Awards for 2015
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
WINNERFrozen: Kristen Anderson-Lopez (compilation producer), Robert Lopez (compilation producer), Tom MacDougall (compilation producer), Chris Montan (compilation producer)
For both the single and deluxe edition soundtrack albums.
NOMINEESGuardians of the Galaxy: James Gunn (compilation producer)
For the album "Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1".
Best R&B Song
WINNERJay Z (songwriter), Rasool Diaz (songwriter), Noel Fisher (songwriter), Jerome Harmon (songwriter), Beyoncé Knowles (songwriter), Tim Mosley (songwriter), Andre Eric Proctor (songwriter), Brian Soko (songwriter)
For the song "Drunk in Love."
NOMINEESUsher Raymond (songwriter)
Shared with Ronald "Flip" Colson, Warren "Oak" Felder, Jameel Roberts, Terry "Tru" Sneed, and Andrew "Pop" Wansel. For the song "Good Kisser."Eric Bellinger (songwriter), Chris Brown (songwriter), Jimmy Cliff (songwriter), Usher Raymond (songwriter), Rick Ross (songwriter), Keith Thomas (songwriter)
Shared with Malissa Hunter, Justin Booth Johnson, Mark Pitts, and Maurice Simmonds. For the song "New Flame."Luke James (artist)
Shared with actual nominees Dominic Gordon, Brandon Hesson, and Jamaica "Kahn-Cept" Smith. For the song "Options" (Wolfjames Version).
Best Song Written for Visual Media
NOMINEESThe Lego Movie: Bartholomew, Lisa Harriton, Shawn Patterson, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone
For the song "Everything Is Awesome!!!".
Best Country Song
NOMINEESRodney Clawson (songwriter), Luke Laird (songwriter), Shane McAnally (songwriter)
For the song "American Kids."Nicolle Galyon (songwriter), Natalie Hemby (songwriter), Miranda Lambert (songwriter)
For the song "Automatic."
Best Rap Song
NOMINEESErnest Clark (songwriter), Polow Da Don (songwriter), Nicki Minaj (songwriter), Marcos Palacios (songwriter), Jonathan Solone-Myvett (songwriter)
For the song "Anaconda."Mike Dean (songwriter), Malik Jones (songwriter), Che Pope (songwriter), Elon Rutberg (songwriter), Sakiya Sandifer (songwriter), John Legend (songwriter), Kanye West (songwriter), Charlie Wilson (songwriter), Cydel Young (songwriter)
(for the song "Bound 2")
Best Rock Song
For the song "Blue Moon."Dan Auerbach (songwriter), Patrick J. Carney (songwriter), Danger Mouse (songwriter)
For the song "Fever."Ryan Adams (songwriter)
For the song "Gimme Something Good."Jack White (songwriter)
For the song "Lazaretto."
Song of the Year
WINNERJames Napier (Songwriter), Sam Smith (Songwriter), Tourist (Songwriter)
For the song "Stay With Me" (Darkchild version).
NOMINEESMax Martin (songwriter), Karl Schuster (songwriter), Taylor Swift (songwriter)
For the song "Shake It Off."Hozier (songwriter)
For the song "Take Me To Church."
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Best Music Video
Best Musical Theater Album
WINNERJessie Mueller (Principal Soloist), Jason Howland (Producer), Steve Sidwell (Producer), Billy Jay Stein (Producer), Carole King (Composer/Lyricist)
For the album "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical."
NOMINEESLena Hall (Principal Soloist), Neil Patrick Harris (Principal Soloist), Justin Craig (Producer), Tim O'Heir (Producer), Stephen Trask (Producer/Composer/Lyricist)
For the album "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."Jefferson Mays (Principal Soloist), Bryce Pinkham (Principal Soloist), Kurt Deutsch (Producer), Joel Moss (Producer), Robert L. Freedman (Lyricist), Steven Lutvak (Composer/Lyricist)
For the album "A Gentleman's Guide To Love & Murder."
Best Alternative Music Album
For the album "St. Vincent."
For the album "This Is All Yours."Arcade Fire
For the album "Reflektor."Cage the Elephant
For the album "Melophobia."Jack White
For the album "Lazaretto."
Best Music Film
WINNERTwenty Feet from Stardom: Morgan Neville (video director), Gil Friesen (video producer), Caitrin Rogers (video producer)
NOMINEESMetallica Through the Never: Charlotte Huggins (producer), Metallica (producer) (Blackened Recordings (production company))On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z: Jonas Åkerlund (video director), Ed Burke (video producer), Svana Gisla (video producer), Dan Parise (video producer)Pink: The Truth About Love Tour - Live from Melbourne: Larn Poland (video director), Roger Davies (video producer)
Best Dance Recording
WINNERClean Bandit (artist), Jess Glynne (artist), Grace Chatto (producer)
Shared with producer/mixer Jack Patterson and mixer Wez Clarke. For the song "Rather Be."
For the song "Faded."Duke Dumont (artist/producer)
Shared with artist/producer Jax Jones and mixer Tommy Forrest. For the song "I Got U."
Best Dance/Electronica Album
For the album "Syro."
For the album "While(1<2)."Little Dragon
For the album "Nabuma Rubberband."Mat Zo
For the album "Damage Control."
Best New Age Album
For the album "Bhakti."Kitarô
For the album "Symphony Live In Istanbul."
Best R&B Performance
For the song "Good Kisser."Ledisi Anibade Young
For the song "Like This."
Best Latin Jazz Album
For the album "The Offense of the Drum."
For the album "Second Half."Yosvany Terry
For the album "New Throned King."
Best Comedy Album
WINNER'Weird Al' Yankovic
For the album "Mandatory Fun."
For the album "Oh My God."Jim Gaffigan
For the album "Obsessed."Patton Oswalt
For the album "Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time."Sarah Silverman
For the album "We Are Miracles."
Best R&B Album
For the album "Islander."Aloe Blacc
For the album "Lift Your Spirit."Robert Glasper Experiment
For the album "Black Radio 2."
Best Pop Vocal Album
For the album "In the Lonely Hour."
For the album "Ghost Stories."Miley Cyrus
For the album "Bangerz."Ariana Grande
For the album "My Everything."Katy Perry
For the album "Prism."Ed Sheeran
For the album "x."
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
For the song "Fingerprints."
For the song "The Eye of the Hurricane."Fred Hersch
For the song "You and the Night and the Music."Joe Lovano
For the song "Recorda Me."Brad Mehldau
For the song "Sleeping Giant."
Best New Artist
Best Jazz Vocal Album
For the album "Beautiful Life."
For the album "Map to the Treasure: Reimaging Laura Nyro."Rene Marie
For the album "I Wanna Be Evil."Gretchen Parlato
For the album "Live in NYC."Tierney Sutton
For the album "Paris Sessions."
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Fo the album "Nostalgia."Barry Manilow
For the album "Night Songs."Johnny Mathis
For the album "Sending You a Little Christmas."Barbra Streisand
For the album "Partners."
Best Metal Performance
For the song "The Last in Line."
For the song "Neon Knights."Mastodon
For the song "High Road."Motörhead
For the song "Heartbreaker."Slipknot
For the song "The Negative One."
Best Rap Performance
For the song "i."
For the song "Rap God."Donald Glover
For the song "3005."Aubrey Graham
For the song "0 to 100 / The Catch Up."Lecrae
For the song "All I Need is You."
Best Instrumental Composition
WINNERThe Book Thief: John Williams
"The Book Thief" from "The Book Thief Original Motion Picture Soundtrack"
"Last Train To Sanity" from "Up"Gordon Goodwin
"Life In The Bubble" from "Life In The Bubble"Rufus Reid
"Recognition" from "Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project"
Album of the Year
WINNERBeck (artist/producer), Tom Elmhirst (engineer/mixer), David Greenbaum (engineer/mixer), Florian Lagatta (engineer/mixer), Robbie Nelson (engineer/mixer), Cassidy Turbin (engineer/mixer), Joe Visciano (engineer/mixer), Bob Ludwig (mastering engineer)
Shared with engineer/mixers Cole Marsden, Greif Neill and Darrell Thorp. For the album "Morning Phase."
NOMINEESBeyoncé Knowles (artist/producer), Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (featured artist), Aubrey Graham (featured artist), Jay Z (featured artist), Frank Ocean (featured artist), Ammo (producer), Boots (producer/engineer/mixer), Noel Fisher (producer), Jerome Harmon (producer), Hit-Boy (producer), The Dream (producer), Caroline Polachek (producer/engineer/mixer), Noah Shebib (producer/engineer/mixer), Ryan Tedder (producer/engineer/mixer), Tim Mosley (producer), Justin Timberlake (producer), Pharrell Williams (producer), Rob Cohen (engineer/mixer), Andrew Coleman (engineer/mixer), Mike Larson (engineer/mixer), Jonathan Lee (engineer/mixer), Tony Maserati (engineer/mixer), Ann Mincieli (engineer/mixer), Andrew Scheps (engineer/mixer), Bart Schoudel (engineer/mixer), Stuart White (engineer/mixer), Jordan Young (engineer/mixer), Tom Coyne (mastering engineer)
Shared with producers Rey Reel and Key Wane, engineer/mixers Noel Cadastre, Noel "Gadget" Campbell, Chris Godbey, and Justin Hergett, mastering engineer Aya Merrill, engineer/mixer/mastering engineer James Krausse. For the album "Beyoncé."Ed Sheeran (artist), Jeff Bhasker (producer), Benjamin Levin (producer), Jake Gosling (producer/engineer/mixer), John McDaid (producer/engineer/mixer), Rick Rubin (producer), Pharrell Williams (producer), Andrew Coleman (engineer/mixer), Tyler S. Johnson (engineer/mixer), Mark Stent (engineer/mixer), Geoffrey Swann (engineer/mixer), Stuart Hawkes (mastering engineer)
Shared with engineer/mixers Matty Green, William Hicks, Jason Lader, Chris Scafani, For the album "x."Sam Smith (artist), Stephen Fitzmaurice (producer/engineer/mixer), Howard Lawrence (producer), Zane Lowe (producer), Maurice 'Mojam' Jamal (producer), James Napier (producer/engineer/mixer), Shahid Khan (producer), Fraser T. Smith (producer), Eg White (producer/engineer/mixer), Michael Angelo (engineer/mixer), Graham Archer (engineer/mixer), Simon Hale (engineer/mixer), James Murray (engineer/mixer), Mustafa Omer (engineer/mixer), Dan Parry (engineer/mixer), Steve Price (engineer/mixer), Tom Coyne (mastering engineer), Stuart Hawkes (mastering engineer)
Shared with producers Komi and Two Inch Punch, and engineer/mixer Darren Heelis. For the album "In the Morning Hour."Pharrell Williams (artist/producer), Alicia Keys (featured artist), Justin Timberlake (featured artist), Adrian Breakspear (engineer/mixer), Andrew Coleman (engineer/mixer), Florian Lagatta (engineer/mixer), Mike Larson (engineer/mixer), Stephanie McNally (engineer/mixer), Alan Meyerson (engineer/mixer), Ann Mincieli (engineer/mixer), Bob Ludwig (mastering engineer)
Shared with engineer/mixers Leslie Braithwaite, Jimmy Douglas, Hart Gunther, and Kenta Yonesaka. For the album "G I R L."
