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For recordings released during the Eligibility Year
October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007
Note: More or less than 5 nominations in a category is the result of ties.

Click here for a .txt version of the Nominations List

General Field

 

Category 1

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

  • Irreplaceable
    Beyoncé
    Beyoncé Knowles, S. Smith & Stargate, producers; Jim Caruana, Jason Goldstein &
    Geoff Rice, engineers/mixers
    Track from: B'Day
    [Sony Urban Music/Columbia/Music World Productions]

  • The Pretender
    Foo Fighters
    Gil Norton, producer; Adrian Bushby & Rich Costey, engineers/mixers
    [Roswell/RCA Records]

  • Umbrella
    Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
    Kuk Harrell & C. "Tricky" Stewart, producers; Kuk Harrell & Manny Marroquin,
    engineers/mixers
    Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad
    [Def Jam]

  • What Goes Around…Comes Around
    Justin Timberlake
    Nate (Danja) Hills, Timbaland & Justin Timberlake, producers; Jimmy Douglass &
    Timbaland, engineers/mixers
    [Jive/Zomba]

  • Rehab
    Amy Winehouse
    Mark Ronson, producer; Tom Elmhirst, engineer/mixer
    Track from: Back To Black
    [Universal Republic Records]


 

Category 2

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

  • Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
    Foo Fighters
    Gil Norton, producer; Adrian Bushby & Rich Costey, engineers/mixers; Brian
    Gardner, mastering engineer
    [Roswell/RCA Records]

  • These Days
    Vince Gill
    John Anderson, Guy Clarke, Rodney Crowell, Diana Krall & The Del McCoury Band,
    featured artists; Vince Gill, John Hobbs & Justin Niebank, producers; Neal
    Cappellino & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers; Adam Ayan, mastering engineer
    [MCA Nashville]

  • River: The Joni Letters
    Herbie Hancock
    Leonard Cohen, Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell, Corinne Bailey Rae, Luciana Souza &
    Tina Turner, featured artists; Herbie Hancock & Larry Klein, producers; Helik
    Hadar, engineer/mixer; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer
    [Verve]

  • Graduation
    Kanye West
    Dwele, Lil Wayne, Mos Def & T-Pain, featured artists; Warryn "Baby Dubb"
    Campbell, Eric Hudson, Brian "Allday" Miller, Nottz, Patrick "Plain Pat"
    Reynolds, Gee Roberson, Toomp & Kanye West, producers; Bruce Beuchner, Andrew
    Dawson, Mike Dean, Anthony Kilhoffer, Greg Koller, Manny Marroquin, Nottz Raw,
    Tony Rey, Seiji Sekine, Paul Sheehy & D. Sloan, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller,
    mastering engineer
    [Roc-A-Fella Records]

  • Back To Black
    Amy Winehouse
    Mark Ronson & Salaamremi, producers; Tom Elmhirst, Gary Noble & Franklin
    Socorro, engineers/mixers; Mark Ronson, mastering engineer
    [Universal Republic Records]


 

Category 3

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

  • Before He Cheats
    Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
    Track from: Some Hearts
    [19 Recordings/Arista Nashville; Publishers: That Little House Music, Mighty Underdog Music/Sony/ATV Cross Keys]

  • Hey There Delilah
    Tom Higgenson, songwriter (Plain White T's)
    Track from: Every Second Counts
    [Hollywood Records/Fearless Records; Publisher: So Happy Publishing]

  • Like A Star
    Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriter (Corinne Bailey Rae)
    Track from: Corinne Bailey Rae
    [Capitol Records; Publisher: Global Talent Publishing]

  • Rehab
    Amy Winehouse, songwriter (Amy Winehouse)
    Track from: Back To Black
    [Universal Republic Records; Publisher: EMI Music Publishing]

  • Umbrella
    Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius "Dream" Nash & Christopher Stewart,
    songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z)
    Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad
    [Def Jam]


 

Category 4

Best New Artist
(For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.)

  • Feist


  • Ledisi


  • Paramore


  • Taylor Swift


  • Amy Winehouse



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Field 1 — Pop

 

Category 5

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Candyman
    Christina Aguilera
    [RCA Records]

  • 1234
    Feist
    Track from: The Reminder
    [Cherry Tree / Interscope Records]

  • Big Girls Don't Cry
    Fergie
    Track from: The Dutchess
    [A&M Records]

  • Say It Right
    Nelly Furtado
    Track from: Loose
    [Geffen]

  • Rehab
    Amy Winehouse
    Track from: Back To Black
    [Universal Republic Records]


 

Category 6

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Everything
    Michael Bublé
    Track from: Call Me Irresponsible
    [143 Records/Reprise]

  • Belief
    John Mayer
    Track from: The Village Sessions
    [Columbia/Aware]

  • Dance Tonight
    Paul McCartney
    Track from: Memory Almost Full
    [MPL/Hear Music]

  • Amazing
    Seal
    [Warner Bros.]

  • What Goes Around...Comes Around
    Justin Timberlake
    [Jive]


 

Category 7

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For established duos or groups, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • (You Want To) Make A Memory
    Bon Jovi
    Track from: Lost Highway
    [Island/Mercury]

  • Home
    Daughtry
    [RCA Records/19 Recordings]

  • Makes Me Wonder
    Maroon 5
    Track from: It Won't Be Soon Before Long
    [Octone/A&M Records]

  • Hey There Delilah
    Plain White T's
    Track from: Every Second Counts
    [Hollywood Records]

  • Window In The Skies
    U2
    Track from: U218 - Singles
    [Interscope Records]


 

Category 8

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Steppin' Out
    Tony Bennett & Christina Aguilera
    Track from: Duets: An American Classic
    [Columbia]

  • Beautiful Liar
    Beyoncé & Shakira
    Track from: B'Day (Deluxe Edition)
    [Columbia/Sony Urban]

  • Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    [Rounder Records]

  • The Sweet Escape
    Gwen Stefani & Akon
    Track from: The Sweet Escape
    [Interscope Records]

  • Give It To Me
    Timbaland Featuring Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake
    Track from: Timbaland Presents: Shock Value
    [Mosley/Blackground/Interscope Records]


 

Category 9

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Off The Grid
    Beastie Boys
    Track from: The Mix-Up
    [Capitol Records]

  • Paris Sunrise #7
    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
    Track from: Lifeline
    [Virgin Records]

  • Over The Rainbow
    Dave Koz
    Track from: At The Movies
    [Capitol Records]

  • One Week Last Summer
    Joni Mitchell
    Track from: Shine
    [Hear Music]

  • Simple Pleasures
    Spyro Gyra
    Track from: Good To Go-Go
    [Heads Up International]


 

Category 10

Best Pop Instrumental Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

  • The Mix-Up
    Beastie Boys
    [Capitol Records]

  • Italia
    Chris Botti
    [Columbia]

  • At The Movies
    Dave Koz
    [Capitol/EMI]

  • Good To Go-Go
    Spyro Gyra
    [Heads Up International]

  • Roundtrip
    Kirk Whalum
    [Rendezvous Entertainment]


 

Category 11

Best Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Lost Highway
    Bon Jovi
    [Island/Mercury]

  • The Reminder
    Feist
    [Cherry Tree/Interscope Records]

  • It Won't Be Soon Before Long
    Maroon 5
    [Octone/A&M Records]

  • Memory Almost Full
    Paul McCartney
    [MPL/Hear Music]

  • Back To Black
    Amy Winehouse
    [Universal Republic Records]


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Field 2 — Dance

 

Category 12

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

  • Do It Again
    The Chemical Brothers
    Tom Rowlands & Ed Simons, producers
    Track from: We Are The Night
    [Astralwerks]

  • D.A.N.C.E.
    Justice
    Gaspard Auge & Xavier de Rosnay, producers; Gaspard Auge & Xavier de Rosnay,
    mixers
    Track from: †
    [Ed Banger/Vice/Because]

  • Love Today
    Mika
    Jodi Marr, John Merchant, Mika & Greg Wells, producers; Greg Wells, mixer
    Track from: Life In Cartoon Motion
    [Casablanca/Universal Republic Records]

  • Don't Stop The Music
    Rihanna
    StarGate, producer; Phil Tan, mixer
    Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad
    [Def Jam]

  • LoveStoned/I Think She Knows
    Justin Timberlake
    Nate (Danja) Hills, Timbaland & Justin Timberlake, producers; Jimmy Douglass &
    Timbaland, mixers
    Track from: FutureSex/LoveSounds
    [Jive/Zomba]


 

Category 13

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

  • We Are The Night
    The Chemical Brothers
    [Astralwerks]


  • Justice
    [Ed Banger/Vice/Because]

  • Sound Of Silver
    LCD Soundsystem
    [Capitol Records/DFA]

  • We Are Pilots
    Shiny Toy Guns
    [Universal Motown]

  • Elements Of Life
    Tiësto
    [Ultra Records]


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Field 3 — Traditional Pop

 

Category 14

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Call Me Irresponsible
    Michael Bublé
    [143 Records/Reprise]

  • Cool Yule
    Bette Midler
    [Columbia]

  • Trav'lin' Light
    Queen Latifah
    [Verve]

  • Live In Concert 2006
    Barbra Streisand
    [Columbia]

  • James Taylor At Christmas
    James Taylor
    [Columbia]


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Field 4 — Rock

 

Category 15

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Timebomb
    Beck
    [Interscope Records]

  • Only Mama Knows
    Paul McCartney
    Track from: Memory Almost Full
    [MPL/Hear Music]

  • Our Country
    John Mellencamp
    Track from: Freedom's Road
    [Universal Republic Records]

  • Radio Nowhere
    Bruce Springsteen
    Track from: Magic
    [Columbia]

  • Come On
    Lucinda Williams
    Track from: West
    [Lost Highway Records]


 

Category 16

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • It's Not Over
    Daughtry
    [RCA Records/19 Recordings]

  • Working Class Hero
    Green Day
    Track from: Instant Karma - The Campaign To Save Darfur
    [Warner Bros.]

  • If Everyone Cared
    Nickelback
    Track from: All The Right Reasons Special Edition
    [Roadrunner Records]

  • Instant Karma
    U2
    Track from: Instant Karma - The Campaign To Save Darfur
    [Warner Bros.]

  • Icky Thump
    The White Stripes
    Track from: Icky Thump
    [Third Man/Warner Bros.]


 

Category 17

Best Hard Rock Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Sweet Sacrifice
    Evanescence
    Track from: The Open Door
    [Wind-up Records, LLC]

  • The Pretender
    Foo Fighters
    [Roswell/RCA Records]

  • I Don't Wanna Stop
    Ozzy Osbourne
    Track from: Black Rain
    [Epic]

  • Sick, Sick, Sick
    Queens Of The Stone Age
    Track from: Era Vulgaris
    [Interscope Recods]

  • The Pot
    Tool
    Track from: 10,000 Days
    [Volcano]


 

Category 18

Best Metal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Nothing Left
    As I Lay Dying
    Track from: An Ocean Between Us
    [Metal Blade Records]

  • Never Ending Hill
    King Diamond
    Track from: Give Me Your Soul...Please
    [Metal Blade Records]

  • Aesthetics Of Hate
    Machine Head
    Track from: The Blackening
    [Roadrunner Records]

  • Redemption
    Shadows Fall
    Track from: Threads Of Life
    [Atlantic]

  • Final Six
    Slayer
    Track from: Christ Illusion
    [American Recording/Columbia]


 

Category 19

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • The Ecstasy Of Gold
    Metallica
    Track from: We All Love Ennio Morricone
    [Sony Classical]

  • Malignant Narcissism
    Rush
    Track from: Snakes & Arrows
    [Anthem/Atlantic]

  • Always With Me, Always With You
    Joe Satriani
    Track from: Satriani Live!
    [Epic/Red Ink]

  • Once Upon A Time In The West
    Bruce Springsteen
    Track from: We All Love Ennio Morricone
    [Sony Classical]

  • The Attitude Song
    Steve Vai
    Track from: Sound Theories Vol. I & II
    [Epic/Red Ink]


 

Category 20

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

  • Come On
    Lucinda Williams, songwriter (Lucinda Williams)
    Track from: West
    [Lost Highway Records; Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing/Lucy Jones Music]

  • Icky Thump
    Jack White, songwriter (The White Stripes)
    Track from: Icky Thump
    [Third Man/Warner Bros.; Publisher: Peppermint Stripe Music]

  • It's Not Over
    Chris Daughtry, Gregg Wattenberg, Mark Wilkerson & Brett Young, songwriters
    (Daughtry)
    [RCA Records/19 Recordings; Publishers: Surface Pretty Deep Ugly Music, G Watt Music/EMI April Music, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Floating Leaf]

  • The Pretender
    Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel & Chris Shiflett, songwriters (Foo
    Fighters)
    [Roswell/RCA Records; Publishers: M.J. Twelve Music, I Love The Punk Rock Music, Living Under A Rock Music, Flying Earform Music]

  • Radio Nowhere
    Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)
    Track from: Magic
    [Columbia; Publisher: Bruce Springsteen]


 

Category 21

Best Rock Album
(Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.)

  • Daughtry
    Daughtry
    [RCA Records]

  • Revival
    John Fogerty
    [Fantasy]

  • Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
    Foo Fighters
    [Roswell/RCA Records]

  • Magic
    Bruce Springsteen
    [Columbia]

  • Sky Blue Sky
    Wilco
    [Nonesuch Records]


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Field 5 — Alternative

 

Category 22

Best Alternative Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Alright, Still...
    Lily Allen
    [Capitol Records]

  • Neon Bible
    Arcade Fire
    [Merge Records]

  • Volta
    Bjork
    [Elektra/Atlantic]

  • Wincing The Night Away
    The Shins
    [Sub Pop]

  • Icky Thump
    The White Stripes
    [Third Man/Warner Bros.]


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Field 6 — R&B

 

Category 23

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Just Fine
    Mary J. Blige
    [Geffen]

  • When I See You
    Fantasia
    Track from: Fantasia
    [J Records/19 Records/S Records]

  • No One
    Alicia Keys
    [J Records/MBK Entertainment]

  • If I Have My Way
    Chrisette Michele
    Track from: I Am
    [Def Jam Recordings]

  • Hate On Me
    Jill Scott
    Track from: The Real Thing
    [Hidden Beach Recordings]


 

Category 24

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Woman
    Raheem DeVaughn
    [Jive Records]

  • B.U.D.D.Y.
    Musiq Soulchild
    Track from: Luvanmusiq
    [Atlantic Records]

  • Because Of You
    Ne-Yo
    [Def Jam Recordings]

  • Future Baby Mama
    Prince
    Track from: Planet Earth
    [Columbia/NPG Records]

  • Please Don't Go
    Tank
    Track from: Sex, Love & Pain
    [Blackground/Universal Motown]


 

Category 25

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Same Girl
    R. Kelly Featuring Usher
    Track from: Double Up
    [Jive]

  • Disrespectful
    Chaka Khan Featuring Mary J. Blige
    [Burgundy/Sony/BMG]

  • Hate That I Love You
    Rihanna Featuring Ne-Yo
    Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad
    [Def Jam Recordings]

  • Baby
    Angie Stone Featuring Betty Wright
    [Stax]

  • Bartender
    T-Pain Featuring Akon
    [Jive]


 

Category 26

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Walk A Mile In My Shoes
    Otis Clay
    Track from: Walk A Mile In My Shoes
    [Echo Records]

  • All Night Long
    Randy Crawford & Joe Sample
    Track from: Feeling Good
    [PRA Records]

  • In My Songs
    Gerald Levert
    Track from: In My Songs
    [Atlantic]

  • I Apologize
    Ann Nesby
    Track from: This Is Love
    [Shanachie/It's Time Child Records]

  • I Am Your Man
    Ryan Shaw
    Track from: This Is Ryan Shaw
    [One Haven/Razor & Tie Entertainment]


 

Category 27

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Make A Baby
    Vikter Duplaix
    Track from: Bold And Beautiful
    [BBE]

  • That’s The Way Of The World
    Dwele
    Track from: Interpretations: Celebrating The Music Of Earth, Wind & Fire
    [Stax]

  • Daydreamin'
    Lupe Fiasco Featuring Jill Scott
    Track from: Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor
    [1st & 15th/Atlantic]

  • Fantasy
    Meshell Ndegeocello
    Track from: Interpretations: Celebrating The Music Of Earth, Wind & Fire
    [Stax]

  • Dream
    Alice Smith
    Track from: For Lovers, Dreamers & Me
    [BBE Records]


 

Category 28

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

  • Beautiful Flower
    India.Arie & Joyce Simpson, songwriters (India.Arie)
    [Universal Republic Records; Publishers: Gold & Iron Music Publishing, WB Music Corp.]

  • Hate That I Love You
    M.S. Eriksen, T.E. Hermansen & Shaffer Smith, songwriters (Rihanna Featuring
    Ne-Yo)
    Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad
    [Def Jam Recordings; Publishers: EMI April Music, Sony/ATV Tunes]

  • No One
    Dirty Harry, Kerry Brothers & Alicia Keys, songwriters (Alicia Keys)
    [J Records/MBK Entertainment; Publishers: Lellow Productions/EMI April Music, Book Of Daniel Music/EMI Music Publishing, D. Harry Productions]

  • Teachme
    Ivan Barias, Adam W. Blackstone, Randall C. Bowland, Carvin Haggins, Johnnie
    Smith II & Corey Latif Williams, songwriters (Musiq Soulchild)
    Track from: Luvanmusiq
    [Atlantic; Publishers: Nivrac Tyke/Universal Publishing, Latif Music/Universal Publishing, Tetra Grammaton/Universal Music Publishing, Melodic Piano Productions, HC 1030 Publishing]

  • When I See U
    Louis Biancaniello, Waynne Nugent, Erika Nuri, Kevin Risto, Janet Sewel & Sam
    Watters, songwriters (Fantasia)
    Track from: Fantasia
    [J Records/19 Records/S Records; Publishers: Breakthrough Creations/EMI April Music, S.M.Y. Publishing/Sony/ATV Tunes, Break North Music/Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Wayne Writers/Sony/ATV Tunes, J. Sewell Publishing, Golden The Super Kid Music]


 

Category 29

Best R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Funk This
    Chaka Khan
    [Burgundy Records]

  • Lost & Found
    Ledisi
    [Verve Forecast]

  • Luvanmusiq
    Musiq Soulchild
    [Atlantic]

  • The Real Thing
    Jill Scott
    [Hidden Beach Recordings]

  • Sex, Love & Pain
    Tank
    [Blackground/Universal Motown Records]


 

Category 30

Best Contemporary R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Konvicted
    Akon
    [SRC/Universal Motown]

  • Just Like You
    Keyshia Cole
    [Geffen]

