Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert
   -- "Wagon Wheel," Darius Rucker
   -- "Mine Would Be You," Blake Shelton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
   -- "From This Valley," The Civil Wars
   -- "Don't Rush," Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill
   -- "Your Side Of The Bed," Little Big Town
   -- "Highway Don't Care," Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
   -- "You Can't Make Old Friends," Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton

Best Country Song
   -- "Begin Again," Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
   -- "I Drive Your Truck," Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy
Yeary, songwriters (Lee Brice)
   -- "Mama's Broken Heart," Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey
Musgraves, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
   -- "Merry Go 'Round," Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne,
songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
   -- "Mine Would Be You," Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric
Ruttan, songwriters (Blake Shelton)

Best Country Album
   -- "Night Train," Jason Aldean
   -- "Two Lanes Of Freedom," Tim McGraw
   -- "Same Trailer Different Park," Kacey Musgraves
   -- "Based On A True Story," Blake Shelton
   -- "Red," Taylor Swift

Best New Age Album
   -- "Lux," Brian Eno
   -- "Illumination," Peter Kater
   -- "Final Call," Kitaro
   -- "Awakening The Fire," R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman
   -- "Love's River," Laura Sullivan

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
   -- "Don't Run," Terence Blanchard, soloist
   -- "Song For Maura," Paquito D'Rivera, soloist
   -- "Song Without Words #4: Duet," Fred Hersch, soloist
   -- "Stadium Jazz," Donny McCaslin, soloist
   -- "Orbits," Wayne Shorter, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album
   -- "The World According To Andy Bey," Andy Bey
   -- "Attachments," Lorraine Feather
   -- "Liquid Spirit," Gregory Porter
   -- "WomanChild," Cecile McLorin Salvant
   -- "After Blue," Tierney Sutton

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
   -- "Guided Tour," The New Gary Burton Quartet
   -- "Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue," Terri Lyne Carrington
   -- "Life Forum," Gerald Clayton
   -- "Pushing The World Away," Kenny Garrett
   -- "Out Here," Christian McBride Trio

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
   -- "Brooklyn Babylon," Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
   -- "Night In Calisia," Randy Brecker, Wodek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz
   -- "Wild Beauty," Brussels Jazz Orchestra Featuring Joe Lovano
   -- "March Sublime," Alan Ferber
   -- "Intrada," Dave Slonaker Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album
   -- "La Noche Mas Larga," Buika
   -- "Song For Maura," Paquito D'Rivera And Trio Corrente
   -- "Yo," Roberto Fonseca
   -- "Egg-n," Omar Sosa
   -- "Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin," Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
   -- "Break Every Chain (Live)," Tasha Cobbs
   -- "Hurricane," Natalie Grant
   -- "Lord, I Need You," Matt Maher
   -- "Overcomer," Mandisa
   -- "If He Did It Before... Same God (Live)," Tye Tribbett

Best Gospel Song
   -- "Have Your Way," Calvin Frazier & Deitrick Haddon, songwriters
(Deitrick Haddon)
   -- "If He Did It Before... Same God (Live)," Tye Tribbett, songwriter
(Tye Tribbett)
   -- "If I Believe," Wirlie Morris, Michael Paran, Charlie Wilson &
Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)
   -- "A Little More Jesus," Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn
Campbell, songwriters (Erica Campbell)
   -- "Still," Percy Bady, songwriter (Percy Bady Featuring Lowell Pye)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
   -- "Hurricane," Matt Bronleewe, Natalie Grant & Cindy Morgan,
songwriters (Natalie Grant)
   -- "Love Take Me Over," Steven Curtis Chapman, songwriter (Steven
Curtis Chapman)
   -- "Overcomer," David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens,
songwriters (Mandisa)
   -- "Speak Life," Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore & Ryan Stevenson,
songwriters (Tobymac)
   -- "Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)," Ed Cash, Scott Cash &
Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)

Best Gospel Album
   -- "Grace (Live)," Tasha Cobbs
   -- "Best For Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 (Live)," Donald Lawrence
   -- "Best Days Yet," Bishop Paul S. Morton
   -- "God Chaser (Live)," William Murphy
   -- "Greater Than (Live)," Tye Tribbett

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
   -- "We Won't Be Shaken," Building 429
   -- "All The People Said Amen (Live)," Matt Maher
   -- "Overcomer," Mandisa
   -- "Your Grace Finds Me (Live)," Matt Redman
   -- "Burning Lights," Chris Tomlin

Best Latin Pop Album
   -- "Faith, Hope Y Amor," Frankie J
   -- "Viajero Frecuente," Ricardo Montaner
   -- "Vida," Draco Rosa
   -- "Syntek," Aleks Syntek
   -- "12 Historias," Tommy Torres

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
   -- "El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco," Cafe Tacvba
   -- "Ojo Por Ojo," El Tri
   -- "Chances," Illya Kuryaki And The Valderramas
   -- "Treinta Dias," La Santa Cecilia
   -- "Repeat After Me," Los Amigos Invisibles

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
   -- "El Free," Banda Los Recoditos
   -- "En Peligro De Extincion," Intocable
   -- "A Mi Manera," Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
   -- "Romeo Y Su Nieta," Paquita La Del Barrio
   -- "13 Celebrando El 13," Joan Sebastian

Best Tropical Latin Album
   -- "3.0," Marc Anthony
   -- "Como Te Voy A Olvidar," Los Angeles Azules
   -- "Pacific Mambo Orchestra," Pacific Mambo Orchestra
   -- "Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants," Various Artists
   -- "Corazon Profundo," Carlos Vives

Best American Roots Song
   -- "Build Me Up From Bones," Sarah Jarosz, songwriter (Sarah Jarosz)
   -- "Invisible," Steve Earle, songwriter (Steve Earle & The Dukes (&
   -- "Keep Your Dirty Lights On," Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott,
songwriters (Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott)
   -- "Love Has Come For You," Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, songwriters
(Steve Martin & Edie Brickell)
   -- "Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed," Allen Toussaint, songwriter (Allen

Best Americana Album
   -- "Old Yellow Moon," Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
   -- "Love Has Come For You," Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
   -- "Buddy And Jim," Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale
   -- "One True Vine," Mavis Staples
   -- "Songbook," Allen Toussaint

Best Bluegrass Album
   -- "It's Just A Road," The Boxcars
   -- "Brothers Of The Highway," Dailey & Vincent
   -- "This World Oft Can Be," Della Mae
   -- "Three Chords And The Truth," James King
   -- "The Streets Of Baltimore," Del McCoury Band

Best Blues Album
   -- "Remembering Little Walter," Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite,
Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman
   -- "Cotton Mouth Man," James Cotton
   -- "Get Up!," Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite
   -- "Seesaw," Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
   -- "Down In Louisiana," Bobby Rush

Best Folk Album
   -- "My Favorite Picture Of You," Guy Clark
   -- "Sweetheart Of The Sun," The Greencards
   -- "Build Me Up From Bones," Sarah Jarosz
   -- "The Ash & Clay," The Milk Carton Kids
   -- "They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary
Celebration," Various Artists

Best Regional Roots Music Album
   -- "The Life & Times Of...The Hot 8 Brass Band," Hot 8 Brass Band
   -- "Hula Ku'i," Kahulanui
   -- "Le Fou," Zachary Richard
   -- "Dockside Sessions," Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
   -- "Apache Blessing & Crown Dance Songs," Joe Tohonnie Jr.

Best Reggae Album
   -- "One Love, One Life," Beres Hammond
   -- "Ziggy Marley In Concert," Ziggy Marley
   -- "The Messiah," Sizzla
   -- "Reggae Connection," Sly & Robbie And The Jam Masters
   -- "Reincarnated," Snoop Lion

Best World Music Album
   -- "Savor Flamenco," Gipsy Kings
   -- "No Place For My Dream," Femi Kuti
   -- "Live: Singing For Peace Around The World," Ladysmith Black Mambazo
   -- "The Living Room Sessions Part 2," Ravi Shankar

Best Children's Album
   -- "Blue Clouds," Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower
   -- "The Mighty Sky," Beth Nielsen Chapman
   -- "Recess," Justin Roberts
   -- "Singing Our Way Through: Songs For The World's Bravest Kids,"
Alastair Moock & Friends
   -- "Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well," Jennifer Gasoi

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)
   -- "America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't,"
Stephen Colbert
   -- "Carrie And Me," Carol Burnett
   -- "Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls," David Sedaris
   -- "Still Foolin' 'Em," Billy Crystal
   -- "The Storm King," Pete Seeger

Best Comedy Album
   -- "Calm Down Gurrl," Kathy Griffin
   -- "I'm Here To Help," Craig Ferguson
   -- "A Little Unprofessional," Ron White
   -- "Live," Tig Notaro
   -- "That's What I'm Talkin' About," Bob Saget

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)
   -- "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)
   -- "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)

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
   -- "Django Unchained," Various Artists
   -- "The Great Gatsby (Deluxe Edition)," Various Artists
   -- "Les Miserables (Deluxe Edition)," Various Artists
   -- "Muscle Shoals," Various Artists
   -- "Sound City: Real To Reel," Dave Grohl & Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
   -- "Argo," Alexandre Desplat, composer
   -- "The Great Gatsby," Craig Armstrong, composer
   -- "Life Of Pi," Mychael Danna, composer
   -- "Lincoln," John Williams, composer
   -- "Skyfall," Thomas Newman, composer
   -- "Zero Dark Thirty," Alexandre Desplat, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media
   -- "Atlas," Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris
Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
   -- "Silver Lining," Diane Warren, songwriter (Jessie J)
   -- "Skyfall," Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
   -- "We Both Know," Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw, songwriters (Colbie
Caillat Featuring Gavin DeGraw)
   -- "Young And Beautiful," Lana Del Rey & Rick Nowels, songwriters
(Lana Del Rey)
   -- "You've Got Time," Regina Spektor, songwriter (Regina Spektor)

Best Instrumental Composition
   -- "Bound Away," Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)
   -- "California Pictures For String Quartet," Gordon Goodwin, composer
(Quartet San Francisco)
   -- "Koko On The Boulevard," Scott Healy, composer (Scott Healy Ensemble)
   -- "Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra," Clare
Fischer, composer (The Clare Fischer Orchestra)
   -- "String Quartet No. 1: Funky Diversion In Three Parts," Vince
Mendoza, composer (Quartet San Francisco)

Best Instrumental Arrangement
   -- "Invitation," Kim Richmond, arranger (The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz
   -- "On Green Dolphin Street," Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon
Goodwin's Big Phat Band)
   -- "Side Hikes - A Ridge Away," Chuck Owen, arranger (Chuck Owen & The
Jazz Surge)
   -- "Skylark," Nan Schwartz, arranger (Amy Dickson)
   -- "Wild Beauty," Gil Goldstein, arranger (Brussels Jazz Orchestra
Featuring Joe Lovano)

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
   -- "La Vida Nos Espera," Nan Schwartz, arranger (Gian Marco)
   -- "Let's Fall In Love," Chris Walden, arranger (Calabria Foti
Featuring Seth MacFarlane)
   -- "The Moon's A Harsh Mistress," John Hollenbeck, arranger (John
   -- "Swing Low," Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza
   -- "What A Wonderful World," Shelly Berg, arranger (Gloria Estefan)

Best Recording Package
   -- "Automatic Music Can Be Fun," Mike Brown, Zac Decamp, Brian Grunert
& Annie Stoll, art directors (Geneseo)
   -- "Long Night Moon," Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors
(Reckless Kelly)
   -- "Magna Carta...Holy Grail," Brian Roettinger, art director (Jay Z)
   -- "Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture),"
Bruce Duckworth, Sarah Moffat & David Turner, art directors (Metallica)
   -- "The Next Day," Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
   -- "The Brussels Affair," Charles Dooher & Scott Sandler, art
directors (The Rolling Stones)
   -- "How Do You Do (Limited Edition Box Set)," Mayer Hawthorne, art
director (Mayer Hawthorne)
   -- "The Road To Red Rocks (Special Edition)," Ross Stirling, art
director (Mumford & Sons)
   -- "The Smith Tapes," Masaki Koike, art director (Various Artists)
   -- "Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition)," Simon Earith & James
Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney And Wings)

Best Album Notes
   -- "Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded)," Neil Tesser, album
notes writer (John Coltrane)
   -- "Call It Art 1964-1965," Ben Young, album notes writer (New York
Art Quartet)
   -- "Electric Music For The Mind & Body," Alec Palao, album notes
writer (Country Joe & The Fish)
   -- "Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps," Jonathan Cott, album notes
writer (Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic)
   -- "360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story," Sean Wilentz, album notes
writer (Various Artists)
   -- "Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time & End Time
Music, 1923-1936," Nathan Salsburg, album notes writer (Various Artists)

