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Field   1 — Pop
Field   2 — Dance
Field   3 — Traditional Pop
Field   4 — Rock
Field   5 — Alternative
Field   6 — R&B
Field   7 — Rap
Field   8 — Country
Field   9 — New Age
Field 10 — Jazz
Field 11 — Gospel
Field 12 — Latin
Field 13 — American Roots
Field 14 — Reggae
Field 15 — World Music
Field 16 — Children's
Field 17 — Spoken Word
Field 18 — Comedy
Field 19 — Musical Show
Field 20 — Film/TV/Visual
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Field 21 — Composing/
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Field 22 — Package
Field 23 — Album Notes
Field 24 — Historical
Field 25 — Production,
                    Non-Classical

Field 26 — Surround
                    Sound

Field 27 — Production,
                    Classical

Field 28 — Classical
Field 29 — Music Video

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THE 52ND ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS LIST
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For recordings released during the Eligibility Year
October 1, 2008 through August 31, 2009
Note: More or less than 5 nominations in a category is the result of ties.

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.)

  • Halo
    Beyoncé
    Beyoncé Knowles & Ryan Tedder, producers; Jim Caruana, Mark "Spike" Stent & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers
    Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
    [Music World Music / Columbia]

  • I Gotta Feeling
    The Black Eyed Peas
    David Guetta & Frederick Riesterer, producers; will.i.am, Dylan "3-D" Dresdow & Padraic "Padlock" Kerin, engineers/mixers
    [Interscope]

  • Use Somebody
    Kings Of Leon
    Jacquire King & Angelo Petraglia, producers; Jacquire King, engineer/mixer
    [RCA Records]

  • Poker Face
    Lady Gaga
    RedOne, producer; Robert Orton, RedOne & Dave Russell, engineers/mixers
    Track from: The Fame
    [Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]

  • You Belong With Me
    Taylor Swift
    Nathan Chapman & Taylor Swift, producers; Chad Carlson & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers
    [Big Machine 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.)

  • I Am... Sasha Fierce
    Beyoncé
    Shondrae "Mr. Bangledesh" Crawford, Ian Dench, D-Town, Toby Gad, Sean "The Pen" Garrett, Amanda Ghost, Jim Jonsin, Beyoncé Knowles, Rico Love, Dave McCracken, Terius "The Dream" Nash, Radio Killa, Stargate, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Ryan Tedder & Wayne Wilkins, producers; Jim Caruana, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Toby Gad, Kuk Harrell, Jim Jonsin, Jaycen Joshua, Dave Pensado, Radio Killa, Mark "Spike" Stent, Ryan Tedder, Brian "B-LUV" Thomas, Marcos Tovar, Miles Walker & Wayne Wilkins, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
    [Music World Music / Columbia]

  • The E.N.D.
    The Black Eyed Peas
    Apl.de.ap, Jean Baptiste, Printz Board, DJ Replay, Funkagenda, David Guetta, Keith Harris, Mark Knight, Poet Name Life, Frederick Riesterer & will.i.am, producers; Dylan "3D" Dresdow, Padraic "Padlock" Kerin & will.i.am, engineers/mixers; Chris Bellman, mastering engineer
    [Interscope Records]

  • The Fame
    Lady Gaga
    Flo Rida, Colby O'Donis & Space Cowboy, featured artists; Brian & Josh, Rob Fusari, Martin Kierszenbaum, RedOne & Space Cowboy, producers; 4Mil, Robert Orton, RedOne, Dave Russell & Tony Ugval, engineers/mixers; Gene Grimaldi, mastering engineer
    [Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]

  • Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King
    Dave Matthews Band
    Rob Cavallo, producer; Chris Lord-Alge & Doug McKean, engineers/mixers; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer
    [RCA Records / Bama Rags Recordings, LLC.]

  • Fearless
    Taylor Swift
    Colbie Caillat, featured artist; Nathan Chapman & Taylor Swift, producers; Chad Carlson, Nathan Chapman & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers; Hank Williams, mastering engineer
    [Big Machine 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.)

  • Poker Face
    Lady Gaga & RedOne, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
    Track from: The Fame
    [Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree; Publishers: Stefani Germanotta p/k/a Lady Gaga, Sony/ATV Songs/House of Gaga Publishing/GloJoe Music, Sony/ATV Songs/RedOne Productions.]

  • Pretty Wings
    Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
    Track from: Blacksummers' Night
    [Columbia; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tunes/Muszewell, EMI April Music, Ben Ami Music.]

  • Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
    Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
    Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
    [Music World Music / Columbia; Publishers: Songs of Peer/March 9th Publishing, 2082 Music/WB Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, Suga Wuga Music, B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music.]

  • Use Somebody
    Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
    [RCA Records; Publishers: Martha Street Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, Followill Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, McFearless Music/Bug Music, Coffee, Tea or Me Publishing/Bug Music.]

  • You Belong With Me
    Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
    Track from: Fearless
    [Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music/Potting Shed Music, Barbara Orbison World Publishing.]


 

 

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.)

  • Zac Brown Band


  • Keri Hilson


  • MGMT


  • Silversun Pickups


  • The Ting Tings



 

Field 1 — Pop

 

Category 5

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

  • Hometown Glory
    Adele
    Track from: 19
    [XL/Columbia]

  • Halo
    Beyoncé
    Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
    [Music World Music / Columbia]

  • Hot N Cold
    Katy Perry
    [Capitol]

  • Sober
    Pink
    Track from: Funhouse
    [LaFace Records]

  • You Belong With Me
    Taylor Swift
    Track from: Fearless
    [Big Machine Records]


 

 

Category 6

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

  • This Time
    John Legend
    Track from: Evolver
    [G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia]

  • Love You
    Maxwell
    Track from: Blacksummers' Night
    [Columbia]

  • Make It Mine
    Jason Mraz
    Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
    [Atlantic]

  • If You Don't Know Me By Now
    Seal
    Track from: Soul
    [143/Warner Bros.]

  • All About The Love Again
    Stevie Wonder
    [Hidden Beach Records]


 

 

Category 7

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

  • I Gotta Feeling
    The Black Eyed Peas
    Track from: The E.N.D.
    [Interscope Records]

  • We Weren't Born To Follow
    Bon Jovi
    [Island]

  • Never Say Never
    The Fray
    Track from: The Fray
    [Epic]

  • Sara Smile
    Daryl Hall & John Oates
    Track from: Live At The Troubadour
    [Shout! Factory]

  • Kids
    MGMT
    Track from: Oracular Spectacular
    [Columbia]


 

 

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.)

  • Sea Of Heartbreak
    Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen
    [Manhattan]

  • Love Sex Magic
    Ciara & Justin Timberlake
    Track from: Fantasy Ride
    [LaFace Records]

  • Lucky
    Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
    Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
    [Atlantic]

  • Baby, It's Cold Outside
    Willie Nelson & Norah Jones
    Track from: American Classic
    [Blue Note]

  • Breathe
    Taylor Swift & Colbie Caillat
    Track from: Fearless
    [Big Machine Records]


 

 

Category 9

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

  • Besame Mucho
    Herb Alpert
    Track from: Anything Goes — Live
    [Concord Jazz]

  • Throw Down Your Heart
    Béla Fleck
    Track from: Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 — Africa Sessions
    [Rounder]

  • The Fire
    Imogen Heap
    Track from: Ellipse
    [RCA Records / Megaphonic Records]

  • Phoenix Rise
    Maxwell
    Track from: Blacksummers' Night
    [Columbia]

  • Funk Joint
    Marcus Miller
    Track from: Marcus
    [Concord Jazz/3 Dueces Records]


 

 

Category 10

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

  • In Boston
    Chris Botti
    [Columbia]

  • Legacy
    Hiroshima
    [Heads Up International]

  • Potato Hole
    Booker T. Jones
    [Anti]

  • Modern Art
    The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman
    [Hear Music]

  • Down The Wire
    Spyro Gyra
    [Heads Up International]


 

 

Category 11

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

  • The E.N.D.
    The Black Eyed Peas
    [Interscope Records]

  • Breakthrough
    Colbie Caillat
    [Universal Republic Records]

  • All I Ever Wanted
    Kelly Clarkson
    [RCA Records / 19 Recordings LLC./ S Records]

  • The Fray
    The Fray
    [Epic]

  • Funhouse
    Pink
    [LaFace Records]


 

Field 2 — Dance

 

Category 12

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

  • Boom Boom Pow
    The Black Eyed Peas
    will.i.am & Jean Baptiste, producers; Dylan Dresdow, mixer
    Track from: The E.N.D.
    [Interscope Records]

  • When Love Takes Over
    David Guetta & Kelly Rowland
    David Guetta & Frederic Riesterer, producers; Veronica Ferraro, mixer
    Track from: One Love
    [Astralwerks]

  • Poker Face
    Lady Gaga
    RedOne, producer; Robert Orton, RedOne & Dave Russell, mixers
    Track from: The Fame
    [Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]

  • Celebration
    Madonna
    [Warner Bros.]

  • Womanizer
    Britney Spears
    K. Briscoe, producer; Serban Ghenea, mixer
    Track from: Circus
    [Jive/Zomba]


 

 

Category 13

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

  • Divided By Night
    The Crystal Method
    [Tiny E Records]

  • One Love
    David Guetta
    [Astralwerks]

  • The Fame
    Lady Gaga
    [Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]

  • Party Rock
    LMFAO
    [Party Rock/Will.i.am/Cherrytree/Interscope]

  • Yes
    Pet Shop Boys
    [Astralwerks]


 

Field 3 — Traditional Pop

 

Category 14

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

  • A Swingin' Christmas
    Tony Bennett
    [Columbia]

  • Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden
    Michael Bublé
    [143/Reprise]

  • Your Songs
    Harry Connick, Jr.
    [Columbia]

  • Liza's At The Palace
    Liza Minnelli
    [Hybrid Recordings]

  • American Classic
    Willie Nelson
    [Blue Note]


 

Field 4 — Rock

 

Category 15

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

  • Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
    Bob Dylan
    Track from: Together Through Life
    [Columbia]

  • Change In The Weather
    John Fogerty
    Track from: The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again
    [Verve Forecast]

  • Dreamer
    Prince
    Track from: LotusFlow3r
    [NPG Records]

  • Working On A Dream
    Bruce Springsteen
    Track from: Working On A Dream
    [Columbia]

  • Fork In The Road
    Neil Young
    Track from: Fork In The Road
    [Reprise]


 

 

Category 16

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

  • Can't Find My Way Home
    Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
    Track from: Live From Madison Square Garden
    [Reprise]

  • Life In Technicolor II
    Coldplay
    Track from: Prospekt's March EP
    [Capitol]

  • 21 Guns
    Green Day
    Track from: 21st Century Breakdown
    [Reprise]

  • Use Somebody
    Kings Of Leon
    [RCA Records]

  • I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
    U2
    Track from: No Line On The Horizon
    [Interscope]


 

 

Category 17

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

  • War Machine
    AC/DC
    Track from: Black Ice
    [Columbia]

  • Check My Brain
    Alice In Chains
    [Virgin]

  • What I've Done
    Linkin Park
    Track from: Road To Revolution: Live At Milton Keynes
    [Warner Bros.]

  • The Unforgiven III
    Metallica
    Track from: Death Magnetic
    [Warner Bros.]

  • Burn It To The Ground
    Nickelback
    Track from: Dark Horse
    [Roadrunner Records]


 

 

Category 18

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

  • Dissident Aggressor
    Judas Priest
    Track from: A Touch Of Evil — Live
    [Epic]

  • Set To Fail
    Lamb Of God
    Track from: Wrath
    [Epic]

  • Head Crusher
    Megadeth
    Track from: Endgame
    [Roadrunner Records]

  • Señor Peligro
    Ministry
    Track from: Adios...
    [13th Planet]

  • Hate Worldwide
    Slayer
    [American / 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.)

  • A Day In The Life
    Jeff Beck
    Track from: Performing This Week...Live At Ronnie Scott's
    [Eagle Records]

  • Warped Sister
    Booker T. Jones
    Track from: Potato Hole
    [ANTI]

  • Playing With Fire
    Brad Paisley
    Track from: Play
    [Arista Nashville]

  • Mr. Surfer Goes Jazzin'
    Brian Setzer Orchestra
    [Surfdog Records]

  • Now We Run
    Steve Vai
    [Favored Nations Entertainment]


 

 

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.)

  • The Fixer
    Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready & Eddie Vedder, songwriters (Pearl Jam)
    [Monkeywrench; Publishers: Innocent Bystander, Jumpin' Cat Music, Theory of Color, Write Treatage Music.]

  • I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
    Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge & Larry Mullen Jr., songwriters (U2)
    Track from: No Line On The Horizon
    [Interscope; Publishers: Universal Music Publishing, Upala Music.]

  • 21 Guns
    Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tré Cool, songwriters (Green Day)
    Track from: 21st Century Breakdown
    [Reprise; Publishers: WB Music Corp./Green Daze Music.]

  • Use Somebody
    Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
    [RCA Records; Publishers: Martha Street Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, Followill Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, McFearless Music/Bug Music, Coffee, Tea or Me Publishing/Bug Music.]

  • Working On A Dream
    Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)
    Track from: Working On A Dream
    [Columbia; Publisher: Bruce Springsteen]


 

 

Category 21

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

  • Black Ice
    AC/DC
    [Columbia]

  • Live From Madison Square Garden
    Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
    [Reprise/Duck]

  • 21st Century Breakdown
    Green Day
    [Reprise]

  • Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King
    Dave Matthews Band
    [RCA Records / Bama Rags Recordings, LLC.]

  • No Line On The Horizon
    U2
    [Interscope]


 

Field 5 — Alternative

 

Category 22

Best Alternative Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
    David Byrne & Brian Eno
    [Yep Roc Records]

  • The Open Door
    Death Cab For Cutie
    [Atlantic]

  • Sounds Of The Universe
    Depeche Mode
    [Capitol]

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
    Phoenix
    [Loyaute/Glassnote Records]

  • It's Blitz!
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    [DGC Records/Interscope]


 

Field 6 — R&B

 

Category 23

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

  • Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
    Beyoncé
    Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
    [Music World Music/Columbia]

  • It Kills Me
    Melanie Fiona
    [SRC/Universal Motown]

  • That Was Then
    Lalah Hathaway
    Track from: Self Portrait
    [Stax Records/Concord Music Group]

  • Goin' Thru Changes
    Ledisi
    Track from: Turn Me Loose
    [Verve Forecast]

  • Lions, Tigers & Bears
    Jazmine Sullivan
    [J Records]


 

 

Category 24

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

  • The Point Of It All
    Anthony Hamilton
    Track from: The Point Of It All
    [So So Def]

  • Pretty Wings
    Maxwell
    Track from: Blacksummers' Night
    [Columbia]

  • Sobeautiful
    Musiq Soulchild
    Track from: OnMyRadio
    [Atlantic]

  • Under
    Pleasure P
    Track from: The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
    [Swagga Ent./Atlantic]

  • There Goes My Baby
    Charlie Wilson
    Track from: Uncle Charlie
    [Jive Records]


 

 

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.)

  • Blame It
    Jamie Foxx & T-Pain
    [J Records]

  • Chocolate High
    India.Arie & Musiq Soulchild
    Track from: Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
    [Soulbird/Universal Republic]

  • Ifuleave
    Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige
    Track from: OnMyRadio
    [Atlantic]

  • Higher Ground
    Robert Randolph & The Clark Sisters
    Track from: Oh Happy Day
    [EMI Gospel]

  • Love Has Finally Come At Last
    Calvin Richardson & Ann Nesby
    Track from: Facts Of Life The Soul Of Bobby Womack
    [Shanachie Entertainment Corp.]


 

 

Category 26

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

  • At Last
    Beyoncé
    Track from: Cadillac Records Music From The Motion Picture
    [Music World Music/Columbia]

  • Soul Music
    Anthony Hamilton
    Track from: Soul Men Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    [Stax/Concord]

  • Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
    Boney James & Quinn
    Track from: Send One Your Love
    [Concord Records]

  • Sow Love
    Ann Nesby
    Track from: The Lula Lee Project
    [It's Time Child Records/Tyscot]

  • Woman Gotta Have It
    Calvin Richardson
    Track from: Facts Of Life The Soul Of Bobby Womack
    [Shanachie Entertainment Corp.]


 

 

Category 27

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

  • Daykeeper
    The Foreign Exchange
    Track from: Leave It All Behind
    [Hard Boiled Records]

  • All Matter
    Robert Glasper & Bilal
    Track from: Double Booked
    [Blue Note]

  • Pearls
    India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore
    Track from: Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
    [Soulbird/Universal Republic]

  • A Tale Of Two
    Eric Roberson, Ben O'Neill & Michelle Thompson
    Track from: Music Fan First
    [Blue Erro Soul]

  • Blend
    Tonex
    Track from: Unspoken
    [Battery 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.)

  • Blame It
    James T. Brown, John Conte, Jr., Jamie Foxx, Christopher Henderson, Brandon R. Melanchon, Breyon Prescott, T-Pain & Nathan L. Walker, songwriters (Jamie Foxx & T-Pain)
    [J Records; Publishers: Sly As A Foxx Music/Bug Music, Gifted Source Music/EMI April Music, It's N8 Publishing, James T. Brown, Brandon R. Melanchon, John Conte, Jr., Nappypub Music/Universal Music Z Songs, Chameleon Publishing.]

  • Lions, Tigers & Bears
    Salaam Remi & Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)
    [J Records; Publishers: Nappy Puddy Music/Universal Music-Z Tunes, Salaam Remi Music/EMI April Music.]

  • Pretty Wings
    Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
    Track from: Blacksummers' Night
    [Columbia; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tunes/Muszewell, EMI April Music, Ben Ami Music.]

  • Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
    Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
    Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
    [Music World Music / Columbia; Publishers: Songs of Peer/March 9th Publishing, 2082 Music/WB Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, Suga Wuga Music, B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music.]

  • Under
    D. Babbs, L. Bereal, M. Cooper, A. Dixon, J. Franklin, T. Jones, R. New & K. Stephens, songwriters (Pleasure P)
    Track from: The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
    [Swagga Ent./Atlantic; Publishers: Tank1176Music/Blackfountain/Antonio Dixon's Muzik/EMI April Music/Notting Dale Songs/Lonnalistic/Songs4ronnie/Doverland 301 Music/Thailand Music/K.Stephens Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Silverplatinumy2k.]


