2022 Grammy Awards: From Kanye West's Donda To Lil Nas X … – KOKO TV Nigeria

With a star-studded list of nominees, from Justin Bieber, Lil Nas X and Adele to Kanye West and Olivi Rodrigo, music fans will be waiting with baited breath to see if their favourite brings home the coveted statue.
As well as being a dazzling affair, this year’s ceremony will also include some sombre moments, with a tribute planned for Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins following his tragic death in March.
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But with the time ticking down to the 64th annual Grammy awards, fans across the world have some questions.
So, who has won the most Grammys in history, and who is nominated for this year’s awards?

Who has won the most Grammys in history?
When we think of the world’s biggest acts, we tend to go modern – like Beyonce or Adele – or to the classics, like the Beatles.
But the musician who has won the most Grammys isn’t exactly a household name, though he was hugely respected in the industry.
Georg Solti, a Hungarian-British orchestra conductor, has won the most Grammys in history, with a mind-blowing 31 awards throughout his career.

While you may not recognise his name, the conductor worked on the likes of Apocalypse Now and Casino.
However his wins came from his awe-inspiring opera recordings and conduction of chamber music and choral performances, and in 1996 he received the lifetime achievement award.
The renowned conductor died in 1997 at the age of 84.
The musician with the second-most Grammys in history is, less surprisingly, Beyonce, who currently holds 28 Grammys, making her the most decorated female artist of all time.
When are the 2022 Grammys?
The 2022 Grammy awards will take place on Sunday, April 4 2022 local time, or Monday April 5 in Nigeria.
After two years of a far more subdued affair thanks to the pandemic, the stars will be out in their droves for the glittery event as the entertainment world eagerly awaits to see who will take home the coveted awards.
The ceremony will be held at the luxury MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live at midnight on Sunday night/ Monday morning UK time.
Who is nominated in 2022?
There are some absolutely massive names nominated for the Grammys in 2022, with previous winners Adele, Kanye West and Billie Eilish facing off against relative newcomers including Glass Animals and Olivia Rodrigo.
Legendary pop act Abba are nominated for their first-ever Grammy, while stars Dua Lipa and Justin Bieber are among those looking set to win big once again.
Below is the full list of nominees for the 2022 Grammy awards.
Grammys nominations 2022 full list
Record of the year
I Still Have Faith In You – Abba
Freedom – Jon Batiste
I Get A Kick Out Of You – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Peaches – Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon
Right On Time – Brandi Carlile
Kiss Me More – Doja Cat Featuring SZA
Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish
Montero (Call Me By Your Name) – Lil Nas X
drivers license – Olivia Rodrigo
Leave The Door Open’ – Silk Sonic
Album of the year
We Are – Jon Batiste
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – Love for Sale
Justin Bieber – Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)
Doja Cat – Planet Her (Deluxe)
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
H.E.R. – Back of My Mind
Lil Nas X – Montero
Olivia Rodrigo – Sour
Taylor Swift – Evermore
Kanye West – Donda
Song of the year
Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
Alicia Keys, Brandi Carlile – A Beautiful Noise
Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License
H.E.R. – Fight for You
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
Doja Cat, SZA – Kiss Me More
Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open
Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me by Your Name)
Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon – Peaches
Brandi Carlile – Right on Time
Best new artist
Arooj Aftab
Jimmie Allen
Baby Keem
Glass Animals
Japanese Breakfast
The Kid Laroi
Arlo Parks
Olivia Rodrigo
Best pop solo performance
Justin Bieber – Anyone
Brandi Carlile – Right on Time
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
Ariana Grande – Positions
Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License
Best traditional pop vocal album
Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga – Love for Sale
Norah Jones – ’Til We Meet Again (Live)
Tori Kelly – A Tori Kelly Christmas
Ledisi – Ledisi Sings Nina
Willie Nelson – That’s Life
Dolly Parton – A Holly Dolly Christmas
Best pop vocal album
Justin Bieber – Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)
Doja Cat – Planet Her (Deluxe)
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
Ariana Grande – Positions
Olivia Rodrigo – Sour
Best dance/electronic recording
Afrojack & David Guetta – Hero
Ólafur Arnalds, Bonobo – Loom
James Blake – Before
Bonobo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Heartbreak
Caribou – You Can Do It
Rüfüs du Sol – Alive
Tiësto – the Business
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Best contemporary instrumental album
