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Recording Academy Remembers The Music People We've Lost | GRAMMY In Memoriam

Take a moment to reflect and salute the members of the music community who we lost in 2019-2020

GRAMMYs/Jan 27, 2020 - 09:25 am

(The following is a list of artists and industry professionals the music community lost in 2019–2020. The 62nd GRAMMY Awards telecast on CBS will feature an In Memoriam segment highlighting some of these individuals via a video tribute, and all of these individuals who died prior to its print date are included in the official 62nd GRAMMY Awards program book. The Recording Academy salutes each individual for their respective talents and contributions to our culture and community.)

 

Ed Ackerson Dennis Jones
Theo Adam Nancy Carol Lewis Jones
Billy Adams Sandie Jones
Pekka Airaksinen Terry Jones
Werner Andreas Albert José José
Chris Albertson Jerry Jumonville
Mary Lyerly Alexander Ralph Jungheim
Lexii Alijai Arlindo Junior
Freedum Allah aka Popa Wu Larry Junstrom
Andy Anderson Vic Juris
Gerald Anderson Lewis Kahn
John Anderson Giya Kancheli
Ruth Anderson Mickey Kapp
Jo-An Anderson Fox Charlie Karp
Paxti Andión Terry Katzman
Dan Andrei Aldea Pat Kelly
Jeff Andrews  Khaed
Stan Applebaum John Kilzer
Dominick Argento  Clydie King
Martin Armiger Bob Kingsley
Ermias Asghedom aka Nipsey Hussle Gershon Kingsley
René Auberjonois Johnny Kitagawa
Jeff Austin George Klein
Paul Badura-Skoda Lew Klein
Ginger Baker Naděžda Kniplová
Kaye Ballard Garry Koehler
Scott Ballew Jan Erik Kongshaug
Charles Barksdale Phillip Kovac
Katreese Barnes Kiyoshi Koyama
Paul Barrere Terry Allen Kramer
Vanessa Gail Barryer Paul Krassner
Dave Bartholomew Alan Krueger
Arthur Baysting Rosemary Kuhlmann
Mike Belkin Sr. Harry Kupfer
Pedro Bell Marta Kurtag
Henri Belolo Danny Kustow
Alex Berdoff Chuck La Vallee
Juninho Berin  Audun Laading
David Berman Sleepy LaBeef
Martin Bernheimer Marie Laforêt
Susan Beschta Ida Laila
Luis Biava Dick Laird
Ed Bickert Eddie Lambert
Vera Bila Tim Landers
Bushwick Bill Dominique Lawalrée 
Edwin Birdsong Maury Laws
Jake Black Calvin Lawson
Malcolm Black Jerry Lawson
Nick Blagona Friedemann  Layer
Hal Blaine Shelley Lazar
Myron Bloom Roberto Leal
Gerald "Jerry" Blum Lawrence Leathers
Irina Bogacheva Mike Ledbetter
Spencer Bohren M. Owen Lee
Fred Bongusto  Legarda
Dave "Bookie" Bookman Michel Legrand
Shirley Foley Boone Gary LeMel
Piet Botha Raymond Leppard
Roger Boutry Milcho Leviev
Murray Bowles Ricardo Lewis aka Cutty Cartel
Jon Box Yao Li
Cameron Boyce Horst Liepolt
Harold Bradley Kehinde Lijadu 
Mark Bramble Wilma Lipp
José Mário Branco Peggy Lipton
Asa Brebner Roberto Livi
Charlie Brocco Paten Locke
Jim Brock Jo Sullivan Loesser
Al Broomfield Roy Loney
Alex Brown Joe Longthorne
