The Orchard’s Labels & Artists Earn A Record-Breaking Number of GRAMMY Nominations


It’s an exciting day across the industry as the 2019 GRAMMY Nominations are revealed. Here at The Orchard, we are proud to announce that our labels and artists have earned a combined 60 nominations this year, surpassing last year’s record of 50.

Jorja Smith truly personifies the whole package. Youthful, beautiful, motivated and beyond talented, Jorja celebrated her 21st birthday with the release of her debut album Lost & Found, a soulful gem that received universal acclaim. After becoming a regular on festival lineups, touring all over the world, landing on the Mercury Prize Shortlist, and taking home the Brits Critics’ Choice and AIM UK Breakthrough of the Year awards, Jorja is topping off her explosive year with a 2019 GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist.

The legendary John Prine is back on the ballot for the first time since his Hall of Fame recognition in 2015. The influential Americana musician has been listed under both Best American Roots Song and Best Americana Album for The Tree of Forgiveness. Both “Knockin’ On Your Screen Door” and “Summer’s End” are up for Best American Roots Song, bringing John Prine’s total to three nominations. It seems the GRAMMY voters can’t get enough (and neither can we).

That’s not all! More of The Orchard’s artists appeared in the major genre categories. After a surreal year of TV performances, sold out stadiums and a recent collaboration with The Chainsmokers, Kelsea Ballerini earned a spot on the Best Country Album list with her instant classic Unapologetically. Producer and DJ TOKiMONSTA also earned a nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album with her intricate, infectious LP Lune Rouge, the rising icon’s first record since her comeback from a disease that left her without language and music comprehension skills for some time. Both of these artists are on the cutting edge of their respective genres and we can’t wait to see the grand reveal on GRAMMY night.

The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards take place on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles. Find The Orchard’s full list of nominees below and find a complete list here.

Best New Artist
Jorja Smith (FAMM)

Best Country Album
Kelsea Ballerini, Unapologetically (Black River Entertainment)

Best Dance/Electronic Album
TOKiMONSTA, Lune Rouge (Young Art Records)

Best Alternative Music Album
Björk, Utopia (MRI/One Little Indian)

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Raul Midón With The Metropole Orkest Conducted By Vince Mendoza, If You Really Want (Mack Avenue Records/Artistry)
Cécile McLorin Salvant, The Window (Mack Avenue Records)

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Steve Gadd Band, Steve Gadd Band (BFM Jazz)
Julian Lage, Modern Lore (Mack Avenue Records)

Best New Age Album
Snatam Kaur, Beloved (Spirit Voyage Music)

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
John Daversa, “Don’t Fence Me In” from American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom (BFM Jazz)
Fred Hersch, “We See” from Live In Europe (MRI/Palmetto)

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Tia Fuller, Diamond Cut (Mack Avenue Records)
Fred Hersch Trio, Live In Europe (MRI/Palmetto)

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists, American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom, (BFM Jazz)
Orrin Evans And The Captain Black Big Band, Presence (House Arrest/Smoke Sessions)

Best Gospel Performance/Song
Jekalyn Carr, “You Will Win” from One Nation Under God (Lunjeal Music Group Inc.)

Best Gospel Album
Jekalyn Carr, One Nation Under God (Lunjeal Music Group Inc.)

Best Roots Gospel Album
Jason Crabb, Unexpected (New Day/Daywind Records)
Gordon Mote, Love Love Love (New Haven)

Best Latin Pop Album
Claudia Brant, Sincera ((SME US Latin) Brantones Records Inc.)

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
Los Texmaniacs, Cruzando Borders (Smithsonian Folkways)

Best Tropical Latin Album
Charlie Aponte, Pa’ Mi Gente (Select O Hits/CA Records, Inc)
Orquesta Akokán, Orquesta Akokán (Daptone Records)

Best American Roots Song
John Prine, “Knockin’ On Your Screen Door” (Thirty Tigers/Oh Boy Records)
John Prine, “Summer’s End” (Thirty Tigers/Oh Boy Records)

Best Americana Album
John Prine, The Tree Of Forgiveness (Thirty Tigers/Oh Boy Records)
The Wood Brothers, One Drop Of Truth (Thirty Tigers/Honey Jar Records)

Best Bluegrass Album
The Travelin’ McCourys, The Travelin’ McCourys, (Rainmaker Music Management)
Wood & Wire, North of Despair (Blue Corn Music)

Best Traditional Blues Album
Cedric Burnside, Benton County Relic (Single Lock)

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Fantastic Negrito, Please Don’t Be Dead (Cooking Vinyl)
Victor Wainwright And The Train, Victor Wainwright And The Train (Ruf Records)

Best Folk Album
Dom Flemons, Black Cowboys (Smithsonian Folkways)
Mary Gauthier, Rifles & Rosary Beads (Thirty Tigers/In The Black)

Best Regional Roots Album
Young Spirit, Mewasinsational – Cree Round Dance Songs (BFD PC/Canyon Records)

Best Reggae Album
Protoje, A Matter Of Time (MRI/Easy Star)

Best World Album
Bombino Deran (Cooking Vinyl Australia/Knitting Factory)

Best Comedy Album
Patton Oswalt, Annihilation (Netflix)
Dave Chappelle, Equanimity & The Bird Revelation (Netflix)
Jim Gaffigan, Noble Ape (Comedy Dynamics, A Nacelle Company)
Fred Armisen, Standup For Drummers (Netflix)
Chris Rock, Tamborine (Netflix)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
John Daversa, Big Band Featuring DACA Artists, “Stars And Stripes Forever” (BFM Jazz)
Randy Waldman & Justin Wilson, “Batman Theme (TV)” from Superheroes, (BFM Jazz)
John Powell, “Madrid Finale” from Original Motion Picture Score Ferdinand (TVM c/o Fox Television)

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
Dan Pugach, “Jolene” from Plus One (Unit Records)
Randy Waldman Featuring Take 6 & Chris Potter, “Spiderman Theme” from Superheroes (BFM Jazz)

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Call Me By Your Name, Various Artists (Madison Gate Records)

Best Song Written For Visual Media
Sufjan Stevens, “Mystery Of Love” (Madison Gate Records)

Best Recording Package
BTS, LOVE YOURSELF: TEAR (HuskyFox, art director, Bighit Entertainment)

Best Orchestral Performance
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony), Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (San Francisco Symphony)

Best Opera Recording
Les Talens Lyriques, Lully: Alceste (Aparte via Harmonia Mundi)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Leif Ove Andsnes & Marc-André Hamelin, Stravinsky: The Rite Of Spring Concerto For Two Pianos (Harmonia Mundi/Hyperion)

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Aaron Jay Kernis, composer James Ehnes, Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony, “Kernis: Violin Concerto” from Violin Concertos (Onyx Classics via Harmonia Mundi, WW digital via PM Classics)

Best Classical Compendium
Simon Rattle, conductor; Christoph Franke, producer, The John Adams Edition (Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings)
The King’s Singers; Nigel Short, producer, Gold (Signum)

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
Karim Sulayman; Jeannette Sorrell, conductor; Apollo’s Fire, ensembles, Songs Of Orpheus – Monteverdi, Caccini, D’India & Landi (AVIE Records via Music Company (London) Ltd.)

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
James Ehnes; Ludovic Morlot, conductor, Seattle Symphony,”Kernis: Violin Concerto” from Violin Concertos (Onyx Classics via Harmonia Mundi, WW digital via PM Classics)

Best Immersive Audio Album
Det Norske Jentekor & Anne Karin Sundal-Ask, Folketoner (Lindberg Lyd)
Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Vokalensemble og Ingar Heine Bergby, Sommerro: Ujamaa & The Iceberg (Lindberg Lyd)

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