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Grammys 2016: Winners & Highlights: Tributes to David Bowie, Lemmy
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The Grammys took place on Sunday night, February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, and was broadcast live on CBS on the east coast (the west coast had a tape delay).

Below are some of the highlights from the broadcast of the The 58th Annual Grammy Awards, along with the full list of Grammy winners at the end.

FYI, usually Olympus Athens does the major Grammys coverage, but she’s abandoned me tonight to work on other assignments, and since my house is filled with young adults who are basically having a Grammys party, I guess providing coverage is up to me this year. And full disclosure: I hate country music, I’m not into newer rap/hip hop artists that end up on major awards shows, and I pretty much can’t get into pop music while it’s popular. I typically shelve stuff like that until everyone else is sick of it, then I’ll listen to it. So, this rundown likely will not be so enthusiastic (I’m writing this as the live show airs), so if you’re a fan of this stuff, please keep that in mind. Also, if I’ve skipped anything you might have deemed a “highlight,” it’s likely because I was like “Who the hell is this?” There are supposedly to be several tributes to David Bowie, Glenn Frey of The Eagles, and Lemmy of Motorhead, all of whom passed away recently, so I’m looking forward to that.

Taylor Swift opened the show with the song “Out Of The Wood” off her 1989 album (I think) and I know about this album because of that “Shake It All” song being played on the TV at Planet Fitness. I initially wrote “Into The Woods,” but then I asked the kids, was that song called “Into The Woods?” and they said no, it’s Out Of, not Into. It sounds very 1980s Roxette, or something like that. Two seconds after her performance ended, she was already back at her front row seat, which is where they put her so they can point the camera at her during everyone else’s performances.

The Lionel Ritchie tribute was pretty cool. While I liked The Commodores, the group Ritchie fronted in the late 70s before he went solo, his solo stuff was hugely popular when I was in 6th grade and by that time I was already listening to AC/DC. Anyhow, enough years have passed where I can listen to “All Night Long” and get nostalgic, which is what happened tonight. John Legend kicked off the tribute with “Easy”; Demi Lovato did “Hello,” some country dude did “Penny Lover,” Meghan Trainor did “You Are,”” Tyreese did “Brick House,” and then Ritchie came up to join everyone on stage for “All Night Long.”

Then The Weeknd did a song, and the kids told me I had to mention that because “he’s awesome,” so there, mentioned. Btw, I’m not commenting on the Winners of each category, because I’m like “Who’s that?” for most of the nominees, and my favorite category, Best Metal Performance,” isn’t televised unfortunately.

Stevie Wonder led a lovely but short tribute to Maurice White of Earth, Wind, and Fire, who died earlier this month.

Now one of the tributes I was looking forward to was to Glenn Frey of The Eagles, who passed away last month. The surviving Eagles along with Jackson Browne did “Take It Easy,” the most popular Frey Eagles song. I loved hearing Browne sing this song he co-wrote with Frey, especially the opening lyrics (“Well I’m a runnin’ down the road tryin’ loosen my load…”).

A new trailer for Alice Through the Looking Glass aired — and is now online – that features a cover by Pink of Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit.

In a first in Grammy history, the show took its cameras to Broadway in New York City, where Stephen Colbert introduced the song “Alexander Hamilton” from the Grammy-nominated show Hamilton. Not surprisingly, Hamilton won for Best Musical Theater Album.

Someone just came on and sang part of Michael Jackson’s “She Out Of My Life,” with a video of Jackson singing the song in the background. I was like “Who is this?” and the kids said Miguel. This performance apparently ties in with the upcoming reissue of Jackson’s Off The Wall album, as well as Spike Lee’s planned Off the Wall documentary.

Ok, the kids are clapping for Adele and are saying “I love this song!” and singing along, so here goes her mention: Adele performed “All I Ask,” which sounds just like “I Can’t Live.”

We’re all confused because there’s now a Gwen Stefani video on and we don’t know if this is some kind of commercial or what? This song is beyond generic.

Now Justin Bieber is sing an acoustic song and the kids are saying it’s about Selena Gomez, and that when he sings “Go love yourself,” he really means “Go fuck yourself.” Oh, the drama.

