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Nobody Asked for Eminem's Surprise Oscars Performance

The rapper performed his hit "Lose Yourself," which won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 2003.

Considering what many considered to be an overwhelmingly white and male nominee pool, the 92nd Annual Academy Awards ended up being...not that bad?

Korean thriller Parasite made history by becoming the first foreign language film to take home an Oscar for Best Picture, and its director Bong Joon Ho was adorable on numerous occasions. Joaquin Phoenix, after being named Best Lead Actor, continued his streak of spicy acceptance speeches with a condemnation of the animal agriculture industry. Janelle Monáe's opening number saluted snubbed films like Us and Midsommar. Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph were, well, just as funny as you'd expect.

But there was one appearance at the Oscars that had many attendees and viewers perplexed. At the end of a montage celebrating iconic songs made famous by movies, clips of 8 Mile were projected on the screen as the instantly recognizable chug of "Lose Yourself" played along. And then—for reasons widely unbeknownst to the audience—Eminem himself appeared onstage to perform the 2002 No. 1 hit.

While some audience members in the Dolby Theatre happily rapped along, many seemed dumbfounded by Eminem's seemingly random appearance.

"Lose Yourself" became the first rap number to win the Oscar for Best Original Song back in 2003, but Eminem didn't attend that year because he didn't think he had a chance of winning. Although the reason for his delayed appearance is unclear, it seems Eminem just figured he was better late than never: "Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity... Thanks for having me @TheAcademy," he tweeted. "Sorry it took me 18 years to get here."

We're glad Slim Shady finally got his second shot, but why 18 years late? At this point, it feels like a pathetic and haphazard promotion of his eleventh studio album, Music to Be Murdered By, which received backlash for its audacious reference to the bombing at Ariana Grande's 2017 Manchester concert. A clip of old audio also recently resurfaced in which Eminem claimed he'd "side with Chris Brown" on the issue of Brown's infamous assault of Rihanna. Why are we continuing to bait Eminem's constant hunger for relevancy?

These audience reactions say it best:


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Was Janelle Monáe Attacked with "Too Much Tuna?"

John Mulaney and Nick Kroll think that giving people giant mounds of tuna fish is a fun prank, but mercury poisoning is no joke

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It was announced yesterday that Janelle Monáe will be joining the impressive lineup of musical acts performing at the Oscars this weekend.

It's reassuring news for anyone who may have been concerned about Monáe's health following an interview with The Cut released on Monday. In the interview, Monáe discussed her desire to be a mother, with the caveat that she is still recovering from a recent case of mercury poisoning that she developed as a result of her pescatarian diet. She said of the experience, "I started feeling my mortality."

Methyl-mercury—which is easy for the human body to absorb, but it takes a long time to filter out—can cause serious neurological symptoms and presents a particular danger to developing fetuses. That's why doctors advise avoiding or limiting intake of certain mercury-rich fish during pregnancy. But for an adult to develop mercury poisoning requires much higher doses.

Monáe also spoke of a desire "to skydive into different parts of my life." Taking that sort of leap into unfamiliar challenges has been a hallmark of a career in which she has found tremendous success as a singer, a songwriter, a rapper, a producer, and an actor. Without that bold approach to life, would she have ever starred in Moonlight or Hidden Figures? But perhaps it was a similarly head-long embrace of pescatarianism that caused her mercury issue. In a previous interview with Glamour she attributed her smooth, radiant skin to "a really great diet, you know, lots of vegetables and fish," but according to a video entitled "A Medically Inadvisable Amount of Tuna," a serious case of mercury poisoning can cause fatigue, muscle weakness, and even… peeling skin.

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Is it possible that Monáe's poisoning was no accident? Was it part of "prank" to sabotage her flawless skin?!

That clip is part of Nick Kroll and John Mulaney's prank show Too Much Tuna, in which they take on the characters of Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland in order to surprise celebrity guests with sandwiches stacked with humiliating amounts of tuna. Past guests subjected to this indignity have included Chris Pratt, Leslie Jones, and Adam Driver. It seemed that Kroll and Mulaney's reign of terror was finally over when their Broadway show Oh, Hello closed in 2017, but with Chance the Rapper's revival of the Punk'd series, the pair may have felt it was time to reunite.

We do not currently have the evidence to prove that Kroll and Mulaney were behind Monáe's illness, but tuna is among the most mercury-rich fish, meaning that "too much tuna" is a likely cause. If they relied on Monáe's pescatarian diet and her bold approach to life—did she "skydive" into actually eating one of those sandwiches?!—in order to inflict their brand of "comedy" on one of our most celebrated musical and dramatic talents, they must be stopped. We need to send a message that there's nothing funny about acute chemical poisoning: #TooMuchTooMuchTuna

"Too Much Tuna" Luke Fontana

Monáe also spoke with The Cut about the strangeness of being a public figure and how people create elaborate stories about celebrities based on scraps of information and figments of their imagination. Janelle Monáe will be performing at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 9th, along with Billie Eilish, Elton John, Idina Menzel, and Randy Newman.

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Happy #LesbianVisibilityDay: 10 Queer Musicians Who Are Changing the Industry

They make up just a fraction of the many lesbian and queer musicians who are revolutionizing the industry, but you should definitely know each one of the artists on this list.

Friday was Lesbian Visibility Day, but lesbians deserve representation every day of the year—after all, they're not only around on April 26.

Here are 10 incredible queer musicians to know, each of whom has contributed to music and culture in hugely significant and inspiring ways.

1. Hayley Kiyoko

Hayley Kiyoko's exuberant pop has propelled her to the top of the charts and has made her a religious icon of sorts for queers everywhere. With her unabashedly gay lyrics and imagery, she's carving out space for a confident brand of sexuality that has long been relegated to ambiguous lyrics of even openly queer musicians.

Hayley Kiyoko - SLEEPOVER www.youtube.com

2. Hurray For the Riff Raff

Fronted by the Bronx-born Alynda Segarra, Hurray for the Riff Raff has created a blend of Americana so sophisticated that it merits dozens of listens, and each time it will inevitably offer up different bits of wisdom. Segarra, a former punk of Puerto Rican descent, has always traversed political and personal themes and is one of the strongest voices in protest music today. Her music explores the complexity of the queer, mixed-race experience, delving into politics and mixing English and Spanish into pure poetry. Her music does justice to its complex themes, while also maintaining a sense of hope and idealism. With her album The Navigator, she took on a David Bowie-type alter ego with her own twist. "I learned I could create a character, the Navigator, who would stand at the intersection of all these identities and weave in and out," she told The Times. "And I related to being the alien. I began to take that as a badge of honor."

