59th Grammy Award Nominations: Beyonce Leads With 9 Nods, Adele With 5

The nominations are in for the 59th Grammy Awards! There are some anticipated choices and also some pretty big surprises. But who made the cut for the 2016 Grammys?

Album of the Year looks like the tightest race, as Adele, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Drake and Sturgill Simpson compete for the honor, while Record of the Year is a competition between Adele, Beyonce, Lukas Graham, Twenty One Pilots and Rihanna and Drake. This carries over into Song of the Year, as Beyonce and Adele square off yet again, along with Lukas Graham, Justin Bieber and Mike Posner.

All in all, Beyonce leads with nine nominations, followed by Adele, who earned five nods.

The 59th Grammy Awards will air live February 12th on CBS with host James Corden. But who else will compete for the music industry’s biggest prize?

Get the list of nominations below:

59th Grammy Award Nominations: Beyonce Leads With 9 Nods, Adele With 5

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Album Of The Year
Adele, “25”
Beyonce, “Lemonade”
Justin Bieber, “Purpose”
Drake, “Views”
Sturgill Simpson, “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth”

Record Of The Year
Adele, “Hello”
Beyonce, “Formation”
Lukas Graham, “7 Years”
Rihanna feat. Drake, “Work”
Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”

Song Of The Year
Beyonce, “Formation”
Adele, “Hello”
Mike Posner, “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”
Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”
Lukas Graham, “7 Years”

Best New Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance the Rapper
Maren Morris
Anderson .Paak


Best Pop Solo Performance
Adele, “Hello”
Beyonce, “Hold Up”
Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”
Kelly Clarkson, “Piece by Piece (Idol Version)”
Ariana Grande, “Dangerous Woman”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”
Lukas Graham, “7 Years”
Rihanna feat. Drake, “Work”
Sia feat. Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”
Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”

Best Pop Vocal Album
Adele, “25”
Justin Bieber, “Purpose”
Ariana Grande, “Dangerous Woman”
Demi Lovato, “Confident”
Sia, “This is Acting”

Best Traditional Pop Album
Andrea Bocelli, “Cinema”
Bob Dylan, “Fallen Angels”
Josh Groban, “Stages Live”
Willie Nelson, “Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin”
Barbra Streisand, “Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway”


Best Dance Recording
Bob Moses, “Tearing Me Up”
The Chainsmokers feat. Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Flume feat. Kai, “Never Be Like You”
Riton feat. Kah-Lo, “Rise and Repeat”
Sofi Tukker, “Drinkee”

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Flume, “Skin”
Jean-Michel Jarre, “Electronica 1: The Time Machine”
Tycho, “Epoch”
Underworld, “Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future”
Louie Vega, “Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII”


Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Herb Alpert, “Human Nature”
Bill Frisell, “When You Wish Upon a Star”
Steve Gadd Band, “Way Back Home: Live from Rochester, NY”
Chuck Loeb, “Unspoken”
Snarky Puppy, “Culcha Vulcha”


Best Rock Performance
Alabama Shakes, “Joe (Live from Austin City Limits)”
Beyonce feat. Jack White, “Don’t Hurt Yourself”
David Bowie, “Blackstar”
Disturbed, “The Sound of Silence (Live on Conan)”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

Best Metal Performance
Baroness, “Shock Me”
Gojira, “Silvera”
Korn, “Rotting in Vain”
Megadeth, “Dystopia”
Periphery, “The Price is Wrong”

Best Rock Song
David Bowie, “Blackstar”
Radiohead, “Burn the Witch”
Metallica, “Hardwired”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”
Highly Suspect, “My Name is Human”

Best Rock Album
Blink-182, “California”
Cage the Elephant, “Tell Me I’m Pretty”
Gojira, “Magma”
Panic! At the Disco, “Death of a Bachelor”
Weezer, “Weezer”


Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver, “22, A Million”
David Bowie, “Blackstar”
PJ Harvey, “The Hope Six Demolition Project”
Iggy Pop, “Post Pop Depression”
Radiohead, “A Moon Shaped Pool”


Best R&B Performance
BJ the Chicago Kid, “Turnin’ Me Up”
Ro James, “Permission”
Musiq Soulchild, “I Do”
Rihanna, “Needed Me”
Solange, “Cranes in the Sky”

Best Traditional R&B Performance
William Bell, “The Three of Me”
BJ the Chicago Kid, “Woman’s World”
Fantasia, “Sleeping with the One I Love”
Lalah Hathaway, “Angel”
Jill Scott, “Can’t Wait”

Best R&B Song
PartyNextDoor feat. Drake, “Come See Me”
Bryson Tiller, “Exchange”
Rihanna, “Kiss it Better”
Maxwell, “Lake by the Ocean”
Tory Lanez, “Luv”

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Beyonce, “Lemonade”
Gallant, “Ology”
KING, “We are King”
Anderson .Paak, “Malibu”
Rihanna, “Anti”

Best R&B Album
BJ the Chicago Kid, “In My Mind”
Lalah Hathaway, “Lalah Hathaway Live”
Terrace Martin, “Velvet Portraits”
Mint Condition, “Healing Season”
Mya, “Smoove Jones”


Best Rap Performance
Chance the Rapper feat. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, “No Problem”
Desiigner, “Panda”
Drake feat. The Throne, “Pop Style”
Fat Joe and Remy Ma feat. French Montana and Infared, “All the Way Up”
Schoolboy Q feat. Kanye West, “That Part”

Best Rap/Sung Performance
Beyonce feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Freedom”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
DRAM feat. Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Kanye West feat. Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin and The-Dream, “Ultralight Beam”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna, “Famous”

Best Rap Song
Fat Joe and Remy Ma feat. French Montana and Infared, “All the Way Up”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna, “Famous”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Chance The Rapper feat. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, “No Problem”
Kanye West feat. Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin and The-Dream, “Ultralight Beam”

Best Rap Album
Chance the Rapper, “Coloring Book”
De La Soul, “And the Anonymous Nobody”
DJ Khaled, “Major Key”
Drake, “Views”
Schoolboy Q, “Blank Face LP”
Kanye West, “The Life of Pablo”


Best Country Solo Performance
Brandy Clark, “Love Can Go to Hell”
Miranda Lambert, “Vice”
Maren Morris, “My Church”
Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King, “Different for Girls”
Brothers Osborne, “21 Summer”
Kenny Chesney and Pink, “Setting the World on Fire”
Pentatonix feat. Dolly Parton, “Jolene”
Chris Young with Cassadee Pope, “Think of You”

Best Country Song
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Thomas Rhett, “Die a Happy Man”
Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind”
Maren Morris, “My Church”
Miranda Lambert, “Vice”

Best Country Album
Brandy Clark, “Big Day in a Small Town”
Loretta Lynn, “Full Circle”
Maren Morris, “Hero”
Sturgill Simpson, “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth”
Keith Urban, “Ripcord”


Best New Age Album
John Burke, “Orogen”
Enya, “Dark Sky Island”
Peter Kater and Tina Guo, “Inner Passion”
Vangelis, “Rosetta”
White Sun, “White Sun II”


Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Joey Alexander, “Countdown”
Ravi Coltrane, “In Movement”
Fred Hersch, “We See”
Brad Mehldau, “I Concentrate on You”
John Scofield, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Rene Marie, “Sound of Red”
Brandon Marsala Quartet with Special Guest Kurt Elling, “Upward Spiral”
Gregory Porter, “Take Me to the Alley”
Catherine Russell, “Harlem on My Mind”
The Tierney Sutton Band, “The Sting Variations”

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Kenny Barron Trio, “Book of Intuition”
Peter Erskine, “Dr. Um”
The Fred Hersch Trio, “Sunday Night at Vanguard”
Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau, “Nearness”
John Scofield, “Country for Old Men”

