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SELECTED LIST OF GRAMMY WINNERS


That was our low-rent, cut-to-the-chase, nearly live, constantly updated list of winners, and damn if we didn't consistently beat Grammy.com in posting the winners, not to mention the email-happy bible. Beck wins Album in a mild upset (we and Grein believed he had a shot), and Sam Smith snags the other three majors, meaning Capitol ruler Steve Barnett goes four for four. Hot damn, that oughta be some party at Steve's crib tonight. (We strongly suspect Lucian will drop by.) Barnett's Year of Living Dangerously turned out rather well, all in all. But what does he do for an encore?

 
THE BIGGIES

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Beck, Morning Phase

Beyoncé, BEYONCÉ

Ed Sheeran, x

Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour

Pharrell, G I R L

 

RECORD OF THE YEAR

Sam Smith, “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”

Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”

Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

Sia, “Chandelier”

Iggy Azalea f/Charli XCX, “Fancy”

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Stay With Me,” James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith (Sam Smith)

 “Shake It Off,” Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift (Taylor Swift)

“All About That Bass,” Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor (Meghan Trainor)

“Chandelier,” Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin (Sia)

 “Take Me to Church,” Andrew Hozier-Byrne, songwriter (Hozier)

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

Sam Smith

Iggy Azalea

Bastille

HAIM

Brandy Clark

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Paul Epworth

John Hill

Jay Joyce

Greg Kurstin

Max Martin

 


POP

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

Sam Smith, “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”

Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”

Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

Sia, “Chandelier”

John Legend, “All of Me”

Pharrell Williams, "Happy"

 

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

Iggy Azalea f/Charli XCX, “Fancy”

Coldplay, “A Sky Full of Stars”

A Great Big Word and Christina Aguilera, “Say Something”

Ariana Grande/Jessie J/Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang”

Katy Perry f/Juicy J, “Dark Horse”

 

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour

Ariana Grande, My Everything

Katy Perry, PRISM

Miley Cyrus, Bangerz

Ed Sheeran, x

 

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek

Annie Lennox, Nostalgia

Barry Manilow, Night Songs

Barbra Streisand, Partners

Johnny Mathis, Sending You a Little Christmas

 


DANCE

BEST DANCE RECORDING

The Basement Jaxx, “Never Say Never”

Clean Bandit f/Jess Glynne, “Rather Be”

Disclosure f/ Mary J. Blige, “F for You”

Duke Dumont f/Jax Jones, “I Got You”

Zhu, “Faded”

 

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM

Aphex Twin, Syro

Deadmau5, While (1<2)

Little Dragon, Nabuma Rubberband

Röyksopp & Robyn, Do It Again

Mat Zo, Damage Control

 


ROCK

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE

Ryan Adams, “Gimme Something Good”

Beck, “Blue Moon”

The Black Keys, “Fever”

Jack White, “Lazaretto”

Arctic Monkeys, “Do I Wanna Know?”

 

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE

Anthrax, “Neon Knights”

Mastodon, “High Road”

Motörhead, “Heartbreaker”

Slipknot, “The Negative One”

Tenacious D, “The Last in Line”

 

BEST ROCK SONG

“Blue Moon,” Beck Hansen, songwriter (Beck)

“Fever,” D. Auerbach, B. Burton & P. Carney (The Black Keys)

“Lazaretto,” Jack White III, writer (Jack White)

“Gimme Something Good,” Ryan Adams, songwriter (Ryan Adams)

“Ain’t It Fun,” Hayley Williams & Taylor York (Paramore)

 

BEST ROCK ALBUM

U2, Songs of Innocence

Tom Petty, Hypnotic Eye

BeckMorning Phase

The Black Keys, Turn Blue

Ryan Adams Ryan Adams

 

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM

Alt-J, This Is All Yours

Arcade Fire, Reflektor

Cage the Elephant, Melophobia

St. Vincent, St. Vincent

Jack White, Lazaretto

 


R&B

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE

Beyoncé f/Jay Z, “Drunk in Love”

Chris Brown f/Usher & Rick Ross, “New Flame”

Jennifer Hudson f/R. Kelly, “It’s Your World”

Ledisi, “Like This”

Usher, “Good Kisser”

 

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE

Marsha Ambrosius & Anthony Hamilton, “As”

Angie Fisher, “I.R.S.”

Robert Glasper Experiment f/Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner, “Jesus Children”

Kem, “Nobody”

Antonique Smith, “Hold Up Wait a Minute (Woo Woo)”

 

BEST R&B SONG

“Drunk in Love,” Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosley, Andre Eric Proctor & Brian Soko (Beyoncé f/Jay Z)

“Good Kisser,” Ronald “Flip” Colson, Warren “Oak” Felder, Usher Raymond IV, Jameel Roberts, Terry “Tru” Sneed & Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Usher)

“New Flame,” Eric Bellinger, Chris Brown, James Chambers, Malissa Hunter, Justin Booth Johnson, Mark Pitts, Usher Raymond IV, William Roberts, Maurice “Verse” Simmonds & Keith Thomas (Chris Brown f/Usher & Rick Ross)

“The Worst,” Jhene Aiko Chilombo, songwriter (Jhene Aiko)

 “Options (Wolfjames Version),” Dominic Gordon, Brandon Hesson, William Roberts & Jamaica “Kahn-Cept” Smith (Luke James f/Rick Ross)

 

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

Jhené Aiko, Sail Out

Beyoncé, BEYONCÉ

Chris Brown, X

Mali Music, Mali Is...

Pharrell Williams, G I R L

 

BEST R&B ALBUM

Bernhoft, Islander

Aloe Blacc, Lift Your Spirit

Toni Braxton & Babyface, Love, Marriage & Divorce

Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio 2

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Give the People What They Want

 


RAP

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

Childish Gambino, “3005”

Drake, “0 to 100/The Catch Up”

Eminem, “Rap God”

Kendrick Lamar, “i”

Lecrae, “All I Need Is You”

 

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION

Common f/Jhene Aiko, “Nobody’s Smiling”

Eminem f/Rihanna, “The Monster”

I Love Makonnen f/Drake, “Tuesday”

ScHoolboy Q f/BJ the Chicago Kid, “Studio”

Kanye West & Charlie Wilson, “Bound 2”

 

BEST RAP SONG

“Anaconda” Ernest Clark, Jamal Jones, Onika Maraj, Marcos Palacios & J. Solone-Myvett (Nicki Minaj)

“Bound 2” Mike Dean, Malik Jones, Che Pope, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, John Stephens, Kanye West, Charlie Wilson & Cydel Young (Kanye West)

“I” K. Duckworth & C. Smith (Kendrick Lamar)

“We Dem Boys” N. Fisher & C. Thomaz (Wiz Khalifa)

“0 to 100/The Catch Up” A. Feeney, Aubrey Graham, A. Hernandez, P. Jeffries, M. Samuels & Noah Shebib (Drake)

 

BEST RAP ALBUM

Iggy Azalea, The New Classic

Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Childish Gambino, because the internet

Common, Nobody Smiling

ScHoolboy Q, Oxymoron

Wiz Khalifa, Black Hollywood

 


COUNTRY

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE

Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Home Town”

Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”

Keith Urban, “Cop Car”

Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water”

Hunter Hayes, “Invisible”

 

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

The Band Perry, “Gentle on My Mind”

Miranda Lambert With Carrie Underwood, “Somethin’ Bad”

Little Big Town, “Day Drinking”

Tim McGraw f/Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”

Keith Urban f/Eric Church, “Raise ’Em Up”

 

BEST COUNTRY SONG

“Give Me Back My Home Town,” Eric Church & Luke Laird (Eric Church)

“Automatic,” Nicole Galyon, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert (Miranda Lambert)

“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond (Glen Campbell)

“American Kids,” Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird & Shane McAnnally (Kenny Chesney)

“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston & Jeffrey Steele (Tim McGraw f/Faith Hill)

 

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

Eric Church, The Outsiders

Miranda Lambert, Platinum

Brandy Clark, 12 Stories

Dierks Bentley, Riser

Lee Ann Womack, The Way I’m Livin’

 


ARRANGEMENT

BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTAL OR A CAPPELLA

“Beautiful Dreamer,” Pete McGuinness, arranger (The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra)

“Daft Punk,” Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstie Maldonado & Kevin Olusola, arrangers (Pentatonix)

“Get Smart,” Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)

“Guantanamera,” Alfredo Rodríguez, arranger (Alfredo Rodríguez)

“Moon River,” Chris Walden, arranger (Amy Dickson)

 


AMERICAN ROOTS

BEST AMERICANA ALBUM

Roseanne Cash, The River & the Thread

John Hiatt, Terms of My Surrender

Keb’ Mo’, Bluesamericana

Nickel Creek, A Dotted Line

Sturgill Simpson, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

 

BEST BLUES ALBUM

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin, Common Ground - Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy

Ruthie Foster, Promise of a Brand New Day

Charlie Musselwhite, Juke Joint Chapel

Bobby Rush With Blinddog Smokin’, Decisions

Johnny Winter, Step Back

 

BEST FOLK ALBUM

Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes, Three Bells

Alice Gerrard, Follow the Music

Eliza Gilkyson, The Nocturne Diaries

Old Crow Medicine Show, Remedy

Jesse Winchester, A Reasonable Amount of Trouble

 

BEST AMERICAN ROOTS PERFORMANCE:

Gregg Allman & Taj Mahal, “Statesboro Blues”

Rosanne Cash, “A Feather’s Not a Bird”

Billy Childs Featuring Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas, “And When I Die”

Keb’ Mo’ f/The California Feet Warmers, “The Old Me Better”

Nickel Creek, “Destination”

 


COMEDY

BEST COMEDY ALBUM

“Weird Al” Yankovic, Mandatory Fun

Jim Gaffigan, Obsessed

Louis C.K., Oh My God

Patton Oswalt, Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time

Sarah Silverman, We Are Miracles

 


VISUAL MEDIA

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Various Artists, Frozen

Various Artists, Guardians of the Galaxy

James Brown, Get on Up: The James Brown Story

Various Artists, American Hustle

Various Artists, The Wolf of Wall Street

 

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Christophe Beck, Frozen

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gone Girl

Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Steven Price, Gravity

Thomas Newman, Saving Mr. Banks

 

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA

“Everything Is Awesome!!!!” Joshua Bartholomew, Lisa Hamilton, Shawn Patterson, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone (Tegan & Sara f/The Lonely Island, The Lego Movie)

“I See Fire,” Ed Sheeran (Ed Sheeran, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)

“Let It Go,” Kristin Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez (Frozen)

“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond (Glen Campbell, I’ll Be Me)

“The Moon Song,” Spike Jonze & Karen O (Scarlett Johansson & Joaquin Phoenix, Her)

 


MUSICAL SHOW

BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM

Aladdin

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

West Side Story

 


PACKAGING

BEST RECORDING PACKAGE

The Muddy Basin Ramblers, Formosa Medicine Show

Pixies, Indie Cindy

Pearl Jam, Lightning Bolt

FKA Twigs, LP1

Passenger, Whispers,

 

BEST BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE

Various Artists, Cities of Darkscorch

Neil Young, A Letter Home (Vinyl Box Set)

Various Artists, The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)

Imogen Heap, Sparks (Deluxe Album Box Set)

Grateful Dead, Spring 1990 (The Other One)

 

BEST ALBUM NOTES

David Sager, Happy: The 1920 Rainbo Orchestra Sides

Alec Palao, I’m Just Like You: Sly’s Stone Flower 1969-70

Ashley Kahn, Offering: Live at Temple University

Scott B. Bomar, The Other Side of Bakersfield: 1950s & 60s Boppers and Rockers From ‘Nashville West’

Jon Kirby, Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound

Scott Blackwood, The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)

 


HISTORICAL

BEST HISTORICAL ALBUM

Various Artists, Black Europe: The Sounds and Images of Black People in Europe Pre-1927

Hank Williams, The Garden Spot Programs, 1950

Isham Jones Rainbo Orchestra, Happy: The 1920 Rainbo Orchestra Sides

Various Artists, Longing for the Past: The 78 RPM Era in Southeast Asia

Various Artists, There’s a Dream I’ve Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 - 1971 (Deluxe Edition)

 


ENGINEER

BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM

Richard King & Dave Sinko, Bass & Mandolin

Ross Hogarth & Casey Wasner, Bluesamericana

Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden, Greif Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, Morning Phase

Chuck Ainlay, The Way I’m Livin’

Tchad Blake, Oyvind Jakobsen, Jo Ranheim, Itai Shapiro & David Way, What’s Left Is Forever

 

BEST REMIXED RECORDING

“All of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix),” Tijs Michiel Verwest (John Legend)

“Falling Out (Ming Remix),” MING (Crossfingers f/Danny Losito)

“Pompeii (Audien Remix),” Audien (Bastille)

“The Rising (Eddie Amador Remix),” Eddie Amador (Five Knives)

“Smile (Kaskade Edit),” Ryan Raddon (Galantis)

“Waves (Robin Schulz Remix),” Robin Schulz (Mr. Probz)

 


VIDEO

BEST MUSIC VIDEO         

Arcade Fire, “We Exist”

DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down for What”

Sia, “Chandelier”

Pharrell, “Happy”

Woodkid f/Max Richter, “The Golden Age”

 

BEST MUSIC FILM

Beyoncé & Jay Z, Beyoncé & Jay Z: On the Run Tour

Coldplay, Ghost Stories

Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill 20 Feet From Stardom

Metallica, Metallica Through the Never

P!nk, The Truth About Love Tour: Live From Melbourne

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