Hurray For The Riff Raff - Pa'lante (Official Video) www.youtube.com


3. Janelle Monae

Sometimes it seems like there's nothing Janelle Monae can't do. She rose to the fore with her gender-bending, androgynous appearance, only to cast off even that label in exchange for truly fluid shifts from the silver screen to the largest festival stages. About a year ago, she told Rolling Stone that she identified with elements of bisexuality and pansexuality. "I want young girls, young boys, nonbinary, gay, straight, queer people who are having a hard time dealing with their sexuality, dealing with feeling ostracized or bullied for just being their unique selves, to know that I see you," she said in an interview. "Be proud."

Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer [Emotion Picture] www.youtube.com


4. Julien Baker

Now practically legendary in the indie folk circuit, Julien Baker made waves by speaking openly about her experiences growing up queer and Christian in Tennessee. Since then, her ingenious methods of looping, drawing spare melodies out of her Telecaster, and spinning pain into reverent poetry have made her a prominent and critically acclaimed solo artist in her own right. Plus, boygenius, the trio comprised of Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers (both of whom also identify as queer), is one of the best supergroups of our modern era.

Julien Baker: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert www.youtube.com


boygenius @ Brooklyn Steel | Pitchfork Live www.youtube.com


5. King Princess

Producer-songwriter King Princess has never been shy about her identity as a lesbian—her first tour was called "Pussy is God," and she's referenced a variety of historical and contemporary queer themes in her music. Her best song, "1950," may be referring to the Lavender Scare, when homophobic paranoia reached a peak and many queers had to hide their identities in order to keep their jobs. Despite its heavy inspiration, "1950" is full of electric joy; though its political undertones are very intentional. "I want to get to a place where the story is less about me and my face and more about what the fuck's going on this world. How I can be an active voice for gay people but also the music industry," she said to Rolling Stone. "This is the art we need right now. This is what we need right now. We're in a renaissance, and we need people to rebel, come forth and bring messages into art."

King Princess - 1950 www.youtube.com


6. LP

LP's voice sounds like a mix of Bob Dylan's and Stevie Nicks'—which would be enough to merit a listen on its own—but she's also a masterful songwriter and artist, as well as an open lesbian. Having written hits for Christina Aguilera and the Backstreet Boys, she's now taking the music industry by storm with her infectious, sophisticated brand of folk-rock. Not only does she shred on the ukulele she also wears sunglasses at night and has mastered the art of suit-wearing, so if you're looking for someone to fall in love with, look no further.

LP - Girls Go Wild (Official Video) www.youtube.com


7. ROES

Formerly known as Angel Haze, ROES has just released one track— "Brooklyn"—and if their future releases are anything like that one, we're going to be hearing a lot more from them. The song is a dreamscape, evoking the likes of Frank Ocean as they layer their vocals and bars over brooding electric guitar. The rapper-singer openly identifies as pansexual and has said that they don't consider themselves any particular sex or identify with any particular pronouns, and they prefer to keep their music ambiguous so that everyone can relate to it. They've also been a staunch advocate for mental health. "If I can't say how I feel I go crazy," they told The Fader recently. "Every day I wake up and I'm like 'goddamn, you lived. You're alive again.'

Brooklyn www.youtube.com


8. Tash Sultana

The virtuosic polymath gained fame after their YouTube videos took off, and they've been touring steadily ever since. With their blend of guitar, effortless vocals, and psychedelic grit, they should be on everyone's live show bucket list. Open about their experiences with drug abuse and queerness, they also identify as non-binary, use they/them pronouns, and have often spoken about the ways music has helped them overcome challenges.

Tash Sultana - Can't Buy Happiness (Official Video Clip) 4K www.youtube.com


9. Tish Hyman

A formidable talent in the R&B and hip hop spheres, Hyman has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business. Having cut her teeth on battle rap in the Bronx, she moved to Los Angeles, worked as Lil Wayne's tour manager, and started writing with the likes of Alicia Keys and Kanye West before going solo. Her vocals have drawn comparisons to Lauryn Hill, and her first release, "Subway Art," is a tribute to the twists and turns of life in the big city.

Tish Hyman - Subway Art (Official Video) www.youtube.com


10. Young M.A.

The Brooklyn-raised rapper has always been committed to being authentically herself—the M.A. in her name stands for "Me, Always"—and it seems to be paying off. She sold out her North American tour with 21 Savage, opened for Beyoncé, and her first album Herstory is a triumphant reclamation of her queer black feminist identity. She's always been openly proud of her sexual orientation, telling Vogue that once she came out, she felt she was able to move forward with her career. "I held in being sexually attracted to women for so long that once I got that out of me, the music became easy," she said.

Young M.A "Stubborn Ass" (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com


Honorable Mentions: Let us give thanks to our queer foremothers—to Tegan and Sara, Tracy Chapman, and all the many others who paved the way.

Tracy Chapman - Fast car www.youtube.com



Eden Arielle Gordon is a writer and musician from New York City. Follow her on Twitter @edenarielmusic.


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This year's festival season is shaping up to be one for the books. One of the summer's most highly anticipated events is Woodstock's 50th-anniversary festival, which will run from August 16-18th.

Here's the full lineup:

Day 1, Aug. 16: The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Santana, The Lumineers, The Raconteurs, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, John Fogerty, Run the Jewels, The Head and the Heart, Maggie Rogers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Bishop Briggs, Anderson East, Akon, Princess Nokia, John Sebastian, Melanie, Grandson, Fever 333, Dorothy, Flora Cash, Larkin Poe, Brian Cadd and Ninet Tayeb

Day 2, Aug. 17: Dead & Company, Chance the Rapper, The Black Keys, Sturgill Simpson, Greta Van Fleet, Portugal, The Man, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, David Crosby and Friends, Dawes, Margo Price, Nahko and Medicine for the People, India.Arie, Jade Bird, Country Joe McDonald, Rival Sons, Emily King, Soccer Mommy, Sir, Taylor Bennett, Amy Helm, Courtney Hadwin, Pearl, John-Robert and IAMDDB

Day 3, Aug. 18: Jay-Z, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Cage the Elephant, Brandi Carlile, Janelle Monae, Young the Giant, Courtney Barnett, Common, Vince Staples, Judah and the Lion, Earl Sweatshirt, Boygenius, Reignwolf, The Zombies, Canned Heat, Hot Tuna, Pussy Riot, Cherry Glazerr, Leven Kali, The Marcus King Band, Victory, Hollis Brown, John Craigie, Amigo the Devil and Liz Brasher

The list features several original Woodstock performers, including Melanie and Santana, alongside some of today's brightest and most outspoken stars (with some generic pop acts thrown into the mix). Woodstock 50 will take place on the Watkins Glen International Racetrack in the Finger Lakes, about 115 miles north of the original event. More information can be found at www.woodstock.com.

