Monday, February 9, 2015

Recap: The 2015 Grammy Awards

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards was quite the spectacle this year taking place at Los Angeles’s Nokia Theater.

Here’s a rundown of Grammy winners 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Beck, Morning Phase
SONG OF THE YEAR – Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM - Miranda Lambert, Platinum
BEST R&;B PERFORMANCE - Beyoncé, “Drunk In Love”
BEST ROCK ALBUM – Beck, Morning Phase
BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM – Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour
BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE – Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
BEST NEW ARTIST - Sam Smith



BEST R&B SONG – Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor &; Brian Soko, songwriters (Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z), “Drunk In Love”
BEST R&;B ALBUM – Toni Braxton &; Babyface, Love, Marriage & Divorce
BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM – Pharrell Williams, G I R L 
BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE – Jack White, “Lazaretto”
BEST ROCK SONG – Hayley Williams &;; Taylor York, songwriters (Paramore), “Ain’t It Fun” 
BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM – St. Vincent, St. Vincent



BEST METAL PERFORMANCE – Tenacious D, “The Last In Line”
BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE - A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera, “Say Something”
BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Cheek To Cheek
BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE – Carrie Underwood, “Something In The Water” 
BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE - The Band Perry, “Gentle On My Mind”
BEST COUNTRY SONG – Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell), “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” 
BEST RAP PERFORMANCE – Kendrick Lamar, “I”
BEST RAP ALBUM – Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP2
BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE – Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner, “Jesus Children”
BEST COMEDY ALBUM – “Weird Al” Yankovic, Mandatory Fun
BEST BLUES ALBUM – Johnny Winter, Step Back
BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM - The Earls Of Leicester, The Earls Of Leicester
BEST MUSIC VIDEO - Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
BEST MUSIC FILM – Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill, 20 Feet From Stardom
BEST DANCE RECORDING - Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne, “Rather Be”
BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM – Aphex Twin, Syro
BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM (INCLUDES POETRY, AUDIO BOOKS & STORYTELLING) - Joan Rivers, Diary Of A Mad Diva
BEST AMERICAN ROOTS PERFORMANCE – Rosanne Cash, “A Feather’s Not A Bird”
BEST AMERICAN ROOTS SONG – Rosanne Cash, “A Feather’s Not A Bird”
BEST AMERICANA ALBUM – Rosanne Cash, The River &; The Thread
BEST FOLK ALBUM – Old Crow Medicine Show, The Remedy
BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM – Jo-El Sonnier, The Legacy
BEST REGGAE ALBUM - Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta
BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM – Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer, Bass & Mandolin
BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO - Chick Corea, soloist, “Fingerprints”
BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM – Dianne Reeves, Beautiful Life
BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM – Chick Corea Trio, Trilogy
BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM – Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Life In The Bubble
BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM - Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, The Offense Of The Drum

BEST LATIN POP ALBUM - Rubén Blades, Tangos
BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM – Calle 13,Multiviral
BEST REGIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC ALBUM (INCLUDING TEJANO) - Vicente Fernández, Mano A Mano – Tangos A La Manera De Vicente Fernández
BEST TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM - Carlos Vives, Más + Corazón Profundo
BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE/SONG – Smokie Norful, “No Greater Love”
BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE/SONG – Lecrae Featuring For King & Country, “Messengers”
BEST GOSPEL ALBUM – Erica Campbell, Help
BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM - For King & Country, Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.
BEST ROOTS GOSPEL ALBUM – Mike Farris, Shine For All The People
BEST NEW AGE ALBUM – Ricky Kej &; Wouter Kellerman, Winds Of Samsara
BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM – Angelique Kidjo, Eve
BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM - Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell &; Billy Jay Stein, producers (Carole King, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL – Max Martin
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, CLASSICAL – Judith Sherman
BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA- Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall & Chris Montan, compilation producers, Frozen
BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA - Alexandre Desplat, composer, The Grand Budapest Hotel
BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA - Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel), “Let It Go”
BEST CHILDREN’S ALBUM - Neela Vaswani, I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai)
BEST SURROUND SOUND ALBUM - Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Beyoncé Knowles, surround producer (Beyoncé), Beyoncé
BEST REMIXED RECORDING, NON-CLASSICAL - Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer (John Legend), “All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix)”
BEST INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION - John Williams, composer, The Book Thief


BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTAL OR A CAPPELLA – Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado & Kevin Olusola, arrangers (Pentatonix), ”Daft Punk”
BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTS AND VOCALS – Billy Childs, arranger (Billy Childs Featuring Renée Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma), “New York Tendaberry”
BEST RECORDING PACKAGE – Jeff Ament, Don Pendleton, Joe Spix & Jerome Turner, art directors (Pearl Jam), Lightning Bolt
BEST ALBUM NOTES – Ashley Kahn, album notes writer (John Coltrane), Offering: Live At Temple University
BEST HISTORICAL ALBUM - Colin Escott & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Hank Williams), The Garden Spot Programs, 1950
BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, NON-CLASSICAL – Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Beck), Morning Phase
BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, CLASSICAL – Michael Bishop, engineer; Michael Bishop, mastering engineer (Robert Spano, Norman Mackenzie, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus), Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending
BEST OPERA RECORDING – Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Aaron Sheehan; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble), “Charpentier: La Descente D’Orphée Aux Enfers”
BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE – David Robertson, conductor (St. Louis Symphony), “Adams, John: City Noir”
BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE – Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare), “The Sacred Spirit Of Russia”
BEST CHAMBER MUSIC/SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE- Hilary Hahn & Cory Smythe, “In 27 Pieces – The Hilary Hahn Encores”
BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO – Jason Vieaux, “Play”
BEST CLASSICAL SOLO VOCAL ALBUM – Anne Sofie Von Otter; Bengt Forsberg, accompanist (Carl Bagge, Margareta Bengston, Mats Bergström, Per Ekdahl, Bengan Janson, Olle Linder & Antoine Tamestit), Douce France


BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM – Partch; John Schneider, producer, Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances
BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION - John Luther Adams, composer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony), “Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean”