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Jennifer Lopez storms through Grammys Motown tribute


Jennifer Lopez stormed through a 60th anniversary tribute to Motown at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.

Flaunting her dancer’s figure in a glittering bodysuit, she blew through a series of dizzying moves with reliable showmanship.

The 49-year-old’s gig attracted online backlash before it occurred, owing to the fact that she is not black and was never signed with Motown.

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Phenom: Jennifer Lopez thundered through a barnstorming 60th anniversary tribute to Motown Records at the Grammy Awards on Sunday

Phenom: Jennifer Lopez thundered through a barnstorming 60th anniversary tribute to Motown Records at the Grammy Awards on Sunday

She was defended by Motown icon Smokey Robinson, who slipped into a snappy scarlet and black suit and joined her onstage for the tribute.

Before the performance occurred, Smokey had told Variety: ‘I don’t think anyone who is intelligent is upset. I think anyone who is upset is stupid.’

‘Motown was music for everybody. Everybody,’ said the Since I Lost My Baby and The Way You Do The Things You Do songwriter.

‘Who’s stupid enough to protest Jennifer Lopez doing anything for Motown?’ said the record label’s former vice president, noting her upbringing ‘in her Hispanic neighborhood’ with regard to the question of authenticity.

Making it happen: Flaunting her dancer's figure in a glittering bodysuit, she blew through a series of dizzying moves with reliable showmanship

Making it happen: Flaunting her dancer’s figure in a glittering bodysuit, she blew through a series of dizzying moves with reliable showmanship

Controversial: The 49-year-old's gig attracted online backlash before it occurred, owing to the fact that she is not black and was never signed with Motown

Controversial: The 49-year-old’s gig attracted online backlash before it occurred, owing to the fact that she is not black and was never signed with Motown

Still more affirmation came from Motown founder Berry Gordy, who could be seen smiling in evident enjoyment in the audience. 

Jenny From The Block also shared the stage during her medley with the evening’s compere Alicia Keys for Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone, War and Square Biz.

As the tribute wore on, Jennifer leaped up onto a pink piano and lay on her back, singing up a storm as Ne-Yo accompanied her at the keys for Another Star.

Chic to the hilt: She was defended by Motown icon Smokey Robinson, who slipped into a snappy scarlet and black suit and joined her onstage for the tribute

Chic to the hilt: She was defended by Motown icon Smokey Robinson, who slipped into a snappy scarlet and black suit and joined her onstage for the tribute

Could she see him?: Still more affirmation came from Motown founder Berry Gordy, who could be seen smiling in evident enjoyment in the audience

Could she see him?: Still more affirmation came from Motown founder Berry Gordy, who could be seen smiling in evident enjoyment in the audience

Singing up a storm: Jenny From The Block also shared the stage during her medley with the evening's compere Alicia Keys for Papa Was A Rollin' Stone

Singing up a storm: Jenny From The Block also shared the stage during her medley with the evening’s compere Alicia Keys for Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone

As the tribute wore on, Jennifer leaped up onto a pink piano and lay on her back, singing up a storm as Ne-Yo accompanied her at the keys for Another Star

As the tribute wore on, Jennifer leaped up onto a pink piano and lay on her back, singing up a storm as Ne-Yo accompanied her at the keys for Another Star

She writhed enthusiastically on top of the Steinway as Ne-Yo played in front of her, cutting a dapper figure in a white suit and a black top hat.

Her lineup that night included such Motown hits as Do You Love Me?, Please Mr. Postman, Dancing In The Street and The Best Things In Life Are Free.

Smokey and Jennifer sang a duet of My Girl, a legendary song he helped write for The Temptations 55 years ago – on Sunday, he sweetly substituted ‘Jen’ for ‘girl.’

Hunk: She writhed enthusiastically on top of the Steinway as Ne-Yo played in front of her, cutting a dapper figure in a white suit and a black top hat

Hunk: She writhed enthusiastically on top of the Steinway as Ne-Yo played in front of her, cutting a dapper figure in a white suit and a black top hat

Only the best: Her lineup that night included such Motown hits as Do You Love Me?, Please Mr. Postman, Dancing In The Street and The Best Things In Life Are Free

Only the best: Her lineup that night included such Motown hits as Do You Love Me?, Please Mr. Postman, Dancing In The Street and The Best Things In Life Are Free

Fabulous: Smokey and Jennifer sang a duet of My Girl, a legendary song he helped write for The Temptations 55 years ago - on Sunday, he sweetly substituted 'Jen' for 'girl.'

