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63rd GRAMMY Nominees Revealed

63rd GRAMMY Nominees Revealed

Today the anticipated 63rd annual GRAMMY® Awards announced the nominees for 83 categories during an hour-long livestream program. The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards are set to broadcast on CBS on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 8pm Eastern Time, hosted by the Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, an Emmy-winner and GRAMMY-nominee.   

Body Count, fronted by iconic Hip-Hop artist and actor Ice-T, has been nominated for Best Metal Performance with their song “Bum-Rush” released via Century Media. “Bum-Rush” was released off the band’s seventh studio album Carnivore, which marked Body Count’s 30th anniversary as a band. 

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical nomination went to Producer Dave Cobb for his work on Lori McKenna’s The Balladeer (Thirty Tigers); John Prine “I Remember Everything” (Oh Boy Records/Thirty Tigers); and Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit’s Reunion. The late John Prine was also nominated for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song for “I Remember Everything (Oh Boy Records/Thirty Tigers). 

And because we all need a laugh, Jim Gaffigan‘s “The Pale Tourist” (Comedy Dynamics) was nominated for Best Comedy Album. 

Congratulations to all of The Orchard’s distributed artists, labels, and partners who were nominated for this year’s celebration of music! For the full list of nominees, click here.

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album

Bad Bunny – YHLQMDLG (Rimas Entertainment)

Best Metal Performance

Body Count – “Bum-Rush” (Century Media)

Best Metal Performance

Power Trip – Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe) – Live (Dark Operative)

Best R&B Album

Ant Clemons – Happy 2 Be Here (Human Re Sources)

Best Recording Package

Caspian – “On Circles” (Triple Crown Records)

Best Album Notes

Nat Brusiloff – “Out of a Clear Blue Sky” (City Hall Records)

Best New Age Album

Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal & Jesse Paris Smith – Songs From the Bardo (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)

Best Jazz Vocal Album 

Kurt Elling (feat. Danilo Pérez) – “Secrets Are the Best Stories” (Edition Records)

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science – “Waiting Game” (Motema Music)

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

John Beasley – “MONK’estra Plays John Beasley” (Mack Avenue)

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band – “The Intangible Between” (Smoke Sessions Records / House Arrest) 

Best Latin Jazz Album

Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola – “Viento Y Tiempo – Live at Blue Note Tokyo” (Top Stop Music /SME Latin)

Best Tropical Latin Album

José Alberto “El Ruiseñor” – “Mi Tumbao” (Tumi Music)

Best Tropical Latin Album

Edwin Bonilla – “Infinito” (Sonic Projects / SME Latin)

Best Instrumental Composition

Christian Sands – “Be Water II” (Mack Avenue)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella

John Beasley – “Donna Lee” (Mack Avenue)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella

Jeremy Levy Jazz Orchestra – “Uranus: The Magician” (Origin Arts)

Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals

Becca Stevens (feat. Jacob Collier)  – “Slow Burn” (GroundUP Music)

Best American Roots Performance

John Prine – “I Remember Everything” (Oh Boy Records/Thirty Tigers)

Best American Roots Song

John Prine – “I Remember Everything” (Oh Boy Records/Thirty Tigers)

Best American Roots Song

Lucinda Williams and Tom Overby – “Man Without a Soul” (Highway 20 Records/Thirty Tigers)

Best Americana Album 

Lucinda Williams – “Good Souls Better Angels” (Highway 20 Records/Thirty Tigers)

Best Americana Album 

Courtney Marie Andrews – “Old Flowers” (Fat Possum)

Best Traditional Blues Album

Frank Bey – “All My Dues Are Paid” (Clay Pasternak)

Best Traditional Blues Album

Robert Cray Band – “That’s What I Heard” (Nozzle Records / Thirty Tigers)

Best Traditional Blues Album

Don Bryant – “You Make Me Feel” (Fat Possum)

Best Traditional Blues Album

Bobby Rush – “Rawer Than Raw” (Deep Rush/Thirty Tigers)

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Fantastic Negrito – “Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?” (Cooking Vinyl)

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Ruthie Foster Big Band – “Live at the Paramount” (Blue Corn Music)

Best Contemporary Blues Album

G. Love & Special Sauce – “The Juice” (Philadelphonic Records/Thirty Tigers)

Best Comedy Album

Jim Gaffigan – “The Pale Tourist” (The Nacelle Company, LLC dba Comedy Dynamics)

Best Opera Recording 

Gil Rose, conductor; Heather Buck & Stephen Powell; Gil Rose, producer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Odyssey Opera Chorus) – Dello Joio: The Trial At Rouen (Boston Modern Orchestra Project)

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Richard O’Neill; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony) – Theofanidis: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra & Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra (Albany Records)

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Nicholas Phan; Myra Huang, accompanist – Clairières: Songs by Lili & Nadia Boulanger (AVIE Records)

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

BTS – “Dynamite” (BigHit Entertainment)

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Black Violin – “Take the Stairs” (Di-Versatile Music Group LLC)

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album


Best Children’s Music Album

Justin Roberts – “Wild Life” (MRI)

Best Historical Album 

Mister Rogers – “IT’S SUCH A GOOD FEELING: THE BEST OF MISTER ROGERS” (Omnivore Recordings)

Best Roots Gospel Album

The Crabb Family – “20/20” (New Day)

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