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2021 GRAMMY Awards: The Complete List of Winners

The 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards took place last night (Mar. 14, 2021) in Los Angeles. If you missed it on CBS, don't worry! We have a complete list of winners and nominees below.

Record Of The Year

  • "Black Parade" by Beyoncé
  • "Colors" by Black Pumas
  • "ROCKSTAR" by DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch
  • "Say So" by Doja Cat
  • "Everything I Wanted" by Billie Eilish - WINNER
  • "Don't Start Now" by Dua Lipa
  • "Circles" by Post Malone
  • "Savage" by Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé

Album Of The Year

  • Chilombo by Jhené Aiko
  • Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition) by Black Pumas
  • Everyday Life by Coldplay
  • Djesse Vol. 3 by Jacob Collier
  • Women In Music Pt. III by HAIM
  • Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
  • Hollywood's Bleeding by Post Malone
  • Folklore by Taylor Swift - WINNER

Song Of The Year

  • "Black Parade" by Beyoncé
  • "The Box" by Roddy Ricch
  • "Cardigan" by Taylor Swift
  • "Circles" by Post Malone
  • "Don't Start Now" by Dua Lipa
  • "Everything I Wanted" by Billie Eilish
  • "I Can't Breathe" by H.E.R. - WINNER
  • "If The World Was Ending" by JP Saxe feat. Julia Michaels

Best New Artist

  • Ingrid Andress
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • Chika
  • Noah Cyrus
  • D Smoke
  • Doja Cat
  • Kaytranada
  • Megan Thee Stallion - WINNER

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • "Yummy" by Justin Bieber
  • "Say So" by Doja Cat
  • "Everything I Wanted" by Billie Eilish
  • "Don't Start Now" by Dua Lipa
  • "Watermelon Sugar" by Harry Styles - WINNER
  • "Cardigan" by Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • "Un Dia (One Day)" by J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy
  • "Intentions" by Justin Bieber feat. Quavo
  • "Dynamite" by BTS
  • "Rain On Me" by Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande - WINNER
  • "Exile" by Taylor Swift feat. Bon Iver

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • Blue Umbrella by Burt Bacharach & Daniel Tashian
  • True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter by Harry Connick, Jr.
  • American Standard by James Taylor - WINNER
  • Unfollow The Rules by Rufus Wainwright
  • Judy by Renée Zellweger

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Changes by Justin Bieber
  • Chromatica by Lady Gaga
  • Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa - WINNER
  • Fine Line by Harry Styles
  • Folklore by Taylor Swift

Best Dance Recording

  • "On My Mind" by Diplo & SIDEPIECE
  • "My High" by Disclosure feat. Aminé & Slowthai
  • "The Difference" by Flume feat. Toro y Moi
  • "Both of Us" by Jayda G
  • "10%" by Kaytranada feat. Kali Uchis - WINNER

Best Dance/Electronic Album

  • Kick I by Arca
  • Planet's Mad by Baauer
  • Energy by Disclosure
  • Bubba by Kaytranada - WINNER
  • Good Faith by Madeon

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

  • Axiom by Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
  • Chronology of a Dream: Live at the Village Vanguard by Jon Batiste
  • Take the Stairs by Black Violin
  • Americana by Grégoire Maret, Romain Collin & Bill Frisell
  • Live at the Royal Albert Hall by Snarky Puppy - WINNER

Best Rock Performance

  • "Shameika" by Fiona Apple - WINNER
  • "Not" by Big Thief
  • "Kyoto" by Phoebe Bridgers
  • "The Steps" by HAIM
  • "Stay High" by Brittany Howard
  • "Daylight" by Grace Potter

Best Metal Performance

  • "Bum-Rush" by Body Count - WINNER
  • "Underneath" by Code Orange
  • "The In-Between" by In This Momenet
  • "BLOODMONEY" by Poppy
  • "Executioner's Tax (Swing of the Axe)" by Power Trip

Best Rock Song

  • "Kyoto" by Phoebe Bridgers
  • "Lost In Yesterday" by Tame Impala
  • "Not" by Big Thief
  • "Shameika" by Fiona Apple
  • "Stay High" by Brittany Howard - WINNER

Best Rock Album

  • A Hero's Death by Fontaines D.C.
  • Kiwanuka by Michael Kiwanuka
  • Daylight by Grace Potter
  • Sound & Fury by Sturgill Simpson
  • The New Abnormal by The Strokes - WINNER

