Winners

53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2010)

Contrary to late-night TV host David Letterman's list of biggest surprises at the GRAMMYs, Lady Antebellum and Lady Gaga may not have actually formed a super group called Lady Antegagum, but between them, the two acts claimed eight awards at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards.

During a show memorable for the breadth and excitement of its three-and-a-half hours of performances, country group Lady Antebellum sang a pitch-perfect medley of tunes that ended with a quiet rendition of the song that launched them to superstardom, "Need You Now," a song that shortly afterward earned them the Song Of The Year GRAMMY (along with co-writer Josh Kear, with whom they also took Best Country Song). But there was plenty more to come for the trio. They also took home the GRAMMY for Best Country Album for Need You Now. In accepting that award, lead singer Charles Kelley said, "This song has completely flipped our world upside down." By the time Lady Antebellum stood up to collect the trophy for Record Of The Year for "Need You Now," they were in disbelief, and possibly discombobulated. "Oh my gosh, we're so stunned we started walking the wrong direction," said singer Hillary Scott breathlessly after being waved to the correct spot by presenter Jennifer Lopez.  

Also racking up awards was Lady Gaga, who claimed three: Best Pop Vocal Album for The Fame Monster, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Short Form Music Video for "Bad Romance." Never one to miss the chance to make an entrance, she hatched herself onstage from a giant opaque egg as a nod to her new single, "Born This Way," and her bare shoulders, which sprouted pointy appendages, were likely a way to show the power and beauty of being unique. Her dancers and outfit gave off a Cleopatra vibe, but Gaga couldn't be stopped from seeming ultra-modern, and her performance reflected that; it was a warp-speed whirlwind.  

In keeping with that same modernist — or maybe futurist — spirit, she accepted her award for Best Pop Vocal Album in black body armor. But Gaga also proved she can be an old-fashioned girl with a soft side. In an emotional acceptance speech, she surprised the audience by thanking Whitney Houston: "I imagined she was singing … because I wasn't secure enough in myself to imagine I was a superstar. Whitney, I imagined you."

The evening began with a spirited tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, but by the time the last of the awards was handed out several other singers and bands looked something like royalty.

Leading the nominee field with 10 nods revolving around his album, Recovery, Eminem took home trophies for Best Rap Album — a triumph over rivals including Jay-Z, Drake and B.o.B — and Best Rap Solo Performance for "Not Afraid." Onstage, his swagger proved undiminished.

A flame-haired Rihanna opened Eminem's performance with a searing rendition of their duet "Love The Way You Lie," but it was Slim Shady who came out blazing, spitting the lyrics to that song before raging into "I Need A Doctor" with Dr. Dre and singer/songwriter Skylar Grey as Maroon 5's Adam Levine handled piano duty.

Rihanna would return later for a sexy rendition of "What's My Name?" with Drake, which added some passionate heat to an already hot night.

Closing the show and likely lifting the Sunday spirits of indie fans everywhere was the Canadian collective Arcade Fire, who won Album Of The Year for The Suburbs and turned in a frothy and fierce rendition of the rocking "Month Of May." And frontman Win Butler may have summed up the spirit of the evening when he introduced a final surprise performance by the band after they received their GRAMMY. "We're gonna play another song because we like music," he said.

Other multiple winners for the evening included classical music producer David Frost, legendary rock guitarist Jeff Beck, rap titan Jay-Z, and R&B artist John Legend, who each earned three awards. Among those who won two each were producer T Bone Burnett, alternative rock duo the Black Keys, jazz giant Herbie Hancock, Alicia Keys, urban/alternative group the Roots, and gospel singers BeBe & CeCe Winans.

And in a bit of surprise, jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding won Best New Artist over teen phenom Justin Bieber, Canadian rapper Drake, and adventurist rock outfits Florence & The Machine and Mumford & Sons.

For good measure, the show also featured a few firsts, including the first-ever GRAMMY performance by Rolling Stone frontman Mick Jagger, who helped pay tribute to fallen R&B singer Solomon Burke with Raphael Saadiq.

