GRAMMYs 2016 FINAL Round Of Performers Announced

GRAMMYs 2016 FINAL Round Of Performers AnnouncedFINAL ROUND OF PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

GRAMMY WINNER AND CURRENT NOMINEE TAYLOR SWIFT
SET TO OPEN THE 58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

CURRENT GRAMMY NOMINEES ALABAMA SHAKES,
JOEY ALEXANDER, AND MIGUEL ADDED
TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT


The GRAMMYs® — Hosted By LL COOL J — Air Live On CBS, Feb. 15, 2016 SANTA MONICA, Calif


Cam, Stephen Colbert, Common, James Corden,
Kaley Cuoco, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande,

Ice Cube, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Anna Kendrick, Seth MacFarlane,
Ryan Seacrest, Ed Sheeran, And Sam Smith
Are Set To Present On The 58th GRAMMY Awards


EARTH, WIND & FIRE RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Recording Academy adds its final round of performers to the stellar lineup of more than 30 artists, set to perform at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Seven-time nominee Taylor Swift will open the show with a song from her GRAMMY-nominated album, 1989. Four-time nominees Alabama Shakes, two-time nominee Joey Alexander, and two-time nominee Miguel are also set to take the stage on Music's Biggest Night.

GRAMMYs 2016 FINAL Round Of Performers Announced

Previously announced performers include Adele; Travis Barker; James Bay; Justin Bieber; Jackson Browne; Luke Bryan; Gary Clark Jr.; Andra Day; Diplo; Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit, and Joe Walsh of the Eagles; Ellie Goulding; the Broadway cast of "Hamilton"; Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry of The Hollywood Vampires; Sam Hunt; Tori Kelly; Lady Gaga; Kendrick Lamar; John Legend; Little Big Town; Demi Lovato; Pitbull; Bonnie Raitt; Rihanna; Skrillex; Chris Stapleton; Robin Thicke; Meghan Trainor; Carrie Underwood; and The Weeknd


Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J will host the GRAMMYs for the fifth consecutive year. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.


Current four-time nominees Alabama Shakes are up for Album Of The Year and Best Alternative Music Album (Sound & Color); and Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song ("Don't Wanna Fight").

Making his GRAMMY stage debut, Joey Alexander is nominated for two GRAMMYs: Best Improvised Jazz Solo ("Giant Steps") and Best Jazz Instrumental Album (My Favorite Things).

GRAMMY winner Miguel has two nominations this year: Best Urban Contemporary Album (Wildheart) and Best R&B Song ("Coffee") with Brook Davis.

Up for seven awards, including three in the General Field categories, seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift is one of this year's top nominees. She is currently nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album (1989); Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance ("Blank Space"); and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video ("Bad Blood" featuring Kendrick Lamar). This will be Swift's second time opening the GRAMMY Awards. Previously, she opened the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2013 performing "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."

The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.

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 GRAMMYs 2016 FINAL Round Of Performers Announced

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GRAMMYs 2016 FINAL Round Of Performers Announced

GRAMMYs 2016 FINAL Round Of Performers Announced

GRAMMY Awards 2016 Nominations Show DateNominations Announced for the 58th GRAMMY Awards


KENDRICK LAMAR LEADS GRAMMY NOMINATIONS WITH 11;
TAYLOR SWIFT AND THE WEEKND EACH GARNER SEVEN


ALABAMA SHAKES, KENDRICK LAMAR, CHRIS STAPLETON,
TAYLOR SWIFT, AND THE WEEKND VIE FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR
AT THE 58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®
FEB. 15th, 2016, LIVE ON CBS


The Recording Academy® announced nominations for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards in all 83 categories this morning. Reflecting a diverse blend of talented music makers, this year's nominees were selected from more than 21,000 submissions entered. As the only peer-based music award, the GRAMMY Awards are voted on by The Academy's membership body of creators across all disciplines of music, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, and engineers. Final-round GRAMMY® ballots will be mailed Dec. 16 and the preeminent award for excellence in music will be presented Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).



GRAMMY AWARDS 2016 NOMINATIONS SHOW DATE


This year, Kendrick Lamar leads nominations with 11, followed by Taylor Swift and The Weeknd, who each earn seven. Additionally, music producer/songwriter Max Martin receives six nominations and mastering engineer Tom Coyne, rapper Drake, and engineers/mixers Serban Ghenea and John Hanes each earn five nominations.

"The diversity in the creative community is what makes music a universal language, and it's gratifying to see the vibrancy of today's artistic landscape reflected in this year's nominations — a testament to The Academy's voting members," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Artists are pushing boundaries in exciting ways, making it an exceptionally strong year for music."

The eclectic nature of this year's nominations is perhaps best exemplified in the Album Of The Year category, where nominees range from the alternative and soulful rock of Alabama Shakes to Lamar's thought-provoking jazz-infused rap, the classic country sounds of Chris Stapleton, the pop emergence of Swift, and the genre-bending R&B style of The Weeknd.

Following is a sampling of nominations from the GRAMMY Awards' 30 Fields and 83 categories. For a complete nominations list, visit www.grammy.com. Congratulate nominees and catch exclusive videos and content on Facebook. Join @theGRAMMYs Twitter Moments conversation using #GRAMMYs.

GENERAL FIELD
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
Watch and share the Album Of The Year category roundup video

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
Watch and share the Record Of The Year category roundup video

Song Of The Year:
"Alright" — Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (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)
Watch and share the Song Of The Year category roundup video

Best New Artist:
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor
Watch and share the Best New Artist category roundup video

POP FIELD
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

DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC FIELD
Best Dance Recording:
"We're All We Need" — Above & Beyond Featuring Zoë Johnston
"Go" — The Chemical Brothers
"Never Catch Me" — Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar
"Runaway (U & I)" — Galantis
"Where Are Ü Now" — Skrillex And Diplo With Justin Bieber

ROCK FIELD
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

ALTERNATIVE FIELD
Best Alternative Music Album:
Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes
Vulnicura — Björk
The Waterfall — My Morning Jacket
Currents — Tame Impala
Star Wars — Wilco

R&B FIELD
Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Ego Death — The Internet
You Should Be Here — Kehlani
Blood — Lianne La Havas
Wildheart — Miguel
Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd

RAP FIELD
Best Rap Album:
2014 Forest Hills Drive — J. Cole
Compton — Dr. Dre
If Youre Reading This Its Too Late — Drake
To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar
The Pinkprint — Nicki Minaj

COUNTRY FIELD
Best Country Album:
Montevallo — Sam Hunt
Pain Killer — Little Big Town
The Blade — Ashley Monroe
Pageant Material — Kacey Musgraves
Traveller — Chris Stapleton

JAZZ FIELD
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

GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC FIELD
Best Gospel Album:
Destined To Win (Live) — Karen Clark Sheard
Living It — Dorinda Clark-Cole
One Place Live — Tasha Cobbs
Covered: Alive Is Asia [Live] (Deluxe) — Israel & Newbreed
Life Music: Stage Two — Jonathan McReynolds

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
Whatever The Road — Jason Crabb
How Can It Be — Lauren Daigle
Saints And Sinners — Matt Maher
This Is Not A Test — Tobymac
Love Ran Red — Chris Tomlin

LATIN FIELD
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

AMERICAN ROOTS FIELD
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

SPOKEN WORD FIELD
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)

PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL FIELD
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:
Jeff Bhasker
Dave Cobb
Diplo
Larry Klein
Blake Mills

MUSIC VIDEO/FILM
Best Music Film:
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown — James Brown
Sonic Highways — Foo Fighters
What Happened, Miss Simone? — Nina Simone
The Wall — Roger Waters
Amy — Amy Winehouse

A complete list of nominees is available at www.grammy.com.

About The Recording Academy:
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Google+, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.

NEARLY 12 MILLION VIEWERS TUNED FOR THE BET AWARDS 2015 LIVE PREMIERE


BET Awards 2015 will premiere around the world on BET’s international network on Tuesday, June 30th at 9:00pm BST / 10:00pm CAT and will air live on MTV Australia for the very first time (check local listings).


JANET JACKSON RECEIVES INAUGURAL ULTIMATE ICON: MUSIC DANCE VISUAL AWARD


EPIC EVENING FEATURED PERFORMANCES BY PUFF DADDY & THE FAMILY, KENDRICK LAMAR, ALICIA KEYS, CHRIS BROWN, BIG SEAN,
MEEK MILL, NE-YO, NICKI MINAJ, THE WEEKND, TINASHE, TYGA AND MORE


BET NETWORKS ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL NOMINEES FOR THE BET AWARDS 2015JANET JACKSON and PUFF DADDY & THE FAMILY to SMOKEY ROBINSON and KENDRICK LAMAR, it was a night full of electrifying performances, heartfelt speeches and unforgettable moments at the 15th annual “BET AWARDS” hosted by ANTHONY ANDERSON and TRACEE ELLIS ROSS, which aired live from the Microsoft Theatre at L.A. LIVE on Sunday, June 28th, 2015.

