Monday, December 18, 2017

Throwback Monday

                                                When we talk about Michael Jackson, we mention all of his great videos like Remember the Time, Thriller, Beat It, Bad, etc.
However, why don't we talk more about In the Closet off of the Dangerous album?
This uber sexy video was directed by Herb Ritts and stars supermodel, Naomi Campbell, has MJ's love interest.I was first introduced to it when I was like 7 years old, and I didn't understand wtf was going on. But as an adult, I totally appreciate it!
They bump & grind along along, what looks like a ranch or Mission, in Salton Sea, CA and the cinematography is gorgeous! This video ended up being banned in South Africa for its highly sexual content.
The song is great too and features Princess Stephanie of Monaco (say what? yup!). That part was kept a secret for a while. Homegirl did try her hand at music, but just didn't work. Allegedly, Madonna was supposed to do the female vocals, but Jackson passed on it.
So, let's take this Monday to appreciate this video.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Beyonce Presents Colin Kaepernick with SI's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

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Beyonce was brought out as a surprise presenter for the Sports Illustrated Sports Person of the Year Awards to honor, former 49er QB, Colin Kaepernick with the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.

Upon accepting the award  Kaepernick  promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people." 
Queen Bey also thanked  Kaepernick for his "personal sacrifice," and  in a video tribute the 2016 Ali Award winner Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called Kaepernick a "worthy recipient".
Kaepernick has made headlines since he began kneeling during the national anthem last season to protest racial inequality and police brutality. The demonstration sparked a wave of protests by NFL players during the anthem that repeatedly have been denounced by President Donald Trump. Kaepernick left 49ers in March and has raised questions and rallies among his supporters because he hasn't been signed to a team since. 



Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to Get Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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This could not have happened to a better guy!
The self-proclaimed Hardest Worker in the Room is getting his due.
Variety exclusively reported on Tuesday afternoon that, wrestler turned actor, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame later this month.
OOOh, Tyrese is going to be REALLY salty now.  As the congratulations poured in, the 275lb stunner was still humble.

Formerly known as the Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment, Johnson began his acting career in the early 00's while still wrestling for the WWE, in small television roles like on  That 70s Show and DAG then turning to movies like The Scorpion King. 
He eventually became the star we all know today!
Did you even know he's a NY Times best-selling author?
The Rock has achieved much success over the past 17 years or so, and his appreciation and gratitude is never lost. Check out one of his latest Instagram posts that left me teary-eyed:


Congratulations, Rocky!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Saint West and Reign Disick Celebrate Birthdays with a Monsters Inc. Theme Party




The little guys of the KarJenner family celebrated their December birthdays with a join Monster Mash over the weekend.
Little Saint West and cousin Reign Disick celebrated their birthdays in the cutest way possible with a Monsters Inc. theme party.

Mama Kim took took to her InstaStory to post some pics of the party. Those cakes are just too adorable.
Reign will turn 3 on December 14th (the same day as big bro Mason) and Saint will turn 2 on December 5th.
Check out the pics and a little video below of one of the little ones sporting a Sully costume. The sisters turned their backyard into a Winter Wonderland with a skating rink and snow! 




Throwback Monday

                                                 Since today's Jay-Z's birthday, I'll dedicate this throwback to him.

DJ Khaled Hosts Epic Birthday Bash




Tis the season for epic birthday parties, apparently.
Everyone and their mom was out for DJ Khaled's 42nd Birthday Bash.
Even Salt Bae!
Chris Brown, Teyana Taylor, Pharrell Williams, Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Jimmy Iovine and more. Check the videos and photos below to have the ultimate FOMO.
The party hosted by Fox's The Four, the new reality music competition show hosted by Khaled, Diddy, Meghan Trainor and Charlie Watt, at a private mansion in Beverly Hills.
All major Hollywood players were there and Khaled blew up the 'gram with photos.
Seriously, there were too many to post.






Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Rock Featured in InStyle Magazine


The Rock has always been into fashion.
Many new fans might now know it now, but I sure did when he used to enter, the then, WWF ring in a $500 Versace shirt and gold Rolex watch.
Throwback Dwayne

Sure, he's been the Most Sexiest Man Alive, but now he's in InStyle magazine.
He's already on the cover of Entertainment Weekly as his alter-ego Dwanta Claus.

In this issue of InStyle, Dwayne Johnson touches on the rumors of him running for President in 2020, athletes taking a knee and other things.
But can we focus on how he slays a turtleneck tho?

The Kardashians Reveal 2018 "25 Days of Kristmas" Kard

A photo from the KUWTK Christmas Special

It was revealed in November that Kim Kardashian West was taking over the family Christmas card this year.
We all know how epic these are. 
On December 1st, Kim gave us a sneak peak of this year's family card shot by Eli Russell Linnetz. Kim gave us two teasers which feature her children Saint and North.

The first one is Saint in jeans around a bunch of presents and another is of North wearing a white tank top and jeans with two females standing behind her. The tags on Instagram say they're Kim and Kourtney. You can see a little bit of Kim's blonde locks.
So, these are two photos are so far we're two months into December.
Will we get a teaser each day, then get the big reveal on Christmas Day? Maybe a Khloe and Kylie baby announcement too?
Only time will tell.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Jay-Z's Sit Down with the NY Times and Admits Cheating on Beyonce

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                                             We first had inklings of this during the infamous elevator fight. Then Queen Bey blessed us with Lemonade, where we were constantly trying find who Becky with the good hair was and how we could take care of her for Bey.
Then we were given Rumi and Sir Carter.
Then HOV gave us 4:44 because all of us hated him.
Now, Jay-Z is sitting down with the New York Times' Dean Baquet.
In the interview Jay discusses race, politics, his feud with Kanye, his mother being a lesbian and....admitting to cheating on Beyonce.
He also revealed that Lemonade and 4:44 were supposed to be a joint album. Boy bye.
If you can stomach this news click the video above or read the interview here.

Russell Simmons Steps Aside from Companies Following Sexual Assault Allegations

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In a statement posted on his Instagram page, the founder of hip hop label Def Jam, Russell Simmons announced he's stepping aside from his companies following another accusation of sexual misconduct.
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The latest  accusation is by screenwriter, Jenny Lumet, Russell Simmons is stepping aside from his various companies.
Lumet is the daughter of director, Sidney Lumet, and the granddaughter of legendary actress, Lena Horne. In a guest column for the Hollywood Reporter writes about Simmons assaulting her in 1991. 
In the article, Lumet writes a letter to Simmons. Explaining how she met him and how she got to that day in 1991 when the assault took place. Lumet's account follows model, Keri Claussen Khalighi's account to the LA Times earlier this month. Khalighi says, also, in 1991 Simmons assaulted her when she was just 17 years old. Khalighi says, director, Brett Ratner was also present and did nothing when Khaligi asked him for help.
Simmons is one of many huge names accused of sexual misconduct in recent months. Simmons is credited for bringing hip-hop to the mainstream and building it into a billion dollar industry. His brother is Rev. Run from RunDMC. He's the co founder of DefJam Records and is responsible for clothing lines, Phat Farm and Baby Phat and HBO's Def Comedy Jam.  With his company, Rush Communications, Simmons did a lot of philanthropy work.
                                   
Here's to the women who are courageous enough to tell their story and for giving others the courage to do the same.

Kaley Cuoco is Engaged

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This isn't the engagement photo
Another celeb celebrating a November 30th birthday was Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco. Cuoco got the ultimate birthday present when her boyfriend , Karl Cook, popped the question!
32 year old Cuoco and 26 year old Cook have been dating since last Spring.
Back in May, Cuco finalized her divorce from Ryan Sweeting after their 2013 wedding.

Cook captured the aftermath of the proposal on Instagram. However, a few hours beforehand he jokingly put up a picture of giving Cuoco a fake ring at Target just for funsies....who would've known hours later she'd be getting the real thing?

Cook is a former equestrian whose dad developed the tax software firm, Intuit in the early 80's.

Check out the proposal and ring below:




Chrissy Teigen Rings in Birthday with a 60's Pan-Am Themed Party

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Mama and Papa Teigen aboard

Chrissy's Ninento Switch Cake

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Can we love this woman anymore?
To ring in her 32nd birthday, Chrissy Teigen threw a retro PanAm themed bash at the Pan Am Experience in Los Angeles.
Think glamorous flight attire, flight attendants dressed to the nines, cigarettes (fake of course) and 1st class CLASS!
When flying was the ultimate luxury, before JetSuite.
The star-studded party included KimYe, Kris Jenner and hairstylist extraordinaire Jen Atkin.

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Our favorite couple dressed to the nines for the Birthday Girl's day. Even little Luna was there dressed for the occasion.
Check out all the pics below. There was even a game of bingo that Kanye won!
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Confessions of a Beauty Product Junkie: Kim Kardashian Reveals Ultralight Beam Hilighters and Glosses

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Yes, Kim Kardashian West doused herself in glitter to promote KKW Beauty's launch of Ultralight Beams hilighters and glosses.
Taking the name from husband, Kanye West's, song Ultralight Beam from The Life of Pablo album, this collection includes 5 hilighters and matching glosses. The hilighters can be used as a hilight or an eyeshadow. Some beauty bloggers are even using them on the lips too!
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Beauty guru, Huda Kattan of Huda Beauty posted the collection. It shows the pigments come in silver, gold, rose gold, copper and bronze. I'm not sure if I'm going to throwdown on these babies yet. I wasn't too impressed with the contour sticks.
The hilighters and glosses go on sale on Friday December 1st.

GRAMMY Nominations Release: Jay-Z , Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars Lead Nominations

