50th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2007)

The GRAMMY Awards rang in its 50th show with a wide-ranging, celebratory telecast that honored the old, the new and everything in between as The Recording Academy paid tribute to its legacy and its future as well as the current list of exciting honorees and performers.

British neo-soul singer Amy Winehouse won five awards, including Best New Artist as well as Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for "Rehab," while rapper Kanye West took home four, including the Best Rap Album award for Graduation, though Album Of The Year eluded him for the third time. That award went to longtime jazz great Herbie Hancock for his tribute to Joni Mitchell, River: The Joni Letters. Other top winners included gospel star Karen Clark-Sheard of the Clark Sisters and Bruce Springsteen with three trophies each.

Through it all, the show successfully balanced the classic with the contemporary. Alicia Keys, who kicked off the night by "duetting" on "Learnin' The Blues" with a half-century old clip of Frank Sinatra (who remained commanding even on tape in black-and-white), stated The Academy's purpose at the beginning: "[Our] mission remains the same; we honor our past, we celebrate the present, and we look always toward the future."

Hancock would cap the night with similar sentiments in accepting his Album Of The Year trophy. "It's been 43 years since the first and only time that a jazz artist got the Album Of The Year award [Stan Getz and João Gilberto for Getz/Gilberto]. I'd like to thank The Academy for courageously breaking the mold this time and in doing so honor the giants upon whose shoulders I stand."

But arguably the talk of the night was a very in-the-moment live satellite performance by Winehouse, whose stormy and public personal life has sometimes overshadowed her rich talent. She received a visa to enter the United States too late to perform on the show in Los Angeles, and was beamed in from a London studio.

Winehouse rose above the stories and speculation with a confident performance. Dressed in a black party dress (accented by tattoos), Winehouse sang a torrential "You Know I'm No Good," and followed it up with the megahit "Rehab." She belied her recent troubles with prancing moves, knowing winks and emotive vocals. Perhaps never before has a singer's current circumstances so mirrored her music — one more element in the compelling nature of Winehouse's songs.

The moment was a highlight in a show packed with surprise performances from the start.

Joined by an incredible backing band that included Kodo-inspired drummers and chain-wearing dancers, Carrie Underwood sang her GRAMMY-winning hit, "Before He Cheats," with the ferocious delivery that has become her trademark.

Resurrecting a blast from the 1980's past, Prince protégés the Time, featuring current Academy Chair Jimmy Jam, hit the stage running with hip-hop diva Rihanna joining in the fun. The Time — with dapper lead singer Morris Day — blasted into their timeless funk workout "Jungle Love," the trio's first performance in 15 years. Rihanna then appeared singing her smash hit "Umbrella," taking command like a conquering diva. She capped her segment with "Don't Stop The Music" before the Time reprised "Jungle Love."

Surreal, dynamic and impressionistic, Cirque du Soleil launched a tribute to what Tom Hanks called "the power of the Beatles" with an interpretative performance of the Beatles' classic "A Day In The Life" taken from Cirque's Las Vegas show "Love." (That show's accompanying album would go on to win Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.) Equally stunning was a gospel-tinged "Let It Be," performed by youngster Timothy T. Mitchum and Carol Woods from the film Across The Universe.

Hip-hop graduate Kanye West and French techno twins Daft Punk offered an ominous slab of anthemic techno-hop with a rousing rendition of "Stronger." As flames blasted skyward like surreal geysers, West and the Punks clamored and paraded. While West retired backstage, Daft Punk scratched video screens — all the while providing a lesson in modern DJ production values. West then returned with a tear-jerking version of "Hey Mama" over soaring strings, singing with emotion and an obvious heavy heart to his mother, who died the previous year.

John Legend is known for his pure musical talent and with the Black Eyed Peas' Fergie, who sang with power and purpose, the pair gave extra dimension to her epic ballad, "Finally," standing center stage surrounded by a rapt audience.

After an introduction by a resplendent Cher (who claimed she first started singing when Lincoln was president), Beyoncé took control. Name-checking a litany of masterful female singers (Sarah Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan…), Beyoncé introduced the television return of Tina Turner. Looking like a million bucks, Turner launched into a never-been-gone version of "What's Love Got To Do With It." Soon, Beyoncé returned and the pair teamed for the classic "Proud Mary." From a slow grind groove to a double-barrel steamroller tempo (recalling Turner's days with the legendary Ike And Tina Turner Revue), Beyoncé and Turner commanded the audience; a pair of soul classics performing a soul classic.

