Grammy Awards 2013 nominations complete list: 55th annual list includes Kanye, Jay-Z and Frank Ocean

CHRIS TALBOTT, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The Grammy Awards celebrated the diversity of music as six different artists tied for top nominee — Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and fun.

Auerbach received five nominations as a member of the Keys and also is up for producer of the year, earning a spot with the others at the top of the list as the Grammy's primetime television special came to his hometown Wednesday night.

The rockers little resemble any of the other acts at the top of the list. The top nominations for Jay-Z and West, two of hip-hop's most important figures, is a familiar refrain; each has routinely been at or near the top of the nominations list for the last several years.

Indie pop band fun., a featured performer during the show, aired live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on CBS, rode the success of its anthemic hit "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, to sweep of the major categories, earning nods for best new artist, song and record for "We Are Young" and album of the year for "Some Nights." The band's producer Jeff Bhasker is up for four nominations.

"When you call your band fun. with a period at the end of the sentence, you set a very high standard for yourself and for fun itself," Taylor Swift, the concert's co-host, said in introducing them. "Fortunately this band from New York has lived up to the name in the best possible way

R&B singer Ocean made a bold social statement earlier this year when he noted he had a same-sex relationship in the liner notes of his new album "channel ORANGE," and The Recording Academy rewarded him with the major nominations best new artist, record for "Thinkin Bout You" and album of the year.

And British folk-rock band Mumford & Sons, which made an auspicious debut in front of an international audience during the 2011 Grammys, is up for album of the year for "Babel," one of 2012's best-selling releases.

Miguel, who helped Ocean shake up the R&B world this year, and jazz great Chick Correa join the Keys with five nominations apiece. Nas and recording engineer Bob Ludwig join Bhasker at four apiece.

There were no major snubs among the top nominees. Most of 2012's inescapable hits are represented in some way — Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" is up for record of the year and Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" garnered a song of the year nod. Drake, Rihanna and Nashville residents Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Jack White and best new artist nominee Hunter Hayes were among 16 nominees with three nods.

In many ways the nominations reflect a singles-driven year when no album rose to the level of acclaim as Adele's "21" or West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," which dominated the Grammys last February.

Rock, relegated to second stage in the era of electronic dance music, made something of a comeback and young bands are peppered in with the nominees we've come to expect each year.

The 55th annual Grammy Awards will be held Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. Trophies will be handed out in 81 categories.

The 5-year-old nominations show was held outside Los Angeles for the first time and showcased Music City for its growing role in the music industry. The Bridgestone Arena marked the largest venue the show has been held in and it may have been a dress rehearsal for a chance to host the main awards show sometime in the future.

LL Cool J returned as host, sharing duties with Swift, whose hit song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" earned a nod in the jam-packed record of the year category. She was joined by fun., Gotye, Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," The Black Keys' "Lonely Boy" and Ocean's "Thinkin Bout You."

Swift and LL Cool J opened the show by putting together a beat-box version of Swift's hit "Mean." Hayes displayed his versatility while announcing the best pop vocal album by singing snippets of each star's hit song. Maroon 5 played headliner, singing three songs mid-show before finishing off the live broadcast. The group stuck around for an hourlong performance afterward for the crowd in attendance.

Assisted by Monae, fun. reimagined "We Are Young" with orchestral strings as the crowd sang along, Ne-Yo, in wine-colored bowler, kicked things up with a cadre of dancers on his new club-infused song "Let Me Love You." And the show tipped it's hat to Nashville with a salute to Johnny Cash by Dierks Bentley and The Band Perry.

The Black Keys' "El Camino" was nominated for album of the year along with fun.'s "Some Nights," Mumford & Sons' "Babel," Ocean's "channel ORANGE" and White's "Blunderbuss." For best new artist, fun. and Ocean were joined by Alabama Shakes, Hayes, The Lumineers.

Record of the year nominees were "Lonely Boy" by The Black Keys, "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Clarkson, "We Are Young" by fun., "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra, "Think Bout You" by Ocean and "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Swift.

Song of the year nominees were Ed Sheeran's "The A Team," Miguel's "Adorn," Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" and fun.'s "We Are Young."

COMPLETE LIST:

Album of the Year

  • El Camino, The Black Keys
  • Some Nights, fun.
  • Babel, Mumford & Sons
  • Channel Orange, Frank Ocean
  • Blunderbuss, Jack White

Record of the Year

  • "Lonely Boy," The Black Keys
  • "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Kelly Clarkson
  • "We Are Young," fun.  featuring Janelle Monáe
  • "Somebody That I Used to Know," Gotye featuring Kimbra
  • "Thinkin' Bout You," Frank Ocean
  • "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," Taylor Swift

Song of the Year

  • "The A Team," Ed Sheeran (Writer: Ed Sheeran)
  • "Adorn," Miguel (Writers: Miguel Pimentel)
  • "Call Me Maybe," Carly Rae Jepsen (Writers: Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen and Josh Ramsay)
  • "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Kelly Clarkson (Writer: Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin and Ali Tamposi)
  • "We Are Young," fun. featuring Janelle Monáe (Writers: Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess)

Best New Artist

  • Alabama Shakes
  • fun.
  • Hunter Hayes
  • The Lumineers
  • Frank Ocean

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • "Set Fire to the Rain (Live)," Adele
  • "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Kelly Clarkson
  • "Call Me Maybe," Carly Rae Jepsen
  • "Wide Awake," Katy Perry
  • "Where Have You  Been," Rihanna

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • "Shake It Out," Florence + the Machine
  • "We Are Young," fun.  featuring Janelle Monáe
  • "Somebody That I Used to Know," Gotye featuring Kimbra
  • "Sexy and I Know It," LMFAO
  • "Payphone," Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa

Best Pop Instrumental Album

  • 24/7,  Gerald Albright and Norman Brown
  • Impressions, Chris Botti
  • Four Hands and a Heart, Volume One, Larry Carlton
  • Live at the Blue Note Tokyo, Dave Koz
  • Rumbadoodle, Arun Shenoy

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
  • Ceremonials, Florence + the Machine
  • Some Nights, fun.
  • Overexposed, Maroon 5
  • The Truth About Love, Pink

Best Dance Recording

  • "Levels," Avicii
  • "Let's Go," Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo
  • "Bangarang," Skrillex featuring Sirah
  • "Don't You Worry Child," Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin
  • "I Can't Live Without You," Al Waiser

Best Dance/Electronica Album

  • Wonderland, Steve Aoki
  • Don't Think, The Chemical Brothers
  • >Album Title Goes Here<, Deadmau5
  • Fire and Ice, Kaskade
  • Bangarang, Skrillex

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • Christmas, Michael Bublé
  • A Holiday CaroleCarole King
  • Kisses on the Bottom, Paul McCartney

Best Rock Performance

  • "Hold On," Alabama Shakes
  • "Lonely Boy," The Black Keys
  • "Charlie Brown," Coldplay
  • "I Will Wait," Mumford & Sons
  • "We Take Care of Our Own," Bruce Springsteen

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

  • "I'm Alive," Anthrax
  • "Love Bites (So Do I)," Halestorm
  • "Blood Brothers," Iron Maiden
  • "Ghost Walking," Lamb of God
  • "No Reflection," Marilyn Manson
  • "Whose Life (Is It Anyways)?", Megadeth

Best Rock Song

  • "Freedom at 21," Jack White (Writers: Jack White)
  • "I Will Wait," Mumford & Sons (Writer: Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Marcus Mumford)
  • "Lonely Boy," The Black Keys (Writers: Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton and Patrick Carney)
  • "Madness," Muse (Writers: Matthew Bellamy)
  • "We Take Care of Our Own," Bruce Springsteen (Writers: Bruce Springsteen)

Best Rock Album

  • El Camino, The Black Keys
  • Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay
  • The Second Law, Muse
  • Wrecking Ball, Bruce Springsteen
  • Blunderbuss, Jack White

Best Alternative Music Album

  • The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, Fiona Apple
  • Biofilia,  Björk
  • Making Mirrors, Gotye
  • Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, M83
  • Bad As Me, Tom Waits

Best R&B Performance

  • "Thank You," Estelle
  • "Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B),"  Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Ledisi
  • "I Want You," Luke James
  • "Adorn," Miguel
  • "Climax," Usher

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Fortune, Chris Brown
  • Kaleidoscope Dream, Miguel
  • Channel Orange, Frank Ocean

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • "Lately," Anita Baker
  • "Love on Top," Beyoncé
  • "Wrong Side of a Love Song," Melanie Fiona
  • "Real Good Hands," Gregory Porter
  • "If Only You Knew," SWV

Best R&B Song

  • "Adorn," Miguel (Writers: Miguel)
  • "Beautiful Surprise," Tamia (Writers: Tamia Hill, Claude Kelly and Salaam Remi)
  • "Heart Attack," Trey Songz (Writer: Benjamin Levin, Rico Love and Tremaine Neverson)
  • "Pray for Me," Anthony Hamilton (Writers:  Antonio Dixon, Kenny Edmonds, Anthony Hamilton and Patrick "jQue" Smith)
  • "Refill," Elle Varner (Writers: Darhyl "DJ" Camper, Elle Varner and Andrew "Pop" Wansel)

Best R&B Album

  • Black RadioRobert Glasper Experiment
  • Back to Love, Anthony Hamilton
  • Write Me Back, R. Kelly
  • Beautiful Surprise, Tamia
  • Open Invitation, Tyrese

Best Rap Performance

  • "HYFR (Hell Yeah F--king Right)," Drake featuring Lil Wayne
  • "N----s in Paris," Kanye West and Jay-Z
  • "Daughters," Nas
  • "Mercy," Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz
  • "I Do,"  Young Jeezy featuring Jay-Z and André 3000

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

  • "Wild Ones," Flo Rida featuring Sia
  • "No Church in the Wild," Kanye West and Jay-Z featuring Frank Ocean and The-Dream
  • "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)," John Legend featuring Ludacris
  • "Cherry Wine," Nas featuring Amy Winehouse
  • "Talk That Talk," Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

Best Rap Song

  • "Daughters," Nas (Writers: Nasir Jones and Ernest Wilson)
  • "Lotus Flower Bomb," Wale featuring Miguel (Writers:Olubowale Akintimehin, S. Joseph Dew, Jerrin Howard, Walker Johnson and Miguel
    Jontel Pimentel)
  • "Mercy," Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz (Writers: Sean Anderson, Tauheed Epps, Stephan Taft, James Thomas, Terrence Thornton and Kanye West)
  • "The Motto," Drake featuring Lil Wayne (Writers:  Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham and Tyler Williams)
  • "N----s in Paris," Kanye West and Jay-Z (Writers: Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis and Kanye West)
  • "Young, Wild and Free," Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg featuring Bruno Mars (Writers: Calvin Broadus, Chris Brody Brown, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Peter Hernandez and Cameron Thomaz)

Best Rap Album

  • Take Care, Drake
  • Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1, Lupe Fiasco
  • Life Is Good, Nas
  • Undone, The Roots
  • God Forgives, I Don't, Rick Ross
  • Based on a T.R.U. Story, 2 Chainz

Bset Country Solo Performance

  • "Home," Dierks Bentley
  • "Springsteen," Eric Church
  • "Cost of Livin'," Ronnie Dunn
  • "Wanted," Hunter Hayes
  • "Over," Blake Shelton
  • "Blown Away," Carrie Underwood

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • "Even If It Breaks Your Heart," Eli Young Band
  • "Pontoon," Little Big Town
  • "Safe and Sound," Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars
  • "On the Outskirts of Town," The Time Jumpers
  • "I Just Come Here for the Music,"  Don Williams featuring Alison Krauss

Best Country Song

  • "Blown Away," Carrie Underwood (Writers: Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins)
  • "Cost of Livin'," Ronnie Dunn (Writers: Phillip Coleman and Ronnie Dunn)
  • "Even If It Breaks Your Heart," Eli Young Band (Writers:  Will Hoge and Eric Paslay)
  • "So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore," Alan Jackson (Writers: Jay Knowles and Adam Wright)
  • "Springsteen," Eric Church (Writers: Eric Church, Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell)

