Grammy Awards 2018

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The 2018 Grammy Awards were held at Madison Square Garden on January 28th . This brought the event back to New York after 15 years after the award ceremony had taken place in Los Angeles in the intervening years . The Grammy , the most important US music award , was awarded for the 60th time this year. The awards went to musicians, songwriters and other successful players in the music business. The basis was publications between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. The nominations were announced on November 28, 2017.

Main categories

Single of the year (Record of the Year):

Album of the Year:

Song of the Year:

  • That's What I Like by Bruno Mars (Authors: Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus, Jonathan Yip)
  • The following were also nominated:

Best New Artist:


Best pop solo performance (Best Pop Solo Performance):

Best Pop Performance by a Duo / Group (Best Pop Duo / Group Performance):

Best Vocal Album - Traditional Pop (Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album):

Best Vocal Album - Pop (Best Pop Vocal Album):

Dance / Electronica

Best Dance Recording (Best Dance Recording):

Best dance / electronic album (Best Dance / Electronic Album):

Contemporary instrumental music

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album (Best Contemporary Instrumental Album):


Best rock performance (Best Rock Performance):

Best metal performance (Best Metal Performance):

Best Rock Song (Best Rock Song):

  • Run by the Foo Fighters (Authors: Foo Fighters)
  • The following were also nominated:
    • Atlas, Rise! by Metallica (Authors: James Hetfield , Lars Ulrich )
    • Blood in the Cut by K. Flay (Authors: JT Daly, Kristine Flaherty)
    • Go to War by Nothing More (Authors: Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik, Mark Vollelunga)
    • The Stage by Avenged Sevenfold (Authors: Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward, Brooks Wackerman)

Best rock album (Best Rock Album):


Best Alternative Album (Best Alternative Music Album):

Rhythm & Blues

Best R & B performance (Best R & B Performance):

Best performance - Traditional R&B (Best Traditional R&B Performance):

Best R&B Song (Best R&B Song):

  • That's What I Like by Bruno Mars (Authors: Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus, Jonathan Yip)
  • The following were also nominated:
    • First Began by PJ Morton (Author: Paul Morton Jr.)
    • Location of Khalid (Authors: Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson, Joshua Scruggs)
    • Redbone by Childish Gambino (Authors: Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson)
    • Supermodel of SZA (Authors: Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Land Fair Jr., Solana Rowe, Pharrell Williams )

Best Urban Contemporary Album (Best Urban Contemporary Album):

Best R&B Album (Best R&B Album):


Best rap performance (Best Rap Performance):

Best Performance - Rap / Singing (Best Rap / Sung Performance):

Best Rap Song (Best Rap Song):

  • Humble by Kendrick Lamar (Authors: Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Asheton Hogan, Michael Len Williams II)
  • The following were also nominated:
    • Bodak Yellow by Cardi B (Authors: Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin, J. White)
    • Chase Me by DJ Danger Mouse featuring Run the Jewels & Big Boi (Authors: Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins, Jon Spencer)
    • Sassy von Rapsody (Authors: Marlanna Evans, Eric Gabouer)
    • The Story of OJ by Jay-Z (Authors: Shawn Carter , Dion Wilson)

Best Rap Album (Best Rap Album):


Best country solo performance (Best Country Solo Performance):

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group (Best Country Duo / Group Performance):

Best Country Song (Best Country Song):

Best Country Album (Best Country Album):

New Age

Best New Age Album (Best New Age Album):


Best solo jazz improvisation (Best Improvised Jazz Solo):

Best Jazz Vocal Album (Best Jazz Vocal Album):

Best Jazz Instrumental Album (Best Jazz Instrumental Album):

Best album of jazz big ensembles (Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album):

Best Latin Jazz Album (Best Latin Jazz Album):

Gospel / Christian pop music

Best Performance / Best Song Gospel (Best Gospel Performance / Song):

  • Never Have to Be Alone by CeCe Winans (Authors: Dwan Hill, Alvin Love III)
  • The following were also nominated:

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance / Song:

  • What a Beautiful Name by Hillsong Worship (Authors: Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood )
  • The following were also nominated:
    • Oh My Soul by Casting Crowns (Authors: Mark Hall, Bernie Herms)
    • Clean by Natalie Grant (Author: Natalie Grant)
    • Even If by MercyMe (Authors: David Garcia, Ben Glover, Crystal Lewis, Tim Timmons, MercyMe)
    • Hills and Valleys by Tauren Wells (Authors: Chuck Butler, Jonathan Smith, Tauren Wells)

Best Gospel Album (Best Gospel Album):

Best album of Christian pop music (Best Contemporary Christian Music Album):

Best Roots gospel album (Best Roots Gospel Album):


Best Latin Pop Album (Best Latin Pop Album):

  • El Dorado by Shakira
  • The following were also nominated:

Best Latin Rock, Alternative or urban- album (Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album):

Best Album with regional Mexican music including Tejano (Best Regional Mexican Music Album - Including Tejano):

Best Tropical Latin Album (Best Tropical Latin Album):

American roots

Best American Roots performance (Best American Roots performance):

Best American Roots Song (Best American Roots Song):

Best Americana Album (Best Americana Album):

Best Bluegrass Album (Best Bluegrass Album):

Best Traditional Blues Album (Best Traditional Blues Album):

Best Contemporary Blues Album (Best Contemporary Blues Album):

Best Folk Album (Best Folk Album):

Best album of music with regional roots (Best Regional Roots Music Album):


Best Reggae Album (Best Reggae Album):

World music

Best World Music Album (Best World Music Album):

For children

Best Children's Album (Best Children's Album):


Best Spoken Album (included poetry, audio books and storytelling) (Best Spoken Word Album - includes poetry, audiobooks and storytelling):


Best Comedy Album (Best Comedy Album):

Musical theater

Best Musical Theater Album (Best Musical Theater Album):

  • Dear Evan Hansen from the Original Broadway Cast with Ben Platt (producers: Alex Lacamoire, Stacey Mindich, Benj Pasek , Justin Paul ; text and music: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul)
  • The following were also nominated:
    • Come from Away by the Original Broadway Cast (producers: Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, David Hein, David Lai, Irene Sankoff; text and music: David Hein, Irene Sankoff)
    • Hello, Dolly! from the New Broadway Cast with Bette Midler (Producer: Steven Epstein; Text and Music: Jerry Herman)

Music for visual media (film, television, video games, etc.)

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media:

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media:

Best Song Written for Visual Media :

Composition / arrangement

Best Instrumental Composition (Best Instrumental Composition):

Best instrumental or a cappella arrangement (Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella):

Best Arrangement of instruments and vocals (Best Arrangement, Instruments and vocals):

Special editions

Best Recording Package (Best Recording Package):

  • Shared price:
  • The following were also nominated:
    • Mura Masa by Mura Masa (Artistic Directors: Alex Crossan, Matt De Jong)
    • Sleep Well Beast by The National (Artistic Directors: Elyanna Blaser-Gould, Luke Hayman, Andrea Trabucco-Campos)
    • Solid State by Jonathan Coulton (Artistic Director: Gail Marowitz)

Best package as a box or special limited edition (Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package):

  • The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition by various artists (Artistic Directors: Lawrence Azerrad, Timothy Daly, David Pescovitz)
  • The following were also nominated:
    • Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque in Upper Volta by various interpreters (Artistic Director: Tim Breen)
    • Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (1984-2014) by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (Artistic Director: Tom Hingston)
    • May 1977: Get Shown the Light by Grateful Dead (Artistic Director: Masaki Koike)
    • Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares by various artists (Artistic directors: Tim Breen, Benjamin Marra, Ken Shipley)

Accompanying texts

Best Album Notes:

  • Live at the Whiskey A Go Go: The Complete Recordings by Otis Redding (Author: Lynell George)
  • The following were also nominated:
    • Arthur Q. Smith: The Trouble with the Truth by various artists (Writer: Wayne Bledsoe, Bradley Reeves)
    • Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition by various artists (Author: Ted Olson)
    • The Complete Piano Works of Scott Joplin by Richard Dowling (Author: Bryan S. Wright)
    • Edouard-Léon Scott De Martinville, Inventor of Sound Recording: A Bicentennial Tribute by various artists (Author: David Giovannoni)
    • Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams by Washington Phillips (Author: Michael Corcoran)


Best Historical Album (Best Historical Album):

  • Leonard Bernstein - The Composer by Leonard Bernstein (Producer of the compilation: Robert Russ ; Technique: Martin Kistner, Andreas K. Meyer)
  • The following were also nominated:
    • Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque in Upper Volta by various interpreters (producers of the compilation: Jon Kirby, Florent Mazzoleni, Rob Sevier, Ken Shipley; technique: Jeff Lipton, Maria Rice)
    • The Goldberg Variations - The Complete Unreleased Recording Sessions June 1955 by Glenn Gould (Compilation producer: Robert Russ ; Technique: Matthias Erb, Martin Kistner, Andreas K. Meyer)
    • Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa by various artists (producers of the compilation: Nicolas Sheikholeslami, Vik Sohonie; technique: Michael Graves)
    • Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams by Washington Phillips (producers of the compilation: Michael Corcoran, April G. Ledbetter, Steven Lance Ledbetter; technician: Michael Graves)