  • Fantasia
    Fantasia
    [J Records/19 Records/S Records]

  • East Side Story
    Emily King
    [J Records]

  • Because Of You
    Ne-Yo
    [Def Jam Recordings]


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Field 7 — Rap

 

Category 31

Best Rap Solo Performance
(For a solo Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • The People
    Common
    Track from: Finding Forever
    [Geffen]

  • I Get Money
    50 Cent
    Track from: Curtis
    [Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records]

  • Show Me What You Got
    Jay-Z
    Track from: Kingdom Come
    [Roc-A-Fella Records]

  • Big Things Poppin' (Do It)
    T.I.
    [Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

  • Stronger
    Kanye West
    Track from: Graduation
    [Roc-A-Fella Records]


 

Category 32

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
(For duo, group or collaborative performances of Rap only. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Southside
    Common Featuring Kanye West
    Track from: Finding Forever
    [Geffen]

  • Make It Rain
    Fat Joe Featuring Lil Wayne
    Track from: Me, Myself & I
    [Terror Squad Entertainment]

  • Party Like A Rockstar
    Shop Boyz
    Track from: Rockstar Mentality
    [OnDeck/Universal Republic Records]

  • Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)
    UGK Featuring OutKast
    [Jive]

  • Better Than I've Ever Been
    Kanye West, Nas & KRS-One
    [Nike]


 

Category 33

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
(For a Rap/Sung collaborative performance by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • I Wanna Love You
    Akon Featuring Snoop Dogg
    Track from: Konvicted
    [SRC/Universal Motown]

  • Kiss, Kiss
    Chris Brown & T-Pain
    [Jive]

  • Let It Go
    Keyshia Cole Featuring Missy Elliott & Lil' Kim
    Track from: Just Like You
    [Geffen]

  • Umbrella
    Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
    Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad
    [Def Jam Recordings]

  • Good Life
    Kanye West Featuring T-Pain
    Track from: Graduation
    [Roc-A-Fella]


 

Category 34

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

  • Ayo Technology
    Nate (Danja) Hills, Curtis Jackson, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake,
    songwriters (50 Cent Featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)
    Track from: Curtis
    [Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records; Publishers: 50 Cent Music Publishing/Virginia Beach Music/Danjahandz Music/WB Music Corp./Tenman Tunes]

  • Big Things Poppin' (Do It)
    Clifford Harris & Byron Thomas, songwriters (T.I.)
    [Grand Hustle/Atlantic; Publishers: Crown Club Publishing/Warner Chappell Music, Fresh Is The Word]

  • Can't Tell Me Nothing
    A. Davis & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West)
    Track from: Graduation
    [Roc-A-Fella; Publishers: Very Good Beats/Hip Hop Since 1978]

  • Crank That (Soulja Boy)
    Soulja Boy Tell'Em, songwriter (Soulja Boy Tell'Em)
    [Collipark/Interscope Records]

  • Good Life
    A. Davis, F. Najm & K. West, songwriters (J. Ingram & Q. Jones, songwriters)
    (Kanye West Featuring T-Pain)
    Track from: Graduation
    [Roc-A-Fella; Publishers: Very Good Beats/Hip Hop Since 1978, Warner-Tamerlane Punlishing, Yellow Brick Road Music/Eiseman Music]


 

Category 35

Best Rap Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Finding Forever
    Common
    [Geffen]

  • Kingdom Come
    Jay-Z
    [Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Recordings]

  • Hip Hop Is Dead
    Nas
    [Def Jam/Columbia/The Jones Experience]

  • T.I. vs T.I.P.
    T.I.
    [Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

  • Graduation
    Kanye West
    [Roc-A-Fella Records]


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Field 8 — Country

 

Category 36

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Simple Love
    Alison Krauss
    Track from: A Hundred Miles Or More: A Collection
    [Rounder]

  • Famous In A Small Town
    Miranda Lambert
    Track from: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
    [Columbia Nashville]

  • Nothin' Better To Do
    LeAnn Rimes
    [Curb Records]

  • Before He Cheats
    Carrie Underwood
    Track from: Some Hearts
    [19 Recordings/Arista Nashville]

  • Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love
    Trisha Yearwood
    [Big Machine Records]


 

Category 37

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Long Trip Alone
    Dierks Bentley
    Track from: Long Trip Alone
    [Capitol Records Nashville]

  • A Woman's Love
    Alan Jackson
    Track from: Like Red On A Rose
    [Arista Nashville]

  • If You're Reading This
    Tim McGraw
    Track from: Let It Go
    [Curb Records]

  • Give It Away
    George Strait
    Track from: It Just Comes Natural
    [MCA Nashville]

  • Stupid Boy
    Keith Urban
    Track from: Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing
    [Capitol Records Nashville]


 

Category 38

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For established duos or groups with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Proud Of The House We Built
    Brooks & Dunn
    [Arista Nashville]

  • How Long
    Eagles
    [Eagles Recording Co. II]

  • Moments
    Emerson Drive
    Track from: Countrified
    [Midas Records, Inc.]

  • Lucky Man
    Montgomery Gentry
    Track from: Some People Change
    [Columbia Nashville]

  • Sweet Memories
    The Time Jumpers
    Track from: Jumpin' Time
    [Crosswind]


 

Category 39

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Days Aren't Long Enough
    Steve Earle & Allison Moorer
    Track from: Washington Square Serenade
    [New West Records]

  • Because Of You
    Reba McEntire & Kelly Clarkson
    [MCA Nashville]

  • I Need You
    Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
    Track from: Let It Go
    [Curb Records]

  • Lost Highway
    Willie Nelson & Ray Price
    Track from: Last Of The Breed
    [Lost Highway Records]

  • Oh Love
    Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood
    Track from: 5th Gear
    [Arista Nashville]


 

Category 40

Best Country Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Little Monk
    Russ Barenberg
    Track from: When At Last
    [Compass Records]

  • Mucky The Duck
    The Greencards
    Track from: Viridian
    [Dualtone Music Group]

  • Throttleneck
    Brad Paisley
    Track from: 5th Gear
    [Arista Nashville]

  • Rawhide!
    Andy Statman
    Track from: East Flatbush Blues
    [Shefa Records]

  • Fidoodlin'
    The Time Jumpers
    Track from: Jumpin' Time
    [Crosswind]


 

Category 41

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

  • Before He Cheats
    Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
    Track from: Some Hearts
    [19 Recordings/Arista Nashville; Publishers: That Little House Music, Mighty Underdog Music/Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing]

  • Give It Away
    Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon & Jamey Johnson, songwriters (George Strait)
    Track from: It Just Comes Natural
    [MCA Nashville; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Mr. Bubba Music, Run Slow Music, EMI Blackwood Music]

  • I Need You
    Tony Lane & David Lee, songwriters (Tim McGraw & Faith Hill)
    Track from: Let It Go
    [Curb Records; Publishers: Careers-BMG Music Publishing/Nervous Worm Music/Famous Music/Ed And Lucille Songs]

  • If You're Reading This
    Tim McGraw, Brad Warren & Brett Warren, songwriters (Tim McGraw)
    Track from: Let It Go
    [Curb Records; Publishers: Bucky And Clyde Music, Stylesonic Music]

  • Long Trip Alone
    Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley & Steve Bogard, songwriters (Dierks Bentley)
    Track from: Long Trip Alone
    [Capitol Records Nashville; Publishers: Ensign Music/Rancho Papa Music/Home With The Armadillo Music, Big White Tracks]


 

Category 42

Best Country Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Long Trip Alone
    Dierks Bentley
    [Capitol Records Nashville]

  • These Days
    Vince Gill
    [MCA Nashville]

  • Let It Go
    Tim McGraw
    [Curb Records]

  • 5th Gear
    Brad Paisley
    [Arista Nashville]

  • It Just Comes Natural
    George Strait
    [MCA Nashville]


 

Category 43

Best Bluegrass Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Cherryholmes II Black And White
    Cherryholmes
    [Skaggs Family Records]

  • Lefty's Old Guitar
    J. D. Crowe & The New South
    [Rounder]

  • The Bluegrass Diaries
    Jim Lauderdale
    [Yep Roc Records]

  • Scenechronized
    Seldom Scene
    [Sugar Hill]

  • Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular
    Tony Trischka
    [Rounder]


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Field 9 — New Age

 

Category 44

Best New Age Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Faces Of The Sun
    Peter Kater
    [Silver Wave Records]

  • Sacred Journey Of Ku -Kai, Volume 3
    Kitaro
    [Domo Records, Inc]

  • One Guitar
    Ottmar Liebert
    [Spiral Subwave Records]

  • Southwest
    Eric Tingstad
    [Cheshire Records]

  • Crestone
    Paul Winter Consort
    [Living Music]


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Field 10 — Jazz

 

Category 45

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

  • Party Hats
    Will Bernard
    [Palmetto Records]

  • Downright Upright
    Brian Bromberg
    [Artistry Music]

  • Re-imagination
    Eldar
    [Masterworks Jazz]

  • River: The Joni Letters
    Herbie Hancock
    [Verve]

  • He Had A Hat
    Jeff Lorber
    [Blue Note]


 

Category 46

Best Jazz Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Avant Gershwin
    Patti Austin
    [Rendezvous Entertainment]

  • Red Earth - A Malian Journey
    Dee Dee Bridgewater
    [DDB/Emarcy]

  • Music Maestro Please
    Freddy Cole
    [HighNote Records]

  • Nightmoves
    Kurt Elling
    [Concord Jazz]

  • On The Other Side
    Tierney Sutton (Band)
    [Telarc Jazz]


 

Category 47

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

  • Levees
    Terence Blanchard, soloist
    Track from: A Tale Of God's Will (A Requiem For Katrina)
    [Blue Note]

  • Anagram
    Michael Brecker, soloist
    Track from: Pilgrimage
    [Heads Up International]

  • Both Sides Now
    Herbie Hancock, soloist
    Track from: River: The Joni Letters
    [Verve]

  • Lullaby
    Hank Jones, soloist
    Track from: Kids: Live At Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (Joe Lovano and Hank Jones)
    [Blue Note]

  • 1000 Kilometers
    Paul McCandless, soloist
    Track from: 1000 Kilometers (Oregon)
    [CamJazz]


 

Category 48

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

  • Pilgrimage
    Michael Brecker
    [Heads Up International]

  • Live At The Village Vanguard
    The Bill Charlap Trio
    [Blue Note]

  • Kids: Live At Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
    Joe Lovano And Hank Jones
    [Blue Note]

  • Line By Line
    John Patitucci
    [Concord Jazz]

  • Back East
    Joshua Redman
    [Nonesuch Records]


 

Category 49

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
(For large jazz ensembles, including big band sounds. Albums must contain 51% or more INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

  • A Tale Of God's Will (A Requiem For Katrina)
    Terence Blanchard
    [Blue Note]

  • Eternal Licks & Grooves
    The Bob Florence Limited Edition
    [MAMA Records]

  • Hommage
    The Bill Holman Band
    [Jazzed Media]

  • Sky Blue
    Maria Schneider Orchestra
    [ArtistShare]

  • With Love
    Charles Tolliver Big Band
    [Blue Note]


 

Category 50

Best Latin Jazz Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Funk Tango
    Paquito D'Rivera Quintet?
    [Paquito Records]

  • The Magician
    Sammy Figueroa And His Latin Jazz Explosion
    [Savant Records]

  • Borrowed Time
    Steve Khan
    [Tone Center Records]

  • Refugee
    Hector Martignon
    [Zoho]

  • Big Band Urban Folktales
    Bobby Sanabria Big Band
    [Jazzheads]


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Field 11 — Gospel

 

Category 51

Best Gospel Performance
(For solo, duo, group as collaborative performances. Singles or tracks with vocal containing Gospel lyrics. All genres of Gospel music are eligible.)

  • East To West
    Casting Crowns
    Track from: The Altar And The Door
    [Beach Street Records/Reunion Records]

  • Blessed & Highly Favored
    The Clark Sisters
    Track from: Live - One Last Time
    [EMI Gospel]

  • Never Gonna Break My Faith
    Aretha Franklin & Mary J. Blige (Featuring The Harlem Boys Choir)
    Track from: Bobby: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    [Island Def Jam]

  • With Long Life
    Israel And New Breed Featuring T-Bone
    Track from: A Deeper Level
    [Integrity Music]

  • He Set My Life To Music
    CeCe Winans
    Track from: She Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool - A Tribute To Barbara Mandrell
    [BNA Records]


 

Category 52

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

  • Blessed & Highly Favored
    Karen Clark-Sheard, songwriter (The Clark Sisters)
    Track from: Live - One Last Time
    [EMI Gospel; Publisher: K. Sheard's Melody]

  • East To West
    Mark Hall & Bernie Herms, songwriters (Casting Crowns)
    Track from: The Altar And The Door
    [Beach Street Records/Reunion Records; Publishers: Club Zoo Music, Sparrow Song, Swecs Music, Banahama Tunes/Word Music]

  • Encourage Yourself
    Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers)
    Track from: The Grand Finale: Encourage Yourself
    [EMI Gospel; Publishers: QW Songs/Zomba Publishing]

  • Made To Love
    Cary Barlowe, Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore & Aaron Rice, songwriters (TobyMac)
    Track from: Portable Sounds
    [ForeFront Records; Publishers: Achtober Songs/Emack Music/Lowe Bar Music/Jammu Music/Rizzle Music]

  • Praise On The Inside
    James L. Moss, songwriter (J. Moss)
    [Gospo Centric; Publisher: Millenni-era Music]


 

Category 53

Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Before The Daylight's Shot
    Ashley Cleveland
    [204 Records]

  • HIStory: Our Place In His Story
    The Cross Movement
    [Cross Movement Records]

  • Open Book
    Da' T.R.U.T.H.
    [Cross Movement Records]

  • The Reckoning
    Pillar
    [Flicker Records]

  • Comatose
    Skillet
    [Atlantic/Lava/Ardent/INO]


 

Category 54

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • The Altar And The Door
    Casting Crowns
    [Beach Street Records/Reunion Records]

  • A Deeper Level
    Israel And New Breed
    [Integrity Music]

  • True Beauty
    Mandisa
    [Sparrow Records]

  • Stand
    Michael W. Smith
    [Reunion Records]

  • Portable Sounds
    TobyMac
    [ForeFront Records]


 

Category 55

Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Amazing Grace
    Bill & Gloria Gaither And The Homecoming Friends
    [Gaither Music Group]

  • Journey Of Joy
    Karen Peck And New River
    [Daywind Records]

  • Everybody's Brother
    Billy Joe Shaver
    [Compadre Records]

  • Salt Of The Earth
    Ricky Skaggs & The Whites
    [Skaggs Family Records]

  • Tell Someone
    Kenny & Amanda Smith Band
    [Rebel Records]

  • I'll Fly Away: Country Hymns & Songs Of Faith
    Various Artists
    Ed Cash, producer
    [Sparrow Records]


 

Category 56

Best Traditional Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Live - One Last Time
    The Clark Sisters
    [EMI Gospel]

  • The Grand Finale': Encourage Yourself
    Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers
    [EMI Gospel]

  • Life Changing
    Smokie Norful
    [EMI Gospel]

  • Thirsty
    Marvin Sapp
    [Verity]

  • Cherch
    Bebe Winans
    [Koch Records]


 

Category 57

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Grateful
    Coko
    [Light Records]

  • Free To Worship
    Fred Hammond
    [Verity]

  • V2…
    J. Moss
    [Gospo Centric/Zomba Gospel]

  • T57
    Trin-I-Tee 5:7
    [Spirit Rising Music/Music World Entertainment]

  • Alone But Not Alone
    Marvin Winans
    [Pure Springs Gospel]


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Field 12 — Latin

 

Category 58

Best Latin Pop Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Papito
    Miguel Bosé & Varios Artistas
    [Warner Music Latina]

  • 12 Segundos De Oscuridad
    Jorge Drexler
    [Warner Music Latina]

  • Navidades Luis Miguel
    Luis Miguel
    [Warner Music Latina]

  • Dicen Que El Tiempo
    Jennifer Peña
    [Univision Records]

  • El Tren De Los Momentos
    Alejandro Sanz
    [Warner Music Latina]


 

Category 59

Best Latin Rock Or Alternative Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • No Hay Espacio
    Black:Guayaba
    [Machete Music]

  • Adelantando
    Jarabe De Palo
    [Warner Music Latina]

  • Amantes Sunt Amentes
    Panda
    [Warner Music Latina]

  • Kamikaze
    Rabanes
    [Universal Music Latino]

  • Memo Rex Commander Y El Corazón Atómico De La Via Láctea
    Zoé
    [Noiselab/EMI Mexico]


 

Category 60

Best Latin Urban Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • E.S.L.
    Akwid
    [Univision Records]

  • El Abayarde Contra-Ataca
    Tego Calderón
    [Warner Music Latina]

  • Residente O Visitante
    Calle 13
    [Norte]

  • El Cartel: The Big Boss
    Daddy Yankee
    [El Cartel/Interscope Records]

  • Vacaneria!
    Fulanito
    [Cutting Records Inc.]


 

Category 61

Best Tropical Latin Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Greetings From Havana
    Cubanismo
    [AIM Trading Group P/L]

  • En Primera Plana
    Issac Delgado
    [La Calle Records]

  • Arroz Con Habichuela
    El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico
    [Norte/Discos 605]

  • La Llave De Mi Corazón
    Juan Luis Guerra
    [EMI Televisa]

  • United We Swing
    Spanish Harlem Orchestra
    [Six Degrees]


 

Category 62

Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • 100% Mexicano
    Pepe Aguilar
    [EMI Televisa]

  • El Indomable
    Cristian Castro
    [Universal Music Latino]

  • Para Siempre
    Vicente Fernández
    [Norte/SonyBMG]

  • Puro Dolor
    Paquita La Del Barrio
    [Balboa Records, Co./Discos Musart]

  • Esta Tierra Es Tuya (This Land Is Your Land)
    Sones De México Ensemble
    [Sones de Mexico Ensemble, Inc.]


 

Category 63

Best Tejano Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Ram Herrera And The Outlaw Band 2007
    Ram Herrera And The Outlaw Band
    [Tejas Records]

  • Before The Next Teardrop Falls
    Little Joe & La Familia
    [TDI Records]

  • Corazon De Oro
    David Marez
    [Baby Dude Records]

  • 35th Anniversary
    Ruben Ramos
    [Revolution Records]

  • Vagar Libremente
    Sunny Sauceda
    [Tejas Records]


 

Category 64

Best Norteño Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • El Amor Que Nunca Fue
    Conjunto Primavera
    [Fonovisa Records]

  • Crossroads
    Intocable
    [EMI Televisa]

  • Ven Y Dime
    Los Rieleros Del Norte
    [Fonovisa Records]

  • Detalles Y Emociones
    Los Tigres Del Norte
    [Fonovisa Records]

  • Gracias Por Tu Amor
    Pesado
    [Warner Music Latina]


 

Category 65

Best Banda Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Te Va A Gustar
    El Chapo
    [Disa]

  • Los Mejores Corridos
    El Potro De Sinaloa
    [Machete Music]

  • Lobo Domesticado
    Valentin Elizalde
    [Universal Music Latino]

  • Conquistando Corazones
    K-PAZ De La Sierra
    [Disa]

  • Entre Copas Y Botellas
    Lupillo Rivera
    [Venemusic]


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Field 13 — Blues

 

Category 66

Best Traditional Blues Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Pinetop Perkins On The 88's - Live In Chicago
    Pinetop Perkins
    [Sagebrush Productions/Vizztone Label Group]

  • Live...And In Concert From San Francisco
    Otis Rush
    [Blues Express, Inc.]

  • 10 Days Out: Blues From The Backroads
    Kenny Wayne Shepherd Featuring Various Artists
    [Reprise Records]

  • Old School
    Koko Taylor
    [Alligator Records]

  • Last Of The Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live In Dallas
    Henry James Townsend, Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins, Robert Lockwood, Jr. & David
    "Honeyboy" Edwards
    [The Blue Shoe Project]


 

Category 67

Best Contemporary Blues Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Into The Blues
    Joan Armatrading
    [429 Records]

  • Is It News
    Doyle Bramhall
    [Yep Roc Records]

  • The Road To Escondido
    JJ Cale & Eric Clapton
    [Reprise Records/Warner Music Group]

  • Truth
    Robben Ford
    [Concord Records]

  • The Scene Of The Crime
    Bettye LaVette
    [Anti]


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Field 14 — Folk

 

Category 68

Best Traditional Folk Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Try Me One More Time
    David Bromberg
    [Appleseed Recordings]

  • Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John
    Peter Case
    [Yep Roc Records]

  • Banjo Talkin'
    Cathy Fink
    [Rounder]

  • Dirt Farmer
    Levon Helm
    [Dirt Farmer Music/Vanguard Records]

  • Charlie Louvin
    Charlie Louvin
    [Tompkins Square]


 

Category 69

Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • The Calling
    Mary Chapin Carpenter
    [Zoe Records]

  • My Name Is Buddy
    Ry Cooder
    [Nonesuch Records Inc./Warner Music Group]

  • Washington Square Serenade
    Steve Earle
    [New West Records]

  • Children Running Through
    Patty Griffin
    [ATO Records]

  • Orphans
    Tom Waits
    [Anti]


 

Category 70

Best Native American Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Oklahoma Style
    Walter Ahhaitty & Friends
    [SOAR]

  • Watch This Dancer!
    Black Lodge
    [Canyon Records]

  • The Ballad Of Old Times
    Davis Mitchell
    [SOAR]

  • Reconnections
    R. Carlos Nakai, Cliff Sarde, William Eaton & Randy Wood
    [Canyon Records]

  • Totemic Flute Chants
    Johnny Whitehorse
    [Silver Wave Records]


 

Category 71

Best Hawaiian Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Ka Hikina O Ka Hau (The Coming Of The Snow)
    Keola Beamer
    [Dancing Cat Productions]

  • Hawaiiana
    Tia Carrere
    [Daniel Ho Creations]

  • He'eia
    Cyril Pahinui
    [Dancing Cat Productions]

  • Hawaiian Blossom
    Raiatea
    [Raiatea Helm Records]

  • Treasures Of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
    Various Artists
    Daniel Ho, George Kahumoku, Jr., Paul Konwiser & Wayne Wong, producers
    [Daniel Ho Creations]


 

Category 72

Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Le Cowboy Creole
    Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
    [Times Square Records]

  • King Cake
    Lisa Haley
    [Blue Fiddle Records]

  • Live: Á La Blue Moon
    Lost Bayou Ramblers
    [Swallow Records]

  • Blues De Musicien
    Pine Leaf Boys
    [Arhoolie Records]

  • Racines
    Racines
    [Swallow Records]

  • The La Louisianne Sessions
    Roddie Romero And The Hub City All-Stars
    [Octavia Records]

  • Live! Worldwide
    Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
    [AIM Trading Group P/L]


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Field 15 — Reggae

 

Category 73

Best Reggae Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • The Burning Spear Experience
    Burning Spear
    [Burning Music Production]

  • Mind Control
    Stephen Marley
    [Tuff Gong/Ghetto Youths/Universal Republic]

  • The End Of An American Dream
    Lee "Scratch" Perry
    [Megawave]

  • Anniversary
    Sly & Robbie And The Taxi Gang
    [Taxi Records]

  • Light Your Light
    Toots & The Maytals
    [Fantasy]


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Field 16 — World Music

 

Category 74

Best Traditional World Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • When The Soul Is Settled: Music Of Iraq
    Rahim Al Haj With Souhail Kaspar
    [Smithsonian Folkways Recordings]

  • From Mali To America
    Cheick Hamala Diabate & Bob Carlin
    [5-String Productions]

  • Live At Couleur Café
    Konono Nº1
    [Crammed Discs/Rykodisc]

  • African Spirit
    Soweto Gospel Choir
    [Shanachie Entertainment]

  • Singing For Life: Songs Of Hope, Healing, And HIV/AIDS In Uganda
    Various Artists
    Gregory Barz, producer
    [Smithsonian Folkways Recordings]


 

Category 75

Best Contemporary World Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Céu
    Céu
    [Six Degrees Records/Urban Jungle Records/Starbucks Entertainment]

  • Gil Luminoso
    Gilberto Gil
    [DRG Brazil]

  • Momento
    Bebel Gilberto
    [Ziriguiboom/Crammed Discs/Six Degrees]

  • Djin Djin
    Angelique Kidjo
    [Razor & Tie Direct/Starbucks Entertainment]

  • An Ancient Muse
    Loreena McKennitt
    [Verve Records/Universal Music Group]


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Field 17 — Polka

 

Category 76

Best Polka Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Polka's Revenge
    Brave Combo
    [DenTone]

  • Bulletproof Polkas
    John Gora & Gorale
    [Sunshine Diversified Ent.]

  • Polka Freak Out
    Bubba Hernandez & Alex Meixner
    [Moon Zero Bird Records]

  • Dueling Polkas
    Walter Ostanek And His Band & Brian Sklar And The Western Senators
    [Sunshine (Polkamania)]

  • Come Share The Wine
    Jimmy Sturr And His Orchestra
    [Rounder]


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Field 18 — Children's

 

Category 77

Best Musical Album For Children
(For albums consisting of predominantly music or song vs. spoken word.)

  • Chickens
    Buck Howdy With BB
    [Prairie Dog Entertainment]

  • Experience...101
    Sweet Honey In The Rock
    [Appleseed]

  • A Green And Red Christmas
    The Muppets
    Ted Kryczko & Ed Mitchel, producers
    [Walt Disney Records]

  • I Wanna Play
    Bill Harley
    [Round River Records]

  • My Green Kite
    Peter Himmelman
    [Rounder]

  • The Velveteen Rabbit - Love Can Make You Real
    Various Artists
    Don Sebesky & Janina Serden, producers
    [Brown Barn Records]


 

Category 78

Best Spoken Word Album For Children
(For albums consisting of predominantly spoken word vs. music or song.)

  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows
    Jim Dale
    [Listening Library]

  • Making The Heart Whole Again: Stories For A Wounded World
    Milbre Burch
    [Kind Crone Productions]

  • The One And Only Shrek
    Meryl Streep & Stanley Tucci
    [Audio Renaissance]

  • Who's Got Game? The Ant Or The Grasshopper? The Lion Or The Mouse? Poppy Or The Snake?
    Toni Morrison
    [Simon & Schuster Audio]

  • Wickety Whack - Brer Rabbit Is Back
    Diane Ferlatte
    [Diane Ferlatte]


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Field 19 — Spoken Word

 

Category 79

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

  • The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream
    Barack Obama
    [Random House Audio]

  • Celebrations
    Maya Angelou
    [Random House Audio]

  • Giving: How Each Of Us Can Change The World
    Bill Clinton
    [Random House Audio]

  • Sunday Mornings In Plains: Bringing Peace To A Changing World
    Jimmy Carter
    [Simon & Schuster Audio]

  • Things I Overheard While Talking To Myself
    Alan Alda
    [Random House Audio]


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Field 20 — Comedy

 

Category 80

Best Comedy Album
(For comedy recordings, spoken or musical)

  • America's Mexican
    George Lopez
    [Comedy Central Records]

  • Dirty Girl
    Lisa Lampanelli
    [Warner Bros.]

  • The Distant Future
    Flight Of The Conchords
    [Sub Pop]

  • I Still Have A Pony.
    Steven Wright
    [Comedy Central Records]

  • Songs Pointed & Pointless
    Harry Shearer
    [Courgette Records]


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Field 21 — Musical Show

 

Category 81

Best Musical Show Album
(Award to the Album Producer(s), and to the Lyricist(s) & Composer(s) of 51% or more of a new score. (Artist, Lyricist & Composer names appear in parentheses.))