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For years the GRAMMY Awards have been criticized for their lack of diversity in their categories, especially in the genre of hip-hop and rap. Remember when they awarded Macklemore over Kendrick Lamar in 2014? For the first tie in history, all of the artists for Record of the Year are people of color. 
Jay-Z is leading the pack of nominations with 8 for his 4:44 album. Kendrick Lamar has 7 nominations for DAMN. Bruno Mars has five nominations thanks to 24k Magic. It's a great thing to see that the leaders are minorities! 
1. Record Of The Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist.)
• Redbone
      Childish Gambino
      Ludwig Goransson, producer; Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson, Riley Mackin & Ruben Rivera, engineers/mixers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer
• Despacito
      Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
      Josh Gudwin, Mauricio Rengifo & Andrés Torres, producers; Josh Gudwin & Jaycen Joshua, engineers/mixers; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer
• The Story Of O.J.
      JAY-Z
      JAY-Z & No I.D., producers; Jimmy Douglas & Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, engineers/mixers; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer
• HUMBLE.
      Kendrick Lamar
      Mike Will Made It, producer; Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, James Hunt & Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
• 24K Magic
      Bruno Mars
      Shampoo Press & Curl, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
2. Album Of The Year
(Award to Artist(s) and to Featured Artist(s), Songwriter(s) of new material, Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s), Mixer(s) and Mastering Engineer(s) credited with at least 33% playing time of the album, if other than Artist.)
• "Awaken, My Love!"
      Childish Gambino
      Ludwig Goransson, producer; Bryan Carrigan, Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson, Riley Mackin & Ruben Rivera, engineers/mixers; Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer
• 4:44
      JAY-Z
      JAY-Z & No I.D., producers; Jimmy Douglas & Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, engineers/mixers; Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer
• DAMN.
      Kendrick Lamar
      DJ Dahi, Sounwave & Anthony Tiffith, producers; Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, James Hunt & Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers; K. Duckworth, D. Natche, M. Spears & A. Tiffith, songwriters; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
• Melodrama
      Lorde
      Jack Antonoff & Lorde, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Laura Sisk, engineers/mixers; Jack Antonoff & Ella Yelich-O'Connor, songwriters; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer
• 24K Magic
      Bruno Mars
      Shampoo Press & Curl, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers/mixers; Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
3. Song Of The Year
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)
• Despacito
      Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
• 4:44
      Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (JAY-Z)
• Issues
      Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)
• 1-800-273-8255
      Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)
• That's What I Like
      Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
4. Best New Artist
(An artist will be considered for Best New Artist if their eligibility year release/s achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and notably impacted the musical landscape.)
• Alessia Cara
• Khalid
• Julia Michaels
• SZA
POP
5. Best Pop Solo Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only.)
• Love So Soft
      Kelly Clarkson
• Praying
      Kesha
• Million Reasons
      Lady Gaga
• What About Us
      P!nk
• Shape Of You
      Ed Sheeran
6. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only.)
• Something Just Like This
      The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
• Despacito
      Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
• Thunder
      Imagine Dragons
• Feel It Still
      Portugal. The Man
• Stay
      Zedd & Alessia Cara
7. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new traditional pop recordings.)
• Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version)
      Michael Bublé
• Triplicate
      Bob Dylan
• In Full Swing
      Seth MacFarlane
• Wonderland
      Sarah McLachlan
• Tony Bennett Celebrates 90
      (Various Artists)
      Dae Bennett, Producer
8. Best Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal pop recordings.)
• Kaleidoscope EP
      Coldplay
• Lust For Life
      Lana Del Rey
• Evolve
      Imagine Dragons
• Rainbow
      Kesha
• Joanne
      Lady Gaga
• ÷ (Divide)
      Ed Sheeran
DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC
9. Best Dance Recording
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.)
• Bambro Koyo Ganda
      Bonobo Featuring Innov Gnawa
      Bonobo, producer; Bonobo, mixer
• Cola
      Camelphat & Elderbrook
      Mike Di Scala, Elderbrook & David Whelan, producers; Mike Di Scala, Elderbrook & David Whelan, mixers
• Andromeda
      Gorillaz Featuring DRAM
      Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett, Remi Kabaka & Anthony Khan, producers; Stephen Sedgwick, mixer
• Tonite
      LCD Soundsystem
      James Murphy, producer; James Murphy, mixer
• Line Of Sight
      Odesza Featuring WYNNE & Mansionair
      Clayton Knight & Harrison Mills, producers; Eric J Dubowsky, mixer
10. Best Dance/Electronic Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)
• Migration
      Bonobo
• 3-D The Catalogue
      Kraftwerk
• Mura Masa
      Mura Masa
• A Moment Apart
      Odesza
• What Now
      Sylvan Esso
CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
11. Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
(For albums containing approximately 51% or more playing time of instrumental material. For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings.)
• What If
      The Jerry Douglas Band
• Spirit
      Alex Han
• Mount Royal
      Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
• Prototype
      Jeff Lorber Fusion
• Bad Hombre
      Antonio Sanchez
ROCK
12. Best Rock Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings.)
• You Want It Darker
      Leonard Cohen
• The Promise
      Chris Cornell
• Run
      Foo Fighters
• No Good
      Kaleo
• Go To War
      Nothing More
13. Best Metal Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative metal recordings.)
• Invisible Enemy
      August Burns Red
• Black Hoodie
      Body Count
• Forever
      Code Orange
• Sultan’s Curse
      Mastodon
• Clockworks
      Meshuggah
14. Best Rock Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal songs. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)
• Atlas, Rise!
      James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
• Blood In The Cut
      JT Daly & Kristine Flaherty, songwriters (K.Flay)
• Go To War
      Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, songwriters (Nothing More)
• Run
      Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
• The Stage
      Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold)
15. Best Rock Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rock, hard rock or metal recordings.)
• Emperor Of Sand
      Mastodon
• Hardwired...To Self-Destruct
      Metallica
• The Stories We Tell Ourselves
      Nothing More
• Villains
      Queens Of The Stone Age
• A Deeper Understanding
      The War On Drugs
ALTERNATIVE
16. Best Alternative Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)
• Everything Now
      Arcade Fire
• Humanz
      Gorillaz
• American Dream
      LCD Soundsystem
• Pure Comedy
      Father John Misty
• Sleep Well Beast
      The National
R&B
17. Best R&B Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental R&B recordings.)
• Get You
      Daniel Caesar Featuring Kali Uchis
• Distraction
      Kehlani
• High
      Ledisi
• That's What I Like
      Bruno Mars
• The Weekend
      SZA
18. Best Traditional R&B Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental traditional R&B recordings.)
• Laugh And Move On
      The Baylor Project
• Redbone
      Childish Gambino
• What I'm Feelin'
      Anthony Hamilton Featuring The Hamiltones
• All The Way
      Ledisi
• Still
      Mali Music
19. Best R&B Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)
• First Began
      PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)
• Location
      Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)
• Redbone
      Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
• Supermodel
      Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)
• That's What I Like
      Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
20. Best Urban Contemporary Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded contemporary vocal tracks derivative of R&B.)
• Free 6LACK
      6LACK
• "Awaken, My Love!"
      Childish Gambino
• American Teen
      Khalid
• Ctrl
      SZA
• Starboy
      The Weeknd
21. Best R&B Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new R&B recordings.)
• Freudian
      Daniel Caesar
• Let Love Rule
      Ledisi
• 24K Magic
      Bruno Mars
• Gumbo
      PJ Morton
• Feel The Real
      Musiq Soulchild
RAP
22. Best Rap Performance
(For a Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)
• Bounce Back
      Big Sean
• Bodak Yellow
      Cardi B
• 4:44
      JAY-Z
• HUMBLE.
      Kendrick Lamar
• Bad And Boujee
      Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert
23. Best Rap/Sung Performance
(For a solo or collaborative performance containing both elements of R&B melodies and Rap.)
• PRBLMS
      6LACK
• Crew
      Goldlink Featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
• Family Feud
      JAY-Z Featuring Beyoncé
• LOYALTY.
      Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna
• Love Galore
      SZA Featuring Travis Scott
24. Best Rap Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award.  A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)
• Bodak Yellow
      Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White, songwriters (Cardi B)
• Chase Me
      Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer, songwriters (Danger Mouse Featuring Run The Jewels & Big Boi)
• HUMBLE.
      K. Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
• Sassy
      M. Evans & E. Gabouer, songwriters (Rapsody)
• The Story Of O.J.
      Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (JAY-Z)
25. Best Rap Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rap recordings.)
• 4:44
      JAY-Z
• DAMN.
      Kendrick Lamar
• Culture
      Migos
• Laila's Wisdom
      Rapsody
• Flower Boy
      Tyler, The Creator
COUNTRY
26. Best Country Solo Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental solo country recordings.)
• Body Like A Back Road
      Sam Hunt
• Losing You
      Alison Krauss
• Tin Man
      Miranda Lambert
• I Could Use A Love Song
      Maren Morris
• Either Way
      Chris Stapleton
27. Best Country Duo/Group Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative country recordings.)
• It Ain't My Fault
      Brothers Osborne
• My Old Man
      Zac Brown Band
• You Look Good
      Lady Antebellum
• Better Man
      Little Big Town
• Drinkin' Problem
      Midland
28. Best Country Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)
• Better Man
      Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town)
• Body Like A Back Road
      Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Sam Hunt)
• Broken Halos
      Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
• Drinkin’ Problem
      Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland)
• Tin Man
      Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
29. Best Country Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new country recordings.)
• Cosmic Hallelujah
      Kenny Chesney
• Heart Break
      Lady Antebellum
• The Breaker
      Little Big Town
• Life Changes
      Thomas Rhett
• From A Room: Volume 1
      Chris Stapleton
NEW AGE
30. Best New Age Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental new age recordings.)
• Reflection
      Brian Eno
• SongVersation: Medicine
      India.Arie
• Dancing On Water
      Peter Kater
• Sacred Journey Of Ku-Kai, Volume 5
      Kitaro
• Spiral Revelation
      Steve Roach
JAZZ
31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo
(For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter's name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.)
• Can't Remember Why
      Sara Caswell, soloist
      Track from: Whispers On The Wind (Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge)
• Dance Of Shiva
      Billy Childs, soloist
      Track from: Rebirth
• Whisper Not
      Fred Hersch, soloist
      Track from: Open Book
• Miles Beyond
      John McLaughlin, soloist
      Track from: Live @ Ronnie Scott's (John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension)
• Ilimba
      Chris Potter, soloist
      Track from: The Dreamer Is The Dream
32. Best Jazz Vocal Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal jazz recordings.)
• The Journey
      The Baylor Project
• A Social Call
      Jazzmeia Horn
• Bad Ass And Blind
      Raul Midón
• Porter Plays Porter
      Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King
• Dreams And Daggers
      Cécile McLorin Salvant
33. Best Jazz Instrumental Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new instrumental jazz recordings.)
• Uptown, Downtown
      Bill Charlap Trio
• Rebirth
      Billy Childs
• Project Freedom
      Joey DeFrancesco & The People
• Open Book
      Fred Hersch
• The Dreamer Is The Dream
      Chris Potter
34. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new ensemble jazz recordings.)
• MONK'estra Vol. 2
      John Beasley
• Jigsaw
      Alan Ferber Big Band
• Bringin' It
      Christian McBride Big Band
• Homecoming
      Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne
• Whispers On The Wind
      Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge
35. Best Latin Jazz Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded material. The intent of this category is to recognize recordings that represent the blending of jazz with Latin, Iberian-American, Brazilian, and Argentinian tango music.)
• Hybrido - From Rio To Wayne Shorter
      Antonio Adolfo
• Oddara
      Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
• Outra Coisa - The Music Of Moacir Santos
      Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves
• Típico
      Miguel Zenón
• Jazz Tango
      Pablo Ziegler Trio
GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC
36. Best Gospel Performance/Song
(This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best traditional Christian, roots gospel or contemporary gospel single or track.)
• Too Hard Not To
      Tina Campbell; Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters
• You Deserve It
      JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Featuring Bishop Cortez Vaughn; David Bloom, JJ Hairston, Phontane Demond Reed & Cortez Vaughn, songwriters
• Better Days
      Le'Andria
• My Life
      The Walls Group; Warryn Campbell, Eric Dawkins, Damien Farmer, Damon Thomas, Ahjah Walls & Darrel Walls, songwriters
• Never Have To Be Alone
      CeCe Winans; Dwan Hill & Alvin Love III, songwriters
37. Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
(This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best contemporary Christian pop, Christian rap/hip-hop, or Christian rock single or track.)
• Oh My Soul
      Casting Crowns; Mark Hall & Bernie Herms, songwriters
• Clean
      Natalie Grant; Natalie Grant, songwriter
• What A Beautiful Name
      Hillsong Worship; Ben Fielding & Brooke Ligertwood, songwriters
• Even If
      MercyMe; David Garcia, Ben Glover, Crystal Lewis, MercyMe & Tim Timmons, songwriters
• Hills And Valleys
      Tauren Wells; Chuck Butler, Jonathan Smith & Tauren Wells, songwriters
38. Best Gospel Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional or contemporary/R&B gospel music recordings.)
• Crossover: Live From Music City
      Travis Greene
• Bigger Than Me
      Le'Andria
• Close
      Marvin Sapp
• Sunday Song
      Anita Wilson
• Let Them Fall In Love
      CeCe Winans
39. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, contemporary Christian music, including pop, rap/hip hop, or rock recordings.)
• Rise
      Danny Gokey
• Echoes (Deluxe Edition)
      Matt Maher
• Lifer
      MercyMe
• Hills And Valleys
      Tauren Wells
• Chain Breaker
      Zach Williams
40. Best Roots Gospel Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional/roots gospel music, including country, Southern gospel, bluegrass, and Americana recordings.)
• The Best Of The Collingsworth Family - Volume 1
      The Collingsworth Family
• Give Me Jesus
      Larry Cordle
• Resurrection
      Joseph Habedank
• Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope
      Reba McEntire
• Hope For All Nations
      Karen Peck & New River
LATIN
41. Best Latin Pop Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new Latin pop recordings.)
• Lo Único Constante
      Alex Cuba
• Mis Planes Son Amarte
      Juanes
• Amar Y Vivir  En Vivo Desde La Ciudad De México, 2017
      La Santa Cecilia
• Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos)
      Natalia Lafourcade
• El Dorado
      Shakira
42. Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new Latin rock, urban or alternative recordings.)
• Ayo
      Bomba Estéreo
• Pa' Fuera
      C4 Trío & Desorden Público
• Salvavidas De Hielo
      Jorge Drexler
• El Paradise
      Los Amigos Invisibles
• Residente
      Residente
43. Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new regional Mexican (banda, norteño, corridos, gruperos, mariachi, ranchera and Tejano) recordings.)
• Ni Diablo Ni Santo
      Julión Álvarez Y Su Norteño Banda
• Ayer Y Hoy
      Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga
• Momentos
      Alex Campos
• Arriero Somos Versiones Acústicas
      Aida Cuevas
• Zapateando En El Norte
      Humberto Novoa, producer (Various Artists)
44. Best Tropical Latin Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new tropical Latin recordings.)
• Albita
      Albita
• Art Of The Arrangement
      Doug Beavers
• Salsa Big Band
      Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta
• Gente Valiente
      Silvestre Dangond
• Indestructible
      Diego El Cigala
AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC
45. Best American Roots Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental American Roots recordings.  This is for performances in the style of any of the subgenres encompassed in the American Roots Music field including Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk or regional roots. Award to the artist(s).)
• Killer Diller Blues
      Alabama Shakes
• Let My Mother Live
      Blind Boys Of Alabama
• Arkansas Farmboy
      Glen Campbell
• Steer Your Way
      Leonard Cohen
• I Never Cared For You
      Alison Krauss
46. Best American Roots Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Americana, bluegrass, traditional blues, contemporary blues, folk or regional roots songs. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)
• Cumberland Gap
      David Rawlings & Gillian Welch, songwriters (David Rawlings)
• I Wish You Well
      Raul Malo & Alan Miller, songwriters (The Mavericks)
• If We Were Vampires
      Jason Isbell, songwriter (Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit)
• It Ain't Over Yet
      Rodney Crowell, songwriter (Rodney Crowell Featuring Rosanne Cash & John Paul White)
• My Only True Friend
      Gregg Allman & Scott Sharrard, songwriters (Gregg Allman)
47. Best Americana Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental Americana recordings.)
• Southern Blood
      Gregg Allman
• Shine On Rainy Day
      Brent Cobb
• Beast Epic
      Iron & Wine
• The Nashville Sound
      Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
• Brand New Day
      The Mavericks
48. Best Bluegrass Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental bluegrass recordings.)
• Fiddler's Dream
      Michael Cleveland
• Laws Of Gravity
      The Infamous Stringdusters
• Original
      Bobby Osborne
• Universal Favorite
      Noam Pikelny
• All The Rage - In Concert Volume One [Live]
      Rhonda Vincent And The Rage
49. Best Traditional Blues Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental traditional blues recordings.)
• Migration Blues
      Eric Bibb
• Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
      Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
• Roll And Tumble
      R.L. Boyce
• Sonny & Brownie's Last Train
      Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi
• Blue & Lonesome
      The Rolling Stones
50. Best Contemporary Blues Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental contemporary blues recordings.)
• Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm
      Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm
• Recorded Live In Lafayette
      Sonny Landreth
• TajMo
      Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo'
• Got Soul
      Robert Randolph & The Family Band
• Live From The Fox Oakland
      Tedeschi Trucks Band
51. Best Folk Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental folk recordings.)
• Mental Illness
      Aimee Mann
• Semper Femina
      Laura Marling
• The Queen Of Hearts
      Offa Rex
• You Don't Own Me Anymore
      The Secret Sisters
• The Laughing Apple
      Yusuf / Cat Stevens
52. Best Regional Roots Music Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental regional roots music recordings.)
• Top Of The Mountain
      Dwayne Dopsie And The Zydeco Hellraisers
• Ho'okena 3.0
      Ho'okena
• Kalenda
      Lost Bayou Ramblers
• Miyo Kekisepa, Make A Stand [Live]
      Northern Cree
• Pua Kiele
      Josh Tatofi
REGGAE
53. Best Reggae Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new reggae recordings.)
• Chronology
      Chronixx
• Lost In Paradise
      Common Kings
• Wash House Ting
      J Boog
• Stony Hill
      Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
• Avrakedabra
      Morgan Heritage
WORLD MUSIC
54. Best World Music Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental World Music recordings.)
• Memoria De Los Sentidos
      Vicente Amigo
• Para Mi
      Buika
• Rosa Dos Ventos
      Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro
• Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration
      Ladysmith Black Mambazo
• Elwan
      Tinariwen
CHILDREN'S
55. Best Children's Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new musical or spoken word recordings that are created and intended specifically for children.)
• Brighter Side
      Gustafer Yellowgold
• Feel What U Feel
      Lisa Loeb
• Lemonade
      Justin Roberts
• Rise Shine #Woke
      Alphabet Rockers
• Songs Of Peace & Love For Kids & Parents Around The World
      Ladysmith Black Mambazo
SPOKEN WORD
56. Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)
• Astrophysics For People In A Hurry
      Neil Degrasse Tyson
• Born To Run
      Bruce Springsteen
• Confessions Of A Serial Songwriter
      Shelly Peiken
• Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In (Bernie Sanders)
      Bernie Sanders And Mark Ruffalo
• The Princess Diarist
      Carrie Fisher
COMEDY
57. Best Comedy Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings.)
• The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas
      Dave Chappelle
• Cinco
      Jim Gaffigan
• Jerry Before Seinfeld
      Jerry Seinfeld
• A Speck Of Dust
      Sarah Silverman
• What Now?
      Kevin Hart
MUSICAL THEATER
58. Best Musical Theater Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings. Award to the principle vocalist(s) and the album producer(s) of 51% or more playing time of the album. The lyricist(s) and composer(s) of a new score are eligible for an Award if they have written and/or composed a new score which comprises 51% or more playing time of the album.)
• Come From Away
      Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, David Hein, David Lai & Irene Sankoff, producers; David Hein & Irene Sankoff, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
• Dear Evan Hansen
      Ben Platt, principal soloist; Alex Lacamoire, Stacey Mindich, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, producers; Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
• Hello, Dolly!
      Bette Midler, principal soloist; Steven Epstein, producer (Jerry Herman, composer & lyricist) (New Broadway Cast Recording)
MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA
59. Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
(Award to the artist(s) and/or ‘in studio’ producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album.  In the absence of both, award to the one or two individuals proactively responsible for the concept and musical direction of the album and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable. Award also goes to appropriately credited music supervisor(s).)
• Baby Driver
      (Various Artists)
• Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
      (Various Artists)
• Hidden Figures: The Album
      (Various Artists)
• La La Land
      (Various Artists)
• Moana: The Songs
      (Various Artists)
60. Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
(Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series, video games or other visual media.)
• Arrival
      Jóhann Jóhannsson, composer
• Dunkirk
      Hans Zimmer, composer
• Game Of Thrones: Season 7
      Ramin Djawadi, composer
• Hidden Figures
      Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams & Hans Zimmer, composers
• La La Land
      Justin Hurwitz, composer
61. Best Song Written For Visual Media
(A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television, video games or other visual media, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)
• City Of Stars
      Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone)
      Track from: La La Land
• How Far I'll Go
      Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli'i Cravalho)
      Track from: Moana: The Songs
• I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)
      Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew & Taylor Swift, songwriters (ZAYN & Taylor Swift)
      Track from: Fifty Shades Darker
• Never Give Up
      Sia Furler & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Sia)
      Track from: Lion
• Stand Up For Something
      Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (Andra Day Featuring Common)
      Track from: Marshall
COMPOSING/ARRANGING
62. Best Instrumental Composition
(A Composer's Award for an original composition (not an adaptation) first released during the Eligibility Year. Singles or Tracks only.)
• Alkaline
      Pascal Le Boeuf, composer (Le Boeuf Brothers & JACK Quartet)
• Choros #3
      Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne)
• Home Free (For Peter Joe)
      Nate Smith, composer (Nate Smith)
• Three Revolutions
      Arturo O'Farrill, composer (Arturo O'Farrill & Chucho Valdés)
• Warped Cowboy
      Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge)
63. Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
(An Arranger's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)
• All Hat, No Saddle
      Chuck Owen, arranger (Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge)
• Escapades For Alto Saxophone And Orchestra From Catch Me If You Can
      John Williams, arranger (John Williams)
• Home Free (For Peter Joe)
      Nate Smith, arranger (Nate Smith)
• Ugly Beauty/Pannonica
      John Beasley, arranger (John Beasley)
• White Christmas
      Chris Walden, arranger (Herb Alpert)
64. Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
(An Arranger's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)
• Another Day Of Sun
      Justin Hurwitz, arranger (La La Land Cast)
• Every Time We Say Goodbye
      Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Clint Holmes Featuring Jane Monheit)
• I Like Myself
      Joel McNeely, arranger (Seth MacFarlane)
• I Loves You Porgy/There's A Boat That's Leavin' Soon For New York
      Shelly Berg, Gregg Field, Gordon Goodwin & Clint Holmes, arrangers (Clint Holmes Featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater And The Count Basie Orchestra)
• Putin
      Randy Newman, arranger (Randy Newman)
PACKAGE
65. Best Recording Package
• El Orisha De La Rosa
      Claudio Roncoli & Cactus Taller, art directors (Magín Díaz)
• Mura Masa
      Alex Crossan & Matt De Jong, art directors (Mura Masa)
• Pure Comedy (Deluxe Edition)
      Sasha Barr, Ed Steed & Josh Tillman, art directors (Father John Misty)
• Sleep Well Beast
      Elyanna Blaser-Gould, Luke Hayman & Andrea Trabucco-Campos, art directors (The National)
• Solid State
      Gail Marowitz, art director (Jonathan Coulton)
66. Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
• Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque In Upper Volta
      Tim Breen, art director (Various Artists)
• Lovely Creatures: The Best Of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds (1984 - 2014)
      Tom Hingston, art director (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds)
• May 1977: Get Shown The Light
      Masaki Koike, art director (Grateful Dead)
• The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition
      Lawrence Azerrad, Timothy Daly & David Pescovitz, art directors (Various Artists)
• Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares
      Tim Breen, Benjamin Marra & Ken Shipley, art directors (Various Artists)
NOTES
67. Best Album Notes
• Arthur Q. Smith: The Trouble With The Truth
      Wayne Bledsoe & Bradley Reeves, album notes writers (Various Artists)
• Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition
      Ted Olson, album notes writer (Various Artists)
• The Complete Piano Works Of Scott Joplin
      Bryan S. Wright, album notes writer (Richard Dowling)
• Edouard-Léon Scott De Martinville, Inventor Of Sound Recording: A Bicentennial Tribute
      David Giovannoni, album notes writer (Various Artists)
• Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings
      Lynell George, album notes writer (Otis Redding)
• Washington Phillips And His Manzarene Dreams
      Michael Corcoran, album notes writer (Washington Phillips)
HISTORICAL
68. Best Historical Album
• Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque In Upper Volta
      Jon Kirby, Florent Mazzoleni, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton & Maria Rice, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
• The Goldberg Variations - The Complete Unreleased Recording Sessions June 1955
      Robert Russ, compilation producer; Matthias Erb, Martin Kistner & Andreas K. Meyer, mastering engineers (Glenn Gould)
• Leonard Bernstein - The Composer
      Robert Russ, compilation producer; Martin Kistner & Andreas K. Meyer, mastering engineers (Leonard Bernstein)
• Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa
      Nicolas Sheikholeslami & Vik Sohonie, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
• Washington Phillips And His Manzarene Dreams
      Michael Corcoran, April G. Ledbetter & Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Washington Phillips)
PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL
69. Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
(An Engineer's Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.))
• Every Where Is Some Where
      Brent Arrowood, Miles Comaskey, JT Daly, Tommy English, Kristine Flaherty, Adam Hawkins, Chad Howat & Tony Maserati, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer (K.Flay)
• Is This The Life We Really Want?
      Nigel Godrich, Sam Petts-Davies & Darrell Thorp, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Roger Waters)
• Natural Conclusion
      Ryan Freeland, engineer; Joao Carvalho, mastering engineer (Rose Cousins)
• No Shape
      Shawn Everett & Joseph Lorge, engineers; Patricia Sullivan, mastering engineer (Perfume Genius)
• 24K Magic
      Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer (Bruno Mars)
70. Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
(A Producer's Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.))
• Calvin Harris
   
      • Don’t Quit (DJ Khaled & Calvin Harris Featuring Travis Scott & Jeremih) (T)
      • Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 (Calvin Harris Featuring Various Artists) (A)
• Greg Kurstin
 
      • Concrete And Gold (Foo Fighters) (A)
      • Dear Life (Beck) (S)
      • Dusk Till Dawn (ZAYN Featuring Sia) (S)
      • LOVE. (Kendrick Lamar Featuring Zacari) (T)
      • Strangers (Halsey Featuring Lauren Jauregui) (T)
      • Wall Of Glass (Liam Gallagher) (S)
• Blake Mills
   
      • Darkness And Light (John Legend) (A)
      • Eternally Even (Jim James) (A)
      • God Only Knows (John Legend & Cynthia Erivo Featuring yMusic) (S)
      • Memories Are Now (Jesca Hoop) (A)
      • No Shape (Perfume Genius) (A)
      • Semper Femina (Laura Marling) (A)
• No I.D.
   
      • America (Logic Featuring Black Thought, Chuck D & Big Lenbo & No ID) (T)
      • The Autobiography (Vic Mensa) (A)
      • 4:44 (JAY-Z) (A)
• The Stereotypes
   
      • Before I Do (Sevyn Streeter) (S)
      • Better (Lil Yachty Featuring Stefflon Don) (T)
      • Deliver (Fifth Harmony) (T)
      • Finesse (Bruno Mars) (T)
      • Mo Bounce (Iggy Azalea) (S)
      • Sunshine (Kyle Featuring Miguel) (S)
      • That's What I Like (Bruno Mars) (T)
71. Best Remixed Recording
(A Remixer's Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses for identification.) Singles or Tracks only.)
• Can't Let You Go (Louie Vega Roots Mix)
      Louie Vega, remixer (Loleatta Holloway)
• Funk O' De Funk (SMLE Remix)
      SMLE, remixers (Bobby Rush)
• Undercover (Adventure Club Remix)
      Leighton James & Christian Srigley, remixers (Kehlani)
• A Violent Noise (Four Tet Remix)
      Four Tet, remixer (The xx)
• You Move (Latroit Remix)
      Dennis White, remixer (Depeche Mode)
SURROUND SOUND
72. Best Surround Sound Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums in any genre. Must be commercially released on DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, SACD, Blu-Ray, or burned download-only/streaming-only copies and must provide a new surround mix of four or more channels. Award to the surround mix engineer, surround producer (if any) and surround mastering engineer (if any).)
• Early Americans
      Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom, surround producers (Jane Ira Bloom)
• Kleiberg: Mass For Modern Man
      Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Eivind Gullberg Jensen & Trondheim Symphony Orchestra And Choir)
• So Is My Love
      Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Nina T. Karlsen & Ensemble 96)
• 3-D The Catalogue
      Fritz Hilpert, surround mix engineer; Tom Ammermann, surround mastering engineer; Fritz Hilpert, surround producer (Kraftwerk)
• Tyberg: Masses
      Jesse Brayman, surround mix engineer; Jesse Brayman, surround mastering engineer; Blanton Alspaugh, surround producer (Brian A. Schmidt, Christopher Jacobson & South Dakota Chorale)
PRODUCTION, CLASSICAL
73. Best Engineered Album, Classical
(An Engineer's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.))
• Danielpour: Songs Of Solitude & War Songs
      Gary Call, engineer (Thomas Hampson, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)
• Kleiberg: Mass For Modern Man
      Morten Lindberg, engineer (Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Trondheim Vokalensemble & Trondheim Symphony Orchestra)
• Schoenberg, Adam: American Symphony; Finding Rothko; Picture Studies
      Keith O. Johnson & Sean Royce Martin, engineers (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)
• Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio
      Mark Donahue, engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
• Tyberg: Masses
      John Newton, engineer; Jesse Brayman, mastering engineer (Brian A. Schmidt, Christopher Jacobson & South Dakota Chorale)
74. Producer Of The Year, Classical
(A Producer's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.))
• Blanton Alspaugh
   
      • Adamo: Becoming Santa Claus (Emmanuel Villaume, Kevin Burdette, Keith Jameson, Lucy Schaufer, Hila Plitmann, Matt Boehler, Jonathan Blalock, Jennifer Rivera & Dallas Opera Orchestra)
      • Aldridge: Sister Carrie (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Matt Morgan, Alisa Suzanne Jordheim, Stephen Cunningham, Adriana Zabala, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)
      • Copland: Symphony No. 3; Three Latin American Sketches (Leonard Slatkin & Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
      • Death & The Maiden (Patricia Kopatchinskaja & The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra)
      • Handel: Messiah (Andrew Davis, Noel Edison, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir & Toronto Symphony Orchestra)
      • Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 53, 64 & 96 (Carlos Kalmar & Oregon Symphony)
      • Heggie: It's A Wonderful Life (Patrick Summers, William Burden, Talise Trevigne, Andrea Carroll, Rod Gilfry & Houston Grand Opera)
      • Tyberg: Masses (Brian A. Schmidt, Christopher Jacobson & South Dakota Chorale)
• Manfred Eicher
   
      • Mansurian: Requiem (Alexander Liebreich, Florian Helgath, RIAS Kammerchor & Münchener Kammerorchester)
      • Monk, M.: On Behalf Of Nature (Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble)
      • Point & Line - Debussy And Hosokawa (Momo Kodama)
      • Rímur (Arve Henriksen & Trio Mediaeval)
      • Silvestrov: Hieroglyphen Der Nacht (Anja Lechner)
• David Frost
   
      • Alma Española (Isabel Leonard)
      • Amplified Soul (Gabriela Martinez)
      • Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 6 (Jonathan Biss)
      • Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
      • Garden Of Joys And Sorrows (Hat Trick Trio)
      • Laks: Chamber Works (ARC Ensemble)
      • Schoenberg, Adam: American Symphony; Finding Rothko; Picture Studies (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)
      • Troika (Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O'Riley)
      • Verdi: Otello (Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Günther Groissböck, Željko Lučić, Dimitri Pittas, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Sonya Yoncheva, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus)
• Morten Lindberg
   
      • Furatus (Ole Edvard Antonsen & Wolfgang Plagge)
      • Interactions (Bård Monsen & Gunnar Flagstad)
      • Kleiberg: Mass For Modern Man (Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Trondheim Vokalensemble & Trondheim Symphony Orchestra)
      • Minor Major (Oslo String Quartet)
      • Northern Timbre (Ragnhild Hemsing & Tor Espen Aspaas)
      • So Is My Love (Nina T. Karlsen & Ensemble 96)
      • Thoresen: Sea Of Names (Trond Schau)
• Judith Sherman
   
      • American Nocturnes (Cecile Licad)
      • The Birthday Party (Aki Takahashi)
      • Discovering Bach (Michelle Ross)
      • Foss: Pieces Of Genius (New York New Music Ensemble)
      • Secret Alchemy - Chamber Works By Pierre Jalbert (Curtis Macomber & Michael Boriskin)
      • Sevenfive - The John Corigliano Effect (Gaudette Brass)
      • Sonic Migrations - Music Of Laurie Altman (Various Artists)
      • Tribute (Dover Quartet)
      • 26 (Melia Watras & Michael Jinsoo Lim)
CLASSICAL
75. Best Orchestral Performance
(Award to the Conductor and to the Orchestra.)
• Concertos For Orchestra
      Louis Langrée, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
• Copland: Symphony No. 3; Three Latin American Sketches
      Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
• Debussy: Images; Jeux & La Plus Que Lente
      Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)
• Mahler: Symphony No. 5
      Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)
• Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio
      Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
76. Best Opera Recording
(Award to the Conductor, Album Producer(s) and Principal Soloists.)
• Berg: Lulu
      Lothar Koenigs, conductor; Daniel Brenna, Marlis Petersen & Johan Reuter; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)
• Berg: Wozzeck
      Hans Graf, conductor; Anne Schwanewilms & Roman Trekel; Hans Graf, producer (Houston Symphony; Chorus Of Students And Alumni, Shepherd School Of Music, Rice University & Houston Grand Opera Children's Chorus)
• Bizet: Les Pêcheurs De Perles
      Gianandrea Noseda, conductor; Diana Damrau, Mariusz Kwiecień, Matthew Polenzani & Nicolas Testé; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
• Handel: Ottone
      George Petrou, conductor; Max Emanuel Cencic & Lauren Snouffer; Jacob Händel, producer (Il Pomo D'Oro)
• Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel
      Valery Gergiev, conductor; Vladimir Feliauer, Aida Garifullina & Kira Loginova; Ilya Petrov, producer (Mariinsky Orchestra; Mariinsky Chorus)
77. Best Choral Performance
(Award to the Conductor, and to the Choral Director and/or Chorus Master where applicable and to the Choral Organization/Ensemble.)
• Bryars: The Fifth Century
      Donald Nally, conductor (PRISM Quartet; The Crossing)
• Handel: Messiah
      Andrew Davis, conductor; Noel Edison, chorus master (Elizabeth DeShong, John Relyea, Andrew Staples & Erin Wall; Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir)
• Mansurian: Requiem
      Alexander Liebreich, conductor; Florian Helgath, chorus master (Anja Petersen & Andrew Redmond; Münchener Kammerorchester; RIAS Kammerchor)
• Music Of The Spheres
      Nigel Short, conductor (Tenebrae)
• Tyberg: Masses
      Brian A. Schmidt, conductor (Christopher Jacobson; South Dakota Chorale)
78. Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
(For new recordings of works with chamber or small ensemble (twenty-four or fewer members, not including the conductor). One Award to the ensemble and one Award to the conductor, if applicable.)
• Buxtehude: Trio Sonatas, Op. 1
      Arcangelo
• Death & The Maiden
      Patricia Kopatchinskaja & The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
• Divine Theatre - Sacred Motets By Giaches De Wert
      Stile Antico
• Franck, Kurtág, Previn & Schumann
      Joyce Yang & Augustin Hadelich
• Martha Argerich & Friends - Live From Lugano 2016
      Martha Argerich & Various Artists
79. Best Classical Instrumental Solo
(Award to the Instrumental Soloist(s) and to the Conductor when applicable.)
• Bach: The French Suites
      Murray Perahia
• Haydn: Cello Concertos
      Steven Isserlis; Florian Donderer, conductor (The Deutsch Kammerphilharmonie Bremen)
• Levina: The Piano Concertos
      Maria Lettberg; Ariane Matiakh, conductor (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin)
• Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
      Frank Peter Zimmermann; Alan Gilbert, conductor (NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester)
• Transcendental
      Daniil Trifonov
80. Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
(Award to: Vocalist(s), Collaborative Artist(s) (Ex: pianists, conductors, chamber groups) Producer(s), Recording Engineers/Mixers with 51% or more playing time of new material.)
• Bach & Telemann: Sacred Cantatas
      Philippe Jaroussky; Petra Müllejans, conductor (Ann-Kathrin Brüggemann & Juan de la Rubia; Freiburger Barockorchester)
• Crazy Girl Crazy - Music By Gershwin, Berg & Berio
      Barbara Hannigan (Orchestra Ludwig)
• Gods & Monsters
      Nicholas Phan; Myra Huang, accompanist
• In War & Peace - Harmony Through Music
      Joyce DiDonato; Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor (Il Pomo D’Oro)
• Sviridov: Russia Cast Adrift
      Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Constantine Orbelian, conductor (St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra & Style Of Five Ensemble)
81. Best Classical Compendium
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s) and Engineer(s) of over 51% playing time of the album, if other than the artist.)
• Barbara
      Alexandre Tharaud; Cécile Lenoir, producer
• Higdon: All Things Majestic, Viola Concerto & Oboe Concerto
      Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
• Kurtág: Complete Works For Ensemble & Choir
      Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor; Guido Tichelman, producer
• Les Routes De L'Esclavage
      Jordi Savall, conductor; Benjamin Bleton, producer
• Mademoiselle: Première Audience - Unknown Music Of Nadia Boulanger
      Lucy Mauro; Lucy Mauro, producer
82. Best Contemporary Classical Composition
(A Composer's Award. (For a contemporary classical composition composed within the last 25 years, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year.) Award to the librettist, if applicable.)
• Concerto For Orchestra
      Zhou Tian, composer (Louis Langrée & Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
      Track from: Concertos For Orchestra
• Picture Studies
      Adam Schoenberg, composer (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)
      Track from: Schoenberg, Adam: American Symphony; Finding Rothko; Picture Studies
• Requiem
      Tigran Mansurian, composer (Alexander Liebreich, Florian Helgath, RIAS Kammerchor & Münchener Kammerorchester)
• Songs Of Solitude
      Richard Danielpour, composer (Thomas Hampson, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)
      Track from: Danielpour: Songs Of Solitude & War Songs
• Viola Concerto
      Jennifer Higdon, composer (Roberto Díaz, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)
      Track from: Higdon: All Things Majestic, Viola Concerto & Oboe Concerto
MUSIC VIDEO/FILM
83. Best Music Video
(Award to the artist, video director, and video producer.)
• Up All Night
      Beck
      Canada, video director; Laura Serra Estorch & Oscar Romagosa, video producers
• Makeba
      Jain
      Lionel Hirle & Gregory Ohrel, video directors; Yodelice, video producer
• The Story Of O.J.
      JAY-Z
      Shawn Carter & Mark Romanek, video directors; Daniel Midgley, video producer
• Humble.
      Kendrick Lamar
      The Little Homies & Dave Meyers, video directors; Jason Baum, Dave Free, Jamie Rabineau, Nathan K. Scherrer & Anthony Tiffith, video producers
• 1-800-273-8255
      Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid
      Andy Hines, video director; Andrew Lerios, video producer
84. Best Music Film
(For concert/performance films or music documentaries. Award to the artist, video director, and video producer.)
• One More Time With Feeling
      Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
      Andrew Dominik, video director; Dulcie Kellett & James Wilson, video producers
• Long Strange Trip
      (The Grateful Dead)
      Amir Bar-Lev, video director; Alex Blavatnik, Ken Dornstein, Eric Eisner, Nick Koskoff & Justin Kreutzmann, video producers
• The Defiant Ones
      (Various Artists)
      Allen Hughes, video director; Sarah Anthony, Fritzi Horstman, Broderick Johnson, Gene Kirkwood, Andrew Kosove, Laura Lancaster, Michael Lombardo, Jerry Longarzo, Doug Pray & Steven Williams, video producers
• Soundbreaking
      (Various Artists)
      Maro Chermayeff & Jeff Dupre, video directors; Joshua Bennett, Julia Marchesi, Sam Pollard, Sally Rosenthal, Amy Schewel & Warren Zanes, video producers
• Two Trains Runnin'
      (Various Artists)
      Sam Pollard, video director; Benjamin Hedin, video producer