Loud, proud and powerful, the Foo Fighters joined with a group of My GRAMMY Moment 2008 finalists — under the baton of Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones — for "The Pretender," played as an open-air concert outside Staples Center in Nokia Plaza. Dave Grohl rallied the troops, who quickly responded to his shouts (and drummer Taylor Hawkins' double-time fury) with hands in the air.

Super country guitar slinger Brad Paisley launched into "Ticks" like a good ol' boy possessed. Armed with patented white hat and custom Fender Telecaster, Paisley, backed by neon images of ixodes scapularis, made the case for country in presenting his modern hybrid of Hank Williams and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Introduced by Ludacris, who described the upcoming performance as "holy rolling [and] soul sanctifying," a special gospel performance included a cavalcade of spiritual power. Aretha Franklin and BeBe Winans got it started with "Never Gonna Break My Faith," bathed in the light of a glowing cross overhead. The million trombone band Madison Bumble Bees added their brass shouts to the proceedings on "You Brought The Sunshine," followed by the Clark Sisters and Trin-I-Tee 5:7, whose vocal harmonies recalled the glory days of Earth, Wind & Fire. Just when you thought the Holy Ghost had left the building, Israel & New Breed summoned the spiritual forces with the soaring "With Long Life." To bring it all back home, Franklin and the whole gospel cast united to sing "Old Landmark."

Best New Artist nominee Feist played a low-key version of her hit "1234" backed by a decidedly Beatles-esque horn section in undoubtedly the most subtle of the evening's performances.

Alicia Keys returned to the stage to perform her impassioned song "No One." She roamed the stage, lifting the audience higher as the song's intensity increased, then brought the energy to a boil by introducing John Mayer for a frenetic, melodic guitar solo.

Following Keys, accepting his award for Best Country Album (These Days) from Ringo Starr, the generally genteel Vince Gill got the night's biggest laugh this side of presenter George Lopez. "I just got an award given to me by a Beatle," Gill said with loving respect, then, barely missing a beat, looked at Kanye West in the front row: "Have you had that happen yet, Kanye?"

Pianists Lang Lang (a GRAMMY Salute To Classical Music honoree this year) and Herbie Hancock joined forces for George Gershwin's masterpiece "Rhapsody In Blue." Accompanied by a full orchestra, the pianists took turns stating the song's melodic themes with beguiling flair, setting the stage — literally and figuratively — for the fireworks that concluded the performance.

After an In Memoriam segment that paid honor to musicians lost in the past year, Andrea Bocelli appeared onstage. "I am here to honor the memory of one of the greatest artists of our time, Luciano Pavarotti," he said, and then with Josh Groban performed the Bocelli signature "The Prayer" for "all those who we have lost this year." As Bocelli sang with warmth, Groban followed with steely energy and immense power, lifting the dramatic song to equally dramatic heights.

To cap the raucous evening, John Fogerty, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard took the stage to form the latest rock supergroup. Creating an Icons of Rock segment, the three stormed through Fogerty's "Comin' Down The Road" (which is its own mini-tribute to classic rock), and the Lewis and Little Richard gems "Great Balls Of Fire" and "Good Golly Miss Molly." The trio's respective ages (Fogerty, 62, Lewis and Richard both 72) only made their continued passion for the music that much more astounding.

It was also an energetic send-off for a remarkable show that somehow fit the drama, tradition and music of 50 years worth of GRAMMYs into a single night. And gave immediacy to this year's GRAMMY catchphrase: The next 50 is here.

Record Of The Year
Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse, artist. Dom Morley, Gabriel Roth, Mark Ronson, Samuel "Vaughan" Merrick & Tom Elmhirst, engineers/mixers. Mark Ronson, producer.

Album Of The Year
Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones
River: The Joni Letters

Herbie Hancock, artist. Helik Hadar, engineer/mixer. Corinne Bailey Rae, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Luciana Souza, Norah Jones & Tina Turner, featured artists. Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer. Herbie Hancock & Larry Klein, producers.

Song Of The Year
Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse, songwriter.

Best New Artist
Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse, artist.

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Justin Timberlake
What Goes Around...Comes Around
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Maroon 5
Makes Me Wonder

Maroon 5 (Jesse Carmichael, Matt Flynn, Adam Levine, Mickey Madden, James Valentine), artist.

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Alison Krauss, GRAMMY winner
Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss & Robert Plant, artists.

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
One Week Last Summer

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell, artist.

Best Pop Instrumental Album
The Mix-Up

Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys (Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch), artist. Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch, Jon Weiner & Michael Diamond, engineers. Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch & Michael Diamond, producers.

Best Pop Vocal Album
Amy Winehouse
Back To Black

Amy Winehouse, artist. Mark Ronson, Samuel "Vaughan" Merrick & Tom Elmhirst, engineers. Mark Ronson, producer.

Best Dance Recording
Justin Timberlake
LoveStoned/I Think She Knows

Justin Timberlake, artist. Jimmy Douglass & Tim Mosley, mixers. Justin Timberlake, Nate (Danja) Hills & Tim Mosley, producers.

Best Electronic/Dance Album
We Are The Night

The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers (Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons), artist. Steve Dub, engineer. Ed Simons & Tom Rowlands, producers.

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Michael Bublé
Call Me Irresponsible

Michael Bublé, artist. Humberto Gatica, engineer. David Foster & Humberto Gatica, producers.

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Jack White
Icky Thump

The White Stripes

White Stripes (Jack White, Meg White), artist.

Best Hard Rock Performance
Foo Fighters
The Pretender

Foo Fighters (David Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett), artist.

Best Metal Performance
Final Six


Slayer (Tom Araya, Jeff Hanneman, Kerry King, Dave Lombardo), artist.

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Bruce Springsteen
Once Upon A Time In The West
Best Rock Song
Bruce Springsteen
Radio Nowhere

Bruce Springsteen, songwriter.

Best Rock Album
Foo Fighters
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

Foo Fighters (David Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett), artist. Adrian Bushby & Richard Costey, engineers. Gil Norton, producer.

Best Alternative Music Album
Jack White
Icky Thump

The White Stripes

White Stripes (Jack White, Meg White), artist. Joseph Chiccarelli, engineer.

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Future Baby Mama

Prince, artist.

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Mary J. Blige

Chaka Khan Featuring Mary J. Blige

Chaka Khan & Mary J. Blige, artists.

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
In My Songs

Gerald Levert

Gerald Levert, artist.

Best Urban/Alternative Performance

Lupe Fiasco Featuring Jill Scott

Jill Scott & Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, artists.

Best R&B Song
Alicia Keys, GRAMMY winner
No One

Alicia Keys, Dirty Harry & Kerry "Krucial" Brothers, songwriters (Alicia Keys)

Alicia Keys, Dirty Harry & Kerry "Krucial" Brothers, songwriters.

Best R&B Album
Funk This

Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan, artist. Matt Marrin, engineer. Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah J. Avila, James "Big Jim" Wright, James Harris, III & Terry Lewis, producers.

Best Contemporary R&B Album
Because Of You

Ne-Yo, artist. Kevin Davis & Mike Tocci, engineers. Ne-Yo, producer.

Best Rap Solo Performance
Kanye West

Kanye West, artist.

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Common, Kanye West

Common Featuring Kanye West

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Rihanna, Jay-Z

Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z

Rihanna & Shawn Carter artists.

Best Rap Song
Kanye West
Good Life

Aldrin Davis, Faheem Najm, Kanye West & Mike Dean, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring T-Pain)

Aldrin Davis, Faheem Najm, Kanye West & Mike Dean, songwriters.

Best Rap Album
Kanye West

Kanye West, artist. Andrew Dawson, Anthony Kilhoffer & Mike Dean, engineers. Kanye West, producer.

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Carrie Underwood
Before He Cheats
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Keith Urban
Stupid Boy

Keith Urban, artist.

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
How Long

Eagles (Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Timothy B Schmit, Joe Walsh), artist.

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Willie Nelson
Lost Highway

Willie Nelson & Ray Price

Ray Price & Willie Nelson, artists.

Best Country Instrumental Performance
Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley, artist.

Best Country Song
Carrie Underwood
Before He Cheats

Chris Tompkins & Josh Kear, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)

Chris Tompkins & Josh Kear, songwriters.

Best Country Album
Vince Gill
These Days

Vince Gill, artist. Justin Niebank, engineer. John N. Hobbs, Justin Niebank & Vince Gill, producers.

Best Bluegrass Album
The Bluegrass Diaries

Jim Lauderdale

Jim Lauderdale, artist. Michael Latterell & Randy Kohrs, engineers. Randy Kohrs, producer.

Best New Age Album

Paul Winter Consort

Paul Winter Consort (Richard Cooke, Eugene Friesen, Don Grusin, Peter May, Paul McCandless, Koji Nakamura, John-Carlos Perea, Glen Velez, Paul Winter), artist. Dixon Van Winkle & Steve Van Zandt, engineers.

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Herbie Hancock
River: The Joni Letters

Herbie Hancock, artist. Helik Hadar, engineer. Herbie Hancock & Larry Klein, producers.

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Avant Gershwin

Patti Austin

Patti Austin, artist. Christian Schmitt, Dirk Franken, Don Murray & Sebastian Roth, engineers. Lucas Schmid, Michael Abene & Patti Austin, producers.

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

Michael Brecker

Michael Brecker, soloist.

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
Pat Metheny

Michael Brecker

Michael Brecker, artist. Joe Ferla, engineer. Gil Goldstein, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny & Steven Rodby, producers.

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
A Tale Of God's Will (A Requiem For Katrina)

Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard, artist. Frank Wolf, engineer. Terence Blanchard, producer.

Best Latin Jazz Album
Funk Tango

Paquito D'Rivera Quintet?

Paquito D'Rivera Quintet (Paquito D'Rivera, Pernell Saturnino, Oscar Stagnaro, Diego Urcola, Mark Walker, Alon Yavnai), artist. Tom Swift, engineer. Brenda Feliciano, producer.

Best Gospel Performance
Blessed & Highly Favored

The Clark Sisters

The Clark Sisters (Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Jacky Clark-Chisholm, Karen Clark-Sheard), artist. (TIE)

, Mary J. Blige
Never Gonna Break My Faith

Aretha FranklinMary J. Blige (Featuring The Harlem Boys Choir)

Aretha Franklin & Mary J. Blige, artists. (TIE)

Best Gospel Song
Blessed & Highly Favored

Karen Clark-Sheard, songwriter (The Clark Sisters)

Karen Clark-Sheard, songwriter.

Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album
Before The Daylight's Shot

Ashley Cleveland

Ashley Cleveland, artist. Mills Logan, engineer. Ashley Cleveland & Kenny Greenberg, producers.

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
A Deeper Level

Israel And New Breed

Israel & New Breed (Israel Houghton), artist. Danny Duncan & John Jaszcz, engineers. Aaron Lindsey, producer.

Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album
Salt Of The Earth

Ricky Skaggs & The Whites

Ricky Skaggs & The Whites (Buck White, Cheryl White, Sharon White-Skaggs), artists. Brent King, engineer. Buck White, Cheryl White, Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White-Skaggs, producers.

Best Traditional Gospel Album
Live - One Last Time

The Clark Sisters

The Clark Sisters (Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Jacky Clark-Chisholm, Karen Clark-Sheard), artist. Craig Bauer, David Habegger, Donald Lawrence, John Jaszcz, Joseph Logsdson, Nelson Robinson & Raymond Rogers, engineers. Darius Lawrence, James Auwarter & Todd Fairall, engineers/mixers. Donald Lawrence, producer.

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
Free To Worship

Fred Hammond

Fred Hammond, artist. Fred Hammond & Ray Hammond, engineers. Fred Hammond, producer.

Best Latin Pop Album
El Tren De Los Momentos

Alejandro Sanz

Alejandro Sanz, artist. Alejandro Sanz, Carlos Alvarez, Lulo Perez, Pepo Sherman, Rafa Sardina & Thom Russo, engineers. Alejandro Sanz & Lulo Perez, producers.

Best Latin Rock Or Alternative Album
No Hay Espacio


Black Guayaba (Gabriel Calero, Carlos Colon, Gustavo Gonzalez Lugo, Javier A. Morales Negron, Carlos Ortiz), artist. Antonio Fornaris, Bob St. John, Paolo Capeles & Seth Atkins Horan, engineers. Carlos Colon, Carlos Ortiz, Gabriel Calero, Gustavo Gonzalez Lugo & Javier A. Morales Negron, producers.

Best Latin Urban Album
Calle 13
Residente O Visitante

Calle 13 (Eduardo Cabra, René Pérez), artist. Carlos Velázquez, Edgardo Matta, Iván Gutiéttrz & Ramon Martinez, engineers.

Best Tropical Latin Album
La Llave De Mi Corazón

Juan Luis Guerra

Juan Luis Guerra, artist. Juan Luis Guerra, producer.

Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album
100% Mexicano

Pepe Aguilar

Pepe Aguilar, artist. Enrique Mendivil, Norberto Islas & Pepe Aguilar, engineers. Pepe Aguilar, producer.

Best Tejano Album
Before The Next Teardrop Falls

Little Joe & La Familia

Little Joe y La Familia (Gracie Acosta, Frank Cagigal, Thomas Cruz, Jesus Gaitan, Sam Jones, Joe Hernandez, Jesse López, John Ontiveros, David Trevino), artist. Gilbert Velasquez, engineer.

Best Norteño Album
Detalles Y Emociones

Los Tigres Del Norte

Los Tigres Del Norte (Eduardo Hernandez, Hernan Hernandez, Jorge Hernandez, Luis Hernandez, Oscar Lara Angulo), artist. Jim Dean, Joseph Pope & Walter Romero, engineers. Eduardo Hernandez, Hernan Hernandez, Jorge Hernandez, Luis Hernandez & Oscar Lara Angulo, producers.

Best Banda Album
Te Va A Gustar

El Chapo

El Chapo, artist. Adolfo Valenzuela & Omar Valenzuela, engineers. El Chapo, producer.

Best Traditional Blues Album
Last Of The Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live In Dallas

Henry James Townsend, Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins, Robert Lockwood, Jr. & David "Honeyboy" Edwards

David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Henry James Townsend, Pinetop Perkins & Robert Lockwood Jr., artists. Paul Grupp & Scott Shuman, engineers. Jeffry Dyson, Michael Dyson & Scott Shuman, producers.

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Eric Clapton
The Road To Escondido

JJ Cale & Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton & JJ Cale, artists. Alan Douglas & Mick Guzauski, engineers. Eric Clapton, JJ Cale & Simon Climie, producers.

Best Traditional Folk Album
Dirt Farmer

Levon Helm

Levon Helm, artist. Justin Guip, engineer. Amy Helm & Larry Campbell, producers.

Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album
Washington Square Serenade

Steve Earle

Steve Earle, artist. John King, Josh Wilbur & Tom Camuso, engineers. John King, producer.

Best Native American Music Album
Totemic Flute Chants

Johnny Whitehorse

Robert Mirabal, artist. Larry Mitchell, engineer. Larry Mitchell, producer.

Best Hawaiian Music Album
Treasures Of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

Various Artists

Daniel Ho, George Kahumoku Jr, Paul Konwiser & Wayne Wong, producers. Daniel Ho, engineer.

Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album
Live! Worldwide

Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience (Jose Alvarez, Ralph Fontenot, Terrance Simien, Keith Sonnier, William Terry, Danny Williams), artist. Joshua Murrell, engineer. Joshua Murrell, producer.

Best Reggae Album
Mind Control

Stephen Marley

Stephen Marley, artist. "Bonzai" James Caruso, Greg Morrison & Marc Lee, engineers. Stephen Marley, producer.

Best Traditional World Music Album
African Spirit

Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Gospel Choir, artist. Darryl Torr, engineer. Robin Hogarth, producer.

Best Contemporary World Music Album
Djin Djin

Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo, artist. Mario McNulty & Tony Visconti, engineers. Tony Visconti, producer.

Best Polka Album
Jimmy Sturr
Come Share The Wine

Jimmy Sturr And His Orchestra

Jimmy Sturr, artist. Joseph Donofrio, Kenneth R. Irwin, Mark Capps & Tom Pick, engineers. Joseph Donofrio, Kenneth R. Irwin & Tom Pick, producers.

Best Musical Album For Children
A Green And Red Christmas

The Muppets

Ed Mitchell & Ted Kryczko, producers. Rick Ruggieri, engineer.

Best Spoken Word Album For Children
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

Jim Dale

Jim Dale, artist. David Rapkin & Orli Moscowitz, producers.

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)
The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream

Barack Obama

Senator Barack Obama, artist. Nick Bogart & Scott Cresswell, engineers. Jacob Bronstein, producer.

Best Comedy Album
The Distant Future

Flight Of The Conchords

Flight Of The Conchords (Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie), artist. Mickey Petralia, engineer. Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement & Mickey Petralia, producers.

Best Musical Show Album
Spring Awakening

Original Broadway Cast With Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele & Others

Duncan Sheik, composer. Steven Sater, lyricist. Duncan Sheik, producer. Michael Tudor, engineer.

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

(The Beatles)

George Martin & Giles Martin, producers. Paul Hicks, engineer.

Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Various Artists

Michael Giacchino, composer. Dan Wallin, engineer.

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Love You I Do (From Dreamgirls)

Henry Krieger & Siedah Garrett, songwriters (Jennifer Hudson)

Henry Krieger & Siedah Garrett, songwriters.

Best Instrumental Composition
Cerulean Skies

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Maria Schneider, composer.

Best Instrumental Arrangement
In A Silent Way

Joe Zawinul

Vincent Mendoza, arranger.

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
I'm Gonna Live Till I Die

Queen Latifah

John Clayton, arranger.

Best Recording Package

Bright Eyes

Zachary Nipper, art director.

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
What It Is!: Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977)

Various Artists

Masaki Koike, art director.

Best Album Notes
John Work, III: Recording Black Culture

Various Artists

Bruce Nemerov, album notes writer.

Best Historical Album
The Live Wire - Woody Guthrie In Performance 1949

Woody Guthrie

Jorge Arévalo Mateus & Nora Guthrie, compilation producers. Jamie Howarth, Kevin Short, Steve Rosenthal & Warren Russell-Smith, mastering engineers.

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Beauty & Crime

Suzanne Vega

Cameron Craig, Emery Dobyns, Jimmy Hogarth & Tchad Blake, engineers.

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson, producer.

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Bring The Noise (Benny Benassi Sfaction Remix)

Public Enemy

Benny Benassi, remixer.

Best Surround Sound Album

The Beatles

Paul Hicks, surround mix engineer. Tim Young, surround mastering engineer. George Martin & Giles Martin, surround producers.

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Grechaninov: Passion Week

Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Bach Choir & Kansas City Chorale

John Newton, engineer.

Producer Of The Year, Classical
Judith Sherman

Judith Sherman

Judith Sherman, producer.

Best Classical Album
Tower: Made In America

Leonard Slatkin

Leonard Slatkin, conductor. Tim Handley, engineer/mixer. Tim Handley, producer.

Best Orchestral Performance
Tower: Made In America

Leonard Slatkin

Leonard Slatkin, conductor. Tim Handley, engineer. Tim Handley, producer.

Best Opera Recording
Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel

Sir Charles Mackerras, Jane Henschel, Rebecca Evans & Jennifer Larmore

Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor. Brian Couzens, producer. Jane Henschel, Jennifer Larmore & Rebecca Evans, soloists. Ralph Couzens, engineer.

Best Choral Performance
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

Simon Rattle & Simon Halsey

Simon Halsey, chorus master. Sir Simon Rattle, conductor. Mike Clements, engineer. Stephen Johns, producer.

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)
Barber/Korngold/Walton: Violin Concertos

James Ehnes

Bramwell Tovey, conductor. James Ehnes, soloist. Don Harder, engineer. Denise Ball, producer.

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)
Beethoven Sonatas, Vol. 3

Garrick Ohlsson

Garrick Ohlsson, soloist. Adam Abeshouse, engineer. Adam Abeshouse, producer.

Best Chamber Music Performance
Strange Imaginary Animals

Eighth Blackbird

Eighth Blackbird (Matt Albert, Molly Alicia Barth, Matthew Duvall, Lisa Kaplan, Michael Maccaferri, Nicholas Photinos), ensemble. Judith Sherman, engineer. Judith Sherman, producer.

Best Small Ensemble Performance
Stravinsky: Apollo, Concerto In D; Prokofiev: 20 Visions Fugitives

Yuri Bashmet & Moscow Soloists

Yuri Bashmet, conductor. Moscow Soloists, ensemble. Michael Brammann, engineer. Philipp Nedel, producer.

Best Classical Vocal Performance
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Sings Peter Lieberson: Neruda Songs

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, soloist. John Newton & Mark Donahue, engineers. Dirk Sobotka, producer.

Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Made In America

Leonard Slatkin & Nashville Symphony

Joan Tower, composer.

Best Classical Crossover Album
A Love Supreme: The Legacy Of John Coltrane

Turtle Island Quartet

Turtle Island String Quartet (David Balakrishnan, Evan Price, Mark Summer, Mads Tolling), ensemble. Michael J. Bishop, engineer. Thomas C. Moore, producer.

Best Short Form Music Video
God's Gonna Cut You Down

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash, artist. Tony Kaye, video director. Rachel Curl, video producer.

Best Long Form Music Video
The Confessions Tour

Madonna, artist. Jonas Akerlund, video director. David May & Sara Martin, video producers.