But if there was a constant, it was the annual, high-profile celebration of music that the GRAMMYs represent, and the 53rd GRAMMYs fit the bill once again, with performances, pairings and awards presentations that were full of pleasant musical surprises, providing an upbeat opportunity for the music world to show its continued vitality.

Record Of The Year
 
winner
Need You Now

Lady Antebellum (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott), artist. L Clarke Schleicher, engineer/mixer. Lady Antebellum (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott) & Paul N. Worley, producers.

Album Of The Year
 
winner
The Suburbs

Arcade Fire (William Butler, Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Jeremy Gara, Timothy Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld, Richard Reed Parry), artist. Arcade Fire (William Butler, Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Jeremy Gara, Timothy Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld, Richard Reed Parry), Craig Silvey, Mark Lawson & Markus Dravs, engineers/mixers. George Marino, mastering engineer. Arcade Fire (William Butler, Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Jeremy Gara, Timothy Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld, Richard Reed Parry) & Markus Dravs, producers.

Song Of The Year
 
winner
Need You Now

Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott & Josh Kear, songwriters. (Lady Antebellum)

Best New Artist
 
winner
Esperanza Spalding
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
 
winner
Lady Gaga, GRAMMY winner
Bad Romance

Lady Gaga, artist.

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
 
winner
Bruno Mars, GRAMMY winner
Just The Way You Are
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
 
winner
Train, GRAMMY nominees
Hey, Soul Sister (Live)

Train, artist.

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
 
winner
Herbie Hancock, GRAMMY winner, India.Arie, GRAMMY winner, Jeff Beck, GRAMMY winner, Pink, GRAMMY winner
Imagine

Herbie Hancock, India.Arie, Jeff Beck, Konono No. 1 (Augustin Mawangu, Makonda Mbuta, Mbiyavanga Ndofusu, Visi Vincent, Menga Waku), Oumou Sangare, Pink & Seal, artists.

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
 
winner
Jeff Beck, GRAMMY winner
Nessun Dorma

Jeff Beck , artist.

Best Pop Instrumental Album
 
winner
Take Your Pick

Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto, artists. Hiroyuki Kobayashi & Nick Sparks, engineers/mixers. Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto, producers.

Best Pop Vocal Album
 
winner
Lady Gaga, GRAMMY winner
The Fame Monster

Lady Gaga, artist. Dave Russell, RedOne & Robert Orton, engineers/mixers. Lady Gaga & RedOne, producers.

Best Dance Recording
 
winner
Rihanna, GRAMMY winner
Only Girl (In The World)

Rihanna, artist. Philip Tan & Sandy Vee, mixers. Kuk Harrell, Sandy Vee & Stargate (Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen), producers.

Best Electronic/Dance Album
 
winner
La Roux

La Roux (Elly Jackson, Ben Langmaid), artist. Ian Sherwin, John Hanes & Serban Ghenea, engineers/mixers. La Roux (Elly Jackson, Ben Langmaid), producer.

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
 
winner
Michael Bublé, GRAMMY winner
Crazy Love

Michael Bublé, artist. Humberto Gatica & Jochem van der Saag, engineers/mixers. David Foster, producer.

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
 
winner
Paul McCartney, GRAMMY winner
Helter Skelter

Paul McCartney, artist.

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
 
winner
The Black Keys, GRAMMY winners
Tighten Up

The Black Keys (Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney), artist.

Best Hard Rock Performance
 
winner
New Fang

Them Crooked Vultures (David Grohl, Josh Homme, John Jones), artist.

Best Metal Performance
 
winner
El Dorado

Iron Maiden (Bruce Dickinson, Janick Gers, Steve Harris, Nicko McBrain, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith), artist.

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
 
winner
Jeff Beck, GRAMMY winner
Hammerhead

Jeff Beck , artist.

Best Rock Song
 
winner
Neil Young, GRAMMY winner
Angry World

Neil Young, songwriter.

Best Rock Album
 
winner
Muse, GRAMMY winners
The Resistance

Muse (Matthew Bellamy, Dominic Howard, Chris Wolstenholme), artist. Adrian Bushby & Mark Stent, engineers/mixers. Muse (Matthew Bellamy, Dominic Howard, Chris Wolstenholme), producer.

Best Alternative Music Album
 
winner
The Black Keys, GRAMMY winners
Brothers

The Black Keys (Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney), artist. Mark Neill & Tchad Blake, engineers/mixers. Mark Neill & The Black Keys (Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney), producers.

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
 
winner
Bittersweet

Fantasia, artist.

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
 
winner
Usher, GRAMMY winner
There Goes My Baby

Usher, artist.

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
 
winner
Soldier Of Love

Sade (Sade Adu, Paul Denman, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman), artist.

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
 
winner
John Legend, GRAMMY winner, The Roots, GRAMMY winner
Hang On In There

John Legend & The Roots (Owen Biddle, Cap'N Kirk Douglas, James Poyser, Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson), artists.

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
 
Best R&B Album
 
winner
John Legend, GRAMMY winner, The Roots, GRAMMY winner
Wake Up!

John Legend & The Roots (Owen Biddle, Cap'N Kirk Douglas, James Poyser, Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson), artists. Alex Venguer & Jimmy Douglass, engineers/mixers. John Legend, producer.

Best Contemporary R&B Album
 
winner
Usher, GRAMMY winner
Raymond V Raymond

Usher, artist. Ian Cross, engineer/mixer.

Best Rap Solo Performance
 
winner
Eminem, GRAMMY winner
Not Afraid

Eminem, artist.

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
 
winner
Jay Z, GRAMMY winner
On To The Next One

Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz, artists.

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
 
winner
Alicia Keys, GRAMMY winner, Jay Z, GRAMMY winner
Empire State Of Mind

Alicia Keys & Jay-Z, artists.

Best Rap Song
 
winner
Alicia Keys, GRAMMY winner
Empire State Of Mind

Alexander Shuckburgh, Alicia Keys, Angela Hunte, Janet Sewell & Shawn Carter, songwriters.

Best Rap Album
 
winner
Eminem, GRAMMY winner
Recovery

Eminem, artist. Eminem & Mike Strange, engineers/mixers.

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
 
winner
Miranda Lambert, GRAMMY winner
The House That Built Me

Miranda Lambert, artist.

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
 
winner
Keith Urban, GRAMMY winner
'Til Summer Comes Around

Keith Urban, artist.

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
 
winner
Lady Antebellum, GRAMMY winners
Need You Now

Lady Antebellum (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott), artist.

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
 
winner
Zac Brown Band, GRAMMY winner
As She's Walking Away

Alan Jackson & Zac Brown Band (Coy Bowles, Zac Brown, Clay Cook, Jimmy De Martini, Chris Fryar, John Hopkins), artists.

Best Country Instrumental Performance
 
winner
Hummingbyrd

Marty Stuart, artist.

Best Country Song
 
winner
Lady Antebellum, GRAMMY winners
Need You Now

Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott & Josh Kear, songwriters. (Lady Antebellum)

Best Country Album
 
winner
Lady Antebellum, GRAMMY winners
Need You Now

Lady Antebellum (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott), artist. L Clarke Schleicher, engineer/mixer. Lady Antebellum (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott) & Paul N. Worley, producers.

Best New Age Album
 
winner
Miho: Journey To The Mountain

Paul Winter Consort (Eugene Friesen, Steve Gorn, Don Grusin, Paul McCandless, Arto Tuncboyacivan, Paul Winter), artist. Akira Kato & Dixon Van Winkle, engineers/mixers. Dixon Van Winkle, producer.

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
 
winner
The Stanley Clarke Band

The Stanley Clarke Band (Ronald Bruner Jr., Stanley Clarke, Hiromi, Ruslan Sirota), artist. Dennis MacKay & Gerry "The Gov" Brown, engineers/mixers. Lenny White, producer.

Best Jazz Vocal Album
 
winner
Al Schmitt, GRAMMY winner
Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee

Dee Dee Bridgewater, artist. Al Schmitt, engineer/mixer. Dee Dee Bridgewater, producer.

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
 
winner
Herbie Hancock, GRAMMY winner
A Change Is Gonna Come

Herbie Hancock, soloist.

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
 
winner
Moody 4B

James Moody, artist. Jonathan Rosenberg, engineer/mixer. Michael P. Patterson, producer.