Randy Brecker, Eric Marienthal – Double Dealin’
Rachel Eckroth – The Garden
Taylor Eigsti – Tree Falls
Steve Gadd Band – At Blue Note Tokyo
Mark Lettieri – Deep: The Baritone Sessions, Vol. 2
Best rock performance
AC/DC – Shot in the Dark
Black Pumas – Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)
Chris Cornell – Nothing Compares 2 U
Deftones – OHMS
Foo Fighters – Making a Fire
Best rock song
Weezer – All My Favorite Songs
Kings of Leon – The Bandit
Mammoth WVH – Distance
Paul McCartney – Find My Way
Foo Fighters – Waiting on a War
Best alternative music album
Fleet Foxes – Shore
Halsey – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power
Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee
Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams
St. Vincent – Daddy’s Home
Best R&B performance
Snoh Aalegra – Lost You
Justin Bieber, Daniel Cesar, Giveon – Peaches
H.E.R. – Damage
Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open
Jazmine Sullivan – Pick Up Your Feelings
Best traditional R&B performance
Jon Batiste – I Need You
BJ the Chicago Kid, PJ Morton, Kenyon Dixon, Charlie Bereal – Bring It on Home
Leon Bridges, Robert Glasper – Born Again
H.E.R. – Fight for You
Lucky Dave, Yebba – How Much Can a Heart Take
Best R&B song
H.E.R. – Damage
SZA – Good Days
Giveon – Heartbreak Anniversary
Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open
Jazmine Sullivan – Pick Up Your Feelings
Best progressive R&B album
Eric Bellinger – New Light
Cory Henry – Something to Say
Hiatus Kaiyote – Mood Valiant
Lucky Daye – Table for Two
Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder & Kamasi Washington – Dinner Party: Desert
Masego – Studying Abroad: Extended Stay
Best R&B album
Snoh Aalegra – Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies
Jon Batiste – We Are
Leon Bridges – Gold-Diggers Sound
H.E.R. – Back of My Mind
Jazmine Sullivan – Heaux Tales
Best Rap performance
Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar – Family Ties
Cardi B – Up
J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – My Life
Drake, Future, Young Thug – Way Too Sexy
Megan Thee Stallion – Thot Shit
Best rap album
J. Cole – The Off-Season
Drake – Certified Lover Boy
Nas – King’s Disease 2
Tyler, the Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost
Kanye West – Donda
GrammyBest melodic rap performance
J. Cole, Lil Baby – Pride Is the Devil
Doja Cat – Need to Know
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – Industry Baby
Tyler, the Creator Featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Ty Dolla $ign – WusYaName
Kanye West, The Weekend, Lil Baby – Hurricane
Best rap song
DMX, Jay-Z, Nas – Bath Salts
Saweetie, Doja Cat – best Friend
Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar – Family Ties
Kanye West, Jay-Z – Jail
J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – My Life
Best latin pop or urban album
Pablo Alborán – Vértigo
Paula Arenas – Mis Amores
Ricardo Arjona – Hecho A La Antigua
Camilo – Mis Manos
Alex Cuba – Mendó
Selena Gomez – Revelación
Best American roots performance
Jon Batiste – Cry
Billy Strings – Love and Regret
The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bela Fleck – I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free
Brandy Clark Featuring Brandi Carlile – Same Devil
Allison Russell – Nightflyer
Best American roots song
Rhiannon Giddens, Francesco Turrisi – Avalon
Valerie June Featuring Carla Thomas – Call Me a Fool
Jon Batiste – Cry
Yola – Diamond Studded Shoes
Allison Russell – Nightflyer
Best Americana album
Jackson Browne – Downhill From Everywhere
John Hiatt with the Jerry Douglas Band – Leftover Feelings
Los Lobos – Native Sons
Allison Russell – Outside Child
Yola – Stand for Myself
Best Bluegrass album
Billy Strings – Renewal
Béla Fleck – My Bluegrass Heart
The Infamous Stringdusters – A Tribute to Bill Monroe
Sturgill Simpson – Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions)
Rhonda Vincent – Music Is What I See
Best Traditional blues album
Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite – 100 Years of Blues
Blues Traveler – Traveler’s Blues
Cedric Burnside – I Be Trying
Guy Davis – Be Ready When I Call You
Kim Watson – Take Me Back
Best contemporary blues album
The Black Keys Featuring Eric Deaton and Kenny Brown – Delta Kream
Joe Bonamassa – Royal Tea
Shemekia Copeland – Uncivil War
Steve Cropper – Fire It Up
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – 662

Best folk album
Mary Chapin Carpenter – One Night Lonely (Live)
Tyler Childers – Long Violent History
Madison Cunningham – Wednesday (Extended Edition)
Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi – They’re Calling Me Home
Sarah Jarosz – Blue Heron Suite
Best regional roots music album
Sean Ardoin and Kreole Rock and Soul – Live in New Orleans!
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux – Bloodstains and Teardrops
Chia Wa – My People
Corey Ledet Zydaco – Corey Ledet Zydaco
Kalani Pe’a – Kau Ka Pe’a
Best reggae album
Etana – Pamoja
Gramps Morgan – Positive Vibration
Sean Paul – Live N Livin
Jesse Royal – Royal Soja – Beauty in the Silence
Spice – 10

Best global music album
Rocky Dawuni – Voice of Bunbon Vol. 1.
