Jay Z earns nine Grammy nominations
ST. PAUL, MN - NOVEMBER 30: Jay Z performs at Xcel Energy Center on November 30, 2013 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Jay Z, Macklemore and Kendrick Lamar Land Multiple Grammy Nominations [Plus Entire List]

Jay Z earns nine Grammy nominations

Looks like the Roc is still in the building; the Grammy building that is. Jay Z lands an astonishing nine nominations for the 2014 Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album and two in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category. Following close behind are newbies Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore/Ryan Lewis and old pros Pharrell and Justin Timberlake with seven nominations each.

Other Vixen favorites like Tamar Braxton, Mack Wilds and Lorde will also be in the Grammy building this coming February.

Whether someone was snubbed or overly nominated is relative, but we're sure all of these artists are just happy to be recognized. Flip the page for the entire (and very long) list of nominees.

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Record of the year

Get Lucky — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

Radioactive — Imagine Dragons

Royals — Lorde

Locked Out Of Heaven — Bruno Mars

Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell

Album of the Year

The Blessed Unrest — Sara Bareilles

Random Access Memories — Daft Punk

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar

The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Red — Taylor Swift

Song of the Year

Just Give Me A Reason — Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)

Locked Out Of Heaven — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Roar — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)

Royals — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor, songwriters (Lorde)

Same Love —- Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert)

Best New Artist

James Blake

Kendrick Lamar

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Kacey Musgraves

Ed Sheeran

Pop Field

Best Pop Solo Performance

Brave —- Sara Bareilles

Royals — Lorde

When I Was Your Man — Bruno Mars

Roar —- Katy Perry

Mirrors —- Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Get Lucky — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

Just Give Me A Reason — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess

Stay — Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko

Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell

Suit & Tie — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

Best Pop Instrumental Album

Steppin' Out — Herb Alpert

The Beat —- Boney James

Handpicked — Earl Klugh

Summer Horns — Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair & Richard Elliot

Hacienda — Jeff Lorber Fusion

Best Pop Vocal Album

Paradise — Lana Del Rey

Pure Heroine — Lorde

Unorthodox Jukebox — Bruno Mars

Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke

The 20/20 Experience — The Complete Experience — Justin Timberlake

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Dance/Electronica Field

Best Dance Recording

Need U (100%) — Duke Dumont Featuring A*M*E & MNEK

Sweet Nothing — Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch

Atmosphere — Kaskade

This Is What It Feels Like — Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie

Clarity — Zedd Featuring Foxes

Best Dance/Electronica Album

Random Access Memories — Daft Punk

Settle — Disclosure

18 Months — Calvin Harris

Atmosphere — Kaskade

A Color Map of the Sun — Pretty Lights

Traditional Pop Field

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Viva Duets — Tony Bennett & Various Artists

To Be Loved — Michael Bublé

The Standards — Gloria Estefan

Cee Lo's Magic Moment — Cee Lo Green

Now — Dionne Warwick

Rock Field

Best Rock Performance

Always Alright — Alabama Shakes

The Stars (Are Out Tonight) — David Bowie

Radioactive — Imagine Dragons

Kashmir — Led Zeppelin

My God Is the Sun — Queens Of The Stone Age

I'm Shakin' — Jack White

Best Metal Performance

T.N.T. — Anthrax

God Is Dead? — Black Sabbath

The Enemy Inside — Dream Theater

In Due Time — Killswitch Engage

Room 24 — Volbeat Featuring King Diamond

Best Rock Song

Ain't Messin 'Round — Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)

Cut Me Some Slack — Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)

Doom And Gloom — Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, songwriters (the Rolling Stones)

God Is Dead? — Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters (Black Sabbath)

Panic Station — Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)

Best Rock Album

13 — Black Sabbath

The Next Day — David Bowie

Mechanical Bull — Kings Of Leon

Celebration Day — Led Zeppelin

...Like Clockwork — Queens Of The Stone Age

Psychedelic Pill — Neil Young With Crazy Horse

Alternative Field

Best Alternative Music Album

The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You — Neko Case

Trouble Will Find Me — The National

Hesitation Marks — Nine Inch Nails

Lonerism — Tame Impala

Modern Vampires Of The City — Vampire Weekend

R&B Field

Best R&B Performance

Love And War — Tamar Braxton

Best Of Me — Anthony Hamilton

Nakamarra — Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip

How Many Drinks? — Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar

Something — Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Please Come Home — Gary Clark Jr.

