2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominees and Who Should Win

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MTV released the nominees for their Movie & TV Awards. Below are my picks about who should win and why.

The show airs June 17.

BEST MOVIE
Avengers: Endgame
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Us

While I loved Spider-Man, I’m always a fan of Jordan Peele’s intricate work. I will admit that I liked Get Out more.

BEST SHOW
Big Mouth
Game of Thrones
Riverdale
Schitt’s Creek
The Haunting of Hill House

I’m so sad that next season is the last. I always laugh so hard every episode, and Schitt’s Creek should definitely get its due.

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE
Amandla Stenberg (Starr Carter), The Hate U Give
Lady Gaga (Ally), A Star is Born
Lupita Nyong’o (Red), Us
Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury), Bohemian Rhapsody
Sandra Bullock (Malorie), Bird Box

Lady Gaga really surprised me with this role. She really committed and transformed into Ally and made sure this movie wasn’t just another remake and could stand as a film on its own.

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW
Elisabeth Moss (June Osborne/Offred), The Handmaid’s Tale
Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Game of Thrones
Gina Rodriguez (Jane Villanueva), Jane the Virgin
Jason Mitchell (Brandon), The Chi
Kiernan Shipka (Sabrina Spellman), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

I go from hating June to feeling bad for her, then screaming at the screen when she makes a dumb decision. To make me go through all those emotions is a good performance.

BEST HERO
Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Captain Marvel
John David Washington (Ron Stallworth), BlacKkKlansman
Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Game of Thrones
Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Avengers: Endgame
Zachary Levi (Billy Batson/Shazam), Shazam!

The best part of Shazam is that he’s super relateable. He’s flawed in the way that he just a kid. But he also sweet because he (spoiler alert) shares his powers with his family.

BEST VILLAIN
Jodie Comer (Villanelle), Killing Eve
Joseph Fiennes (Commander Fred Waterford), The Handmaid’s Tale
Josh Brolin (Thanos), Avengers: Endgame
Lupita Nyong’o (Red), Us
Penn Badgley (Joe Goldberg), You

Joe reminds me of what I imagine Dan from Gossip Girl would have grown up to be — a psychopath obsessed with the perfect girl he created in his mind. What makes him so captivating is that his commentary is hilarious and spot on.

BEST KISS
Camila Mendes & Charles Melton (Veronica Lodge & Reggie Mantle), Riverdale
Jason Momoa & Amber Heard (Aquaman & Mera), Aquaman
Ncuti Gatwa & Connor Swindells (Eric Effiong & Adam Groff), Sex Education
Noah Centineo & Lana Condor (Peter Kavinsky & Lara Jean), To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Tom Hardy & Michelle Williams (Eddie Brock/Venom & Anne Weying), Venom

I have to admit, I’ve only seen one of these kisses. But this kiss really did propel Noah into popularity so I wouldn’t be surprised if it wins.

REALITY ROYALTY
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
The Bachelor
The Challenge
Vanderpump Rules

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BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Awkwafina (Peik Lin Goh), Crazy Rich Asians
Dan Levy (David Rose), Schitt’s Creek
John Mulaney (Andrew Glouberman), Big Mouth
Marsai Martin (Little Jordan Sanders), Little
Zachary Levi (Billy Batson/Shazam), Shazam!

These are all good nominees and from all things I’ve seen. Only hangup I kind of have is that Big Mouth is animated and I really can’t judge his performance like the other live action roles. But regardless, David is hilarious and in a category all his own.

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Awkwafina (Peik Lin Goh), Crazy Rich Asians
Haley Lu Richardson (Stella), Five Feet Apart
Mj Rodriguez (Blanca Rodriguez), Pose
Ncuti Gatwa (Eric Effiong), Sex Education
Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky), To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

I’m not crying, you’re crying!

BEST FIGHT
Avengers: Endgame – Captain America vs. Thanos
Captain Marvel – Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva
Game of Thrones – Arya Stark vs. the White Walkers
RBG – Ruth Bader Ginsburg vs. Inequality
WWE Wrestlemania – Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair

BEST REAL-LIFE HERO
Alex Honnold, Free Solo
Hannah Gadsby, Nanette
Roman Reigns, WWE SmackDown
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG
Serena Williams, Being Serena

Saw none…again. I’m pretty terrible at this, right?

MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE
Alex Wolff (Peter), Hereditary
Linda Cardellini (Anna Tate-Garcia), The Curse of La Llorona
Rhian Rees (Dana Haines), Halloween
Sandra Bullock (Malorie), Bird Box
Victoria Pedretti (Nell Crain), The Haunting of Hill House

I saw Halloween, but wasn’t too impressed by her frightened performance.  Weird she’s nominated in this because I felt that her role was so small.

BEST DOCUMENTARY
At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal
McQueen
Minding the Gap
RBG
Surviving R. Kelly

This was so groundbreaking that naysayers finally heard the women who have been talking for years about this abuse and they could be silenced no more.

BEST HOST
Gayle King, CBS This Morning
Nick Cannon, Wild ‘n Out
Nick Cannon, The Masked Singer
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Trevor Noah, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

For host of an entire show, I would say Nick Cannon. But Gayle King’s single R Kelly interview really made her the best host.

MOST MEME-ABLE MOMENT
Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club – The Lilo Dance
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood – Ray J’s Hat
RBG – The Notorious RBG
RuPaul’s Drag Race – Asia O’Hara’s butterfly finale fail
The Bachelor – Colton Underwood jumps the fence

This was hilarious because why does he keep moving his hat and why is the editing so terrible!

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Catch Up On Taylor Swift’s Pop Culture Addiction: All The Pins and References From Her EW Interview

Taylor Swift did her first magazine interview in three years, and according to her and EW, it is full of Easter Eggs, including the pins she is wearing on the cover and references in the interview. To catch up on Taylor Swift’s pop culture interests, and perhaps get clues on her upcoming projects, check out the links below.

Pins

Music

Selena Gomez

Drake

Dixie Chicks

Faith Hill

Troye Sivan

TV

Friends

Game of Thrones:
Maisie Williams
Sophie Turner
Emilia Clarke

Law and Order: SVU

Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

Grey’s Anatomy:
Ellen Pompeo
Sandra Oh

Her upcoming movie:

Cats

Other pins include:

Nods to “ME!” (“calm” and “awesome” button)

Meredith and Olivia pins that she used to sale online

A palette which is a nod to her love of painting (the paint is in the shape of hearts),

Rainbow Heart

Heart with “You Are My Person” written on it

Track 5

“I Tried” tombstone

Article

Fleabag

King Princess

Lana Del Rey

Tayla Parx

Sally Rooney

Killing Eve

Drake

Ciara

Britney Spears’ Laughter

According to Taylor Swift Style, her jacket is Gucci and you can get her buttons here.

Where to buy Taylor Swift Entertainment Weekly buttons

Drake’s So Far Gone Is On All Streaming Services For Its 10th Anniversary and I’m Having Major Nostalgia Vibes

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Image Drake posted when releasing So Far Gone

Drake uploaded So Far Gone on February 13, 2009 and I can’t say I was online waiting for it. Not that I was late on Drake; of course I had seen him on Degrassi, but I was also familiar with his song “Replacement Girl” with Trey Songz. I just didn’t know anything about his blog, octobersveryown.blogspot.com or that he was still releasing music. But once I did, I was HOOKED on So Far Gone. I would listen to it obsessively basically until Thank Me Later came out and then I mixed those two together.

So Far Gone had a major influence on me. Not only did I become obsessed with Drake, it introduced to a lot of other artists and mixtapes that came up in 2009, such as J. Cole, Kid Cudi, and Wiz Khalifa. It influenced me to start my first blog (the big sister of this website). It led me to getting my master’s degree in Music Business from NYU and writing my thesis on using mixtapes as a business model. It got me into going to concerts and which eventually led to concert photography and this website. It also got me into spending way too much on concert merchandise.

Some interesting tidbits about So Far Gone and Drake during this era:

This was the original artwork for the “Best I Ever Had” single

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It was deemed too obscure so it was replaced with this.

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OVO used to post all the time to their blog on blogspot. You can still see the old posts, and they still post on it.

The original So Far Gone EP that was released on CD only had seven songs, including the new track, “Fear,” which remains my favorite Drake song.

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This was the original artwork for “Fear”

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Whats your favorite songs from So Far Gone? My top five are “Little Bit,” ” Best I Ever Had,”  “Uptown,” “Sooner Than Later,” and “Brand New.

Ariana Grande Shares Her Top Three Songs On Sweetener

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Ariana Grande shared her top three songs on Sweetener on Twitter.

It shouldn’t be surprising that “R.E.M.” is one of her favorites because she has that tattooed behind her ear.

She previously shared her top five for her previous three albums, Yours Truly, My Everything, and Dangerous Woman which you can check out here. When Sweetener came out, she said several songs that she liked, but this seems like a more definite list.

She’s mentioned off thank u, next that her current two favorite are “fake smile” and “make up.”

What’s your favorites? I would say “God is a woman,” “everytime” and “no tears left to cry.”

7 Rings No More – Ariana Grande Gives 8th Ring To Someone Important

Ariana Grande’s new single, “7 Rings,” is named after the rings that she purchased for herself and 6 friends during a rendezvous at Tiffany & Co. However, she gave an eight ring away on the set “7 Rings” to Hannah Lux Davis.  A frequent director of Grande’s videos, it is no surprise that she made this sweet gesture to give Davis a ring. Check out her giving the ring in the clip below.

Check out all of Ariana Grade’s and Hannah Lux Davis’ past collaborations below:

Picks for the iHeart Radio 2019 Music Awards

5c36253f1197c.image_iHeart Radio announced the nominees for the 2019 Music Awards, and if you’ve been listening to the radio at all this past year, none of these nominees should be surprising.  Since radio tends to be very mainstream and mostly plays popular music, I was familiar with most of the people in the genres I listen to. My overall takeaway these nominees is that Ella Mai needs to win basically everything she is nominated for. She had a huge year in radio this year with all her singles, and I hope that is reflected in the awards.

Check out my picks below. I greyed out the categories I didn’t feel knowledgeable enough to vote it.

Song of the Year:

“Better Now” – Post Malone

“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B

“God’s Plan” – Drake

“Perfect” – Ed Sheeran

“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Female Artist of the Year: 

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Dua Lipa

Halsey

Male Artist of the Year:  

Drake

Ed Sheeran

Kendrick Lamar

Post Malone

Shawn Mendes

Best Duo/Group of the Year: 

5 Seconds Of Summer

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

Panic! At The Disco

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Best Collaboration:

“Finesse (Remix)” Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B

“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B

“I Like It” – Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin

“Meant To Be” – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line

“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Best New Pop Artist:

Bazzi

Lauv

Marshmello

MAX

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Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

“Africa” – Weezer

“Broken” – lovelytheband

“Happier” – Marshmello featuring Bastille

“High Hopes” – Panic! At the Disco

“Natural” – Imagine Dragons

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

Imagine Dragons

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Panic! At The Disco

Portugal. The Man

Thirty Seconds To Mars

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:

AJR

Badflower

Billie Eilish 

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Two Feet

Rock Song of the Year:

“Are You Ready” – Disturbed

“Bulletproof” – Godsmack

“Devil” – Shinedown

“Safari Song” – Greta Van Fleet

“Zombie” – Bad Wolves

Rock Artist of the Year:

Five Finger Death Punch

Godsmack

Greta Van Fleet 

Shinedown

Three Days Grace

Country Song of the Year:

“Heaven” – Kane Brown

“Meant To Be” – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line

“Most People Are Good” – Luke Bryan

“Rich” – Maren Morris

“Tequila” – Dan + Shay

Country Artist of the Year:

Carrie Underwood 

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist:

Carly Pearce

Dylan Scott

Jordan Davis

LANCO 

Russell Dickerson

Dance Song of the Year:

“Friends” – Marshmello and Anne-Marie

“Happier” – Marshmello featuring Bastille

“One Kiss” – Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa

“Remind Me To Forget” – Kygo featuring Miguel

“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Dance Artist of the Year: 

Calvin Harris

Kygo

Marshmello

The Chainsmokers

Zedd

Hip-Hop Song of the Year: 

“God’s Plan” – Drake

“I Like It” Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin

“In My Feelings” – Drake

“Nice For What” – Drake

“Psycho” – Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:

Cardi B

Drake

Kendrick Lamar

Post Malone

Travis Scott

Best New Hip-Hop Artist:

BlocBoy JB

Juice WRLD

Lil Baby

Lil Pump

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R&B Song of the Year:

“Boo’d Up” – Ella Mai

“Finesse (Remix)” – Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B

“Medicine” – Queen Naija

“Sky Walker” – Miguel featuring Travis Scott

“When We” – Tank

R&B Artist of the Year: 

Daniel Caesar

Ella Mai

H.E.R.

Miguel

SZA

Best New R&B Artist:

Brent Faiyaz

Ella Mai

H.E.R.

Queen Naija

TK Kravitz

Latin Song of the Year: 

“Clandestino” – Shakira featuring Maluma

“Dura” – Daddy Yankee

“Échame La Culpa” – Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato

“Me Niego” – Reik featuring Ozuna and Wisin

“X” – Nicky Jam and J Balvin

Latin Artist of the Year: 

Bad Bunny

Daddy Yankee

J Balvin

Maluma

Ozuna

Best New Latin Artist: 

Lele Pons

Manuel Turizo

Mau y Ricky

Nio Garcia

Raymix

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:

“Entre Beso y Beso” – La Arrolladora Banda El Limón

“Me Dejé Llevar” – Christian Nodal

“Mejor Me Alejo” – Banda MS

“Mi Sorpresa Fuiste Tú” – Calibre 50

“Mitad Y Mitad” – Calibre 50

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year: 

Banda Carnaval

Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Calibre 50

Christian Nodal

Gerardo Ortiz

Producer of the Year: 

David Garcia

Frank Dukes

Louis Bell

Marshmello

Noah “40” Shebib

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

“Consequences” – Camila Cabello

“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B

“God’s Plan” – Drake

“In My Blood” – Shawn Mendes

“thank u, next” – Ariana Grande

“Without Me” – Halsey

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category

“A Million Dreams” – P!nk and Willow Sage Hart

“Africa” – Weezer

“Crying in the Club” – Niall Horan

“Fast Car” – Khalid

“In My Blood” – Charlie Puth

“Lucid Dreams” – Halsey

“Me, Myself & I” – Zayn

“Natural Woman” – Ariana Grande

“Rewrite the Stars” – Anne-Marie and James Arthur

“You’re Still The One” – Harry Styles and Kacey Musgraves

“Under Pressure” – Shawn Mendes and Teddy Geiger

“Your Song” – Lady Gaga

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category

“Delicate” – Taylor Swift

“Dura” – Daddy Yankee

“Finesse (Remix)” – Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B

“Freaky Friday” – Lil Dicky and Chris Brown

“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B

“God’s Plan” – Drake

“I Like It” – Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny

“One Kiss” – Calvin Harris featuring Dua Lipa

“Psycho” – Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign

“Taki Taki” – DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B

“thank u, next” – Ariana Grande

“This Is America” – Childish Gambino

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category

Agnez Mo

Bhad Bhabie

Dylan Minnette

Joji

Lele Pons

Loren Gray 

Mason Ramsey

Queen Naija

Tana Mongeau

Trixie Mattel

Cutest Musician’s Pet: *Socially Voted Category

Asia – Lady Gaga

Edgar – Brett Eldredge

Goodwin – Sabrina Carpenter

Gracie – Lauren Jauregui

Hatchi – Perrie Edwards

Mooshu – Alex Pall from The Chainsmokers

Piggy Smallz – Ariana Grande

Best Solo Breakout: *Socially Voted Category

Ally Brooke

Dinah Jane

Lauren Jauregui

Normani

Tiffany Young

Song That Left Us Shook: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

“Here Comes The Change” – Kesha

“I’ll Never Love Again” – Lady Gaga

“One Day” – Logic featuring Ryan Tedder

“thank u, next” – Ariana Grande

“This Is America” – Childish Gambino

“Youth” – Shawn Mendes and Khalid

Favorite Tour Photographer: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

Andy DeLuca (5SOS)

Christian Tierney (Niall Horan)

Helene Pambrun (Harry Styles)

Josiah Van Dien (Shawn Mendes)

Pixie Levinson (Dua Lipa)

Rahul B (Camila Cabello)

Ravie B (Beyoncé)

Zack Caspary (Why Don’t We)

Netflix Releases Trailer For Fyre Festival Documentary

Netflix released the trailer for their Fyre festival documentary and WTF. I remember when all the drama went down surrounding the festival two years ago, but I would love to get a more in-depth review about all that went down.

Seeing the trailer also inspired me to revisit the the original trailer for the festival. While I don’t think anyone deserves to be scammed, the trailer did not give me a lot of faith in what they were advertising. It was kind of like a Victoria’s Secret commercial mixed with footage with a concert that was not related to Fyre because that was the first year they were going to do it.  Also, going to a remote island is never appealing to me.

What do you think of the trailer? Would you have bought tickets to Fyre if you had the money?

 

 

2019 Grammy Nominations, Picks, Surprises and Snubs

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The 2019 Grammy nominations have been released, and, per usual, there were some surprises and snubs.  Here is the full list of nominees. I bolded my choice for each category I felt knowledgeable to vote in, and greyed out the ones I didn’t.

I also found some nominations unexpected, and some that were left off surprising as well. Here is my reaction to each genre.

Top Four Categories:

Taylor Swift’s reputation was not nominated for Album of The Year. While I like the album, I didn’t think it should be nominated for Album of The Year, but since all of her albums except Speak Now and Taylor Swift were nominated, it was a bit surprising. The album also sold pretty well and wasn’t a failure by any means, so it was surprising that someone usually in this category, and who has won twice, wasn’t nominated.

