2013 Grammy Awards Ballot


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Following are highlights from the list of nominees and winners announced Feb. 10 at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. For more, visit www.grammys.com.

Record of the Year

[     ] "Lonely Boy," The Black Keys

[     ] "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Kelly Clarkson

[     ] "We Are Young," Fun., with Janelle Monae

[  X  ] "Somebody That I Used To Know," Gotye, with Kimbra

[     ] "Thinkin Bout You," Frank Ocean

[     ] "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," Taylor Swift

Album of the Year

[     ] "El Camino," The Black Keys

[     ] "Some Nights," Fun.

[  X  ] "Babel," Mumford & Sons

[     ] "Channel Orange," Frank Ocean

[     ] "Blunderbuss," Jack White

Song of the Year

[     ] "The A Team"

[     ] "Adorn"

[     ] "Call Me Maybe"

[     ] "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"

[  X  ] "We Are Young"

Best New Artist

[     ] Alabama Shakes

[  X  ] fun.

[     ] Hunter Hayes

[     ] The Lumineers

[     ] Frank Ocean

Best Pop Solo Performance

[  X  ] "Set Fire To The Rain (Live)," Adele

[     ] "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Kelly Clarkson

[     ] "Call Me Maybe," Carly Rae Jepsen

[     ] "Wide Awake," Katy Perry

[     ] "Where Have You Been," Rihanna

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

[     ] "Shake It Out," Florence & The Machine

[     ] "We Are Young," Fun. & Janelle Monae

[  X  ] "Somebody That I Used To Know," Gotye & Kimbra

[     ] "Sexy And I Know It," LMFAO

[     ] "Payphone," Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa **

Best Pop Instrumental Album

[     ] "24/7," Gerald Albright & Norman Brown

[  X  ] "Impressions," Chris Botti

[     ] "Four Hands & A Heart Volume One," Larry Carlton

[     ] "Live At The Blue Note Tokyo," Dave Koz

[     ] "Rumbadoodle," Arun Shenoy

Best Pop Vocal Album

[  X  ] "Stronger," Kelly Clarkson

[     ] "Ceremonials," Florence & The Machine

[     ] "Some Nights," Fun.

[     ] "Overexposed," Maroon 5

[     ] "The Truth About Love," Pink

Best Dance Recording

[     ] "Levels," Avicii

[     ] "Let's Go," Calvin Harris & Ne-Yo

[  X  ] "Bangarang," Skrillex & Sirah

[     ] "Don't You Worry Child," Swedish House Mafia & John Martin

[     ] "I Can't Live Without You," Al Walser

Best Dance/Electronica Album

[     ] "Wonderland," Steve Aoki

[     ] "Don't Think," The Chemical Brothers

[     ] "Album Title Goes Here," Deadmau5

[     ] "Fire & Ice," Kaskade

[  X  ] "Bangarang," Skrillex

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

[     ] "Christmas," Michael Buble

[     ] "A Holiday Carole," Carole King

[  X  ] "Kisses On The Bottom," Paul McCartney

Best Rock Performance

[     ] "Hold On," Alabama Shakes

[  X  ] "Lonely Boy," The Black Keys

[     ] "Charlie Brown," Coldplay

[     ] "I Will Wait," Mumford & Sons

[     ] "We Take Care of Our Own," Bruce Springsteen

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

[     ] "I'm Alive," Anthrax

[  X  ] "Love Bites (So Do I)," Halestorm

[     ] "Blood Brothers," Iron Maiden

[     ] "Ghost Walking," Lamb of God

[     ] "No Reflection,"Marilyn Manson

[     ] "Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)," Megadeth

Best Rock Song

[     ] "Freedom at 21" Jack White"

[     ] "I Will Wait," Mumford & Sons

[  X  ] "Lonely Boy," The Black Keys

[     ] "Madness," Muse

[     ] "We Take Care of Our Own," Bruce Springsteen

Best Rock Album

[  X  ] "El Camino," The Black Keys

[     ] "Mylo Xyloto," Coldplay

[     ] "The 2nd Law," Muse

[     ] "Wrecking Ball," Bruce Springsteen

[     ] "Blunderbuss," Jack White

[     ] [Columbia Records/ Third Man Records]

Best Alternative Music Album

[     ] "The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw ...," Fiona Apple