Get It Right — Fantasia

Quiet Fire — Maysa

Hey Laura — Gregory Porter

Yesterday — Ryan Shaw

Best R&B Song

Best Of Me - Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)

Love And War - Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton)

Only One - PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder)

Pusher Love Girl - James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)

Without Me - Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot)

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Love And War - Tamar Braxton

Side Effects Of You - Fantasia

One: In The Chamber - Salaam Remi

Unapologetic - Rihanna

New York: A Love Story - Mack Wilds

Best R&B Album

R&B Divas - Faith Evans

Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys

Love In The Future - John Legend

Better - Chrisette Michele

Three Kings - TGT

Rap Field

Best Rap Performance

Started From The Bottom - Drake

Berzerk - Eminem

Tom Ford - Jay Z

Swimming Pools (Drank) - Kendrick Lamar

Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Power Trip - J. Cole Featuring Miguel

Part II (On The Run) - Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé

Holy Grail - Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake

Now Or Never - Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige

Remember You - Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd

Best Rap Song

...Problems - Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)

Holy Grail - Shawn Carter, Terius Nash, J. Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic, songwriters) (Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake)

New Slaves - Christopher Breaux, Ben Bronfman, Mike Dean, Louis Johnson, Malik Jones, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Che Smith, Kanye West & Cydell Young, songwriters (Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser, songwriters) (Kanye West)

Started From The Bottom - W. Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake)

Thrift Shop - Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)

Best Rap Album

Nothing Was The Same - Drake

Magna Carta...Holy Grail - Jay Z

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar

The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Yeezus - Kanye West

Country Field

Best Country Solo Performance

I Drive Your Truck - Lee Brice

I Want Crazy - Hunter Hayes

Mama's Broken Heart - Miranda Lambert

Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker

Mine Would Be You - Blake Shelton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

From This Valley - The Civil Wars

Don't Rush - Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill

Your Side Of The Bed - Little Big Town

Highway Don't Care - Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

You Can't Make Old Friends - Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton

Best Country Song

Begin Again - Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)

I Drive Your Truck - Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary, songwriters (Lee Brice)

Mama's Broken Heart - Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

Merry Go 'Round - Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)

Mine Would Be You - Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters (Blake Shelton)

Best Country Album

Night Train - Jason Aldean

Two Lanes Of Freedom - Tim McGraw

Same Trailer Different Park - Kacey Musgraves

Based On A True Story - Blake Shelton

Red - Taylor Swift

New Age Field

Best New Age Album

Lux - Brian Eno

Illumination - Peter Kater

Final Call - Kitaro

Awakening The Fire - R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman

Love's River - Laura Sullivan

Jazz Field

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Don't Run - Terence Blanchard, soloist

Song For Maura - Paquito D'Rivera, soloist

Song Without Words #4: Duet - Fred Hersch, soloist

Stadium Jazz - Donny McCaslin, soloist

Orbits - Wayne Shorter, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album

The World According To Andy Bey - Andy Bey

Attachments - Lorraine Feather

Liquid Spirit - Gregory Porter

WomanChild - Cécile McLorin Salvant

After Blue - Tierney Sutton

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Guided Tour - The New Gary Burton Quartet

Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue - Terri Lyne Carrington

Life Forum - Gerald Clayton

Pushing The World Away - Kenny Garrett

Out Here - Christian McBride Trio

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Brooklyn Babylon - Darcy James Argue's Secret Society

Night In Calisia - Randy Brecker, W¿odek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic

Wild Beauty - Brussels Jazz Orchestra Featuring Joe Lovano

March Sublime - Alan Ferber

Intrada - Dave Slonaker Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album

La Noche Más Larga - Buika

Song For Maura - Paquito D'Rivera And Trio Corrente

Yo - Roberto Fonseca

Egg¿n - Omar Sosa

Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin - Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Field

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

Break Every Chain [Live] - Tasha Cobbs

Hurricane - Natalie Grant

Lord, I Need You - Matt Maher

Overcomer - Mandisa

If He Did It Before... Same God [Live] - Tye Tribbett

Best Gospel Song

Have Your Way - Calvin Frazier & Deitrick Haddon, songwriters (Deitrick Haddon)

If He Did It Before... Same God [Live] - Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett)

If I Believe - Wirlie Morris, Michael Paran, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)

A Little More Jesus - Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Erica Campbell)

Still - Percy Bady, songwriter (Percy Bady Featuring Lowell Pye)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

Hurricane - Matt Bronleewe, Natalie Grant & Cindy Morgan, songwriters (Natalie Grant)

Love Take Me Over - Steven Curtis Chapman, songwriter (Steven Curtis Chapman)

Overcomer - David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa)

Speak Life - Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore & Ryan Stevenson, songwriters (Tobymac)

Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies) - Ed Cash, Scott Cash & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)

Best Gospel Album

Grace [Live] - Tasha Cobbs

Best For Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 [Live] - Donald Lawrence

Best Days Yet - Bishop Paul S. Morton

God Chaser [Live] - William Murphy

Greater Than [Live] - Tye Tribbett

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

We Won't Be Shaken - Building 429

All The People Said Amen [Live] - Matt Maher

Overcomer - Mandisa

Your Grace Finds Me (Live) - Matt Redman

Burning Lights - Chris Tomlin

Latin Field

Best Latin Pop Album

Faith, Hope Y Amor - Frankie J

Viajero Frecuente - Ricardo Montaner

Vida - Draco Rosa

Syntek - Aleks Syntek

12 Historias - Tommy Torres

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco - Café Tacvba

Ojo Por Ojo - El Tri

Chances - Illya Kuryaki And The Valderramas

Treinta Días - La Santa Cecilia

Repeat After Me - Los Amigos Invisibles

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

El Free - Banda Los Recoditos

En Peligro De Extinción - Intocable

A Mi Manera - Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea

Romeo Y Su Nieta - Paquita La Del Barrio

13 Celebrando El 13 - Joan Sebastian

Best Tropical Latin Album

3.0 - Marc Anthony

Como Te Voy A Olvidar - Los Angeles Azules

Pacific Mambo Orchestra - Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants - Various Artists

Corazón Profundo - Carlos Vives

American Roots Music Field

Best American Roots Song

Build Me Up From Bones - Sarah Jarosz

Invisible - Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses)

Keep Your Dirty Lights On - Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott

Love Has Come For You - Steve Martin & Edie Brickell

Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed - Allen Toussaint

Best Americana Album

Old Yellow Moon - Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Love Has Come For You - Steve Martin & Edie Brickell

Buddy And Jim - Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale

One True Vine - Mavis Staples

Songbook - Allen Toussaint

Best Bluegrass Album

It's Just A Road - The Boxcars

Brothers Of The Highway - Dailey & Vincent

This World Oft Can Be - Della Mae

Three Chords And The Truth - James King

The Streets Of Baltimore - Del McCoury Band

Best Blues Album

Remembering Little Walter - Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman

Cotton Mouth Man - James Cotton

Get Up! - Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite

Seesaw - Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa

Down In Louisiana - Bobby Rush

Best Folk Album

My Favorite Picture Of You - Guy Clark

Sweetheart Of The Sun - The Greencards

Build Me Up From Bones - Sarah Jarosz

The Ash & Clay - The Milk Carton Kids

They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration - (Various Artists)

Best Regional Roots Music Album

The Life & Times Of...The Hot 8 Brass Band - Hot 8 Brass Band

Hula Ku'i - Kahulanui

Le Fou - Zachary Richard

Dockside Sessions - Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

Apache Blessing & Crown Dance Songs - Joe Tohonnie Jr.