Hosts ANTHONY ANDERSON and TRACEE ELLIS ROSS surprised the audience with a hilarious original opening song complete with Tracee flying over the stage in a money suit. The two captivated the crowd the entire night, thanks to their riffs on a range of hot topics, from Rachel Dolezal to Tyler Perry and impersonating celebrities from Sam Smith to Cookie and Lucius from “Empire.”


KENDRICK LAMAR kicked off the show with an explosive performance of his latest single “Alright” and graced the stage again after winning Best Male Hip Hop Artist. BEYONCÉ and CHRIS BROWN tied with 3 awards, followed by Oscar-winning film “Selma” and FOX’s “Empire,” which each took home two awards.

One of the most attention-grabbing moments of the evening was JANET JACKSON taking the stage to receive the inaugural Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award, presented by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

The pop icon was honored with a tantalizing, high-energy dance tribute highlighting a mix of some of the most memorable and successful performances of her storied career, as told by a star-studded roster of a few of the hottest names in the 2015 class of pop music.

It included a pulsating rendition of “Pleasure Principle” by TINASHE, followed by “All for You” by JASON DERULO and CIARA’s hard-hitting delivery of “If.” All three stars joined forces for an unforgettable dance-off to “Rhythm Nation,” which had the entire crowd on their feet and cheering. A humbled Jackson shyly thanked God and her fans for her 25 plus year career, along with BET for the honor, all while smiling brightly and clutching her trophy in hand.

ALICIA KEYS made a surprise appearance joining THE WEEKND on the “BET AWARDS” stage for a stunning performance of “Earned It” that drew a standing ovation. The ultra-talented JANELLE MONAE delivered an incredible performance of Yoga,” which was amped up even more with an appearance by JIDENNA, who took over the stage to perform his own hit “Classic Man.”

NICKI MINAJ got the crowd popping when she joined MEEK MILL on stage with CHRIS BROWN to perform their brand new single “All Eyes on Us.” Then, today’s hottest rising stars, AVERY WILSON and ANDRA DAY both had impressive performances during the evening as a part of Music Matters presented by Nissan.

Earlier in the night CHRIS BROWN had the audience moving to his latest hit with TYGA “Ayo,” then the crowd got on their feet when OMARION joined the stage to jump on “Post To Be” for a hot dance routine with Brown.

YAZZ, JUSSIE SMOLLETT and SERAYAH from the cast of “Empire” had the entire room dancing to “No Apologies,” “You’re So Beautiful,” and “Drip Drop,” which JUICY J joined for on stage.

BIG SEAN got the crowd on its feet to “One Man Can Change the World,” “Blessings,” and “IDFWU” with special guest E-40.

Presenter LAVERNE COX got in on the night’s fun with co-presenter GABRIELLE UNION, who played a round of “hip-hop trivia” to determine who would have to change after wearing matching dresses.

One of the nights top highlights was a surprise reunion performance from PUFF DADDY & THE FAMILY who brought out original members of Bad Boy Records including LIL’ KIM, MA$E, FAITH EVANS, THE LOX, 112 and a projection of NOTORIOUS B.I.G. as well as special guests FRENCH MONTANA and PHARRELL to perform classic records including “Peaches & Cream,””Feel So Good,” “Hypnotize,’” and “All About The Benjamins” as well as Diddy and Pharrell’s newest collaboration “Finna Get Loose.”

Following the performance, Diddy presented legendary recording artist and Motown executive SMOKEY ROBINSON with the Lifetime Achievement Award. TORI KELLY blew the audience away during the tribute performance for Robinson with her powerful vocals to a rendition of “Who’s Loving You,” followed by soulful performances from ROBIN THICKE and NE-YO, before Smokey himself took the stage to perform “Tracks of My Tears,” “Cruisin’,” and a crowd sing-along to “My Girl,” for which Kelly, Thicke and Ne-Yo returned to the stage.

PATTI LABELLE proved she hasn’t missed a beat joining TAMAR BRAXTON and K.MICHELLE who put their differences aside as they performed “If Only You Knew.”

FETTY WAP capped the epic night with smash hit “Trap Queen”, which delivered on its promise to be the hottest ticket in town. The “BET AWARDS” 2015 drew the biggest names in music, entertainment and sports, with appearances by Rihanna, Kevin Hart, Janet Jackson, Brandy, DeSean Jackson, Donald Glover, Gabrielle Union, Kelly Rowland, Laverne Cox, Michael B Jordan, Michael Ealy, Nicole Ari Parker, Sanaa Lathan, Terrence Howard, Tia Mowry-Hardict and Zendaya.

NICOLE ARI PARKER and BORIS KODJOE presented Bivian “Sonny” Lee lll (Founder and President of Son of a Saint) as a recipient of the 2015 Shine-A-Light. Michael B. Jordan also presented the honor to the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement.

RIHANNA made an appearance to give BET the first look at her music video for “Bitch Better Have My Money” before its Thursday, July 2 release, which had the audience yelling “give her her money.”

In addition to all of these incredible moments, the complete list of “BET AWARDS” 2015 winners is:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Chris Brown

Best Group
Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration
Common & John Legend, “Glory” from the Motion Picture Selma

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year
Beyoncé, “7/11”

Video Director of the Year
Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Todd Tourso

Best New Artist
Sam Smith

Best Gospel Artist
Lecrae

Best Actress
Taraji P. Henson, “No Good Deed/Think Like a Man Too/From the Rough”

Best Actor
Terrence Howard, “St. Vincent/Lullaby/Sabotage”

YoungStars Award
Mo’ne Davis

Best Movie
Selma

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Serena Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Stephen Curry

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Nicki Minaj ft. Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown “Only”

McDonald’s I’m Lovin’ It Award
Nicki Minaj

Fandemonium Award
Chris Brown

Centric Award
The Weeknd

Best International Act: Africa
Stonebwoy (Ghana)

Best International Act: UK
Stormzy

For performance clips of the “BET AWARDS” 2015, please visit:

For photos of the red carpet, backstage and performances go to the BET dedicated
BET.com/Awards is the official site for the “BET AWARDS” 2015, and features all the incredible content from this year’s show. Join the conversation on social media by following BET’s multiple social media platforms dedicated to the BET Awards:

  • On Twitter & Instagram: @BETAwards, Use hashtag: #BETAwards

  • On Facebook: facebook.com/TheBETAwards

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The “BET Awards” 2015 will premiere around the world on BET’s international network on Tuesday, June 30 at 9:00pm BST / 10:00pm CAT and will air live on MTV Australia for the very first time (check local listings).

Encore viewings of the show will air on BET on:BET Networks
• Monday, June 29 at 8 p.m. EST*
• Tuesday, June 30 at 4 p.m. EST
• Sunday, July 5 at 7 p.m. EST

CENTRIC
• Wednesday, July 7 at p.m. EST
• Friday, July 10 at 6 p.m. EST

BET AWARDS 2015 EXPERIENCE WINNERS

GRAMMY LIVE® TO BRING MUSIC FANS MULTIPLATFORM COVERAGE OF MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT, ® SUNDAY, FEB. 8

GRAMMY Live Will Offer Exclusive Access Backstage, On The Red Carpet
And At The GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony™

GRAMMY Live-Blog To Enhance GRAMMY Live Experience
With Additional Real-Time Coverage,
Featuring Singer Rita Ora As Official Special Guest Blogger

Seven-time GRAMMY® winner and current nominee Rihanna will deliver a world debut performance of her newly released single, “FourFiveSeconds,” with fellow GRAMMY-winning collaborators Kanye West and Paul McCartney on the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Making his return to the GRAMMY stage after six years, 21-time GRAMMY winner Kanye West holds two current nominations. The legendary Paul McCartney is an 18-time GRAMMY winner and a two-time recipient of The Recording Academy®’s Lifetime Achievement Award, as a solo artist and as a member of the Beatles. Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J returns as host. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Music’s Biggest Night® will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Google Apps For Work Free Trial http://goo.gl/sFzX1f

Previously announced performers are GRAMMY-winning band AC/DC; current nominees and GRAMMY winners Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga; nominee Eric Church; nominees and GRAMMY winners Common with John Legend; nominee Ariana Grande; nominee Hozier with nominee and GRAMMY winner Annie Lennox; nominee Jessie J with GRAMMY winner Tom Jones; nominee and GRAMMY winner Miranda Lambert; GRAMMY winners Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani; seven-time GRAMMY winner Madonna; nominee Ed Sheeran; nominee Sam Smith; nominee and eight-time GRAMMY winner Usher; and nominee and seven-time GRAMMY winner Pharrell Williams.

CURRENT NOMINEES BECK,
MARY J. BLIGE, JUANES, AND SIA,

ADDED TO THE 57TH ANNUAL
GRAMMY AWARDS® LINEUP

GRAMMY NOMINEE BRANDY CLARK
TO DUET WITH TWO-TIME
GRAMMY WINNER DWIGHT YOAKAM

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Music’s Biggest Night® — Hosted By LL COOL J — Airs Live On CBS, Feb. 8th, 2015

Watch the Grammy Awards live stream on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV:

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Mobile Devices, GRAMMY.com and CBS will have a live stream of the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony and red carpet festivities starting at noon PT/3 p.m. ET online, and also offer a second screen experience of sorts for those viewing the awards on TV at home. The main event takes place 8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. live ET/ delayed PT. Stream the 2015 GRAMMYs LIVE with CBS All Access on February 8th at 8/7c! Get ready to tune in to the GRAMMYs live stream now by starting your free CBS All Access trial.