Fabulous: Smokey and Jennifer sang a duet of My Girl, a legendary song he helped write for The Temptations 55 years ago – on Sunday, he sweetly substituted ‘Jen’ for ‘girl.’

As well as her marquee colleagues, Jennifer was joined by a fleet of backup performers for the Latin-influenced dance sequences.

J-Lo brought back the recording company’s iconic sense of chic, blowing through a string of throwback ensembles during her energetic performance.

One of these was a flowing black sequined wrap with powder pink feathery lining – which she eventually tore off to reveal a skimpier bodysuit underneath. 

Showstopper: As well as her marquee colleagues, Jennifer was joined by a fleet of backup performers for the Latin-influenced dance sequences

Showstopper: As well as her marquee colleagues, Jennifer was joined by a fleet of backup performers for the Latin-influenced dance sequences

Aglitter: J-Lo brought back the recording company's iconic sense of chic, blowing through a string of throwback ensembles during her energetic performance

Aglitter: J-Lo brought back the recording company’s iconic sense of chic, blowing through a string of throwback ensembles during her energetic performance

Razzle dazzle: One of these was a flowing black sequined wrap with powder pink feathery lining - which she eventually tore off to reveal a skimpier bodysuit underneath

Razzle dazzle: One of these was a flowing black sequined wrap with powder pink feathery lining – which she eventually tore off to reveal a skimpier bodysuit underneath

'I think anyone who is upset is stupid': Before the performance occurred, Smokey had told Variety : 'I don’t think anyone who is intelligent is upset'

‘I think anyone who is upset is stupid’: Before the performance occurred, Smokey had told Variety : ‘I don’t think anyone who is intelligent is upset’

'Everybody': 'Motown was music for everybody,' said the Since I Lost My Baby and The Way You Do The Things You Do songwriter

‘Everybody’: ‘Motown was music for everybody,’ said the Since I Lost My Baby and The Way You Do The Things You Do songwriter

Defiant: 'Who’s stupid enough to protest Jennifer Lopez doing anything for Motown?' said Smokey, the record label's former vice president

Defiant: ‘Who’s stupid enough to protest Jennifer Lopez doing anything for Motown?’ said Smokey, the record label’s former vice president

Defending his duet partner: Smokey also noted Jennifer's upbringing 'in her Hispanic neighborhood' with regard to the question of authenticity

Defending his duet partner: Smokey also noted Jennifer’s upbringing ‘in her Hispanic neighborhood’ with regard to the question of authenticity

Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone began as a May 1972 single for The Undisputed Truth but gained legendary status as a smash by The Temptations that September. 

Inversely, War began life as a number for The Temptations but wound up in the hands of Edwin Starr, who made it a massive hit. 

Teena Marie sang Square Biz in 1981 on her fourth studio album It Must Be Magic, the last LP she released with Motown before moving to Epic.

History: Papa Was A Rollin' Stone began as a May 1972 single for The Undisputed Truth but gained legendary status as a smash by The Temptations that September

History: Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone began as a May 1972 single for The Undisputed Truth but gained legendary status as a smash by The Temptations that September

Reversal: Inversely, War began life as a number for The Temptations but wound up in the hands of Edwin Starr, who made it a massive hit

Reversal: Inversely, War began life as a number for The Temptations but wound up in the hands of Edwin Starr, who made it a massive hit

The shoes J-Lo had to fill: Teena Marie sang Square Biz in 1981 on her fourth studio album It Must Be Magic, the last record she cut with Motown before moving to Epic

The shoes J-Lo had to fill: Teena Marie sang Square Biz in 1981 on her fourth studio album It Must Be Magic, the last record she cut with Motown before moving to Epic

Berry wrote Do You Love Me? for The Contours in 1964, while Stevie Wonder penned and performed Another Star a little over a decade later.

The Marvelettes introduced Please Mr. Postman to the world in 1961, three years before Martha And The Vandellas cut their record of Dancing In The Street.

The Temptations went on TV in 1968 and sang The Best Things In Life Are Free, and standard from the 1927 college football-themed Broadway musical Good News.