 

 

Category 29

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

  • The Point Of It All
    Anthony Hamilton
    [So So Def]

  • Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
    India.Arie
    [Soulbird/Universal Republic]

  • Turn Me Loose
    Ledisi
    [Verve Forecast]

  • Blacksummers' Night
    Maxwell
    [Columbia]

  • Uncle Charlie
    Charlie Wilson
    [Jive Records]


 

 

Category 30

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

  • I Am... Sasha Fierce
    Beyoncé
    [Music World Music/Columbia]

  • Intuition
    Jamie Foxx
    [J Records]

  • The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
    Pleasure P
    [Swagga Ent./Atlantic]

  • Ready
    Trey Songz
    [Songbook/Atlantic]

  • Thr33 Ringz
    T-Pain
    [Jive Records]


 

Field 7 — Rap

 

Category 31

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

  • Best I Ever Had
    Drake
    [Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown]

  • Beautiful
    Eminem
    Track from: Relapse
    [Aftermath/Interscope Records]

  • D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
    Jay-Z
    [Roc Nation]

  • Day 'N' Nite
    Kid Cudi
    [Universal Motown/Good/Fool's Gold]

  • Casa Bey
    Mos Def
    Track from: The Ecstatic
    [Downtown Records]


 

 

Category 32

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

  • Too Many Rappers
    Beastie Boys & Nas
    [Capitol]

  • Crack A Bottle
    Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent
    Track from: Relapse
    [Aftermath/Interscope]

  • Money Goes, Honey Stay
    Fabolous & Jay-Z
    Track from: Loso's Way
    [Def Jam]

  • Make Her Say
    Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common
    [Universal Motown/GOOD Music]

  • Amazing
    Kanye West & Young Jeezy
    Track from: 808s & Heartbreak
    [Roc-A-Fella]


 

 

Category 33

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

  • Ego
    Beyoncé & Kanye West
    [Music World Music/Columbia]

  • Knock You Down
    Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo
    Track from: In A Perfect World...
    [MMG/Zone 4/Interscope Records]

  • Run This Town
    Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
    [Roc Nation]

  • I'm On A Boat
    The Lonely Island & T-Pain
    Track from: Incredibad
    [Universal Republic Records]

  • Dead And Gone
    T.I. & Justin Timberlake
    Track from: Paper Trail
    [Grand Hustle/Atlantic]


 

 

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.)

  • Best I Ever Had
    Aubrey Drake Graham, D. Hamilton & M. Samuels, songwriters (Drake)
    [Aspire/Young Money/Cash Money; Publisher: Sony/ATV Tunes.]

  • Day 'N' Nite
    S. Mescudi & O. Omishore, songwriters (Kid Cudi)
    [Universal Motown/Good/Fool's Gold; Publishers: Elsie's Baby Boy, Owo Olorun, Universal Music Publishing.]

  • Dead And Gone
    C. Harris, R. Tadross & J. Timberlake, songwriters (T.I. & Justin Timberlake)
    Track from: Paper Trail
    [Grand Hustle/Atlantic; Publishers: Crown Club Publishing/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing/Tenman Tunes/Universal Z Tunes/Cleopatra's Sons Music/EMI April Music.]

  • D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
    Shawn Carter & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, Paul Leka, Janko Nilovic & Dave Sucky, songwriters) (Jay-Z)
    [Atlantic; Publishers: EMI April Music, Carter Boys Music/Chrysalis Songs/No ID Music, Unichappell Music, APM Music.]

  • Run This Town
    Shawn Carter, R. Fenty, M. Riddick, Kanye West & E. Wilson, songwriters (Athanasios Alatas, songwriter) (Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West)
    [Roc Nation; Publishers: EMI April Music, Carter Boys Music/Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood/Chrysalis Songs/No ID Music/All The Above Publishing/Sony ATV/Annauhi Music/Athanasios Alatas Publishing.]


 

 

Category 35

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

  • Universal Mind Control
    Common
    [Geffen]

  • Relapse
    Eminem
    [Aftermath/Interscope]

  • R.O.O.T.S.
    Flo Rida
    [Poe Boy/Atlantic]

  • The Ecstatic
    Mos Def
    [Downtown Records]

  • The Renaissance
    Q-Tip
    [Universal Motown]


 

Field 8 — Country

 

Category 36

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

  • Dead Flowers
    Miranda Lambert
    [Columbia Records]

  • I Just Call You Mine
    Martina McBride
    Track from: Shine
    [RCA Records]

  • White Horse
    Taylor Swift
    Track from: Fearless
    [Big Machine Records]

  • Just A Dream
    Carrie Underwood
    Track from: Carnival Ride
    [Arista Nashville]

  • Solitary Thinkin'
    Lee Ann Womack
    Track from: Call Me Crazy
    [MCA Nashville]


 

 

Category 37

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

  • All I Ask For Anymore
    Trace Adkins
    Track from: X (Ten)
    [Capitol Records Nashville]

  • People Are Crazy
    Billy Currington
    Track from: Little Bit Of Everything
    [Mercury Records]

  • High Cost Of Living
    Jamey Johnson
    Track from: That Lonesome Song
    [Mercury Records]

  • Living For The Night
    George Strait
    Track from: Twang
    [MCA Nashville]

  • Sweet Thing
    Keith Urban
    Track from: Defying Gravity
    [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.)

  • Cowgirls Don't Cry
    Brooks & Dunn
    Track from: Cowboy Town
    [Arista Nashville]

  • Chicken Fried
    Zac Brown Band
    Track from: The Foundation
    [Home Grown/Big Picture/Atlantic]

  • I Run To You
    Lady Antebellum
    Track from: Lady Antebellum
    [Capitol Records Nashville]

  • Here Comes Goodbye
    Rascal Flatts
    Track from: Unstoppable
    [Lyric Street Records]

  • It Happens
    Sugarland
    Track from: Love On The Inside
    [Mercury Records]


 

 

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.)

  • Beautiful World
    Dierks Bentley & Patty Griffin
    Track from: Feel That Fire
    [Capitol Records Nashville]

  • Down The Road
    Kenny Chesney & Mac McAnally
    Track from: Lucky Old Sun
    [BNA Records Label]

  • Start A Band
    Brad Paisley & Keith Urban
    Track from: Play
    [Arista Nashville]

  • I Told You So
    Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis
    [19/Arista Nashville]

  • Everything But Quits
    Lee Ann Womack & George Strait
    Track from: Call Me Crazy
    [MCA Nashville]


 

 

Category 40

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

  • Under The (Five) Wire
    Alison Brown
    Track from: The Company You Keep
    [Compass Records]

  • The Crystal Merchant
    The Greencards
    Track from: Fascination
    [Sugar Hill Records]

  • Mansinneedof
    Sarah Jarosz
    Track from: Song Up In Her Head
    [Sugar Hill Records]

  • Producer's Medley
    Steve Wariner
    Track from: Steve Wariner c.g.p. My Tribute To Chet Atkins
    [SelecTone Records]


 

 

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.)

  • All I Ask For Anymore
    Casey Beathard & Tim James, songwriters (Trace Adkins)
    Track from: X (Ten)
    [Capitol Records Nashville; Publishers: Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, T-Bird's Music.]

  • High Cost Of Living
    Jamey Johnson & James Slater, songwriters (Jamey Johnson)
    Track from: That Lonesome Song
    [Mercury Records; Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music/Big Gassed Hitties, Hope-N-Cal Music/Pick Them Maters Music/Diversion Music.]

  • I Run To You
    Tom Douglas, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)
    Track from: Lady Antebellum
    [Capitol Records Nashville; Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing/DWHaywood Music/Radiobulletspublishing/Hillary Dawn Publishing/Shaw Enuff Songs/Sony/ATV Music Publishing/Tomdouglasmusic.]

  • People Are Crazy
    Bobby Braddock & Troy Jones, songwriters (Billy Currington)
    Track from: Little Bit Of Everything
    [Mercury Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Tiltawhirl Music/Crozier Music Enterprise.]

  • White Horse
    Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
    Track from: Fearless
    [Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music/Sony/ATV Timber Publishing, Hillsboro Valley Songs.]


 

 

Category 42

Best Country Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • The Foundation
    Zac Brown Band
    [Home Grown/Big Picture/Atlantic]

  • Twang
    George Strait
    [MCA Nashville]

  • Fearless
    Taylor Swift
    [Big Machine Records]

  • Defying Gravity
    Keith Urban
    [Capitol Records Nashville]

  • Call Me Crazy
    Lee Ann Womack
    [MCA Nashville]


 

Field 9 — New Age

 

Category 43

Best New Age Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Faith
    Jim Brickman
    [Compass Productions]

  • Prayer For Compassion
    David Darling
    [Wind Over The Earth]

  • Laserium For The Soul
    Henta
    [henta.co.uk]

  • In A Dream
    Peter Kater, Dominic Miller, Kenny Loggins & Jaques Morelenbaum
    [Point Of Light Records]

  • Impressions Of The West Lake
    Kitaro
    [Domo Records]


 

Field 10 — Jazz

 

Category 44

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

  • Urbanus
    Stefon Harris & Blackout
    [Concord Jazz]

  • Sounding Point
    Julian Lage
    [Emarcy/Decca]

  • At World's Edge
    Philippe Saisse
    [E1 Music]

  • Big Neighborhood
    Mike Stern
    [Heads Up International]

  • 75
    Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate
    [Heads Up International]


 

 

Category 45

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

  • No Regrets
    Randy Crawford (& Joe Sample)
    [PRA Records]

  • Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman
    Kurt Elling
    [Concord Jazz]

  • So In Love
    Roberta Gambarini
    [Groovin' High/Emarcy]

  • Tide
    Luciana Souza
    [Verve]

  • Desire
    Tierney Sutton (Band)
    [Telarc Jazz]


 

 

Category 46

Best Improvised Jazz 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.)

  • Dancin' 4 Chicken
    Terence Blanchard, soloist
    Track from: Watts (Jeff "Tain" Watts)
    [Dark Key Music]

  • All Of You
    Gerald Clayton, soloist
    Track from: Two-Shade
    [ArtistShare]

  • Ms. Garvey, Ms. Garvey
    Roy Hargrove, soloist
    Track from: Emergence
    [Groovin' High/Emarcy]

  • On Green Dolphin Street
    Martial Solal, soloist
    Track from: Live At The Village Vanguard
    [CamJazz]

  • Villa Palmeras
    Miguel Zenón, soloist
    Track from: Esta Plena
    [Marsalis Music]


 

 

Category 47

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

  • Quartet Live
    Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez
    [Concord Jazz]

  • Brother To Brother
    Clayton Brothers
    [ArtistShare]

  • Five Peace Band — Live
    Chick Corea & John McLaughlin Five Peace Band
    [Concord Records]

  • Remembrance
    John Patitucci Trio
    [Concord Jazz]

  • The Bright Mississippi
    Allen Toussaint
    [Nonesuch]


 

 

Category 48

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

  • Legendary
    Bob Florence Limited Edition
    [MAMA Records]

  • Eternal Interlude
    John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
    [Sunnyside]

  • Fun Time
    Sammy Nestico And The SWR Big Band
    [Hänssler Classic]

  • Book One
    New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
    [World Village]

  • Lab 2009
    University Of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band
    [North Texas Jazz]


 

 

Category 49

Best Latin Jazz Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Things I Wanted To Do
    Chembo Corniel
    [Chemboro Records]

  • Áurea
    Geoffrey Keezer
    [ArtistShare]

  • Brazilliance X 4
    Claudio Roditi
    [Resonance Records]

  • Juntos Para Siempre
    Bebo Valdés And Chucho Valdés
    [Sony Music/Calle 54]

  • Esta Plena
    Miguel Zenón
    [Marsalis Music]


 

Field 11 — Gospel

 

Category 50

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.)

  • Free To Be Me
    Francesca Battistelli
    [Fervent Records/ Word Entertainment]

  • Jesus Is Love
    Heather Headley Featuring Smokie Norful
    Track from: Audience Of One
    [EMI Gospel]

  • I Believe
    Jonny Lang With Fisk Jubilee Singers
    Track from: Oh Happy Day
    [Vector Recordings/EMI Gospel]

  • Wait On The Lord
    Donnie McClurkin Featuring Karen Clark Sheard
    Track from: We All Are One (Live In Detroit)
    [Verity]

  • Born Again
    Third Day
    Track from: Revelation
    [Essential Records]


 

 

Category 51

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

  • Born Again
    Tai Anderson, David Carr, Mark Lee & Mac Powell, songwriters (Third Day)
    Track from: Revelation
    [Essential Records; Publisher: Consuming Fire Music.]

  • City On Our Knees
    Cary Barlowe, Toby McKeehan & Jaime Moore, songwriters (TobyMac)
    [Forefront Records; Publishers: Achtober Songs, Emack Music, Jamnu Music, Castle Bound, Bummerman Music.]

  • Every Prayer
    Dayna Caddell, Israel Houghton, Aaron Lindsey & Ricardo Sanchez, songwriters (Israel Houghton & Mary Mary)
    Track from: The Power Of One
    [Integrity Music; Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Aaron Lindsey Publishing, Integrity's Praise! Music, Sound of the New Breed, gnidybab music, Ricardo Music Dot Com.]

  • God In Me
    Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Mary Mary Featuring Kierra "KiKi" Sheard)
    Track from: The Sound
    [Columbia Records; Publishers: EMI April Music, Wet Ink Red Music, That's Plum Song, It's Tea Tyme.]

  • The Motions
    Jason Houser, Sam Mizell & Matthew West, songwriters (Matthew West)
    Track from: Something To Say
    [Sparrow Records; Publishers: Word Music/Songs For Lulu/Simple Tense Songs/Wyzell Music/Songs of Extreme/Cedar Sides.]


 

 

Category 52

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

  • The Big Picture
    Da' T.R.U.T.H.
    [Cross Movement Records]

  • Crash
    Decyfer Down
    [INO Records]

  • Innocence & Instinct
    Red
    [Essential Records]

  • Live Revelations
    Third Day
    [Essential Records]

  • The Dash
    John Wells-The Tonic
    [Cross Movement Records]


 

 

Category 53

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

  • Speaking Louder Than Before
    Jeremy Camp
    [BEC Recordings]

  • The Power Of One
    Israel Houghton
    [Integrity Music]

  • The Long Fall Back To Earth
    Jars Of Clay
    [Gray Matters/Essential Records]

  • Love Is On The Move
    Leeland
    [Essential Records]

  • Freedom
    Mandisa
    [Sparrow Records]


 

 

Category 54

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

  • Jason Crabb
    Jason Crabb
    [Spring Hill Music Group]

  • Dream On
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    [Gaither Music Group]

  • The Rock
    Tracy Lawrence
    [Rocky Comfort Records/Artist2Market Distribution]

  • In God's Time
    Barry Scott & Second Wind
    [Rebel Records]

  • Everyday
    Triumphant Quartet
    [Daywind Records]


 

 

Category 55

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

  • God Don't Never Change
    Ashley Cleveland
    [E1 Music]

  • The Law Of Confession, Part I
    Donald Lawrence & Co.
    [Quiet Water/Verity]

  • Oh Happy Day
    (Various Artists)
    Bill Hearn, Ken Levitan, Ken Pennell, Jack Rovner & Cedric Thompson, producers
    [EMI Gospel/Vector Recordings]

  • The Journey Continues
    The Williams Brothers
    [Blackberry Records]

  • How I Got Over
    Vickie Winans
    [Destiny Joy Records]


 

 

Category 56

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

  • Audience Of One
    Heather Headley
    [EMI Gospel]

  • Renewed
    Sheri Jones-Moffett
    [EMI Gospel]

  • Just James
    J Moss
    [GospoCentric/ Verity]

  • Smokie Norful: Live
    Smokie Norful
    [EMI Gospel]

  • Bold Right Life
    Kierra Sheard
    [EMI Gospel]


 

Field 12 — Latin

 

Category 57

Best Latin Pop Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • 5to Piso
    Ricardo Arjona
    [Warner Music Latina]

  • Te Acuerdas...
    Francisco Céspedes
    [Warner Music Latina]

  • Sin Frenos
    La Quinta Estación
    [Sony Music Latin]

  • Hu Hu Hu
    Natalia Lafourcade
    [Sony Music Latin]

  • Gran City Pop
    Paulina Rubio
    [Universal Music Latino]


 

 

Category 58

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

  • Rio
    Aterciopelados
    [Nacional Records]

  • Y.
    Bebe
    [EMI Spain]

  • Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo
    Calle 13
    [Sony Music Norte]

  • La Luz Del Ritmo
    Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
    [Nacional Records]

  • La Revolucion
    Wisin Y Yandel
    [Machete Music/Wy Records]


 

 

Category 59

Best Tropical Latin Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Asi Soy
    Isaac Delgado
    [Machete Music]

  • Ciclos
    Luis Enrique
    [Top Stop Music]

  • Guasábara
    José Lugo Orchestra
    [Caminalo Discos Inc./Sony Music Norte]

  • Gracias
    Omara Portuondo
    [World Village]

  • Bach In Havana
    Tiempo Libre
    [Sony Classical]


 

 

Category 60

Best Regional Mexican Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Corazón Ranchero
    Shaila Dúrcal
    [EMI Mexico]

  • Necesito De Ti
    Vicente Fernández
    [Sony Music Norte]

  • Compañeras
    Mariachi Reyna De Los Angeles
    [Serenata Records]

  • 10 Aniversario
    Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
    [Shea Records/East Side Records]

  • Pegadito Al Corazón
    Joan Sebastian
    [Balboa Records Co. & Discos Musart]


 

 

Category 61

Best Tejano Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Borders Y Bailes
    Los Texmaniacs
    [Smithsonian Folkways Recordings]

  • Divina
    Stefani Montiel
    [Ro Records/World Records]

  • All The Way Live
    Jay Perez
    [Tejas Records]

  • Point Of View
    Joe Posada
    [Baby Dude Records]

  • Radiación Musical
    Sunny Sauceda Y Todo Eso
    [Tejas Records]


 

 

Category 62

Best Norteño Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Dejame Soñar
    Cumbre Norteña
    [Sony Music Latin]

  • El Niño De Oro
    El Compa Chuy
    [Sony Music Norte]

  • Pese A Quien Le Pese
    Los Rieleros Del Norte
    [Fonovisa]

  • Tu Noche Con...Los Tigres Del Norte
    Los Tigres Del Norte
    [Fonovisa]

  • Soy Todo Tuyo
    Los Tucanes De Tijuana
    [Fonovisa]


 

 

Category 63

Best Banda Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Se Nos Murio El Amor
    El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario
    [A.R.C. Discos]

  • Mas Adelante
    La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De Rene Camacho
    [Disa]

  • Derecho De Antiguedad
    La Original Banda El Limón De Salvador Lizárraga
    [Fonovisa]

  • Tu Esclavo Y Amo
    Lupillo Rivera
    [Disa]


 

Field 13 — American Roots

 

Category 64

Best Americana Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Together Through Life
    Bob Dylan
    [Columbia]

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

  • Willie And The Wheel
    Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel
    [Bismeaux Records]

