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Monday, February 01, 2010

52nd Annual Grammy Awards Results

Record Of The Year

Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.

Winner

Use Somebody

Kings Of Leon
Jacquire King & Angelo Petraglia, producers; Jacquire King, engineer/mixer
[RCA Records]

Halo

Beyoncé
Beyoncé Knowles & Ryan Tedder, producers; Jim Caruana, Mark "Spike" Stent & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers
Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music / Columbia]

I Gotta Feeling

The Black Eyed Peas
David Guetta & Frédéric Riesterer, producers; will.i.am, Dylan "3-D" Dresdow & Padraic "Padlock" Kerin, engineers/mixers
[Interscope]

Poker Face

Lady Gaga
RedOne, producer; Robert Orton, RedOne & Dave Russell, engineers/mixers
Track from: The Fame
[Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]

You Belong With Me

Taylor Swift
Nathan Chapman & Taylor Swift, producers; Chad Carlson & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers
[Big Machine Records]

Album Of The Year

Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.
Winner

Fearless

Taylor Swift
Colbie Caillat, featured artist; Nathan Chapman & Taylor Swift, producers; Chad Carlson, Nathan Chapman & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers; Hank Williams, mastering engineer
[Big Machine Records]

I Am... Sasha Fierce

Beyoncé
Shondrae "Mr. Bangledesh" Crawford, Ian Dench, D-Town, Toby Gad, Sean "The Pen" Garrett, Amanda Ghost, Jim Jonsin, Beyoncé Knowles, Rico Love, Dave McCracken, Terius "The Dream" Nash, Radio Killa, Stargate, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Ryan Tedder & Wayne Wilkins, producers; Jim Caruana, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Toby Gad, Kuk Harrell, Jim Jonsin, Jaycen Joshua, Dave Pensado, Radio Killa, Mark "Spike" Stent, Ryan Tedder, Brian "B-LUV" Thomas, Marcos Tovar, Miles Walker & Wayne Wilkins, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
[Music World Music/Columbia]

The E.N.D.

The Black Eyed Peas
Apl.de.ap, Jean Baptiste, Printz Board, DJ Replay, Funkagenda, David Guetta, Keith Harris, Mark Knight, Poet Name Life, Frédéric Riesterer & will.i.am, producers; Dylan "3D" Dresdow, Padraic "Padlock" Kerin & will.i.am, engineers/mixers; Chris Bellman, mastering engineer
[Interscope Records]

The Fame

Lady Gaga
Flo Rida, Colby O'Donis & Space Cowboy, featured artists; Brian & Josh, Rob Fusari, Martin Kierszenbaum, RedOne & Space Cowboy, producers; 4Mil, Robert Orton, RedOne, Dave Russell & Tony Ugval, engineers/mixers; Gene Grimaldi, mastering engineer
[Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]

Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King

Dave Matthews Band
Jeff Coffin, Tim Reynolds & Rashawn Ross, featured artists; Rob Cavallo, producer; Chris Lord-Alge & Doug McKean, engineers/mixers; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer
[RCA Records / Bama Rags Recordings, LLC.]

Song Of The Year

A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music / Columbia; Publishers: Songs of Peer/March 9th Publishing, 2082 Music/WB Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, Suga Wuga Music, B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music.]

Poker Face

Lady Gaga & RedOne, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
Track from: The Fame
[Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree; Publishers: Stefani Germanotta p/k/a Lady Gaga, Sony/ATV Songs/House of Gaga Publishing/GloJoe Music, Sony/ATV Songs/RedOne Productions.]

Pretty Wings

Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
Track from: Blacksummers' Night
[Columbia; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tunes/Muszewell, EMI April Music, Ben Ami Music.]

Use Somebody

Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
[RCA Records; Publishers: Martha Street Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, Followill Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, McFearless Music/Bug Music, Coffee, Tea or Me Publishing/Bug Music.]

You Belong With Me

Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
Track from: Fearless
[Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music/Potting Shed Music, Barbara Orbison World Publishing.]

Best New Artist

For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.
Winner

Zac Brown Band

Keri Hilson

MGMT

Silversun Pickups

The Ting Tings


Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Halo

Beyoncé
Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music / Columbia]

Hometown Glory

Adele
Track from: 19
[XL/Columbia]

Hot N Cold

Katy Perry
[Capitol]

Sober

Pink
Track from: Funhouse
[LaFace Records]

You Belong With Me

Taylor Swift
Track from: Fearless
[Big Machine Records]

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Make It Mine

Jason Mraz
Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
[Atlantic]

This Time

John Legend
Track from: Evolver
[G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia]

Love You

Maxwell
Track from: Blacksummers' Night
[Columbia]

If You Don't Know Me By Now

Seal
Track from: Soul
[143/Warner Bros.]

All About The Love Again

Stevie Wonder
[Hidden Beach Records]

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

For established duos or groups, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

I Gotta Feeling

The Black Eyed Peas
Track from: The E.N.D.
[Interscope Records]

We Weren't Born To Follow

Bon Jovi
[Island]

Never Say Never

The Fray
Track from: The Fray
[Epic]

Sara Smile

Daryl Hall & John Oates
Track from: Live At The Troubadour
[Shout! Factory]

Kids

MGMT
Track from: Oracular Spectacular
[Columbia]

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Lucky

Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
[Atlantic]

Sea Of Heartbreak

Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen
[Manhattan]

Love Sex Magic

Ciara & Justin Timberlake
Track from: Fantasy Ride
[LaFace Records]

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Willie Nelson & Norah Jones
Track from: American Classic
[Blue Note]

Breathe

Taylor Swift & Colbie Caillat
Track from: Fearless
[Big Machine Records]

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Throw Down Your Heart

Béla Fleck
Track from: Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 - Africa Sessions
[Rounder]

Besame Mucho

Herb Alpert
Track from: Anything Goes - Live
[Concord Jazz]

The Fire

Imogen Heap
Track from: Ellipse
[RCA Records / Megaphonic Records]

Phoenix Rise

Maxwell
Track from: Blacksummers' Night
[Columbia]

Funk Joint

Marcus Miller
Track from: Marcus
[Concord Jazz/3 Dueces Records]

Best Pop Instrumental Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.
Winner

Potato Hole

Booker T. Jones
[Anti]

In Boston

Chris Botti
[Columbia]

Legacy

Hiroshima
[Heads Up International]

Modern Art

The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman
[Peak Records]

Down The Wire

Spyro Gyra
[Heads Up International]

Best Pop Vocal Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner

The E.N.D.

The Black Eyed Peas
[Interscope Records]

Breakthrough

Colbie Caillat
[Universal Republic Records]

All I Ever Wanted

Kelly Clarkson
[RCA Records / 19 Recordings LLC./ S Records]

The Fray

The Fray
[Epic]

Funhouse

Pink
[LaFace Records]

Best Dance Recording

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.
Winner

Poker Face

Lady Gaga
RedOne, producer; Robert Orton, RedOne & Dave Russell, mixers
Track from: The Fame
[Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]

Boom Boom Pow

The Black Eyed Peas
will.i.am, Jean Baptiste & Poet Name Life, producers ; Dylan Dresdow, mixer
Track from: The E.N.D.
[Interscope Records]

When Love Takes Over

David Guetta & Kelly Rowland
David Guetta & Frédéric Riesterer, producers; Veronica Ferraro, mixer
Track from: One Love
[Astralwerks]

Celebration

Madonna
Madonna & Paul Oakenfold, producers; Demacio Castellon, mixer
[Warner Bros.]

Womanizer

Britney Spears
K. Briscoe, producer; Serban Ghenea, mixer
Track from: Circus
[Jive/Zomba]

Best Electronic/Dance Album

For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.
Winner

The Fame

Lady Gaga
[Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]

Divided By Night

The Crystal Method
[Tiny E Records]

One Love

David Guetta
[Astralwerks]

Party Rock

LMFAO
[Party Rock/Will.i.am/Cherrytree/Interscope]

Yes

Pet Shop Boys
[Astralwerks]

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner

Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden

Michael Bublé
[143/Reprise]

A Swingin' Christmas

Tony Bennett
[Columbia]

Your Songs

Harry Connick, Jr.
[Columbia]

Liza's At The Palace

Liza Minnelli
[Hybrid Recordings]

American Classic

Willie Nelson
[Blue Note]

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Working On A Dream

Bruce Springsteen
Track from: Working On A Dream
[Columbia]

Beyond Here Lies Nothin'

Bob Dylan
Track from: Together Through Life
[Columbia]

Change In The Weather

John Fogerty
Track from: The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again
[Verve Forecast]

Dreamer

Prince
Track from: LotusFlow3r
[NPG Records]

Fork In The Road

Neil Young
Track from: Fork In The Road
[Reprise]

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Use Somebody

Kings Of Leon
[RCA Records]

Can't Find My Way Home

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
Track from: Live From Madison Square Garden
[Reprise]

Life In Technicolor II

Coldplay
Track from: Prospekt's March EP
[Capitol]

21 Guns

Green Day
Track from: 21st Century Breakdown
[Reprise]

I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight

U2
Track from: No Line On The Horizon
[Interscope]

Best Hard Rock Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

War Machine

AC/DC
Track from: Black Ice
[Columbia]

Check My Brain

Alice In Chains
[Virgin]

What I've Done

Linkin Park
Track from: Road To Revolution: Live At Milton Keynes
[Warner Bros.]

The Unforgiven III

Metallica
Track from: Death Magnetic
[Warner Bros.]

Burn It To The Ground

Nickelback
Track from: Dark Horse
[Roadrunner Records]

Best Metal Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Dissident Aggressor

Judas Priest
Track from: A Touch Of Evil - Live
[Epic]

Set To Fail

Lamb Of God
Track from: Wrath
[Epic]

Head Crusher

Megadeth
Track from: Endgame
[Roadrunner Records]

Señor Peligro

Ministry
Track from: Adios...
[13th Planet]

Hate Worldwide

Slayer
[American / Columbia]

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

A Day In The Life

Jeff Beck
Track from: Performing This Week...Live At Ronnie Scott's
[Eagle Records]

Warped Sister

Booker T. Jones
Track from: Potato Hole
[ANTI]

Playing With Fire

Brad Paisley
Track from: Play
[Arista Nashville]

Mr. Surfer Goes Jazzin'

Brian Setzer Orchestra
[Surfdog Records]

Now We Run

Steve Vai
[Favored Nations Entertainment]

Best Rock Song

A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock & Metal songs. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see the Song Of The Year award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Use Somebody

Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
[RCA Records; Publishers: Martha Street Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, Followill Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, McFearless Music/Bug Music, Coffee, Tea or Me Publishing/Bug Music.]

The Fixer

Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready & Eddie Vedder, songwriters (Pearl Jam)
[Monkeywrench; Publishers: Innocent Bystander, Jumpin' Cat Music, Theory of Color, Write Treatage Music.]

I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight

Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge & Larry Mullen Jr., songwriters (U2)
Track from: No Line On The Horizon
[Interscope; Publishers: Universal Music Publishing, Upala Music.]

21 Guns

Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tré Cool, songwriters (Green Day)
Track from: 21st Century Breakdown
[Reprise; Publishers: WB Music Corp./Green Daze Music.]

Working On A Dream

Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)
Track from: Working On A Dream
[Columbia; Publisher: Bruce Springsteen]

Best Rock Album

Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.
Winner

21st Century Breakdown

Green Day
[Reprise]

Black Ice

AC/DC
[Columbia]

Live From Madison Square Garden

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
[Reprise/Duck]

Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King

Dave Matthews Band
[RCA Records / Bama Rags Recordings, LLC.]

No Line On The Horizon

U2
[Interscope]

Best Alternative Music Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Phoenix
[Loyaute/Glassnote Records]

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

David Byrne & Brian Eno
[Todomundo/Opal]

The Open Door

Death Cab For Cutie
[Atlantic]

Sounds Of The Universe

Depeche Mode
[Capitol]

It's Blitz!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
[DGC Records/Interscope]

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

Beyoncé
Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music/Columbia]

It Kills Me

Melanie Fiona
[SRC/Universal Motown]

That Was Then

Lalah Hathaway
Track from: Self Portrait
[Stax Records/Concord Music Group]

Goin' Thru Changes

Ledisi
Track from: Turn Me Loose
[Verve Forecast]

Lions, Tigers & Bears

Jazmine Sullivan
[J Records]

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Pretty Wings

Maxwell
Track from: Blacksummers' Night
[Columbia]

The Point Of It All

Anthony Hamilton
Track from: The Point Of It All
[So So Def]

Sobeautiful

Musiq Soulchild
Track from: OnMyRadio
[Atlantic]

Under

Pleasure P
Track from: The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
[Swagga Ent./Atlantic]

There Goes My Baby

Charlie Wilson
Track from: Uncle Charlie
[Jive Records]

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Blame It

Jamie Foxx & T-Pain
[J Records]

Chocolate High

India.Arie & Musiq Soulchild
Track from: Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
[Soulbird/Universal Republic]

Ifuleave

Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige
Track from: OnMyRadio
[Atlantic]

Higher Ground

Robert Randolph & The Clark Sisters
Track from: Oh Happy Day
[EMI Gospel]

Love Has Finally Come At Last

Calvin Richardson & Ann Nesby
Track from: Facts Of Life The Soul Of Bobby Womack
[Shanachie Entertainment/Numo Records]

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

At Last

Beyoncé
Track from: Cadillac Records Music From The Motion Picture
[Music World Music/Columbia]

Soul Music

Anthony Hamilton
Track from: Soul Men Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
[Stax/Concord]

Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight

Boney James & Quinn
Track from: Send One Your Love
[Concord Records]

Sow Love

Ann Nesby
Track from: The Lula Lee Project
[It's Time Child Records/Tyscot]

Woman Gotta Have It

Calvin Richardson
Track from: Facts Of Life The Soul Of Bobby Womack
[Shanachie Entertainment/Numo Records]

Best Urban/Alternative Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Pearls

India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore
Track from: Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
[Soulbird/Universal Republic]

Daykeeper

The Foreign Exchange, Feat. Muhsinah
Track from: Leave It All Behind
[Hard Boiled Records]

All Matter

Robert Glasper & Bilal
Track from: Double Booked
[Blue Note]

A Tale Of Two

Eric Roberson, Ben O'Neill & Michelle Thompson
Track from: Music Fan First
[Blue Erro Soul]

Blend

Tonex
Track from: Unspoken
[Battery Records]

Best R&B Song

A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see the Song Of The Year award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music / Columbia; Publishers: Songs of Peer/March 9th Publishing, 2082 Music/WB Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, Suga Wuga Music, B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music.]

Blame It

James T. Brown, John Conte, Jr., Jamie Foxx, Christopher Henderson, Brandon R. Melanchon, Terius Nash, Breyon Prescott, Christopher Stewart, T-Pain & Nathan L. Walker, songwriters (Jamie Foxx & T-Pain)
[J Records; Publishers: Sly As A Foxx Music/Bug Music, Gifted Source Music/EMI April Music, Ultra Tunes/It's N8 Publishing, James T. Brown, Brandon R. Melanchon, John Conte, Jr., Nappypub Music/Universal Music Z Songs, Chameleon Publishing, Tenyor Music.]

Lions, Tigers & Bears

Salaam Remi & Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)
[J Records; Publishers: Nappy Puddy Music/Universal Music-Z Tunes, Salaam Remi Music/EMI April Music.]

Pretty Wings

Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
Track from: Blacksummers' Night
[Columbia; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tunes/Muszewell, EMI April Music, Ben Ami Music.]

Under

Durrell Babbs, Joseph Bereal, Marcus Cooper, Antonio Dixon, Jerry Franklin, Thai Jones, Robert Newt & Kristina Stephens, songwriters (Pleasure P)
Track from: The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
[Swagga Ent./Atlantic; Publishers: Tank1176Music/Blackfountain/Antonio Dixon's Muzik/EMI April Music/Notting Dale Songs/Lonnalistic/Songs4ronnie/Doverland 301 Music/Thailand Music/K.Stephens Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Silverplatinumy2k.]

Best R&B Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner

Blacksummers' Night

Maxwell
[Columbia]

The Point Of It All

Anthony Hamilton
[So So Def]

Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics

India.Arie
[Soulbird/Universal Republic]

Turn Me Loose

Ledisi
[Verve Forecast]

Uncle Charlie

Charlie Wilson
[Jive Records]

Best Contemporary R&B Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner

I Am... Sasha Fierce

Beyoncé
[Music World Music / Columbia]

Intuition

Jamie Foxx
[J Records]

The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper

Pleasure P
[Swagga Ent./Atlantic]

Ready

Trey Songz
[Songbook/Atlantic]

Thr33 Ringz

T-Pain
[Jive Records]

Best Rap Solo Performance

For a solo Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)

Jay-Z
[Roc Nation]

Best I Ever Had

Drake
[Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown]

Beautiful

Eminem
Track from: Relapse
[Aftermath/Interscope Records]

Day 'N' Nite

Kid Cudi
[Universal Motown/Good/Fool's Gold]

Casa Bey

Mos Def
Track from: The Ecstatic
[Downtown Records]

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

For duo, group or collaborative performances of Rap only. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Crack A Bottle

Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent
Track from: Relapse
[Aftermath/Interscope]

Too Many Rappers

Beastie Boys & Nas
[Capitol]

Money Goes, Honey Stay

Fabolous & Jay-Z
Track from: Loso's Way
[Def Jam]

Make Her Say

Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common
[Universal Motown/GOOD Music]

Amazing

Kanye West & Young Jeezy
Track from: 808s & Heartbreak
[Roc-A-Fella]

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

For a Rap/Sung collaborative performance by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Run This Town

Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
[Roc Nation]

Ego

Beyoncé & Kanye West
[Music World Music/Columbia]

Knock You Down

Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo
Track from: In A Perfect World...
[MMG/Zone 4/Interscope Records]

I'm On A Boat

The Lonely Island & T-Pain
Track from: Incredibad
[Universal Republic Records]

Dead And Gone

T.I. & Justin Timberlake
Track from: Paper Trail
[Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

Best Rap Song

A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see the Song Of The Year award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Run This Town

Jeff Bhasker, Shawn Carter, Robyn Fenty, Kanye West & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Athanasios Alatas, songwriter) (Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West)
[Roc Nation; Publishers: EMI April Music, Carter Boys Music/Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood/Chrysalis Songs/No ID Music/All The Above Publishing/Sony ATV/Annauhi Music/Athanasios Alatas Publishing.]

