Winners of the 60th Annual Grammy Awards


James Corden did a great job hosting the live broadcast on CBS of the 60th Annual Grammy Awards from Madison Square Garden in New York City.  He announced that Jay-Z was the recipient of the 2018 Music Industry Icon award at that Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala.  One of the funniest performances was James Corden, Sting, and Shaggy doing “subway karaoke” – watch here:

Here’s the list of the 2018 Grammy Winners (in order by category):

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)

New Artist – Alessia Cara

Pop Solo Performance – “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran

Pop Duo/Group Performance – “Feel It Still” – Portugal. The Man

Traditional Pop Vocal Album – “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90” – (Various Artists) Dae Bennett, Producer

Pop Vocal Album – “÷” — Ed Sheeran

Dance Recording – “Tonite” — LCD Soundsystem

Dance/Electronic Album – “3-D the Catalogue” — Kraftwerk

Contemporary Instrumental Album – “Prototype” — Jeff Lorber Fusion

Rock Performance – “You Want It Darker” — Leonard Cohen

Metal Performance – “Sultan’s Curse” — Mastodon

Rock Song – “Run” — Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)

Rock Album – “A Deeper Understanding” — The War On Drugs

Alternative Music Album – “Sleep Well Beast” – The National

R&B Performance -“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars

Traditional R&B Performance – “Redbone” — Childish Gambino

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)

Urban Contemporary Album –“Star Boy” — The Weeknd

R&B Album – “24K Magic” — Bruno Mars

Rap Performance – “Humble” — Kendrick Lamar

Rap/Sung Performance – “Loyalty” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna

Rap Song -“Humble” — Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

Rap Album – “Damn” – Kendrick Lamar

Country Solo Performance – “Either Way” — Chris Stapleton

Country Duo/Group Performance – “Better Man” — Little Big Town

Country Song – “Broken Halos” — Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)

Country Album – “From A Room: Volume 1” — Chris Stapleton

New Age Album – “Dancing On Water” — Peter Kater

Improvised Jazz Solo – “Miles Beyond” — John McLaughlin, soloist

Jazz Vocal Album – Dreams and Daggers — Cécile McLorin Salvant

Jazz Instrumental Album – “Rebirth” — Billy Childs

Large Jazz Ensemble Album – “Bringin’ It” — Christian McBride Big Band

Latin Jazz Album – “Jazz Tango” — Pablo Ziegler Trio

Gospel Performance/Song – “Never Have To Be Alone” – CeCe Winans

Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song – “What A Beautiful Name” -Hillsong Worship

Gospel Album – “Let Them Fall in Love” — CeCe Winans

Contemporary Christian Music Album – “Chain Breaker” –  Zach Williams

Roots Gospel Album – “Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope” — Reba McEntire

Latin Pop Album – “El Dorado” – Shakira

Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album – “Residente” — Residente

Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano) – “Arriero Somos Versiones Acústicas” — Aida Cuevas

Tropical Latin Album – “Salsa Big Band” — Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta

American Roots Performance – “Killer Diller Blues” — Alabama Shakes

American Roots Song – “If We Were Vampires” – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Americana Album – “The Nashville Sound” — Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Bluegrass Album (tie for winner) – “Laws of Gravity” — The Infamous Stringdusters; and – “All the Rage – In Concert Volume One [Live]” — Rhonda Vincent and the Rage

Traditional Blues Album – “Blue & Lonesome” -The Rolling Stones

Contemporary Blues Album – “TajMo” — Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’

Folk Album –“Mental Illness” – Aimee Mann

Regional Roots Music Album – “Kalenda” — Lost Bayou Ramblers

Reggae Album – “Stony Hill” — Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley

World Music Album – “Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration” — Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Children’s Album – “Feel What U Feel” — Lisa Loeb

Spoken Word Album (includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling) – “The Princess Diarist” — Carrie Fisher

Comedy Album – “The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas” — Dave Chappelle

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)

Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media – “La La Land” — (Various Artists)

Score Soundtrack For Visual Media – “La La Land” — Justin Hurwitz, composer

Song Written For Visual Media – “How Far I’ll Go” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli’i Cravalho)

Instrumental Composition – “Three Revolutions” — Arturo O’Farrill, composer (Arturo O’Farrill & Chucho Valdés)

Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella – “Escapades For Alto Saxophone and Orchestra From Catch Me If You Can” – John Williams, arranger (John Williams)

Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals – “Putin” – Randy Newman, arranger (Randy Newman)

Recording Package (tie for winner) – “El Orisha De La Rosa” – Claudio Roncoli & Cactus Taller, art directors (Magín Díaz); and – “Pure Comedy (Deluxe Edition)” — Sasha Barr, Ed Steed & Josh Tillman, art directors (Father John Misty)

Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package – “The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition” — Lawrence Azerrad, Timothy Daly & David Pescovitz, art directors (Various Artists)

Album Notes –  “Live At the Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings” — Lynell George, album notes writer (Otis Redding)

Historical Album – “The Goldberg Variations – The Complete Unreleased Recording Sessions June 1955” — Robert Russ, compilation producer; Matthias Erb, Martin Kistner & Andreas K. Meyer, mastering engineers (Glenn Gould)

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

Remixed Recording – “You Move (Latroit Remix)” — Dennis White, remixer (Depeche Mode)

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)

Engineered Album, Classical – “Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio” – Mark Donahue, engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

Producer of the Year, Classical – David Frost

Orchestral Performance – “Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio” — Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

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)

Choral Performance – “Bryars: The Fifth Century” — Donald Nally, conductor (PRISM Quartet; The Crossing)

Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance – “Death & the Maiden” — Patricia Kopatchinskaja & The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Classical Instrumental Solo – “Transcendental “— Daniil Trifonov

Classical Solo Vocal Album – “Crazy Girl Crazy” – Music By Gershwin, Berg & Berio — Barbara Hannigan (Orchestra Ludwig)

Classical Compendium – “Higdon: All Things Majestic, Viola Concerto & Oboe Concerto” – Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer

Contemporary Classical Composition – “Higdon: Viola Concerto” — Jennifer Higdon, composer (Roberto Díaz, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)

Music Video – “Humble.” — Kendrick Lamar

Music Film – “The Defiant Ones” — (Various Artists)

2018 Music Educator Award – Melissa Salguero – PS 48 Joseph R. Drake in the Bronx, NY

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