2015 Grammy Nominations


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Natalie Ceciliano, Features Editor

It’s finally that time of year again, when fans are sitting at the edge of their seats to see if their favorite artist is nominated for a Grammy. Nominations for the 58th annual Grammy have been released and there are many big names fighting for awards. Kendrick Lamar earned 11 nominations for the 2016 Grammys which puts him in the lead with nominations. Taylor Swift and The Weeknd tie for second with 7 nominations a piece. Check out the rest of the nominees below.

Record Of The Year

Really Love
      D’Angelo And The Vanguard
• Uptown Funk
      Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars 

• Thinking Out Loud
      Ed Sheeran

• Blank Space
      Taylor Swift
• Can’t Feel My Face
      The Weeknd
Album Of The Year
• Sound & Color
      Alabama Shakes
• To Pimp A Butterfly
      Kendrick Lamar
• Traveller
      Chris Stapleton
• 1989
      Taylor Swift
• Beauty Behind The Madness
      The Weeknd

Song Of The Year

• Alright
    Kendrick Lamar

• Blank Space
      Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
• Girl Crush
      Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
• See You Again
      Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
• Thinking Out Loud
      Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)

Best New Artist

• Courtney Barnett

• James Bay

• Sam Hunt

• Tori Kelly

• Meghan Trainor
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 Featuring Bruno Mars
• Bad Blood
      Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
• See You Again
      Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth

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 Featuring Zoë Johnston
• Go
      The Chemical Brothers
      Tom Rowlands & Ed Simons,

• Never Catch Me
      Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar
      Steven Ellison,

• Runaway (U & I)
      Linus Eklöw, Christian Karlsson & Svidden, 

• Where Are Ü Now
      Skrillex And Diplo With Justin Bieber
Best Dance/Electronic Album

• Our Love
• Born In The Echoes
      The Chemical Brothers
• Caracal
• 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 & 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
• 512
      Lamb Of God
• Thank You
• Custer

Best Rock Song

• Don’t Wanna Fight
      Alabama Shakes

• Ex’s & Oh’s
      Dave Bassett & Elle King

• Hold Back The River
      Iain Archer & James Bay

• Lydia
      Richard Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens

• What Kind Of Man
      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
• .5: The Gray Chapter
Best Alternative Music Album

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

 Best R&B Performance

• If I Don’t Have You
      Tamar Braxton
• Rise Up
      Andra Day

• Breathing Underwater
      Hiatus Kaiyote
• Planes
      Jeremih Featuring 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
• My Favorite Part Of You
      Charlie Wilson
Best R&B Song
• Coffee
      Brook Davis & Miguel Pimentel

• Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
    The Weeknd   

• Let It Burn
   Jazmine Sullivan
• Really Love
      D’Angelo & Kendra Foster,

• Shame
    Tyrese Gibson


Best Urban Contemporary Album

• Ego Death
      The Internet
• You Should Be Here
• Blood
     Lianne La Havas
• Wildheart
• 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
• Trap Queen
      Fetty Wap
• Alright
      Kendrick Lamar
• Truffle Butter
      Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
• All Day
      Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

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

Best Rap Song

• All Day
      Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney)
• Alright
      Kendrick Lamar
• Energy
• Glory
    Common & John Legend
• Trap Queen
      Fetty Wap
Best Rap Album

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

Best Country Solo Performance

• Burning House
• 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
• The Driver
      Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay
• Girl Crush
      Little Big Town
• Lonely Tonight
      Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe

Best Country Song

• Chances Are
      Hayes Carll, songwriter (Lee Ann Womack)

• Diamond Rings And Old Barstools
      Barry Dean, Luke Laird & Jonathan Singleton, songwriters (Tim McGraw)

• Girl Crush
      Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
• Hold My Hand
      Brandy Clark & Mark Stephen Jones, songwriters (Brandy Clark)
• Traveller
      Chris Stapleton, songwriter (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 Salvant

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

• My Favorite Things
      Joey Alexander

• Breathless
      Terence Blanchard Featuring 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 Gilkes & 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 Therapy
• Wanna Be Happy?
      Kirk Franklin

• Intentional
      Travis Greene

• How Awesome Is Our God [Live]
      Israel & Newbreed Featuring Yolanda Adams

• Worth Fighting For [Live]
      Brian Courtney Wilson
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

• Holy Spirit
      Francesca Battistelli

• Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)
• Because He Lives (Amen)
      Matt Maher
• Soul On Fire
      Third Day Featuring All Sons & Daughters
• Feel It
      Tobymac Featuring Mr. Talkbox

