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Report: Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Was Granted Special Approval To Fly Through Fog

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 20:07

As time passes, more and more information about the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven others comes to light. Now, according to a new report from the New York Times, it appears that the basketball legend’s personal helicopter was given special approval to fly in foggy weather, which typically grounds even L.A.P.D. helicopters.

According to various sources, visibility that morning was less than two and a half miles in the thick fog. Explains Forbes, “The approval allowed the pilot to fly by what are known as ‘instrument rules,’ in which the pilot relies on referencing instruments in the flight deck to steer the aircraft, while navigation is accomplished by referring to electronic signals; it can also refer to the kind of flight plan an aircraft is flying.”

It is likely that the decision to grant special approval to the aircraft will become the center of the investigation surrounding the crash, which both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have begun.

All of the passengers of the fatal crash have since been identified: Along with Bryant, the eight other victims are his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, pilot Ara Zobayan, Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife Keri Altobelli, and their daughter Alyssa Altobelli, as well as Sarah Chester and her daughter, Payton Chester, and basketball coach Christina Mauser.

 

via Forbes | Photo via Wikimedia Commons

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Report: Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Was Granted Special Approval To Fly Through Fog

Rüfüs Du Sol Discuss Australian Wildfires & Next Album On GRAMMYs Red Carpet

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 19:23

Rüfüs Du Sol didn’t take home a GRAMMY Award last night, but the trio was still radiating positive, inspired energy on the red carpet.

In an interview with Billboard, the group consisting of Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George, and James Hunt touched on a few topics — the most important being the raging Australian wildfires.

As artists who have grown up and toured across Australia, Rüfüs Du Sol, among many other artists, deem it necessary to raise awareness for the cause. In the red carpet interview here, they describe the crisis as “devastating” and their hearts go out to their family and friends affected.

They also touch on their new album for the first time. The group says they’re more inspired they’ve been in a long time, after touring and experience huge life changes. They’re about to dive “really deep” into the writing process. This is all after they’ve already confirmed a live album due some time this year, as well.

Watch the Billboard interview here and see their official GRAMMYs interview below.

Rüfüs Du Sol Red Carpet Interview | 2020 GRAMMYs

 

Photo via Coachella

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Rüfüs Du Sol Discuss Australian Wildfires & Next Album On GRAMMYs Red Carpet

Diplo Responds to Sia’s “No-Strings Sex” Comment

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 16:50

Sia wasn’t shy with GQ Magazine when she told the publication openly — she hit up her friend and collaborator Diplo for some “no-strings sex.” But did they end up hooking up?

“Much of our relationship is just being spent trying not to have sex so that we wouldn’t ruin our business relationship because he’s super-duper hot,” Sia revealed to GQ.

“This year I wrote him a text, and I said, ‘Hey, listen, you’re like one of five people that I’m sexually attracted to, and now that I’ve decided to be single for the rest of my life and I just adopted a son, I don’t have time for a relationship… If you’re interested in some no-strings sex, then hit me up.'”

Apparently, Diplo had no idea she was going to share their private business with the world. “She’s a loose cannon, and she does whatever she wants,” he said. “She’s spontaneous and insane, so I love her for that.”

As for whether either of them actually followed through with it…

“That’s no comment. I love her to death and I value our relationship a lot more.”

Apparently Diplo doesn’t kiss and tell.

 

Source: People 

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Diplo Responds to Sia’s “No-Strings Sex” Comment

Skrillex Reveals New Album Nearly Ready for Release In Beats1 Interview

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 14:10

The hype for Skrillex’s new album is real! The producer/DJ called into Apple Beats 1 to talk with the radio hosts ahead of the Grammys about his nomination for “Midnight Hour” with Boys Noize and Ty Dolla $ign, as well as working on his new album.

And yes, the album is coming.

The thing is with this album, every single of piece music [unintelligible] been what I have right then and there and then it was run and gun. This is the first time I’ve really been taking my time, being precious about a few of these releases. But soon, man. I’m doing some videos, making some content, getting ready for these next records. […] I’ve never sat down and been completely tenacious about one of my releases like this.

Though he hasn’t elaborated on the “multiple albums” he slyly let slip last year, the fact that he’s making content and especially videos for this album now means it’s definitely coming soon.

You can listen to the full interview below — and even though Skrillex didn’t win a Grammy this time around, we’re betting in 2021 we’ll see him up on that stage.

 

Photo by Marilyn Hue

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Skrillex Reveals New Album Nearly Ready for Release In Beats1 Interview

Billie Eilish Becomes Second Artist Ever, and First Woman, To Sweep All Four Major Categories At Grammys

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 13:17

Last night at the 62nd annual Grammys, Billie Eilish walked away with awards for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. This unique feat makes her only the second artist in history to ever sweep all four major categories in a single Grammys ceremony.

The last person to do so was Christopher Cross in 1981, a name most probably won’t recognize.

Eilish received the Grammys for her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, produced and co-written by her 22-year-old brother, Finneas O’Connell. Finneas also received his own Grammy earlier in the night for Producer, Non-Classical.

“We didn’t write a speech for this because we didn’t make this album to win a Grammy,” Finneas said onstage. We didn’t think it would win anything ever. We wrote an album about depression and suicidal thoughts and climate change and being the bad guy — whatever that means — and we stand up here confused and grateful.”

Her song “bad guy” earned her both Record and Song of the Year wins.



 

Photo courtesy of Coachella

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Billie Eilish Becomes Second Artist Ever, and First Woman, To Sweep All Four Major Categories At Grammys

Diplo Reflects On Kobe Bryant’s Death From Grammys Red Carpet

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 12:54

The 62nd annual GRAMMYs aired last night from Los Angeles, but the entire day had a heavy atmosphere as basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Maria Onore, baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife and daughter, and four others died in a helicopter crash that morning.

Tributes to Bryant were common throughout the night, in performances, in speeches, and on the red carpet.

“I can’t imagine losing one of my children or a father or a family member,” said Diplo before the awards ceremony. “I was very young, my age, 41, and I had much more to do.”

Adding to the weight of the night was the fact that the GRAMMYs were being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the same stadium where Bryant played as Los Angeles Laker for decades.

“Being here at Staples right now and looking up and seeing his shirt up there,” he said, “you only feel the energy because we are doing the Grammys here, but 82 games a year are playing in the stadium and in this arena and Kobe brought this energy to Los Angeles for 20 years. This is your backyard. This is your home.

“Someone like that transcends iconic. So he will live forever,” he continued. “I think he will be forever. I think in this building you have so much creative energy and even an athlete like him is a creative genius. He is one of us.”

Bryant was married to Vanessa Bryant and, besides Gianna, they had three other daughters: Natalie (17), Bianka (3), and a 7 month old baby, Capri.

See reactions from others in EDM here.

