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Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and more: Meet all the Grammy 2022 Nominees


Taylor Swift at the Grammys. Photo: Getty

Grammy nominations are finally here for the 2022 ceremony, which will celebrate some of the most noteworthy music from the past year.

It’s been a big year for new releases and the nominations mostly reflect that. For Album of The Year, as many had anticipated, the likes of Taylor Swift’s evermore, Doja Cat’s Planet HerOlivia Rodrigo’s sour, and Billie Eilish‘s Happier Than Ever all received a nomination. Record or Song of the Year nods went to Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, and Silk Sonic, among others. Olivia Rodrigo also scored a nod in the Best New Artist category with relative ease, alongside newcomers like The Kid LAROI, Saweetie, and more. With their mega-hit “Butter,” South Korean septet BTS earned their second Grammy nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance — indeed a cause of celebration, though we’d have liked to see the song get at least one nod in the Big Four categories.

This year’s Grammy nominees were announced live on and Twitter, with a Spaces conversation with special guests following right after. The actual ceremony is coming up fast: the 64th annual Grammy Awards will air on Monday, January 31, 2022, from L.A.’s Staples Center. You’ll be able to tune in on CBS and Paramount+ live and on-demand.

Check out the 2022 Grammy nominations below:

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 feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon

“Right On Time” – Brandi Carlile

“Kiss Me More” – Doja Cat Feat. 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

Love For Sale – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) – Justin Bieber

Planet Her (Deluxe) – Doja Cat

Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish

Back of My Mind – H.E.R.


Sour – Olivia Rodrigo

evermore – Taylor Swift

DONDA – Kanye West

Song of the Year

“Bad Habits” – Ed Sheeran
(Songwriters: Fred Gibson, Johnny Mcdaid & Ed Sheeran)

“A Beautiful Noise” – Alicia Keys & Brandi Carlile
(Songwriters: Ruby Amanfu, Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, Alicia Keys, Hillary Lindsey, Lori Mckenna, Linda Perry & Hailey Whitters)

“Drivers License” – Olivia Rodrigo
(Songwriters: Daniel Nigro & Olivia Rodrigo)

“Fight For You” – H.E.R.
(Songwriters: Dernst Emile Ii, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas)

“Happier Than Ever” – Billie Eilish
(Songwriters: Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell)

“Kiss Me More” – Doja Cat Feat. Sza
(Songwriters: Rogét Chahayed, Amala Zandile Dlamini, Lukasz Gottwald, Carter Lang, Gerard A. Powell Ii, Solána Rowe & David Sprecher)

“Leave The Door Open” – Silk Sonic
(Songwriters: Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile Ii & Bruno Mars)

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” – Lil Nas X
(Songwriters: Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, Omer Fedi, Montero Hill & Roy Lenzo)

“Peaches” – Justin Bieber Feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon
(Songwriters: Louis Bell, Justin Bieber, Giveon Dezmann Evans, Bernard Harvey, Felisha “Fury” King, Matthew Sean Leon, Luis Manuel Martinez Jr., Aaron Simmonds, Ashton Simmonds, Andrew Wotman & Keavan Yazdani)

“Right On Time” – Brandi Carlile
(Songwriters: Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth)

Best New Artist

Arooj Aftab

Jimmie Allen

Baby Keem


Glass Animals

Japanese Breakfast


Arlo Parks

Olivia Rodrigo


Best Pop Solo Performance

“Anyone” – Justin Bieber

“Right On Time” – Brandi Carlile

“Happier Than Ever” – Billie Eilish

“Positions” – Ariana Grande

“Drivers License” – Olivia Rodrigo

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“I Get A Kick Out Of You” – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

“Lonely” – Justin Bieber & Benny Blanco

“Butter” – BTS

“Higher Power” – Coldplay

“Kiss Me More” Doja Cat Feat. Sza

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Love For Sale – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

‘til We Meet Again (Live) – Norah Jones

A Tori Kelly Christmas – Tori Kelly

Ledisi Sings Nina – Ledisi

That’s Life – Willie Nelson

A Holly Dolly Christmas – Dolly Parton

Best Pop Vocal Album

Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) – Justin Bieber

Planet Her (Deluxe) – Doja Cat

Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish

Positions – Ariana Grande

Sour – Olivia Rodrigo

Best R&B Performance

“Lost You” – Snoh Aalegra

“Peaches” – Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon

“Damage” – H.E.R.

“Leave The Door Open” – Silk Sonic

“Pick Up Your Feelings” – Jazmine Sullivan

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“I Need You” – Jon Batiste

“Bring It On Home To Me” – Bj The Chicago Kid, Pj Morton & Kenyon Dixon Featuring Charlie Bereal

“Born Again” – Leon Bridges Featuring Robert Glasper

“Fight For You” – H.E.R.

“How Much Can A Heart Take” – Lucky Daye Featuring Yebba

Best Progressive R&B Album

New Light – Eric Bellinger

Something To Say – Cory Henry

Mood Valiant – Hiatus Kaiyote

Table For Two – Lucky Daye

Dinner Party: Dessert – Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder & Kamasi Washington

Studying Abroad: Extended Stay – Masego

Best R&B Song

“Damage” – H.E.R.
(Songwriters: Anthony Clemons Jr., Jeff Gitelman, H.E.R., Carl Mccormick & Tiara Thomas)

“Good Days” – Sza
(Songwriters: Jacob Collier, Carter Lang, Carlos Munoz, Solána Rowe & Christopher Ruelas)

“Heartbreak Anniversary” – Giveon
(Songwriters: Giveon Evans, Maneesh, Sevn Thomas & Varren Wade)

“Leave The Door Open” – Silk Sonic
(Songwriters: Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile Ii & Bruno Mars)

“Pick Up Your Feelings” – Jazmine Sullivan
(Songwriters: Denisia “Blue June” Andrews, Audra Mae Butts, Kyle Coleman, Brittany “Chi” Coney, Michael Holmes & Jazmine Sullivan)

Best R&B Album

Temporary Highs In The Violet Skies – Snoh Aalegra

We Are – Jon Batiste

Gold-Diggers Sound – Leon Bridges

Back Of My Mind – H.E.R.

Heaux Tales – Jazmine Sullivan

Best Rap Performace

“Family Ties” – Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar

“Up” – Cardi B

“m y . l i f e” – J. Cole, feat. 21 Savage, Morray

“Way 2 Sexy” – Drake ft. Future and Young Thug

“Thot S***” – Megan Thee Stallion

Best Melodic Rap Performance

“p r i d e . i s . t h e . d e v i l” – J.Cole feat Lil’ Baby

“Need to Know” – Doja Cat

“Industry Baby” – Lila Nas X

“Wusyaname” – Tyler, The Creator

“Hurricane” – Kanye West feat The Weeknd & Lil Baby

Best Rap Song

“Bath Salts” – DMX, Jay-Z, Nas

“Best Friend” – Saweetie, Doja Cat

“Family Ties” – Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar

“Jail” – Kanye West, Jay-Z –

“m y . l i f e” – J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray

Best Rap Album

Call Me If You Get Lost – Tyler, the Creator

DONDA – Kanye West

The Off-Season – J. Cole

Certified Lover Boy – Drake

King’s Disease II – Nas

Best Engineered Album Non-Classical

Cinema – The Marías

Dawn – Yebba

Hey What – Low

Love for Sale – Tony Bennet, 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, Bonobo

“Before” – James Blake

“Heartbreak” – Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Subconsciously – Black Coffee

Fallen Embers – Illenium

Music Is The Weapon (Reloaded) – Major Lazer

Shockwave – Marshmello

Free Love – Sylvan Esso

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 Album

Voice of Bunbon Vol. 1. – Rocky Dawuni

East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho & Friends Live in Concert – Daniel Ho & Friends

Mother Nature – Angélique Kidjo

Legacy + – Femi Kuti, Made Kuti

Made in Lagos: Deluxe Edition – Wizkid

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 Featuring Tems

Best Immersive Audio Album (from the 63rd Grammy)

Bolstad: Tomba Sonora – Stemmeklang

Dear Future Self (Dolby Atmos Mixes) – Booka Shade

Fryd – Tove Ramio-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 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 Remixed Recording

“Back To Life” (Booker T Kings Of Soul Satta Dub)

“Born For Greatness” (Cymek Remix)

“Constant Craving” (Fashionably Late Remix)

“Inside Out” (3scape Drm Remix)