Daniel Ho & Friends – East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho & Friends Live in Concert
Angélique Kidjo – Mother Nature
Femi Kuti, Made Kuti – Legacy +
Wizkid – Made in Lagos: Deluxe Edition
Best new age album
Will Ackerman, Jeff Oster, Tom Eaton – Brothers
Stewart Copeland, Ricky Kej – Divine Tides
Wouter Kellerman, David Arkenstone – Pangaea
Opium Moon – Night + Day
Laura Sullivan – Pieces of Forever
Kylie Jenner and Travis ScottBest engineered album, non-classical
The Marías – Cinema
Yebba – Dawn
Low – Hey What
Tony Bennet, Lady Gaga – Love for Sale
Pino Palladino, Blake Mills – Notes With Attachments
Producer of the year, non-classical
Jack Antonoff
Rogét Chahayed
Mike Elizondo
Ricky Reed
Best remixed recording
Soul II Soul – Back to Life (Booka T Kings of Soul Satta Dub)
Papa Roach – Born for Greatness (Cymek Remix)
K. D. Lang – Constant Craving (Fashionably Late Remix)
Zedd, Griff – Inside Out (3Scape Drm Remix)
Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande – Met Him Last Night (Dave Audé Remix)
Deftones – Passenger (Mike Shinoda Remix)
PVA – Talks (Mura Masa Remix)

Best immersive audio album (63rd Grammy)
Stemmeklang – Bolstad: Tomba Sonora
Booka Shade – Dear Future Self (Dolby Atmos Mixes)
Tove Ramio-Ystad, Cantus – Fryd
Alain Mallet – Mutt Slang II: A Wake of Sorrows Engulfed in Rage
Jim R. Keene, the United States Army Field Band – Soundtrack of the American Soldier
Best immersive audio album
Alicia Keys – Alicia
Patricia Barber – Clique
Harry Styles – Fine Line
Steven Wilson – The Future Bites
Anne Karin Sundal-Ask, Det Norske Jentekor – Stille Grender
Best engineered album, classical
Sérgio Assad, Clarice Assad, Third Coast Percussion – Archetypes
Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax – Beethoven Cello Sonatas: Hope Amid Tears
Manfred Honeck, Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra – Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Chanticleer – Chanticleer Sings Christmas
Gustavo Dudamel, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Luke McEndarfer, Robert Istad, Grant Gershon, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Los Angeles Master Chorale, National Children’s Chorus, Pacific Chorale, Los Angeles Philharmonic – Mahler: Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand
Best Engineered Album Non-Classical
Cinema – The Marías
Dawn – Yebba
Hey What – Low
Love for Sale – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Notes With Attachments – Pino Palladino & Blake Mills
Producer of the Year Non-Classical
Jack Antonoff
Rogét Chahayed
Mike Elizondo
Ricky Reed
Best Dance/Electronic Recording
“Hero” – Afrojack & David Guetta
“Loom” – Ólafur Arnalds feat. Bonobo
“Before” – James Blake
“Heartbreak” – Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
“You Can Do It” – Caribou
“Alive” – Rüfüs Du Sol
“The Business” – Tiësto
Best Dance/Electronic Album
Subconsciously – Black Coffee
Fallen Embers – ILLENIUM
Music Is The Weapon (Reloaded) – Major Lazer
Shockwave – Marshmello
Free Love – Sylvan Esso
Judgement – Ten City

Best Latin Pop Album
Vértigo – Pablo Alborán
Mis Amores – Paula Arenas
Hecho A La Antigua – Ricardo Arjona
Mis Manos – Camilo
Mendó – Alex Cuba
Revelación – Selena Gomez
Best Música Urbana Album
Afrodisíaco – Rauw Alejandro
El Último Tour Del Mundo – Bad Bunny
Jose – J Balvin
KG0516 – KAROL G
Sin Miedo (Del Amor Y Otros Demonios) – Kali Uchis
Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album
Deja – Bomba Estéreo
Mira Lo Que Me Hiciste Hacer (Deluxe Edition) – Diamante Eléctrico
Origen – Juanes
Calambre – Nathy Peluso
El Madrileño – C. Tangana
Sonidos De Karmática Resonancia – Zoé
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
Antología De La Musica Ranchera, Vol. 2 – Aida Cuevas
A Mis 80’s – Vicente Fernández
Seis – Mon Laferte
Un Canto Por México, Vol. II – Natalia Lafourcade
Ayayay! (Súper Deluxe) – Christian Nodal
Best Tropical Latin Album
Salswing! – Rubén Blades Y Roberto Delgado & Orquesta
En Cuarentena – El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico
Sin Salsa No Hay Paraíso – Aymée Nuviola
Colegas – Gilberto Santa Rosa
Live In Peru – Tony Succar
Best Global Music Performance
“Mohabbat” – Arooj Aftab
“Do Yourself” – Angelique Kidjo & Burna Boy
“Pà Pá Pà” – Femi Kuti
“Blewu” – Yo-Yo Ma & Angelique Kidjo
“Essence” – WizKid feat. Tems
Grammy awardsBest Immersive Audio Album
Alicia – Alicia Keys
Clique – Patricia Barber
Fine Line – Harry Styles
The Future Bites – Steven Wilson
Stille Grender – Anne Karin Sundal-Ask & Det Norske Jentekor
Best Immersive Audio Album (from the 63rd Grammy)
Bolstad: Tomba Sonora – Stemmeklang
Dear Future Self (Dolby Atmos Mixes) – Booka Shade
Fryd – Tove Ramlo-Ystad & Cantus
Mutt Slang II: A Wake of Sorrows Engulfed in Rage – Alain Mallet