Here comes Sam Smith, looking a lot like Jude Law now, to give the best new artist award, a category with artists who are 100 percent off my radar. Meghan Trainor is the winner, so wait, I guess it’s 95% off my radar, because I know 2 songs of hers from TV ads during Christmastime. The kids are now complaining that Trainor has been around since 2014 (Google search confirms this), and so I don’t know what to tell them. It seems like this happens a lot (didn’t this happen with the Black Keys?).

Ok, now here we go: Lady Gaga does a tribute to the late, great David Bowie (who passed away last month) with snippets of “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Ziggy Stardust,” “Suffragette City,” “Rebel Rebel,” “Fashion,” “Let’s Dance,” and “Heroes,” all complete with costume changes and Gaga banging away on the piano. Very cool performance, especially with Nile Rodgers of Chic on guitar, but I only wish we got to hear more of each song. You can tell that Gaga really put her heart into this one, and gives an honorable tribute to Bowie.

Another tribute up: This is led by Gary Clark Jr., Chris Stapleton, and Bonnie Raitt for the late blues great B.B. King, who died last May.

The supergroup Hollywood Vampires, featuring Alice Coopers, actor Johnny Depp on guitar, GnR’s Duff McKagen and Matt Sorum, and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, hits the stage with an original tune called “As Bad As I Am,” before going into Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades,” which is a tribute to Lemmy, who passed away in December and former bandmate Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor Dies, who died in November.

Now here comes the official In Memoriam reel, so time to cry, even though this broadcast has felt like one big in memoriam to begin with. (Unfortunately, the music world saw a lot of loss over the past year.)

Finishing the awards off is Beyonce in her wedding dress giving out the Record Of The Year. And Bruno Mars wins with “Uptown Funk,” his only song.

Ending off the ceremony is a performance by Pitbull with Joe Perry, Robin Thicke, and Travis Barker. I’m kind of confused with singers who come out and don’t sing. Whatever. But here comes Sofia Vergara to dance along. It’s fine, just roll the credits right over this performance, that’s fine with me.

Although it wasn’t part of the broadcast, I have to mention who won the Best Metal Performance category — Ghost. Why oh why can’t this category be televised?!!!!

Here’s a list of the winners via EW (not the full list, because there was a ton that were not televised.)

Grammy Winners

Record Of The Year
“Really Love,” D’Angelo And The Vanguard
WINNER: “Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face,” The Weeknd

Album Of The Year
Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes
To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar
Traveller, Chris Stapleton
WINNER: 1989, Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind The Madness, The Weeknd

Song Of The Year
“Alright,” Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
“Blank Space,” Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
“Girl Crush,” Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
“See You Again,” Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth)
WINNER: “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)

Best New Artist
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
WINNER: Meghan Trainor

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Heartbeat Song,” Kelly Clarkson
“Love Me Like You Do,” Ellie Goulding
WINNER: “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face,” The Weeknd

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Ship To Wreck,” Florence + The Machine
“Sugar,” Maroon 5
WINNER: “Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar
“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
WINNER: The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern, Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap
Shadows In The Night, Bob Dylan
Stages, Josh Groban
No One Ever Tells You, Seth MacFarlane
My Dream Duets, Barry Manilow (& Various Artists)

Best Pop Vocal Album
Piece By Piece, Kelly Clarkson
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, Florence + The Machine
Uptown Special, Mark Ronson
WINNER: 1989, Taylor Swift
Before This World, James Taylor

Best Dance Recording
“We’re All We Need,” Above & Beyond featuring Zoë Johnston
“Go,” The Chemical Brothers
“Never Catch Me,” Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Runaway (U & I),” Galantis
WINNER: “Where Are Ãœ Now,” Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Our Love, Caribou
Born In The Echoes, The Chemical Brothers
Caracal, Disclosure
In Colour, Jamie XX
WINNER: Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü, Skrillex and Diplo

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Guitar In The Space Age!, Bill Frisell
Love Language, Wouter Kellerman
Afrodeezia, Marcus Miller
WINNER: Sylva, Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest
The Gospel According To Jazz, Chapter IV, Kirk Whalum

Best Rock Performance
WINNER: “Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes
“What Kind Of Man,” Florence + The Machine
“Something From Nothing,” Foo Fighters
“Ex’s & Oh’s,” Elle King
“Moaning Lisa Smile,” Wolf Alice

Best Metal Performance
“Identity,” August Burns Red
WINNER: “Cirice,” Ghost
“512,” Lamb of God
“Thank You,” Sevendust
“Custer,” Slipknot

Best Rock Song
WINNER: “Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes, songwriters (Alabama Shakes)
“Ex’s & Oh’s,” Dave Bassett & Elle King, songwriters (Elle King)
“Hold Back The River,” Iain Archer & James Bay, songwriters (James Bay)
“Lydia,” Richard Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)
“What Kind of Man,” John Hill, Tom Hull & Florence Welch, songwriters (Florence + The Machine)

Best Rock Album
Chaos And The Calm, James Bay
Kintsugi, Death Cab for Cutie
Mister Asylum, Highly Suspect
WINNER: Drones, Muse
.5: The Gray Chapter, Slipknot

Best Alternative Music Album
WINNER: Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes
Vulnicura, Björk
The Waterfall, My Morning Jacket
Currents, Tame Impala
Star Wars, Wilco

Best R&B Performance
“If I Don’t Have You,” Tamar Braxton
“Rise Up,” Andra Day
“Breathing Underwater,” Hiatus Kaiyote
“Planes,” Jeremih Featuring J. Cole
WINNER: “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey),” The Weeknd

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“He Is,” Faith Evans
WINNER: “Little Ghetto Boy,” Lalah Hathaway
“Let It Burn,” Jazmine Sullivan
“Shame,” Tyrese
“My Favorite Part Of You,” Charlie Wilson

Best R&B Song
“Coffee,” Brook Davis & Miguel Pimentel, songwriters (Miguel)
“Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey),” Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville & Abel Tesfaye, songwriters (The Weeknd)
“Let It Burn,” Kenny B. Edmonds, Jazmine Sullivan & Dwane M. Weir II, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)
WINNER: “Really Love,” D’Angelo & Kendra Foster, songwriters (D’Angelo And The Vanguard)
“Shame,” Warryn Campbell, Tyrese Gibson & DJ Rogers Jr, songwriters (Tyrese)

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Ego Death, The Internet
You Should Be Here, Kehlani
Blood, Lianne La Havas
Wildheart, Miguel
WINNER: Beauty Behind The Madness, The Weeknd

Best R&B Album
Coming Home, Leon Bridges
WINNER: Black Messiah, D’Angelo And The Vanguard
Cheers To The Fall, Andra Day
Reality Show, Jazmine Sullivan
Forever Charlie, Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Performance
“Apparently,” J. Cole
“Back To Back,” Drake
“Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap
WINNER: “Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
“Truffle Butter,” Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
“All Day,” Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“One Man Can Change The World,” Big Sean Featuring Kanye West & John Legend
“Glory,” Common & John Legend
“Classic Man,” Jidenna Featuring Roman GianArthur
WINNER: “These Walls,” Kendrick Lamar Featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat
“Only,” Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

Best Rap Song
“All Day,” Ernest Brown, Tyler Bryant, Sean Combs, Mike Dean, Rennard East, Noah Goldstein, Malik Yusef Jones, Karim Kharbouch, Allan Kyariga, Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Victor Mensah, Charles Njapa, Che Pope, Patrick Reynolds, Allen Ritter, Kanye West, Mario Winans & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney)
WINNER: “Alright,” Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
“Energy,” Richard Dorfmeister, A. Graham, Markus Kienzl, M. O’Brien, M. Samuels & Phillip Thomas, songwriters (Drake)
“Glory,” Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith & John Stephens, songwriters (Common & John Legend)
“Trap Queen,” Tony Fadd & Willie J. Maxwell, songwriters (Fetty Wap)

Best Rap Album
2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole
Compton, Dr. Dre
If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake
WINNER: To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar
The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj

Best Country Solo Performance
“Burning House,” Cam
WINNER: “Traveller,” Chris Stapleton
“Little Toy Guns,” Carrie Underwood
“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” Keith Urban
“Chances Are,” Lee Ann Womack

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Stay A Little Longer,” Brothers Osborne
“If I Needed You,” Joey+Rory
“The Driver,” Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay
WINNER: “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“Lonely Tonight,” Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe

Best Country Song
“Chances Are,” Hayes Carll, songwriter (Lee Ann Womack) “Diamond Rings And Old Barstools,” Barry Dean, Luke Laird & Jonathan Singleton, songwriters (Tim McGraw)
WINNER: “Girl Crush,” Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
“Hold My Hand,” Brandy Clark & Mark Stephen Jones, songwriters (Brandy Clark)
“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton, songwriter (Chris Stapleton)

Best Country Album
Montevallo, Sam Hunt
Pain Killer, Little Big Town
The Blade, Ashley Monroe
Pageant Material, Kacey Musgraves
WINNER: Traveller, Chris Stapleton

Best New Age Album
WINNER: Grace, Paul Avgerinos
Bhakti Without Borders, Madi Das
Voyager, Catherine Duc
Love, Peter Kater
Asia Beauty, Ron Korb

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
“Giant Steps,” Joey Alexander, soloist
WINNER: “Cherokee,” Christian McBride, soloist
“Arbiters Of Evolution,” Donny McCaslin, soloist
“Friend Or Foe,” Joshua Redman, soloist
“Past Present,” John Scofield, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Many A New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein, Karrin Allyson
Find A Heart, Denise Donatelli
Flirting With Disaster, Lorraine Feather
Jamison, Jamison Ross
WINNER: For One To Love, Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
My Favorite Things, Joey Alexander
Breathless, Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective
Covered: Recorded Live At Capitol Studios, Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio
Beautiful Life, Jimmy Greene
WINNER: Past Present, John Scofield

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Lines Of Color, Gil Evans Project
Köln, Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band
Cuba: The Conversation Continues, Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
WINNER: The Thompson Fields, Maria Schneider Orchestra
Home Suite Home, Patrick Williams

Best Latin Jazz Album
WINNER: Made In Brazil, Eliane Elias
Impromptu, The Rodriguez Brothers
Suite Caminos, Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Intercambio, Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet
Identities Are Changeable, Miguel Zenón

Best Gospel Performance/Song
“Worth” [Live], Anthony Brown & Group Therapy
WINNER: “Wanna Be Happy?” Kirk Franklin
“Intentional,” Travis Greene
“How Awesome Is Our God” [Live], Israel & Newbreed Featuring Yolanda Adams
“Worth Fighting For” [Live],” Brian Courtney Wilson

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
WINNER: “Holy Spirit,” Francesca Battistelli
“Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains),” Crowder
“Because He Lives (Amen),” Matt Maher
“Soul On Fire,” Third Day featuring All Sons & Daughters
“Feel It,” Tobymac featuring Mr. Talkbox

Best Gospel Album
“Destined To Win” [Live], Karen Clark Sheard
“Living It,” Dorinda Clark-Cole
“One Place Live,” Tasha Cobbs
WINNER: “Covered: Alive In Asia” [Live] (Deluxe),” Israel & Newbreed
“Life Music: Stage Two,” Jonathan McReynolds

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Whatever The Road, Jason Crabb
How Can It Be, Lauren Daigle
Saints And Sinners, Matt Maher
WINNER: This Is Not A Test, Tobymac
Love Ran Red, Chris Tomlin

Best Roots Gospel Album
WINNER: Still Rockin’ My Soul, The Fairfield Four
Pray Now, Karen Peck & New River
Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know), Point of Grace

Best Latin Pop Album
Terral, Pablo Alborán
Healer, Alex Cuba
WINNER: A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition), Ricky Martin
Sirope, Alejandro Sanz
Algo Sucede, Julieta Venegas

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Amanecer, Bomba Estereo
Mondongo, La Cuneta Son Machín
WINNER: (TIE): Hasta La Raíz, Natalia Lafourcade
Caja De Música, Monsieur Periné
WINNER: (TIE): Dale, Pitbull

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
Mi Vicio Mas Grande, Banda El Recodo De Don Cruz Lizarraga
Ya Dime Adiós, La Maquinaria Norteña
Zapateando, Los Cojolites
WINNER: Realidades – Deluxe Edition, Los Tigres Del Norte
Tradición, Arte Y Pasión, Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano

Best Tropical Latin Album
Tributo A Los Compadres: No Quiero Llanto, José Alberto “El Canario” & Septeto Santiaguero
WINNER: Son De Panamá, Rubén Blades With Roberto Delgado & Orchestra
Presente Continuo, Guaco
Todo Tiene Su Hora, Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
Que Suenen Los Tambores, Victor Manuelle

Best American Roots Performance
“And Am I Born To Die,” Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
“Born To Play Guitar,” Buddy Guy
“City Of Our Lady,” The Milk Carton Kids
“Julep,” Punch Brothers
WINNER: “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean,” Mavis Staples

Best American Roots Song
“All Night Long,” The Mavericks
“The Cost Of Living,” Don Henley & Merle Haggard
“Julep,” Punch Brothers
“The Traveling Kind,” Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
WINNER: “24 Frames,” Jason Isbell

Best Americana Album
The Firewatcher’s Daughter, Brandi Carlile
The Traveling Kind, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
WINNER: Something More Than Free, Jason Isbell
Mono, The Mavericks
The Phosphorescent Blues, Punch Brothers

Best Bluegrass Album
Pocket Full Of Keys, Dale Ann Bradley
Before The Sun Goes Down, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
In Session, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Man Of Constant Sorrow, Ralph Stanley & Friends
WINNER: The Muscle Shoals Recordings, The Steeldrivers

Best Blues Album
Descendants Of Hill Country, Cedric Burnside Project
Outskirts Of Love, Shemekia Copeland
WINNER: Born To Play Guitar, Buddy Guy
Worthy, Bettye LaVette
Muddy Waters 100, John Primer & Various Artists

Best Children’s Album
¡Come Bien! Eat Right!, José-Luis Orozco
Dark Pie Concerns, Gustafer Yellowgold
WINNER: Home, Tim Kubart
How Great Can This Day Be, Lori Henriques
Trees, Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)
Blood On Snow (Jo Nesbø), Patti Smith
Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, And Assorted Hijinks, Dick Cavett
WINNER: A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety, Jimmy Carter
Patience And Sarah (Isabel Miller), Janis Ian & Jean Smart
Yes Please, Amy Poehler (& Various Artists)

Best Comedy Album
Back To The Drawing Board, Lisa Lampanelli
Brooklyn, Wyatt Cenac
Happy. And A Lot., Jay Mohr
Just Being Honest, Craig Ferguson
WINNER: Live At Madison Square Garden, Louis C.K.

Best Musical Theater Album
An American In Paris
Fun Home
WINNER: Hamilton
The King And I
Something Rotten!

Best Recording Package
Alagoas, Alex Trochut, art director (Alagoas)
Bush, Anita Marisa Boriboon, art director (Snoop Dogg)
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Deluxe Edition), Brian Roettinger, art director (Florence + The Machine)
My Happiness, Nathanio Strimpopulos, art director (Elvis Presley)
WINNER: Still The King: Celebrating The Music Of Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys, Sarah Dodds, Shauna Dodds & Dick Reeves, art directors (Asleep At The Wheel)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
Beneath The Skin (Deluxe Box Set), Leif Podhajsky, art director (Of Monsters And Men)
I Love You, Honeybear (Limited Edition Deluxe Vinyl), Sasha Barr & Josh Tillman, art directors (Father John Misty)
WINNER: The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32), Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors (Various Artists)
Sticky Fingers (Super Deluxe Edition), Stephen Kennedy & James Tilley, art directors (The Rolling Stones)
30 Trips Around The Sun, Doran Tyson & Steve Vance, art directors (Grateful Dead)
What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (Deluxe Box Set), Jeri Heiden & Glen Nakasako, art directors (The Decemberists)

Best Album Notes
Folksongs Of Another America: Field Recordings From The Upper Midwest, 1937-1946, James P. Leary, album notes writer (Various Artists)
Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection, Jeff Place, album notes writer (Lead Belly)
WINNER: Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced, Joni Mitchell, album notes writer (Joni Mitchell)
Portrait Of An American Singer, Ted Olson, album notes writer (Tennessee Ernie Ford)
Songs Of The Night: Dance Recordings, 1916-1925, Ryan Barna, album notes writer (Joseph C. Smith’s Orchestra)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Before This World, Dave O’Donnell, engineer; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer (James Taylor)
Currency Of Man, Maxime Le Guil, engineer; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Melody Gardot)
Recreational Love, Greg Kurstin & Alex Pasco, engineers; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer (The Bird And The Bee)
WINNER: Sound & Color, Shawn Everett, engineer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Alabama Shakes)
Wallflower, Steve Price, Jochem van der Saag & Jorge Vivo, engineers; Paul Blakemore, mastering engineer (Diana Krall)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
WINNER: Jeff Bhasker
Dave Cobb
Larry Klein
Blake Mills

Best Music Video
“LSD,” ASAP Rocky
“I Feel Love (Every Million Miles),” The Dead Weather
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
WINNER: “Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Freedom,” Pharrell Williams

Best Music Film
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown
Sonic Highways
What Happened, Miss Simone?
The Wall

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