General Field

 

Category 1

Record Of The Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.)

 

Category 2

Album Of The Year
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

 

Category 3

Song Of The Year
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 4

Best New Artist
(For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.)

Field 1 - Pop

 

Category 5

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 6

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 7

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For established duos or groups, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 8

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 9

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 10

Best Pop Instrumental Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

 

Category 11

Best Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

Field 2 - Dance

 

Category 12

Best Dance Recording
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.)

 

Category 13

Best Electronic/Dance Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)

Field 3 - Traditional Pop

 

Category 14

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

Field 4 - Rock

 

Category 15

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 16

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 17

Best Hard Rock Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 18

Best Metal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 19

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 20

Best Rock Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock & Metal songs. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 21

Best Rock Album
(Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.)

Field 5 - Alternative

 

Category 22

Best Alternative Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Field 6 - R&B

 

Category 23

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 24

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 25

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 26

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 27

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 28

Best R&B Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 29

Best R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

 

Category 30

Best Contemporary R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

Field 7 - Rap

 

Category 31

Best Rap Solo Performance
(For a solo Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 32

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
(For duo, group or collaborative performances of Rap only. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 33

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
(For a Rap/Sung collaborative performance by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 34

Best Rap Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 35

Best Rap Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

Field 8 - Country

 

Category 36

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 37

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 38

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For established duos or groups with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 39

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 40

Best Country Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 41

Best Country Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 42

Best Country Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

 

Category 43

Best Bluegrass Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Field 9 - New Age

 

Category 44

Best New Age Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Field 10 - Jazz

 

Category 45

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

 

Category 46

Best Jazz Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

 

Category 47

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
(For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter's name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 48

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

 

Category 49

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
(For large jazz ensembles, including big band sounds. Albums must contain 51% or more INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

 

Category 50

Best Latin Jazz Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Field 11 - Gospel

 

Category 51

Best Gospel Performance
(For solo, duo, group as collaborative performances. Singles or tracks with vocal containing Gospel lyrics. All genres of Gospel music are eligible.)

 

Category 52

Best Gospel Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 53

Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

 

Category 54

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

 

Category 55

Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

 

Category 56

Best Traditional Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

 

Category 57

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

Field 12 - Latin

 

Category 58

Best Latin Pop Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

 

Category 59

Best Latin Rock Or Alternative Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

 

Category 60

Best Latin Urban Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

 

Category 61

Best Tropical Latin Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

 

Category 62

Best Regional Mexican Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

 

Category 63

Best Tejano Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

 

Category 64

Best Norteńo Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

 

Category 65

Best Banda Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Field 13 - Blues

 

Category 66

Best Traditional Blues Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

 

Category 67

Best Contemporary Blues Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Field 14 - Folk

 

Category 68

Best Traditional Folk Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

 

Category 69

Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

 

Category 70

Best Native American Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

 

Category 71

Best Hawaiian Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

 

Category 72

Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Field 15 - Reggae

 

Category 73

Best Reggae Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Field 16 - World Music

 

Category 74

Best Traditional World Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

 

Category 75

Best Contemporary World Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Field 17 - Polka

 

Category 76

Best Polka Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Field 18 - Children's

 

Category 77

Best Musical Album For Children
(For albums consisting of predominantly music or song vs. spoken word.)

 

Category 78

Best Spoken Word Album For Children
(For albums consisting of predominantly spoken word vs. music or song.)

Field 19 - Spoken Word

 

Category 79

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

Field 20 - Comedy

 

Category 80

Best Comedy Album
(For comedy recordings, spoken or musical)

Field 21 - Musical Show

 

Category 81

Best Musical Show Album
(Award to the Album Producer(s), and to the Lyricist(s) & Composer(s) of 51% or more of a new score. (Artist, Lyricist & Composer names appear in parentheses.))

Field 22 - Film/TV/Visual Media

 

Category 82

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(Award to the Artist(s) and/or Producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album, or to the individual(s) actively responsible for the concept and musical direction and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable.)

 

Category 83

Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series or other visual media.)

 

Category 84

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television or other visual media, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

Field 23 - Composing/Arranging

 

Category 85

Best Instrumental Composition
(A Composer's Award for an original composition (not an adaptation) first released during the Eligibility Year. Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 86

Best Instrumental Arrangement
(An Arranger's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

 

Category 87

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
(An Arranger's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

Field 24 - Package

 

Category 88

Best Recording Package

 

Category 89

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

Field 25 - Album Notes

 

Category 90

Best Album Notes

Field 26 - Historical

 

Category 91

Best Historical Album

Field 27 - Production, Non-Classical

 

Category 92

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
(An Engineer's Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.))

 

Category 93

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
(A Producer's Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.))

 

Category 94

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
(A Remixer's Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses for identification.) Singles or Tracks only.)

Field 28 - Surround Sound

 

Category 95

Best Surround Sound Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)

Field 29 - Production, Classical

 

Category 96

Best Engineered Album, Classical
(An Engineer's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.))

 

Category 97

Producer Of The Year, Classical
(A Producer's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.))

Field 30 - Classical

 

Category 98

Best Classical Album
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s) if other than the Artist.)

 

Category 99

Best Orchestral Performance
(Award to the Conductor and to the Orchestra.)

 

Category 100

Best Opera Recording
(Award to the Conductor, Album Producer(s) and Principal Soloists.)

 

Category 101

Best Choral Performance
(Award to the Choral Conductor, and to the Orchestra Conductor if an Orchestra is on the recording, and to the Choral Director or Chorus Master if applicable.)

 

Category 102

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)
(Award to the Instrumental Soloist(s) and to the Conductor.)

 

Category 103

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)
(Award to the Instrumental Soloist.)

 

Category 104

Best Chamber Music Performance
(Award to the Artists.)

 

Category 105

Best Small Ensemble Performance
(Award to the Ensemble (and to the Conductor.))

 

Category 106

Best Classical Vocal Performance
(Award to the Vocal Soloist(s).)

 

Category 107

Best Classical Contemporary Composition
(A Composer's Award. (For a contemporary classical composition composed within the last 25 years, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year.) Award to the librettist, if applicable.)

 

Category 108

Best Classical Crossover Album
(Award to the Artist(s) and/or to the Conductor.)

Field 31 - Music Video

 

Category 109

Best Short Form Music Video
(For an individual track or single promotional clip. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer.)

 

Category 110

Best Long Form Music Video
(For video album packages consisting of more than one song or track. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer of at least 51% of the total playing time.)