Diana Ross, who shot to fame as part of Motown’s prized girl group The Supremes, also took the stage at Sunday’s Grammys for a medley of her hits.

Origin stories: Berry wrote Do You Love Me? for The Contours in 1964, while Stevie Wonder penned and performed Another Star a little over a decade later

Origin stories: Berry wrote Do You Love Me? for The Contours in 1964, while Stevie Wonder penned and performed Another Star a little over a decade later

Going back to the beginning: The Marvelettes introduced Please Mr. Postman to the world in 1961, three years before Martha And The Vandellas cut their record of Dancing In The Street

Going back to the beginning: The Marvelettes introduced Please Mr. Postman to the world in 1961, three years before Martha And The Vandellas cut their record of Dancing In The Street

No biz like showbiz: The Temptations went on TV in 1968 and sang The Best Things In Life Are Free, and standard from the 1927 college football-themed Broadway musical Good News

No biz like showbiz: The Temptations went on TV in 1968 and sang The Best Things In Life Are Free, and standard from the 1927 college football-themed Broadway musical Good News

J-Lo and company: The Dinero singer posed for a smashing group shot backstage with her fleet of backup performers

J-Lo and company: The Dinero singer posed for a smashing group shot backstage with her fleet of backup performers

Unimpressed: Jennifer received further backlash on Twitter after her performance

Unimpressed: Jennifer received further backlash on Twitter after her performance

Earlier that day, Jennifer cut an eye-popping figure on the red carpet, modeling a jewel-encrusted gown and a massive hat pulled extraordinarily far down.

The Bronx-born Monster-In-Law star, whose new film Second Act bowed a couple of months ago, attended the red carpet on the arm of her former New York Yankee boyfriend Alex Rodriguez.

While milling around the red carpet, she posed up a storm alongside her fellow pop diva Lady Gaga, who won three Grammy Awards that evening courtesy her songs Shallow and Joanne.

Near that beginning of the awards show, Jennifer hit the stage with Alicia, Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and former United States First Lady Michelle Obama to pay tribute to music and women.

Michelle earned a rapturous response from the live audience as she delivered her speech, during which she gave a nod to ‘the Motown records I wore out from the southside’ of Chicago.

Making a splash: Earlier that day, Jennifer cut an eye-popping figure on the red carpet, modeling a jewel-encrusted gown and a massive hat pulled extraordinarily far down

Making a splash: Earlier that day, Jennifer cut an eye-popping figure on the red carpet, modeling a jewel-encrusted gown and a massive hat pulled extraordinarily far down

The man in her life: The Bronx-born Monster-In-Law star, whose new film Second Act bowed a couple of months ago, attended the red carpet on the arm of her former New York Yankee boyfriend Alex Rodriguez

The man in her life: The Bronx-born Monster-In-Law star, whose new film Second Act bowed a couple of months ago, attended the red carpet on the arm of her former New York Yankee boyfriend Alex Rodriguez

All that sweet affection: While milling around the red carpet, she posed up a storm alongside her fellow pop diva Lady Gaga, who won three Grammy Awards that evening courtesy her songs Shallow and Joanne

All that sweet affection: While milling around the red carpet, she posed up a storm alongside her fellow pop diva Lady Gaga, who won three Grammy Awards that evening courtesy her songs Shallow and Joanne

A-list: Near that beginning of the awards show, Jennifer hit the stage with Alicia, Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and former United States First Lady Michelle Obama to pay tribute to music and women

A-list: Near that beginning of the awards show, Jennifer hit the stage with Alicia, Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and former United States First Lady Michelle Obama to pay tribute to music and women

Only the best: Michelle earned a rapturous response from the live audience as she delivered her speech, during which she gave a nod to 'the Motown records I wore out from the southside' of Chicago

Only the best: Michelle earned a rapturous response from the live audience as she delivered her speech, during which she gave a nod to ‘the Motown records I wore out from the southside’ of Chicago

The award show was opened by an energetic performance by Camila Cabello, who pranced around the stage for a bilingual extravaganza with J Blavin and iconic pop hunk Ricky Martin.

Dolly Parton participated in a tribute to herself that featured her goddaughter Miley Cyrus – as well as album of the year winner Kacey Musgraves, plus Katy Perry, Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman.