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
 
winner
Mingus Big Band Live At Jazz Standard

Mingus Big Band (Sue Mingus), artist. Duke Markos & Tom Swift, engineers/mixers. Seth Abramson, producer.

Best Latin Jazz Album
 
winner
Chucho's Steps

Chucho Valdes & The Afro-Cuban Messengers (Lazaro Rivero Alarcon, Reynaldo Melian, Juan Carlos Rojas Castro, Carlos Miyares Hernandez, Yaroldy Abreu Robles, "Chucho" Valdés), artist. Orestes Ávila, engineer/mixer.

Best Gospel Performance
 
Best Gospel Song
 
winner
It's What I Do

Jerry Peters & Kirk Whalum, songwriters.

Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album
 
winner
Hello Hurricane

Switchfoot (Chad Butler, Jerome Fontamillas, Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Andrew Shirley), artist. Adam Hawkins, Alan Sanderson, Craig Zarkos, Darrell Thorp, Ryan Peterson, Shane Wilson & Switchfoot (Chad Butler, Jerome Fontamillas, Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Andrew Shirley), engineers/mixers. Mike Elizondo & Switchfoot (Chad Butler, Jerome Fontamillas, Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Andrew Shirley), producers.

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
 
winner
Love God. Love People.

Israel Houghton, artist. Danny Duncan, James Wadell & Tommy Sims, engineers/mixers. Aaron Lindsey, Israel Houghton & Tommy Sims, producers.

Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album
 
winner
The Reason

Diamond Rio (Gene Johnson, Jimmy Olander, Brian Prout, Marty Roe, Dan Truman, Dana Williams), artist. Michael D. Clute, engineer/mixer. Diamond Rio (Gene Johnson, Jimmy Olander, Brian Prout, Marty Roe, Dan Truman, Dana Williams) & Michael D. Clute, producers.

Best Traditional Gospel Album
 
winner
Downtown Church

Patty Griffin, artist. Buddy Miller & Mike Poole, engineers/mixers. Buddy Miller, producer.

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
 
winner
BeBe Winans, GRAMMY winner, CeCe Winans, GRAMMY winner
Still

BeBe Winans & CeCe Winans, artists. BeBe Winans, CeCe Winans & Ron Gillyard, producers.

Best Latin Pop Album
 
winner
Paraiso Express

Alejandro Sanz, artist. Bob Clearmountain, engineer/mixer. Tomás Torres, producer.

Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album
 
winner
El Existential

Grupo Fantasma (Jose Galeano), artist. Brendan Burke & Grupo Fantasma (Jose Galeano), engineers/mixers.

Best Tropical Latin Album
 
winner
Viva La Tradición

The Spanish Harlem Orchestra (Oscar Hernandez), artist. Dave Kowalski, engineer/mixer.

Best Tejano Album
 
winner
Recuerdos

Little Joe & La Familia (Thomas Cruz, Jesus Gaitan, Joe Hernandez, Juan Ortiz, Don Sowersby), artist. Gilbert Velasquez, engineer/mixer.

Best Norteño Album
 
winner
Classic

Intocable (José Juan Hernández, René Martinez, Ricardo J. Muñoz, Johnny Lee Rosas, Félix Salinas, Daniel Sanchez, Sergio Serna), artist. Alejandro Gulmar, Chuy Flores, Edgar "Pilo" Cavazos, Marco Gamboa & Oscar "Welito" González, engineers/mixers. Ramón Ayala, producer.

Best Banda Album
 
winner
Enamórate De Mí

El Güero y Su Banda Centanario (Jesse Garza, Javier Gomez, Jorge Hernandez, Rogelio Hernandez, Daniel Zapata), artist. Abelardo Rivera, Michael Esparza & Rafael Guevara, engineers/mixers. Ramon Gonzalez Mora, producer.

Best Americana Album
 
winner
You Are Not Alone

Mavis Staples, artist. Tom Schick, engineer/mixer. Jeff Tweedy, producer.

Best Bluegrass Album
 
winner
Mountain Soul II

Patty Loveless, artist. Drew Bollman & George Massenburg, engineers/mixers. Emory L. Gordy, Jr., producer.