Glen Brown Pastor López 
Jobina "JB" Brown Damas "Fanfan" Louis
Maxine Brown Jacques Loussier
William F. Brown Doug Lubahn
Glenn Bruden Daniel Luther
Richard Brunelle Simaro Lutumba
Clora Bryant Kenny Lynch
Kofi Burbridge Harold Mabern
Irving Burgie Lavrentis Machairitsas
Ray Burns Wim Magré
Al Burton Ivan "Ivica"  Maksimović 
busbee Spiro Malas
Sérgio Augusto "Serguei" Bustamante Ivo Malec
Ulises Butrón Kendra Malia
Anner Bylsma John Mann
Edd Byrnes Joe Mansfield
Tony Calhoun Glenn Martin
Deane Cameron Pat Martin
Steve Martin Caro Debi Martini
Fabior "Fabio XB" Carrara Marilyn Mason
Jerry Carrigan Barrie Masters
David Carroll Dorothy Masuka 
Diahann Carroll Robert "Bob" James Mather
Larry Carroll André Matos
Justin Carter Peter Maturi
Larry Carter Colin Mawby
Frank Caruso Phil McCormack 
Beth Carvalho  Bat McGrath
Neal Casal Truett Foster McKeehan
Jorge Casas Ted McKenna
Keith Case Clay McMurray
Steve Cash Joe McQueen
Cacho Castaña Elton Medeiros
David Castle Julio Melgar
Gualberto Castro Lee Mendelson
Mary Ellen Cataneo Tiger Merritt
Jimmy Cavallo Wolfgang Meyer
Philippe "Zdar" Cerboneschi Akeem Mickens aka Tech 9
Juliano Cezar André Midani
George Chambers Jim Miller
Carol Channing Jonathan Miller
Martin Charnin Timmy Mills
Ed Cherney Tony Mills
Brian Chilala Dan Mitchell
Billy Clayton Eddie Money
Johnny Clegg Jackie Moore
Stephen Cleobury Ray Moore
Claire Cloninger Eric Morena
James Barney "J.R." Cobb Jr. Toni Morrison
John Cohen Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi
Michael Colgrass Todd "Todd-1" Muhammad
Pat Collins LeRoy Mumma
Marya Columbia Ralph Murphy
Earl Thomas Conley Willie Murphy
Richard Conrad Randy Nauert
Mihai Constantinescu Paco Navarro
Tim Conway Adam Neat aka DJ Adam Sky
Deborah Cook George Neikrug
Kate Cook Elijah Nelson
Bruce Corbitt Art Neville
Andrew Cormier Phyllis Newman
Bob Cornett J.H. Kwabena Nketia
Chamín Correa Ken Nordine
Alberto Cortez Jessye Norman
Jerome Cosey aka 5th Ward Webbie Ron Oberman
Sequeira  Costa Ric Ocasek
Roger Covell Ayub Ogada
Willard Cox Vaughan Oliver
Ed Cray David Olney
Ann Crumb Terry O'Neill
Chauncey "Chick" Crumpacker Jenny Pagliaro
Jim Cullum Jr. Rolando Panerai
Larry Cunningham Velvel Pasternak
John Curro Amy Patterson
Sonny Curtis Jeanie Patterson
Ronen Dahan aka DJ Perplex Neil Peart
Steve Dalachinsky D.A. Pennebaker
Dick Dale Alan Perdue
Bernie Dalton Shawn Perry aka DJ Kaos
LaShawn "Big Shiz" Daniels Roberta Petersen
James Dapogny Jud Phillips
Chris Darrow Jim Pike
Wolfgang Dauner Sam Pilafian
Chuck Dauphin Celso Piña
Mario Davidovsky Kenneth Pitt
Larry Davis Mitch Podolak
Randy Davis Peter Posa
Gideon Dawson Nik Powell
Doris Day André  Previn
Leo de Castro Hal Prince
Eva de la O Troy Leen "Renfro" Proffitt
Jack de Mello Anna Quayle
