Skyler Graham November 23, 2021-11:50 AM
The biggest night in the music industry is only a few months away, and the big names on this occasion have just been released. Billboard just shared the Grammy nominations for 2022, and young artists are receiving major nominations. Olivia Rodrigo and Finneas in particular received nominations for album, record and song of the year.
The two artists were also nominated as best newcomers, and Japanese Breakfast was nominated as best newcomers, and the latter released the critically acclaimed Jubilee in June. She also shared the soundtrack of the video game Sable in October.
These are the "Big Four" nominations, and each nomination has an impressive list of nominations. Brandi Carlile also won the Record of the Year nomination for "On Time" in "In These Silent Days." To celebrate this album, Carlisle will tour North America in the summer of 2022.
St. Vincent's Daddy's Home was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album, and its producer Jack Antonoff was nominated as Producer of the Year. He also produced Lana Del Rey's Chemtrails Over The Country Club.
Mastodon's "Pushing The Tides" was nominated for best metal performance, which is a track from their album Hushed and Grim. Before the album's release in late October, the band also shared the song "Scythe and Peace", which consolidated the album's dark theme.
All categories and nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards are listed below. The award ceremony will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 31.
The Best Recording of the Year Award is awarded to the artist and producer, recording engineer and/or mixer and mastering engineer, if not an artist.
"I still believe in you" ABBA Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, producer; Benny Andersson & Bernard Löhr, engineer/mixer; Björn Engelmann, mastering engineer
"Freedom" Jon Batiste, Kizzo & Autumn Rowe, producer; Russ Elevado, Kizzo and Manny Marroquin, engineer/mixer; Michelle Mancini, mastering engineer
"I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU" Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Dae Bennett, producer; Dae Bennett & Josh Coleman, engineer/mixer; Greg Calbi and Steve Fallone, mastering engineer
"Peach" starred by Justin Bieber, Daniel Caesar and Given, Josh Goodwin, HARV, Shndo and Andrew Watt, producer; Josh Gudwin & Andrew Watt, engineer/mixer; Colin Leonard, mastering tape engineer
"RIGHT ON TIME" Brandi Carlile Dave Cobb & Shooter Jennings, producer; Brandon Bell & Tom Elmhirst, engineer/mixer; Pete Lyman, mastering engineer
"KISS ME MORE" Doja Cat, starring producer SZA Rogét Chahayed, tizhimself and Yeti Beats; Rob Bisel, Serban Ghenea, Rian Lewis and Joe Visciano, engineer/mixer; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
"Happy than ever" Billie Eilish FINNEAS, producer; Billie Eilish, FINNEAS and Rob Kinelski, engineer/mixer; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer
"Montero (call me by your name)" Lil Nas X Omer Fedi, Roy Lenzo and Take A Daytrip, producers; Denzel Baptiste, Serban Ghenea and Roy Lenzo, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
"Driving License" Olivia Rodrigo Daniel Nigro, producer; Mitch McCarthy and Daniel Nigro, engineer/mixer; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer
"LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN" Silk Sonic Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II & Bruno Mars, producer; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes and Charles Moniz, engineer/mixer; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer
Album of the Year The Album of the Year Award is awarded to artists and featured artists, new material songwriters, producers, recording engineers, mixers and mastering engineers).
Craig Adams, David Gauthier, Braedon Gautier, Brennon Gautier, Gospel Soul Children Choir, Hot 8 Brass Band, PJ Morton, Autumn Rowe, Zadie Smith, St. Augustine High School Marching 100 & Trombone Shorty, featured artists; Jon Batiste, Mickey Freedom Hart, King Garbage, Kizzo, Sunny Levine, Nate Mercereau, David Pimentel, Ricky Reed, Autumn Rowe, Jahaan Sweet and Nick Waterhouse, producer; Jon Batiste, Russ Elevado, Mischa Kachkachishvili, Kizzo, Joseph Lorge, David Manny Marroquin Pimentel, Ricky Reed, Jaclyn Sanchez, Matt Vertere, Marc Whitmore and Alex Williams, engineers/mixers; Andrae Alexander, Troy Andrews, Jon Batiste, Zach Cooper, Vic Dimotsis, Eric Frederic, Kizzo, Sunny Levine, Steve McEwan, PJ Morton, Autumn Rowe and Mavis Staples, songwriters; Michelle Mancini, mastering engineer
LOVE FOR SALE Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Dae Bennett, producer; Dae Bennett, Josh Coleman, and Billy Cumella, engineer/mixer; Greg Calbi and Steve Fallone, mastering engineer
JUSTICE (TRIPLE CHUCKS DELUXE) Justin Bieber
BEAM, benny blanco, Burna Boy, Daniel Caesar, Chance The Rapper, DaBaby, Dominic Fike, Giveon, Jaden, Tori Kelly, Khalid, The Kid LAROI, Lil Uzi Vert and Quavo, guest artists; Amy Allen, Louis Bell, Jon Bellion, Justin Bieber, Benny Blanco, BMW Kenny, Capi, Dreamlab, Dvlp, Jason Ewigan, FINNEAS, Futuristic, German, Josh Goodwin, Jimmy Gatch, Harvey, Marvin "Tony" Hemmings, Ilya, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Stefan Johnson, KCdaproducer, Denis Kosiak, The Monsters & Strangerz, Jorgen Odegard, Michael Pollack, Poo Bear, Shndo, Skrillex, Jake Torrey, Trackz, Andrew Watt and Ido Zmishlany, producers; Cory Bice, benny blanco, Kevin “Capi” Carbo, Edwin Diaz, DJ Durel, Dreamlab, FINNEAS, Josh Gudwin, Sam Holland, Daniel James, Antonio Kearney, Denis Kosiak, Paul LaMalfa, Jeremy Lertola, Devin Nakao, Chris “TEK” O'Ryan, Andres Osorio, Micah Pettit and Benjamin Thomas, engineers/mixers; Amy Allen, Delaisi (Brittany Amaradio), Luis Bell, Jonathan Bellion, Jonathan Bennett, Justin Bieber, David Bowden, Jason Boyd, Scott Braun, Tommy Lee Brown, Valentine Bren, Kevin Kabo, Kenneth Kobe, Kevin Kobe, Raul Kubina, Jordan Douglas, Shay Dez Man Evans, Jason Evigan, Dominique David Fick, Cameron Glasper, Jacob Greenspan, Josh Goodwin, James Gatch, Scott Harris, Bernard Harvey, Leah Haywood, Gregory Alder Hein, Marvin Hemings, Jeffrey Howard, Alexander Izquierdo , Daniel James, Jess Logan Jennings, Rodney Jenkins, Jordan K Johnson, Stephen John Sun, Anthony M. Jones, Antonio Kearney, Charlton Kenneth, Joe Hajadurian, Felisa "Angry" King, Jonathan Lindale Kirk, Matthew Shaw En Leon, Benjamin Levine, Marcus Lomax, Quavious Keyate Marshall, Luis Manuel Martinez Jr., Sonny Moore, Fenas O'Connell, Jorgen Odegard, Damini Ebnorua Oguru, Tyra Parks, Oliver Peterhof, Whitney Phillips, Michael Pollack, Khalid Donnel Robinson, Ilya Salmanzade, Alex Schwartz, T Aaron Simmonds, Ashton Simmonds, Gian Stone, Ali Tamposi, Ryan Tedder, Tyshane Thompson, Jake Torrey, Billy Walsh, Freddy Wexler, Symere Woods, Andrew Wotman, Rami Yacoub, Keavan Yazdani, Bigram Zayas & Ido Zmishlany, songwriters; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer
PLANET HER (DELUXE) Doja Cat
Eve, Ariana Grande, Gunna, JID, SZA, The Weeknd & Young Thug, featured artists; Aaron Bow, Rogét Chahayed, Crate Classics, Digi, Dr. Luke, fall, Mayer Hawthorne, Mike Hector, Linden Jay, Aynzli Jones, Kurtis McKenzie, Jason Quenneville, Reef, Khaled Rohaim, Al Shux, Sully, tizhimself, Yeti Beats & Y2K, producer; Rob Bisel, Jesse Ray Ernster, Serban Ghenea, Clint Gibbs, Rian Lewis, NealHPogue, Tyler Sheppard, Kalani Thompson, Joe Visciano and Jeff Ellis Worldwide, engineer/mixer; Ilana Amida, Aaron Bow, Rogert Chahaid, Jameer Chamas, Sheldon Zhang Yuting, Antwin Collins, Amara Zandil Dlamini, Lucas Gottwald, Ariana Grande, Meyer Hawthorne, Mike Hector, Aaron Ho En, Tanesha Damiller Jackson, Lyndon Jay, Eve Gihan, Aynzli Jones, Sergio Kitchens, Carter Lang, Siddharth Mallick, Maciej Margol-Gromada, Kurtis McKenzie, Jidenna Mobisson, Gerard A. Powell II, Geordan Reid-Campbell, Khaled Rohaim, Destin Route, Solána Rowe, Laura Roy, Al Shuckburgh, David Sprecher, Ari Starace, Lee Stashenko, Abel Tesfaye, Rob Tewlow and Jeffery Lamar Williams, songwriters; Dale Becker and Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
Billie Eilish is happier than ever
FINNEAS, producer; Billie Eilish, FINNEAS and Rob Kinelski, engineer/mixer; Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriter; John Greenham and Dave Kutch, mastering engineer
Chris Brown, Cordae, DJ Khaled, Lil Baby, Thundercat, Bryson Tiller, Ty Dolla $ign, YG and Yung Bleu, guest artists; Tarik Azzouz, Bordeaux, Nelson Bridges, DJ Camper, Cardiak, Cardo, Chi Chi, Steven J . Collins, Flip, Jeff "Gitty" Gitelman, GRADES, HER, Hit-Boy, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Walter Jones, KAYTRANADA, DJ Khaled, Mario Luciano, Mike Will Made-It, NonNative, NOVA WAV, Scribz Riley, Jeff Robinson, STREETRUNNER, Hue Strother, Asa Taccone, Thundercat, Thurdi & Wu10, producers; Rafael Fe Bautista, Luis Bordeaux, Di Brown, Anthony Cruz, AYANA De Paz , Dawn Estrada, Chris Garland, She, Jason Joshua, Ketra Nada, Derek Kiota, Omar Loya, Manny Marokun, Ti McLean, Juan "AyoJuan" Peña, Micah Petit, Patrizio Pigliapoco, Alex Pyle, Jaclyn Sanchez, Miki Tsutsumi and Tito "Earcandy" Vasquez, engineer/mixer; Denisia "Blu June" Andrews, Nasri Atweh, Tarik Azzouz, Stacy Barthe, Jeremy Biddle, Nelson “Keyz” Bridges, Chris Brown, Stephen Bruner, Darhyl Camper Jr., Luis Campozano, Louis Kevin Celestin, Anthony Clemons Jr., Steven J. Collins, Ronald “Flip” Colson, Brittany “ Chi" Coney, Elijah Dias, Cordae Dunston, Jeff Gitelman, Tyrone Griffin Jr., Priscilla "Prisc illa Renea" Hamilton, HER, Charles A. Hinshaw, Chauncey Hollis, Latisha Twana Hyman, Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Dominique Jones, Khaled Khaled, Ron Latour, Gamal "Lunchmoney" Lewis, Mario Luciano, Carl McCormick, Leon McQuay III. Julia Michaels, Maxx Moore, Vurdell "V. Script" Muller, Chidi Osendu, Karim Riggins, Mike "Scribz" Riley, Seandrea Sledge, Hue Strother, Asa Taco Nee, Tiara Thomas, Bryson Tiller, Daniel James Treno, Brendan Walsh, Nicholas Woval, Jabril Hashem Williams, Michael L. Williams II, Robert Williams and Kelvin Wouten, songwriters; Dave Kutch and Colin Leonard, mastering engineers
Miley Cyrus, Doja Cat, Jack Harlow, Elton John and Megan Thee Stallion, featured artists; Denzel Baptiste, David Bilal, John Cunningham, Omer Fidi, Cook Harrell, Jasper Harris, KBeaZy, Carter Long, Nick Lee, Roy Renzo, Tom Levesque, Jasper Schiff, Blake Slutkin, Drew Si Leege, Take A Daytrip, Ryan Ted and Kanye West, producers; Denzel Baptiste, David Bilal, Jon Castelli, John Canning Ann, Jerry Doman, Tom Elmhurst, Serban Guinea, Cook Harrell, Roy Renzo, Manny Marokun, Nicky Jon Pabon, Patrizio "Tizio" Piliapoco, Blake Slatterkin, Drew Sliger, Ryan Ted and Joe Visciano, engineers/mixers; Keegan Bach, Denzel Baptiste, David Bilal, John Cunningham, Miley Ray Cyrus, Amara Zandil Dlamini, O Mal Feddy, Vincent Goodyer, Jack Harlow, Jasper Harris, Montero Hill, Easley Juber, Carter Long, Nick Lee, Roy Lun Zoe, Thomas James Levesque, Andrew Luce, Michael Olmo, Jasper Sheff, Blake Slatkin, Ryan Tedder, William K. Ward & Kanye West, songwriters; Chris Gehringer, Eric Lagg and Randy Merrill, mastering engineers
Alexander 23, Daniel Nigro & Olivia Rodrigo, producers; Ryan Linvill, Mitch McCarthy, and Daniel Nigro, engineers/mixers; Jack Antonov, Annie Clark, Daniel Nigro, Olivia Rodrigo, Casey Smith and Taylor Swift, songwriters; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer
Bon Iver, Haim & The National, featured artists; Jack Antonov, Aaron Desner, Bryce Desner, and Taylor Swift, producers; Thomas Bartlett, JT Bates, Robin Bernton, Stuart Bogey, Gabriel Cabezas, CJ Camerieri, Aaron Desner, Bryce Desner, Scott Devindorf, Matt Dimona, Jon Gautier, Trevor Hagen, Mitch Fried Hart, Sean Hutchinson, Josh Kaufman, Benjamin Lantz, Nick Lloyd, Jonathan Low, James McAlister, Dave Nelson, Sean O'Brien, Ryan Olson, Ariel Rechtshaid, Kyle Resnick, Laura Sisk, Evan Smith, Alex Sopp and Justin Vernon, engineers/mixers; Jack Antonoff, William Bowery, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Taylor Swift and Justin Vernon, songwriters; Greg Calbi and Steve Fallone, mastering engineers
Baby Keem, Chris Brown, Conway The Machine, DaBaby, Jay Electronica, Fivio Foreign, Westside Gunn, JAY-Z, Syleena Johnson, Kid Cudi, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Lil Yachty, LOX, Marilyn Manson, Playboi Carti, Pop Smoke, Roddy Ricch, Rooga, Travis Scott, Shenseea, Swizz Beatz, Young Thug, Don Toliver, Ty Dolla $ign, Vory, The Weeknd, Westside Gunn & Lil Yachty, featured artists; Allday, Audi, AyoAA, Roark Ba Iley, Louis Bell, Jeff Bhasker, Boi-1Da, BoogzDaBeast, Warryn Campbell, Cubeatz, David & Eli, Mike Dean, Dem Jointz, Digital Nas, DJ Khalil, DRTWRK, 88-Keys, E. Vax, FNZ, Gesaffelstein, Nikki Grier, Cory Henry, Ronny J, DJ Khalil, Wallis Lane, Digital Nas, Nascent, Ojivolta, Shuko, Sloane, Sean Solymar, Sucuki, Arron “Arrow” Sunday, Swizz Beatz, Zen Tachi, 30 Roc, Bastian Völkel, Mia Wallis, Kanye West, Wheezy, and Jason White, producers; Josh Berg, Todd Bergman, Rashard Bernani Bayville elder, Will Chasson, Dem Joetz , IRKO, Jess Jackson, Nagaris Johnson, Kamiyama Shin, Jimmel "Young Master" Keaton, James Kelso, Scott McDowell, Karam Ali Muta Lieb, Jonathan Pfal, Jonathan Pfzar, Drrique Rendeer, Alejandro Rodriguez-Dawson, Mikalai Skrobat, Devon Wilson, and Lorenzo Wo lff, engineer/mixer; Dwayne Abernathy Jr., Elpadaro F. Electronica Allah, Aswad Asif, Roark Bailey, Durk Banks, Sam Barsh, Christoph Bauss, Louis Bell, Jeff Bhasker, Isaac De Boni, Christopher Brown, Jahshua Brown, Tahrence Brown, Aaron Butts, Warryn Campbell, Heikem Carter Jr., Jordan Terrell Carter, Sean Carter, Denzel Charles, Raul Kubina, Isaac Deboni, Kassim Dean, Michael Dean, Tim Friedrich, Wesley Glass, Samuel Glod, Kevin Gomlinger, Tim Gomlinger, Tyrone Griffin Jr., Jamal Gwen, Corey Henry, Tavolis Javin Hollins Jr., Larry Hoover Jr., Bashar Jackson, Sean Jacob, Nima Jahambin, Paimon Jahambin, Selena Johnson, Dominique Armani Jones, Eli Krughammer, Qinsi Lee, Mike Levy, Evan Master, Mark Mbogo, Miles McCollum, Josh Mays, Scott Mecudy, Brian Miller, Roderick Wayne Moore Jr., Michael Moulay, Marc Maili, Charles M. Njapa, Nasir Pemberton, Carlos St. John Phillips, Jason Phillips, Khalil Abdul Rah Man, Lallaya Ashley Robinson, Christopher Ruelas, David Ruff, Maxi Lee Riels III, Matthew Samuel, D Annele Siff, Eric Jr. Sloan, Sean Solimar, Ronald O'Neill Spencer Jr., David Styles, Michael Susky, Aguirre Tate, Abel Makonen Te Sfaye, Caleb Zachry Tolliver, Bastian Walker, Brian Hugh Warner, Jacques Webster II, Kanye West, Orlando Wye Erd, Jeffrey Williams and Mark Williams, songwriters; Irko, mastering engineer
Songwriter of the Year Award. If the song is released for the first time or gains prominence for the first time within the qualification year, the song is eligible. (The artist's name appears in parentheses.) Only single songs or tracks.
"BAD HABITS" Fred Gibson, Johnny McDaid and Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)
"Beautiful Noise" Ruby Amanfu, Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, Alicia Keys, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Linda Perry and Hailey Whitters, songwriters (Alicia Keys and Brandi Carlile)
"Driving License" Daniel Negro and Olivia Rodrigo, songwriters (Olivia Rodrigo)
"Fight for You" Dernst Emile II, HER & Tiara Thomas, songwriter (HER)
"HAPPIER THAN Eilish" Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriter (Billie Eilish)
"KISS ME MORE" Rogét Chahayed, Amala Zandile Dlamini, Lukasz Gottwald, Carter Lang, Gerard A. Powell II, Solana Rowe and David Sprecher, songwriters (Doja Cat featured SZA)
"LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN" Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II and Bruno Mars, songwriters (Silk Sonic)
"Montero (call me by your name)" Denzel Baptiste, David Bilal, Omar Ferdi, Montero Hill and Roy Renzo, songwriters (Lil Nas X)
"Peach" Louis Bell, Justin Bieber, Given Dezman Evans, Bernard Harvey, Felisa "Angry" King, Matthew Sean Leon, Jr. Louis Mann Nuel Martinez, Aaron Symonds, Ashton Symonds, Andrew Waterman and Keewan Yazdani, songwriters (Justin Bieber and Daniel Kaiser and Shay)
"RIGHT ON TIME" Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
The best newcomer category recognizes artists who have broken public awareness and made a significant impact on the music industry among the works released in the qualification year.
The best pop solo performance is suitable for new vocal or instrumental pop recordings. Only single or track.
"Anyone" Justin Bieber "On Time" Brandi Carlisle "Happier Than Ever" Billie Eilish "Location" Ariana Grande "Driver's License" Olivia Rodrigo
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative pop recording. Only single or track.
"I GET A KICK OUT YOU" Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga "LONELY" Justin Bieber & benny blanco "BUTTER" BTS "HIGHER POWER" Coldplay "KISS ME MORE" Doja Cat takes SZA as the protagonist
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album is for an album that contains at least 51% of the playing time of a new traditional pop record.
LOVE FOR SALE Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga'TIL WE MEET AGAIN (LIVE) Nora Jones TORI KELLY CHRISTMAS Tori Kelly LEDISI SINGS NINA Ledisi That is life Willie Nelson A HOLLY DOLLY CHRISTMAS Dolly Parton
The best popular vocal music album contains at least 51% of the playing time of the new popular vocal recording.
JUSTICE (TRIPLE CHUCKS DELUXE) Justin Bieber PLANET HER (DELUXE) Doja Cat HAPPIER THANEVER Billie Eilish POSITIONS Ariana Grande SOUR Olivia Rodrigo
Best dance/electronic recording for solo, duet, group or cooperative performances. Vocal or instrumental music. Only single or track.
"HERO" Afrojack & David Guetta Afrojack, David Guetta, Kuk Harrell & Stargate, producer; Elio Debets, mixer
"LOOM" Ólafur Arnalds in collaboration with Bonobo Ólafur Arnalds and Simon Green, producer; Ólafur Arnalds, mixer
"BEFORE" James Blake James Blake & Dom Maker, producer; James Blake, mixer
"Heartbreak" bonobo and the completely extinct dinosaurs Simon Green and Orlando Higginbottom, producers; Simon Green and Orlando Higginbottom, mixers
"You can do it" Caribou Dan Snaith, producer; David Wrench, mixer
"ALIVE" Rüfüs Du Sol Jason Evigan & Rüfüs Du Sol, producer; Cassian Stewart-Kasimba, mixer
"Commercial" Tiësto Hightower, Julia Karlsson & Tiësto, producer; Tiësto, mixer
The best dance/electronic music album is suitable for vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.
Subconscious black coffee FALLEN EMBERS ILLENIUM Music is a weapon (reload) Major Lazer SHOCKWAVE Marshmello FREE LOVE Sylvan Esso JUDGMENT Ten Cities
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album is for albums that contain approximately 51% or more of the playing time of musical instrument material. For albums that contain at least 51% of the playback time of the new recording.
DOUBLE DEALIN' Randy Brecker and Eric Marienthal Garden Rachel Eckroth TREE FALLS Taylor Eigsti at BLUE NOTE TOKYO Steve Gadd Band DEEP: Baritone Conference, VOL. 2 Mark Lettieri
The best rock performance is for new vocal or instrumental solo, duet/combination or collaborative rock recording.
"Shooting in the dark" AC/DC "Knowing you better (from CAPITOL STUDIO A)" Black Pumas "NOTHING COMPARES 2 U" Chris Cornell "OHMS" Deftones "MAKING A FIRE" Foo Fighters
The best metal performance is suitable for new vocal or instrumental solo, duet/combination or collaborative metal recording.
"GENESIS" Deftones "THE ALIEN" Dream Theater "AMAZONIA" Gojira "PUSHING THE TIDES" Mastodon "THE TRIUMPH OF KING FREAK (A CRYPT OF PRESERVATION AND SUPERSTITION)" Rob Zombie
The best rock song songwriter award. Including rock, hard rock and metal songs. If the song is released for the first time or gains prominence for the first time within the qualification year, the song is eligible. (The artist's name appears in parentheses.) Only single songs or tracks.
"All my favorite songs" Rivers Cuomo, Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson and Ilsey Juber, songwriters (Weezer)
"THE BANDIT" Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill and Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
"DISTANCE" Wolfgang Van Halen, songwriter (Mammoth WVH)
"Find My Way" Paul McCartney, songwriter (Paul McCartney)
"Waiting for War" Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
The best rock album contains new rock, hard rock or metal records with at least 51% of the playing time.
Power up AC/DC Capitol CUTS-Live broadcast from Studio A Black Pumas No one sings like you 1 Chris Cornell MEDICINE AT MIDNIGHT Foo Fighters MCCARTNEY III Paul McCartney
Best Alternative Music Album Vocal or Instrumental
SHORE Fleet Foxes IF I CAN'T HAVE LOVE, I WANT Halsey JUBILEE Japanese breakfast folded in the sun Arlo Parks DADDY'S HOME St. Vincent
The best R&B performance is for new vocal or instrumental R&B recordings.
"LOST YOU" Snoh Aalegra "PEACHES" Justin Bieber starred in Daniel Caesar and Giveon "DAMAGE" HER "LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN" Silk Sonic "PICK UP YOUR FEELINGS" Jazmine Sullivan
The best traditional R&B performance is suitable for new vocal or instrumental traditional R&B recordings.
"I need you" Jon Baptiste "Bring it home to me" BJ Chicago Boys, PJ Morton and Kenyon Dixon with Charlie Bireal "Rebirth" Leon Bridges with Robert Glasper "fought for you" and her "how much heart can be taken away"" Lucky Grandpa played Yebba
The best R&B song creator award. If the song is released for the first time or gains prominence for the first time within the qualification year, the song is eligible. (The artist's name appears in parentheses.) Only single songs or tracks.
"DAMAGE" Anthony Clemons Jr., Jeff Gitelman, She, Carl McCormick and Tiara Thomas, songwriters (HER)
"GOOD DAYS" Jacob Collier, Carter Lang, Carlos Munoz, Solana Rowe and Christopher Ruelas, songwriters (SZA)
"HEARTBREAK ANNIVERSARY" Giveon Evans, Maneesh, Sevn Thomas and Varren Wade, songwriters (Giveon)
"LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN" Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II and Bruno Mars, songwriters (Silk Sonic)
"PICK UP YOUR FEELINGS" Denisia "Blue June" Andrews, Audra Mae Butts, Kyle Coleman, Brittany "Chi" Coney, Michael Holmes and Jazmine Sullivan, songwriter (Jazmine Sullivan)
The Best Progressive R&B Album is for an album containing at least 51% of the playback time of the newly recorded R&B progressive vocal track.
New light Eric Bellinger has something to say. Cory Henry MOOD VALIANT Hiatus Kaiyote table is used for two Lucky Daye dinners: DESSERT Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder and Kamasi Washington Study abroad: extended stay in Masego
The best R&B album is for albums that contain at least 51% of the playback time of the new R&B recording.
Temporary climax in the violet sky Snoh Aalegra We are Jon Batiste The voice of the gold digger Leon Bridges Back to my mind Her story Jazmine Sullivan
Best Rap Performance For Rap Performance. Only single or track.
"FAMILY TIES" Baby Keem with Kendrick Lamar "UP" Cardi B "MY. LIFE" J. Cole as 21 Savage & Morray "WAY 2 SEXY" Drake as Future & Young Thug "THOT S—" Megan Thee Stallion
The best melody rap performance is used for solo or cooperative performances that contain both R&B melody and rap elements.
"Proud. Yes. This. DEVIL" J. Cole starred in Lil Baby "NEED TO KNOW" Doja Cat "INDUSTRY BABY" Lil Nas X starred in Jack Harlow "WUSYANAME" Tyler, creator of Youngboy Never Broke Again & Ty Dolla $ign" HURRICANE" Kanye West starred in The Weeknd & Little Baby
Best Rap Song Songwriter Award. If the song is released for the first time or gains prominence for the first time within the qualification year, the song is eligible. (The artist's name appears in parentheses.) Only single songs or tracks.
"Bath Salt" Shawn Carter, Kasseem Dean, Michael Forno, Nasir Jones and Earl Simmons, songwriters (DMX in collaboration with Jay-Z and Nas)
"Best Friend" Amala Zandelie Dlamini, Lukasz Gottwald, Randall Avery Hammers, Diamonté Harper, Asia Smith, Theron Thomas and Rocco Valdes, songwriter (Saweetie owns Doja Cat)
"Family Relations" Roshwita Larisha Bacha, Hykeem Carter, Tobias Dekker, Colin Franken, Jasper Harris, Kendrick Lamar, Ronald Latour and Dominik Patrzek, songwriter (Baby Keem as Kendrick Lamar)
"Prison" Dwayne Abernathy, Jr., Shawn Carter, Raul Cubina, Michael Dean, Charles M. Njapa, Sean Solymar, Brian Hugh Warner, Kanye West and Mark Williams, songwriter (Kanye West as Jay-Z)
"My. LIFE" Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph and Jermaine Cole, songwriters (J. Cole in collaboration with 21 Savage & Morray)
Best Rap Album is for albums that contain at least 51% of the playback time of a new rap recording.
Off-season J. Cole certified lover boy Drake KING'S II Nas If you get lost, please call me Tyler, creator Donda Kanye West
The best country solo performance is suitable for new vocal or instrumental solo country recordings.
"After all" Luke Combs "remember her name" Mitch Gayton "All I do is drive" Jason Isabel "Camera Roll" Casey Mars Graves "You should probably leave" Chris Stapleton
Best Country Duo/Group Performance For new vocal or instrumental duet/group or collaborative country recording.
"If I don't love you" Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood "Young Me" Brother Osborne "I am glad you exist" Dan + Shay "CHASING AFTER YOU" Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris "DRUNK (I don't want to go home)" Allie Kim & Miranda Lambert
Best Country Song Songwriter Award. If the song is released for the first time or gains prominence for the first time within the qualification year, the song is eligible. (The artist's name appears in parentheses.) Only single songs or tracks.
"Better than we found" Jesse Joe Dillon, Marlen Morris, Jimmy Robbins and Laura Wirtz, songwriters (Marlen Morris)
"CAMERA ROLL" Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves and Daniel Tashian, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
"COLD" Dave Cobb, JT Cure, Derek Mixon & Chris Stapleton, songwriter (Chris Stapleton)
"Country Again" Zach Crowwell, Ashley Goley and Thomas Reid, songwriters (Thomas Reid)
"FANCY LIKE" Cameron Bartolini, Walker Hayes, Josh Jenkins and Shane Stevens, songwriters (Walker Hayes)
"Remember her name" Mickey Gayton, Blake Hubbard, Jarrod Ingram and Parker Welling, songwriters (Mickey Gayton)
The best country album contains at least 51% of the airtime of the new country recording.
Skeleton Brothers Osborne remembers her name Mickey Gaydon Marfa tape Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall and Jack Ingram Dudd Song and Juanita Stergill Simpson from Chris Stapleton Start
The best new era album contains at least 51% of the new vocal or instrumental new era recording playing time.
Brothers Will Ackerman, Jeff Oster and Tom Eaton DIVINE TIDES Stewart Copeland and Ricky Kej PANGEA Wouter Kellerman and David Arkenstone NIGHT + DAY Opium Moon PIECES OF FOREVER Laura Sullivan
Best impromptu jazz solo performance for instrumental jazz solo performance. Two identical performers in a recording may qualify as an entry. If the listed soloist appears in a recording that charges another artist, the latter’s name is in parentheses for identification. Only single or track.
"SACKODOUGOU" Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, solo piece from: Hand of Time (Weedie Braimah)
"KICK THOSE FEET" Kenny Barron, solo piece from: Songs from my father (Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trios)
"BIGGER THAN US" Jon Batiste, solo repertoire from: Soul (original movie soundtrack) (various artists)
"Absent" Terrence Blanchard, solo repertoire from: Absent (Terrence Blanchard features E Collective and Turtle Island Quartet)
"HUMPTY DUMPTY (SET 2)" Chick Corea, solo piece from: Akoustic Band Live (Chick Corea, John Patitucci and Dave Weckl)
The best jazz vocal album contains at least 51% of the playing time of the new jazz vocal recording.
GENERATIONS The Baylor Project SUPERBLUE Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter Time Traveler Nnenna Freelon FLOR Gretchen Parlato SONGWRIGHTS APOTHECARY LAB Esperanza Spalding
The best jazz instrumental album contains at least 51% of the playing time of the new instrumental jazz recording.
Jazz Selection: Jon Batiste, the music from the soul and inspired by it, absent from Terence Blanchard with E Collective and Turtle Island Quartet SKYLINE Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette and Gonzalo Rubalcaba AKOUSTIC BAND LIVE Chick Corea, John Patitucci and Dave Weckl SIDE-EYE NYC IV) Pat Metheny
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album is for an album that contains at least 51% of the playing time of a new ensemble jazz recording.
Live in BIRDLAND! The Count Basie Orchestra is directed by Scotty Barnhart DEAR LOVE Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force FOR JIMMY, WES and OLIVER Christian McBride Big Band SWIRLING Sun Ra Arkestra JACKETS XL Yellowjackets + WDR Big Band
Best Latin Jazz Album is for vocal or instrumental albums containing new recording material with at least 51% of the playing time. The purpose of this category is to identify recordings that represent a mix of jazz and Latin, Ibero-American, Brazilian and Argentine tango music.
MIRROR MIRROR Eliane Elias with Chick Corea and Chucho Valdés South Bronx story Carlos Henriquez VIRTUAL BIRDLAND Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra TRANSPARENCY Dafnis Prieto Sextet EL ARTE DEL BOLERO Miguel Zenón & Luis Perd
Best Gospel Performance/Song This award is given to artists and songwriters (new works) in recognition of their best traditional Christian, root gospel or contemporary gospel singles or tracks.
"The Voice of God" starring Steffany Gretzinger and Chandler Moore; Dante Bowe, Tywan Mack, Jeff Schneeweis and Mitch Wong, songwriters
"Joy" Dante Bau; Dante Bau and Ben Schofield, songwriters
"Help" Anthony Brown and group therapy; Anthony Brown and Darryl Woodson, songwriters
"WAIT ON YOU" highland worship and maverick city music; Dante Bowe, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Tiffany Hudson, Brandon Lake and Chandler Moore, songwriters
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song Category This award is awarded to artists and songwriters (new compositions) in recognition of their best contemporary Christian music singles or tracks (including pop, rap/hip-hop, Latin, or rock.)
"We Won" Kirk Franklin and Baby Lil; Kirk Franklin, Dominic Jones, Cynthia Nunn and Justin Smith, songwriters
"Let's be together (hope to mix)" She and Tauren Wells; Josiah Bassey, Dernst Emile & HER, songwriter
"The word must do" Chandler Moore and KJ Scriven; Jonathan Jay, Nathan Jess and Chandler Moore, songwriters
"Believe it" CeCe Winans; Dwan Hill, Kyle Lee, CeCe Winans and Mitch Wong, songwriters
"JIREH" highland worship and maverick city music starring Chandler Moore and Naomi Lane; Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Chandler Moore and Naomi Rennes, songwriter
The best gospel album contains new recordings, vocal, traditional or contemporary/R&B gospel music recordings with at least 51% of the playing time.
Change your story Jekalyn Carr ROYALTY: Live in RYMAN Tasha Cobbs Leonard JUBILEE: JUNEENTH EDITION Maverick City Music JONNY X MALI: Live in Los Angeles Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music BELIEVE FOR IT CeCe Winans
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album is suitable for new recordings, vocal music, contemporary Christian music albums containing at least 51% of the playing time, including pop, rap/hip-hop, Latin or rock records.
No stranger Natalie Grant feels like a home roll. 2 Israel & New Breed THE BLESSING (LIVE) Kari Jobe CITIZEN OF HEAVEN (LIVE) Tauren Wells OLD CHURCH BASEMENT Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music
Best Roots Gospel Album is suitable for newly recorded, vocal, traditional/root gospel music albums containing at least 51% of the playing time, including country, southern gospel, bluegrass and American recordings.
Take my faith alone, little Harry Connick, that's the gospel
The best Latin pop album contains at least 51% of the airtime of the new Latin pop album.
VÉRTIGO Pablo Alborán MIS AMORES Paula Arenas HECHO A LA ANTIGUA Ricardo Arjona MIS MANOS Camilo MENDÓ Alex Cuba REVELACIÓN Selena Gomez
The best Música Urbana album is for an album that contains at least 51% of the new Música Urbana recording time.
AFRODISÍACO Rauw Alejandro EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO Bad Bunny JOSE J Balvin KG0516 Karol G SIN MIEDO (DEL AMOR Y OTROS DEMONIOS) Kali Uchis
Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album An album containing at least 51% of the playing time of the new Latin Rock or Alternative Record.
DEJA Bomba Estéreo MIRA LO QUE ME HICISTE HACER (Deluxe Edition) Diamante Eléctrico ORIGEN Juanes CALAMBRE Nathy Peluso EL MADRILEÑO C. Tangana SONIDOS DE KARMÁTICA RESONANCIA Zoé
Best Mexico Regional Music Album (including Tejano) Applicable to albums recorded in New Mexico (banda, norteño, corridos, gruperos, mariachi, ranchera, and Tejano) that contain at least 51% of the playing time.
ANTOLOGÍA DE LA MUSICA RANCHERA, VOL. 2 Aida Cuevas A MIS Vicente Fernández SEIS Mon Laferte UN CANTO POR MÉXICO, VOL. II Natalia Lafourcade AYAYAY! (SÚPER DELUXE) Christian Nodal
The best tropical Latin album contains at least 51% of the playing time of the new tropical Latin recording.
indecisive! Rubén Blades y Roberto Delgado & Orquesta EN CUARENTENA El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico SIN SALSA NO HAY PARAÍSO Aymée Nuviola COLEGAS Gilberto Santa Rosa LIVE IN PERU Tony Succar
Best American Roots Performance is suitable for new vocal or instrumental American Roots recordings. This is for any sub-genre style performance included in the American roots music field, including American, bluegrass, blues, folk or regional roots. Award to the artist.
"CRY" Jon Batiste "LOVE AND REGRET" Billy Strings "I wish I knew what freedom is like" The Blind Boys of Alabama & Béla Fleck "SAME DEVIL" Brandy Clark in collaboration with Brandi Carlile "NIGHTFLYER" Allison Russell
Best American Root Song Songwriter Award. Including American, bluegrass, traditional blues, contemporary blues, folk or regional roots songs. If the song is released for the first time or gains prominence for the first time within the qualification year, the song is eligible. (The artist's name appears in parentheses.) Only single songs or tracks.
"AVALON" Rhiannon Giddens, Justin Robinson and Francesco Turrisi, songwriters (Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi)
"CALL ME A FOOL" Valerie June, songwriter (Valerie June in collaboration with Carla Thomas)
"CRY" Jon Baptiste and Steve McEwan, songwriters (Jon Baptiste)
"DIAMOND STUDDED SHOES" Dan Auerbach, Natalie Hemby, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Yola, songwriters (Yola)
"NIGHTFLYER" Jeremy Lindsay and Alison Russell, songwriters (Alison Russell)
Best Americana Album is suitable for albums containing at least 51% of the playing time of new vocal or instrumental Americana recordings.
Downhill everywhere, the feeling left behind by Jackson Browne John Hiatt and Jerry Douglas band NATIVE SONS Los Lobos OUTSIDE CHILD Allison Russell standing next to me Yola
The best bluegrass album contains a new vocal or instrumental bluegrass record with at least 51% of the playing time.
Update Billy Strings MY BLUEGRASS HEART Béla Fleck pays homage to the infamous Stringdusters CUTTIN' GRASS – VOL to BILL MONROE. 1 (The Butcher Shop Meeting) Sturgill Simpson music is the Rhonda Vincent I have seen
The best traditional blues album contains at least 51% of the playing time of a new vocal or instrumental traditional blues recording.
100 years of Bruce Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite TRAVELER'S BLUES Blues Traveller I'm trying Cedric Burnside, ready when I call you Guy Davis bring me back Kim Wilson
The best contemporary blues album contains at least 51% of the new vocal or instrumental contemporary blues recording playing time.
DELTA KREAM The Black Keys features Eric Deaton and Kenny Brown as the protagonists Royal tea Joe Bonamassa UNCIVIL WAR Shemekia Copeland FIRE IT UP Steve Cropper 662 Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
The best folk song album contains at least 51% of the playing time of the new vocal or instrumental folk song recording.
ONE NIGHT LONELY [LIVE] Mary Chapin Carpenter LONG VIOLENT HISTORY Tyler Childers Wednesday (extended version) Madison Cunningham They called me home Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi BLUE HERON SUITE Sarah Jarosz
The best regional root music album is for albums containing at least 51% of the playing time of the new vocal or instrumental regional root music recording.
Live in New Orleans! Sean Ardoin and Kreole Rock And Soul Bloodstains and teardrops Big Chief Monk Boudreaux My People Cha Wa COREY LEDET ZYDECO Corey Ledet Zydeco KAU KA PE'A Kalani Pe'a
The best reggae album contains at least 51% of the playback time of the new reggae recording.
PAMOJA Etana POSITIVE VIBRATION Gramps Morgan LIVE N LIVIN Sean Paul ROYAL Jesse Royal BEAUTY IN THE SILENCE Soja 10 Spice
The best global music performance applies to new vocal or instrumental global music recordings.
“MOHABBAT” Arooj Aftab “DO YOURSELF” Angelique Kidjo & Burna Boy “PÀ PÁ PÀ” Femi Kuti “BLEWU” Yo-Yo Ma & Angelique Kidjo “ESSENCE” WizKid Featured Tems
The best global music album contains at least 51% of the playing time of the new vocal or instrumental global music record album.
The Voice of Bang Bang, Vol. 1 Rocky Dawuni East and West players present: DANIEL HO and friends live concert Daniel Ho and friends MOTHER NATURE Angelique Kidjo LEGACY + Femi Kuti and Made Kuti Made in Lagos: Luxury WizKid
The best children's music album is suitable for an album containing at least 51% of the playing time, new music or spoken recordings created for children.
ACTÍVATE 123 Andrés ALL ONE TRIBE 1 Tribe Collective BLACK TO THE FUTURE Falu CRAYON KIDS Lucky Diaz And The Family Jam Band
Best spoken language album (including poems, audio books and storytelling)
After LeVar Burton continues: John Lewis’ reflections on the new generation Don Cheadle captures the dream: live in Fort Knox CHICAGO J. Ivy 8:46 Dave Chappelle and Amir Sulaiman a promised land Barack Obama
The best comedy album contains at least 51% of the new recording's play time.
