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)




15.10.14

Full text of Buhari’s speech at his formal declaration for presidency

See Bellow full text of the speech given by Gen. Muhammadu Buhari at the Eagles Square during his formal declaration for the presidency.
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First I would like, Mr Chairman, if I may, pay tribute to Nigerians as a whole who are enduring all sorts of hardships and deprivations on a daily basis. Many millions are grappling with extreme poverty and barely eking out a living. Nearly all are in fear of their lives or safety for themselves and their families due to


· Insurgency by the godless movement called Boko Haram;

· By marauding murderers in towns and villages;

· By armed robbers on the highways;

· By kidnappers who have put whole communities to fright and sometimes to flight.


Ladies and gentlemen, it is everyone's duty to resolve and help the national effort to overcome these immense challenges. I would like us to place on record our appreciation for the efforts of our Armed Forces under new leadership and police in confronting these challenges.

I would like, secondly, to thank our supporters up and down the country for their perseverance and resolve in face of an oppressive PDP government.

Mr Chairman, this is an occasion to celebrate our efforts and to resolve to continue until victory is won. I humbly wish to present myself before you, before all of Nigeria and before God seeking to be elected as APC's Presidential candidate. Having appreciated that the only way to relieve Nigerians of the PDP, the main opposition parties decided to pool their strengths into one party. We have worked very hard in the last 18 months to put up structures from the polling units to wards, local governments, states and the centre.

We have tried to ensure all processes in our party formation to be transparent and credible. These structures will lead to free and fair polls. There is no point in holding elections if they are not free and fair.


Interference in the form of rigging which PDP Government has practised since 2003 is the worst form of injustice – denying people their right to express their opinions. Whether they like it or not, injustice cannot endure.

Since 1999 PDP has presided over our country's decline. Nigeria in my experience has never been so divided, so polarized by an unthinking government hell bent on ruling and stealing forever whatever befalls the country. Mr Chairman, we in APC are resolved to stop them in their tracks and rescue Nigeria from the stranglehold of PDP.

The last 16 years of PDP Government has witnessed decline in all critical sectors of life in Nigeria

· There is now general insecurity in the land

Quite apart from Boko Haram, there is prevalence of Armed Robbery, kidnappings and killings, cattle rustling, market and farmland arson.

These outrages have taken a new and a frightening dimension, disrupting economic and social life across whole communities.

· The economy continues to deteriorate while the Government continues to announce fantastic growth figures but manufacturing is down, agriculture is down, commerce is down

Simply because you sell oil and steal part of the money does not entitle you to cook figures and announce phantom economic growth when all the major indices namely,

· Employment

· Manufacturing

· Farming

· Trading

are demonstrably on the decline.

· When PDP came to power in 1999 Nigeria was generating about 4,000 M/W of electricity. After 15 years and $20 billion spent we are generating between 3,000 – 4,000 M/W. No failure is more glaring than this.

We in APC are resolve to bring change to Nigeria. We plan to do things differently.

We plan to put priority on

· Protection of lives and property.

· Pursuing economic policies for shared prosperity and immediate attention on youth employment.

· Quality education for development, modernity and social mobility.

· Agricultural productivity for taking millions out of poverty and ensuring food security.

· Reviving Industry to generate employment and "make things" not just to remain hawkers of other peoples' goods.

· Developing solid minerals exploitation which will substantially attract employment and revenue for government.

· Restoring honour and integrity to public service by keeping the best and attracting the best.

· Tackling corruption which has become blatant and widespread. The rest of the world looks at Nigeria as the home of corruption. Nigeria is a country where stealing is not corruption.

· Last, (but not the least or final) respecting the constitutional separation of powers between the executive, legislatures and judiciary and respecting the rights of citizens.

Mr Chairman, there, in outline are some policy proposals about the direction APC should take when, by the grace of God, we are given the responsibility of serving Nigeria in Government.
Akogun Olalekan™

29.7.14

Ebola Panic -What You Must Know.

Let's correct a notion about the EBV (Ebola Virus), at the INFECTIVE stage, the victim would already be VERY SICK and most probably bed ridden, you WON'T find such WALKING AROUND. Not at malls, Not at parties, Not in church or mosque....once they're infectious, they're grounded by the virus.
Quit evicting your Liberian tenants (Some Lagos landlords have been reported to be taking this to the heights already), stop stigmatizing your East African friends or anyone known to have traveled there recently, stop this worry about hand shakes and hugs.
Don't be too quick to label as sick person as an Ebola Virus victim. Stop the cursing and stigmatization of all forms.
Let's educate ourselves about the virus, read online, ask questions and get. In the know.
Displaying horrific pictures of victims on your social networks is no way near making you a star or information guru. Spread knowledge and not ignorance.
Help Stop This Panic, panicking its in itself most dangerous. Only be sure to stay off victims at infectious stages (which is obvious even to the eyes). .....See/Google symptoms online.
I gathered you can report anyone with such persistent symptoms or suspicious feelings to the designated call centres: 08023169485, 08055329229,
08033086660, 08033065303 and 08055281442... http://
icirnigeria.org/health-official-declares-nigeria-free-of-ebola


PLEASE NOTE:
AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT SYMPTOMATIC, THEY ARE NOT INFECTIOUS. -Medical Council.


Akogun Olalekan™