Emanuel Dean Joe Quijano
Ray Deaton Shahnaz  Rahmatullah
Mikey Dees Sid Ramin
Hossein Dehlavi Louie Rankin
Padú del Caribe Leon Rausch
John De'Mathew Paul Raymond
Jörg Demus Malcolm Rebennack Jr. aka Dr. John
Bill Dern Leon Redbone
Magenta Devine Les Reed
Baby Jane Dexter Jack Renner
Morris I. Diamond Billy Ray Reynolds
Stephen Diener Noel Rice
Gabriel Diniz Emil Richards
Kenny Dixon Simon Rick
Brian Doherty Frederic Riesterer
Stanley Donen Dave Riley
Lorna Doom Anthony Ríos
Ubirajara Penacho dos Reis aka Bira Steve Ripley
Pamela Dowsett Jim Rissmiller
Tom Draper María Rivas
Norman Druce Elliot Roberts
José Pablo  Dueñas Herrera  Claudio Roditi
Todd Duke Alan Rogan
Gary Duncan Ranking Roger
Malcolm "Molly" Duncan Carlos "Cuco" Rojas
Jim Dunlop Sr. Sara Romweber
Eddie Duran Aaron Rosand
Phil Dürr Jay Rosenthal
Richard Duryea Christopher Rouse
Chartwell Dutiro Raeanne Rubenstein 
Edward Easter Peter Rüchel
John Eberle Dave Samuels
Melvin Edmonds Doug Sandom
Michiel Eikenaar Sven-David Sandström 
Rick Elias Ray Santos
Stephan Ellis Yoskar Sarante
Al Embry Harvey Scales
Trevor Engelbrektson Mick Schauer
Kim English Peter Schreier
Ethel Ennis Jack Scott
Preston Epps Yonrico Scott
Roky Erickson Les Sears
Bob Esty Edward Montre  Seay aka Tre Da Kid
Clay Evans Jerry Seltzer
Raymond Fairchild Nolton Semien
Dennis Farnon Sergio Serrano Navarro
Djaduk Ferianto Camilo Sesto
Bibi Ferreira Whitey Shafer
Alvin Fielder Jackie Shane
Antwon Fields aka Lil Mister Nancy Shanks
Stephen Fitzpatrick  Kim Shattuck
Joe Flannery Jack Sheldon
Keith Flint Carrigan Chet Shields
Joseph Flummerfelt Sammy Shore
Eric Fly Gregory Shorter aka Ras G
Peter Fonda Earl Shuman
Jerry Foran Al Shusterman
Willie Ford Sali Sidibe
Hugh Fordin Jeff Silberman
Fred Foster Robert Sillerman
Walter Franco Lonnie Simmons
Bob Frank Tara Simmons
Jay Frank Bill Sims Jr.
Robert Frank Laurent Sinclair
Clyde Franklin Paul "Lil Buck" Sinegal
Kelly Fraser Robert L. Siner
Stuart "Chet" Fraser John Singleton
Manuel Frattini Joseph Sirola
Marie Fredriksson Andy Skopes
Barry Freeman Alan Smith
Janice Freeman Andrew "Greedy" Smith
Robert Freeman Joe Smith
Kevin Fret Russell Smith
Donnie Fritts Shawn Smith
Leyna Gabriele Dick Sommers
Sarah Gaines Giannis Spanos
Phran Galante Jimmy Spicer
Bobby Gale Francis Sprangler
Nature Ganganbaigal Libi Staiger
Joana Sainz Garcia Jamarr Antonio Stamps aka Bad Azz
Russ Gibb John Starling
Ian Gibbons Jacqueline Steiner
Julie Gibson Gary Stewart
Michael Gielen Jahquar Stewart aka Bvlly
João Gilberto Gerry Stickells
Andy Gill Jah Stitch
Richard Gillis Art Sullivan
Marcello Giordani Bertie Sullivan
Henry "Gip" Gipson Eric LaJuan Summers
Ira Gitler Joe Sun
Chuck Glaser Iain Sutherland
Jim Glaser Stephen Swid
Tony Glover Jim Swindel
Jerry Goff Sanford Sylvan