Best Alternative Music Album

  • Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple - WINNER
  • Hyperspace by Beck
  • Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  • Jaime by Brittany Howard
  • The Slow Rush by Tame Impala

Best R&B Performance

  • "Lightning & Thunder" by Jhené Aiko feat. John Legend
  • "Black Parade" by Beyoncé - WINNER
  • "All I Need" by Jacob Collier feat. Mahalia & Ty Dolla $ign
  • "Goat Head" by Brittany Howard
  • "See Me" by Emily King

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • "Sit On Down" by The Baylor Project feat. Jean Baylor & Marcus Baylor
  • "Wonder What She Thinks of Me" by Chloe X Halle
  • "Let Me Go" by Mykal Kilgore
  • "Anything For You" by Ledisi - WINNER
  • "Distance" by Yebba

Best R&B Song

  • "Better Than I Imagined" by Robert Glasper feat. H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello - WINNER
  • "Black Parade" by Beyoncé
  • "Collide" by Tiana Major9 & EARTHGANG
  • "Do It" by Chloe X Halle
  • "Slow Down" by Skip Marley & H.E.R.

Best Progressive R&B Album

  • Chilombo by Jhené Aiko
  • Ungodly Hour by Chloe X Halle
  • Free Nationals by Free Nationals
  • F Yo Feelings by Robert Glasper
  • It Is What It Is by Thundercat - WINNER

Best R&B Album

  • HAPPY 2 BE HERE by Ant Clemons
  • Take Time by Giveon
  • To Feel Love/d by Luke James
  • Bigger Love by John Legend - WINNER
  • All Rise by Gregory Porter

Best Rap Performance

  • "Deep Reverence" by Big Sean feat. Nipsey Hussle
  • "BOP" by DaBaby
  • "WHATS POPPIN" by Jack Harlow
  • "The Bigger Picture" by Lil Baby
  • "Savage" by Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé - WINNER
  • "Dior" by Pop Smoke

Best Melodic Rap Performance

  • "ROCKSTAR" by DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch
  • "Laugh Now Cry Later" by Drake feat. Lil Durk
  • "Lockdown" by Anderson .Paak - WINNER
  • "The Box" by Roddy Ricch
  • "HIGHEST IN THE ROOM" by Travis Scott

Best Rap Song

  • "The Bigger Picture" by Lil Baby
  • "The Box" by Roddy Ricch
  • "Laugh Now Cry Later" by Drake feat. Lil Durk
  • "ROCKSTAR" by DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch
  • "Savage" by Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé - WINNER

Best Rap Album

  • Black Habits by D Smoke
  • Alfredo by Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist
  • A Written Testimony by Jay Electronica
  • King's Disease by Nas - WINNER
  • The Allegory by Royce 5'9"

Best Country Solo Performance

  • "Stick That In Your Country Song" by Eric Church
  • "Who You Thought I Was" by Brandy Clark
  • "When My Amy Prays" by Vince Gill - WINNER
  • "Black Like Me" by Mickey Guyton
  • "Bluebird" by Miranda Lambert

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • "All Night" by Brothers Osborne
  • "10,000 Hours" by Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber - WINNER
  • "Ocean" by Lady A
  • "Sugar Coat" by Little Big Town
  • "Some People Do" by Old Dominion

Best Country Song

  • "Bluebird" by Miranda Lambert
  • "The Bones" by Maren Morris
  • "Crowded Table" by The Highwomen - WINNER
  • "More Hearts Than Mine" by Ingrid Andress
  • "Some People Do" by Old Dominion

Best Country Album

  • Lady Like by Ingrid Andress
  • Your Life Is A Record by Brandy Clark
  • Wildcard by Miranda Lambert - WINNER
  • Nightfall by Little Big Town
  • Never Will by Ashley McBryde

Best New Age Album

  • Songs from the Bardo by Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal & Jesse Paris Smith
  • Periphery by Priya Darshini
  • Form//Less by Superposition
  • More Guitar Stories by Jim "Kimo" West - WINNER
  • Meditations by Cory Wong & Jon Batiste

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • "Guinnevere" by Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, soloist
  • "Pachamama" by Regina Carter, soloist
  • "Celia" by Gerald Clayton, soloist
  • "All Blues" by Chick Corea, soloist - WINNER
  • "Moe Honk" by Joshua Redman, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • Ona by Thana Alexa
  • Secrets are the Best Stories by Kurt Elling feat. Danilo Pérez - WINNER
  • Modern Ancestors by Carmen Lundy
  • Holy Room: Live At Alte Oper by Somi With Frankfurt Radio Big Band
  • What's the Hurry by Kenny Washington

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • On the Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment by Ambrose Akinmusire
  • Waiting Game by Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science
  • Happening: Live at the Village Vanguard by Gerald Clayton
  • Trilogy 2 by Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade - WINNER
  • Roundagain by Redman Mehldau McBride Blade

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • Dialogues on Race by Gregg August
  • Monk'estra Plays John Beasley by John Beasley's MONK'estra
  • The Intangible Between by Orrin Evans And The Captain Black Big Band
  • Songs You Like A Lot by John Hollenbeck With Theo Bleckmann, Kate McGarry, Gary Versace And The Frankfurt Radio Big Band
  • Data Lords by Maria Schneider Orchestra - WINNER

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • Tradiciones by Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra
  • Four Questions by Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - WINNER
  • City of Dreams by Chico Pinheiro
  • Viento y Tiempo - Live at Blue Note Tokyo by Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola
  • Trane's Delight by Poncho Sanchez

Best Gospel Performance/Song

  • "Wonderful Is Your Name" by Melvin Crispell III
  • "Release (Live)" by Ricky Dillard feat. Tiff Joy
  • "Come Together" by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins Present: The Good News
  • "Won't Let Go" by Travis Greene
  • "Movin' On" by Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music - WINNER

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

  • "The Blessing (Live)" by Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes & Elevation Worship
  • "Sunday Morning" by Lecrae feat. Kirk Franklin
  • "Holy Water" by We The Kingdom
  • "Famous For (I Believe)" by Tauren Wells feat. Jenn Johnson
  • "There Was Jesus" by Zach Williams & Dolly Parton - WINNER

Best Gospel Album

  • 2econd Wind: Ready by Anthony Brown & group therAPy
  • My Tribute by Myron Butler
  • Choirmaster by Ricky Dillard
  • Gospel According to PJ by PJ Morton - WINNER
  • Kierra by Kierra Sheard

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • Run to the Father by Cody Carnes
  • All of My Best Friends by Hillsong Young & Free
  • Holy Water by We The Kingdom
  • Citizen of Heaven by Tauren Wells
  • Jesus Is King by Kanye West - WINNER

Best Roots Gospel Album

  • Beautiful Day by Mark Bishop
  • 20/20 by The Crabb Family
  • What Christmas Really Means by The Erwins
  • Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album) by Fisk Jubilee Singers - WINNER
  • Something Beautiful by Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album

  • YHLQMDLG by Bad Bunny - WINNER
  • Por Primera Vez by Camilo
  • Mesa Para Dos by Kany García
  • Pausa by Ricky Martin
  • 3:33 by Debi Nova

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

  • Aura by Bajofondo
  • Monstruo by Cami
  • Sobrevolando by Cultura Profética
  • La Conquista del Espacio by Fito Paez - WINNER
  • Miss Colombia by Lido Pimienta

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

  • Hecho en Mexico by Alejandro Fernández
  • La Serenata by Lupita Infante
  • Un Canto Por Mexico, Vol. 1 by Natalia Lafourcade - WINNER
  • Bailando Sones y Huapangos con Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez by Mariachi Sol De Mexico De Jose Hernandez
  • AYAYAY! by Christian Nodal

Best Tropical Latin Album

  • Mi Tumbao by José Alberto "El Ruiseñor"
  • Infinito by Edwin Bonilla
  • Sigo Cantando al Amor (Deluxe) by Jorge Celedon & Sergio Luis
  • 40 by Grupo Niche - WINNER
  • Memorias de Navidad by Víctor Manuelle

Best American Roots Performance

  • "Colors" by Black Pumas
  • "Deep In Love" by Bonny Light Horseman
  • "Short And Sweet" by Brittany Howard
  • "I'll Be Gone" by Norah Jones & Mavis Staples
  • "I Remember Everything" by John Prine - WINNER

Best American Roots Song

  • "Cabin" by The Secret Sisters
  • "Ceiling To The Floor" by Sierra Hull
  • "Hometown" by Sarah Jarosz
  • "I Remember Everything" by John Prine - WINNER
  • "Man Without A Soul" by Lucinda Williams

