On Sunday, February 5, the 65th Grammy Awards were presented by the Recording Academy in recognition of "outstanding" achievements in the music industry.

History was made when Beyoncé won her 32nd award, giving her the most Grammys of all time. Nominated nine times, she won for best R&B song of the year, best dance/electronic album, best traditional R&B performance and best dance/electronic recording for Break My Soul

Classical categories

Best Orchestral Performance

  • "Adams, John Luther: Sila - The Breath of the World" — Doug Perkins, conductor (Musicians of the University of Michigan Department of Chamber Music & University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble)
  • "Dvořák: Symphonies Nos. 7-9" — Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
  • "Eastman: Stay on It" — Christopher Rountree, conductor (Wild Up)
  • "John Williams - The Berlin Concert" — John Williams, conductor (Berliner Philharmoniker)
  • WINNER: "Works by Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery, Valerie Coleman" — Michael Repper, conductor (New York Youth Symphony)

Best Opera Recording

  • Aucoin: "Eurydice" — Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Barry Banks, Nathan Berg, Joshua Hopkins, Erin Morley & Jakub Józef Orliński; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
  • WINNER: Blanchard: "Fire Shut Up in My Bones" — Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Angel Blue, Will Liverman, Latonia Moore, & Walter Russell III; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
  • "Davis: X - The Life and Times f Malcolm X" — Gil Rose, conductor; Ronnita Miller, Whitney Morrison, Victor Robertson, & Davóne Tines; Gil Rose, producer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Odyssey Opera Chorus)

Best Choral Performance

  • Bach: "St. John Passion"— John Eliot Gardiner, conductor (English Baroque Soloists; Monteverdi Choir)
  • WINNER: "Born" — Donald Nally, conductor (Dominic German, Maren Montalbano, Rebecca Myers, & James Reese; The Crossing)
  • Verdi: "Requiem - The Met Remembers 9/11" — Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Donald Palumbo, chorus master (Michelle DeYoung, Eric Owens, Ailyn Pérez, & Matthew Polenzani; The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

  • Beethoven: "Complete String Quartets, Volume 2 - The Middle Quartets" — Dover Quartet
  • "Musical Remembrances" — Neave Trio
  • "Perspectives" — Third Coast Percussion
  • WINNER: Shaw: :Evergreen" — Attacca Quartet
  • "What Is American" — PUBLIQuartet

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

  • Abels: "Isolation Variation" — Hilary Hahn
  • Bach: "The Art of Life" — Daniil Trifonov
  • Beethoven: "Diabelli Variations" — Mitsuko Uchida
  • WINNER: "Letters for the Future" — Time for Three; Xian Zhang, conductor (The Philadelphia Orchestra)
  • "A Night in Upper Town - The Music of Zoran Krajacic" — Mak Grgić

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

  • Eden — Joyce DiDonato, soloist; Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor (Il Pomo D'Oro)
  • How Do I Find You — Sasha Cooke, soloist; Kirill Kuzmin, pianist
  • Okpebholo: Lord, How Come Me Here? — Will Liverman, soloist; Paul Sánchez, pianist (J'Nai Bridges & Caen Thomason-Redus)
  • Stranger - Works for Tenor by Nico Muhly — Nicholas Phan, soloist (Eric Jacobson; Brooklyn Rider & the Knights; Reginald Mobley)
  • WINNER: Voice of Nature - The Anthropocene — Renée Fleming, soloist; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, pianist

Best Classical Compendium


  • WINNER: An Adoption Story — Starr Parodi & Kitt Wakeley; Jeff Fair, Starr Parodi & Kitt Wakeley, producers
  • Aspire —JP Jofre & Seunghee Lee; Enrico Fagone, conductor; Jonathan Allen, producer
  • A Concert for Ukraine — Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; David Frost, producer
  • The Lost Birds — Voces8; Barnaby Smith & Christopher Tin, conductors; Sean Patrick Flahaven & Christopher Tin, producers

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

  • Akiho: "Ligneous Suite" — Andy Akiho, composer (Ian Rosenbaum & Dover Quartet)
  • Bermel: "Intonations" — Derek Bermel, composer (Jack Quartet)
  • Gubaidulina: "The Wrath of God" — Sofia Gubaidulina, composer (Andris Nelsons & Gewandhausorchester
  • WINNER: Puts: "Contact" — Kevin Puts, composer (Xian Zhang, Time for Three & the Philadelphia Orchestra)
  • Simon: "Requiem for the Enslaved" — Carlos Simon, composer (Carlos Simon, MK Zulu, Marco Pavé, & Hub New Music)

Best Engineered Album, Classical

  • WINNER: Bates: Philharmonia Fantastique - The Making of the Orchestra — Shawn Murphy, Charlie Post, & Gary Rydstrom, engineers; Michael Romanowski, mastering engineer (Edwin Outwater & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6; Stucky: Silent Spring — Mark Donahue, engineer; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • Perspectives — Jonathan Lackey, Bill Maylone, & Dan Nichols, engineers; Joe Lambert, mastering engineer (Third Coast Percussion)
  • Tuvayhun - Beatitudes for a Wounded World — Morten Lindberg, engineer; Morten Lindberg, mastering engineer (Anita Brevik, Nidarosdomens Jentekor & Trondheimsolistene)
  • Williams: Violin Concerto No. 2 & Selected Film Themes — Bernhard Güttler, Shawn Murphy, & Nick Squire, engineers; Christoph Stickel, mastering engineer (Anne-Sophie Mutter, John Williams & Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Producer of the Year, Classical

  • Jonathan Allen
  • Christoph Franke
  • James Ginsburg
  • Elaine Martone
  • WINNER: Judith Sherman

Jazz categories

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • "Rounds (Live)" — Ambrose Akinmusire, soloist
  • "Keep Holding On" — Gerald Albright, soloist
  • "Falling" — Melissa Aldana, soloist
  • "Call of the Drum" — Marcus Baylor, soloist
  • "Cherokee/Koko" — John Beasley, soloist
  • WINNER: "Endangered Species" — Wayne Shorter & Leo Genovese, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • The Evening : Live at APPARATUS — The Baylor Project
  • WINNER: Linger Awhile — Samara Joy
  • Fade to Black — Carmen Lundy
  • Fifty — The Manhattan Transfer with the WDR Funkhausorchester
  • Ghost Song — Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • WINNER: New Standards Vol. 1 — Terri Lyne Carrington, Kris Davis, Linda May Han Oh, Nicholas Payton, & Matthew Stevens
  • Live In Italy — Peter Erskine Trio
  • LongGone — Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade
  • Live at the Detroit Jazz Festival — Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington, Leo Genovese & Esperanza Spalding
  • Parallel Motion — Yellowjackets

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • Bird Lives — John Beasley, Magnus Lindgren & SWR Big Band
  • Remembering Bob Freedman — Ron Carter & the Jazzaar Festival Big Band Directed by Christian Jacob
  • WINNER: Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra — Steven Feifke, Bijon Watson, Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra
  • Center Stage — Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Ronnie Cuber, & WDR Big Band Conducted by Michael Abene
  • Architecture of Storms — Remy Le Boeuf's Assembly of Shadows

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • WINNER: Fandango at the Wall in New York — Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra feat. the Congra Patria Son Jarocho Collective
  • Crisálida — Danilo Pérez feat. the Global Messengers
  • If You Will — Flora Purim
  • Rhythm & Soul — Arturo Sandoval
  • Música De Las Américas — Miguel Zenón