[     ] "Biophilia," Bjork

[  X  ] "Making Mirrors," Gotye

[     ] "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming," M83

[     ] "Bad As Me," Tom Waits

Best R&B Performance

[     ] "Thank You," Estelle

[     ] "Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)" Robert Glasper Experiment & Ledisi

[     ] "I Want You," Luke James

[     ] "Adorn," Miguel

[  X  ] "Climax," Usher

Best Traditional R&B Performance

[     ] "Lately," Anita Baker

[  X  ] "Love On Top," Beyonce

[     ] "Wrong Side of s Love Song," Melanie Fiona

[     ] "Real Good Hands," Gregory Porter

[     ] "If Only You Knew," SWV

Best R&B Song

[  X  ] "Adorn," Miguel"

[     ] "Beautiful Surprise," Tamia

[     ] "Heart Attack," Trey Songz

[     ] "Pray for Me," Anthony Hamilton

[     ] "Refill," Elle Varner

Best Urban Contemporary Album

[     ] "Fortune," Chris Brown

[     ] "Kaleidoscope Dream," Miguel

[  X  ] "Channel Orange," Frank Ocean

Best R&B Album

[  X  ] "Black Radio," Robert Glasper Experiment

[     ] "Back To Love," Anthony Hamilton

[     ] "Write Me Back," R. Kelly

[     ] "Beautiful Surprise," Tamia

[     ] "Open Invitation," Tyrese

Best Rap Performance

[     ] "HYFR," Drake & Lil' Wayne

[  X  ] "N***** in Paris," Jay-Z & Kanye West

[     ] "Daughters," Nas

[     ] "Mercy," Kanye West with Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz

[     ] "I Do," Young Jeezy with Jay-Z & Andre 3000

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

[     ] "Wild Ones," Flo Rida & Sia

[  X  ] "No Church In The Wild," Jay-Z & Kanye West with Frank Ocean & The-Dream

[     ] "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)," John Legend & Ludacris

[     ] "Cherry Wine," Nas & Amy Winehouse

[     ] "Talk That Talk," Rihanna & Jay-Z

Best Rap Song

[     ] "Daughters," Nas

[     ] "Lotus Flower Bomb," Wale & Miguel

[     ] "Mercy," Kanye West with Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz

[     ] "The Motto," Drake & Lil' Wayne

[  X  ] "N***** in Paris," Jay-Z & Kanye West

[     ] "Young, Wild & Free," Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa ** with Bruno Mars

Best Rap Album

[  X  ] "Take Care," Drake

[     ] "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1," Lupe Fiasco

[     ] "Life Is Good," Nas

[     ] "Undun," The Roots

[     ] "God Forgives, I Don't," Rick Ross

[     ] "Based On A T.R.U. Story," 2 Chainz

Best Country Solo Performance

[     ] "Home," Dierks Bentley

[     ] "Springsteen," Eric Church

[     ] "Cost of Livin'," Ronnie Dunn

[     ] "Wanted," Hunter Hayes

[     ] "Over," Blake Shelton

[  X  ] "Blown Away," Carrie Underwood

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

[     ] "Even If It Breaks Your Heart," Eli Young Band

[  X  ] "Pontoon," Little Big Town

[     ] "Safe & Sound," Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars

[     ] "On the Outskirts of Town," The Time Jumpers

[     ] "I Just Come Here For The Music," Don Williams & Alison Krauss

Best Country Song

[     ] "Cost of Livin'," Ronnie Dunn

[     ] "Springsteen," Eric Church

[     ] "Even If It Breaks Your Heart," Eli Young Band

[  X  ] "Blown Away," Carrie Underwood

[     ] "So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore,"Alan Jackson

Best Country Album

[  X  ] "Uncaged," Zac Brown Band

[     ] "Hunter Hayes," Hunter Hayes

[     ] "Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran," Jamey Johnson

[     ] "Four The Record," Miranda Lambert

[     ] "The Time Jumpers," The Time Jumpers

Best New Age Album

[  X  ] "Echoes of Love," Omar Akram

[     ] "Live Ananda," Krishna Das

[     ] "Michael Brant DeMaria

[     ] "Deep Alpha," Steven Halpern

[     ] "Light Body," Peter Kater

[     ] "Troubadours on the Rhine," Loreena McKennitt

Best Jazz Vocal Album

[     ] "Soul Shadows," Denise Donatelli

[     ] "1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project," Kurt Elling

[     ] "Live," Al Jarreau & The Metropole Orkest

[     ] "The Book of Chet," Luciana Souza

[  X  ] "Radio Music Society," Esperanza Spalding

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

[     ] "Further Explorations," Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian

[     ] "Hot House," Chick Corea & Gary Burton

[     ] "Seeds From The Underground," Kenny Garrett

[     ] "Blue Moon," Ahmad Jamal

[  X  ] "Unity Band," Pat Metheny Unity Band

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

[     ] "Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans," Gil Evans Project

[     ] "For the Moment," Bob Mintzer Big Band (MCG Jazz)**

[  X  ] "Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You)," Arturo Sandoval

Best Gospel Song

[  X  ] "Go Get It," Mary Mary

[     ] "Hold On," James Fortune & FIYA, Monica & Fred Hammond

[     ] "I Feel Good," Fred Hammond

[     ] "My Testimony," Marvin Sapp

[     ] "Released," Bill Winston & Living Word with Donald Lawrence

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

[     ] "Jesus, Friend of Sinners," Casting Crowns

[  X  ] "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)," Matt Redman (tie)

[     ] "When Mercy Found Me," Rhett Walker Band

[     ] "White Flag," Passion & Chris Tomlin

[  X  ] "Your Presence Is Heaven," Israel & New Breed (tie)

Best Gospel Album

[     ] "Identity," James Fortune & FIYA

[     ] "Jesus at The Center Live," Israel & New Breed

[  X  ] "Gravity," Lecrae

[     ] "I Win," Marvin Sapp

[     ] "Worship Soul," Anita Wilson

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

[     ] "Come to the Well," Casting Crowns

[     ] "Where I Find You," Kari Jobe

[     ] "Gold," Britt Nicole

[  X  ] "Eye On It," TobyMac

[     ] "Into The Light," Matthew West

Best Latin Pop Album

[     ] "Independiente," Ricardo Arjona

[     ] "Ilusion," Fonseca

[     ] "Kany Garcia," Kany Garcia

[     ] "Con Quin Se Queda El Perro?," Jesse Y Joy

[  X  ] "MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition," Juanes

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

[     ] "Campo," Campo

[     ] "D'jenme Llorar," Carla Morrison

[  X  ] "Imaginaries," Quetzal

[     ] "Electro-Jarocho," Sistema Bomb

[     ] "La Bala," Ana Tijoux

Best Americana Album

[     ] "The Carpenter," The Avett Brothers

[     ] "From The Ground Up," John Fullbright

[     ] "The Lumineers," The Lumineers

[     ] "Babel," Mumford & Sons

[  X  ] "Slipstream," Bonnie Raitt

[     ] [Redwing Records]

Best Bluegrass Album

[     ] "The Gospel Side Of," Dailey & Vincent

[     ] "Life Finds a Way," The Grascals

[     ] "Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail," Noam Pikelny

[     ] "Scratch Gravel Road," Special Consensus

[  X  ] "Nobody Knows You," Steep Canyon Rangers

Best Blues Album

[     ] "33 1/3," Shemekia Copeland

[  X  ] "Locked Down," Dr. John

[     ] "Let It Burn," Ruthie Foster

[     ] "And Still I Rise," Heritage Blues Orchestra

[     ] "Bring it on Home," Joan Osborne

Best Folk Album

[     ] "Leaving Eden," Carolina Chocolate Drops

[     ] "Election Special," Ry Cooder

[     ] "Hambone's Meditations," Luther Dickinson

[  X  ] "The Goat Rodeo Sessions," Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile

[     ] "This One's for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark," various artists

Best Reggae Album

[  X  ] "Rebirth," Jimmy Cliff

[     ] "Miracle," The Original Wailers

[     ] "Tomahawk Technique," Sean Paul

[     ] "New Legend -- Jamaica 50th Edition," Sly & Robbie & The Jam Masters

[     ] "Reggae Got Soul: Unplugged on Strawberry Hill," Toots And The Maytals

Best World Music Album

[     ] "Folila," Amadou & Mariam

[     ] "On a Gentle Island Breeze," Daniel Ho

[     ] "Jabulani," Hugh Masekela

[     ] "Traveller," Anoushka Shankar

[  X  ] "The Living Room Sessions Part 1," Ravi Shankar

Best Children's Album

[  X  ] "Can You Canoe?,"The Okee Dokee Brothers

[     ] "High Dive and Other Things That Could Have Happened ...," Bill Harley

[     ] "JumpinJazz Kids - A Swinging Jungle Tale," Al Jarreau & various artists

[     ] "Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie," Elizabeth Mitchell

[     ] "Radio Jungle," The Pop Ups

Best Spoken Word Album

[     ] "American Grown," (Michelle Obama

[     ] "Back To Work: Why We Need Smart Government For A Strong Economy," Bill Clinton

[     ] "Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power," Rachel Maddow

[     ] "Seriously ... I'm Kidding," Ellen DeGeneres

[  X  ] "Society's Child: My Autobiography," Janis Ian

Best Comedy Album

[  X  ] "Blow Your Pants Off," Jimmy Fallon

[     ] "Cho Dependent (Live In Concert)," Margaret Cho

[     ] "In God We Rust," Lewis Black

[     ] "Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class," Kathy Griffin

[     ] "Mr. Universe," Jim Gaffigan

[     ] "Rize of the Fenix," Tenacious D

Best Musical Theater Album

[     ] "Follies"

[     ] "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess"

[     ] "Newsies"

[     ] "Nice Work If You Can Get It"

[  X  ] "Once: A New Musical"

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

[     ] "The Descendants," various artists

[     ] "Marley," Bob Marley & The Wailers

[  X  ] "Midnight In Paris," various artists

[     ] "The Muppets," various artists

[     ] "Rock of Ages," various artists

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

[     ] "The Adventures of Tintin," John Williams

[     ] "The Artist," Ludovic Bource"

[     ] "The Dark Knight Rises,"** Hans Zimmer

[  X  ] "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," Trent Reznor** & Atticus Ross

[     ] "Hugo," Howard Shore

[     ] "Journey," Austin Wintory

Best Song Written For Visual Media

[     ] "Abraham's Daughter" ("The Hunger Games"), Arcade Fire

[     ] "Learn Me Right" ("Brave"), Birdy & Mumford & Sons

[     ] "Let Me Be Your Star" ("Smash"), Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty

[     ] "Man or Muppet ("The Muppets"), Bret McKenzie

[  X  ] "Safe & Sound" ("The Hunger Games"), Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars

Best Instrumental Composition

[     ] "December Dream"

[     ] "Music of Ansel Adams: America"

[     ] "Overture, Waltz and Rondo"

[     ] "Without A Paddle"

[X} "Mozart Goes Dancing"

Best Instrumental Arrangement

[     ] "Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite For Ellington"

[  X  ] "How About You"

[     ] "Irrequieto" (Bob Mintzer, MCG Jazz) **

[     ] "A Night In Tunisia (Actually an Entire Weekend!)"

[     ] "Salt Peanuts! (Mani Salado)"

Best Instrumental Arrangement With Vocals

[  X  ] "City Of Roses"

[     ] "Look to the Rainbow"

[     ] "Out There"

[     ] "Spain (I Can Recall) "

[     ] "Wild Is The Wind"

Best Opera Recording

[     ] "Berg: Lulu," Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre Del Liceu

[     ] "Handel: Agrippina," Akademie For Alte Musik Berlin

[     ] "Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress," London Philharmonic Orchestra; Glyndebourne Chorus

[     ] "Vivaldi: Teuzzone," Le Concert Des Nations

[  X  ] "Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen," The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Best Classical Vocal Solo

[     ] "Debussy: Clair De Lune," Natalie Dessay

[     ] "Homecoming - Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce DiDonato"

[     ] "Paris Days, Berlin Nights," Ute Lemper

[  X  ] "Poemes," Renee Fleming **

[     ] "Sogno Barocco," Anne Sofie Von Otter

Best Short Form Music Video

[     ] "Houdini," Foster The People

[     ] "No Church In The Wild," Jay-Z & Kanye West

[     ] "Bad Girls," M.I.A

[  X  ] "We Found Love," Rihanna with Calvin Harris

[     ] "Run Boy Run," Woodkid

Best Long Form Music Video

[  X  ] "Big Easy Express," Mumford & Sons

[     ] "Bring Me Home -- Live 2011, Sade

[     ] "Radio Music Society," Esperanza Spalding

[     ] "Get Along," Tegan & Sara

[     ] "From The Sky Down," U2

** Denotes local ties.

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First Published January 17, 2013 7:00 PM


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