Miley had also taken the stage that evening with none other than Shawn Mendes, the pair of them wearing matching sleeveless black tops while belting his ditty In My Blood.

Trio: The award show was opened by an energetic performance by Camila Cabello, who pranced around the stage for a bilingual extravaganza with J Blavin and iconic pop hunk Ricky Martin

Trio: The award show was opened by an energetic performance by Camila Cabello, who pranced around the stage for a bilingual extravaganza with J Blavin and iconic pop hunk Ricky Martin

Heartwarming: Dolly Parton (left) participated in a tribute to herself that featured her goddaughter Miley Cyrus (right) - as well as album of the year winner Kacey Musgraves, plus Katy Perry, Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman

Heartwarming: Dolly Parton (left) participated in a tribute to herself that featured her goddaughter Miley Cyrus (right) – as well as album of the year winner Kacey Musgraves, plus Katy Perry, Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman

What a duet: Miley had also taken the stage that evening with none other than Shawn Mendes, the pair of them wearing matching sleeveless black tops while belting his ditty In My Blood

What a duet: Miley had also taken the stage that evening with none other than Shawn Mendes, the pair of them wearing matching sleeveless black tops while belting his ditty In My Blood

Kacey was a multiple-time performer that night as well, cutting a simply elegant figure in a white dress and standing solo in front of the microphone to croon her number Rainbow. 

Lady Gaga evoked 1970s chic, letting her platinum blonde hair fly free and slipping into a sparkly skintight jumpsuit, for a rendition of her Grammy-winning song Shallow from her new A Star Is Born remake.

At the end of the in memoriam real, Fantasia got together with Yolanda Adams and Andra Day for a showstopping take on the late Aretha Franklin’s song (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.

Keeping it simple: Kacey was a multiple-time performer that night as well, cutting a simply elegant figure in a white dress and standing solo in front of the microphone to croon her number Rainbow

Keeping it simple: Kacey was a multiple-time performer that night as well, cutting a simply elegant figure in a white dress and standing solo in front of the microphone to croon her number Rainbow

Spellbinding: Lady Gaga evoked 1970s chic, letting her platinum blonde hair fly free and slipping into a sparkly skintight jumpsuit, for a rendition of her Grammy-winning song Shallow from her new A Star Is Born remake

Spellbinding: Lady Gaga evoked 1970s chic, letting her platinum blonde hair fly free and slipping into a sparkly skintight jumpsuit, for a rendition of her Grammy-winning song Shallow from her new A Star Is Born remake

Tearjerker: At the end of the in memoriam real, Fantasia got together with Yolanda Adams and Andra Day for a showstopping take on the late Aretha Franklin's song (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

Tearjerker: At the end of the in memoriam real, Fantasia got together with Yolanda Adams and Andra Day for a showstopping take on the late Aretha Franklin’s song (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

Cardi B slid into a glittery jumpsuit with a spray of feathers, rather resembling a peacock as she electrified the audience with a performance of her song Money.

That evening, Cardi took home the best rap album gong for her debut LP Invasion Of Her Privacy, becoming the first woman ever to win in that category.

Janelle Monae once again demonstrated her musical talent and fashion acuity when she rocked a gleaming monochrome bodysuit with a high collar and accompanied herself on the guitar for her song Make Me Feel.

Big winner: Cardi B slid into a glittery jumpsuit with a spray of feathers, rather resembling a peacock as she electrified the audience with a performance of her song Money

Big winner: Cardi B slid into a glittery jumpsuit with a spray of feathers, rather resembling a peacock as she electrified the audience with a performance of her song Money

Protean ability: Janelle Monae once again demonstrated her musical talent and fashion acuity when she rocked a gleaming monochrome bodysuit with a high collar and accompanied herself on the guitar for her song Make Me Feel

Protean ability: Janelle Monae once again demonstrated her musical talent and fashion acuity when she rocked a gleaming monochrome bodysuit with a high collar and accompanied herself on the guitar for her song Make Me Feel

St. Vincent and best new artist winner Dua Lipa banded together and sizzled onstage for the former’s song Masseduction and the latter’s number One Kiss.

Alicia displayed the virtuoso stagecraft that helped get her the hostessing gig, playing two pianos at once during a medley that ranged from the old standard Unforgettable to the Coldplay song Clocks to her smash New York.

Post Malone got onstage and gave the audience his song Stay before he and the Red Hot Chili Peppers teamed up and resuscitated that band’s 2016 song Dark Necessities.

Travis Scott, who famously has a one-year-old daughter called Stormi with Kylie Jenner, got a bit of help from James Blake on his performance, which included Stop Trying To Be God and No Bystanders. 

Dynamic duo: St. Vincent and best new artist winner Dua Lipa banded together and sizzled onstage for the former's song Masseduction and the latter's number One Kiss

Dynamic duo: St. Vincent and best new artist winner Dua Lipa banded together and sizzled onstage for the former’s song Masseduction and the latter’s number One Kiss

Incredible: Alicia displayed the virtuoso stagecraft that helped get her the hostessing gig, playing two pianos at once during a medley that ranged from the old standard Unforgettable to the Coldplay song Clocks to her smash New York

Incredible: Alicia displayed the virtuoso stagecraft that helped get her the hostessing gig, playing two pianos at once during a medley that ranged from the old standard Unforgettable to the Coldplay song Clocks to her smash New York

What a grouping: Post Malone got onstage and gave the audience his song Stay before he and the Red Hot Chili Peppers teamed up and resuscitated that band's 2016 song Dark Necessities

What a grouping: Post Malone got onstage and gave the audience his song Stay before he and the Red Hot Chili Peppers teamed up and resuscitated that band’s 2016 song Dark Necessities

Hunk: Travis Scott, who famously has a one-year-old daughter called Stormi with Kylie Jenner, got a bit of help from James Blake on his performance, which included Stop Trying To Be God and No Bystanders

Hunk: Travis Scott, who famously has a one-year-old daughter called Stormi with Kylie Jenner, got a bit of help from James Blake on his performance, which included Stop Trying To Be God and No Bystanders

Grammy Awards 2019: The Winners

 RECORD OF THE YEAR

This Is America – Childish Gambino – WINNER 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves – WINNER

SONG OF THE YEAR  

This Is America – Donald Glover and Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino) – WINNER

Best New Artist

Dua Lipa – WINNER 

Girl power: British songstress Dua Lipa picked up Best New Artist

Girl power: British songstress Dua Lipa picked up Best New Artist

 Pop Field

Best Pop Solo Performance

Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?) – Lady Gaga – WINNER

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance 

Shallow – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – WINNER

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album 

My Way – Willie Nelson – WINNER

Best Pop Vocal Album 

Sweetener – Ariana Grande – WINNER

Best Dance Recording 

Electricity – Silk City and Dua Lipa Feat. Diplo and Mark Ronson – WINNER 

Best Dance/Electronic Album 

Woman Worldwide – Justice – WINNER

Fab: Lady Gaga scooped Best Pop Solo Performance for Joanne

Fab: Lady Gaga scooped Best Pop Solo Performance for Joanne

Country Field 

Best Country Solo Performance 

Butterflies — Kacey Musgraves – WINNER 

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:

Tequila – Dan + Shay – WINNER

Best Country Song 

Space Cowboy – Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves,songwriters (Kacey Musgraves) – WINNER

Best Country Album 

Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves – WINNER 

Unstoppable: Kacey Musgraves picked up Best Country Solo Performance 

Unstoppable: Kacey Musgraves picked up Best Country Solo Performance 

ALTERNATIVE FIELD

Best Alternative Music Album 

Colors – Beck – WINNER

 

R&B FIELD

Best R&B Performance 

Best Part – H.E.R. Feat. Daniel Caesar – WINNER

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand – Leon Bridges – WINNER – TIE 

How Deep Is Your Love – PJ Morton Featuring Yebba – WINNER – TIE 

Best R&B Song

Boo’d Up – Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & DijonMcFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai) – WINNER 

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Everything Is Love – The Carters – WINNER

Best R&B Album

H.E.R. –  H.E.R. – WINNER

Victorious: Best R&B Album went to H.E.R. for her eponymous album

Victorious: Best R&B Album went to H.E.R. for her eponymous album

Contemporary Instrumental Field 

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Steve Gadd Band — Steve Gadd Band – WINNER 

 

 Rock Field

Best Rock Performance 

When Bad Does Good – Chris Cornell – WINNER

Best Metal Performance 

Electric Messiah – High On Fire – WINNER

Best Rock Song

Masseduction – Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent) – WINNER

Best Rock Album

From The Fires – Greta Van Fleet – WINNER 

Posthumous: Best Rock Performance went to Chris Cornell for  When Bad Does Good, with his children accepting the award

Posthumous: Best Rock Performance went to Chris Cornell for  When Bad Does Good, with his children accepting the award

Reggae Field 

Best Reggae Album 

44/876 – Sting & Shaggy – WINNER

 

Children’s Field 

Best Children’s Album

All The Sounds – Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats – WINNER

 

Latin Field 

Best Latin Pop Album

Sincera – Claudia Brant – WINNER

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album 

Aztlán – Zoé – WINNER

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) 

¡México Por Siempre! – Luis Miguel – WINNER

Best Tropical Latin Album 

Anniversary – Spanish Harlem Orchestra – WINNER

Well done: Best Reggae Album was won by  Sting & Shaggy for 44/876

Well done: Best Reggae Album was won by  Sting & Shaggy for 44/876

Comedy Field 

Best Comedy Album

Equanimity & The Bird Revelation – Dave Chappelle – WINNER

 

Musical Theater Field 

Best Musical Theater Album

The Band’s Visit – Etai Benson, Adam Kantor, Katrina Lenk & Ari’elStachel, principal soloists; Dean Sharenow & DavidYazbek, producers; David Yazbek, composer & lyricist(Original Broadway Cast) – WINNER

 

MUSIC VIDEO/FILM FIELD

Best Music Video 

This Is America — Childish Gambino – WINNER

Best Music Film

 Quincy — Quincy Jones

 

SURROUND SOUND FIELD

Best Immersive Audio Album

“Eye in The Sky – 35th Anniversary Edition” — Alan Parsons, surround mix engineer; Dave Donnelly, PJ Olsson & Alan Parsons, surround mastering engineers; Alan Parsons, surround producer (The Alan Parsons Project) – WINNER

 

HISTORICAL FIELD

Best Historical Album

“Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by WIlliam Ferris” — William Ferris, April Ledbetter & Steven LanceLedbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists) – WINNER

One to watch: Best Music Video went to This Is America by Childish Gambino 

One to watch: Best Music Video went to This Is America by Childish Gambino 

PRODUCTION, CLASSICAL FIELD

Best Engineered Album, Classical

“Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11” — Shawn Murphy & Nick Squire, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Andris Nelsons & Boston Symphony Orchestra) – WINNER

Producer Of The Year, Classical

Blanton Alspaugh – WINNER

 

Notes Field 

Best Album Notes

Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by WIlliam Ferris – David Evans, album notes writer (Various Artists) – WINNER

 

RAP FIELD

Best Rap Performance

King’s Dead – Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake – WINNER

Best Rap/Sung Performance

This Is America – Childish Gambino – WINNER

Best Rap Song

God’s Plan – Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, RonLaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake) – WINNER   

Best Rap Album

Invasion Of Privacy – Cardi B – WINNER

 

 

 

  New Age Field 

Best New Age Album

Opium Moon – Opium Moon – WINNER

Well deserved: Cardi B picked up Best Rap Album for Invasion Of Privacy

Well deserved: Cardi B picked up Best Rap Album for Invasion Of Privacy

Jazz Field 

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Don’t Fence Me In – John Daversa, soloist – WINNER

Best Jazz Vocal Album

The Window – Cécile McLorin Salvant – WINNER

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Emanon – The Wayne Shorter Quartet – WINNER

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom – John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists – WINNER

Best Latin Jazz Album

Back To The Sunset – Dafnis Prieto Big Band – WINNER 

Earned it: Best Gospel Performance/Song went to Never Alone by Tori Kelly 

Earned it: Best Gospel Performance/Song went to Never Alone by Tori Kelly 

Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Field 

Best Gospel Performance/Song

Never Alone – Tori Kelly Featuring Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin & Victoria Kelly, Songwriters – WINNER 

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song 

You Say – Lauren Daigle; Lauren Daigle, Jason Ingram & Paul Mabury, songwriters – WINNER

Best Gospel Album 

Hiding Place – Tori Kelly – WINNER

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Look Up Child – Lauren Daigle – WINNER

