2015 Grammy Winners List

1. RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith

2. ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Morning Phase,” Beck

3. SONG OF THE YEAR
“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith)

4. BEST NEW ARTIST
Sam Smith

5. BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
“Happy (Live),” Pharrell Williams

6. BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
“Say Something,” A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera

7. BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
“Cheek To Cheek,” Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

8. BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
“In The Lonely Hour,” Sam Smith

9. BEST DANCE RECORDING
“Rather Be,” Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne

10. BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
“Syro,” Aphex Twin

11. BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
“Bass & Mandolin,” Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer

12. BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
“Lazaretto,” Jack White

13. BEST METAL PERFORMANCE
“The Last In Line,” Tenacious D

14. BEST ROCK SONG
“Ain’t It Fun,” Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters (Paramore)

15. BEST ROCK ALBUM
“Morning Phase,” Beck

16. BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
“St. Vincent,” St. Vincent

17. BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
“Drunk In Love,” Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z

18. BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
“Jesus Children,” Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner

19. BEST R&B SONG
“Drunk In Love,” Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor & Brian Soko, songwriters (Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z)

20. BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
“Girl,” Pharrell Williams

21. BEST R&B ALBUM
“Love, Marriage & Divorce,” Toni Braxton & Babyface

22. BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
“i,” Kendrick Lamar

23. BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
“The Monster,” Eminem Featuring Rihanna

24. BEST RAP SONG
“i,” K. Duckworth & C. Smith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

25. BEST RAP ALBUM
“The Marshall Mathers LP2,” Eminem

26. BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
“Something In The Water,” Carrie Underwood

27. BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
“Gentle On My Mind,” The Band Perry

28. BEST COUNTRY SONG
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell)

29. BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
“Platinum,” Miranda Lambert

30. BEST NEW AGE ALBUM
“Winds Of Samsara,” Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman

31. BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO
“Fingerprints,” Chick Corea, soloist

32. BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM
“Beautiful Life,” Dianne Reeves

33. BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
“Trilogy,” Chick Corea Trio

34. BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM
“Life In The Bubble,” Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band

35. BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM
“The Offense Of The Drum,” Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

36. BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE/SONG
“No Greater Love,” Smokie Norful

37. BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE/SONG
“Messengers,” Lecrae Featuring For King & Country

38. BEST GOSPEL ALBUM
“Help,” Erica Campbell

39. BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM
“Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong,” For King & Country

40. BEST ROOTS GOSPEL ALBUM
“Shine For All The People,” Mike Farris

41. BEST LATIN POP ALBUM
“Tangos,” Rubén Blades

42. BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
“Multiviral,” Calle 13

43. BEST REGIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC ALBUM (INCLUDING TEJANO)
“Mano A Mano – Tangos A La Manera De Vicente Fernández,” Vicente Fernández

44. BEST TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM
“Más + Corazón Profundo,” Carlos Vives

45. BEST AMERICAN ROOTS PERFORMANCE
“A Feather’s Not A Bird,” Rosanne Cash

46. BEST AMERICAN ROOTS SONG
“A Feather’s Not A Bird,” Rosanne Cash

47. BEST AMERICANA ALBUM
“The River & The Thread,” Rosanne Cash

48. BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM
“The Earls Of Leicester,” The Earls Of Leicester

49. BEST BLUES ALBUM
“Step Back,” Johnny Winter

50. BEST FOLK ALBUM
“Remedy,” Old Crow Medicine Show

51. BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM
“The Legacy,” Jo-El Sonnier

52. BEST REGGAE ALBUM
“Fly Rasta,” Ziggy Marley

53. BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM
“Eve,” Angelique Kidjo

54. BEST CHILDREN’S ALBUM
“I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai),” Neela Vaswani

55. BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM (INCLUDES POETRY, AUDIO BOOKS & STORYTELLING)
“Diary Of A Mad Diva,” Joan Rivers

56. BEST COMEDY ALBUM
“Mandatory Fun,” “Weird Al” Yankovic

57. BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM
“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”

58. BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
“Frozen”

59. BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Alexandre Desplat, composer

60. BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA
“Let It Go,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel) (Track from: “Frozen”)

61. BEST INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION
“The Book Thief,” John Williams, composer (John Williams)

62. BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTAL OR A CAPPELLA
“Daft Punk,” Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado & Kevin Olusola, arrangers (Pentatonix)

63. BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTS AND VOCALS
“New York Tendaberry,” Billy Childs, arranger (Billy Childs Featuring Renée Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma)

64. BEST RECORDING PACKAGE
“Lightning Bolt,” Jeff Ament, Don Pendleton, Joe Spix & Jerome Turner, art directors (Pearl Jam)

65. BEST BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE
“The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27),” Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors (Various Artists)

66. BEST ALBUM NOTES
“Offering: Live At Temple University,” Ashley Kahn, album notes writer (John Coltrane)

67. BEST HISTORICAL ALBUM
“The Garden Spot Programs, 1950,” Colin Escott & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Hank Williams)

68. BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, NON-CLASSICAL
“Morning Phase,” Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Beck)

69. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Max Martin

70. BEST REMIXED RECORDING, NON-CLASSICAL
“All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix),” Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer (John Legend)

71. BEST SURROUND SOUND ALBUM
“Beyoncé,” Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Beyoncé Knowles, surround producer (Beyoncé)

72. BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, CLASSICAL
“Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending,” Michael Bishop, engineer; Michael Bishop, mastering engineer (Robert Spano, Norman Mackenzie, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus)

73. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, CLASSICAL
Judith Sherman

74. BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE
“Adams, John: City Noir,” David Robertson, conductor (St. Louis Symphony)

75. BEST OPERA RECORDING
“Charpentier: La Descente D’Orphée Aux Enfers,” Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Aaron Sheehan; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)

76. BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE
“The Sacred Spirit Of Russia,” Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare)

77. BEST CHAMBER MUSIC/SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
“In 27 Pieces – The Hilary Hahn Encores,” Hilary Hahn & Cory Smythe

78. BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO
“Play,” Jason Vieaux

79. BEST CLASSICAL SOLO VOCAL ALBUM
“Douce France,” Anne Sofie Von Otter; Bengt Forsberg, accompanist (Carl Bagge, Margareta Bengston, Mats Bergström, Per Ekdahl, Bengan Janson, Olle Linder & Antoine Tamestit)

80. BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM
“Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances,” Partch; John Schneider, producer

81. BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION
“Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean,” John Luther Adams, composer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)

82. BEST MUSIC VIDEO
“Happy,” Pharrell Williams

83. BEST MUSIC FILM
“20 Feet From Stardom,” Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill

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Gwen Stefani Debuts “Spark The Fire” Video & Performs it on The Voice

“It’s a clash of this punk/rock, kind of old-school feeling… like club feeling with this really modern emoji world. It just looks really cool together,” Gwen explained in an interview with ABC News. The 45-year-old also opened up about her comeback. “All of a sudden I’m doing this record, which I definitely did not plan. That’s probably what I love the most about it — not knowing and being free.”

Gwen Stefani and Pharrell performed their new single “Spark The Fire” on “The Voice” on Monday. Check out the video below!

“Spark The Fire”  is hardly the first time Stefani and Pharrell have collaborated together. Pharrell has influenced both Stefani’s solo singer and group career, with the relationship dating back more than 10 years. Pharrell co-wrote the hit “Hella Good” with No Doubt, and worked with Stefani on chart-toppers like “Hollaback Girl.”

After the performance, Stefani officially debuted the “Spark The Fire” music video. Check out both clips below.

 

 

The Maverick Movement: Meet the Industry Movers Working Together to Steer the Careers of Madonna, U2, Britney and More

From Billboard By

The Maverick Movement: Meet the Industry Movers Working Together to Steer the Careers of Madonna, U2, Britney and More

his week’s Billboard has the full scoop (and our first gatefold cover) on Maverick, an ambitious gathering of nine of music’s top managers and their combined effort to shake up the industry. Its nine partners are Maverick’s Guy Oseary, Laffitte Management’s Ron Laffitte, I Am Other’s Caron Veazey, Blueprint Group’s Gee Roberson and Cortez Bryant, Reign Deer’s Larry Rudolph and Adam Leber, Quest Management’s Scott Rodger and Spalding Entertainment’s Clarence Spalding. Collectively, they manage more than two dozen of the planet’s biggest artists (Madonna, McCartney, Minaj, Miley…and that’s just the M’s).

Get to know all about the nine principals — from their biggest achievements ($100 million dollar deals) to their greatest challenges (flat-lining record sales) to their next moves (a tech fund for Britney? Her manager’s got some connections.)

MEET THE MAVERICKS:

U2 and Madonna Manager Guy Oseary Is Trying to Reinvent the Music Biz

Larry Rudolph, Britney Spears’ Vegas Svengali, Dishes on the Changing Nature of Sin City

Ron Laffitte Is the ‘Secret Weapon’ for Mega-Management Co. Maverick

How Caron Veazy Architected Pharrell’s Epic Year

Cortez Bryant Shifts From Managing Lil Wayne to Learning Lessons From Country Music

Adam Leber, Tech Visionary for Miley and Britney, Is ‘Not an Ego Guy’

Gee Roberson: ‘I Made a Hell of a Detour’ on the Way to Managing Nicki Minaj

Former Bjork Manager Scott Rodger Now Oversees Arena Runs By Paul McCartney and Arcade Fire

Clarence Spalding Is the Nashville Ace in Maverick’s Sleeve

 

This Day in Music History — October 12

1978 : Sid Vicious of The Sex Pistols is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, who he found dead in the bathroom of their hotel room with a stab wound to her abdomen. Vicious died of a heroin overdose before he could be tried for the murder.

1997 : John Denver, an avid amateur pilot who loves flying experimental aircraft, is the victim of a fatal plane crash. The airplane he flies has a fuel selection valve behind the pilot’s head, forcing him to balance on the right rudder in order to switch tanks. That day, Denver leaves the airport with less fuel than he should have. He hits the right rudder when attempting to switch tanks, causing him to plow into the Pacific Ocean.

2003 : Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophies for which he is nominated at the World Music Awards, held in Monaco. Russian teen duo t.A.T.u. picks up three awards, while Norah Jones and Eminem win two.

2013 : Pharrell Williams marries the model Helen Lasichanh. She would inspire several tracks on his 2014 album G I R L, including the song “It Girl.”