The 60th Annual Grammy Awards


Grammy Award

Best Historical Album: Leonard Bernstein – The Composer — Robert Russ, compilation producer; Martin Kistner & Andreas K. Meyer, mastering engineers (Leonard Bernstein)
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: 24K Magic — Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer (Bruno Mars)
Producer Of the Year, Non-Classical: Greg Kurstin
Best Remixed Recording: "You Move (Latroit Remix)" — Dennis White, remixer (Depeche Mode)
Best Surround Sound Album: Early Americans — Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom, surround producers (Jane Ira Bloom)
Best Engineered Album, Classical: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio — Mark Donahue, engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
Producer Of the Year, Classical: David Frost
Best Orchestral Performance: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio — Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
Best Opera Recording: Berg: Wozzeck — Hans Graf, conductor; Anne Schwanewilms & Roman Trekel; Hans Graf, producer (Houston Symphony; Chorus Of Students And Alumni, Shepherd School Of Music, Rice University & Houston Grand Opera Children’s Chorus)
Best Choral Performance: Bryars: The Fifth Century — Donald Nally, conductor (PRISM Quartet; The Crossing)
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Death & The Maiden — Patricia Kopatchinskaja & The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Transcendental — Daniil Trifonov
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: Crazy Girl Crazy – Music By Gershwin, Berg & Berio — Barbara Hannigan (Orchestra Ludwig)
Best Classical Compendium: Higdon: All Things Majestic, Viola Concerto & Oboe Concerto — Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Higdon: Viola Concerto — Jennifer Higdon, composer (Roberto Díaz, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)
Best Music Video: "Humble." — Kendrick Lamar
Best Music Film: The Defiant Ones — (Various Artists)


Record of the Year: "24K Magic" — Bruno Mars
Album of the Year: 24K Magic — Bruno Mars
Song of the Year: "That’s What I Like" — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Best New Artist: Alessia Cara
Best Pop Solo Performance: "Shape Of You" — Ed Sheeran
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: "Feel It Still" — Portugal. The Man
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 — (Various Artists) Dae Bennett, Producer
Best Pop Vocal Album: ÷ (Divide) — Ed Sheeran
Best Dance Recording: "Tonite" — LCD Soundsystem
Best Dance/Electronic Album: 3-D The Catalogue — Kraftwerk
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Prototype — Jeff Lorber Fusion
Best Rock Performance: "You Want It Darker" — Leonard Cohen
Best Metal Performance: "Sultan’s Curse" — Mastodon
Best Rock Song: "Run" — Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
Best Rock Album: A Deeper Understanding — The War On Drugs
Best Alternative Music Album: Sleep Well Beast — The National
Best R&B Performance: "That’s What I Like" — Bruno Mars
Best Traditional R&B Performance: "Redbone" — Childish Gambino
Best R&B Song: "That’s What I Like" — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Best Urban Contemporary Album: Starboy — The Weeknd
Best R&B Album: 24K Magic — Bruno Mars
Best Rap Performance: "HUMBLE." — Kendrick Lamar
Best Rap/Sung Performance: "LOYALTY." — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna
Best Rap Song: "HUMBLE." — Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
Best Rap Album: DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Best Country Solo Performance: "Either Way" — Chris Stapleton
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: "Better Man" — Little Big Town
Best Country Song: "Better Man" — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town)
Best Country Song: "Broken Halos" — Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
Best Country Album: From a Room: Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton
Best New Age Album: Dancing On Water — Peter Kater
Best Improvised Jazz Solo: "Miles Beyond" — John McLaughlin, soloist
Best Jazz Vocal Album: Dreams and Daggers — Cécile McLorin Salvant
Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Rebirth — Billy Childs
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Bringin’ It — Christian McBride Big Band
Best Latin Jazz Album: Jazz Tango — Pablo Ziegler Trio
Best Gospel Performance/Song: "Never Have To Be Alone" — CeCe Winans
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: "What A Beautiful Name" — Hillsong Worship
Best Gospel Album: Let Them Fall in Love — CeCe Winans
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Chain Breaker — Zach Williams
Best Roots Gospel Album: Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope — Reba McEntire
Best Latin Pop Album:  El Dorado — Shakira
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: Residente — Residente
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano): Arriero Somos Versiones Acústicas — Aida Cuevas
Best Tropical Latin Album: Salsa Big Band — Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta
Best American Roots Performance: Killer Diller Blues — Alabama Shakes
Best American Roots Song: "If We Were Vampires" — Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
Best Americana Album: The Nashville Sound — Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
Best Bluegrass Album:Laws Of Gravity — The Infamous Stringdusters -- WINNER (TIE) AND
All The Rage – In Concert Volume One [Live] — Rhonda Vincent And The Rage -- WINNER (TIE
Best Traditional Blues Album: Blue & Lonesome — The Rolling Stones
Best Contemporary Blues Album: TajMo — Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo'
Best Folk Album: Mental Illness — Aimee Mann
Best Regional Roots Music Album: Kalenda — Lost Bayou Ramblers
Best Reggae Album: Stony Hill — Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
Best World Music Album: Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration — Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Best Children’s Album: Feel What U Feel — Lisa Loeb
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling): The Princess Diarist — Carrie Fisher
Best Comedy Album: The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas — Dave Chappelle
Best Musical Theater Album: Dear Evan Hansen — Ben Platt, principal soloist; Alex Lacamoire, Stacey Mindich, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, producers; Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: La La Land — (Various Artists)
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: La La Land — Justin Hurwitz, composer
Best Song Written For Visual Media: "How Far I’ll Go" — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli’i Cravalho)
Best Instrumental Composition: "Three Revolutions" — Arturo O’Farrill, composer (Arturo O’Farrill & Chucho Valdés)
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: "Escapades For Alto Saxophone And Orchestra From Catch Me If You Can" — John Williams, arranger (John Williams)
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: "Putin" — Randy Newman, arranger (Randy Newman)
Best Recording Package: El Orisha De La Rosa — Claudio Roncoli & Cactus Taller, art directors (Magín Díaz) -- WINNER (TIE) AND Pure Comedy (Deluxe Edition) — Sasha Barr, Ed Steed & Josh Tillman, art directors (Father John Misty) -- WINNER (TIE)
Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package: The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition — Lawrence Azerrad, Timothy Daly & David Pescovitz, art directors (Various Artists)
Best Album Notes: Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings — Lynell George, album notes writer (Otis Redding)