Best Country Album

  • Uncaged, Zac Brown Band
  • Hunter Hayes, Hunter Hayes
  • Living For a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran, Jamey Johnson
  • Four the Record, Miranda Lambert
  • The Time Jumpers, The Time Jumpers

Best New Age Album

  • Echoes of Love, Omar Akram
  • Live Ananda, Krishna Das
  • Bindu, Michael Brant DeMaria
  • Deep Alpha, Steven Halpern
  • Light Body, Peter Kater
  • Troubadours On the RhineLoreena McKennitt

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • "Cross Roads,"  Ravi Coltrane
  • "Hot House,"  Gary Burton and Chick Corea
  • "Alice in Wonderland," Chick Corea
  • "J. Mac," Kenny Garrett
  • "Ode,"  Brad Mehldau

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • Soul ShadowsDenise Donatelli
  • 1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project, Kurt Elling
  • LiveAl Jarreau (And The Metropole Orkest)
  • The Book of ChetLuciana Souza
  • Radio Music SocietyEsperanza Spalding

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • Further ExplorationsChick Corea, Eddie Gomez and Paul Motian
  • Hot HouseChick Corea and Gary Burton
  • Seeds From the Underground, Kenny Garrett
  • Blue MoonAhmad Jamal
  • Unity BandPat Metheny Unity Band

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans, Gil Evans Project
  • For the MomentBob Mintzer Big Band
  • Dear Diz (Everyday I Think of You)Arturo Sandoval

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • Flamenco SketchesChano Domínguez
  • ¡Ritmo!The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band
  • MultiverseBobby Sanabria Big Band
  • Duos IIILuciana Souza
  • New Cuban ExpressManuel Valera New Cuban Express

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

  • "Jesus, Friend of Sinners," Casting Crowns
  • "Take Me to the King," Tamela Mann
  • "Go Get It," Mary Mary
  • "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)," Matt Redman
  • "My Testimony," Marvin Sapp

Best Gospel Song

  • "Go Get It," Mary Mary (Writer: Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell and Warryn Campbell)
  • "Hold On,"James Fortune and FIYA, Monica and Fred Hammond (Writers: Cheryl Fortune, James Fortune and Terence Vaughn)
  • "I Feel Good," Fred Hammond (Writer: Phillip Feaster, Fred Hammond, Jonathan Miller and Calvin Rodgers)
  • "My Testimony," Marvin Sapp (Writer: Aaron Lindsey and Marvin Sapp)
  • "Released," Bill Winston and Living Word Featuring Donald Lawrence (Writer: Donald Lawrence)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

  • "Jesus, Friend of Sinners," Casting Crowns (Writer: Mark Hall and Matthew West)
  • "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)," Matt Redman (Writers: Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman)
  • "When Mercy Found Me," Rhett Walker Band (Writers: Jeff Pardo and Rhett Walker)
  • "White Flag," Passion and Chris Tomlin (Writer: Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin)
  • "Your Presence is Heaven," Israel and New Breed (Writers: Israel Houghton and Micah Massey)

Best Gospel Album

  • Identity, James Fortune and FIYA
  • Jesus at the Center Live, Israel and New Breed
  • Gravity, Lecrae
  • I Win, Marvin Sapp
  • Worship Soul, Anita Wilson

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • Come to the Well, Casting Crowns
  • Where I Find You, Kari Jobe
  • Gold, Britt Nicole
  • Eye on It, TobyMac
  • Into the Light, Matthew West

Best Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album

  • IndependienteRicardo Arjona
  • Ilusión, Fonseca
  • Kany Garcia, Kany Garcia
  • ¿Con Quién Se Queda El Perro?, Jesse Y Joy
  • MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition, Juanes

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

  • Campo, Campo
  • Déjenme LlorarCarla Morrison
  • Imaginaries, Quetzal
  • Electro-JarochoSistema Bomb
  • La BalaAna Tijoux

Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album

  • Pecados Y MilagrosLila Downs
  • Sembrando FloresLos Cojolites
  • 365 Días, Los Tucanes De Tijuana
  • OyeMariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
  • El Primer MinistroGerardo Ortiz

Best Tropical Latin Album

  • Cubano SoyRaúl Lara Y Sus Soneros
  • Desde Nueva York Y Puerto RicoEddie Montalvo
  • RetroMarlow Rosado Y La Riqueña
  • Formula Vol. 1,  Romeo Santos

Best Americana Album

  • The CarpenterThe Avett Brothers
  • From the Ground UpJohn Fullbright
  • The Lumineers, The Lumineers
  • Babel, Mumford & Sons
  • Slipstream, Bonnie Raitt

Best Bluegrass Album

  • The Gospel Side OfDailey and Vincent
  • Life Finds a WayThe Grascals
  • Beat the Devil and Carry a RailNoam Pikelny
  • Scratch Gravel RoadSpecial Consensus
  • Nobody Knows YouSteep Canyon Rangers

Best Blues Album

  • 33 1/3, Shemekia Copeland
  • Locked Down, Dr. John
  • Let It Burn, Ruthie Foster
  • And Still I Rise, Heritage Blues Orchestra
  • Bring It On Home, Joan Osborne

Best Folk Album

  • Leaving EdenCarolina Chocolate Drops
  • Election SpecialRy Cooder
  • Hambone's MeditationsLuther Dickinson
  • The Great Rodeo SessionsYo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile
  • This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark, Various Artists

Best Regional Roots Music Album

  • Malama Ko AlohaKeola Beamer
  • She KéyahRadmilla Cody
  • PilialohaWeldon Kekauoha
  • Nothin' But the BestCorey Ledet With Anthony Dopsie, Dwayne Dopsie And André Thierry
  • The Band Courtbouillon, Wayne Toups, Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy

Best Reggae Album

  • Rebirth, Jimmy Cliff
  • MiracleThe Original Wailers
  • Tomahawk Technique, Sean Paul
  • New Legend-Jamaica 50th EditionSly and Robbie and The Jam Masters
  • Reggae Got Soul: Unplugged on Strawberry HillToots And The Maytals

Best World Music Album

  • FolilaAmadou and Mariam
  • On a Gentle Island Breeze, Daniel Ho
  • JabulaniHugh Masekela
  • TravellerAnoushka Shankar
  • The Living Room Sessions Part 1, Ravi Shankar

Best Children's Album

  • Can You Canoe?The Okee Dokee Brothers
  • High Dive and Other Things That Could Have HappenedBill Harley
  • Jumpin' Jazz Kids: A Swinging Jungle TaleJames Murray and Various Artists
  • Little Seed: Songs for ChildrenElizabeth Mitchell
  • Radio JungleThe Pop Ups

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Story Telling)

  • American Grown (Michelle Obama), Various Artists
  • Back to Work: Why We Need a Smart Government for a Strong Economy, Bill Clinton
  • Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, Rachel Maddow
  • Seriously...I'm Kidding, Ellen DeGeneres
  • Society's Child: My Autobiography, Janis Ian

Best Comedy Album

  • Blow Your Pants Off, Jimmy Fallon
  • Cho Dependent (Live in Concert), Margaret Cho
  • In God We Rust, Lewis Black.
  • Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class, Kathy Griffin
  • Mr. Universe, Jim Gaffigan
  • Rize of the Fenix, Tenacious D

Best Musical Theater Album

  • FolliesDanny Burstein, Jan Maxwell, Elaine Paige, Bernadette Peters and Ron Raines
  • The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess,  David Alan Grier, Norm Lewis and Audra McDonald
  • NewsiesJeremy Jordan and Kara Lindsay
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It, Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara
  • Once: A New MusicalSteve Kazee and Cristin Milioti

Best Compilation Sountrack for Visual Media

  • The Descendents, Varous Artists
  • Marley, Bob Marley and the Wailers
  • Midnight in Paris, Various Artists
  • The Muppets, Various Artists
  • Rock of Ages, Various Artists

Best Score Sountrack for Visual Media

  • The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Josh Williams
  • The ArtistLudovic Bource
  • The Dark Knight RisesHans Zimmer
  • The Girl With the Dragon TattooTrent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • Hugo, Howard Shore
  • JourneyAustin Wintory

Best Song Written for Visual Media

  • "Abraham's Daughter," from  The Hunger Games, Arcade Fire (Writer: T Bone Burnett, Win Butler and Régine Chassagne)
  • "Learn Me Right," from Brave, Mumford & Sons (Writers: Birdy and Mumford & Sons)
  • "Let Me Be Your Star," from  Smash, Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty (Writers: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman)
  • "Man or Muppet," from  The Muppets, Jason Segel and Walter (Writer: Bret McKenzie)
  • "Where the River Goes," from  Footloose, Zac Brown (Writers: Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Drew Pearson and Anne Preven)
  • "Safe and Sound," from  The Hunger Games, Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars (Writer: T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, John Paul White and Joy Williams)

Best Instrumental Composition

  • "December Dream," Chuck Loeb
  • "Mozart Goes Dancing," Chick Corea
  • "Music of Ansel Adams: America,"  Chris Brubeck and Dave Brubeck
  • "Overture, Waltz and Rondo,"  Bill Cunliffe
  • "Without a Paddle,"  Bill Holman

Best Instrumental Arrangement

  • "Afro-Cuban Jazz Beat for Ellington,"  Michael Philip Mossman
  • "How About You," Gil Evans
  • "Irrequietor,"  Bob Mintzer
  • "A Night in Tunisia,"  Wally Minko
  • "Salt Peanuts,"  Gordon Goodwin

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

  • "City of Roses,"  Thara Memory and Esperanza Spalding
  • "Look to the Rainbow," Gil Evans
  • "Out There," Shelly Berg
  • "Spain (I Can Recall),"  Vince Mendoza
  • "Wild Is the Wind,"  Nan Schwartz

Best Recording Package

  • "Biophilia," Bjork
  • "Boys and Girls," Alabama Shakes
  • "Charmer," Aimee Mann
  • "Love This Giant,"  David Byrne and St. Vincent
  • "Swing Lo Magellan,"  Dirty Projectors

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

  • The Girl With the Dragon TattooRob Sheridan
  • Go Fly a KiteLiz Kweller
  • Ram: Paul McCartney Archive CollectionSimon Earith and James Musgrave
  • Some Girls: Super Deluxe EditionStephen Kennedy
  • Woody at 100Fritz Klaetke

Best Album Notes

  • Banjo Diary: Lessons From TraditionStephen Wade
  • First Recordings: 50th Anniversary EditionHans Olof Gottfridsson
  • The Pearl SessionsHolly George-Warren
  • Piazzolla in BrooklynFernando Gonzalez
  • Singular Genius: Complete ABC SinglesBilly Vera

Best Historical Album

  • He Is My Story: The Sanctified Soul of Arizona DranesJosh Rosenthal
  • Old-Time Smoky Mountain MusicKent Cave, Michael Montgomery and Ted Olson
  • Opika Pende: Africa at 78 RPMSteven Lance Ledbetter and Jonathan Ward
  • Ram: The Paul McCartney Archive Collection, Paul McCartney
  • The Smile SessionsAlan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson and Dennis Wolfe

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

  • The AbsenceMoogie Canazio and Al Schmitt
  • Ashes and FireGlyn Johns
  • The Goat Rodeo SessionsRichard King
  • Love Is a Four Lettered Word, Joe Chiccarelli, Steve Churchyard, Lars Fox, Graham Hope, Tony Maserati and Morgan Stratton
  • SlingshotHelik Hadar

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

  • Dan Auerbach
  • Jeff Bhasker
  • Diplo
  • Markus Dravs
  • Salaam Remi

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

  • "In My Mind (Axwell Remix),"  Axel Hedfors
  • "Lie Down in Darkness (Photek Remix),"  Photek
  • "Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix)," Eric Prydz
  • "Promises (Skrillex and Nero Mix)," Skrillex
  • "The Veldt (Tommy Trash remix)," Thomas Olsen

Best Surround Sound Album

  • ChamberlandDavid Miles Huber
  • Modern CoolJim Anderson
  • Quiet Winter NightMorten Lindberg
  • Rupa-KhandhaDaniel Shores
  • Storm CorrosionSteven Wilson

Best Engineered Album, Classical

  • AmericanaDaniel Shores
  • Beethoven: The Late String Quartets, Op. 127 and 131Bruce Egre
  • Life and BreathTom Caulfield and John Newton
  • Music For a Time of WarJesse Lewis and John Newton
  • Souvenir, Morten Lindberg

Best Producer of the Year, Classical

  • Blanton Alspaugh
  • Tim Handley
  • Marina Ledin, Victor Ledin
  • James Mallinson
  • Dan Merceruio

Best Orchestral Performance

  • "Adams: Harmonielehre and Short Ride In A Fast Machine,"  Michael Tilson Thomas
  • "Mahler: Symphony No. 1,"  Iván Fischer
  • "Music For a Time of War,"  Carlos Kalmar
  • "Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances,"  Valery Gergiev
  • "Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5,"  Osmo Vänskä

Best Opera Recording

  • "Berg: Lulu,"  Michael Boder
  • "Handel: Agrippina,"  René Jacobs
  • "Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress,"  Vladimir Jurowski
  • "Vivaldi: Teuzzone,"  Jordi Savall
  • "Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen,"  James Levine and Fabio Luisi

Best Choral Performance

  • "Handel: Israel In Egypt,"  Julian Wachner
  • "Life and Breath-Choral Works By René Clausen,"  Charles Bruffy
  • "Ligeti: Requiem; Apparitions; San Francisco Polyphony,"  Peter Eötvös
  • "The Nightingale,"  Stephen Layton
  • "Striggio: Mass For 40 and 60 Voices,"  Hervé Niquet

Best Small Ensemble Performance

  • "Americana,"  Modern Mandolin Quartet
  • "Meanwhile,"  Eighth Blackbird
  • "Mind Meld,"  ZOFO Duet
  • "Profanes Et Sacrées,"  Boston Symphony Chamber Players
  • "Rupa-Khandha,"  Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

  • "Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Clavier,"  András Schiff
  • "The Complete Harpsichord Works Of Rameau,"  Jory Vinikour
  • "Gál & Elgar: Cello Concertos,"  Claudio Cruz
  • "Holst: The Planets,"  Hansjörg Albrecht
  • "Kurtág and Ligeti: Music For Viola,"  Kim Kashkashian

Best Classical Vocal Solo

  • "Debussy: Clair De Lune,"  Natalie Dessay
  • "Homecoming-Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce DiDonato,"  Joyce DiDonato
  • "Paris Days, Berlin Nights,"  Ute Lemper
  • "Poèmes,"  Renée Fleming
  • "Sogno Barocco,"  Anne Sofie Von Otter

Best Classical Compendium

  • "Partch: Bitter Music,"  Partch
  • "Penderecki: Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening Of Jacob; Anaklasis,"  Antoni Wit
  • "Une Fête Baroque,"  Emmanuelle Haïm

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

  • "Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile - Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays,"  Stephen Hartke
  • "León, Tania: Inura For Voices, Strings and Percussion,"  Tania León
  • "Praulins, Ugis: The Nightingale,"  Ugis Praulins
  • "Rautavaara, Einojuhani: Cello Concerto No. 2 'Towards The Horizon',"  Einojuhani Rautavaara
  • "Stucky, Steven: August 4, 1964,"  Steven Stucky

Best Short Form Music Vido

  • "Houdini," Foster the People
  • "No Church In the Wild," Kanye West and Jay-Z featuring Frank Ocean and The-Dream
  • "Bad Girls," M.I.A
  • "We Found Love," Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
  • "Run Boy Run," Woodkid

Best Long Form Music Video

  • "Big Easy Express," Mumford & Sons
  • "Bring Me Home-Live," Sade
  • "Radio Music Society," Esperanza Spalding
  • "Get Along," Tegan and Sara
  • "From the Sky Down," U2
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