Best I Ever Had

Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Drake Graham & Matthew Samuels, songwriters (Nakia S. Coleman & Danny Robert Hamilton, songwriters) (Drake)
[Aspire/Young Money/Cash Money; Publisher: Sony/ATV Tunes.]

Day 'N' Nite

S. Mescudi & O. Omishore, songwriters (Kid Cudi)
[Universal Motown/Good/Fool's Gold; Publishers: Elsie's Baby Boy, Owo Olorun, Universal Music Publishing.]

Dead And Gone

C. Harris, R. Tadross & J. Timberlake, songwriters (T.I. & Justin Timberlake)
Track from: Paper Trail
[Grand Hustle/Atlantic; Publishers: Crown Club Publishing/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing/Tenman Tunes/Universal Z Tunes/Cleopatra's Sons Music/EMI April Music.]

D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)

Shawn Carter & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, Paul Leka, Janko Nilovic & Dave Sucky, songwriters) (Jay-Z)
[Atlantic; Publishers: EMI April Music, Carter Boys Music/Chrysalis Songs/No ID Music, Unichappell Music, APM Music.]

Best Rap Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner

Relapse

Eminem
[Aftermath/Interscope]

Universal Mind Control

Common
[Geffen]

R.O.O.T.S.

Flo Rida
[Poe Boy/Atlantic]

The Ecstatic

Mos Def
[Downtown Records]

The Renaissance

Q-Tip
[Universal Motown]

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

White Horse

Taylor Swift
Track from: Fearless
[Big Machine Records]

Dead Flowers

Miranda Lambert
[Columbia Records]

I Just Call You Mine

Martina McBride
Track from: Shine
[RCA Records]

Just A Dream

Carrie Underwood
Track from: Carnival Ride
[Arista Nashville]

Solitary Thinkin'

Lee Ann Womack
Track from: Call Me Crazy
[MCA Nashville]

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Sweet Thing

Keith Urban
Track from: Defying Gravity
[Capitol Records Nashville]

All I Ask For Anymore

Trace Adkins
Track from: X (Ten)
[Capitol Records Nashville]

People Are Crazy

Billy Currington
Track from: Little Bit Of Everything
[Mercury Records]

High Cost Of Living

Jamey Johnson
Track from: That Lonesome Song
[Mercury Records]

Living For The Night

George Strait
Track from: Twang
[MCA Nashville]

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

For established duos or groups with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

I Run To You

Lady Antebellum
Track from: Lady Antebellum
[Capitol Records Nashville]

Cowgirls Don't Cry

Brooks & Dunn
Track from: Cowboy Town
[Arista Nashville]

Chicken Fried

Zac Brown Band
Track from: The Foundation
[Home Grown/Big Picture/Atlantic]

Here Comes Goodbye

Rascal Flatts
Track from: Unstoppable
[Lyric Street Records]

It Happens

Sugarland
Track from: Love On The Inside
[Mercury Records]

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

I Told You So

Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis
[19/Arista Nashville]

Beautiful World

Dierks Bentley & Patty Griffin
Track from: Feel That Fire
[Capitol Records Nashville]

Down The Road

Kenny Chesney & Mac McAnally
Track from: Lucky Old Sun
[BNA Records Label]

Start A Band

Brad Paisley & Keith Urban
Track from: Play
[Arista Nashville]

Everything But Quits

Lee Ann Womack & George Strait
Track from: Call Me Crazy
[MCA Nashville]

Best Country Instrumental Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Producer's Medley

Steve Wariner
Track from: Steve Wariner c.g.p. My Tribute To Chet Atkins
[SelecTone Records]

Under The (Five) Wire

Alison Brown
Track from: The Company You Keep
[Compass Records]

The Crystal Merchant

The Greencards
Track from: Fascination
[Sugar Hill Records]

Mansinneedof

Sarah Jarosz
Track from: Song Up In Her Head
[Sugar Hill Records]

Best Country Song

A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see the Song Of The Year award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

White Horse

Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
Track from: Fearless
[Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music/Sony/ATV/Care Taker Music/ole]

All I Ask For Anymore

Casey Beathard & Tim James, songwriters (Trace Adkins)
Track from: X (Ten)
[Capitol Records Nashville; Publishers: Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, T-Bird's Music.]

High Cost Of Living

Jamey Johnson & James Slater, songwriters (Jamey Johnson)
Track from: That Lonesome Song
[Mercury Records; Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music/Big Gassed Hitties, Hope-N-Cal Music/Pick Them Maters Music/Diversion Music.]

I Run To You

Tom Douglas, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)
Track from: Lady Antebellum
[Capitol Records Nashville; Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing/DWHaywood Music/Radiobulletspublishing/Hillary Dawn Publishing/Shaw Enuff Songs/Sony/ATV Music Publishing/Tomdouglasmusic.]

People Are Crazy

Bobby Braddock & Troy Jones, songwriters (Billy Currington)
Track from: Little Bit Of Everything
[Mercury Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Tiltawhirl Music/Crozier Music Enterprise.]

Best Country Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

Fearless

Taylor Swift
[Big Machine Records]

The Foundation

Zac Brown Band
[Home Grown/Big Picture/Atlantic]

Twang

George Strait
[MCA Nashville]

Defying Gravity

Keith Urban
[Capitol Records Nashville]

Call Me Crazy

Lee Ann Womack
[MCA Nashville]

Best New Age Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

Prayer For Compassion

David Darling
[Wind Over The Earth]

Faith

Jim Brickman
[Compass Productions]

Laserium For The Soul

Henta
[henta.co.uk]

In A Dream

Peter Kater, Dominic Miller, Kenny Loggins & Jaques Morelenbaum
[Point Of Light Records]

Impressions Of The West Lake

Kitaro
[Domo Records]

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.
Winner

75

Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate
[Heads Up International]

Urbanus

Stefon Harris & Blackout
[Concord Jazz]

Sounding Point

Julian Lage
[Emarcy/Decca]

At World's Edge

Philippe Saisse
[E1 Music]

Big Neighborhood

Mike Stern
[Heads Up International]

Best Jazz Vocal Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner

Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman

Kurt Elling
[Concord Jazz]

No Regrets

Randy Crawford (& Joe Sample)
[PRA Records]

So In Love

Roberta Gambarini
[Groovin' High/Emarcy]

Tide

Luciana Souza
[Verve]

Desire

Tierney Sutton (Band)
[Telarc Jazz]

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter's name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Dancin' 4 Chicken

Terence Blanchard, soloist
Track from: Watts (Jeff "Tain" Watts)
[Dark Key Music]

All Of You

Gerald Clayton, soloist
Track from: Two-Shade
[ArtistShare]

Ms. Garvey, Ms. Garvey

Roy Hargrove, soloist
Track from: Emergence
[Groovin' High/Emarcy]

On Green Dolphin Street

Martial Solal, soloist
Track from: Live At The Village Vanguard
[CamJazz]

Villa Palmeras

Miguel Zenón, soloist
Track from: Esta Plena
[Marsalis Music]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual Or Group

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.
Winner

Five Peace Band - Live

Chick Corea & John McLaughlin Five Peace Band
[Concord Records]

Quartet Live

Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez
[Concord Jazz]

Brother To Brother

Clayton Brothers
[ArtistShare]

Remembrance

John Patitucci Trio
[Concord Jazz]

The Bright Mississippi

Allen Toussaint
[Nonesuch]

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

For large jazz ensembles, including big band sounds. Albums must contain 51% or more INSTRUMENTAL tracks.
Winner

Book One

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
[World Village]

Legendary

Bob Florence Limited Edition
[MAMA Records]

Eternal Interlude

John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
[Sunnyside]

Fun Time

Sammy Nestico And The SWR Big Band
[Hänssler Classic]

Lab 2009

University Of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band
[North Texas Jazz]

Best Latin Jazz Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

Juntos Para Siempre

Bebo Valdés And Chucho Valdés
[Sony Music/Calle 54]

Things I Wanted To Do

Chembo Corniel
[Chemboro Records]

Áurea

Geoffrey Keezer
[ArtistShare]

Brazilliance X 4

Claudio Roditi
[Resonance Records]

Esta Plena

Miguel Zenón
[Marsalis Music]

Best Gospel Performance

For solo, duo, group as collaborative performances. Singles or tracks with vocal containing Gospel lyrics. All genres of Gospel music are eligible.
Winner

Wait On The Lord

Donnie McClurkin Featuring Karen Clark Sheard
Track from: We All Are One (Live In Detroit)
[Verity]

Free To Be Me

Francesca Battistelli
[Fervent Records/ Word Entertainment]

Jesus Is Love

Heather Headley Featuring Smokie Norful
Track from: Audience Of One
[EMI Gospel]

I Believe

Jonny Lang With Fisk Jubilee Singers
Track from: Oh Happy Day
[Vector Recordings/EMI Gospel]

Born Again

Third Day, Featuring Lacey Moseley
Track from: Revelation
[Essential Records]

Best Gospel Song

A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see the Song Of The Year award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

God In Me

Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Mary Mary Featuring Kierra "KiKi" Sheard)
Track from: The Sound
[Columbia Records; Publishers: EMI April Music, Wet Ink Red Music, That's Plum Song, It's Tea Tyme.]

