“And the winner is”….2008 Grammy’s

Congrats to the big homie Mark Ronson first and foremost. Coming home with 3 big ones!

08’s gonna be hugggge!

Category 1

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.)

  • Rehab
    Amy Winehouse
    Mark Ronson, producer; Tom Elmhirst, Vaughan Merrick, Dom Morley, Mark Ronson & Gabriel Roth, engineers/mixers
    Track from: Back To Black
    [Universal Republic Records]

Category 2

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.)

  • River: The Joni Letters
    Herbie Hancock
    Leonard Cohen, Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell, Corinne Bailey Rae, Luciana Souza & Tina Turner, featured artists; Herbie Hancock & Larry Klein, producers; Helik Hadar, engineer/mixer; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer
    [Verve]

Category 3

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.)

  • Rehab
    Amy Winehouse, songwriter (Amy Winehouse)
    Track from: Back To Black
    [Universal Republic Records; Publisher: EMI Music Publishing]

Category 4

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

  • Amy Winehouse

Field 1 — Pop

Category 5

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Rehab
    Amy Winehouse
    Track from: Back To Black
    [Universal Republic Records]

Category 6

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • What Goes Around…Comes Around
    Justin Timberlake
    [Jive]

Category 7

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For established duos or groups, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Makes Me Wonder
    Maroon 5
    Track from: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long
    [Octone/A&M Records]

Category 8

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    [Rounder Records]

Category 9

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • One Week Last Summer
    Joni Mitchell
    Track from: Shine
    [Hear Music]

Category 10

Best Pop Instrumental Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

  • The Mix-Up
    Beastie Boys
    [Capitol Records]

Category 11

Best Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Back To Black
    Amy Winehouse
    [Universal Republic Records]

Field 2 — Dance

Category 12

Best Dance Recording
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.)

  • LoveStoned/I Think She Knows
    Justin Timberlake
    Nate (Danja) Hills, Timbaland & Justin Timberlake, producers; Jimmy Douglass & Timbaland, mixers
    Track from: FutureSex/LoveSounds
    [Jive/Zomba]

Category 13

Best Electronic/Dance Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)

  • We Are The Night
    The Chemical Brothers
    [Astralwerks]

Field 3 — Traditional Pop

Category 14

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Call Me Irresponsible
    Michael Bublé
    [143 Records/Reprise]

Field 4 — Rock

Category 15

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Radio Nowhere
    Bruce Springsteen
    Track from: Magic
    [Columbia]

Category 16

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Icky Thump
    The White Stripes
    Track from: Icky Thump
    [Third Man/Warner Bros.]

Category 17

Best Hard Rock Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • The Pretender
    Foo Fighters
    [Roswell/RCA Records]

Category 18

Best Metal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Final Six
    Slayer
    Track from: Christ Illusion
    [American Recording/Columbia]

Category 19

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Once Upon A Time In The West
    Bruce Springsteen
    Track from: We All Love Ennio Morricone
    [Sony Classical]

Category 20

Best Rock Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock & Metal songs. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Radio Nowhere
    Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)
    Track from: Magic
    [Columbia; Publisher: Bruce Springsteen]

Category 21

Best Rock Album
(Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.)

  • Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
    Foo Fighters
    [Roswell/RCA Records]

Field 5 — Alternative

Category 22

Best Alternative Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Icky Thump
    The White Stripes
    [Third Man/Warner Bros.]

Field 6 — R&B

Category 23

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • No One
    Alicia Keys
    [J Records/MBK Entertainment]

Category 24

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Future Baby Mama
    Prince
    Track from: Planet Earth
    [Columbia/NPG Records]

Category 25

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Disrespectful
    Chaka Khan Featuring Mary J. Blige
    [Burgundy/Sony/BMG]

Category 26

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • In My Songs
    Gerald Levert
    Track from: In My Songs
    [Atlantic]

Category 27

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Daydreamin’
    Lupe Fiasco Featuring Jill Scott
    Track from: Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor
    [1st & 15th/Atlantic]