 

Photo via Jas Davis

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Diplo Reflects On Kobe Bryant’s Death From Grammys Red Carpet

Black a.m. Debut’s Single “I Am” & We Love It

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 11:00

Black a.m. is one of the industry’s most active and surprisingly visible artists in the electronic sphere. Hard work on instrumentation, production, and a sharp creative edge derived from extensive tour life with A-list DJ/producers, such as NGHTMRE, now manifests itself into gritty, rock-laced visions that has only just begun. 

Not only is he a phenomenal guitarist, but also a great producer as well. His debut single, “I Am”, is a deeper cut, meshing the sound of the underground with an eerie rock and roll feel. The combination works perfectly, and when the drop hits, you can’t help but want to move.

Stream “I Am” by Black a.m. below!

 

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Black a.m. Debut’s Single “I Am” & We Love It

The EDM Community Is Absolutely Crushed Over Kobe Bryant’s Death

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 21:19

Not Kobe.

As we scroll through our Twitter feeds this afternoon, our hearts break a little more every time we read the comments — “RIP Kobe Bryant.” Is this really all happening? “Nooo please not Kobe.”

This isn’t a loss for the EDM community specifically, or for the music industry, but for everyone who’s ever watched Kobe work his magic on the court. As one of the best NBA players of all time, his impact on sports culture and beyond is unmatched.

READ: Kobe Bryant Dies In Helicopter Crash

Many artists looked up to Kobe for his hard work ethic and leadership skills. You don’t have to be a sports fan to appreciate what he’s done in his career. He was more than a team player or athlete — he was a true inspiration.

Kobe retired from the NBA in 2016. His legacy will forever live on.

Today, DJ Snake, MarshmelloAlison Wonderland, Dillon Francis, The Glitch Mob and many more are remembering Kobe Bryant. Read just some of the reacts below.

RIP.

EDM Reacts to Kobe Bryant’s Death

THIS CAN’T BE REAL ????????????

— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) January 26, 2020

No! Not Kobe. No.

— DJ SNAKE (@djsnake) January 26, 2020

RIP Kobe Bryant ???? gone way too soon

— LIKE MIKE (@likemike) January 26, 2020

RIP Kobe…i can’t believe it. You were THE goat.

— Dillon Francis (@DillonFrancis) January 26, 2020

RIP Kobe and Gigi ????♥

— The Glitch Mob (@theglitchmob) January 26, 2020

RIP Kobe Bryant. Damn. ????

— ALISON WONDERLAND (@awonderland) January 26, 2020

Nooo please not Kobe… I’m literally balling dude

The lakers and Kobe were literally mine and my brothers and family’s childhood, I’m shaking. Rest In Peace to the best player to ever walk the court, we love you

— Sully (@SullivanKing) January 26, 2020

Rest Easy Kobe Bryant. The world is going to miss you! True legend ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/Ax0YmAQBI4

— Showtek (@SHOWTEK) January 26, 2020

So fucking sad man ???? rip kobe

— kayzo (@KayzoMusic) January 26, 2020

RIP Kobe. The legacy is forever

???? louis ???? (@LouisTheChild) January 26, 2020

Kobe no!!!????????????

— Henry Fong (@henryfong) January 26, 2020

May you rest in peace Kobe Bryant and everyone else involved in this horrible accident ????????

— Fedde Le Grand (@feddelegrand) January 26, 2020

every time this happens it’s so shocking and sad… no matter how what you accomplish or how much of a legend you are we’re all mortal. tell your loved ones you love them. rip kobe man ????????????

— CRANKDAT ⚙ (@crankdat) January 26, 2020

Not Kobe. WTF

— Bust Down Partiana ???? (@partyfavormusic) January 26, 2020

can’t believe this shit

— gallant (@SoGallant) January 26, 2020

RIP Kobe ????

— RIOT TEN (@RiotTenMusic) January 26, 2020

Wtf Kobe ????

— ???????????????????????? (@Zomboy) January 26, 2020

What?!? KOBE BRYANT?! REALLY ??? ????????????????

— ookay (@Ookay) January 26, 2020

RIP KOBE.

— THIEVES (@yoTHIEVES) January 26, 2020

Really torn up about Kobe. We’ve been a fan of his our entire lives. Love to his family and friends. RIP you legend ????

— BIG GIGANTIC (@BigGigantic) January 26, 2020

Kobe Bryant. As a lifelong Laker fan I grew up watching you every day. You will be missed ❤

— Bear (@itsbeargrillz) January 26, 2020

What Kobe what?

— ZHU (@ZHUmusic) January 26, 2020

Say it isn’t so…Kobe Bryant…can’t believe it. #rip ????

— ARMNHMR )_)_) (@ARMNHMR) January 26, 2020

Sending all of our love to @kobebryant ‘s family rn. You were a warrior my man, you’ll forever be a Legend. #Mamba #RIPKOBE

— TRITONAL ▵ (@Tritonal) January 26, 2020

im so sick to my stomach. kobe is an idol and legend to me. hard working and a leader. this world rly is so fkd.

— LICK ???? (@iamlickx) January 26, 2020

i refuse to believe kobe bryant died in a helicopter crash. this cannot be real. wtf.

— LICK ???? (@iamlickx) January 26, 2020

His last tweet was him congratulating and THANKING a younger player for breaking records in a game that he arguably owned for 20+ years. What a class act and a hero. https://t.co/Uzslp5Rpwp

— KENNEDY JONES (@KennedyJonesTHO) January 26, 2020

????????

— UZ (@BallTrapMusic) January 26, 2020

RIP to the legend Kobe. ???????? pic.twitter.com/JVuQVc6CMB

— DIM MAK (@dimmak) January 26, 2020

we all grew up with kobe , thank you for always being there to make us feel unstoppable.

— Deorro (@Deorro) January 26, 2020

RIP Kobe Bryant ????

— BLUNTS & BLONDES (@_bluntsnblondes) January 26, 2020

Kobe was my generations Michael Jordan. I grew up wishing i was Kobe. Rest In Peace Black mamba. You’ll forever be the goat in my book.

— Yultron (@yultron) January 26, 2020

???????????????????? KOBE ????????????????????

— JAYCEEOH ???? HOLY SHIT WRECK (@JAYCEEOH) January 26, 2020

This is so completely devastating I can’t even say the words man

— Crizzly (@CRIZZLY) January 26, 2020

Kobe man

— blanke ブランケ (@blankemusic) January 26, 2020

bro…kobe is not gone. that did not really happen. what the fuck

???? PROTOHYPE ???? (@Protohype) January 26, 2020

This news about Kobe … just wow… Life is so precious, appreciate the people in yours right now

— 13 (@thrteenmusic) January 26, 2020

RIP kobe ???? ????

— JUDGE (@judgebeats) January 26, 2020

Not Kobe man. Not fucking Kobe.

— JayKode (@JayKode) January 26, 2020

terrible news.. RIP Kobe

— y2k (@y2k2y) January 26, 2020

Rip #KobeBryant ???? pic.twitter.com/mHYX1dWaGX

— VASSY (@VASSY) January 26, 2020

damn life is so fragile

I’m shook

— MAX STYLER (@maxstylermusic) January 26, 2020

Dude wtf. We are gonna miss u Kobe ????

— CARBIN (@CarbinOfficial) January 26, 2020

RIP KOBE ????♥

— Boreta (@boreta) January 26, 2020

NO THIS CANT BE TRUE NOT KOBE ????

— YDG (@itsydg) January 26, 2020

RIP Kobe Bryant – the most stylish baller to ever live – stay away from choppers they are deadly.

— MartyParty (@martypartymusic) January 26, 2020

Fuck.

— brasstracks (@brasstracks) January 26, 2020

Kobe

— KEYS N KRATES (@keysnkrates) January 26, 2020

not kobe

— GRAN (@grandson) January 26, 2020

i hope this kobe helicopter crash thing isnt real…

— elephante (@iamtheELEPHANTE) January 26, 2020

it’s so hard to remain positive when the world is such a scary and unpredictable place

— joshua kieran (@oshimakesmusic) January 26, 2020

Growing up in LA, Kobe was the biggest and most important figure within this city. He was immortal in our eyes. His accomplishments and work ethic were something everyone looked up to. A goat among goats. To hear this startling tragic news about Kobe is unreal.

RIP Kobe Bryant????

— Brownies & Lemonade (@TeamBandL) January 26, 2020

RIP to one of the greatest athletes ever, NBA legend Kobe Bryant.

Long live the Black Mamba???????? pic.twitter.com/ktL3TW43VU

— TIDAL (@TIDAL) January 26, 2020

Rest in peace, Kobe Bryant. pic.twitter.com/BPeqN26uLc

— SiriusXM (@SIRIUSXM) January 26, 2020

RIP Legend.

— NIGHTENJIN (@Nightenjin) January 26, 2020

It’s a very sad day for history. RIP to one of the greats. #KobeBryant

— Elektricity ⚡ (@ElektricityMI) January 26, 2020

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: The EDM Community Is Absolutely Crushed Over Kobe Bryant’s Death

The Chemical Brothers Beat Out Flume, Rüfüs Du Sol & More for Best Dance/Electronic Album

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 21:16

Congrats to The Chemical Brothers!

The electronic music duo just beat out FlumeRüfüs Du SolTycho and Apparat for one of the Grammy Awards‘ top honors in dance music. The award for Best Dance/Electronic Album was just announced — and The Chemical Brothers have been honored for their work on the 2019 No Geography.

Best Dance/Electronic Album

LP5, Apparat
No Geography, The Chemical Brothers – WINNER
Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape), Flume
Solace, Rüfüs Du Sol
Weather, Tycho

No Geography – The Chemical Brothers



This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: The Chemical Brothers Beat Out Flume, Rüfüs Du Sol & More for Best Dance/Electronic Album

The 62nd GRAMMY Awards Winners [UPDATED LIVE]

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 21:13

The 62nd annual GRAMMY Awards are finally here!

Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Post Malone, Lil Nas X, Lizzo and more are up for Record of the Year. There’s plenty of crossover with that major category and Album of the Year, which also includes Lana Del Rey and Vampire Weekend.

Bonobo, The Chemical BrothersMeduza, Rüfüs Du Sol, and Skrillex & Boys Noize are up for Best Dance Recording. Apparat, The Chemical Brothers, Flume, Rüfüs Du Sol and Tycho are up for Best Dance/Electronic album.

See the full list of winners as they’re updated live.

Winners are bolded below.

62nd GRAMMY Awards Nominees

Record of the Year
“Hey, Ma,” Bon Iver
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
“7 Rings,” Ariana Grande
“Hard Place,” H.E.R.
“Talk,” Khalid
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
“Truth Hurts,” Lizzo
“Sunflower,” Post Malone & Swae Lee

Album of the Year
I,I, Bon Iver
Norman F—ing Rockwell!, Lana Del Rey
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish
Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande
I Used to Know Her, H.E.R.
7, Lil Nas X
Cuz I Love You (Deluxe), Lizzo
Father of the Bride, Vampire Weekend

Song of The Year
“Always Remember Us This Way,” Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
“Bring My Flowers Now,” Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
“Hard Place,” Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris, H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
“Lover,” Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
“Norman F—ing Rockwell,” Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
“Someone You Loved,” Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
“Truth Hurts,” Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)

Best New Artist
Black Pumas
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Maggie Rogers
Rosalia
Tank and the Bangas
Yola

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Spirit,” Beyoncé
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
“7 Rings,” Ariana Grande
“Truth Hurts,” Lizzo
“You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Boyfriend,” Ariana Grande & Social House
“Sucker,” Jonas Brothers
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
“Sunflower,” Post Malone & Swae Lee
“Senorita,” Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Si, Andrea Bocelli
Love (Deluxe Edition), Michael Bublé
Look Now, Elvis Costello & The Imposters
A Legendary Christmas, John Legend
Walls, Barbra Streisand

Best Pop Vocal Album
The Lion King: The Gift, Beyoncé
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish
Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande
No. 6 Collaborations Project, Ed Sheeran
Lover, Taylor Swift

Best Dance Recording
“Linked,” Bonobo
“Got to Keep On,” The Chemical Brothers
“Piece of Your Heart,” Meduza featuring Goodboys
“Underwater,” Rüfüs Du Sol
“Midnight Hour,” Skrillex & Boys Noize featuring Ty Dolla $ign Boys Noize & Skrillex

Best Dance/Electronic Album
LP5, Apparat
No Geography, The Chemical Brothers
Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape), Flume
Solace, Rüfüs Du Sol
Weather, Tycho

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Ancestral Recall, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Star People Nation, Theo Croker
Beat Music! Beat Music! Beat Music!, Mark Guiliana
Elevate, Lettuce
Mettavolution, Rodrigo y Gabriela

Best Rock Performance
“Pretty Waste,” Bones UK
“This Land,” Gary Clark Jr.
“History Repeats,” Brittany Howard
“Woman,” Karen O & Danger Mouse
“Too Bad,” Rival Sons

Best Metal Performance
“Astorlus – The Great Octopus,” Candlemass featuring Tony Iommi
“Humanicide,” Death Angel
“Bow Down,” I Prevail
“Unleashed,” Killswitch Engage
“7empest,” Tool

Best Rock Song
“Fear Inoculum,” Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones & Maynard James Keenan, songwriters (Tool)
“Give Yourself a Try,” George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy & Ross MacDonald, songwriters (The 1975)
“Harmony Hall,” Ezra Koenig, songwriter (Vampire Weekend)
“History Repeats,” Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)
“This Land,” Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)