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

• 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 Cuneta Son Machín

• Hasta La Raíz
      Natalia Lafourcade
• Caja De Música
      Monsieur Periné

• Dale
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

• 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
      Mavis Staples

Best American Roots Song
• All Night Long
      The Mavericks

• The Cost Of Living
      Don Henley & Stan Lynch

• Julep
      Punch Brothers
• The Traveling Kind
      Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

• 24 Frames
      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 Giddens

• 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

• 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 Cavett

• 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
      Leanne Cope, Max Von Essen, Robert Fairchild, Jill Paice & Brandon Uranowitz

• Fun Home
      Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone & Emily Skeggs

• Hamilton
      Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom, Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos & Phillipa Soo

• The King And I
      Ruthie Ann Miles, Kelli O’Hara, Ashley Park, Conrad Ricamora & Ken Watanabe

• Something Rotten!
      Heidi Blickenstaff, Christian Borle, John Cariani, Brian d’Arcy James, Brad Oscar & Kate Reinders
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
      Jóhann Jóhannsson, composer

• Whiplash
      Justin Hurwitz, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media

• Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
      Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville & Abel Tesfaye, songwriters (The Weeknd)
• Glory
      Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith & John Stephens, songwriters (Common & John Legend)

• Love Me Like You Do
      Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Tove Nilsson, Ali Payami & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters (Ellie Goulding)
• See You Again
      Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
• Til It Happens To You
      Lady Gaga & Diane Warren, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
Best Instrumental Composition
• The Afro Latin Jazz Suite
      Arturo O’Farrill, composer (Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Featuring Rudresh Mahanthappa)

• Civil War
      Bob Mintzer, composer (Bob Mintzer Big Band)
• Confetti Man
      David Balakrishnan, composer (Turtle Island Quartet)

• Neil
      Rich DeRosa, composer (University Of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band)

• Vesper
      Marshall Gilkes, composer (Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band)
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

• Bruno Mars
      Paul Allen, Troy Hayes, Evin Martin & J Moss, arrangers (Vocally Challenged)

• Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
      Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado & Kevin Olusola, arrangers (Pentatonix)

• Do You Hear What I Hear?
      Armand Hutton, arranger (Committed)

• Ghost Of A Chance
      Bob James, arranger (Bob James & Nathan East)
• You And The Night And The Music
      John Fedchock, arranger (John Fedchock New York Big Band)
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

• Be My Muse
      Shelly Berg, arranger (Lorraine Feather)

• 52nd & Broadway
      Patrick Williams, arranger (Patrick Williams Featuring Patti Austin)

• Garota De Ipanema
      Otmaro Ruiz, arranger (Catina DeLuna Featuring Otmaro Ruiz)

• Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)
      Maria Schneider, arranger (David Bowie)

• When I Come Home
      Jimmy Greene, arranger (Jimmy Greene With Javier Colon)
Best Recording Package

• Alagoas
      Alex Trochut, art director (Alagoas)

• Bush
      Anita Marisa Boriboon, art director (Snoop Dogg)

• How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Deluxe Edition)
      Brian Roettinger, art director (Florence + The Machine)

• My Happiness
      Nathanio Strimpopulos, art director (Elvis Presley)

• Still The King: Celebrating The Music Of Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys
      Sarah Dodds, Shauna Dodds & Dick Reeves, art directors (Asleep At The Wheel)
Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
• Beneath The Skin (Deluxe Box Set)
      Leif Podhajsky, art director (Of Monsters And Men)

• I Love You, Honeybear (Limited Edition Deluxe Vinyl)
      Sasha Barr & Josh Tillman, art directors (Father John Misty)

• The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32)
      Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors (Various Artists)
• Sticky Fingers (Super Deluxe Edition)
      Stephen Kennedy & James Tilley, art directors (The Rolling Stones)

• 30 Trips Around The Sun
      Doran Tyson & Steve Vance, art directors (Grateful Dead)

• What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (Deluxe Box Set)
      Jeri Heiden & Glen Nakasako, art directors (The Decemberists)
Best Album Notes

• Folksongs Of Another America: Field Recordings From The Upper Midwest, 1937-1946
      James P. Leary, album notes writer (Various Artists)

• Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
      Jeff Place, album notes writer (Lead Belly)

• Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced
      Joni Mitchell, album notes writer (Joni Mitchell)

• Portrait Of An American Singer
      Ted Olson, album notes writer (Tennessee Ernie Ford)

• Songs Of The Night: Dance Recordings, 1916-1925
      Ryan Barna, album notes writer (Joseph C. Smith’s Orchestra)
Best Historical Album

• The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11
      Steve Berkowitz, Jan Haust & Jeff Rosen, compilation producers; Peter J. Moore, mastering engineer (Bob Dylan And The Band)

• The Complete Concert By The Sea
      Geri Allen, Jocelyn Arem & Steve Rosenthal, compilation producers; Jessica Thompson, mastering engineer (Erroll Garner)

• Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, And Country 1966–1985
      Kevin Howes, compilation producer; Greg Mindorff, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

• Parchman Farm: Photographs And Field Recordings, 1947–1959
      Steven Lance Ledbetter & Nathan Salsburg, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

• Songs My Mother Taught Me
      Mark Puryear, compilation producer; Pete Reiniger, mastering engineer (Fannie Lou Hamer)
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

• Before This World
      Dave O’Donnell, engineer; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer (James Taylor)

• Currency Of Man
      Maxime Le Guil, engineer; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Melody Gardot)

• Recreational Love
      Greg Kurstin & Alex Pasco, engineers; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer (The Bird And The Bee)

• Sound & Color
      Shawn Everett, engineer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Alabama Shakes)

• Wallflower
      Steve Price, Jochem van der Saag & Jorge Vivo, engineers; Paul Blakemore, mastering engineer (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)
      CFCF, remixer (Daniel Hope)

• Hold On (Fatum Remix)
      Bill Hamel & Chad Newbold, remixers (JES, Shant, & Clint Maximus)

• Runaway (U & I) (Kaskade Remix)
      Ryan Raddon, remixer (Galantis)

• Say My Name (RAC Remix)
      André Allen Anjos, remixer (Odesza Featuring Zyra)

• Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)
      Dave Audé, remixer (Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars)

Best Surround Sound Album

• Amdahl: Astrognosia & Aesop
      Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Ingar Heine Bergby & Norwegian Radio Orchestra)

• Amused To Death
      James Guthrie, surround mix engineer; James Guthrie & Joel Plante, surround mastering engineers; James Guthrie, surround producer (Roger Waters)

• Magnificat
      Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Øyvind Gimse, Anita Brevik, Nidarosdomens Jentekor & Trondheimsolistene)

• Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7
      Erdo Groot, surround mix engineer; Erdo Groot, surround mastering engineer; Philip Traugott, surround producer (Paavo Järvi & Russian National Orchestra)

• Spes
      Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Tove Ramlo-Ystad & Cantus)

Best Engineered Album, Classical

• Ask Your Mama
      Leslie Ann Jones, John Kilgore, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum & Justin Merrill, engineers; Patricia Sullivan, mastering engineer (George Manahan & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra)

• Dutilleux: Métaboles; L’Arbre Des Songes; Symphony No. 2, ‘Le Double’
      Dmitriy Lipay, engineer; Alexander Lipay, mastering engineer (Ludovic Morlot, Augustin Hadelich & Seattle Symphony)

• Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D’Ulisse In Patria
      Robert Friedrich, engineer; Michael Bishop, mastering engineer (Martin Pearlman, Jennifer Rivera, Fernando Guimarães & Boston Baroque)

• Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil
      Beyong Joon Hwang & John Newton, engineers; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Chorale & Kansas City Chorale)

• Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, ‘Organ’
      Keith O. Johnson & Sean Royce Martin, engineers; Keith O. Johnson, mastering engineer (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)
Best Orchestral Performance

• Bruckner: Symphony No. 4
      Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
• Dutilleux: Métaboles; L’Arbre Des Songes; Symphony No. 2, ‘Le Double’
      Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)
• Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphony No. 10
      Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
• Spirit Of The American Range
      Carlos Kalmar, conductor (The Oregon Symphony)
• Zhou Long & Chen Yi: Symphony ‘Humen 1839’
      Darrell Ang, conductor (New Zealand Symphony Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording

• Janáček: Jenůfa
      Donald Runnicles, conductor; Will Hartmann, Michaela Kaune & Jennifer Larmore; Magdalena Herbst, producer (Orchestra Of The Deutsche Oper Berlin; Chorus Of The Deutsche Oper Berlin)
• Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D’Ulisse In Patria
      Martin Pearlman, conductor; Fernando Guimarães & Jennifer Rivera; Thomas C. Moore, producer (Boston Baroque)
• Mozart: Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail
      Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Diana Damrau, Paul Schweinester & Rolando Villazón; Sid McLauchlan, producer (Chamber Orchestra Of Europe)
• Ravel: L’Enfant Et Les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade
      Seiji Ozawa, conductor; Isabel Leonard; Dominic Fyfe, producer (Saito Kinen Orchestra; SKF Matsumoto Chorus & SKF Matsumoto Children’s Chorus)