  • Wilco (The Album)
    Wilco
    [Nonesuch]

  • Little Honey
    Lucinda Williams
    [Lost Highway Records]


 

 

Category 65

Best Bluegrass Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Could We Get Any Closer?
    Jim Lauderdale
    [Sky Crunch Records]

  • The Crow / New Songs For The Five-String Banjo
    Steve Martin
    [Rounder]

  • Buckaroo Blue Grass
    Michael Martin Murphey
    [Rural Rhythm Records]

  • Almost Live
    Bryan Sutton And Friends
    [Sugar Hill Records]

  • Destination Life
    Rhonda Vincent
    [Rounder]


 

 

Category 66

Best Traditional Blues Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • A Stranger Here
    Ramblin' Jack Elliott
    [ANTI]

  • Blue Again
    The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Featuring Rick Vito
    [429 Records]

  • Rough & Tough
    John Hammond
    [Chesky Records]

  • Stomp! The Blues Tonight
    Duke Robillard
    [Stony Plain Records]

  • Chicago Blues: A Living History
    (Various Artists)
    Larry Skoller, producer
    [Raisin' Music]


 

 

Category 67

Best Contemporary Blues Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • This Time
    The Robert Cray Band
    [Nozzle Records/Vanguard]

  • The Truth According To Ruthie Foster
    Ruthie Foster
    [Blue Corn Music]

  • Live: Hope At The Hideout
    Mavis Staples
    [ANTI]

  • Back To The River
    Susan Tedeschi
    [Verve Forecast]

  • Already Free
    The Derek Trucks Band
    [Victor Records]


 

 

Category 68

Best Traditional Folk Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Cutting Loose
    David Holt And Josh Goforth
    [High Windy Audio]

  • Naked With Friends
    Maura O'Connell
    [Sugar Hill Records]

  • Polka Cola: Music That Refreshes
    Jimmy Sturr And His Orchestra
    [Starr Records]

  • Singing Through The Hard Times: A Tribute To Utah Phillips
    (Various Artists)
    Jacqui Morse, Kendall Morse & Dan Schatz, producers
    [righteous babe records, inc.]

  • High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project
    Loudon Wainwright III
    [2nd Story Sound Records]


 

 

Category 69

Best Contemporary Folk Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Middle Cyclone
    Neko Case
    [ANTI]

  • Our Bright Future
    Tracy Chapman
    [Elektra]

  • Live
    Shawn Colvin
    [Nonesuch]

  • Secret, Profane & Sugarcane
    Elvis Costello
    [Hear Music]

  • Townes
    Steve Earle
    [New West Records]


 

 

Category 70

Best Hawaiian Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • He Nani
    Tia Carrere & Daniel Ho
    [Daniel Ho Creations]

  • Friends & Family Of Hawai`i
    Amy Hanaiali`i
    [UA Records]

  • Nani Mau Loa: Everlasting Beauty
    Ho`okena
    [Ho`omau Inc.]

  • Masters Of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Volume 2
    (Various Artists)
    Daniel Ho, George Kahumoku, Jr., Paul Konwiser & Wayne Wong, producers
    [Daniel Ho Creations]


 

 

Category 71

Best Native American Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Siyotanka
    Michael Brant DeMaria
    [Ontos Music]

  • Spirit Wind North
    Bill Miller
    [Cool Springs Music Group]

  • True Blue
    Northern Cree
    [Canyon Records]

  • Wind Songs — Native American Flute Solos
    John Two-Hawks
    [Circle Studios]

  • Riders Of The Healing Road
    Johnny Whitehorse
    [Silver Wave Records]


 

 

Category 72

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

  • Alligator Purse
    Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet
    [Yep Roc Records]

  • Lay Your Burden Down
    Buckwheat Zydeco
    [Alligator]

  • Stripped Down
    The Magnolia Sisters
    [Arhoolie Records]

  • Live At 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
    Pine Leaf Boys
    [MunckMix, Inc.]

  • L'Ésprit Créole
    Cedric Watson et Bijou Créole
    [Valcour Records]


 

Field 14 — Reggae

 

Category 73

Best Reggae Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Rasta Got Soul
    Buju Banton
    [Gargamel Music, Inc.]

  • Brand New Me
    Gregory Isaacs
    [Tad's Record]

  • Awake
    Julian Marley
    [Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong/Universal Republic]

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

  • Imperial Blaze
    Sean Paul
    [VP/Atlantic]


 

Field 15 — World Music

 

Category 74

Best Traditional World Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Ancient Sounds
    Rahim Alhaj And Amjad Ali Khan
    [UR Music]

  • Double Play
    Liz Carroll & John Doyle
    [Compass Records]

  • Douga Mansa
    Mamadou Diabate
    [World Village]

  • La Guerra No
    John Santos Y El Coro Folklórico Kindembo
    [Machete Records]

  • Drum Music Land
    Ten Drum Art Percussion Group
    [Wind Music]


 

 

Category 75

Best Contemporary World Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Welcome To Mali
    Amadou & Mariam
    [Nonesuch]

  • Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 — Africa Sessions
    Béla Fleck
    [Rounder]

  • Day By Day
    Femi Kuti
    [Mercer Street Records]

  • Seya
    Oumou Sangare
    [Nonesuch]

  • Across The Divide: A Tale Of Rhythm & Ancestry
    Omar Sosa
    [Half Note Records]


 

Field 16 — Children's

 

Category 76

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

  • American Heroes #3
    Jonathan Sprout
    [Sprout Recordings]

  • Banjo To Beatbox
    Cathy & Marcy With Special Guest Christylez Bacon
    [Community Music, Inc.]

  • Family Time
    Ziggy Marley
    [Tuff Gong Worldwide]

  • Great Day
    Milkshake
    [Milkshake Music]

  • Jumpin' & Jammin'
    Greg & Steve
    [Greg & Steve Productions]

  • Pete Seeger Tribute — Ageless Kids' Songs
    Buck Howdy
    [Prairie Dog Entertainment]


 

 

Category 77

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

  • Aaaaah! Spooky, Scary Stories & Songs
    Buck Howdy
    [Prairie Dog Entertainment]

  • Captain Nobody
    Dean Pitchford
    [Random House Audio/Listening Library]

  • Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales
    (Various Artists)
    Sharon Gelman, Michele McGonigle & Alfre Woodard, producers
    [Hachette Audio]

  • The Phantom Tollbooth
    David Hyde Pierce
    [Harper Children's Audio]

  • Scat
    Ed Asner
    [Random House Audio/Listening Library]

  • Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There
    Harlan Ellison
    [Blackstone Audio Inc.]


 

Field 17 — Spoken Word

 

Category 78

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

  • Always Looking Up
    Michael J. Fox
    [Hyperion Audio]

  • Jonathan Winters — A Very Special Time
    Jonathan Winters (Music By Verne Langdon & Skip Edwards)
    [Dejavu Record Company/The Orchard]

  • The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    Richard Dreyfuss & David Strathairn
    [BBC Audiobooks America]

  • The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett)
    Various Artists Including Michael Madsen, Sandra Oh, Edward Herrmann & Others
    Yuri Rasovsky & Josh Stanton, producers
    [Blackstone Audio Inc.]

  • We Can Have Peace In The Holy Land
    Jimmy Carter
    [Simon & Schuster Audio]

  • Wishful Drinking
    Carrie Fisher
    [Simon & Schuster Audio]


 

Field 18 — Comedy

 

Category 79

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

  • Back From The Dead
    Spinal Tap
    [The Label Industry/Artist2Market Distribution]

  • A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All!
    Stephen Colbert
    [Comedy Central Records]

  • Internet Leaks
    "Weird Al" Yankovic
    [Volcano]

  • My Weakness Is Strong
    Patton Oswalt
    [Degenerate/Warner Bros.]

  • Suckin’ It For The Holidays
    Kathy Griffin
    [Music With A Twist]

  • Tall, Dark & Chicano
    George Lopez
    [Comedy Central Records]


 

Field 19 — Musical Show

 

Category 80

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.))

  • Ain't Misbehavin'
    Robert Sher, producer (Various, composer; Various, lyricist) (30th Anniversary Cast Recording With Ruben Studdard, Frenchie Davis & Others)
    [Rhino]

  • Hair
    Noah Cornman, Kurt Deutsch, Joel Moss & Steve Norman, producers (Galt MacDermot, composer; James Rado & Gerome Ragni, lyricists) (New Broadway Cast With Sasha Allen, Gavin Creel & Others)
    [Razor & Tie Entertainment/Ghostlight Records]

  • 9 To 5 The Musical
    Frank Filipetti, producer; Dolly Parton, composer; Dolly Parton, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty & Others)
    [Dolly Records/Artist2Market Distribution]

  • Shrek The Musical
    Peter Hylenski & Jeanine Tesori, producers; Jeanine Tesori, composer; David Lindsay-Abaire, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Brian d'Arcy James, Sutton Foster & Others)
    [Decca Broadway]

  • West Side Story
    David Caddick & David Lai, producers (Leonard Bernstein, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist) (New Broadway Cast with Matt Cavenaugh, Josefina Scaglione & Others)
    [Masterworks Broadway]


 

Field 20 — Film/TV/Visual Media

 

Category 81

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.)

  • Cadillac Records
    (Various Artists)
    [Music World Music/Columbia]

  • Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds
    (Various Artists)
    [A Band Apart/Warner Bros.]

  • Slumdog Millionaire
    (Various Artists)
    [N.E.E.T./Interscope Records]

  • True Blood
    (Various Artists)
    [Elektra]

  • Twilight
    (Various Artists)
    [Summit Ent./Chop Shop/Atlantic]


 

 

Category 82

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.)

  • The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (Disc 1)
    Alexandre Desplat, composer
    [Concord Records]

  • Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince
    Nicholas Hooper, composer
    [New Line Records]

  • Milk
    Danny Elfman, composer
    [Decca]

  • Star Trek
    Michael Giacchino, composer
    [Varèse Sarabande]

  • Up
    Michael Giacchino, composer
    [Walt Disney Records]


 

 

Category 83

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.)

  • The Climb (From Hannah Montana: The Movie)
    Jessi Alexander & Jon Mabe, songwriters (Miley Cyrus)
    [Walt Disney Records; Publishers: Vistaville Music, Hopeless Rose Music, Music Of Stage Three, Mabe It Big Music.]

  • Decode (From Twilight)
    Josh Farro, Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters (Paramore)
    [Summit Ent./Chop Shop/Atlantic; Publishers: WB Music Corp/But Father, I Just Want To Sing Music/Josh's Music/FBR Music, Meaux Hits/Hunterboro Music, Rimutaka Music.]

  • Jai Ho (From Slumdog Millionaire)
    Gulzar, A.R. Rahman & Tanvi Shah, songwriters (A.R. Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaxmi Iyer & Vijay Prakash)
    [N.E.E.T./Interscope Records; Publisher: KM Musiq.]

  • Once In A Lifetime (From Cadillac Records)
    Ian Dench, James Dring, Amanda Ghost, Beyoncé Knowles, Scott McFarnon & Jody Street, songwriters (Beyoncé)
    [Music World Music/Columbia; Publishers: B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music, Amanda Ghost Bucks Music Group Ltd./EMI Blackwood, Red Ink Music Ltd., Ian Dench Music/Songs of Kobalt Music, Chrysalis Music.]

  • The Wrestler (From The Wrestler)
    Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)
    [Columbia; Publisher: Bruce Springsteen.]


 

Field 21 — Composing/Arranging

 

Category 84

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

  • Borat In Syracuse
    Paquito D'Rivera, composer (Paquito D'Rivera Quintet)
    Track from: Jazz-Clazz
    [Timba Records]

  • Counting To Infinity
    Tim Davies, composer (Tim Davies Big Band)
    Track from: Dialmentia
    [Origin Records]

  • Fluffy
    Bob Florence, composer (Bob Florence Limited Edition)
    Track from: Legendary
    [MAMA Records]

  • Ice-Nine
    Steve Wiest, composer (University Of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band)
    Track from: Lab 2009
    [North Texas Jazz]

  • Married Life (From Up)
    Michael Giacchino, composer (Michael Giacchino)
    Track from: Up — Soundtrack
    [Walt Disney Records]


 

 

Category 85

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

  • Emmanuel
    Jeremy Lubbock, arranger (Chris Botti & Lucia Micarelli)
    Track from: In Boston
    [Columbia]

  • Hope
    Vince Mendoza, arranger (Jim Beard With Vince Mendoza & The Metropole Orchestra)
    Track from: Revolutions
    [Sunny Side Records]

  • Slings And Arrows
    Vince Mendoza, arranger (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)
    Track from: The Comet's Tail: Performing The Compositions Of Michael Brecker
    [MAMA Records]

  • Up With End Credits (From Up)
    Michael Giacchino, arranger (Michael Giacchino)
    Track from: Up — Soundtrack
    [Walt Disney Records]

  • West Side Story Medley
    Bill Cunliffe, arranger (Resonance Big Band)
    Track from: Resonance Big Band Plays Tribute To Oscar Peterson
    [Resonance Records]


 

 

Category 86

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

  • A Change Is Gonna Come
    David Foster & Jerry Hey, arrangers (Seal)
    Track from: Soul
    [143/Warner Bros.]

  • Dedicated To You
    Laurence Hobgood, arranger (Kurt Elling)
    Track from: Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman
    [Concord Jazz]

  • In The Still Of The Night
    Thomas Zink, arranger (Anne Walsh)
    Track from: Pretty World
    [AtoZink Music]

  • My One And Only Thrill
    Vince Mendoza, arranger (Melody Gardot)
    Track from: My One And Only Thrill
    [Verve]

  • Quiet Nights
    Claus Ogerman, arranger (Diana Krall)
    Track from: Quiet Nights
    [Verve]


 

Field 22 — Package

 

Category 87

Best Recording Package

  • Back From The Dead
    Brian Porizek, art director (Spinal Tap)
    [The Label Industry/Artist2Market Distribution]

  • Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
    Stefan Sagmeister, art director (David Byrne & Brian Eno)
    [Todomundo/Opal]

  • Middle Cyclone
    Neko Case & Judge, art directors (Neko Case)
    [ANTI]

  • Splitting Adam
    Jeff Harrison, art director (Splitting Adam)
    [Independent]

  • Tathagata
    Szu Wei Cheng & Hui Chen Huang, art directors (Various Artists)
    [Wind Music]


 

 

Category 88

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

  • A Cabinet Of Curiosities
    Mathieu Bitton & Scott Webber, art directors (Jane's Addiction)
    [Warner Bros./Rhino]

  • The Clifford Ball
    Masaki Koike, art director (Phish)
    [Rhino]

  • Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
    Stefan Sagmeister, art director (David Byrne & Brian Eno)
    [Todomundo/Opal]

  • Lost In The Sound Of Separation (Deluxe Edition)
    Jordan Butcher, art director (Underoath)
    [Tooth & Nail Records]

  • Neil Young Archives Vol. I (1963–1972)
    Gary Burden, Jenice Heo & Neil Young, art directors (Neil Young)
    [Reprise]


 

Field 23 — Album Notes

 

Category 89

Best Album Notes

  • The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935–1946)
    Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Louis Armstrong)
    [Mosaic Records]

  • Dance-O-Mania: Harry Yerkes And The Dawn Of The Jazz Age, 1919–1923
    Mark Berresford, album notes writer (The Happy Six)
    [Rivermont Records]

  • Gonzo: The Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson — Music From The Film
    Douglas Brinkley & Johnny Depp, album notes writers (Various Artists)
    [Legacy Recordings]

  • My Dusty Road
    Ed Cray & Bill Nowlin, album notes writers (Woody Guthrie)
    [Rounder]

  • Origins Of The Red Hot Mama, 1910–1922
    Lloyd Ecker & Susan Ecker, album notes writers (Sophie Tucker)
    [Archeophone Records]


 

Field 24 — Historical

 

Category 90

Best Historical Album

  • The Complete Chess Masters (1950–1967)
    Andy McKaie, compilation producer; Erick Labson, mastering engineer (Little Walter)
    [Hip-O Select/Geffen Records]

  • My Dusty Road
    Scott Billington, Michael Creamer & Bill Nowlin, compilation producers; Doug Pomeroy, mastering engineer (Woody Guthrie)
    [Rounder]

  • Origins Of The Red Hot Mama, 1910–1922
    Meagan Hennessey & Richard Martin, compilation producers; Richard Martin, mastering engineer (Sophie Tucker)
    [Archeophone Records]

  • Take Me To The Water: Immersion Baptism In Vintage Music And Photography 1890–1950
    Steven Lance Ledbetter & Jim Linderman, compilation producers; Robert Vosgien, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
    [Dust-To-Digital]

  • Woodstock — 40 Years On: Back To Yasgur's Farm
    Cheryl Pawelski, Mason Williams & Andy Zax, compilation producers; Dave Schultz, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
    [Rhino]


 

Field 25 — Production, Non-Classical

 

Category 91

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

  • Ellipse
    Imogen Heap, engineer (Imogen Heap)
    [RCA/Megaphonic Records]

  • Gossip In The Grain
    Ethan Johns & Dominic Monks, engineers (Ray LaMontagne)
    [RCA Records]

  • My One And Only Thrill
    Helik Hadar & Al Schmitt, engineers (Melody Gardot)
    [Verve]

  • Safe Trip Home
    Jon Brion, Grippa, Greg Koller & Jim Scott, engineers (Dido)
    [Arista]

  • Swan Feathers
    Richard Alderson, Chris Allen, Roman Klun, Lawrence Manchester, Rob Mounsey, Jay Newland & Gordie Sampson, engineers (Leslie Mendelson)
    [Rykodisc]


 

 

Category 92

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

  • T Bone Burnett
    • Moonalice (Moonalice) (A)
    • Secret, Profane & Sugarcane (Elvis Costello) (A)

  • Ethan Johns
    • Gossip In The Grain (Ray LaMontagne) (A)

  • Larry Klein
    • Acadian Driftwood (Zachary Richard) (T)
    • Bare Bones (Madeleine Peyroux) (A)
    • My One And Only Thrill (Melody Gardot) (A)
    • Our Bright Future (Tracy Chapman) (A)
    • Tide (Luciana Souza) (A)

  • Greg Kurstin
    • It's Not Me, It's You (Lily Allen) (A)
    • Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future (The Bird And The Bee) (A)

  • Brendan O'Brien
    • Black Ice (AC/DC) (A)
    • Crack The Skye (Mastodon) (A)
    • The Fixer (Pearl Jam) (S)
    • Killswitch Engage (Killswitch Engage) (A)
    • Working On A Dream (Bruce Springsteen) (A)


 

 

