2016 Grammy Nominations Full List: Could Your Favorite Win Big Come February?

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 28: Taylor Swift performs during her '1989' World Tour at ANZ Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
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Well, people, it's awards season yet again, and one of the first major stops is the announcement of the 2016 Grammy nominations, which were revealed on the morning of Monday, Dec. 7. There's no question that the Grammys are music's biggest honor, so the names who made the list obviously did something right this year. The 2015 awards honor music that was released between Oct. 1, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015, so if you see anything notable omissions below (ex. Justin Bieber's new album Purpose), don't worry! Your favorite artists could be back next year. 

Even if you aren't a giant music fan, going into the Grammy nominations one thing was clear: Taylor Swift was going to clean up. Her most recent album, 1989, was released on Oct. 27, 2014. Other than that, anything — that fit into the all important eligibility period — was possible. Would Fetty Wap get a nom and make that earworm "Trap Queen" worth it? Would one of Bieber's songs which were eligible get nominated and solidify New Bieber in an official way? Would Drake get a nomination and make an acceptance speech that included the "Hotline Bling" dance a very real possibility? 

Check out the list below and see for yourself!

Best New Artist

  • Courtney Barnett
  • James Bay
  • Sam Hunt
  • Tori Kelly
  • Meghan Trainor

Record of the Year

  • "Really Love" - D'Angelo and The Vanguard
  • "Uptown Funk" - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
  • "Thinking Ot Loud" - Ed Sheeran
  • "Blank Space" - Taylor Swift
  • "Can't Feel My Face" - The Weeknd

Song of the Year

  • "Alright" - Kendrick Lamar (Written by Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears, & Pharrell Williams)
  • "Blank Space" - Taylor Swift (Written by Max Martin, Shellback, & Taylor Swift)
  • "Girl Crush" - Little Big Town  (Written by Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, & Liz Rose)
  • "See You Again" - Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth (Written by Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth, & Cameron Thomaz)
  • "Thinking Out Loud" - Ed Sheeran (Written by Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge)

 Album of the Year

  • Sound and Color - Alabama Shakes
  • To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
  • Traveller - Chris Stapleton
  • 1989 - Taylor Swift
  • Beauty Behind The Madness - The Weeknd

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • "Heartbeat Song" - Kelly Clarkson
  • "Love Me Like You Do" - Ellie Goulding
  • "Thinking Out Loud" - Ed Sheeran
  • "Blank Space" - Taylor Swift 
  • "Can't Feel My Face" - The Weeknd 

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • "Ship To Wreck" - Florence + The Machine
  • "Sugar" - Maroon 5
  • "Uptown Funk" - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Maros
  • "Bad Blood" - Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
  • "See You Again" - Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Pluth

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern - Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap
  • Shadows In The Night - Bob Dylan
  • Stages - Josh Groban
  • No One Ever Tells You - Seth MacFarlane
  • My Dream Duets - Barry Manilow (& Various Artists)

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Piece By Piece - Kelly Clarkson
  • How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful - Florence  + The Machine
  • Uptown Special - Mark Ronson 
  • 1989 - Taylor Swift
  • Before This World - James Taylor

Best Dance Recording

  • "We're All We Need" - Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston
  • "Go" - The Chemical Brothers
  • "Never Catch Me" - Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar
  • "Runaway (U & I)" - Gallants
  • "Where Are Ü Now" - Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber

Best Dance/Electronic Album

  • Our Love - Caribou
  • Born In The Echoes - The Chemical Brothers
  • Caracal - Disclosure
  • In Colour - Jamie XX
  • Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü - Skrillex and Diplo

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

  • Guitar In The Space Age! - Bill Frisell
  • Love Language - Wouter Kellerman
  • Afrodeezia - Marcus Miller
  • Sylva - Snarky Puppy and Metropole Orkest
  • The Gospel According To Jazz, Chapter IV - Kirk Whalum

Best Rock Performance

  • "Don't Wanna Fight" - Alabama Shakes
  • "What Kind Of Man" - Florence + The Machine
  • "Something From Nothing" - Foo Fighters
  • "Ex's & Oh's" - Elle King
  • "Moaning Lisa Smile" - Wolf Alice

Best Metal Performance

  • "Identity" - August Burns Red
  • "Cirice" - Ghost
  • "512" - Lamb Of God
  • "Thank You" - Sevendust
  • "Custer" - Slipknot

Best Rock Song

  • "Don't Wanna Fight" - Alabama Shakes (Written by Alabama Shakes)
  • "Ex's & Oh's" - Elle King (Written by Dave Bassett & Elle King)
  • "Hold Back The River" - James Bay (Written by Iain Archer & James Bay)
  • "Lydia" - Highly Suspect (Written by Richard Meyer, Ryan Meyer, & Johnny Stevens)
  • "What Kind Of Man" - Florence + The Machine (Written by John Hill, Tom Hull, & Florence Welch)

Best Rock Album

  • Chaos And The Calm - James Bay
  • Kintsugi - Death Cab For Cutie
  • Mister Asylum - Highly Suspect
  • Drones - Muse
  • .5: The Gray Chapter - Slipknot

Best Alternative Music Album

  • Sound & Color - Alabama Shakes
  • Vulnicura - Björk
  • The Waterfall - My Morning Jacket
  • Currents - Tame Impala
  • Star Wars - Wilco

Best R&B Performance

  • "If I Don't Have You" - Tamar Braxton
  • "Rise Up" - Andra Day
  • "Breathing Underwater" - Hiatus Kaiyote
  • "Planes" - Jeremih feat. J. Cole
  • "Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)" - The Weeknd

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • "He Is" - Faith Evans
  • "Little Ghetto Boy" - Lalah Hathaway
  • "Let It Burn" - Jazmine Sullivan
  • "Shame" - Tyrese
  • "My Favorite Part Of You" - Charlie Wilson

Best R&B Song

  • "Coffee" - Miguel (Written by Brook Davis & Miguel Pimentel)
  • "Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)" - The Weeknd (Written by Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville, & Abel Tesfaye)
  • "Let It Burn" - Jazmine Sullivan (Written by Kenny B. Edmonds, Jazmine Sullivan, & Dwane M. Weir II)
  • "Really Love" - D'Angelo And The Vanguard (Written by D'Angelo & Kendra Foster)
  • "Shame" - Tyrese (Written by Warryn Campbell, Tyrese Gibson, & DJ Rogers Jr)

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Ego Death - The Internet
  • You Should Be Here - Kehlani
  • Blood - Lianne La Havas
  • Wildheart - Miguel
  • Beauty Behind The Madness - The Weeknd

Best R&B Album

  • Coming Home - Leon Bridges
  • Black Messiah - D'Angelo And The Vanguard
  • Cheers To The Fall - Andra Day
  • Reality Show - Jazmine Sullivan
  • Forever Charlie - Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Performance

  • "Apparently" - J. Cole
  • "Back To Back" - Drake
  • "Trap Queen" - Fetty Wap
  • "Alright" - Kendrick Lamar
  • "Truffle Butter" - Nicki Minaj feat. Drake & Lil Wayne
  • "All Day" - Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, & Paul McCartney

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

  • "One Man Can Change The World" - Big Sean feat. Kanye West & John Legend
  • "Glory" - Common & John Legend
  • "Classic Man" - Jidenna feat. Roman GianArthur
  • "These Walls" - Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise, & Thundercat
  • "Only" - Nicki Minaj feat. Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown

Best Rap Song

  • "All Day" - Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, & Paul McCartney (Written by Ernest Brown, Tyler Bryant, Sean Combs, Mike Dean, Rennard East, Noah Goldstein, Malik Yusef Jones, Karim Kharbouch, Allan Kyariga, Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Victor Mensah, Charles Njapa, Che Pope, Patrick Reynolds, Allen Ritter, Kanye West, Mario Winans & Cydel Young)
  • "Alright" - Kendrick Lamar (Written by Kendrick DuckworthMark Anthony Spears, & Pharrell Williams)
  • "Energy" - Drake (Written by Richard Dorfmeister, A. Graham, Markus Kienzl, M. O'Brien, M. Samuels & Phillip Thomas)
  • "Glory" - Common & John Legend (Written by Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith, & John Stephens)
  • "Trap Queen" - Fetty Wap (Written by Tony Fadd & Willie J. Maxwell)

Best Rap Album

  • 2014 Forest Hills Drive - J. Cole
  • Compton - Dr. Dre
  • If You're Reading This It's Too Late - Drake
  • To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
  • The Pinkprint - Nicki Minaj

Best Country Solo Performance

  • "Burning House" - Cam
  • "Traveller" - Chris Stapleton
  • "Little Toy Guns" - Carrie Underwood
  • "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" - Keith Urban
  • "Chances Are" - Lee Ann Womack

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • "Stay A Little Longer" - Brothers Osborne
  • "If I Needed You" - Joey + Rory
  • "The Driver" - Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley, & Eric Paslay
  • "Girl Crush" - Little Big Town
  • "Lonely Tonight" - Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe

Best Country Song

  • "Chances Are" - Lee Ann Womack (Written by Hayes Carll)
  • "Diamond Rings And Old Barstools" - Tim McGraw (Written by Barry Dean, Luke Laird & Jonathan Singleton)
  • "Girl Crush" - Little Big Town (Written by Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, & Liz Rose)
  • "Hold My Hand" - Brandy Clark (Written by Brandy Clark & Mark Stephen Jones)
  • "Traveller" - Chris Stapleton (Written by Chris Stapleton)

Best Country Album

  • Montevallo - Sam Hunt
  • Pain Killer - Little Big Town
  • The Blade - Ashley Monroe
  • Pageant Material - Kacey Musgraves
  • Traveller - Chris Stapleton

Best New Age Album

  • Grace - Paul Avgerinos
  • Bhakti Without Borders - Madi Das
  • Voyager - Catherine Duc
  • Love - Peter Kater
  • Asia Beauty - Ron Korb

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • "Giant Steps" - Joey Alexander
  • "Cherokee" - Christian McBride
  • "Arbiters Of Evolution" - Donny McCaslin
  • "Friend Or Foe" - Joshua Redman
  • "Past Present" - John Scofield

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • Many A New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein - Karrin Allyson
  • Find A Heart - Denise Donatelli
  • Flirting With Disaster - Lorraine Feather
  • Jamison - Jamison Ross
  • For One To Love - Cécile McLorin Savant

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • My Favorite Things - Joey Alexander
  • Breathless - Terence Blanchard feat. The E-Collective
  • Covered: Recorded Live At Capitol Studios - Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio
  • Beautiful Life - Jimmy Greene
  • Past Present - John Scofield

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • Lines Of Color - Gil Evans Project
  • Köln - Marshall Gilles & WDR Big Band
  • Cuba: The Conversation Continues - Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
  • The Thompson Fields - Maria Schneider Orchestra
  • Home Suite Home - Patrick Williams

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • Made In Brazil - Eliane Elias
  • Impromptu - The Rodriguez Brothers
  • Suite Caminos - Gonzalo Rubalcaba
  • Intercambio - Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet
  • Identities Are Changeable - Miguel Zenón

Best Gospel Performance/Song

  • "Worth" [Live] - Anthony Brown & Group  (Written by Anthony Brown & Group Therapy)
  • "Wanna Be Happy?" - Kirk Franklin (Written by Kirk Franklin)
  • "Intentional" - Travis Greene
  • "How Awesome Is Our God" [Live] - Israel & Newbreed feat. Yolanda Adams (Written by Neville Diedericks, Israel Houghton, & Meleasa Houghton)
  • "Worth Fighting For" [Live] - Brian Courtney Wilson (Written by Aaron Lindsey & Brian Courtney Wilson)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

  • "Holy Spirit" - Francesca Battistelli
  • "Life Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)" - Crowder (Written by Ed Cash, David Crowder, & Seth Philpott)
  • "Because He Lives (Amen") - Matt Maher
  • "Soul On Fire" - Third Day feat. All Sons & Daughters (Written by Tai Anderson, Brenton Brown, David Carr, Mark Lee, Matt Maher, & Mac Powell)
  • "Feel It" - Tobymac feat. Mr. Talkbox (Written by Cary Barlowe, David Arthur Garcia, & Toby McKeehan)

Best Gospel Album

  • Destined To Win [Live] - Karen Clark Sheard
  • Living It - Dorinda Clark-Cole
  • One Place Live - Tasha Cobbs
  • Covered: Alive In Asia [Live] (Deluxe) - Israel & Newbreed
  • Life Music: Stage Two - Jonathan McReynolds

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • Whatever The Road - Jason Crabb
  • How Can It Be - Lauren Daigle
  • Saints And Sinners - Matt Maher
  • This Is Not A Test - Tobymac
  • Love Ran Red - Chris Tomlin

Best Roots Gospel Album

  • Still Rockin' My Soul - The Fairfield Four
  • Pray Now - Karen Peck & New River
  • Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know) - Point Of Grace

Best Latin Pop Album

  • Terral - Pablo Alborán
  • Healer - Alex Cuba
  • A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition) - Ricky Martin
  • Sirope - Alejandro Sanz
  • Algo Sucede - Julieta Venegas

Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album

  • Amanecer - Bomba Estereo
  • Mondongo - La Cuenta Son Machín
  • Hasta La Raíz - Natalia Lafourcade
  • Caja De Música - Monsieur Periné
  • Dale - Pitbull

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

  • Mi Vicio Mas Grande - Banda El Recodo De Don Cruz Lizarraga
  • Ya Dime Adiós - La Maquinaria Norteña
  • Zapateando - Los Cojolites
  • Realidades (Deluxe Edition) - Los Tigres Del Norte
  • Tradición, Arte Y Pasión - Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano

Best Tropical Latin Album

  • Tributo A Los Compadres: No Quiero Llanto - José Alberto "El Canario" & Septeto Santiaguero
  • Son De Panamá - Rubén Blades with Roberto Delgado & Orchestra
  • Presente Continuo - Guaco
  • Todo Tiene Su Hora - Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
  • Que Suenen Los Tambores - Victor Manuelle

Best American Roots Performance

  • "And Am I Born To Die" - Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
  • "Born To Play Guitar" - Buddy Guy
  • "City Of Our Lady" - The Milk Carton Kids
  • "Julep" - Punch Brothers
  • "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" - Marvin Staples

Best American Roots Song

  • "All Night Long" - The Mavericks (Written by Raul Malo)
  • "The Cost Of Living" - Don Henley & Merle Haggard (Written by Don Henley & Stan Lynch)
  • "Julep" - Punch Brothers (Written by Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny, Chris Thile, & Gabe Witcher)
  • "The Traveling Kind" - Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell (Written by Cory Chisel, Rodney Crowell, & Emmylou Harris)
  • "24 Frames" - Jason Isbell (Written by Jason Isbell)

Best Americana Album

  • The Firewatcher's Daughter - Brandi Carlile
  • The Traveling Kind - Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
  • Something More Than Free - Jason Isbell
  • Mono - The Mavericks
  • The Phosphorescent Blues - Punch Brothers

Best Bluegrass Album

  • Pocket Full Of Keys - Dale Ann Bradley
  • Before The Sun Goes Down - Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
  • In Session - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  • Man Of Constant Sorrow - Ralph Stanley & Friends
  • The Muscle Shoals Recordings - The Steeldrivers

Best Blues Album

  • Descendants Of Hill Country - Cedric Burnside Project
  • Outskirts Of Love - Shemekia Copeland
  • Born To Play Guitar - Buddy Guy
  • Worthy - Bettye LaVette
  • Muddy Waters 100 - John Primer & Various Artists

Best Folk Album

  • Wood, Wire & Words - Norman Blake
  • Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn - Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
  • Tomorrow Is My Turn- Rhiannon Middens
  • Servant Of Love - Patty Griffin
  • Didn't He Ramble - Glen Hansard

Best Regional Roots Music Album

  • Go Go Juice - Jon Cleary
  • La La La La - Natalie Ai Kamauu
  • Kawaiokalena - Keali'i Reichel
  • Get Ready - The Revelers
  • Generations - Windwalker And The MCW

Best Reggae Album

  • Branches Of The Same Tree - Rocky Dawuni
  • The Cure - Jah Cure
  • Acousticalevy - Barrington Levy
  • Zion Awake - Luciano
  • Strictly Roots - Morgan Heritage 

Best World Music Album

  • Gilbertos Samba Ao Vivo - Gilberto Gil
  • Sings - Angelique Kidjo
  • Music From Inala - Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Ella Spira & The Inala Ensemble
  • Home - Anoushka Shankar
  • I Have No Everything Here - Zomba Prison Project

Best Children's Album

  • ¡Come Bien! Eat Right! - José-Luis Orozco
  • Dark Pie Concerns - Gustafer Yellowgold
  • Home - Tim Kubart
  • How Great Can This Day Be - Lori Henriques
  • Trees - Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly

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

  • Blood On Snow (Jo Nesbø- Patti Smith
  • Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, And Assorted Hijinks - Dick Caveat
  • A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety - Jimmy Carter
  • Patience And Sarah (Isabel Miller) - Janis Ian & Jean Smart
  • Yes Please - Amy Poehler (& Various Artists)

Best Comedy Album

  • Back To The Drawing Board - Lisa Lampanelli
  • Brooklyn - Wyatt Cenac
  • Happy. And A Lot. - Jay Mohr
  • Just Being Honest - Craig Ferguson
  • Live At Madison Square Garden - Louis C.K.

Best Musical Theater Album

  • An American In Paris - Original Broadway Cast
  • Fun HomeOriginal Broadway Cast
  • HamiltonOriginal Broadway Cast
  • The King And I2015 Broadway Cast
  • Something Rotten! Original Broadway Cast

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

  • Empire: Season 1 - Various Artists
  • Fifty Shades Of Grey - Various Artists
  • Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me - Various Artists
  • Pitch Perfect 2 - Various Artists
  • Selma - Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

  • Birdman - Antonio Sanchez, composer
  • The Imitation Game - Alexandre Desplat, composer
  • Interstellar - Hans Zimmer, composer
  • The Theory Of Everything - Jóhan Jóhannsson, composer
  • Whiplash - Justin Hurwitz, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media

  • "Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)" - The Weeknd (Written by Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville, & Abel Tesfaye)
  • "Glory" - Common & John Legend (Written by Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith, & John Stephens)
  • "Love Me Like You Do" - Ellie Goulding (Written by Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Tove Nilsson, Ali Payami, & Ilya Salmanzadeh)
  • "See You Again" - Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth (Written by Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth, & Cameron Thomaz)
  • "Til It Happens To You" - Lady Gaga (Written by Lady Gaga & Diane Warren)

Best Instrumental Composition

  • "The Afro Latin Jazz Suite" - Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra feat. Rudresh Mahanthappa (Composed by Arturo O'Farrill)
  • "Civil War" - Bob Mintzer Big Band (Composed by Bob Mintzer)
  • "Confetti Man" - Turtle Island Quartet (Composed by David Balakrishnan)
  • "Neil" - University Of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band (Composed by Rich DeRosa)
  • "Vesper" - Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band (Composed by Marshall Gilkes)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella

  • "Bruno Mars" - Vocally Challenged (Arranged by Paul Allen, Troy Hayes, Evin Martin, & J Moss)
  • "Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy" - Pentatonix (Arranged by Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado & Kevin Olusola)
  • "Do You Hear What I Hear?" - Committed (Arranged by Armand Hutton)
  • "Ghost Of A Chance" - Bob James & Nathan East (Arranged by Bob James)
  • "You And The Night And The Music" - John Fedchock New York Big Band (Arranged by John Fedchock)

Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals

  • "Be My Muse" - Lorraine Feather (Arranged By Shelly Berg)
  • "52nd & Broadway" - Patrick Williams feat. Patti Austin (Arranged by Patrick Williams)
  • "Garota De Ipanema" - Catina DeLuna feat. Otmaro Ruiz (Arranged by Otmaro Ruiz)
  • "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)" - David Bowie (Arranged by Maria Schneider)
  • "When I Come Home" - Jimmy Greene feat. Javier Colon (Arranged by Jimmy Greene)

Best Recording Package

  • Alagoas - Alagoas
  • Bush - Snoop Dogg
  • How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Deluxe Edition) - Florence + The Machine
  • My Happiness - Elvis Presley
  • Still The King: Celebrating The Music Of Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys - Asleep At The Wheel

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

  • Beneath The Skin (Deluxe Boxed Set) - Of Monsters And Men
  • I Love You, Honeybear (Limited Edition Deluxe Vinyl) - Father John Misty
  • The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32) - Various Artists
  • Sticky Fingers (Super Deluxe Edition) - The Rolling Stones
  • 30 Trips Around The Sun - Grateful Dead
  • What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (Deluxe Box Set) - The Decemberists

Best Album Notes

  • Folksongs Of Another America: Field Recordings From The Upper Midwest, 1937-1946 - Various Artists (Album notes written by James P. Leary)
  • Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection - Lead Belly (Album notes written by Jeff Place)
  • Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced - Joni Mitchell (Album notes written by Joni Mitchell)
  • Portrait Of An American Sniper - Tennessee Ernie Ford (Album notes written by Ted Olson)
  • Songs Of The Night: Dance Recordings, 1916-1925 - Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra (Album notes written by Ryan Barna)

Best Historical Album

  • The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - Bob Dylan And The Band
  • The Complete Concert By The Sea - Erroll Garner
  • Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, And Country 1966-1985 - Various Artists
  • Parchman Farm: Photographs And Field Recordings, 1947-1959 - Various Artists
  • Songs My Mother Taught Me - Fannie Lou Hamer

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

  • Before This World - James Taylor 
  • Currency Of Man - Melody Gardot 
  • Recreational Love - The Bird And The Bee 
  • Sound & Color - Alabama Shakes
  • Wallflower - Diana Krall

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

  • Jeff Bhasker
  • Dave Cobb
  • Diplo
  • Larry Klein
  • Blake Mills

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

  • "Berlin By Overnight (CFCF Remix)" - Daniel Hope (Remixed by CFCF)
  • "Hold On (Fatum Remix)" - JES, Shant, & Clint Maximus (Remixed by Bill Hamel & Chad Newbold)
  • "Runaway (U & I) (Kaskade Remix)" - Galantis (Remixed by Ryan Raddon)
  • "Say My Name (RAC Remix)" - Odessa feat. Zyra (Remixed by André Allen Anjos)
  • "Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)" - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars (Remixed by Dave Audé)

Best Surround Sound Album

  • Amdahl: Astrognosia & Aesop - Ingar Heine Bergby & Norwegian Radio Orchestra
  • Amused To Death - Roger Waters
  • Magnificat Øyvind Gimse, Anita Brevik, Nidarosdomens Jentekor, & Trondheimsolistene
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7Paavo Järvi & Russian National Orchestra
  • SpesTove Ramlo-Ystad & Cantus

Best Engineered Album, Classical

  • Ask Your Mama George Manahan & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
  • Dutilleux: Métaboles; L'Arbre Des Songes; Symphony No. 2, 'Le Double' - Ludovic Morlot, Augustin Hadelich & Seattle Symphony
  • Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D'Ulisse In Patria - Martin Pearlman, Jennifer Rivera, Fernando Guimarães & Boston Baroque
  • Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil - Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Chorale & Kansas City Chorale
  • Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, 'Organ' - Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony

Producer Of The Year, Classical

  • Blanton Alspaugh
  • Manfred Eicher
  • Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin
  • Dan Merceruio
  • Judith Sherman

Best Orchestral Performance

  • "Bruckner: Symphony No. 4" - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • "Dutilleux: Métaboles; L'Arbre Des Songes; Symphony No. 2, 'Le Double'" - Seattle Symphony
  • "Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow - Symphony No. 10" - Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • "Spirit Of The American Range" - The Oregon Symphony
  • "Zhou Long & Chen Yi: Symphony 'Humen 1839'" - New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Best Opera Recording

  • "Janáček: Jenůfa" - Orchestra Of The Deutsche Oper Berlin; Chorus Of The Deutsche Oper Berlin
  • "Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D'Ulisse In Patria" - Boston Baroque
  • "Mozart: Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail" - Chamber Orchestra Of Europe
  • "Ravel: L'Enfant Et Les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade" - Saito Kinen Orchestra; SKF Matsumoto Chorus & SKF Matsumoto Children's Chorus
  • "Steffani: Niobe, Regina Di Tebe" - Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra

Best Choral Performance

  • "Beethoven: Missa Solemnis" - Anton Barachovsky, Genia Kühmeier, Elisabeth Kulman, Hanno Müller-Brachmann & Mark Padmore; Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks
  • "Monteverdi: Vespers Of 1610" - Jeremy Budd, Grace Davidson, Ben Davies, Mark Dobell, Eamonn Dougan & Charlotte Mobbs; The Sixteen
  • "Pablo Neruda - The Poet Sings" - James K. Bass, Laura Mercado-Wright, Eric Neuville & Lauren Snouffer; Faith DeBow & Stephen Redfield; Conspirare
  • "Paulus: Far In The Heavens" - Sara Fraker, Matthew Goinz, Thea Lobo, Owen McIntosh, Kathryn Mueller & Christine Vivona; True Concord Orchestra; True Concord Voices
  • "Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil" - Paul Davidson, Frank Fleschner, Toby Vaughn Kidd, Bryan Pinkall, Julia Scozzafava, Bryan Taylor & Joseph Warner; Kansas City Chorale & Phoenix Chorale

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance 

  • "Brahms: The Piano Trios" - Tanja Tetzlaff, Christian Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt
  • "Filament" - Eighth Blackbird
  • "Flaherty: Airdancing For Toy Piano, Piano & Electronics" - Nadia Shpachenko & Genevieve Feiwen Lee
  • "Render" - Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth
  • "Shostakovich: Piano Quintet & String Quartet No. 2" - Takács Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

  • "Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L'Arbre Des Songes" - Seattle Symphony 
  • "Grieg & Moszkowski: Piano Concertos" - Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
  • "Mozart: Keyboard Music, Vol. 7" - Kristian Bezuidenhout
  • "Rachmaninov Variations" - The Philadelphia Orchestra
  • "Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated!" - Jerome Lowenthal

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

  • Beethoven: An Die Ferne Geliebte; Haydn: English Songs; Mozart: Masonic Cantata - Mark Padmore; Kristian Bezuidenhout, accompanist
  • Joyce & Tony - Live From Wigmore Hall - Joyce DiDonato; Antonio Pappano, accompanist
  • Nessun Dorma - The Puccini Album - Kristīne Opolais, Antonio Pirozzi & Massimo Simeoli; Coro Dell'Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia; Orchestra Dell'Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia
  • Rouse: Seeing; Kabir Padavali - Orion Weiss; Albany Symphony
  • St. PetersburgI Barocchisti

Best Classical Compendium

  • As Dreams Fall Apart - The Golden Age Of Jewish Stage And Film Music (1925-1955) - New Budapest Orpheum Society; Jim Ginsburg, producer
  • Ask Your Mama - George Manahan, conductor; Judith Sherman, producer
  • Handel: L'Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato, 1740 - Paul McCreesh, conductor; Nicholas Parker, producer
  • Paulus: Three Places Of Enlightenment; Veil Of Tears & Grand Concerto - Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
  • Woman At The New Piano - Nadia Shpachenko; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, producers

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

  • "Barry: The Importance Of Being Earnest" - Thomas Adès, Barbara Hannigan, Katalin Károlyi, Hilary Summers, Peter Tantsits & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (Composed by Gerald Barry)
    "Norman: Play" - Gil Rose & Boston Modern Orchestra Project (Composed by Andrew Norman)
    "Paulus: Prayers & Remembrances" - Eric Holtan, True Concord Voices & Orchestra (Composed by Stephen Paulus)
    "Tower: Stroke" - Giancarlo Guerrero, Cho-Liang Lin & Nashville Symphony (Composed by Joan Tower)
    "Wolfe: Anthracite Fields" - Julian Wachner, The Choir Of Trinity Wall Street & Bang On A Can All-Stars (Composed by Julia Wolfe)

Best Music Video

  • "LSD" - ASAP Rocky
  • "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)" - The Dead Weather
  • "Alright" - Kendrick Lamar
  • "Bad Blood" - Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
  • "Freedom" - Pharrell Williams

Best Music Film

  • Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown - James Brown
  • Sonic Highways - Foo Fighters
  • What Happened, Miss Simone? - Nina Simone
  • The Wall - Roger Waters
  • Amy - Amy Winehouse

Additional Credit: Jamie Primeau

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