“Met Him Last Night” (Dave Audé Remix)

“Passenger” (Mike Shinoda Remix)

“Talks” (Mura Masa Remix)

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
(Collin Tilley, video director)

“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)

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 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 Bela Fleck

“Same Devil” – Brandy Clark Featuring Brandi Carlile

“Nightflyer” – Allison Russell

Best American Roots Song

“Avalon” – Rhiannon Giddens With Francesco Turrisi (Songwriters: Rhiannon Giddens, Justin Robinson & Francesco Turrisi)

“Call Me A Fool” – Valerie June featuring 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 Bluegrass Album

Renewal – Billy Strings

My Bluegrass Heart – Béla Fleck

A Tribute To Bill Monroe – The Infamous Stringdusters

Cuttin’ Grass – Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions) – Sturgill Simpson

Music Is What I See – Rhonda Vincent

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 Country Song

“Better Than We Found It” – Maren Morris
(Songwriters: Jessie Jo Dillon, Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz)

“camera roll” – Kacey Musgraves)
(Songwriters: Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves & Daniel Tashian)

“Cold” – Chris Stapleton
(Songwriters: Dave Cobb, J.T. Cure, Derek Mixon & Chris Stapleton)

“Country Again” – Thomas Rhett
(Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley & Thomas Rhett)

“Fancy Like” – Walker Hayes
(Songwriters: Cameron Bartolini, Walker Hayes, Josh Jenkins & Shane Stevens)

“Remember Her Name” – Mickey Guyton
(Songwriters: Mickey Guyton, Blake Hubbard, Jarrod Ingram & Parker Welling)

Best Country Album

Skeletons – Brothers Osborne

Remember Her Name – Mickey Guyton

The Marfa Tapes – Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall & Jack Ingram

The Ballad of Dood & Juanita – Sturgill Simpson

Starting Over – Chris Stapleton

Best New Age Album

Brothers – Will Ackerman, Jeff Oster & Tom Eaton

Divine Tides – Stewart Copeland & Ricky Kej

Pangaea – Wouter Kellerman & David Arkenstone

Night + Day – Opium Moon

Pieces Of Forever – Laura Sullivan

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

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)

Terence Blanchard, soloist
Track from: Absence (Terence Blanchard Featuring 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 featuring 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 Dante Bowe, Chris Brown, (Songwriters: 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 featuring 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 featuring Eric Deaton & Kenny Brown

Royal Tea – Joe Bonamassa

Uncivil War – Shemekia Copeland

Fire It Up – Steve Cropper

662 – Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Best Folk Album

One Night Lonely [Live] – Mary Chapin Carpenter

Long Violent History – Tyler Childers

Wednesday (Extended Edition) – Madison Cunningham

They’re Calling Me Home – Rhiannon Giddens With Francesco Turrisi

Blue Heron Suite – Sarah Jarosz

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 Reggae Album

Pamoja – Etana

Positive Vibration – Gramps Morgan

Live N Livin – Sean Paul

Royal – Jesse Royal

Beauty in the Silence – Soja

10 – Spice

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
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Nick Lloyd Webber & Greg Wells, producers; Andrew Lloyd Webber & David Zippel, composers/lyricists (Original Album Cast)

Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater’s Some Lovers
Burt Bacharach, Michael Croiter, Ben Hartman & Steven Sater, producers; Burt Bacharach, composer; Steven Sater, lyricist (World Premiere Cast)

Girl From The North Country
Simon Hale, Conor McPherson & Dean Sharenow, producers (Bob Dylan, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)

Les Misérables: The Staged Concert (The Sensational 2020 Live Recording)
Cameron Mackintosh, Lee McCutcheon & Stephen Metcalfe, producers (Claude-Michel Schönberg, composer; Alain Boublil, John Caird, Herbert Kretzmer, Jean-Marc Natel & Trevor Nunn, lyricists) (The 2020 Les Misérables Staged Concert Company)

Stephen Schwartz’s Snapshots
Daniel C. Levine, Michael J Moritz Jr, Bryan Perri & Stephen Schwartz, producers (Stephen Schwartz, composer & lyricist) (World Premiere Cast)

The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical
Emily Bear, producer; Abigail Barlow & Emily Bear, composers/lyricists (Barlow & Bear)