Soundtrack of the American Soldier – Jim R. Keene & the United States Army Field Band
Best Music Video
“Shot In The Dark” – AC/DC (David Mallet, video director; Dione Orrom, video producer)
“Freedom” – Jon Batiste (Alan Ferguson, video director; Alex P. Willson, video producer)
“I Get A Kick Out Of You” – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga (Jennifer Lebeau, video director; Danny Bennett, Bobby Campbell & Jennifer Lebeau, video producers)
“Peaches” – Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon (Colin Tilley, video director; Jamee Ranta & Jack Winter, video producers)
“Happier Than Ever” – Billie Eilish (Billie Eilish, video director; Michelle An, Chelsea Dodson & David Moore, video producers)
“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” – Lil Nas X (Lil Nas X & Tanu Muino, video directors; Frank Borin, Ivanna Borin, Marco De Molina & Saul Levitz, video producers)
“Good 4 U” – Olivia Rodrigo (Petra Collins, video director; Christiana Divona, Marissa Ramirez & Tiffany Suh, video producers)
Best Music Film
Inside – Bo Burnham (Bo Burnham, video director; Josh Senior, video producer)
David Byrne’s American Utopia – David Byrne (Spike Lee, video director; David Byrne & Spike Lee, video producers)
Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles – Billie Eilish (Patrick Osborne & Robert Rodriguez, video directors; Michelle An, Chelsea Dodson, Justin Lubliner & Juliet Tierney, video producers)
Music, Money, Madness…Jimi Hendrix in Maui – Jimi Hendrix (John McDermott, video director; Janie Hendrix, John McDermott & George Scott, video producers)
Summer of Soul – Various Artists (Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, video director; David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent & Joseph Patel, video producers)
Best Remixed Recording
“Back To Life (Booker T Kings Of Soul Satta Dub)” – Booker T
“Born For Greatness (Cymek Remix)” – Spencer Bastian
“Constant Craving (Fashionably Late Remix)” – Tracy Young
“Inside Out (3SCAPE DRM Remix)” – 3SCAPE DRM
“Met Him Last Night (Dave Audé Remix)” – Dave Audé
“Passenger (Mike Shinoda Remix)” – Mik Shinoda
“Talks (Mura Masa Remix)” – Alexander Crossan
Best Children’s Music Album
Actívate – 123 Andrés
All One Tribe – 1 Tribe Collective
Black to The Future – Pierce Freelon
A Colorful World – Falu
Crayon Kids – Lucky Diaz And The Family Jam Band
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)
Aftermath – LeVar Burton
Carry On: Reflections For A New Generation From John Lewis – Don Cheadle
Catching Dreams: Live At Fort Knox Chicago – J. Ivy
8:46 – Dave Chappelle & Amir Sulaiman
A Promised Land – Barack Obama
Best American Roots Performance
“Cry” – Jon Batiste
“Love and Regret” – Billy Strings
“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” – The Blind Boys of Alabama and Béla Fleck
“Same Devil” – Brandy Clark feat. Brandi Carlile
“Nightflyer” – Allison Russell
Best American Roots Song
“Avalon” – Rhiannon Giddens With Francesco Turrisi  (Songwriters: Rhiannon Giddens, Justin Robinson with Francesco Turrisi)
“Bored” – Linda Chorney feat. Becca Byram, EJ Ouellette & Trevor Sewellzz (Songwriter: Linda Chorney )
“Call Me A Fool” – Valerie June feat. Carla Thomas (Songwriter: Valerie June)
“Cry” – Jon Batiste (Songwriters: Jon Batiste & Steve McEwan)
“Diamond Studded Shoes” – Yola (Songwriters: Dan Auerbach, Natalie Hemby, Aaron Lee Tasjan & Yola)
“Nightflyer” – Allison Russell  (Songwriters: Jeremy Lindsay & Allison Russell)
Best Americana Album
Downhill From Everywhere – Jackson Browne
Leftover Feelings – John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band
Native Sons – Los Lobos
Outside Child – Allison Russell
Stand For Myself – Yola
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Double Dealin’ – Randy Brecker & Eric Marienthal
The Garden – Rachel Eckroth
Tree Falls – Taylor Eigsti
At Blue Note Tokyo – Steve Gadd Band
Deep: The Baritone Sessions, Vol. 2 – Mark Lettieri
Best Rock Performance
“Shot In The Dark” – AC/DC
“Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)” – Black Pumas
“Nothing Compares 2 U” – Chris Cornell
“Ohms” – Deftones
“Making A Fire” – Foo Fighters

Best Metal Performance
“Genesis” – Deftones
“The Alien” – Dream Theater
“Amazonia” – Gojira
“Pushing The Tides” – Mastodon
“The Triumph Of King Freak (A Crypt Of Preservation And Superstition)” – Rob Zombie
Best Rock Song
“All My Favorite Songs” – Weezer (Songwriters: Rivers Cuomo, Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson & Ilsey Juber)
“The Bandit” – Kings of Leon (Songwriters: Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill)
“Distance” – Mammoth WVH (Songwriter: Wolfgang Van Halen)
“Find My Way” – Paul McCartney (Songwriter: Paul McCartney) 
“Waiting On A War” – Foo Fighters (Songwriters: Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett & Pat Smear)
Best Rock Album
Power Up -AC/DC
Capitol Cuts – Live From Studio A – Black Pumas
No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1 – Chris Cornell
Medicine At Midnight – Foo Fighters
McCartney III – Paul McCartney
Best Alternative Music Album
Shore – Fleet Foxes
If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power – Halsey
Jubilee – Japanese Breakfast
Collapsed In Sunbeams – Arlo Parks
Daddy’s Home – St. Vincent
Best Country Solo Performance
“Forever After All” – Luke Combs
“Remember Her Name” – Mickey Guyton
“All I Do Is Drive” – Jason Isbell
“camera roll” – Kacey Musgraves
“You Should Probably Leave” – Chris Stapleton
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood
“Younger Me” – Brothers Osborne
“Glad You Exist” – Dan + Shay
“Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris
“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” – Elle King & Miranda Lambert
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
“Sackodougou” – Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, soloist 
Track from: The Hands of Time (Weedie Braimah)
“Kick Those Feet” – Kenny Barron, soloist 
Track from: Songs From My Father (Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trios)
“Bigger Than Us” – Jon Batiste, soloist
Track from: Soul (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Various Artists)
“Absence” – Terence Blanchard, soloist
Track from: Absence (Terence Blanchard feat. The E Collective And The Turtle Island Quartet)
“Humpty Dumpty (Set 2)” – Chick Corea, soloist
Track from: Akoustic Band Live (Chick Corea, John Patitucci & Dave Weckl)
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Generations – The Baylor Project
SuperBlue – Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter
Time Traveler – Nnenna Freelon
Flor – Gretchen Parlato
Songwrights Apothecary Lab – Esperanza Spalding
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Jazz Selections: Music From And Inspired By Soul – Jon Batiste
Absence – Terence Blanchard feat. The E Collective And The Turtle Island Quartet
Skyline – Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette & Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Akoustic Band LIVE – Chick Corea, John Patitucci & Dave Weckl
Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV) – Pat Metheny
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Live At Birdland! – The Count Basie Orchestra Directed By Scotty Barnhart
Dear Love – Jazzmeia Horn And Her Noble Force
For Jimmy, Wes And Oliver – Christian McBride Big Band
Swirling – Sun Ra Arkestra
Jackets XL – Yellowjackets + WDR Big Band
Best Latin Jazz Album
Mirror Mirror – Eliane Elias With Chick Corea and Chucho Valdés
The South Bronx Story – Carlos Henriquez
Virtual Birdland – Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Transparency – Dafnis Prieto Sextet
El Arte Del Bolero – Miguel Zenón & Luis Perdomo
Best Gospel Performance/Song
“Voice of God” – Dante Bowe feat. Steffany Gretzinger & Chandler Moore (Songwriters: Dante Bowe, Tywan Mack, Jeff Schneeweis & Mitch Wong)
“Joyful” – Dante Bowe  (Songwriters: Dante Bowe & Ben Schofield)
“Help” – Anthony Brown & Group Therapy (Songwriters: Anthony Brown & Darryl Woodson)
“Never Lost” – CeCe Winans
“Wait On You” – Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music  (Songwriters: Dante Bowe, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Tiffany Hudson, Brandon Lake & Chandler Moore)
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
“We Win” – Kirk Franklin & Lil Baby (Songwriters: Kirk Franklin, Dominique Jones, Cynthia Nunn & Justin Smith)
“Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)” – H.E.R. & Tauren Wells (Songwriters: Josiah Bassey, Dernst Emile & H.E.R.)
“Man Of Your Word” – Chandler Moore & KJ Scriven (Songwriters: Jonathan Jay, Nathan Jess & Chandler Moore)
“Believe For It” – CeCe Winans (Songwriters: Dwan Hill, Kyle Lee, CeCe Winans & Mitch Wong)
“Jireh” – Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music feat. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine (Songwriters: Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine)
Best Gospel Album
Changing Your Story – Jekalyn Carr
Royalty: Live At The Ryman – Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition – Maverick City Music
Jonny X Mali: Live in LA – Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music
Believe For It – CeCe Winans
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
No Stranger – Natalie Grant
Feels Like Home Vol. 2 – Israel & New Breed
The Blessing (Live) – Kari Jobe
Citizen Of Heaven (Live) – Tauren Wells
Old Church Basement – Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music
Best Roots Gospel Album
Alone With My Faith – Harry Connick, Jr.
That’s Gospel, Brother – Gaither Vocal Band
Keeping On – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Songs For the Times – The Isaacs
My Savior – Carrie Underwood
Best Traditional Blues Album
100 Years of Blues – Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite
Traveler’s Blues – Blues Traveler
I Be Trying – Cedric Burnside
Be Ready When I Call You – Guy Davis
Take Me Back – Kim Wilson
Best Contemporary Blues Album
Delta Kream – The Black Keys feat. Eric Deaton & Kenny Brown
Royal Tea – Joe Bonamassa
Uncivil War – Shemekia Copeland
Fire It Up – Steve Cropper
662 – Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Best Regional Roots Music Album
Live In New Orleans! – Sean Ardoin And Kreole Rock And Soul
Bloodstains & Teardrops – Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
My People – Cha Wa
Corey Ledet Zydeco – Corey Ledet Zydeco
Kau Ka Pe’a – Kalani Pe’a
Best Comedy Album
The Comedy Vaccine – Lavell Crawford
Evolution – Chelsea Handler
Sincerely Louis CK – Louis C.K.
Thanks for Risking Your Life – Lewis Black
The Greatest Average American – Nate Bargatze
Zero F***s Given – Kevin Hart
Best Musical Theater Album
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella – Original Album Cast (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Nick Lloyd Webber & Greg Wells, producers; Andrew Lloyd Webber & David Zippel, composers/lyricists)
Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater’s Some Lovers – World Premiere Cast (Burt Bacharach, Michael Croiter, Ben Hartman & Steven Sater, producers; Burt Bacharach, composer; Steven Sater, lyricist)
Girl From The North Country – Original Broadway Cast (Simon Hale, Conor McPherson & Dean Sharenow, producers; Bob Dylan, composer & lyricist)
Les Misérables: The Staged Concert (The Sensational 2020 Live Recording) – The 2020 Les Misérables Staged Concert Company
(Cameron Mackintosh, Lee McCutcheon & Stephen Metcalfe, producers; Claude-Michel Schönberg, composer; Alain Boublil, John Caird, Herbert Kretzmer, Jean-Marc Natel & Trevor Nunn, lyricists)
Stephen Schwartz’s Snapshots – World Premiere Cast
(Daniel C. Levine, Michael J Moritz Jr, Bryan Perri & Stephen Schwartz, producers; Stephen Schwartz, composer & lyricist)
The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical – Barlow & Bear
(Emily Bear, producer; Abigail Barlow & Emily Bear, composers/lyricists)
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Cruella – Various Artists
Dear Evan Hansen – Ben Platt & Various Artists
In The Heights – Various Artists
One Night In Miami… – Leslie Odom, Jr. & Various Artists
Respect – Jennifer Hudson
Schmigadoon! Episode 1 – Various Artists
The United States Vs. Billie Holiday – Andra Day
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Bridgerton – Kris Bowers, composer
Dune – Hans Zimmer, composer
The Mandalorian: Season 2 – Vol. 2 (Chapters 13-16) – Ludwig Göransson, composer
The Queen’s Gambit – Carlos Rafael Rivera, composer
Soul – Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, composers
Best Song Written for Visual Media
“Agatha All Along” from WandaVision: Episode 7 – Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez feat. Kathryn Hahn, Eric Bradley, Greg Whipple, Jasper Randall & Gerald White
(Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters)
“All Eyes On Me” from Inside – Bo Burnham
(Bo Burnham, songwriter)
“All I Know So Far” from P!NK: All I Know So Far – P!nk
(Alecia Moore, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters)
“Fight For You” from Judas and The Black Messiah – H.E.R.
(Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters)
“Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” from Respect – Jennifer Hudson
(Jamie Hartman, Jennifer Hudson & Carole King, songwriters)
“Speak Now” from One Night In Miami… – Leslie Odom, Jr.
(Sam Ashworth & Leslie Odom, Jr., songwriters)
Best Instrumental Composition
“Beautiful Is Black” – Brandee Younger
(Brandee Younger, composer)
“Cat And Mouse” – Tom Nazziola
(Tom Nazziola, composer)
“Concerto For Orchestra: Finale” – Vince Mendoza & Czech National Symphony Orchestra feat. Antonio Sánchez & Derrick Hodge
(Vince Mendoza, composer)
“Dreaming In Lions: Dreaming In Lions” – Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble 
(Arturo O’Farrill, composer)
“Eberhard” – Lyle Mays
(Lyle Mays, composer)
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
“Chopsticks” – Richard Baratta (Bill O’Connell, arranger)
“For The Love Of A Princess” from Braveheart – HAUSER, London Symphony Orchestra & Robin Smith (Robin Smith, arranger)
“Infinite Love” – Emile Mosseri (Emile Mosseri, arranger)
“Meta Knight’s Revenge” from Kirby Superstar – The 8-Bit Big Band feat. Button Masher  (Charlie Rosen & Jake Silverman, arrangers)
“The Struggle Within” – Rodrigo y Gabriela (Gabriela Quintero & Rodrigo Sanchez, arrangers)
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
“The Bottom Line” – Ólafur Arnalds & Josin (Ólafur Arnalds, arranger)
“A Change Is Gonna Come” – Tonality & Alexander Lloyd Blake (Tehillah Alphonso, arranger)
“The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)” – Jacob Collier (Jacob Collier, arranger)
“Eleanor Rigby” – Cody Fry (Cody Fry, arranger)
“To The Edge Of Longing (Edit Version)” – Vince Mendoza, Czech National Symphony Orchestra & Julia Bullock
(Vince Mendoza, arranger)
Best Recording Package
American Jackpot / American Girls – Reckless Kelly (Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors)
Carnage – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis (Nick Cave & Tom Hingston, art directors)
Pakelang – 2nd Generation Falangao Singing Group & The Chairman Crossover Big Band
(Li Jheng Han & Yu, Wei, art directors)
Serpentine Prison – Matt Berninger (Dayle Doyle, art director)
Zeta – Soul Of Ears (Xiao Qing Yang, art director)
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
All Things Must Pass: 50th Anniversary Edition – George Harrison (Darren Evans, Dhani Harrison & Olivia Harrison, art directors)
Color Theory – Soccer Mommy (Lordess Foudre & Christopher Leckie, art directors)
The Future Bites (Limited Edition Box Set) – Steven Wilson (Simon Moore, art director)
77-81 – Gang of Four (Dan Calderwood, Jon King & Bjarke Vind Normann, art directors)
Swimming in Circles – Mac Miller (Ramón Coronado & Marshall Rake, art directors)
Best Album Notes
Beethoven: The Last Three Sonatas – Sunwook Kim (Ann-Katrin Zimmermann, album notes writer)
The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia And RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-1966 – Louis Armstrong (Ricky Riccardi, album notes writer)
Creation Never Sleeps, Creation Never Dies: The Willie Dunn Anthology – Willie Dunn
(Kevin Howes, album notes writer)
Etching The Voice: Emile Berliner And The First Commercial Gramophone Discs, 1889-1895 – Various Artists (David Giovannoni, Richard Martin & Stephan Puille, album notes writers)
The King of Gospel Music: The Life And Music Of Reverend James Cleveland – Various Artists (Robert Marovich, album notes writer)
Best Historical Album
Beyond The Music: Her Complete RCA Victor Recordings – Marian Anderson (Robert Russ, compilation producer; Nancy Conforti, Andreas K. Meyer & Jennifer Nulsen, mastering engineers)
Etching The Voice: Emile Berliner And The First Commercial Gramophone Discs, 1889-1895 – Various Artists (Meagan Hennessey & Richard Martin, compilation producers; Richard Martin, mastering engineer)
Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History of the World’s Music – Various Artists (April Ledbetter, Steven Lance Ledbetter & Jonathan Ward, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer)
Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) – Joni Mitchell (Patrick Milligan & Joni Mitchell, compilation producers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer)
Sign O’ The Times (Super Deluxe Edition) – Prince (Trevor Guy, Michael Howe & Kirk Johnson, compilation producers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer)
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Archetypes – Sérgio Assad, Clarice Assad & Third Coast Percussion (Jonathan Lackey, Bill Maylone & Dan Nichols, engineers; Bill Maylone, mastering engineer)
Beethoven: Cello Sonatas – Hope Amid Tears – Yo-Yo Ma & Emanuel Ax (Richard King, engineer)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 – Manfred Honeck, Mendelssohn Choir Of Pittsburgh & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (Mark Donahue, engineer; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer)
Chanticleer Sings Christmas – Chanticleer (Leslie Ann Jones, engineer; Michael Romanowski, mastering engineer)
Mahler: Symphony No. 8, ‘Symphony Of A Thousand’ – Gustavo Dudamel, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Luke McEndarfer, Robert Istad, Grant Gershon, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Los Angeles Master Chorale, National Children’s Chorus, Pacific Chorale & Los Angeles Philharmonic
(Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, engineers; Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, mastering engineers)
Producer of the Year, Classical
Blanton Alspaugh
Steven Epstein
David Frost
Elaine Martone
Judith Sherman
Best Orchestral Performance
“Adams: My Father Knew Charles Ives; Harmonielehre” – Nashville Symphony Orchestra 
(Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor)
“Beethoven: Symphony No. 9” – Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (Manfred Honeck, conductor)
“Muhly: Throughline” – San Francisco Symphony (Nico Muhly, conductor)
“Price: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3” – Philadelphia Orchestra (Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor)
“Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra; Scriabin: The Poem Of Ecstasy” – Seattle Symphony Orchestra (Thomas Dausgaard, conductor)
Best Opera Recording
“Bartók: Bluebeard’s Castle” – Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra (Susanna Mälkki, conductor; Mika Kares & Szilvia Vörös; Robert Suff, producer)
“Glass: Akhnaten” – The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus 
(Karen Kamensek, conductor; J’Nai Bridges, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Zachary James & Dísella Lárusdóttir; David Frost, producer)
“Janáček: Cunning Little Vixen” – London Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Chorus & LSO Discovery Voices (Simon Rattle, conductor; Sophia Burgos, Lucy Crowe, Gerald Finley, Peter Hoare, Anna Lapkovskaja, Paulina Malefane, Jan Martinik & Hanno Müller-Brachmann; Andrew Cornall, producer)
“Little: Soldier Songs” – The Opera Philadelphia Orchestra
(Corrado Rovaris, conductor; Johnathan McCullough; James Darrah & John Toia, producers)
“Poulenc: Dialogues Des Carmélites” – The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus
(Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Karen Cargill, Isabel Leonard, Karita Mattila, Erin Morley & Adrianne Pieczonka; David Frost, producer)
Best Choral Performance
“It’s A Long Way” – Jonas Budris, Carrie Cheron, Fiona Gillespie, Nathan Hodgson, Helen Karloski, Enrico Lagasca, Megan Roth, Alissa Ruth Suver & Dana Whiteside; Skylark Vocal Ensemble
(Matthew Guard, conductor)
“Mahler: Symphony No. 8, ‘Symphony Of A Thousand’” – Leah Crocetto, Mihoko Fujimura, Ryan McKinny, Erin Morley, Tamara Mumford, Simon O’Neill, Morris Robinson & Tamara Wilson; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Los Angeles Master Chorale, National Children’s Chorus & Pacific Chorale
(Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Grant Gershon, Robert Istad, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz & Luke McEndarfer, chorus masters)
“Rising w/The Crossing” – International Contemporary Ensemble & Quicksilver; The Crossing
(Donald Nally, conductor)
“Schnittke: Choir Concerto; Three Sacred Hymns; Pärt: Seven Magnificat-Antiphons” – Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
(Kaspars Putniņš, conductor; Heli Jürgenson, chorus master)
“Sheehan: Liturgy Of Saint John Chrysostom” – Michael Hawes, Timothy Parsons & Jason Thoms; The Saint Tikhon Choir
(Benedict Sheehan, conductor)
“The Singing Guitar” – Estelí Gomez; Austin Guitar Quartet, Douglas Harvey, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet & Texas Guitar Quartet; Conspirare
(Craig Hella Johnson, conductor)
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
“Adams, John Luther: Lines Made By Walking” – JACK Quartet
“Akiho: Seven Pillars” – Sandbox Percussion
“Archetypes” – Sérgio Assad, Clarice Assad & Third Coast Percussion
“Beethoven: Cello Sonatas – Hope Amid Tears” – Yo-Yo Ma & Emanuel Ax
“Bruits” – Imani Winds
Best Classical Instrumental Solo
“Alone Together” – Jennifer Koh
“An American Mosaic” – Simone Dinnerstein
“Bach: Sonatas & Partitas” – Augustin Hadelich
“Beethoven & Brahms: Violin Concertos” – The Knights (Gil Shaham; Eric Jacobsen, conductor)
“Mak Bach” – Mak Grgić
“Of Power” – Curtis Stewart
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
Confessions – Laura Strickling; Joy Schreier, pianist
Dreams Of A New Day – Songs By Black Composers – Will Liverman; Paul Sánchez, pianist
Mythologies – Virginie D’Avezac De Castera, Lili Haydn, Wouter Kellerman, Nadeem Majdalany, Eru Matsumoto & Emilio D. Miler (Sangeeta Kaur & Hila Plitmann; Danaë Xanthe Vlasse, pianist)
Schubert: Winterreise – Joyce DiDonato; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, pianist
Unexpected Shadows – Matt Haimovitz (Jamie Barton; Jake Heggie, pianist)
Best Classical Compendium
American Originals – A New World, A New Canon – AGAVE & Reginald L. Mobley; Geoffrey Silver, producer
Berg: Violin Concerto; Seven Early Songs & Three Pieces For Orchestra – Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Jack Vad, producer
Cerrone: The Arching Path – Timo Andres & Ian Rosenbaum; Mike Tierney, producer
Plays – Chick Corea; Chick Corea & Birnie Kirsh, producers
Women Warriors – The Voices of Change – Amy Andersson, conductor; Amy Andersson, Mark Mattson & Lolita Ritmanis, producers
Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Akiho: Seven Pillars – Sandbox Percussion (Andy Akiho, composer)
Andriessen: The Only One – Esa-Pekka Salonen, Nora Fischer & Los Angeles Philharmonic 
(Louis Andriessen, composer)
Assad, Clarice & Sérgio, Connors, Dillon, Martin & Skidmore: Archetypes – Sérgio Assad, Clarice Assad & Third Coast Percussion
(Clarice Assad, Sérgio Assad, Sean Connors, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin & David Skidmore, composers)
Batiste: Movement 11′ – Jon Batiste (Jon Batiste, composer)
Shaw: Narrow Sea – Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish & Sō Percussion (Caroline Shaw, composer)

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