Production without classical music

Best mix of an album (Best Engineered Album):

  • 24k Magic by Bruno Mars (Technique: Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Charles Moniz; Mastering: Tom Coyne)
  • The following were also nominated:
    • Every Where Is Some Where by K. Flay (Technique: Brent Arrowood, Miles Comaskey, JT Daly, Tommy English, Kristine Flaherty, Adam Hawkins, Chad Howat, Tony Maserati; Mastering: Joe LaPorta)
    • Is This the Life We Really Want? by Roger Waters (Technique: Nigel Godrich, Sam Petts-Davies, Darrell Thorp; Mastering: Bob Ludwig)
    • Natural Conclusion by Rose Cousins (Technique: Ryan Freeland; Mastering: Joao Carvalho)
    • No Shape by Perfume Genius (Technique: Shawn Everett, Joseph Lorge; Mastering: Patricia Sullivan)

Producer of the Year, without classical (Producer of the Year, Non-Classical):

Best Remix Recording (Best Remixed Recording):

Production, surround sound

Best surround sound album (Best Surround Sound Album):

Production, classical

Best mix of an album (Best Engineered Album):

Classical Producer of the Year (Classical):

Classical music

Best orchestral performance:

Best Opera Recording (Best Opera Recording):

Best choral performance (Best Choral Performance):

Best Chamber / small ensemble performance (Best Chamber Music / Small Ensemble Performance):

Best Traditional Intrumentalsolo (Best Classical Instrumental Solo):

Best Traditional Solo Vocal Album (Best Classical Solo Vocal Album):

Best Traditional collection program (Best Classical Compendium):

  • Higdon : All Things Majestic, Viola Concerto & Oboe Concerto by Roberto Díaz, James Button and the Nashville Symphony under the direction of Giancarlo Guerrero (producer: Tim Handley )
  • The following were also nominated:
    • Barbara by Alexandre Tharaud (producer: Cécile Lenoir)
    • Kurtág : Complete Works for Ensemble & Choir by Asko | Schönberg and the Nederlands Radio Choir under the direction of Reinbert de Leeuw (producer: Guido Tichelman )
    • Les routes de l'esclavage by the Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hespèrion XXI and the Tembembe Ensamble Continuo under the direction of Jordi Savall (producer: Benjamin Bleton )
    • Mademoiselle: Première Audience - Unknown Music of Nadia Boulanger by Lucy Mauro and others (Producer: Lucy Mauro)

Best Classical Contemporary Composition (Best Contemporary Classical Composition):

Music video / film

Best Music Video (Best Music Video):

  • Humble by Kendrick Lamar (Direction: The Little Homies, Dave Meyers ; Producers: Jason Baum, Dave Free, Jamie Rabineau, Nathan K. Scherrer, Anthony Tiffith)
  • The following were also nominated:
    • Up All Night by Beck (Director: Canada; Producers: Laura Serra Estorch, Oscar Romagosa)
    • Makeba von Jain (Direction: Lionel Hirle, Gregory Ohrel; Producer: Yodelice )
    • The Story of OJ by Jay-Z (Directors: Shawn Carter, Mark Romanek; Producer: Daniel Midgley)
    • 1-800-273-8255 by Logic featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid (Director: Andy Hines; Producer: Andrew Lerios)

Best Music Film (Best Music Film):

  • The Defiant Ones by various artists (Direction: Allen Hughes; Producers: Sarah Anthony, Fritzi Horstman, Broderick Johnson, Gene Kirkwood, Andrew Kosove, Laura Lancaster, Michael Lombardo, Jerry Longarzo, Doug Pray, Steven Williams)
  • The following were also nominated:
    • One More Time with Feeling by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (Direction: Andrew Dominik; Producers: Dulcie Kellett, James Wilson)
    • Long Strange Trip by Grateful Dead (Direction: Amir Bar-Lev; Producers: Alex Blavatnik, Ken Dornstein, Eric Eisner, Nick Koskoff, Justin Kreutzmann)
    • Soundbreaking by various artists (directors: Maro Chermayeff, Jeff Dupre; producers: Joshua Bennett, Julia Marchesi, Sam Pollard, Sally Rosenthal, Amy Schewel, Warren Zanes)
    • Two Trains Runnin ' by various artists (Director: Sam Pollard; Producer: Benjamin Hedin)


  1. 60th GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees List ,, November 28, 2017

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