Lady Antebellum win five trophies

Country music had a big night at Sunday’s 53rd Grammy Awards, as top-selling trio Lady Antebellum took five of its six nominated categories, including country album, record and song of the year. But the threesome’s perfect score was spoiled by super-sized Canadian rock band Arcade Fire, whose “The Suburbs” was named album of the year.

While the group had scored a No. 1 album this year, few had predicted the group would prevail in a field that included megasellers Eminem and Lady Antebellum.

“What the hell?” said Arcade Fire lead singer Win Butler as the group’s win was announced.

Lady A’s Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott and collaborator Josh Kear took song of the year with “Need You Now.” The tune also collected record of the year (an artist’s and producer‘s award) and best country song honors (a writer’s award).

The group noted that performing “Need You Now” on last year’s Grammycast was a big boost to its momentum.

“What an amazing year,” said Heywood, calling “Need You Now” “a song that has turned our world upside down.”

“Need You Now” was also named best country performance by a duo or group, while the like-titled Capitol Nashville album, which has sold nearly 3.2 million copies to date, was also deemed best country album.

“We are completely floating,” Scott said backstage. “We’re on a cloud.”

Fellow band member Charles Kelley added, “It feels like we’ve arrived in a way…You’re not going to win five Grammys ever again.”

After Arcade Fire’s album of the year, the biggest shocker of the night at the Staples Center was Esperanza Spalding’s triumph as best new artist.

The bassist-vocalist — virtually unknown outside jazz circles before her nomination — topped a field that included teen idol Justin Bieber (4.5 million albums sold to date), rapper Drake, and buzzy rock units Mumford & Sons and Florence and the Machine.

Spalding is the first jazz performer to win the category, and her surprise was evident onstage.

“I take this honor to heart so sincerely and I’ll do my damnedest to make great music for all of you,” said Spalding. “It’s such an honor and God bless.”

Up for six awards, rap titan Jay-Z triumphed in the early going, taking three awards at the afternoon pre-telecast ceremony at the nearby L.A. Convention Center. His “Empire State of Mind,” a love note to New York in which he duets with Alicia Keys, was named best rap song and best rap/sung collaboration. He won a third trophy for “On to the Next One,” his collaboration with Swizz Beatz, which was named best rap perf by a duo or group. But he didn’t touch his wife Beyonce’s 2010 total of six awards.

Fellow rap eminence Eminem, the year’s comeback kid (his album “Recovery” sold 3.5 million) and the day’s biggest nominee with 10 nods, was roundly dissed in most categories. The Detroit hip-hop star won best rap album for “Recovery” and best rap solo performance, for “Not Afraid,” but “Love the Way You Lie,” his duet with Rihanna, was an also-ran in the categories won by “Empire.”

Shortchanged by a technicality last year in the new artist slot, the flamboyant Lady Gaga, nominated in six categories, took three awards, for pop vocal album (for the mini-album “The Fame Monster”) and female pop vocal and short-form video (both for “Bad Romance”).

Cee Lo Green’s pull-no-punches “Fuck You,” which was up for record and song of the year, was selected best urban/alternative perf.

Green’s Gnarls Barkley partner Danger Mouse was named non-classical producer of year for his work with his group Broken Bells, the Black Keys and on “Dark Night of the Soul,” his collaboration with the late Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse).

John Legend and the Roots took three awards in R&B categories for their collaborative work on the album “Wake Up!”

Usher’s smash “Raymond V Raymond” scored contemporary R&B album, while his “There Goes My Baby” took male R&B vocal performance.

Bruno Mars, who boasted the second biggest tally of nominations with seven, took home the male pop vocal performance award for “Just the Way You Are.”

In an upset, the Black Keys’ slow-rolling hit “Brothers” trumped Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs” as best alternative album. The Ohio duo also won in the rock duo/group performance slot, for “Tighten Up.”

Country firecracker Miranda Lambert, the big winner at the Academy of Country Music Awards last year, collected her first Grammy for the breakthrough single “The House That Built Me.”

A iTunes live version of Train’s radio ubiquity “Hey, Soul Sister” was selected as top pop perf by a duo or group.

As ever, old-school acts found some love at the afternoon ceremony. In recognition of the 5 million albums they sold in 2009-10, the Beatles’ boxed set of studio recordings won as in the historical album category.

Paul McCartney won a solo rock vocal performance Grammy for his version of “Helter Skelter” on the concert set “Good Evening New York City.”

Rock guitar great Jeff Beck took a piece of the “Imagine” award, and also pulled in two more trophies, in the pop instrumental and rock instrumental categories. However, he was nosed out by English unit Muse’s “The Resistance” in the rock album category Sunday evening.

Iron Maiden took metal performance honors for “El Dorado,” from their album “The Final Frontier.” It was their first Grammy recognition.

Folk-rock icon Neil Young won just his second Grammy award, and his first for music, for rock song, for “Angry World” from his album “Le Noize.” He won his first Grammy for package design last year, for his “Archives Vol. 1″; he was honored as MusiCares’ Person of the Year last year.

Mavis Staples, whose career dates back to the family gospel group the Staple Singers in the ’50s, won her first Grammy in the Americana album category, for the Jeff Tweedy-produced set “You Are Not Alone.”

Herbie Hancock, who has collected a dozen small Victrolas in the past, was acknowledged for best improvised jazz solo, for his work on “A Change Is Gonna Come” from his album “The Imagine Project.” The set was the follow-up to the keyboardist’s 2009 album of the year winner “River.”

Hancock also shared in the pop collaboration with vocals award, for the track “Imagine” from the same album.

Jazz saxophonist-flautist James Moody, who died in December, received a posthumous Grammy (his first) for jazz instumental album for his final release, “Moody 4B.”

Jailed reggae vocalist Buju Banton, whose second trial for cocaine trafficking begins in Miami on Monday, received reggae album accolades for “Before the Dawn.”

In the film and TV categories, T Bone Burnett and the late Stephen Bruton’s “Crazy Heart” soundtrack won the compilation soundtrack album award, and the pic’s Oscar and Grammy-winning song “The Weary Kind,” by Burnett and Ryan Bingham, won as song written for a motion picture.

Randy Newman won his sixth Grammy for his work on Disney’s “Toy Story 3,” which collected the nod for score soundtrack.

“American Idiot,” the stage adaptation of Green Day’s 2005 rock album winner, took the Grammy for musical show album.

And the winners are:

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum & Paul Worley, producers; Clarke Schleicher, engineer/mixer
Track from: “Need You Now” [Capitol Records Nashville]

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“The Suburbs” – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire & Markus Dravs, producers; Arcade Fire, Markus Dravs, Mark Lawson & Craig Silvey, engineers/mixers; George Marino, mastering engineer [Merge Records]

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum
Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters
Track from: “Need You Now” [Capitol Records Nashville; Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing/DWHaywood Music/Radiobulletspublishing, EMI Foray Music/Hillary Dawn Songs, Year of the Dog Music, Darth Buddha Music]

BEST NEW ARTIST
Esperanza Spalding

FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga
Track from: “The Fame Monster” [Streamline / KonLive / Cherrytree/
Interscope ]

MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Just the Way You Are” – Bruno Mars [Elektra]

POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
“Hey, Soul Sister” – Train [Columbia Records]

POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
“Imagine” – Herbie Hancock, Pink, India Arie, Seal, Komono No. 1, Jeff Beck, Oumou Sungare
Track from: “The Imagine Project” [Hancock Records]

POP INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
“Nessun Dorma” – Jeff Beck
Track from: “Emotion & Commotion” [Rhino]

POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
“Take Your Pick” – Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto [335 Records, Inc.]

POP VOCAL ALBUM
“The Fame Monster” – Lady Gaga [Streamline/KonLive/Cherrytree/Interscope]

DANCE RECORDING
“Only Girl (In The World)” – Rihanna
Kuk Harrell, Stargate & Sandy Vee, producers; Phil Tan & Sandy Vee, mixers [Island Def Jam]

ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM
“La Roux” – La Roux [Cherrytree/Interscope/Polydor/Biglife]

TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
“Crazy Love” – Michael Bublé [143/Reprise]

SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Helter Skelter” – Paul McCartney
Track from: “Good Evening New York City” [Hear Music/Universal/Concord]

ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
“Tighten Up” – Black Keys
Track from: “Brothers” [Nonesuch]

HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE
“New Fang” – Them Crooked Vultures
Track from: “Them Crooked Vultures” [DGC/Interscope]

METAL PERFORMANCE
“El Dorado” – Iron Maiden
Track from:”The Final Frontier” [UMe]

ROCK INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
“Hammerhead” – Jeff Beck
Track from: “Emotion & Commotion” [Rhino]

ROCK SONG
“An Angry World” – Neil Young
Track from: “Le Noise” [Reprise; Publisher: Silver Fiddle Music]

ROCK ALBUM
“Resistance” – Muse
Track from: “The Resistance” [Warner Bros.]

ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
“Brothers” – The Black Keys [Nonesuch]

FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Bittersweet” – Fantasia
Track from: “Back To Me” [J Records / 19 Recordings LLC / S Records]

MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“There Goes My Baby” – Usher
Track from: “Raymond V Raymond” [LaFace/Jive]

R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
Soldier of Love” – Sade
Track from: “Soldier Of Love” [Epic/Sony Music]

TRADITIONAL R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Hang On in There” – John Legend & The Roots
Track from: “Wake Up!” [G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia Records/Home School Records]

URBAN/ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE
“F*** You” – Cee Lo Green [Elektra]

R&B SONG
“Shine” – John Stephens
Track from: “Wake Up!” [G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia Records/Home School Records]

R&B ALBUM
“Wake Up!” – John Legend & The Roots [G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia Records/Home School Records]

CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUM
“Raymond V Raymond” – Usher [LaFace/Jive]

RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE
“Not Afraid” – Eminem
Track from: “Recovery” [Aftermath/Shady Records/Interscope]

RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP
“On To The Next One” – Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz
Track from: “The Blueprint 3″ [Roc Nation]

RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
“Empire State Of Mind” – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Track from: “The Blueprint 3″ [Roc Nation]

RAP SONG
“Empire State Of Mind” – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Shawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Alicia Keys, Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic & Alexander Shuckburgh, songwriters (Burt Keyes & Sylvia Robinson, songwriters)
Track from: “The Blueprint 3″
[Roc Nation; Publishers: Carter Boys Music/Al Shuckburgh/Global Talent Publishing/Foray Music/Masani Elshabazz Music/EMI April Music/J Sewell Publishing/Lellow Productions/Twenty Nine Black Music/Gambi Music]

RAP ALBUM
“Recovery” – Eminem [Aftermath/Shady Records/Interscope]

FEMALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert
Track from: “Revolution” [Columbia Records]

MALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“‘Til Summer Comes Around” – Keith Urban [Capitol Records Nashville]

COUNTRY COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
“As She’s Walking Away” – Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson
Track from: “You Get What You Give”
[Southern Ground/Atlantic]

COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
“Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum
Track from: “Need You Now” [Capitol Records Nashville]

COUNTRY INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
“Hummingbyrd” – Marty Stuart
Track from: “Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions” [Sugar Hill Records]

COUNTRY SONG
“Need You Now” – Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)
Track from: “Need You Now” [Capitol Records Nashville; Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing/DWHaywood Music/Radiobulletspublishing, EMI Foray Music/Hillary Dawn Songs, Year of the Dog Music, Darth Buddha Music]

COUNTRY ALBUM
“Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum
Track from: “Need You Now” [Capitol Records Nashville]

NEW AGE ALBUM
“Miho: Journey To The Mountain” – Paul Winter Consort [Living Music]

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM
“The Stanley Clarke Band” – The Stanley Clarke Band [Heads Up International]

JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM
“Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee” – Dee Dee Bridgewater [Emarcy]

IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO
“A Change Is Gonna Come” – Herbie Hancock
Track from: “The Imagine Project” [Hancock Records]

JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM, INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP
“Moody 4B” – James Moody [IPO Recordings]

LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM
“Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard” – Mingus Big Band

LATIN JAZZ ALBUM
“Chucho’s Steps” – Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers

GOSPEL PERFORMANCE
“Grace” – BeBe & CeCe Winans
Track from: “Still” [B&C/Malaco]

GOSPEL SONG
“It’s What I Do” – Jerry Peters & Kirk Whalum
Songwriters (Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway)
Track from: “The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter III” [Rendezvous Music/ Mack Avenue Records; Publishers: Whalumusic/Jerry Peters Music]

ROCK OR RAP GOSPEL ALBUM
“Hello Hurricane” – Switchfoot [Atlantic Recording Corp/ Credential Recordings]

POP/CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM
“Love God. Love People.” – Israel Houghton [Integrity Music]

SOUTHERN, COUNTRY, OR BLUEGRASS GOSPEL ALBUM
“The Reason” – Diamond Rio [Word]

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM
“Downtown Church” – Patty Griffin [Credential Recordings]

CONTEMPORARY R&B GOSPEL ALBUM
“Still” – BeBe & CeCe Winans [B&C/Malaco]

LATIN POP ALBUM
“Paraiso Express” – Alejandro Sanz [Warner Music Latina]

LATIN ROCK, ALTERNATIVE OR URBAN ALBUM
“El Existential” – Grupo Fantasma [Nat Geo Music]

TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM
“Viva La Tradición” – Spanish Harlem Orchestra [Concord Picante]

TEJANO ALBUM
“Recuerdos” – Little Joe & La Familia [TDI Records]

NORTENO ALBUM
“Classic” – Intocable [Sony Music Latin]

BANDA ALBUM
“Enamórate De Mí” – El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario [A.R.C. Discos]

AMERICANA ALBUM
“You Are Not Alone” – Mavis Staples [ANTI]

BLUEGRASS ALBUM
“Mountain Soul II” – Patty Loveless [Saguaro Road]

TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM
“God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise” – Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs

CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM
“Living Proof” – Buddy Guy [Silvertone/Jive]

TRADITIONAL FOLK ALBUM
“Genuine Negro Jig” – Carolina Chocolate Drops

CONTEMPORARY FOLK ALBUM
“God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise” – Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs [RCA Records]

HAWAIIAN MUSIC ALBUM
“Huana Ke Aloha” – Tia Carrere [Daniel Ho Creations]

NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC ALBUM
“2010 Gathering Of Nations Pow Wow: A Spirit’s D
ance” (Various Artists) – Derek Mathews, Dr. Lita Mathews & Melonie Mathews, producers [Gathering Of Nations Records]

ZYDECO OR CAJUN MUSIC ALBUM
“Zydeco Junkie” – Chubby Carrier And The Bayou Swamp Band [Swampadellic Records]

REGGAE ALBUM
“Before The Dawn” – Buju Banton [Gargamel Music, Inc.]

TRADITIONAL WORLD MUSIC ALBUM
“Ali And Toumani” – Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté [World Circuit/Nonesuch]

CONTEMPORARY WORLD MUSIC ALBUM
“Throw Down Your Heart , Africa Sessions Part 2: Unreleased Tracks” – Béla Fleck [Acoustic Planet Records]

MUSICAL ALBUM FOR CHILDREN
“Tomorrow’s Children” – Pete Seeger With The Rivertown Kids And Friends [Appleseed]

SPOKEN WORD ALBUM FOR CHILDREN
“Julie Andrews’ Collection Of Poems, Songs, And Lullabies” – Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton [Hachette Audio]

SPOKEN WORD ALBUM (INCLUDES POETRY, AUDIO BOOKS & STORY TELLING)
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook)” – Jon Stewart (With Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, John Oliver & Sigourney Weaver) [Hachette Audio]

COMEDY ALBUM
“Stark Raving Black” – Lewis Black [Comedy Central Records]

MUSICAL SHOW ALBUM
“American Idiot” (Featuring Green Day)
Billie Joe Armstrong, producer (Green Day, composers; Billie Joe Armstrong, lyricist)
(Original Broadway Cast With John Gallagher, Jr., Michael Esper & Others) [Reprise]

COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK ALBUM MP/TV/OVM
“Crazy Heart”(Various Artists) Stephen Bruton & T Bone Burnett, producers [New West Records]

SCORE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM MP/TV/OVM
“Toy Story 3″ – Randy Newman, composer [Walt Disney Records]

SONG MP/TV/OVM
“The Weary Kind” (From “Crazy Heart”)
Ryan Bingham & T Bone Burnett, songwriters (Ryan Bingham)
Track from: “Crazy Heart” [New West Records; Publishers: Lost Bound Rails Publishing/Henry Burnett Music/Bug Music]

INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION
“The Path Among The Trees” – Billy Childs, composer (Billy Childs Ensemble)
Track from: Autumn: “In Moving Pictures Jazz – Chamber Music Vol. 2″ [ArtistShare]

INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT
“Carlos” – Vince Mendoza, arranger (John Scofield, Vince Mendoza & Metropole Orkest)
Track from: “54” [Emarcy/Universal]

INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT ACCOMPANYING VOCALIST(S)
“Baba Yetu” – Christopher Tin, arranger (Christopher Tin, Soweto Gospel Choir & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
Track from: “Calling All Dawns” [Tin Works Publishing]

RECORDING PACKAGE
“Brothers” -Michael Carney, art director (The Black Keys) [Nonesuch]

BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE
“Under Great White Northern Lights (Limited Edition Box Set)” – Rob Jones & Jack White III, art directors (The White Stripes) [Third Man/Warner Bros.]

ALBUM NOTES
“Keep An Eye On The Sky” – Robert Gordon, album notes writer (Big Star) [Rhino]

HISTORICAL ALBUM
“The Beatles” (The Original Studio Recordings) – Jeff Jones & Allan Rouse, compilation producers; Paul Hicks, Sean Magee, Guy Massey, Sam Okell & Steve Rooke, mastering engineers (The Beatles) [Capitol/Apple]

ENGINEERED ALBUM, NON-CLASSICAL
“Battle Studies” – Michael H. Brauer, Joe Ferla, Chad Franscoviak & Manny Marroquin, engineers (John Mayer) [Columbia Records]

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Danger Mouse
“Broken Bells” (Broken Bells) (A)
“Dark Night Of The Soul” (Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse) (A)
“Tighten Up” (The Black Keys) (T)

REMIXED RECORDING, NON-CLASSICAL
“Revolver” (David Guetta’s One Love Club Remix)David Guetta & Afrojack, remixers (Madonna) [Warner Bros.]

SURROUND SOUND ALBUM“Britten’s Orchestra” – Keith O. Johnson, surround mix engineer; Keith O. Johnson, surround mastering engineer; David Frost, surround producer (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony) [Reference Recordings]

ENGINEERED ALBUM, CLASSICAL
(TIE) “Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina” – Mark Donahue, John Hill & Dirk Sobotka, engineers (Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony Orchestra) [Naxos]
“TiePorter, Quincy: Complete Viola Works” – Leslie Ann Jones, Kory Kruckenberg, Brandie Lane & David Sabee, engineers (Eliesha Nelson & John McLaughlin Williams) [Dorian Sono Luminus]

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, CLASSICAL
David Frost
Britten’s Orchestra (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)
“Chambers, Evan: The Old Burying Ground” (Kenneth Kiesler & The University Of Michigan Symphony Orchestra)
“Dorman, Avner: Concertos For Mandolin, Piccolo, Piano And Concerto Grosso” (Andrew Cyr, Eliran Avni, Mindy Kaufman, Avi Avital & Metropolis Ensemble)
“The 5 Browns In Hollywood” (5 Browns)
“Mackey, Steven: Dreamhouse” (Gil Rose, Rinde Eckert, Catch Electric Guitar Quartet, Synergy Vocals & Boston Modern Orchestra Project)
Meeting Of The Spirits (Matt Haimovitz)
“Two Roads To Exile” (ARC Ensemble)

CLASSICAL ALBUM
“Verdi: Requiem” – Riccardo Muti, conductor; Duain Wolfe, chorus master; Christopher Alder, producer; David Frost, Tom Lazarus & Christopher Willis, engineers/mixers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (Ildar Abdrazakov, Olga Borodina, Barbara Frittoli & Mario Zeffiri; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus) [CSO Resound]

ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE
“Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina” – Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Terrence Wilson; Nashville Symphony) [Naxos]

OPERA RECORDING
“Saariaho: L’Amour De Loin” – Kent Nagano, conductor; Daniel Belcher, Ekaterina Lekhina & Marie-Ange Todorovitch; Martin Sauer, producer (Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Rundfunkchor Berlin) [Harmonia Mundi]

CHORAL PERFORMANCE
“Verdi: Requiem” – Riccardo Muti, conductor; Duain Wolfe, chorus master (Ildar Abdrazakov, Olga Borodina, Barbara Frittoli & Mario Zeffiri; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus) [CSO Resound]

INSTRUMENTAL SOLOIST(S) PERFORMANCE (WITH ORCHESTRA)
“Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 24″ – Mitsuko Uchida (The Cleveland Orchestra) [Decca]

INSTRUMENTAL SOLOIST(S) PERFORMANCE (WITHOUT ORCHESTRA)
“Messiaen: Livre Du Saint-Sacrement” – Paul Jacobs [Naxos]

CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCE
“Ligeti: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2″ – Parker Quartet [Naxos]

SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
“Dinastia Borja” – Jordi Savall, conductor; Hespèrion XXI & La Capella Reial De Catalunya (Pascal Bertin, Daniele Carnovich, Lior Elmalich, Montserrat Figueras, Driss El Maloumi, Marc Mauillon, Lluís Vilamajó & Furio Zanasi; Pascal Bertin, Daniele Carnovich, Josep Piera & Francisco Rojas) [Alia Vox]

CLASSICAL VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Sacrificium” – Cecilia Bartoli (Giovanni Antonini; Il Giardino Armonico) Decca]

CLASSICAL CONTEMPORARY COMPOSITION“Daugherty, Michael: Deus Ex Machina” Michael Daugherty (Giancarlo Guerrero)
Track from: “Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony” [Naxos]

CLASSICAL CROSSOVER ALBUM
“Tin, Christopher: Calling All Dawns” – Lucas Richman, conductor (Sussan Deyhim, Lia, Kaori Omura, Dulce Pontes, Jia Ruhan, Aoi Tada & Frederica von Stade; Anonymous 4 & Soweto Gospel Choir; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) [Tin Works Publishing]

SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO
“Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga
Francis Lawrence, video director; Kathy Angstadt, Nicole Ehrlich &Heather Heller, video producers [Streamline/Interscope/KonLive/Cherrytree]

LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO
“When You’re Strange” – The Doors
Tom Dicillo, video director; John Beug, Jeff Jampol, Peter Jankowski & Dick Wolf, video producers [Eagle Vision]

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