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2020 Grammys: The Complete List of Winners

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards took place last night (Jan. 26, 2020) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. If you missed it on CBS, don't worry! We have a complete list of winners and nominees below.

Record Of The Year
"Hey, Ma" by Bon Iver
Winner: "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish
"7 Rings" by Ariana Grande
"Hard Place" by H.E.R.
"Talk" by Khalid
"Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
"Truth Hurts" by Lizzo
"Sunflower" by Post Malone & Swae Lee

Album Of The Year
i,i by Bon Iver
Norman F Rockwell! by Lana Del Rey
Winner: when we all fall asleep, where do we go? by Billie Eilish
thank u, next by Ariana Grande
I Used to Know Her by H.E.R.
7 by Lil Nas X
Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) by Lizzo
Father of the Bride by Vampire Weekend

Song Of The Year
"Always Remember Us This Way" by Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
Winner: "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
"Bring My Flowers Now" by Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
"Hard Place" by Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris, H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
"Lover" by Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
"Norman F****** Rockwell" by Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
"Someone You Loved" by Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
"Truth Hurts" by Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)

Best New Artist
Black Pumas
Winner: Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Maggie Rogers
Tank and the Bangas


Best Pop Solo Performance
"Spirit" by Beyoncé
"Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish
"7 Rings" by Ariana Grande
Winner: "Truth Hurts" by Lizzo
"You Need To Calm Down" by Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
"Boyfriend" by Ariana Grande & Social House
"Sucker" by Jonas Brothers
Winner: "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
"Sunflower" by Post Malone & Swae Lee
"Señorita" by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
by Andrea Bocelli
Love (Deluxe Edition) by Michael Bublé
Winner: Look Now by Elvis Costello & The Imposters
A Legendary Christmas by John Legend
Walls by Barbra Streisand

Best Pop Vocal Album
The Lion King: The Gift by Beyoncé
Winner: when we all fall asleep, where do we go? by Billie Eilish
thank u, next by Ariana Grande
No. 6 Collaborations Project by Ed Sheeran
Lover by Taylor Swift


Best Dance Recording
"Linked" by Bonobo
Winner: "Got To Keep On" by The Chemical Brothers
"Piece of Your Heart" by Meduza Featuring Goodboys
"Underwater" by RÜFÜS DU SOL
"Midnight Hour" bySkrillex, Boys Noize & Ty Dolla $ign

Best Dance/Electronic Album
LP5 by Apparat
Winner: No Geography by The Chemical Brothers
Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape) by Flume
Solace by RÜFÜS DU SOL
Weather by Tycho Featuring Saint Sinner


Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Ancestral Recall by Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Star People Nation by Theo Croker
Beat Music! Beat Music! Beat Music! by Mark Guiliana
Elevate by Lettuce
Winner: Mettavolution by Rodrigo y Gabriela


Best Rock Performance
"Pretty Waste" by Bones UK
Winner: "This Land" by Gary Clark Jr.
"History Repeats" by Brittany Howard
"Woman" by Karen O & Danger Mouse
"Too Bad" by Rival Sons

Best Metal Performance
"Astorolus - The Great Octopus" by Candlemass Featuring Tony Iommi
"Humanicide" by Death Angel
"Bow Down" by I Prevail
"Unleashed" by Killswitch Engage
Winner: "7empest" by Tool

Best Rock Song
"Fear Inoculum" by Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones & Maynard James Keenan, songwriters (Tool)
"Give Yourself A Try" by George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy & Ross MacDonald, songwriters (The 1975)
"Harmony Hall" Ezra Koenig, songwriter (Vampire Weekend)
"History Repeats" by Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)
Winner: "This Land" by Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)

Best Rock Album
AMO by Bring Me The Horizon
Winner: Social Cues by Cage The Elephant
In The End by The Cranberries
Trauma by I Prevail
Feral Roots by Rival Sons


Best Alternative Music Album
U.F.O.F. by Big Thief
Assume Form by James Blake
i,i by Bon Iver
Winner: Father of the Bride by Vampire Weekend
Anima by Thom Yorke


Best R&B Performance
"Love Again" by Daniel Caesar & Brandy
"Could've Been" by H.E.R. Featuring Bryson Tille
"Exactly How I Feel" by Lizzo feat. Gucci Mane
"Roll Some Mo" by Lucky Daye
Winner: "Come Home" by Anderson .Paak Featuring André 3000

Best Traditional R&B Performance
"Time Today" by BJ The Chicago Kid
"Steady Love" by India.Arie
Winner: "Jerome" by Lizzo
"Real Games" by Lucky Daye
"Built For Love" by PJ Morton Featuring Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Song
"Could've Been" by Dernst Emile II, David "Swagg R'Celious" Harris, H.E.R. & Hue "Soundzfire" Strother, songwriters (H.E.R. Featuring Bryson Tiller)
"Look At Me Now" by Emily King & Jeremy Most, songwriters (Emily King)
"No Guidance" by Chris Brown, Tyler James Bryant, Nija Charles, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Michee Patrick Lebrun, Joshua Huizar, Noah Shebib & Teddy Walton, songwriters (Chris Brown Featuring Drake)
"Roll Some Mo" by David Brown, Dernst Emile II & Peter Lee Johnson, songwriters (Lucky Daye)
Winner: "Say So" by PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring JoJo)

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Apollo XXI by Steve Lacy
Winner: Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) by Lizzo
Overload by Georgia Anne Muldrow
Saturn by NAO
Being Human In Public by Jessie Reyez

Best R&B Album
1123 by BJ The Chicago Kid
Painted by Lucky Daye
Ella Mai by Ella Mai
Paul by PJ Morton
Winner: Ventura by Anderson .Paak


Best Rap Performance
"Middle Child" by J. Cole
"Suge" by DaBaby
"Down Bad" by Dreamville Featuring J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy
Winner: "Racks In The Middle" by Nipsey Hussle Featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy
"Clout" by Offset Featuring Cardi B

Best Rap/Sung Performance
Winner: "Higher" by DJ Khaled Featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend
"Drip Too Hard" by Lil Baby & Gunna
"Panini" by Lil Nas X
"Ballin" by Mustard Featuring Roddy Ricch
"The London" by Young Thug Featuring J. Cole & Travis Scott

Best Rap Song
"Bad Idea" by Chancelor Bennett, Cordae Dunston, Uforo Ebong & Daniel Hackett, songwriters (YBN Cordae Featuring Chance The Rapper)
"Gold Roses" by Noel Cadastre, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Khristopher Riddick-Tynes, William Leonard Roberts II, Joshua Quinton Scruggs, Leon Thomas III & Ozan Yildirim, songwriters (Rick Ross Featuring Drake)
Winner: "A Lot" by Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage Featuring J. Cole)
"Racks In The Middle" by Ermias Asghedom, Dustin James Corbett, Greg Allen Davis, Chauncey Hollis, Jr. & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Nipsey Hussle Featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy)
"Suge" by DaBaby, Jetsonmade & Pooh Beatz, songwriters (DaBaby)

Best Rap Album
Revenge of the Dreamers III by Dreamville
Championships by Meek Mill
I am > I was by 21 Savage
Winner: IGOR by Tyler, The Creator
The Lost Boy by YBN Cordae


Best Country Solo Performance
"All Your'n" by Tyler Childers
"Girl Goin' Nowhere" by Ashley McBryde
Winner: "Ride Me Back Home" by Willie Nelson
"God's Country" by Blake Shelton
"Bring My Flowers Now" by Tanya Tucker

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
"Brand New Man" by Brooks & Dunn With Luke Combs
"I Don't Remember Me (Before You)" by Brothers Osborne
Winner: "Speechless" by Dan + Shay
"The Daughters" by Little Big Town
"Common" by Maren Morris Featuring Brandi Carlile

Best Country Song
Winner: "Bring My Flowers Now" by Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
"Girl Goin' Nowhere" by Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde)
"It All Comes Out In The Wash" by Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
"Some Of It" by "Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church)
"Speechless" by Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay)

Best Country Album
Desperate Man by Eric Church
Stronger Than The Truth by Reba McEntire
Interstate Gospel by Pistol Annies
Center Point Road by Thomas Rhett
Winner: While I'm Livin' by Tanya Tucker


Best New Age Album
Fairy Dreams by David Arkenstone
Homage to Kindness by David Darling
Winner: Wings by Peter Kater
Verve by Sebastian Plano
Deva by Deva Premal


Best Improvised Jazz Solo
"Elsewhere" by Melissa Aldana, soloist
Winner: "Sozinho" by Randy Brecker, soloist
"Tomorrow Is the Question" by Julian Lage, soloist
"The Windup" by Branford Marsalis, soloist
"Sightseeing" by Christian McBride, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Thirsty Ghost by Sara Gazarek
Love & Liberation by Jazzmeia Horn
Alone Together by Catherine Russell
Winner: 12 Little Spells by Esperanza Spalding
Screenplay by Tierney Sutton Band

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
In The Key Of The Universe by Joey DeFrancesco
The Secret Between The Shadow And The Soul by Branford Marsalis Quartet
Christian McBride's New Jawn by Christian McBride's New Jawn
Winner: Finding Gabriel by Brad Mehldau
Come What May by Joshua Redman Quartet

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Triple Helix by Anat Cohen Tentet
Dancer In Nowhere by Miho Hazama
Hiding Out by Mike Holober & The Gotham Jazz Orchestra
Winner: The Omni-American Book Club by Brian Lynch Big Band
One Day Wonder by Terraza Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album
Winner: Antidote by Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band
Sorte!: Music by John Finbury by Thalma de Freitas With Vitor Gonçalves, John Patitucci, Chico Pinheiro, Rogerio Boccato & Duduka Da Fonseca
Una Noche Con Rubén Blades by Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis Featuring Rubén Blades
Carib by David Sánchez
Sonero: The Music Of Ismael Rivera by Miguel Zenón


Best Gospel Performance/Song
Winner: "Love Theory" by Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter
"Talkin' 'Bout Jesus" by Gloria Gaynor Featuring Yolanda Adams; Bryan
Fowler, Gloria Gaynor & Chris Stevens, songwriters
"See The Light" by Travis Greene Featuring Jekalyn Carr
"Speak The Name" by Koryn Hawthorne Featuring Natalie Grant
"This Is A Move (Live)" by Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Tony Brown, Brandon Lake, Tasha Cobbs Leonard & Nate Moore, songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
"Only Jesus" by Casting Crowns; Mark Hall, Bernie Herms & Matthew West, songwriters
Winner: "God Only Knows" by for KING & COUNTRY & Dolly Parton; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters
"Haven't Seen It Yet" by Danny Gokey; Danny Gokey, Ethan Hulse & Colby Wedgeworth, songwriters
"God's Not Done With You (Single Version)" by Tauren Wells
"Rescue Story" by Zach Williams; Ethan Hulse, Andrew Ripp, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters

Best Gospel Album
Winner: Long Live Love by Kirk Franklin
Goshen by Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri-City Singers
Tunnel Vision by Gene Moore
Settle Here by William Murphy
Something's Happening! A Christmas Album by CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
I Know A Ghost by Crowder
Winner: Burn The Ships by for KING & COUNTRY
Haven't Seen It Yet by Danny Gokey
The Elements by TobyMac
Holy Roar by Chris Tomlin

Best Roots Gospel Album
Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass Grows by Steven Curtis Chapman
Winner: Testimony by Gloria Gaynor
Deeper Oceans by Joseph Habedank
His Name Is Jesus by Tim Menzies
Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout by Various Artists (Jerry Salley, Producer)


