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61st Annual Grammy Awards

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on February 10, 2019, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.[1][2] The show will be hosted by Alicia Keys.[3]

61st Annual Grammy Awards
DateFebruary 10, 2019
LocationStaples Center, Los Angeles
Hosted byAlicia Keys
Most nominationsKendrick Lamar (8)
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Television/radio coverage

The ceremony will recognize the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, which ran from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018.[4] Nominations were announced on December 7, 2018.

Dolly Parton will be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year two days prior to the Grammy Awards on February 8, 2019.[5]


Nominations announcementEdit

Nominations were to be announced on December 5, 2018, but were delayed to Friday, December 7, 2018 following the death and state funeral of former President George H.W. Bush.[2]



Record of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist


Best Pop Solo Performance
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Best Pop Vocal Album

Dance/Electronic MusicEdit

Best Dance Recording
Best Dance/Electronic Album

Contemporary Instrumental MusicEdit

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album


Best Rock Performance
Best Metal Performance
Best Rock Song
Best Rock Album


Best Alternative Music Album


Best R&B Performance
Best Traditional R&B Performance
Best R&B Song
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Best R&B Album


Best Rap Performance
Best Rap/Sung Performance
Best Rap Song
Best Rap Album


Best Country Solo Performance
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Best Country Song
Best Country Album

New AgeEdit

Best New Age Album


Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Best Latin Jazz Album

Gospel/Contemporary Christian MusicEdit

Best Gospel Performance/Song
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
Best Gospel Album
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Best Roots Gospel Album


Best Latin Pop Album
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
Best Tropical Latin Album

American Roots MusicEdit

Best American Roots Performance
Best American Roots Song
Best Americana Album
Best Bluegrass Album
Best Traditional Blues Album
Best Contemporary Blues Album
Best Folk Album
Best Regional Roots Music Album
  • Kreole Rock and SoulSean Ardoin
  • Spyboy – Cha Wa
  • Aloha from Na Hoa – Na Hoa
  • No 'Ane'iKalani Pe'a
  • Mewasinsational: Cree Round Dance Songs – Young Spirit


Best Reggae Album

World MusicEdit

Best World Music Album


Best Children's Album
  • All the Sounds – Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats
  • Building BlocksTim Kubart
  • Falu's BazaarFalu
  • Giants of ScienceThe Pop Ups
  • The Nation of Imagine – Frank & Deane

Spoken WordEdit

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


Best Comedy Album

Musical TheaterEdit

Best Musical Theater Album

Music for Visual MediaEdit

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Best Song Written for Visual Media


Best Instrumental Composition


Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals


Best Recording Package
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package


Best Album Notes
  • Alpine Dreaming: The Helvetia Records Story, 1920-1924
  • 4 Banjo Songs, 1891-1897: Foundational Recordings of America's Iconic Instrument
  • The 1960 Time Sessions
  • The Product of Our Souls: The Sound and Sway of James Reese Europe's Society Orchestra
    • David Gilbert, album notes writer (Various artists)
  • Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13/1979-1981 (Deluxe Edition)
  • Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris


Best Historical Album
  • Any Other Way
    • Rob Bowman, Douglas McGowan, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton, mastering engineer (Jackie Shane)
  • At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight...
    • Martin Hawkins, compilation producer; Christian Zwarg, mastering engineer (Various artists)
  • Battleground Korea: Songs and Sounds of America's Forgotten War
    • Hugo Keesing, compilation producer; Christian Zwarg, mastering engineer (Various artists)
  • A Rhapsody in Blue: The Extraordinary Life of Oscar Levant
    • Robert Russ, compilation producer; Andreas K. Meyer & Rebekah Wineman, mastering engineers (Oscar Levant)
  • Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris
    • William Ferris, April Ledbetter & Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various artists)

Production, Non-ClassicalEdit

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Best Remixed Recording

Production, Immersive AudioEdit

Best Immersive Audio Album
  • Eye in the Sky: 35th Anniversary Edition
  • Folketoner
    • Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Anne Karin Sundal-Ask & Det Norske Jentekor)
  • Seven Words from the Cross
    • Daniel Shores, surround mix engineer; Daniel Shores, surround mastering engineer; Dan Merceruio, surround producer (Matthew Guard & Skylark)
  • Sommerro: Ujamaa & The Iceberg
    • Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Ingar Heine Bergby, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Choir)
  • Symbol
    • Prashant Mistry & Ronald Prent, surround mix engineers; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Prashant Mistry & Ronald Prent, surround producers (Engine-Earz Experiment)

Production, ClassicalEdit

Best Engineered Album, Classical
  • Bates: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 3; Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1
  • John Williams at the Movies
  • Liquid Melancholy: Clarinet Music of James M. Stephenson
    • Bill Maylone & Mary Mazurek, engineers; Bill Maylone, mastering engineer (John Bruce Yeh)
  • Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11
  • Visions and Variations
    • Tom Caulfield, engineer; Jesse Lewis, mastering engineer (A Far Cry)
Producer of the Year, Classical
  • Blanton Alspaugh
    • Arnesen: Infinity - Choral Works (Joel Rinsema & Kantorei)
    • Aspects of America (Carlos Kalmar & Oregon Symphony)
    • Chesnokov: Teach Me Thy Statutes (Vladimir Gorbik & PaTRAM Institute Male Choir)
    • Gordon, R.: The House Without a Christmas Tree (Bradley Moore, Elisabeth Leone, Maximillian Macias, Megan Mikailovna Samarin, Patricia Schuman, Lauren Snouffer, Heidi Stober, Daniel Belcher, Houston Gran Opera Juvenile Chorus & Houston Grand Opera Orchestra)
    • Haydn: The Creation (Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Betsy Cook Weber, Houston Symphony & Houston Symphony Chorus)
    • Heggie: Great Scott (Patrick Summers, Manuel Palazzo, Mark Hancock, Michael Mayes, Rodell Rosel, Kevin Burdette, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Nathan Gunn, Frederica von Stade, Ailyn Pérez, Joyce DiDonato, Dallas Opera Chorus & Orchestra)
    • Music of Fauré, Buide & Zemlinsky (Trio Séléné)
    • Paterson: Three Way - A Trio of One-Act Operas (Dean Williamson, Daniele Pastin, Courtney Ruckman, Eliza Bonet, Melisa Bonetti, Jordan Rutter, Samuel Levine, Wes Mason, Matthew Treviño & Nashville Opera Orchestra)
    • Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto; Oboe Concerto; Serenade to Music; Flos Campi (Peter Oundjian & Toronto Symphony Orchestra)
  • David Frost
    • Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 7 (Jonathan Biss)
    • Mirror in Mirror (Anne Akiko Meyers, Kristjan Järvi & Philharmonia Orchestra)
    • Mozart: Idomeneo (James Levine, Alan Opie, Matthew Polenzani, Alice Coote, Nadine Sierra, Elza van den Heever, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus)
    • Presentiment (Orion Weiss)
    • Strauss, R.: Der Rosenkavalier (Sebastian Weigle, Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča, Erin Morley, Günther Groissböck, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus)
  • Elizabeth Ostrow
    • Bates: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (Michael Christie, Garrett Sorenson, Wei Wu, Sasha Cooke, Edwards Parks, Jessica E. Jones & Santa Fe Opera Orchestra)
    • The Road Home (Joshua Habermann & Santa Fe Desert Chorale)
  • Judith Sherman
    • Beethoven Unbound (Llŷr Williams)
    • Black Manhattan Volume 3 (Rick Benjamin & Paragon Ragtime Orchestra)
    • Bolcom: Piano Music (Various Artists)
    • Del Tredici: March to Tonality (Mark Peskanov & Various Artists)
    • Love Comes in at the Eye (Timothy Jones, Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio, Jeffrey Sykes, Anthony Ross, Carol Cook, Beth Rapier & Stephanie Jutt)
    • Meltzer: Variations on a Summer Day & Piano Quartet (Abigail Fischer, Jayce Ogren & Sequitur)
    • Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Cello and Piano (Marcy Rosen & Lydia Artymiw)
    • New Music for Violin and Piano (Julie Rosenfeld & Peter Miyamoto)
    • Reich: Pulse/Quartet (Colin Currie Group & International Contemporary Ensemble)
  • Dirk Sobotka
    • Beethoven: Symphony No. 3; Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
    • Lippencott: Frontier Symphony (Jeff Lippencott & Ligonier Festival Orchestra)
    • Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (Thierry Fischer, Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Utah Symphony)
    • Music of the Americas (Andrés Orozco-Estrada & Houston Symphony)


Best Orchestral Performance
Best Opera Recording
Best Choral Performance
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
Best Classical Compendium
Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Music Video/FilmEdit

Best Music Video
Best Music Film

Multiple nominations and awardsEdit

The following received multiple nominations:


Category changesEdit

For the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, multiple category changes are being made;[6]


  1. ^ Lewis, Randy. "The Grammy Awards return to Los Angeles in 2019". Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Aswad, Jem (July 17, 2018). "Recording Academy Announces Date, Deadlines for 2019 Grammy Awards". Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  3. ^ Saad, Nardine (January 15, 2018). "Alicia Keys will host the 2019 Grammy Awards". Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ Grammy 2019 Submissions Are Officially Open — Here Are the Details
  5. ^ "Dolly Parton Is MusiCares' 2019 Person Of The Year". September 4, 2018. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "What's New For The 61st GRAMMY Awards?". June 26, 2018. Retrieved August 28, 2018.

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