Category 28

Best R&B Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • No One
    Dirty Harry, Kerry Brothers & Alicia Keys, songwriters (Alicia Keys)
    [J Records/MBK Entertainment; Publishers: Lellow Productions/EMI April Music, Book Of Daniel Music/EMI Music Publishing, D. Harry Productions]

Category 29

Best R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Funk This
    Chaka Khan
    [Burgundy Records]

Category 30

Best Contemporary R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Because Of You
    Ne-Yo
    [Def Jam Recordings]

Field 7 — Rap

Category 31

Best Rap Solo Performance
(For a solo Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Stronger
    Kanye West
    Track from: Graduation
    [Roc-A-Fella Records]

Category 32

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
(For duo, group or collaborative performances of Rap only. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Southside
    Common Featuring Kanye West
    Track from: Finding Forever
    [Geffen]

Category 33

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

  • Umbrella
    Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
    Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad
    [Def Jam Recordings]

Category 34

Best Rap Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Good Life
    Aldrich Davis, James Ingram, Quincy Jones, Faheem Rasheed Najm & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring T-Pain)
    Track from: Graduation
    [Roc-A-Fella; Publishers: Yellow Brick Road Music/Eiseman Music/EMI Blackwood Music/Please Gimme My Publishing/Careers BMG Music Publishing, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing]

Category 35

Best Rap Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Graduation
    Kanye West
    [Roc-A-Fella Records]

Field 8 — Country

Category 36

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Before He Cheats
    Carrie Underwood
    Track from: Some Hearts
    [19 Recordings/Arista Nashville]

Category 37

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Stupid Boy
    Keith Urban
    Track from: Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing
    [Capitol Records Nashville]

Category 38

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For established duos or groups with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • How Long
    Eagles
    [Eagles Recording Co. II]

Category 39

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Lost Highway
    Willie Nelson & Ray Price
    Track from: Last Of The Breed
    [Lost Highway Records]

Category 40

Best Country Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Throttleneck
    Brad Paisley
    Track from: 5th Gear
    [Arista Nashville]

Category 41

Best Country Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Before He Cheats
    Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
    Track from: Some Hearts
    [19 Recordings/Arista Nashville; Publishers: Big Loud Shirt Industries, Mighty Underdog Music/Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing]

Category 42

Best Country Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • These Days
    Vince Gill
    [MCA Nashville]

Category 43

Best Bluegrass Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • The Bluegrass Diaries
    Jim Lauderdale
    [Yep Roc Records]

Field 9 — New Age

Category 44

Best New Age Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Crestone
    Paul Winter Consort
    [Living Music]

Field 10 — Jazz

Category 45

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

  • River: The Joni Letters
    Herbie Hancock
    [Verve]

Category 46

Best Jazz Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Avant Gershwin
    Patti Austin
    [Rendezvous Entertainment]

Category 47

Best Jazz Instrumental 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.)

  • Anagram
    Michael Brecker, soloist
    Track from: Pilgrimage
    [Heads Up International]

Category 48

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

  • Pilgrimage
    Michael Brecker
    [Heads Up International]

Category 49

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
(For large jazz ensembles, including big band sounds. Albums must contain 51% or more INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

  • A Tale Of God’s Will (A Requiem For Katrina)
    Terence Blanchard
    [Blue Note]

Category 50

Best Latin Jazz Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Funk Tango
    Paquito D’Rivera Quintet?
    [Paquito Records]

Field 11 — Gospel

Category 51

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.)

(Tie)

  • Blessed & Highly Favored
    The Clark Sisters
    Track from: Live – One Last Time
    [EMI Gospel]
  • Never Gonna Break My Faith
    Aretha Franklin & Mary J. Blige (Featuring The Harlem Boys Choir)
    Track from: Bobby: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    [Island Def Jam]

Category 52

Best Gospel Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Blessed & Highly Favored
    Karen Clark-Sheard, songwriter (The Clark Sisters)
    Track from: Live – One Last Time
    [EMI Gospel; Publisher: K. Sheard’s Melody]

Category 53

Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Before The Daylight’s Shot
    Ashley Cleveland
    [204 Records]

Category 54

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • A Deeper Level
    Israel And New Breed
    [Integrity Music]

Category 55

Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Salt Of The Earth
    Ricky Skaggs & The Whites
    [Skaggs Family Records]

Category 56

Best Traditional Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Live – One Last Time
    The Clark Sisters
    [EMI Gospel]

Category 57

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Free To Worship
    Fred Hammond
    [Verity]

Field 12 — Latin

Category 58

Best Latin Pop Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • El Tren De Los Momentos
    Alejandro Sanz
    [Warner Music Latina]

Category 59

Best Latin Rock Or Alternative Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • No Hay Espacio
    Black:Guayaba
    [Machete Music]

Category 60

Best Latin Urban Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Residente O Visitante
    Calle 13
    [Norte]

Category 61

Best Tropical Latin Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • La Llave De Mi Corazón
    Juan Luis Guerra
    [EMI Televisa]

Category 62

Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • 100% Mexicano
    Pepe Aguilar
    [EMI Televisa
    ]

Category 63

  • Before The Next Teardrop Falls
    Little Joe & La Familia
    [TDI Records]

Category 64

Best Norteño Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Detalles Y Emociones
    Los Tigres Del Norte
    [Fonovisa Records]

Category 65

Best Banda Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Te Va A Gustar
    El Chapo
    [Disa]

Field 13 — Blues

Category 66

Best Traditional Blues Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Last Of The Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live In Dallas
    Henry James Townsend, Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins, Robert Lockwood, Jr. & David “Honeyboy” Edwards
    [The Blue Shoe Project]

Category 67

Best Contemporary Blues Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • The Road To Escondido
    JJ Cale & Eric Clapton
    [Reprise Records/Warner Music Group]

Field 14 — Folk

Category 68

Best Traditional Folk Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Dirt Farmer
    Levon Helm
    [Dirt Farmer Music/Vanguard Records]

Category 69

Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Washington Square Serenade
    Steve Earle
    [New West Records]

Category 70

Best Native American Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Totemic Flute Chants
    Johnny Whitehorse
    [Silver Wave Records]

Category 71

Best Hawaiian Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Treasures Of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
    Various Artists
    Daniel Ho, George Kahumoku, Jr., Paul Konwiser & Wayne Wong, producers
    [Daniel Ho Creations]

Category 72

Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Live! Worldwide
    Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
    [AIM Trading Group P/L]


Field 15 — Reggae

Category 73

Best Reggae Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Mind Control
    Stephen Marley
    [Tuff Gong/Ghetto Youths/Universal Republic]

Field 16 — World Music

Category 74

Best Traditional World Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • African Spirit
    Soweto Gospel Choir
    [Shanachie Entertainment]

Category 75

Best Contemporary World Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Djin Djin
    Angelique Kidjo
    [Razor & Tie Direct/Starbucks Entertainment]

Field 17 — Polka

Category 76

Best Polka Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Come Share The Wine
    Jimmy Sturr And His Orchestra
    [Rounder]

Field 18 — Children’s

Category 77

Best Musical Album For Children
(For albums consisting of predominantly music or song vs. spoken word.)

  • A Green And Red Christmas
    The Muppets
    Ted Kryczko & Ed Mitchell, producers
    [Walt Disney Records]

Category 78

Best Spoken Word Album For Children
(For albums consisting of predominantly spoken word vs. music or song.)

  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows
    Jim Dale
    [Listening Library]

Field 19 — Spoken Word

Category 79

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

  • The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream
    Barack Obama
    [Random House Audio]

Field 20 — Comedy

Category 80

Best Comedy Album
(For comedy recordings, spoken or musical)

  • The Distant Future
    Flight Of The Conchords
    [Sub Pop]

Field 21 — Musical Show

Category 81

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.))

  • Spring Awakening
    Duncan Sheik, producer; Duncan Sheik, composer; Steven Sater, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele & Others)
    [Decca Broadway]

Field 22 — Film/TV/Visual Media

Category 82

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.)