Best Rock Album
Amo, Bring Me The Horizon
Social Cues, Cage The Elephant
In the End, The Cranberries
Trauma, I Prevail
Feral Roots, Rival Sons

Best Alternative Music Album
U.F.O.F., Big Thief
Assume Form, James Blake
I,I, Bon Iver
Father of the Bride, Vampire Weekend
Anima, Thom Yorke

Best R&B Performance
“Love Again,” Daniel Caesar & Brandy
Could’ve Been,” H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller
“Exactly How I Feel,” Lizzo featuring Gucci Mane
“Roll Some Mo,” Lucky Daye
“Come Home,” Anderson .Paak featuring André 3000

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Time Today,” BJ The Chicago Kid
“Steady Love,” India.Arie
“Jerome,” Lizzo
“Real Games,” Lucky Daye
“Built for Love,” PJ Morton featuring Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Song
“Could’ve Been,” Dernst Emile II, David “Swagg R’Celious” Harris, H.E.R. & Hue “Soundzfire” Strother, songwriters (H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller)
“Look at Me Now,” Emily King & Jeremy Most, songwriters (Emily King)
“No Guidance,” Chris Brown, Tyler James Bryant, Nija Charles, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Michee Patrick Lebrun, Joshua Lewis, Noah Shebib & Teddy Walton, songwriters (Chris Brown featuring Drake)
“Roll Some Mo,” David Brown, Dernst Emile II & Peter Lee Johnson, songwriters (Lucky Daye)
“Sayso,” PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton featuring JoJo)

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Apollo XXI, Steve Lacy
Cuz I Love You (Deluxe), Lizzo
Overload, Georgia Anne Muldrow
Saturn, Nao
Being Human in Public, Jessie Reyez

Best R&B Album
1123, BJ The Chicago Kid
Painted, Lucky Daye
Ella Mai, Ella Mai
Paul, PJ Morton
Ventura, Anderson .Paak

Best Rap Performance
“Middle Child,” J. Cole
“Suge,” DaBaby
“Down Bad,” Dreamville featuring J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy
“Racks in the Middle,” Nipsey Hussle featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy
“Clout,” Offset featuring Cardi B

Best Rap/Sung Performance
“Higher,” DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend
“Drip Too Hard,” Lil Baby & Gunna
“Panini,” Lil Nas X
“Ballin,” Mustard featuring Roddy Ricch
“The London,” Young Thug featuring J. Cole & Travis Scott

Best Rap Song
“Bad Idea,” Chancelor Bennett, Cordae Dunston, Uforo Ebong & Daniel Hackett, songwriters (YBN Cordae featuring Chance The Rapper)
“Gold Roses,” Noel Cadastre, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Khristopher Riddick-Tynes, William Leonard Roberts II, Joshua Quinton Scruggs, Leon Thomas III & Ozan Yildirim, songwriters (Rick Ross featuring Drake)
“A Lot,” Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage featuring J. Cole)
“Racks in the Middle,” Ermias Asghedom, Dustin James Corbett, Greg Allen Davis, Chauncey Hollis, Jr. & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Nipsey Hussle featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy)
“Suge,” DaBaby, Jetsonmade & Pooh Beatz, songwriters (DaBaby)

Best Rap Album
Revenge of the Dreamers III, Dreamville
Championships, Meek Mill
I Am > I Was, 21 Savage
Igor, Tyler, The Creator
The Lost Boy, YBN Cordae

Best Country Solo Performance
“All Your’n,” Tyler Childers
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” Ashley McBryde
“Ride Me Back Home,” Willie Nelson
“God’s Country,” Blake Shelton
“Bring My Flowers Now,” Tanya Tucker

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Brand New Man,” Brooks & Dunn With Luke Combs
“I Don’t Remember Me (Before You),” Brothers Osborne
“Speechless,” Dan + Shay
“The Daughters,” Little Big Town
“Common,” Maren Morris featuring Brandi Carlile

Best Country Song
“Bring My Flowers Now,” Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde)
“It All Comes Out in the Wash,” Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
“Some of It,” Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church)
“Speechless,” Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay)

Best Country Album
Desperate Man, Eric Church
Stronger Than the Truth, Reba McEntire
Interstate Gospel, Pistol Annies
Center Point Road, Thomas Rhett
While I’m Livin’, Tanya Tucker

Best New Age Album
Fairy Dreams, David Arkenstone
Homage to Kindness, David Darling
Wings, Peter Kater
Verve, Sebastian Plano
Deva, Deva Premal

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
“Elsewhere,” Melissa Aldana, soloist
“Sozinho,” Randy Brecker, soloist
“Tomorrow Is the Question,” Julian Lage, soloist
“The Windup,” Branford Marsalis, soloist
“Sightseeing,” Christian McBride, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Thirsty Ghost, Sara Gazarek
Love & Liberation, Jazzmeia Horn
Alone Together, Catherine Russell
12 Little Spells, Esperanza Spalding
Screenplay, The Tierney Sutton Band

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
In the Key of the Universe, Joey DeFrancesco
The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, Branford Marsalis Quartet
Christian McBride’s New Jawn, Christian McBride
Finding Gabriel, Brad Mehldau
Come What May, Joshua Redman Quartet

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Triple Helix, Anat Cohen Tentet
Dance in Nowhere, Miho Hazama
Hiding Out, Mike Holober & The Gotham Jazz Orchestra
The Omni-American Book Club, Brian Lynch Big Band
One Day Wonder, Terraza Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album
Antidote, Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band
Sorte!: Music by John Finbury, Thalma de Freitas With Vitor Gonçalves, John Patitucci, Chico Pinheiro, Rogerio Boccato & Duduka Da Fonseca
Una Noche Con Ruben Blades, Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis & Rubén Blades
Carib, David Sánchez
Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera, Miguel Zenón

Best Gospel Performance/Song
“Love Theory,” Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter
“Talkin’ Bout Jesus,” Gloria Gaynor featuring Yolanda Adams; Bryan Fowler, Gloria Gaynor & Chris Stevens, songwriters
“See the Light,” Travis Greene featuring Jekalyn Carr
“Speak the Name,” Koryn Hawthorne featuring Natalie Grant
“This Is a Movie (Live)”, Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Tony Brown, Brandon Lake, Tasha Cobbs Leonard & Nate Moore, songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
“Only Jesus,” Casting Crowns; Mark Hall, Bernie Herms & Matthew West, songwriters
“God Only Knows,” for King & Country & Dolly Parton; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters
“Haven’t Seen It Yet,” Danny Gokey; Danny Gokey, Ethan Hulse & Colby Wedgeworth, songwriters
“God’s Not Done With You (Single Version),” Tauren Wells
“Rescue Story,” Zach Williams; Ethan Hulse, Andrew Ripp, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters

Best Gospel Album
Long Live Love, Kirk Franklin
Goshen, Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri -City Singers
Tunnel Vision, Gene Moore
Settle Here, William Murphy
Something’s Happening! A Christmas Album, CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
I Know a Ghost, Crowder
Burn the Ships, for KING & COUNTRY
Haven’t Seen It Yet, Danny Gokey
The Elements, TobyMac
Holy Roar, Chris Tomlin

Best Roots Gospel Album
Deeper Roots: Where the Bluegrass Grows, Steven Curtis Chapman
Testimony, Gloria Gaynor
Deeper Oceans, Joseph Habedank
His Name Is Jesus, Tim Menzies
Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout (Various Artists), Jerry Salley, Producer

Best Latin Pop Album
Vida, Luis Fonsi
11:11, Maluma
Montaner, Ricardo Montaner
#ELDISCO, Alejandro Sanz
Fantasia, Sebastian Yatra

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
X 100Pre, Bad Bunny
Oasis, J Balvin & Bad Bunny
Indestructible, Flor De Toloache
Almadura, iLe
El Mal Querer, Rosalia

Best Regional Mexican Album (Including Tejano)
Caminado, Joss Favela
Percepcion, Intocable
Poco a Poco, La Energia Norteña
20 Aniversario, Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
De Ayer Para Siempre, Mariachi Los Camperos

Best Tropical Latin Album
Opus, Marc Anthony
Tiempo Al Tiempo, Luis Enrique + C4 Trio
Candela, Vicente García
Literal, Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
A Journey Through Cuban Music, Aymée Nuviola

Best American Roots Performance
“Saint Honesty,” Sara Bareilles
“Father Mountain,” Calexico And Iron & Wine
“I’m on My Way,” Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
“Call My Name,” I’m With Her
“Faraway Look,” Yola

Best American Roots Song
“Black Myself,” Amythyst Kiah, songwriter (Our Native Daughters)
“Call My Name,” Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan & Sara Watkins, songwriters (I’m With Her)
“Crossing to Jerusalem,” Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, songwriters (Rosanne Cash)
“Faraway Look,” Dan Auerbach, Yola Carter & Pat McLaughlin, songwriters (Yola)
“I Don’t Wanna Ride the Rails No More,” Vince Gill, songwriter (Vince Gill)

Best Americana Album
Years to Burn, Calexico And Iron & Wine
Who Are You Now, Madison Cunningham
Oklahoma, Keb’ Mo’
Tales of America, J.S. Ondara
Walk Through Fire, Yola

Best Bluegrass Album
Tall Fiddler, Michael Cleveland
Live in Prague, Czech Republic, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Toil, Tears & Trouble, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys
Royal Traveller, Missy Raines
If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Best Traditional Blues Album
Kingfish, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Tall, Dark & Handsome, Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men
Sitting on Top of the Blues, Bobby Rush
Baby, Please Come Home, Jimmie Vaughan
Spectacular Class, Jontavious Willis

Best Contemporary Blues Album
This Land, Gary Clark Jr.
Venom & Faith, Larkin Poe
Brighter Days, Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Somebody Save Me, Sugaray Rayford
Keep On, Southern Avenue

Best Folk Album
My Finest Work Yet, Andrew Bird
Rearrange My Heart, Che Apalache
Patty Griffin, Patty Griffin
Evening Machines, Gregory Alan Isakov
Front Porch, Joy Williams

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Kalawai’Anui, Amy Hānaiali’i
When It’s Cold – Cree Round Dance Songs, Northern Cree
Good Time, Ranky Tanky
Recorded at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Rebirth Brass Band
Hawaiian Lullaby, (Various Artists), Imua Garza & Kimié Miner, producers

Best Reggae Album
Rapture, Koffee
As I Am, Julian Marley
The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie Vs. Roots Radics, Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics
Mass Manipulation, Steel Pulse
More Work to Be Done, Third World

Best World Music Album
Gece, Altin Gün
What Heat, Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley
African Giant, Burna Boy
Fanm D’Ayiti, Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet
Celia, Angelique Kidjo

Best Children’s Music Album
Ageless Songs for the Child Archetype, Jon Samson
Flying High!, Caspar Babypants
I Love Rainy Days, Daniel Tashian
The Love, Alphabet Rockers
Winterland, The Okee Dokee Brothers

Best Spoken Word Album
Beastie Boys Book, (Various Artists) Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers
Becoming, Michelle Obama
I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years as a Two-Time Cancer Survivor, Eric Alexandrakis
Mr. Know-It-All, John Waters
Sekou Andrews & The String Theory, Sekou Andrews & The String Theory

Best Comedy Album
Quality Time, Jim Gaffigan
Relatable, Ellen DeGeneres
Right Now, Aziz Ansari
Son of Patricia, Trevor Noah
Sticks & Stones, Dave Chappelle

Best Musical Theater Album
Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations
Hadestown
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – In Four Contemporary Suites
Oklahoma!

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
The Lion King: The Songs
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Rocketman
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
A Star Is Born

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Avengers: Endgame
Chernobyl
Game of Thrones: Season 8
The Lion King
Mary Poppins Returns

Best Song Written for Visual Media
“The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy,” From: Toy Story 4
“Girl in the Movies,” From: Dumplin’
“I’ll Never Love Again” (Film Version), From: A Star Is Born
“Sprit,” From: The Lion King
“Suspirium,” From: Suspiria

Best Instrumental Composition
“Begin Again,” Fred Hersch, composer (Fred Hersch & The WDR Big Band Conducted By Vince Mendoza)
“Crucible for Crisis,” Brian Lynch, composer (Brian Lynch Big Band)
“Love, A Beautiful Force,” Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra)
“Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite,” John Williams, composer (John Williams)
“Walkin’ Funny,” Christian McBride, composer (Christian McBride)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or a Cappella
“Blue Skies,” Kris Bowers, arranger (Kris Bowers)
“Hedwig’s Theme,” John Williams, arranger (Anne-Sophie Mutter & John Williams)
“La Novena,” Emilio Solla, arranger (Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra)
“Love, a Beautiful Force,” Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra)
“Moon River,” Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
“All Night Long,” Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier featuring Jules Buckley, Take 6 & Metropole Orkest)
“Jolene,” Geoff Keezer, arranger (Sara Gazarek)
“Marry Me a Little,” Cyrille Aimée & Diego Figueiredo, arrangers (Cyrille Aimée)
“Over the Rainbow,” Vince Mendoza, arranger (Trisha Yearwood)
“12 Little Spells (Thoracic Spine),” Esperanza Spalding, arranger (Esperanza Spalding)

Best Recording Package
Anonimas & Resilientes
Chris Cornell
Hold That Tiger
I,I
Intellexual