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, “Real Enemies”
John Beasley, “Presents Monk’estra, Vol. 1”
John Daversa, “Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music Of The Beatles”
Bob Mintzer, “All L.A. Band”
Ted Nash Big Band, “Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom”

Best Latin Jazz Album
Andy Gozalez, “Entre Colegas”
Brian Lynch and Various Artists, “Madera Latino: A Latin Jazz Perspective On The Music Of Woody Shaw”
Michael Spiro/Wayne Wallace La Orquesta Sinfonietta, “Canto América”
Trio Da Paz, “30”
Chucho Valdes, “Tribute To Irakere: Live In Marciac”


Best Gospel Performance/Song
Shirley Caesar feat. Anthony Hamilton, “It’s Alright, It’s OK”
Jekalyn Carr, “You’re Bigger (Live)”
Travis Greene, “Made a Way (Live)”
Tamela Mann, “God Provides”
Hazekiah Walker, “Better”

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
Lauren Daigle, “Trust in You”
For King and Country, “Priceless”
Natalie Grant, “King of the World”
Hillary Scott and the Scott Family, “Thy Will”
Zach Williams, “Chain Breaker”

Best Gospel Album
Tim Bowman Jr., “Listen”
Shirley Caesar, “Fill This House”
Todd Dulaney, “A Worshipper’s Heart (Live)”
Kirk Franklin, “Losing My Religion”
William Murphy, “Demonstrate (Live)”

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
All Sons and Daughters, “Poets and Saints”
Crowder, “American Prodigal”
Natalie Grant, “Be One”
Hillsong Young and Free, “Youth Revival (Live)”
Hillary Scott and the Scott Family, “Love Remains”

Best Roots Gospel Album
Gaither Vocal Band, “Better Together”
The Isaacs, “Nature’s Symphony in 432”
Joey and Rory, “Hymns”
Gordon Mote, “Hymns and Songs of Inspiration”
Various Artists, “God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson”


Best Latin Pop Album
Jesse and Joy, “Un Besito Mas”
Gaby Moreno, “Ilusion”
Laura Pausini, “Similares”
Sanalejo, “Seguir Latiendo”
Diego Torres, “Buena Vida”

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Ile, “Ilevitable”
Illya Kuryaki and the Valderamas, “L.H.O.N. (La Humanidad O Nosotros)”
La Santa Cecilia, “Buenaventura”
Los Rakas, “Los Rakas”
Carla Morrison, “Amor Supremo”

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano)
Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga, “Raices”
Joss Favela, “Hech a Mano”
Vicente Fernandez, “Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo)”
La Maquinaria Norteña, “Generación Maquinaria Est. 2006.”
Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea, “Tributo A Joan Sebastian Y Rigoberto Alfaro”

Best Tropical Latin Album
Fonseca, “Conexion”
Formell Y Los Van Van, “La Fantasia Homenaje A Juan Formell”
Grupo Niche, “35 Aniversario”
La Sonora Santanera, “La Sonora Santanera En Su 60 Aniversario”
Jose Lugo and Guasábara Combo, “Donde Están?”


Best American Roots Performance
The Avett Brothers, “Ain’t No Man”
Blind Boys of Alabama, “Mother’s Children Have a Hard Time”
Rhiannon Giddens, “Factory Girl”
Sarah Jarosz, “House of Mercy”
Lori McKenna, “Wreck You”

Best American Roots Song
Robbie Fulks, “Alabama at Night”
Jack White, “City Lights”
Roddie Romero And The Hub City All-Stars, “Gulfstream”
The Time Jumpers, “Kid Sister”
Lori McKenna, “Wreck You”

Best Americana Album
The Avett Brothers, “True Sadness”
William Bell, “This is Where I Live”
Kris Kristofferson, “The Cedar Creek Sessions”
Lori McKenna, “The Bird and the Rifle”
The Time Jumpers, “Kid Sister”