Born Again

Tai Anderson, David Carr, Mark Lee & Mac Powell, songwriters (Third Day, Featuring Lacey Moseley)
Track from: Revelation
[Essential Records; Publisher: Consuming Fire Music.]

City On Our Knees

Cary Barlowe, Toby McKeehan & Jamie Moore, songwriters (TobyMac)
[Forefront Records; Publishers: Achtober Songs, Emack Music, Jamnu Music, Castle Bound, Bummerman Music.]

Every Prayer

Dayna Caddell, Israel Houghton, Aaron Lindsey & Ricardo Sanchez, songwriters (Israel Houghton & Mary Mary)
Track from: The Power Of One
[Integrity Music; Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Aaron Lindsey Publishing, Integrity's Praise! Music, Sound of the New Breed, gnidybab music, Ricardo Music Dot Com.]

The Motions

Jason Houser, Sam Mizell & Matthew West, songwriters (Matthew West)
Track from: Something To Say
[Sparrow Records; Publishers: Word Music/Songs For Lulu/Simple Tense Songs/Wyzell Music/Songs of Extreme/Cedar Sides.]

Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner

Live Revelations

Third Day
[Essential Records]

The Big Picture

Da' T.R.U.T.H.
[Cross Movement Records]

Crash

Decyfer Down
[INO Records]

Innocence & Instinct

Red
[Essential Records]

The Dash

John Wells-The Tonic
[Cross Movement Records]

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner

The Power Of One

Israel Houghton
[Integrity Music]

Speaking Louder Than Before

Jeremy Camp
[BEC Recordings]

The Long Fall Back To Earth

Jars Of Clay
[Gray Matters/Essential Records]

Love Is On The Move

Leeland
[Essential Records]

Freedom

Mandisa
[Sparrow Records]

Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Gospel Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner

Jason Crabb

Jason Crabb
[Spring Hill Music Group]

Dream On

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
[Gaither Music Group]

The Rock

Tracy Lawrence
[Rocky Comfort Records/Artist2Market Distribution]

In God's Time

Barry Scott & Second Wind
[Rebel Records]

Everyday

Triumphant Quartet
[Daywind Records]

Best Traditional Gospel Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner

Oh Happy Day

(Various Artists)
Bill Hearn, Ken Levitan, Ken Pennell, Jack Rovner & Cedric Thompson, producers
[EMI Gospel/Vector Recordings]

God Don't Never Change

Ashley Cleveland
[E1 Music]

The Law Of Confession, Part I

Donald Lawrence & Co.
[Quiet Water/Verity]

The Journey Continues

The Williams Brothers
[Blackberry Records]

How I Got Over

Vickie Winans
[Destiny Joy Records]

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner

Audience Of One

Heather Headley
[EMI Gospel]

Renewed

Sheri Jones-Moffett
[EMI Gospel]

Just James

J Moss
[GospoCentric/ Verity]

Smokie Norful: Live

Smokie Norful
[EMI Gospel]

Bold Right Life

Kierra Sheard
[EMI Gospel]

Best Latin Pop Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

Sin Frenos

La Quinta Estación
[Sony Music Latin]

5to Piso

Ricardo Arjona
[Warner Music Latina]

Te Acuerdas...

Francisco Céspedes
[Warner Music Latina]

Hu Hu Hu

Natalia Lafourcade
[Sony Music Latin]

Gran City Pop

Paulina Rubio
[Universal Music Latino]

Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo

Calle 13
[Sony Music Norte]

Rio

Aterciopelados
[Nacional Records]

Y.

Bebe
[EMI Spain]

La Luz Del Ritmo

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
[Nacional Records]

La Revolucion

Wisin Y Yandel
[Machete Music/Wy Records]

Best Tropical Latin Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

Ciclos

Luis Enrique
[Top Stop Music]

Asi Soy

Isaac Delgado
[Machete Music]

Guasábara

José Lugo Orchestra
[Caminalo Discos Inc./Sony Music Norte]

Gracias

Omara Portuondo
[World Village]

Bach In Havana

Tiempo Libre
[Sony Classical]

Best Regional Mexican Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

Necesito De Ti

Vicente Fernández
[Sony Music Norte]

Corazón Ranchero

Shaila Dúrcal
[EMI Mexico]

Compañeras

Mariachi Reyna De Los Angeles
[Serenata Records]

10 Aniversario

Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
[Shea Records/East Side Records]

Pegadito Al Corazón

Joan Sebastian
[Balboa Records Co. & Discos Musart]

Best Tejano Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

Borders Y Bailes

Los Texmaniacs
[Smithsonian Folkways Recordings]

Divina

Stefani Montiel
[Ro Records/World Records]

All The Way Live

Jay Perez
[Tejas Records]

Point Of View

Joe Posada
[Baby Dude Records]

Radiación Musical

Sunny Sauceda Y Todo Eso
[Tejas Records]

Best Norteño Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

Tu Noche Con...Los Tigres Del Norte

Los Tigres Del Norte
[Fonovisa]

Dejame Soñar

Cumbre Norteña
[Sony Music Latin]

El Niño De Oro

El Compa Chuy
[Sony Music Norte]

Pese A Quien Le Pese

Los Rieleros Del Norte
[Fonovisa]

Soy Todo Tuyo

Los Tucanes De Tijuana
[Fonovisa]

Best Banda Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

Tu Esclavo Y Amo

Lupillo Rivera
[Disa]

Se Nos Murio El Amor

El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario
[A.R.C. Discos]

Mas Adelante

La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De Rene Camacho
[Disa]

Derecho De Antiguedad

La Original Banda El Limón De Salvador Lizárraga
[Fonovisa]

Best Americana Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

Electric Dirt

Levon Helm
[Dirt Farmer Music/Vanguard Records]

Together Through Life

Bob Dylan
[Columbia]

Willie And The Wheel

Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel
[Bismeaux Records]

Wilco (The Album)

Wilco
[Nonesuch]

Little Honey

Lucinda Williams
[Lost Highway Records]

Best Bluegrass Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

The Crow / New Songs For The Five-String Banjo

Steve Martin
[Rounder]

Could We Get Any Closer?

Jim Lauderdale
[Sky Crunch Records]

Buckaroo Blue Grass

Michael Martin Murphey
[Rural Rhythm Records]

Almost Live

Bryan Sutton And Friends
[Sugar Hill Records]

Destination Life

Rhonda Vincent
[Rounder]

Best Traditional Blues Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

A Stranger Here

Ramblin' Jack Elliott
[ANTI]

Blue Again

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Featuring Rick Vito
[429 Records]

Rough & Tough

John Hammond
[Chesky Records]

Stomp! The Blues Tonight

Duke Robillard
[Stony Plain Records]

Chicago Blues: A Living History

Billy Boy Arnold, Lurrie Bell, Billy Branch & John Primer
Larry Skoller, producer
[Raisin' Music]

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

Already Free

The Derek Trucks Band
[Victor Records]

This Time

The Robert Cray Band
[Nozzle Records/Vanguard]

The Truth According To Ruthie Foster

Ruthie Foster
[Blue Corn Music]

Live: Hope At The Hideout

Mavis Staples
[ANTI]

Back To The River

Susan Tedeschi
[Verve Forecast]

Best Traditional Folk Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project

Loudon Wainwright III
[2nd Story Sound Records]

Cutting Loose

David Holt And Josh Goforth
[High Windy Audio]

Naked With Friends

Maura O'Connell
[Sugar Hill Records]

Polka Cola: Music That Refreshes

Jimmy Sturr And His Orchestra
[Starr Records]

Singing Through The Hard Times: A Tribute To Utah Phillips

(Various Artists)
Jacqui Morse, Kendall Morse & Dan Schatz, producers
[righteous babe records, inc.]