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)
   -- "Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965," Teri Landi, Andrew Loog
Oldham & Steve Rosenthal, compilation producers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
(The Rolling Stones)
   -- "The Complete Sussex And Columbia Albums," Leo Sacks, compilation
producer; Joseph M. Palmaccio, Tom Ruff & Mark Wilder, mastering engineers
(Bill Withers)
   -- "Pictures Of Sound: One Thousand Years Of Educed Audio: 980-1980,"
Patrick Feaster & Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producers; Michael
Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
   -- "Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Deluxe Edition)," Philip Siney,
compilation producer; Ben Turner, mastering engineer (Sir Georg Solti)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
   -- "Annie Up," Chuck Ainlay, engineer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
(Pistol Annies)
   -- "The Blue Room," Helik Hadar & Leslie Ann Jones, engineers; Bernie
Grundman, mastering engineer (Madeleine Peyroux)
   -- "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here," Paul Figueroa & Randy Staub,
engineers; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer (Alice In Chains)
   -- "...Like Clockwork," Joe Barresi & Mark Rankin, engineers; Gavin
Lurssen, mastering engineer (Queens Of The Stone Age)
   -- "The Moorings," Trina Shoemaker, engineer; Eric Conn, mastering
engineer (Andrew Duhon)
   -- "Random Access Memories," Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian
Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Daft Punk)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
   -- Rob Cavallo
   -- Dr. Luke
   -- Ariel Rechtshaid
   -- Jeff Tweedy
   -- Pharrell Williams

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
   -- "Days Turn Into Nights (Andy Caldwell Remix)," Andy Caldwell,
remixer (Delerium Featuring Michael Logen)
   -- "If I Lose Myself (Alesso Vs. OneRepublic)," Alesso, remixer
   -- "Locked Out Of Heaven (Sultan + Ned Shepard Remix)," Ned Shepard &
Sultan, remixers (Bruno Mars)
   -- "One Love/People Get Ready (Photek Remix)," Rupert Parkes, remixer
(Bob Marley And The Wailers)
   -- "Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)," Cedric Gervais,
remixer (Lana Del Rey)

Best Surround Sound Album
   -- "Live Kisses," Al Schmitt, surround mix engineer; Tommy LiPuma,
surround producer (Paul McCartney)
   -- "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)
   -- "Signature Sound Opus One," Leslie Ann Jones, surround mix
engineer; Michael Romanowski, surround mastering engineer; Herbert Waltl,
surround producer (Various Artists)
   -- "Sixteen Sunsets," Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy
Proper, surround mastering engineer; Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom, surround
producers (Jane Ira Bloom)
   -- "Sprung Rhythm," Daniel Shores, surround mix engineer; Daniel
Shores, surround mastering engineer; Dan Merceruio, surround producer (Richard
Scerbo & Inscape)

Best Engineered Album, Classical
   -- "Hymn To The Virgin," Morten Lindberg, engineer (Tone Bianca Sparre
Dahl & Schola Cantorum)
   -- "La Voie Triomphale," Morten Lindberg, engineer (Ole Kristian Ruud
& Staff Band Of The Norwegian Armed Forces)
   -- "Roomful Of Teeth," Mark Donahue & Jesse Lewis, engineers (Brad
Wells & Roomful Of Teeth)
   -- "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
   -- "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)

Producer Of The Year, Classical
   -- Manfred Eicher
   -- David Frost
   -- Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin
   -- James Mallinson
   -- Jay David Saks

Best Orchestral Performance
   -- "Atterberg: Orchestral Works Vol. 1," Neeme Jarvi, conductor
(Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra)
   -- "Lutos awski: Symphony No. 1," Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (Los
Angeles Philharmonic)
   -- "Schumann: Symphony No. 2; Overtures Manfred & Genoveva," Claudio
Abbado, conductor (Orchestra Mozart)
   -- "Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4," Osmo Vanska, conductor
(Minnesota Orchestra)
   -- "Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps," Simon Rattle, conductor
(Berliner Philharmoniker)

Best Opera Recording
   -- "Ades: The Tempest," Thomas Ades, conductor; Simon Keenlyside,
Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna & Alan Oke; Luisa Bricetti & Victoria Warivonchick,
producers (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
   -- "Britten: The Rape Of Lucretia," Oliver Knussen, conductor; Ian
Bostridge, Peter Coleman-Wright, Susan Gritton & Angelika Kirchschlager; John
Fraser, producer (Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble)
   -- "Kleiberg: David & Bathsheba," Tonu Kaljuste, conductor; Anna
Einarsson & Johannes Weisser; Morten Lindberg, producer (Trondheim Symphony
Orchestra; Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Vocal Ensemble)
   -- "Vinci: Artaserse," Diego Fasolis, conductor; Valer Barna-Sabadus,
Daniel Behle, Max Emanuel Cencic, Franco Fagioli & Philippe Jaroussky; Ulrich
Ruscher, producer (Concerto Koln; Coro Della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lugano)
   -- "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)