Best Pop Solo Performance
For the song "Happy" (Live).
For the song "All of Me (Live)."Sia
For the song "Chandelier."Sam Smith
For the song "Stay with Me" (Darkchild Version).Taylor Swift
For the song "Shake It Off."
Best Rock Album
For the album "Morning Phase."
For the album "Ryan Adams."The Black Keys
For the album "Turn Blue."Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
For the album "Hypnotic Eye."U2
For the album "Songs of Innocence."
Best Rock Performance
For the song "Lazaretto."
For the song "Gimme Something Good."Arctic Monkeys
For the song "Do I Wanna Know?."Beck
For the song "Blue Moon."The Black Keys
For the song "Fever."
Best Traditional R&B Performance
For the song "I.R.S."Kem
For the song "Nobody."Antonique Smith
For the song "Hold Up Wait a Minute (Woo Woo)."
Best Rap Album
For the album "The Marshall Mathers LP 2."
For the album "The New Classic."Common
For the album "Nobody's Smiling."Donald Glover
For the album "Because the Internet."Quincy Hanley
For the album "Oxymoron."Wiz Khalifa
For the album "Blacc Hollywood."
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
For the song "All Of Me (Tiesto's Birthday Treatment Remix)."
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
WINNERThe Band Perry
For the song "Gentle On My Mind."
NOMINEESLittle Big Town
For the song "Day Drinking."
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
For the album "Wild Heart."Gerald Albright
For the album "Slam Dunk."Nathan East
For the album "Nathan East."
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
For the album "Life in the Bubble."
For the album "Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project."Archie Shepp
For the album "Live: I Hear the Sound."
Best Spoken Word Album
For the album "Diary of a Mad Diva" (Won posthumously).
For the album "A Call To Action."James Franco
For the album "Actors Anonymous."Gloria Gaynor
For the album "We Will Survive: True Stories Of Encouragement, Inspiration, And The Power Of Song."Elizabeth Warren
For the album "A Fighting Chance."John Waters
For the album "Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America."
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
For the song "A Sky Full of Stars."
Best Urban Contemporary Album
For the album "G I R L."
For the album "Sail Out."Chris Brown
For the album "X."Beyoncé Knowles
For the album "Beyoncé."Mali Music
For the album "Mali Is..."
Best Country Solo Performance
For the song "Something in the Water."
For the song "Give Me Back My Hometown."Hunter Hayes
For the song "Invisible."Miranda Lambert
For the song "Automatic."Keith Urban
For the song "Cop Car."
Record of the Year
WINNERSam Smith (artist), Steve Fitzmaurice (producer/engineer/mixer), Rodney Jerkins (producer), James Napier (producer/engineer/mixer), Steve Price (engineer/mixer), Tom Coyne (mastering engineer)
For the song "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version).
NOMINEESMeghan Trainor (artist), Kevin Kadish (producer/engineer/mixer), David Kutch (mastering engineer)
For the song "All About That Bass."Sia (artist), Greg Kurstin (producer/engineer/mixer), Jesse Shatkin (producer/engineer/mixer), Manny Marroquin (engineer/mixer), Emily Lazar (mastering engineer)
For the song "Chandelier."Iggy Azalea (artist), Charli XCX (artist), The Arcade (producer), The Invisible Men (producer), Anthony Kilhoffer (engineer/mixer), Miles Showell (mastering engineer)
Shared with engineer/mixer Eric Weaver. For the song "Fancy."
Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)
Best Country Album
For the album "Platinum."
For the album "Riser."Eric Church
For the album "The Outsiders."Brandy Clark
For the album "12 Stories."Lee Ann Womack
For the album "The Way I'm Livin'."
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
For the album "Trilogy."
For the album "Landmarks."Fred Hersch
For the album "Floating."Jason Moran
For the album "All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller."