Musings On The 56th Grammy Awards and Complete Winners List


Best Dance/Electronica Album

WINNER: Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Settle — Disclosure
18 Months — Calvin Harris
Atmosphere — Kaskade
A Color Map Of The Sun — Pretty Lights

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 Guthrie
WINNER: Clarity — Zedd Featuring Foxes


Best Rock Performance

Always Alright — Alabama Shakes
The Stars (Are Out Tonight) — David Bowie
WINNER Radioactive — Imagine Dragons
Kashmir (Live) — Led Zeppelin
My God Is The Sun — Queens Of The Stone Age
I’m Shakin’ — Jack White

Best Rock Album

13 — Black Sabbath
The Next Day — David Bowie
Mechanical Bull — Kings Of Leon
WINNER Celebration Day — Led Zeppelin
…Like Clockwork — Queens Of The Stone Age
Psychedelic Pill — Neil Young With Crazy Horse

Best Metal Performance

T.N.T. — Anthrax
WINNER 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.)
WINNER 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 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
WINNER 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
WINNER: Something — Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Love And War — Tamar Braxton
Side Effects Of You — Fantasia
One: In The Chamber — Salaam Remi
WINNER Unapologetic — Rihanna
New York: A Love Story — Mack Wilds

Best R&B Album

R&B Divas — Faith Evans
WINNER Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys
Love In The Future — John Legend
Better — Chrisette MicheleThree Kings — TGT

Best Traditional R&B Performance

WINNER: Please Come Home — Gary Clark Jr.
Get It Right — Fantasia
Quiet Fire — Maysa
Hey Laura — Gregory Porter
Yesterday — Ryan Shaw

Best R&B Song (A Songwriters Award)

Best Of Me — Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)
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)
WINNER 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 Rap Performance

Started From The Bottom — Drake
Berzerk — Eminem
Tom Ford — Jay Z
Swimming Pools (Drank) — Kendrick Lamar
WINNER 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 Beyoncé
WINNER 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 Album

Nothing Was The Same — Drake
Magna Carta…Holy Grail — Jay Z
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
WINNER The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Yeezus — Kanye West

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


Best Country Solo Performance

I Drive Your Truck — Lee Brice
I Want Crazy — Hunter Hayes
Mama’s Broken Heart — Miranda Lambert
WINNER Wagon Wheel — Darius Rucker
Mine Would Be You — Blake Shelton

Best Country Album

Night Train — Jason Aldean
Two Lanes Of Freedom — Tim McGraw
WINNER Same Trailer Different Park — Kacey Musgraves
Based On A True Story — Blake Shelton
Red — Taylor Swift

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

WINNER 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 (A Songwriters Award)

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)
WINNER 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 New Age Album

Lux — Brian Eno
Illumination — Peter Kater
Final Call — Kitaro
Awakening The Fire — R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman
WINNER Love’s River — Laura Sullivan


Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Guided Tour — The New Gary Burton Quartet
WINNER Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue — Terri Lyne Carrington
Life Forum — Gerald Clayton
Pushing The World Away — Kenny Garrett
Out Here — Christian McBride Trio

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
WINNER Orbits — Wayne Shorter, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album

The World According To Andy Bey — Andy Bey
Attachments — Lorraine Feather
WINNER Liquid Spirit — Gregory Porter
WomanChild — Cécile McLorin Salvant
After Blue — Tierney Sutton

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Brooklyn Babylon — Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
WINNER Night In Calisia — Randy Brecker, Włodek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic
Wild Beauty — Brussels Jazz Orchestra Featuring Joe Lovano
March Sublime — Alan Ferber
Intrada — Dave Slonaker Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album

La Noche Más Larga — Buika
WINNER Song For Maura — Paquito D’Rivera And Trio Corrente
Yo — Roberto Fonseca
Eggūn — Omar Sosa
Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin — Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet


Best Gospel Album

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

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

WINNER 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)
WINNER 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 Contemporary Christian Music Album

We Won’t Be Shaken — Building 429
All The People Said Amen [Live] — Matt Maher
WINNER 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
WINNER Vida — Draco Rosa
Syntek — Aleks Syntek
12 Historias — Tommy Torres

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco — Café Tacvba
Ojo Por Ojo — El Tri
Chances — Illya Kuryaki And The Valderramas
WINNER Treinta Días — La Santa Cecilia
Repeat After Me — Los Amigos Invisibles

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

El Free — Banda Los Recoditos
En Peligro De Extinción — Intocable
WINNERA 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
WINNER Pacific Mambo Orchestra — Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants — Various Artists
Corazón Profundo — Carlos Vives


Best Americana Album

WINNER 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
WINNER 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
WINNER Get Up! — Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite
Seesaw — Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
Down In Louisiana — Bobby Rush

Best Folk Album

WINNER 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) Chris Strachwitz, producer

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
WINNER Dockside Sessions — Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
Apache Blessing & Crown Dance Songs — Joe Tohonnie Jr.