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 GRAMMY MUSEUM TO HONOR BERRY GORDY AND SMOKEY ROBINSONTHE GRAMMY MUSEUM TO HONOR
BERRY GORDY AND SMOKEY ROBINSON WITH
FIRST-EVER ARCHITECTS OF SOUND AWARDS ON NOV. 11th


Motown-Themed Gala, Hosted by Randy Jackson, Will Take Place at
Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE and Will Help Celebrate the Museum's Five-Year Anniversary


Boyz II Men and Kelly Rowland Are the First Artists Announced to Perform at Gala Tribute Concert, with Proceeds Benefitting Museum Programs Motown founder Berry Gordy and GRAMMY® winner Smokey Robinson will be honored with The GRAMMY Museum®'s first-ever Architects of Sound Award, it was announced today by Bob Santelli, executive director of the Museum.


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Proceeds from the inaugural GRAMMY Museum benefit gala dinner and concert — to be held on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles — will provide essential support for the Museum, an educational and interactive museum dedicated to engaging both children and adults in the power of music through dynamic exhibits, educational programs, live performances and more. The event will be hosted by music industry veteran and television personality Randy Jackson.



In recognition of their unparalleled contributions to the Motown genre, Gordy will receive the Architect of Sound: Vision Award and Robinson will receive the Architect of Sound: Artist Award. Selected by the Museum and its Board of Directors, the Architect of Sound Awards are dedicated to honoring those who are catalysts in changing the musical legacy of America, and who helped shape the sound of a specific genre.



"We are honored to celebrate both Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson as the first-ever recipients of the Architects of Sound Awards," said Santelli. "Their contributions to Motown have truly changed the landscape of American music. We are grateful to these extraordinary industry leaders who will be helping us celebrate not only our first gala, but also our upcoming five-year anniversary of The GRAMMY Museum."



Berry Gordy is the founder of Motown Records, the hit-making enterprise, birthed in Detroit, that nurtured the careers of Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5, and many other music greats.


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Mr. Gordy is also a songwriter, boxer, producer, director, innovative entrepreneur, teacher and visionary. Actively involved in the Civil Rights movement, he also released the recorded speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His films include Mahogany and Lady Sings the Blues, which together garnered five Academy Award® nominations. Among the awards recognizing Gordy's accomplishments are the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award, the Gordon Grand Fellow from Yale University, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, the Rainbow Coalition's Man of the Millennium Award, the Rhythm & Blues Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award, the T.J. Martell Foundation's Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award, and the GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons® President's Merit Award.


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Berry Gordy's unparalleled contribution to music and popular culture is chronicled in his autobiography, To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown.


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It is the basis for his play, Motown the Musical, which had its world premiere on Broadway on April 14, 2013, garnered four Tony nominations, with the New York Times calling it "the biggest box office hit of the year."


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Once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America's "greatest living poet," acclaimed singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson's career spans more than four decades of hits.


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He has received numerous awards including the GRAMMY Legend Award, The Recording Academy® Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary Doctorate (Howard University), and the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States.


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He has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Songwriters' Hall of Fame and has been honored at The Kennedy Center. Born and raised in Detroit, Robinson founded The Miracles while still in high school. They were the first group managed by Berry Gordy.


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The Miracles dominated the R&B scene throughout the 1960s and early '70s, and Robinson became Vice President of Motown Records serving as in-house producer, talent scout and songwriter. In addition to writing hits for the Miracles, Robinson wrote and produced hits for other Motown greats including The Temptations, Mary Wells, Brenda Holloway, Marvin Gaye and others. Following his tenure at Motown, he continued his impressive touring career and released several successful solo albums.


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Robinson continues to thrill sold-out audiences around the world with his high tenor voice, impeccable timing, and profound sense of lyric.


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Never resting on his laurels, Robinson remains a beloved icon in our musical heritage. In early 2014, Robinson plans to release a duets collection of his greatest hits and compositions performed with today's top recording artists.
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Gala Tribute Concert


The 2013 GRAMMY Museum Architects of Sound Gala will begin with a reception and touring of the GRAMMY Museum, followed by a dinner and awards presentation, hosted by Jackson. The celebration will culminate with a concert, produced by Ken Ehrlich Productions, featuring four-time GRAMMY-winning group Boyz II Men and four-time GRAMMY winner Kelly Rowland. In addition to serving as a GRAMMY Museum Board member, Ken Ehrlich has produced the GRAMMY Awards® telecast since 1980 and is responsible for the creation and presentation of the show's most iconic GRAMMY moments during that time.
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Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and fun all lead nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards.

The 55th Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on February 10th, 2013. CBS will televise the GRAMMY AWARDS 2013

A full list of nominees is available on Grammy.com. Here are the nominees in the notable(Top) categories:

Album of the Year The Black Keys, “El Camino” fun., “Some Nights” Mumford & Sons, “Babel” Frank Ocean, “Channel Orange” Jack White, “Blunderbuss”

Record of th e Year The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy” Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” fun. featuring Janelle Monae, “We Are Young” Gotye featuring Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used to Know” Frank Ocean, “Thinkin Bout You” Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Song Of The Year [aw arded to songwriter] “The A Team,” Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran) “Adorn,” Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel) “Call Me Maybe,” Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen) “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly Clarkson) “We Are Young,” Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (fun. featuring Janelle Monae)

Best New Artist Alabama Shakes fun. Hunter Hayes The Lumineers Frank Ocean

Best Pop Vocal Album Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger” Florence + the Machine, “Ceremonials” fun., “Some Nights” Maroon 5, “Overexposed” Pink, “The Truth About Love”

Best Pop Solo Performance “Set Fire To The Rain (Live), ” Adele “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson “Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen “Wide Awake,” Katy Perry “Where Have You Been,” Rihanna

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance “Shake It Out,” Florence + The Machine “We Are Young,” fun. featuring Janelle Monae “Somebody That I Used To Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra “Sexy And I Know It,” LMFAO “Payphone,” Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album “Christmas,” Michael Bublé “A Holiday Carole,” Carole King “Kisses On The Bottom,” Paul McCartney

Best Rock Performance “Hold On,” Alabama Shakes “Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys “Charlie Brown,” Coldplay “I Will Wait,” Mumford & Sons “We Take Care Of Our Own,” Bruce Springsteen

Best Hard Rock/Metal Perform ance “I’m Alive,” Anthrax “Love Bites (So Do I),” Halestorm “Blood Brothers,” Iron Maiden “Ghost Walking,” Lamb Of God “No Reflection,” Marilyn Manson “Whose Life (Is It Anyways?),” Megadeth

Best Rock Song “Freedom At 21,” Jack White “I Will Wait,” Mumford & Sons “Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys “Madness,” Muse “We Take Care Of Our Own,” Bruce Springsteen

Best Rock Album “El Camino,” The Black Keys “Mylo Xyloto,” Coldplay “The 2nd Law,” Muse “Wrecking Ball,” Bruce Springsteen “Blunderbuss,” Jack White

Best Alternative Music Album “The Idler Wheel …,” Fion a Apple “Biophilia,” Björk “Making Mirrors,” Gotye “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming,” M83 “Bad As Me,” Tom Waits

Best R&B Performance “Thank You,” Estelle “Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.), ” Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Ledisi “I Want You,” Luke James “Adorn,” Miguel “Climax,” Usher

Best Traditional R&B Performance “Lately,” Anita Baker “Love On Top,” Beyoncé “Wrong Side Of A Love Song,” Melanie Fiona “Real Good Hands,” Gregory Porter “If Only You Knew,” SWV

Best R&B Song “Adorn,” Miguel “Beautiful Surprise,” Tamia “Heart Attack,” Trey Songz “Pray For Me,” Anthony Hamilton “Refill,” Elle Varner

Best Urban Contemporary Album “Fortune,” Chris Brown “Kaleidoscope Dream,” Miguel “Channel Orange,” Frank Ocean

Best R&B Album “Black Radio,” Robert Glasper Experiment “Back To Love,” Anthony Hamilton “Write Me Back,” R. Kelly “Beautiful Surprise,” Tamia “Open Invitation,” Tyrese

Best Rap Performance “HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right),” Drake Featuring Lil’ Wayne “N****s In Paris,” Jay-Z & Kanye West “Daughters,” Nas “Mercy,” Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz “I Do,” Young Jeezy Featuring Jay-Z & André 3000

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration “Wild Ones,” Flo Rida featuring Sia “No Church In The Wild,” Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream “Tonight (Best You Ever Had),” John Legend Featuring Ludacris “Cherry Wine,” Nas Featuring Amy Winehouse “Talk That Talk,” Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