Best Bluegrass Album
Blue Highway, “Original Traditional”
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, “Burder Bearer”
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands, “The Hazel and Alice Sessions”
Claire Lynch, “North by South”
O’Connor Band with Mark O’Connor, “Coming Home”

Best Traditional Blues Album
Lurrie Bell, “Can’t Shake This Feeling”
Joe Bonamassa, “Live at the Greek Theater”
Luther Dickinson, “Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger’s Songbook: Volumes I & II)”
Vasti Jackson, “The Soul of Jimmie Rodgers”
Bobby Rush, “Porcupine Meat”

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Fantastic Negrito, “The Last Days of Oakland”
Janiva Magness, “Love Wins Again”
Kenny Neal, “Bloodline”
The Record Company, “Give it Back to You”
Joe Louis Walker, “Everybody Wants a Piece”

Best Folk Album
Judy Collins and Ari Hest, “Silver Skies Blue”
Robbie Fulks, “Upland Stories”
Rhiannon Giddens, “Factory Girl”
Sierra Hull, “Weighted Mind”
Sarah Jarosz, “Undercurrent”

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Barry Jean Ancelet and Sam Broussard, “Broken Promised Land”
Northern Cree, “It’s a Cree Thing”
Kalani Pe’a, “E Walea”
Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars, “Gulfstream”
Various Artists, “I Wanna Sing Right: Rediscovering Lomax In The Evangeline Country”


Best Reggae Album
Devin Di Dakta & J.L, “Sly & Robbie Presents… Reggae For Her”
J Boog, “Rose Petals”
Ziggy Marley, “Ziggy Marley”
Raging Fyah, “Everlasting”
Rebelution, “Falling into Place”
SOJA, “SOJA: Live in Virginia”


Best World Music Album
Celtic Woman, “Destiny”
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, “Walking in the Footsteps of Our Fathers”
Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, “Sing Me Home”
Anoushka Shankar, “Land of Gold”
Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil, “Dois Amigos, Um Século De Música: Multishow Live”


Best Children’s Album
Frances England, “Explorer of the World”
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, “Infinity Plus One”
Recess Monkey, “Novelties”
Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, “Press Play”
The Okee Dokee Brothers, “Saddle Up”


Best Spoken Word Album
Amy Schumer, “The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo”
Carol Burnett, “In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox”
Patti Smith, “M Train”
Various Artists, “Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A. Punk (John Doe With Tom Desavia)”
Elvis Costello, “Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink”


Best Comedy Album
David Cross, “…America…Great…”
Margaret Cho, “American Myth”
Tig Notaro, “Boyish Girl Interrupted”
Amy Schumer, “Live at the Apollo”
Patton Oswalt, “Talking for Clapping”


Best Musical Theater Album
“Bright Star”
“The Color Purple”
“Fiddler on the Roof”
“Kinky Boots”


Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
“Miles Ahead”
“Straight Outta Compton”
“Suicide Squad (Collector’s Edition)”
“Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1”

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Thomas Newman, “Bridge of Spies”
Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight”
Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto, “The Revenant”
John Williams, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, “Stranger Things, Volume 1”

Best Song Written for Visual Media

Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (from “Trolls”)
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens” (from “Suicide Squad”)
Pink, “Just Like Fire” (from “Alice Through the Looking Glass”)
Skrillex and Rick Ross, “Purple Lamborghini” (from “Suicide Squad”)
Shakira, “Try Everything” (from “Zootopia”)
Peter Gabriel, “The Veil” (from “Snowden”)


Best Instrumental Composition
Thomas Newman, “Bridge of Spies (End Title)”
Tim Davies Big Band, “The Expensive Train Set (An Epic Sarahnade For Double Big Band)”
Alan Ferber Nonet, “Flow”
Ennio Morricone, “L’Ultima Diligenza Di Red Rock – Versione Integrale”
Ted Nash Big Band, “Spoken At Midnight”