I was also surprised the Black Panther soundtrack was nominated for Album of The Year. While I love that album and I think it deserved the nomination, soundtracks aren’t usually nominated in this category.

Pop:

Camila Cabello’s “Havana (live)” was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance. “Havana” is a great song…that should have been nominated last year when it was originally released. No hate at all, it should have been nominated for Record and Song of the Year last year. But I hate when live versions are nominated after the fact.

I was surprised that Taylor Swift’s “Delicate” wasn’t nominated at all in the Pop category. It was the most well received song on the album, so while the album was only nominated for Pop Vocal albums, I thought that would be nominated as well.

R&B:

I love that “Boo’d Up” is getting love, I’m just surprised that the song lyrics itself are being nominated and not the record as well. While I think its a well written song, I think the production is amazing too, so I think its odd that it is only being singled out (such as in the Best R&B Song category) for that.

Rap:

Okay, are we considering Post Malone a singer now? I’m confused about the nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Rockstar.” While I know that rap is multidimensional, I don’t really see the singing on this track.

I’m surprised that Scorpion is not nominated for Best Rap Album. I think the A and B Sides, one being Rap and one being R&B might have split the votes. I always find it weird when something is nominated for Album of The Year but then not nominated for Best Album within its category.

Visual Media:

The same thing about Scorpion not being nominated for its genre Best Album, I’m also surprised that the Black Panther Soundtrack isn’t nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

Category 1 – Record Of The Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

• “I Like It”
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
Invincible, JWhiteDidIt, Craig Kallman & Tainy, producers; Leslie Brathwaite & Evan LaRay, engineers/mixers; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer
Track from: Invasion Of Privacy

• “The Joke”
Brandi Carlile
Dave Cobb & Shooter Jennings, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Eddie Spear, engineers/mixers; Pete Lyman, mastering engineer
Track from: By The Way, I Forgive You

• “This Is America”
Childish Gambino
Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, producers; Derek “MixedByAli” Ali & Riley Mackin, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

“God’s Plan”
      Drake
      Boi-1Da, Cardo & Young Exclusive, producers; Noel Cadastre, Noel “Gadget” Campbell & Noah Shebib, engineers/mixers; Chris Athens, mastering engineer

• “Shallow”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Lady Gaga & Benjamin Rice, producers; Tom Elmhirst, engineer/mixer; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer

• “All The Stars”
Kendrick Lamar & SZA
Al Shux & Sounwave, producers; Sam Ricci & Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
Track from: Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By

• “Rockstar”
Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
Louis Bell & Tank God, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

• “The Middle”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
Grey, Monsters & Strangerz & Zedd, producers; Grey, Tom Morris, Ryan Shanahan & Zedd, engineers/mixers; Mike Marsh, mastering engineer

General Field
Category 2 – Album Of The Year
(Award to Artist(s) and to Featured Artist(s), Songwriter(s) of new material, Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s), Mixer(s) and Mastering Engineer(s) credited with at least 33% playing time of the album, if other than Artist.)

• Invasion Of Privacy
Cardi B
Leslie Brathwaite & Evan LaRay, engineers/mixers; Belcalis Almanzar & Jorden Thorpe, songwriters; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer

• By The Way, I Forgive You
Brandi Carlile
Dave Cobb & Shooter Jennings, producers; Dave Cobb & Eddie Spear, engineers/mixers; Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters; Pete Lyman, mastering engineer

• Scorpion
Drake
Noel Cadastre, Noel “Gadget” Campbell & Noah Shebib, engineers/mixers; Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters; Chris Athens, mastering engineer

• H.E.R.
H.E.R.
Darhyl “Hey DJ” Camper Jr, H.E.R. & Jeff Robinson, producers; Miki Tsutsumi, engineer/mixer; Darhyl Camper Jr & H.E.R., songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

• Beerbongs & Bentleys
Post Malone
Louis Bell & Post Malone, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Louis Bell & Austin Post, songwriters; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

• Dirty Computer
Janelle Monáe
Chuck Lightning & Janelle Monáe Robinson & Nate “Rocket” Wonder, producers; Mick Guzauski, Janelle Monáe Robinson & Nate “Rocket” Wonder, engineers/mixers; Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, Taylor Parks & Janelle Monáe Robinson, songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

• Golden Hour
Kacey Musgraves
Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves & Daniel Tashian, producers; Craig Alvin & Shawn Everett, engineers/mixers; Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves & Daniel Tashian, songwriters; Greg Calbi & Steve Fallone, mastering engineers

 Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By
      (Various Artists)
      Kendrick Lamar, featured artist; Kendrick Duckworth & Sounwave, producers; Matt Schaeffer, engineer/mixer; Kendrick Duckworth & Mark Spears, songwriters; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

General Field
Category 3 – Song Of The Year
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• “All The Stars”
Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)
Track from: Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By

• “Boo’d Up”
Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
Track from: Ready

• “God’s Plan”
Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

• “In My Blood”
Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes & Geoffrey Warburton, songwriters (Shawn Mendes)
Track from: Shawn Mendes

• “The Joke”
Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
Track from: By The Way, I Forgive You

• “The Middle”
Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha & Anton Zaslavski, songwriters (Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey)

• “Shallow”
Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)

• “This Is America”
      Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

General Field
Category 4 – Best New Artist
(An artist will be considered for Best New Artist if their eligibility year release/s achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and notably impacted the musical landscape.)

• Chloe x Halle

• Luke Combs

• Greta Van Fleet

• H.E.R.

• Dua Lipa

• Margo Price

• Bebe Rexha

• Jorja Smith

Field 1 – Pop
Category 5 – Best Pop Solo Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only.)

• “Colors”
Beck
Track from: Colors

• “Havana (Live)”
Camila Cabello

• “God Is A Woman”
      Ariana Grande

• “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)”
Lady Gaga

• “Better Now”
Post Malone

Field 1 – Pop
Category 6 – Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only.)

• “Fall In Line”
Christina Aguilera Featuring Demi Lovato
Track from: Liberation

• “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”
Backstreet Boys

• “‘S Wonderful”
Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
Track from: Love Is Here To Stay

• “Shallow”
      Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

• “Girls Like You”
Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B
Track from: Red Pill Blues

• “Say Something”
Justin Timberlake Featuring Chris Stapleton

• “The Middle”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Field 1 – Pop
Category 7 – Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new traditional pop recordings.)

• Love Is Here To Stay
Tony Bennett & Diana Krall

• My Way
Willie Nelson

• Nat “King” Cole & Me
Gregory Porter

• Standards (Deluxe)
Seal

• The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic!
Barbra Streisand

Field 1 – Pop
Category 8 – Best Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal pop recordings.)

• Camila
      Camila Cabello

• Meaning Of Life
Kelly Clarkson

 Sweetener
Ariana Grande

• Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes

• Beautiful Trauma
P!nk

• Reputation
Taylor Swift

Field 2 – Dance/Electronic Music
Category 9 – Best Dance Recording
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.)

• “Northern Soul”
Above & Beyond Featuring Richard Bedford
Above & Beyond, producers; Above & Beyond, mixers

• “Ultimatum”
Disclosure (Featuring Fatoumata Diawara)
Guy Lawrence & Howard Lawrence, producers; Guy Lawrence, mixer

• “Losing It”
Fisher
Paul Nicholas Fisher, producer; Kevin Granger, mixer

• “Electricity”
Silk City & Dua Lipa Featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson
Silk City, producers; Josh Gudwin, mixer

• “Ghost Voices”
Virtual Self
Porter Robinson, producer; Porter Robinson, mixer

Field 2 – Dance/Electronic Music
Category 10 – Best Dance/Electronic Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)

• Singularity
Jon Hopkins

• Woman Worldwide
Justice

• Treehouse
Sofi Tukker

 Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
SOPHIE

• Lune Rouge
TOKiMONSTA

Field 3 – Contemporary Instrumental Music
Category 11 – Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
(For albums containing approximately 51% or more playing time of instrumental material. For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings.)

 The Emancipation Procrastination
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

• Steve Gadd Band
Steve Gadd Band

• Modern Lore
Julian Lage

 Laid Black
Marcus Miller

• Protocol 4
Simon Phillips

Field 4 – Rock
Category 12 – Best Rock Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings.)

• “Four Out Of Five”
Arctic Monkeys
Track from: Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino

• “When Bad Does Good”
Chris Cornell

• “Made An America”
THE FEVER 333
Track from: Made An America

• “Highway Tune”
Greta Van Fleet

• “Uncomfortable”
Halestorm
Track from: Vicious

Field 4 – Rock
Category 13 – Best Metal Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative metal recordings.)

• “Condemned To The Gallows”
Between The Buried And Me

• “Honeycomb”
Deafheaven

• “Electric Messiah”
High On Fire
Track from: Electric Messiah

• “Betrayer”
Trivium
Track from: The Sin And The Sentence

• “On My Teeth”
Underoath
Track from: Erase Me

Field 4 – Rock
Category 14 – Best Rock Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal songs. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• “Black Smoke Rising”
Jacob Thomas Kiszka, Joshua Michael Kiszka, Samuel Francis Kiszka & Daniel Robert Wagner, songwriters (Greta Van Fleet)

• “Jumpsuit”
Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)

• “MANTRA”
Jordan Fish, Matthew Kean, Lee Malia, Matthew Nicholls & Oliver Sykes, songwriters (Bring Me The Horizon)

• “Masseduction”
Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)
Track from: Masseduction

• “Rats”
Tom Dalgety & A Ghoul Writer, songwriters (Ghost)
Track from: Prequelle

Field 4 – Rock
Category 15 – Best Rock Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rock, hard rock or metal recordings.)

• Rainier Fog
Alice In Chains

• M A  N   I    A
Fall Out Boy

• Prequelle
Ghost

• From The Fires
Greta Van Fleet

• Pacific Daydream
Weezer

Field 5 – Alternative
Category 16 – Best Alternative Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
Arctic Monkeys

• Colors
Beck

• Utopia
Björk

• American Utopia
David Byrne

• Masseduction
St. Vincent

Field 6 – R&B
Category 17 – Best R&B Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental R&B recordings.)

• “Long As I Live”
Toni Braxton

• “Summer”
The Carters
Track from: Everything Is Love

• “Y O Y”
Lalah Hathaway
Track from: Honestly

• “Best Part”
      H.E.R. Featuring Daniel Caesar
      Track from: H.E.R.

• “First Began”
PJ Morton
Track from: Gumbo Unplugged (Live)

Field 6 – R&B
Category 18 – Best Traditional R&B Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental traditional R&B recordings.)

• “Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand”
Leon Bridges
Track from: Good Thing

• “Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight”
Bettye LaVette
Track from: Things Have Changed

• “Honest”
MAJOR.

• “How Deep Is Your Love”
PJ Morton Featuring Yebba
Track from: Gumbo Unplugged (Live)

• “Made For Love”
Charlie Wilson Featuring Lalah Hathaway
Track from: In It To Win It

Field 6 – R&B
Category 19 – Best R&B Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• “Boo’d Up”
Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
Track from: Ready

• “Come Through And Chill”
Jermaine Cole, Miguel Pimentel & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Miguel Featuring J. Cole & Salaam Remi)
Track from: War & Leisure

• “Feels Like Summer”
Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

• “Focus”
Darhyl Camper Jr, H.E.R. & Justin Love, songwriters (H.E.R.)
Track from: H.E.R.

• “Long As I Live”
Paul Boutin, Toni Braxton & Antonio Dixon, songwriters (Toni Braxton)

Field 6 – R&B
Category 20 – Best Urban Contemporary Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded contemporary vocal tracks derivative of R&B.)

 Everything Is Love
The Carters

• The Kids Are Alright
Chloe x Halle

• Chris Dave And The Drumhedz
Chris Dave And The Drumhedz

• War & Leisure
      Miguel

 Ventriloquism
Meshell Ndegeocello

Field 6 – R&B
Category 21 – Best R&B Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new R&B recordings.)

• Sex & Cigarettes
Toni Braxton

• Good Thing
Leon Bridges

• Honestly
Lalah Hathaway

• H.E.R.
H.E.R.

• Gumbo Unplugged (Live)
PJ Morton

Field 7 – Rap
Category 22 – Best Rap Performance
(For a Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

• “Be Careful”
Cardi B
Track from: Invasion Of Privacy

• “Nice For What”
Drake

• “King’s Dead”
Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake
Track from: Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By

• “Bubblin”
Anderson .Paak

• “Sicko Mode”
      Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee
      Track from: Astroworld

Field 7 – Rap
Category 23 – Best Rap/Sung Performance
(For a solo or collaborative performance containing both elements of R&B melodies and Rap.)

• “Like I Do”
Christina Aguilera Featuring Goldlink
Track from: Liberation

• “Pretty Little Fears”
6lack Featuring J. Cole

• “This Is America”
      Childish Gambino

• “All The Stars”
Kendrick Lamar & SZA
Track from: Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By

• “Rockstar”
Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage

Field 7 – Rap
Category 24 – Best Rap Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award.  A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• “God’s Plan”
      Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

• “King’s Dead”
Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn & Michael Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake)
Track from: Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By

• “Lucky You”
R. Fraser, G. Lucas, M. Mathers, M. Samuels & J. Sweet, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas)
Track from: Kamikaze

• “Sicko Mode”
Khalif Brown, Rogét Chahayed, BryTavious Chambers, Mike Dean, Mirsad Dervic, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Aubrey Graham, John Edward Hawkins, Chauncey Hollis, Jacques Webster, Ozan Yildirim & Cydel Young, songwriters (Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee)
Track from: Astroworld

• “Win”
K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels & C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock)
Track from: Redemption

Field 7 – Rap
Category 25 – Best Rap Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rap recordings.)

• Invasion Of Privacy
      Cardi B

• Swimming
Mac Miller

• Victory Lap
Nipsey Hussle

• Daytona
Pusha T

• Astroworld
Travis Scott

Field 8 – Country
Category 26 – Best Country Solo Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental solo country recordings.)

• “Wouldn’t It Be Great?”
Loretta Lynn
Track from: Wouldn’t It Be Great

• “Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters”
Maren Morris
Track from: Restoration: Reimagining The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin

• “Butterflies”
Kacey Musgraves
Track from: Golden Hour

• “Millionaire”
Chris Stapleton
Track from: From A Room: Volume 2

• “Parallel Line”
Keith Urban
Track from: Graffiti U

Field 8 – Country
Category 27 – Best Country Duo/Group Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative country recordings.)

• “Shoot Me Straight”
Brothers Osborne
Track from: Port Saint Joe

• “Tequila”
Dan + Shay

• “When Someone Stops Loving You”
Little Big Town
Track from: The Breaker

• “Dear Hate”
Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill

• “Meant To Be”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
Track from: All Your Fault: Pt. 2

Field 8 – Country
Category 28 – Best Country Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• “Break Up In The End”
Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill & Jon Nite, songwriters (Cole Swindell)

• “Dear Hate”
Tom Douglas, David Hodges & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill)

• “I Lived It”
Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley & Ben Hayslip, songwriters (Blake Shelton)

• “Space Cowboy”
Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
Track from: Golden Hour

• “Tequila”
Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds & Dan Smyers, songwriters (Dan + Shay)

• “When Someone Stops Loving You”
Hillary Lindsey, Chase McGill & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Little Big Town)
Track from: The Breaker

Field 8 – Country
Category 29 – Best Country Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new country recordings.)

• Unapologetically
Kelsea Ballerini

• Port Saint Joe
Brothers Osborne

• Girl Going Nowhere
Ashley McBryde

• Golden Hour
Kacey Musgraves

• From A Room: Volume 2
Chris Stapleton

Field 9 – New Age
Category 30 – Best New Age Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental new age recordings.)

• Hiraeth
Lisa Gerrard & David Kuckhemann

 Beloved
Snatam Kaur

• Opium Moon
Opium Moon

 Molecules Of Motion
Steve Roach

• Moku Maluhia – Peaceful Island
Jim Kimo West

Field 10 – Jazz
Category 31 – Best Improvised Jazz Solo
(For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter’s name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.)

• “Some Of That Sunshine”
Regina Carter, soloist
Track from: Some Of That Sunshine (Karrin Allyson)

• “Don’t Fence Me In”
John Daversa, soloist
Track from: American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom (John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists)

• “We See”
Fred Hersch, soloists

• “De-Dah”
Brad Mehldau, soloist
Track from: Seymour Reads The Constitution! (Brad Mehldau Trio)

• “Cadenas”
Miguel Zenón, soloist
Track from: Yo Soy La Tradición (Miguel Zenón Featuring Spektral Quartet)

Field 10 – Jazz
Category 32 – Best Jazz Vocal Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal jazz recordings.)

• My Mood Is You
Freddy Cole

• The Questions
Kurt Elling

 The Subject Tonight Is Love
Kate McGarry With Keith Ganz & Gary Versace

• If You Really Want
Raul Midón With The Metropole Orkest Conducted By Vince Mendoza

• The Window
Cécile McLorin Salvant

Field 10 – Jazz
Category 33 – Best Jazz Instrumental Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new instrumental jazz recordings.)

• Diamond Cut
Tia Fuller

• Live In Europe
Fred Hersch Trio

• Seymour Reads The Constitution!
Brad Mehldau Trio

• Still Dreaming
Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Brian Blade

• Emanon
The Wayne Shorter Quartet

Field 10 – Jazz
Category 34 – Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new ensemble jazz recordings.)

• All About That Basie
The Count Basie Orchestra Directed By Scotty Barnhart

• American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom
John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists

• Presence
Orrin Evans And The Captain Black Big Band

• All Can Work
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble

• Barefoot Dances And Other Visions
Jim McNeely & The Frankfurt Radio Big Band

Field 10 – Jazz
Category 35 – Best Latin Jazz Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded material. The intent of this category is to recognize recordings that represent the blending of jazz with Latin, Iberian-American, Brazilian, and Argentinian tango music.)