• Steffani: Niobe, Regina Di Tebe
      Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Karina Gauvin & Philippe Jaroussky; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra)

Best Choral Performance

• Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
      Bernard Haitink, conductor; Peter Dijkstra, chorus master (Anton Barachovsky, Genia Kühmeier, Elisabeth Kulman, Hanno Müller-Brachmann & Mark Padmore; Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks)
• Monteverdi: Vespers Of 1610
      Harry Christophers, conductor (Jeremy Budd, Grace Davidson, Ben Davies, Mark Dobell, Eamonn Dougan & Charlotte Mobbs; The Sixteen)
• Pablo Neruda – The Poet Sings
      Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (James K. Bass, Laura Mercado-Wright, Eric Neuville & Lauren Snouffer; Faith DeBow & Stephen Redfield; Conspirare)
• Paulus: Far In The Heavens
      Eric Holtan, conductor (Sara Fraker, Matthew Goinz, Thea Lobo, Owen McIntosh, Kathryn Mueller & Christine Vivona; True Concord Orchestra; True Concord Voices)
• Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil
      Charles Bruffy, conductor (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
      Augustin Hadelich; Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)

• Grieg & Moszkowski: Piano Concertos
      Joseph Moog; Nicholas Milton, conductor (Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern)

• Mozart: Keyboard Music, Vol. 7
      Kristian Bezuidenhout

• Rachmaninov Variations
      Daniil Trifonov (The Philadelphia Orchestra)

• Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated!
      Ursula Oppens (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
      Jonas Kaufmann; Antonio Pappano, conductor (Kristīne Opolais, Antonio Pirozzi & Massimo Simeoli; Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia; Orchestra Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia)

• Rouse: Seeing; Kabir Padavali
      Talise Trevigne; David Alan Miller, conductor (Orion Weiss; Albany Symphony)

• St. Petersburg
      Cecilia Bartoli; Diego Fasolis, conductor (I 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 

• Ask Your Mama
      George Manahan, conductor; Judith Sherman

• Handel: L’Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato, 1740
      Paul McCreesh, conductor; Nicholas Parker

• Paulus: Three Places Of Enlightenment; Veil Of Tears & Grand Concerto
      Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley

• Woman At The New Piano
      Nadia Shpachenko; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin
Best Contemporary Classical Composition

• Barry: The Importance Of Being Earnest
      Gerald Barry, composer (Thomas Adès, Barbara Hannigan, Katalin Károlyi, Hilary Summers, Peter Tantsits & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group)
• Norman: Play
      Andrew Norman, composer (Gil Rose & Boston Modern Orchestra Project)  

• Paulus: Prayers & Remembrances
      Stephen Paulus, composer (Eric Holtan, True Concord Voices & Orchestra)

• Tower: Stroke
      Joan Tower, composer (Giancarlo Guerrero, Cho-Liang Lin & Nashville Symphony)

• Wolfe: Anthracite Fields
      Julia Wolfe, composer (Julian Wachner, The Choir Of Trinity Wall Street & Bang On A Can All-Stars)

Best Music Video
      ASAP Rocky
      Dexter Navy, video director; Shin Nishigaki, video producer    

• I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)
      The Dead Weather
      Cooper Roberts & Ian Schwartz, video directors; Candice Dragonas & Nathan Scherrer, video producers
• Alright
      Kendrick Lamar
      The Little Homies & Colin Tilley, video directors; Brandon Bonfiglio, Dave Free, Andrew Lerios & Luga Podesta, video producers
• Bad Blood
      Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
      Joseph Kahn, video director; Ron Morhoff, video producer
• Freedom
      Pharrell Williams
      Paul Hunter, video director; Candice Dragonas & Nathan Scherrer, video producers

Best Music Film

• Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown
      James Brown
      Alex Gibney, video director; Peter Afterman, Blair Foster, Mick Jagger & Victoria Pearman, video producers
• Sonic Highways
      Foo Fighters
      Dave Grohl, video director; John Cutcliffe, John Silva, Gaby Skolnek & Kristen Welsh, video producers

• What Happened, Miss Simone?
      Nina Simone
      Liz Garbus, video director; Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby, Jayson Jackson & Justin Wilkes, video producers
• The Wall
      Roger Waters
      Sean Evans & Roger Waters, video directors; Clare Spencer & Roger Waters, video producers
• Amy
     Amy Winehouse
      Asif Kapadia, video director; James Gay-Rees, video producer