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
John Beasley, “Ask Me Now”
The Count Basie Orchestra, “Good ‘Swing’ Wenceslas”
The Phil Norman Tentet, “Linus and Lucy”
John Daversa, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”
Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis, “We Three Kings”
Jacob Collier, “You and I”

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band Featuring Take 6, “Do You Hear What I Hear?”
John Daversa feat. Renee Olstead, “Do You Want to Know a Secret”
Jacob Collier, “Flintstones”
Kristin Chenoweth, “I’m a Fool to Want You”
Lang Lang feat. Lisa Fischer and Jeffrey Wright, “Somewhere (Dirty Blvd) (Extended Version)”


Best Recording Package
Rihanna, “Anti (Deluxe Edition)”
David Bowie, “Blackstar”
Parquet Courts, “Human Performance”
Reckless Kelly, “Sunset Motel”
Bon Iver, “22, A Million”

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Edith Piaf, “Edith Piaf 1915-2015”
J. Views, “401 Days”
The 1975, “I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It (Box Set)”
Trey Anastasio, “Paper Wheels (Deluxe Limited Edition)”
Paul McCartney, “Tug of War (Deluxe Edition)”


Best Album Notes
Kris Kristofferson, “The Complete Monument & Columbia Albums Collection”
Various Artists, “The Knoxville Sessions, 1929-1930: Knox County Stomp”
Various Artists, “Ork Records: New York, New York”
Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle, “Sissle And Blake Sing Shuffle Along”
Various Artists, “Waxing The Gospel: Mass Evangelism & The Phonograph, 1890-1900”


Best Historical Album
Bob Dylan, “The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol.12 (Collector’s Edition)”
Various Artists, “Music Of Morocco From The Library Of Congress: Recorded By Paul Bowles, 1959”
Various Artists, “Ork Records: New York, New York”
Vladimir Horowitz, “Vladimir Horowitz: The Unreleased Live Recordings 1966-1983”
Various Artists, “Waxing The Gospel: Mass Evangelism & The Phonograph, 1890-1900”


Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Andrew Bird, “Are You Serious”
David Bowie, “Blackstar”
Bonnie Raitt, “Dig in Deep”
Prince, “Hit N Run Phase Two”
Sarah Jarosz, “Undercurrent”

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Benny Blanco
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin
Ricky Reed

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Soul Pacific, “Cali Coast (Psionics Remix)”
The Silver Lake Chorus, “Heavy Star Movin’ (staRo Remix)”
Paul McCartney and Wings, “Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Five (Timo Maas & James Teej Remix)”
Ry X, “Only (Kaskade x Lipless Remix)”
Bob Moses, “Tearing Me Up (RAC Remix)”
The Chemical Brothers, “Wide Open (Joe Goddard Remix)”


Best Surround Sound Album
Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony, “Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement”
Craig Hella Johnson and Conspirare, “Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard”
Maja S.K. Ratkje, Cikada & Oslo Sinfonietta, “Maja S.K. Ratkje: And Sing …”
Primus, “Primus and The Chocolate Factory (5.1 Surround Sound Edition)”
Øyvind Gimse, Geir Inge Lotsberg and Trondheimsolistene, “Reflections”


Best Engineered Album, Classical
James Conlon, Guanqun Yu, Joshua Guerrero, Patricia Racette, Christopher Maltman, Lucy Schaufer, Lucas Meachem, LA Opera Chorus & Orchestra, “Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles”
Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony, “Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’Instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement”
Øyvind Gimse, Geir Inge Lotsberg & Trondheimsolistene, “Reflections”
Jerry F. Junkin & The University Of Texas Wind Ensemble, “Shadow of Sirius”
Andris Nelsons & Boston Symphony Orchestra, “Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9”

Producer of the Year, Classical
Blanton Alspaugh
David Frost
Marina A. Ledin and Victor Ledin
Judith Sherman
Robina G. Young