  • Love
    (The Beatles)
    George Martin & Giles Martin, producers

    [Apple Records/Capitol Records]

Category 83

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.)

  • Ratatouille
    Michael Giacchino, composer
    [Walt Disney Records]

Category 84

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.)

  • Love You I Do (From Dreamgirls)
    Siedah Garrett & Henry Krieger, songwriters (Jennifer Hudson)
    Track from: Dreamgirls
    [Music World Music/Sony Urban Music/Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax; Publishers: Miroku Music/Williamson Music/Black Chick Music Publishing, SKG Songs]

Field 23 — Composing/Arranging

Category 85

Best Instrumental Composition
(A Composer’s Award for an original composition (not an adaptation) first released during the Eligibility Year. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Cerulean Skies
    Maria Schneider, composer (Maria Schneider Orchestra)
    Track from: Sky Blue
    [ArtistShare]

Category 86

Best Instrumental Arrangement
(An Arranger’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • In A Silent Way
    Vince Mendoza, arranger (Joe Zawinul)
    Track from: Brown Street
    [Heads Up International]

Category 87

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
(An Arranger’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • I’m Gonna Live Till I Die
    John Clayton, arranger (Queen Latifah)
    Track from: Trav’lin’ Light
    [Verve]

Field 24 — Package

Category 88

Best Recording Package

  • Cassadaga
    Zachary Nipper, art director (Bright Eyes)
    [Saddle Creek]

Category 89

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

  • What It Is!: Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977)
    Masaki Koike, art director (Various Artists)
    [Rhino]

Field 25 — Album Notes

Category 90

Best Album Notes

  • John Work, III: Recording Black Culture
    Bruce Nemerov, album notes writer (Various Artists)
    [Spring Fed Records]

Field 26 — Historical

Category 91

Best Historical Album

  • The Live Wire – Woody Guthrie In Performance 1949
    Nora Guthrie & Jorge Arévalo Mateus, compilation producers; Jamie Howarth, Steve Rosenthal, Warren Russell-Smith & Dr. Kevin Short, mastering engineers (Woody Guthrie)
    [Woody Guthrie Publications]

Field 27 — Production, Non-Classical

Category 92

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
(An Engineer’s Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.))

  • Beauty & Crime
    Tchad Blake, Cameron Craig, Emery Dobyns & Jimmy Hogarth, engineers (Suzanne Vega)
    [Blue Note]

Category 93

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
(A Producer’s Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.))

  • Mark Ronson
    • Back To Black (Amy Winehouse) (T)
    • Littlest Things (Lily Allen) (T)
    • Rehab (Amy Winehouse) (T)
    • Version (Mark Ronson) (A)
    • You Know I’m No Good (Amy Winehouse) (T)

Category 94

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
(A Remixer’s Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses for identification.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Bring The Noise (Benny Benassi Sfaction Remix)
    Benny Benassi, remixer (Public Enemy)
    Track from: Bring The Noise/Give It Up EP
    [Ultra Records]

Field 28 — Surround Sound

Category 95

Best Surround Sound Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)

  • Love
    Paul Hicks, surround mix engineer; Tim Young, surround mastering engineer; George Martin & Giles Martin, surround producers (The Beatles)
    [Apple/Capitol Records]

Field 29 — Production, Classical

Category 96

Best Engineered Album, Classical
(An Engineer’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.))

  • Grechaninov: Passion Week
    John Newton, engineer (Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Bach Choir & Kansas City Chorale)
    [Chandos]

Category 97

Producer Of The Year, Classical
(A Producer’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.)

  • Judith Sherman
    • American Virtuosa: Tribute To Maud Powell (Rachel Barton Pine & Matthew Hagle)
    • From Barrelhouse To Broadway: The Musical Odyssey Of Joe Jordan (Rick Benjamin & The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra)
    • Górecki: String Quartet No. 3 ‘…Songs Are Sung’ (Kronos Quartet)
    • Strange Imaginary Animals (Eighth Blackbird)
    • Tchaikovsky: Three String Quartets, Souvenir De Florence (Ying Quartet)

Field 30 — Classical

Category 98

Best Classical Album
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s) if other than the Artist.)

  • Tower: Made In America
    Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Tim Handley, producer; Tim Handley, engineer/mixer (Nashville Symphony)
    [Naxos]

Category 99

Best Orchestral Performance
(Award to the Conductor and to the Orchestra.)

  • Tower: Made In America
    Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Nashville Symphony)
    [Naxos]

Category 100

Best Opera Recording
(Award to the Conductor, Album Producer(s) and Principal Soloists.)

  • Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel
    Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor; Rebecca Evans, Jane Henschel & Jennifer Larmore; Brian Couzens, producer (Sarah Coppen, Diana Montague & Sarah Tynan; New London Children’s Choir; Philharmonia Orchestra)
    [Chandos Opera In English]

Category 101

Best Choral Performance
(Award to the Choral Conductor, and to the Orchestra Conductor if an Orchestra is on the recording, and to the Choral Director or Chorus Master if applicable.)

  • Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem
    Simon Rattle, conductor; Simon Halsey, chorus master (Thomas Quasthoff & Dorothea Röschmann; Rundfunkchor Berlin; Berliner Philharmoniker)
    [EMI Classics]

Category 102

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)
(Award to the Instrumental Soloist(s) and to the Conductor.)

  • Barber/Korngold/Walton: Violin Concertos
    Bramwell Tovey, conductor; James Ehnes (Vancouver Symphony Orchestra)
    [CBC Records]

Category 103

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)
(Award to the Instrumental Soloist.)

  • Beethoven Sonatas, Vol. 3
    Garrick Ohlsson
    [Bridge Records, Inc.]

Category 104

Best Chamber Music Performance
(Award to the Artists.)

  • Strange Imaginary Animals
    Eighth Blackbird
    [Cedille Records]

Category 105

Best Small Ensemble Performance
(Award to the Ensemble (and to the Conductor.)

  • Stravinsky: Apollo, Concerto In D; Prokofiev: 20 Visions Fugitives
    Yuri Bashmet, conductor; Moscow Soloists
    [Onyx Classics]

Category 106

Best Classical Vocal Performance
(Award to the Vocal Soloist(s).)

  • Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Sings Peter Lieberson: Neruda Songs
    Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (James Levine; Boston Symphony Orchestra)
    [Nonesuch Records]

Category 107

Best Classical Contemporary Composition
(A Composer’s Award. (For a contemporary classical composition composed within the last 25 years, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year.))

  • Made In America
    Joan Tower (Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
    Track from: Tower: Made In America
    [Naxos]

Category 108

Best Classical Crossover Album
(Award to the Artist(s) and/or to the Conductor.)

  • A Love Supreme: The Legacy Of John Coltrane
    Turtle Island Quartet
    [Telarc]

Field 31 — Music Video

Category 109

Best Short Form Music Video
(For an individual track or single promotional clip. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer.)

  • God’s Gonna Cut You Down
    Johnny Cash
    Tony Kaye, video director; Rachel Curl, video producer
    [American Records/Lost Highway Records]

Category 110

Best Long Form Music Video
(For video album packages consisting of more than one song or track. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer of at least 51% of the total playing time.)

  • The Confessions Tour
    Madonna
    Jonas Akerlund, video director; Sara Martin & David May, video producers
    [Warner Bros.]
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  1. […] dondan wrote an interesting post today on âAnd the winner isââ¦.2008 GrammyâsHere’s a quick excerptA 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.) Rehab Amy Winehouse, songwriter (Amy Winehouse) … […]

  2. […] dondan wrote an interesting post today on âAnd the winner isââ¦.2008 GrammyâsHere’s a quick excerptLeonard Cohen, Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell, Corinne Bailey Rae, Luciana Souza & Tina Turner, featured artists; Herbie Hancock & Larry Klein, producers; Helik Hadar, engineer/mixer; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer [Verve]. Category 3 … […]

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