Best Rap Song “Daughters,” Nas “Lotus Flower Bomb,” Wale Featuring Miguel “Mercy,” Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz “The Motto,” Drake featuring Lil’ Wayne “N****s In Paris,” Jay-Z & Kanye West “Young, Wild & Free,” Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars

Best Rap Album “Take Care,” Drake “Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1,” Lupe Fiasco “Life Is Good,” Nas “Undun,” The Roots “God Forgives, I Don’t,” Rick Ross “Based On A T.R.U. Story,” 2 Chainz

Best Country Solo Performance Dierks Bentley, “Home” Eric Church, “Springsteen” Ronnie Dunn, “Cost of Livin’” Hunter Hayes, “Wanted” Blake Shelton, “Over” Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” Eli Young Band “Pontoon,” Little Big Town “Safe & Sound,” Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars “On The Outskirts Of Town,” The Time Jumpers “I Just Come Here For The Music,” Don Williams featuring Alison Krauss

Best Country Song “Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood “Cost Of Livin’,” Ronnie Dunn “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” Eli Young Band “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore,” Alan Jackson “Springsteen,” Eric Church

Best Country Album “Uncaged,” Zac Brown Band “Hunter Hayes,” Hunter Hayes “Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran,” Jamey Johnson “Four The Record,” Miranda Lambert “The Time Jumpers,” The Time Jumpers

GRAMMY AWARDS 2013

Fun. is nominated for album of the year and best pop vocal album, for Some Nights; record of the year, for “We Are Young;” and best new artist.

It was announced immediately after the telecast that fun. had tied for the most nominations with six, along with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Jay-Z, Mumford and Sons, Frank Ocean and Kanye West.

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Grammy Awards 2012: Adele wins 6 awards as stars pay tribute to Whitney Houston

BET SUNDAY BEST SEASON 3 WINNER LE’ANDRIA JOHNSON WINS HER FIRST GRAMMY AWARD

SUNDAY BEST Season 3 winner, Le’Andria Johnson. Johnson won a Grammy Award for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance for her 2011 single “Jesus” from her debut album “The Awakening of LeAndria Johnson” on the MusicWorld Gospel label. The single followed her win of BET’s gospel singing competition SUNDAY BEST.

SUNDAY BEST consists of a 12-week singing competition with gospel greats Kirk Franklin as host along with an all-star panel of judges including Mary Mary, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, and Yolanda Adams and mentor Kim Burrell. Viewers vote for their favorite contestant and ultimately decide who will be the season’s SUNDAY BEST.

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Rihanna and ColdPlay will share the stage at the 54th Grammy Awards

Paul McCartney to perform at Grammy Awards 2012

Beatles star McCartney is nominated for 'Best Historical Album' for his collection Band On The Run. McCartney has 14 Grammy wins in his career.

Chris Brown will perform at this year's Grammy Awards

ETTA JAMES tribute (Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt)

Bruce Springsteen Joins Grammy Awards Performers


Drake Presenting at 54th Annual Ceremony

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform at Grammy Awards 2012 , joining Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, Adele, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift on the music show lineup.

The Beach Boys will be joined by Foster The People & Maroon 5

Country Music Star Glen Campbell will be performing at the 2012 GRAMMYS

Campbell, 75, will join fellow country stars The Band Perry and Blake Shelton for a special performance during the show on Feb. 12th. Campbell, a five-time Grammy winner, is currently traveling across the US on his "Goodbye Tour."
Campbell, a 2005 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame, has recorded more than 50 albums over the past 50 years, though his biggest hits came in the 1960's and 1970's.


LL COOL J Will Host the Grammy Awards 2012

The GRAMMYS has not had a host for 7 years.
LL COOL J has been the live GRAMMYS Concert host since 2008.
(Co-hosts will be Dave Koz and MC Lyte.)

Nicki Minaj has been confirmed as a performer at the 2012 GRAMMYS

MINAJ With her sophomore album, 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded', set to release on February 14th, Two days after The Grammy Awards Show, which airs live on CBS on February 12th 8/7c

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DIANA ROSS and STEVE JOBS are Special Honorees at GRAMMY AWARDS 2012

Legendary singer Diana Ross and the late Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs will be among those honored at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on February 12th.
Steve Jobs is chosen as one of Trustees Award honorees, and Diana Ross will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award


Rihanna recently surpassed Lady Gaga to become the most viewed female artist on YouTube, tallying more than two billion views on her official channel.

KANYE WEST LEADS GRAMMY NOMINATIONS WITH SEVEN; ADELE, FOO FIGHTERS AND BRUNO MARS EACH EARN SIX; AND LIL WAYNE AND SKRILLEX EACH GARNER FIVE

ADELE, FOO FIGHTERS, LADY GAGA, BRUNO MARS, AND RIHANNA VIE FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR AT 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS FEB. 12th, 2012, LIVE ON CBS

The 54th Grammys will be held Feb. 12 in Los Angeles on CBS. The academy has trimmed down the amount of categories from 109 to 78 this year

Nominations for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight by The Recording Academy and reflect the best and brightest in music over the past year, as determined by the voting members of The Academy. For the fourth year, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night," a one-hour special broadcast live on CBS from Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE. The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on "GRAMMY Sunday," Feb. 12, 2012, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys
For a complete nominations list, please visit www.grammy.com.


Kanye West tops the nominations with seven; Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars each garner six nods; and Lil Wayne and Skrillex each are up for five awards. Drake, Paul Epworth, Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons, Radiohead, Rihanna, and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) each receive four nominations.

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This year's Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical nominations go to Danger Mouse, Paul Epworth, the Smeezingtons (Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars), Ryan Tedder, and Butch Vig.

This year's GRAMMY Awards process registered more than 17,500 submissions over a 12-month eligibility period (Oct. 1, 2010 – Sept. 30, 2011). GRAMMY ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on Dec. 14 to the voting members of The Recording Academy. They are due back to the accounting firm of Deloitte by Jan. 11, 2012, when they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the 54th GRAMMY telecast.

"The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night," hosted by two-time
GRAMMY winner LL COOL J, featured the announcement of nominations in several categories as well as
performances by country star Jason Aldean, two-time GRAMMY winner Common, hip-hop innovator
Grandmaster Flash, five-time GRAMMY winner Lady Gaga, LL COOL J, three-time GRAMMY winner
Ludacris, GRAMMY winner Lupe Fiasco, GRAMMY-winning hip-hop artist Melle Mel, four-time GRAMMY
winner Rihanna, rapper Scorpio, singer/songwriter Valerie Simpson,GRAMMY winner Mike Stoller,
GRAMMY-winning duo Sugarland, country music sensation The Band Perry, and seven-time GRAMMY
winner Usher. Presenters included actor Taraji P. Henson, GRAMMY winner Bruno Mars, R&B/rap star Nicki
Minaj, and pop singer/songwriter Katy Perry.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization's social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/thegrammys, a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/thegrammys, and aYouTube channel subscriber at www.youtube.com/thegrammys.

nominations in 78 categories from the GRAMMY AWARDS 2012

Album Of The Year:
21 -- Adele
Wasting Light -- Foo Fighters
Born This Way -- Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans -- Bruno Mars
Loud -- Rihanna

Record Of The Year:

"Rolling In The Deep" -- Adele
"Holocene" -- Bon Iver
"Grenade" -- Bruno Mars
"The Cave" -- Mumford & Sons
"Firework" -- Katy Perry

Best New Artist: (artist/producer)
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

Song Of The Year:
(songwriter)
"All Of The Lights" -- Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter and Kanye West, songwriters
(Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie)
"The Cave" -- Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford and Country Winston, songwriters
(Mumford & Sons)
"Grenade" -- Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars and Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
"Holocene" -- Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
"Rolling In The Deep" -- Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

Best Pop Solo Performance

"Someone Like You" -- Adele
"Yoü And I" -- Lady Gaga
"Grenade" -- Bruno Mars
"Firework" -- Katy Perry
"F***in' Perfect" -- Pink

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

"Body And Soul" -- Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse
"Dearest" -- The Black Keys
"Paradise" -- Coldplay
"Pumped Up Kicks" -- Foster The People
"Moves Like Jagger" -- Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera

Best Pop Instrumental Album
"Wish Upon a Star" -- Jenny Oaks Baker
"E Kahe Malie" -- Daniel Ho
"The Road from Memphis" -- Booker T. Jones
"Hello Tomorrow" -- Dave Koz
"Setzer Goes Instru-Mental" -- Brian Setzer


Best Pop Vocal Album

21 -- Adele
The Lady Killer -- Cee Lo Green
Born This Way -- Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & the Hooligans -- Bruno Mars
Loud -- Rihanna

Best Dance Recording:

"Raise Your Weapon" -- Deadmau5 and Greta Svabo Bech
"Barbra Streisand" -- Duck Sauce
"Sunshine" -- David Guetta and Avicii
"Call Your Girlfriend" -- Robyn
"Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites" -- Skrillex
"Save The World" -- Swedish House Mafia

Best Dance/Electronica Album

Zonoscope -- Cut/Copy
4x4=12-- Deadmau5
Nothing But The Beat -- David Guetta
Body Talk, Pt. 3 -- Robyn
Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites -- Skrillex

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Duets II -- Tony Bennett & Various Artists
The Gift -- Susan Boyle
In Concert On Broadway -- Harry Connick Jr.
Music Is Better Than Words -- Seth MacFarlane
What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman -- Barbra Streisand

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
"On The Backs Of Angels" -- Dream Theater
"White Limo" -- Foo Fighters
"Curl Of The Burl" -- Mastodon
"Public Enemy No. 1" -- Megadeth
"Blood In My Eyes" -- Sum 41

Best Rock Song
"The Cave" -- Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
"Down By The Water" -- Colin Meloy, songwriter (The Decemberists)
"Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" -- Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
"Lotus Flower" -- Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway & Thom Yorke, songwriters (Radiohead)
"Walk" -- Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)

Best Rock Performance:

"Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" -- Coldplay
"Down By The Water" -- The Decemberists
"Walk" -- Foo Fighters
"The Cave" -- Mumford & Sons
"Lotus Flower" -- Radiohead

Best Rock Album:
Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul -- Jeff Beck
Wasting Light -- Foo Fighters
Come Around Sundown -- Kings Of Leon
I'm With You -- Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Whole Love -- Wilco

Best Alternative Music Album

Bon Iver -- Bon Iver
Codes And Keys -- Death Cab For Cutie
Torches -- Foster The People
Circuital -- My Morning Jacket
The King Of Limbs -- Radiohead

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

"Sometimes I Cry" -- Eric Benét
"Fool For You" -- Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona
"Radio Message" -- R. Kelly
"Good Man" -- Raphael Saadiq
"Surrender" -- Betty Wright and The Roots

Best R&B Album:

F.A.M.E. -- Chris Brown
Second Chance -- El DeBarge
Love Letter -- R. Kelly
Pieces Of Me -- Ledisi
Kelly -- Kelly Price

Best R&B Performance

"Far Away" -- Marsha Ambrosius
"Pieces Of Me" -- Ledisi
"Not My Daddy" -- Kelly Price & Stokley
"Is This Love" -- Corinne Bailey Rae
"You Are" -- Charlie Wilson

Best R&B Song

"Far Away" -- Marsha Ambrosius, Sterling Simms & Justin Smith, songwriters (Marsha Ambrosius)
"Fool For You" -- Cee Lo Green & Jack Splash, songwriters (Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona)
"Not My Daddy" -- Kelly Price, songwriter (Kelly Price & Stokley)
"Pieces Of Me" -- Charles Harmon, Claude Kelly & Ledisi Young, songwriters (Ledisi)
"You Are" -- Dennis Bettis, Carl M. Days, Jr., Wirlie Morris, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

"Party" -- Beyoncé and André 3000
"I'm On One" -- DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne
"I Need A Doctor" -- Dr. Dre, Eminem and Skylar Grey
"What's My Name?" -- Rihanna and Drake
"Motivation" -- Kelly Rowland and Lil Wayne
"All Of The Lights" -- Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie

Best Rap Performance:
"Look At Me Now" -- Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes
"Otis" -- Jay-Z and Kanye West
"The Show Goes On" -- Lupe Fiasco
"Moment 4 Life" -- Nicki Minaj and Drake
"Black And Yellow" -- Wiz Khalifa

Best Rap Song

"All Of The Lights" -- Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
"Black And Yellow" -- Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa)
"I Need A Doctor" -- Andre Young, Marshall Mathers III, Alexander Grant & Skylar Grey, songwriters (Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey)
"Look At Me Now" -- Jean Baptiste, Chris Brown, Ryan Buendia, Trevor Smith, Dwayne Carter, Jr. & Wesley Pentz, songwriters (Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)
"Otis" -- Shawn Carter & Kanye West, songwriters (James Brown, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Roy Hammond, J. Roach, Kirk Robinson & Harry Woods, songwriters) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
"The Show Goes On" -- Dustin William Brower, Jonathon Keith Brown, Daniel Johnson, Kane & Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, songwriters (Isaac Brock, Dann Gallucci & Eric Judy, songwriters) (Lupe Fiasco)

Best Rap Album

Watch The Throne -- Jay-Z & Kanye West
Tha Carter IV -- Lil Wayne
Lasers -- Lupe Fiasco
Pink Friday -- Nicki Minaj
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy -- Kanye West

Best Country Solo Performance:

"Dirt Road Anthem" -- Jason Aldean
"I'm Gonna Love You Through It" -- Martina McBride
"Honey Bee" -- Blake Shelton
"Mean" -- Taylor Swift
"Mama's Song" -- Carrie Underwood

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
"Don't You Wanna Stay" -- Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson
"You And Tequila" -- Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter
"Barton Hollow" -- The Civil Wars
"Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" -- Thompson Square

Best Country Song:

"Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" -- Jim Collins and David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square)
"God Gave Me You" -- Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton)
"Just Fishin'" -- Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell and Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins)
"Mean" -- Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
"Threaten Me With Heaven" -- Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley and Dillon O'Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill)
"You And Tequila" -- Matraca Berg and Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring
Grace Potter)

Best Country Album
My Kinda Party-- Jason Aldean
Chief -- Eric Church
Own The Night -- Lady Antebellum
Red River Blue -- Blake Shelton
Here For A Good Time -- George Strait
Speak Now -- Taylor Swift

Best New Age Album
Northern Seas -- Al Conti
Gaia -- Michael Brant DeMaria
Wind, Rock, Sea & Flame -- Peter Kater
What's It All About -- Pat Metheny
Instrumental Oasis, Vol. 6 -- Zamora

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
"All Or Nothing At All" -- Randy Brecker, soloist
"You Are My Sunshine" -- Ron Carter, soloist
"500 Miles High" -- Chick Corea, soloist
"Work" -- Fred Hersch, soloist
"Sonnymoon For Two" -- Sonny Rollins, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album
'Round Midnight -- Karrin Allyson
The Mosaic Project -- Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists
The Gate -- Kurt Elling
American Road -- Tierney Sutton (Band)
The Music Of Randy Newman -- Roseanna Vitro

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Bond: The Paris Sessions -- Gerald Clayton
Forever -- Corea, Clarke & White
Alone At The Vanguard -- Fred Hersch
Bird Songs -- Joe Lovano/Us Five
Road Shows Vol. 2 -- Sonny Rollins
Timeline -- Yellowjackets

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
The Jazz Ballad Song Book -- Randy Brecker With DR Big Band
The Good Feeling -- Christian McBride Big Band
40 Acres And A Burro -- Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Legacy -- Gerald Wilson Orchestra
Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook -- Miguel Zenón

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
"Do Everything" -- Steven Curtis Chapman
"Alive (Mary Magdalene)" -- Natalie Grant
"Your Love" -- Brandon Heath
"Jesus" -- Le'Andria Johnson
"I Lift My Hands" -- Chris Tomlin

Best Gospel Song
"Hello Fear" -- Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin)
"Sitting With Me" -- Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Gerald Haddon & Tammi Haddon, songwriters (Mary Mary)
"Spiritual" -- Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Donald Lawrence & Co. Featuring Blanche McAllister-Dykes)
"Trust Me" -- Richard Smallwood, songwriter (Richard Smallwood & Vision)
"Window" -- Canton Jones, songwriter (Canton Jones)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
"Blessings" -- Laura Story, songwriter (Laura Story)
"Hold Me" -- Jamie Grace Harper, Toby McKeehan & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Jamie Grace Featuring Tobymac)
"I Lift My Hands" -- Louie Giglio, Matt Maher & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)
"Strong Enough" -- Matthew West, songwriter (Matthew West)
"Your Love" -- Brandon Heath & Jason Ingram, songwriters (Brandon Heath)

Best Gospel Album
The Love Album -- Kim Burrell
The Journey -- Andraé Crouch
Hello Fear -- Kirk Franklin
Something Big -- Mary Mary
Angel & Chanelle Deluxe Edition -- Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Ghosts Upon The Earth -- Gungor
Leaving Eden -- Brandon Heath
The Great Awakening -- Leeland
What If We Were Real -- Mandisa
Black & White -- Royal Tailor
And If Our God Is For Us... -- Chris Tomlin

Best Latin Pop, Rock, Or Urban Album
Entren Los Que Quieran -- Calle 13
Entre La Ciudad Y El Mar -- Gustavo Galindo
Nuestra -- La Vida Bohème
Not So Commercial -- Los Amigos Invisibles
Drama Y Luz -- Maná

Best Regional Mexican Or Tejano Album
Bicentenario -- Pepe Aguilar
Orale -- Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
Amor A La Musica -- Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle
Eres Un Farsante -- Paquita La Del Barrio
Huevos Rancheros -- Joan Sebastian

Best Banda Or Norteño Album
Estare Mejor -- El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario
Intocable 2011 -- Intocable
Los Tigres Del Norte And Friends -- Los Tigres Del Norte
El Árbol -- Los Tucanes De Tijuana
No Vengo A Ver Si Puedo... Si Por Que Puedo Vengo -- Michael Salgado