Best Orchestral Performance
San Francisco Symphony, “Bates: Works for Orchestra”
Orchestre De La Suisse Romande, “Ibert: Orchestral Works”
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, “Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 In B-Flat Major, Op. 100”
New York Philharmonic, “Rouse: Odna Zhizn; Symphonies 3 & 4; Prospero’s Rooms”
Boston Symphony Orchestra, “Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9”

Best Opera Recording
LA Opera Orchestra; LA Opera Chorus, “Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles”
Il Giardino Armonico, “Handel: Giulio Cesare”
The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra; Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program For Singers, “Higdon: Cold Mountain”
Chamber Orchestra Of Europe; Vocalensemble Rastatt, “Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro”
Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House; Royal Opera Chorus, “Szymanowski: Król Roger”

Best Choral Performance
Marianne Reidarsdatter Eriksen, Ragnfrid Lie & Matilda Sterby; Inger-Lise Ulsrud; Uranienborg Vokalensemble, “Himmelrand”
Susan Bickley, Gábor Bretz, Sara Jakubiak & Stuart Skelton; Thomas Trotter; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Bergen Cathedral Choir, Bergen Philharmonic Choir, Choir Of Collegium Musicum & Edvard Grieg Kor, “Janá?ek: Glagolitic Mass”
Malavika Godbole, John Grecia, Rebecca Harris & Thomas Mesa; The Crossing, “Lloyd: Bonhoeffer”
Nikolay Didenko, Agnieszka Rehlis & Johanna Rusanen; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir, “Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, Volume 1”
The Clarion Choir, “Steinberg: Passion Week”

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
ARC Ensemble, “Fitelberg: Chamber Works”
Øyvind Gimse, Geir Inge Lotsberg & Trondheimsolistene, “Reflections”
Spektral Quartet, “Serious Business”
Third Coast Percussion, “Steve Rich”
Lincoln Trio, “Trios from Our Homelands”

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Chester Englander; St. Louis Symphony, “Adams, J.: Scheherazade.2”
Nashville Symphony, “Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway”
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, “Dvo?ák: Violin Concerto & Romance; Suk: Fantasy”
Kristian Bezuidenhout, “Mozart: Keyboard Music, Vols. 8 & 9”
The Knights & Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, “1930’s Violin Concertos, Vol. 2”

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
David Feldman, Michael Feyfar, Jakob Pilgram & Luca Tittoto; La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, “Monteverdi”
Pygmalion, “Mozart: The Weber Sisters”
Dorothea Röschmann; Mitsuko Uchida, “Schumann and Berg”
Michael Collins, Elizabeth Kenny, Lawrence Power & Adam Walker, “Shakespeare Songs”
Yusif Eyvazov; Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia; Orchestra Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia, “Verismo”

Best Classical Compendium
Giancarlo Guerrero, “Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle”
Tõnu Kaljuste, “Gesualdo”
Martyn Brabbins, “Vaughan Williams: Discoveries”
Various Artists, “Wolfgang: Passing Through”
Esa-Pekka Salonen, “Zappa: 200 Motels – The Suites”

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra, “Bates: Anthology Of Fantastic Zoology”
Zuill Bailey, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony, “Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway”
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Jay Hunter Morris, Emily Fons, Isabel Leonard, Nathan Gunn & The Santa Fe Opera, “Higdon: Cold Mountain”
Martin Kuuskmann, Barry Jekowsky & Northwest Sinfonia, “Theofanidis: Bassoon Concerto”
Martin West & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, “Winger: Conversations With Nijinsky”


Best Music Video
Beyonce, “Formation”
Leon Bridges, “River”
Coldplay, “Up&Up”
Jamie XX, “Gosh”
OK Go, “Upside Down and Inside Out”

Best Music Film
Steve Aoki, “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead”
The Beatles, “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week The Touring Years”
Beyonce, “Lemonade”
Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, “The Music of Strangers”
Various Artists, “American Saturday Night: Live from the Grand Ole Opry”

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