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Cruella – (Various Artists)

Dear Evan Hansen – (Various Artists)

In The Heights – (Various Artists)

One Night In Miami… – (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, songwriters (Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez Featuring Kathryn Hahn, Eric Bradley, Greg Whipple, Jasper Randall & Gerald White)

“All Eyes On Me” from Inside
Bo Burnham, songwriter (Bo Burnham)

“All I Know So Far” from P!NK: All I Know So Far
Alecia Moore, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (P!nk)

“Fight For You” from Judas and The Black Messiah
Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

“Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” from Respect
Jamie Hartman, Jennifer Hudson & Carole King, songwriters (Jennifer Hudson)

“Speak Now” from One Night In Miami…
Sam Ashworth & Leslie Odom, Jr., songwriters (Leslie Odom, Jr.)

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 Featuring 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 Featuring Button MasherCharlie 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, art directors

Swimming in Circles – Mac Miller
Ramón Coronado & Marshall Rake, art directors

Best Album Notes

Beethoven: The Last Three Sonatas
Ann-Katrin Zimmermann, album notes writer (Sunwook Kim)

The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia And RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-1966
Ricky Riccardi, album notes writer (Louis Armstrong)

Creation Never Sleeps, Creation Never Dies: The Willie Dunn Anthology
Kevin Howes, album notes writer (Willie Dunn)

Etching The Voice: Emile Berliner And The First Commercial Gramophone Discs, 1889-1895
David Giovannoni, Richard Martin & Stephan Puille, album notes writers (Various Artists)

The King of Gospel Music: The Life And Music Of Reverend James Cleveland
Robert Marovich, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Best Historical Album

Beyond The Music: Her Complete RCA Victor Recordings
Robert Russ, compilation producer; Nancy Conforti, Andreas K. Meyer & Jennifer Nulsen, mastering engineers (Marian Anderson)

Etching The Voice: Emile Berliner And The First Commercial Gramophone Discs, 1889-1895
Meagan Hennessey & Richard Martin, compilation producers; Richard Martin, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History of the World’s Music
April Ledbetter, Steven Lance Ledbetter & Jonathan Ward, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967)
Patrick Milligan & Joni Mitchell, compilation producers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Joni Mitchell)

Sign O’ The Times (Super Deluxe Edition)
Trevor Guy, Michael Howe & Kirk Johnson, compilation producers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Prince)

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)

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”
Matthew Guard, conductor (Jonas Budris, Carrie Cheron, Fiona Gillespie, Nathan Hodgson, Helen Karloski, Enrico Lagasca, Megan Roth, Alissa Ruth Suver & Dana Whiteside; Skylark Vocal Ensemble)

“Mahler: Symphony No. 8, ‘Symphony Of A Thousand’”
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Grant Gershon, Robert Istad, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz & Luke McEndarfer, chorus masters (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)

“Rising w/The Crossing”
Donald Nally, conductor (International Contemporary Ensemble & Quicksilver; The Crossing)

“Schnittke: Choir Concerto; Three Sacred Hymns; Pärt: Seven Magnificat-Antiphons”
Kaspars Putniņš, conductor; Heli Jürgenson, chorus master (Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir)

“Sheehan: Liturgy Of Saint John Chrysostom”
Benedict Sheehan, conductor (Michael Hawes, Timothy Parsons & Jason Thoms; The Saint Tikhon Choir)

“The Singing Guitar”
Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Estelí Gomez; Austin Guitar Quartet, Douglas Harvey, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet & Texas Guitar Quartet; Conspirare)

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” – Gil Shaham; Eric Jacobsen, conductor (The Knights)

“Mak Bach” – Mak Grgić

“Of Power” – Curtis Stewart

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Laura Strickling; Joy Schreier, pianist

Dreams Of A New Day – Songs By Black Composers
Will Liverman; Paul Sánchez, pianist

Sangeeta Kaur & Hila Plitmann (Virginie D’Avezac De Castera, Lili Haydn, Wouter Kellerman, Nadeem Majdalany, Eru Matsumoto & Emilio D. Miler)

Schubert: Winterreise
Joyce DiDonato; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, pianist

Unexpected Shadows
Jamie Barton; Jake Heggie, pianist (Matt Haimovitz)

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

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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