Best Latin Pop Album
Vida by Luis Fonsi
11:11 by Maluma
Montaner by Ricardo Montaner
Winner: #ELDISCO by Alejandro Sanz
Fantasia by Sebastian Yatra

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
X100PRE by Bad Bunny
OASIS by J Balvin & Bad Bunny
Indestructible by Flor De Toloache
Almadura by iLe
Winner: El Mal Querer by Rosalía

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
Caminando by Joss Favela
Percepción by Intocable
Poco a Poco by La Energia Norteña
20 Aniversario by Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
Winner: De Ayer Para Siempre by Mariachi Los Camperos

Best Tropical Latin Album
Winner (Tie): Opus by Marc Anthony
Tiempo al Tiempo by Luis Enrique + C4 Trio
Candela by Vicente García
Literal by Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
Winner (Tie): A Journey Through Cuban Music by Aymée Nuviola


Best American Roots Performance
Winner: "Saint Honesty" by Sara Bareilles
"Father Mountain" by Calexico And Iron & Wine
"I'm On My Way" by Rhiannon Giddens With Francesco Turrisi
"Call My Name" by I'm With Her
"Faraway Look" by Yola

Best American Roots Song
"Black Myself" by Amythyst Kiah, songwriter (Our Native Daughters)
Winner: "Call My Name" by Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan & Sara Watkins, songwriters (I'm With Her)
"Crossing To Jerusalem" by Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, songwriters (Rosanne Cash)
"Faraway Look" by Dan Auerbach, Yola & Pat McLaughlin, songwriters (Yola)
"I Don't Wanna Ride The Rails No More" by Vince Gill, songwriter (Vince Gill)

Best Americana Album
Years To Burn by Calexico And Iron & Wine
Who Are You Now by Madison Cunningham
Winner: Oklahoma by Keb' Mo'
Tales of America by J.S. Ondara
Walk Through Fire by Yola

Best Bluegrass Album
Winner: Tall Fiddler by Michael Cleveland
Live In Prague, Czech Republic by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Toil, Tears & Trouble by The Po' Ramblin' Boys
Royal Traveller by Missy Raines
If You Can't Stand The Heat by Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Best Traditional Blues Album
Kingfish by Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
Winner: Tall, Dark & Handsome by Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men + Dana
Sitting On Top Of The Blues by Bobby Rush
Baby, Please Come Home by Jimmie Vaughan
Spectacular Class by Jontavious Willis

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Winner: This Land by Gary Clark Jr.
Venom & Faith by Larkin Poe
Brighter Days by Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Somebody Save Me by Sugaray Rayford
Keep On by Southern Avenue

Best Folk Album
My Finest Work Yet by Andrew Bird
Rearrange My Heart by Che Apalache
Winner: Patty Griffin by Patty Griffin
Evening Machines by Gregory Alan Isakov
Front Porch by Joy Williams

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Kalawai'anui by Amy Hānaiali'i
When It's Cold - Cree Round Dance Songs by Northern Cree
Winner: Good Time by Ranky Tanky
Recorded Live At The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival by Rebirth Brass Band
Hawiaiian Lullaby by Various Artists (Imua Garza & Kimié Miner, producers)


Best Reggae Album
Winner: Rapture by Koffee
As I Am by Julian Marley
The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie Vs. Roots Radics by Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics
Mass Manipulation by Steel Pulse
More Work To Be Done by Third World


Best World Music Album
Gece by Altin Gün
What Heat by Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley
African Giant by Burna Boy
Fanm D'Ayiti by Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet
Winner: Celia by Angelique Kidjo


Best Children's Album
Winner: Ageless Songs For The Child Archetype by Jon Samson
Flying High! by Caspar Babypants
I Love Rainy Days by Daniel Tashian
The Love by Alphabet Rockers
Winterland by The Okee Dokee Brothers


Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)
Beastie Boys Book by Various Artists (Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers)
Winner: Becoming by Michelle Obama
I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years As A Two-Time Cancer Survivor by Eric Alexandrakis
Mr. Know-It-All by John Waters
Sekou Andrews & The String Theory by Sekou Andrews (& The String Theory)


Best Comedy Album
Quality Time by Jim Gaffigan
Relatable by Ellen DeGeneres
Right Now by Aziz Ansari
Son of Patricia by Trevor Noah
Winner: Sticks & Stones by Dave Chappelle


Best Musical Theater Album
Ain't Too Proud: The Life And Times of the Temptations (Original Broadway Cast)
Winner: Hadestown (Anaïs Mitchell, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)
Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Original Broadway Cast)
The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - In Four Contemporary Suites (Imogen Heap)
Oklahoma! (Richard Rodgers, composer; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist) (2019 Broadway Cast)


Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
The Lion King: The Songs - Various Artists (Jon Favreau & Hans Zimmer, compilation producers)
Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood - Various Artists (Quentin Tarantino, compilation producer; Mary Ramos, music supervisor)
Rocketman by Taron Egerton (Giles Martin, compilation producer)
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse - Various Artists (Spring Aspers & Dana Sano, compilation producers; Kier Lehman, music supervisor)
Winner: A Star Is Born by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper (Paul "DJWS" Blair, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Nick Monson, Lukas Nelson, Mark Nilan Jr. & Benjamin Rice, compilation producers; Julianne Jordan & Julia Michels, music supervisors)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Avengers: Endgame by Alan Silvestri, composer
Winner: Chernobyl by Hildur Guðnadóttir, composer
Game of Thrones: Season 8 by Ramin Djawadi, composer
The Lion King by Hans Zimmer, composer
Mary Poppins Returns by Marc Shaiman, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media
"The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy" by Randy Newman, songwriter (Chris Stapleton) - Track from: Toy Story 4
"Girl In The Movies" by Dolly Parton & Linda Perry, songwriters (Dolly Parton) - Track from: Dumplin'
Winner: "I'll Never Love Again (Film Version)" by Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Aaron Raitiere, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper) - Track from: A Star Is Born
"Spirit" by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters (Beyoncé) - Track from: The Lion King
"Supsirium" by Thom Yorke, songwriter (Thom Yorke) - Track from: Suspiria


Best Instrumental Composition
"Begin Again" by Fred Hersch, composer (Fred Hersch & The WDR Big Band Conducted By Vince Mendoza)
"Crucible for Crisis" by Brian Lynch, composer (Brian Lynch Big Band)
"Love, A Beautiful Force" by Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra)
Winner: "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Symphonic Suite" by John Williams, composer (John Williams)
"Walkin' Funny" by Christian McBride, composer (Christian McBride)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
"Blue Skies" by Kris Bowers, arranger (Kris Bowers)
"Hedwig's Theme" by John Williams, arranger (Anne-Sophie Mutter & John Williams)
"La Novena" by Emilio Solla, arranger (Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra)
"Love, A Beautiful Force" by Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra)
Winner: "Moon River" by Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
Winner: "All Night Long" by Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier Featuring Jules Buckley, Take 6 & Metropole Orkest)
"Jolene" by Geoff Keezer, arranger (Sara Gazarek)
"Marry Me A Little" by Cyrille Aimée & Diego Figueiredo, arrangers (Cyrille Aimée)
"Over The Rainbow" by Vince Mendoza, arranger (Trisha Yearwood)
"12 Little Spells (Thoracic Spine)" by Esperanza Spalding, arranger (Esperanza Spalding)


Best Recording Package
Anónimas & Resilientes by Luisa María Arango, Carlos Dussan, Manuel García-Orozco & Juliana Jaramillo-Buenaventura, art directors (Voces Del Bullerengue)
Winner: Chris Cornell by Barry Ament, Jeff Ament & Joe Spix, art directors (Chris Cornell)
Hold That Tiger by Andrew Wong & Fongming Yang, art directors (The Muddy Basin Ramblers)
i,i by Aaron Anderson & Eric Timothy Carlson, art directors (Bon Iver)
Intellexual by Irwan Awalludin, art director (Intellexual)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
Anima by Stanley Donwood & Tchocky, art directors (Thom Yorke)
Gold In A Brass Age by Amanda Chiu, Mark Farrow & David Gray, art directors (David Gray)
1963: New Directions by Josh Cheuse, art director (John Coltrane)
The Radio Recordings 1939-1945 by Marek Polewski, art director (Wilhelm Furtwängler & Berliner Philharmoniker)
Winner: Woodstock: Back To The Garden - The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive by Masaki Koike, art director (Various Artists)


Best Album Notes
The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions by Judy Cantor-Navas, album notes writer (Various Artists)
The Gospel According to Malaco by Robert Marovich, album notes writer (Various Artists)
Pedal Steal + Four Corners by Brendan Greaves, album notes writer (Terry Allen And The Panhandle Mystery Band)
Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection by Jeff Place, album notes writer (Pete Seeger)
Winner: Stax '68: A Memphis Story by Steve Greenberg, album notes writer (Various Artists)


Best Historical Album
The Girl From Chickasaw County - The Complete Capitol Masters by Andrew Batt & Kris Maher, compilation producers; Simon Gibson, mastering engineer (Bobbie Gentry)
The Great Comeback: Horowitz At Carnegie Hall by Robert Russ, compilation producer; Andreas K. Meyer & Jennifer Nulsen, mastering engineers (Vladimir Horowitz)
Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990 by Spencer Doran, Yosuke Kitazawa, Douglas Mcgowan & Matt Sullivan, compilation producers; John Baldwin, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
Winner: Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection by Jeff Place & Robert Santelli, compilation producers; Pete Reiniger, mastering engineer (Pete Seeger)
Woodstock: Back to the Garden - The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive by Brian Kehew, Steve Woolard & Andy Zax, compilation producers; Dave Schultz, mastering engineer (Various Artists)


Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
All These Things by Tchad Blake, Thomas Dybdahl, Adam Greenspan & Roderick Shearer, engineers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Thomas Dybdahl)
Ella Mai by Chris "Shaggy" Ascher, Jaycen Joshua & David Pizzimenti, engineers; Chris Athens, mastering engineer (Ella Mai)
Run Home Slow by Paul Butler & Sam Teskey, engineers; Joe Carra, mastering engineer (The Teskey Brothers)
Scenery by Tom Elmhirst, Ben Kane & Jeremy Most, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Emily King)
Winner: when we all fall asleep, where do we go? by Rob Kinelski & Finneas O'Connell, engineers; John Greenham, mastering engineer (Billie Eilish)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
John Hill
Winner: Finneas
Ricky Reed

Best Remixed Recording
Winner: "I Rise (Tracy Young's Pride Intro Radio Remix)" by Tracy Young, remixer (Madonna)
"Mother's Daughter (Wuki Remix)" by Wuki, remixer (Miley Cyrus)
"The One (High Contrast Remix)" by Lincoln Barrett, remixer (Jorja Smith)
"Swim (Ford. Remix)" by Luc Bradford, remixer (Mild Minds)
"Work It (Soulwax Remix)" by David Gerard C Dewaele & Stephen Antoine C Dewaele, remixers (Marie Davidson)


Best Immersive Audio Album
Chain Tripping - Luke Argilla, immersive audio engineer; Jurgen Scharpf, immersive audio mastering engineer; Jona Bechtolt, Claire L. Evans & Rob Kieswetter, immersive audio producers (YACHT)
Kverndokk: Symphonic Dances - Jim Anderson, immersive audio engineer; Robert C. Ludwig, immersive audio mastering engineer; Ulrike Schwarz, immersive audio producer (Ken-David Masur & Stavanger Symphony Orchestra)
Winner: Lux - Morten Lindberg, immersive audio engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive audio mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive audio producer (Anita Brevik, Trondheimsolistene & Nidarosdomens Jentekor)
The Orchestral Organ - Keith O. Johnson, immersive audio engineer; Keith O. Johnson, immersive audio mastering engineer; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, immersive audio producers (Jan Kraybill)
The Savior - Bob Clearmountain, immersive audio engineer; Bob Ludwig, immersive audio mastering engineer; Michael Marquart & Dave Way, immersive audio producers (A Bad Think)


Best Engineered Album, Classical
Aequa - Anna Thorvaldsdottir - Daniel Shores, engineer; Daniel Shores, mastering engineer (International Contemporary Ensemble)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 - Mark Donahue, engineer; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
Rachmaninoff - Hermitage Piano Trio - Keith O. Johnson & Sean Royce Martin, engineers; Keith O. Johnson, mastering engineer (Hermitage Piano Trio)
Winner: Riley: Sun Rings - Leslie Ann Jones, engineer; John Kilgore, Judith Sherman & David Harrington, engineers/mixers; Robert C. Ludwig, mastering engineer (Kronos Quartet)
Wolfe: Fire In My Mouth - Bob Hanlon & Lawrence Rock, engineers; Ian Good & Lawrence Rock, mastering engineers (Jaap Van Zweden, Francisco J. Núñez, Donald Nally, The Crossing, Young People's Chorus Of NY City & New York Philharmonic)

Producer Of The Year, Classical
Winner: Blanton Alspaugh
James Ginsburg
Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin
Morten Lindberg
Dirk Sobotka


Best Orchestral Performance
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 - Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
Coplan: Billy The Kid, Grohg - Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
Winner: Norman: Sustain - Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Transatlantic - Louis Langrée, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
Weinberg: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21 - Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor (City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Kremerata Baltica)

Best Opera Recording
Benjamin: Lessons In Love & Violence - George Benjamin, conductor; Stéphane Degout, Barbara Hannigan, Peter Hoare & Gyula Orendt; Raphaël Mouterde & James Whitbourn, producers (Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House)
Berg: Wozzeck - Marc Albrecht, conductor; Christopher Maltman & Eva-Maria Westbroek; François Roussillon, producer (Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Chorus Of Dutch National Opera)
Charpentier: Les Arts Florissants; Les Plaisirs de Versailles - Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Jesse Blumberg, Teresa Wakim & Virginia Warnken; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)
Winner: Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox - Gil Rose, conductor; John Brancy, Andrew Craig Brown, Gabriel Preisser, Krista River & Edwin Vega; Gil Rose, producer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Boston Children's Chorus)
Wagner: Lohengrin - Christian Thielemann, conductor; Piotr Beczała, Anja Harteros, Tomasz Konieczny, Waltraud Meier & Georg Zeppenfeld; Eckhard Glauche, producer (Festspielorchester Bayreuth; Festspielchor Bayreuth)

Best Choral Performance
Boyle: Voyages - Donald Nally, conductor (The Crossing)
Winner: Duruflé: Complete Choral Works - Robert Simpson, conductor (Ken Cowan; Houston Chamber Choir)
The Hope of Loving - Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare)
Sander: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom - Peter Jermihov, conductor (Evan Bravos, Vadim Gan, Kevin Keys, Glenn Miller & Daniel Shirley; PaTRAM Institute Singers)
Smith, K.: The Arc In The Sky - Donald Nally, conductor (The Crossing)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Cerrone: The Pieces That Fall To Earth - Christopher Rountree & Wild Up
Freedom & Faith - PUBLIQuartet
Perpetulum - Third Coast Percussion
Rachmaninoff - Hermitage Piano Trio - Hermitage Piano Trio
Winner: Shaw: Orange - Attacca Quartet

