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“I Receive More Favours Because Of My Fair Complexion” – Juliet Ibrahim

Ghollywood sensation Juliet Ibrahim recently had a
quick chat with Saturday Punch. She revealed
among many other things that being “half-caste” is
truly a blessing. Read Excerpts from the interview; On Growing Up: “I am a half-caste and as a child, there was no colour difference – you are just happy
with where you are and who you are with. Then,
Ghanaians accepted people for who they are.
However, I am being told now that I am receiving
more favours because of my fair complexion. It
seems people now have issues with coloured people”. On the real Juliet Ibrahim: “I am just a very simple person. I am hardworking, a businesswoman
and a mother of a three-year-old son. I do charity
work too. I released two of my singles this year.” On her relationship: “I am married to a Ghanaian, who is a quarter-caste. His mother is half Lebanese
and half Ghanaian. We met several years ago when
he was living in the United States of America. I was
attracted to his personality and intelligence. We
kept in touch and got married three years ago when
he relocated to Ghana.” On her style: “I used to wear anything and walk around with my flip flops. Now, I am conscious of
the fact that style matters and anything I do as a
celebrity is a part of me. I always have to look my
best always. Style, for me, is wearing what I am
comfortable in. I try my best to always play with my
shape and make sure my figure comes out. I can try any kind of dress. I am very dramatic with my
dressing.”

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Awards, celebrities, Entertainment

Nigeria’s Femi Kuti Nominated For A Grammy, Jay Z Tops Nominations + The Full List Of Nominees

Last night, the nominees for 2014 Grammies
which will be held in January in L.A were
revealed by LL Cool J and Nigeria’s Femi Kuti
received a nomination in the “Best World Music
Album” Category for his album No Place For My
Dream… Veteran rapper Jay-Z topped nominees for the
2014 Grammys with 9 nods, while Taylor Swift
and Daft Punk were also among those in the
running in major categories. The nominees in key categories were
announced during an hour-long concert at the
Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles,
including video-link performances by Swift from
Australia and Katy Perry live from Canada. Check out the full nomination list below GENERAL Album Of The Year: “The Blessed Unrest” — Sara Bareilles
“Random Access Memories” — Daft Punk
“Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” — Kendrick Lamar
“The Heist” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
“Red” — Taylor Swift Record Of The Year: “Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Royals” — Lorde
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. &
Pharrell Williams Song Of The Year: “Just Give Me A Reason” — Jeff Bhasker, Pink
& Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate
Ruess)
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Philip Lawrence, Ari
Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Roar” — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters
(Katy Perry)
“Royals” — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor,
songwriters (Lorde)
“Same Love” — Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert &
Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert) Best New Artist: James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran POP Best Pop Solo Performance: “Brave” — Sara Bareilles
“Royals” — Lorde
“When I Was Your Man” — Bruno Mars
“Roar” — Katy Perry
“Mirrors” — Justin Timberlake Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Just Give Me A Reason” — Pink Featuring
Nate Ruess
“Stay” — Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. &
Pharrell Williams “Suit & Tie” — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z Best Pop Vocal Album: “Paradise” — Lana Del Rey
“Pure Heroine” — Lorde
“Unorthodox Jukebox” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke
“The 20/20 Experience – The Complete
Experience” — Justin Timberlake Best Pop Instrumental Album: “Steppin’ Out” — Herb Alpert
“The Beat” — Boney James
“Handpicked” — Earl Klugh
“Summer Horns” — Dave Koz, Gerald Albright,
Mindi Abair & Richard Elliot
“Hacienda” — Jeff Lorber Fusion Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album “Viva Duets” — Tony Bennett & Various Artists
“To Be Loved” — Michael Bublé
“The Standards” — Gloria Estefan
“Cee Lo’s Magic Moment” — Cee Lo Green
“Now” — Dionne Warwick DANCE Best Dance/Electronica Album: Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Settle — Disclosure
18 Months — Calvin Harris
Atmosphere — Kaskade
A Color Map Of The Sun — Pretty Lights Best Dance Recording “Need U (100%)” — Duke Dumont Featuring
A*M*E & MNEK
“Sweet Nothing” — Calvin Harris Featuring
Florence Welch
“Atmosphere” — Kaskade
“This Is What It Feels Like” — Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie
“Clarity” — Zedd Featuring Foxes ROCK Best Rock Performance: “Always Alright” — Alabama Shakes
“The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” — David Bowie
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Kashmir” (Live) — Led Zeppelin
“My God Is The Sun” — Queens Of The Stone
Age “I’m Shakin’” — Jack White Best Rock Album: “13″ — Black Sabbath
“The Next Day” — David Bowie
“Mechanical Bull” — Kings Of Leon
“Celebration Day” — Led Zeppelin
“…Like Clockwork” — Queens Of The Stone
Age “Psychedelic Pill” — Neil Young With Crazy
Horse Best Metal Performance “T.N.T.” — Anthrax
“God Is Dead?” — Black Sabbath
“The Enemy Inside” — Dream Theater
“In Due Time” — Killswitch Engage
“Room 24″ — Volbeat Featuring King Diamond Best Rock Song “Ain’t Messin ‘Round” — Gary Clark Jr.,
songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)
“Cut Me Some Slack” — Dave Grohl, Paul
McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear,
songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist
Novoselic, Pat Smear) “Doom And Gloom” — Mick Jagger & Keith
Richards, songwriters (The Rolling Stones)
“God Is Dead?” — Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi
& Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters (Black Sabbath)
“Panic Station” — Matthew Bellamy, songwriter
(Muse) ALTERNATIVE Best Alternative Music Album “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The
Harder I Fight, The More I Love You” — Neko
Case
“Trouble Will Find Me” — The National
“Hesitation Marks” — Nine Inch Nails
“Lonerism” — Tame Impala “Modern Vampires Of The City” — Vampire
Weekend R&B Best R&B Performance: “Love And War” — Tamar Braxton
“Best Of Me” — Anthony Hamilton
“Nakamarra” — Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
“How Many Drinks?” — Miguel Featuring
Kendrick Lamar
“Something” — Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway Best Urban Contemporary Album: “Love And War” — Tamar Braxton
“Side Effects Of You” — Fantasia
“One: In The Chamber” — Salaam Remi
“Unapologetic” — Rihanna
“New York: A Love Story” — Mack Wilds Best R&B Album: R&B Divas — Faith Evans
Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys
Love In The Future — John Legend
Better — Chrisette MicheleThree Kings — TGT Best Traditional R&B Performance “Please Come Home — Gary Clark Jr.
“Get It Right” — Fantasia
“Quiet Fire” — Maysa
“Hey Laura” — Gregory Porter
“Yesterday” — Ryan Shaw Best R&B Song (A Songwriters Award) “Best Of Me” — Anthony Hamilton & Jairus
Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)
“Love And War” — Tamar Braxton, Darhyl
Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba
Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton)
“Only One” — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder)
“Pusher Love Girl” — James Fauntleroy,
Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin
Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)
“Without Me” – Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott,
Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly
Rowland & Missy Elliot) RAP Best Rap Performance: “Started From The Bottom” — Drake
“Berzerk” — Eminem
“Tom Ford” — Jay Z
“Swimming Pools (Drank)” — Kendrick Lamar
“Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Featuring Wanz Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Power Trip” — J.Cole Featuring Miguel
“Part II (On The Run)” — Jay Z Featuring
Beyoncé
“Holy Grail” — Jay Z Featuring Justin
Timberlake
“Now Or Never” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige
“Remember You” — Wiz Khalifa Featuring The
Weeknd Best Rap Album: Nothing Was The Same — Drake
Magna Carta…Holy Grail — Jay Z
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Yeezus — Kanye West Best Rap Song “F***in’ Problems” — Tauheed Epps, Aubrey
Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers &
Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky
Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
“Holy Grail” — Shawn Carter, Terius Nash, J.
Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Kurt Cobain, Dave
Grohl & Krist Novoselic, songwriters) (Jay Z
Featuring Justin Timberlake)
“New Slaves” — Christopher Breaux, Ben
Bronfman, Mike Dean, Louis Johnson, Malik
Jones, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Che Smith, Kanye West & Cydell Young,
songwriters (Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser,
songwriters) (Kanye West)
“Started From The Bottom” — W. Coleman,
Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters
(Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake) “Thrift Shop” — Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis,
songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Featuring Wanz) COUNTRY MUSIC Best Country Solo Performance: “I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice
“I Want Crazy” — Hunter Hayes
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert
“Wagon Wheel” — Darius Rucker
“Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton Best Country Album: Night Train — Jason Aldean
Two Lanes Of Freedom — Tim McGraw
Same Trailer Different Park — Kacey
Musgraves
Based On A True Story — Blake Shelton
Red — Taylor Swift Best Country Duo/Group Performance “From This Valley” — The Civil Wars
“Don’t Rush” — Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince
Gill
“Your Side Of The Bed” — Little Big Town
“Highway Don’t Care” — Tim McGraw, Taylor
Swift & Keith Urban “You Can’t Make Old Friends” — Kenny Rogers
With Dolly Parton Best Country Song (A Songwriters Award) “Begin Again” — Taylor Swift, songwriter
(Taylor Swift)
“I Drive Your Truck” — Jessi Alexander, Connie
Harrington & Jimmy Yeary, songwriters (Lee
Brice)
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters
(Miranda Lambert)
“Merry Go ‘Round” — Shane McAnally, Kacey
Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters
(Kacey Musgraves)
“Mine Would Be You” — Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters
(Blake Shelton) NEW AGE Best New Age Album “Lux” — Brian Eno
“Illumination” — Peter Kater
“Final Call” — Kitaro
“Awakening The Fire” — R. Carlos Nakai & Will
Clipman
“Love’s River” — Laura Sullivan JAZZ Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Guided Tour — The New Gary Burton Quartet
Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue — Terri
Lyne Carrington
Life Forum — Gerald Clayton
Pushing The World Away — Kenny Garrett
Out Here — Christian McBride Trio Best Improvised Jazz Solo “Don’t Run” — Terence Blanchard, soloist
“Song For Maura” — Paquito D’Rivera, soloist
“Song Without Words #4: Duet” — Fred Hersch,
soloist
“Stadium Jazz” — Donny McCaslin, soloist
“Orbits” — Wayne Shorter, soloist Best Jazz Vocal Album “The World According To Andy Bey” — Andy
Bey
“Attachments” — Lorraine Feather
“Liquid Spirit” — Gregory Porter
“WomanChild” — Cécile McLorin Salvant
“After Blue” — Tierney Sutton Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album “Brooklyn Babylon” — Darcy James Argue’s
Secret Society
“Night In Calisia” — Randy Brecker, Włodek
Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic
“Wild Beauty” — Brussels Jazz Orchestra
Featuring Joe Lovano “March Sublime” — Alan Ferber
“Intrada” — Dave Slonaker Big Band Best Latin Jazz Album “La Noche Más Larga” — Buika
“Song For Maura” — Paquito D’Rivera And Trio
Corrente
“Yo” — Roberto Fonseca
“Eggūn” — Omar Sosa
“Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin” — Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN
MUSIC Best Gospel Album: Grace (Live) — Tasha Cobbs
Best For Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 —
Donald Lawrence
Best Days Yet — Bishop Paul S. Morton
God Chaser (Live) — William Murphy
Greater Than (Live) — Tye Tribbett Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music
Performance “Break Every Chain [Live]” –Tasha Cobbs
“Hurricane” — Natalie Grant
“Lord, I Need You” — Matt Maher
“Overcomer” — Mandisa
“If He Did It Before… Same God [Live]” — Tye
Tribbett Best Gospel Song “Have Your Way” — Calvin Frazier & Deitrick
Haddon, songwriters (Deitrick Haddon)
“If He Did It Before… Same God [Live]” — Tye
Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett)
“If I Believe” — Wirlie Morris, Michael Paran,
Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)
“A Little More Jesus” — Erica Campbell, Tina
Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters
(Erica Campbell)
“Still” — Percy Bady, songwriter (Percy Bady
Featuring Lowell Pye) Best Contemporary Christian Music Song “Hurricane” — Matt Bronleewe, Natalie Grant &
Cindy Morgan, songwriters (Natalie Grant)
“Love Take Me Over” — Steven Curtis
Chapman, songwriter (Steven Curtis Chapman)
“Overcomer” — David Garcia, Ben Glover &
Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa) “Speak Life” — Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore
& Ryan Stevenson, songwriters (Tobymac)
“Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)” —
Ed Cash, Scott Cash & Chris Tomlin,
songwriters (Chris Tomlin) Best Contemporary Christian Music Album “We Won’t Be Shaken” — Building 429
“All The People Said Amen [Live]” — Matt
Maher
“Overcomer” — Mandisa
“Your Grace Finds Me (Live)” — Matt Redman
“Burning Lights” Chris Tomlin LATIN Best Latin Pop Album “Faith, Hope Y Amor” — Frankie J
“Viajero Frecuente” — Ricardo Montaner
“Vida” — Draco Rosa
“Syntek” — Aleks Syntek
“12 Historias” — Tommy Torres Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album “El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco” — Café
Tacvba
“Ojo Por Ojo” — El Tri
“Chances” — Illya Kuryaki And The
Valderramas
“Treinta Días” — La Santa Cecilia “Repeat After Me” — Los Amigos Invisibles Best Regional Mexican Music Album
(Including Tejano) “El Free” — Banda Los Recoditos
“En Peligro De Extinción” — Intocable
“A Mi Manera” — Mariachi Divas De Cindy
Shea
“Romeo Y Su Nieta” — Paquita La Del Barrio
“13 Celebrando El 13″ — Joan Sebastian Best Tropical Latin Album: 3.0 — Marc Anthony
Como Te Voy A Olvidar — Los Angeles Azules
Pacific Mambo Orchestra — Pacific Mambo
Orchestra
Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants —
Various Artists Corazón Profundo — Carlos Vives AMERICAN ROOTS Best Americana Album: Old Yellow Moon — Emmylou Harris & Rodney
Crowell”
Love Has Come For You — Steve Martin &
Edie Brickell
Buddy And Jim — Buddy Miller And Jim
Lauderdale One True Vine — Mavis Staples
Songbook — Allen Toussaint Best Bluegrass Album “It’s Just A Road” — The Boxcars
“Brothers Of The Highway” — Dailey & Vincent
“This World Oft Can Be” — Della Mae
“Three Chords And The Truth” — James King
“The Streets Of Baltimore” — Del McCoury
Band Best Blues Album “Remembering Little Walter” — Billy Boy
Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel,
Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman
“Cotton Mouth Man” — James Cotton
“Get Up!” — Ben Harper With Charlie
Musselwhite “Seesaw” — Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
“Down In Louisiana” — Bobby Rush Best Folk Album “My Favorite Picture Of You” — Guy Clark
“Sweetheart Of The Sun” — The Greencards
“Build Me Up From Bones” — Sarah Jarosz
“The Ash & Clay” — The Milk Carton Kids
“They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th
Anniversary Celebration” — (Various Artists) Chris Strachwitz, producer Best Regional Roots Music Album “The Life & Times Of…The Hot 8 Brass Band”
— Hot 8 Brass Band
“Hula Ku’i” — Kahulanui
“Le Fou” — Zachary Richard
“Dockside Sessions” — Terrance Simien & The
Zydeco Experience “Apache Blessing & Crown Dance Songs” —
Joe Tohonnie Jr. REGGAE Best Reggae Album “One Love, One Life” — Beres Hammond
“Ziggy Marley In Concert” — Ziggy Marley
“The Messiah” — Sizzla
“Reggae Connection” — Sly & Robbie And The
Jam Masters
“Reincarnated” — Snoop Lion WORLD MUSIC Best World Music Album “Savor Flamenco” — Gipsy Kings
“No Place For My Dream” — Femi Kuti
“Live: Singing For Peace Around The World” —
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
“The Living Room Sessions Part 2″ — Ravi
Shankar CHILDREN’S Best Children’s Album “Blue Clouds” Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My
Flower
“The Mighty Sky” — Beth Nielsen Chapman
“Recess” — Justin Roberts
“Singing Our Way Through: Songs For The
World’s Bravest Kids” — Alastair Moock & Friends
“Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well” —
Jennifer Gasoi SPOKEN WORD Best Spoken Word Album “America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness
We Never Weren’t” — Stephen Colbert
“Carrie And Me” — Carol Burnett
“Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls” — David
Sedaris
“Still Foolin’ ‘Em” — Billy Crystal “The Storm King” — Pete Seeger COMEDY Best Comedy Album: “Calm Down Gurrl” — Kathy Griffin
“I’m Here To Help” — Craig Ferguson
“A Little Unprofessional” — Ron White
“Live” — Tig Notaro
“That’s What I’m Talkin’ About” — Bob Saget MUSICAL THEATER Best Musical Theater Album “Kinky Boots”
“Matilda: The Musical”
“Motown The Musical” MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual
Media Django Unchained
The Great Gatsby (Deluxe Edition)
Les Misérables (Deluxe Edition)
Muscle Shoals
Sound City: Real To Reel Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media Argo — Alexandre Desplat, composer
The Great Gatsby — Craig Armstrong,
composer
Life Of Pi — Mychael Danna, composer
Lincoln — John Williams, composer
Skyfall — Thomas Newman, composer Zero Dark Thirty — Alexandre Desplat,
composer Best Song Written For Visual Media “Atlas” from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
— Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will
Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters
(Coldplay)
“Silver Lining” from “Silver Linings Playbook” —
Diane Warren, songwriter (Jessie J) “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”– Adele Adkins & Paul
Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
“We Both Know” from “Safe Haven” — Colbie
Caillat & Gavin DeGraw, songwriters (Colbie
Caillat Featuring Gavin DeGraw)
“Young And Beautiful” from “The Great Gatsby” –Lana Del Rey & Rick Nowels, songwriters
(Lana Del Rey)
“You’ve Got Time” from Orange Is The New
Black — Regina Spektor, songwriter (Regina
Spektor) COMPOSING/ARRANGING Best Instrumental Composition Bound Away — Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck
Owen & The Jazz Surge)
California Pictures For String Quartet — Gordon
Goodwin, composer (Quartet San Francisco)
Koko On The Boulevard — Scott Healy,
composer (Scott Healy Ensemble) Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And
Chamber Orchestra — Clare Fischer, composer
(The Clare Fischer Orchestra)
String Quartet No. 1: Funky Diversion In Three
Parts — Vince Mendoza, composer (Quartet
San Francisco) Best Instrumental Arrangement Invitation — Kim Richmond, arranger (The Kim
Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra)
On Green Dolphin Street– Gordon Goodwin,
arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
Side Hikes – A Ridge Away — Chuck Owen,
arranger (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge) Skylark — Nan Schwartz, arranger (Amy
Dickson)
Wild Beauty — Gil Goldstein, arranger
(Brussels Jazz Orchestra Featuring Joe
Lovano) Best Instrumental Arrangement
Accompanying Vocalist(s) La Vida Nos Espera – Nan Schwartz, arranger
(Gian Marco)
Let’s Fall In Love
The Moon’s A Harsh Mistress — John
Hollenbeck, arranger (John Hollenbeck)
Swing Low — Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)
What A Wonderful World — Shelly Berg,
arranger (Gloria Estefan) PACKAGE Best Recording Package Automatic Music Can Be Fun — Mike Brown,
Zac Decamp, Brian Grunert & Annie Stoll, art
directors (Geneseo)
Long Night Moon — Sarah Dodds & Shauna
Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)
Magna Carta…Holy Grail — Brian Roettinger, art director (Jay Z)
Metallica Through The Never — Bruce
Duckworth, Sarah Moffat & David Turner, art
directors (Metallica)
The Next Day — Jonathan Barnbrook, art
director (David Bowie) Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition
Package The Brussels Affair — Charles Dooher & Scott
Sandler, art directors (The Rolling Stones)
How Do You Do (Limited Edition Box Set) —
Mayer Hawthorne, art director (Mayer
Hawthorne)
The Road To Red Rocks (Special Edition) — Ross Stirling, art director (Mumford & Sons)
The Smith Tapes — Masaki Koike, art director
(Various Artists)
Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition) — Simon
Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul
McCartney And Wings) NOTES Best Album Notes Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered &
Expanded) — Neil Tesser, album notes writer
(John Coltrane)
Call It Art 1964-1965 — Ben Young, album
notes writer (New York Art Quartet)
Electric Music For The Mind & Body — Alec Palao, album notes writer (Country Joe & The
Fish)
Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps —
Jonathan Cott, album notes writer (Leonard
Bernstein & New York Philharmonic)
360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story — Sean Wilentz, album notes writer (Various
Artists)
Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time,
Good Time & End Time Music, 1923-1936 —
Nathan Salsburg, album notes writer (Various
Artists) HISTORICAL Best Historical Album Call It Art 1964-1965
Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965
The Complete Sussex And Columbia Albums
Pictures Of Sound: One Thousand Years Of
Educed Audio: 980–1980
Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Deluxe Edition) PRODUCTION, Non-Classical Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Annie Up — Chuck Ainlay, engineer; Bob
Ludwig, mastering engineer (Pistol Annies)
The Blue Room — Helik Hadar & Leslie Ann
Jones, engineers; Bernie Grundman, mastering
engineer (Madeleine Peyroux)
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here — Paul Figueroa & Randy Staub, engineers; Ted Jensen,
mastering engineer (Alice In Chains)
…Like Clockwork — Joe Barresi & Mark
Rankin, engineers; Gavin Lurssen, mastering
engineer (Queens Of The Stone Age)
The Moorings — Trina Shoemaker, engineer; Eric Conn, mastering engineer (Andrew Duhon)
Random Access Memories — Peter Franco,
Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner,
engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
(Daft Punk) Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy
Pharrell Williams Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical Days Turn Into Nights (Andy Caldwell Remix)
— Andy Caldwell, remixer (Delerium Featuring
Michael Logen)
If I Lose Myself (Alesso Vs. OneRepublic) —
Alesso, remixer (OneRepublic)
Locked Out Of Heaven (Sultan + Ned Shepard Remix) — Ned Shepard & Sultan, remixers
(Bruno Mars)
One Love/People Get Ready (Photek Remix) —
Rupert Parkes, remixer (Bob Marley And The
Wailers)
Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) — Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey) SURROUND SOUND Best Surround Sound Album Live Kisses — Al Schmitt, surround mix
engineer; Tommy LiPuma, surround producer
(Paul McCartney)
Sailing The Seas Of Cheese (Deluxe Edition) —
Les Claypool & Jason Mills, surround mix
engineers; Stephen Marcussen, surround mastering engineer; Les Claypool & Jeff Fura,
surround producers (Primus)
Signature Sound Opus One — Leslie Ann
Jones, surround mix engineer; Michael
Romanowski, surround mastering engineer;
Herbert Waltl, surround producer (Various Artists)
Sixteen Sunsets — Jim Anderson, surround
mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering
engineer; Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom,
surround producers (Jane Ira Bloom)
Sprung Rhythm — Daniel Shores, surround mix engineer; Daniel Shores, surround mastering
engineer; Dan Merceruio, surround producer
(Richard Scerbo & Inscape) FIELD: PRODUCTION, CLASSICAL Best Engineered Album, Classical Hymn To The Virgin — Morten Lindberg,
engineer (Tone Bianca Sparre Dahl & Schola
Cantorum)
La Voie Triomphale — Morten Lindberg,
engineer (Ole Kristian Ruud & Staff Band Of
The Norwegian Armed Forces) Roomful Of Teeth — Mark Donahue & Jesse
Lewis, engineers (Brad Wells & Roomful Of
Teeth)
Vinci: Artaserse — Hans-Martin Renz,
Wolfgang Rixius & Ulrich Ruscher, engineers
(Diego Fasolis, Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, Daniel Behle, Franco Fagioli,
Valer Barna-Sabadus, Yuriy Mynenko &
Concerto Köln)
Winter Morning Walks — David Frost, Brian
Losch & Tim Martyn, engineers; Tim Martyn,
mastering engineer (Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider, Australian Chamber Orchestra & St.
Paul Chamber Orchestra) Producer Of The Year, Classical Manfred Eicher
David Frost
Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin
James Mallinson
Jay David Saks CLASSICAL Best Orchestral Performance Atterberg: Orchestral Works Vol. 1 — Neeme
Järvi, conductor (Gothenburg Symphony
Orchestra)
Lutosławski: Symphony No. 1 — Esa-Pekka
Salonen, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Schumann: Symphony No. 2; Overtures Manfred & Genoveva — Claudio Abbado,
conductor (Orchestra Mozart)
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 — Osmo
Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)
Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps — Simon
Rattle, conductor (Berliner Philharmoniker) Best Opera Recording Adès: The Tempest
Britten: The Rape Of Lucretia
Kleiberg: David & Bathsheba
Vinci: Artaserse
Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen Best Choral Performance Berlioz: Grande Messe Des Morts — Colin
Davis, conductor (Barry Banks; London
Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic
Choir & London Symphony Chorus)
Palestrina: Volume 3 — Harry Christophers,
conductor (The Sixteen) Parry: Works For Chorus & Orchestra —
Neeme Järvi, conductor; Adrian Partington,
chorus master (Amanda Roocroft; BBC National
Orchestra Of Wales; BBC National Chorus Of
Wales)
Pärt: Adam’s Lament — Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor (Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian
Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga &
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir
& Vox Clamantis)
Whitbourn: Annelies — James Jordan,
conductor (Ariana Zukerman; The Lincoln Trio; Westminster Williamson Voices) Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble
Performance Beethoven: Violin Sonatas — Leonidas
Kavakos & Enrico Pace
Cage: The 10,000 Things — Vicki Ray, William
Winant, Aron Kallay & Tom Peters
Duo — Hélène Grimaud & Sol Gabetta
Roomful Of Teeth — Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth
Times Go By Turns — New York Polyphony Best Classical Instrumental Solo Bartók, Eötvös & Ligeti — Patricia
Kopatchinskaja; Peter Eötvös, conductor
(Ensemble Modern & Frankfurt Radio
Symphony Orchestra)
Corigliano: Conjurer – Concerto For
Percussionist & String Orchestra — Evelyn Glennie; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany
Symphony)
The Edge Of Light — Gloria Cheng (Calder
Quartet)
Lindberg: Piano Concerto No. 2 — Yefim
Bronfman; Alan Gilbert, conductor (New York Philharmonic)
Salonen: Violin Concerto; Nyx — Leila
Josefowicz; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
(Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 845 & D. 960 —
Maria João Pires Best Classical Vocal Solo Drama Queens — Joyce DiDonato (Alan Curtis;
Il Complesso Barocco)
Mission — Cecilia Bartoli (Diego Fasolis;
Philippe Jaroussky; I Barocchisti)
Schubert: Winterreise — Christoph Prégardien
(Michael Gees) Wagner — Jonas Kaufmann (Donald Runnicles;
Markus Brück; Chor Der Deutschen Oper
Berlin; Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin)
Winter Morning Walks — Dawn Upshaw (Maria
Schneider; Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough &
Scott Robinson; Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra) Best Classical Compendium Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic
Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik — Christoph
Eschenbach, conductor
Holmboe: Concertos — Dima Slobodeniouk,
conductor; Preben Iwan, producer
Tabakova: String Paths — Maxim Rysanov; Manfred Eicher, producer Best Contemporary Classical Composition Lindberg, Magnus: Piano Concerto No. 2 —
Magnus Lindberg, composer
Pärt, Arvo: Adam’s Lament — Arvo Pärt,
composer
Salonen, Esa-Pekka: Violin Concerto — Esa-
Pekka Salonen, composer Schneider, Maria: Winter Morning Walks —
Maria Schneider, composer
Shaw, Caroline: Partita For 8 Voices —
Caroline Shaw, composer (Brad Wells &
Roomful Of Teeth) MUSIC VIDEO/FILM Best Music Video Safe And Sound — Capital Cities (Grady Hall,
video director; Buddy Enright, video producer)
Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film — Jay
Z (Mark Romanek, video director; Shawn Carter
& Aristides McGarry, video producers)
Can’t Hold Us — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton (Jon Jon Augustavo,
Jason Koenig & Ryan Lewis, video directors;
Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer & Jenny Koenig,
video producers)
Suit & Tie — Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z
(David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer)
I’m Shakin’ — Jack White (Dori Oskowitz,
video director; Raquel Costello, video producer) Best Music Film Live 2012 — Coldplay (Paul Dugdale, video
director; Jim Parsons, video producer)
¡Cuatro! — Green Day (Tim Wheeler, video
director; Tim Lynch, video producer)
I’m In I’m Out And I’m Gone: The Making Of
Get Up! — Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite (Danny Clinch, video director; Ben
Harper, video producer)
Live Kisses — Paul McCartney (Jonas
Akerlund, video director; Violaine Etienne, Aron
Levine & Scott Rodger, video producers)
The Road To Red Rocks — Mumford & Sons (Nicolas Jack Davies & Frederick Scott, video
directors; Dan Bowen, video producer)

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