Best Contemporary Folk Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

Townes

Steve Earle
[New West Records]

Middle Cyclone

Neko Case
[ANTI]

Our Bright Future

Tracy Chapman
[Elektra]

Live

Shawn Colvin
[Nonesuch]

Secret, Profane & Sugarcane

Elvis Costello
[Hear Music]

Best Hawaiian Music Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

Masters Of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Volume 2

(Various Artists)
Daniel Ho, George Kahumoku, Jr., Paul Konwiser & Wayne Wong, producers
[Daniel Ho Creations]

He Nani

Tia Carrere & Daniel Ho
[Daniel Ho Creations]

Friends & Family Of Hawai`i

Amy Hanaiali`i
[UA Records]

Nani Mau Loa: Everlasting Beauty

Ho`okena
[Ho`omau Inc.]

Best Native American Music Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

Spirit Wind North

Bill Miller
[Cool Springs Music Group]

Siyotanka

Michael Brant DeMaria
[Ontos Music]

True Blue

Northern Cree
[Canyon Records]

Wind Songs - Native American Flute Solos

John Two-Hawks
[Circle Studios]

Riders Of The Healing Road

Johnny Whitehorse
[Silver Wave Records]

Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

Lay Your Burden Down

Buckwheat Zydeco
[Alligator]

Alligator Purse

Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet
[Yep Roc Records]

Stripped Down

The Magnolia Sisters
[Arhoolie Records]

Live At 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Pine Leaf Boys
[MunckMix, Inc.]

L'Ésprit Créole

Cedric Watson et Bijou Créole
[Valcour Records]

Best Reggae Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

Mind Control - Acoustic

Stephen Marley
[Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong/Universal Republic]

Rasta Got Soul

Buju Banton
[Gargamel Music, Inc.]

Brand New Me

Gregory Isaacs
[Tad's Record]

Awake

Julian Marley
[Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong/Universal Republic]

Imperial Blaze

Sean Paul
[VP/Atlantic]

Best Traditional World Music Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

Douga Mansa

Mamadou Diabate
[World Village]

Ancient Sounds

Rahim Alhaj And Amjad Ali Khan
[UR Music]

Double Play

Liz Carroll & John Doyle
[Compass Records]

La Guerra No

John Santos Y El Coro Folklórico Kindembo
[Machete Records]

Drum Music Land

Ten Drum Art Percussion Group
[Wind Music]

Best Contemporary World Music Album

Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner

Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 - Africa Sessions

Béla Fleck
[Rounder]

Welcome To Mali

Amadou & Mariam
[Nonesuch]

Day By Day

Femi Kuti
[Mercer Street Records]

Seya

Oumou Sangare
[Nonesuch]

Across The Divide: A Tale Of Rhythm & Ancestry

Omar Sosa
[Half Note Records]

Best Musical Album For Children

For albums consisting of predominantly music or song vs. spoken word.
Winner

Family Time

Ziggy Marley
[Tuff Gong Worldwide]

American Heroes #3

Jonathan Sprout
[Sprout Recordings]

Banjo To Beatbox

Cathy & Marcy With Special Guest Christylez Bacon
[Community Music, Inc.]

Great Day

Milkshake
[Milkshake Music]

Jumpin' & Jammin'

Greg & Steve
[Greg & Steve Productions]

Pete Seeger Tribute - Ageless Kids' Songs

Buck Howdy
[Prairie Dog Entertainment]

Best Spoken Word Album For Children

For albums consisting of predominantly spoken word vs. music or song.
Winner

Aaaaah! Spooky, Scary Stories & Songs

Buck Howdy
[Prairie Dog Entertainment]

Captain Nobody

Dean Pitchford
[Random House Audio/Listening Library]

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

(Various Artists including Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johannson, Helen Mirren, Forest Whitaker & others)
Sharon Gelman, Michele McGonigle & Alfre Woodard, producers
[Hachette Audio]

The Phantom Tollbooth

David Hyde Pierce
[Harper Children's Audio]

Scat

Ed Asner
[Random House Audio/Listening Library]

Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There

Harlan Ellison
[Blackstone Audio Inc.]

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

Winner

Always Looking Up

Michael J. Fox
[Hyperion Audio]

Jonathan Winters - A Very Special Time

Jonathan Winters (Music By Verne Langdon & Skip Edwards)
[Dejavu Record Company/The Orchard]

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Richard Dreyfuss & David Strathairn
[BBC Audiobooks America]

The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett)

Various Artists Including Michael Madsen, Sandra Oh, Edward Herrmann & OthersYuri Rasovsky & Josh Stanton, producers
[Blackstone Audio Inc.]

We Can Have Peace In The Holy Land

Jimmy Carter
[Simon & Schuster Audio]

Wishful Drinking

Carrie Fisher
[Simon & Schuster Audio]

Best Comedy Album

For comedy recordings, spoken or musical
Winner

A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All!

Stephen Colbert
[Comedy Central Records]

Back From The Dead

Spinal Tap
[The Label Industry/Artist2Market Distribution]

Internet Leaks

"Weird Al" Yankovic
[Volcano]

My Weakness Is Strong

Patton Oswalt
[Degenerate/Warner Bros.]

Suckin’ It For The Holidays

Kathy Griffin
[Music With A Twist]

Tall, Dark & Chicano

George Lopez
[Comedy Central Records]

Best Musical Show Album

Award to the Album Producer(s), and to the Lyricist(s) & Composer(s) of 51% or more of a new score. (Artist, Lyricist & Composer names appear in parentheses.)
Winner

West Side Story

David Caddick & David Lai, producers (Leonard Bernstein, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist) (New Broadway Cast with Matt Cavenaugh, Josefina Scaglione & Others)
[Masterworks Broadway]

Ain't Misbehavin'

Robert Sher, producer (Various, composer; Various, lyricist) (30th Anniversary Cast Recording With Ruben Studdard, Frenchie Davis & Others)
[Rhino]

Hair

Noah Cornman, Kurt Deutsch, Joel Moss & Steve Norman, producers (Galt MacDermot, composer; James Rado & Gerome Ragni, lyricists) (New Broadway Cast With Sasha Allen, Gavin Creel & Others)
[Razor & Tie Entertainment/Ghostlight Records]

9 To 5 The Musical

Alex Lacamoire, Stephen Oremus & Dolly Parton, producers; Dolly Parton, composer; Dolly Parton, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty & Others)
[Dolly Records/Artist2Market Distribution]

Shrek The Musical

Original Broadway Cast With Brian d'Arcy James, Sutton Foster & Others
Peter Hylenski & Jeanine Tesori, producers; Jeanine Tesori, composer; David Lindsay-Abaire, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Brian d'Arcy James, Sutton Foster & Others)
[Decca Broadway]

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Award to the Artist(s) and/or Producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album, or to the individual(s) actively responsible for the concept and musical direction and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable.
Winner

Slumdog Millionaire

(Various Artists)
A.R. Rahman, producer
[N.E.E.T./Interscope Records]

Cadillac Records

(Various Artists)
Steve Jordan, producer
[Music World Music/Columbia]

Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds

(Various Artists)
Quentin Tarantino, producer
[A Band Apart/Warner Bros.]

True Blood

(Various Artists)
Alan Ball, Gary Calamar & Kevin Weaver, producers
[Elektra]

Twilight

(Various Artists)
Paul Katz & Alexandra Patsavas, producers
[Summit Ent./Chop Shop/Atlantic]

Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series or other visual media.
Winner

Up

Michael Giacchino, composer
[Walt Disney Records]

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (Disc 1)

Alexandre Desplat, composer
[Concord Records]

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

Nicholas Hooper, composer
[New Line Records]

Milk

Danny Elfman, composer
[Decca]

Star Trek

Michael Giacchino, composer
[Varèse Sarabande]

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television or other visual media, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Jai Ho (From Slumdog Millionaire)

Gulzar, A.R. Rahman & Tanvi Shah, songwriters (A.R. Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaxmi Iyer & Vijay Prakash)
Track from: Slumdog Millionaire - Music From The Motion Picture
[N.E.E.T./Interscope Records; Publisher: KM Musiq.]

All Is Love (From Where The Wild Things Are)

Karen O & Nick Zinner, songwriters (Karen O & The Kids)
[DGC Records/Interscope; Publishers: Warner Barham Music/Chrysalis Songs]

Decode (From Twilight)

Josh Farro, Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters (Paramore)
Track from: Twilight
[Summit Ent./Chop Shop/Atlantic; Publishers: WB Music Corp/But Father, I Just Want To Sing Music/Josh's Music/FBR Music, Meaux Hits/Hunterboro Music, Rimutaka Music.]

Once In A Lifetime (From Cadillac Records)

Ian Dench, James Dring, Amanda Ghost, Beyoncé Knowles, Scott McFarnon & Jody Street, songwriters (Beyoncé)
Track from: Cadillac Records
[Music World Music/Columbia; Publishers: B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music, Amanda Ghost Bucks Music Group Ltd./EMI Blackwood, Red Ink Music Ltd., Ian Dench Music/Songs of Kobalt Music, Chrysalis Music.]

The Wrestler (From The Wrestler)

Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)
Track from: Working On A Dream
[Columbia; Publisher: Bruce Springsteen.]

Best Instrumental Composition

A Composer's Award for an original composition (not an adaptation) first released during the Eligibility Year. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Married Life (From Up)

Michael Giacchino, composer (Michael Giacchino)
Track from: Up - Soundtrack
[Walt Disney Records]

Borat In Syracuse

Paquito D'Rivera, composer (Paquito D'Rivera Quintet)
Track from: Jazz-Clazz
[Timba Records]

Counting To Infinity

Tim Davies, composer (Tim Davies Big Band)
Track from: Dialmentia
[Origin Records]

Fluffy

Bob Florence, composer (Bob Florence Limited Edition)
Track from: Legendary
[MAMA Records]

Ice-Nine

Steve Wiest, composer (University Of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band)
Track from: Lab 2009
[North Texas Jazz]

Best Instrumental Arrangement

An Arranger's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

West Side Story Medley

Bill Cunliffe, arranger (Resonance Big Band)
Track from: Resonance Big Band Plays Tribute To Oscar Peterson
[Resonance Records]

Emmanuel

Jeremy Lubbock, arranger (Chris Botti & Lucia Micarelli)
Track from: In Boston
[Columbia]

Hope

Vince Mendoza, arranger (Jim Beard With Vince Mendoza & The Metropole Orchestra)
Track from: Revolutions
[Sunny Side Records]

Slings And Arrows

Vince Mendoza, arranger (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)
Track from: The Comet's Tail: Performing The Compositions Of Michael Brecker
[MAMA Records]

Up With End Credits (From Up)

Michael Giacchino & Tim Simonec, arrangers (Michael Giacchino)
Track from: Up - Soundtrack
[Walt Disney Records]

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

An Arranger's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

Quiet Nights

Claus Ogerman, arranger (Diana Krall)
Track from: Quiet Nights
[Verve]

A Change Is Gonna Come

David Foster & Jerry Hey, arrangers (Seal)
Track from: Soul
[143/Warner Bros.]

Dedicated To You

Laurence Hobgood, arranger (Kurt Elling)
Track from: Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman
[Concord Jazz]

In The Still Of The Night

Thomas Zink, arranger (Anne Walsh)
Track from: Pretty World
[AtoZink Music]

My One And Only Thrill

Vince Mendoza, arranger (Melody Gardot)
Track from: My One And Only Thrill
[Verve]

Best Recording Package

Winner

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

Stefan Sagmeister, art director (David Byrne & Brian Eno)
[Todomundo/Opal]

Back From The Dead

Brian Porizek, art director (Spinal Tap)
[The Label Industry/Artist2Market Distribution]

Middle Cyclone

Neko Case & Kathleen Judge, art directors (Neko Case)
[ANTI]

Splitting Adam

Jeff Harrison, art director (Splitting Adam)
[Independent]

Tathagata

Szu Wei Cheng & Hui Chen Huang, art directors (Various Artists)
[Wind Music]

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Winner

Neil Young Archives Vol. I (1963-1972)

Gary Burden, Jenice Heo & Neil Young, art directors (Neil Young)
[Reprise]

A Cabinet Of Curiosities

Mathieu Bitton & Scott Webber, art directors (Jane's Addiction)
[Warner Bros./Rhino]

The Clifford Ball

Masaki Koike, art director (Phish)
[Rhino]

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

Stefan Sagmeister, art director (David Byrne & Brian Eno)
[Todomundo/Opal]

Lost In The Sound Of Separation (Deluxe Edition)

Jordan Butcher, art director (Underoath)
[Tooth & Nail Records]

Best Album Notes

Winner

The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946)

Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Louis Armstrong)
[Mosaic Records]

Dance-O-Mania: Harry Yerkes And The Dawn Of The Jazz Age, 1919-1923

Mark Berresford, album notes writer (The Happy Six)
[Rivermont Records]

Gonzo: The Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson - Music From The Film

Douglas Brinkley & Johnny Depp, album notes writers (Various Artists)
[Legacy Recordings]

My Dusty Road

Ed Cray & Bill Nowlin, album notes writers (Woody Guthrie)
[Rounder]

Origins Of The Red Hot Mama, 1910-1922

Lloyd Ecker & Susan Ecker, album notes writers (Sophie Tucker)
[Archeophone Records]

Best Historical Album

Winner

The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967)

Andy McKaie, compilation producer; Erick Labson, mastering engineer (Little Walter)
[Hip-O Select/Geffen Records]

My Dusty Road

Scott Billington, Michael Creamer & Bill Nowlin, compilation producers; Doug Pomeroy, mastering engineer (Woody Guthrie)
[Rounder]

Origins Of The Red Hot Mama, 1910-1922

Meagan Hennessey & Richard Martin, compilation producers; Richard Martin, mastering engineer (Sophie Tucker)
[Archeophone Records]

Take Me To The Water: Immersion Baptism In Vintage Music And Photography 1890-1950

Steven Lance Ledbetter & Jim Linderman, compilation producers; Robert Vosgien, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
[Dust-To-Digital]

Woodstock - 40 Years On: Back To Yasgur's Farm

Cheryl Pawelski, Mason Williams & Andy Zax, compilation producers; Dave Schultz, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
[Rhino]

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

An Engineer's Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.)
Winner

Ellipse

Imogen Heap, engineer (Imogen Heap)
[RCA/Megaphonic Records]

Gossip In The Grain

Ethan Johns & Dominic Monks, engineers (Ray LaMontagne)
[RCA Records]

My One And Only Thrill

Helik Hadar & Al Schmitt, engineers (Melody Gardot)
[Verve]

Safe Trip Home

Jon Brion, Grippa, Greg Koller & Jim Scott, engineers (Dido)
[Arista]

Swan Feathers

Richard Alderson, Chris Allen, Roman Klun, Lawrence Manchester, Rob Mounsey, Jay Newland, Gene Paul, Jamie Polaski & Gordie Sampson, engineers (Leslie Mendelson)
[Rykodisc]

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

A Producer's Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.)
Winner

Brendan O'Brien

  • Black Ice (AC/DC) (A)
  • Crack The Skye (Mastodon) (A)
  • The Fixer (Pearl Jam) (S)
  • Killswitch Engage (Killswitch Engage) (A)
  • Working On A Dream (Bruce Springsteen) (A)

T Bone Burnett

  • Moonalice (Moonalice) (A)
  • Secret, Profane & Sugarcane (Elvis Costello) (A)

Ethan Johns

  • Gossip In The Grain (Ray LaMontagne) (A)

Larry Klein

  • Acadian Driftwood (Zachary Richard) (T)
  • Bare Bones (Madeleine Peyroux) (A)
  • My One And Only Thrill (Melody Gardot) (A)
  • Our Bright Future (Tracy Chapman) (A)
  • Tide (Luciana Souza) (A)

Greg Kurstin

  • It's Not Me, It's You (Lily Allen) (A)
  • Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future (The Bird And The Bee) (A)


Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

A Remixer's Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses for identification.) Singles or Tracks only.
Winner

When Love Takes Over (Electro Extended Remix)

David Guetta, remixer (David Guetta Featuring Kelly Rowland)
[Astralwerks]

Don't Believe In Love (Dennis Ferrer Objektivity Mix)

Dennis Ferrer, remixer (Dido)
[Arista]

The Girl And The Robot (Jean Elan Remix)

Jean Elan, remixer (Röyksopp)
[Astralwerks]

I Want You (Dave Audé Remix)

Dave Audé, remixer (Dean Coleman Featuring DCLA)
Track from: I Want You
[Yoshitoshi Recordings]

No You Girls (Trentemøller Remix)

Anders Trentemøller, remixer (Franz Ferdinand)
Track from: Blood: Franz Ferdinand
[Domino]

Best Surround Sound Album

For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.
Winner

Transmigration

Michael Bishop, surround mix engineer; Michael Bishop, surround mastering engineer; Elaine Martone, surround producer (Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Choruses)
[Telarc]

Colabs

David Miles Huber, surround mix engineer; David Miles Huber, surround mastering engineer; David Miles Huber, surround producer (David Miles Huber, Allen Hart, DJ Muad'Deep, Seren Wen, Musetta, Henta, Marcell Marias & Gail Pettis)
[51bpm]

Flute Mystery

Morten Lindberg & Hans Peter L'Orange, surround mix engineers; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Emily Beynon, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Fred Johnny Berg, Catherine Beynon & Philharmonia Orchestra)
[2L/Lindberg Lyd]

Kleiberg: Treble & Bass

Morten Lindberg & Hans Peter L'Orange, surround mix engineers; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Daniel Reuss, Trondheim Symfoniorkester, Marianne Thorsen & Göran Sjölin)
[2L/Lindberg Lyd]

1970 - 1975

Nick Davis, surround mix engineer; Tony Cousins, surround mastering engineer; Nick Davis, surround producer (Genesis)
[Atlantic/Rhino]

Best Engineered Album, Classical

An Engineer's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.)
Winner

Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10

Peter Laenger, engineer (Michael Tilson Thomas & San Francisco Symphony)
[SFS Media]

Britten: Billy Budd

Neil Hutchinson & Jonathan Stokes, engineers (Daniel Harding, Nathan Gunn, Ian Bostridge, Gidon Saks, Neal Davies, Jonathan Lemalu, Matthew Rose, London Symphony Chorus & London Symphony Orchestra)
[Virgin Classics]

QSF Plays Brubeck

Judy Kirschner, engineer (Quartet San Francisco)
[Violinjazz Recordings]

Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloé

Jesse Lewis & John Newton, engineers (James Levine, Tanglewood Festival Chorus & Boston Symphony Orchestra)
[BSO Classics]

Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 15

John Newton & Dirk Sobotka, engineers (Valery Gergiev & Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre)
[Mariinsky]

Producer Of The Year, Classical

A Producer's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.)
Winner

Steven Epstein

  • Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony (David Robertson & Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra)
  • Bernstein: Mass (Marin Alsop, Jubilant Sykes, Asher Edward Wulfman, Morgan State University Choir, Peabody Children's Chorus & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra)
  • Corigliano: A Dylan Thomas Trilogy (Leonard Slatkin, George Mabry, Sir Thomas Allen, Nashville Symphony Chorus & Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
  • Fauré: Piano Quintets (Fine Arts Quartet & Cristina Oritz)
  • Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs Of Joy And Peace (Yo-Yo Ma & Various Artists)

Blanton Alspaugh

  • Carlson, David: Anna Karenina (Stewart Robertson, Christine Abraham, Sarah Colburn, Robert Gierlach, Christian Van Horn, Kelly Kaduce, Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis & Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra)
  • Menotti: Amahl And The Night Visitors; My Christmas (Alastair Willis, Ike Hawkersmith, Kirsten Gunlogson, Dean Anthony, Todd Thomas, Kevin Short, Bart LeFan, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Nashville Symphony Chorus & Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
  • Ravel: L'Enfant Et Les Sortilèges (Alastair Willis, Julie Boulianne, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chattanooga Boys Choir, Nashville Symphony Chorus & Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
  • Schubert: Death And The Maiden (JoAnn Falletta &; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Sierra, Roberto: Missa Latina 'Pro Pace' (Andreas Delfs, Nathaniel Webster, Heidi Grant Murphy, Milwaukee Symphony Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)

John Fraser

  • Britten: Billy Budd (Daniel Harding, Nathan Gunn, Ian Bostridge, Gidon Saks, Neal Davies, Jonathan Lemalu, Matthew Rose, London Symphony Chorus & London Symphony Orchestra)
  • Midsummer Night (Kate Royal, Edward Gardner, Crouch End Festival Chorus & Orchestra Of English National Opera)
  • Schubert: Schwanengesang (Ian Bostridge & Antonio Pappano)
  • Shadows Of Silence (Leif Ove Andsnes, Franz Welzer-Möst & Sinfonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks)

David Frost

  • An American Journey (Eroica Trio)
  • Journey To The New World (Sharon Isbin, Mark O'Connor & Joan Baez)
  • Korngold: Violin Concerto; Schauspiel Overture; Much Ado About Nothing (Philippe Quint, Carlos Miguel Prieto & Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria)
  • Mozart: Piano Concertos 21 & 22 (Jonathan Biss & Orpheus Chamber Orchestra)
  • O'Connor, Mark: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3 (Ida Kavafian, Mark O'Connor, Paul Neubauer & Matt Haimovitz)

James Mallinson

  • MacMillan, James: St. John Passion (Sir Colin Davis, Christopher Maltman, London Symphony Chorus & London Symphony Orchestra)
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (Valery Gergiev, Choir Of Eltham College, Choral Arts Society Of Washington, London Symphony Chorus & London Symphony Orchestra)
  • Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 15 (Valery Gergiev & Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre)
  • Shostakovich: The Nose (Valery Gergiev, Andrei Popov, Sergei Semishkur, Vladislav Sulimsky, Chorus Of The Mariinsky Theatre & Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre)

Best Classical Album

Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s) if other than the Artist.
Winner

Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Ragnar Bohlin, Kevin Fox & Susan McMane, choir directors; Andreas Neubronner, producer;
Peter Laenger, engineer/mixer; Andreas Neubronner, mastering engineer (Laura Claycomb, Anthony Dean Griffey, Katarina Karnéus, Quinn Kelsey, James Morris, Yvonne Naef, Elza van den Heever & Erin Wall; San Francisco Symphony; Pacific Boychoir, San Francisco Girls Chorus & San Francisco Symphony Chorus)
[SFS Media]

Bernstein: Mass

Marin Alsop, conductor; Jubilant Sykes; Steven Epstein, producer; Richard King, engineer/mixer (Asher Edward Wulfman; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Morgan State University Choir & Peabody Children's Chorus)
[Naxos]

Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloé

James Levine, conductor; Elizabeth Ostrow, producer; Jesse Lewis & John Newton, engineers/mixers; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tanglewood Festival Chorus)
[BSO Classics]

Ravel: L'Enfant Et Les Sortilèges

Alastair Willis, conductor; Julie Boulianne; Blanton Alspaugh, producer; Mark Donahue & John Hill, engineers/mixers (Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Chattanooga Boys Choir, Chicago Symphony Chorus & Nashville Symphony Chorus)
[Naxos]

Shostakovich: The Nose

Valery Gergiev, conductor; Andrei Popov, Sergei Semishkur & Vladislav Sulimsky; James Mallinson, producer; John Newton & Dirk Sobotka, engineers/mixers; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre; Chorus Of The Mariinsky Theatre)
[Mariinsky]

Best Orchestral Performance

Award to the Conductor and to the Orchestra.
Winner

Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloé

James Levine, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tanglewood Festival Chorus)
[BSO Classics]

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Simon Rattle, conductor (Susan Graham; Berliner Philharmoniker)
[EMI Classics]

Bruckner: Symphony No. 5

Benjamin Zander, conductor (Philharmonia Orchestra)
[Telarc]

Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 15

Valery Gergiev, conductor (Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre)
[Mariinsky]

Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4

Antoni Wit, conductor (Jan Krzysztof Broja, Ewa Marczyk & Marek Marczyk; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra)
[Naxos]

Best Opera Recording

Award to the Conductor, Album Producer(s) and Principal Soloists.
Winner

Britten: Billy Budd

Daniel Harding, conductor; Ian Bostridge, Neal Davies, Nathan Gunn, Jonathan Lemalu, Matthew Rose & Gidon Saks; John Fraser, producer (London Symphony Orchestra; Gentlemen Of The London Symphony Chorus)
[Virgin Classics]

Messiaen: Saint François D'Assise

Ingo Metzmacher, conductor; Armand Arapian, Hubert Delamboye, Rod Gilfry, Henk Neven, Tom Randle & Camilla Tilling; Ferenc van Damme, producer (The Hague Philharmonic; Chorus Of De Nederlandse Opera)
[Opus Arte]

Musto, John: Volpone

Sara Jobin, conductor; Anne-Carolyn Bird, Lisa Hopkins, Joshua Jeremiah, Museop Kim, Jeremy Little, Rodell Rosel, Steven Sanders & Faith Sherman; Blanton Alspaugh, producer (Wolf Trap Opera Company)
[Wolf Trap Recordings]

Shostakovich: The Nose

Valery Gergiev, conductor; Andrei Popov, Sergei Semishkur & Vladislav Sulimsky; James Mallinson, producer (Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre; Chorus Of The Mariinsky Theatre)
[Mariinsky]

Tan Dun: Marco Polo

Tan Dun, conductor; Stephen Bryant, Sarah Castle, Zhang Jun, Nancy Allen Lundy, Stephen Richardson & Charles Workman; Ferenc van Damme, producer (Netherlands Chamber Orchestra; Cappella Amsterdam)
[Opus Arte]

Best Choral Performance

Award to the Choral Conductor, and to the Orchestra Conductor if an Orchestra is on the recording, and to the Choral Director or Chorus Master if applicable.
Winner

Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Ragnar Bohlin, Kevin Fox & Susan McMane, choir directors
(Laura Claycomb, Anthony Dean Griffey, Elza van den Heever, Katarina Karnéus, Quinn Kelsey, James Morris, Yvonne Naef & Erin Wall; San Francisco Symphony; Pacific Boychoir, San Francisco Symphony Chorus & San Francisco Girls Chorus)
[SFS Media]

Handel: Coronation Anthems

Harry Christophers, conductor (Alastair Ross; The Sixteen Orchestra; The Sixteen)
[CORO]

Penderecki: Utrenja

Antoni Wit, conductor
(Gennady Bezzubenkov, Iwona Hossa, Piotr Kusiewicz, Piotr Nowacki & Agnieszka Rehlis; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Warsaw Boys' Choir & Warsaw Philharmonic Choir)
[Naxos]

Song Of The Stars: Granados, Casals & Blancafort

Dennis Keene, conductor (Erica Kiesewetter; Mark Kruczek & Douglas Riva; Voices Of Ascension)
[Naxos]

A Spotless Rose

Paul McCreesh, conductor (The Gabrieli Consort)
[Deutsche Grammophon]

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra)

Award to the Instrumental Soloist(s) and to the Conductor.
Winner

Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3

Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor; Evgeny Kissin (Philharmonia Orchestra)
[EMI Classics]

Bartók: 3 Concertos

Pierre Boulez, conductor (Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Neil Percy, Tamara Stefanovich & Nigel Thomas; Berliner Philharmoniker & London Symphony Orchestra)
[Deutsche Grammophon]

Bermel, Derek: Voices For Solo Clarinet And Orchestra

Gil Rose, conductor; Derek Bermel (Boston Modern Orchestra Project)
Track from: Bermel, Derek: Voices
[BMOP/Sound]

Korngold: Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 35

Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor; Philippe Quint (Orquesta Sinfónica de Mineria)
Track from: Korngold Violin Concerto; Schauspiel Overture; Much Ado About Nothing
[Naxos]

Salonen, Esa-Pekka: Piano Concerto

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Yefim Bronfman (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Track from: Salonen
[Deutsche Grammophon]

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra)

Award to the Instrumental Soloist.
Winner

Journey To The New World

Sharon Isbin (Joan Baez & Mark O'Connor)
[Sony Classical]

Caroline Goulding

Caroline Goulding (Christopher O'Riley & Janine Randall)
[Telarc]

Chopin

Maria João Pires
[Deutsche Grammophon]

Oppens Plays Carter

Ursula Oppens
[Cedille Records]

Sonatas & Etudes

Yuja Wang
[Deutsche Grammophon]

Best Chamber Music Performance

Award to the Artists.
Winner

Intimate Letters

Emerson String Quartet
[Deutsche Grammophon]

Ginastera: String Quartets (Complete)

Enso Quartet (Lucy Shelton)
[Naxos]

The Hungarian Album

Guarneri Quartet
[RCA Red Seal]

Schumann/Bartók: The Berlin Recital

Martha Argerich & Gidon Kremer
[EMI Classics]

Takemitsu, Toru: And Then I Knew 'Twas Wind

Yolanda Kondonassis, Cynthia Phelps & Joshua Smith
Track from: Debussy & Takemitsu: Air: Music For Harp, Flute & Strings
[TELARC]

Best Small Ensemble Performance

Award to the Ensemble (and to the Conductor.)
Winner

Lang, David: The Little Match Girl Passion

Paul Hillier, conductor; Ars Nova Copenhagen & Theatre Of Voices
[Harmonia Mundi]

Bach: Orchestral Suites For A Young Prince

Monica Huggett, conductor; Gonzalo X. Ruiz; Ensemble Sonnerie
[Avie Records]

Josquin: Missa Malheur Me Bat

Peter Phillips, conductor; Tallis Scholars
[Gimell]

Song Of Songs

Stile Antico (Alison Hill & Benedict Hymas)
[harmonia mundi]

Vivaldi: Concertos

Daniel Hope & Anne Sofie von Otter; Chamber Orchestra Of Europe (Kristian Bezuidenhout)
[Deutsche Grammophon]

Best Classical Vocal Performance

Award to the Vocal Soloist(s).
Winner

Verismo Arias

Renée Fleming (Marco Armiliato; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppi Verdi; Coro Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppi Verdi)
[Decca]

Bach

Anne Sofie von Otter (Lars Ulrik Mortensen; Anders J. Dahlin, Jakob Bloch Jespersen, Tomas Medici & Karin Roman; Concerto Copenhagen)
[Deutsche Grammophon]

Bel Canto Spectacular

Juan Diego Flórez (Daniel Oren; Daniella Barcellona, Patrizia Ciofi, Plácido Domingo, Mariusz Kwiecien, Anna Netrebko & Fernando Piqueras; Orquestra De La Comunitat Valenciana; Cor De La Generalitat Valenciana)
[Decca]

Recital At Ravinia

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Drew Minter; Peter Serkin)
[Harmonia Mundi]

Un Frisson Français

Susan Graham (Malcom Martineau)
[Onyx Classics]

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

A Composer's Award. (For a contemporary classical composition composed within the last 25 years, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year.) Award to the librettist, if applicable.
Winner

Higdon, Jennifer: Percussion Concerto

Jennifer Higdon (Marin Alsop)
Track from: Alsop Conducts MacMillan, Ad
[London Philharmonic Orchestra]

Crumb, George: The Winds Of Destiny

George Crumb (James Freeman)
Track from: Crumb: American Songbooks 2 & 4
[Bridge Records]

Pärt, Arvo: In Principio

Arvo Pärt (Tõnu Kaljuste)
Track from: P
[ECM New Series]

Sierra, Roberto: Missa Latina 'Pro Pace'

Roberto Sierra (Andreas Delfs)
[Naxos]

Wyner, Yehudi: Piano Concerto "Chiavi In Mano"

Yehudi Wyner (Robert Spano)
Track from: Wyner, Yehudi: Orchestral Works
[Bridge Records]

Best Classical Crossover Album

Award to the Artist(s) and/or to the Conductor.
Winner

Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs Of Joy And Peace

Yo-Yo Ma
(Odair Assad, Sergio Assad, Chris Botti, Dave Brubeck, Matt Brubeck, John Clayton, Paquito d'Rivera, Renée Fleming, Diana Krall, Alison Krauss, Natalie McMaster, Edgar Meyer, Cristina Pato, Joshua Redman, Jake Shimabukuro, Silk Road Ensemble, James Taylor, Chris Thile, Wu Tong, Alon Yavnai & Amelia Zirin-Brown)
[Sony Classical]

A Company Of Voices: Conspirare In Concert

Craig Hella Johnson, conductor; Conspirare (Tom Burritt, Ian Davidson & Bion Tsang)
[Harmonia Mundi]

Jazz-Clazz

Paquito D'Rivera Quintet (Trio Clarone)
[TIMBA Records]

The Melody Of Rhythm

Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer (Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
[E1 Music]

QSF Plays Brubeck

Quartet San Francisco
[Violinjazz Recordings]

Twelve Songs By Charles Ives

Theo Bleckmann; Kneebody
[Winter & Winter]

Best Short Form Music Video

For an individual track or single promotional clip. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer.
Winner

Boom Boom Pow

The Black Eyed Peas
Mathew Cullen & Mark Kudsi, video directors; Javier Jimenez, Anna Joseph & Patrick Nugent, video producers
[Interscope Records]

Mr. Hurricane

Beast
Ben Steiger Levine, video director; Sach Baylin-Stern, video producer
[Verve Forecast]

Life In Technicolor II

Coldplay
Dougal Wilson, video director; Matthew Fone, video producer
[Capitol]

Wrong

Depeche Mode
Patrick Daughters, video director; Jonathan Lia, video producer
[Capitol]

Her Morning Elegance

Oren Lavie
Oren Lavie, Merav and Yuval Nathan, video directors; Michal Dayan, Chris Douridas & Oren Lavie, video producers
[A Quarter Past Wonderful/Adrenaline]

Best Long Form Music Video

For video album packages consisting of more than one song or track. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer of at least 51% of the total playing time.
Winner

The Beatles Love - All Together Now

(Various Artists)
Adrian Wills, video director; Martin Bolduc & Jonathan Clyde, video producers
[Apple/Capitol]

In Boston

Chris Botti
Jim Gable, video director; Bobby Colomby, video producer
[Columbia]

Johnny Cash's America

(Johnny Cash)
Robert Gordon & Morgan Neville, video directors; Robert Gordon & Morgan Neville, video producers
[Columbia/Legacy]

Anita O'Day - The Life Of A Jazz Singer

(Anita O'Day)
Robbie Cavolina & Ian McCrudden, video directors; Robbie Cavolina, Melissa Davis & Ian McCrudden, video producers
[AOD Productions]

Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy World Tour Live

Keith Urban
Chris Hicky, video director; Blake Morrison, video producer
[Capitol Nashville]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So proud - Jennifer Higdon and I studied music at BGSU. It's always fantastic when you know of someone that's so successful. Thanks for the info, Roy.

- Elaine


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