Best Choral Performance
   -- "Berlioz: Grande Messe Des Morts," Colin Davis, conductor (Barry
Banks; London Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Choir & London Symphony
   -- "Palestrina: Volume 3," Harry Christophers, conductor (The Sixteen)
   -- "Parry: Works For Chorus & Orchestra," Neeme Jarvi, conductor;
Adrian Partington, chorus master (Amanda Roocroft; BBC National Orchestra Of
Wales; BBC National Chorus Of Wales)
   -- "Part: Adam's Lament," Tonu Kaljuste, conductor (Tui Hirv & Rainer
Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga & Tallinn Chamber
Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir & Vox Clamantis)
   -- "Whitbourn: Annelies," James Jordan, conductor (Ariana Zukerman;
The Lincoln Trio; Westminster Williamson Voices)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
   -- "Beethoven: Violin Sonatas," Leonidas Kavakos & Enrico Pace
   -- "Cage: The 10,000 Things," Vicki Ray, William Winant, Aron Kallay &
Tom Peters
   -- "Duo," Helene Grimaud & Sol Gabetta
   -- "Roomful Of Teeth," Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth
   -- "Times Go By Turns," New York Polyphony

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
   -- "Bartok, Eotvos & Ligeti," Patricia Kopatchinskaja; Peter Eotvos,
conductor (Ensemble Modern & Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra)
   -- "Corigliano: Conjurer - Concerto For Percussionist & String
Orchestra," Evelyn Glennie; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)
   -- "The Edge Of Light," Gloria Cheng (Calder Quartet)
   -- "Lindberg: Piano Concerto No. 2," Yefim Bronfman; Alan Gilbert,
conductor (New York Philharmonic)
   -- "Salonen: Violin Concerto; Nyx," Leila Josefowicz; Esa-Pekka
Salonen, conductor (Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
   -- "Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 845 & D. 960," Maria Joao Pires

Best Classical Vocal Solo
   -- "Drama Queens," Joyce DiDonato (Alan Curtis; Il Complesso Barocco)
   -- "Mission," Cecilia Bartoli (Diego Fasolis; Philippe Jaroussky; I
   -- "Schubert: Winterreise," Christoph Pregardien (Michael Gees)
   -- "Wagner," Jonas Kaufmann (Donald Runnicles; Markus Bruck; Chor Der
Deutschen Oper Berlin; Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin)
   -- "Winter Morning Walks," Dawn Upshaw (Maria Schneider; Jay Anderson,
Frank Kimbrough & Scott Robinson; Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul
Chamber Orchestra)

Best Classical Compendium
   -- "Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik,"
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
   -- "Holmboe: Concertos," Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor; Preben Iwan,
   -- "Tabakova: String Paths," Maxim Rysanov; Manfred Eicher, producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
   -- "Lindberg, Magnus: Piano Concerto No. 2," Magnus Lindberg, composer
(Yefim Bronfman, Alan Gilbert & New York Philharmonic)
   -- "Part, Arvo: Adam's Lament," Arvo Part, composer (Tonu Kaljuste,
Latvian Radio Choir, Vox Clamantis & Sinfonietta Riga)
   -- "Salonen, Esa-Pekka: Violin Concerto," Esa-Pekka Salonen, composer
(Leila Josefowicz, Esa-Pekka Salonen & Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
   -- "Schneider, Maria: Winter Morning Walks," Maria Schneider, composer
(Dawn Upshaw, Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough, Scott Robinson & Australian
Chamber Orchestra)
   -- "Shaw, Caroline: Partita For 8 Voices," Caroline Shaw, composer
(Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth)

Best Music Video
   -- "Safe And Sound," Capital Cities
   -- "Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film," Jay Z
   -- "Can't Hold Us," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton
   -- "Suit & Tie," Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z
   -- "I'm Shakin'," Jack White

Best Music Film
   -- "Live 2012," Coldplay
   -- "Cuatro," Green Day
   -- "I'm In I'm Out And I'm Gone: The Making Of Get Up!," Ben Harper
With Charlie Musselwhite
   -- "Live Kisses," Paul McCartney
   -- "The Road To Red Rocks," Mumford & Sons

The show airs on CBS.

Most Read