Best Roots Gospel Album

Unexpected – Jason Crabb – WINNER

Emotional: American Roots Performance went to The Joke by Brandi Carlile

Emotional: American Roots Performance went to The Joke by Brandi Carlile

American Roots Music Field 

Best American Roots Performance 

The Joke – Brandi Carlile – WINNER

Best American Roots Song

The Joke – Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile) – WINNER

Best Americana Album

By The Way, I Forgive You – Brandi Carlile – WINNER 

 Best Traditional Blues Album 

The Blues Is Alive and Well — Buddy Guy – WINNER

Best Bluegrass Album

The Travelin’ McCourys” — The Travelin’ McCourys – WINNER

Best Contemporary Blues Album

“Please Don’t Be Dead” — Fantastic Negrito – WINNER

Best Folk Album 

All Ashore — Punch Brothers – WINNER

Best Regional Roots Music Album

“No ‘Ane’i” — Kalani Pe’a – WINNER

Listen: Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media went to Greatest Showman

Listen: Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media went to Greatest Showman

Spoken Word Field 

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling) 

Faith – A Journey For All – Jimmy Carter – WINNER

Music For Visual Media Field 

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

The Greatest Showman – (Various Artists) – WINNER

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Black Panther  Ludwig Göransson, composer – WINNER

Best Song Written For Visual Media 

Shallow – Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper) – WINNER

Sweeping the board: Best Song Written For Visual Media went to Shallow

Sweeping the board: Best Song Written For Visual Media went to Shallow

Composing/Arranging Field 

Best Instrumental Composition

Blut und Boden (Blood and Soil) -Terence Blanchard, composer (Terence Blanchard) – WINNER

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

Stars and Stripes Forever – John Daversa, arranger (John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists) – WINNER

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

Spiderman Theme –  Randy Waldman, arranger (Randy Waldman Featuring Take 6 & Chris Potter) – WINNER

 

Package Field 

Best Recording Package

Masseducation –  Willo Perron, art director (St. Vincent) – WINNER

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package 

Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic – Meghan Foley, Annie Stoll & Al Yankovic, art directors (“Weird Al” Yankovic)  – WINNER

Talented: Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical went to Pharrell Williams

Talented: Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical went to Pharrell Williams

PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL FIELD

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical:

“Colors” — Julian Burg, Serban Ghenea, David “Elevator” Greenbaum, John Hanes, Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin, Florian Lagatta, Cole M.G.N., Alex Pasco, Jesse Shatkin, Darrell Thorp & Cassidy Turbin, engineers; Chris Bellman, Tom Coyne,Emily Lazar & Randy Merrill, mastering engineers (Beck) – WINNER  

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical: 

Pharrell Williams

Best Remixed Recording

“Walking Away (Mura Masa Remix)” — Alex Crossan, remixer (Haim) – WINNER

 

CLASSICAL FIELD

Best Orchestral Performance

“Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11” — Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra) – WINNER

Best Opera Recording

“Bates: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” — Michael Christie, conductor; Sasha Cooke, Jessica E. Jones, Edwards Parks, Garrett Sorenson & Wei Wu; Elizabeth Ostrow, producer (The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra) – WINNER 

Best Choral Performance

“McLoskey: Zealot Canticles” — Donald Nally, conductor (Doris Hall-Gulati, Rebecca Harris, Arlen Hlusko, Lorenzo Raval & Mandy Wolman; The Crossing) – WINNER 

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Anderson, Laurie: Landfall” — Laurie Anderson & Kronos – WINNER

Best Classical Instrumental Solo 

“Kernis: Violin Concerto” — James Ehnes; Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony) – WINNER

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

“Songs of Orpheus – Monteverdi, Caccini, D’India & Landi” — Karim Sulayman; Jeannette Sorrell, conductor; Apollo’s Fire, ensembles – WINNER

Best Classical Compendium

“Fuchs: Piano Concerto ‘Spiritualist’; Poems of Life; Glacier; Rush” — JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Tim Handley, producer – WINNER

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

“Kernis: Violin Concerto” — Aaron Jay Kernis, composer (James Ehnes, Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony) – WINNER

World Music Field 

Best World Music Album

Freedom –  Soweto Gospel Choir – WINNER 

 

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