Santana at the original Woodstock, via Morrisonhotelgallery.com

The festival is being produced by the original Woodstock's co-founder, Michael Lang. "It's kind of spooky how similar things are," he told Rolling Stone, noting the eerie parallels between the 1969 festival and today's political climate. "Some of the things that we thought we'd gone past in the last 50 years — the racial divides, care for the environment and women's rights — now we have Black Lives Matter and the #MeToo movement and climate deniers and another [expletive] in the White House."

It's hard to say if any of the Woodstock anniversary events will generate the spirit of defiance and unity that defined the original festival, or at least its historical legacy. Artists like Princess Nokia and Pussy Riot have promoted revolutionary and activist messages that rival those of the original Woodstock performers. Other notable acts include Boygenius (the trio comprised of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus), India.Arie and Janelle Monae, who have all spoken out in their own right.

Still, somehow it's just difficult to imagine that this Woodstock could have the same effect as the original in the age of Instagram when music festivals are often treated more like photo shoots and advertising expos than actual concerts. Maybe all this feels off because of the sad fact that some things really haven't changed much since 1969, and in some ways, they're even more complicated. But regardless, we could all use a little more peace, love, and music in our lives.


Eden Arielle Gordon is a writer and musician from New York. Follow her on Twitter @edenarielmusic.


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Popdust's Best of 2018: Music

This was 2018 in music.

Cardi B Got Up to 10. Drake Can't Take a Joke. Ariana Grande proclaimed that God is a Woman. Young Thug got High with...Elton John, and Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer. This was 2018 in music.

Here's the best music of 2018, according to Popdust staff:

Janelle Monáe - PYNK [Official Video] youtu.be

Pynk, by Janelle Monae

Chosen by Rebecca Linde, Staff Writer

I have a notoriously plebeian taste in music, and get major anxiety trying to keep up with what everyone seems to be listening to, so I'm just going to go with "Pynk," because anything that gives us an image of Tessa Thompson popping through Janelle Monae's vagina-shaped legs can't possibly be bad.

Amber Run - Haze www.youtube.com

Amber Run

Chosen by Meg Hanson, Staff Writer

I'm offended if you haven't heard of Amber Run, three blokes from Nottingham and gods of doleful indie pop. Their 2018 EP The Assembly needs to played in dark winters while swaddled in blue velvet. In particular, "Heaven Is a Place" should be the soundtrack of your next commute home from a shitty day at work that makes you question your life choices. Best of the best from Amber Run, though, is "Haze." Listen on repeat until you hate it—by then you won't be able to stop.

This writer has already waxed poetic about the goods on Amber Run. Here is her self-promotional link.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise - Fever Pitch [Official Video] www.youtube.com

Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Chosen by Brooke Johnson, Assistant Editor

So...the band is called Rainbow Kitten Surprise. I know, I'm sorry, but try to look past it for the briefest moment and listen to their 2018 album, How To: Friend, Love, Freefall. RKS — as the initiated refer to them to avoid embarrassment — offer an original sound that's hard to come by in today's wash of electro-pop and synthesizers. Start with "Painkillers" and then move on to "Fever Pitch," at that point, if you aren't sold on the virtues of this weird little band, well, just go back to Ariana Grande and leave the rest of us alone.

Acid Dad - Marine (Official Video) youtu.be

Acid Dad

Chosen by Matt Clibanoff, Editorial Lead

Acid Dad sort of sounds like if the Clash took a hit of DMT and, instead of enjoying the ride, started wildly punching their hallucinations. Or maybe they're just a mellower version of Jay Reatard. It's impossible to say really. Either way, if the thing that brings punk back is adding chorus effects and some soft-psych production, I'm here for it. The music is ugly. The musicians are ugly. The lyrics are ugly. Vaughn Hunt's voice is emotionally detached and soul-deadening. I love this band.

Bonus: The 2018 Popdust Music Awards

Song Most Easily Appropriated by a Duane Reade Cashier: thank u, next by Ariana Grande

Song Title that Doubles as a Sarcastic Phrase About Every Decision Made by the Current Administration: This Is America by Childish Gambino

Proof that Eminem Still Thinks Using Curse Words is Edgy: Kamikazee

Absolutely, Definitely, Maybe Not About The Offset: Be Careful by Cardi B

Song Title that Had Us Craving Chinese Food: Stir Fry by Migos

Artist Whose Name Makes Her Sound Like a CW Star: Kasey Musgraves

Most Uncomfortably Self-Aware Music Video: New Light by John Mayer

Best Prince Impression: Make Me Feel by Janelle Monae


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2019 Grammy Nominations Announced

The most nominations went to Kendrick Lamar and Drake.

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The biggest night in music, the Grammys, will take place on February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and will air live on CBS. The full list of nominations, included below, includes Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Drake, Post Malone, H.E.R., Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Lady Gaga, and more. The most nominations went to Kendrick Lamar and Drake, with eight and seven nominations, respectively. Singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile came close to rivaling the rappers, however, receiving six nominations.

2019 Grammy Awards nominations announcement on CBS This Morning youtu.be


Having previously faced criticism for a lack of diversity, the Grammys expanded several major categories this year to include eight nominees instead of the traditional five. The expanded categories include album of the year, record of the year, song of the year and best new artist.

Notably, during the announcement of the nominations on CBS on Friday, Janelle Monáe was moved to tears when she heard her album, Dirty Computer, had been nominated for best album. Monáe said she hoped the recognition of her album would encourage the LGBTQ+ community that she is proudly a part of. "I hope they feel seen," Monáe said. "I hope they feel loved and I hope they feel celebrated."

Check out the complete list of nominees below:

GENERAL FIELD

Record Of The Year:

"I Like It" — Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin

"The Joke" — Brandi Carlile

"This Is America" — Childish Gambino

"God's Plan" — Drake

"Shallow" — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

"All The Stars" — Kendrick Lamar & SZA

"Rockstar" — Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage

"The Middle" — Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Album Of The Year:

"Invasion Of Privacy" — Cardi B

"By The Way, I Forgive You" — Brandi Carlile

"Scorpion" — Drake

"H.E.R." — H.E.R.

"Beerbongs & Bentleys" — Post Malone

"Dirty Computer" — Janelle Monáe

"Golden Hour" — Kacey Musgraves

"Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By" (Various Artists)

Song Of The Year:

"All The Stars" — Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)

"Boo'd Up" — Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)

"God's Plan" — Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

"In My Blood" — Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes & Geoffrey Warburton, songwriters (Shawn Mendes)

"The Joke" — Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)

"The Middle" — Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael

Trewartha & Anton Zaslavski, songwriters (Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey)

"Shallow" — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)

"This Is America" — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

Best New Artist:

Chloe x Halle

Luke Combs

Greta Van Fleet

H.E.R.

Dua Lipa

Margo Price

Bebe Rexha

Jorja Smith

POP FIELD

Best Pop Solo Performance:

"Colors" — Beck

"Havana (Live)" — Camila Cabello

"God Is A Woman" — Ariana Grande

"Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)" — Lady Gaga

"Better Now" — Post Malone

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

"Fall In Line" — Christina Aguilera Featuring Demi Lovato

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" — Backstreet Boys

"'S Wonderful" — Tony Bennett & Diana Krall

"Shallow" — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

"Girls I Like You" — Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B

"Say Something" — Justin Timberlake Featuring Chris Stapleton

"The Middle" — Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

"Love Is Here To Stay" —Tony Bennett & Diana Krall

"My Way" — Willie Nelson

"Nat "King" Cole & Me" — Gregory Porter

4. Standards (DELUXE) —

Seal

5. THE MUSIC…THE MEM'RIES…THE MAGIC! —

Barbra Streisand


Best Pop Vocal Album:

"Camila" — Camila Cabello

"Meaning Of Life" — Kelly Clarkson

"Sweetener" — Ariana Grande

"Shawn Mendes" — Shawn Mendes

"Beautiful Trauma" — P!nk

"Reputation" — Taylor Swift

DANCE/ELECTRONIC FIELD

Best Dance Recording:

"Northern Soul" — Above & Beyond Featuring Richard Bedford

"Ultimatum" — Disclosure (Featuring Fatoumata Diawara)

"Losing It" — Fisher

"Electricity" — Silk City & Dua Lipa Featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson

"Ghost Voices" — Virtual Self

Best Dance/Electronic Album:

"Singularity" —Jon Hopkins

"Woman Worldwide" — Justice

"Treehouse" — Sofi Tukker

"Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides" — SOPHIE

"Lune Rouge" — TOKiMONSTA

CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL FIELD

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album:

"The Emancipation Procrastination" — Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah "Steve Gadd Band" — Steve Gadd Band

"Modern Lore" — Julian Lage

"Laid Black" — Marcus Miller

"Protocol 4" — Simon Phillips

ROCK FIELD

Best Rock Performance:

"Four Out Of Five" —Arctic Monkeys

"When Bad Does Good" — Chris Cornell

"Made An America" — The Fever 333

"Highway Tune" — Greta Van Fleet

"Uncomfortable" — Halestorm

Best Metal Performance:

"Condemned To The Gallows "— Between The Buried And Me

"Honeycomb" — Deafheaven

"Electric Messiah" — High On Fire

"Betrayer" — Trivium

"On My Teeth — Underoath

Best Rock Song:

"Black Smoke Rising" — Jacob Thomas Kiszka, Joshua Michael Kiszka, Samuel Francis Kiszka & Daniel

Robert Wagner, songwriters (Greta Van Fleet)

"Jumpsuit" — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)

"MANTRA" — Jordan Fish, Matthew Kean, Lee Malia, Matthew Nicholls & Oliver Sykes, songwriters (Bring Me

The Horizon)

"Masseduction" — Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)

"Rats" — Tom Dalgety & A Ghoul Writer, songwriters (Ghost)

Best Rock Album:


"Rainier Fog" — Alice In Chains

"M A N I A" — Fall Out Boy

"Prequelle — Ghost

"From The Fires" — Greta Van Fleet

"Pacific Daydream" — Weezer

ALTERNATIVE FIELD

Best Alternative Music Album:

"Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino" —Arctic Monkeys

"Colors" — Beck

"Utopia" — Björk

"American Utopia" — David Byrne

"Masseduction" — St. Vincent

R&B FIELD

Best R&B Performance:

"Long As I Live" — Toni Braxton

"Summer" — The Carters

"Y O Y" — Lalah Hathaway

"Best Part" — H.E.R. Featuring Daniel Caesar

"First Began" — PJ Morton

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

"Bet Ain't Worth The Hand" — Leon Bridges

"Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight" — Bettye LaVette

"Honest" — MAJOR.

"How Deep Is Your Love" — PJ Morton Featuring Yebba

"Made For Love" — Charlie Wilson Featuring Lalah Hathaway

Best R&B Song:

"Boo'd Up" — Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon

McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)

"Come Through And Chill" — Jermaine Cole, Miguel Pimentel & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Miguel Featuring J. Cole & Salaam Remi)

"Feels Like Summer" — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

"Focus" — Darhyl Camper Jr, H.E.R. & Justin Love, songwriters (H.E.R.)

"Long As I Live" — Paul Boutin, Toni Braxton & Antonio Dixon, songwriters (Toni Braxton)

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

"Everything Is Love" — The Carters

"The Kids Are Alright "— Chloe x Halle

"Chris Dave And The Drumhedz" — Chris Dave And The Drumhedz

"War & Leisure" — Miguel

"Ventriloquism" — Meshell Ndegeocello


Best R&B Album:

"Sex & Cigarettes" — Toni Braxton

"Good Thing" — Leon Bridges

"Honestly" — Lalah Hathaway

"H.E.R." — H.E.R.

"Gumbo Unplugged (Live)" — PJ Morton

RAP FIELD

Best Rap Performance:

"Be Careful" — Cardi B

"Nice For What" — Drake

"King's Dead" — Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake

"Bubblin" — Anderson .Paak

"Sicko Mode" — Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee

Best Rap/Sung Performance:

"Like I Do" — Christina Aguilera Featuring Goldlink

"Pretty Little Fears" — 6LACK Featuring J. Cole

"This Is America" — Childish Gambino

"All The Stars" — Kendrick Lamar & SZA

"Rockstar" — Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage

Best Rap Song:

"God's Plan" — Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

"King's Dead" — Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn & Michael Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake)

"Lucky You" — R. Fraser, G. Lucas, M. Mathers, M. Samuels & J. Sweet, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas)

"Sicko Mode" — Khalif Brown, Rogét Chahayed, BryTavious Chambers, Mike Dean, Mirsad Dervic, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Aubrey Graham, John Edward Hawkins, Chauncey Hollis, Jacques Webster, Ozan Yildirim & Cydel Young, songwriters (Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee)

"Win" — K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels & C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock)


Best Rap Album:

"Invasion Of Privacy" — Cardi B

"Swimming" — Mac Miller

"Victory Lap" — Nipsey Hussle

"Daytona" — Pusha T

"Astroworld" — Travis Scott

COUNTRY FIELD

Best Country Solo Performance:

"Wouldn't It Be Great?" — Loretta Lynn

"Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters" — Maren Morris

"Butterflies" — Kacey Musgraves

"Millionaire" — Chris Stapleton

"Parallel Line" — Keith Urban

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:

"Shoot Me Straight" — Brothers Osborne

"Tequila" — Dan + Shay

" When Someone Stops Loving You" — Little Big Town

"Dear Hate" — Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill

"Meant To Be" — Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

Best Country Song:

"Break Up In The End" — Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill & Jon Nite, songwriters (Cole Swindell)

"Dear Hate" — Tom Douglas, David Hodges & Maren Morris, Songwriters (Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill)

"I Lived It" — Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley & Ben Hayslip, songwriters (Blake Shelton)

"Space Cowboy" — Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)

"Tequila" — Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds & Dan Smyers, songwriters (Dan + Shay)

"When Someone Stops Loving You" — Hillary Lindsey, Chase McGill & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Little Big Town)

Best Country Album:

"Unapologetically" — Kelsea Ballerini

"Port Saint Joe" — Brothers Osborne

"Girl Going Nowhere" — Ashley McBryde

"Golden Hour" — Kacey Musgraves

"From A Room: Volume 2" — Chris Stapleton

NEW AGE FIELD

Best New Age Album:

"Hiraeth" — Lisa Gerrard & David Kuckhemann

"Beloved" — Snatam Kaur

"Opium Moon" — Opium Moon

"Molecules Of Motion" — Steve Roach

"Moku Maluhia – Peaceful Island" — Jim Kimo West

JAZZ FIELD

Best Improvised Jazz Solo:

"Some Of That Sunshine" — Regina Carter, soloist

"Don't Fence Me In" — John Daversa, soloist

"We See" — Fred Hersch, soloists

"De-dah" — Brad Mehldau, soloist

"Cadenas" — Miguel Zenón, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album:

"My Mood Is You" — Freddy Cole

"The Questions" — Kurt Elling

"The Subject Tonight Is Love" — Kate McGarry With Keith Ganz & Gary Versace

"If You Really Want" — Raul Midón With The Metropole Orkest Conducted By Vince Mendoza

"The Window" — Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Jazz Instrumental Album:

"Diamond Cut" — Tia Fuller

"Live In Europe" — Fred Hersch Trio

"Seymour Reads The Constitution!" — Brad Mehldau Trio

"Still Dreaming" — Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Brian Blade

"Emanon" — The Wayne Shorter Quartet

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album:

"All About That Basie" — The Count Basie Orchestra Directed By Scotty Barnhart

"American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom" — John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists

"Presence" — Orrin Evans And The Captain Black Big Band

"All Can Work" — John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble

"Barefoot Dances And Other Visions" — Jim McNeely & The Frankfurt Radio Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album:

"Heart Of Brazil"— Eddie Daniels

"Back To The Sunset"— Dafnis Prieto Big Band

"West Side Story Reimagined"— Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band

"Cinque"— Elio Villafranca

"Yo Soy La Tradición" — Miguel Zenón Featuring Spektral Quartet

GOSPEL/ CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC FIELD

Best Gospel Performance/Song:

"You Will Win" — Jekalyn Carr; Allen Carr & Jekalyn Carr, Songwriters

"Won't He Do It" — Koryn Hawthorne

"Never Alone" — Tori Kelly Featuring Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin & Victoria Kelly, Songwriters

"Cycles" Jonathan Mcreynolds Featuring Doe; Jonathan McReynolds, Songwriter

"A Great Work" — Brian Courtney Wilson; Aaron W. Lindsey, Alvin Richardson & Brian Courtney Wilson, Songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song:

"Reckless Love" — Cory Asbury; Cory Asbury, Caleb Culver & Ran Jackson, songwriters

"You Say" — Lauren Daigle; Lauren Daigle, Jason Ingram & Paul Mabury, songwriters

"Joy" — for King & Country; Ben Glover, Matt Hales, Stephen Blake Kanicka, Seth Moslely, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters

"Grace Got You" — MercyMe Featuring John Reuben; David Garcia, Ben Glover, MercyMe, Solomon Olds & John Reuben, songwriters

"Known"— Tauren Wells; Ethan Hulse, Jordan Sapp & Tauren Wells, songwriters

Best Gospel Album:

"One Nation Under God" — Jekalyn Carr

"Hiding Place" — Tori Kelly

"Make Room" — Jonathan McReynolds

"The Other Side" — The Walls Group

"A Great Work" — Brian Courtney Wilson

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:

"Look Up Child" — Lauren Daigle

"Hallelujah Here Below" — Elevation Worship

"Living With a Fire" — Jesus Culture

"Surrounded" — Michael W. Smith

"Survivor: Live From Harding Prison" — Zach Williams

Best Roots Gospel Album:

"Unexpected" — Jason Crabb

"Clear Skies" — Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

"Favorites: Revisited By Request" — The Isaacs

"Still Standing" — The Martins

"Love Love Love" — Gordon Mote

LATIN FIELD

Best Latin Pop Album:

"Prometo" — Pablo Alboran

"Sincera" — Claudia Brant

"Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos), Vol. 2" — Natalia Lafourcade

"2:00 AM" — Raquel Sofía

"Vives" — Carlos Vives

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album:

"Clairoscura" — Aterciopelados

"Coastcity" — Coastcity

"Encanto Tropical" — Monsieur Periné

"Gourmet" — Orishas

"Aztlán" — Zoé

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano):

"Primero Soy Mexicana" — Angela Aguilar

"Mitad y Mitad" — Calibre 50

"Totalmente Juan Gabriel Vol. II" — Aida Cuevas

"Cruzando Borders" — Los Texmaniacs

"Leyendas De Mi Pueblo" — Mariachi Sol De Mexico De Jose Hernandez

"¡México Por Siempre!" — Luis Miguel

Best Tropical Latin Album:

"Pa' Mi Gente" — Charlie Aponte

"Legado" — Formell Y Los Van Van

"Orquesta Akokán" — Orquesta Akokán

"Ponle Actitud" — Felipe Peláez

"Anniversary" — Spanish Harlem Orchestra

AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC FIELD

Best American Roots Performance:

"Kick Rocks" — Sean Ardoin

"Saint James Infirmary Blues" — Jon Batiste

"The Joke" Brandi Carlile

"All On My Mind" — Anderson East

"Last Man Standing" — Willie Nelson

Best American Roots Song:

"All The Trouble" — Waylon Payne, Lee Ann Womack & Adam Wright, songwriters (Lee Ann Womack)

"Build a Bridge" — Jeff Tweedy, songwriter (Mavis Staples)

"The Joke" — Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)

"Knockin' On Your Screen Door" — Pat McLaughlin & John Prine, songwriters (John Prine)

"Summer's End" — Pat McLaughlin & John Prine, songwriters (John Prine)


Best Americana Album:

"By The Way, I Forgive You" — Brandi Carlile

"Things Have Changed" — Bettye LaVette

"The Tree Of Forgiveness" — John Prine

"The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone" — Lee Ann Womack

"One Drop Of Truth" — The Wood Brothers

Best Bluegrass Album:

"Portraits in Fiddles" — Mike Barnett

"Sister Sadie II" — Sister Sadie

"Rivers and Roads" — Special Consensus

"The Travelin' McCourys" — The Travelin' McCourys

"North of Despair" — Wood & Wire

Best Traditional Blues Album:

"Something Smells Funky 'Round Here" — Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio

"Benton County Relic" — Cedric Burnside

"The Blues Is Alive and Well" — Buddy Guy

"No Mercy in This Land" — Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite

"Don't You Feel My Leg (The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker) — Maria Muldaur

Best Contemporary Blues Album:

"Please Don't Be Dead" — Fantastic Negrito

"Here In Babylon" — Teresa James And The Rhythm Tramps

"Cry No More" — Danielle Nicole

"Out of The Blues" — Boz Scaggs

"Victor Wainwright and The Train" — Victor Wainwright And The Train

Best Folk Album:

"Whistle Down the Wind" — Joan Baez

"Black Cowboys" — Dom Flemons

"Rifles & Rosary Beads" — Mary Gauthier

"Weed Garden" — Iron & Wine

"All Ashore" — Punch Brothers

Best Regional Roots Music Album:

"Kreole Rock and Soul" — Sean Ardoin

"Spyboy" — Cha Wa

"Aloha From Na Hoa" — Na Hoa

"No 'Ane'i" — Kalani Pe'a

"Mewasinsational – Cree Round Dance Songs" — Young Spirit

REGGAE FIELD

Best Reggae Album:

"As The World Turns" — Black Uhuru

"Reggae Forever" — Etana

"Rebellion Rises" — Ziggy Marley

"A Matter of Time" — Protoje

"44/876" — Sting & Shaggy

WORLD MUSIC FIELD

Best World Music Album:

"Deran" — Bombino

"Fenfo" — Fatoumata Diawara

"Black Times" — Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

"Freedom" — Soweto Gospel Choir

"The Lost Songs of World War II" — Yiddish Glory

CHILDREN'S FIELD

Best Children's Album:

"All The Sounds" — Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats

"Building Blocks" — Tim Kubart

"Falu's Bazaar" — Falu

"Giants of Science" — The Pop Ups

"The Nation of Imagine" — Frank & Deane

SPOKEN WORD FIELD

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

"Accessory to War (Neil Degrasse Tyson & Avis Lang)" — Courtney B. Vance

"Calypso" — David Sedaris

"Creative Quest" — Questlove

"Faith – A Journey For All" — Jimmy Carter

"The Last Black Unicorn" — Tiffany Haddish

COMEDY FIELD

Best Comedy Album:

"Annihilation" — Patton Oswalt

"Equanimity & The Bird Revelation" — Dave Chappelle

"Noble Ape" — Jim Gaffigan

"Standup For Drummers" — Fred Armisen

"Tamborine" — Chris Rock

MUSICAL THEATER FIELD

Best Musical Theater Album:

"The Band's Visit" — Etai Benson, Adam Kantor, Katrina Lenk & Ari'el Stachel, principal soloists; Dean Sharenow & David Yazbek, producers; David Yazbek, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)

"Carousel" — Renee Fleming, Alexander Gemignani, Joshua Henry, Lindsay Mendez & Jessie Mueller, principal soloists; Steven Epstein, producer (Richard Rodgers, composer; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist) (2018 Broadway Cast)

"Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" — Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper, Ben Daniels, Brandon Victor Dixon, Erik Grönwall, Jin Ha, John Legend, Norm Lewis & Jason Tam, principal soloists; Harvey Mason, Jr., producer (Andrew Lloyd-Webber, composer; Tim Rice, lyricist) (Original Television Cast)

"My Fair Lady" — Lauren Ambrose, Norbert Leo Butz & Harry Hadden-Paton, principal soloists; Andre Bishop, Van Dean, Hattie K. Jutagir, David Lai, Adam Siegel & Ted Sperling, producers (Frederick Loewe, composer; Alan Jay Lerner, lyricist) (2018 Broadway Cast)

"Once On This Island" — Phillip Boykin, Merle Dandridge, Quentin Earl Darrington, Hailey Kilgore, Kenita R. Miller, Alex Newell, Isaac Powell & Lea Salonga, principal soloists; Lynn Ahrens, Hunter Arnold, Ken Davenport, Stephen Flaherty & Elliot Scheiner, producers (Stephen Flaherty, composer; Lynn Ahrens, lyricist) (New Broadway Cast)

MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA FIELD

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:

"Call Me By Your Name" — (Various Artists)

"Deadpool 2" — (Various Artists)

"The Greatest Showman" — (Various Artists)

"Lady Bird" — (Various Artists)

"Stranger Things" — (Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:

"Black Panther" — Ludwig Göransson, composer

"Blade Runner 2049" — Benjamin Wallfisch & Hans Zimmer, composers

"Coco" — Michael Giacchino, composer

"The Shape of Water" — Alexandre Desplat, composer

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" — John Williams, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media:

"All The Stars" — Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Alexander William Shuckburgh, Mark Anthony Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)

"Mystery Of Love" — Sufjan Stevens, songwriter (Sufjan Stevens)

"Remember Me" — Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Miguel Featuring Natalia Lafourcade)

"Shallow" — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)

"This Is Me" — Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble)

COMPOSING/ ARRANGING FIELD

Best Instrumental Composition:

"Blut und Boden (Blood and Soil)" — Terence Blanchard, composer (Terence Blanchard)

"Chrysalis" — Jeremy Kittel, composer (Kittel & Co.)

"Infinity War" — Alan Silverstri, composer (Alan Silvestri)

"Mine Mission" — John Powell & John Williams, composers (John Powell & John Williams)

"The Shape of Water" — Alexandre Desplat, composer (Alexandre Desplat)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella:

"Batman Theme (TV)" — Randy Waldman & Justin Wilson, arrangers (Randy Waldman Featuring Wynton Marsalis)

"Change The World" — Mark Kibble, arranger (Take 6)

"Madrid Finale" — John Powell, arranger (John Powell)

"The Shape of Water" — Alexandre Desplat, arranger (Alexandre Desplat)

"Stars and Stripes Forever" — John Daversa, arranger (John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists)

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals:

"It Was a Very Good Year" — Matt Rollings & Kristin Wilkinson, arrangers (Willie Nelson)

"Jolene" — Dan Pugach & Nicole Zuraitis, arrangers (Dan Pugach)

"Mona Lisa" — Vince Mendoza, arranger (Gregory Porter)

"Niña" — Gonzalo Grau, arranger (Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider)

"Spiderman Theme" — Randy Waldman, arranger (Randy Waldman Featuring Take 6 & Chris Potter)

PACKAGE FIELD

Best Recording Package:

"Be The Cowboy" — Mary Banas, art director (Mitski)

"Love Yourself: Tear" — HuskyFox, art director (BTS)

"Masseducation" — Willo Perron, art director (St. Vincent)

"The Offering" — Qing-Yang Xiao, art director (The Chairman)

"Well Kept Thing" — Adam Moore, art director (Foxhole)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package:

"Appetite For Destruction (Locked N' Loaded Box)" — Arian Buhler, Charles Dooher, Jeff Fura, Scott Sandler & Matt Taylor, art directors (Guns N' Roses)

"I'll Be Your Girl" — Carson Ellis, Jeri Heiden & Glen Nakasako, art directors (The Decemberists)

"Pacific Northwest '73-74′: The Complete Recordings" — Lisa Glines, Doran Tyson & Roy Henry Vickers, art directors (Grateful Dead)

"Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of 'Weird Al' Yankovic" — Meghan Foley, Annie Stoll & Al Yankovic, art directors ("Weird Al" Yankovic)

"Too Many Bad Habits" — Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Johnny Nicholas)

NOTES FIELD

Best Album Notes:

"Alpine Dreaming: The Helvetia Records Story, 1920-1924" — James P. Leary, album notes writer (Various Artists)

"4 Banjo Songs, 1891-1897: Foundational Recordings of America's Iconic Instrument" — Richard Martin & Ted Olson, album notes writers (Charles A. Asbury)

"The 1960 Time Sessions" — Ben Ratliff, album notes writer (Sonny Clark Trio)

"The Product of Our Souls: The Sound and Sway of James Reese Europe's Society Orchestra" — David Gilbert, album notes writer (Various Artists)

"Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981" — Amanda Petrusich, album notes writer (Bob Dylan)

"Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by WIlliam Ferris" — David Evans, album notes writer (Various Artists)

HISTORICAL FIELD

Best Historical Album:

"Any Other Way" — Rob Bowman, Douglas Mcgowan, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton, mastering

engineer (Jackie Shane)

"At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight…" — Martin Hawkins, compilation producer; Christian Zwarg, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

"Battleground Korea: Songs and Sounds of America's Forgotten War" — Hugo Keesing, compilation producer; Christian Zwarg, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

"Rhapsody in Blue – The Extraordinary Life of Oscar Levant" — Robert Russ, compilation producer; Andreas K. Meyer & Rebekah Wineman, mastering engineers (Oscar Levant)

"Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by WIlliam Ferris" — William Ferris, April Ledbetter & Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL FIELD

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical:

"All The Things That I Did and All The Things That I Didn't Do" — Ryan Freeland & Kenneth Pattengale, engineers; Kim Rosen, mastering engineer (The Milk Carton Kids)

"Colors" — Julian Burg, Serban Ghenea, David "Elevator" Greenbaum, John Hanes, Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin, Florian Lagatta, Cole M.G.N., Alex Pasco, Jesse Shatkin, Darrell Thorp & Cassidy Turbin, engineers; Chris Bellman, Tom Coyne, Emily Lazar & Randy Merrill, mastering engineers (Beck)

"Earthtones" — Robbie Lackritz, engineer; Philip Shaw Bova, mastering engineer (Bahamas)

"Head Over Heels" — Nathaniel Alford, Jason Evigan, Chris Galland, Tom Gardner, Patrick "P-Thugg" Gemayel, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Tony Hoffer, Derek Keota, Ian Kirkpatrick, David Macklovitch, Amber Mark, Manny Marroquin, Vaughn Oliver, Chris "TEK" O'Ryan, Morgan Taylor Reid & Gian Stone, engineers; Chris Gehringer & Michelle Mancini, mastering engineers (Chromeo)

"Voicenotes" — Manny Marroquin & Charlie Puth, engineers; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer (Charlie Puth)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:

Boi-1da

Larry Klein

Linda Perry

Kanye West

Pharrell Williams

Best Remixed Recording:

"Audio (CID Remix)" — CID, remixer (LSD)

"How Long (EDX's Dubai Skyline Remix)" — Maurizio Colella, remixer (Charlie Puth)

"Only Road (Cosmic Gate Remix") — Stefan Bossems & Claus Terhoeven, remixers (Gabriel & Dresden Featuring Sub Teal)

"Stargazing (Kaskade Remix)" — Kaskade, remixer (Kygo Featuring Justin Jesso)

"Walking Away (Mura Masa Remix)" — Alex Crossan, remixer (Haim)

SURROUND SOUND FIELD

Best Immersive Audio Album:

"Eye in The Sky – 35th Anniversary Edition" — Alan Parsons, surround mix engineer; Dave Donnelly, PJ Olsson & Alan Parsons, surround mastering engineers; Alan Parsons, surround producer (The Alan Parsons Project)

"Folketoner" — Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Anne Karin Sundal-Ask & Det Norske Jentekor)

"Seven Words From The Cross" — Daniel Shores, surround mix engineer; Daniel Shores, surround mastering engineer; Dan Merceruio, surround producer (Matthew Guard & Skylark)

"Sommerro: Ujamaa & The Iceberg" — Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Ingar Heine Bergby, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Choir)

"Symbol" — Prashant Mistry & Ronald Prent, surround mix engineers; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Prashant Mistry & Ronald Prent, surround producers (Engine-Earz Experiment)

PRODUCTION, CLASSICAL FIELD

Best Engineered Album, Classical:

"Bates: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" — Mark Donahue & Dirk Sobotka, engineers; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Michael Christie, Garrett Sorenson, Wei Wu, Sasha Cooke, Edwards Parks, Jessica E. Jones & Santa Fe Opera Orchestra)

"Beethoven: Symphony No. 3; Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 — Mark Donahue, engineer; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

"John Williams At The Movies" — Keith O. Johnson & Sean Royce Martin, engineers; Keith O. Johnson, mastering engineer (Jerry Junkin & Dallas Winds)

"Liquid Melancholy – Clarinet Music of James M. Stephenson" — Bill Maylone & Mary Mazurek, engineers; Bill Maylone, mastering engineer (John Bruce Yeh)

"Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11" — Shawn Murphy & Nick Squire, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Andris Nelsons & Boston Symphony Orchestra)

"Visions and Variations" — Tom Caulfield, engineer; Jesse Lewis, mastering engineer (A Far Cry)

Producer Of The Year, Classical:

Blanton Alspaugh

David Frost

Elizabeth Ostrow

Judith Sherman

Dirk Sobotka

CLASSICAL FIELD

Best Orchestral Performance:

"Beethoven: Symphony No. 3; Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1" — Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

"Nielsen: Symphony No. 3 & Symphony No. 4" — Thomas Dausgaard, conductor (Seattle Symphony)

"Ruggles, Stucky & Harbison: Orchestral Works" — David Alan Miller, conductor (National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic)

"Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4" — Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)

"Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11" — Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording:

"Adams: Doctor Atomic" — John Adams, conductor; Aubrey Allicock, Julia Bullock, Gerald Finley & Brindley Sherratt; Friedemann Engelbrecht, producer (BBC Symphony Orchestra; BBC Singers)

"Bates: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" — Michael Christie, conductor; Sasha Cooke, Jessica E. Jones, Edwards Parks, Garrett Sorenson & Wei Wu; Elizabeth Ostrow, producer (The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra)

"Lully: Alceste" — Christophe Rousset, conductor; Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro & Judith

Van Wanroij; Maximilien Ciup, producer (Les Talens Lyriques; Choeur De Chambre De Namur)

"Strauss, R.: Der Rosenkavalier" Sebastian Weigle, conductor; Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča, Günther Groissböck & Erin Morley; David Frost, producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

"Verdi: Rigoletto" — Constantine Orbelian, conductor; Francesco Demuro, Dmitri Hvorostovsky & Nadine Sierra; Vilius Keras &

Aleksandra Keriene, producers (Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra; Men Of The Kaunas State Choir)

Best Choral Performance:

"Chesnokov: Teach Me Thy Statutes" — Vladimir Gorbik, conductor (Mikhail Davydov & Vladimir Krasov; PaTRAM Institute Male Choir)

"Kastalsky: Memory Eternal" — Steven Fox, conductor (The Clarion Choir)

"McLoskey: Zealot Canticles" — Donald Nally, conductor (Doris Hall-Gulati, Rebecca Harris, Arlen Hlusko, Lorenzo Raval & Mandy Wolman; The Crossing)

"Rachmaninov: The Bells" — Mariss Jansons, conductor; Peter Dijkstra, chorus master (Oleg Dolgov, Alexey Markov & Tatiana

Pavlovskaya; Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks)

"Seven Words From The Cross" — Matthew Guard, conductor (Skylark)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance:

Anderson, Laurie: Landfall" — Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet

"Beethoven, Shostakovich & Bach" — The Danish String Quartet

"Blueprinting" — Aizuri Quartet

"Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring Concerto For Two Pianos: — Leif Ove Andsnes & Marc-André Hamelin

"Visions and Variations" — A Far Cry

Best Classical Instrumental Solo:

"Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2″ — Yuja Wang; Simon Rattle, conductor (Berliner Philharmoniker)

"Biber: The Mystery Sonatas" — Christina Day Martinson; Martin Pearlman, conductor (Boston Baroque)

"Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46; Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26" — Joshua Bell (The Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields)

"Glass: Three Pieces in The Shape of a Square" — Craig Morris

"Kernis: Violin Concerto" — James Ehnes; Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album:

"Arc" — Anthony Roth Costanzo; Jonathan Cohen, conductor (Les Violons Du Roy)

"The Handel Album" — Philippe Jaroussky; Artaserse, ensemble

"Mirages" — Sabine Devieilhe; François-Xavier Roth, conductor (Alexandre Tharaud; Marianne Crebassa & Jodie Devos; Les Siècles)

"Schubert: Winterreise" — Randall Scarlata; Gilbert Kalish, accompanist

"Songs of Orpheus – Monteverdi, Caccini, D'India & Landi" — Karim Sulayman; Jeannette Sorrell, conductor; Apollo's Fire, ensembles

Best Classical Compendium:

"Fuchs: Piano Concerto 'Spiritualist'; Poems of Life; Glacier; Rush" — JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Tim Handley, producer

"Gold" — The King's Singers; Nigel Short, producer

"The John Adams Edition" — Simon Rattle, conductor; Christoph Franke, producer

"John Williams At The Movies" — Jerry Junkin, conductor; Donald J. McKinney, producer

"Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto; Oboe Concerto; Serenade to Music; Flos Campi" — Peter Oundjian, conductor; Blanton Alspaugh, producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition:

"Bates: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" — Mason Bates, composer; Mark Campbell, librettist (Michael Christie, Garrett Sorenson, Wei Wu, Sasha Cooke, Edwards Parks, Jessica E. Jones & Santa Fe Opera Orchestra)

"Du Yun: Air Glow" — Du Yun, composer (International Contemporary Ensemble)

"Heggie: Great Scott" — Jake Heggie, composer; Terrence McNally, librettist (Patrick Summers, Manuel Palazzo, Mark Hancock, Michael Mayes, Rodell Rosel, Kevin Burdette, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Nathan Gunn, Frederica von Stade,

Ailyn Pérez, Joyce DiDonato, Dallas Opera Chorus & Orchestra)

"Kernis: Violin Concerto" — Aaron Jay Kernis, composer (James Ehnes, Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)

"Mazzoli: Vespers For Violin" — Missy Mazzoli, composer (Olivia De Prato)

MUSIC VIDEO/FILM FIELD

Best Music Video:

"APES***" — The Carters, Ricky Saiz, video director; Mélodie Buchris, Natan Schottenfels & Erinn Williams, video producers

"This Is America" — Childish Gambino, Hiro Murai, video director; Ibra Ake, Jason Cole & Fam Rothstein, video producers

"I'm Not Racist" Joyner Lucas & Ben Proulx, video directors; Joyner Lucas, video producer

"Pynk" — Janelle Monáe, Emma Westenberg, video director; Justin Benoliel & Whitney Jackson, video producers

"Mumbo Jumbo" — Tierra Whack Marco Prestini, video director; Sara Nassim, video producer

Best Music Film:

"Life in 12 Bars"— Eric Clapton, Lili Fini Zanuck, video director; John Battsek, Scooter Weintraub, Larry Yelen & Lili Fini Zanuck, video producers

"Whitney" — (Whitney Houston), Kevin Macdonald, video director; Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn & Lisa Erspamer, video producers

"Quincy" — Quincy Jones Alan Hicks & Rashida Jones, video directors; Paula DuPré Pesmen, video producer

"Itzhak"— Itzhak Perlman, Alison Chernick, video director; Alison Chernick, video producer

"The King" — (Elvis Presley), Eugene Jarecki, video director; Christopher Frierson, Georgina Hill, David Kuhn & Christopher St. John, video producers