Best Reggae Album

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


Best World Music Album

WINNER 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
WINNER Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well — Jennifer Gasoi


Best Spoken Word Album

WINNER 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

WINNER 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

WINNER Kinky Boots
Matilda: The Musical
Motown The Musical


Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Django Unchained
The Great Gatsby (Deluxe Edition)
Les Misérables (Deluxe Edition)
Muscle Shoals
WINNER Sound City: Real To Reel

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
WINNER Skyfall – Thomas Newman, composer
Zero Dark Thirty – Alexandre Desplat, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media

Atlas from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire — Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
Silver Lining from Silver Linings Playbook — Diane Warren, songwriter (Jessie J)
WINNER Skyfall from Skyfall – Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
We Both Know from Safe Haven — Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw, songwriters (Colbie Caillat Featuring Gavin DeGraw)
Young And Beautiful from The Great Gatsby –Lana Del Rey & Rick Nowels, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
You’ve Got Time from Orange Is The New Black – 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)
WINNER 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 Orchestra)
WINNER 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 Hollenbeck)
WINNER Swing Low — Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)
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)
WINNER 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)
WINNER Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition) — Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney and Wings)

Best Album Notes

WINNER 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 and Body — Alec Palao, album notes writer (Country Joe and 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 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)
WINNER 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 — All That Echoes (Josh Groban), Bright Lights (Gary Clark Jr.). ¡Dos! (Green Day), If I Loved You (Delta Rae featuring Lindsey Buckingham), Love They Say (Tegan and Sara), Things Are Changin’ (Gary Clark Jr.), ¡Tré! (Green Day), When My Train Pulls In (Gary Clark Jr.), You’ve Got Time (Regina Spektor)

Dr. Luke — Bounce It (Juicy J Featuring Wale & Trey Songz), Crazy Kids (Kesha), Fall Down ( featuring Miley Cyrus), Give It 2 U (Robin Thicke featuring Kendrick Lamar), Like Nobody´s Around (Big Time Rush) , Roar (Katy Perry), Rock Me (One Direction), Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus)

Ariel Rechtshaid — Days Are Gone (Haim), Everything Is Embarrassing (Sky Ferreira), Lost in My Bedroom (Sky Ferreira), Modern Vampires of the City (Vampire Weekend), Reincarnated (Snoop Lion), True Romance (Charli XCX), You’re No Good (Major Lazer featuring Santigold, Vybz Kartel, Danielle Haim and Yasmin)

Jeff Tweedy — The Invisible Way (Low), One True Vine (Mavis Staples), Wassaic Way (Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion)

WINNER Pharrell Williams — BBC (Jay-Z), Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell), Happy (Pharrell Williams), I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel) (Jennifer Hudson featuring T.I.), Nuclear (Destiny’s Child), Oceans (Jay-Z featuring Frank Ocean), Reach Out Richard (Mayer Hawthorne), The Stars Are Ours (Mayer Hawthorne)

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 (OneRepublic)
Locked Out of Heaven (Sultan + Ned Shepard Remix) — Sultan & Ned Shepard, remixers (Bruno Mars)
One Love/People Get Ready (Photek Remix) — Rupert Parkes, remixer (Bob Marley and the Wailers)
WINNER Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) — Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey)


Best Surround Sound Album

WINNER 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 Cenčić, Daniel Behle, Franco Fagioli, Valer Barna-Sabadus, Yuriy Mynenko & Concerto Köln)
WINNER Winter Morning Walks — David Frost, Brian Losch & Tim Martyn, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider, Australian Chamber Orchestra & Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra)

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)

WINNER 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
Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 1 — Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Los Angeles Philharmonic
Schumann: Symphony No. 2; Overtures Manfred & Genoveva — Claudio Abbado (conductor), Orchestra Mozart
WINNER Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 — Osmo Vänskä (conductor), Minnesota Orchestra
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps — Simon Rattle (conductor), Berliner Philharmoniker