Hannah Goldstein Roslaw Szaybo 
Jonathan Goldstein Erzsébet Szőnyi
Steve Golin Norma Tanega
Ameer Golston aka Hellabandz Toko Tasi
Tom Goodkind Larry "The Mole" Taylor
John Goodson Eddie Taylor Jr.
Kadri Gopalnath Gerry Teekens
Fitzroy Gordon Joe Terry
Arnold Gosewich Willie Thomas
Karel Gott Luke Thompson
Rowland "Boon" Gould Preston Thompson
Paul Grace Jacob Tyler Thureson aka Hella Sketchy
Bill Grant Eddie Tigner
Miles Grayson Charity "Sunshine" Tillemann-Dick
Marty Grebb Gerald "Buddie" Tiller
Urbie Green U Tin
Lizzie Grey Mina Mazy Topley-Bird
Lamar Grier Greg Topper
Don Grierson Mary Ann Topper
Martin Griffin Peter Tork
Laurel Griggs Bernie Tormé
Skip Groff Juan Vicente Torrealba
Mike Grose Nick Tosches
Dalibor Andonov Gru Eric Traub
George "G.G." Guidotti Barry Tuckwell
Jean Guillou Yuya Uchida
Bonnie Guitar Allan Ulrich
Harry Hains Marcos A. Urbay
Tommy Hancock Lauren Valencia
Joseph Hannesschläger Armando Vega Gil
Timi Hansen Rita Vidaurri aka La Calandria
Goo Hara Rafael Viera
Joe Hardy Vic Vogel
Adiss Harmandian Roland Von Kurnatowski
Dallas Harms Geneviève Waite
Heather Harper Leslie André Wakefield Jr. aka DJ Official
Kent "Boogaloo" Harris Mike Walker
Kylie Rae Harris Scott Walker
Leigh "L'il Queenie" Harris Larry Wallis
Derrick Harris aka Sleezy D Jeff Walls
Greg Haymes Joseph Ward
Jimmy Heath Rob Warmowski
Joshua Hecht Dan Warner
James Henke Joshua Warren
Hoyt Herbert Donald Warthan
Jerry Herman Maggie Lewis Warwick
"Keystone Freddie" Herrera Alan Wasser
Amar Herron aka DJ Amar Saburo "Sab" Watanabe
Omar Higgins Beverly "Guitar" Watkins
Jarad Anthony Higgins aka Juice WRLD Daniel Wayenberg
Harry Hirsch Artie Wayne
Roger O. Hirson Ezra Weah aka Bankroll Gambino
Peter Hobbs Guy Webster
Victor Hochhauser Chou Wen-chung
George Hocutt Martin Wesley-Smith
Mark Hollis Peter Westergaard
Nancy Holloway Phil Western
Bob Holmes Paul Whaley
Walter Homburger David White
Gagik Hovunts Helen White
Zoran Hristic Dick Whitehouse
Robert Hunter Angus Whyte
Ange Didier Huon aka DJ Arafat Bob Wilber
Peter Hurford Mike Wilhelm
Richard "Slyde" Hyde Andre Williams
Roy Imber Irv Williams
Don Imus John Gary Williams
James Ingram Roger Williams
Neil Innes Allee Willis
Leo Iorga Larry Willis
Bill Isles  Chris Wilson
Michael Jaffee Bo Winberg
Alan James Faith Winthrop
Steve Jameson Mac Wiseman
Mariss Jansons Jimmy Wisner
Joseph Jarman John Witherspoon
Kelly Jay Ekkehard  Wlaschiha
Zoltan Jeney Nicky Wonder
Theresa Jenkins Jimmy Work
Terry Jennings Wowaka
Choi Jin-ri aka Sulli Sol Yaged
Jason Jinx Kyle Yorlets
Dennis Johnson Izzy Young
Eric "Vicious" Johnson Reggie Young
Jimmy Johnson Vern Young
Rick Johnson Hilde Zadek
Blaine Johnson aka Cadet Mira Zakai
Ben Johnston Franco Zeffirelli
Daniel Johnston Hans Zender
Connie Jones  

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Allen Hughes' "The Defiant Ones" Wins Best Music Film | 2018 GRAMMY

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Allen Hughes' "The Defiant Ones" Wins Best Music Film | 2018 GRAMMY

Director Allen Hughes' four-part documentary takes home Best Music Film honors for its portrayal of the unlikely partnership that changed the music business

GRAMMYs/Jan 29, 2018 - 02:09 am

The team behind The Defiant Ones celebrated a big win for Best Music Film at the 60th GRAMMY Awards. The crew awarded include director Allen Hughes and producers Sarah Anthony, Fritzi Horstman, Broderick Johnson, Gene Kirkwood, Andrew Kosove, Laura Lancaster, Michael Lombardo, Jerry Longarzo, Doug Pray & Steven Williams.

In a year rife with quality music documentaries and series, the bar has been set high for this dynamic category. The Defiant Ones is a four-part HBO documentary telling the story of an unlikely duo taking the music business by storm seems better suited for fantastical pages of a comic book, but for engineer-turned-mogul Jimmy Iovine and super-producer Dr. Dre, it's all truth.The Defiant Ones recounts their histories, their tribulations and their wild success. These include first-hand accounts from those who were there in Iovine's early days, such as Bruce Springsteen and U2's Bono, as well as those on board when Dre and Iovine joined forces, such as Snoop Dogg and Eminem.

The competition was stiff as the category was filled with compelling films such as One More Time With Feeling, Two Trains Runnin', Soundbreaking, and Long Strange Trip. 

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Portugal. The Man To Aida Cuevas: Backstage At The 2018 GRAMMYs

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Portugal. The Man To Aida Cuevas: Backstage At The 2018 GRAMMYs

Also see James Fauntleroy, Reba McIntire, Latroit, and more after they stepped off the GRAMMY stage

GRAMMYs/Jan 29, 2018 - 05:39 am

What do artists do the moment they walk off the GRAMMY stage from presenting, accepting an award or performing? Now, you can find out.

Take a peak at Album Of The Year GRAMMY winner Bruno Mars, 60th GRAMMY Awards Host James Cordon, Cardi B minutes before her electrifying performance of "Finesse," and more!

Also see Best Pop Duo/Group Performance GRAMMY winners Portugal. The Man posing with their first career GRAMMY Award, Best Roots Gospel Album GRAMMY winner Reba McIntire right after she walked offstage, Best R&B Song GRAMMY winner James Fauntleroy, Best Remixed Recording GRAMMY winner Latroit, and many more, with these photos from backstage during the 60th GRAMMY Awards.

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Find Out Who's Nominated For Best Rap Album | 2020 GRAMMY Awards

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Find Out Who's Nominated For Best Rap Album | 2020 GRAMMY Awards

Dreamville, Meek Mill, 21 Savage, Tyler, The Creator, and YBN Cordae all earn nominations in the category

GRAMMYs/Nov 20, 2019 - 06:28 pm

The 2020 GRAMMYs are just around the corner, and now the nominations are in for the coveted honor of Best Rap Album. While we'll have to wait until the 62nd GRAMMY Awards air on CBS on Jan. 26 to find out who will win, let's take a look at which albums have been nominated for Best Rap Album.

Revenge of the Dreamers III – Dreamville                                                                        

 
This star-studded compilation album from 11-time GRAMMY nominee J. Cole and his Dreamville Records imprint features appearances from some of the leading and fastest-rising artists in hip-hop today, including label artists EARTHGANG, J.I.D, and Ari Lennox, plus rappers T.I, DaBaby, and Young Nudy, among many others. Recorded in Atlanta across a 10-day recording session, Revenge of the Dreamers III is an ambitious project that saw more than 300 artists and producers contribute to the album, resulting in 142 recorded tracks. Of those recordings, 18 songs made the final album, which ultimately featured contributions from 34 artists and 27 producers.

Dreamers III, the third installment in the label’s Revenge of the Dreamers compilation series, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and achieved gold status this past July. In addition to a Best Rap Album nod, Dreamers III is also nominated for Best Rap Performance next year for album track “Down Bad,” featuring J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG, and Young Nudy.

Championships – Meek Mill

In many ways, Championships represents a literal and metaphorical homecoming for Meek Mill. Released in November 2018, Championships is the Philadelphia rapper’s first artist album following a two-year prison sentence he served after violating his parole in 2017. Championships, naturally, sees Meek tackling social justice issues stemming from his prison experience, including criminal justice reform. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, his second chart-topper following 2015’s Dreams Worth More Than Money, and reached platinum status in June 2019. Meek Mill's 2020 Best Rap Album nod marks his first-ever GRAMMY nomination.

i am > i was – 21 Savage

Breakout rapper and four-time GRAMMY nominee 21 Savage dropped i am > i was, his second solo artist album, at the end of 2018. The guest-heavy album, which features contributions from Post Malone, Childish Gambino, J. Cole, and many others, has since charted around the world, topped the Billboard 200 – a first for the artist – in the beginning of 2019, and achieved gold status in the U.S. As well, nine songs out of the album’s 15 original tracks landed on the Hot 100 chart, including multi-platinum lead single “A Lot,” which is also nominated for Best Rap Song next year. 21 Savage’s 2020 Best Rap Album nomination, which follows Record of the Year and Best Rap/Sung Performance nods for his 2017 Post Malone collaboration, "Rockstar,” marks his first solo recognition in the top rap category.

IGOR – Tyler, The Creator

The eccentric Tyler, The Creator kicked off a massive 2019 with his mid-year album, IGOR. Released this past May, IGOR, Tyler’s fifth solo artist album, is his most commercially successful project to date. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking his first time topping the coveted chart, while its lead single, "Earfquake,” peaked at No. 13, his highest entry on the Hot 100. Produced in full by Tyler and featuring guest spots from fellow rap and R&B stars Kanye West, Lil Uzi Vert, Solange, and Playboi Carti, among many others, IGOR follows the rapper’s 2017 album, Flower Boy, which received the Best Rap Album nod that same year.

The Lost Boy – YBN Cordae

Emerging rapper YBN Cordae, a member of the breakout YBN rap collective, released his debut album, The Lost Boy, to widespread critical acclaim this past July. The 15-track release is stacked with major collaborations with hip-hop heavyweights, including Anderson .Paak, Pusha T, Meek Mill, and others, plus production work from J. Cole and vocals from Quincy Jones. After peaking at No. 13 on the Billboard 200, The Lost Boy now notches two 2020 GRAMMY nominations: Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song for album track “Bad Idea,” featuring Chance the Rapper.

Bruno Mars Wins Song Of The Year | 2018 GRAMMYs

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Bruno Mars Wins Song Of The Year | 2018 GRAMMYs

The Hawaiian native takes home Song Of The Year for "That's What I Like" at the 60th GRAMMY Awards

GRAMMYs/Jan 29, 2018 - 08:11 am

Feeling the 24K Magic, Bruno Mars' successful progress through the categories he's been nominated in at the 60th GRAMMY Awards picked up another one at Song Of The Year for "That's What I Like."


Christopher Brody Brown and Philip Lawrence co-write with Mars under the name Shampoo Press & Curl. The other winning songwriters for Mars' hit tonight in this category are James Fauntleroy and production team "The Sterotypes" — Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus and  Jonathan Yip.

For additional "Finesse" on stage at the 60th GRAMMY Awards, Mars was joined by Cardi B for a reprise of their 148-million-views hit remix.

The Album Of The Year GRAMMY Award wrapped up the night and wrapped up Bruno Mars' complete rampage through his six nominated categories — now six wins.

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