Winners &Nominees

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2016)

During a period in our nation's history in which people are constantly reminded about the political and social issues that can divide us, the 59th GRAMMY Awards served as a convincing testament to the undeniable unifying power of music.

Adele, whose voice is a powerful force unto itself, emerged the top winner of the night, taking home five GRAMMYs: Best Pop Vocal Album and Album Of The Year for 25 and Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Hello." The now-15-time winner also made GRAMMY history by becoming the first artist to sweep Record, Album and Song Of The Year twice in her career.

Fittingly, it was Adele who ushered in Music's Biggest Night with a mesmerizing performance of her smash "Hello." A stark black backdrop provided a blank canvas over which the British singer/songwriter painted an aural masterpiece, her potent vocals reverberating throughout Los Angeles' Staples Center.

The mercurial David Bowie, who died just days before releasing his album Blackstar on Jan. 8, 2016, won four posthumous GRAMMYs, including Best Alternative Music Album. Greg Kurstin, Adele's producer and songwriting partner, also won four awards, including Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical.

Chance The Rapper earned three awards, including Best New Artist, making him the first streaming-exclusive artist to win a GRAMMY. "This is for every indie artist who's been doing this mixtape stuff for a long-a** time," the Chicagoan said during his acceptance for Best Rap Album for Coloring Book. He punctuated his GRAMMY debut with a feel-good performance medley of "How Great" and "All We Got," with his cousin Nicole and 59th GRAMMY winners Kirk Franklin and Tamela Mann adding soulful flourishes.

Engineer/mixer Tom Elmhirst also won three GRAMMYs; Beyoncé, Drake, Sarah Jarosz, John Scofield, Franklin, and Hillary Scott & The Scott Family were among those winning two awards.

As presenter Celine Dion so eloquently quoted the legendary Stevie Wonder, "Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories." In addition to crowning recipients in 84 GRAMMY categories, the 59th GRAMMYs created many new memories in the form of signature GRAMMY Moments that spanned several genres.

Equal parts music, theater and spoken word poetry, a golden-clad Beyoncé radiated during her medley of "Love Drought" and "Sandcastles," two songs from her Best Urban Contemporary Album-winning opus, Lemonade. The trance-inducing performance, which was themed around the celebration of motherhood, featured her own mother, Tina Knowles, and daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, and closed on a poignant note with the pregnant Beyoncé reciting a line from a Warsan Shire poem: "If we're going to heal, let it be glorious/1,000 girls raise their arms."

Bruno Mars dazzled with his seductive "That's What I Like." Commanding the stage with aplomb, showcasing graceful dance moves and flaunting his rich tenor, Mars once again proved the breadth of his 24-karat talent.

Ed Sheeran turned in arguably the most energy-efficient performance of the evening. Armed with an acoustic guitar, synthesizer and a pedalboard that doubled as a looping device, Sheeran proved a veritable one-man band in multitasking his romantic ode "Shape Of You."

The Weeknd teamed with fellow GRAMMY winners Daft Punk for a medley of "Starboy" and "I Feel It Coming." The duo's trademark synthesizer soundscapes set the tone for a sci-fi inspired set, with The Weeknd's velvety voice drifting into space.

Katy Perry returned to the GRAMMY stage to debut her brand-new single, "Chained To The Rhythm," with reggae artist Skip Marley. Perry — who wore an armband emblazoned with the word "Resist" — earnestly delivered her new socially conscious anthem, which she closed by declaring "No hate!"

Best New Artist nominee Anderson .Paak and rappers Busta Rhymes, Consequence and A Tribe Called Quest joined for a politically charged medley of "Award Tour," "Movin Backwards" and "We The People." The latter song, A Tribe Called Quest's anthem addressing topics such as racism, xenophobia, homophobia, and misogyny, proved timely given the recent political climate. A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip put an exclamation point on the performance by shouting, "Resist! Resist! Resist!"

Metallica and Lady Gaga turned the volume up to 10 with a driving performance of the band's "Moth Into Flame." Despite a brief technical glitch with Metallica frontman James Hetfield's mic, the heat generated — stoked by pyrotechnics, headbanging and a stage dive from Gaga — set off a genre-bending explosion.

Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood went toe-to-toe for their love-affirming duet "The Fighter." GRAMMY-nominated newcomers Kelsea Ballerini and Lukas Graham joined together for a seamless mashup of her "Peter Pan" and their "7 Years," which was up for Song Of The Year. R&B/soul legend William Bell, who earlier won his first career GRAMMY, teamed with guitar slinger Gary Clark Jr. for a gritty "Born Under A Bad Sign."

First-time GRAMMY host James Corden got into the musical act as well. During his opening skit, Corden delivered a free-style rap that name-dropped everyone from President Donald Trump to Drake, Rihanna and Sturgill Simpson. "The Late Late Show" host also sped through a hilarious impromptu GRAMMY edition of Carpool Karaoke. Driving a cardboard cutout vehicle, Corden was flanked by Jennifer Lopez, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Ryan Tedder, John Legend, Blue Ivy, Jason Derulo, and Neil Diamond for a singalong of the latter's classic "Sweet Caroline."

In addition to Corden's bits, Twenty One Pilots provided some unexpected comic relief when they accepted their first career GRAMMY for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Stressed Out" in their underwear. Underneath the humor, the duo from Columbus, Ohio, conveyed an important message to musicians of all stripes. "Anyone from anywhere can do anything," said Pilots singer/songwriter Tyler Joseph.

It was also a night of firsts for breakout country star Maren Morris. Not only did she make her GRAMMY performance debut with "Once" alongside Alicia Keys, she won her first GRAMMY for Best Country Solo Performance for "My Church," making her the first GRAMMY Camp alumnus to win a GRAMMY.

Music's Biggest Night also provided moments of reflection in the form of tributes.

An all-star troupe paid homage to five-time GRAMMY winners the Bee Gees, who will be celebrated this spring via the CBS TV special "Stayin' Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees." Demi Lovato glided through "Stayin' Alive" while Tori Kelly showcased her impressive singing and guitar chops on "Tragedy." Little Big Town were in perfect harmony for "How Deep Is Your Love" and Andra Day bottled the essence of Studio 54 during "Night Fever." The group closed with a vibrant "Stayin' Alive" coda, with Barry Gibb looking on in delight.

Sturgill Simpson and the Dap-Kings convened for "All Around You," a song from Simpson's Best Country Album-winning A Sailor's Guide To Earth. During his introduction, Dwight Yoakam lauded the late singer Sharon Jones, who worked with the Dap-Kings throughout her career.

In recognition of George Michael, who died Dec. 25, 2016, Adele returned to the stage for a dramatic, orchestrated version of "Fastlove," the final Top 10 hit of Michael's career. The tribute paused abruptly as Adele stopped mid-song, feeling that her performance was not up to par. "I can't mess this up for him," she confided to the audience. Adele reset herself and delivered a moving memorial. The audience obliged with a standing ovation.

Morris Day and the Time did the honors in introducing a special GRAMMY tribute to the late Prince. A true showman, Day bobbed and weaved the band through the Time's funky "Jungle Love" and "The Bird." Mars then returned to the stage for a regal reimagining of "Let's Go Crazy." Armed with a Purple Rain-inspired suit, makeup and white guitar, Mars channeled vintage '80s-era Prince, right down to his authentic take on the song's spectacular unaccompanied guitar cadenza.

The In Memoriam segment featured John Legend and GRAMMY-winning "The Color Purple" cast member Cynthia Erivo delivering a rendition of the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows," which served as a solemn musical prayer to many other individuals the music community lost during the past year.

The GRAMMY show was also marked by heartfelt, if unexpected, tributes to fellow nominees. In her final acceptance speech of the evening for Album Of The Year, a visibly moved Adele used her platform to acknowledge and thank fellow nominee Beyoncé.

"My artist of my life is Beyoncé," Adele said as a tearful Beyoncé looked on. "The Lemonade album was just so monumental and so well-thought out and so beautiful and soul-bearing. … All us artists here, we f***ing adore you. You are our light.

Music's Biggest Night beamed into the homes of more than 26 million viewers, representing a 4 percent year-over-year increase and the highest viewership since 2014. The luster extended well after the Sunday telecast, with several winners, nominees and performers benefiting from the GRAMMY Effect.