• Heart Of Brazil
Eddie Daniels

• Back To The Sunset
Dafnis Prieto Big Band

• West Side Story Reimagined
Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band

 Cinque
Elio Villafranca

• Yo Soy La Tradición
Miguel Zenón Featuring Spektral Quartet

Field 11 – Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music
Category 36 – Best Gospel Performance/Song
(This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best traditional Christian, roots gospel or contemporary gospel single or track.)

• “You Will Win”
Jekalyn Carr; Allen Carr & Jekalyn Carr, songwriters
Track from: One Nation Under God

• “Won’t He Do It”
Koryn Hawthorne
Track from: Greenleaf Soundtrack – Season 2

• “Never Alone”
Tori Kelly Featuring Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin & Victoria Kelly, songwriters
Track from: Hiding Place

• “Cycles”
Jonathan McReynolds Featuring DOE; Jonathan McReynolds, songwriter
Track from: Make Room

• “A Great Work”
Brian Courtney Wilson; Aaron W. Lindsey, Alvin Richardson & Brian Courtney Wilson, songwriters
Track from: A Great Work

Field 11 – Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music
Category 37 – Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
(This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best contemporary Christian pop, Christian rap/hip-hop, or Christian rock single or track.)

• “Reckless Love”
Cory Asbury; Cory Asbury, Caleb Culver & Ran Jackson, songwriters

• “You Say”
Lauren Daigle; Lauren Daigle, Jason Ingram & Paul Mabury, songwriters

• “Joy.”
for KING & COUNTRY; Ben Glover, Matt Hales, Stephen Blake Kanicka, Seth Moslely, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters

• “Grace Got You”
MercyMe Featuring John Reuben; David Garcia, Ben Glover, MercyMe, Solomon Olds & John Reuben, songwriters
Track from: Lifer

• “Known”
Tauren Wells; Ethan Hulse, Jordan Sapp & Tauren Wells, songwriters
Track from: Hills And Valleys

Field 11 – Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music
Category 38 – Best Gospel Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional or contemporary/R&B gospel music recordings.)

• One Nation Under God
Jekalyn Carr

• Hiding Place
Tori Kelly

• Make Room
Jonathan McReynolds

• The Other Side
The Walls Group

• A Great Work
Brian Courtney Wilson

Field 11 – Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music
Category 39 – Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, contemporary Christian music, including pop, rap/hip hop, or rock recordings.)

• Look Up Child
Lauren Daigle

• Hallelujah Here Below
Elevation Worship

• Living With A Fire
Jesus Culture

• Surrounded
Michael W. Smith

• Survivor: Live From Harding Prison
Zach Williams

Field 11 – Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music
Category 40 – Best Roots Gospel Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional/roots gospel music, including country, Southern gospel, bluegrass, and Americana recordings.)

 Unexpected
Jason Crabb

 Clear Skies
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

• Favorites: Revisited By Request
The Isaacs

• Still Standing
The Martins

• Love Love Love
Gordon Mote

Field 12 – Latin
Category 41 – Best Latin Pop Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new Latin pop recordings.)

• Prometo
Pablo Alboran

• Sincera
Claudia Brant

• Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos), Vol. 2
Natalia Lafourcade

• 2:00 AM
Raquel Sofía

• Vives
Carlos Vives

Field 12 – Latin
Category 42 – Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new Latin rock, urban or alternative recordings.)

 Claroscura
Aterciopelados

• Coastcity
COASTCITY

• Encanto Tropical
Monsieur Periné

• Gourmet
Orishas

• Aztlán
Zoé

Field 12 – Latin
Category 43 – Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new regional Mexican (banda, norteño, corridos, gruperos, mariachi, ranchera and Tejano) recordings.)

• Primero Soy Mexicana
Angela Aguilar

• Mitad Y Mitad
Calibre 50

• Totalmente Juan Gabriel Vol. II
Aida Cuevas

• Cruzando Borders
Los Texmaniacs

• Leyendas De Mi Pueblo
Mariachi Sol De Mexico De Jose Hernandez

• ¡México Por Siempre!
Luis Miguel

Field 12 – Latin
Category 44 – Best Tropical Latin Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new tropical Latin recordings.)

• Pa’ Mi Gente
Charlie Aponte

• Legado
Formell Y Los Van Van

• Orquesta Akokán
Orquesta Akokán

 Ponle Actitud
Felipe Peláez

 Anniversary
Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Field 13 – American Roots Music
Category 45 – Best American Roots Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental American Roots recordings.  This is for performances in the style of any of the subgenres encompassed in the American Roots Music field including Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk or regional roots. Award to the artist(s).)

• “Kick Rocks”
Sean Ardoin
Track from: Kreole Rock And Soul

• “Saint James Infirmary Blues”
Jon Batiste
Track from: Hollywood Africans

• “The Joke”
Brandi Carlile
Track from: By The Way, I Forgive You

• “All On My Mind”
Anderson East
Track from: Encore

• “Last Man Standing”
Willie Nelson
Track from: Last Man Standing

Field 13 – American Roots Music
Category 46 – Best American Roots Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Americana, bluegrass, traditional blues, contemporary blues, folk or regional roots songs. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• “All The Trouble”
Waylon Payne, Lee Ann Womack & Adam Wright, songwriters (Lee Ann Womack)
Track from: The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone

• “Build A Bridge”
Jeff Tweedy, songwriter (Mavis Staples)

• “The Joke”
Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
Track from: By The Way, I Forgive You

• “Knockin’ On Your Screen Door”
Pat McLaughlin & John Prine, songwriters (John Prine)
Track from: The Tree Of Forgiveness

• “Summer’s End”
Pat McLaughlin & John Prine, songwriters (John Prine)
Track from: The Tree Of Forgiveness

Field 13 – American Roots Music
Category 47 – Best Americana Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental Americana recordings.)

 By The Way, I Forgive You
Brandi Carlile

• Things Have Changed
Bettye LaVette

• The Tree Of Forgiveness
John Prine

• The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone
Lee Ann Womack

• One Drop Of Truth
The Wood Brothers

Field 13 – American Roots Music
Category 48 – Best Bluegrass Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental bluegrass recordings.)

• Portraits In Fiddles
Mike Barnett

• Sister Sadie II
Sister Sadie

• Rivers And Roads
Special Consensus

• The Travelin’ McCourys
The Travelin’ McCourys

• North Of Despair
Wood & Wire

Field 13 – American Roots Music
Category 49 – Best Traditional Blues Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental traditional blues recordings.)

• Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here
Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio

• Benton County Relic
Cedric Burnside

• The Blues Is Alive And Well
Buddy Guy

• No Mercy In This Land
Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite

• Don’t You Feel My Leg (The Naughty Bawdy Blues Of Blue Lu Barker)
Maria Muldaur

Field 13 – American Roots Music
Category 50 – Best Contemporary Blues Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental contemporary blues recordings.)

• Please Don’t Be Dead
Fantastic Negrito

• Here In Babylon
Teresa James And The Rhythm Tramps

 Cry No More
Danielle Nicole

• Out Of The Blues
Boz Scaggs

• Victor Wainwright And The Train
Victor Wainwright And The Train

Field 13 – American Roots Music
Category 51 – Best Folk Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental folk recordings.)

• Whistle Down The Wind
Joan Baez

• Black Cowboys
Dom Flemons

 Rifles & Rosary Beads
Mary Gauthier

• Weed Garden
Iron & Wine

• All Ashore
Punch Brothers

Field 13 – American Roots Music
Category 52 – Best Regional Roots Music Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental regional roots music recordings.)

• Kreole Rock And Soul
Sean Ardoin

 Spyboy
Cha Wa

 Aloha From Na Hoa
Na Hoa

• No ‘Ane’i
Kalani Pe’a

• Mewasinsational – Cree Round Dance Songs
Young Spirit

Field 14 – Reggae
Category 53 – Best Reggae Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new reggae recordings.)

• As The World Turns
Black Uhuru

• Reggae Forever
Etana

 Rebellion Rises
Ziggy Marley

• A Matter Of Time
Protoje

 44/876
Sting & Shaggy

Field 15 – World Music
Category 54 – Best World Music Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental World Music recordings.)

• Deran
Bombino

• Fenfo
Fatoumata Diawara

• Black Times
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

 Freedom
Soweto Gospel Choir

• The Lost Songs Of World War II
Yiddish Glory

Field 16 – Children’s
Category 55 – Best Children’s Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new musical or spoken word recordings that are created and intended specifically for children.)

• All The Sounds
Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats

• Building Blocks
Tim Kubart

• Falu’s Bazaar
Falu

• Giants Of Science
The Pop Ups

 The Nation Of Imagine
Frank & Deane

Field 17 – Spoken Word
Category 56 – Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

• Accessory To War (Neil deGrasse Tyson & Avis Lang)
Courtney B. Vance

• Calypso
David Sedaris

• Creative Quest
Questlove

• Faith  – A Journey For All
Jimmy Carter

• The Last Black Unicorn
Tiffany Haddish

Field 18 – Comedy
Category 57 – Best Comedy Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings.)

• Annihilation
Patton Oswalt

• Equanimity & The Bird Revelation
Dave Chappelle

 Noble Ape
Jim Gaffigan

• Standup For Drummers
Fred Armisen

• Tamborine
Chris Rock

Field 19 – Musical Theater
Category 58 – Best Musical Theater Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings. Award to the principle vocalist(s) and the album producer(s) of 51% or more playing time of the album. The lyricist(s) and composer(s) of a new score are eligible for an Award if they have written and/or composed a new score which comprises 51% or more playing time of the album.)

 The Band’s Visit
Etai Benson, Adam Kantor, Katrina Lenk & Ari’el Stachel, principal soloists; Dean Sharenow & David Yazbek, producers; David Yazbek, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)

• Carousel
Renee Fleming, Alexander Gemignani, Joshua Henry, Lindsay Mendez & Jessie Mueller, principal soloists; Steven Epstein, producer (Richard Rodgers, composer; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist) (2018 Broadway Cast)

• Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert
Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper, Ben Daniels, Brandon Victor Dixon, Erik Grönwall, Jin Ha, John Legend, Norm Lewis & Jason Tam, principal soloists; Harvey Mason, Jr., producer (Andrew Lloyd-Webber, composer; Tim Rice, lyricist) (Original Television Cast)

• My Fair Lady
Lauren Ambrose, Norbert Leo Butz & Harry Hadden-Paton, principal soloists; Andre Bishop, Van Dean, Hattie K. Jutagir, David Lai, Adam Siegel & Ted Sperling, producers (Frederick Loewe, composer; Alan Jay Lerner, lyricist) (2018 Broadway Cast)

• Once On This Island
Phillip Boykin, Merle Dandridge, Quentin Earl Darrington, Hailey Kilgore, Kenita R. Miller, Alex Newell, Isaac Powell & Lea Salonga, principal soloists; Lynn Ahrens, Hunter Arnold, Ken Davenport, Stephen Flaherty & Elliot Scheiner, producers (Stephen Flaherty, composer; Lynn Ahrens, lyricist) (New Broadway Cast)

Field 20 – Music for Visual Media
Category 59 – Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
(Award to the artist(s) and/or ‘in studio’ producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album.  In the absence of both, award to the one or two individuals proactively responsible for the concept and musical direction of the album and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable. Award also goes to appropriately credited music supervisor(s).)

• Call Me By Your Name
(Various Artists)

• Deadpool 2
(Various Artists)

• The Greatest Showman
(Various Artists)

• Lady Bird
(Various Artists)

• Stranger Things
(Various Artists)

Field 20 – Music for Visual Media
Category 60 – Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
(Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series, video games or other visual media.)

 Black Panther
Ludwig Göransson, composer

• Blade Runner 2049
Benjamin Wallfisch & Hans Zimmer, composers

• Coco
Michael Giacchino, composer

• The Shape Of Water
Alexandre Desplat, composer

 Star Wars: The Last Jedi
John Williams, composer

Field 20 – Music for Visual Media
Category 61 – Best Song Written For Visual Media
(A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television, video games or other visual media, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• “All The Stars”
Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Alexander William Shuckburgh, Mark Anthony Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)
Track from: Black Panther

• “Mystery Of Love”
Sufjan Stevens, songwriter (Sufjan Stevens)
Track from: Call Me By Your Name

• “Remember Me”
      Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Miguel Featuring Natalia Lafourcade)
      Track from: Coco

• “Shallow”
Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
Track from: A Star Is Born

• “This Is Me”
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble)
Track from: The Greatest Showman

Field 21 – Composing/Arranging
Category 62 – Best Instrumental Composition
(A Composer’s Award for an original composition (not an adaptation) first released during the Eligibility Year. Singles or Tracks only.)

• “Blut Und Boden (Blood And Soil)”
Terence Blanchard, composer (Terence Blanchard)
Track from: Blackkklansman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

• “Chrysalis”
Jeremy Kittel, composer (Kittel & Co.)

• “Infinity War”
Alan Silverstri, composer (Alan Silvestri)
Track from: Avengers: Infinity War

• “Mine Mission”
John Powell & John Williams, composers (John Powell & John Williams)
Track from: Solo: A Star Wars Story

• “The Shape Of Water”
Alexandre Desplat, composer (Alexandre Desplat)
Track from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack The Shape Of Water

Field 21 – Composing/Arranging
Category 63 – Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
(An Arranger’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• “Batman Theme” (TV)
Randy Waldman & Justin Wilson, arrangers (Randy Waldman Featuring Wynton Marsalis)
Track from: Superheroes

• “Change The World”
Mark Kibble, arranger (Take 6)

• “Madrid Finale”
John Powell, arranger (John Powell)
Track from: Original Motion Picture Score Ferdinand

• “The Shape Of Water”
Alexandre Desplat, arranger (Alexandre Desplat)
Track from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack The Shape Of Water

• “Stars And Stripes Forever”
John Daversa, arranger (John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists)
Track from: American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom

Field 21 – Composing/Arranging
Category 64 – Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
(An Arranger’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• “It Was A Very Good Year”
Matt Rollings & Kristin Wilkinson, arrangers (Willie Nelson)
Track from: My Way

• “Jolene”
Dan Pugach & Nicole Zuraitis, arrangers (Dan Pugach)
Track from: Plus One

• “Mona Lisa”
Vince Mendoza, arranger (Gregory Porter)
Track from: Nat “King” Cole & Me

• “Niña”
Gonzalo Grau, arranger (Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider)
Track from: Dreamers

• “Spiderman Theme”
Randy Waldman, arranger (Randy Waldman Featuring Take 6 & Chris Potter)
Track from: Superheroes

Field 22 – Package
Category 65 – Best Recording Package

• Be The Cowboy
Mary Banas, art director (Mitski)

• Love Yourself: Tear
HuskyFox, art director (BTS)

• Masseduction
Willo Perron, art director (St. Vincent)

 The Offering
Qing-Yang Xiao, art director (The Chairman)

• Well Kept Thing
Adam Moore, art director (Foxhole)

Field 22 – Package
Category 66 – Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

• Appetite For Destruction (Locked N’ Loaded Box)
Arian Buhler, Charles Dooher, Jeff Fura, Scott Sandler & Matt Taylor, art directors (Guns N’ Roses)

• I’ll Be Your Girl
Carson Ellis, Jeri Heiden & Glen Nakasako, art directors (The Decemberists)

• Pacific Northwest ’73-74′: The Complete Recordings
Lisa Glines, Doran Tyson & Roy Henry Vickers, art directors (Grateful Dead)

• Squeeze Box: The Complete Works Of “Weird Al” Yankovic
Meghan Foley, Annie Stoll & Al Yankovic, art directors (“Weird Al” Yankovic)

• Too Many Bad Habits
Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Johnny Nicholas)

Field 23 – Notes
Category 67 – Best Album Notes

• Alpine Dreaming: The Helvetia Records Story, 1920-1924
James P. Leary, album notes writer (Various Artists)

• 4 Banjo Songs, 1891-1897: Foundational Recordings Of America’S Iconic Instrument
Richard Martin & Ted Olson, album notes writers (Charles A. Asbury)

 The 1960 Time Sessions
Ben Ratliff, album notes writer (Sonny Clark Trio)

• The Product Of Our Souls: The Sound And Sway Of James Reese Europe’s Society Orchestra
David Gilbert, album notes writer (Various Artists)

• Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981 (Deluxe Edition)
Amanda Petrusich, album notes writer (Bob Dylan)

 Voices Of Mississippi: Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris
David Evans, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Field 24 – Historical
Category 68 – Best Historical Album

• Any Other Way
Rob Bowman, Douglas Mcgowan, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton, mastering engineer (Jackie Shane)

• At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight…
Martin Hawkins, compilation producer; Christian Zwarg, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

• Battleground Korea: Songs And Sounds Of America’s Forgotten War
Hugo Keesing, compilation producer; Christian Zwarg, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

• A Rhapsody In Blue – The Extraordinary Life Of Oscar Levant
Robert Russ, compilation producer; Andreas K. Meyer & Rebekah Wineman, mastering engineers (Oscar Levant)

• Voices Of Mississippi: Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris
William Ferris, April Ledbetter & Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

Field 25 – Production, Non-Classical
Category 69 – Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
(An Engineer’s Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.))