Best Opera Recording

WINNER Adès: The Tempest — Thomas Adès (conductor); Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna, Alan Oke (soloists); Luisa Bricetti and Victoria Warivonchick (producers)
Britten: The Rape of Lucretia — Oliver Knussen (conductor); Ian Bostridge, Peter Coleman-Wright, Susan Gritton, Angelika Kirchschlager (soloists); John Fraser (producer)
Kleiberg: David and Bathsheba — Tönu Kaljuste (conductor); Anna Eimarsson and Johannes Weisser (soloists); Morten Lindberg (producer)
Vinci: Artaserse — Diego Fasolis (conductor); Valer Barna-Sabadus, Daniel Behle, Max Emanuel Cenčić, Franco Fagioli, Philippe Jaroussky (soloists); Ulrich Russcher (producer)
Wager: Der Ring des Nibelungen — Christian Thielemann (conductor); Katarina Dalayman, Albert Dohmen, Stephen Gould, Eric Halfvarson, Linda Watson (soloists); Ohmar Eichinger (producer)

Best Choral Performance

Performers who are not eligible for an award (such as orchestras, soloists or choirs) are mentioned in parentheses

Berlioz: Grande Messe de Morts — Colin Davis (conductor) (with Barry Banks, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir and London Symphony Chorus)
Parry: Works for Chorus & Orchestra — Neeme Järvi (conductor), Adrian Partington (chorus master) (with Amanda Roocroft, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and BBC National Chorus of Wales)
WINNER Pärt: Adam’s Lament — Tõnu Kaljuste (conductor) (with Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir & Vox Clamantis)
Whitbourn: Annelies — James Jordan (conductor) (conductor) (with Arianna Zukerman, The Lincoln Trio and the Westminster Williamson Voices)
Palestrina: Volume 3 — Harry Christophers (conductor) (with The Sixteen)

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 — Hélène Grimaud & Sol Gabetta
WINNER Roomful of Teeth — Brad Wells & Roomful of Teeth
Times Go By Turns — New York Polyphony

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Bartók, Eötvös & Ligeti — Patricia Kopatchinskaja (soloist), Peter Eötvös (conductor)
WINNER Corigliano: Conjurer – Concerto for Percussionist & String Orchestra — Evelyn Glennie (soloist), David Alan Miller (conductor)
The Edge of Light — Gloria Cheng
Lindberg: Piano Concerto No. 2 — Yefim Bronfman (soloist), Alan Gilbert (conductor)
Salonen: Violin Concerto; Nyx — Leila Josefowicz (soloist), Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)
Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 845 & D. 960 — Maria João Pires

Best Classical Vocal Solo

Drama Queens — Joyce DiDonato
Mission — Cecilia Bartoli
Schubert: Winterreise — Christoph Prégardien
Wagner — Jonas Kaufmann
WINNER Winter Morning Walks — Dawn Upshaw

Best Classical Compendium

WINNER Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik — Christoph Eschenbach (conductor)
Holmboe: Concerto — Dima Slobodeniouk (conductor), Preben Iwan (producer)
Tabakova: String Paths — Maxim Rysanov (conductor), Manfred Eicher (producer)

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

Piano Concerto No. 2 — Morten Lindberg
Adam’s Lament — Arvo Pärt
Violin Concerto — Esa-Pekka Salonen
WINNER Winter Morning Walks — Maria Schneider
Partita for 8 Voices — Caroline Shaw


Best Music Video

Safe and Sound – Capital Cities — Grady Hall, video director; Buddy Enright, video producer
Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film – Jay-Z — Mark Romanek, video director; Shawn Carter & Aristides McGarry, video producers
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
WINNER Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z — David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer
I’m Shakin’ – Jack White — Dori Oskowitz, video director; Raquel Costello, video producer

Best Music Film

Live 2012 – Coldplay — Paul Dugdale, video director; Jim Parsons, video producer
¡Cuatro! – Green Day — Tim Wheeler, video director; Tim Lynch, video producer
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
WINNER Live Kisses – Paul McCartney — Jonas Akerlund, video director; Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger, video producers
The Road to Red Rocks – Mumford & Sons — Nicolas Jack Davies & Frederick Scott, video directors; Dan Bowen, video producer


MusiCares Person of the Year

Carole King

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Beatles

Clifton Chenier

The Isley Brothers


Kris Kristofferson

Armando Manzanero

Maud Powell

Trustees Awards

Rick Hall

Jim Marshall

Ennio Morricone

That Girl At the Party

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