Reggae Field

Best Reggae Album

One Love, One Life - Beres Hammond

Ziggy Marley In Concert - Ziggy Marley

The Messiah - Sizzla

Reggae Connection - Sly & Robbie And The Jam Masters

Reincarnated - Snoop Lion

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World Music Field

Best World Music Album

Savor Flamenco - Gipsy Kings

No Place For My Dream - Femi Kuti

Live: Singing For Peace Around The World - Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The Living Room Sessions Part 2 - Ravi Shankar

Children's Field

Best Children's Album

Blue Clouds - Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower

The Mighty Sky - Beth Nielsen Chapman

Recess - Justin Roberts

Singing Our Way Through: Songs For The World's Bravest Kids - Alastair Moock & Friends

Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well - Jennifer Gasoi

Spoken Word Field

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't - Stephen Colbert

Carrie And Me - Carol Burnett

Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls - David Sedaris

Still Foolin' 'Em - Billy Crystal

The Storm King - Pete Seeger

Comedy Field

Best Comedy Album

Calm Down Gurrl - Kathy Griffin

I'm Here To Help - Craig Ferguson

A Little Unprofessional - Ron White

Live - Tig Notaro

That's What I'm Talkin' About - Bob Saget

Musical Theater Field

Best Musical Theater Album

Kinky Boots - Billy Porter & Stark Sands, principal soloists; Sammy James Jr., Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Oremus & William Wittman, producers; Cyndi Lauper, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Stark Sands, Billy Porter & Others)

Matilda: The Musical - Bertie Carvel, Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon, Miley Shapiro & Lauren Ward, principal soloists; Michael Croiter, Van Dean & Chris Nightingale, producers; Tim Minchin, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)

Motown The Musical - Brandon Victor Dixon & Valisia Lakae, principal soloists; Frank Filipetti & Ethan Popp, producers (Robert Bateman, Al Cleveland, Georgia Dobbins, Lamont Dozier, Wiliam Garrett, Marvin Gaye, Berry Gordy, Freddie Gorman, Cornelius Grant, Brian Holland, Ivy Jo Hunter, Michael Lovesmith, Alphonzo Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards, William Stevenson, Norman Whitfield & Stevie Wonder, composers; Nickolas Ashford, Marvin Gaye, Berry Gordy, Lula Mae Hardaway, Edward Holland Jr., Michael Lovesmith, Deke Richards, William Robinson, Barrett Strong, Ronald White, Stevie Wonder & Syreeta Wright, lyricists) (Original Broadway Cast With Brandon Victor Dixon, Valisia LeKae, Charl Brown, Bryan Terrell Clark, & Others)

Music for Visual Media Field

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Django Unchained - (Various Artists)

The Great Gatsby (Deluxe Edition) - (Various Artists)

Les Misérables (Deluxe Edition) - (Various Artists)

Muscle Shoals - (Various Artists)

Sound City: Real To Reel - Dave Grohl & Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Argo - Alexandre Desplat, composer

The Great Gatsby - Craig Armstrong, composer

Life Of Pi - Mychael Danna, composer

Lincoln - John Williams, composer

Skyfall - Thomas Newman, composer

Zero Dark Thirty - Alexandre Desplat, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media

Atlas - Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)

Silver Lining - Diane Warren, songwriter (Jessie J)

Skyfall - Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

We Both Know - Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw, songwriters (Colbie Caillat Featuring Gavin DeGraw)

Young And Beautiful - Lana Del Rey & Rick Nowels, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)

You've Got Time - Regina Spektor, songwriter (Regina Spektor)

Composing/Arranging Field

Best Instrumental Composition

Bound Away - Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)

California Pictures For String Quartet - Gordon Goodwin, composer (Quartet San Francisco)

Koko On The Boulevard - Scott Healy, composer (Scott Healy Ensemble)

Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra - Clare Fischer, composer (The Clare Fischer Orchestra)

String Quartet No. 1: Funky Diversion In Three Parts - Vince Mendoza, composer (Quartet San Francisco)

Best Instrumental Arrangement

Invitation - Kim Richmond, arranger (The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra)

On Green Dolphin Street - Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)

Side Hikes - A Ridge Away - Chuck Owen, arranger (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)

Skylark - Nan Schwartz, arranger (Amy Dickson)

Wild Beauty - Gil Goldstein, arranger (Brussels Jazz Orchestra Featuring Joe Lovano)

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

La Vida Nos Espera - Nan Schwartz, arranger (Gian Marco)

Let's Fall In Love - Chris Walden, arranger (Calabria Foti Featuring Seth MacFarlane)

The Moon's A Harsh Mistress - John Hollenbeck, arranger (John Hollenbeck)

Swing Low - Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)

What A Wonderful World - Shelly Berg, arranger (Gloria Estefan)

Package Field

Best Recording Package

Automatic Music Can Be Fun - Mike Brown, Zac Decamp, Brian Grunert & Annie Stoll, art directors (Geneseo)

Long Night Moon - Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)

Magna Carta...Holy Grail - Brian Roettinger, art director (Jay Z)

Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture) - Bruce Duckworth, Sarah Moffat & David Turner, art directors (Metallica)

The Next Day - Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

The Brussels Affair - Charles Dooher & Scott Sandler, art directors (The Rolling Stones)

How Do You Do (Limited Edition Box Set) - Mayer Hawthorne, art director (Mayer Hawthorne)

The Road To Red Rocks (Special Edition) - Ross Stirling, art director (Mumford & Sons)

The Smith Tapes - Masaki Koike, art director (Various Artists)

Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition) - Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney And Wings)

Notes Field

Best Album Notes

Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded) - Neil Tesser, album notes writer (John Coltrane)

Call It Art 1964-1965 - Ben Young, album notes writer (New York Art Quartet)

Electric Music For The Mind & Body - Alec Palao, album notes writer (Country Joe & The Fish)

Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps - Jonathan Cott, album notes writer (Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic)

360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story - Sean Wilentz, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time & End Time Music, 1923-1936 - Nathan Salsburg, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Historical Field

Best Historical Album

Call It Art 1964-1965 - Joe Lizzi & Ben Young, compilation producers; Steve Fallone, Joe Lizzi & Ben Young, mastering engineers (New York Art Quartet)

Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965 - Teri Landi, Andrew Loog Oldham & Steve Rosenthal, compilation producers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (The Rolling Stones)

The Complete Sussex And Columbia Albums - Leo Sacks, compilation producer; Joseph M. Palmaccio, Tom Ruff & Mark Wilder, mastering engineers (Bill Withers)

Pictures Of Sound: One Thousand Years Of Educed Audio: 980–1980 - Patrick Feaster & Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Deluxe Edition) - Philip Siney, compilation producer; Ben Turner, mastering engineer (Sir Georg Solti)

Production, Non-Classical Field

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Annie Up - Chuck Ainlay, engineer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Pistol Annies)

The Blue Room - Helik Hadar & Leslie Ann Jones, engineers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Madeleine Peyroux)

The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here - Paul Figueroa & Randy Staub, engineers; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer (Alice In Chains)

...Like Clockwork - Joe Barresi & Mark Rankin, engineers; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer (Queens Of The Stone Age)

The Moorings - Trina Shoemaker, engineer; Eric Conn, mastering engineer (Andrew Duhon)

Random Access Memories - Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Daft Punk)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Rob Cavallo