2017 American Music Awards

Red Carpet Highlights

  • AMA for Lifetime Achievement - Diana Ross
  • Artist of the Year - Bruno Mars
  • New Artist of the Year - Niall Horan
  • Collaboration of the Year - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee + Justin Bieber, "Despacito"
  • Tour of the Year - Coldplay
  • Video of the Year - Bruno Mars, "That's What I Like"
  • Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock - Bruno Mars
  • Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock - Lady Gaga
  • Favorite Duo or Group Pop/Rock - Imagine Dragons
  • Favorite Album Pop/Rock - Bruno Mars "24k Magic"
  • Favorite Song Pop/Rock - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee + Justin Bieber, "Despacito"
  • Favorite Male Artist Country - Keith Urban
  • Favorite Female Artist Country - Carrie Underwood
  • Favorite Duo or Group Country - Little Big Town
  • Favorite Album Country - Ripcord, Keith Urban
  • Favorite Song Country - Keith Urban, "Blue Ain't Your Color"
  • Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop - Drake
  • Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop - Kendrick Lamar, "DAMN."
  • Favorite Song Rap/Hip-Hop - DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One”
  • Favorite Male Artist Soul/R&B - Bruno Mars
  • Favorite Female Artist Soul/R&B - Beyonce
  • Favorite Album Soul/R&B - Bruno Mars, "24k Magic"
  • Favorite Song Soul/R&B - Bruno Mars, "That's What I Like"
  • Favorite Artist Alternative Rock - Linkin Park
  • Favorite Artist Adult Contemporary - Shawn Mendes
  • Favorite Artist Latin - Shakira
  • Favorite Artist Contemporary Inspirational - Lauren Daigle
  • Favorite Artist EDM - The Chainsmokers
  • Top Soundtrack - "Moana"

2016 MTV VMAs


Best Visual Effects -  "Up&Up," Coldplay  Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award -  Rihanna

Best Visual Effects - "Up&Up," Coldplay
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award - Rihanna


  • Song of the Summer - "All In My Head (Flex)," Fifth Harmony
  • Best Hip-Hop Video - "Hotline Bling," Drake
  • Best Male Video - "This Is What You Came For," Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna
  • Best Female Video - "Hold Up," Beyoncé
  • Best Collaboration - "Work From Home," Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign
  • Best Pop Video - "Formation," Beyoncé
  • Best Rock Video - "Heathens," twenty one pilots
  • Best Electronic Video - "How Deep Is Your Love," Calvin Harris
  • Video of the Year - "Formation," Beyoncé
  • Breakthrough Long Form Video - "Lemonade," Beyoncé
  • Best New Artist - DNCE
  • Best Art Direction - "Black Star," David Bowie
  • Best Choreography - "Formation," Beyoncé
  • Best Direction - "Formation," Beyoncé
  • Best Cinematography - "Formation," Beyoncé
  • Best Editing - "Formation," Beyoncé

High And Low

It's been awhile (sorry) buttt I'm back! Bon Iver finally released two new singles off the upcoming album, '22, A Million,' which is to be released on September 30th. The title track, "22 (OVER S∞∞N) [Bob Moose Extended Cab Version]," is simple and stunning, showcasing Vernon's growth, as well as his influence from producing projects with Kanye West and James Blake. Local Natives released another single, "Coins," ahead of their upcoming album, 'Sunlit Youth.' It's laid back and more organic in comparison to what has been released previously, so it's a welcome sound for longtime fans who were critical of the synth driven direction of the new album. Empire of The Sun released "High And Low" and it's infectious and poppy and Australian and great. And FINALLLY, if you thought I could get through this post without mentioning #GLORY, you're wrong/delusional! GODNEY (Britney Spears) has ascended ya'll! It's easily her best album to date (like if 'Blackout' and 'In The Zone' had a baby, good.) "Just Luv Me," is my favorite track so far - although they're all at least 8/9 out of 10's for me. And I'm not saying that cause I'm a Stan, I promise. Listen below!