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Anima
Gold in Brass Age
1963: New Directions
The Radio Recordings 1939–1945
Woodstock: Back to the Garden – The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive

Best Album Notes
The Complete Cuban Jam Session, Judy Cantor-Navas, album notes writer (Various Artists)
The Gospel According to Malaco, Robert Marovich, album notes writer (Various Artists)
Pedal Steel + Four Corners, Brendan Greaves, album notes writer (Terry Allen And The Panhandle Mystery Band)
Pete Seeger: The Smithsonia Folkways Collection, Jeff Place, album notes writer (Pete Seeger)
Stax ’68: A Memphis Story, Steve Greenberg, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Best Historical Album
The Girl From Chicaksaw County- The Complete Capitol Masters, Andrew Batt & Kris Maher, compilation producers; Simon Gibson, mastering engineer (Bobbie Gentry)
The Great Comeback: Horowitz at Carnegie Hall, Robert Russ, compilation producer; Andreas K. Meyer & Jennifer Nulsen, mastering engineers (Vladimir Horowitz)
Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New AGe MMusic 1980-1990, Spencer Doran, Yosuke Kitazawa, Douglas Macgowan & Matt Sullivan, compilation producers; John Baldwin, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection, Jeff Place & Robert Santelli, compilation producers; Pete Reiniger, mastering engineer (Pete Seeger)
Woodstock: Back to the Garden – The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive, Brian Kehew, Steve Woolard & Andy Zax, compilation producers; Dave Schultz, mastering engineer, Brian Kehew, restoration engineer (Various Artists)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
All These Things, Tchad Blake, Adam Greenspan & Rodney Shearer, engineers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Thomas Dybdahl)
Ella Mai, Chris “Shaggy” Ascher, Jaycen Joshua & David Pizzimenti, engineers; Chris Athens, mastering engineer (Ella Mai)
Run Home Slow, Paul Butler & Sam Teskey, engineers; Joe Carra, mastering engineer (The Teskey Brothers)
Scenery, Tom Elmhirst, Ben Kane & Jeremy Most, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Emily King)
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Rob Kinelski & Finneas O’Connell, engineers; John Greenham, mastering engineer (Billie Eilish)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
John Hill
Finneas
Ricky Reed

Best Remixed Recording
“I Rise (Tracy Young’s Pride Intro Radio Remix),” Tracy Young, remixer (Madonna)
“Mother’s Daughter (Wuki Remix),” Wuki, remixer (Miley Cyrus)
“The One (High Contrast Remix),” Lincoln Barrett, remixer (Jorja Smith)
“Swim (Ford. Remix),” Luc Bradford, remixer (Mild Minds)
“Work It (Soulwax Remix),” David Gerard C Dewaele & Stephen Antoine C Dewaele, remixers (Marie Davidson)

Best Immersive Audio Album
Chain Tripping, Luke Argilla, immersive audio engineer; Jurgen Scharpf, immersive audio mastering engineer; Jona Bechtolt, Claire L. Evans & Rob Kieswetter, immersive audio producers (Yacht)
Kverndokk: Smyphonic Dances, Jim Anderson, immersive audio engineer; Robert C. Ludwig, immersive audio mastering engineer; Ulrike Schwarz, immersive audio producer (Ken-David Masur & Stavanger Symphony Orchestra)
Lux, Morten Lindberg, immersive audio engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive audio mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive audio producer (Anita Brevik, Trondheimsolistene & Nidarosdomens Jentekor)
The Orchestral Organ, Keith O. Johnson, immersive audio engineer; Keith O. Johnson, immersive audio mastering engineer; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, immersive audio producers (Jan Kraybill)
The Savior, Bob Clearmountain, immersive audio engineer; Bob Ludwig, immersive audio mastering engineer; Michael Marquart & Dave Way, immersive audio producers (A Bad Think)

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Aequa – Anna Throvaldsdottir, Daniel Shores, engineer; Daniel Shores, mastering engineer (International Contemporary Ensemble)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9, Mark Donahue, engineer; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
Rachmaninoff – Hermitage Piano Trio, Keith O. Johnson & Sean Royce Martin, engineers;Keith O. Johnson, mastering engineer (Hermitage Piano Trio)
Riley: Sun Rings, Leslie Ann Jones, engineer; Robert C. Ludwig, mastering engineer (Kronos Quartet)
Wolfe: Fire In My Mouth, Bob Hanlon & Lawrence Rock, engineers; Ian Good & Lawrence Rock, mastering engineers (Jaap Van Zweden, Francisco J. Núñez, Donald Nally, The Crossing, Young People’s Chorus Of NY City & New York Philharmonic)

Producer of the Year, Classical
Blanton Alspaugh
James Ginsburg
Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin
Morten Lindberg
Dirk Sobotka

Best Orchestral Performance
Brucker, Symphony No. 9, Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
Copland: Billy the Kid; Grohg, Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
Norman: Sustain, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Transatlantic, Louis Langrée, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
Weiberg: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor (City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Kremerata Baltica)

Best Opera Recording
Benjamin: Lessons in Love & Violence, George Benjamin, conductor; Stéphane Degout, Barbara Hannigan, Peter Hoare & Gyula Orendt; James Whitbourn, producer (Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House)
Berg: Wozzeck, Marc Albrecht, conductor; Christopher Maltman & Eva-Maria Westbroek; François Roussillon, producer (Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Chorus Of Dutch National Opera)
Charpentier: Les Arts Florissants; Les Plaisirs De Versailles, Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Jesse Blumberg, Teresa Wakim & Virginia Warnken; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)
Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox, Gil Rose, conductor; John Brancy, Andrew Craig Brown, Gabriel Preisser, Krista River & Edwin Vega; Gil Rose, producer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Boston Children’s Chorus)
Wagner: Lohengrin, Christian Thielemann, conductor; Piotr Beczała, Anja

Best Choral Performance
Boyle: Voyages, Donald Nally, conductor (The Crossing)
Durufle: Complete Chroral Works, Robert Simpson, conductor (Ken Cowan; Houston Chamber Choir)
The Hope of Loving, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare)
Sander: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Peter Jermihov, conductor (Evan Bravos, Vadim Gan, Kevin Keys, Glenn Miller & Daniel Shirley; PaTRAM Institute Singers)
Smith, K.: The Arc in the Sky, Donald Nally, conductor (The Crossing)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Cerrone, The Pieces That Fall to Earth, Christopher Rountree & Wild Up
Freedom & Faith, PUBLIQuartet
Perpetulum, Third Coast Percussion
Rachmaninoff – Hermitage Piano Trio, Hermitage Piano Trio
Shaw Orange, Attacca Quartet

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
“The Berlin Recital,” Yuja Wang
“Higdon: Harp Concerto,” Yolanda Kondonassis; Ward Stare, conductor (The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra)
“Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite,” Nicola Benedetti; Cristian Măcelaru, conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra)
“The Orchestral Organ,” Jan Kraybill
“Torke: Sky, Concerto for Violin,” Tessa Lark; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
The Edge of Silence – Works for Voice by Gyorgy Kurtag, Susan Narucki (Donald Berman, Curtis Macomber, Kathryn Schulmeister & Nicholas Tolle)
Himmelsmusik, Philippe Jaroussky & Céline Scheen; Christina Pluhar, conductor; L’Arpeggiata, ensemble (Jesús Rodil & Dingle Yandell)
Schumann: Liederkreis Op. 24, Kerner-Lieder Op. 35, Matthias Goerne; Leif Ove Andsnes, accompanist
Songplay, Joyce DiDonato; Chuck Israels, Jimmy Madison, Charlie Porter & Craig Terry, accompanists (Steve Barnett & Lautaro Greco)
A Te, O Cara, Stephen Costello; Constantine Orbelian, conductor (Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra)

Best Classical Compendium
American Originals 1918, John Morris Russell, conductor; Elaine Martone, producer
Leshnoff: Symphony No. 4 ‘Heichalos’; Guitar Concerto; Starburst, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
Meltzer: Songs and Structures, Paul Appleby & Natalia Katyukova; Silas Brown & Harold Meltzer, producers
The Poetry of Places, Nadia Shpachenko; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, producers
Saariaho: True Fire; Trans; Ciel D’Hiver, Hannu Lintu, conductor; Laura Heikinheimo, producer

Best Classical Composition
Berme: Migration Series For Jazz Ensemble & Orchestra, Derek Bermel, composer (Derek Bermel, Ted Nash, David Alan Miller, Juilliard Jazz Orchestra & Albany Symphony Orchestra)
Higdon: Harp Concerto, Jennifer Higdon, composer (Yolanda Kondonassis, Ward Stare & The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra)
Marsalis: Violin Concerto in D Major, Wynton Marsalis, composer (Nicola Benedetti, Cristian Măcelaru & Philadelphia Orchestra)
Norman: Sustain, Andrew Norman, composer (Gustavo Dudamel & Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Shaw: Orange, Caroline Shaw, composer (Attacca Quartet)
Wolfe: Fire in My Mouth, Julia Wolfe, composer (Jaap Van Zweden, Francisco J.Núñez, Donald Nally, The Crossing, Young People’s Chorus Of NY City & New York Philharmonic)

Best Music Video
“We’ve Got to Try,” The Chemical Brothers
“This Land,” Gary Clark Jr.
“Cellophane,” FKA twigs
“Old Town Road (Official Movie),” Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus
“Glad He’s Gone,” Tove Lo

Best Music Film
Homecoming
Remember My Name
Birth of the Cool
Shangri-La
Anima

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REPORT: Kobe Bryant’s Daughter Also Killed In Fatal Helicopter Crash

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 16:00

According to a breaking reportKobe Bryant‘s 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore was also on board the fatal helicopter crash, which took both of their lives. They were on their way to the Mamba Academy for a basketball practice when the crash occurred.

News just broke this morning that the basketball legend died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. The cause of the crash is still currently under investigation.

Five are confirmed dead, including the pilot. Early reports state Bryant was traveling with at least three other people when the helicopter went down. There was a swift emergency response but no one on board survived.

Kobe’s wife, Vanessa Bryant, was apparently not among those on board. Source: TMZ | Photo via Instagram 

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Kobe Bryant Dies In Helicopter Crash

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 14:50

According to a report from TMZ, basketball legend Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas.

The report states he was traveling with at least 3 other people when the helicopter went down. There was a swift emergency response but no one on board survived. Five are confirmed dead, including the pilot.

Kobe’s wife, Vanessa Bryant, was apparently not among those on board. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

 

via TMZ | Photo via Wikimedia Commons

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Lane 8 Enforces “This Never Happened” Concept for Next Tour Leg

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 14:05

Lane 8 is enforcing his This Never Happened concept for his upcoming Brightest Lights tour.

That means no phones, no cameras, no recording of any sort, to encourage attendees to live in the moment, get lost in the music, and truly connect with their surroundings. Despite the smartphone-fueled age we live in, fans of Lane 8 who experienced the first leg of the Brightest Lights tour seem to embrace this change of pace.

Upon entering the venue for a Brightest Lights tour stop, fans will be asked to put an adhesive tape over their camera lenses. This is a safe tape that will not damage the devices. Heightened security will be present to enforce the golden rule. If you’re caught taking a photo/video — you’ll kindly be asked to leave.

This Never Happened: An Exclusive Interview with Lane 8

Lane 8 shares in the post below:

the basic ethos of the events is pretty simple. we do not allow any photos or videos to be taken by anyone, not with phones or cameras or any other device, while inside the venue. i firmly believe that with this simple rule, we have been able to create one of the most special and unique atmospheres of any show i’ve ever been a part of.

If you are attending any of Lane 8’s upcoming shows, he encourages you to read.

Lane 8: This Never Happened

if you are coming to any of the upcoming shows please read ❤❤ pic.twitter.com/ogMfgPU0Wm

— Lane 8 (@Lane8music) January 21, 2020

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Grammys CEO Files Discrimination Complaint Against Recording Academy

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 17:13

The Grammys‘ first female president and CEO Deborah Dugan has filed an official complaint against the Recording Academy just days out from the annual awards show. This comes after she was put on administrative leave under claims of her “bullying” management style.

Dugan announced Tuesday that she had filed a discrimination complaint with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In which, she describes the Grammys as a “‘boys’ club network where men work together to the disadvantage of women and disenfranchised groups in order to line their own pockets and maintain a firm grip on the Academy’s dealings.”

In addition, her attorneys Douglas H. Wigdor and Michael J. Willemin released a joint statement:

The complaint that we filed today against the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS, the Academy’s former full name) highlights tactics reminiscent of those deployed by individuals defending Harvey Weinstein.

The attempt by the Recording Academy to impugn the character of Deborah Dugan is a transparent effort to shift the focus away from its own unlawful activity. This blatant form of retaliation in corporate America is all too common, even post #MeToo, and we will utilize all lawful means necessary to ensure that those responsible are held accountable for their actions.

It only gets messier from there…

According to NPR, “the EEOC complaint includes several bombshell accusations, including that her predecessor, Neil Portnow, raped a female artist in New York; that she was pressed to hire [Neil] Portnow as a consultant for $750,000 by the Academy’s then-board chair, John Poppo; and that the Academy’s general counsel and former board chair, Joel Katz, sexually harassed Dugan in May 2019, as she was being courted for the top Academy job.”

More details here.

 

Source: NPR

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San Holo Announces New Music With Broods Out Next Friday

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 17:09

It’s been a little over seven months since we last got an original piece of San Holo music, but that all changes next Friday with the release of the musician’s next single, “Honest” featuring Broods. A song years in the making.

In the time since his debut album album1 in 2018, he’s released the singles “Lead Me Back” and “Lost Lately,” two very emotional and raw songs. From the preview of “Honest” shared on social media (see below), it seems that trend is going to continue.

Only 30 seconds of the song were teased, with a gritty vocal from Broods, detuned and overlayed with white noise as it gradually becomes more clear… perhaps a reference to the honesty she sings about?

All will be revealed next Friday, January 31 for everyone to hear. Check out the teaser below.

NEW MUSIC JANUARY 31 ???????? Honest ft. @broodsmusic
RT to spread honesty! pic.twitter.com/H338fDxD9m

✨ San Holo ✨(80%) (@sanholobeats) January 22, 2020

 

Photo via Rukes.com

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Hex Cougar Unleashes Debut EP, “Under the Light of a Dying Moon”

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 17:00

It’s hard to nail down exactly how long we’ve been waiting for this moment, but Hex Cougar’s debut EP is finally here, out now on V1. The 6-track EP, Under the Light of a Dying Moon, is hauntingly beautiful and unabashedly Hex Cougar, nailing down the producer’s sound on the very first try.

Of course, the road to this EP has been long and arduous, and it’s not just the “first try.” But that strife and struggle has produced one of the best EPs of the year — I know it’s early in 2020, but I’m speaking from the perspective of months from now knowing I’ll be thinking the same thing.

Having already heard “Hourglass” with AWAY and josh pan and “Sacrifice” with Ruby Red, we’re introduced to the remaining four tracks, including an intro and collabs with Luma, Sarah De Warren, and Pauline Herr. Once again proving a particularly adept knack for joining melody with darker motifs, the genres run from liquid drum & bass to (“Drowning in My Dreams”), to midtempo, to something else less identifiable.

Right now, I can tell you this is an EP that will stand the test of time. Fans years from now will look back and say “I knew him when.” You can listen to Under the Light of a Dying Moon below.



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Duck Sauce Tease New Music Coming “Next Week”

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 16:57

Duck Sauce are signaling their return — and releasing new music as soon as next week!

The iconic duo consisting of A-Trak and Armand Van Helden hit us with their debut single “Big Bad Wolf” nearly a decade ago. Then came their debut album, Quack, and smash hit, “Barbra Streisand.” Duck Sauce was thriving in the dance scene, but for whatever reason it all suddenly and unexpectedly stopped.

At the dawn of the new year, A-Trak dropped a cryptic teaser, but for fans of Armand Van Helden and himself, the announce was obvious.

Duck Sauce returns in 2020 and now they promise to “see you all here next week.”

The post below clearly suggests new music — and it came right from the duck’s mouth.

Duck Sauce Returns Next Week

see you all here next week pic.twitter.com/umx8Gp1BQZ

— DUCK SAUCE (@DuckSauceNYC) January 24, 2020

 

Photo via Rukes.com

 

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Eptic Gets Honest About Going from Almost No Bookings To Immense Success

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 16:55

Every artist you see headlining a festival or selling out a local venue had the same start as everyone else: some person in a bedroom fiddling with Ableton, FL Studio, or whatever else. From there, they probably also were an opening DJ and played for rooms with less than 100 people. See them now playing for thousands and selling out headline tours.

That includes Eptic, who yesterday got honest about nearly quitting his project last year after he became depressed, “playing pretty much no festivals.” To the casual observer, this might seem absurd, knowing just how incredible Eptic is, but a lot goes on behind the scenes and beneath the surface that the casual fan isn’t privy to.

Still, he kept with it and what turned out to be a slump is a thing of the past as he’s on many major festival lineups this year and “working on music with some of the biggest producers.”

Last year i was playing pretty much no festivals, was really depressed & almost quit my project. I'm on most major fests this year at killer timeslots and working on music with some of the biggest producers. Very grateful for 2020 so far and proud of myself, my team and fanbase❤

— EPTIC (@Eptic) January 25, 2020

All of this is to say that no matter where you are in your career, things can always turn around. Never stop working, never stop grinding, because when you do, that’s when you stop growing.

Find tickets to see Eptic live here.

 

Photo by Travis Ferkitch

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Dimitri Vegas Was Originally Supposed To Be The Villain In “Bad Boys 3”

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 16:52

Bad Boys for Life, the third film in the Martin Lawrence and Will Smith franchise, hit theaters last week. However, the movie almost looked a lot different. Rather than Nicky Jam playing the main villain Zway-Lo, it was nearly Dimitri Vegas.

“He was supposed to be joining the cast, yes,”  directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah disclosed in an exclusive article with Belgian newspaper HLN. “He’s our brother and we really wanted him in the movie. Dimitri is a movie genius, he almost knows more about it than we do.”

Vegas had to pass on the role because a last-minute visa mishap. “Due to strict union regulations it unfortunately didn’t happen,” the directors said. “But on the next movie we’ll have more power and we can get more stuff arranged in time. We’ll make sure it happens on the next one!”

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Dimitri recently featured as a ‘Sub-Zero’ DLC character on the latest instalment of the Mortal Kombat game franchise, as well as appearing in movies like ‘Rambo: Last Blood” and “Men In Black: International.” He also featured as the voice of a version of Peter Parker in the animated movie ‘Spider-Man : Into The Spider-Verse’ and joined Jean-Claude Van Damme in the action movie “Lukas.”

Imagine what Bad Boys would have been like with him fighting against Smith and Lawrence. What a bewildering clash of two worlds that would have been.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Dimitri Vegas Was Originally Supposed To Be The Villain In “Bad Boys 3”

WARNING: Knockoff AirPods May Be Dangerous for Hearing

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 16:50

Knockoff AirPods might be the cheaper option, but they could be seriously dangerous for hearing.

The wireless earbuds by Apple nearly doubled in sales to $6 billion in 2019 — and with increasing popularity has come the risk of fake AirPods. A new report states they are the number one wireless headphones in the world with a 45% market share.

AirPods start at $159, or $249 for the Pro models. Which, makes knockoff pairs even more tempting for buyers everywhere — but, low-cost imitations are not in their best interest.

The publication 60 Millions de Consommateurs (60 Million Consumers) decided to put the fake AirPods to the test. Seven different pairs of knockoffs were ordered — but only four actually arrived to the office. Of those, only three of the four pairs worked.

The pairs put to the test had “mediocre” sound quality. One of the models also proved to be dangerous for hearing, as the maximum volume exceeded safety standards by 10 decibels.

Moral of the story — be careful what you’re putting in your ears.

Authentic Apple AirPods can be purchased here.

 

Sources: Giz China, Phon Android  

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: WARNING: Knockoff AirPods May Be Dangerous for Hearing

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