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52nd Grammy Awards


About 52nd Grammy Awards

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards are presented on January 31, 2010.

Record Of The Year

Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.

Use Somebody (Winner)

Kings Of LeonJacquire King & Angelo Petraglia, producers; Jacquire King, engineer/mixer[RCA Records]

Halo

BeyonceBeyonce Knowles & Ryan Tedder, producers; Jim Caruana, Mark `Spike` Stent & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers
Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music / Columbia]

I Gotta Feeling

The Black Eyed Peas
David Guetta & Frederic Riesterer, producers; will.i.am, Dylan `3-D` Dresdow & Padraic `Padlock` Kerin, engineers/mixers
[Interscope]

Poker Face
Lady Gaga
RedOne, producer; Robert Orton, RedOne & Dave Russell, engineers/mixers
Track from: The Fame
[Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]

You Belong With Me
Taylor Swift
Nathan Chapman & Taylor Swift, producers; Chad Carlson & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers
[Big Machine Records]

Album Of The Year

Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.

I Am... Sasha Fierce
Beyonce
Shondrae `Mr. Bangledesh` Crawford, Ian Dench, D-Town, Toby Gad, Sean `The Pen` Garrett, Amanda Ghost, Jim Jonsin, Beyonce Knowles, Rico Love, Dave McCracken, Terius `The Dream` Nash, Radio Killa, Stargate, Christopher `Tricky` Stewart, Ryan Tedder & Wayne Wilkins, producers; Jim Caruana, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Toby Gad, Kuk Harrell, Jim Jonsin, Jaycen Joshua, Dave Pensado, Radio Killa, Mark `Spike` Stent, Ryan Tedder, Brian `B-LUV` Thomas, Marcos Tovar, Miles Walker & Wayne Wilkins, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
[Music World Music/Columbia]

The E.N.D.
The Black Eyed Peas
Apl.de.ap, Jean Baptiste, Printz Board, DJ Replay, Funkagenda, David Guetta, Keith Harris, Mark Knight, Poet Name Life, Frederic Riesterer & will.i.am, producers; Dylan `3D` Dresdow, Padraic `Padlock` Kerin & will.i.am, engineers/mixers; Chris Bellman, mastering engineer
[Interscope Records]

The Fame
Lady Gaga
Flo Rida, Colby O`Donis & Space Cowboy, featured artists; Brian & Josh, Rob Fusari, Martin Kierszenbaum, RedOne & Space Cowboy, producers; 4Mil, Robert Orton, RedOne, Dave Russell & Tony Ugval, engineers/mixers; Gene Grimaldi, mastering engineer
[Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]

Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King
Dave Matthews Band
Jeff Coffin, Tim Reynolds & Rashawn Ross, featured artists; Rob Cavallo, producer; Chris Lord-Alge & Doug McKean, engineers/mixers; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer
[RCA Records / Bama Rags Recordings, LLC.]

Fearless
Taylor Swift
Colbie Caillat, featured artist; Nathan Chapman & Taylor Swift, producers; Chad Carlson, Nathan Chapman & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers; Hank Williams, mastering engineer
[Big Machine Records]

Song Of The Year

A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) (Winner)

Thaddis Harrell, Beyonce Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyonce)Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music / Columbia; Publishers: Songs of Peer/March 9th Publishing, 2082 Music/WB Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, Suga Wuga Music, B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music.]

Poker Face
Lady Gaga & RedOne, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
Track from: The Fame
[Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree; Publishers: Stefani Germanotta p/k/a Lady Gaga, Sony/ATV Songs/House of Gaga Publishing/GloJoe Music, Sony/ATV Songs/RedOne Productions.]

Pretty Wings
Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
Track from: Blacksummers` Night
[Columbia; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tunes/Muszewell, EMI April Music, Ben Ami Music.]

Use Somebody
Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
[RCA Records; Publishers: Martha Street Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, Followill Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, McFearless Music/Bug Music, Coffee, Tea or Me Publishing/Bug Music.]

You Belong With Me
Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
Track from: Fearless
[Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music/Potting Shed Music, Barbara Orbison World Publishing.]

Best New Artist

For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.

Zac Brown Band (Winner)
Keri Hilson
MGMT
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.
Hometown Glory
Adele
Track from: 19
[XL/Columbia]
Halo
Beyonce
Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music / Columbia]
Hot N Cold
Katy Perry
[Capitol]
Sober
Pink
Track from: Funhouse
[LaFace Records]
You Belong With Me
Taylor Swift
Track from: Fearless
[Big Machine Records]

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner
Make It Mine
Jason Mraz
Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
[Atlantic]
This Time
John Legend
Track from: Evolver
[G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia]
Love You
Maxwell
Track from: Blacksummers` Night
[Columbia]
If You Don`t Know Me By Now
Seal
Track from: Soul
[143/Warner Bros.]
All About The Love Again
Stevie Wonder
[Hidden Beach Records]

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

For established duos or groups, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner
I Gotta Feeling
The Black Eyed Peas
Track from: The E.N.D.
[Interscope Records]
We Weren`t Born To Follow
Bon Jovi
[Island]
Never Say Never
The Fray
Track from: The Fray
[Epic]
Sara Smile
Daryl Hall & John Oates
Track from: Live At The Troubadour
[Shout! Factory]
Kids
MGMT
Track from: Oracular Spectacular
[Columbia]

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.
Lucky (Winner)
Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
[Atlantic]
Sea Of Heartbreak
Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen
[Manhattan]
Love Sex Magic
Ciara & Justin Timberlake
Track from: Fantasy Ride
[LaFace Records]
Baby, It`s Cold Outside
Willie Nelson & Norah Jones
Track from: American Classic
[Blue Note]
Breathe
Taylor Swift & Colbie Caillat
Track from: Fearless
[Big Machine Records]

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

Throw Down Your Heart (Winner)
Bela Fleck
Track from: Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 - Africa Sessions
[Rounder]
Besame Mucho
Herb Alpert
Track from: Anything Goes - Live
[Concord Jazz]
The Fire
Imogen Heap
Track from: Ellipse
[RCA Records / Megaphonic Records]
Phoenix Rise
Maxwell
Track from: Blacksummers` Night
[Columbia]
Funk Joint
Marcus Miller
Track from: Marcus
[Concord Jazz/3 Dueces Records]

Best Pop Instrumental Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.

Potato Hole (Winner)
Booker T. Jones
[Anti]
In Boston
Chris Botti
[Columbia]
Legacy
Hiroshima
[Heads Up International]
Modern Art
The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman
[Peak Records]
Down The Wire
Spyro Gyra
[Heads Up International]

Best Pop Vocal Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.

The E.N.D. (Winner)
The Black Eyed Peas
[Interscope Records]
Breakthrough
Colbie Caillat
[Universal Republic Records]
All I Ever Wanted
Kelly Clarkson
[RCA Records / 19 Recordings LLC./ S Records]
The Fray
The Fray
[Epic]
Funhouse
Pink
[LaFace Records]

Best Dance Recording

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.

Poker Face (Winner)
Lady Gaga
RedOne, producer; Robert Orton, RedOne & Dave Russell, mixers
Track from: The Fame
[Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]
Boom Boom Pow
The Black Eyed Peas
will.i.am, Jean Baptiste & Poet Name Life, producers ; Dylan Dresdow, mixer
Track from: The E.N.D.
[Interscope Records]
When Love Takes Over
David Guetta & Kelly Rowland
David Guetta & Frederic Riesterer, producers; Veronica Ferraro, mixer
Track from: One Love
[Astralwerks]
Celebration
Madonna
Madonna & Paul Oakenfold, producers; Demacio Castellon, mixer
[Warner Bros.]
Womanizer
Britney Spears
K. Briscoe, producer; Serban Ghenea, mixer
Track from: Circus
[Jive/Zomba]

Best Electronic/Dance Album

For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.

The Fame (Winner)
Lady Gaga
[Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]
Divided By Night
The Crystal Method
[Tiny E Records]
One Love
David Guetta
[Astralwerks]
Party Rock
LMFAO
[Party Rock/Will.i.am/Cherrytree/Interscope]
Yes
Pet Shop Boys
[Astralwerks]

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.

Michael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden (Winner)
Michael Buble
[143/Reprise]
A Swingin` Christmas
Tony Bennett
[Columbia]
Your Songs
Harry Connick, Jr.
[Columbia]
Liza`s At The Palace
Liza Minnelli
[Hybrid Recordings]
American Classic
Willie Nelson
[Blue Note]

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

Working On A Dream (Winner)
Bruce Springsteen
Track from: Working On A Dream
[Columbia]
Beyond Here Lies Nothin`
Bob Dylan
Track from: Together Through Life
[Columbia]
Change In The Weather
John Fogerty
Track from: The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again
[Verve Forecast]
Dreamer
Prince
Track from: LotusFlow3r
[NPG Records]
Fork In The Road
Neil Young
Track from: Fork In The Road
[Reprise]

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

Use Somebody (Winner)
Kings Of Leon
[RCA Records]
Can`t Find My Way Home
Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
Track from: Live From Madison Square Garden
[Reprise]
Life In Technicolor II
Coldplay
Track from: Prospekt`s March EP
[Capitol]
21 Guns
Green Day
Track from: 21st Century Breakdown
[Reprise]
I`ll Go Crazy If I Don`t Go Crazy Tonight
U2
Track from: No Line On The Horizon
[Interscope]

Best Hard Rock Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

War Machine (Winner)
AC/DC
Track from: Black Ice
[Columbia]
Check My Brain
Alice In Chains
[Virgin]
What I`ve Done
Linkin Park
Track from: Road To Revolution: Live At Milton Keynes
[Warner Bros.]
The Unforgiven III
Metallica
Track from: Death Magnetic
[Warner Bros.]
Burn It To The Ground
Nickelback
Track from: Dark Horse
[Roadrunner Records]

Best Metal Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

Dissident Aggressor (Winner)
Judas Priest
Track from: A Touch Of Evil - Live
[Epic]
Set To Fail
Lamb Of God
Track from: Wrath
[Epic]
Head Crusher
Megadeth
Track from: Endgame
[Roadrunner Records]
Señor Peligro
Ministry
Track from: Adios...
[13th Planet]
Hate Worldwide
Slayer
[American / Columbia]

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.

A Day In The Life (Winner)
Jeff Beck
Track from: Performing This Week...Live At Ronnie Scott`s
[Eagle Records]
Warped Sister
Booker T. Jones
Track from: Potato Hole
[ANTI]
Playing With Fire
Brad Paisley
Track from: Play
[Arista Nashville]
Mr. Surfer Goes Jazzin`
Brian Setzer Orchestra
[Surfdog Records]
Now We Run
Steve Vai
[Favored Nations Entertainment]

Best Rock Song

A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock & Metal songs. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see the Song Of The Year award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

Use Somebody (Winner)
Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
[RCA Records; Publishers: Martha Street Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, Followill Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, McFearless Music/Bug Music, Coffee, Tea or Me Publishing/Bug Music.]
The Fixer
Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready & Eddie Vedder, songwriters (Pearl Jam)
[Monkeywrench; Publishers: Innocent Bystander, Jumpin` Cat Music, Theory of Color, Write Treatage Music.]
I`ll Go Crazy If I Don`t Go Crazy Tonight
Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge & Larry Mullen Jr., songwriters (U2)
Track from: No Line On The Horizon
[Interscope; Publishers: Universal Music Publishing, Upala Music.]
21 Guns
Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tre Cool, songwriters (Green Day)
Track from: 21st Century Breakdown
[Reprise; Publishers: WB Music Corp./Green Daze Music.]
Working On A Dream
Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)
Track from: Working On A Dream
[Columbia; Publisher: Bruce Springsteen]

Best Rock Album

Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.

21st Century Breakdown (Winner)
Green Day
[Reprise]
Black Ice
AC/DC
[Columbia]
Live From Madison Square Garden
Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
[Reprise/Duck]
Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King
Dave Matthews Band
[RCA Records / Bama Rags Recordings, LLC.]
No Line On The Horizon
U2
[Interscope]

Best Alternative Music Album

Vocal or Instrumental.

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (Winner)
Phoenix
[Loyaute/Glassnote Records]
Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
David Byrne & Brian Eno
[Todomundo/Opal]
The Open Door
Death Cab For Cutie
[Atlantic]
Sounds Of The Universe
Depeche Mode
[Capitol]
It`s Blitz!
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
[DGC Records/Interscope]

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) (Winner)
Beyonce
Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music/Columbia]
It Kills Me
Melanie Fiona
[SRC/Universal Motown]
That Was Then
Lalah Hathaway
Track from: Self Portrait
[Stax Records/Concord Music Group]
Goin` Thru Changes
Ledisi
Track from: Turn Me Loose
[Verve Forecast]
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Jazmine Sullivan
[J Records]

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

Pretty Wings (Winner)
Maxwell
Track from: Blacksummers` Night
[Columbia]
The Point Of It All
Anthony Hamilton
Track from: The Point Of It All
[So So Def]
Sobeautiful
Musiq Soulchild
Track from: OnMyRadio
[Atlantic]
Under
Pleasure P
Track from: The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
[Swagga Ent./Atlantic]
There Goes My Baby
Charlie Wilson
Track from: Uncle Charlie
[Jive Records]

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

Blame It (Winner)
Jamie Foxx & T-Pain
[J Records]
Chocolate High
India.Arie & Musiq Soulchild
Track from: Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
[Soulbird/Universal Republic]
Ifuleave
Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige
Track from: OnMyRadio
[Atlantic]
Higher Ground
Robert Randolph & The Clark Sisters
Track from: Oh Happy Day
[EMI Gospel]
Love Has Finally Come At Last
Calvin Richardson & Ann Nesby
Track from: Facts Of Life The Soul Of Bobby Womack
[Shanachie Entertainment/Numo Records]

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

At Last (Winner)
Beyonce
Track from: Cadillac Records Music From The Motion Picture
[Music World Music/Columbia]
Soul Music
Anthony Hamilton
Track from: Soul Men Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
[Stax/Concord]
Don`t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Boney James & Quinn
Track from: Send One Your Love
[Concord Records]
Sow Love
Ann Nesby
Track from: The Lula Lee Project
[It`s Time Child Records/Tyscot]
Woman Gotta Have It
Calvin Richardson
Track from: Facts Of Life The Soul Of Bobby Womack
[Shanachie Entertainment/Numo Records]

Best Urban/Alternative Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

Pearls (Winner)
India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore
Track from: Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
[Soulbird/Universal Republic]
Daykeeper
The Foreign Exchange, Feat. Muhsinah
Track from: Leave It All Behind
[Hard Boiled Records]
All Matter
Robert Glasper & Bilal
Track from: Double Booked
[Blue Note]
A Tale Of Two
Eric Roberson, Ben O`Neill & Michelle Thompson
Track from: Music Fan First
[Blue Erro Soul]
Blend
Tonex
Track from: Unspoken
[Battery Records]

Best R&B Song

A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see the Song Of The Year award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) (Winner)
Thaddis Harrell, Beyonce Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyonce)
Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music / Columbia; Publishers: Songs of Peer/March 9th Publishing, 2082 Music/WB Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, Suga Wuga Music, B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music.]
Blame It
James T. Brown, John Conte, Jr., Jamie Foxx, Christopher Henderson, Brandon R. Melanchon, Terius Nash, Breyon Prescott, Christopher Stewart, T-Pain & Nathan L. Walker, songwriters (Jamie Foxx & T-Pain)
[J Records; Publishers: Sly As A Foxx Music/Bug Music, Gifted Source Music/EMI April Music, Ultra Tunes/It`s N8 Publishing, James T. Brown, Brandon R. Melanchon, John Conte, Jr., Nappypub Music/Universal Music Z Songs, Chameleon Publishing, Tenyor Music.]
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Salaam Remi & Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)
[J Records; Publishers: Nappy Puddy Music/Universal Music-Z Tunes, Salaam Remi Music/EMI April Music.]
Pretty Wings
Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
Track from: Blacksummers` Night
[Columbia; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tunes/Muszewell, EMI April Music, Ben Ami Music.]
Under
Durrell Babbs, Joseph Bereal, Marcus Cooper, Antonio Dixon, Jerry Franklin, Thai Jones, Robert Newt & Kristina Stephens, songwriters (Pleasure P)
Track from: The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
[Swagga Ent./Atlantic; Publishers: Tank1176Music/Blackfountain/Antonio Dixon`s Muzik/EMI April Music/Notting Dale Songs/Lonnalistic/Songs4ronnie/Doverland 301 Music/Thailand Music/K.Stephens Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Silverplatinumy2k.]

Best R&B Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.

Blacksummers` Night (Winner)
Maxwell
[Columbia]
The Point Of It All
Anthony Hamilton
[So So Def]
Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
India.Arie
[Soulbird/Universal Republic]
Turn Me Loose
Ledisi
[Verve Forecast]
Uncle Charlie
Charlie Wilson
[Jive Records]

Best Contemporary R&B Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.

I Am... Sasha Fierce (Winner)
Beyonce
[Music World Music / Columbia]
Intuition
Jamie Foxx
[J Records]
The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
Pleasure P
[Swagga Ent./Atlantic]
Ready
Trey Songz
[Songbook/Atlantic]
Thr33 Ringz
T-Pain
[Jive Records]

Best Rap Solo Performance

For a solo Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.

D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune) (Winners)
Jay-Z
[Roc Nation]

Best I Ever Had

Drake
[Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown]
Beautiful
Eminem
Track from: Relapse
[Aftermath/Interscope Records]
Day `N` Nite
Kid Cudi
[Universal Motown/Good/Fool`s Gold]
Casa Bey
Mos Def
Track from: The Ecstatic
[Downtown Records]

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

For duo, group or collaborative performances of Rap only. Singles or Tracks only.

Crack A Bottle (Winner)
Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent
Track from: Relapse
[Aftermath/Interscope]
Too Many Rappers
Beastie Boys & Nas
[Capitol]
Money Goes, Honey Stay
Fabolous & Jay-Z
Track from: Loso`s Way
[Def Jam]
Make Her Say
Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common
[Universal Motown/GOOD Music]
Amazing
Kanye West & Young Jeezy
Track from: 808s & Heartbreak
[Roc-A-Fella]

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

For a Rap/Sung collaborative performance by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.

Ego
Beyonce & Kanye West
[Music World Music/Columbia]
Knock You Down
Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo
Track from: In A Perfect World...
[MMG/Zone 4/Interscope Records]
Run This Town
Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
[Roc Nation]
I`m On A Boat
The Lonely Island & T-Pain
Track from: Incredibad
[Universal Republic Records]
Dead And Gone
T.I. & Justin Timberlake
Track from: Paper Trail
[Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

Best Rap Song

A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see the Song Of The Year award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

Run This Town (Winner)
Jeff Bhasker, Shawn Carter, Robyn Fenty, Kanye West & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Athanasios Alatas, songwriter) (Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West)
[Roc Nation; Publishers: EMI April Music, Carter Boys Music/Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood/Chrysalis Songs/No ID Music/All The Above Publishing/Sony ATV/Annauhi Music/Athanasios Alatas Publishing.]
Best I Ever Had
Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Drake Graham & Matthew Samuels, songwriters (Nakia S. Coleman & Danny Robert Hamilton, songwriters) (Drake)
[Aspire/Young Money/Cash Money; Publisher: Sony/ATV Tunes.]
Day `N` Nite
S. Mescudi & O. Omishore, songwriters (Kid Cudi)
[Universal Motown/Good/Fool`s Gold; Publishers: Elsie`s Baby Boy, Owo Olorun, Universal Music Publishing.]
Dead And Gone
C. Harris, R. Tadross & J. Timberlake, songwriters (T.I. & Justin Timberlake)
Track from: Paper Trail
[Grand Hustle/Atlantic; Publishers: Crown Club Publishing/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing/Tenman Tunes/Universal Z Tunes/Cleopatra`s Sons Music/EMI April Music.]
D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
Shawn Carter & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, Paul Leka, Janko Nilovic & Dave Sucky, songwriters) (Jay-Z)
[Atlantic; Publishers: EMI April Music, Carter Boys Music/Chrysalis Songs/No ID Music, Unichappell Music, APM Music.]

Best Rap Album

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.

Relapse (Winner)
Eminem
[Aftermath/Interscope]
Universal Mind Control
Common
[Geffen]
R.O.O.T.S.
Flo Rida
[Poe Boy/Atlantic]
The Ecstatic
Mos Def
[Downtown Records]
The Renaissance
Q-Tip
[Universal Motown]

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

White Horse (Winner)
Taylor Swift
Track from: Fearless
[Big Machine Records]
Dead Flowers
Miranda Lambert
[Columbia Records]
I Just Call You Mine
Martina McBride
Track from: Shine
[RCA Records]
Just A Dream
Carrie Underwood
Track from: Carnival Ride
[Arista Nashville]
Solitary Thinkin`
Lee Ann Womack
Track from: Call Me Crazy
[MCA Nashville]

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

Sweet Thing (Winner)
Keith Urban
Track from: Defying Gravity
[Capitol Records Nashville]
All I Ask For Anymore
Trace Adkins
Track from: X (Ten)
[Capitol Records Nashville]
People Are Crazy
Billy Currington
Track from: Little Bit Of Everything
[Mercury Records]
High Cost Of Living
Jamey Johnson
Track from: That Lonesome Song
[Mercury Records]
Living For The Night
George Strait
Track from: Twang
[MCA Nashville]
Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
For established duos or groups with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner
I Run To You
Lady Antebellum
Track from: Lady Antebellum
[Capitol Records Nashville]
Cowgirls Don`t Cry
Brooks & Dunn
Track from: Cowboy Town
[Arista Nashville]
Chicken Fried
Zac Brown Band
Track from: The Foundation
[Home Grown/Big Picture/Atlantic]
Here Comes Goodbye
Rascal Flatts
Track from: Unstoppable
[Lyric Street Records]
It Happens
Sugarland
Track from: Love On The Inside
[Mercury Records]
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner
I Told You So
Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis
[19/Arista Nashville]
Beautiful World
Dierks Bentley & Patty Griffin
Track from: Feel That Fire
[Capitol Records Nashville]
Down The Road
Kenny Chesney & Mac McAnally
Track from: Lucky Old Sun
[BNA Records Label]
Start A Band
Brad Paisley & Keith Urban
Track from: Play
[Arista Nashville]
Everything But Quits
Lee Ann Womack & George Strait
Track from: Call Me Crazy
[MCA Nashville]
Best Country Instrumental Performance
For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner
Producer`s Medley
Steve Wariner
Track from: Steve Wariner c.g.p. My Tribute To Chet Atkins
[SelecTone Records]
Under The (Five) Wire
Alison Brown
Track from: The Company You Keep
[Compass Records]
The Crystal Merchant
The Greencards
Track from: Fascination
[Sugar Hill Records]
Mansinneedof
Sarah Jarosz
Track from: Song Up In Her Head
[Sugar Hill Records]

Best Country Song
A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see the Song Of The Year award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
Winner
White Horse
Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
Track from: Fearless
[Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music/Sony/ATV/Care Taker Music/ole]
All I Ask For Anymore
Casey Beathard & Tim James, songwriters (Trace Adkins)
Track from: X (Ten)
[Capitol Records Nashville; Publishers: Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, T-Bird`s Music.]
High Cost Of Living
Jamey Johnson & James Slater, songwriters (Jamey Johnson)
Track from: That Lonesome Song
[Mercury Records; Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music/Big Gassed Hitties, Hope-N-Cal Music/Pick Them Maters Music/Diversion Music.]
I Run To You
Tom Douglas, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)
Track from: Lady Antebellum
[Capitol Records Nashville; Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing/DWHaywood Music/Radiobulletspublishing/Hillary Dawn Publishing/Shaw Enuff Songs/Sony/ATV Music Publishing/Tomdouglasmusic.]
People Are Crazy
Bobby Braddock & Troy Jones, songwriters (Billy Currington)
Track from: Little Bit Of Everything
[Mercury Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Tiltawhirl Music/Crozier Music Enterprise.]
Best Country Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
Fearless
Taylor Swift
[Big Machine Records]
The Foundation
Zac Brown Band
[Home Grown/Big Picture/Atlantic]
Twang
George Strait
[MCA Nashville]
Defying Gravity
Keith Urban
[Capitol Records Nashville]
Call Me Crazy
Lee Ann Womack
[MCA Nashville]
Best New Age Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
Prayer For Compassion
David Darling
[Wind Over The Earth]
Faith
Jim Brickman
[Compass Productions]
Laserium For The Soul
Henta
[henta.co.uk]
In A Dream
Peter Kater, Dominic Miller, Kenny Loggins & Jaques Morelenbaum
[Point Of Light Records]
Impressions Of The West Lake
Kitaro
[Domo Records]

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.
Winner
75
Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate
[Heads Up International]
Urbanus
Stefon Harris & Blackout
[Concord Jazz]
Sounding Point
Julian Lage
[Emarcy/Decca]
At World`s Edge
Philippe Saisse
[E1 Music]
Big Neighborhood
Mike Stern
[Heads Up International]
Best Jazz Vocal Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner
Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman
Kurt Elling
[Concord Jazz]
No Regrets
Randy Crawford (& Joe Sample)
[PRA Records]
So In Love
Roberta Gambarini
[Groovin` High/Emarcy]
Tide
Luciana Souza
[Verve]
Desire
Tierney Sutton (Band)
[Telarc Jazz]
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter`s name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner
Dancin` 4 Chicken
Terence Blanchard, soloist
Track from: Watts (Jeff `Tain` Watts)
[Dark Key Music]
All Of You
Gerald Clayton, soloist
Track from: Two-Shade
[ArtistShare]
Ms. Garvey, Ms. Garvey
Roy Hargrove, soloist
Track from: Emergence
[Groovin` High/Emarcy]
On Green Dolphin Street
Martial Solal, soloist
Track from: Live At The Village Vanguard
[CamJazz]
Villa Palmeras
Miguel Zenón, soloist
Track from: Esta Plena
[Marsalis Music]
Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual Or Group
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.
Winner
Five Peace Band - Live
Chick Corea & John McLaughlin Five Peace Band
[Concord Records]
Quartet Live
Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez
[Concord Jazz]
Brother To Brother
Clayton Brothers
[ArtistShare]
Remembrance
John Patitucci Trio
[Concord Jazz]
The Bright Mississippi
Allen Toussaint
[Nonesuch]
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
For large jazz ensembles, including big band sounds. Albums must contain 51% or more INSTRUMENTAL tracks.
Winner
Book One
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
[World Village]
Legendary
Bob Florence Limited Edition
[MAMA Records]
Eternal Interlude
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
[Sunnyside]
Fun Time
Sammy Nestico And The SWR Big Band
[Hänssler Classic]
Lab 2009
University Of North Texas One O`Clock Lab Band
[North Texas Jazz]
Best Latin Jazz Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
Juntos Para Siempre
Bebo Valdes And Chucho Valdes
[Sony Music/Calle 54]
Things I Wanted To Do
Chembo Corniel
[Chemboro Records]
áurea
Geoffrey Keezer
[ArtistShare]
Brazilliance X 4
Claudio Roditi
[Resonance Records]
Esta Plena
Miguel Zenón
[Marsalis Music]
Best Gospel Performance
For solo, duo, group as collaborative performances. Singles or tracks with vocal containing Gospel lyrics. All genres of Gospel music are eligible.
Winner
Wait On The Lord
Donnie McClurkin Featuring Karen Clark Sheard
Track from: We All Are One (Live In Detroit)
[Verity]
Free To Be Me
Francesca Battistelli
[Fervent Records/ Word Entertainment]
Jesus Is Love
Heather Headley Featuring Smokie Norful
Track from: Audience Of One
[EMI Gospel]
I Believe
Jonny Lang With Fisk Jubilee Singers
Track from: Oh Happy Day
[Vector Recordings/EMI Gospel]
Born Again
Third Day, Featuring Lacey Moseley
Track from: Revelation
[Essential Records]
Best Gospel Song
A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see the Song Of The Year award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
Winner
God In Me
Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Mary Mary Featuring Kierra `KiKi` Sheard)
Track from: The Sound
[Columbia Records; Publishers: EMI April Music, Wet Ink Red Music, That`s Plum Song, It`s Tea Tyme.]
Born Again
Tai Anderson, David Carr, Mark Lee & Mac Powell, songwriters (Third Day, Featuring Lacey Moseley)
Track from: Revelation
[Essential Records; Publisher: Consuming Fire Music.]
City On Our Knees
Cary Barlowe, Toby McKeehan & Jamie Moore, songwriters (TobyMac)
[Forefront Records; Publishers: Achtober Songs, Emack Music, Jamnu Music, Castle Bound, Bummerman Music.]
Every Prayer
Dayna Caddell, Israel Houghton, Aaron Lindsey & Ricardo Sanchez, songwriters (Israel Houghton & Mary Mary)
Track from: The Power Of One
[Integrity Music; Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Aaron Lindsey Publishing, Integrity`s Praise! Music, Sound of the New Breed, gnidybab music, Ricardo Music Dot Com.]
The Motions
Jason Houser, Sam Mizell & Matthew West, songwriters (Matthew West)
Track from: Something To Say
[Sparrow Records; Publishers: Word Music/Songs For Lulu/Simple Tense Songs/Wyzell Music/Songs of Extreme/Cedar Sides.]
Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner
Live Revelations
Third Day
[Essential Records]
The Big Picture
Da` T.R.U.T.H.
[Cross Movement Records]
Crash
Decyfer Down
[INO Records]
Innocence & Instinct
Red
[Essential Records]
The Dash
John Wells-The Tonic
[Cross Movement Records]
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner
The Power Of One
Israel Houghton
[Integrity Music]
Speaking Louder Than Before
Jeremy Camp
[BEC Recordings]
The Long Fall Back To Earth
Jars Of Clay
[Gray Matters/Essential Records]
Love Is On The Move
Leeland
[Essential Records]
Freedom
Mandisa
[Sparrow Records]
Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Gospel Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner
Jason Crabb
Jason Crabb
[Spring Hill Music Group]
Dream On
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
[Gaither Music Group]
The Rock
Tracy Lawrence
[Rocky Comfort Records/Artist2Market Distribution]
In God`s Time
Barry Scott & Second Wind
[Rebel Records]
Everyday
Triumphant Quartet
[Daywind Records]
Best Traditional Gospel Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner
Oh Happy Day
(Various Artists)
Bill Hearn, Ken Levitan, Ken Pennell, Jack Rovner & Cedric Thompson, producers
[EMI Gospel/Vector Recordings]
God Don`t Never Change
Ashley Cleveland
[E1 Music]
The Law Of Confession, Part I
Donald Lawrence & Co.
[Quiet Water/Verity]
The Journey Continues
The Williams Brothers
[Blackberry Records]
How I Got Over
Vickie Winans
[Destiny Joy Records]
Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner
Audience Of One
Heather Headley
[EMI Gospel]
Renewed
Sheri Jones-Moffett
[EMI Gospel]
Just James
J Moss
[GospoCentric/ Verity]
Smokie Norful: Live
Smokie Norful
[EMI Gospel]
Bold Right Life
Kierra Sheard
[EMI Gospel]
Best Latin Pop Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
Sin Frenos
La Quinta Estación
[Sony Music Latin]
5to Piso
Ricardo Arjona
[Warner Music Latina]
Te Acuerdas...
Francisco Cespedes
[Warner Music Latina]
Hu Hu Hu
Natalia Lafourcade
[Sony Music Latin]
Gran City Pop
Paulina Rubio
[Universal Music Latino]

Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo
Calle 13
[Sony Music Norte]
Rio
Aterciopelados
[Nacional Records]
Y.
Bebe
[EMI Spain]
La Luz Del Ritmo
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
[Nacional Records]
La Revolucion
Wisin Y Yandel
[Machete Music/Wy Records]
Best Tropical Latin Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
Ciclos
Luis Enrique
[Top Stop Music]
Asi Soy
Isaac Delgado
[Machete Music]
Guasábara
Jose Lugo Orchestra
[Caminalo Discos Inc./Sony Music Norte]
Gracias
Omara Portuondo
[World Village]
Bach In Havana
Tiempo Libre
[Sony Classical]
Best Regional Mexican Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
Necesito De Ti
Vicente Fernández
[Sony Music Norte]
Corazón Ranchero
Shaila Dúrcal
[EMI Mexico]
Compañeras
Mariachi Reyna De Los Angeles
[Serenata Records]
10 Aniversario
Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
[Shea Records/East Side Records]
Pegadito Al Corazón
Joan Sebastian
[Balboa Records Co. & Discos Musart]
Best Tejano Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
Borders Y Bailes
Los Texmaniacs
[Smithsonian Folkways Recordings]
Divina
Stefani Montiel
[Ro Records/World Records]
All The Way Live
Jay Perez
[Tejas Records]
Point Of View
Joe Posada
[Baby Dude Records]
Radiación Musical
Sunny Sauceda Y Todo Eso
[Tejas Records]
Best Norteño Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
Tu Noche Con...Los Tigres Del Norte
Los Tigres Del Norte
[Fonovisa]
Dejame Soñar
Cumbre Norteña
[Sony Music Latin]
El Niño De Oro
El Compa Chuy
[Sony Music Norte]
Pese A Quien Le Pese
Los Rieleros Del Norte
[Fonovisa]
Soy Todo Tuyo
Los Tucanes De Tijuana
[Fonovisa]
Best Banda Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
Tu Esclavo Y Amo
Lupillo Rivera
[Disa]
Se Nos Murio El Amor
El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario
[A.R.C. Discos]
Mas Adelante
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De Rene Camacho
[Disa]
Derecho De Antiguedad
La Original Banda El Limón De Salvador Lizárraga
[Fonovisa]
Best Americana Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
Electric Dirt
Levon Helm
[Dirt Farmer Music/Vanguard Records]
Together Through Life
Bob Dylan
[Columbia]
Willie And The Wheel
Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel
[Bismeaux Records]
Wilco (The Album)
Wilco
[Nonesuch]
Little Honey
Lucinda Williams
[Lost Highway Records]
Best Bluegrass Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
The Crow / New Songs For The Five-String Banjo
Steve Martin
[Rounder]
Could We Get Any Closer?
Jim Lauderdale
[Sky Crunch Records]
Buckaroo Blue Grass
Michael Martin Murphey
[Rural Rhythm Records]
Almost Live
Bryan Sutton And Friends
[Sugar Hill Records]
Destination Life
Rhonda Vincent
[Rounder]
Best Traditional Blues Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
A Stranger Here
Ramblin` Jack Elliott
[ANTI]
Blue Again
The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Featuring Rick Vito
[429 Records]
Rough & Tough
John Hammond
[Chesky Records]
Stomp! The Blues Tonight
Duke Robillard
[Stony Plain Records]
Chicago Blues: A Living History
Billy Boy Arnold, Lurrie Bell, Billy Branch & John Primer
Larry Skoller, producer
[Raisin` Music]
Best Contemporary Blues Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
Already Free
The Derek Trucks Band
[Victor Records]
This Time
The Robert Cray Band
[Nozzle Records/Vanguard]
The Truth According To Ruthie Foster
Ruthie Foster
[Blue Corn Music]
Live: Hope At The Hideout
Mavis Staples
[ANTI]
Back To The River
Susan Tedeschi
[Verve Forecast]
Best Traditional Folk Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project
Loudon Wainwright III
[2nd Story Sound Records]
Cutting Loose
David Holt And Josh Goforth
[High Windy Audio]
Naked With Friends
Maura O`Connell
[Sugar Hill Records]
Polka Cola: Music That Refreshes
Jimmy Sturr And His Orchestra
[Starr Records]
Singing Through The Hard Times: A Tribute To Utah Phillips
(Various Artists)
Jacqui Morse, Kendall Morse & Dan Schatz, producers
[righteous babe records, inc.]
Best Contemporary Folk Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
Townes
Steve Earle
[New West Records]
Middle Cyclone
Neko Case
[ANTI]
Our Bright Future
Tracy Chapman
[Elektra]
Live
Shawn Colvin
[Nonesuch]
Secret, Profane & Sugarcane
Elvis Costello
[Hear Music]
Best Hawaiian Music Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
Masters Of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Volume 2
(Various Artists)
Daniel Ho, George Kahumoku, Jr., Paul Konwiser & Wayne Wong, producers
[Daniel Ho Creations]
He Nani
Tia Carrere & Daniel Ho
[Daniel Ho Creations]
Friends & Family Of Hawai`i
Amy Hanaiali`i
[UA Records]
Nani Mau Loa: Everlasting Beauty
Ho`okena
[Ho`omau Inc.]
Best Native American Music Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
Spirit Wind North
Bill Miller
[Cool Springs Music Group]
Siyotanka
Michael Brant DeMaria
[Ontos Music]
True Blue
Northern Cree
[Canyon Records]
Wind Songs - Native American Flute Solos
John Two-Hawks
[Circle Studios]
Riders Of The Healing Road
Johnny Whitehorse
[Silver Wave Records]
Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
Lay Your Burden Down
Buckwheat Zydeco
[Alligator]
Alligator Purse
Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet
[Yep Roc Records]
Stripped Down
The Magnolia Sisters
[Arhoolie Records]
Live At 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Pine Leaf Boys
[MunckMix, Inc.]
L`esprit Creole
Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole
[Valcour Records]
Best Reggae Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
Mind Control - Acoustic
Stephen Marley
[Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong/Universal Republic]
Rasta Got Soul
Buju Banton
[Gargamel Music, Inc.]
Brand New Me
Gregory Isaacs
[Tad`s Record]
Awake
Julian Marley
[Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong/Universal Republic]
Imperial Blaze
Sean Paul
[VP/Atlantic]
Best Traditional World Music Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
Douga Mansa
Mamadou Diabate
[World Village]
Ancient Sounds
Rahim Alhaj And Amjad Ali Khan
[UR Music]
Double Play
Liz Carroll & John Doyle
[Compass Records]
La Guerra No
John Santos Y El Coro Folklórico Kindembo
[Machete Records]
Drum Music Land
Ten Drum Art Percussion Group
[Wind Music]
Best Contemporary World Music Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner
Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 - Africa Sessions
Bela Fleck
[Rounder]
Welcome To Mali
Amadou & Mariam
[Nonesuch]
Day By Day
Femi Kuti
[Mercer Street Records]
Seya
Oumou Sangare
[Nonesuch]
Across The Divide: A Tale Of Rhythm & Ancestry
Omar Sosa
[Half Note Records]
Best Musical Album For Children
For albums consisting of predominantly music or song vs. spoken word.
Winner
Family Time
Ziggy Marley
[Tuff Gong Worldwide]
American Heroes #3
Jonathan Sprout
[Sprout Recordings]
Banjo To Beatbox
Cathy & Marcy With Special Guest Christylez Bacon
[Community Music, Inc.]
Great Day
Milkshake
[Milkshake Music]
Jumpin` & Jammin`
Greg & Steve
[Greg & Steve Productions]
Pete Seeger Tribute - Ageless Kids` Songs
Buck Howdy
[Prairie Dog Entertainment]
Best Spoken Word Album For Children
For albums consisting of predominantly spoken word vs. music or song.
Winner
Aaaaah! Spooky, Scary Stories & Songs
Buck Howdy
[Prairie Dog Entertainment]
Captain Nobody
Dean Pitchford
[Random House Audio/Listening Library]
Nelson Mandela`s Favorite African Folktales
(Various Artists including Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johannson, Helen Mirren, Forest Whitaker & others)
Sharon Gelman, Michele McGonigle & Alfre Woodard, producers
[Hachette Audio]
The Phantom Tollbooth
David Hyde Pierce
[Harper Children`s Audio]
Scat
Ed Asner
[Random House Audio/Listening Library]
Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There
Harlan Ellison
[Blackstone Audio Inc.]
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)
Winner
Always Looking Up
Michael J. Fox
[Hyperion Audio]
Jonathan Winters - A Very Special Time
Jonathan Winters (Music By Verne Langdon & Skip Edwards)
[Dejavu Record Company/The Orchard]
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Richard Dreyfuss & David Strathairn
[BBC Audiobooks America]
The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett)
Various Artists Including Michael Madsen, Sandra Oh, Edward Herrmann & OthersYuri Rasovsky & Josh Stanton, producers
[Blackstone Audio Inc.]
We Can Have Peace In The Holy Land
Jimmy Carter
[Simon & Schuster Audio]
Wishful Drinking
Carrie Fisher
[Simon & Schuster Audio]
Best Comedy Album
For comedy recordings, spoken or musical
Winner
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All!
Stephen Colbert
[Comedy Central Records]
Back From The Dead
Spinal Tap
[The Label Industry/Artist2Market Distribution]
Internet Leaks
`Weird Al` Yankovic
[Volcano]
My Weakness Is Strong
Patton Oswalt
[Degenerate/Warner Bros.]
Suckin' It For The Holidays
Kathy Griffin
[Music With A Twist]
Tall, Dark & Chicano
George Lopez
[Comedy Central Records]
Best Musical Show Album
Award to the Album Producer(s), and to the Lyricist(s) & Composer(s) of 51% or more of a new score. (Artist, Lyricist & Composer names appear in parentheses.)
Winner
West Side Story
David Caddick & David Lai, producers (Leonard Bernstein, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist) (New Broadway Cast with Matt Cavenaugh, Josefina Scaglione & Others)
[Masterworks Broadway]
Ain`t Misbehavin`
Robert Sher, producer (Various, composer; Various, lyricist) (30th Anniversary Cast Recording With Ruben Studdard, Frenchie Davis & Others)
[Rhino]
Hair
Noah Cornman, Kurt Deutsch, Joel Moss & Steve Norman, producers (Galt MacDermot, composer; James Rado & Gerome Ragni, lyricists) (New Broadway Cast With Sasha Allen, Gavin Creel & Others)
[Razor & Tie Entertainment/Ghostlight Records]
9 To 5 The Musical
Alex Lacamoire, Stephen Oremus & Dolly Parton, producers; Dolly Parton, composer; Dolly Parton, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty & Others)
[Dolly Records/Artist2Market Distribution]
Shrek The Musical
Original Broadway Cast With Brian d`Arcy James, Sutton Foster & Others
Peter Hylenski & Jeanine Tesori, producers; Jeanine Tesori, composer; David Lindsay-Abaire, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Brian d`Arcy James, Sutton Foster & Others)
[Decca Broadway]
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Award to the Artist(s) and/or Producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album, or to the individual(s) actively responsible for the concept and musical direction and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable.
Winner
Slumdog Millionaire
(Various Artists)
A.R.Rahman.asp">A.R. Rahman, producer
[N.E.E.T./Interscope Records]
Cadillac Records
(Various Artists)
Steve Jordan, producer
[Music World Music/Columbia]
Quentin Tarantino`s Inglourious Basterds
(Various Artists)
Quentin Tarantino, producer
[A Band Apart/Warner Bros.]
True Blood
(Various Artists)
Alan Ball, Gary Calamar & Kevin Weaver, producers
[Elektra]
Twilight
(Various Artists)
Paul Katz & Alexandra Patsavas, producers
[Summit Ent./Chop Shop/Atlantic]
Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series or other visual media.
Winner
Up
Michael Giacchino, composer
[Walt Disney Records]
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (Disc 1)
Alexandre Desplat, composer
[Concord Records]
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince
Nicholas Hooper, composer
[New Line Records]
Milk
Danny Elfman, composer
[Decca]
Star Trek
Michael Giacchino, composer
[Varese Sarabande]
Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television or other visual media, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
Winner
Jai Ho (From Slumdog Millionaire)
Gulzar, A.R.Rahman.asp">A.R. Rahman & Tanvi Shah, songwriters (A.R. Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaxmi Iyer & Vijay Prakash)
Track from: Slumdog Millionaire - Music From The Motion Picture
[N.E.E.T./Interscope Records; Publisher: KM Musiq.]
All Is Love (From Where The Wild Things Are)
Karen O & Nick Zinner, songwriters (Karen O & The Kids)
[DGC Records/Interscope; Publishers: Warner Barham Music/Chrysalis Songs]
Decode (From Twilight)
Josh Farro, Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters (Paramore)
Track from: Twilight
[Summit Ent./Chop Shop/Atlantic; Publishers: WB Music Corp/But Father, I Just Want To Sing Music/Josh`s Music/FBR Music, Meaux Hits/Hunterboro Music, Rimutaka Music.]
Once In A Lifetime (From Cadillac Records)
Ian Dench, James Dring, Amanda Ghost, Beyonce Knowles, Scott McFarnon & Jody Street, songwriters (Beyonce)
Track from: Cadillac Records
[Music World Music/Columbia; Publishers: B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music, Amanda Ghost Bucks Music Group Ltd./EMI Blackwood, Red Ink Music Ltd., Ian Dench Music/Songs of Kobalt Music, Chrysalis Music.]
The Wrestler (From The Wrestler)
Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)
Track from: Working On A Dream
[Columbia; Publisher: Bruce Springsteen.]
Best Instrumental Composition
A Composer`s Award for an original composition (not an adaptation) first released during the Eligibility Year. Singles or Tracks only.
Winner
Married Life (From Up)
Michael Giacchino, composer (Michael Giacchino)
Track from: Up - Soundtrack
[Walt Disney Records]
Borat In Syracuse
Paquito D`Rivera, composer (Paquito D`Rivera Quintet)
Track from: Jazz-Clazz
[Timba Records]
Counting To Infinity
Tim Davies, composer (Tim Davies Big Band)
Track from: Dialmentia
[Origin Records]
Fluffy
Bob Florence, composer (Bob Florence Limited Edition)
Track from: Legendary
[MAMA Records]
Ice-Nine
Steve Wiest, composer (University Of North Texas One O`Clock Lab Band)
Track from: Lab 2009
[North Texas Jazz]
Best Instrumental Arrangement
An Arranger`s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
Winner
West Side Story Medley
Bill Cunliffe, arranger (Resonance Big Band)
Track from: Resonance Big Band Plays Tribute To Oscar Peterson
[Resonance Records]
Emmanuel
Jeremy Lubbock, arranger (Chris Botti & Lucia Micarelli)
Track from: In Boston
[Columbia]
Hope
Vince Mendoza, arranger (Jim Beard With Vince Mendoza & The Metropole Orchestra)
Track from: Revolutions
[Sunny Side Records]
Slings And Arrows
Vince Mendoza, arranger (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)
Track from: The Comet`s Tail: Performing The Compositions Of Michael Brecker
[MAMA Records]
Up With End Credits (From Up)
Michael Giacchino & Tim Simonec, arrangers (Michael Giacchino)
Track from: Up - Soundtrack
[Walt Disney Records]
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
An Arranger`s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
Winner
Quiet Nights
Claus Ogerman, arranger (Diana Krall)
Track from: Quiet Nights
[Verve]
A Change Is Gonna Come
David Foster & Jerry Hey, arrangers (Seal)
Track from: Soul
[143/Warner Bros.]
Dedicated To You
Laurence Hobgood, arranger (Kurt Elling)
Track from: Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman
[Concord Jazz]
In The Still Of The Night
Thomas Zink, arranger (Anne Walsh)
Track from: Pretty World
[AtoZink Music]
My One And Only Thrill
Vince Mendoza, arranger (Melody Gardot)
Track from: My One And Only Thrill
[Verve]
Best Recording Package
Winner
Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Stefan Sagmeister, art director (David Byrne & Brian Eno)
[Todomundo/Opal]
Back From The Dead
Brian Porizek, art director (Spinal Tap)
[The Label Industry/Artist2Market Distribution]
Middle Cyclone
Neko Case & Kathleen Judge, art directors (Neko Case)
[ANTI]
Splitting Adam
Jeff Harrison, art director (Splitting Adam)
[Independent]
Tathagata
Szu Wei Cheng & Hui Chen Huang, art directors (Various Artists)
[Wind Music]
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Winner
Neil Young Archives Vol. I (1963-1972)
Gary Burden, Jenice Heo & Neil Young, art directors (Neil Young)
[Reprise]
A Cabinet Of Curiosities
Mathieu Bitton & Scott Webber, art directors (Jane`s Addiction)
[Warner Bros./Rhino]
The Clifford Ball
Masaki Koike, art director (Phish)
[Rhino]
Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Stefan Sagmeister, art director (David Byrne & Brian Eno)
[Todomundo/Opal]
Lost In The Sound Of Separation (Deluxe Edition)
Jordan Butcher, art director (Underoath)
[Tooth & Nail Records]
Best Album Notes
Winner
The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946)
Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Louis Armstrong)
[Mosaic Records]
Dance-O-Mania: Harry Yerkes And The Dawn Of The Jazz Age, 1919-1923
Mark Berresford, album notes writer (The Happy Six)
[Rivermont Records]
Gonzo: The Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson - Music From The Film
Douglas Brinkley & Johnny Depp, album notes writers (Various Artists)
[Legacy Recordings]
My Dusty Road
Ed Cray & Bill Nowlin, album notes writers (Woody Guthrie)
[Rounder]
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