Comedy vaccine Lavell Crawford EVOLUTION Chelsea Handler Sincerely LOUIS CK Louis CK Thanks for risking his life Lewis Black, the greatest average American Nate Bargatze ZERO FS GIVEN Kevin Hart
The best musical album contains at least 51% of the new recording's play time. Awarded to lead singers and album producers whose album playing time reaches 51% or more. Writers and composers of new scores are eligible for this award if they have written and/or created new scores that account for 51% or more of the album's playing time.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderellas Andrew Lloyd Webber, Nick Lloyd Webber and Greg Wells, producers; Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel, composers/writers ( Original album cast)
Some of the lovers of BURT BACHARACH and STEVEN SATER Burt Bacharach, Michael Croiter, Ben Hartman and Steven Sater, producers; Burt Bacharach, composer; composer Steven Sater (Global Premier Movie actors)
Girls from the North Country Simon Hale, Conor McPherson and Dean Sharenow, producer (Bob Dylan, composer and lyricist) (formerly Broadway actor)
LES MISÉRABLES: Stage concert (a sensational live recording in 2020) Cameron Mackintosh, Lee McCutcheon and Stephen Metcalfe, producers (Claude-Michel Schönberg, composer; Alain Boublil, John Caird, Herbert Kretzmer, Jean-Marc Natel and Trevoric Nunn), (Concert company performed in Les Misérables in 2020)
A snapshot of STEPHEN SCHWARTZ Daniel C. Levine, Michael J Moritz Jr, Bryan Perri, and Stephen Schwartz, producer (Stephen Schwartz, composer and songwriter) (world premiere)
The unofficial Bridgetton musical Emily Bell, producer; Abigail Barlow & Emily Bear, composer/writer (Barlow & Bear)
Give the best soundtrack award for the best visual media compilation to the artist and/or "studio" producer of most of the tracks in the album. If neither is available, reward one or two individuals who are actively responsible for the album concept and musical direction, as well as the selection of artists, songs, and producers (if applicable). Awards are also awarded to appropriate music supervision.
CRUELLA (various artists) Dear EVAN HANSEN (various artists) spent an evening in Miami at Highland (various artists)... (various artists) Respect Jennifer Hudson SCHMIGADOON! Episode 1 (various artists) US VS. Billy Holidays Andra Day
The Best Soundtrack Soundtrack Award for Visual Media is awarded to a composer for original sheet music created specifically or as a partner for a currently legal film, TV show or series, video game or other visual media.
BRIDGERTON Kris Bowers, composer DUNE Hans Zimmer, composer THE MANDALORIAN: SEASON 2 – VOL. 2 (Chapters 13-16) Ludwig Göransson, composer THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT Carlos Rafael Rivera, composer SOUL Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, composer
The best visual media song creator award. Songs (melody and lyrics) created specifically for movies, TV, video games, or other visual media, and released for the first time in the qualification year. (The artist's name appears in parentheses.) Only single songs or tracks.
"AGATHA ALL ALONG" [From WANDAVISION: Episode 7] Christine Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, songwriters (Christine Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Catherine Starring Hahn, Eric Bradley, Greg Whipple, Jasper Randall and Gerald White)
"ALL EYES ON ME" [From the inside] Bo Burnham, songwriter (Bo Burnham)
"Everything I know so far" [From P!NK: Everything I know so far] Alecia Moore, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, songwriters (P!nk)
"Fight for you" [From Judah and the Black Messiah] Dernst Emil II, she and Tiara Thomas, songwriter (her)
"I'm here (sing the way home)" [Respect] Jamie Hartman, Jennifer Hudson and Carol King, songwriters (Jennifer Hudson)
"Talk now" [One night from Miami...] Sam Ashworth and Leslie Odom, Jr., songwriters (Leslie Odom, Jr.)
The Composer Award for Best Instrumental Composition is awarded to an original work (non-adapted) first released in the qualification year. Only single or track.
"BEAUTIFUL IS BLACK" composer Brandee Younger (Brandee Younger)
"CAT AND MOUSE" composer Tom Nazziola (Tom Nazziola)
"Orchestral Concerto: Finale" Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra starring Antonio Sanchez and Derek Hodge)
"DREAMING IN LIONS: DREAMING IN LIONS" Arturo O'Farrill, composer (Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble)
"EBERHARD" Lyle Mays, composer (Lyle Mays)
Award for best arrangement, instrumental or a cappella arrangement. (The artist's name appears in parentheses.) Only single songs or tracks.
"Chopsticks" Bill O'Connell, arranged (Richard Barata)
"FOR THE LOVE OF A PRINCESS" (from "BRAVEHEART") Robin Smith, arranger (Hauser, London Symphony Orchestra and Robin Smith)
"INFINITE LOVE" by Emile Mosely, arranger (Emile Mosely)
"META KNIGHT'S REVENGE" (from "KIRBY SUPERSTAR") Charlie Rosen and Jake Silverman, arranged (The 8-Bit Big Band Features Button Masher)
"THE STRUGGLE Within" Gabriela Quintero & Rodrigo Sanchez, Arrangement (Rodrigo y Gabriela)
Best Arrangement, Musical Instrument and Vocal Arrangement Award. (The artist's name appears in parentheses.) Only single songs or tracks.
"THE BOTTOM LINE" Ólafur Arnalds, arranger (Ólafur Arnalds & Josin)
"A CHANGE IS GONNA COME" Tehillah Alphonso, arranged (Tonality & Alexander Lloyd Blake)
"Christmas Song (Roast Chestnuts)" Jacob Collier, Arrangement (Jacob Collier)
"ELEANOR RIGBY" Cody Fry, Arrangement (Cody Fry)
"TO THE EDGE OF LONGING (Edited Edition)" Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza, Czech National Symphony Orchestra and Julia Brock)
AMERICAN JACKPOT / AMERICAN GIRLS Sarah Dodds and Shauna Dodds, Art Director (Reckless Kelly)
CARNAGE Nick Cave and Tom Hingston, Art Director (Nick Cave and Warren Ellis)
PAKELANG Li Zhenghan & Yu Wei, Artistic Director (Chairman of the second generation of Langao Singing Group & Crossover Big Band)
SERPENTINE PRISON Dayle Doyle, Art Director (Matt Bonninger)
ZETA Xiao Qingyang, Art Director (Soul Of Ears)
Best boxed or special limited edition package
Everything must pass: 50th Anniversary Edition Darren Evans, Dhani Harrison and Olivia Harrison, Art Director (George Harrison)
Color Theory Lordess Foudre and Christopher Leckie, Art Director (Football Mom)
Simon Moore (Steven Wilson), Art Director of THE FUTURE BITES (LIMITED EDITION BOX SET)
77-81 Dan Calderwood & Jon King, Art Director (Quad)
Swimming in circles Ramón Coronado and Marshall Rake, artistic director (Mac Miller)
Beethoven: The last three sonatas Ann-Katrin Zimmermann, author of album notes (Sunwook Kim)
The complete LOUIS ARMSTRONG Columbia and RCA VICTOR STUDIO SESSIONS 1946-1966 Ricky Riccardi, album notes author (Louis Armstrong)
CREATION NEVER SLEEPS, CREATION NEVER DIES: THE WILLIE DUNN Anthology Kevin Howes, author of album notes (Willie Dunn)
ETCHING THE VOICE: EMILE BERLINER and the first commercial phonograph record, 1889-1895 David Giovannoni, Richard Martin and Stephan Puille, album note authors (various artists)
The King of Gospel Music: The Life and Music of Pastor James Cleveland Robert Marovic, author of album notes (various artists)
Beyond the music: her complete RCA VICTOR recording Robert Russ, compiler producer; Nancy Conforti, Andreas K. Meyer and Jennifer Nulsen, mastering engineer (Marian Anderson)
Etching sound: EMILE BERLINER and the first commercial phonograph record, 1889-1895 Meagan Hennessey and Richard Martin, compilation producer; Richard Martin, mastering engineer (various artists)
Shellac unearthed: an alternative history of world music April Ledbetter, Steven Lance Ledbetter and Jonathan Ward, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (various artists)
Jonny Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1: THE EARLY YEARS (1963-1967) Patrick Milligan & Joni Mitchell, compiler and producer; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Joni Mitchell)
Signed Times (Super Deluxe Edition) Trevor Gay, Michael Howe and Kirk Johnson, compilation producers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Prince)
Best Engineering Album, Non-Classic Engineer Award. (The artist's name appears in parentheses.)
Cinema Josh Conway, Marvin Figueroa, Josh Gudwin, Neal H Pogue and Ethan Shumaker, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer (The Marías)
DAWN Thomas Brenneck, Zach Brown, Elton "L10MixedIt" Chueng, Riccardo Damian, Tom Elmhirst, Jens Jungkurth, Todd Monfalcone, John Rooney & Smino, engineers; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer (Yebba)
Hey, BJ Burton, engineer; BJ Burton, mastering engineer (low)
LOVE FOR SALE Dae Bennett, Josh Coleman and Billy Cumella, engineers; Greg Calbi and Steve Fallone, mastering engineers (Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga)
Notes with attachments Joseph Lorge & Blake Mills, engineer; Greg Koller, mastering engineer (Pino Palladino & Blake Mills)
The best producer of the year, non-classical A producer award. (The artist's name appears in parentheses.)
JACK ANTONOFF • Chemtrails Over The Country Club (Lana Del Rey) (A) • Daddy's Home (St. Vincent) (A) • “Gold Rush” (Taylor Swift) (T) • Sling (Clairo) (A) • Solar ( Lord) (A) • Eliminate the sadness on Saturday night (Beachers) (A)
ROGÉT CHAHAYED • “//aguardiente Y Limón %ᵕ‿‿ᵕ%” (Kali Uchis) (T) • “Ain't S–t” (Doja Cat) (T) • “Beautiful” (Shelley FKA DRAM) (T )) • “Blueberry Eyes” (MAX played by BTS’s SUGA) (S) • “Fire in the Sky” (Anderson.Paak) (T) • “Kiss Me More” (Doja Cat played in SZA) (S) • "Lazy Susan" (21 Savage With Rich Brian featuring Warren Hue and Masimwei as the protagonists) (S) • "NITROUS" (Joji) (T) • "Vibez" (ZAYN) (S)
MIKE ELIZONDO • Glowing (revolving door) (A) • "A good day" (twenty-one pilots) (T) • An unfortunate life (Rag'n'Bone Man) (A) • "Mercy" (Jonas Brother) (T) • "Mulberry Street" (twenty-one pilots) (T) • Obviously (Lake Street Diving) (A) • Repeat (Grace Vanderwaal) (S) • "Taking The Heat" (Joy Oladokun) ( T)
HIT-BOY • Judas and the Black Messiah: Inspiration Album (various artists) (A) • King's Disease II (Nas) (A)
RICKY REED • “//aguardiente y limón%ᵕ‿‿ᵕ%” (Kali Uchis) (T) • “Can't Let You Go” (Terrace Martin as Nick Grant) (S) • “Damn Bean” (John- Robert) (T) • "Don't Go" (Camilla Cabello) (S) • Gold Digger Voice (Leon Bridges) (A) • "Your Fragments" (Sean Mendes) ( T)•"Push Away" (Junior Mesa) (T) • "Rumors" (Lizzo as Cardi B) (S) • "Sing" (Jon Batiste) (T)
The Best Mixing Recording Mixer Award. (The artist's name appears in parentheses for identification.) Only single or track.
"BACK TO LIFE (BOOKER T KINGS OF SOUL SATTA DUB)" Booker T, remixer (Soul II Soul)
"Born for Greatness (CYMEK REMIX)" Spencer Bastin, remixer (Papa Roach) track from: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 Better noise years
"CONSTANT CRAVING (FASHIONABLY LATE REMIX)" Tracy Young, mixer (KD Lang)
"INSIDE OUT (3SCAPE DRM REMIX)" 3SCAPE DRM, mixer (Zedd & Griff)
"Meet him last night (DAVE AUDÉ REMIX)" Dave Audé, mixer (Demi Lovato & Ariana Grande)
"PASSENGER (MIKE SHINODA REMIX)" mixer Mike Shinoda (Deftones) track from: White Pony (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
"TALKS (MURA MASA REMIX)" Alexander Crossan, Mixer (PVA)
Best Immersive Audio Album This category recognizes the outstanding performance of multi-channel immersive audio recording. Eligible recordings must be commercially distributed in consumer formats/configurations (DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, Blu-Ray, Atmos, Auro-3D, immersive downloads, etc.) for sale or streaming, providing the original An immersive mix (not re-used electronically) of four or more channels.
ALICIA George Massenburg and Eric Schilling, immersive mixing engineers; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Ann Mincieli, immersive producer (Alicia Keys)
CLIQUE Jim Anderson and Ulrike Schwarz, immersive mixing engineers; Bob Ludwig, immersive mastering engineer; immersive producer Jim Anderson (Patricia Barber)
FINE LINE Greg Penny, immersive mixing engineer; Greg Penny, immersive mastering engineer; Greg Penny, immersive producer (Harry Styles)
The future bites Jake Fields and Steven Wilson, immersive mixing engineer; Bob Ludwig, immersive mastering engineer; immersive producer Steven Wilson (Steven Wilson)
STILLE GRENDER Morten Lindberg, immersive mixing engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive producer (Anne Karin Sundal-Ask and Det Norske Jentekor)
Best Immersive Audio Album (63rd Grammy Awards) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 63rd Grammy Awards Best Immersive Audio Album Production Committee meeting was postponed until after the Grammy Awards last year. The committee has met and is voting on the nominations for the 63rd Grammy Awards, and the winner will be awarded as part of the 64th Grammy Awards.
BOLSTAD: TOMBA SONORA Morten Lindberg, immersive mixing engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive producer (Stemmeklang)
Dear FUTURE SELF (DOLBY ATMOS MIXES) Fritz Hilpert, immersive mixing engineer; Jason Banks, Fritz Hilpert, and David Ziegler, immersive mastering engineer; Tom Ammerman, Arno Kammermeier, and Walter Merziger, immersive producer (Booka Shade)
FRYD Morten Lindberg, immersive mixing engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive producer (Tove Ramlo-Ystad & Cantus)
MUTT SLANG II – The awakening of sadness in anger Elliot Scheiner, immersive mixing engineer; Darcy Proper, immersive mastering engineer; Alain Mallet & Elliot Scheiner, immersive producer (Alain Mallet)
American soldier’s soundtrack Leslie Ann Jones, an immersive mixing engineer; Michael Romanowski, an immersive mastering engineer; Dan Merceruio, an immersive producer (Jim R. Keene and the US Army Field Band)
Best Engineering Album, Classical Engineer Award. (The artist's name appears in parentheses.)
Prototypes Jonathan Lecky, Bill Mellon and Dan Nichols, engineers; Bill Maylone, mastering engineer (Sérgio Assad, Clarice Assad and Third Coast Percussion)
Beethoven: Cello Sonata-Hope in Tears Richard King, Engineer (Youyou Ma and Emmanuel Aix)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 Mark Donahue, engineer; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Manfred Honeck, Pittsburgh Mendelssohn Choir and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
CHANTICLEER SINGS CHRISTMAS Leslie Ann Jones, Engineer (Chanticleer)
Mahler: Symphony No. 1. 8. "Symphony of a Thousand People" Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, engineers; Alexander Lipay and Dmitriy Lipay, mastering engineers (Gustavo Dudamel, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Luke McEndarfer, Robert Istad, Grant Gershon, Los Angeles Children’s Choir, Los Angeles Masters Choir, National Children’s Choir, Pacific Choir and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra)
Best Producer of the Year, Classic Producer Award. (The artist's name appears in parentheses.)
BLANTON ALSPAUGH • Appear And Inspire (James Franklin & The East Carolina University Chamber Singers) (A) • Howells: Requiem (Brian Schmidt & Baylor University A Cappella Choir) (A) • Hymns Of Kassianí (Alexander Lingas & Cappella Romana) (A )) • Kyr: In Praise Of Music (Joshua Copeland & Antioch Chamber Ensemble) (A) • More noble than The Cherubim (Vladimir Gorbik & PaTRAM Institute Male Choir) (A) • O'Regan: The Phoenix (Patrick Summers, Thomas Hampson), Chad Shelton, Rihab Chaieb, Lauren Snouffer, Houston Grand Opera & Houston Grand Opera Orchestra) (A) • Sheehan: Liturgy Of Saint John Chrysostom (Benedict Sheehan & The Saint Tikhon Choir) (A)
Steven Epstein Bach and Brahms' reimagining (Jens Lindemann, James Enes, and Jon Kimura Parker) (A) • Bartok: the third and fourth Play; Beethoven: Op. 59, No. 2; Dvorak: American Quartet (Juilliard String Quartet) (A) • Beethoven: Cello Sonata-Hope in Tears (Youyou Ma and Emanuel Aix) (A) • Mozart: Piano Concerto Nos. 9 and 17, Arrangement. Piano, String Quartet and Double Bass (Aaron Goldstein, Alexander Bickard and Fine Art Quartet) (A) • Song of Comfort and Hope (Yo-Yo Ma and Catherine Stott) (A)
David Frost Dmitri Klebanov Chamber Music Works (A) • Glass: Akhnaten (Karen Kamensek, J'Nai Bridges, Dísella Lárusdóttir, Zachary James, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra (A) • Mon Ami, Mon Amour (Matt Haimovitz & Mari Kodama) (A) • One Movement Symphony – Barber, Sibelius, Scriabin (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony) (A) • Poulenc: Dialogues Des Carmélites (Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Isabel Leonard, Erin Morley, Adrianne Pieczonka, Karita Mattila, Karen Cargill, Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra) (A) • Primavera I – The Wind (Matt Haimovitz) (A) • Roots (Randall Goosby & Zhu Wang) (A)
ELAINE MARTONE • Archetypes (Sérgio Assad, Clarice Assad & Third Coast Percussion) (A) • Beneath The Sky (Zoe Allen & Levi Hernandez) (A) • Davis: Family Secrets – Kith & Kin (Timothy Myers, Andrea Edith Moore & Jane Holding) (A) • Quest (Elisabeth Remy Johnson) (A) • Schubert: Symphony in C major, "The Great"; Krenek: Static & Ecstatic (Franz Welser-Möst & The Cleveland Orchestra) (A)
JUDITH SHERMAN • Alone Together (Jennifer Koh) (A) • Bach & Beyond Part 3 (Jennifer Koh) (A) • Bruits (Imani Winds) (A) • Eryilmaz: Dances Of The Yogurt Maker (Erberk Eryilmaz & Carpe Diem String Quartet ) (A) • Fantasy – Oppens playing Ursula Oppens (A) • Home (Blythe Gaissert) (A) • Mendelssohn, Visconti & Golijov (Jasper String Quartet & Jupiter String Quartet) (A) • A Schubert Journey (Llŷr) Williams) (A) • Vers Le Silence – William Bolcom & Frédéric Chopin (Ran Dank) (A)
The conductor and orchestra won the award for best orchestral performance.
Adams: My father knows Charles Ives; HARMONIELEHRE Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 9 Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Mendelssohn Choir and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
MUHLY: THROUGHLINE Nico Muhly, conductor (San Francisco Symphony Orchestra)
Price: Symphonies NOS. 1 & 3 Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra)
Strauss: Also talk about Zarathustra; Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy Thomas Dausgaard, Conductor (Seattle Symphony Orchestra)
The Best Opera Recording Award goes to the conductor, album producer and lead soloist.
BARTÓK: BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE Susanna Mälkki, conductor; Mika Kares & Szilvia Vörös; Robert Saf, producer (Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra)
Glass: AKHNATEN Karen Kamensek, conductor; J'Nai Bridges, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Zachary James & Dísella Lárusdóttir; David Frost, producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Choir)
ANÁČEK: CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN Simon Rattle, conductor; Sophia Burgos, Lucy Crowe, Gerald Finley, Peter Hall, Anna Rapkovskaya, Paulina Ma Le Fen, Jan Martinique and Hanno Muller-Brahman; Andrew Cornall, producer (London Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra and LSO Sound of Discovery)
LITTLE: SOLDIER SONGS Corrado Rovaris, conductor; Jonathan McCullough; James Darrah & John Toia, producer (Philadelphia Opera Orchestra)
POULENC: DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Karen Cargill, Isabel Leonard, Karita Matilla, Irene Morley and Adelina Piccioca; David Frost , Producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
The Best Choir Performance Award is given to the conductor, chorus director and/or choir conductor (if applicable) and choir organization/chorus
Matthew Guard, conductor (Jonas Budris, Kelly Cheron, Fiona Gillespie, Nathan Hodgson, Helen Karowski, Enrico Lagasca , Megan Rose, Alyssa Ruth Suffer and Dana Whiteside; Skylark Vocal Ensemble)
Mahler: Symphony No. 1. 8. "Symphony of a Thousand People" Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Grant Gershon, Robert Istad, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz and Luke McEndarfer, chorus masters (Leah Crocetto, Mihoko Fujimura, Ryan McKinny, Erin Morley, Tamara Mumford, Simon O'Neill, Morris Robinson and Tamara Wilson; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Los Angeles Children’s Orchestra Choir, Los Angeles Masters Choir, National Children’s Choir and Pacific Choir)
RISING W/THE CROSSING Donald Nellie, conductor (International Contemporary Orchestra and Quicksilver; The Crossing)
Schnittke: Chorus Concerto; Three Sacred Hymns; PÄRT: Seven Wonderful Duet Kaspars Putniņš, Conductor; Heli Jürgenson, Chorus Master (Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir)
Sihan: Liturgy of St. John Christoum Benedict Sheen, conductor (Michael Hawes, Timothy Parsons and Jason Thomas; San Tihon Choir)
Singing guitar Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Esterley Gomez; Austin Guitar Quartet, Douglas Harvey, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and Texas Guitar Quartet; Conspiracy)
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance is for a new recording of a work in a room or small ensemble (twenty-four or fewer members, excluding conductor). The ensemble receives one award and the conductor receives one award (if applicable).
Adams, John Luther: Lines in "Walking Jack Quartet"
AKIHO: Seven Pillars Sandbox Percussion
Prototypes Sérgio Assad, Clarice Assad and Third Coast Percussion
Beethoven: Cello Sonata-Yo-Yo Ma and Emmanuel Aix of Hope in Tears
The Best Classical Instrumental Solo Award is awarded to the instrumental soloist and conductor (if applicable).
American mosaic Simone Dinnerstein
Bach: Sonata and PARTITAS Augustine Hadlich
Beethoven and Brahms: Violin Concerto Jill Shaham; Eric Jacobson, conductor (Knights)
MAK BACH Mak Grgić 6. OF POWER Curtis Stewart
The best classical solo album award is awarded to: singer, co-artist (for example: pianist, conductor, chamber orchestra) producer, recording engineer/mixer, and the playing time of new material reaches or exceeds 51%.
Confession Laura Stricklin; Joey Schreier, pianist
A new day’s dream-a song by the black composer Will Liverman; Paul Sanchez, pianist
Mythical Sangeeta Kaur and Hila Plitmann (Virginie D'Avezac De Castera, Lili Haydn, Wouter Kellerman, Nadeem Majdalany, Eru Matsumoto, and Emilio D. Miler)
Schubert: WINTERREISE Joyce DiDonato; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, pianist
The unexpected shadow Jamie Button; Jack Hudge, pianist (Matt Heimowitz)
If it is not an artist, the best classical compendium award will be given to artists, album producers and engineers who have played more than 51% of the album time.
American Original-New World, New Canon Tequila and Reginald L. Mobley; Jeffrey Silver, producer
Berg: Violin Concerto; seven early songs and three orchestras by conductor Michael Tilson Thomas; Jack Ward, producer
CERRONE: The Arching Path Timo Andres & Ian Rosenbaum; Producer, Mike Tierney
Play Coria the Chicken; Chick Corea and Birnie Kirsh, Producers
Female Warrior-Voice of Change Amy Anderson, conductor; Amy Anderson, Mark Mattson, and Lolita Reitmanis, producers
Composer Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composer. (For contemporary classical works created in the past 25 years and released for the first time in the qualification year.) Granted to the scriptwriter (if applicable).
Qiu Sui: Seven Pillars Andy Qiu Sui, composer (sandbox percussion)
Andrison: the only composer Louis Andrison (Esa-Pekka Salonen, Nora Fischer and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra)
ASSAD, CLARICE & SÉRGIO, CONNORS, DILLON, MARTIN & SKIDMORE: prototypes Clarice Assad, Sérgio Assad, Sean Connors, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin & David Skidmore, composers (Sérgio Assad, Clarice Assad & Third Coast Percussion)
BATISTE: MOVEMENT 11' Composer Jon Batiste
SHAW: NARROW SEA Caroline Shaw, composer (Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish & Sō Percussion)
Best music video awards to artists, video directors and video producers
"Shooting in the Dark" AC/DC David Mallet, video director; Dione Orrom, video producer
"Freedom" Jon Baptiste Allen Ferguson, video director; Alex P. Willson, video producer
"I GET A KICK OF YOU" Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Jennifer Lebeau, video director; Danny Bennett, Bobby Campbell and Jennifer Lebeau, video producer
"Peach" Justin Bieber with Daniel Caesar and Shay Colin Tilly, video director
"Happy than ever" Billie Eilish Billy Eilish, video director; Michelle An, Chelsea Dodson and David Moore, video producers
"MONTERO (call me by your name)" Lil Nas X Lil Nas X & Tanu Muino, video director; Frank Borin, Ivanna Borin, Marco De Molina and Saul Levitz, video producer
"GOOD 4 U" Olivia Rodrigo Petra Collins, video director; Christiana Divona, Marissa Ramirez and Tiffany Suh, video producer
The best music movie is suitable for concert/performance movies or music documentaries. Awards awarded to artists, video directors and video producers.
INSIDE Bo Burnham Bo Burnham, video director; Josh Senior, video producer
David Byrne's American Utopia David Burns Parker Lee, video director; David Byrne and Spike Lee, video producers
Happier than ever: love letters to Los Angeles Billie Eilish Patrick Osborne and Robert Rodriguez, video director
Music, money, madness... Jimi Hendrix of Maui, Jimi Hendrix John McDermott, video director; Jenny Hendrix, John McDermott, and George Scott, video producer
Summer of Souls (various artists) Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, video director; David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent and Joseph Patel, video producers
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