The 2017 Grammys Nominations Are Here

2016 was a great year for music which, of course, meant that the 2017 Grammys nominations list was in rare form. With so many stunning musicians eligible, I don't envy those who had to narrow down the categories. I mean, Adele had an album, Kanye West changed the game with his streaming album, even Justin Bieber was up for a nod. Then there's also Drake, Rihanna, oh, and, you know, Beyoncé and Lemonade. Guys, the Grammys ceremony is going to be lit this year, no matter who wins — just because all this talent is going to be in the building.

That's not even counting all the up-and-coming artists who will likely be in attendance this year. From Chance the Rapper to The Chainsmokers, many new musicians made their mark in 2016. Let's just say the Best New Artist category was filled with options, so, again, I have no idea how anyone managed to narrow it to the group they did. And, I can't imagine how anyone is going to be able to choose a winner. This year's awards snub list could include some pretty big names just by virtue of how crowded these categories are. So, who got a Grammys nod this year? Check out the full list below.

Best New Artist

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Chance The Rapper
  • Maren Morris
  • Anderson .Paak

Record Of The Year

  • "Hello" by Adele
  • "Formation" by Beyoncé
  • "Work" Rihanna feat. Drake
  • "7 Years" by Lukas Graham
  • "Stressed Out" Twenty One Pilots

Song Of The Year

  • "Formation” by Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé)
  • "Hello" by Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
  • "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" by Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner)
  • "Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)
  • "7 Years" by Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham)

Album Of The Year

  • 25 by Adele
  • Lemonade by Beyonce
  • Purpose by Justin Bieber
  • Views by Drake
  • A Sailor's Guide To Earth by Sturgill Simpson

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • "Hello" by Adele
  • "Hold Up" by Beyoncé
  • "Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber
  • "Piece By Piece" (Idol Version) by Kelly Clarkson
  • "Dangerous Woman" by Ariana Grande

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • "Closer" by The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey
  • "7 Years" by Lukas Graham
  • "Work" by Rihanna feat. Drake
  • "Cheap Thrills" by Sia feat. Sean Paul
  • "Stressed Out" by Twenty One Pilots

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • Cinema by Andrea Bocelli
  • Fallen Angels by Bob Dylan
  • Stages Live by Josh Groban
  • Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin by Willie Nelson
  • Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway by Barbra Streisand

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • 25 by Adele
  • Purpose by Justin Bieber
  • Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande
  • Confident by Demi Lovato
  • This Is Acting by Sia

Best Dance Recording

  • "Tearing Me Up" by Bob Moses
  • "Don't Let Me Down" by The Chainsmokers feat. Daya
  • "Never Be Like You" by Flume feat. Kai
  • "Rinse & Repeat" by Riton feat. Kah-Lo
  • "Drinkee" by Sofi Tucker

Best Dance/Electronic Album

  • Skin by Flume
  • Electronica 1: The Time Machine by Jean-Michel Jarre
  • Epoch by Tycho
  • Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future by Underworld
  • Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII by Louie Vega

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

  • Human Nature by Herb Alpert
  • When You Wish Upon A Star by Bill Frisell
  • Way Back Home Live From Rochester, NY by Steve Gadd Band
  • Unspoken by Chuck Loeb
  • Culcha Vulcha by Snarky Puppy

Best Rock Performance

  • “Joe” (Live From Austin City Limits) by Alabama Shakes
  • “Don’t Hurt Yourself” by Beyoncé Feat. Jack White
  • “Blackstar” by David Bowie
  • “The Sound Of Silence” (Live On Conan) by Disturbed
  • “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots

Best Metal Performance

  • “Shock Me” by Baroness
  • “Silvera” by Gojira
  • “Rotting In Vain” by Korn
  • “Dystopia” by Megadeth
  • “The Price Is Wrong” by Periphery

Best Rock Song

  • “Blackstar” by David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)
  • “Burn The Witch” by Radiohead, songwriters (Radiohead)
  • “Hardwired” by James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
  • “Heathens” by Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)
  • “My Name Is Human” by Rich Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)

Best Rock Album

  • California by Blink-182
  • Tell Me I’m Pretty by Cage The Elephant
  • Magma by Gojira
  • Death Of A Bachelor by Panic! At The Disco
  • Weezer by Weezer

Best Alternative Music Album

  • 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  • Blackstar by David Bowie
  • The Hope Six Demolition Project by PJ Harvey
  • Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop
  • A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead

Best R&B Performance

  • “Turnin’ Me Up” by BJ The Chicago Kid
  • “Permission” by Ro James
  • “I Do” by Musiq Soulchild
  • “Needed Me” by Rihanna
  • “Cranes In The Sky” by Solange

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • “The Three Of Me” by William Bell
  • “Woman’s World” by BJ The Chicago Kid
  • “Sleeping With The One I Love” by Fantasia
  • “Angel” by Lalah Hathaway
  • “Can’t Wait” by Jill Scott

Best R&B Song

  • “Come See Me” by J. Brathwaite, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (PartyNextDoor Feat. Drake)
  • “Exchange” by Michael Hernandez & Bryson Tiller, songwriters (Bryson Tiller)
  • “Kiss It Better” by Jeff Bhasker, Robyn Fenty, John-Nathan Glass & Natalia Noemi, songwriters (Rihanna)
  • “Lake By The Ocean” by Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
  • “Luv” by Magnus August Høiberg, Benjamin Levin & Daystar Peterson, songwriters (Tory Lanez)

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Lemonade by Beyoncé
  • Ology by Gallant
  • We Are King by KING
  • Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  • Anti by Rihanna

Best R&B Album

  • In My Mind by BJ The Chicago Kid
  • Lalah Hathaway Live by Lalah Hathaway
  • Velvet Portraits by Terrace Martin
  • Healing Season by Mint Condition
  • Smoove Jones by Mya

Best Rap/Sung Performance

  • “Freedom” by Beyoncé Feat. Kendrick Lamar
  • “Hotline Bling” by Drake
  • “Broccoli” by D.R.A.M. Feat. Lil Yachty
  • “Ultralight Beam” by Kanye West Feat. Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream
  • “Famous” by Kanye West Feat. Rihanna

Best Rap Song

  • “All The Way Up” by Joseph Cartagena, Edward Davadi, Shandel Green, Karim Kharbouch, Andre Christopher Lyon, Reminisce Mackie & Marcello Valenzano, songwriters (Fat Joe & Remy Ma Feat. French Montana & Infared)
  • “Famous” by Chancelor Bennett, Ross Birchard, Ernest Brown, Andrew Dawson, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein, Kejuan Muchita, Patrick Reynolds, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Feat. Rihanna)
  • “Hotline Bling” by Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)
  • “No Problem” by Chancelor Bennett, Dwayne Carter & Tauheed Epps, songwriters (Chance The Rapper Feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
  • “Ultralight Beam” by Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Samuel Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico “Donnie Trumpet” Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Feat. Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream)

Best Rap Album

  • Coloring Book by Chance The Rapper
  • And The Anonymous Nobody by De La Soul
  • Major Key by DJ Khaled
  • Views by Drake
  • Blank Face LP by ScHoolboy Q
  • The Life Of Pablo by Kanye West

Best Country Solo Performance

  • “Love Can Go To Hell” by Brandy Clark
  • “Vice” by Miranda Lambert
  • “My Church” by Maren Morris
  • “Church Bells” by Carrie Underwood
  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • “Different For Girls” by Dierks Bentley Feat. Elle King
  • “21 Summer” by Brothers Osborne
  • “Setting The World On Fire” by Kenny Chesney & P!nk
  • “Jolene” by Pentatonix Feat. Dolly Parton
  • “Think Of You” by Chris Young With Cassadee Pope

Best Country Song

  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen, songwriters (Keith Urban)
  • “Die A Happy Man” by Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur, songwriters (Thomas Rhett)
  • “Humble And Kind” by Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)
  • “My Church” by busbee & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris)
  • “Vice” by Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

Best Country Album

  • Big Day In A Small Town by Brandy Clark
  • Full Circle by Loretta Lynn
  • Hero by Maren Morris
  • A Sailor’s Guide To Earth by Sturgill Simpson
  • Ripcord by Keith Urban

Best New Age Album

  • Orogen by John Burke
  • Dark Sky Island by Enya
  • Inner Passion by Peter Kater & Tina Guo
  • Rosetta by Vangelis
  • White Sun II by White Sun

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • “Countdown” by Joey Alexander, soloist
  • “In Movement” by Ravi Coltrane, soloist
  • “We See” by Fred Hersch, soloist
  • “I Concentrate On You” by Brad Mehldau, soloist
  • “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” by John Scofield, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • Sound Of Red by René Marie
  • Upward Spiral by Branford Marsalis Quartet With Special Guest Kurt Elling
  • Take Me To The Alley by Gregory Porter
  • Harlem On My Mind by Catherine Russell
  • The Sting Variations by The Tierney Sutton Band

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • Book Of Intuition by Kenny Barron Trio
  • Dr. Um by Peter Erskine
  • Sunday Night At The Vanguard by The Fred Hersch Trio
  • Nearness by Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau
  • Country For Old Men by John Scofield

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • Real Enemies by Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
  • Presents Monk’estra, Vol. 1 by John Beasley
  • Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music Of The Beatles by John Daversa
  • All L.A. Band by Bob Mintzer
  • Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom by Ted Nash Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • Entre Colegas by Andy González
  • Madera Latino: A Latin Jazz Perspective On The Music Of Woody Shaw by Brian Lynch & Various Artists
  • Canto América by Michael Spiro/Wayne Wallace La Orquesta Sinfonietta
  • 30 by Trio Da Paz
  • Tribute To Irakere: Live In Marciac by Chucho Valdés

Best Gospel Performance/Song:

  • “It’s Alright, It’s Ok” by Shirley Caesar Feat. Anthony Hamilton
  • “You’re Bigger” [Live] by Jekalyn Carr
  • “Made A Way” [Live] by Travis Greene
  • “God Provides” by Tamela Mann
  • “Better” by Hezekiah Walker

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

  • “Trust In You" by Lauren Daigle
  • “Priceless” by For King & Country
  • “King Of The World” by Natalie Grant
  • “Thy Will” by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family
  • “Chain Breaker” by Zach Williams

Best Gospel Album

  • Listen by Tim Bowman Jr.
  • Fill This House by Shirley Caesar
  • A Worshipper’s Heart [Live] by Todd Dulaney
  • Losing My Religion by Kirk Franklin
  • Demonstrate [Live] by William Murphy

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • Poets & Saints by All Sons & Daughters
  • American Prodigal by Crowder
  • Be One by Natalie Grant
  • Youth Revival [Live] by Hillsong Young & Free
  • Love Remains by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family

Best Roots Gospel Album

  • Better Together by Gaither Vocal Band
  • Nature’s Symphony In 432 by The Isaacs
  • Hymns by Joey+Rory
  • Hymns And Songs Of Inspiration by Gordon Mote
  • God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson by (Various Artists)

Best Latin Pop Album

  • Un Besito Mas by Jesse & Joy
  • Ilusión by Gaby Moreno
  • Similares by Laura Pausini
  • Seguir Latiendo by Sanalejo
  • Buena Vida by Diego Torres

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

  • ilevitable by ile
  • L.H.O.N. (La Humanidad O Nosotros) by Illya Kuryaki & The Valderamas
  • Buenaventura by La Santa Cecilia
  • Los Rakas by Los Rakas
  • Amor Supremo by Carla Morrison

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

  • Raíces by Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga
  • Hecho A Mano by Joss Favela
  • Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo) by Vicente Fernández
  • Generación Maquinaria Est. 2006. by La Maquinaria Norteña
  • Tributo A Joan Sebastian Y Rigoberto Alfaro by Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea

Best Tropical Latin Album

  • Conexión by Fonseca
  • La Fantasia Homenaje A Juan Formell by Formell Y Los Van Van
  • 35 Aniversario by Grupo Niche
  • La Sonora Santanera En Su 60 Aniversario by La Sonora Santanera
  • Donde Están? by Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo

Best American Roots Performance

  • “Ain’t No Man” by The Avett Brothers
  • “Mother’s Children Have A Hard Time” by Blind Boys Of Alabama
  • “Factory Girl” by Rhiannon Giddens
  • “House Of Mercy” by Sarah Jarosz
  • “Wreck You” by Lori McKenna

Best American Roots Song

  • “Alabama At Night” by Robbie Fulks
  • “City Lights” by Jack White
  • “Gulfstream” by Roddie Romero And The Hub City All-Stars
  • “Kid Sister” by The Time Jumpers
  • “Wreck You” by Lori McKenna

Best Americana Album

  • True Sadness by The Avett Brothers
  • This Is Where I Live by William Bell
  • The Cedar Creek Sessions by Kris Kristofferson
  • The Bird & The Rifle by Lori McKenna
  • Kid Sister by The Time Jumpers

Best Bluegrass Album

  • Original Traditional by Blue Highway
  • Burden Bearer by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  • The Hazel And Alice Sessions by Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands
  • North By South by Claire Lynch
  • Coming Home by O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor

Best Traditional Blues Album

  • Can’t Shake This Feeling by Lurrie Bell
  • Live At The Greek Theatre by Joe Bonamassa
  • Blues & Ballads by Luther Dickinson
  • The Soul Of Jimmie Rodgers by Vasti Jackson
  • Porcupine Meat by Bobby Rush

Best Contemporary Blues Album

  • The Last Days Of Oakland by Fantastic Negrito
  • Love Wins Again by Janiva Magness
  • Bloodline by Kenny Neal
  • Give It Back To You by The Record Company
  • Everybody Wants A Piece by Joe Louis Walker

Best Folk Album

  • Silver Skies Blue by Judy Collins & Ari Hest
  • Upland Stories by Robbie Fulks
  • Factory Girl by Rhiannon Giddens
  • Weighted Mind by Sierra Hull
  • Undercurrent by Sarah Jarosz

Best Regional Roots Music Album

  • Broken Promised Land by Barry Jean Ancelet & Sam Broussard
  • It’s A Cree Thing by Northern Cree
  • E Walea by Kalani Pe’a
  • Gulfstream by Roddie Romero And The Hub City All-Stars
  • I Wanna Sing Right: Rediscovering Lomax In The Evangeline Country by (Various Artists)

Best Reggae Album

  • Sly & Robbie Presents… Reggae For Her by Devin Di Dakta & J.L
  • Rose Petals by J Boog
  • Ziggy Marley by Ziggy Marley
  • Everlasting by Raging Fyah
  • Falling Into Place by Rebelution
  • SOJA: Live In Virginia by SOJA

Best World Music Album

  • Destiny by Celtic Woman
  • Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Sing Me Home by Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble
  • Land Of Gold by Anoushka Shankar
  • Dois Amigos, Um Século De Música: Multishow Live by Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil

Best Children’s Album

  • Explorer Of The World by Frances England
  • Infinity Plus One by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • Novelties by Recess Monkey
  • Press Play by Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could
  • Saddle Up by The Okee Dokee Brothers

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

  • The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
  • In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox by Carol Burnett
  • M Train by Patti Smith
  • Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A. Punk by (John Doe With Tom Desavia) (Various Artists)
  • Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello

Best Comedy Album

  • …America…Great… by David Cross
  • American Myth by Margaret Cho
  • Boyish Girl Interrupted by Tig Notaro
  • Live At The Apollo by Amy Schumer
  • Talking For Clapping by Patton Oswalt

Best Musical Theater Album

  • Bright Star by Carmen Cusack, principal soloist; Jay Alix, Peter Asher & Una mJackman, producers; Steve Martin, composer; Edie Brickell, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)
  • The Color Purple by Cynthia Erivo & Jennifer Hudson, principal soloists; Stephen Bray, Van Dean, Frank Filipetti, Roy Furman, Scott Sanders & Jhett Tolentino, producers (Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell &Allee Willis, composers/lyricists) (New Broadway Cast)
  • Fiddler On The Roof by Danny Burstein, principal soloist; Louise Gund, David Lai & Ted Sperling, producers (Jerry Bock, composer; Sheldon Harnick, lyricist) (2016 Broadway Cast)
  • Kinky Boots by Killian Donnelly & Matt Henry, principal soloists; Sammy James, Jr., Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Oremus & William Wittman, producers (Cyndi Lauper, composer & lyricist) (Original West End Cast)
  • Waitress by Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Neal Avron, Sara Bareilles & Nadia DiGiallonardo, producers; Sara Bareilles, composer & lyricist

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

  • Amy by (Various Artists)
  • Miles Ahead by (Miles Davis & Various Artists)
  • Straight Outta Compton by (Various Artists)
  • Suicide Squad (Collector’s Edition) by (Various Artists)
  • Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1 by (Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:

  • Bridge Of Spies by Thomas Newman, composer
  • Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight by Ennio Morricone, composer
  • The Revenant by Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, composers
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens by John Williams, composer
  • Stranger Things Volume 1 by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, composers
  • Stranger Things Volume 2 by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, composers

Best Song Written For Visual Media

  • “Can’t Stop The Feeling! by Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel)
  • “Heathens” by Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)
  • “Just Like Fire” by Oscar Holter, Max Martin, P!nk & Shellback, songwriters (P!nk)
  • “Purple Lamborghini” by Shamann Cooke, Sonny Moore & William Roberts, songwriters (Skrillex &Rick Ross)
  • “Try Everything” by Mikkel S. Eriksen, Sia Furler & Tor Erik Hermansen, songwriters (Shakira)
  • “The Veil” by Peter Gabriel, songwriter (Peter Gabriel)

Best Instrumental Composition

  • “Bridge Of Spies” (End Title) by Thomas Newman, composer (Thomas Newman)
  • “The Expensive Train Set” (An Epic Sarahnade For Double Big Band) by Tim Davies, composer (Tim Davies Big Band)
  • “Flow” by Alan Ferber, composer (Alan Ferber Nonet)
  • “L’Ultima Diligenza Di Red Rock – Versione Integrale” by Ennio Morricone, composer (Ennio Morricone)
  • “Spoken At Midnight” by Ted Nash, composer (Ted Nash Big Band)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

  • “Ask Me Now” by John Beasley, arranger (John Beasley)
  • Good “Swing” Wenceslas by Sammy Nestico, arranger (The Count Basie Orchestra)
  • Linus & Lucy by Christian Jacob, arranger (The Phil Norman Tentet)
  • “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” by John Daversa, arranger (John Daversa)
  • “We Three Kings” by Ted Nash, arranger (Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis)
  • “You And I” by Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

  • “Do You Hear What I Hear?” by Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band Feat. Take 6)
  • “Do You Want To Know A Secret” by John Daversa, arranger (John Daversa Feat. Renee Olstead)
  • “Flintstones” by Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)
  • “I’m A Fool To Want You” by Alan Broadbent, arranger (Kristin Chenoweth)
  • “Somewhere” (Dirty Blvd) (Extended Version) by Billy Childs & Larry Klein, arrangers (Lang Lang Feat. Lisa Fischer & Jeffrey Wright)

Best Recording Package

  • Anti by Ciarra Pardo & Robyn Fenty, art directors (Rihanna)
  • Blackstar by Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie)
  • Human Performance by Andrew Savage, art director (Parquet Courts)
  • Sunset Motel by Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)
  • 22, A Million by Eric Timothy Carlson, art director (Bon Iver)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

  • Edith Piaf 1915-2015 by Gérard Lo Monaco, art director (Edith Piaf)
  • 401 Days by Jonathan Dagan & Mathias Høst Normark, art directors (J.Views)
  • I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It (Box Set) by Samuel Burgess-Johnson & Matthew Healy, art directors (The 1975)
  • Paper Wheels (Deluxe Limited Edition) by Matt Taylor, art director (Trey Anastasio)
  • Tug Of War (Deluxe Edition) by Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney)

Best Album Notes

  • The Complete Monument & Columbia Albums Collection by Mikal Gilmore, album notes writer (Kris Kristofferson)
  • The Knoxville Sessions, 1929-1930: Knox County Stomp by Ted Olson & Tony Russell, album notes writers (Various Artists)
  • Ork Records: New York, New York by Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, album notes writers (Various Artists)
  • Sissle And Blake Sing Shuffle Along by Ken Bloom & Richard Carlin, album notes writers (Eubie Blake & Noble Sissle)
  • Waxing The Gospel: Mass Evangelism & The Phonograph, 1890-1900 by Richard Martin, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Best Historical Album

  • The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol.12 (Collector’s Edition) by Steve Berkowitz & Jeff Rosen, compilation producers; Mark Wilder, mastering engineer (Bob Dylan)
  • Music Of Morocco From The Library Of Congress: Recorded By Paul Bowles, 1959 by April G. Ledbetter, Steven Lance Ledbetter, Bill Nowlin & Philip D. Schuyler, compilation producers; Rick Fisher & Michael Graves, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
  • Ork Records: New York, New York by Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton & Maria Rice, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
  • Vladimir Horowitz: The Unreleased Live Recordings 1966-1983 by Bernard Horowitz, Andreas K. Meyer & Robert Russ, compilation producers; Andreas K. Meyer & Jeanne Montalvo, mastering engineers (Vladimir Horowitz)
  • Waxing The Gospel: Mass Evangelism & The Phonograph, 1890-1900 by Michael Devecka, Meagan Hennessey & Richard Martin, compilation producers; Michael Devecka, David Giovannoni, Michael Khanchalian & Richard Martin, mastering engineers (Various Artists)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

  • Are You Serious by Tchad Blake & David Boucher, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Andrew Bird)
  • Blackstar by David Bowie, Tom Elmhirst, Kevin Killen & Tony Visconti, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer (David Bowie)
  • Dig In Deep by Ryan Freeland, engineer; Kim Rosen, mastering engineer (Bonnie Raitt)
  • Hit N Run Phase Two by Booker T., Dylan Dresdow, Chris James, Prince & Justin Stanley, engineers; Dylan Dresdow, mastering engineer (Prince)
  • Undercurrent by Shani Gandhi & Gary Paczosa, engineers; Paul Blakemore, mastering engineer (Sarah Jarosz)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

  • Benny Blanco
  • Greg Kurstin
  • Max Martin
  • Nineteen85
  • Ricky Reed

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

  • “Cali Coast” (Psionics Remix) by Josh Williams, remixer (Soul Pacific)
  • “Heavy Star Movin'” (staRo Remix) by staRo, remixer (The Silver Lake Chorus)
  • Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Five (Timo Maas & James Teej Remix) by Timo Maas & James Teej, remixers (Paul McCartney & Wings)
  • Only (Kaskade x Lipless Remix) by Ryan Raddon, remixer (Ry X)
  • Tearing Me Up (RAC Remix) by André Allen Anjos, remixer (Bob Moses)
  • Wide Open (Joe Goddard Remix) by Joe Goddard, remixer (The Chemical Brothers)

Best Surround Sound Album

  • Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement by Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, surround mix engineers; Dmitriy Lipay, surround mastering engineer; Dmitriy Lipay, surround producer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
  • Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard by Brad Michel, surround mix engineer; Brad Michel, surround mastering engineer; Robina G. Young, surround producer (Craig Hella Johnson & Conspirare)
  • Maja S.K. Ratkje: And Sing … by Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Maja S.K. Ratkje, Cikada & Oslo Sinfonietta)
  • Primus & The Chocolate Factory (5.1 Surround Sound Edition) by Les Claypool, surround mix engineer; Stephen Marcussen, surround mastering engineer; Les Claypool, surround producer (Primus)
  • Reflections by Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Øyvind Gimse, Geir Inge Lotsberg & Trondheimsolistene)

Best Engineered Album, Classical

  • Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles by Mark Donahue & Fred Vogler, engineers (James Conlon, Guanqun Yu, Joshua Guerrero, Patricia Racette, Christopher Maltman, Lucy Schaufer, Lucas Meachem, LA Opera Chorus & Orchestra)
  • Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’Instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement by Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, engineers (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
  • Reflections by Morten Lindberg, engineer (Øyvind Gimse, Geir Inge Lotsberg & Trondheimsolistene)
  • Shadow Of Sirius by Silas Brown & David Frost, engineers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (Jerry F. Junkin & The University Of Texas Wind Ensemble)
  • Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9 by Shawn Murphy & Nick Squire, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Andris Nelsons & Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Producer Of The Year, Classical

  • Blanton Alspaugh
  • David Frost
  • Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin
  • Judith Sherman
  • Robina G. Young

Best Orchestral Performance

  • Bates: Works For Orchestra by Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)
  • Ibert: Orchestral Works byNeeme Järvi, conductor (Orchestre De La Suisse Romande)
  • Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 In B-Flat Major, Op. 100 byMariss Jansons, conductor (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra)
  • Rouse: Odna Zhizn; Symphonies 3 & 4; Prospero’s Rooms by Alan Gilbert, conductor (New York Philharmonic)
  • Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9 by Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording

  • Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles by James Conlon, conductor; Joshua Guerrero, Christopher Maltman, Lucas Meachem, Patricia Racette, Lucy Schaufer & Guanqun Yu; Blanton Alspaugh, producer (LA Opera Orchestra; LA Opera Chorus)
  • Handel: Giulio Cesare by Giovanni Antonini, conductor; Cecilia Bartoli, Philippe Jaroussky, Andreas Scholl &; Anne-Sofie von Otter; Samuel Theis, producer (Il Giardino Armonico)
  • Higdon: Cold Mountain by Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor; Emily Fons, Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard & Jay Hunter Morris; Elizabeth Ostrow, producer (The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra; Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program For Singers)
  • Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Thomas Hampson, Christiane Karg, Luca Pisaroni & Sonya Yoncheva; Daniel Zalay, producer (Chamber Orchestra Of Europe; Vocalensemble Rastatt)
  • Szymanowski: Król Roger by Antonio Pappano, conductor; Georgia Jarman, Mariusz Kwiecień & Saimir Pirgu; Jonathan Allen, producer (Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House; Royal Opera Chorus)

Best Choral Performance

  • Himmelrand by Elisabeth Holte, conductor (Marianne Reidarsdatter Eriksen, Ragnfrid Lie & Matilda Sterby; Inger-Lise Ulsrud; Uranienborg Vokalensemble)
  • Janáček: Glagolitic Mass by Edward Gardner, conductor; Håkon Matti Skrede, chorus master (Susan Bickley, Gábor Bretz, Sara Jakubiak & Stuart Skelton; Thomas Trotter; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Bergen Cathedral Choir, Bergen Philharmonic Choir, Choir Of Collegium Musicum & Edvard Grieg Kor)
  • Lloyd: Bonhoeffer by Donald Nally, conductor (Malavika Godbole, John Grecia, Rebecca Harris & Thomas Mesa; The Crossing)
  • Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, Volume 1 by Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor; Henryk Wojnarowski, choir director (Nikolay Didenko, Agnieszka Rehlis & Johanna Rusanen; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir)
  • Steinberg: Passion Week by Steven Fox, conductor (The Clarion Choir)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

  • Fitelberg: Chamber Works by ARC Ensemble
  • Reflections by Øyvind Gimse, Geir Inge Lotsberg & Trondheimsolistene
  • Serious Business by Spektral Quartet
  • Steve Reich by Third Coast Percussion
  • Trios From Our Homelands by Lincoln Trio

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

  • Adams, J.: Scheherazade.2 by Leila Josefowicz; David Robertson, conductor (Chester Englander;
  • St. Louis Symphony)
  • Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway by Zuill Bailey; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Nashville Symphony) Track from: Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle
  • Dvořák: Violin Concerto & Romance; Suk: Fantasy by Christian Tetzlaff; John Storgårds, conductor (Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Mozart: Keyboard Music, Vols. 8 & 9 by Kristian Bezuidenhout
  • 1930’s Violin Concertos, Vol. 2 by Gil Shaham; Stéphane Denève, conductor (The Knights & Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra)

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album:

  • Monteverdi by Magdalena Kožená; Andrea Marcon, conductor (David Feldman, Michael Feyfar, Jakob Pilgram & Luca Tittoto; La Cetra Barockorchester Basel)
  • Mozart: The Weber Sisters by Sabine Devieilhe; Raphaël Pichon, conductor (Pygmalion)
  • Schumann & Berg by Dorothea Röschmann; Mitsuko Uchida, accompanist
  • Shakespeare Songs by Ian Bostridge; Antonio Pappano, accompanist (Michael Collins, Elizabeth Kenny, Lawrence Power & Adam Walker)
  • Verismo by Anna Netrebko; Antonio Pappano, conductor (Yusif Eyvazov; Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia; Orchestra Dell Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia)

Best Classical Compendium

  • Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle by Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
  • Gesualdo by Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor; Manfred Eicher, producer
  • Vaughan Williams: Discoveries by Martyn Brabbins, conductor; Andrew Walton, producer
  • Wolfgang: Passing Through by Judith Farmer & Gernot Wolfgang, producers; (Various Artists)
  • Zappa: 200 Motels – The Suites by Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Frank Filipetti & Gail Zappa, producers

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

  • Bates: Anthology Of Fantastic Zoology by Mason Bates, composer (Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
  • Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway by Michael Daugherty, composer (Zuill Bailey, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)
  • Higdon: Cold Mountain by Jennifer Higdon, composer; Gene Scheer, librettist (Miguel Harth- Bedoya, Jay Hunter Morris, Emily Fons, Isabel Leonard, Nathan Gunn & The Santa Fe Opera)
  • Theofanidis: Bassoon Concerto by Christopher Theofanidis, composer (Martin Kuuskmann, Barry Jekowsky & Northwest Sinfonia)
  • Winger: Conversations With Nijinsky by C. F. Kip Winger, composer (Martin West & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra)

Best Music Video

  • Formation by Beyoncé
  • River by Leon Bridges
  • Up & Up by Coldplay
  • Gosh by Jamie XX
  • Upside Down & Inside Out by OK Go

Best Music Film

  • I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead by Steve Aoki
  • The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years by (The Beatles)
  • Lemonade by Beyoncé
  • The Music Of Strangers by Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble
  • American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry by (Various Artists)