19.4.15

War! War!! War!!!; Return To Your Africa Or We Will Kill You’ South Africans Write Nigerians, Others.

"Everyone Is A Stranger, A Visitor Somewhere. This new found hostility by South Africans, towards other nationals is uncalled-for. To think it's the presence of foreigners in a country that hampers availability of jobs and other socioeconomic gains is a wrong notion, and as for me, is  a clear indication of misinformation and there's a need for re orientation of South Africans.
If non-nationals are getting the jobs in your country, then it could be a clear indication your unemployability or share laziness and/or inability to come up with business innovations which these foreigners have done and is inturn appearing threatening to you/your survival in your own country. To have descended to such low i.e Xenophobic actions, going even as far as killing and maiming foreigners is appalling and show a gross level of barbarism. 
Your plights could have been tenable to some extents if channeled appropriately, ofcourse we had the "Ghana Must Go" in Nigeria, which in my view was NEEDLESS, had the then Nigerian government managed our resources properly. We have long evolved from such irrational acts. South Africa boasting the 2nd largest economy in Africa, should have too by this age. 
To think of the role these 'foreign' countries played in the liberation of South Africa and it's sustenance, this manner of attack is unfair and cunning, posterity might hold a big grudge against South Africans if this continues.
I do not support illegal migration, but if these people suffering these attacks are genuine migrants (which many of them are), then the institutions that allowed them entry and permits should have been your focal points for attacks and not the foreigners/migrants.
Dear South Africans, there's no such thing as "Your Africa", as Africa is Africa, and infact, "Our Africa". Please stop the hostility, stop the bloodletting, we can attack the issues and not the people‎." -Akogun Olalekan.

Here's What Our Brothers Wrote To Us; 

"Dear neighbour from Africa and other parts of the world, we have travelled the world and have not found one country that allows the floods of humans across its borders as South Africa is experiencing. Even in war-torn parts like Syria, Ukraine, Yemen and Somali.We were seven million people in Johannesburg city in 2011. Today, we have an estimated 13 million. In Johannesburg alone, you have taken over entire suburbs: Yeoville, Berea, Bez Valley, Turfontein, among many. You have even moved into rural parts of our country that have 80-per-cent unemployment, and there are no visible signs that you have jobs either.We want to be proudly part of the geographic construct called Africa, but we are as different from one another as Kenyans are from Nigerians; Ivorians from Chadians, etc.We are pleading with you to return to your home countries. Go and build up those countries so that we can all live in economic, social and political prosperity and peace as neighbours. The genocide in this corner of Africa will be far worse than what happened in Rwanda in 1994. Then the entire continent will be condemned to ashes. Is that what you want?South Africans not fully employed or who were found guilty of crimes, were recently repatriated from Nigeria and rightly so. Our people are preparing for war against all foreigners (from Bulgaria, Pakistan and Bangladesh to Africa, north of the Limpopo) and we are all very scared. Please go home and build Africa. Millions will die if you don't. This we can guarantee.‎"

‎Original story
by Deji Abiodun,
Courtesy NewsWireNGR.

Opening thoughts by @Olalekanakogun. Follow on twitter.

9.2.15

The 2015 Grammy Awards‎ ‎WINNERS LIST

The 2015 Grammy Awards was an exciting one and was full of surprises but in the awards given and other antics. Newcomer, Sam Smith stunned all by taking home 4 well-deserved awards including Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Everyone was surprised when Becks clinched the Album Of The Year award in a tight group that consisted of Beyonce(!), Ed Sheeran, Pharell and Sam Smith, so stunned that Kanye West almost pulled a Taylor Swift on the poor guy.

Rap heads, for the first time are happy with the year's rap awards (mostly because Iggy didn't steal it as expected) as respected rap figures won the awards this time. Eminem won Best Rap album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration while Kendrick Lamar won Best Rap Performance and Best Rap song for i.

Iggy who was nominated for 3 awards and who people were scared will end up with Best Rap Album unfortunately did not win any while Beyonce who was tipped to clinch the Album of the Year (and then lost to Becks! Aaargh!) instead won Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for 'Drunk In Love' with Jay-Z.

And of course there was the scandalous as Madonna flashed her assRihanna probably hid a baby bump and Kanye grabbed some ass.

Below is the complete list of winners.

Full list of winners from the 2015 Grammy Awards

Album Of The Year
Beck, Morning Phase – WINNER
Beyonce, Beyonce
Ed Sheeran, x
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
Pharrell Williams, Girl

Best New Artist
Sam Smith – WINNER
Bastille
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Haim

Record Of The Year
Stay With Me (Darkchild Version), Sam Smith – WINNER
Fancy, Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
Chandelier, Sia
Shake It Off, Taylor Swift
All About That Bass, Meghan Trainor

Song Of The Year
Stay With Me (Darkchild Version), Sam Smith – WINNER
Chandelier, Sia
All About That Bass, Meghan Trainor
Shake It Off, Taylor Swift
Take Me to Church," Hozier

Best Rap Album
The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem – WINNER
The New Classic, Iggy Azalea
Because the Internet, Childish Gambino
Nobody's Smiling, Common
Oxymoron, ScHoolboy Q
Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Say Something, A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera – WINNER
Fancy, Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
A Sky Full of Stars, Coldplay
Bang Bang, Ariana Grande, Jessie J & Nicki Minaj
Dark Horse, Katy Perry ft. Juicy J

Best Rap Performance
i, Kendrick Lamar – WINNER
3005, Childish Gambino
0 to 100/The Catch Up, Drake
Rap God, Eminem
All I Need Is You, Lecrae

Best Alternative Music Album
St. Vincent, St. Vincent – WINNER
This Is All Yours, alt-J
Reflektor, Arcade Fire
Melophobia, Cage the Elephant
Lazaretto, Jack White

Best Rock Album
Morning Phase, Beck – WINNER
Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams
Turn Blue, The Black Keys
Hypnotic Eye, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Songs of Innocence, U2

Best Rock Song
Ain't It Fun, Paramore – WINNER
Blue Moon, Beck
Fever, The Black Keys
Gimme Something Good, Ryan Adams
Lazaretto, Jack White

Best Country Album
Platinum, Miranda Lambert – WINNER
Riser, Dierks Bentley
The Outsiders, Eric Church
The Way I'm Livin', Lee Ann Womack
12 Stories, Brandy Clark

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
The Monster, Eminem ft. Rihanna – WINNER
Blak Majik, Common ft. Jhené Aiko
Tuesday, I Love Makonnen ft. Drake
Studio, ScHoolboy Q ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
Bound 2, Kanye West & Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Song
i, Kendrick Lamar – WINNER
Anaconda, Nicki Minaj
Bound 2, Kanye West & Charlie Wilson
We Dem Boyz, Wiz Khalifa
0 to 100/The Catch Up, Drake

Best Country Song
I'm Not Gonna Miss You, Glen Campbell – WINNER
American Kids, Kenny Chesney
Automatic, Miranda Lambert
Give Me Back My Hometown, Eric Church
Meanwhile Back at Mama's, Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Gentle On My Mind, The Band Perry – WINNER
Somethin' Bad, Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood
Day Drinking, Little Big Town
Meanwhile Back At Mama's, Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill
Raise 'Em Up, Keith Urban ft. Eric Church

Best Country Solo Performance
Something In the Water, Carrie Underwood – WINNER
Give Me Me Back My Hometown, Eric Church
Invisible, Hunter Hayes
Automatic, Miranda Lambert
Cop Car, Keith Urban

Best Pop Vocal Album
In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith – WINNER
Ghost Stories, Coldplay
Bangerz, Miley Cyrus
My Everything, Ariana Grande
Prism, Katy Perry
x, Ed Sheeran

Best Urban Contemporary Album
G I R L, Pharrell Williams – WINNER
Sail Out, Jhene Aiko
Beyonce, Beyonce
X, Chris Brown
Mali Is, Mali Music
Best Dance/Electronic Album
Syro, Aphex Twin – WINNER
While (1, Deadmaus
Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon
Do It Again, Röyksopp & Robyn
Damage Control, Mat Zo

Best Pop Solo Performance
Happy, Pharrell Williams – WINNER
All of Me, John Legend
Chandelier, Sia
Stay With Me, Sam Smith
Shake It Off, Taylor Swift

Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta – WINNER
Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Back on the Controls
Sean Paul, Full Frequency
Shaggy, Out of Many, One Music
Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate, The Reggae Power
Soja, Amid the Noise and the Haste

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Cheek to Cheek, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett – WINNER
Sending You a Little Christmas, Johnny Mathis
Nostalgia, Annie Lennox
Partners, Barbra Streisand
Night Songs, Barry Manilow

Best Americana Album
The River & The Thread, Rosanne Cash – WINNER
Terms of My Surrener, John Hiatt
Bluesamericana, Keb' Mo'
A Dotted Line, Nickel Creek
Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, Sturgill Simpson

Best Spoken Word Album
Diary of a Mad Diva, Joan Rivers – WINNER
Actors Anonymous, James Franco
A Call to Action, Jimmy Carter
Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, John Waters
A Fighting Chance, Elizabeth Warren
We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration and the Power of Song, Gloria Gaynor

Best Gospel Album
Help, Erica Campbell – WINNER
Amazing, Ricky Dillard & New G
Withholding Nothing: Live, William McDowell
Forever Yours, Smokie Norful
Vintage Worship, Anita Wilson

Best Rock Performance
Lazaretto, Jack White – WINNER
Gimme Something Good, Ryan Adams
Do I Wanna Know?, Arctic Monkeys
Blue Moon, Beck
Fever, The Black Keys

Best Metal Performance
The Last In Line, Tenacious D – WINNER
Neon Knights, Anthrax
High Road, Mastodon
Heartbreaker, Motörhead
The Negative One, Slipknot

Best R&B Performance
Drunk In Love, Beyoncé ft. Jay Z – WINNER
New Flame, Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross
It's Your World, Jennifer Hudson ft. R. Kelly
Like This, Ledisi
Good Kisser, Usher

Best R&B Song
Drunk In Love, Beyonce ft. Jay Z – WINNER
Good Kisser, Usher
New Flame, Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross
Options (Wolfjames Version), Luke James ft. Rick Ross
The Worst, Jhené Aiko

Best R&B Album
Love, Marriage & Divorce, Toni Braxton & Babyface -WINNER
Islander, Bernhoft
Lift Your Spirit, Aloe Blacc
Black Radio 2, Robert Glasper Experiment
Give The People What They Want, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Best Dance Recording
Rather Be, Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne – WINNER
Never Say Never, Basement Jaxx
F for You, Disclosure ft. Mary J. Blige
I Got U, Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones
Faded, Zhu

Best Latin Pop Album
Tangos, Ruben Blades – WINNER
Elypse, Camila
Raiz, Lila Downs, Niña Pastori & Soledad Pastorutti
Loco de Amor, Juanes
Gracias Por Estar Aqui, Marco Antonio Solis

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Frozen – WINNER
Guardians of the Galaxy
American Hustle
Get On Up: The James Brown Story
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Music Video
Happy, Pharrell Williams – WINNER
We Exist, Arcade Fire
Turn Down for What, DJ Snake & Lil Jon
Chandelier, Sia
The Golden Age, Woodkid ft. Max Richter

Best Music Film
20 Feet From Stardom, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill – WINNER
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Ghost Stories, Coldplay
Metallica: Through The Never, Metallica
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15.12.14

The HEADIES 2014 FULL WINNERS LIST.

Headies HEADIES 2014: Olamide, Davido & Patoranking Wins Big (See Full List Of Winners)

The 2014 Headies Award, has come and gone, though not without its flaws, reservations and flaws as regards timing, programme quality, content amongst other things. We can only look forward to a better show come 2015.

Below are the List of Winners in this Year Headies Award with Olamide, Davido and Patoranking winning 2 Awards each.

Checkout the Winners below:-

BEST R'n'B SINGLE

LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU- 2FACE IDIBIA – Winner

IYAWO MI- TIMI DAKOLO

PLAN B – WANDE COAL

DON GORDON – BURNA BOY

BEST POP SINGLE

DOROBUCCI – MAVIN CREW – Winner

AYE – DAVIDO

JOHNNY – YEMI ALADE

PULL OVER – KCEE

DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI

CARO – STAR BOY FEATURING WIZKID AND L.A.X

SURULERE – DR. SID

BEST RAP SINGLE

PARCEL- PHYNO – Winner

DOPE MONEY – OLAMIDE FT. PHYNO

SHOTZ ON SHOTS – ICE PRINCE FT. SARKODIE

RAP IT UP – POSLY TD

DEAF – EVA ALORDIAH

WTF – ILL BLISS

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI – Winner

SHOKI – LIL' KESH

DOROBUCCI – MAVIN

ALOBAM – PHYNO

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

IYAWO MI – TIMI DAKOLO - Winner

DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI

WHY YOU LOVE ME – NOSA

ORDINARY PEOPLE – COBHAMS

BEST R'n'B/POP ALBUM

THE JOURNEY – SEAN TIZZLE – Winner

TAKEOVER – KCEE

ONCE UPON A TIME – TIWA SAVAGE

ME, MY MOUTH and EYE – SOUND SULTAN

L.I.F.E – BURNA BOY

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

LOVE TO LOVE YOU – NIYOLA FT. BANKYW – Winner

WANTED – TIWA SAVAGE

WINDOW – MONICA OGAH

GOOD MAN – RUBY

BEST RAP ALBUM

NO GUTS NO GLORY – PHYNO

ALAGA IBILE- REMINISCE

BADDEST GUY EVER LIVETH – OLAMIDE – Winner

THY NATION COME – JESSE JAGZ

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE

GIRLIE O REMIX – PATORANKING – Winner

LEAD ME ON – CYNTHIA MORGAN

STINKING SH#T – CHOPSTIX FEATURING ICE PRINCE, YUNG L AND ENDIA.

ONLY YOU – JESSE JAGZ FT. WIZKID

MURDA – SEYI SHAY FT. PATORANKING and SHAYDEE

BEST COLLABO

OYA NOW – JOE EL FT. ORITSE FEMI

EMERGENCY – WIZZY PRO FEATURING SKALES, PATORANKING AND RUNTOWN – Winner

SURULERE – DR. SID and DON JAZZY

PASS YOU BY – BLACK MAGIC FT. ORITSE FEMI

GIRLIE O REMIX – PATORANKING

DOROBUCCI – MAVINS

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

TIWA SAVAGE – ONCE UPON A TIME

SEAN TIZZLE – THE JOURNEY

BURNA BOY – L.I.F.E

KCEE – TAKE OVER Winner

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

IYAWO MI- TIMI DAKOLO

LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU- 2FACE IDIBIA

ALWAYS ON MY MIND – NOSA

ORDINARY PEOPLE – COHBAMS ASUQUO - Winner

BEST 'ALTERNATIVE' SONG

BOLAJI – BOJ – Winner

BODY- BLACK MAGIC FEATURING BANKY W

GOOD MAN – RUBY

WHY YOU LOVE YOU – NOSA

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

DON JAZZY – DOROBUCCI – Winner

PHEELZ – ELEDA MI O

T SPIZE – AYE

LEGENDURY BEATZ – CARO

SHIZZY – SKELEWU

DEL B – PULL OVER

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

SHOTS ON SHOTS – ICE PRINCE

RAP IT UP – POSLY TD

GOD ON THE MIC – JESSE JAGZ – Winner

KPANSH – YUNG 6IX

NEXT RATED

PATORANKING – Winner

RUNTOWN

OREZI

SKALES

YEMI ALADE

HALL OF FAME

SIR DR VICTOR UWAFOR – Winner

BEST AFRICAN ARTISTE

MAFIKIZOLO

SARKODIE – Winner

DIAMONDZ

R2BEES

BEST ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

SLYDE

REEKADO BANKS – Winner

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

ADA ADA BY FLAVOUR – CLARENCE PETERS – Winner

TOH BAD BY NIYOLA – KEMI ADETIBA

JUST LIKE THAT BY RAYCE – AJE

OYA NOW BY JOE EL FT. ORITSE FEMI – UNLIMITED LA

SONG OF THE YEAR

AYE – DAVIDO - Winner

PULL OVER – KCEE

DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSEFEMI

SURULERE – DR. SID

DOROBUCCI – MAVINS

JOHNNY – YEMI ALADE

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

SEAN TIZZLE – THE JOURNEY

BURNA BOY – L.I.F.E

PHYNO – NO GUTS NO GLORY

OLAMIDE – BADDEST GUY EVER LIVETH – Winner

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

DAVIDO – Winner

WIZKID

KCEE

TIWA SAVAGE

OLAMIDE

PHYNO

FLAVOUR

  1. What's your take, who in your view doesn't deserve his/her Headies? 

11.12.14

Grammy Awards 2015: Full nominations list Grammy Awards 2015:


Pharrell, Beyoncé and Sam Smith lead the field of nominees for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards with nods apiece, including Album of the Year, for which they'll square off against Beck and Ed Sheeran. Below is the full list of nominations for the Grammy Awards 2015:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR • Morning Phase, Beck • Beyoncé, Beyoncé • X, Ed Sheeran • Girl, Pharrell • In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith

RECORD OF THE YEAR • "Fancy," Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX • "Chandelier," Sia • "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)," Sam Smith • "Shake It Off," Taylor Swift • "All About That Bass," Meghan Trainor

SONG OF THE YEAR • "All About That Bass," Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor, songwriters (Meghan Trainor) • "Chandelier," Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin, songwriters (Sia) • "Shake It Off," Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift) • "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)," James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith) • "Take Me To Church," Andrew Hozier-Byrne, songwriter (Hozier)

BEST NEW ARTIST • Iggy Azalea • Bastille • Brandy Clark • Haim • Sam Smith

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE • "All of Me (Live Version)," John Legend • "Chandelier," Sia • "Stay With Me," Sam Smith • "Shake It Off," Taylor Swift • "Happy," Pharrell Williams

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE • "Fancy," Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX • "A Sky Full Of Stars," Coldplay • "Say Something," A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera • "Bang Bang," Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj • "Dark Horse," Katy Perry featuring Juicy J

BEST TRADITONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM • Cheek To Cheek, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga • Nostalgia, Annie Lennox • Night Songs, Barry Manilow • Sending You A Little Christmas, Johnny Mathis • Partners, Barbra Streisand With Various Artists

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM • Ghost Stories, Coldplay • Bangerz, Miley Cyrus • My Everything, Ariana Grande • Prism, Katy Perry • X, Ed Sheeran • In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith

BEST DANCE RECORDING • "Never Say Never," Basement Jaxx • "Rather Be," Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne • "F For You," Disclosure Featuring Mary J. Blige • "I Got U," Duke Dumont Featuring Jax Jones • "Faded," Zhu

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM • Syro, Aphex Twin • While (1 Deadmaus • Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon • Do It Again, Röyksopp & Robyn • Damage Control, Mat Zo BEST

CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM • Wild Heart, Mindi Abair • Slam Dunk, Gerald Albright • Nathan East, Nathan East • Jazz Funk Soul, Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, Everette Harp • Bass & Mandolin, Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE • "Gimme Something Good," Ryan Adams • "Do I Wanna Know?," Arctic Monkeys • "Blue Moon," Bec • "Fever," The Black Keys • "Lazaretto," Jack White

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE • "Neon Knights," Anthrax • "High Road," Mastodon • "Heartbreaker," Motörhead • "The Negative One," Slipknot • "The Last In Line," Tenacious D

BEST ROCK SONG • "Ain't It Fun," Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters (Paramore) • "Blue Moon," Beck Hansen, songwriter (Beck) • "Fever," D. Auerbach, B. Burton & P. Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys) • "Gimme Something Good," Ryan Adams, songwriter (Ryan Adams) • "Lazaretto," Jack White III, songwriter (Jack White)

BEST ROCK ALBUM • Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams • Morning Phase, Beck [Capitol Records] • Turn Blue, The Black Keys • Hypnotic Eye, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • Songs Of Innocence, U2

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM • This Is All Yours, Alt-J • Reflektor, Arcade Fire • Melophobia, Cage The Elephant • St. Vincent, St. Vincent • Lazaretto, Jack White

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE • "Drunk In Love," Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z • "New Flame," Chris Brown Featuring Usher & Rick Ross • "It's Your World," Jennifer Hudson Featuring R. Kelly • "Like This," Ledisi • "Good Kisser," Usher

