60th annual grammy awards 2018

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on January 28, 2018. The CBS network will broadcast the show live from the Madison Square Garden in New York City. It will be the first time through since 2003 that the function is held outside Los Angeles . James Corden will return as host.

The Grammy Awards 2018 ceremony will recognize the best compositions , recordings and artists of the eligibility year, which keeps running from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. The nominations were declared on November 28, 2017. The “pre-broadcast” ceremony will be held on the same day prior to the main ceremony.

Check out the complete list of 2018 Grammy Awards nominees below. Any category with more than five nominees means there was a tie; the eligibility period for the 2018 Grammy  Awards extended from Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017.  The final round of Grammy voting runs from Dec. 7-21.


Best Orchestral Performance

  • Concertos for Orchestra
    • Louis Langrée, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
  • Copland: Symphony No. 3; Three Latin American Sketches
    • Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
  • Debussy: Images; Jeux & La Plus Que Lente
    • Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 5
    • Osmo Vänskä, conductor) (Minnesota Orchestra)
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio
    • Manfred Honeck, conductor Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording

  • Berg: Lulu
    • Lothar Koenigs, conductor; Daniel Brenna, Marlis Petersen & Johan Reuter, soloists; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)
  • Berg: Wozzeck
    • Hans Graf, conductor; Anne Schwanewilms& Roman Trekel, soloists; Hans Graf, producer (Houston Symphony; Chorus Of Students And Alumni, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University & Houston Grand Opera Children’s Chorus)
  • Bizet: Les Pêcheurs De Perles
    • Gianandrea Noseda, conductor; Diana Damrau, Mariusz Kwiecień, Matthew Polenzani& Nicolas Testé, soloists; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
  • Händel: Ottone
    • George Petrou, conductor; Max Emanuel Cencic& Lauren Snouffer, soloists; Jacob Händel, producer (Il Pomo D’Oro)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel
    • Valery Gergiev, conductor; Vladimir Feliauer, Aida Garifullina& Kira Loginova, soloists; Ilya Petrov, producer (Mariinsky Orchestra; Mariinsky Chorus)

Best Choral Performance

  • Bryars: The Fifth Century
    • Donald Nally, conductor; The Crossing, choir (PRISM, ensemble)
  • Händel: Messiah
    • Andrew Davis, conductor; Noel Edison, chorus master; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir(Elizabeth DeShong, John Relyea, Andrew Staples & Erin Wall, soloists; Toronto Symphony Orchestra)
  • Mansurian: Requiem
    • Alexander Liebreich, conductor; Florian Helgath, chorus master; RIAS Kammerchor(Anja Petersen & Andrew Redmond, soloists; Münchener Kammerorchester)
  • Music of the Spheres
    • Nigel Short, conductor; Tenebrae (choir)
  • Tyberg: Masses
    • Brian A. Schmidt, conductor; South Dakota Choir (Christopher Jacobson, soloist)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

  • Buxtehude: Trio Sonatas Op. 1
    • Arcangelo
  • Death & the Maiden
    • Patricia Kopatchinskaja& the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
  • Divine Theatre – Sacred Motets by Giaches de Wert
    • Stile Antico
  • Franck, Kurtág, Previn & Schumann
    • Joyce Yang & Augustin Hadelich
  • Martha Argerich & Friends – Live From Lugano 2016
    • Martha Argerich& Various Artists

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

  • Bach: The French Suites
    • Murray Perahia
  • Haydn: Cello Concertos
    • Steven Isserlis; Florian Donderer, conductor (The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen)
  • Levina: The Piano Concertos
    • Maria Lettberg; Ariane Matiakh, conductor (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin)
  • Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
    • Frank Peter Zimmermann; Alan Gilbert, conductor (NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester)
  • Transcendal
    • Daniil Trifonov

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

  • Bach & Telemann: Sacred Cantatas
    • Philippe Jarousky, soloist; Petra Müllejans, conductor
  • Crazy Girl Crazy – Music by Gershwin, Berg & Berio
    • Barbara Hannigan
  • Gods & Monsters
    • Nicholas Phan, soloist; Myra Huang, accompanist
  • In War & Peace – Harmony Through Music
    • Joyce DiDonato, soloist; Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor
  • Sviridov: Russia Cast Adrift
    • Dmitri Hvorostovsky, soloist; Constantine Orbelian, conductor

Best Classical Compendium

  • Barbara
    • Alexandre Tharaud, conductor; Cécile Lenoir, producer
  • Higdon: All Things Majestic, Viola Concerto & Oboe Concerto
    • Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
  • Kurtág: Complete Works for Ensemble & Choir
    • Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor; Guido Tichelman, producer
  • Les Routes de l’Esclavage
    • Jordi Savall, conductor; Benjamin Bletton, producer
  • Mademoiselle: Première Audience – Unknown Music of Nadia Boulanger
    • Lucy Mauro, pianist and producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

  • Songs of Solitude
    • Richard Danielpour, composer (Thomas Hampson, Giancarlo Guerrero& the Nashville Symphony)
  • Viola Concerto
    • Jennifer Higdon, composer (Roberto Diaz, Giancarlo Geurrero & the Nashville Symphony)
  • Requiem
    • Tigran Mansurian, composer (Alexander Liebreich, Florian Helgath, the RIAS Kammerchor & the Münchener Kammerorchester)
  • Picture Studies
    • Adam Schoenberg, composer (Michael Stern & the Kansas City Symphony)
  • Concerto for Orchestra
    • Zhou Tian, composer (Louis Langrée & the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)

Music Video/Film

Best Music Video

  • “Up All Night” – Beck
    • Canada, video director; Laura Serra Estorch & Oscar Romagosa, video producers
  • “Makeba” – Jain
    • Lionel Hirle & Gregory Ohrel, video directors; Yodelice, video producer
  • “The Story of O.J.” – Jay-Z
    • Shawn Carter & Mark Romanek, video directors; Daniel Midgley, video producer
  • “Humble” – Kendrick Lamar
    • The Little Homies & Dave Meyers, video directors; Jason Baum, Dave Free, Jamie Rabineau, Nathan K. Scherrer& Anthony Tiffith, video producers
  • “1-800-273-8255” – Logic featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid
    • Andy Hines, video director; Andrew Lerios, video producer

Best Music Film

  • One More Time With Feeling– Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
    • Andrew Dominik, video director; Dulcie Kellett & James Wilson, video producers
  • Long Strange Trip– The Grateful Dead
    • Amir Bar-Lev, video director; Alex Blavatnik, Ken Dornstein, Eric Eisner, Nick Koskoff, Justin Kreutzmann, video producers
  • The Defiant Ones– (various artists)
    • Allen Hughes, video director; Sarah Anthony, Fritzi Horstman, Broderick Johnson, Gene Kirkwood, Andrew Kosove, Laura Lancaster, Michael Lombardo, Jerry Longarzo, Doug Pray& Steven Williams, video producers
  • Soundbreaking– (various artists)
    • Maro Chermayeff & Jeff Dupre, video directors; Joshua Bennett, Julia Marchesi, Sam Pollard, Sally Rosenthal, Amy Schewel & Warren Zanes, video producers
  • Two Trains Runnin’– (various artists)
    • Sam Pollard, video director; Benjamin Hedin, video producer

Engineered Album

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
  • Every Where Is Some Where
    • Brent Arrowood, Miles Comaskey, JT Daly, Tommy English, Kristine Flaherty, Adam Hawkins, Chad Howat & Tony Maserati, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer (K.Flay)
  • Is This the Life We Really Want?
    • Nigel Godrich, Sam Petts-Davies & Darrell Thorp, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Roger Waters)
  • Natural Conclusion
    • Ryan Freeland, engineer; Joao Carvalho, mastering engineer (Rose Cousins)
  • No Shape
    • Shawn Everett & Joseph Lorge, engineers; Patricia Sullivan, mastering engineer (Perfume Genius)
  • 24K Magic
    • Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer (Bruno Mars)
Best Engineered Album, Classical
  • Danielpour: Songs of Solitude & War Songs
    • Gary Call, engineer (Thomas Hampson, Giancarlo Guerrero & the Nashville Symphony)
  • Kleiberg: Mass for Modern Man
    • Morten Lindberg, engineer (Eivind Gulliberg Jensen, Trondheim Vokalensemble & Trondheim Symphony Orchestra)
  • Schoenberg, Adam: American Symphony; Finding Rothko; Picture Studies
    • Keith O. Johnson & Sean Royce Martin, engineers (Michael Stern & the Kansas City Symphony)
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio
    • Mark Donahue, engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • Tyberg: Masses
    • John Newton, engineer; Jesse Brayman, mastering engineer (Brian A. Schmidt, Christopher Jacobson & South Dakota Chorale)


Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
  • Calvin Harris
    • “Don’t Quit” (DJ Khaled & Calvin Harris featuring Travis Scott & Jeremih)
    • Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 (Calvin Harris featuring Various Artists)
  • Greg Kurstin
    • Concrete and Gold (Foo Fighters)
    • “Dear Life” (Beck)
    • “Dusk Till Dawn” (ZAYN featuring Sia)
    • “LOVE.” (Kendrick Lamar featuring Zacari)
    • “Strangers” (Halsey featuring Lauren Jauregui)
    • “Wall of Glass” (Liam Gallagher)
  • Blake Mills
    • Darkness and Light (John Legend)
    • Eternally Even (Jim James)
    • “God Only Knows” (John Legend & Cynthia Erivo featuring yMusic)
    • Memories Are Now (Jesca Hoop)
    • No Shape (Perfume Genius)
    • Semper Femina (Laura Marling)
  • No I.D.
    • “America” (Logic featuring Black Thought, Chuck D, Big Lenbo & No I.D.)
    • The Autobiography (Vic Mensa)
    • 4:44 (JAY-Z)
  • The Stereotypes
    • “Before I Do” (Sevyn Streeter)
    • “Better” (Lil Yachty featuring Stefflon Don)
    • “Deliver” (Fifth Harmony)
    • “Finesse” (Bruno Mars)
    • “Mo Bounce” (Iggy Azalea)
    • “Sunshine” (Kyle featuring Miguel)
    • “That’s What I Like” (Bruno Mars)
Producer of the Year, Classical
  • Blanton Alspaugh
    • Adamo: Becoming Santa Claus (Emmanuel Villaume, Kevin Burdette, Keith Jameson, Lucy Schaufer, Hila Plitmann, Matt Boehler, Jonathan Blalock, Jennifer Rivera & Dallas Opera Orchestra)
    • Aldridge: Sister Carrie (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Matt Morgan, Alisa Suzanne Jordheim, Stephen Cunningham, Adriana Zabala, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)
    • Copland: Symphony No. 3; Three Latin American Sketches (Leonard Slatkin & Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
    • Death & The Maiden (Patricia Kopatchinskaja & The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra)
    • Handel: Messiah (Andrew Davis, Noel Edison, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir & Toronto Symphony Orchestra)
    • Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 53, 64 & 96 (Carlos Kalmar & Oregon Symphony)
    • Heggie: It’s A Wonderful Life (Patrick Summers, William Burden, Talise Trevigne, Andrea Carroll, Rod Gilfry & Houston Grand Opera)
    • Tyberg: Masses (Brian A. Schmidt, Christopher Jacobson & South Dakota Chorale)
  • Manfred Eicher
    • Mansurian: Requiem (Alexander Liebreich, Florian Helgath, RIAS Kammerchor & Münchener Kammerorchester)
    • Monk, M.: On Behalf Of Nature (Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble)
    • Point & Line – Debussy And Hosokawa (Momo Kodama)
    • Rímur (Arve Henriksen & Trio Mediaeval)
    • Silvestrov: Hieroglyphen Der Nacht (Anja Lechner)
  • David Frost
    • Alma Española (Isabel Leonard)
    • Amplified Soul (Gabriela Martinez)
    • Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 6 (Jonathan Biss)
    • Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
    • Garden Of Joys And Sorrows (Hat Trick Trio)
    • Laks: Chamber Works (ARC Ensemble)
    • Schoenberg, Adam: American Symphony; Finding Rothko; Picture Studies (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)
    • Troika (Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O’Riley)
    • Verdi: Otello (Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Günther Groissböck, Željko Lu?i?, Dimitri Pittas, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Sonya Yoncheva, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus)
  • Morten Lindberg
    • Furatus (Ole Edvard Antonsen & Wolfgang Plagge)
    • Interactions (Bård Monsen & Gunnar Flagstad)
    • Kleiberg: Mass For Modern Man (Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Trondheim Vokalensemble & Trondheim Symphony Orchestra)
    • Minor Major (Oslo String Quartet)
    • Northern Timbre (Ragnhild Hemsing & Tor Espen Aspaas)
    • So Is My Love (Nina T. Karlsen & Ensemble 96)
    • Thoresen: Sea Of Names (Trond Schau)
  • Judith Sherman
    • American Nocturnes (Cecile Licad)
    • The Birthday Party (Aki Takahashi)
    • Discovering Bach (Michelle Ross)
    • Foss: Pieces Of Genius (New York New Music Ensemble)
    • Secret Alchemy – Chamber Works By Pierre Jalbert (Curtis Macomber & Michael Boriskin)
    • Sevenfive – The John Corigliano Effect (Gaudette Brass)
    • Sonic Migrations – Music Of Laurie Altman (Various Artists)
    • Tribute (Dover Quartet)
    • 26 (Melia Watras & Michael Jinsoo Lim)


Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
  • “Can’t Let You Go” (Louie Vega Roots Mix)
    • Louie Vega, remixer (Loleatta Holloway)
  • “Funk O’De Funk” (SMLE Remix)
    • SMLE, remixer (Bobby Rush)
  • “Undercover” (Adventure Club Remix)
    • Leighton James & Christian Srigley, remixer (Kehlani)
  • “A Violent Noise” (Four Tet Remix)
    • Four Tet, remixer (The XX)
  • “You Move” (Latroit Remix)
    • Dennis White, remixer (Depeche Mode)

Surround Sound

Best Surround Sound Album
  • Early Americans
    • Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom, surround producers (Jane Ira Bloom)
  • Kleiberg: Mass for Modern Man
    • Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer, surround mastering engineer and surround producer (Eivind Gullberg Jensen & Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Trondheim Vokalensemble)
  • So Is My Love
    • Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer, surround mastering engineer and surround producer (Nina T. Karlsen & Ensemble 96)
  • 3-D The Catalogue
    • Fritz Hilpert, surround mix engineer and surround producer; Tom Ammermann, surround mastering engineer (Kraftwerk)
  • Tyberg: Masses
    • Jesse Brayman, surround mix engineer and surround mastering engineer; Blanton Alspaugh, surround producer (Brian A. Schmidt, Christopher Jacobson & the South Dakota Chorale)


Record of the Year
  • “Redbone” – Childish Gambino
    • Ludwig Goransson, producer; Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson, Riley Mackin & Ruben Rivera, engineers/mixers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer
  • “Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
    • Josh Gudwin, Mauricio Rengifo & Andrés Torres, producers; Josh Gudwin & Jaycen Joshua, engineers/mixers; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer
  • “The Story of O.J.” – Jay-Z
    • Jay-Z & No I.D., producers; Jimmy Douglass & Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton, engineers/mixers; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer
  • “Humble” – Kendrick Lamar
    • Mike Will Made It, producer; Derek “MixedByAli” Ali, James Hunt & Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
  • “24K Magic” – Bruno Mars
    • Shampoo Press & Curl, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
Album of the Year
  • “Awaken, My Love!” – Childish Gambino
    • Ludwig Goransson, producer; Bryan Carrigan, Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson, Riley Mackin & Ruben Rivera, engineers/mixers; Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer
  • 4:44 – Jay-Z
    • Jay-Z & No I.D., producers; Jimmy Douglass & Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton, engineers/mixers; Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer
  • Damn – Kendrick Lamar
    • DJ Dahi, Sounwave & Anthony Tiffith, producers; Derek “MixedByAli” Ali, James Hunt & Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers; K. Duckworth, D. Natche, M. Spears & A. Tiffith, songwriters; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
  • Melodrama – Lorde
    • Jack Antonoff & Lorde, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Laura Sisk, engineers/mixers; Jack Antonoff & Ella Yelich-O’Connor, songwriters; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer
  • 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
    • Shampoo Press & Curl, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers/mixers; Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
Song of the Year
  • “Despacito”
    • Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber)
  • “4:44”
    • Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)
  • “Issues”
    • Benjamin Levin, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)
  • “1-800-273-8255”
    • Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury Khalid Robinson & Andrew Taggart, songwriters (Logic featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)
  • “That’s What I Like”
    • Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Best New Artist
  • Alessia Cara
  • Khalid
  • Lil Uzi Vert
  • Julia Michaels
  • SZA


Best Pop Solo Performance
  • “Love So Soft” – Kelly Clarkson
  • “Praying” – Kesha
  • “Million Reasons” – Lady Gaga
  • “What About Us” – Pink
  • “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
  • “Something Just like This” – The Chainsmokers and Coldplay
  • “Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
  • “Thunder” – Imagine Dragons
  • “Feel It Still” – Portugal. The Man
  • “Stay” – Zedd and Alessia Cara
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
  • Nobody but Me (deluxe version) – Michael Bublé
  • Triplicate – Bob Dylan
  • In Full Swing – Seth MacFarlane
  • Wonderland – Sarah McLachlan
  • Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 – Dae Bennett, producer (various artists)
Best Pop Vocal Album
  • Kaleidoscope – Coldplay
  • Lust for Life – Lana Del Rey
  • Evolve – Imagine Dragons
  • Rainbow – Kesha
  • Joanne – Lady Gaga
  • ÷ – Ed Sheeran

Dance/Electronic Music

Best Dance Recording

  • “Bambro Koyo Ganda” – Bonobo featuring Innov Gnawa
    • Bonobo, producer; Bonobo, mixer
  • “Cola” – Camelphat & Elderbrook
    • Camelphat & Elderbrook, producers; Camelphat & Elderbrook, mixers
  • “Andromeda” – Gorillaz featuring DRAM
    • Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett, Remi Kabaka & Anthony Khan, producers; Stephen Sedgwick, mixer
  • “Tonite” – LCD Soundsystem
    • James Murphy, producer; James Murphy, mixer
  • “Line of Sight” – Odesza featuring WYNNE & Mansionair
    • Clayton Knight & Harrison Mills, producers; Eric J Dubowsky, mixer

Best Dance/Electronic Album

  • Migration – Bonobo
  • 3-D The Catalogue – Kraftwerk
  • Mura Masa – Mura Masa
  • A Moment Apart – Odesza
  • What Now – Sylvan Esso

Contemporary Instrumental Music

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

  • What If – The Jerry Douglas Band
  • Spirit – Alex Han
  • Mount Royal – Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge
  • Prototype – Jeff Lorber Fusion
  • Bad Hombre – Antonio Sanchez


Best Rock Performance
  • “You Want It Darker” – Leonard Cohen
  • “The Promise” – Chris Cornell
  • “Run” – Foo Fighters
  • “No Good” – Kaleo
  • “Go to War” – Nothing More
Best Metal Performance
  • “Sultan’s Curse” – Mastodon
  • “Invisible Enemy” – August Burns Red
  • “Black Hoodie” – Body Count
  • “Forever” – Code Orange
  • “Clockworks” – Meshuggah
Best Rock Song
  • “Atlas, Rise!”
    • James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
  • “Blood in the Cut”
    • JT Daly and Kristine Flaherty, songwriters (K.Flay)
  • “Go to War”
    • Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, songwriters (Nothing More)
  • “Run”
    • Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
  • “The Stage”
    • Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold)
Best Rock Album
  • Emperor of Sand – Mastodon
  • Hardwired… to Self-Destruct – Metallica
  • The Stories We Tell Ourselves – Nothing More
  • Villains – Queens of the Stone Age
  • A Deeper Understanding – The War on Drugs


Best Alternative Music Album

  • Everything Now – Arcade Fire
  • Humanz – Gorillaz
  • American Dream – LCD Soundsystem
  • Pure Comedy – Father John Misty
  • Sleep Well Beast – The National


Best R&B Performance

  • “Get You” – Daniel Caesar featuring Kali Uchis
  • “Distraction” – Kehlani
  • “High” – Ledisi
  • “That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars
  • “The Weekend” – SZA

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • “Laugh and Move On” – The Baylor Project
  • “Redbone” – Childish Gambino
  • “What I’m Feelin'” – Anthony Hamilton featuring The Hamiltones
  • “All the Way” – Ledisi
  • “Still” – Mali Music

Best R&B Song

  • “First Began”
    • PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)
  • “Location”
    • Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)
  • “Redbone”
    • Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
  • “Supermodel”
    • Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)
  • “That’s What I Like”
    • Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Free 6LACK – 6LACK
  • “Awaken, My Love!” – Childish Gambino
  • American Teen – Khalid
  • Ctrl – SZA
  • Starboy – The Weeknd

Best R&B Album

  • Freudian – Daniel Caesar
  • Let Love Rule – Ledisi
  • 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
  • Gumbo – PJ Morton
  • Feel the Real – Musiq Soulchild


Best Rap Performance
  • “Bounce Back” – Big Sean
  • “Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B
  • “4:44” – Jay-Z
  • “Humble” – Kendrick Lamar
  • “Bad and Boujee” – Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert
Best Rap/Sung Performance
  • “Prblms” – 6lack
  • “Crew” – GoldLink featuring Brent Faiyaz and Shy Glizzy
  • “Family Feud” – Jay-Z featuring Beyoncé
  • “Loyalty” – Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna
  • “Love Galore” – SZA featuring Travis Scott

Best Rap Song

  • “Bodak Yellow”
    • Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White, songwriters (Cardi B)
  • “Chase Me”
    • Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer, songwriters (Danger Mouse featuring Run The Jewels & Big Boi)
  • “Humble”
    • K. Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
  • “Sassy”
    • M. Evans & E. Gabouer, songwriters (Rapsody)
  • “The Story of O.J.”
    • Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)

Best Rap Album

  • 4:44 – Jay-Z
  • Damn – Kendrick Lamar
  • Culture – Migos
  • Laila’s Wisdom – Rapsody
  • Flower Boy – Tyler, the Creator


Best Country Solo Performance

  • “Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt
  • “Losing You” – Alison Krauss
  • “Tin Man” – Miranda Lambert
  • “I Could Use a Love Song” – Maren Morris
  • “Either Way” – Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • “It Ain’t My Fault” – Brothers Osborne
  • “My Old Man” – Zac Brown Band
  • “You Look Good” – Lady Antebellum
  • “Better Man” – Little Big Town
  • “Drinkin’ Problem” – Midland

Best Country Song

  • “Better Man”
    • Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town)
  • “Body Like a Back Road”
    • Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Sam Hunt)
  • “Broken Halos”
    • Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
  • “Drinkin’ Problem”
    • Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland)
  • “Tin Man”
    • Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

Best Country Album

  • Cosmic Hallelujah – Kenny Chesney
  • Heart Break – Lady Antebellum
  • The Breaker – Little Big Town
  • Life Changes – Thomas Rhett
  • From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton

New Age

Best New Age Album

  • Reflection – Brian Eno
  • SongVersation: Medicine – India Arie
  • Dancing on Water – Peter Kater
  • Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Volume 5 – Kitarō
  • Spiral Revelation – Steve Roach


Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • “Can’t Remember Why” – Sara Caswell, soloist
  • “Dance of Shiva” – Billy Childs, soloist
  • “Whisper Not” – Fred Hersch, soloist
  • “Miles Beyond” – John McLaughlin, soloist
  • “Ilimba” – Chris Potter, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • The Journey – The Baylor Project
  • A Social Call – Jazzmeia Horn
  • Bad Ass and Blind – Raul Midón
  • Porter Plays Porter – Randy Porter Trio with Nancy King
  • Dreams and Daggers – Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • Uptown, Downtown – Bill Charlap Trio
  • Rebirth – Billy Childs
  • Project Freedom – Joey DeFrancesco & The People
  • Open Book – Fred Hersch
  • The Dreamer Is the Dream – Chris Potter

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • MONK’estra Vol. 2 – John Beasley
  • Jigsaw – Alan Ferber Big Band
  • Bringin’ It – Christian McBride Big Band
  • Homecoming – Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne
  • Whispers on the Wind – Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • Hybrido – From Rio to Wayne Shorter – Antonio Adolfo
  • Oddara – Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
  • Outra Coisa – The Music of Moacir Santos – Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves
  • Típico – Miguel Zenón
  • Jazz Tango – Pablo Ziegler Trio

Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music

Best Gospel Performance/Song

  • “Too Hard Not To” – Tina Campbell
    • Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters
  • “You Deserve It” – JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise featuring Bishop Cortez Vaughn
    •  David Bloom, JJ Hairston, Phontane Demond Reed & C Vaughnortez Vaughn, songwriters
  • “Better Days” – Le’Andria
    • Le’Andria, songwriter
  • “My Life” – The Walls Group
    • Warryn Campbell, Eric Dawkins, Damien Farmer, Damon Thomas, Ahjah Walls & Darrel Walls, songwriters
  • “Never Have to Be Alone” – CeCe Winans
    • Dwan Hill & Alvin Love III, songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

  • “Oh My Soul” – Casting Crowns
    • Mark Hall & Bernie Herms, songwriters
  • “Clean” – Natalie Grant
    • Natalie Grant, songwriter
  • “What a Beautiful Name” – Hillsong Worship
    • Ben Fielding & Brooke Ligertwood, songwriters
  • “Even If” – MercyMe
    • David Garcia, Ben Glover, Crystal Lewis, MercyMe & Tim Timmons, songwriters
  • “Hills and Valleys” – Tauren Wells
    • Chuck Butler, Jonathan Smith & Tauren Wells, songwriters

Best Gospel Album

  • Crossover: Live From Music City – Travis Greene
  • Bigger Than Me – Le’Andria Johnson
  • Close – Marvin Sapp
  • Sunday Song – Anita Wilson
  • Let Them Fall in Love – CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • Rise – Danny Gokey
  • Echoes (deluxe edition) – Matt Maher
  • Lifer – MercyMe
  • Hills And Valleys – Tauren Wells
  • Chain Breaker – Zach Williams

Best Roots Gospel Album

  • The Best of The Collingsworth Family – Volume 1 – The Collingsworth Family
  • Give Me Jesus – Larry Cordle
  • Resurrection – Joseph Habedank
  • Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope – Reba McEntire
  • Hope for All Nations – Karen Peck & New River


Best Latin Pop Album
  • Lo Único Constante – Alex Cuba
  • Mis Planes Son Amarte – Juanes
  • Amar y Vivir (En Vivo Desde La Ciudad de México, 2017) – La Santa Cecilia
  • Musas (Un Homenaje al Folclore Latinoamericano en Manos de Los Macorinos) – Natalia Lafourcade
  • El Dorado – Shakira
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
  • Ayo – Bomba Estéreo
  • Pa’ Fuera – C4 Trío & Desorden Público
  • Salvavidas de Hielo – Jorge Drexler
  • El Paradise – Los Amigos Invisibles
  • Residente – Residente
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
  • Ni Diablo, Ni Santo – Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
  • Ayer y Hoy – Banda el Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
  • Momentos – Alex Campos
  • Arriero Somos Versiones Acústicas – Aida Cuevas
  • Zapateando en el Norte – (various artists)
Best Tropical Latin Album
  • Albita – Albita
  • Art of the Arrangement – Doug Beavers
  • Salsa Big Band – Rubén Blades con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta
  • Gente Valiente – Silvestre Dangond
  • Indestructible – Diego el Cigala

American Roots

Best American Roots Performance
  • “Killer Diller Blues” – Alabama Shakes
  • “Let My Mother Live” – Blind Boys of Alabama
  • “Arkansas Farmboy” – Glen Campbell
  • “Steer Your Way” – Leonard Cohen
  • “I Never Cared for You” – Alison Krauss
Best American Roots Song
  • “Cumberland Gap”
    • David Rawlings & Gillian Welch, songwriters (Robbie Fulks)
  • “I Wish You Well”
    • Raul Malo & Alan Miller, songwriters (The Mavericks)
  • “If We Were Vampires”
    • Jason Isbell, songwriter (Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit)
  • “It Ain’t Over Yet”
    • Rodney Crowell, songwriter (Rodney Crowell featuring Rosanne Cash & John Paul White)
  • “My Only True Friend”
    • Greg Allman & Scott Sharrard, songwriters (Greg Allman)
Best Americana Album
  • Southern Blood – Gregg Allman
  • Shine on Rainy Day – Brent Cobb
  • Beast Epic – Iron & Wine
  • The Nashville Sound – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  • Brand New Day – The Mavericks
Best Bluegrass Album
  • Fiddler’s Dream – Michael Cleveland
  • Laws of Gravity – Infamous Stringdusters
  • Original – Bobby Osborne
  • Universal Favorite – Noam Pikelny
  • All the Rage: In Concert Volume One [Live] – Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
Best Traditional Blues Album
  • Migration Blues – Eric Bibb
  • Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio – Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio
  • Roll and Tumble – R.L. Boyce
  • Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train – Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi
  • Blue & Lonesome – The Rolling Stones
Best Contemporary Blues Album
  • Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm – Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm
  • Recorded Live In Lafayette – Sonny Landreth
  • TajMo – Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’
  • Got Soul – Robert Randolph and the Family Band
  • Live from the Fox Oakland – Tedeschi Trucks Band
Best Folk Album
  • Mental Illness – Aimee Mann
  • Semper Femina – Laura Marling
  • The Queen of Hearts – Offa Rex
  • You Don’t Own Me Anymore – The Secret Sisters
  • The Laughing Apple – Yusaf / Cat Stevens
Best Regional Music Album
  • Top of the Mountain – Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
  • Ho’okena 3.0 – Ho’okena
  • Kalenda – The Lost Bayou Ramblers
  • Miyo Kekisepa, Make a Stand [Live] – Northern Cree
  • Pua Kiele – Josh Tatofi


Best Reggae Album
  • Chronology – Chronixx
  • Lost in Paradise – Common Kings
  • Wash House Ting – J Boog
  • Stony Hill – Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
  • Avrakedabra – Morgan Heritage

World Music

Best World Music Album
  • Memoria De Los Sentidos – Vicente Amigo
  • Para Mí – Concha Buika
  • Rosa Dos Ventos – Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro
  • Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration – Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Elwan – Tinariwen


Best Children’s Album
  • Brighter Side – Gustafer Yellowgold
  • Feel What U Feel – Lisa Loeb
  • Lemonade – Justin Roberts
  • Rise Shine #Woke – Alphabet Rockers
  • Songs Of Peace & Love For Kids & Parents Around The World – Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Spoken Word

Best Spoken Word Album (includes Poetry, Audio Books and Storytelling)
  • The Princess Diarist – Carrie Fisher
  • Confessions of a Serial Songwriter – Shelly Peiken
  • Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In – Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo
  • Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry – Neil deGrasse Tyson


Best Comedy Album
  • The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas – Dave Chappelle
  • Cinco – Jim Gaffigan
  • Jerry Before Seinfeld – Jerry Seinfeld
  • A Speck of Dust – Sarah Silverman
  • What Now? – Kevin Hart

Musical Theatre

Best Musical Theater Album
  • Come from Away – Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, David Hein, David Lai & Irene Sankoff, producers; David Hein & Irene Sankoff, composers and lyricists (Original Broadway Cast)
  • Dear Evan Hansen – Ben Platt, principal soloist; Alex Lacamoire, Stacey Mindich, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, producers; Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, composers and lyricists (Original Broadway Cast)
  • Hello, Dolly! – Bette Midler, principal soloist; Steven Epstein, producer; (Jerry Herman, composer and lyricist) (2017 Broadway Cast)

Music for Visual Media

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
  • Baby Driver – (Various Artists)
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 – (Various Artists)
  • Hidden Figures: The Album – (Various Artists)
  • La La Land – (Various Artists)
  • Moana: The Songs – (Various Artists)
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
  • Arrival – Jóhann Jóhannsson, composer
  • Dunkirk – Hans Zimmer, composer
  • Game Of Thrones: Season 7 – Ramin Djawadi, composer
  • Hidden Figures – Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams & Hans Zimmer, composers
  • La La Land – Justin Hurwitz, composer
Best Song Written for Visual Media
  • “City of Stars” (from La La Land) – Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone)
  • “How Far I’ll Go” (from Moana) – Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli’i Cravalho)
  • “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” (from Fifty Shades Darker) – Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew & Taylor Swift, songwriters (ZAYN & Taylor Swift)
  • “Never Give Up” (from Lion) – Sia Furler & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Sia)
  • “Stand Up For Something” (from Marshall) – Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (Andra Day featuring Common)


Best Instrumental Composition

  • “Alkaline”, Pascal Le Boeuf, composer (Le Boeuf Brothers & JACK Quartet)
  • “Choros #3”, Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne)
  • “Three Revolutions”, Arturo O’Farrill, composer (Arturo O’Farrill & Chucho Valdés)
  • “Warped Cowboy”, Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge)
  • “Home Free (For Peter Joe)”, Nate Smith, composer (Nate Smith)


Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

  • “Ugly Beauty”/”Pannonica”, John Beasley, arranger (John Beasley)
  • “All Hat, No Saddle”, Chuck Owen, arranger (Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge)
  • “Home Free (For Peter Joe)”, Nate Smith, arranger (Nate Smith)
  • “White Christmas”, Chris Walden, arranger (Herb Alpert)
  • “Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra” from Catch Me If You Can, John Williams, arranger (John Williams)

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

  • “I Loves You Porgy”/”There’s a Boat That’s Leavin’ Soon for New York”, Shelly Berg, Gregg Field, Gordon Goodwin & Clint Holmes, arrangers (Clint Holmes Featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Count Basie Orchestra)
  • “Every Time We Say Goodbye”, Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Clint Holmes Featuring Jane Monheit)
  • “Another Day of Sun”, Justin Hurwitz, arranger (La La Land cast)
  • “I Like Myself”, Joel McNeely, arranger (Seth MacFarlane)
  • “Putin”, Randy Newman, arranger (Randy Newman)


Best Recording Package
  • El Orisha de la Rosa
    • Claudio Roncoli & Cactus Taller, art directors (Magín Díaz)
  • Mura Masa
    • Alex Crossan & Matt de Jong, art directors (Mura Masa)
  • Pure Comedy (Deluxe Edition)
    • Sasha Barr, Ed Steed & Josh Tillman, art directors (Father John Misty)
  • Sleep Well Beast
    • Elyanna Blaser-Gould, Luke Hayman & Andrea Trabucco-Campos, art directors (The National)
  • Solid State
    • Gail Marowitz, art director (Jonathan Coulton)
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
  • Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque In Upper Volta
    • Tim Breen, art director (Various Artists)
  • Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
    • Tom Hingston, art director (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
  • May 1977: Get Shown the Light
    • Masaki Koike, art director (Grateful Dead)
  • The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition
    • Lawrence Azerrad, Timothy Daly & David Pescovitz, art directors (Various Artists)
  • Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares
    • Tim Breen, Benjamin Marra & Ken Shipley, art directors (Various Artists)


Best Album Notes

  • Arthur Q. Smith: The Trouble with the Truth, Wayne Bledsoe & Bradley Reeves, album notes writers (Various Artists)
  • Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition, Ted Olson, album notes writer (Various Artists)
  • The Complete Piano Works of Scott Joplin, Bryan S. Wright, album notes writer (Richard Dowling)
  • Edouard-Léon Scott De Martinville, Inventor of Sound Recording: A Bicentennial Tribute, David Giovannoni, album notes writer (Various Artists)
  • Live at the Whisky a Go Go: The Complete Recordings, Lynell George, album notes writer (Otis Redding)
  • Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams, Michael Corcoran, album notes writer (Washington Phillips)


Best Historical Album

  • Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque in Upper Volta, Jon Kirby, Florent Mazzoleni, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton & Maria Rice, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
  • The Goldberg Variations – The Complete Unreleased Recording Sessions June 1955, Robert Russ, compilation producer; Matthias Erb, Martin Kistner & Andreas K. Meyer, mastering engineers (Glenn Gould)
  • Leonard Bernstein – The Composer, Robert Russ, compilation producer; Martin Kistner & Andreas K. Meyer, mastering engineers (Leonard Bernstein)
  • Sweet as Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa, Nicolas Sheikholeslami & Vik Sohonie, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
  • Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams, Michael Corcoran, April G. Ledbetter & Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Washington Phillips)

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