  • A Chorus Line
    David Caddick, producer (Marvin Hamlisch, composer; Edward Kleban, lyricist)
    (2006 New Cast Recording With Various Artists)
    [Masterworks Broadway]

  • Company
    Tommy Krasker, producer (Stephen Sondheim, composer/lyricist) (2006 Cast
    Recording With Raúl Esparza & Others)
    [Nonesuch Records/PS Classics]

  • Grey Gardens
    Steven Epstein, producer (Scott Frankel, composer; Michael Korie, lyricist)
    (Original Broadway Cast With Christine Ebersole, Mary Louise Wilson & Others)
    [PS Classics]

  • Spring Awakening
    Duncan Sheik, producer; Duncan Sheik, composer; Steven Sater, lyricist (Original
    Broadway Cast With Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele & Others)
    [Decca Broadway]

  • West Side Story
    Nick Patrick, producer (Leonard Bernstein, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist)
    (Vittorio Grigolo, Hayley Westenra, Connie Fisher & Others)
    [Decca Broadway]


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Field 22 — Film/TV/Visual Media

 

Category 82

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(Award to the Artist(s) and/or Producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album, or to the individual(s) actively responsible for the concept and musical direction and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable.)

  • Across The Universe
    Various Artists
    [Interscope Records]

  • Dreamgirls
    Various Artists
    [Music World Music/Sony Urban Music/Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax]

  • Hairspray
    Various Artists
    [New Line Records]

  • Love
    (The Beatles)
    [Apple Records/Capitol Records]

  • Once
    Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
    [Canvasback/Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax]


 

Category 83

Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series or other visual media.)

  • Babel
    Gustavo Santaolalla, composer
    [Concord Records]

  • Blood Diamond
    James Newton Howard, composer
    [Varese Sarabande]

  • The Departed
    Howard Shore, composer
    [New Line Records]

  • Happy Feet
    John Powell, composer
    [Warner Sunset/Atlantic]

  • Pan's Labyrinth
    Javier Navarrete, composer
    [Milan Records]

  • Ratatouille
    Michael Giacchino, composer
    [Walt Disney Records]


 

Category 84

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

  • Falling Slowly (From Once)
    Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova, songwriters (Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova)
    Track from: Once
    [Canvasback/Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax; Publisher: Copyright Control]

  • Guaranteed (From Into The Wild)
    Eddie Vedder, songwriter (Eddie Vedder)
    Track from: Into The Wild
    [J Records; Publisher: Monkey Wrench]

  • Love You I Do (From Dreamgirls)
    Siedah Garrett & Henry Krieger, songwriters (Jennifer Hudson)
    Track from: Dreamgirls
    [Music World Music/Sony Urban Music/Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax; Publishers: Miroku Music/Williamson Music/Black Chick Music Publishing, SKG Songs]

  • The Song Of The Heart (From Happy Feet)
    Prince Rogers Nelson, songwriter (Prince)
    Track from: Happy Feet
    [Warner Sunset/Atlantic; Publishers: Controversy Music/Universal Music Corp.]

  • You Know My Name (From Casino Royale)
    David Arnold & Chris Cornell, songwriters (Chris Cornell)
    Track from: Carry On
    [Suretone/Interscope Records; Publishers: Disappearing One/EMI April Music/UA Music/New Columbia Pictures Music, Thrust/Magnum Music/Bucks Music/United Lion Music/Colpix Music]


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Field 23 — Composing/Arranging

 

Category 85

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

  • Ash Wednesday
    Harry Connick, Jr., composer (Harry Connick, Jr.)
    Track from: Chanson Du Vieux Carré
    [Marsalis Music/Rounder]

  • Cerulean Skies
    Maria Schneider, composer (Maria Schneider Orchestra)
    Track from: Sky Blue
    [ArtistShare]

  • Deep Six
    Mark Walker, composer (Oregon)
    Track from: 1000 Kilometers
    [CamJazz]

  • I Knew Her (From Notes On A Scandal)
    Philip Glass, composer (Philip Glass)
    Track from: Notes On A Scandal - Soundtrack
    [Rounder/Fox Music]

  • Spectacle
    Béla Fleck, composer (Chick Corea & Béla Fleck)
    Track from: The Enchantment
    [Concord Records]


 

Category 86

Best Instrumental Arrangement
(An Arranger's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Ash Wednesday
    Harry Connick, Jr., arranger (Harry Connick, Jr.)
    Track from: Chanson Du Vieux Carré
    [Marsalis Music/Rounder]

  • Besame Mucho
    Steve Wiest, arranger (Maynard Ferguson)
    Track from: The One And Only Maynard Ferguson
    [Maynard Ferguson Trust]

  • Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
    Frank Macchia, arranger (Frank Macchia & The Prague Orchestra)
    Track from: Emotions
    [Cacophony]

  • In A Silent Way
    Vince Mendoza, arranger (Joe Zawinul)
    Track from: Brown Street
    [Heads Up International]

  • Yo Tannenbaum (From Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas)
    Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)
    Track from: Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas - Soundtrack
    [Immergent]


 

Category 87

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
(An Arranger's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Cry Me A River
    Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Ella Fitzgerald & Jorge Calandrelli)
    Track from: Love Letters From Ella
    [Concord Jazz/Starbucks Entertainment]

  • I'm Gonna Live Till I Die
    John Clayton, arranger (Queen Latifah)
    Track from: Trav'lin' Light
    [Verve]

  • In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
    Jay Ashby, Darmon Meader & Kim Nazarian, arrangers (New York Voices)
    Track from: A Day Like This
    [MCG Jazz]

  • Overture/Gershwin Medley
    Michael Abene, arranger (Patti Austin)
    Track from: Avant Gershwin
    [Rendezvous Entertainment]

  • Smile
    Pete McGuinness, arranger (The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra)
    Track from: First Flight
    [Summit Records]


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Field 24 — Package

 

Category 88

Best Recording Package

  • Cassadaga
    Zack Nipper, art director (Bright Eyes)
    [Saddle Creek]

  • The Dio Years
    Masaki Koike, art director (Black Sabbath)
    [Rhino]

  • Friend & Foe
    Craig Thompson, art director (Menomena)
    [Barsuk Records]

  • Secrets Keep You Sick
    Don Clark, art director (The Fold)
    [Tooth & Nail Records]

  • White Horse
    Qing-Yang Xiao, art director (GTS)
    [Ring Of Fire Music/Major Music]


 

Category 89

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

  • The Black Parade - Special Edition
    Matt Taylor, Ellen Wakayama & Gerard Way, art directors (My Chemical Romance)
    [Reprise Records]

  • A Fever You Can't Sweat Out - Limited Edition Collectible Deluxe Box
    Alex Kirzhner, art director (Panic! At The Disco)
    [DeCayDance/Fueled By Ramen]

  • Icky Thump - Limited Edition USB Flash Drive
    Stan Chow, art director (The White Stripes)
    [Third Man/Warner Bros.]

  • Venus Doom
    Matt Taylor & Valo, art directors (Him)
    [Sire]

  • What It Is!: Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977)
    Masaki Koike, art director (Various Artists)
    [Rhino]


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Field 25 — Album Notes

 

Category 90

Best Album Notes

  • Actionable Offenses: Indecent Phonograph Recordings From The 1890s
    Patrick Feaster & David Giovannoni, album notes writers (Various Artists)
    [Archeophone Records]

  • Classic Chu Berry Columbia And Victor Sessions
    Loren Schoenberg, album notes writer (Chu Berry)
    [Mosaic Records]

  • John Work, III: Recording Black Culture
    Bruce Nemerov, album notes writer (Various Artists)
    [Spring Fed Records]

  • Off The Record: The Complete 1923 Jazz Band Recordings
    David Sager, album notes writer (King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band)
    [Off The Record]

  • Ricky Jay Plays Poker
    Ricky Jay, album notes writer (Various Artists)
    [Octone/Legacy Recordings]


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Field 26 — Historical

 

Category 91

Best Historical Album

  • Actionable Offenses: Indecent Phonograph Recordings From The 1890s
    David Giovannoni, Meagan Hennessey & Richard Martin, compilation producers;
    Richard Martin, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
    [Archeophone Records]

  • Forever Changing: The Golden Age Of Elektra Records 1963-1973 (Deluxe Edition)
    Stuart Batsford, Mick Houghton & Phil Smee, compilation producers; Dan Hersch &
    Bill Inglot, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
    [Rhino]

  • The Live Wire - Woody Guthrie In Performance 1949
    Nora Guthrie & Jorge Arévalo Mateus, compilation producers; Jamie Howarth, Steve
    Rosenthal, Warren Russell-Smith & Dr. Kevin Short, mastering engineers (Woody
    Guthrie)
    [Woody Guthrie Publications]

  • Love Is The Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970
    Alec Palao, compilation producer; Dan Hersch, Bill Inglot & Dave Schultz,
    mastering engineers (Various Artists)
    [Rhino]

  • People Take Warning! Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs 1913-1938
    Christopher King & Henry "Hank" Sapoznik, compilation producers; Christopher
    King & Robert Vosgien, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
    [Tompkins Square]


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Field 27 — Production, Non-Classical

 

Category 92

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
(An Engineer's Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.))

  • Beauty & Crime
    Tchad Blake, Cameron Craig, Emery Dobyns & Jimmy Hogarth, engineers (Suzanne Vega)
    [Blue Note]

  • Destination Moon
    Dave O'Donnell & Elliot Scheiner, engineers (Deborah Cox)
    [Decca Records]

  • Don't Mess With The Dragon
    Robert Carranza, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & KC Porter, engineers (Ozomatli)
    [Concord Records]

  • Floratone
    Tucker Martine, engineer (Floratone)
    [Blue Note]

  • II
    Jason Lehning, engineer (Viktor Krauss)
    [Back Porch Records]


 

Category 93

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
(A Producer's Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.))

  • Howard Benson
    • Daughtry (Daughtry) (A)
    • Devils & Angels (Mêlée) (A)
    • Direction (The Starting Line) (A)
    • Five Score And Seven Years Ago (Relient K) (A)
    • Stay Inside (Sound The Alarm) (A)


  • Joe Chiccarelli
    • Mercy (Burden Brothers) (A)
    • The Narcotic Story (Oxbow) (A)
    • Nightmoves (Kurt Elling) (A)
    • Wincing The Night Away (The Shins) (A)


  • Mike Elizondo
    • It Won't Be Soon Before Long (Maroon 5) (A)
    • Under The Blacklight (Rilo Kiley) (A)


  • Mark Ronson
    • Back To Black (Amy Winehouse) (T)
    • Littlest Things (Lily Allen) (T)
    • Rehab (Amy Winehouse) (T)
    • Version (Mark Ronson) (A)
    • You Know I'm No Good (Amy Winehouse) (T)


  • Timbaland
    • Come Around (M.I.A. Featuring Timbaland) (T)
    • Give It To Me (Timbaland Featuring Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake) (T)
    • Make Me Better (Fabolous Featuring Ne-Yo) (S)
    • Timbaland Presents: Shock Value (Timbaland) (A)
    • The Way I Are (Timbaland Featuring Keri Hilson & D.O.E.) (S)



 

Category 94

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

  • Angelicus (Andy Moor Full Length Mix)
    Andy Moor, remixer (Delerium Featuring Isabel Bayrakdarian)
    Track from: Nuages Du Monde
    [Nettwerk Records]

  • Bring The Noise (Benny Benassi Sfaction Remix)
    Benny Benassi, remixer (Public Enemy)
    Track from: Bring The Noise/Give It Up EP
    [Ultra Records]

  • Like A Child (Carl Craig Remix)
    Carl Craig, remixer (Junior Boys)
    Track from: The Dead Horse E.P.
    [Domino Recording Company Ltd.]

  • Proper Education (Club Mix - Radio Edit)
    Eric Prydz, remixer (Eric Prydz Vs. Pink Floyd)
    [Ultra Records]

  • Sorry (Dirty South Mix)
    Dirty South, remixer (Kaskade)
    [Ultra Records]


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Field 28 — Surround Sound

 

Category 95

Best Surround Sound Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)

  • At War With The Mystics 5.1
    The Flaming Lips & Dave Fridmann, surround mix engineers; The Flaming Lips &
    Dave Fridmann, surround mastering engineers; The Flaming Lips & Dave Fridmann,
    surround producers (The Flaming Lips)
    [Warner Bros.]

  • Fear Of A Blank Planet
    Steven Wilson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer;
    Porcupine Tree, surround producers (Porcupine Tree)
    [Atlantic Records]

  • Grechaninov: Passion Week
    John Newton, surround mix engineer; Jonathan Cooper, surround mastering
    engineer; Blanton Alspaugh, surround producer (Charles Bruffy, Kansas City
    Chorale & Phoenix Bach Choir)
    [Chandos Records]

  • Love
    Paul Hicks, surround mix engineer; Tim Young, surround mastering engineer;
    George Martin & Giles Martin, surround producers (The Beatles)
    [Apple/Capitol Records]

  • Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5; Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis; Serenade To Music
    Michael Bishop, surround mix engineer; Michael Bishop, surround mastering
    engineer; Elaine Martone, surround producer (Robert Spano & Atlanta Symphony
    Orchestra & Chamber Chorus)
    [Telarc]


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Field 29 — Production, Classical

 

Category 96

Best Engineered Album, Classical
(An Engineer's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.))

  • Garden Of Dreams
    Keith O. Johnson, engineer (Jerry Junkin & Dallas Wind Symphony)
    [Reference Recordings]

  • Grechaninov: Passion Week
    John Newton, engineer (Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Bach Choir & Kansas City Chorale)
    [Chandos]

  • Nielsen: Clarinet & Flute Concertos 
    Arne Akselberg & Tobias Lehmann, engineers (Sabine Meyer, Emmanuel Pahud & Simon
    Rattle)
    [EMI Classics]

  • Spirit Of The Season
    Bruce Leek, Fred Vogler & Trent Walker, engineers (Craig Jessop, Mack Wilberg &
    Mormon Tabernacle Choir)
    [Mormon Tabernacle Choir]

  • Strauss: Don Juan, Death And Transfiguration
    Lawrence Rock, engineer (Lorin Maazel & New York Philharmonic)
    [Deutsche Grammophon]


 

Category 97

Producer Of The Year, Classical
(A Producer's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.))

  • Blanton Alspaugh
    • Eternal Rest: Mäntyjärvi, Ticheli, Martin, Clausen (Charles Bruffy, Phoenix
    Bach Choir & Kansas City Chorale)
    • Grechaninov: Passion Week (Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Bach Choir & Kansas City
    Chorale)
    • The Harrington String Quartet: Daniel McCarthy (The Harrington String Quartet)
    • Hartke: The Greater Good (Stewart Robertson & Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra)
    • Rider On The Plains: Cello Concertos By Virgil Thomson And Charles Fussell
    (Emmanuel Feldman)


  • John Fraser
    • Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2, Scherzos (Simon Trpceski)
    • Great Handel (Ian Bostridge)
    • Kate Royal (Kate Royal)
    • Krommer/Spohr: Clarinet Concertos (Julian Bliss, Sabine Meyer & Kenneth
    Sillito)
    • Schubert: Piano Sonata D958, Lieder, Fragments (Leif Ove Andsnes & Ian
    Bostridge)


  • Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin
    • Balakirev And Russian Folksong (Joseph Banowetz)
    • Louisiana - A Pianist's Journey (Kenneth Boulton)
    • Piano Impromptus (Jungran Kim Khwarg)
    • 20th Century Piano Sonatas (Allison Brewster Franzetti)


  • Judith Sherman
    • American Virtuosa: Tribute To Maud Powell (Rachel Barton Pine & Matthew Hagle)
    • From Barrelhouse To Broadway: The Musical Odyssey Of Joe Jordan (Rick Benjamin
    & The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra)
    • Górecki: String Quartet No. 3 '...Songs Are Sung' (Kronos Quartet)
    • Strange Imaginary Animals (Eighth Blackbird)
    • Tchaikovsky: Three String Quartets, Souvenir De Florence (Ying Quartet)


  • Robina G. Young
    • As Steals The Morn...Handel Arias & Scenes For Tenor (Mark Padmore, Andrew
    Manze & The English Concert)
    • Bach, CPE: Symphonies 1-4, Cello Concerto (Andrew Manze & The English Concert)
    • Brahms: Variations (Olga Kern)
    • Music For Compline (Stile Antico)
    • Stockhausen: Stimmung (Paul Hillier & Theatre Of Voices)



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Field 30 — Classical

 

Category 98

Best Classical Album
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s) if other than the Artist.)

  • Cherubini: Missa Solemnis In E
    Riccardo Muti, conductor; Wilhelm Meister, producer (Ildar Abdrazakov, Herbert
    Lippert, Marianna Pizzolato & Ruth Ziesak; Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen
    Rundfunks)
    [EMI Classics]

  • Grechaninov: Passion Week
    Charles Bruffy, conductor; Blanton Alspaugh, producer (Kansas City Chorale &
    Phoenix Bach Choir)
    [Chandos]

  • Homage: The Age Of The Diva
    Renée Fleming; David Frost, producer (Valery Gergiev; Orchestra Of The Mariinsky
    Theatre)
    [Decca Records]

  • Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Sings Peter Lieberson: Neruda Songs
    Lorraine Hunt Lieberson; Dirk Sobotka, producer (James Levine; Boston Symphony
    Orchestra)
    [Nonesuch Records]

  • Tower: Made In America
    Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Tim Handley, producer (Nashville Symphony)
    [Naxos]


 

Category 99

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

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
    Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)
    [BIS Records]

  • Shostakovich: The Golden Age
    José Serebrier, conductor (Royal Scottish National Orchestra)
    [Naxos]

  • Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
    [Deutsche Grammophon]

  • Tower: Made In America
    Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Nashville Symphony)
    [Naxos]

  • Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5, Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis, Serenade To Music
    Robert Spano, conductor (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
    [Telarc]


 

Category 100

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

  • Albéniz: Pepita Jiménez
    José De Eusebio, conductor; Enrique Baquerizo, Carlos Chausson, Plácido Domingo,
    Jane Henschel & Carol Vaness; Michael Haas, producer (Orquesta Y Coro De La
    Comunidad De Madrid)
    [Deutsche Grammophon]

  • Donizetti: Dom Sébastien, Roi De Portugal
    Mark Elder, conductor; Carmelo Corrado Caruso, Giuseppe Filianoti, Vesselina
    Kasarova, Simon Keenlyside & Alastair Miles; Patric Schmid, producer (The Royal
    Opera Chorus; The Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)
    [Opera Rara]

  • Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel
    Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor; Rebecca Evans, Jane Henschel & Jennifer
    Larmore; Brian Couzens, producer (Sarah Coppen, Diana Montague & Sarah Tynan;
    New London Children's Choir; Philharmonia Orchestra)
    [Chandos Opera In English]

  • Lully: Thésée
    Paul O´Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Howard Crook, Ellen Hargis, Laura
    Pudwell & Harry Van Der Kamp; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early
    Music Festival Chorus; Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra)
    [CPO]

  • Verdi: La Traviata
    Zubin Mehta, conductor; Piotr Beczala, Paolo Gavanelli & Anja Harteros; Andreas
    Caemmerer & Felix Gargerle, producers (Choir Of The Bavarian State Opera;
    Bavarian State Orchestra)
    [Farao Classics]


 

Category 101

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

  • Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem
    Simon Rattle, conductor; Simon Halsey, chorus master (Thomas Quasthoff &
    Dorothea Röschmann; Rundfunkchor Berlin; Berliner Philharmoniker)
    [EMI Classics]

  • Cherubini: Missa Solemnis In E
    Riccardo Muti, conductor; Peter Dijkstra, chorus master (Ildar Abdrazakov,
    Herbert Lippert, Marianna Pizzolato & Ruth Ziesak; Chor Des Bayerischen
    Rundfunks; Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks)
    [EMI Classics]

  • Grechaninov: Passion Week
    Charles Bruffy, conductor (Kansas City Chorale & Phoenix Bach Choir)
    [Chandos]

  • Penderecki: Symphony No. 7 'Seven Gates Of Jerusalem'
    Antoni Wit, conductor; Henryk Wojnarowski, chorus master (Boris Carmeli, Ewa
    Marciniec, Aga Mikolaj, Wieslaw Ochman, Olga Pasichnyk & Romuald Tesarowicz;
    Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir; Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra)
    [Naxos]

  • Schönberg: Gurrelieder
    Michael Gielen, conductor; Howard Arman & Michael Gläser, choir directors
    (Melanie Diener, Ralf Lukas, Yvonne Naef, Andreas Schmidt, Gerhard Siegel &
    Robert Dean Smith; Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks & MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig;
    SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden Und Freiburg)
    [Haenssler Classic]


 

Category 102

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)
(Award to the Instrumental Soloist(s) and to the Conductor.)

  • Barber/Korngold/Walton: Violin Concertos
    Bramwell Tovey, conductor; James Ehnes (Vancouver Symphony Orchestra)
    [CBC Records]

  • Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4
    Christoph Eschenbach, conductor; Lang Lang (Orchestre De Paris)
    [Deutsche Grammophon]

  • Nielsen: Clarinet & Flute Concertos
    Simon Rattle, conductor; Sabine Meyer & Emmanuel Pahud (Berliner Philharmoniker)
    [EMI Classics]

  • Rózsa: Violin Concerto, Op. 24
    Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor; Anastasia Khitruk (Russian Philharmonic Orchestra)
    Track from: Rózsa: Violin Concerto, Sinfonia Concertante
    [Naxos]

  • Tchaikovsky/Saint-Saëns/Ginastera
    Ari Rasilainen, conductor; Sol Gabetta (Münchner Rundfunkorchester)
    [RCA Red Seal]


 

Category 103

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)
(Award to the Instrumental Soloist.)

  • Beethoven Sonatas, Vol. 3
    Garrick Ohlsson
    [Bridge Records, Inc.]

  • Haydn: Piano Sonatas
    Marc-André Hamelin
    [Hyperion]

  • Louisiana - A Pianist's Journey
    Kenneth Boulton
    [Cambria Master Recordings]

  • Solo Piazzolla
    Manuel Barrueco
    [Tonar]

  • 20th Century Piano Sonatas
    Allison Brewster Franzetti
    [Naxos]


 

Category 104

Best Chamber Music Performance
(Award to the Artists.)

  • On The Threshold Of Hope
    Artists Of The Royal Conservatory Ensemble (Richard Margison, Joaquin Valdepeñas
    & Diane Werner)
    [RCA Red Seal]

  • Saint-Saëns/Poulenc/Devienne/Milhaud
    Oleg Maisenberg & Sabine Meyer
    [EMI Classics]

  • Strange Imaginary Animals
    Eighth Blackbird
    [Cedille Records]

  • Tchaikovsky: Three String Quartets, Souvenir De Florence
    Ying Quartet (James Dunham & Paul Katz)
    [Telarc]

  • 30 Songs Of The Russian People
    Joseph Banowetz & Alton Chung Ming Chan
    Track from: Balakirev And Russian Folksong
    [Toccata Classics]


 

Category 105

Best Small Ensemble Performance
(Award to the Ensemble (and to the Conductor.))

  • Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
    Swiss Baroque Soloists
    [Naxos]

  • Bridges - Eddie Daniels Plays The Music Of Frank Proto
    Frank Proto, conductor; Eddie Daniels; Ensemble Sans Frontière
    [Red Mark]

  • Mahler: Das Lied Von Der Erde
    Kenneth Slowik, conductor; The Smithsonian Chamber Players & Santa Fe Pro Musica
    [Dorian Recordings/ Sono Luminus]

  • Music For Compline
    Stile Antico
    [Harmonia Mundi]

  • Stravinsky: Apollo, Concerto In D; Prokofiev: 20 Visions Fugitives
    Yuri Bashmet, conductor; Moscow Soloists
    [Onyx Classics]


 

Category 106

Best Classical Vocal Performance
(Award to the Vocal Soloist(s).)

  • Gitano - Zarzuela Arias
    Rolando Villazón (Plácido Domingo; Orquesta De La Comunidad De Madrid)
    [Virgin Classics]

  • Homage: The Age Of The Diva
    Renée Fleming (Valery Gergiev; Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre)
    [Decca Records]

  • Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Sings Peter Lieberson: Neruda Songs
    Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (James Levine; Boston Symphony Orchestra)
    [Nonesuch Records]

  • Russian Album
    Anna Netrebko (Valery Gergiev; Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre)
    [Deutsche Grammophon]

  • Sea Pictures, Op. 37
    Sarah Connolly (Simon Wright; Bournemouth Symphony Chorus; Bournemouth Symphony
    Orchestra)
    Track from: Elgar: Sea Pictures
    [Naxos]


 

Category 107

Best Classical Contemporary Composition
(A Composer's Award. (For a contemporary classical composition composed within the last 25 years, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year.))

  • Amargós: Northern Concerto
    Joan Albert Amargós (Lan Shui, conductor; Danish National Symphony Orchestra/DR)
    Track from: Movements - Michala Petri Plays Amargós/Börtz/Stucky
    [OUR Recordings]

  • Chesky: Concerto For Bassoon And Orchestra
    David Chesky (Rossen Gergov, conductor; Symphony Orchestra Of Norrlands Opera)
    Track from: Urban Concertos
    [Chesky Records]

  • Higdon: Zaka
    Jennifer Higdon (Eighth Blackbird)
    Track from: Strange Imaginary Animals
    [Cedille Records]

  • Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Sings Peter Lieberson: Neruda Songs
    Peter Lieberson (James Levine, conductor; Boston Symphony Orchestra)
    [Nonesuch]

  • Made In America
    Joan Tower (Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
    Track from: Tower: Made In America
    [Naxos]


 

Category 108

Best Classical Crossover Album
(Award to the Artist(s) and/or to the Conductor.)

  • The Jazz Album - Watch What Happens
    Thomas Quasthoff
    [Deutsche Grammophon]

  • A Love Supreme: The Legacy Of John Coltrane
    Turtle Island Quartet
    [Telarc]

  • Spirit Of The Season
    Craig Jessop & Mack Wilberg, conductors (Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Orchestra At
    Temple Square)
    [Mormon Tabernacle Choir]

  • Whirled Chamber Music
    Quartet San Francisco
    [Violinjazz Recordings]

  • Wolfgang's Big Night Out
    Brian Setzer (The Brian Setzer Orchestra)
    [Surfdog Records]


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Field 31 — Music Video

 

Category 109

Best Short Form Music Video
(For an individual track or single promotional clip. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer.)

  • God's Gonna Cut You Down
    Johnny Cash
    Tony Kaye, video director; Rachel Curl, video producer
    [American Records/Lost Highway Records]

  • 1234
    Feist
    Patrick Daughters, video director; Geoff McLean, video producer
    [Cherrytree/Interscope]

  • Gone Daddy Gone
    Gnarls Barkley
    Chris Milk, video director; Barbara Benson, video producer
    [Downtown/Atlantic]

  • D.A.N.C.E.
    Justice
    Jonas & Francois & So-Me, video directors; Jonas & Francois & So-Me, video
    producers
    [Downtown/Vice/Ed Banger/Because]

  • Typical
    Mute Math
    Israel Anthem, video director; Brandon Arolfo, video producer
    [Warner Bros./Reprise/Maverick/Sire]


 

Category 110

Best Long Form Music Video
(For video album packages consisting of more than one song or track. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer of at least 51% of the total playing time.)

  • Live & Loud At The Fillmore
    Dierks Bentley
    Russell Thomas, video director; James Whetherly, video producer
    [Capitol Records Nashville]

  • Trapped In The Closet Chapters 13-22
    R. Kelly
    R. Kelly, Victor Mignatti & Jim Swaffield, video directors; Ann Carli, video
    producer
    [Jive/Zomba]

  • The Confessions Tour
    Madonna
    Jonas Akerlund, video director; Sara Martin & David May, video producers
    [Warner Bros.]

  • 10 Days Out - Blues From The Backroads
    Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Various Artists
    Noble Jones, video director; Kenny Wayne Shepherd, video producer
    [Reprise]

  • Liberacion - The Songs Of The New Cuban Underground
    Various Artists
    Reuben Fields, video director; Dean Bates, video producer
    [Petrol/EMI]


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