Dr. Luke

Ariel Rechtshaid

Jeff Tweedy

Pharrell Williams

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Days Turn Into Nights (Andy Caldwell Remix) - Andy Caldwell, remixer (Delerium Featuring Michael Logen)

If I Lose Myself (Alesso Vs. OneRepublic) - Alesso, remixer (OneRepublic)

Locked Out Of Heaven (Sultan + Ned Shepard Remix) - Ned Shepard & Sultan, remixers (Bruno Mars)

One Love/People Get Ready (Photek Remix) - Rupert Parkes, remixer (Bob Marley And The Wailers)

Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) - Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey)

Surround Sound Field

Best Surround Sound Album

Live Kisses - Al Schmitt, surround mix engineer; Tommy LiPuma, surround producer (Paul McCartney)

Sailing The Seas Of Cheese (Deluxe Edition) - Les Claypool & Jason Mills, surround mix engineers; Stephen Marcussen, surround mastering engineer; Les Claypool & Jeff Fura, surround producers (Primus)

Signature Sound Opus One - Leslie Ann Jones, surround mix engineer; Michael Romanowski, surround mastering engineer; Herbert Waltl, surround producer (Various Artists)

Sixteen Sunsets - Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom, surround producers (Jane Ira Bloom)

Sprung Rhythm - Daniel Shores, surround mix engineer; Daniel Shores, surround mastering engineer; Dan Merceruio, surround producer (Richard Scerbo & Inscape)

Production, Classical Field

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Hymn To The Virgin - Morten Lindberg, engineer (Tone Bianca Sparre Dahl & Schola Cantorum)

La Voie Triomphale - Morten Lindberg, engineer (Ole Kristian Ruud & Staff Band Of The Norwegian Armed Forces)

Roomful Of Teeth - Mark Donahue & Jesse Lewis, engineers (Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth)

Vinci: Artaserse - Hans-Martin Renz, Wolfgang Rixius & Ulrich Ruscher, engineers (Diego Fasolis, Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, Daniel Behle, Franco Fagioli, Valer Barna-Sabadus, Yuriy Mynenko & Concerto Köln)

Winter Morning Walks - David Frost, Brian Losch & Tim Martyn, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider, Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)

Producer Of The Year, Classical

Manfred Eicher

David Frost

Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin

James Mallinson

Jay David Saks

Classical Field

Best Orchestral Performance

Atterberg: Orchestral Works Vol. 1 - Neeme Järvi, conductor (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra)

Lutos¿awski: Symphony No. 1 - Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)

Schumann: Symphony No. 2; Overtures Manfred & Genoveva - Claudio Abbado, conductor (Orchestra Mozart)

Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 - Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)

Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps - Simon Rattle, conductor (Berliner Philharmoniker)

Best Opera Recording

Adès: The Tempest - Thomas Adès, conductor; Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna & Alan Oke; Luisa Bricetti & Victoria Warivonchick, producers (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

Britten: The Rape Of Lucretia - Oliver Knussen, conductor; Ian Bostridge, Peter Coleman-Wright, Susan Gritton & Angelika Kirchschlager; John Fraser, producer (Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble)

Kleiberg: David & Bathsheba - Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor; Anna Einarsson & Johannes Weisser; Morten Lindberg, producer (Trondheim Symphony Orchestra; Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Vocal Ensemble)

Vinci: Artaserse - Diego Fasolis, conductor; Valer Barna-Sabadus, Daniel Behle, Max Emanuel Cencic, Franco Fagioli & Philippe Jaroussky; Ulrich Ruscher, producer (Concerto Köln; Coro Della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lugano)

Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen - Christian Thielemann, conductor; Katarina Dalayman, Albert Dohmen, Stephen Gould, Eric Halfvarson & Linda Watson; Othmar Eichinger, producer (Orchester Der Wiener Staatsoper; Chor Der Wiener Staatsoper)

Best Choral Performance

Berlioz: Grande Messe Des Morts - Colin Davis, conductor (Barry Banks; London Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Choir & London Symphony Chorus)

Palestrina: Volume 3 - Harry Christophers, conductor (The Sixteen)

Parry: Works For Chorus & Orchestra - Neeme Järvi, conductor; Adrian Partington, chorus master (Amanda Roocroft; BBC National Orchestra Of Wales; BBC National Chorus Of Wales)

Pärt: Adam's Lament - Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor (Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir & Vox Clamantis)

Whitbourn: Annelies - James Jordan, conductor (Ariana Zukerman; The Lincoln Trio; Westminster Williamson Voices)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Beethoven: Violin Sonatas - Leonidas Kavakos & Enrico Pace

Cage: The 10,000 Things - Vicki Ray, William Winant, Aron Kallay & Tom Peters

Duo - Hélène Grimaud & Sol Gabetta

Roomful Of Teeth - Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth

Times Go By Turns - New York Polyphony

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Bartók, Eötvös & Ligeti - Patricia Kopatchinskaja; Peter Eötvös, conductor (Ensemble Modern & Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra)

Corigliano: Conjurer - Concerto For Percussionist & String Orchestra - Evelyn Glennie; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)

The Edge Of Light - Gloria Cheng (Calder Quartet)

Lindberg: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Yefim Bronfman; Alan Gilbert, conductor (New York Philharmonic)

Salonen: Violin Concerto; Nyx - Leila Josefowicz; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)

Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 845 & D. 960 - Maria João Pires

Best Classical Vocal Solo

Drama Queens - Joyce DiDonato (Alan Curtis; Il Complesso Barocco)

Mission - Cecilia Bartoli (Diego Fasolis; Philippe Jaroussky; I Barocchisti)

Schubert: Winterreise - Christoph Prégardien (Michael Gees)

Wagner - Jonas Kaufmann (Donald Runnicles; Markus Brück; Chor Der Deutschen Oper Berlin; Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin)

Winter Morning Walks - Dawn Upshaw (Maria Schneider; Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough & Scott Robinson; Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)

Best Classical Compendium

Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik - Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

Holmboe: Concertos - Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor; Preben Iwan, producer

Tabakova: String Paths - Maxim Rysanov; Manfred Eicher, producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Lindberg, Magnus: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Magnus Lindberg, composer (Yefim Bronfman, Alan Gilbert & New York Philharmonic)

Pärt, Arvo: Adam's Lament - Arvo Pärt, composer (Tõnu Kaljuste, Latvian Radio Choir, Vox Clamantis & Sinfonietta Riga)

Salonen, Esa-Pekka: Violin Concerto - Esa-Pekka Salonen, composer (Leila Josefowicz, Esa-Pekka Salonen & Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)

Schneider, Maria: Winter Morning Walks - Maria Schneider, composer (Dawn Upshaw, Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough, Scott Robinson & Australian Chamber Orchestra)

Shaw, Caroline: Partita For 8 Voices - Caroline Shaw, composer (Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth)

Music Video/Film Field

Best Music Video

Safe And Sound - Capital Cities | Grady Hall, video director; Buddy Enright, video producer

Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film - Jay Z | Mark Romanek, video director; Shawn Carter & Aristides McGarry, video producers

Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton | Jon Jon Augustavo, Jason Koenig & Ryan Lewis, video directors; Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer & Jenny Koenig, video producers

Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z | David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer

I'm Shakin' - Jack White | Dori Oskowitz, video director; Raquel Costello, video producer

Best Music Film

Live 2012 - Coldplay | Paul Dugdale, video director; Jim Parsons, video producer

¡Cuatro! - Green Day | Tim Wheeler, video director; Tim Lynch, video producer

I'm In I'm Out And I'm Gone: The Making Of Get Up! - Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite | Danny Clinch, video director; Ben Harper, video producer

Live Kisses - Paul McCartney | Jonas Akerlund, video director; Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger, video producers

The Road To Red Rocks - Mumford & Sons | Nicolas Jack Davies & Frederick Scott, video directors; Dan Bowen, video producer

 

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