2024 Grammy Awards: SZA Leads the Pack With Nine Nominations

    SZA at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in April 2022
    SZA at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in April 2022. Photo by David Fisher/Shutterstock (12879669dc)

    2023 has been an epic year for SZA, and she’s getting ready to end it on a high note—as the main contender at the upcoming Grammy Awards! The R&B superstar will find herself at the forefront of the music’s biggest night after scoring nine nominations for the upcoming Grammys.

    SZA secured a nod in the coveted album of the year category with SOS, but taking this award home won’t be an easy task. She faces tough competition from several formidable contenders, from Taylor Swift’s Midnights and Olivia Rodrigo’s Guts to Miley Cyrus’ Endless Summer Vacation and Lana Del Rey’s Ocean Blvd.

    SZA will also be in the running for both song and record of the year with her chart-topping smash hit “Kill Bill”. Several more songs managed to break into both fields, including Swift’s “Anti-Hero”, Rodrigo’s “Vampire”, Cyrus’ “Flowers”, Batiste’s “Butterfly”, and Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For?”

    SZA will share the limelight with Victoria Monét, Phoebe Bridgers, and Serban Ghenea, who are in the running for seven awards each. They’re closely followed by Jon Batiste, Brandy Clark, Boygenius, Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, and Taylor Swift with six nominations.

    The 66th Annual Grammy Awards are slated to air on CBS and Paramount+ on February 4, 2024, with the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles serving as this year’s venue.


    Record of the Year

    Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For? [From the Motion Picture “Barbie”]
    Boygenius – Not Strong Enough
    Jon Batiste – Worship
    Miley Cyrus – Flowers
    Olivia Rodrigo – Vampire
    SZA – Kill Bill
    Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero
    Victoria Monét – On My Mama

    Album of the Year

    Boygenius – The Record
    Janelle Monáe – The Age of Pleasure
    Jon Batiste – World Music Radio
    Lana Del Rey – Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd
    Miley Cyrus – Endless Summer Vacation
    Olivia Rodrigo – Guts
    SZA – SOS
    Taylor Swift – Midnights

    Song of the Year

    Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For? [From the Motion Picture “Barbie”]
    Dua Lipa – Dance the Night (From Barbie the Album)
    Jon Batiste – Butterfly
    Lana Del Rey – A&W
    Miley Cyrus – Flowers
    Olivia Rodrigo – Vampire
    SZA – Kill Bill
    Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero

    Best New Artist

    Coco Jones
    Gracie Abrams
    Fred Again..
    Ice Spice
    Jelly Roll
    Noah Kahan
    Victoria Monét
    The War and Treaty

    Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

    Daniel Nigro
    Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II
    Jack Antonoff
    Metro Boomin

    Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical

    Edgar Barrera
    Jessie Jo Dillon
    Justin Tranter
    Shane McAnally
    Theron Thomas

    Best Pop Solo Performance

    Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For? [From the Motion Picture “Barbie”]
    Doja Cat – Paint the Town Red
    Miley Cyrus – Flowers
    Olivia Rodrigo – Vampire
    Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero

    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

    Labrinth Featuring Billie Eilish – Never Felt So Alone
    Lana Del Rey Featuring Jon Batiste – Candy Necklace
    Miley Cyrus Featuring Brandi Carlile – Thousand Miles
    SZA Featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Ghost in the Machine
    Taylor Swift Featuring Ice Spice – Karma

    Best Pop Vocal Album

    Ed Sheeran – – (Subtract)
    Kelly Clarkson – Chemistry
    Miley Cyrus – Endless Summer Vacation
    Olivia Rodrigo – Guts
    Taylor Swift – Midnights

    Best Dance/Electronic Recording

    Aphex Twin – Blackbox Life Recorder 21f
    Disclosure – Higher Than Ever Before
    James Blake – Loading
    Romy & Fred Again.. – Strong
    Skrillex, Fred Again.. & Flowdan – Rumble

    Best Pop Dance Recording

    Bebe Rexha & David Guetta – One in a Million
    Calvin Harris Featuring Ellie Goulding – Miracle
    David Guetta, Anne-Marie & Coi Leray – Baby Don’t Hurt Me
    Kylie Minogue – Padam Padam
    Troye Sivan – Rush

    Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

    James Blake – Playing Robots Into Heaven
    The Chemical Brothers – For That Beautiful Feeling
    Fred Again.. – Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022)
    Kx5 – Kx5
    Skrillex – Quest for Fire

    Best Rock Performance

    Arctic Monkeys – Sculptures of Anything Goes
    Black Pumas – More Than a Love Song
    Boygenius – Not Strong Enough
    Foo Fighters – Rescued
    Metallica – Lux Æterna

    Best Metal Performance

    Disturbed – Bad Man
    Ghost – Phantom of the Opera
    Metallica – 72 Seasons
    Slipknot – Hive Mind
    Spiritbox – Jaded

    Best Rock Song

    Boygenius – Not Strong Enough
    Foo Fighters – Rescued
    Olivia Rodrigo – Ballad of a Homeschooled Girl
    Queens of the Stone Age – Emotion Sickness
    The Rolling Stones – Angry

    Best Rock Album

    Foo Fighters – But Here We Are
    Greta Van Fleet – Starcatcher
    Metallica – 72 Seasons
    Paramore – This Is Why
    Queens of the Stone Age – In Times New Roman…

    Best Alternative Music Performance

    Alvvays – Belinda Says
    Arctic Monkeys – Body Paint
    Boygenius – Cool About It
    Lana Del Rey – A&W
    Paramore – This Is Why

    Best Alternative Music Album

    Arctic Monkeys – The Car
    Boygenius – The Record
    Gorillaz – Cracker Island
    Lana Del Rey – Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd
    PJ Harvey – I Inside the Old Year Dying

    Best R&B Performance

    Chris Brown – Summer Too Hot
    Coco Jones – ICU
    Robert Glasper Featuring Sir & Alex Isley – Back to Love
    SZA – Kill Bill
    Victoria Monét – How Does It Make You Feel

    Best Traditional R&B Performance

    Babyface Featuring Coco Jones – Simple
    Kenyon Dixon – Lucky
    PJ Morton Featuring Susan Carol – Good Morning
    SZA – Love Language
    Victoria Monét Featuring Earth, Wind & Fire & Hazel Monét – Hollywood

    Best R&B Song

    Coco Jones – ICU
    Halle – Angel
    Robert Glasper Featuring Sir & Alex Isley – Back to Love
    SZA – Snooze
    Victoria Monét – On My Mama

    Best Progressive R&B Album

    Diddy – The Love Album: Off the Grid
    Terrace Martin and James Fauntleroy – Nova
    Janelle Monáe – The Age of Pleasure
    SZA – SOS
    6lack – Since I Have a Lover

    Best R&B Album

    Babyface – Girls Night Out
    Coco Jones – What I Didn’t Tell You (Deluxe)
    Emily King – Special Occasion
    Summer Walker – Clear 2: Soft Life EP
    Victoria Monét – Jaguar II

    Best Rap Performance

    Baby Keem Featuring Kendrick Lamar – The Hillbillies
    Black Thought – Love Letter
    Coi Leray – Players
    Drake & 21 Savage – Rich Flex
    Killer Mike Featuring André 3000, Future and Eryn Allen Kane – Scientists & Engineers

    Best Melodic Rap Performance

    Burna Boy Featuring 21 Savage – Sittin’ on Top of the World
    Doja Cat – Attention
    Drake & 21 Savage – Spin Bout U
    Lil Durk Featuring J. Cole – All My Life
    SZA – Low

    Best Rap Song

    Doja Cat – Attention
    Drake & 21 Savage – Rich Flex
    Killer Mike Featuring André 3000, Future and Eryn Allen Kane – Scientists & Engineers
    Lil Uzi Vert – Just Wanna Rock
    Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice Featuring Aqua – Barbie World [From Barbie the Album]

    Best Rap Album

    Drake & 21 Savage – Her Loss
    Killer Mike – Michael
    Metro Boomin – Heroes & Villains
    Nas – King’s Disease III
    Travis Scott – Utopia

    Best Spoken Word Poetry Album

    Aja Monet – When the Poems Do What They Do
    J. Ivy – The Light Inside
    Kevin Powell – Grocery Shopping With My Mother
    Prentice Powell and Shawn William – For Your Consideration ’24
    Queen Sheba – A-You’re Not Wrong B-They’re Not Either: The Fukc-It Pill Revisited

    Best Jazz Performance

    Adam Blackstone Featuring The Baylor Project & Russell Ferranté – Vulnerable (Live)
    Fred Hersch & Esperanza Spalding – But Not for Me
    Jon Batiste – Movement 18’ (Heroes)
    Lakecia Benjamin – Basquiat
    Samara Joy – Tight

    Best Jazz Vocal Album

    Cécile McLorin Salvant – Mélusine
    Fred Hersch & Esperanza Spalding – Alive at the Village Vanguard
    Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke – Lean In
    Nicole Zuraitis – How Love Begins
    Patti Austin Featuring Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band – For Ella 2

    Best Jazz Instrumental Album

    Adam Blackstone – Legacy: The Instrumental Jawn
    Billy Childs – The Winds of Change
    Kenny Barron – The Source
    Lakecia Benjamin – Phoenix
    Pat Metheny – Dream Box

    Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

    ADDA Simfònica, Josep Vicent, Emilio Solla – The Chick Corea Symphony Tribute – Ritmo
    The Count Basie Orchestra Directed by Scotty Barnhart – Basie Swings the Blues
    Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society – Dynamic Maximum Tension
    Mingus Big Band – The Charles Mingus Centennial Sessions
    Vince Mendoza & Metropole Orkest – Olympians

    Best Latin Jazz Album

    Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band – Vox Humana
    Eliane Elias – Quietude
    Ivan Lins With the Tblisi Symphony Orchestra – My Heart Speaks
    Luciana Souza & Trio Corrente – Cometa
    Miguel Zenón & Luis Perdomo – El Arte del Bolero Vol. 2

    Best Alternative Jazz Album

    Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily – Love in Exile
    Cory Henry – Live at the Piano
    Kurt Elling, Charlie Hunter, SuperBlue – SuperBlue: The Iridescent Spree
    Louis Cole – Quality Over Opinion
    Meshell Ndegeocello – The Omnichord Real Book

    Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

    Bruce Springsteen – Only the Strong Survive
    Laufey – Bewitched
    Liz Callaway – To Steve With Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim
    Pentatonix – Holidays Around the World
    Rickie Lee Jones – Pieces of Treasure
    Various – Sondheim Unplugged (The NYC Sessions), Vol. 3

    Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

    Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, Featuring Rakesh Chaurasia – As We Speak
    Ben Wendel – All One
    Bob James – Jazz Hands
    House of Waters – On Becoming
    Julian Lage – The Layers

    Best Musical Theater Album

    Kimberly Akimbo
    Some Like It Hot
    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    Best Country Solo Performance

    Brandy Clark – Buried
    Chris Stapleton – White Horse
    Dolly Parton – The Last Thing on My Mind
    Luke Combs – Fast Car
    Tyler Childers – In Your Love

    Best Country Duo/Group Performance

    Brothers Osborne – Nobody’s Nobody
    Carly Pearce Featuring Chris Stapleton – We Don’t Fight Anymore
    Dierks Bentley Furingeat Billy Strings – High Note
    Jelly Roll With Lainey Wilson – Save Me
    Vince Gill & Paul Franklin – Kissing Your Picture (Is So Cold)
    Zach Bryan Featuring Kacey Musgraves – I Remember Everything

    Best Country Song

    Brandy Clark – Buried
    Chris Stapleton – White Horse
    Morgan Wallen – Last Night
    Tyler Childers – In Your Love
    Zach Bryan Featuring Kacey Musgraves – I Remember Everything

    Best Country Album

    Brothers Osborne – Brothers Osborne
    Kelsea Ballerini – Rolling Up the Welcome Mat
    Lainey Wilson – Bell Bottom Country
    Tyler Childers – Rustin’ in the Rain
    Zach Bryan – Zach Bryan

    Best American Roots Performance

    Allison Russell – Eve Was Black
    Blind Boys of Alabama – Heaven Help Us All
    Jon Batiste – Butterfly
    Madison Cunningham – Inventing the Wheel
    Rhiannon Giddens – You Louisiana Man