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE • "As," Marsha Ambrosius & Anthony Hamilton • "I.R.S.," Angie Fisher • "Jesus Children," Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner • "Nobody," Kem • "Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo)," Antonique Smith

BEST R&B SONG • "Drunk In Love," Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor & Brian Soko, songwriters (Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z) • "Good Kisser," Ronald "Flip" Colson, Warren "Oak" Felder, Usher Raymond IV, Jameel Roberts, Terry "Tru" Sneed & Andrew "Pop" Wansel, songwriters (Usher) • "New Flame," Eric Bellinger, Chris Brown, James Chambers, Malissa Hunter, Justin Booth Johnson, Mark Pitts, Usher Raymond IV, William Roberts, Maurice "Verse" Simmonds & Keith Thomas, songwriters (Chris Brown Featuring Usher & Rick Ross) • "Options (Wolfjames Version)," Dominic Gordon, Brandon Hesson, William Roberts & Jamaica "Kahn-Cept" Smith, songwriters (Luke James) • "The Worst," Jhené Aiko Chilombo, songwriter (Jhené Aiko)

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM • Sail Out, Jhené Aiko] • Beyoncé, Beyoncé • X, Chris Brown • Mali Is…,Mali Music • Girl, Pharrell Williams

BEST R&B ALBUM • Islander, Bernhoft [Big Picnic Records] • Lift Your Spirit, Aloe Blacc • Love, Marriage & Divorce, Toni Braxton & Babyface • Black Radio 2, Robert Glasper Experiment • Give The People What They Want, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE • "3005," Childish Gambino • "0 To 100 / The Catch Up," Drake • "Rap God," Eminem • "I," Kendrick Lamar • "All I Need Is You," Lecrae

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION • "Blak Majik," Common featuring Jhené Aiko • "The Monster," Eminem featuring Rihanna • "Tuesday," I Love Makonnen featuring Drake • "Studio," Schoolboy Q featuring BJ The Chicago Kid • "Bound 2," Kanye West & Charlie Wilson

BEST RAP SONG • "Anaconda," Ernest Clark, Jamal Jones, Onika Maraj, Marcos Palacios & J. Solone-Myvett, songwriters (Nicki Minaj) • "Bound 2," Mike Dean, Malik Jones, Che Pope, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, John Stephens, Kanye West, Charlie Wilson & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West & Charlie Wilson) • "I," K. Duckworth & C. Smith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar) • "We Dem Boyz," N. Fisher & C. Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa) • "0 To 100 / The Catch Up," A. Feeney, Aubrey Graham, A. Hernandez, P. Jefferies, M. Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

BEST RAP ALBUM • The New Classic, Iggy Azalea • Because The Internet, Childish Gambino • Nobody's Smiling, Common • The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem • Oxymoron, Schoolboy Q • Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM • Riser, Dierks Bentley • The Outsiders, Eric Churc • 12 Stories, Brandy Clark • Platinum, Miranda Lambert • "The Way I'm Livin'," Lee Ann Womack

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE • "Give Me Back My Hometown," Eric Church • "Invisible," Hunter Hayes • "Automatic," Miranda Lambert • "Something In The Water," Carrie Underwood • "Cop Car," Keith Urban

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE • "Gentle On My Mind," The Band Perry • "Somethin' Bad," Miranda Lambert With Carrie Underwood • "Day Drinking," Little Big Town • "Meanwhile Back At Mama's," Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill • "Raise 'Em Up," Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church

BEST NEW AGE ALBUM • Bhakti, Paul Avgerinos • Ritual, Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai • Winds Of Samsara, Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman • Symphony Live In Istanbul, Kitaro • In Love And Longing, Silvia Nakkach & David Darling

BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO • "The Eye Of The Hurricane," Kenny Barron, soloist • "Fingerprints," Chick Corea, soloist • "You & The Night & The Music," Fred Hersch, soloist • "Recorda Me," Joe Lovano, soloist • "Sleeping Giant," Brad Mehldau, soloist

BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM • Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro, (Billy Childs &) Various Artists • I Wanna Be Evil, René Marie • Live In NYC, Gretchen Parlato • Beautiful Life, Dianne Reeves • Paris Sessions, Tierney Sutton

BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM • Landmarks, Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band • Trilogy, Chick Corea Trio • Floating, Fred Hersch Trio • Enjoy The View, Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco Featuring Billy Hart • All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller, Jason Moran

BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM • The L.A. Treasures Project, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra • Life In The Bubble, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band • Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project, Rufus Reid • Live: I Hear The Sound, Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra • OverTime: Music Of Bob Brookmeyer, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM • The Latin Side of Joe Henderson • The Pedrito Martinez Group • The Offense of the Drum • Second Half • New Throned

BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE/SONG • "Help," Erica Campbell featuring LeCrae • "Sunday A.M. (Live)," Karen Clark Sheard • "I Believe," Mali Music • "No Greater Love," Smokie Norful • "Love on the Radio," The Wall Group

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE • "If We're Honest," Francesca Battistelli • "Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.," For King & Country • "Hurricane," Natalie Grant • "Welcome to the New," MercyMe • "Royal Tailor," Royal Tailor

BEST ROOTS GOSPEL ALBUM • Forever Changed, T. Graham Brown • Shine for All the People, Mike Farris • Hymns, Gaither Vocal Band • A Cappella, The Martins • His Way of Loving Me, Tim Menzies

BEST LATIN POP ALBUM • Tangos, Rubén Blades • Elypse, Camila • Raíz, Lila Downs, Niña Pastori and Soledad • Loco De Amor, Juanes • Gracias Por Estar Aquí, Marco Antonio Solís

BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM • Multiviral, Calle 13 • Behind The Machine (Detrás De La Máquina), Chocquibtown • Bailar En La Cueva, Jorge Drexler • Agua Maldita, Molotov • Vengo, Ana Tijoux

BEST REGIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC ALBUM (INCLUDING TEJANO) • Lastima Que Sean Ajenas, Pepe Aguilar • Mano A Mano – Tangos A La Manera De Vicente Fernández, Vicente Fernández • Voz Y Guitarra, Ixya Herrera • 15 Aniversario, Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea • Alegría Del Mariachi, Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle

BEST TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM • 50 Aniversario, El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico • First Class to Havana, Aymee Nuviola • Live, Palo! • El Asunto, Totó La Momposina • Más + Corazón Profundo, Carlos Vives BEST AMERICAN ROOTS PERFORMANCE • "Statesboro Blues," Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal • "A Feather's Not a Bird," Roseanne Cash • "And When I Die," Billy Childs Featuring Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas • "The Old Me Better," Keb' Mo' Featuring The California Feet Warmers • "Destination," Nickel Creek