Best Tropical Latin Album
Homenaje A Los Rumberos -- Edwin Bonilla
The Last Mambo -- Cachao
Mongorama -- José Rizo's Mongorama

Best Bluegrass Album

Paper Airplane -- Alison Krauss & Union Station
Reason And Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs By Robert Hunter & Jim Lauderdale -- Jim Lauderdale
Rare Bird Alert -- Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers
Old Memories: The Songs Of Bill Monroe -- The Del McCoury Band
A Mother's Prayer -- Ralph Stanley
Sleep With One Eye Open -- Chris Thile & Michael Daves

Best Americana Album:

Emotional Jukebox -- Linda Chorney
Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down -- Ry Cooder
Hard Bargain -- Emmylou Harris
Ramble At The Ryman -- Levon Helm
Blessed -- Lucinda Williams

Best Blues Album:
Low Country Blues -- Gregg Allman
Roadside Attractions -- Marcia Ball
Man In Motion -- Warren Haynes
The Reflection -- Keb' Mo'
Revelator -- Tedeschi Trucks Band

Best Folk Album:
Barton Hollow -- The Civil Wars
I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive -- Steve Earle
Helplessness Blues -- Fleet Foxes
Ukulele Songs -- Eddie Vedder
The Harrow & The Harvest -- Gillian Welch

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Can't Sit Down -- C.J. Chenier
Wao Akua - The Forest Of The Gods -- George Kahumoku, Jr.
Rebirth Of New Orleans -- Rebirth Brass Band
Grand Isle -- Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys
Not Just Another Polka -- Jimmy Sturr & His Orchesta

Best Reggae Album
Harlem-Kingston Express Live! -- Monty Alexander
Reggae Knights -- Israel Vibration
Revelation Pt 1: The Root Of Life -- Stephen Marley
Wild And Free -- Ziggy Marley
Summer In Kingston -- Shaggy

Best World Music Album
AfroCubism -- AfroCubism
Africa For Africa -- Femi Kuti
Songs From A Zulu Farm -- Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Tassili -- Tinariwen

Best Children's Album
All About Bullies... Big And Small (Various artists) -- James Cravero, Gloria Domina, Kevin Mackie, Steve Pullara & Patrick Robinson, producers
Are We There Yet? -- The Papa Hugs Band
Fitness Rock & Roll -- Miss Amy
GulfAlive -- The Banana Plant
I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs Of Fox Hollow (Various Artists) -- Eric Brace & Peter Cooper, producers

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)
Bossypants -- Tina Fey
Fab Fan Memories - The Beatles Bond (Various Artists) -- Nathan Burbank, Bryan Cumming, Dennis Scott & David Toledo, producers
Hamlet (William Shakespeare) -- Dan Donohue & Various Artists - Oregon Shakespeare Festival
If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't) -- Betty White
The Mark Of Zorro -- Val Kilmer & Cast

Best Comedy Album
Alpocalypse -- "Weird Al" Yankovic
Finest Hour -- Patton Oswalt
Hilarious -- Louis C.K.
Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant -- Kathy Griffin
Turtleneck & Chain -- The Lonely Island

Best Musical Theater Album
Anything Goes -- Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, principal soloists; Rob Fisher, James Lowe & Joel Moss, producers (Cole Porter, composer/lyricist) (New Broadway Cast Recording)
The Book Of Mormon -- Josh Gad & Andrew Rannells, principal soloists; Anne Garefino, Robert Lopez, Stephen Oremus, Trey Parker, Scott Rudin & Matt Stone, producers; Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast)
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying -- John Larroquette & Daniel Radcliffe, principal soloists; Robert Sher, producer
(Frank Loesser, composer/lyricist) (The 2011 Broadway Cast Recording)

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1 -- (Various Artists)
Burlesque -- Christina Aguilera
Glee: The Music, Volume 4 -- (Glee Cast)
Tangled -- (Various Artists)
True Blood: Volume 3 -- (Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Black Swan -- Clint Mansell, composer
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 -- Alexandre Desplat, composer
The King's Speech -- Alexandre Desplat, composer
The Shrin -- Ryan Shore, composer
Tron Legacy -- Daft Punk, composers

Best Song Written For Visual Media
"Born To Be Somebody" (From Never Say Never) -- Diane Warren, songwriter (Justin Bieber)
"Christmastime Is Killing Us" (From Family Guy) -- Ron Jones, Seth MacFarlane & Danny Smith, songwriters (Danny Smith, Ron Jones & Seth MacFarlane)
"I See The Light" (From Tangled) -- Alan Menken & Glenn Slater, songwriters (Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi)
"So Long" (From Winnie The Pooh) -- Zooey Deschanel, songwriter (Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward)
"Where The River Goes" (From Footloose) -- Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Drew Pearson & Anne Preven, songwriters (Zac Brown)
"You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me" (From Burlesque) -- Diane Warren, songwriter (Cher)

Best Instrumental Composition
"Falling Men" -- John Hollenbeck, composer (John Hollenbeck, Daniel Yvinec & Orchestre National de Jazz (ONJ))
"Hunting Wabbits 3 (Get Off My Lawn)" -- Gordon Goodwin, composer (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)
"I Talk To The Trees" -- Randy Brecker, composer (Randy Brecker With DR Big Band)
"Life In Eleven" -- Béla Fleck & Howard Levy, composers (Béla Fleck & The Flecktones)
"Timeline" -- Russell Ferrante, composer (Yellowjackets)

Best Instrumental Arrangement
"All Or Nothing At All" -- Peter Jensen, arranger (Randy Brecker With DR Big Band)
"In The Beginning" -- Clare Fischer, arranger (The Clare Fischer Big Band)
"Nasty Dance" -- Bob Brookmeyer, arranger (The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra)
"Rhapsody In Blue" -- Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)
"Song Without Words" -- Carlos Franzetti, arranger (Carlos Franzetti & Allison Brewster Franzetti)

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
"Ao Mar" -- Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza)
"Moon Over Bourbon Street" Rob Mathes, arranger (Sting & The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra)
"On Broadway" -- Kevin Axt, Ray Brinker, Trey Henry, Christian Jacob & Tierney Sutton, arrangers (The Tierney Sutton Band)
"Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" -- Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett & Queen Latifah)
"The Windmills Of Your Mind" -- William A. Ross, arranger (Barbra Streisand)

Best Recording Package
Chickenfoot III -- Todd Gallopo, art director (Chickenfoot)
Good Luck & True Love -- Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)
Rivers And Homes -- Jonathan Dagan, art director (J.Viewz)
Scenes From The Suburbs -- Vincent Morisset, art director (Arcade Fire)
Watch The Throne -- Virgil Abloh, art director (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
The King Of Limbs -- Donald Twain & Zachariah Wildwood, art directors (Radiohead)
The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story -- Dave Bett & Michelle Holme, art directors (Bruce Springsteen)
25th Anniversary Music Box -- Matt Taylor & Ellen Wakayama, art directors (Danny Elfman & Tim Burton)
25 Years -- James Spindler, art director (Sting)
Wingless Angels - Deluxe Edition -- David Gorman, art director (Wingless Angels)

Best Album Notes
The Bang Years 1966-1968 -- Neil Diamond, album notes writer (Neil Diamond)
The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang Of Country Music -- Ted Olson & Tony Russell, album notes writers (Various Artists)
Complete Mythology -- Ken Shipley, album notes writer (Syl Johnson)
Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s -- Adam Machado, album notes writer (Various Artists)
The Music City Story: Street Corner Doo Wop, Raw R&B And Soulful Sounds From Berkeley, California 1950-75 -- Alec Palao, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Best Historical Album
Band On The Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection - Deluxe Edition) -- Paul McCartney, compilation producer; Sam Okell & Steve Rooke, mastering engineers (Paul McCartney & Wings)
The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang Of Country Music -- Christopher C. King & Ted Olson, compilation producers; Christopher C. King & Chris Zwarg, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
Complete Mythology -- Tom Lunt, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton, mastering engineer (Syl Johnson)
Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s -- Chris Strachwitz, compilation producer; Mike Cogan, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
Young Man With The Big Beat: The Complete '56 Elvis Presley Masters -- Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, compilation producer; Vic Anesini, mastering engineer (Elvis Presley)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Follow Me Down -- Brandon Bell & Gary Paczosa, engineers; Sangwook "Sunny" Nam & Doug Sax, mastering engineers (Sarah Jarosz)
The Harrow & The Harvest -- Matt Andrews, engineer; Stephen Marcussen, mastering engineer (Gillian Welch)
Music Is Better Than Words -- Rich Breen & Frank Filipetti, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Seth MacFarlane)
The Next Right Thing -- Kevin Killen, Brendan Muldowney & John Shyloski, engineers; John Shyloski, mastering engineer (Seth Glier)
Paper Airplane -- Mike Shipley, engineer; Brad Blackwood, mastering engineer (Alison Krauss & Union Station)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Danger Mouse
Paul Epworth
The Smeezingtons
Ryan Tedder
Butch Vig

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Cinema (Skrillex Remix) -- Sonny Moore, remixer (Benny Benassi)
Track from: Electroman
Collide (Afrojack Remix) -- Afrojack, remixer (Leona Lewis)
End Of Line (Photek Remix) -- Photek, remixer (Daft Punk)
Only Girl (In The World) (Rosabel Club Mix) -- Abel Aguilera & Ralphi Rosario, remixers (Rihanna)
Rope (Deadmau5 Mix) -- Deadmau5, remixer (Foo Fighters)

Best Surround Sound Album

An Evening With Dave Grusin -- Frank Filipetti & Eric Schilling, surround mix engineers; Frank Filipetti, surround mastering engineer; Phil Ramone, surround producer (Various Artists)
Grace For Drowning -- Steven Wilson, surround mix engineer; Paschal Byrne, surround mastering engineer; Steven Wilson, surround producer (Steven Wilson)
Kind -- Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Kjetil Almenning, Ensemble 96 & Nidaros String Quartet)
Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition) -- Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Bill Levenson & Elliot Scheiner, surround producers (Derek & The Dominos)
Spohr: String Sextet In C Major, Op. 140 & Nonet In F Major, Op. 31 -- Andreas Spreer, surround mix engineer; Andreas Spreer, surround mastering engineer; Andreas Spreer, surround producer (Camerata Freden)

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Aldridge: Elmer Gantry -- Byeong-Joon Hwang & John Newton, engineers; Jesse Lewis, mastering engineer (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Patricia Risley, Vale Rideout, Frank Kelley, Heather Buck, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)
Glazunov: Complete Concertos -- Richard King, engineer (José Serebrier, Alexey Serov, Wen-Sinn Yang, Alexander Romanovsky, Rachel Barton Pine, Marc Chisson & Russian National Orchestra)
Mackey: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide -- Tom Lazarus & Bill Maylone, engineers; Joe Lambert, mastering engineer (Rinde Eckert, Steven Mackey & Eighth Blackbird)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4 -- Arne Akselberg, engineer (Leif Ove Andsnes, Antonio Pappano & London Symphony Orchestra)
Weinberg: Symphony No. 3 & Suite No. 4 From 'The Golden Key' -- Torbjörn Samuelsson, engineer (Thord Svedlund & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra)

Producer Of The Year, Classical

Blanton Alspaugh
Manfred Eicher
David Frost
Peter Rutenberg
Judith Sherman

Best Orchestral Performance

Bowen: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 -- Andrew Davis, conductor (BBC Philharmonic)
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 -- Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Haydn: Symphonies 104, 88 & 101 -- Nicholas McGegan, conductor (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra)
Henze: Symphonies Nos. 3-5 -- Marek Janowski, conductor (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin)
Martinu: The 6 Symphonies -- Jirí Belohlávek, conductor (BBC Symphony Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording
Adams: Doctor Atomic -- Alan Gilbert, conductor; Meredith Arwady, Sasha Cooke, Richard Paul Fink, Gerald Finley, Thomas Glenn & Eric Owens; Jay David Saks, producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
Britten: Billy Budd -- Mark Elder, conductor; John Mark Ainsley, Phillip Ens, Jacques Imbrailo, Darren Jeffery, Iain Paterson & Matthew Rose; James Whitbourn, producer (London Philharmonic Orchestra; Glyndebourne Chorus)
Rautavaara: Kaivos -- Hannu Lintu, conductor; Jaakko Kortekangas, Hannu Niemelä, Johanna Rusanen-Kartano & Mati Turi; Seppo Siirala, producer (Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra; Kaivos Chorus)
Verdi: La Traviata -- Antonio Pappano, conductor; Joseph Calleja, Renée Fleming & Thomas Hampson; James Whitbourn, producer (Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Royal Opera Chorus)
Vivaldi: Ercole Sul Termodonte -- Fabio Biondi, conductor; Romina Basso, Patrizia Ciofi, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Vivica Genaux, Philippe Jaroussky, Topi Lehtipuu & Rolando Villazón; Daniel Zalay, producer (Europa Galante; Coro Da Camera Santa Cecilia Di Borgo San Lorenzo)

Best Choral Performance
Beyond All Mortal Dreams - American A Cappella -- Stephen Layton, conductor (Choir Of Trinity College Cambridge)
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 -- Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor; James K. Bass, chorus master (Justin Blackwell, Scott Allen Jarrett, Paul Max Tipton & Teresa Wakim; Professional Choral Institute & Seraphic Fire)
Kind -- Kjetil Almenning, conductor (Nidaros String Quartet; Ensemble 96)
Light & Gold -- Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King's Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers)
The Natural World Of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen -- Paul Hillier, conductor (Ars Nova Copenhagen)

Best Small Ensemble Performance
Frank: Hilos -- Gabriela Lena Frank; ALIAS Chamber Ensemble
The Kingdoms Of Castille -- Richard Savino, conductor; El Mundo
Mackey: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide -- Rinde Eckert & Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird
A Seraphic Fire Christmas -- Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor; Seraphic Fire
Sound The Bells! -- The Bay Brass

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Chinese Recorder Concertos - East Meets West -- Lan Shui, conductor; Michala Petri (Copenhagen Philharmonic)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor, Op. 18; Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini -- Yuja Wang (Claudio Abbado; Mahler Chamber Orchestra)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4 -- Leif Ove Andsnes (Antonio Pappano; London Symphony Orchestra)
Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra -- Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony)
Winging It - Piano Music Of John Corigliano -- Ursula Oppens

Best Classical Vocal Solo
Diva Divo -- Joyce DiDonato (Kazushi Ono; Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Lyon; Choeur De L'Opéra National De Lyon)
Grieg/Thommessen: Veslemøy Synsk -- Marianne Beate Kielland (Nils Anders Mortensen)
Handel: Cleopatra -- Natalie Dessay (Emmanuelle Haïm; Le Concert D'Astrée)
Purcell: O Solitude -- Andreas Scholl (Stefano Montanari; Christophe Dumaux; Accademia Bizantina)
Three Baroque Tenors -- Ian Bostridge (Bernard Labadie; Mark Bennett, Andrew Clarke, Sophie Daneman, Alberto Grazzi, Jonathan Gunthorpe, Benjamin Hulett & Madeline Shaw; The English Concert)

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Aldridge, Robert: Elmer Gantry -- Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein
Crumb, George: The Ghosts Of Alhambra -- George Crumb
Friedman, Jefferson: String Quartet No. 3 -- Jefferson Friedman
Mackey, Steven: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide -- Steven Mackey
Ruders, Poul: Piano Concerto No. 2 -- Poul Ruders

Best Short Form Music Video

Rolling In The Deep -- Adele, Sam Brown, video director; Hannah Chandler, video producer
Yes I Know -- Memory Tapes, Eric Epstein, video director; Eric Epstein, video producer
All Is Not Lost -- OK Go, Itamar Kubovy, Damian Kulash Jr & Trish Sie, video directors; Shirley Moyers, video producer
Lotus Flower -- Radiohead, Garth Jennings, video director; Garth Jennings, video producer
First Of The Year (Equinox) -- Skrillex, Tony Truand, video director; Noah Klein, video producer
Perform This Way -- "Weird Al" Yankovic, "Weird Al" Yankovic, video director; Cisco Newman, video producer

Best Long Form Music Video
I Am...World Tour -- Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Frank Gatson Jr. & Beyoncé Knowles, video directors; Beyoncé Knowles & Camille Yorrick, video producers
Foo Fighters: Back And Forth -- Foo Fighters, James Moll, video director; James Moll & Nigel Sinclair, video producers
Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon -- Kings Of Leon, Stephen C. Mitchell, video director; Casey McGrath, video producer
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest -- A Tribe Called Quest
Michael Rapaport, video director; Robert Benavides, Debra Koffler, Eric Matthies, Frank Mele, Edward Parks & A Tribe Called Quest, video producers
Nine Types Of Light -- TV On The Radio, Tunde Adebimpe, video director; Michelle An & Braj, video producers

Grammy Nominations 2011 Eminem Leads The Pack

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2011

Bruno Mars, Jay-Z, Lady Antebellum and Lady Gaga trail Eminem's 10 nods.

At this point, perhaps we can officially declare Eminem's comeback to be complete. He's already got the year's best-selling album (and a pair of the biggest singles), and now, well, he's the most-nominated artist of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards.

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place in Los Angeles at Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, and will air live on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

As a result of last year's earlier show and Awards process dates, this year the eligibility dates for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards are Sept. 1, 2009, through Sept. 30, 2010. (This year will mark a 13-month eligibility period.) The date for the GRAMMY nominations announcement — which showcases GRAMMY Award finalists, the year's best and brightest in music as voted on by The Recording Academy's membership of music professionals — will be announced shortly.

George Beverly Shea to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award

Gospel recording artist George Beverly Shea, a longtime Billy Graham Crusade soloist, will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2011 Grammy Week in February.

The Grammy Award winner mirthfully told The Christian Post, “I was surprised at this recognition and so grateful at my age 102", on Feb. 1st

Shea is among one of the oldest living persons to be honored at the Grammy’s. He reflected on his 80 years in the music industry and how being a gospel singer was not his original plan for life.

EMINEM LEADS GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS WITH 10; BRUNO MARS EARNS SEVEN; JAY-Z, LADY ANTEBELLUM, AND LADY GAGA EACH GARNER SIX; AND JEFF BECK, B.O.B, DAVID FROST, PHILIP LAWRENCE, AND JOHN LEGEND EACH EARN FIVE

ARCADE FIRE, EMINEM, LADY ANTEBELLUM, LADY GAGA, AND KATY PERRY VIE FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR AT 53RD ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS FEB. 13, 2011, LIVE ON CBS

Nominations for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards® (www.grammy.com)
were announced tonight by The Recording Academy® and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year, as determined by the voting members of The Academy. For the third year, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of "The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®," a one-hour special broadcast live on CBS from Club Nokia at L.A. Live. The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on "GRAMMY Sunday," Feb. 13, 2011, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com /thegrammys. For a complete nominations list, please visit www.grammy.com.

Eminem tops the nominations with 10; Bruno Mars garners seven; and Jay-Z, Lady Antebellum, and Lady Gaga each earn six nods. Jeff Beck, B.o.B, David Frost, Philip Lawrence, and John Legend receive five each; and Alex Da Kid, the Black Keys, Drake, Cee Lo Green, Ari Levine, Katy Perry, Rihanna, the Roots, Dirk Sobotka, and Zac Brown each have four nominations.

"This year's nominations are a true reflection of an exceptional and talented community of music makers that embody some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry in their respective fields," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "It is most gratifying to see the GRAMMY Awards process once again produce a broad cross-section of diverse and impressive nominees across multiple genres. Coupled with the third year of our primetime nominations special, the road to Music's Biggest Night, the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in February, is off to an exciting start."

Following is a sampling of nominations in 108 categories from the GRAMMY Awards' 30 Fields:

GENERAL FIELD
Album Of The Year:
The Suburbs — Arcade Fire
Recovery — Eminem
Need You Now — Lady Antebellum
The Fame Monster — Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream — Katy Perry

Record Of The Year:
"Nothin' On You" — B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars
"Love The Way You Lie" — Eminem Featuring Rihanna
"F*** You" — Cee Lo Green
"Empire State Of Mind" — Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
"Need You Now" — Lady Antebellum

Best New Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Florence & The Machine
Mumford & Sons
Esperanza Spalding

Song Of The Year:
"Beg Steal Or Borrow" — Ray LaMontagne, songwriter (Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs)
"F*** You" — Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Cee Lo Green)
"The House That Built Me" —Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
"Love The Way You Lie" — Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Marshall Mathers, songwriters
(Eminem Featuring Rihanna)
"Need You Now" — Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

POP FIELD
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
"Don't Stop Believin' (Regionals Version)" — "Glee" Cast
"Misery" — Maroon 5
"The Only Exception" — Paramore
"Babyfather" — Sade
"Hey, Soul Sister (Live)" — Train

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals:
"Airplanes II" — B.o.B, Eminem & Hayley Williams
"Imagine" — Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare
"If It Wasn't For Bad" — Elton John & Leon Russell
"Telephone" — Lady Gaga & Beyoncé
"California Gurls" — Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg

DANCE FIELD
Best Dance Recording:
"Rocket" — Goldfrapp
"In For The Kill" — La Roux
"Dance In The Dark" — Lady Gaga
"Only Girl (In The World)" — Rihanna
"Dancing On My Own" — Robyn

ROCK FIELD
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
"Ready To Start" — Arcade Fire
"I Put A Spell On You" — Jeff Beck & Joss Stone
"Tighten Up" — The Black Keys
"Radioactive" — Kings Of Leon
"Resistance" — Muse

Best Hard Rock Performance:
"A Looking In View" — Alice In Chains
"Let Me Hear You Scream" — Ozzy Osbourne
"Black Rain" — Soundgarden
"Between The Lines" — Stone Temple Pilots
"New Fang" — Them Crooked Vultures

Best Rock Song:
"Angry World" — Neil Young, songwriter (Neil Young)
"Little Lion Man" — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters
(Mumford & Sons)
"Radioactive" — Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters
(Kings Of Leon)
"Resistance" — Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)
"Tighten Up" — Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney, songwriter (The Black Keys)

ALTERNATIVE FIELD
Best Alternative Music Album
The Suburbs — Arcade Fire
Infinite Arms — Band Of Horses
Brothers — The Black Keys
Broken Bells — Broken Bells
Contra — Vampire Weekend

R&B FIELD
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
"Take My Time" — Chris Brown & Tank
"Love" — Chuck Brown, Jill Scott & Marcus Miller
"You've Got A Friend" — Ronald Isley & Aretha Franklin
"Shine" — John Legend & The Roots
"Soldier Of Love" — Sade

Best Contemporary R&B Album:
Graffiti — Chris Brown
Untitled — R. Kelly
Transition — Ryan Leslie
The ArchAndroid — Janelle Monáe
Raymond V Raymond — Usher

RAP FIELD
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
"Nothin' On You" — B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars
"Deuces" — Chris Brown, Tyga & Kevin McCall
"Love The Way You Lie" — Eminem & Rihanna
"Empire State Of Mind" — Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
"Wake Up! Everybody" — John Legend, The Roots, Melanie Fiona & Common

Best Rap Song:
"Empire State Of Mind" — Shawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Burt Keyes, Alicia Keys, Jane't "Jnay" Sewell-Ulepic &
Alexander Shuckburgh, songwriters (Sylvia Robinson, songwriter) (Jay-Z & Alicia Keys)
"Love The Way You Lie" — Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Marshall Mathers, songwriters
(Eminem & Rihanna)
"Not Afraid" — M. Burnett, J. Evans, Marshall Mathers, L. Resto & M. Samuels, songwriters (Eminem)
"Nothin' On You" — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Bobby Simmons Jr., songwriters
(B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars)
"On To The Next One" — Shawn Carter, J. Chaton & K. Dean, songwriters (G. Auge & X. De Rosnay,
songwriters) (Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz)

Best Rap Album:
The Adventures Of Bobby Ray — B.o.B
Thank Me Later — Drake
Recovery — Eminem
The Blueprint 3 — Jay-Z
How I Got Over — The Roots

COUNTRY FIELD
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals:
"Bad Angel" — Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert & Jamey Johnson
"Pride (In The Name Of Love)" — Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury & The Punch Brothers
"As She's Walking Away" — Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson
"Hillbilly Bone" — Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins
"I Run To You" — Marty Stuart & Connie Smith

Best Country Song:
"The Breath You Take" — Casey Beathard, Dean Dillon & Jessie Jo Dillon, songwriters (George Strait)
"Free" — Zac Brown, songwriter (Zac Brown Band)
"The House That Built Me" — Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
"I'd Love To Be Your Last" — Rivers Rutherford, Annie Tate & Sam Tate, songwriters (Gretchen Wilson)
"If I Die Young" — Kimberly Perry, songwriter (The Band Perry)
"Need You Now" — Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

Best Country Album:
Up On The Ridge — Dierks Bentley
You Get What You Give — Zac Brown Band
The Guitar Song — Jamey Johnson
Need You Now — Lady Antebellum
Revolution — Miranda Lambert

AMERICAN ROOTS FIELD
Best Americana Album:
The List — Rosanne Cash
Tin Can Trust — Los Lobos
Country Music — Willie Nelson
Band Of Joy — Robert Plant
You Are Not Alone — Mavis Staples

Best Traditional Blues Album:
Giant — James Cotton
Memphis Blues — Cyndi Lauper
The Well — Charlie Musselwhite
Joined At The Hip — Pinetop Perkins & Willie "Big Eyes" Smith
Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites — Jimmie Vaughan
This year's Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical nominations go to: Rob Cavallo, Danger Mouse, Dr. Luke,
RedOne, and The Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine).

This year's GRAMMY Awards process registered the highest number of submissions ever with nearly 20,000
entries. However, due to low entries in Category 60 — Best Regional Mexican Album — submissions in this
category were sorted into other categories for consideration. As a result, the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will
feature 108 out of 109 categories.

GRAMMY ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on Dec. 15 to the voting members of The
Recording Academy. They are due back to the accounting firm of Deloitte by Jan. 12, 2011, when they will be
tabulated and the results kept secret until the GRAMMY telecast.

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for
The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, and Louis J. Horvitz is
director.

"The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night," hosted by two-time
GRAMMY-winner LL Cool J, featured the announcement of nominations in several categories as well as
performances by pop star Justin Bieber, rapper B.o.B, country artist Miranda Lambert,
singer/songwriter/producer Bruno Mars, singer/songwriter Katy Perry, and GRAMMY-winning band Train.
Presenters included actor and late-night TV host Craig Ferguson, singer/actor Selena Gomez, seven-time
GRAMMYwinner Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), singer/songwriter Hayley Williams (Paramore), and 25-time
GRAMMY winner Stevie Wonder.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording
professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers.
Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical
excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking
professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy
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