Category 93

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

  • Don't Believe In Love (Dennis Ferrer Objektivity Mix)
    Dennis Ferrer, remixer (Dido)
    [Arista]

  • The Girl And The Robot (Jean Elan Remix)
    Jean Elan, remixer (Röyksopp)
    [Astralwerks]

  • I Want You (Dave Aude Remix)
    Dave Aude, remixer (Dean Coleman Featuring DCLA)
    Track from: I Want You
    [Yoshitoshi Recordings]

  • No You Girls (Trentemøller Remix)
    Anders Trentemøller, remixer (Franz Ferdinand)
    Track from: Blood: Franz Ferdinand
    [Domino]

  • When Love Takes Over (Electro Extended Remix)
    David Guetta, remixer (David Guetta Featuring Kelly Rowland)
    [Astralwerks]


 

Field 26 — Surround Sound

 

Category 94

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

  • Colabs
    David Miles Huber, surround mix engineer; David Miles Huber, surround mastering engineer; David Miles Huber, surround producer (David Miles Huber, Allen Hart, DJ Muad'Deep, Seren Wen, Musetta, Henta, Marcell Marias & Gail Pettis)
    [51bpm]

  • Flute Mystery
    Morten Lindberg & Hans Peter L'Orange, surround mix engineers; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Emily Beynon, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Fred Johnny Berg, Catherine Beynon & Philharmonia Orchestra)
    [2L/Lindberg Lyd]

  • Kleiberg: Treble & Bass
    Morten Lindberg & Hans Peter L'Orange, surround mix engineers; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Daniel Reuss, Trondheim Symfoniorkester, Marianne Thorsen & Göran Sjölin)
    [2L/Lindberg Lyd]

  • 1970 – 1975
    Nick Davis, surround mix engineer; Tony Cousins, surround mastering engineer; Nick Davis, surround producer (Genesis)
    [Atlantic/Rhino]

  • Transmigration
    Michael Bishop, surround mix engineer; Michael Bishop, surround mastering engineer; Elaine Martone, surround producer (Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Choruses)
    [Telarc]


 

Field 27 — Production, Classical

 

Category 95

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

  • Britten: Billy Budd
    Neil Hutchinson & Jonathan Stokes, engineers (Daniel Harding, Nathan Gunn, Ian Bostridge, Gidon Saks, Neal Davies, Jonathan Lemalu, Matthew Rose, London Symphony Chorus & London Symphony Orchestra)
    [Virgin Classics]

  • Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10
    Peter Laenger, engineer (Michael Tilson Thomas & San Francisco Symphony)
    [SFS Media]

  • QSF Plays Brubeck
    Judy Kirschner, engineer (Quartet San Francisco)
    [Violinjazz Recordings]

  • Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloé
    Jesse Lewis & John Newton, engineers (James Levine, Tanglewood Festival Chorus & Boston Symphony Orchestra)
    [BSO Classics]

  • Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 15
    John Newton & Dirk Sobotka, engineers (Valery Gergiev & Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre)
    [Mariinsky]


 

 

Category 96

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

  • Blanton Alspaugh
    • Carlson, David: Anna Karenina (Stewart Robertson, Christine Abraham, Sarah Colburn, Robert Gierlach, Christian Van Horn, Kelly Kaduce, Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis & Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra)
    • Menotti: Amahl And The Night Visitors; My Christmas (Alastair Willis, Ike Hawkersmith, Kirsten Gunlogson, Dean Anthony, Todd Thomas, Kevin Short, Bart LeFan, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Nashville Symphony Chorus & Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
    • Ravel: L'Enfant Et Les Sortilèges (Alastair Willis, Julie Boulianne, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chattanooga Boys Choir, Nashville Symphony Chorus & Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
    • Schubert: Death And The Maiden (JoAnn Falletta & Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra)
    • Sierra, Roberto: Missa Latina 'Pro Pace' (Andreas Delfs, Nathaniel Webster, Heidi Grant Murphy, Milwaukee Symphony Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)

  • Steven Epstein
    • Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony (David Robertson & Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra)
    • Bernstein: Mass (Marin Alsop, Jubilant Sykes, Asher Edward Wulfman, Morgan State University Choir, Peabody Children's Chorus & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra)
    • Corigliano: A Dylan Thomas Trilogy (Leonard Slatkin, George Mabry, Sir Thomas Allen, Nashville Symphony Chorus & Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
    • Fauré: Piano Quintets (Fine Arts Quartet & Cristina Oritz)
    • Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs Of Joy And Peace (Yo-Yo Ma & Various Artists)

  • John Fraser
    • Britten: Billy Budd (Daniel Harding, Nathan Gunn, Ian Bostridge, Gidon Saks, Neal Davies, Jonathan Lemalu, Matthew Rose, London Symphony Chorus & London Symphony Orchestra)
    • Midsummer Night (Kate Royal, Edward Gardner, Crouch End Festival Chorus & Orchestra Of English National Opera)
    • Schubert: Schwanengesang (Ian Bostridge & Antonio Pappano)
    • Shadows Of Silence (Leif Ove Andsnes, Franz Welzer-Möst & Sinfonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks)

  • David Frost
    • An American Journey (Eroica Trio)
    • Journey To The New World (Sharon Isbin, Mark O'Connor & Joan Baez)
    • Korngold: Violin Concerto; Schauspiel Overture; Much Ado About Nothing (Philippe Quint, Carlos Miguel Prieto & Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria)
    • Mozart: Piano Concertos 21 & 22 (Jonathan Biss & Orpheus Chamber Orchestra)
    • O'Connor, Mark: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3 (Ida Kavafian, Mark O'Connor, Paul Neubauer & Matt Haimovitz)

  • James Mallinson
    • MacMillan, James: St. John Passion (Sir Colin Davis, Christopher Maltman, London Symphony Chorus & London Symphony Orchestra)
    • Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (Valery Gergiev, Choir Of Eltham College, Choral Arts Society Of Washington, London Symphony Chorus & London Symphony Orchestra)
    • Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 15 (Valery Gergiev & Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre)
    • Shostakovich: The Nose (Valery Gergiev, Andrei Popov, Sergei Semishkur, Vladislav Sulimsky, Chorus Of The Mariinsky Theatre & Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre)


 

Field 28 — Classical

 

Category 97

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

  • Bernstein: Mass
    Marin Alsop, conductor; Jubilant Sykes; Steven Epstein, producer; Richard King, engineer/mixer (Asher Edward Wulfman; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Morgan State University Choir & Peabody Children's Chorus)
    [Naxos]

  • Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10
    Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Ragnar Bohlin, Kevin Fox & Susan McMane, choir directors; Andreas Neubronner, producer; Peter Laenger, engineer/mixer; Andreas Neubronner, mastering engineer (Laura Claycomb, Anthony Dean Griffey, Katarina Karnéus, Quinn Kelsey, James Morris, Yvonne Naef, Elza van den Heever & Erin Wall; San Francisco Symphony; Pacific Boychoir, San Francisco Girls Chorus & San Francisco Symphony Chorus)
    [SFS Media]

  • Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloé
    James Levine, conductor; Elizabeth Ostrow, producer; Jesse Lewis & John Newton, engineers/mixers; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tanglewood Festival Chorus)
    [BSO Classics]

  • Ravel: L'Enfant Et Les Sortilèges
    Alastair Willis, conductor; Julie Boulianne; Blanton Alspaugh, producer; Mark Donahue & John Hill, engineers/mixers (Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Chattanooga Boys Choir, Chicago Symphony Chorus & Nashville Symphony Chorus)
    [Naxos]

  • Shostakovich: The Nose
    Valery Gergiev, conductor; Andrei Popov, Sergei Semishkur & Vladislav Sulimsky; James Mallinson, producer; John Newton & Dirk Sobotka, engineers/mixers; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre; Chorus Of The Mariinsky Theatre)
    [Mariinsky]


 

 

Category 98

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

  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
    Simon Rattle, conductor (Susan Graham; Berliner Philharmoniker)
    [EMI Classics]

  • Bruckner: Symphony No. 5
    Benjamin Zander, conductor (Philharmonia Orchestra)
    [Telarc]

  • Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloé
    James Levine, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tanglewood Festival Chorus)
    [BSO Classics]

  • Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 15
    Valery Gergiev, conductor (Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre)
    [Mariinsky]

  • Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4
    Antoni Wit, conductor (Jan Krzysztof Broja, Ewa Marczyk & Marek Marczyk; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra)
    [Naxos]


 

 

Category 99

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

  • Britten: Billy Budd
    Daniel Harding, conductor; Ian Bostridge, Neal Davies, Nathan Gunn, Jonathan Lemalu, Matthew Rose & Gidon Saks; John Fraser, producer (London Symphony Orchestra; Gentlemen Of The London Symphony Chorus)
    [Virgin Classics]

  • Messiaen: Saint François D'Assise
    Ingo Metzmacher, conductor; Armand Arapian, Hubert Delamboye, Rod Gilfry, Henk Neven, Tom Randle & Camilla Tilling; Karin Elzendoorn, producer (The Hague Philharmonic; Chorus Of De Nederlandse Opera)
    [Opus Arte]

  • Musto, John: Volpone
    Sara Jobin, conductor; Lisa Hopkins, Joshua Jeremiah, Museop Kim, Jeremy Little, Rodell Rosel & Faith Sherman; Blanton Alspaugh, producer (Wolf Trap Opera Company)
    [Wolf Trap Recordings]

  • Shostakovich: The Nose
    Valery Gergiev, conductor; Andrei Popov, Sergei Semishkur & Vladislav Sulimsky; James Mallinson, producer (Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre; Chorus Of The Mariinsky Theatre)
    [Mariinsky]

  • Tan Dun: Marco Polo
    Tan Dun, conductor; Stephen Bryant, Sarah Castle, Zhang Jun, Nancy Allen Lundy, Stephen Richardson & Charles Workman; Ferenc van Damme, producer (Netherlands Chamber Orchestra; Cappella Amsterdam)
    [Opus Arte]


 

 

Category 100

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.)

  • Handel: Coronation Anthems
    Harry Christophers, conductor (Alastair Ross; The Sixteen Orchestra; The Sixteen)
    [CORO]

  • Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10
    Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Ragnar Bohlin, Kevin Fox & Susan McMane, choir directors (Laura Claycomb, Anthony Dean Griffey, Elza van den Heever, Katarina Karnéus, Quinn Kelsey, James Morris, Yvonne Naef & Erin Wall; San Francisco Symphony; Pacific Boychoir, San Francisco Symphony Chorus & San Francisco Girls Chorus)
    [SFS Media]

  • Penderecki: Utrenja
    Antoni Wit, conductor (Gennady Bezzubenkov, Iwona Hossa, Piotr Kusiewicz, Piotr Nowacki & Agnieszka Rehlis; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Warsaw Boys' Choir & Warsaw Philharmonic Choir)
    [Naxos]

  • Song Of The Stars: Granados, Casals & Blancafort
    Dennis Keene, conductor (Erica Kiesewetter; Mark Kruczek & Douglas Riva; Voices Of Ascension)
    [Naxos]

  • A Spotless Rose
    Paul McCreesh, conductor (The Gabrieli Consort)
    [Deutsche Grammophon]


 

 

Category 101

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

  • Bartók: 3 Concertos
    Pierre Boulez, conductor (Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Neil Percy, Tamara Stefanovich & Nigel Thomas; Berliner Philharmoniker & London Symphony Orchestra)
    [Deutsche Grammophon]

  • Bermel, Derek: Voices For Solo Clarinet And Orchestra
    Gil Rose, conductor; Derek Bermel (Boston Modern Orchestra Project)
    Track from: Bermel, Derek: Voices
    [BMOP/Sound]

  • Korngold: Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 35
    Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor; Philippe Quint (Orquesta Sinfónica de Mineria)
    Track from: Korngold Violin Concerto; Schauspiel Overture; Much Ado About Nothing
    [Naxos]

  • Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3
    Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor; Evgeny Kissin (Philharmonia Orchestra)
    [EMI Classics]

  • Salonen, Esa-Pekka: Piano Concerto
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Yefim Bronfman (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
    Track from: Salonen
    [Deutsche Grammophon]


 

 

Category 102

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

  • Caroline Goulding
    Caroline Goulding (Christopher O'Riley & Janine Randall)
    [Telarc]

  • Chopin
    Maria João Pires
    [Deutsche Grammophon]

  • Journey To The New World
    Sharon Isbin (Joan Baez & Mark O'Connor)
    [Sony Classical]

  • Oppens Plays Carter
    Ursula Oppens
    [Cedille Records]

  • Sonatas & Etudes
    Yuja Wang
    [Deutsche Grammophon]


 

 

Category 103

Best Chamber Music Performance
(Award to the Artists.)

  • Ginastera: String Quartets (Complete)
    Enso Quartet (Lucy Shelton)
    [Naxos]

  • The Hungarian Album
    Guarneri Quartet
    [RCA Red Seal]

  • Intimate Letters
    Emerson String Quartet
    [Deutsche Grammophon]

  • Schumann/Bartók: The Berlin Recital
    Martha Argerich & Gidon Kremer
    [EMI Classics]

  • Takemitsu, Toru: And Then I Knew 'Twas Wind
    Yolanda Kondonassis, Cynthia Phelps & Joshua Smith
    Track from: Debussy & Takemitsu: Air: Music For Harp, Flute & Strings
    [TELARC]


 

 

Category 104

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

  • Bach: Orchestral Suites For A Young Prince
    Monica Huggett, conductor; Gonzalo X. Ruiz; Ensemble Sonnerie
    [Avie Records]

  • Josquin: Missa Malheur Me Bat
    Peter Phillips, conductor; Tallis Scholars
    [Gimell]

  • Lang, David: The Little Match Girl Passion
    Paul Hillier, conductor; Ars Nova Copenhagen & Theatre Of Voices
    [Harmonia Mundi]

  • Song Of Songs
    Stile Antico (Alison Hill & Benedict Hymas)
    [harmonia mundi]

  • Vivaldi: Concertos
    Daniel Hope & Anne Sofie von Otter; Chamber Orchestra Of Europe (Kristian Bezuidenhout)
    [Deutsche Grammophon]


 

 

Category 105

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

  • Bach
    Anne Sofie von Otter (Lars Ulrik Mortensen; Anders J. Dahlin, Jakob Bloch Jespersen, Tomas Medici & Karin Roman; Concerto Copenhagen)
    [Deutsche Grammophon]

  • Bel Canto Spectacular
    Juan Diego Flórez (Daniel Oren; Daniella Barcellona, Patrizia Ciofi, Plácido Domingo, Mariusz Kwiecien, Anna Netrebko & Fernando Piqueras; Orquestra De La Comunitat Valenciana; Cor De La Generalitat Valenciana)
    [Decca]

  • Recital At Ravinia
    Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Drew Minter; Peter Serkin)
    [Harmonia Mundi]

  • Un Frisson Français
    Susan Graham (Malcom Martineau)
    [Onyx Classics]

  • Verismo Arias
    Renée Fleming (Marco Armiliato; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppi Verdi; Coro Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppi Verdi)
    [Decca]


 

 

Category 106

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.) Award to the librettist, if applicable.)

  • Crumb, George: The Winds Of Destiny
    George Crumb (James Freeman)
    Track from: Crumb: American Songbooks 2 & 4
    [Bridge Records]

  • Higdon, Jennifer: Percussion Concerto
    Jennifer Higdon (Marin Alsop)
    Track from: Alsop Conducts MacMillan, Adès, & Higdon
    [London Philharmonic Orchestra]

  • Pärt, Arvo: In Principio
    Arvo Pärt (Tõnu Kaljuste)
    Track from: Pärt, Arvo: In Principio
    [ECM New Series]

  • Sierra, Roberto: Missa Latina 'Pro Pace'
    Roberto Sierra (Andreas Delfs)
    [Naxos]

  • Wyner, Yehudi: Piano Concerto "Chiavi In Mano"
    Yehudi Wyner (Robert Spano)
    Track from: Wyner, Yehudi: Orchestral Works
    [Bridge Records]


 

 

Category 107

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

  • A Company Of Voices: Conspirare In Concert
    Craig Hella Johnson, conductor; Conspirare (Tom Burritt, Ian Davidson & Bion Tsang)
    [Harmonia Mundi]

  • Jazz-Clazz
    Paquito D'Rivera Quintet (Trio Clarone)
    [TIMBA Records]

  • The Melody Of Rhythm
    Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer (Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
    [E1 Music]

  • QSF Plays Brubeck
    Quartet San Francisco
    [Violinjazz Recordings]

  • Twelve Songs By Charles Ives
    Theo Bleckmann; Kneebody
    [Winter & Winter]

  • Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs Of Joy And Peace
    Yo-Yo Ma (Odair Assad, Sergio Assad, Chris Botti, Dave Brubeck, Matt Brubeck, John Clayton, Paquito d'Rivera, Renée Fleming, Diana Krall, Alison Krauss, Natalie McMaster, Edgar Meyer, Cristina Pato, Joshua Redman, Jake Shimabukuro, Silk Road Ensemble, James Taylor, Chris Thile, Wu Tong, Alon Yavnai & Amelia Zirin-Brown)
    [Sony Classical]


 

Field 29 — Music Video

 

Category 108

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

  • Mr. Hurricane
    Beast
    Ben Steiger Levine, video director; Sach Baylin-Stern, video producer
    [Verve Forecast]

  • Boom Boom Pow
    The Black Eyed Peas
    Mat Cullen & Mark Kudsi, video directors; Anna Joseph & Patrick Nugent, video producers
    [Interscope Records]

  • Life In Technicolor II
    Coldplay
    Dougal Wilson, video director; Matthew Fone, video producer
    [Capitol]

  • Wrong
    Depeche Mode
    Patrick Daughters, video director; Jonathan Lia, video producer
    [Capitol]

  • Her Morning Elegance
    Oren Lavie
    [A Quarter Past Wonderful/Adrenaline]


 

 

Category 109

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.)

  • In Boston
    Chris Botti
    Jim Gable, video director; Bobby Colomby, video producer
    [Columbia]

  • Johnny Cash's America
    (Johnny Cash)
    Robert Gordon & Morgan Neville, video directors; Robert Gordon & Morgan Neville, video producers
    [Columbia/Legacy]

  • Anita O'Day — The Life Of A Jazz Singer
    (Anita O'Day)
    Robbie Cavolina & Ian McCrudden, video directors; Robbie Cavolina, Melissa Davis & Ian McCrudden, video producers
    [AOD Productions]

  • Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy World Tour Live
    Keith Urban
    Chris Hicky, video director; Blake Morrison, video producer
    [Capitol Nashville]

  • The Beatles Love — All Together Now
    (Various Artists)
    Adrian Wills, video director; Martin Bolduc & Jonathan Clyde, video producers
    [Apple/Capitol]


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