FULL LIST: Winners, Grammys 2015


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FULL LIST: Winners, Grammys 2015
Sam Smith and Pharrell were just some of the evening's big winners

MANILA, Philippines – This year’s Grammy Awards was all about the performances, skipping a lengthy opening monologue in favor of a jaw-dropping performance from rock icons AC/DC. (IN PHOTOS: Red carpet, Grammys 2015)

Taylor Swift presented the first award of the night, Best New Artist, to Sam Smith who scored his first big win. 

“Oh my gosh, I’ve got to try and say something without crying,” said a thrilled Sam, who also thanked his mom and dad. He also picked up Best Pop Vocal Album for In The Lonely Hour. 

Ariana Grande followed with a performance of a sweet ballad “Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart,” penned by One Direction star Harry Styles. (IN PHOTOS: Best dressed at the 2015 Grammys)


Pharrell Williams picked up his 3rd Grammy this year – earlier in the evening, he won Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Video for “Happy.” (WATCH: The hilarious video of Pharrell watching Taylor Swift dance at the Grammys)

Here’s the full list of winners: 

Special Awards

  • The Recording Academy Trustees Award: Richard Perry, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, and George Wein
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards: Bee Gees, Pierre Boulez, Buddy Guy, George Harrison (posthumous), Flaco Jiménez, the Louvin Brothers (posthumous), and Wayne Shorter
  • Technical Grammy Award: Ray Kurzweil
  • Music Educator Award: Jared Cassedy

Album of the Year

  • WINNER: Beck, Morning Phase
  • Beyonce, Beyonce
  • Ed Sheeran, X
  • Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
  • Pharrell Williams, Girl

Best New Artist

  • Bastille
  • Iggy Azalea
  • Brandy Clark
  • Haim
  • WINNER: Sam Smith

Record of the Year

  • “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
  • “Chandelier,” Sia
  • WINNER: “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith
  • “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
  • “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor

Song of the Year

  • “Chandelier,” Sia
  • “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor
  • “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
  • WINNER: “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith
  • “Take Me to Church,” Hozier

Best Rap Album

  • The New Classic, Iggy Azalea
  • Because the Internet, Childish Gambino
  • Nobody’s Smiling, Common
  • WINNER: The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem
  • Oxymoron, ScHoolboy Q
  • Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
  • “A Sky Full of Stars,” Coldplay
  • WINNER: “Say Something,” A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera
  • “Bang Bang,” Ariana Grande, Jessie J & Nicki Minaj
  • “Dark Horse,” Katy Perry ft. Juicy J

Best Rap Performance

  • “3005,” Childish Gambino
  • “0 to 100/The Catch Up,” Drake
  • “Rap God,” Eminem
  • WINNER: “i,” Kendrick Lamar
  • “All I Need Is You,” Lecrae

Best Alternative Music Album

  • This Is All Yours, alt-J
  • Reflektor, Arcade Fire
  • Melophobia, Cage the Elephant
  • WINNER: St. Vincent, St. Vincent
  • Lazaretto, Jack White

Best Rock Album

  • Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams
  • WINNER: Morning Phase, Beck
  • Turn Blue, The Black Keys
  • Hypnotic Eye, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
  • Songs of Innocence, U2

Best Rock Song

  • WINNER: “Ain’t It Fun,” Paramore
  • “Blue Moon,” Beck
  • “Fever,” The Black Keys
  • “Gimme Something Good,” Ryan Adams
  • “Lazaretto,” Jack White

Best Country Album

  • Riser, Dierks Bentley
  • The Outsiders, Eric Church
  • The Way I’m Livin’, Lee Ann Womack
  • 12 Stories, Brandy Clark
  • WINNER: Platinum, Miranda Lambert

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

  • “Blak Majik,” Common ft. Jhené Aiko
  • WINNER: “The Monster,” Eminem ft. Rihanna
  • “Tuesday,” I Love Makonnen ft. Drake
  • “Studio,” ScHoolboy Q ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
  • “Bound 2,” Kanye West & Charlie Wilson 

Best Rap Song

  • “Anaconda,” Nicki Minaj
  • “Bound 2,” Kanye West & Charlie Wilson
  • WINNER: “i,” Kendrick Lamar
  • “We Dem Boyz,” Wiz Khalifa
  • “0 to 100/The Catch Up,” Drake

Best Country Song

  • “American Kids,” Kenny Chesney
  • “Automatic,” Miranda Lambert
  • “Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church
  • WINNER: “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell
  • “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • WINNER: “Gentle On My Mind,” The Band Perry
  • “Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood
  • “Day Drinking,” Little Big Town
  • “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s,” Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill
  • “Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban ft. Eric Church

Best Country Solo Performance

  • “Give Me Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church
  • “Invisible,” Hunter Hayes
  • “Automatic,” Miranda Lambert
  • WINNER: “Something In the Water,” Carrie Underwood
  • “Cop Car,” Keith Urban

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Ghost Stories, Coldplay
  • Bangerz, Miley Cyrus
  • My Everything, Ariana Grande
  • Prism, Katy Perry
  • X, Ed Sheeran
  • WINNER: In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Sail Out, Jhene Aiko
  • Beyonce, Beyonce
  • X, Chris Brown
  • Mali Is, Mali Music
  • WINNER: G I R L, Pharrell Williams

Best Dance/Electronic Album

  • WINNER: Syro, Aphex Twin
  • While (1, Deadmaus
  • Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon
  • Do It Again, Röyksopp & Robyn
  • Damage Control, Mat Zo

Best Dance Recording

  • “Never Say Never,” Basement Jaxx
  • WINNER: “Rather Be,” Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
  • “F for You,” Disclosure ft. Mary J. Blige
  • “I Got U,” Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones
  • “Faded,” Zhu

Best Latin Pop Album

  • WINNER: Tangos, Ruben Blades
  • Elypse, Camila
  • Raiz, Lila Downs, Niña Pastori & Soledad Pastorutti
  • Loco de Amor, Juanes
  • Gracias Por Estar Aqui, Marco Antonio Solis

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

  • American Hustle
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • WINNER: Frozen
  • Get On Up: The James Brown Story
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Music Video

  • “We Exist,” Arcade Fire
  • “Turn Down for What,” DJ Snake & Lil Jon
  • “Chandelier,” Sia
  • WINNER: “Happy,” Pharrell Williams
  • “The Golden Age,” Woodkid ft. Max Richter

Best Music Film

  • Beyoncé & Jay Z: On The Run Tour, Beyoncé & Jay Z
  • Ghost Stories, Coldplay
  • WINNER: 20 Feet From Stardom, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill
  • Metallica: Through The Never, Metallica
  • The Truth About Love Tour: Live From Melbourne, Pink

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • “All of Me,” John Legend
  • “Chandelier,” Sia
  • “Stay With Me,” Sam Smith
  • “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
  • WINNER: “Happy,” Pharrell Williams

Best Reggae Album

  • WINNER: Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry, Back on the Controls
  • Sean Paul, Full Frequency
  • Shaggy, Out of Many, One Music
  • Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate, The Reggae Power
  • Soja, Amid the Noise and the Haste

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • WINNER: Cheek to Cheek, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett
  • Sending You a Little Christmas, Johnny Mathis
  • Nostalgia, Annie Lennox
  • Partners, Barbra Streisand
  • Night Songs, Barry Manilow

Best Americana Album

  • WINNER: The River & The Thread, Rosanne Cash
  • Terms of My Surrener, John Hiatt
  • Bluesamericana, Keb’ Mo’
  • A Dotted Line, Nickel Creek
  • Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, Sturgill Simpson

Best Spoken Word Album

  • Actors Anonymous, James Franco
  • A Call to Action, Jimmy Carter
  • Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, John Waters
  • A Fighting Chance, Elizabeth Warren
  • WINNER: Diary of a Mad Diva, Joan Rivers
  • We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration and the Power of Song, Gloria Gaynor

Best Gospel Album

  • WINNER: Help, Erica Campbell
  • Amazing, Ricky Dillard & New G
  • Withholding Nothing: Live, William McDowell
  • Forever Yours, Smokie Norful
  • Vintage Worship, Anita Wilson

Best Rock Performance

  • “Gimme Something Good,” Ryan Adams
  • “Do I Wanna Know?”, Arctic Monkeys
  • “Blue Moon,” Beck
  • “Fever,” The Black Keys
  • WINNER: “Lazaretto,” Jack White

Best Metal Performance

  • “Neon Knights,” Anthrax
  • “High Road,” Mastodon
  • “Heartbreaker,” Motörhead
  • “The Negative One,” Slipknot
  • WINNER: “The Last In Line,” Tenacious D

Best R&B Performance

  • WINNER: “Drunk In Love,” Beyoncé ft. Jay Z
  • “New Flame,” Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross
  • “It’s Your World,” Jennifer Hudson ft. R. Kelly
  • “Like This,” Ledisi
  • “Good Kisser,” Usher

Best R&B Song

  • WINNER: “Drunk In Love,” Beyonce ft. Jay Z
  • “Good Kisser,” Usher
  • “New Flame,” Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross
  • “Options (Wolfjames Version),” Luke James ft. Rick Ross
  • “The Worst,” Jhené Aiko

Best R&B Album

  • Islander, Bernhoft
  • Lift Your Spirit, Aloe Blacc
  • WINNER: Love, Marriage & Divorce, Toni Braxton & Babyface
  • Black Radio 2, Robert Glasper Experiment
  • Give The People What They Want, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

  • WINNER: Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean
  • Clyne, Anna: Prince Of Clouds
  • Crumb, George: Voices From The Heartland
  • Paulus, Stephen: Concerto For Two Trumpets & Band
  • Sierra, Roberto: Sinfonía No. 4 

Best Classical Compendium 

  • Britten To America
  • Mieczysław Weinberg
  • Mike Marshall & The Turtle Island Quartet
  • WINNER: Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances
  • The Solent – Fifty Years Of Music By Ralph Vaughan William 

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

  • WINNER: Douce France
  • Porpora: Arias
  • Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin
  • Stella Di Napoli
  • Virtuoso Rossini Arias 

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

  • “All The Things You Are”
  • “The Carnegie Recital”
  • “Dutilleux: Tout Un Monde Lointain”
  • WINNER: “Play”
  • “Toccatas”

Best Chamber Music / Small ensemble performance

  • “Dreams & Prayers,” David Krakauer & A Far Cry
  • WINNER: “In 27 Pieces – The Hilary Hahn Encore,” Hilary Hahn & Cory Smythe
  • “Martinů: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-3,” Steven Isserlis & Olli Mustonen
  • “Partch: Castor & Pollux,” Partch 
  • “Sing Thee Nowel,” New York Polyphony

Best Choral Performance

  • “Bach: Matthäus-Passion,” René Jacobs, conductor (Werner Güra & Johannes Weisser; Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin; Rias Kammerchor & Staats-Und Domchor Berlin)
  • “Dyrud: Out Of Darkness,”Vivianne Sydnes, conductor (Erlend Aagaard Nilsen & Geir Morten Øien; Sarah Head & Lars Sitter; Nidaros Cathedral Choir)
  • “Holst: First Choral Symphony; The Mystic Trumpeter,” Andrew Davis, conductor; Stephen Jackson, chorus master (Susan Gritton; BBC Symphony Orchestra; BBC Symphony Chorus)
  • “Mozart: Requiem,” John Butt, conductor (Matthew Brook, Rowan Hellier, Thomas Hobbs & Joanne Lunn; Dunedin Consort)
  • WINNER: “The Sacred Spirit Of Russia,” Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare)


Best Opera Recording

  • WINNER: Charpentier: La Descente D’Orphée Aux Enfers
  • Milhaud: L’Orestie D’Eschyle
  • Rameau: Hippolyte Et Aricie
  • Schönberg: Moses Und Aron
  • Strauss: Elektra 

Best Orchestral Performance 

  • WINNER: Adams, John: City Noir
  • Dutilleux: Symphony No. 1; Tout Un Monde Lointain; The Shadows Of Time
  • Dvořák: Symphony No. 8; Janáček: Symphonic Suite From Jenůfa
  • Schumann: Symphonien 1-4
  • Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7; Tapiola

Producer of the Year, classical

  • Morten Lindberg
  • Dmitriy Lipay
  • Elaine Martone
  • WINNER: Judith Sherman
  • David Starobin

Best Engineered Album, Classical

  • Adams, John: City Noir
  • Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean
  • Dutilleux: Symphony No. 1; Tout Un Monde Lointain; The Shadows Of Time
  • Riccardo Muti Conducts Mason Bates & Anna Clyne
  • WINNER: Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending

Best Surround Sound Album 

  • Beppe: Remote Galaxy
  • WINNER: Beyonce
  • Chamberland: The Berlin Remixes
  • The Division Bell (20th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set)
  • Epics Of Love
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

  • WINNER: “All Of Me” (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix)
  • “Falling Out” (Ming Remix)
  • “Pompeii” (Audien Remix)
  • “The Rising” (Eddie Amador Remix)
  • “Smile” (Kaskade Edit)
  • “Waves” (Robin Schulz Remix)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical 

  • Paul Epworth
  • John Hill
  • Jay Joyce
  • Greg Kurstin
  • WINNER: Max Martin

Best Engineered Album, Non-classical

  • Bass & Mandolin
  • Bluesamericana
  • WINNER: Morning Phase
  • The Way I’m Livin’
  • What’s Left Is Forever 

Best Historical Album 

  • Black Europe: The Sounds And Images Of Black People In Europe Pre-1927
  • WINNER: The Garden Spot Programs, 1950
  • Happy: The 1920 Rainbo Orchestra Sides
  • Longing For The Past: The 78 RPM Era In Southeast Asia
  • There’s A Dream I’ve Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 – 1971 (Deluxe Edition)

Best Album Notes 

  • Happy: The 1920 Rainbo Orchestra Sides
  • I’m Just Like You: Sly’s Stone Flower 1969-70
  • WINNER: Offering: Live At Temple University
  • The Other Side Of Bakersfield: 1950s & 60s Boppers And Rockers From ‘Nashville West’, Vol. 1
  • Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

  • Cities Of Darkscorch
  • A Letter Home (Vinyl Box Set)
  • WINNER: The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)
  • Sparks (Deluxe Album Box Set)
  • Spring 1990 (The Other One) 

Best Recording Package

  • Formosa Medicine Show
  • Indie Cindy
  • WINNER: Lightning Bolt
  • LP1
  • Whispers

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

  • All My Tomorrows
  • Goodnight America
  • WINNER: New York Tendaberry
  • Party Rockers
  • What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella 

  • Beautiful Dreamer, Pete McGuinness, arranger (The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra)
  • WINNER: Daft Punk (Pentatonix)
  • Get Smart, Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
  • Guantanamera, Alfredo Rodríguez, arranger (Alfredo Rodríguez)
  • Moon River, Chris Walden, arranger (Amy Dickson)

Best Instrumental Composition

  • WINNER: “The Book Thief,” John Williams, composer (John Williams)
  • “Last Train To Sanity,” Stanley Clarke, composer (The Stanley Clarke Band)
  • “Life In The Bubble,” Gordon Goodwin, composer (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
  • “Recognition,” Rufus Reid, composer (Rufus Reid)
  • “Tarnation,” Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile, composers (Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer) 

Best Song Written for Visual Media 

  • “Everything Is Awesome!!!” from The Lego Movie 
  • “I See Fire” from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell, I’ll Be Me
  • WINNER: “Let It Go” from Frozen
  • “The Moon Song” from Her 

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

  • Frozen 
  • Gone Girl
  • WINNER: The Grand Budapest Hotel 
  • Gravity
  • Saving Mr Banks

Best Musical Theater Album

  • Aladdin
  • WINNER: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical 
  • A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder
  • Hedwig And The Angry Inch
  • West Side Story

Best Comedy Album

  • WINNER: Mandatory Fun, “Weird Al” Yankovic
  • Obsessed, Jim Gaffigan
  • Oh My God, Louis C.K.
  • Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, Patton Oswalt
  • We Are Miracles, Sarah Silverman

Best Children’s Album 

  • Appetite For Construction
  • WINNER: I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai)
  • Just Say Hi!
  • The Perfect Quirk
  • Through The Woods

Best World Music Album 

  • Toumani & Sidiki, Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté
  • WINNER: Eve, Angelique Kidjo
  • Our World In Song, Wu Man, Luis Conte & Daniel Ho
  • Magic, Sergio Mendes
  • Traces Of You, Anoushka Shankar

Best Regional Roots Music Album 

  • Light The Stars, Bonsoir, Catin
  • Hanu ‘A’ala, Kamaka Kukona
  • Love’s Lies, Magnolia Sisters
  • WINNER: The Legacy, Jo-El Sonnier
  • Ceremony, Joe Tohonnie Jr.

Best Folk Album

  • Three Bells, Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes
  • Follow The Music, Alice Gerrard
  • The Nocturne Diaries, Eliza Gilkyson
  • WINNER: Remedy, Old Crow Medicine Show
  • A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble, Jesse Winchester 

Best Blues Album

  • Common Ground – Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy, Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin
  • Promise Of A Brand New Day, Ruthie Foster
  • Juke Joint Chapel, Charlie Musselwhite
  • Decisions, Bobby Rush With Blinddog Smokin’
  • WINNER: Step Back, Johnny Winter

Best Bluegrass Album 

  • WINNER: The Earls Of Leicester, The Earls Of Leicester
  • Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe, Noam Pikelny
  • Cold Spell, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
  • Into My Own, Bryan Sutton
  • Only Me, Rhonda Vincent

Best American Roots Song

  • WINNER: “A Feather’s Not A Bird”
  • “Just So Much”
  • “The New York Trains”
  • “Pretty Little One”
  • “Terms Of My Surrender” 

Best American Roots Performance 

  • “Statesboro Blues,” Gregg Allman & Taj Mahal
  • WINNER: “A Feather’s Not A Bird,” Rosanne Cash
  • “And When I Die,” Billy Childs Featuring Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas
  • “The Old Me Better,” Keb’ Mo’ Featuring The California Feetwarmers
  • “Destination,” Nickel Creek

Best Tropical Latin Album 

  • 50 Aniversario, El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico
  • First Class To Havana, Aymee Nuviola
  • Live, Palo!
  • El Asunto, Totó La Momposina
  • WINNER: Más + Corazón Profundo, Carlos Vives

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

  • Lastima Que Sean Ajenas, Pepe Aguilar
  • WINNER: Mano A Mano – Tangos A La Manera De Vicente Fernández, Vicente Fernández
  • Voz Y Guitarra, Ixya Herrera featuring Elias Torres
  • 15 Aniversario, Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
  • Alegría Del Mariachi, Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

  • WINNER: Multiviral, Calle 13
  • Behind The Machine (Detrás De La Máquina), Chocquibtown
  • Bailar En La Cueva, Jorge Drexler
  • Agua Maldita, Molotov
  • Vengo, Ana Tijoux 

Best Roots Gospel Album

  • Forever Changed, T. Graham Brown
  • WINNER: Shine For All The People, Mike Farris
  • Hymns, Gaither Vocal Band
  • A Cappella, The Martins
  • His Way Of Loving Me, Tim Menzies

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • If We’re Honest, Francesca Battistelli
  • WINNER: Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong., For King & Country
  • Hurricane, Natalie Grant
  • Welcome To The New, MercyMe
  • Royal Tailor, Royal Tailor 

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song 

  • “Write Your Story,” Francesca Battistelli
  • “Come As You Are,” Crowder
  • WINNER: “Messengers,” Lecrae Featuring For King & Country
  • “Shake,” MercyMe
  • “Multiplied,” Needtobreathe 

Best Gospel Performance/Song

  • “Help,” Erica Campbell Featuring Lecrae
  • “Sunday A.M. [Live],” Karen Clark Sheard
  • “I Believe,” Mali Music
  • WINNER: “No Greater Love,” Smokie Norful
  • “Love On The Radio,” The Walls Group 

Best Latin Jazz Album 

  • The Latin Side Of Joe Henderson, Conrad Herwig Featuring Joe Lovano
  • The Pedrito Martinez Group, The Pedrito Martinez Group
  • WINNER: The Offense Of The Drum, Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
  • Second Half, Emilio Solla Y La Inestable De Brooklyn
  • New Throned King, Yosvany Terry

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • The L.A. Treasures Project, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
  • WINNER: Life In The Bubble, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
  • Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project, Rufus Reid
  • Live: I Hear The Sound, Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra
  • OverTime: Music Of Bob Brookmeyer, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • Landmarks, Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band
  • WINNER: Trilogy, Chick Corea Trio
  • Floating, Fred Hersch Trio
  • Enjoy The View, Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco Featuring Billy Hart
  • All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller, Jason Moran 

Best Jazz Vocal Album 

  • Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro, (Billy Childs & Larry Klein, producers) Various Artists
  • I Wanna Be Evil: With Love to Eartha Kitt, René Marie
  • Live In NYC, Gretchen Parlato
  • WINNER: Beautiful Life, Dianne Reeves
  • Paris Sessions, Tierney Sutton

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • “The Eye Of The Hurricane,” Kenny Barron, soloist
  • WINNER: “Fingerprints,” Chick Corea, soloist
  • “You & The Night & The Music,” Fred Hersch, soloist
  • “Recorda Me,” Joe Lovano, soloist
  • “Sleeping Giant,” Brad Mehldau, soloist

Best New Age Album

  • Bhakti, Paul Avgerinos
  • Ritual, Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai
  • WINNER: Winds Of Samsara, Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman
  • Symphony Live In Istanbul, Kitaro
  • In Love And Longing, Silvia Nakkach & David Darling

Best Traditional R&B Performance 

  • “As,” Marsha Ambrosius & Anthony Hamilton
  • “I.R.S.,” Angie Fisher
  • WINNER: “Jesus Children,” Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner
  • “Nobody,” Kem 
  • “Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo),” Antonique Smith 

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album 

  • Wild Heart, Mindi Abair
  • Slam Dunk, Gerald Albright
  • Nathan East, Nathan East
  • Jazz Funk Soul, Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, Everette Harp
  • WINNER: Bass & Mandolin, Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer 

The Grammys took place on Sunday, February 8 (Monday, February 9 in Manila) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, USA. – Rappler.com

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