Best Traditional Blues Album
 
winner
Joined At The Hip

Willie Perkins & Willie Smith, artists. Blaise Barton & Michael Freeman, engineers/mixers. Michael Freeman, producer.

Best Contemporary Blues Album
 
winner
Living Proof

Buddy Guy, artist. Ducky Carlisle, Tom Hambridge & Vance Powell, engineers/mixers. Tom Hambridge, producer.

Best Traditional Folk Album
 
winner
Genuine Negro Jig

Carolina Chocolate Drops (Dom Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens, Justin Robinson), artist. Ryan Freeland, engineer/mixer. Joe Henry, producer.

Best Contemporary Folk Album
 
winner
God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise

Ray LaMontange And The Pariah Dogs (Jay Bellarose, Jennifer Condos, Eric Heywood, Ray LaMontagne, Greg Leisz), artist. Ryan Freeland, engineer/mixer.

Best Hawaiian Music Album
 
winner
Huana Ke Aloha

Tia Carrere, artist. Daniel Ho, engineer/mixer. Amy Ku'uleialoha Stillman & Daniel Ho, producers.

Best Native American Music Album
 
winner
2010 Gathering Of Nations Pow Wow: A Spirit's Dance

Derek Mathews, Lita Mathews & Melonie Mathews, producers. Evren Göknar, engineer/mixer

Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album
 
winner
Zydeco Junkie

Chubby Carrier And The Bayou Swamp (Adrian "A.J." Bellow, Chubby Carrier, Randy Ellis, Randy Kelly, Earl Sally), artist. Ivan Klisanin, engineer/mixer. Ivan Klisanin, producer.

Best Reggae Album
 
winner
Before The Dawn

Buju Banton, artist. Austin Green, Jermaine Reid & Linford Marshall, engineers/mixers. Buju Banton, producer.

Best Traditional World Music Album
 
winner
Ali And Toumani

Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate, artists. Jerry Boys, engineer/mixer. Nick Gold, producer.

Best Contemporary World Music Album
 
winner
Béla Fleck, GRAMMY winner
Throw Down Your Heart , Africa Sessions Part 2: Unreleased Tracks

Béla Fleck, artist. Dave Sinko & Wellington Bowler, engineers/mixers. Béla Fleck, producer.

Best Musical Album For Children
 
winner
Tomorrow's Children

Pete Seeger, artist. C Lanzbom & Jeff Haynes, engineers/mixers. Daniel Einbender, David Bernz & Travis Jeffrey, producers.

Best Spoken Word Album For Children
 
winner
Julie Andrews' Collection Of Poems, Songs, And Lullabies

Emma Walton Hamilton & Julie Andrews, artists. Cynthia Daniels, John Colucci & Tommy Harron, engineers/mixers. Michele McGonigle, producer.

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)
 
winner
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook)

Jon Stewart, artist. Charles de Montebello & Tim Lester, engineers/mixers. David Javerbaum, John McElroy, Jon Stewart, Josh Lieb, Rory Albanese & Steve Bodow, producers.

Best Comedy Album
 
winner
Stark Raving Black

Lewis Black, artist. Eric Gitelson, Steve Ivanyi & Tom Efinger, engineers/mixers. Benjamin Brewer, Jack Gulick & Jack Vaughn, producers.

Best Musical Show Album
 
winner
American Idiot - Featuring Green Day

Billie Joe Armstrong, producer. Chris Dugan & Chris Lord-Alge, engineers/mixers.

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
 
winner
T Bone Burnett, GRAMMY winner
Crazy Heart

Stephen Bruton & T Bone Burnett, producers.

Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
 
winner
Toy Story 3

Randy Newman, composer. David Boucher, engineer/mixer.

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
 
winner
T Bone Burnett, GRAMMY winner
The Weary Kind (From Crazy Heart)

Ryan Bingham & T Bone Burnett, songwriters.

Best Instrumental Composition
 
winner
The Path Among The Trees

Billy Childs, composer.

Best Instrumental Arrangement
 
winner
Carlos

Vincent Mendoza, arranger.

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
 
winner
Baba Yetu

Christopher Tin, arranger.

Best Recording Package
 
winner
The Black Keys, GRAMMY winners
Brothers

Michael Carney, art director.(The Black Keys)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
 
winner
Jack White, GRAMMY winner
Under Great White Northern Lights (Limited Edition Box Set)

Jack White & Rob Jones, art directors.

Best Album Notes
 
winner
Keep An Eye On The Sky

Robert Gordon, album notes writer.

Best Historical Album
 
winner
The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings)

Allan Rouse & Jeff Jones, compilation producers. Guy Massey, Paul Hicks, Sam Okell, Sean Magee & Steve Rooke, mastering engineers.

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
 
winner
Battle Studies

Chad Franscoviak, Joe Ferla, Manny Marroquin & Michael H. Brauer, engineers.

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
 
winner
Danger Mouse
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
 
winner
Revolver (David Guetta's One Love Club Remix)

Afrojack & David Guetta, remixers.

Best Surround Sound Album
 
winner
David Frost, GRAMMY winner
Britten's Orchestra

Keith O. Johnson, surround mix engineer. Keith O. Johnson, surround mastering engineer. David Frost, surround producer.

Best Engineered Album, Classical
 
winner
Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina

Dirk Sobotka, John Hill & Mark Donahue, engineers.

winner
Porter, Quincy: Complete Viola Works

Brandie Lane, David Sabee, Kory Kruckenberg & Leslie Ann Jones, engineers.

Producer Of The Year, Classical
 
winner
David Frost, GRAMMY winner
David Frost
Best Classical Album
 
winner
David Frost, GRAMMY winner
Verdi: Requiem

Duain Wolfe, chorus master. Riccardo Muti, conductor. Christopher Willis, David Frost & Tom Lazarus, engineers/mixers. Silas Brown, mastering engineer. Christopher Alder, producer.

Best Orchestral Performance
 
winner
Blanton Alspaugh, GRAMMY winner
Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor. Dirk Sobotka, John Hill & Mark Donahue, engineers/mixers. Blanton Alspaugh, producer.

Best Opera Recording
 
winner
Saariaho: L'Amour De Loin

Kent Nagano, conductor. Martin Sauer, producer. Daniel Belcher, Ekaterina Lekhina & Marie-Ange Todorovitch, soloists. Tobias Lehmann, engineer/mixer.

Best Choral Performance
 
winner
David Frost, GRAMMY winner
Verdi: Requiem

Duain Wolfe, chorus master. Riccardo Muti, conductor. Christopher Willis, David Frost & Tom Lazarus, engineers/mixers. Christopher Alder, producer.

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)
 
winner
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 24

Mitsuko Uchida, soloist. Brad Michel, engineer/mixer. Everett Porter, producer.

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)
 
winner
Messiaen: Livre Du Saint-Sacrement

Paul Jacobs, soloist. Stephen Roessner, engineer/mixer. Daniel Sullivan & Isabelle Demers, producers.

Best Chamber Music Performance
 
winner
Ligeti: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2

Parker Quartet (Jessica Bodner, Daniel Chong, Karen Kim, Kee-Hyun Kim), ensemble. Norbert Kraft, engineer/mixer. Bonnie Silver & Norbert Kraft, producers.

Best Small Ensemble Performance
 
winner
Dinastia Borja

Jordi Savall, conductor. Hesperion XXI & La Capella Reial de Catalunya, ensembles.

Best Classical Vocal Performance
 
winner
Sacrificium

Cecilia Bartoli, soloist. Philip Siney, engineer/mixer. Arend Prohmann, producer.

Best Classical Contemporary Composition
 
winner
Daugherty, Michael: Deus Ex Machina

Michael Daugherty, composer.

Best Classical Crossover Album
 
winner
Tin, Christopher: Calling All Dawns

Lucas Richman, conductor. Bill Hare & John Kurlander, engineers/mixers. Christopher Tin, producer.

Best Short Form Music Video
 
winner
Lady Gaga, GRAMMY winner
Bad Romance

Lady Gaga, artist. Francis Lawrence, video director. Heather Heller, Kathy Angstadt & Nicole Ehrlich, video producers.

Best Long Form Music Video
 
winner
When You're Strange

Tom Dicillo, video director. Dick Wolf, Jeff Jampol, John Beug & Peter Jankowski, video producers.