• All The Things That I Did And All The Things That I Didn’t Do
Ryan Freeland & Kenneth Pattengale, engineers; Kim Rosen, mastering engineer (The Milk Carton Kids)

• Colors
Julian Burg, Serban Ghenea, David “Elevator” Greenbaum, John Hanes, Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin, Florian Lagatta, Cole M.G.N., Alex Pasco, Jesse Shatkin, Darrell Thorp & Cassidy Turbin, engineers; Chris Bellman, Tom Coyne, Emily Lazar & Randy Merrill, mastering engineers (Beck)

 Earthtones
Robbie Lackritz, engineer; Philip Shaw Bova, mastering engineer (Bahamas)

• Head Over Heels
Nathaniel Alford, Jason Evigan, Chris Galland, Tom Gardner, Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Tony Hoffer, Derek Keota, Ian Kirkpatrick, David Macklovitch, Amber Mark, Manny Marroquin, Vaughn Oliver, Chris “TEK” O’Ryan, Morgan Taylor Reid & Gian Stone, engineers; Chris Gehringer & Michelle Mancini, mastering engineers (Chromeo)

• Voicenotes
Manny Marroquin & Charlie Puth, engineers; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer (Charlie Puth)

Field 25 – Production, Non-Classical
Category 70 – Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
(A Producer’s Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.))

• Boi-1da

• “Be Careful” (Cardi B) (T)

• “Diplomatic Immunity” (Drake) (S)

• “Friends” (The Carters) (T)

• “God’s Plan” (Drake) (S)

• “Heard About Us” (The Carters) (T)

• “Lucky You” (Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas) (T)

• “Mob Ties” (Drake) (T)

• “No Limit” (G-Eazy Featuring A$AP Rocky & Cardi B) (S)

• Larry Klein

• “All These Things” (Thomas Dybdahl) (S)

• Anthem (Madeleine Peyroux) (A)

• The Book Of Longing (Luciana Souza) (A)

• “Can I Have It All” (Thomas Dybdahl) (S)

• Junk (Hailey Tuck) (A)

• “Look At What We’ve Done” (Thomas Dybdahl) (S)

• “Meaning To Tell Ya” (Molly Johnson) (A)

• Linda Perry

• “Harder Better Faster Stronger” (Willa Amai) (S)

• Served Like A Girl (Music From And Inspired By The Documentary Film) (Various Artists) (A)

• 28 Days In The Valley (Dorothy) (A)

• Kanye West

• Daytona (Pusha T) (A)

• Kids See Ghosts (Kids See Ghosts) (A)

• K.T.S.E. (Teyana Taylor) (A)

• Nasir (Nas) (A)

• Ye (Kanye West) (A)

• Pharrell Williams

• “Apes***” (The Carters) (T)

• Man Of The Woods (Justin Timberlake) (A)

• No One Ever Really Dies (N.E.R.D) (A)

• “Stir Fry” (Migos) (T)

• Sweetener (Ariana Grande) (A)

Field 25 – Production, Non-Classical
Category 71 – Best Remixed Recording
(A Remixer’s Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses for identification.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• “Audio (CID Remix)”
CID, remixer (LSD)

• “How Long (EDX’s Dubai Skyline Remix)”
Maurizio Colella, remixer (Charlie Puth)
Track from: How Long Edx’s Dubai Skyline Remix

• “Only Road (Cosmic Gate Remix)”
Stefan Bossems & Claus Terhoeven, remixers (Gabriel & Dresden Featuring Sub Teal)

• “Stargazing (Kaskade Remix)”
Kaskade, remixer (Kygo Featuring Justin Jesso)

• “Walking Away (Mura Masa Remix)”
Alex Crossan, remixer (Haim)

Field 26 – Production, Immersive Audio
Category 72 – Best Immersive Audio Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums in any genre. Must be commercially released on DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, SACD, Blu-Ray, or burned download-only/streaming-only copies and must provide a new surround mix of four or more channels. Award to the surround mix engineer, surround producer (if any) and surround mastering engineer (if any).)

• Eye In The Sky – 35th Anniversary Edition
Alan Parsons, surround mix engineer; Dave Donnelly, PJ Olsson & Alan Parsons, surround mastering engineers; Alan Parsons, surround producer (The Alan Parsons Project)

 Folketoner
Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Anne Karin Sundal-Ask & Det Norske Jentekor)

• Seven Words From The Cross
Daniel Shores, surround mix engineer; Daniel Shores, surround mastering engineer; Dan Merceruio, surround producer (Matthew Guard & Skylark)

• Sommerro: Ujamaa & The Iceberg
Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Ingar Heine Bergby, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Choir)

• Symbol
Prashant Mistry & Ronald Prent, surround mix engineers; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Prashant Mistry & Ronald Prent, surround producers (Engine-Earz Experiment)

Field 27 – Production, Classical
Category 73 – Best Engineered Album, Classical
(An Engineer’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.))

• Bates: The (R)evolution Of Steve Jobs
Mark Donahue & Dirk Sobotka, engineers; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Michael Christie, Garrett Sorenson, Wei Wu, Sasha Cooke, Edwards Parks, Jessica E. Jones & Santa Fe Opera Orchestra)

• Beethoven: Symphony No. 3; Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1
Mark Donahue, engineer; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

• John Williams At The Movies
Keith O. Johnson & Sean Royce Martin, engineers; Keith O. Johnson, mastering engineer (Jerry Junkin & Dallas Winds)

• Liquid Melancholy – Clarinet Music Of James M. Stephenson
Bill Maylone & Mary Mazurek, engineers; Bill Maylone, mastering engineer (John Bruce Yeh)

• Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11
Shawn Murphy & Nick Squire, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Andris Nelsons & Boston Symphony Orchestra)

• Visions And Variations
Tom Caulfield, engineer; Jesse Lewis, mastering engineer (A Far Cry)

Field 27 – Production, Classical
Category 74 – Producer Of The Year, Classical
(A Producer’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.))

• Blanton Alspaugh

• Arnesen: Infinity – Choral Works (Joel Rinsema & Kantorei)

• Aspects Of America (Carlos Kalmar & Oregon Symphony)

• Chesnokov: Teach Me Thy Statutes (Vladimir Gorbik & PaTRAM Institute Male Choir)

• Gordon, R.: The House Without A Christmas Tree (Bradley Moore, Elisabeth Leone, Maximillian Macias, Megan Mikailovna Samarin, Patricia Schuman, Lauren Snouffer, Heidi Stober, Daniel Belcher, Houston Grand Opera Juvenile Chorus & Houston Grand Opera Orchestra)

• Haydn: The Creation (Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Betsy Cook Weber, Houston Symphony & Houston Symphony Chorus)

• Heggie: Great Scott (Patrick Summers, Manuel Palazzo, Mark Hancock, Michael Mayes, Rodell Rosel, Kevin Burdette, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Nathan Gunn, Frederica von Stade, Ailyn Pérez, Joyce DiDonato, Dallas Opera Chorus & Orchestra)

 Music Of Fauré, Buide & Zemlinsky (Trio Séléné)

• Paterson: Three Way – A Trio Of One-Act Operas (Dean Williamson, Daniele Pastin, Courtney Ruckman, Eliza Bonet, Melisa Bonetti, Jordan Rutter, Samuel Levine, Wes Mason, Matthew Treviño & Nashville Opera Orchestra)

• Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto; Oboe Concerto; Serenade To Music; Flos Campi (Peter Oundjian & Toronto Symphony Orchestra)

• David Frost

• Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 7 (Jonathan Biss)

• Mirror In Mirror (Anne Akiko Meyers, Kristjan Järvi & Philharmonia Orchestra)

• Mozart: Idomeneo (James Levine, Alan Opie, Matthew Polenzani, Alice Coote, Nadine Sierra, Elza van den Heever, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus)

• Presentiment (Orion Weiss)

• Strauss, R.: Der Rosenkavalier (Sebastian Weigle, Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča, Erin Morley, Günther Groissböck, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus)

• Elizabeth Ostrow

• Bates: The (R)evolution Of Steve Jobs (Michael Christie, Garrett Sorenson, Wei Wu, Sasha Cooke, Edwards Parks, Jessica E. Jones & Santa Fe Opera Orchestra)

• The Road Home (Joshua Habermann & Santa Fe Desert Chorale)

• Judith Sherman

• Beethoven Unbound (Llŷr Williams)

• Black Manhattan Volume 3 (Rick Benjamin & Paragon Ragtime Orchestra)

• Bolcom: Piano Music (Various Artists)

• Del Tredici: March To Tonality (Mark Peskanov & Various Artists)

• Love Comes In At The Eye (Timothy Jones, Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, Jeffrey Sykes, Anthony Ross, Carol Cook, Beth Rapier & Stephanie Jutt)

 Meltzer: Variations On A Summer Day & Piano Quartet (Abigail Fischer, Jayce Ogren & Sequitur)

• Mendelssohn: Complete Works For Cello And Piano (Marcy Rosen & Lydia Artymiw)

• New Music For Violin And Piano (Julie Rosenfeld & Peter Miyamoto)

• Reich: Pulse/Quartet (Colin Currie Group & International Contemporary Ensemble)

• Dirk Sobotka

• Beethoven: Symphony No. 3; Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

• Lippencott: Frontier Symphony (Jeff Lippencott & Ligonier Festival Orchestra)

• Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (Thierry Fischer, Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Utah Symphony)

 Music Of The Americas (Andrés Orozco-Estrada & Houston Symphony)

Field 28 – Classical
Category 75 – Best Orchestral Performance
(Award to the Conductor and to the Orchestra.)