Best Americana Album

  • Old Flowers by Courtney Marie Andrews
  • Terms of Surrender by Hiss Golden Messenger
  • World on the Ground by Sarah Jarosz - WINNER
  • El Dorado by Marcus King
  • Good Souls Better Angels by Lucinda Williams

Best Bluegrass Album

  • Man on Fire by Danny Barnes
  • To Live in Two Worlds, Vol. 1 by Thomm Jutz
  • North Carolina Songbook by Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Home by Billy Strings - WINNER
  • The John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project, Vol. 1 by Various Artists

Best Traditional Blues Album

  • All My Dues Are Paid by Frank Bey
  • You Make Me Feel by Don Bryant
  • That's What I Heard by Robert Cray Band
  • Cypress Grove by Jimmy "Duck" Holmes
  • Rawer Than Raw by Bobby Rush - WINNER

Best Contemporary Blues Album

  • Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? by Fantastic Negrito - WINNER
  • Live At The Paramount by Ruthie Foster Big Band
  • The Juice by G. Love
  • Blackbirds by Bettye LaVette
  • Up And Rolling by North Mississippi Allstars

Best Folk Album

  • Bonny Light Horseman by Bonny Light Horseman
  • Thanks For The Dance by Leonard Cohen
  • Song For Our Daughter by Laura Marling
  • Saturn Return by The Secret Sisters
  • All The Good Times by Gillian Welch & David Rawlings - WINNER

Best Regional Roots Music Album

  • My Relatives "Nikso Kowaiks" by Black Lodge Singers
  • Cameron Dupuy And The Cajun Troubadours by Cameron Dupuy And The Cajun Troubadours
  • Lovely Sunrise by Nā Wai ʽEhā
  • Atmosphere by New Orleans Nightcrawlers - WINNER
  • A Tribute to Al Berard by Sweet Cecilia

Best Reggae Album

  • Upside Down 2020 by Buju Banton
  • Higher Place by Skip Marley
  • It All Comes Back To Love by Maxi Priest
  • Got To Be Tough by Toots & The Maytals - WINNER
  • One World by The Wailers

Best Global Music Album

  • Fu Chronicles by Antibalas
  • Twice As Tall by Burna Boy - WINNER
  • Agora by Bebel Gilberto
  • Love Letters by Anoushka Shankar
  • Amadjar by Tinariwen

Best Children's Music Album

  • All the Ladies by Joanie Leeds - WINNER
  • Be a Pain: An Album for Young (and Old) Leaders by Alastair Moock And Friends
  • I'm an Optimist by Dog On Fleas
  • Songs for Singin' by The Okee Dokee Brothers
  • Wild Life by Justin Roberts

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

  • Acid for the Children: A Memoir by Flea
  • Alex Trebek - The Answer Is... by Ken Jennings
  • Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth by Rachel Maddow - WINNER
  • Catch And Kill by Ronan Farrow
  • Charlotte's Web (E.B. White) by Meryl Streep and Full Cast

Best Comedy Album

  • Black Mitzvah by Tiffany Haddish - WINNER
  • I Love Everything by Patton Oswalt
  • The Pale Tourist by Jim Gaffigan
  • Paper Tiger by Bill Burr
  • 23 Hours To Kill by Jerry Seinfeld

Best Musical Theater Album

  • Amélie (Original London Cast)
  • American Utopia on Broadway (Original Cast)
  • Jagged Little Pill (Original Broadway Cast) - WINNER
  • Little Shop Of Horrors (The New Off-Broadway Cast)
  • The Prince of Egypt (Original Cast)
  • Soft Power (Original Cast)

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • Bill & Ted Face the Music
  • Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
  • Frozen 2
  • Jojo Rabbit - WINNER

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

  • Ad Astra by Max Richter, composer
  • Becoming by Kamasi Washington, composer
  • Joker by Hildur Guðnadóttir, composer - WINNER
  • 1917 by Thomas Newman, composer
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by John Williams, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media

  • "Beautiful Ghosts" (from Cats) by Taylor Swift
  • "Carried Me With You" (from Onward) by Brandi Carlile
  • "Into The Unknown" (from Frozen 2) by Idina Menzel & AURORA
  • "No Time to Die" (from No Time to Die) by Billie Eilish - WINNER
  • "Stand Up" (from Harriet) by Cynthia Erivo

Best Instrumental Composition

  • "Baby Jack" by Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
  • "Be Water II" by Christian Sands
  • "Plumfield" by Alexandre Desplat
  • "Sputnik" by Maria Schneider - WINNER
  • "Strata" by Remy Le Boeuf's Assembly Of Shadows feat. Anna Webber & Eric Miller

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

  • "Donna Lee" by John Beasley - WINNER
  • "Bathroom Dance" by Hildur Guðnadóttir
  • "Honeymooners" by Remy Le Boeuf's Assembly Of Shadows
  • "Lift Every Voice and Sing" by Jarrett Johnson feat. Alvin Chea
  • "Uranus: The Magician" by Jeremy Levy Jazz Orchestra

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

  • "Asas Fechadas" by Maria Mendes feat. John Beasley & Orkest Metropole
  • "Desert Song" by Säje
  • "From This Place" by Pat Metheny feat. Meshell Ndegeocello
  • "He Won't Hold You" by Jacob Collier feat. Rapsody - WINNER
  • "Slow Burn" by Becca Stevens feat. Jacob Collier, Mark Lettieri, Justin Stanton, Jordan Perlson, Nic Hard, Keita Ogawa, Marcelo Woloski & Nate Werth

Best Recording Package

  • Everyday Life by Pilar Zeta, art director (Coldplay)
  • Funeral by Kyle Goen & Alex Kalatschinow, art directors (Lil Wayne)
  • Healer by Julian Gross & Hannah Hooper, art directors (Grouplove)
  • On Circles by Jordan Butcher, art director (Caspian)
  • Vols. 11 & 12 by Doug Cunningham & Jason Noto, art directors (Desert Sessions) - WINNER

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

  • Flaming Pie (Collector's Edition) by Linn Wie Andersen, Simon Earith, Paul McCartney & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney)
  • Giants Stadium 1987, 1989, 1991 by Lisa Glines & Doran Tyson, art directors (Grateful Dead)
  • Mode by Jeff Schulz & Paul A. Taylor, art directors (Depeche Mode)
  • Ode to Joy by Lawrence Azerrad & Jeff Tweedy, art directors (Wilco) - WINNER
  • The Story of Ghostly International by Michael Cina & Molly Smith, art directors (Various Artists)

Best Album Notes

  • At the Minstrel Show: Minstrel Routines from the Studio, 1894-1926 by Tim Brooks, album notes writer (Various Artists)
  • The Bakersfield Sound: Country Music Capital of the West, 1940-1974 by Scott B. Bomar, album notes writer (Various Artists)
  • Dead Man's Pop by Bob Mehr, album notes writer (The Replacements) - WINNER
  • The Missing Link: How Gus Haenschen Got Us From Joplin to Jazz and Shaped the Music Business by Colin Hancock, album notes writer (Various Artists)
  • Out of a Clear Blue Sky by David Sager, album notes writer (Nat Brusiloff)

Best Historical Album

  • Celebrated, 1895-1896 by Unique Quartette
  • Hittin' the Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943) by Nat King Cole
  • It's Such A Good Feeling: The Best of Mister Rogers by Mister Rogers - WINNER
  • 1999 Super Deluxe Edition by Prince
  • Souvenir by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
  • Throw Down Your Heart: The Complete Africa Sessions by Béla Fleck

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

  • Black Hole Rainbow by Shawn Everett & Ivan Wayman, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Devon Gilfillian)
  • Expectations by Gary Paczosa & Mike Robinson, engineers; Paul Blakemore, mastering engineer (Katie Pruitt)
  • Hyperspace by Drew Brown, Julian Burg, Andrew Coleman, Paul Epworth, Shawn Everett, Serban Ghenea, David Greenbaum, John Hanes, Beck Hansen, Jaycen Joshua, Greg Kurstin, Mike Larson, Cole M.G.N., Alex Pasco & Matt Wiggins, engineers; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer (Beck) - WINNER
  • Jaime by Shawn Everett, engineer; Shawn Everett, mastering engineer (Brittany Howard)
  • 25 Trips by Shani Gandhi & Gary Paczosa, engineers; Adam Grover, mastering engineer (Sierra Hull)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

  • Jack Antonoff
  • Dan Auerback
  • Dave Cobb
  • Flying Lotus
  • Andrew Watt - WINNER

Best Remixed Recording

  • "Do You Ever (RAC Mix)" by RAC, remixer (Phil Good)
  • "Imaginary Friends (Morgan Page Remix)" by Morgan Page, remixer (Deadmau5)
  • "Praying For You (Louie Vega Main Remix)" by Louie Vega, remixer (Jasper Street Co.)
  • "Roses (Imanbek Remix)" by Imanbek Zeikenov, remixer (SAINt JHN) - WINNER
  • "Young & Alive (Bazzi Vs. Haywyre)" YOUNG & ALIVE (BAZZI VS. HAYWYRE REMIX)
  • Haywyre, remixer (Bazzi)

Best Immersive Audio Album
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Best Immersive Audio Album Craft Committee was unable to meet. The judging of the entries in this category has been postponed until such time that they are able to meet in a way that is appropriate to judge the many formats and configurations of the entries and is safe for the committee members. The nominations for the 63rd GRAMMYs will be announced next year in addition to (and separately from) the 64th GRAMMY nominations in the category.

Best Engineered Album, Classical

  • Danielpour: The Passion of Yeshua - Bernd Gottinger, engineer (JoAnn Falletta, James K. Bass, Adam Luebke, UCLA Chamber Singers, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus)
  • Gershwin: Porgy and Bess - David Frost & John Kerswell, engineers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (David Robertson, Frederick Ballentine, Angel Blue, Denyce Graves, Latonia Moore, Eric Owens, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus)
  • Hynes: Fields - Kyle Pyke, engineer; Jesse Lewis & Kyle Pyke, mastering engineers (Devonté Hynes & Third Coast Percussion)
  • Ives: Complete Symphonies - Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, engineers; Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, mastering engineers (Gustavo Dudamel & Los Angeles Philharmonic)
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, 'Babi Yar' - David Frost & Charlie Post, engineers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra) - WINNER

Producer Of The Year, Classical

  • Blanton Alspaugh
  • David Frost - WINNER
  • Jesse Lewis
  • Dmitriy Lipay
  • Elaine Martone

Best Orchestral Performance

  • Aspects of America - Pulitzer Edition - Carlos Kalmar, conductor (Oregon Symphony)
  • Concurrence - Daníel Bjarnason, conductor (Iceland Symphony Orchestra)
  • Copland: Symphony No. 3 - Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)
  • Ives: Complete Symphonies - Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic) - WINNER
  • Lutosławski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 - Hannu Lintu, conductor (Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording

  • Dello Joio: The Trial at Rouen - Gil Rose, conductor; Heather Buck & Stephen Powell; Gil Rose, producer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Odyssey Opera Chorus)
  • Floyd, C.: Prince of Players - William Boggs, conductor; Alexander Dobson, Keith Phares & Kate Royal; Blanton Alspaugh, producer (Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; Florentine Opera Chorus)
  • Gershwin: Porgy and Bess - David Robertson, conductor; Frederick Ballentine, Angel Blue, Denyce Graves, Latonia Moore & Eric Owens; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus) - WINNER
  • Handel: Agrippina - Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor; Elsa Benoit, Joyce DiDonato, Franco Fagioli, Jakub Józef Orliński & Luca Pisaroni; Daniel Zalay, producer (Il Pomo D'Oro)
  • Zemlinsky: Der Zwerg - Donald Runnicles, conductor; David Butt Philip & Elena Tsallagova; Peter Ghirardini & Erwin Stürzer, producers (Orchestra Of The Deutsche Oper Berlin; Chorus Of The Deutsche Oper Berlin)

Best Choral Performance

  • Carthage - Donald Nally, conductor (The Crossing)
  • Danielpour: The Passion of Yeshuah - JoAnn Falletta, conductor; James K. Bass & Adam Luebke, chorus masters (James K. Bass, J'Nai Bridges, Timothy Fallon, Kenneth Overton, Hila Plitmann & Matthew Worth; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus & UCLA Chamber Singers) - WINNER
  • Kastalsky: Requiem - Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Charles Bruffy, Steven Fox & Benedict Sheehan, chorus masters (Joseph Charles Beutel & Anna Dennis; Orchestra Of St. Luke's; Cathedral Choral Society, The Clarion Choir, Kansas City Chorale & The Saint Tikhon Choir)
  • Moravec: Sanctuary Road - Kent Tritle, conductor (Joshua Blue, Raehann Bryce-Davis, Dashon Burton, Malcolm J. Merriweather & Laquita Mitchell; Oratorio Society Of New York Orchestra; Oratorio Society Of New York Chorus)
  • Once Upon A Time - Matthew Guard, conductor (Sarah Walker; Skylark Vocal Ensemble)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

  • Contemporary Voices - Pacifica Quartet - WINNER
  • Healing Modes - Brooklyn Rider
  • Hearne, T.: Place - Ted Hearne, Steven Bradshaw, Sophia Byrd, Josephine Lee, Isaiah Robinson, Sol Ruiz, Ayanna Woods, Diana Wade & Place Orchestra
  • Hynes: Fields - Devonté Hynes & Third Coast Percussion
  • The Schumann Quartets - Dover Quartet

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

  • Adès: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra - Kirill Gerstein; Thomas Adès, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
  • Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas - Igor Levit
  • Bohemian Tales - Augustin Hadelich; Jakub Hrůša, conductor (Charles Owen; Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks)
  • Destination Rachimaninov - Arrival - Daniil Trifonov; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor (The Philadelphia Orchestra)
  • Theofanidis: Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra - Richard O'Neill; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony) - WINNER

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

  • American Composers at Play - William Bolcom, Ricky Ian Gordon, Lori Laitman, John Musto - Stephen Powell (Attacca Quartet, William Bolcom, Ricky Ian Gordon, Lori Laitman, John Musto, Charles Neidich & Jason Vieaux)
  • Clairières - Songs by Lili & Nadia Boulanger - Nicholas Phan; Myra Huang, accompanist
  • Farinelli - Cecilia Bartoli; Giovanni Antonini, conductor (Il Giardino Armonico)
  • A Lad's Love - Brian Giebler; Steven McGhee, accompanist (Katie Hyun, Michael Katz, Jessica Meyer, Reginald Mobley & Ben Russell)
  • Smyth: The Prison - Sarah Brailey & Dashon Burton; James Blachly, conductor (Experiential Chorus; Experiential Orchestra) - WINNER

Best Classical Compendium

  • Adès Conducts Adès - Mark Stone & Christianne Stotijn; Thomas Adès, conductor; Nick Squire, producer
  • Saariaho: Graal Théâtre; Circle Map; Neiges; Vers Toi Qui Es Si Loin - Clément Mao-Takacs, conductor; Hans Kipfer, producer
  • Serebrier: Symphonic Bach Variations; Laments and Hallelujahs; Flute Concerto - José Serebrier, conductor; Jens Braun, producer
  • Thomas, M.T.: From the Diary of Anne Frank & Meditations on Rilke - Isabel Leonard; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Jack Vad, producer - WINNER
  • Woolf, L.P.: Fire And Flood - Matt Haimovitz; Julian Wachner, conductor; Blanton Alspaugh, producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

  • Adès: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra - Thomas Adès, composer (Kirill Gerstein, Thomas Adès & Boston Symphony Orchestra)
  • Danielpour: The Passion of Yeshuah - Richard Danielpour, composer (JoAnn Falletta, James K. Bass, Adam Luebke, UCLA Chamber Singers, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus)
  • Floyd, C.: Prince of Players - Carlisle Floyd, composer (William Boggs, Alexander Dobson, Kate Royal, Keith Phares, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)
  • Hearne, T.: Place - Ted Hearne, composer (Ted Hearne, Steven Bradshaw, Sophia Byrd, Josephine Lee, Isaiah Robinson, Sol Ruiz, Ayanna Woods & Place Orchestra)
  • Rouse: Symphony No. 5 - Christopher Rouse, composer (Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony) - WINNER

Best Music Video

  • "Brown Skin Girl" - Beyoncé, Saint Jhn & Wizkid feat. Blue Ivy Carter - Winner
  • "Life Is Good" - Future Drake
  • "Lockdown" - Anderson .Paak
  • "Adore You" - Harry Styles
  • "Goliath" - Woodkid

Best Music Film

  • Beastie Boys Story - Beastie Boys
  • Black Is King - Beyoncé
  • We Are Freestyle Love Supreme - Freestyle Love Supreme
  • Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice - Linda Ronstadt - WINNER
  • That Little Ol' Band From Texas - ZZ Top

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  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania