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Grammy Winners including Best Reggae Album: Revelation Pt 1: The Root Of Life Stephen Marley

Stephen Marley
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Reviewby David Jeffries

As his brothers venture into unexplored territory such as children’s music (Ziggy) and hip-hop (Damian), Stephen Marley acts as anchor for the clan on Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life. While Part 2 is planned as a more electric and future-minded affair, this first Revelation is a roots reggae-oriented effort, or at least “roots” in the Wailers (post-Tosh and post-Bunny) sense of the word. Think Father Bob’s Uprising and you’re close to the feel here, which goes from cool and woozy ( “No Cigarette Smoking (In My Room)” being a great re-creation … » Read more

Title Composer Time
1 Made in Africa Grant, Marley, Wale 5:37
2 False Friends Illestr Eight, Marley, Smith 3:24
3 Break Us Apart Bailey, Marley 3:45
4 Can’t Keep I Down Marley, Smith 3:19
5 No Cigarette Smoking (In My Room) Fiona, Marley, Smith 3:41
6 Freedom Time Marley 3:21
7 Jah Army Marley, Marley, Myrie, Rose 4:44
8 Old Slaves Marley 6:26
9 Pale Moonlight (How Many Times) Marley 3:25
10 She Knows Now Marley, Smith 5:21
11 Selassie Is the Chapel Marley 4:54
12 Tight Ship Marley, Marley, Smith 4:15
13 Working Days Grant, Marley, Smith 5:07
14 Now I Know Booker, Marley 4:11

Grammy Awards 2012: Winners and nominees list

Record of the Year
WINNER “Rolling In The Deep” – Adele
“Holocene” – Bon Iver
“Grenade” – Bruno Mars
“The Cave” – Mumford & Sons
“Firework” – Katy Perry

Album of the Year
WINNER “21” – Adele
“Wasting Light” – Foo Fighters
“Born This Way” – Lady Gaga
“Doo-Wops & Hooligans” – Bruno Mars
“Loud” – Rihanna

Song of the Year
“All Of The Lights” – Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
“The Cave” – Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
“Grenade” – Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Holocene” – Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
WINNER “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

Best New Artist
The Band Perry
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj


Best Pop Solo Performance
WINNER “Someone Like You” – Adele
“Yoü And I” – Lady Gaga
“Grenade” – Bruno Bars
“Firework” – Katy Perry
“… Perfect” – Pink

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
WINNER “Body And Soul” – Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
“Dearest” – The Black Keys
“Paradise” – Coldplay
“Pumped Up Kicks” – Foster the People
“Moves Like Jagger” – Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Best Pop Instrumental Album
“Wish Upon A Star” – Jenny Oaks Baker
“E Kahe Malie” – Daniel Ho
WINNER “The Road From Memphis” – Booker T. Jones
“Hello Tomorrow” – Dave Koz
“Setzer Goes Instru-Mental!” – Brian Setzer

Best Pop Vocal Album
WINNER “21” – Adele
“The Lady Killer” – Cee Lo Green
“Born This Way” – Lady Gaga
“Doo-Wops & Hooligans” – Bruno Mars
“Loud” – Rihanna


Best Dance Recording
“Raise Your Weapon” – Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech
“Barbra Streisand” – Duck Sauce
“Sunshine” – David Guetta & Avicii
“Call Your Girlfriend” – Robyn
WINNER “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” – Skrillex
“Save The World” – Swedish House Mafia

Best Dance/Electronica Album
“Zonoscope” – Cut/Copy
“4×4=12” – Deadmau5
“Nothing But The Beat” – David Guetta
“Body Talk, Pt. 3” – Robyn
WINNER “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” – Skrillex

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
WINNER “Duets II” – Tony Bennett & Various Artists
“The Gift” – Susan Boyle
“In Concert On Broadway” – Harry Connick Jr.
“Music Is Better Than Words” – Seth MacFarlane
“What Matters Most – Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman” – Barbra Streisand


Best Rock Performance
“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” – Coldplay
“Down By The Water” – The Decemberists
WINNER “Walk” – Foo Fighters
“The Cave” – Mumford & Sons
“Lotus Flower” – Radiohead

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
“On The Backs Of Angels” – Dream Theater
WINNER “White Limo” – Foo Fighters
“Curl Of The Burl” – Mastodon
“Public Enemy No. 1” – Megadeth
“Blood In My Eyes” – Sum 41

Best Rock Song
“The Cave” – Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
“Down By The Water” – Colin Meloy, songwriter (The Decemberists)
“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” – Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
“Lotus Flower” – Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Phil Selway & Thom Yorke, songwriters (Radiohead)
WINNER “Walk” – Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)

Best Rock Album
“Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul” – Jeff Beck
WINNER “Wasting Light” – Foo Fighters
“Come Around Sundown” – Kings of Leon
“I’m With You” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
“The Whole Love” – Wilco


Best Alternative Music Album
WINNER “Bon Iver” – Bon Iver
“Codes And Keys” – Death Cab For Cutie
“Torches” – Foster The People
“Circuital” – My Morning Jacket
“The King of Limbs” – Radiohead


Best R&B Performance
“Far Away” – Marsha Ambrosius
“Pieces Of Me” – Ledisi
“Not My Daddy” – Kelly Price & Stokley
WINNER “Is This Love” – Corinne Bailey Rae
“You Are” – Charlie Wilson

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Sometimes I Cry” – Eric Benét
WINNER “Fool For You” – Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
“Radio Message” – R. Kelly
“Good Man” – Raphael Saadiq
“Surrender” – Betty Wright & The Roots

Best R&B Song
“Far Away” – Marsha Ambrosius, Sterling Simms & Justin Smith, songwriters (Marsha Ambrosius)
WINNER “Fool For You” – Cee Lo Green & Jack Splash, songwriters (Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona)
“Not My Daddy” – Kelly Price, songwriter (Kelly Price & Stokley)
“Pieces Of Me” – Charles Harmon, Claude Kelly & Ledisi Young, songwriters (Ledisi)
“You Are” – Dennis Bettis, Carl M. Days, Jr., Wirlie Morris, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)

Best R&B Album
WINNER “F.A.M.E.” – Chris Brown
“Second Chance” – El DeBarge
“Love Letter” – R. Kelly
“Pieces Of Me” – Ledisi
“Kelly” – Kelly Price


Best Rap Performance
“Look At Me Now” – Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
WINNER “Otis” – Jay-Z & Kanye West
“The Show Goes On” – Lupe Fiasco
“Moment 4 Life” – Nicki Minaj & Drake
“Black And Yellow” – Wiz Khalifa

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Party” – Beyoncé & André 3000
“I’m On One” – DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
“I Need A Doctor” – Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
“What’s My Name?” – Rihanna & Drake
“Motivation” – Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
WINNER “All Of The Lights” – Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best Rap Song
WINNER “All Of The Lights” – Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
“Black And Yellow” – Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa)
“I Need A Doctor” – Andre Young, Marshall Mathers III, Alexander Grant & Skylar Grey, songwriters (Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey)
“Look At Me Now” – Jean Baptiste, Chris Brown, Ryan Buendia, Trevor Smith, Dwayne Carter, Jr. & Wesley Pentz, songwriters (Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)
“Otis” – Shawn Carter & Kanye West, songwriters (James Brown, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Roy Hammond, J. Roach, Kirk Robinson & Harry Woods, songwriters) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
“The Show Goes On” – Dustin William Brower, Jonathon Keith Brown, Daniel Johnson, Kane & Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, songwriters (Isaac Brock, Dann Gallucci & Eric Judy, songwriters) (Lupe Fiasco)

Best Rap Album

“Watch The Throne” – Jay-Z & Kanye West
“Tha Carter IV” – Lil Wayne
“Lasers” – Lupe Fiasco
“Pink Friday” – Nicki Minaj
WINNER “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” – Kanye West


Best Country Solo Performance
“Dirt Road Anthem” – Jason Aldean
“I’m Gonna Love You Through It” – Martina McBride
“Honey Bee” – Blake Shelton
WINNER “Mean” – Taylor Swift
“Mama’s Song” – Carrie Underwood

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Don’t You Wanna Stay” – Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson
“You And Tequila” – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter
WINNER “Barton Hollow” – The Civil Wars
“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” – Thompson Square

Best Country Song
“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” – Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square)
“God Gave Me You” – Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton)
“Just Fishin'” – Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins)
WINNER “Mean” – Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
“Threaten Me With Heaven” – Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O’Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill)
“You And Tequila” – Matraca Berg & Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter)

Best Country Album
“My Kinda Party” – Jason Aldean
“Chief” – Eric Church
WINNER “Own The Night” – Lady Antebellum
“Red River Blue” – Blake Shelton
“Here For A Good Time” – George Strait
“Speak Now” – Taylor Swift


Best New Age Album
“Northern Seas” – Al Conti
“Gaia” – Michael Brant DeMaria
“Wind, Rock, Sea & Flame” – Peter Kater
WINNER “What’s It All About” – Pat Metheny
“Instrumental Oasis, Vol. 6” – Zamora


Best Improvised Jazz Solo
“All Or Nothing At All” – Randy Brecker, soloist
“You Are My Sunshine” – Ron Carter, soloist
WINNER “500 Miles High” – Chick Corea, soloist
“Work” – Fred Hersch, soloist
“Sonnymoon For Two” – Sonny Rollins, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album
“‘Round Midnight” – Karrin Allyson
WINNER “The Mosaic Project” – Terry Lyne Carrington & Various Artists
“The Gate” – Kurt Elling
“American Road” – Tierney Sutton (Band)
“The Music of Randy Newman” – Roseanna Vitro

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
“Bond: The Paris Sessions” – Gerald Clayton
WINNER “Forever” – Corea, Clarke & White
“Alone At The Vanguard” – Fred Hersch
“Bird Songs” – Joe Lovano/Us Five
“Road Shows Vol. 2” – Sonny Rollins
“Timeline” – Yellowjackets

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
“The Jazz Ballad Song Book” – Randy Brecker With DR Big Band
WINNER “The Good Feeling” – Christian McBride Big Band
“40 Acres And A Burro” – Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
“Legacy” – Gerald Wilson Orchestra
“Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook” – Miguel Zenón


Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
“Do Everything” – Steven Curtis Chapman
“Alive (Mary Magdalene)” – Natalie Grant
“Your Love” – Brandon Heath
WINNER “Jesus” – Le’Andria Johnson
“I Lift My Hands” – Chris Tomlin

Best Gospel Song
WINNER “Hello Fear” – Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin)
“Sitting With Me” – Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Gerald Haddon & Tammi Haddon, songwriters (Mary Mary)
“Spiritual” – Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Donald Lawrence & Co. Featuring Blanche McAllister-Dykes)
“Trust Me” – Richard Smallwood, songwriter (Richard Smallwood & Vision)
“Window” – Canton Jones, songwriter (Canton Jones)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

WINNER “Blessings” – Laura Story, songwriter (Laura Story)
“Hold Me” – Jamie Grace Harper, Toby McKeehan & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Jamie Grace Featuring Tobymac)
“I Lift My Hands” – Louie Giglio, Matt Maher & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)
“Strong Enough” – Matthew West, songwriter (Matthew West)
“Your Love” – Brandon Heath & Jason Ingram, songwriters (Brandon Heath)

Best Gospel Album
“The Love Album” – Kim Burrell
“The Journey” – Andraé Crouch
WINNER “Hello Fear” – Kirk Franklin
“Something Big” – Mary Mary
“Angel & Chanelle Deluxe Edition” – Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
“Ghosts Upon The Earth” – Gungor
“Leaving Eden” – Brandon Heath
“The Great Awakening” – Leeland
“What If We Were Real” – Mandisa
“Black & White” – Royal Tailor
WINNER “And If Our God Is For Us…” – Chris Tomlin


Best Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album
“Entren Los Que Quieran” – Calle 13
“Entre La Ciudad Y El Mar” – Gustavo Galindo
“Nuestra” – La Vida Bohème
“Not So Commercial” – Los Amigos Invisibles
WINNER “Drama Y Luz” – Maná

Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album

WINNER “Bicentenario” – Pepe Aguilar
“Orale” – Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
“Amor A La Musica” – Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle
“Eres Un Farsante” – Paquita La Del Barrio
“Huevos Rancheros” – Joan Sebastian

Best Banda or Norteño Album
“Estare Mejor” – El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario
“Intocable 2011” – Intocable
WINNER “Los Tigres Del Norte And Friends” – Los Tigres Del Norte
“El Árbol” – Los Tucanes De Tijuana
“No Vengo A Ver Si Puedo… Si Por Que Puedo Vengo” – Michael Salgado

Best Tropical Latin Album
“Homenaje A Los Rumberos” – Edwin Bonilla
WINNER “The Last Mambo” – Cachao
“Mongorama” – José Rizo’s Mongorama


Best Americana Album
“Emotional Jukebox” – Linda Chorney
“Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down” – Ry Cooder
“Hard Bargain” – Emmylou Harris
WINNER “Ramble At The Ryman” – Levon Helm
“Blessed” – Lucinda Williams

Best Bluegrass Album
WINNER “Paper Airplane” – Alison Krauss & Union Station
“Reason And Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs By Robert Hunter & Jim Lauderdale” – Jim Lauderdale
“Rare Bird Alert” – Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers
“Old Memories: The Songs Of Bill Monroe” – The Del McCoury Band
“A Mother’s Prayer” – Ralph Stanley
“Sleep With One Eye Open” – Chris Thile & Michael Daves

Best Blues Album
“Low Country Blues” – Gregg Allman
“Roadside Attractions” – Marcia Ball
“Man In Motion” – Warren Haynes
“The Reflection” – Keb Mo
WINNER “Revelator” – Tedeschi Trucks Band

Best Folk Album
WINNER “Barton Hollow” – The Civil Wars
“I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive” – Steve Earle
“Helplessness Blues” – Fleet Foxes
“Ukulele Songs” – Eddie Vedder
“The Harrow & The Harvest” – Gillian Welch

Best Regional Roots Music Album
“Can’t Sit Down” – C.J. Chenier
“Wao Akua” – The Forest Of The Gods
WINNER “Rebirth Of New Orleans” – Rebirth Brass Band
“Grand Isle” – Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys
“Not Just Another Polka” – Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra


Best Reggae Album
“Harlem-Kingston Express Live!” – Monty Alexander
“Reggae Knights” – Israel Vibration
WINNER “Revelation Pt 1: The Root Of Life” – Stephen Marley
“Wild And Free” – Ziggy Marley
“Summer In Kingston” – Shaggy


Best World Music Album
“AfroCubism” – AfroCubism
“Africa For Africa” – Femi Kuti
“Songs From A Zulu Farm” – Ladysmith Black Mambazo
WINNER “Tassili” – Tinariwen


Best Children’s Album
WINNER “All About Bullies… Big And Small” – (Various Artists) James Cravero, Gloria Domina, Kevin Mackie, Steve Pullara & Patrick Robinson, producers
“Are We There Yet?” – The Papa Hugs Band
“Fitness Rock & Roll” – Miss Amy
“GulfAlive” – The Banana Plant
“I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs Of Fox Hollow” – (Various Artists) Eric Brace & Peter Cooper, producers


Best Spoken Word Album
“Bossypants” – Tina Fey
“Fab Fan Memories – The Beatles Bond” – (Various Artists) – Nathan Burbank, Bryan Cumming, Dennis Scott & David Toledo, producers
“Hamlet (William Shakespeare)” – Dan Donohue & Various Artists – Orgeon Shakespeare Festival
WINNER “If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t)” – Betty White
“The Mark Of Zorro” – Val Kilmer & Cast


Best Comedy Album
“Alpocalypse” – “Weird Al” Yankovic
“Finest Hour” – Patton Oswalt
WINNER “Hilarious” – Louis C.K.
“Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant” – Kathy Griffin
“Turtleneck & Chain” – The Lonely Island


Best Musical Theater Album
“Anything Goes” – Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, principal soloists; Rob Fisher, James Lowe & Joel Moss, producers (Cole Porter, composer/lyricist) (New Broadway Cast Recording)
WINNER “The Book Of Mormon” – Josh Gad & Andrew Rannells, principal soloists; Anne Garefino, Robert Lopez, Stephen Oremus, Trey Parker, Scott Rudin & Matt Stone, producers; Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast)
“How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” – John Larroquette & Daniel Radcliffe, principal soloists; Robert Sher, producer (Frank Loesser, composer/lyricist) (The 2011 Broadway Cast Recording)


Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
WINNER “Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1” – (Various Artists)
“Burlesque” – Christina Aguilera
“Glee: The Music, Volume 4” – (Glee Cast)
“Tangled” – (Various Artists)
“True Blood: Volume 3” – (Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
“Black Swan” – Clint Mansell, composer
“Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2” – Alexandre Desplat, composer
WINNER “The King’s Speech” – Alexandre Desplat, composer
“The Shrine” – Ryan Shore, composer
“Tron Legacy” – Daft Punk, composers

Best Song Written For Visual Media
“Born To Be Somebody” (From “Never Say Never”) – Diane Warren, songwriter (Justin Bieber)
“Christmastime Is Killing Us” (From “Family Guy”) – Ron Jones, Seth MacFarlane & Danny Smith, songwriters (Danny Smith, Ron Jones & Seth MacFarlane)
WINNER “I See The Light” (From “Tangled”) – Alan Menken & Glenn Slater, songwriters (Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi)
“So Long” (From “Winnie The Pooh”) – Zooey Deschanel, songwriter (Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward)
“Where The River Goes” (From “Footloose”) – Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Drew Pearson & Anne Preven, songwriters (Zac Brown)
“You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me” (From “Burlesque”) – Diane Warren, songwriter (Cher)


Best Instrumental Composition
“Falling Men” – John Hollenbeck, composer (John Hollenbeck, Daniel Yvinec & Orchestre National de Jazz (ONJ))
“Hunting Wabbits 3 (Get Off My Lawn)” – Gordon Goodwin, composer (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
“I Talk To The Trees” – Randy Brecker, composer (Randy Brecker With DR Big Band)
WINNER “Life In Eleven” – Béla Fleck & Howard Levy, composers (Béla Fleck & The Flecktones)
“Timeline” – Russell Ferrante, composer (Yellowjackets)

Best Instrumental Arrangement
“All Or Nothing At All” – Peter Jensen, arranger (Randy Brecker With DR Big Band)
“In The Beginning” – Clare Fischer, arranger (The Clare Fischer Big Band)
“Nasty Dance” – Bob Brookmeyer, arranger (The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra)
WINNER “Rhapsody In Blue” – Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
“Song Without Words” – Carlos Franzetti, arranger (Carlos Franzetti & Allison Brewster Franzetti)

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
“Ao Mar” – Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza)
“Moon Over Bourbon Street” – Rob Mathes, arranger (Sting & The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra)
“On Broadway” – Kevin Axt, Ray Brinker, Trey Henry, Christian Jacob & Tierney Sutton, arrangers (The Tierney Sutton Band)
WINNER “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)” – Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett & Queen Latifah)
“The Windmills Of Your Mind” – William A. Ross, arranger (Barbra Streisand)


Best Recording Package
“Chickenfoot III” – Todd Gallopo, art director (Chickenfoot)
“Good Luck & True Love” – Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)
“Rivers And Homes” – Jonathan Dagan, art director (J.Viewz)
WINNER “Scenes From The Suburbs” – Vincent Morisset, art director (Arcade Fire)
“Watch The Throne” – Virgil Abloh, art director (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
“The King Of Limbs” – Donald Twain & Zachariah Wildwood, art directors (Radiohead)
WINNER “The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story” – Dave Bett & Michelle Holme, art directors (Bruce Springsteen)
“25th Anniversary Music Box” – Matt Taylor & Ellen Wakayama, art directors (Danny Elfman & Tim Burton)
“25 Years” – James Spindler, art director (Sting)
“Wingless Angels – Deluxe Edition” – David Gorman, art director (Wingless Angels)


Best Album Notes
“The Bang Years 1966-1968” – Neil Diamond, album notes writer (Neil Diamond)
“The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang Of Country Music” – Ted Olson & Tony Russell, album notes writers (Various Artists)
“Complete Mythology” – Ken Shipley, album notes writer (Syl Johnson)
WINNER “Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s” – Adam Machado, album notes writer (Various Artists)
“The Music City Story: Street Corner Doo Wop, Raw R&B And Soulful Sounds From Berkeley, California 1950-75” – Alec Palao, album notes writer (Various Artists)


Best Historical Album
WINNER “Band On The Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition)” – Paul McCartney, compilation producer; Sam Okell & Steve Rooke, mastering engineers (Paul McCartney & Wings)
“The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang Of Country Music” – Christopher C. King & Ted Olson, compilation producers; Christopher C. King & Chris Zwarg, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
“Complete Mythology” – Tom Lunt, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton, mastering engineer (Syl Johnson)
“Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s” – Chris Strachwitz, compilation producer; Mike Cogan, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
“Young Man With The Big Beat: The Complete ’56 Elvis Presley Masters” – Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, compilation producer; Vic Anesini, mastering engineer (Elvis Presley)


Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
“Follow Me Down” – Brandon Bell & Gary Paczosa, engineers; Sangwook “Sunny” Nam & Doug Sax, mastering engineers (Sarah Jarosz)
“The Harrow & The Harvest” – Matt Andrews, engineer; Stephen Marcussen, mastering engineer (Gillian Welch)
“Music Is Better Than Words” – Rich Breen & Frank Filipetti, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Seth MacFarlane)
“The Next Right Thing” – Kevin Killen, Brendan Muldowney & John Shyloski, engineers; John Shyloski, mastering engineer (Seth Glier)
WINNER “Paper Airplane” – Mike Shipley, engineer; Brad Blackwood, mastering engineer (Alison Krauss & Union Station)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Danger Mouse – “Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi Present Rome” (Gilda Buttá, Luciano Ciccaglioni, Gegé Munari, Dario Rosciglione, Antonello Vannucchi et al) (A); “Meyrin Fields EP” (Broken Bells) (S)
WINNER Paul Epworth – “Call It What You Want” (Foster The People) (T); “I Would Do Anything For You” (Foster The People) (T); “I’ll Be Waiting” (Adele) (T); “Life On The Nickel” (Foster The People) (T); “No One’s Gonna Love You” (Cee-Lo Green) (S); “Rolling In The Deep” (Adele) (T)
The Smeezingtons – “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” (Bruno Mars) (A); “If I Was You (OMG)” (Far East Movement Featuring Snoop Dogg) (T); “Lighters” (Bad Meets Evil Featuring Bruno Mars) (T); “Mirror” (Lil Wayne Featuring Bruno Mars) (T); “Rocketeer” (Far East Movement Featuring Ryan Tedder of One Republic) (T)
Ryan Tedder – “Brighter Than The Sun” (Colbie Caillat) (T); “Favorite Song” (Colbie Caillat Featuring Common) (T); “I Remember Me” (Jennifer Hudson) (T); “I Was Here” (Beyoncé) (T); “Not Over You” (Gavin DeGraw) (S); “#1Nite” (One Night) (Cobra Starship) (S); “Rumour Has It” (Adele) (T); “Sweeter” (Gavin DeGraw) (T); “Who’s That Boy” (Demi Lovato Featuring Dev) (T)
Butch Vig – “Wasting Light” (Foo Fighters) (A)

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
WINNER “Cinema” (Skrillex Remix) – Sonny Moore, remixer (Benny Benassi)
“Collide” (Afrojack Remix) – Afrojack, remixer (Leona Lewis)
“End Of Line” (Photek Remix) – Photek, remixer (Daft Punk)
“Only Girl (In The World)” (Rosabel Club Mix) – Abel Aguilera & Ralphi Rosario, remixers (Rihanna)
“Rope” (Deadmau5 Mix) – Deadmau5, remixer (Foo Fighters)


Best Surround Sound Album
“An Evening With Dave Grusin” – Frank Filipetti & Eric Schilling, surround mix engineers; Frank Filipetti, surround mastering engineer; Phil Ramone, surround producer (Various Artists)
“Grace For Drowning” – Steven Wilson, surround mix engineer; Paschal Byrne, surround mastering engineer; Steven Wilson, surround producer (Steven Wilson)
“Kind” – Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Kjetil Almenning, Ensemble 96 & Nidaros String Quartet)
WINNER “Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition)” – Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Bill Levenson & Elliot Scheiner, surround producers (Derek & The Dominos)
“Spohr: String Sextet In C Major, Op. 140 & Nonet In F Major, Op. 31” – Andreas Spreer, surround mix engineer; Andreas Spreer, surround mastering engineer; Andreas Spreer, surround producer (Camerata Freden)


Best Engineered Album, Classical
WINNER “Aldridge: Elmer Gantry” – Byeong-Joon Hwang & John Newton, engineers; Jesse Lewis, mastering engineer (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Patricia Risley, Vale Rideout, Frank Kelley, Heather Buck, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)
“Glazunov: Complete Concertos” – Richard King, engineer (José Serebrier, Alexey Serov, Wen-Sinn Yang, Alexander Romanovsky, Rachel Barton Pine, Marc Chisson & Russian National Orchestra)
“Mackey: Lonely Motel – Music From Slide” – Tom Lazarus & Bill Maylone, engineers; Joe Lambert, mastering engineer (Rinde Eckert, Steven Mackey & Eighth Blackbird)
“Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4” – Arne Akselberg, engineer (Leif Ove Andsnes, Antonio Pappano & London Symphony Orchestra)
“Weinberg: Symphony No. 3 & Suite No. 4 From ‘The Golden Key'” – Torbjörn Samuelsson, engineer (Thord Svedlund & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra)

Producer Of The Year, Classical
Blanton Alspaugh – “Aldridge: Elmer Gantry” (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Patricia Risley, Vale Rideout, Frank Kelley, Heather Buck, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra); “Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas” (Peter Takács); “Osterfield: Rocky Streams” (Paul Osterfield, Todd Waldecker & Various Artists)
Manfred Eicher – “Bach: Concertos & Sinfonias For Oboe; Ich Hatte Viel Bekümmernis” (Heinz Holliger, Eric Höbarth & Camerata Bern); “Hymns & Prayers” (Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica); “Manto & Madrigals” (Thomas Zehetmair & Ruth Killius); “Songs Of Ascension” (Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble, Todd Reynolds Quartet, The M6 & Montclair State University Singers); “Tchaikovsky/Kissine: Piano Trios” (Gidon Kremer, Giedre Dirvanauskaite & Khatia Buniatishvili); “A Worcester Ladymass” (Trio Mediaeval)
David Frost – “Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live” (Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass); “Mackey: Lonely Motel – Music From Slide” (Rinde Eckert, Steven Mackey & Eighth Blackbird); “Prayers & Alleluias” (Kenneth Dake); “Sharon Isbin & Friends” – Guitar Passions (Sharon Isbin & Various Artists)
Peter Rutenberg – “Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45” (Patrick Dupré Quigley, James K. Bass, Seraphic Fire & Professional Choral Institute); “The Vanishing Nordic Chorale” (Philip Spray & Musik Ekklesia)
WINNER Judith Sherman – “Adams: Son Of Chamber Symphony; String Quartet” (John Adams, St. Lawrence String Quartet & International Contemporary Ensemble); “Capricho Latino” (Rachel Barton Pine); “85th Birthday Celebration” (Claude Frank); “Insects & Paper Airplanes – Chamber Music Of Lawrence Dillon” (Daedalus Quartet & Benjamin Hochman); “Midnight Frolic – The Broadway Theater Music Of Louis A. Hirsch” (Rick Benjamin & Paragon Ragtime Orchestra); “Notable Women – Trios By Today’s Female Composers” (Lincoln Trio); “The Soviet Experience, Vol. 1 – String Quartets By Dmitri Shostakovich & His Contemporaries” (Pacifica Quartet); “Speak!” (Anthony De Mare); “State Of The Art” – The American Brass Quintet At 50 (The American Brass Quintet); “Steve Reich: WTC 9/11; Mallet Quartet; Dance Patterns (Kronos Quartet, Steve Reich Musicians & So Percussion); “Winging It – Piano Music Of John Corigliano” (Ursula Oppens)


Best Orchestral Performance
“Bowen: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2” – Andrew Davis, conductor (BBC Philharmonic)
WINNER “Brahms: Symphony No. 4” – Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
“Haydn: Symphonies 104, 88 & 101” – Nicholas McGegan, conductor (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra)
“Henze: Symphonies Nos. 3-5” – Marek Janowski, conductor (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin)
“Martinu: The 6 Symphonies” – Jirí Belohlávek, conductor (BBC Symphony Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording
WINNER “Adams: Doctor Atomic” – Alan Gilbert, conductor; Meredith Arwady, Sasha Cooke, Richard Paul Fink, Gerald Finley, Thomas Glenn & Eric Owens; Jay David Saks, producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
“Britten: Billy Budd” – Mark Elder, conductor; John Mark Ainsley, Phillip Ens, Jacques Imbrailo, Darren Jeffery, Iain Paterson & Matthew Rose; James Whitbourn, producer (London Philharmonic Orchestra; Glyndebourne Chorus)
“Rautavaara: Kaivos” – Hannu Lintu, conductor; Jaakko Kortekangas, Hannu Niemelä, Johanna Rusanen-Kartano & Mati Turi; Seppo Siirala, producer (Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra; Kaivos Chorus)
“Verdi: La Traviata” – Antonio Pappano, conductor; Joseph Calleja, Renée Fleming & Thomas Hampson; James Whitbourn, producer (Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Royal Opera Chorus)
“Vivaldi: Ercole Sul Termodonte” – Fabio Biondi, conductor; Romina Basso, Patrizia Ciofi, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Vivica Genaux, Philippe Jaroussky, Topi Lehtipuu & Rolando Villazón; Daniel Zalay, producer (Europa Galante; Coro Da Camera Santa Cecilia Di Borgo San Lorenzo)

Best Choral Performance
“Beyond All Mortal Dreams – American A Cappella” – Stephen Layton, conductor (Choir Of Trinity College Cambridge)
“Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45” – Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor; James K. Bass, chorus master (Justin Blackwell, Scott Allen Jarrett, Paul Max Tipton & Teresa Wakim; Professional Choral Institute & Seraphic Fire)
“Kind” – Kjetil Almenning, conductor (Nidaros String Quartet; Ensemble 96)
WINNER “Light & Gold” – Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King’s Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers)
“The Natural World Of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen” – Paul Hillier, conductor (Ars Nova Copenhagen)

Best Small Ensemble Performance
“Frank: Hilos” – Gabriela Lena Frank; ALIAS Chamber Ensemble
“The Kingdoms Of Castille” – Richard Savino, conductor; El Mundo
WINNER “Mackey: Lonely Motel – Music From Slide” – Rinde Eckert & Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird
“A Seraphic Fire Christmas” – Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor; Seraphic Fire
“Sound The Bells!” – The Bay Brass

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
“Chinese Recorder Concertos – East Meets West” – Lan Shui, conductor; Michala Petri (Copenhagen Philharmonic)
“Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor, Op. 18; Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini” – Yuja Wang (Claudio Abbado; Mahler Chamber Orchestra)
“Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4” – Leif Ove Andsnes (Antonio Pappano; London Symphony Orchestra)
WINNER “Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra” – Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony); Track from: “Schwantner: Chasing Light…”
“Winging It – Piano Music Of John Corigliano” – Ursula Oppens

Best Classical Vocal Solo
WINNER “Diva Divo” – Joyce DiDonato (Kazushi Ono; Orchestre De L’Opéra National De Lyon; Choeur De L’Opéra National De Lyon)
“Grieg/Thommessen: Veslemøy Synsk” – Marianne Beate Kielland (Nils Anders Mortensen)
“Handel: Cleopatra” – Natalie Dessay (Emmanuelle Haïm; Le Concert D’Astrée)
“Purcell: O Solitude” – Andreas Scholl (Stefano Montanari; Christophe Dumaux; Accademia Bizantina)
“Three Baroque Tenors” – Ian Bostridge (Bernard Labadie; Mark Bennett, Andrew Clarke, Sophie Daneman, Alberto Grazzi, Jonathan Gunthorpe, Benjamin Hulett & Madeline Shaw; The English Concert)

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
WINNER “Aldridge, Robert: Elmer Gantry” – Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein
“Crumb, George: The Ghosts Of Alhambra” – George Crumb; Track from: “Complete Crumb Edition, Vol. 15”
“Friedman, Jefferson: String Quartet No. 3” – Jefferson Friedman; Track from: “Jefferson Friedman: Quartets”
“Mackey, Steven: Lonely Motel – Music From Slide” – Steven Mackey
“Ruders, Poul: Piano Concerto No. 2” – Poul Ruders; Track from: “Music Of Poul Ruders, Vol. 6”


Best Short Form Music Video
WINNER “Rolling In The Deep” – Adele; Sam Brown, video director; Hannah Chandler, video producer
“Yes I Know” – Memory Tapes; Eric Epstein, video director; Eric Epstein, video producer
“All Is Not Lost” – OK Go; Itamar Kubovy, Damian Kulash Jr & Trish Sie, video directors; Shirley Moyers, video producer
“Lotus Flower” – Radiohead; Garth Jennings, video director; Garth Jennings, video producer
“First Of The Year (Equinox)” – Skrillex; Tony Truand, video director; Noah Klein, video producer
“Perform This Way” – “Weird Al” Yankovic; “Weird Al” Yankovic, video director; Cisco Newman, video producer

Best Long Form Music Video
“I Am…World Tour” – Beyoncé; Ed Burke, Frank Gatson Jr. & Beyoncé Knowles, video directors; Beyoncé Knowles & Camille Yorrick, video producers

WINNER “Foo Fighters: Back And Forth” – Foo Fighters; James Moll, video director; James Moll & Nigel Sinclair, video producers

“Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon” – Kings Of Leon; Stephen C. Mitchell, video director; Casey McGrath, video producer

“Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest” – A Tribe Called Quest; Michael Rapaport, video director; Robert Benavides, Debra Koffler, Eric Matthies, Frank Mele, Edward Parks & A Tribe Called Quest, video producers

“Nine Types Of Light” – TV On The Radio; Tunde Adebimpe, video director; Michelle An & Braj, video producers

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