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
The Berlin Recital - Yuja Wang
Higdon: Harp Concerto - Yolanda Kondonassis; Ward Stare, conductor (The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra)
Winner: Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite - Nicola Benedetti; Cristian Măcelaru, conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra)
The Orchestral Organ - Jan Kraybill
Torke: Sky, Concerto for Violin - Tessa Lark; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
The Edge of Silence - Works for Voice by György Kurtág - Susan Narucki (Donald Berman, Curtis Macomber, Kathryn Schulmeister & Nicholas Tolle)
Himmelsmusik - Philippe Jaroussky & Céline Scheen; Christina Pluhar, conductor; L'Arpeggiata, ensemble (Jesús Rodil & Dingle Yandell)
Schumann: Liederkreis op. 24, Kerner-Lieder op. 35 - Matthias Goerne; Leif Ove Andsnes, accompanist
Winner: Songplay - Joyce DiDonato; Chuck Israels, Jimmy Madison, Charlie Porter & Craig Terry, accompanists (Steve Barnett & Lautaro Greco)
A Te, O Cara - Stephen Costello; Constantine Orbelian, conductor (Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra)

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.

American Originals 1918 - John Morris Russell, conductor; Elaine Martone, producer
Leshnoff: Symphony No. 4 'Heilchalos'; Guitar Concerto; Starburst - Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
Meltzer: Songs and Structures - Paul Appleby & Natalia Katyukova; Silas Brown & Harold Meltzer, producers
Winner: The Poetry of Places - Nadia Shpachenko; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, producers
Saariaho: True Fire; Trans; Ciel d'Hiver - Hannu Lintu, conductor; Laura Heikinheimo, producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Bermel: Migration Series for Jazz Ensemble & Orchestra - Derek Bermel, composer (Derek Bermel, Ted Nash, David Alan Miller, Juilliard Jazz Orchestra & Albany Symphony Orchestra)
Winner: Higdon: Harp Concerto - Jennifer Higdon, composer (Yolanda Kondonassis, Ward Stare & The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra)
Marsalis: Violin Concerto in D Major - Wynton Marsalis, composer (Nicola Benedetti, Cristian Măcelaru & Philadelphia Orchestra)
Norman: Sustain - Andrew Norman, composer (Gustavo Dudamel & Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Shaw: Orange - Caroline Shaw, composer (Attacca Quartet)
Wolfe: Fire In My Mouth - Julia Wolfe, composer (Jaap Van Zweden, Francisco J. Núñez, Donald Nally, The Crossing, Young People's Chorus Of NY City & New York Philharmonic)


Best Music Video
"We've Got To Try" by The Chemical Brothers (Ninian Doff, video director; Ellie Fry, video producer)
"This Land" by Gary Clark Jr. (Savanah Leaf, video director; Danielle Hinde, Jason Cole, Alicia Martinez & Devin Sarno, video producers)
"Cellophane" by FKA twigs (Andrew Thomas Huang, video director; Alex Chamberlain, video producer)
Winner: "Old Town Road (Official Movie)" by Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus (Calmatic, video director; Candice Dragonas, Melissa Larsen & Saul Levitz, video producers)
"Glad He's Gone" by Tove Lo (Vania Heymann & Gal Muggia, video directors; Natan Schottenfels, video producer)

Best Music Film
Winner: Homecoming - Beyoncé (Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Ed Burke, video directors; Steve Pamon & Erinn Williams, video producers)
Remember My Name - David Crosby (A.J. Eaton, video director; Cameron Crowe, Michele Farinola & Greg Mariotti, video producers)
Birth of the Cool - Miles Davis (Stanley Nelson, video director; Nicole London, video producer)
Shangri-La - Various Artists (Jeff Malmberg & Morgan Neville, video directors; Danny Breen, video producer)
Anima - Thom Yorke (Paul Thomas Anderson, video director; Paul Thomas Anderson, Erica Frauman & Sara Murphy, video producers)

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