BEST AMERICAN ROOTS SONG • "A Feather's Not a Bird," Roseanne Cash • "Just So Much," Jesse Winchester • "The New York Trains," The Del McCoury Band • "Pretty Little One," Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell • "Terms of My Surrender," John Hiatt

BEST AMERICANA ALBUM • The River & the Thread, Roseanne Cash • Terms of My Surrender, John Hiatt • Bluesamericana, Keb' Mo' • A Dotted Line, Nickel Creek • Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, Sturgill Simpson

BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM • The Earls of Leicester, The Earls of Leicester • Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe, Noam Pikelny • Cold Spell, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen • Into My Own, Bryan Sutton • Only Me, Rhonda Vincent

BEST BLUES ALBUM • Common Ground – Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy, Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin • Promise of a Brand New Day, Ruthie Foster • Juke Joint Chapel, Charlie Musselwhite • Decisions, Bobby Rush With Blinddog Smokin' • Step Back, Johnny Winter

BEST FOLK ALBUM • Three Bells, Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes • Follow The Music, Alice Gerrard • The Nocturne Diaries, Eliza Gilkyson • Remedy, Old Crow Medicine Show • A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble, Jesse Winchester

BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM • Light The Stars, Bonsoir, Catin • Hanu 'A'ala, Kamaka Kukona • Love's Lies, Magnolia Sisters • The Legacy, Jo-El Sonnier • Ceremony, Joe Tohonnie Jr.

BEST REGGAE ALBUM • Fly Rasta, Ziggy Marley • Full Frequency, Sean Paul • Back On The Controls, Lee 'Scratch' Perry • Out Of Many, One Music, Shaggy • The Reggae Power, Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate • Amid The Noise And Haste, Soja

BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM • Toumani & Sidiki, Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté • Eve, Angelique Kidjo • Our World In Song, Wu Man, Luis Conte & Daniel Ho • Magic, Sérgio Mendes • Traces Of You, Anoushka Shankar

BEST CHILDREN'S ALBUM • Appetite For Construction, The Pop Ups • I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai), Neela Vaswani • Just Say Hi!, Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could • The Perfect Quirk, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo • Through The Woods, The Okee Dokee Brothers

BEST SPOKEN WORLD ALBUM • Actors Anonymous, James Franco • A Call To Action, Jimmy Carter • Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, John Waters • Diary Of A Mad Diva, Joan Rivers • A Fighting Chance, Elizabeth Warren • We Will Survive: True Stories Of Encouragement, Inspiration, And The Power Of Song, Gloria Gaynor

BEST COMEDY ALBUM • Mandatory Fun, "Weird Al" Yankovic • Obsessed, Jim Gaffigan • Oh My God, Louis C.K. • Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, Patton Oswalt • We Are Miracles, Sarah Silverman

BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM • Aladdin • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical • A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder • Hedwig and the Angry Inch • West Side Story

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA • American Hustle • Get On Up: The James Brown Story • Frozen • Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 • The Wolf of Wall Street BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA • Frozen • Gone Girl • The Grand Budapest Hotel • Gravity • Saving Mr. Banks

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA • "Everything Is Awesome!!!," The Lego Movie • "I See Fire," The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug • "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," Glen Campbell, I'll Be Me • "Let It Go," Frozen • "The Moon Song," Her

BEST INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION • The Book Thief • Last Train to Sanity • Life in the Bubble • Recognition • Tarnation

BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTAL OR A CAPPELLA • "Beautiful Dreamer," Strength In Numbers • "Daft Punk," PTX, Vol. 2 • "Get Smart," Gordon Goodwin, Life In The Bubble • "Guantanamera," The Invasion Parade • "Moon River," A Summer Place

BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTS AND VOCALS • "All My Tomorrows," With Love: Arrangements For Some Of My Favorite Singers • "Goodnight America," Songs From The Movie • "New York Tendaberrym," Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro • "Party Rockers," Life In The Bubble • "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?," Strength In Numbers

BEST RECORDING PACKAGE • Formosa Medicine Show, The Muddy Basin Ramblers • Indie Cindy, The Pixies • Lightning Bolt, Pearl Jam • LP1, FKA Twigs • Whispers, Passenger

BEST BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE • Cities Of Darkscorch, Various Artists • A Letter Home, Neil Young • The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27), Various Artists • Sparks (Deluxe Album Box Set), Imogen Heap • Spring 1990 (The Other One), Grateful Dead BEST ALBUM NOTES • Happy: The 1920 Rainbo Orchestra Sides, Isham Jones Rainbo Orchestra) • I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70, Various Artists • Offering: Live At Temple University, John Coltrane • The Other Side Of Bakersfield: 1950s & 60s Boppers And Rockers From 'Nashville West', Various Artists • Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound, Various Artists


BEST HISTORICAL ALBUM • Black Europe: The Sounds And Images Of Black People In Europe Pre-1927 • The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 • Happy: The 1920 Rainbo Orchestra Sides • Longing For The Past: The 78 RPM Era In Southeast Asia • There's A Dream I've Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 – 1971 (Deluxe Edition)

BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, NON-CLASSICAL • Bass & Mandolin • Bluesamericana • Morning Phase • The Way I'm Livin' • What's Left Is Forever

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL • Paul Epworth • John Hill • Jay Joyce • Greg Kurstin • Max Martin

BEST REMIXED RECORDING, NON-CLASSICAL • "All Of Me (Tiesto's Birthday Treatment Remix)," John Legend • "Falling Out (Ming Remix)," Crossfingers Featuring Danny Losito) • "Pompeii (Audien Remix)," Bastille" • "The Rising (Eddie Amador Remix)," Five Knives • "Smile (Kaskade Edit)," Galantis • "Waves (Robin Schulz Remix)," Mr. Probz

BEST SURROUND SOUND ALBUM • Beppe: Remote Galaxy • Beyoncé • Chamberland: The Berlin Remixes • Epics Of Love • Mahler: Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"

BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, CLASSICAL • Adams, John: City Noir • Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean • Dutilleux: Symphony No. 1; Tout Un Monde Lointain; The Shadows Of Time • Riccardo Muti Conducts Mason Bates & Anna Clyne • Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, CLASSICAL • Morten Lindberg • Dmitriy Lipay • Elaine Martone • Judith Sherman • David Starobin

BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE •Adams, John: City Noir David Robertson, conductor (St. Louis Symphony) [Nonesuch] • Dutilleux: Symphony No. 1; Tout Un Monde Lointain; The Shadows Of Time • Dvořák: Symphony No. 8; Janáček: Symphonic Suite From Jenůfa • Schumann: Symphonien 1-4 • Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7; Tapiola

BEST OPERA RECORDING • Charpentier: La Descente D'Orphée Aux Enfers • Milhaud: L'Orestie D'Eschyle • Rameau: Hippolyte Et Aricie • Schönberg: Moses Und Aron • Strauss: Elektra

BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE • Bach: Matthäus-Passion • Dyrud: Out Of Darkness • Holst: First Choral Symphony; The Mystic Trumpeter • Mozart: Requiem • The Sacred Spirit Of Russia

BEST CHAMBER MUSIC/SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE • Dreams & Prayers • In 27 Pieces – The Hilary Hahn Encores • Martinů: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-3 • Partch: Castor & Pollux • Sing Thee Nowell

BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENT SOLO • "All The Things You Are," Leon Fleisher • "The Carnegie Recital," Daniil Trifonov • "Dutilleux: Tout Un Monde Lointain," Xavier Phillips; Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony) • "Play," Jason Vieaux • "Toccatas," Jory Vinikour

BEST CLASSICAL SOLO VOCAL ALBUM • Douce France • Porpora: Arias • Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin • Stella Di Napoli • Virtuoso Rossini Arias

BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM • Britten To America • Mieczysław Weinberg • Mike Marshall & The Turtle Island Quartet • Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances • The Solent – Fifty Years Of Music By Ralph Vaughan Williams

BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION • Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean • Clyne, Anna: Prince Of Clouds • Crumb, George: Voices From The Heartland • Paulus, Stephen: Concerto For Two Trumpets & Band • Sierra, Roberto: Sinfonía No. 4 BEST MUSIC VIDEO • "We Exist," Arcade Fire • "Turn Down For What," DJ Snake & Lil Jon • "Chandelier," Sia • "Happy," Pharrell Williams • "The Golden Age," Woodkid Featuring Max Richte

BEST MUSIC FILM • Beyoncé & Jay Z: On The Run Tour, Beyoncé & Jay Z Jonas Åkerlund, video director; Svana Gisla, video producer [Columbia Records] • Ghost Stories, Coldplay • 20 Feet From Stardom, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hil • Metallica Through The Never, Metallica • The Truth About Love Tour:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR • Morning Phase, Beck • Beyoncé, Beyoncé • X, Ed Sheeran • Girl, Pharrell • In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith RECORD OF THE YEAR • "Fancy," Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX • "Chandelier," Sia • "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)," Sam Smith • "Shake It Off," Taylor Swift • "All About That Bass," Meghan Trainor

SONG OF THE YEAR • "All About That Bass," Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor, songwriters (Meghan Trainor) • "Chandelier," Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin, songwriters (Sia) • "Shake It Off," Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift) • "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)," James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith) • "Take Me To Church," Andrew Hozier-Byrne, songwriter (Hozier)

BEST NEW ARTIST • Iggy Azalea • Bastille • Brandy Clark • Haim • Sam Smith

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE • "All of Me (Live Version)," John Legend • "Chandelier," Sia • "Stay With Me," Sam Smith • "Shake It Off," Taylor Swift • "Happy," Pharrell Williams

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE • "Fancy," Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX • "A Sky Full Of Stars," Coldplay • "Say Something," A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera • "Bang Bang," Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj • "Dark Horse," Katy Perry featuring Juicy J

BEST TRADITONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM • Cheek To Cheek, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga • Nostalgia, Annie Lennox • Night Songs, Barry Manilow • Sending You A Little Christmas, Johnny Mathis • Partners, Barbra Streisand With Various Artists

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM • Ghost Stories, Coldplay • Bangerz, Miley Cyrus • My Everything, Ariana Grande • Prism, Katy Perry • X, Ed Sheeran • In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith BEST DANCE RECORDING • "Never Say Never," Basement Jaxx • "Rather Be," Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne • "F For You," Disclosure Featuring Mary J. Blige • "I Got U," Duke Dumont Featuring Jax Jones • "Faded," Zhu

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM • Syro, Aphex Twin • While (1 Deadmaus • Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon • Do It Again, Röyksopp & Robyn • Damage Control, Mat Zo BEST

CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM • Wild Heart, Mindi Abair • Slam Dunk, Gerald Albright • Nathan East, Nathan East • Jazz Funk Soul, Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, Everette Harp • Bass & Mandolin, Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE • "Gimme Something Good," Ryan Adams • "Do I Wanna Know?," Arctic Monkeys • "Blue Moon," Bec • "Fever," The Black Keys • "Lazaretto," Jack White

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE • "Neon Knights," Anthrax • "High Road," Mastodon • "Heartbreaker," Motörhead • "The Negative One," Slipknot • "The Last In Line," Tenacious D

BEST ROCK SONG • "Ain't It Fun," Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters (Paramore) • "Blue Moon," Beck Hansen, songwriter (Beck) • "Fever," D. Auerbach, B. Burton & P. Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys) • "Gimme Something Good," Ryan Adams, songwriter (Ryan Adams) • "Lazaretto," Jack White III, songwriter (Jack White)

BEST ROCK ALBUM • Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams • Morning Phase, Beck [Capitol Records] • Turn Blue, The Black Keys • Hypnotic Eye, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • Songs Of Innocence, U2

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM • This Is All Yours, Alt-J • Reflektor, Arcade Fire • Melophobia, Cage The Elephant • St. Vincent, St. Vincent • Lazaretto, Jack White

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE • "Drunk In Love," Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z • "New Flame," Chris Brown Featuring Usher & Rick Ross • "It's Your World," Jennifer Hudson Featuring R. Kelly • "Like This," Ledisi • "Good Kisser," Usher

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE • "As," Marsha Ambrosius & Anthony Hamilton • "I.R.S.," Angie Fisher • "Jesus Children," Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner • "Nobody," Kem • "Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo)," Antonique Smith BEST R&B SONG • "Drunk In Love," Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor & Brian Soko, songwriters (Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z) • "Good Kisser," Ronald "Flip" Colson, Warren "Oak" Felder, Usher Raymond IV, Jameel Roberts, Terry "Tru" Sneed & Andrew "Pop" Wansel, songwriters (Usher) • "New Flame," Eric Bellinger, Chris Brown, James Chambers, Malissa Hunter, Justin Booth Johnson, Mark Pitts, Usher Raymond IV, William Roberts, Maurice "Verse" Simmonds & Keith Thomas, songwriters (Chris Brown Featuring Usher & Rick Ross) • "Options (Wolfjames Version)," Dominic Gordon, Brandon Hesson, William Roberts & Jamaica "Kahn-Cept" Smith, songwriters (Luke James) • "The Worst," Jhené Aiko Chilombo, songwriter (Jhené Aiko)

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM • Sail Out, Jhené Aiko] • Beyoncé, Beyoncé • X, Chris Brown • Mali Is…,Mali Music • Girl, Pharrell Williams

BEST R&B ALBUM • Islander, Bernhoft [Big Picnic Records] • Lift Your Spirit, Aloe Blacc • Love, Marriage & Divorce, Toni Braxton & Babyface • Black Radio 2, Robert Glasper Experiment • Give The People What They Want, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE • "3005," Childish Gambino • "0 To 100 / The Catch Up," Drake • "Rap God," Eminem • "I," Kendrick Lamar • "All I Need Is You," Lecrae

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION • "Blak Majik," Common featuring Jhené Aiko • "The Monster," Eminem featuring Rihanna • "Tuesday," I Love Makonnen featuring Drake • "Studio," Schoolboy Q featuring BJ The Chicago Kid • "Bound 2," Kanye West & Charlie Wilson

BEST RAP SONG • "Anaconda," Ernest Clark, Jamal Jones, Onika Maraj, Marcos Palacios & J. Solone-Myvett, songwriters (Nicki Minaj) • "Bound 2," Mike Dean, Malik Jones, Che Pope, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, John Stephens, Kanye West, Charlie Wilson & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West & Charlie Wilson) • "I," K. Duckworth & C. Smith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar) • "We Dem Boyz," N. Fisher & C. Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa) • "0 To 100 / The Catch Up," A. Feeney, Aubrey Graham, A. Hernandez, P. Jefferies, M. Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

BEST RAP ALBUM • The New Classic, Iggy Azalea • Because The Internet, Childish Gambino • Nobody's Smiling, Common • The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem • Oxymoron, Schoolboy Q • Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM • Riser, Dierks Bentley • The Outsiders, Eric Churc • 12 Stories, Brandy Clark • Platinum, Miranda Lambert • "The Way I'm Livin'," Lee Ann Womack

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE • "Give Me Back My Hometown," Eric Church • "Invisible," Hunter Hayes • "Automatic," Miranda Lambert • "Something In The Water," Carrie Underwood • "Cop Car," Keith Urban

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE • "Gentle On My Mind," The Band Perry • "Somethin' Bad," Miranda Lambert With Carrie Underwood • "Day Drinking," Little Big Town • "Meanwhile Back At Mama's," Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill • "Raise 'Em Up," Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church

BEST NEW AGE ALBUM • Bhakti, Paul Avgerinos • Ritual, Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai • Winds Of Samsara, Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman • Symphony Live In Istanbul, Kitaro • In Love And Longing, Silvia Nakkach & David Darling BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO • "The Eye Of The Hurricane," Kenny Barron, soloist • "Fingerprints," Chick Corea, soloist • "You & The Night & The Music," Fred Hersch, soloist • "Recorda Me," Joe Lovano, soloist • "Sleeping Giant," Brad Mehldau, soloist

BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM • Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro, (Billy Childs &) Various Artists • I Wanna Be Evil, René Marie • Live In NYC, Gretchen Parlato • Beautiful Life, Dianne Reeves • Paris Sessions, Tierney Sutton

BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM • Landmarks, Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band • Trilogy, Chick Corea Trio • Floating, Fred Hersch Trio • Enjoy The View, Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco Featuring Billy Hart • All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller, Jason Moran

BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM • The L.A. Treasures Project, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra • Life In The Bubble, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band • Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project, Rufus Reid • Live: I Hear The Sound, Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra • OverTime: Music Of Bob Brookmeyer, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM • The Latin Side of Joe Henderson • The Pedrito Martinez Group • The Offense of the Drum • Second Half • New Throned BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE/SONG • "Help," Erica Campbell featuring LeCrae • "Sunday A.M. (Live)," Karen Clark Sheard • "I Believe," Mali Music • "No Greater Love," Smokie Norful • "Love on the Radio," The Wall Group

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE • "If We're Honest," Francesca Battistelli • "Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.," For King & Country • "Hurricane," Natalie Grant • "Welcome to the New," MercyMe • "Royal Tailor," Royal Tailor

BEST ROOTS GOSPEL ALBUM • Forever Changed, T. Graham Brown • Shine for All the People, Mike Farris • Hymns, Gaither Vocal Band • A Cappella, The Martins • His Way of Loving Me, Tim Menzies BEST LATIN POP ALBUM • Tangos, Rubén Blades • Elypse, Camila • Raíz, Lila Downs, Niña Pastori and Soledad • Loco De Amor, Juanes • Gracias Por Estar Aquí, Marco Antonio Solís

BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM • Multiviral, Calle 13 • Behind The Machine (Detrás De La Máquina), Chocquibtown • Bailar En La Cueva, Jorge Drexler • Agua Maldita, Molotov • Vengo, Ana Tijoux

BEST REGIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC ALBUM (INCLUDING TEJANO) • Lastima Que Sean Ajenas, Pepe Aguilar • Mano A Mano – Tangos A La Manera De Vicente Fernández, Vicente Fernández • Voz Y Guitarra, Ixya Herrera • 15 Aniversario, Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea • Alegría Del Mariachi, Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle

BEST TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM • 50 Aniversario, El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico • First Class to Havana, Aymee Nuviola • Live, Palo! • El Asunto, Totó La Momposina • Más + Corazón Profundo, Carlos Vives

BEST AMERICAN ROOTS PERFORMANCE • "Statesboro Blues," Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal • "A Feather's Not a Bird," Roseanne Cash • "And When I Die," Billy Childs Featuring Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas • "The Old Me Better," Keb' Mo' Featuring The California Feet Warmers • "Destination," Nickel Creek

BEST AMERICAN ROOTS SONG • "A Feather's Not a Bird," Roseanne Cash • "Just So Much," Jesse Winchester • "The New York Trains," The Del McCoury Band • "Pretty Little One," Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell • "Terms of My Surrender," John Hiatt

BEST AMERICANA ALBUM • The River & the Thread, Roseanne Cash • Terms of My Surrender, John Hiatt • Bluesamericana, Keb' Mo' • A Dotted Line, Nickel Creek • Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, Sturgill Simpson

BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM • The Earls of Leicester, The Earls of Leicester • Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe, Noam Pikelny • Cold Spell, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen • Into My Own, Bryan Sutton • Only Me, Rhonda Vincent

BEST BLUES ALBUM • Common Ground – Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy, Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin • Promise of a Brand New Day, Ruthie Foster • Juke Joint Chapel, Charlie Musselwhite • Decisions, Bobby Rush With Blinddog Smokin' • Step Back, Johnny Winter

BEST FOLK ALBUM • Three Bells, Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes • Follow The Music, Alice Gerrard • The Nocturne Diaries, Eliza Gilkyson • Remedy, Old Crow Medicine Show • A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble, Jesse Winchester

BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM • Light The Stars, Bonsoir, Catin • Hanu 'A'ala, Kamaka Kukona • Love's Lies, Magnolia Sisters • The Legacy, Jo-El Sonnier • Ceremony, Joe Tohonnie Jr.

BEST REGGAE ALBUM • Fly Rasta, Ziggy Marley • Full Frequency, Sean Paul • Back On The Controls, Lee 'Scratch' Perry • Out Of Many, One Music, Shaggy • The Reggae Power, Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate • Amid The Noise And Haste, Soja

BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM • Toumani & Sidiki, Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté • Eve, Angelique Kidjo • Our World In Song, Wu Man, Luis Conte & Daniel Ho • Magic, Sérgio Mendes • Traces Of You, Anoushka Shankar

BEST CHILDREN'S ALBUM • Appetite For Construction, The Pop Ups • I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai), Neela Vaswani • Just Say Hi!, Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could • The Perfect Quirk, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo • Through The Woods, The Okee Dokee Brothers

BEST SPOKEN WORLD ALBUM • Actors Anonymous, James Franco • A Call To Action, Jimmy Carter • Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, John Waters • Diary Of A Mad Diva, Joan Rivers • A Fighting Chance, Elizabeth Warren • We Will Survive: True Stories Of Encouragement, Inspiration, And The Power Of Song, Gloria Gaynor

BEST COMEDY ALBUM • Mandatory Fun, "Weird Al" Yankovic • Obsessed, Jim Gaffigan • Oh My God, Louis C.K. • Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, Patton Oswalt • We Are Miracles, Sarah Silverman

BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM • Aladdin • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical • A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder • Hedwig and the Angry Inch • West Side Story

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA • American Hustle • Get On Up: The James Brown Story • Frozen • Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 • The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA • Frozen • Gone Girl • The Grand Budapest Hotel • Gravity • Saving Mr. Banks BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA • "Everything Is Awesome!!!," The Lego Movie • "I See Fire," The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug • "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," Glen Campbell, I'll Be Me • "Let It Go," Frozen • "The Moon Song," Her

BEST INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION • The Book Thief • Last Train to Sanity • Life in the Bubble • Recognition • Tarnation

BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTAL OR A CAPPELLA • "Beautiful Dreamer," Strength In Numbers • "Daft Punk," PTX, Vol. 2 • "Get Smart," Gordon Goodwin, Life In The Bubble • "Guantanamera," The Invasion Parade • "Moon River," A Summer Place

BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTS AND VOCALS • "All My Tomorrows," With Love: Arrangements For Some Of My Favorite Singers • "Goodnight America," Songs From The Movie • "New York Tendaberrym," Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro • "Party Rockers," Life In The Bubble • "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?," Strength In Numbers

BEST RECORDING PACKAGE • Formosa Medicine Show, The Muddy Basin Ramblers • Indie Cindy, The Pixies • Lightning Bolt, Pearl Jam • LP1, FKA Twigs • Whispers, Passenger

BEST BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE • Cities Of Darkscorch, Various Artists • A Letter Home, Neil Young • The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27), Various Artists • Sparks (Deluxe Album Box Set), Imogen Heap • Spring 1990 (The Other One), Grateful Dead

BEST ALBUM NOTES • Happy: The 1920 Rainbo Orchestra Sides, Isham Jones Rainbo Orchestra) • I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70, Various Artists • Offering: Live At Temple University, John Coltrane • The Other Side Of Bakersfield: 1950s & 60s Boppers And Rockers From 'Nashville West', Various Artists • Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound, Various Artists

BEST HISTORICAL ALBUM • Black Europe: The Sounds And Images Of Black People In Europe Pre-1927 • The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 • Happy: The 1920 Rainbo Orchestra Sides • Longing For The Past: The 78 RPM Era In Southeast Asia • There's A Dream I've Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 – 1971 (Deluxe Edition)

BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, NON-CLASSICAL • Bass & Mandolin • Bluesamericana • Morning Phase • The Way I'm Livin' • What's Left Is Forever

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL • Paul Epworth • John Hill • Jay Joyce • Greg Kurstin • Max Martin

BEST REMIXED RECORDING, NON-CLASSICAL • "All Of Me (Tiesto's Birthday Treatment Remix)," John Legend • "Falling Out (Ming Remix)," Crossfingers Featuring Danny Losito) • "Pompeii (Audien Remix)," Bastille" • "The Rising (Eddie Amador Remix)," Five Knives • "Smile (Kaskade Edit)," Galantis • "Waves (Robin Schulz Remix)," Mr. Probz BEST SURROUND SOUND ALBUM • Beppe: Remote Galaxy • Beyoncé • Chamberland: The Berlin Remixes • Epics Of Love • Mahler: Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"

BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, CLASSICAL • Adams, John: City Noir • Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean • Dutilleux: Symphony No. 1; Tout Un Monde Lointain; The Shadows Of Time • Riccardo Muti Conducts Mason Bates & Anna Clyne • Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, CLASSICAL • Morten Lindberg • Dmitriy Lipay • Elaine Martone • Judith Sherman • David Starobin

BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE •Adams, John: City Noir David Robertson, conductor (St. Louis Symphony) [Nonesuch] • Dutilleux: Symphony No. 1; Tout Un Monde Lointain; The Shadows Of Time • Dvořák: Symphony No. 8; Janáček: Symphonic Suite From Jenůfa • Schumann: Symphonien 1-4 • Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7; Tapiola

BEST OPERA RECORDING • Charpentier: La Descente D'Orphée Aux Enfers • Milhaud: L'Orestie D'Eschyle • Rameau: Hippolyte Et Aricie • Schönberg: Moses Und Aron • Strauss: Elektra

BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE • Bach: Matthäus-Passion • Dyrud: Out Of Darkness • Holst: First Choral Symphony; The Mystic Trumpeter • Mozart: Requiem • The Sacred Spirit Of Russia

BEST CHAMBER MUSIC/SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE • Dreams & Prayers • In 27 Pieces – The Hilary Hahn Encores • Martinů: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-3 • Partch: Castor & Pollux • Sing Thee Nowell

BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENT SOLO • "All The Things You Are," Leon Fleisher • "The Carnegie Recital," Daniil Trifonov • "Dutilleux: Tout Un Monde Lointain," Xavier Phillips; Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony) • "Play," Jason Vieaux • "Toccatas," Jory Vinikour

BEST CLASSICAL SOLO VOCAL ALBUM • Douce France • Porpora: Arias • Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin • Stella Di Napoli • Virtuoso Rossini Arias

BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM • Britten To America • Mieczysław Weinberg • Mike Marshall & The Turtle Island Quartet • Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances • The Solent – Fifty Years Of Music By Ralph Vaughan Williams

BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION • Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean • Clyne, Anna: Prince Of Clouds • Crumb, George: Voices From The Heartland • Paulus, Stephen: Concerto For Two Trumpets & Band • Sierra, Roberto: Sinfonía No. 4

BEST MUSIC VIDEO • "We Exist," Arcade Fire • "Turn Down For What," DJ Snake & Lil Jon • "Chandelier," Sia • "Happy," Pharrell Williams • "The Golden Age," Woodkid Featuring Max Richte

BEST MUSIC FILM • Beyoncé & Jay Z: On The Run Tour, Beyoncé & Jay Z Jonas Åkerlund, video director; Svana Gisla, video producer [Columbia Records] • Ghost Stories, Coldplay • 20 Feet From Stardom, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hil • Metallica Through The Never, Metallica • The Truth About Love Tour.

10.12.14

Obasanjo's- "MY WATCH" (Excerpts)