Digital sales of songs performed on the show saw a 140 percent increase in download sales, with Urban and Underwood's "The Fighter" experiencing a 574 percent gain. On-demand streams (audio and video combined) of songs performed rose 30 percent, including Mars' "That's What I Like" spiking 99 percent. Adele's 25 returned to the Top 10, rising to No. 6 with a 137 percent sales increase. Combined with the other Album Of The Year nominees (Beyoncé's Lemonade, Justin Bieber's Purpose, Drake's Views, and Sturgill Simpson's A Sailor's Guide To Earth), all five albums saw a collective 91 percent increase in equivalent album sales. Following his GRAMMY performance with Perry, Skip Marley became the first member of the Marley family to score a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

More than just impressive statistics, these sizable GRAMMY Effect gains give additional credence to the 59th GRAMMY Awards telecast remarks of Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, who during his impassioned speech delivered to the new administration an important unified message on behalf of the music community.

"The Recording Academy, together with America's music makers, call on the president and Congress to help keep the music playing by updating music laws, protecting music education and renewing America's commitment to the arts," said Portnow. "It's our collective responsibility to preserve what binds us and to ensure that the whole world continues to benefit from one of our most unique [and] economically and spiritually important assets — and exports: American music."

Record Of The Year
 
winner
Adele, GRAMMY winner
Hello

Greg Kurstin, producer; Julian Burg, Tom Elmhirst, Emile Haynie, Greg Kurstin, Liam Nolan, Alex Pasco & Joe Visciano, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne & Randy Merrill, mastering engineers

Track From: 25
Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records

nominees

Beyonce
Formation
Lukas Graham, GRAMMY nominees
7 Years
Rihanna, GRAMMY winner
,
Drake, GRAMMY winner
Work

Rihanna Featuring Drake

Twenty One Pilots
Stressed Out
Album Of The Year
 
winner
Adele, GRAMMY winner
25

Danger Mouse, Samuel Dixon, Paul Epworth, Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Ariel Rechtshaid, Shellback, The Smeezingtons & Ryan Tedder, producers; Julian Burg, Austen Jux Chandler, Cameron Craig, Samuel Dixon, Tom Elmhirst, Declan Gaffney, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Emile Haynie, Jan Holzner, Michael Ilbert, Chris Kasych, Greg Kurstin, Charles Moniz, Liam Nolan, Alex Pasco, Mike Piersante, Ariel Rechtshaid, Rich Rich, Dave Schiffman, Joe Visciano & Matt Wiggins, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne & Randy Merrill, mastering engineers

Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records

nominees

Beyonce
,
Kendrick Lamar
,
Weeknd
,
Jack White, GRAMMY winner
,
Diplo, GRAMMY winner
Lemonade
Justin Bieber, GRAMMY winner
,
GRAMMY nominee, Big Sean
,
Diplo, GRAMMY winner
,
Skrillex, GRAMMY winner
Purpose
Drake, GRAMMY winner
,
Rihanna, GRAMMY winner
,
Kanye West, GRAMMY winner
Views
Sturgill Simpson, GRAMMY winner
A Sailor's Guide To Earth
Song Of The Year
 
winner
Adele, GRAMMY winner
Hello

Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)

Track From: 25
Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records

nominees

Beyonce
Formation
Mike Posner, GRAMMY nominee
I Took A Pill In Ibiza
Justin Bieber, GRAMMY winner
,
Ed Sheeran, GRAMMY winner
Love Yourself
7 Years
Best New Artist
 
winner
Chance The Rapper, GRAMMY winner
Chance The Rapper

nominees

Kelsea Ballerini, GRAMMY nominee
Kelsea Ballerini
Chainsmokers
The Chainsmokers
Maren Morris, GRAMMY winner
Maren Morris
Anderson .Paak
Anderson .Paak
Best Pop Solo Performance
 
winner
Adele, GRAMMY winner
Hello
Track From: 25
Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records

nominees

Beyonce
Hold Up
Justin Bieber, GRAMMY winner
Love Yourself
Kelly Clarkson, GRAMMY winner
Piece By Piece (Idol Version)
Dangerous Woman
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
 
winner
Twenty One Pilots
Stressed Out
Track From: Blurryface
Label: Fueled By Ramen

nominees

Chainsmokers
Closer

The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey

Lukas Graham, GRAMMY nominees
7 Years
Rihanna, GRAMMY winner
,
Drake, GRAMMY winner
Work

Rihanna Featuring Drake

Sia, GRAMMY nominee
,
Sean Paul, GRAMMY winner
Cheap Thrills

Sia Featuring Sean Paul

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
 
winner
Willie Nelson
Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin
Label: Legacy Recordings

nominees

Cinema

Andrea Bocelli

Bob Dylan
Fallen Angels
Stages Live

Josh Groban

Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway
Best Pop Vocal Album
 
winner
Adele, GRAMMY winner
25
Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records

nominees

Justin Bieber, GRAMMY winner
Purpose
Dangerous Woman
Demi Lovato, GRAMMY nominee
Confident
Sia, GRAMMY nominee
This Is Acting
Best Dance Recording
 
winner
Chainsmokers
Don't Let Me Down

The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya

The Chainsmokers, producers; Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young, mixer

Track From: Collage
Label: Disruptor Records/Columbia

nominees

Tearing Me Up

Bob Moses

Never Be Like You

Flume Featuring Kai

Rinse & Repeat

Riton Featuring Kah-Lo

Drinkee

Sofi Tukker

Best Dance/Electronic Album
 
winner
Skin

Flume

Label: Mom+Pop Music/Future Classic.

nominees

Electronica 1: The Time Machine

Jean-Michel Jarre

Epoch

Tycho

Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future

Underworld

Louie Vega Starring...XXVIII

Louie Vega

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
 
winner
Culcha Vulcha

Snarky Puppy

Label: Ground Up Music

nominees

Human Nature

Herb Alpert

When You Wish Upon A Star

Bill Frisell

Way Back Home: Live From Rochester, NY

Steve Gadd Band

Unspoken

Chuck Loeb

Best Rock Performance
 
winner
David Bowie, GRAMMY winner
Blackstar
Track From: Blackstar
Label: ISO/Columbia Records

nominees

Alabama Shakes, GRAMMY winners
Joe (Live From Austin City Limits)
Beyonce
,
Jack White, GRAMMY winner
Don't Hurt Yourself
The Sound Of Silence (Live On Conan)
Twenty One Pilots
Heathens
Best Metal Performance
 
winner
Dystopia

Megadeth

Track From: Dystopia
Label: UME

nominees

Shock Me
Silvera
Rotting In Vain
The Price Is Wrong
Best Rock Song
 
winner
David Bowie, GRAMMY winner
Blackstar

David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)

Track From: Blackstar
Label: ISO/Columbia Records

nominees

Radiohead, GRAMMY winner
Burn The Witch
Hardwired
Heathens
My Name Is Human
Best Rock Album
 
winner
Cage The Elephant, GRAMMY winners
Tell Me I'm Pretty
Label: RCA Records

nominees

California
Magma
Death Of A Bachelor
Weezer
Best Alternative Music Album
 
winner
David Bowie, GRAMMY winner
Blackstar
Label: Columbia Records

nominees

Bon Iver, GRAMMY winner
22, A Million
The Hope Six Demolition Project
Iggy Pop, GRAMMY nominee
Post Pop Depression
Radiohead, GRAMMY winner
A Moon Shaped Pool
Best R&B Performance
 
winner
Cranes In The Sky

Solange

Track From: A Seat At The Table
Label: Saint Records/Columbia Records

nominees

BJ The Chicago Kid
Turnin' Me Up
Permission
I Do
Rihanna, GRAMMY winner
Needed Me
Best Traditional R&B Performance
 
winner
Lalah Hathaway, GRAMMY winner
Angel
Track From: Lalah Hathaway Live
Label: Hathaway Entertainment/Entertainment One

nominees

The Three Of Me
BJ The Chicago Kid
Woman's World
Sleeping With The One I Love
Can't Wait
Best R&B Song
 
winner
Lake By The Ocean

Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)

Track From: blackSUMMERS'night
Label: Columbia Records

nominees

Drake, GRAMMY winner
Come And See Me
Exchange
Rihanna, GRAMMY winner
Kiss It Better
Luv
Best Urban Contemporary Album
 
winner
Beyonce
Lemonade
Label: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records

nominees

Ology
We Are King
Anderson .Paak
Malibu
Rihanna, GRAMMY winner
Anti
Best R&B Album
 
winner
Lalah Hathaway, GRAMMY winner
Lalah Hathaway Live
Label: Hathaway Entertainment/Entertainment One

nominees

BJ The Chicago Kid
In My Mind
Velvet Portraits
Healing Season
Smoove Jones
Best Rap Performance
 
winner
Chance The Rapper, GRAMMY winner, Lil Wayne, GRAMMY winner
No Problem

Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz

Track From: Coloring Book
Label: Chance The Rapper

nominees

Panda
Drake, GRAMMY winner
,
Jay Z, GRAMMY winner
,
Kanye West, GRAMMY winner
Pop Style
All The Way Up
Schoolboy Q, GRAMMY nominee
,
Kanye West, GRAMMY winner
That Part
Best Rap/Sung Performance
 
winner
Drake, GRAMMY winner
Hotline Bling
Track From: Views
Label: Cash Money Records/Republic Records

nominees

Beyonce
,
Kendrick Lamar
Freedom
Broccoli
Kanye West, GRAMMY winner
,
Chance The Rapper, GRAMMY winner
,
Kirk Franklin, GRAMMY winner
Ultralight Beam
Kanye West, GRAMMY winner
,
Rihanna, GRAMMY winner
Famous
Best Rap Song
 
winner
Drake, GRAMMY winner
Hotline Bling

Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)

Track From: Views
Label: Cash Money Records/Republic Records

nominees

All The Way Up
Chance The Rapper, GRAMMY winner
,
Kanye West, GRAMMY winner
Famous
Chance The Rapper, GRAMMY winner
,
Lil Wayne, GRAMMY winner
No Problem
Chance The Rapper, GRAMMY winner
,
Kirk Franklin, GRAMMY winner
,
Kanye West, GRAMMY winner
Ultralight Beam
Best Rap Album
 
winner
Chance The Rapper, GRAMMY winner
Coloring Book
Label: Chance The Rapper

nominees

And The Anonymous Nobody
Major Key
Drake, GRAMMY winner
Views
Schoolboy Q, GRAMMY nominee
Blank Face LP
Kanye West, GRAMMY winner
The Life Of Pablo
Best Country Solo Performance
 
winner
Maren Morris, GRAMMY winner
My Church
Track From: Hero
Label: Columbia Nashville

nominees

Brandy Clark
Love Can Go To Hell
Miranda Lambert, GRAMMY winner
Vice
Carrie Underwood
Church Bells
Keith Urban, GRAMMY winner
Blue Ain't Your Color
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
 
winner
Pentatonix, GRAMMY winners
Jolene

Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton

Label: RCA Records

nominees

Dierks Bentley, GRAMMY nominee
Different For Girls
21 Summer
Kenny Chesney, GRAMMY nominee
,
Pink, GRAMMY winner
Setting The World On Fire
Think Of You
Best Country Song
 
winner
Humble And Kind

Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)

Track From: Damn Country Music
Label: Big Machine Records

nominees

Blue Ain't Your Color
Die A Happy Man
Maren Morris, GRAMMY winner
My Church
Miranda Lambert, GRAMMY winner
Vice
Best Country Album
 
winner
Sturgill Simpson, GRAMMY winner
A Sailor's Guide To Earth
Label: Atlantic

nominees

Brandy Clark
Big Day In A Small Town
Loretta Lynn, GRAMMY winner
Full Circle
Maren Morris, GRAMMY winner
Hero
Keith Urban, GRAMMY winner
Ripcord
Best New Age Album
 
winner
White Sun II

White Sun

Label: Be Why

nominees

Orogen
Dark Sky Island
Inner Passion
Rosetta
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
 
winner
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

John Scofield, soloist

Track From: Country For Old Men
Label: Impulse!

nominees

Countdown
In Movement
We See
I Concentrate On You
Best Jazz Vocal Album
 
winner
Take Me To The Alley

Gregory Porter

Label: Blue Note

nominees

Sound Of Red
Kurt Elling, GRAMMY winner
Upward Spiral
Harlem On My Mind
The Sting Variations
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
 
winner
Country For Old Men

John Scofield

Label: Impulse!

nominees

Book Of Intuition
Dr. Um
Sunday Night At The Vanguard
Nearness
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
 
winner
Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom

Ted Nash Big Band

Douglas Brinkley, Herschel Garfein & Kabir Sehgal, producers;

Rob Macomber, engineer/mixer

Label: Motema Music

nominees

Real Enemies
MONK'estra, Vol. 1
Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music Of The Beatles
All L.A. Band
Best Latin Jazz Album
 
winner
Tribute To Irakere: Live In Marciac

Chucho Valdés

Label: Jazz Village

nominees

Entre Colegas
Madera Latino: A Latin Jazz Perspective On The Music Of Woody Shaw
Canto América
30
Best Gospel Performance/Song
 
winner
Kirk Franklin, GRAMMY winner
God Provides

Tamela Mann; Kirk Franklin, songwriter

Track From: One Way
Label: TillyMann Music

nominees

Shirley Caesar, GRAMMY winner
,
Anthony Hamilton
It's Alright, It's Ok
You're Bigger [Live]
Made A Way [Live]
Better
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
 
winner
Thy Will

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family; Bernie Herms, Hillary Scott & Emily Weisband, songwriters

Track From: Love Remains
Label: EMI Records Nashville

nominees

Trust In You
Priceless
King Of The World
Chain Breaker
Best Gospel Album
 
winner
Kirk Franklin, GRAMMY winner
Losing My Religion
Label: Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records

nominees

Listen
Shirley Caesar, GRAMMY winner
Fill This House
A Worshipper's Heart [Live]
Demonstrate [Live]
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
 
winner
Love Remains

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family

Label: EMI Records Nashville

nominees

Poets & Saints
American Prodigal
Be One
Youth Revival [Live]
Best Roots Gospel Album
 
winner
Hymns

Joey+Rory

Label: Gaither Music Group/Farmhouse Recordings

nominees

Better Together
Nature's Symphony In 432
Hymns And Songs Of Inspiration
God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson
Best Latin Pop Album
 
winner
Un Besito Más

Jesse & Joy

Label: Warner Music Mexico

nominees

Ilusión
Similares
Seguir Latiendo
Buena Vida
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
 
winner
iLevitable

iLe

Label: Sony Music Latin

nominees

L.H.O.N. (La Humanidad O Nosotros)
Buenaventura
Los Rakas
Amor Supremo
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
 
winner
Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo)

Vicente Fernández

Label: Sony Music Entertainment México

nominees

Raíces
Hecho A Mano
Generación Maquinaria Est. 2006.
Tributo A Joan Sebastian Y Rigoberto Alfaro
Best Tropical Latin Album
 
winner
Donde Están?

Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo

Label: En Grande Music, LLC

nominees

Conexión
La Fantasia Homenaje A Juan Formell
35 Aniversario
La Sonora Santanera En Su 60 Aniversario
Best American Roots Performance
 
winner
House Of Mercy

Sarah Jarosz

Track From: Undercurrent
Label: Sugar Hill Records

nominees

Ain't No Man
Mother's Children Have A Hard Time
Factory Girl
Wreck You
Best American Roots Song
 
winner
Vince Gill
Kid Sister

Vince Gill, songwriter (The Time Jumpers)

Track From: Kid Sister
Label: Rounder Records

nominees

Alabama At Night
Jack White, GRAMMY winner
City Lights
Gulfstream
Wreck You
Best Americana Album
 
winner
This Is Where I Live

William Bell

Label: Stax

nominees

True Sadness
The Cedar Creek Sessions
The Bird & The Rifle
Vince Gill
Kid Sister
Best Bluegrass Album
 
winner
Coming Home

O'Connor Band With Mark O'Connor

Label: Rounder Records

nominees

Original Traditional
Burden Bearer
The Hazel And Alice Sessions
North By South
Best Traditional Blues Album
 
winner
Porcupine Meat

Bobby Rush

Label: Rounder Records

nominees

Can't Shake This Feeling

Lurrie Bell

Live At The Greek Theatre

Joe Bonamassa

Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger's Songbook: Volumes I & II)

Luther Dickinson

The Soul Of Jimmie Rodgers

Vasti Jackson

Best Contemporary Blues Album
 
winner
The Last Days Of Oakland

Fantastic Negrito

Label: Believe Global/Blackball Universe

nominees

Love Wins Again

Janiva Magness

Bloodline

Kenny Neal

Give It Back To You

The Record Company

Everybody Wants A Piece

Joe Louis Walker

Best Folk Album
 
winner
Undercurrent

Sarah Jarosz

Label: Sugar Hill Records

nominees

Silver Skies Blue

Judy Collins & Ari Hest

Upland Stories

Robbie Fulks

Factory Girl

Rhiannon Giddens

Weighted Mind

Sierra Hull

Best Regional Roots Music Album