• Beethoven: Symphony No. 3; Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1
Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

 Nielsen: Symphony No. 3 & Symphony No. 4
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor (Seattle Symphony)

• Ruggles, Stucky & Harbison: Orchestral Works
David Alan Miller, conductor (National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic)

• Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)

• Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11
Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Field 28 – Classical
Category 76 – Best Opera Recording
(Award to the Conductor, Album Producer(s) and Principal Soloists.)

 Adams: Doctor Atomic
John Adams, conductor; Aubrey Allicock, Julia Bullock, Gerald Finley & Brindley Sherratt; Friedemann Engelbrecht, producer (BBC Symphony Orchestra; BBC Singers)

• Bates: The (R)evolution Of Steve Jobs
Michael Christie, conductor; Sasha Cooke, Jessica E. Jones, Edwards Parks, Garrett Sorenson & Wei Wu; Elizabeth Ostrow, producer (The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra)

 Lully: Alceste
Christophe Rousset, conductor; Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro & Judith Van Wanroij; Maximilien Ciup, producer (Les Talens Lyriques; Choeur De Chambre De Namur)

• Strauss, R.: Der Rosenkavalier
Sebastian Weigle, conductor; Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča, Günther Groissböck & Erin Morley; David Frost, producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

• Verdi: Rigoletto
Constantine Orbelian, conductor; Francesco Demuro, Dmitri Hvorostovsky & Nadine Sierra; Vilius Keras & Aleksandra Keriene, producers (Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra; Men Of The Kaunas State Choir)

Field 28 – Classical
Category 77 – Best Choral Performance
(Award to the Conductor, and to the Choral Director and/or Chorus Master where applicable and to the Choral Organization/Ensemble.)

• Chesnokov: Teach Me Thy Statutes
Vladimir Gorbik, conductor (Mikhail Davydov & Vladimir Krasov; PaTRAM Institute Male Choir)

• Kastalsky: Memory Eternal
Steven Fox, conductor (The Clarion Choir)

• McLoskey: Zealot Canticles
Donald Nally, conductor (Doris Hall-Gulati, Rebecca Harris, Arlen Hlusko, Lorenzo Raval & Mandy Wolman; The Crossing)

• Rachmaninov: The Bells
Mariss Jansons, conductor; Peter Dijkstra, chorus master (Oleg Dolgov, Alexey Markov & Tatiana Pavlovskaya; Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks)
Track from: Rachmaninov: The Bells & Symphonic Dances

• Seven Words From The Cross
Matthew Guard, conductor (Skylark)

Field 28 – Classical
Category 78 – Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
(For new recordings of works with chamber or small ensemble (twenty-four or fewer members, not including the conductor). One Award to the ensemble and one Award to the conductor, if applicable.)

• Anderson, Laurie: Landfall
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet

• Beethoven, Shostakovich & Bach
The Danish String Quartet

• Blueprinting
Aizuri Quartet

• Stravinsky: The Rite Of Spring Concerto For Two Pianos
Leif Ove Andsnes & Marc-André Hamelin

• Visions And Variations
A Far Cry

Field 28 – Classical
Category 79 – Best Classical Instrumental Solo
(Award to the Instrumental Soloist(s) and to the Conductor when applicable.)

• “Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2”
Yuja Wang; Simon Rattle, conductor (Berliner Philharmoniker)
Track from: The Asia Tour

• Biber: The Mystery Sonatas
Christina Day Martinson; Martin Pearlman, conductor (Boston Baroque)

• Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46; Violin Concerto No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 26
Joshua Bell (The Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields)

• Glass: Three Pieces In The Shape Of A Square
Craig Morris

• “Kernis: Violin Concerto”
James Ehnes; Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)
Track from: Violin Concertos

Field 28 – Classical
Category 80 – Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
(Award to: Vocalist(s), Collaborative Artist(s) (Ex: pianists, conductors, chamber groups) Producer(s), Recording Engineers/Mixers with 51% or more playing time of new material.)

• ARC
Anthony Roth Costanzo; Jonathan Cohen, conductor (Les Violons Du Roy)

• The Handel Album
Philippe Jaroussky; Artaserse, ensemble

• Mirages
Sabine Devieilhe; François-Xavier Roth, conductor (Alexandre Tharaud; Marianne Crebassa & Jodie Devos; Les Siècles)

• Schubert: Winterreise
Randall Scarlata; Gilbert Kalish, accompanist

• Songs Of Orpheus – Monteverdi, Caccini, D’India & Landi
Karim Sulayman; Jeannette Sorrell, conductor; Apollo’s Fire, ensembles

Field 28 – Classical
Category 81 – Best Classical Compendium
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s) and Engineer(s) of over 51% playing time of the album, if other than the artist.)

• Fuchs: Piano Concerto ‘Spiritualist’; Poems Of Life; Glacier; Rush
JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Tim Handley, producer

• Gold
The King’s Singers; Nigel Short, producer

• The John Adams Edition
Simon Rattle, conductor; Christoph Franke, producer

• John Williams At The Movies
Jerry Junkin, conductor; Donald J. McKinney, producer

• Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto; Oboe Concerto; Serenade To Music; Flos Campi
Peter Oundjian, conductor; Blanton Alspaugh, producer

Field 28 – Classical
Category 82 – Best Contemporary Classical Composition
(A Composer’s Award. (For a contemporary classical composition composed within the last 25 years, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year.) Award to the librettist, if applicable.)

• Bates: The (R)evolution Of Steve Jobs
Mason Bates, composer; Mark Campbell, librettist (Michael Christie, Garrett Sorenson, Wei Wu, Sasha Cooke, Edwards Parks, Jessica E. Jones & Santa Fe Opera Orchestra)

• “Du Yun: Air Glow”
Du Yun, composer (International Contemporary Ensemble)
Track from: Dinosaur Scar

• Heggie: Great Scott
Jake Heggie, composer; Terrence McNally, librettist (Patrick Summers, Manuel Palazzo, Mark Hancock, Michael Mayes, Rodell Rosel, Kevin Burdette, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Nathan Gunn, Frederica von Stade, Ailyn Pérez, Joyce DiDonato, Dallas Opera Chorus & Orchestra)

• “Kernis: Violin Concerto”
Aaron Jay Kernis, composer (James Ehnes, Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
Track from: Violin Concertos

• “Mazzoli: Vespers For Violin”
Missy Mazzoli, composer (Olivia De Prato)
Track from: Streya

Field 29 – Music Video/Film
Category 83 – Best Music Video
(Award to the artist, video director, and video producer.)

• “Apes***”
The Carters
Ricky Saiz, video director; Mélodie Buchris, Natan Schottenfels & Erinn Williams, video producers

• “This Is America”
Childish Gambino
Hiro Murai, video director; Ibra Ake, Jason Cole & Fam Rothstein, video producers

• “I’m Not Racist”
Joyner Lucas
Joyner Lucas & Ben Proulx, video directors; Joyner Lucas, video producer

• “PYNK”
Janelle Monáe
Emma Westenberg, video director; Justin Benoliel & Whitney Jackson, video producers

• “MUMBO JUMBO”
Tierra Whack
Marco Prestini, video director; Sara Nassim, video producer

Field 29 – Music Video/Film
Category 84 – Best Music Film
(For concert/performance films or music documentaries. Award to the artist, video director, and video producer.)

• Life In 12 Bars
Eric Clapton
Lili Fini Zanuck, video director; John Battsek, Scooter Weintraub, Larry Yelen & Lili Fini Zanuck, video producers

• Whitney
(Whitney Houston)
Kevin Macdonald, video director; Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn & Lisa Erspamer, video producers

• Quincy
Quincy Jones
Alan Hicks & Rashida Jones, video directors; Paula DuPré Pesmen, video producer

• Itzhak
Itzhak Perlman
Alison Chernick, video director; Alison Chernick, video producer

• The King
(Elvis Presley)
Eugene Jarecki, video director; Christopher Frierson, Georgina Hill, David Kuhn & Christopher St. John, video producers

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The Voices of Taylor Swift’s Cats in the Direct TV Commercial Are Actually Well Known Actresses

We finally get to hear Taylor Swift’s cats, Meredith and Olivia talk and share their real feelings about having a busy working mom during this Direct TV commercial. If their voices sound familiar, it is because Olivia is voice by Jenny Slate and Meredith’s voice is Candice Bergen.

Jenny Slate is known to for having a lot of voice roles. For instance, she’s Tammy on Bob’s Burgers, Harley Quinn in The Lego Batman Movie and Dawn in Zootopia to name a few credits. She was also Mona-Lisa Saperstein, one of the Saperstein twins, on Parks and Recreation. 

Candice Bergen is well known for her role as Murphy Brown, but recently she was the voice of The Closer on an episode of Bojack Horseman.