    Best Americana Performance

    Allison Russell – The Returner
    Blind Boys of Alabama – Friendship
    Brandy Clark Featuring Brandi Carlile – Dear Insecurity
    Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – King of Oklahoma
    Tyler Childers – Help Me Make It Through the Night

    Best American Roots Song

    Allison Russell – The Returner
    Billy Strings Featuring Willie Nelson – California Sober
    Brandy Clark Featuring Brandi Carlile – Dear Insecurity
    Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Cast Iron Skillet
    The War and Treaty – Blank Page

    Best Americana Album

    Allison Russell – The Returner
    Brandy Clark – Brandy Clark
    Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Weathervanes
    Rodney Crowell – The Chicago Sessions
    Rhiannon Giddens – You’re the One

    Best Bluegrass Album

    Billy Strings – Me/And/Dad
    Michael Cleveland – Lovin’ of the Game
    Mighty Poplar – Mighty Poplar
    Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway – City of Gold
    Sam Bush – Radio John: Songs of John Hartford
    Willie Nelson – Bluegrass

    Best Traditional Blues Album

    Bobby Rush – All My Love for You
    Eric Bibb – Ridin’
    John Primer – Teardrops for Magic Slim Live at Rosa’s Lounge
    Mr. Sipp – The Soul Side of Sipp
    Tracy Nelson – Life Don’t Miss Nobody

    Best Contemporary Blues Album

    Bettye LaVette – LaVette!
    Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Live in London
    Larkin Poe – Blood Harmony
    Ruthie Foster – Healing Time
    Samantha Fish and Jesse Dayton – Death Wish Blues

    Best Folk Album

    Dom Flemons – Traveling Wildfire
    Joni Mitchell – Joni Mitchell at Newport (Live)
    The Milk Carton Kids – I Only See the Moon
    Nickel Creek – Celebrants
    Old Crow Medicine Show – Jubilee
    Paul Simon – Psalms
    Rufus Wainwright – Folkocracy

    Best Regional Roots Music Album

    Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. & The Legendary Ils Sont Partis Band – New Beginnings
    Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers – Live At The 2023 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
    Lost Bayou Ramblers & Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra – Live: Orpheum Theater Nola
    New Breed Bass Band – Made in New Orleans
    New Orleans Nightcrawlers – Too Much to Hold
    The Rumble Feature Chief Joseph Boudreaux Jr. – Live at the Maple Leaf

    Best Gospel Performance/Song

    Erica Campbell – Feel Alright (Blessed)
    Melvin Crispell III – God Is
    Kirk Franklin – All Things
    Stanley Brown Featuring Hezekiah Walker, Kierra Sheard & Karen Clark Sheard – God Is Good
    Zacardi Cortez – Lord Do It for Me (Live)

    Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

    Blessing Offor – Believe 
    Cody Carnes – Firm Foundation (He Won’t) [Live]
    For King & Country Featuring Jordin Sparks – Love Me Like I Am
    Lauren Daigle – Thank God I Do 
    Lecrae & Tasha Cobbs Leonard – Your Power
    Maverick City Music, Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine – God Problems

    Best Gospel Album

    Erica Campbell – I Love You
    Maverick City Music – The Maverick Way
    Jonathan McReynolds – My Truth
    Tasha Cobbs Leonard – Hymns (Live)
    Tye Tribbett – All Things New: Live in Orlando

    Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

    Blessing Offor – My Tribe
    Da’ T.R.U.T.H. – Emanuel
    Lauren Daigle – Lauren Daigle
    Lecrae – Church Clothes 4
    Phil Wickham – I Believe

    Best Roots Gospel Album

    The Blackwood Brothers Quartet – Tribute to the King
    Blind Boys of Alabama – Echoes of the South
    Becky Isaacs Bowman – Songs That Pulled Me Through the Tough Times
    Brian Free & Assurance – Meet Me at the Cross
    Gaither Vocal Band – Shine: The Darker the Night the Brighter the Light

    Best Latin Pop Album

    AleMor – Beautiful Humans, Vol. 1
    Gaby Moreno – X Mi (Vol. 1)
    Maluma – Don Juan
    Pablo Alborán – La Cuarta Hoja
    Paula Arenas – A Ciegas
    Pedro Capó – La Neta

    Best Música Urbana Album

    Karol G – Mañana Será Bonito
    Rauw Alejandro – Saturno
    Tainy – Data

    Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

    Cabra – Martínez 
    Diamante Eléctrico – Leche de Tigre
    Fito Paez – EADDA9223
    Juanes – Vida Cotidiana
    Natalia Lafourcade – De Todas las Flores

    Best Música Mexicana Album (Including Tejano)

    Ana Bárbara – Bordado a Mano
    Flor de Toloache – Motherflower
    Lila Downs – La Sánchez
    Lupita Infante – Amor Como en las Películas de Antes
    Peso Pluma – Génesis

    Best Tropical Latin Album

    Carlos Vives – Escalona Nunca Se Había Grabado Así
    Grupo Niche y Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia – Niche Sinfónico
    Luis Figueroa – Voy a Ti
    Omara Portuondo – Vida
    Rubén Blades con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta – Siembra: 45° Aniversario (En Vivo en el Coliseo de Puerto Rico, 14 de Mayo 2022)
    Tony Succar, Mimy Succar – Mimy & Tony

    Best Global Music Performance

    Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer & Shahzad Ismaily – Shadow Forces
    Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain Featuring Rakesh Chaurasia – Pashto
    Burna Boy – Alone
    Davido – Feel
    Falu & Gaurav Shah (Featuring PM Narendra Modi) – Abundance in Millets
    Ibrahim Maalouf Featuring Cimafunk & Tank and the Bangas – Todo Colores
    Silvana Estrada – Milagro y Disastre

    Best African Music Performance

    Asake & Olamide – Amapiano
    Ayra Starr – Rush
    Burna Boy – City Boys
    Davido Featuring Musa Keys – Unavailable
    Tyla – Water

    Best Global Music Album

    Bokanté – History
    Burna Boy – I Told Them…
    Davido – Timeless
    Shakti – This Moment
    Susana Baca- Epifanías

    Best Reggae Album

    Buju Banton – Born for Greatness
    Beenie Man – Simma
    Burning Spear – No Destroyer
    Collie Buddz – Cali Roots Riddim 2023
    Julian Marley & Antaeus – Colors of Royal

    Best New Age, Ambient, or Chant Album

    Carla Patullo Featuring Tonality and The Scorchio Quartet – So She Howls
    David Darling & Hans Christian – Ocean Dreaming Ocean
    Kirsten Agresta-Copely – Aquamarine
    Omar Akram – Moments of Beauty
    Ólafur Arnalds – Some Kind of Peace (Piano Reworks)

    Best Children’s Music Album

    Andrew & Polly – Ahhhhh!
    DJ Willy Wow! – Hip Hope for Kids!
    Pierce Freelon & Nnenna Freelon – Ancestars
    Uncle Jumbo – Taste the Sky
    123 Andrés – We Grow Together Preschool Songs

    Best Comedy Album

    Chris Rock – Selective Outrage
    Dave Chappelle – What’s in a Name?
    Sarah Silverman – Someone You Love
    Trevor Noah – I Wish You Would
    Wanda Sykes – I’m An Entertainer

    Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording

    Meryl Streep – Big Tree
    Michelle Obama – The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times
    Rick Rubin – The Creative Act: A Way of Being
    Senator Bernie Sanders – It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism
    William Shatner – Boldly Go: Reflections on a Life of Awe and Wonder

    Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

    Daisy Jones & the Six – Aurora
    Various Artists – Barbie The Album
    Various Artists – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From and Inspired By
    Various Artists – Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3: Awesome Mix, Vol. 3
    “Weird Al” Yankovic – Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

    Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (Includes Film and Television)

    John Williams – The Fabelmans
    John Williams – Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
    Ludwig Göransson – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
    Ludwig Göransson – Oppenheimer
    Mark Ronson & Andrew Wyatt – Barbie

    Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media

    Bear McCreary – God of War Ragnarök
    Jess Serro, Tripod & Austin Wintory – Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical
    Peter Murray, J Scott Rakozy & Chuck E. Myers “Sea” – Hogwarts Legacy
    Sarah Schachner – Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare II
    Stephen Barton & Gordy Haab – Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

    Best Song Written for for Visual Media

    Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For? [From the Motion Picture “Barbie”]
    Dua Lipa – Dance the Night (From Barbie the Album)
    Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice Featuring Aqua – Barbie World [From Barbie the Album]
    Rihanna – Lift Me Up (From Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From and Inspired By)
    Ryan Gosling – I’m Just Ken [From “Barbie the Album”]

    Best Music Video

    The Beatles – I’m Only Sleeping
    Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For [From the Motion Picture “Barbie”]
    Kendrick Lamar – Count Me Out
    Troye Sivan – Rush
    Tyler Childers – In Your Love

    Best Music Film

    David Bowie – Moonage Daydream
    Kendrick Lamar – Live From Paris, the Big Steppers Tour
    Lewis Capaldi – How I’m Feeling Now
    Little Richard – I Am Everything
    Tupac Shakur – Dear Mama

    Best Recording Package

    The Arcs – Eletrophonic Chronic
    Brad Breeck – Gravity Falls
    Caroline Rose – The Art of Forgetting
    Dry Cleaning – Stumpwork
    Ensemble Cadenza 21’ – Cadenza 21’
    Leaf Yeh – Migration

    Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

    Bo Burnham – Inside: Deluxe Box Set
    Lou Reed – Words & Music, May 1965 – Deluxe Edition
    Neutral Milk Hotel – The Collected Works of Neutral Milk Hotel
    Ngọt – Gieo
    Various Artists – For the Birds: The Birdsong Project

    Best Album Notes

    Howdy Glenn – I Can Almost See Houston
    Iftin Band – Mogadishu’s Finest: The Al Uruba Sessions
    John Coltrane – Evenings at the Village Gate: John Coltrane With Eric Dolphy (Live)
    Various Artists – Playing for the Man at the Door: Field Recordings from the Collection of Mack McCormick, 1958–1971
    Various Artists – Written in Their Soul: The Stax Songwriter Demos

    Best Historical Album

    Bob Dylan – Fragments – Time Out Of Mind Sessions (1996-1997): The Bootleg Series, Vol. 17
    Lou Reed – Words & Music, May 1965 – Deluxe Edition
    Various Artists – The Moaninest Moan of Them All: The Jazz Saxophone of Loren McMurray, 1920-1922
    Various Artists – Playing for the Man at the Door: Field Recordings from the Collection of Mack McCormick, 1958–1971
    Various Artists – Written in Their Soul: The Stax Songwriter Demos

    Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

    Bokanté – History
    Boygenius – The Record
    Caroline Polachek – Desire, I Want to Turn Into You
    Feist – Multitudes
    Victoria Monét – Jaguar II

    Best Engineered Album, Classical

    Gustavo Dudamel, Anne Akiko Meyers, Gustavo Castillo & Los Angeles Philharmonic – Fandango
    Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra – Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 & Schulhoff: Five Pieces
    Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, George Lernis & A Far Cry – Sanlikol: A Gentleman of Istanbul – Symphony for Strings, Percussion, Piano, Oud, Ney & Tenor
    Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Contemporary American Composers
    Shara Nova & A Far Cry – The Blue Hour

    Producer of the Year, Classical

    Brian Pidgeon
    David Frost
    Dmitriy Lipay
    Elaine Martone
    Morten Lindberg

    Best Remixed Recording

    Depeche Mode – Wagging Tongue (Wet Leg Remix)
    Gorillaz Featuring Tame Impala & Bootie Brown – New Gold (Dom Dolla Remix)
    Lane 8 – Reviver (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix)
    Mariah Carey – Workin’ Hard (Terry Hunter Remix)
    Turnstile & BadBadNotGood Featuring Blood Orange – Alien Love Call

    Best Immersive Audio Album

    Alicia Keys – The Diary of Alicia Keys
    Bear McCreary – God of War Ragnarök (Original Soundtrack)
    George Strait – Blue Clear Sky
    Madison Beer – Silence Between Songs
    Ryan Ylyate – Act 3 (Immersive Edition)

    Best Instrumental Composition

    Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain Featuring Rakesh Chaurasia – Motion
    John Williams – Helena’s Theme
    Lakecia Benjamin Feuringat Angela Davis – Amerikkan Skin
    Ludwig Göransson – Can You Hear the Music
    Quartet San Francisco Featuring Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band – Cutey and the Dragon

    Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

    Hilario Duran and His Latin Jazz Big Band Featuring Paquito D’Rivera – I Remember Mingus
    Just 6 – Angels We Have Heard on High
    Ludwig Göransson – Can You Hear the Music
    The String Revolution Featuring Tommy Emmanuel – Folsom Prison Blues
    Wednesday Addams – Paint It Black

    Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

    Cécile McLorin Salvant – Fenestra
    Maria Mendes Featuring John Beasley & Metropole Orkest – Com Que Voz (Live)
    Patti Austin Featuring Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band – April in Paris
    Säje Featuring Jacob Collier – In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
    Samara Joy – Lush Life

    Best Orchestral Performance

    Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra – Scriabin: Symphony No. 2; The Poem of Ecstasy
    Los Angeles Philharmonic – Adès: Dante
    Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra – Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra; Four Pieces
    The Philadelphia Orchestra – Price: Symphony No. 4; Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony
    San Francisco Symphony – Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

    Best Opera Recording

    The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus – Blanchard: Champion
    Boston Modern Orchestra Project & Odyssey Opera Chorus – Corigliano: The Lord of Cries
    The Dime Museum; Isaura String Quartet – Little: Black Lodge

    Best Choral Performance

    The Clarion Choir – Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil
    The Crossing – Carols After a Plague
    Miró Quartet; Conspirare – The House of Belonging
    San Francisco Symphony Chorus – Ligeti: Lux Aeterna
    Uusinta Ensemble; Helsinki Chamber Choir – Saariaho: Reconnaissance

    Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

    Anthony McGill & Pacifica Quartet – American Stories
    Catalyst Quartet – Uncovered, Vol. 3: Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, William Grant Still & George Walker
    Roomful of Teeth – Rough Magic
    Third Coast Percussion – Between Breaths
    Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax & Leonidas Kavakos – Beethoven for Three: Symphony No. 6, ‘Pastorale’ and Op. 1, No. 3

    Best Classical Instrumental Solo

    Andy Akiho – Akiho: Cylinders
    Curtis Stewart – Of Love
    Louisville Orchestra – The American Project
    Robert Black – Adams, John Luther: Darkness and Scattered Light
    Seth Parker Woods – Difficult Grace

    Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

    Reginald Mobley, soloist; Baptiste Trotignon, pianist – Because
    Julia Bullock, soloist; Christian Reif, conductor (Philharmonia Orchestra) – Walking in the Dark
    Karim Sulayman, soloist; Sean Shibe, accompanist – Broken Branches
    Laura Strickling, soloist; Daniel Schlosberg, pianist – 40@40
    Lawrence Brownlee, soloist; Kevin J. Miller, pianist – Rising

    Best Classical Compendium

    Aaron Diehl & The Knights – Zodiac Suite
    Andy Akiho, Omaha Symphony & Ankush Kumar Bahl – Sculptures
    Chick Corea & Orchestra da Camera della Sardegna – Sardinia
    Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, Anne Akiko Meyers & Gustavo Castillo – Fandango
    Peter Herresthal, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, James Gaffigan, Arctic Philharmonic & Tim Weiss – Missy Mazzoli: Dark With Excessive Bright
    Various Artists – Passion for Bach and Coltrane
    Wild Up & Christopher Rountree – Julius Eastman Vol. 3: If You’re so Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?

    Best Contemporary Classical Composition

    Andy Akiho, Ankush Kumar Bahl & Omaha Symphony – Akiho: In That Space, at That Time
    Awadagin Pratt, A Far Cry & Roomful of Teeth – Montgomery: Rounds
    Gustavo Dudamel & Los Angeles Philharmonic – Adès: Dante
    Peter Herresthal, James Gaffigan & Bergen Philharmonic – Mazzoli: Dark With Excessive Bright
    Roomful of Teeth – Brittelle: Psychedelics