Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Weekend Box Office Results February 24, 2012 - February 26, 2012







Sorry for the delay on this post ladies and gents, but here's the box office results for the last weekend of feburary !! "Act of Valor" came out as the top dog at the box office, grossing close to $25 Million with no big stars cast in the lead roles of the film. Tyler Perry's latest flim "Good Deeds" came in 2nd Place raking in close to $16 Million. DeWayne "Rock" Johnson and Denzel Washington continue to have box office success with their latest films "Journey 2" and "Safe House"  coming in at number 3 and 4. Journey 2 Grossed another $13 Million and Safe House Added another $10 Million in ticket sales. Rounding out the top 5 films in theaters is the film "The Vow" which added close to $10 Million this past weekend bringing the films current gross total pass the $100 Million mark. Check the rest for the rest of the top 12 films in theaters and be back with us on friday for the latest batch of films in theaters guys. until then, PEACE !!! 

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TW LW Title Studio Weekend
Total
1 - Act of Valor Relativity Media
$24,476,632

$24,476,632

2 - Tyler Perry's Good Deeds Lionsgate
$15,583,924

$15,583,924

3 3 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island New Line Cinema (Warner Bros. Pictures)
$13,389,102

$76,645,453

4 1 Safe House Universal Pictures
$10,926,145

$97,622,705

5 2 The Vow Screen Gems (Sony)
$9,916,774

$102,924,117

6 4 Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance Columbia Pictures (Sony)
$9,006,135

$38,038,217

7 5 This Means War 20th Century Fox
$8,425,010

$33,495,646

8 - Wanderlust Universal Pictures
$6,526,650

$6,526,650

9 - Gone Summit Entertainment
$4,770,360

$4,770,360

10 8 The Secret World of Arrietty Walt Disney Pictures
$4,351,115

$14,508,920

11 7 Chronicle 20th Century Fox
$3,685,036

$57,984,963

12 6 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3D 20th Century Fox
$3,174,955

$40,444,585

Friday, February 24, 2012

Games on te AVE: Gamespot Reviews UFC 3


Also available on Xbox 360






While UFC Undisputed games have always offered great mixed martial arts action, UFC Undisputed 3 is the first in the series that also succeeds outside of the octagon. It's also a significantly more accessible game than its predecessors, so you don't need to know a reverse mount from a rear mount to enjoy it.
If you're a newcomer to the series, or just in need of a refresher because you haven't played a UFC game in months, UFC Undisputed 3 has you covered with its comprehensive tutorials. Play through the Guided Tutorial mode's 62 quick exercises, and you learn how to perform everything from simple punches and transitions to dangerous moves like foot stomps and soccer kicks that, while effective in the new Pride competitions, are illegal in UFC matches. Some of the tutorials deal with new or significantly changed gameplay mechanics, so they're worth checking out even if you have previous octagon experience. Submissions are now attempted and defended using an entirely new system, for example.
Rotating the right analog stick as quickly as possible was an inelegant way to resolve submission attempts in previous games, and while it was technically skill-based, it wasn't at all analogous with the struggle onscreen. Thankfully this has been addressed in UFC 3, where submissions employ a minigame of sorts. Two icons representing the fighters move around the perimeter of an octagon-shaped graphic and, depending on whether you're attacking or defending, you either chase or try to stay away from your opponent's icon. It's unfortunate that you end up focusing so intensely on this visual representation of the struggle that you lose sight of the actual fighters, but it's a great system regardless, because it's always clear how well you're doing and what you need to do to improve your situation.
Another interesting improvement inside the octagon is the all-new interaction that you have with your trainer. Not only can he occasionally be heard yelling legitimately useful advice over the noise of the crowd while you're fighting, but in between rounds he offers feedback on both positive and negative aspects of your performance. He might congratulate you on your excellent ground-and-pound work while pointing out that you need to do a better job of blocking your opponent's transitions, for example. Furthermore, you have the option to look at an expanded version of his comments that, often, details what you need to be doing with your controller to act on his advice. MMA fighters have such vast repertoires of moves at their disposal that these reminders can prove invaluable.



If you find the move lists of pro fighters such as Anderson Silva, Cain Velasquez, and Scott Jorgensen overwhelming, a great way to familiarize yourself with the basics is to jump into the much-improved Career mode. There, you start out as a relative newcomer to MMA with a much smaller repertoire and significantly lower ratings for your physical attributes and fight skills. You might feel sluggish and underpowered early on, and it's an odd sensation to find yourself in a position in which you simply don't have good moves available. This forces you to master the basics though, and there's a great sense of progression as you train between fights.
Training hasn't always been much fun in UFC games, largely because so much of it was menu-driven. Thankfully, that's no longer the case. Minigames replace mathematics in UFC Undisputed 3, so where physical training used to take place on a spreadsheet, now it involves punching bags, focus mitts, and the like. Training exercises do a great job of reinforcing the idea that you're improving as a fighter, not only because you inevitably get better at them as your career progresses, but because they employ the same controls as the moves that they most obviously benefit. Grabbing large tires and flipping them around on a mat plays in much the same way that taking down opponents does, for example. Also, you no longer need to concern yourself with working training into your schedule in such a way that you leave enough time before a fight to recuperate. In UFC 3 you typically get to choose one of five opponents for your next fight and then get just two training sessions beforehand, which you can choose to spend improving your skills and physical attributes, or visiting camps to learn and level up moves. You never have to rest, and you never have to waste time clicking through menus that are presented as media opportunities. You might still end up devoting chunks of time to arranging sponsor logos on your shorts and banner, but you don't need to do this often, and the systems in place for doing so (which also include a new option to design your own logos) are far less unwieldy than in previous UFC games.


Games on the AVE: Gamespot reviews Twisted Metal




Once upon a time, a man named Calypso regularly held a tournament. It was a grisly contest of vehicular carnage in which entire cities were razed as the competitors destroyed everyone and everything around them in their mad quest for victory. But for many years now, the screams have gone silent. It has been over a decade since Calypso's tournament made its last full-fledged appearance on consoles. At long last, Twisted Metal is back, and this latest entry recaptures the large-scale destructive fun of the series' best games. As long as you're open to this particular brand of old-fashioned, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants insanity, you're sure to enjoy the beautiful chaos of Twisted Metal.
Just as the guns are central to the quality of any shooter, the vehicles are central to the quality of any vehicular combat game, and Twisted Metal's assortment of deadly machines on wheels is fantastic. Speed and maneuverability are available in sports cars like Kamikaze and the wildly fast Crimson Fury. If you're more concerned with durability, you might opt for the police SUV Outlaw, or the big rig known as Darkside. Classic Twisted Metal vehicles like Mr. Grimm's motorcycle (called Reaper here) and the ice cream truck Sweet Tooth are joined by a few new ones. The most notable new entry is Talon, a helicopter whose fragility is offset by its airborne freedom and its devastating ability to lift enemies into the air and then drop them to the ground.
Whether you choose the nimblest vehicle or the most lumbering, sharp controls make maneuvering around the battlefield intuitive and enjoyable. You can spin any vehicle into a tight turn, even in place, which isn't the least bit realistic, but sure is fun. It's also necessary for responding on the fly to the myriad dangers your opponents constantly hurl in your direction. Speeding around the vast maps is also exciting because there's so much to discover and so much of it is destructible.The peaceful hamlet of Sunsprings, California, will never be the same after you roll over its houses, crash through its supermarket, submerge your vehicle in a mansion's swimming pool, and battle on the roof of the local movie theater. In Metro Square, inspired by Times Square and its surroundings, you can cruise through subway tunnels, slide around on an ice-skating rink, and leave the displays at the natural history museum in heaps of rubble. It all looks great, and the soundtrack, which includes famous tracks by Rob Zombie and cheesy tunes by Sammy Hagar, is ideal accompaniment for the destruction, though you can replace it with your own soundtrack if you prefer.
The scale and the various interlocking pathways of the maps generate tactical possibilities and tension; it's thrilling to see an opponent speeding down an overpass above you in Diesel City and then gun it up an on-ramp in pursuit. And some maps introduce new dangers. Black Rock Stadium is designed to be deadly, with huge spiky balls, arcs of electricity, pools of lava, and other hazards all attempting to impinge on your survival. And on the rooftops of the LA Skyline map, you must balance aggression with caution, or risk careening off the edge to a damaging impact with the streets below.


Your objective in Twisted Metal varies depending on the game type, but more often than not, it involves turning the other vehicles into flaming husks. Each vehicle has a special weapon that regenerates over time, as well as a standard sidearm (such as unlimited mounted machine guns) and other abilities, like a blast that temporarily freezes enemies in place. Additionally, a great variety of weapons are strewn about the battlefield, so you're given a reason to scramble about the arenas, hunting for tools of destruction.
Some weapons, like homing missiles, you can fire and forget. Other weapons, like power missiles, can do significantly more damage, but require a straight, clear shot, and finding that isn't easy in the heat of battle. With a shotgun, you just need to get in close and pull the trigger, but napalm requires a well-timed button press to bring it raining down on an enemy. You can carry several types of weapons at once, and making the most of your arsenal means switching on the fly to the most effective weapon for the situation you find yourself in at that instant.
On the surface, Twisted Metal may look like absolute chaos, with vehicles ramming into each other and explosions happening all over the place. But in fact there's a great deal to consider at any given moment, and once you get used to taking it all in, the stimulating mix of making effective use of your weapons, racing to snag health pickups, and ramming into your opponents at speed becomes an exhilarating, cacophonous dance of metal and fire. All of this may sound very familiar, and it's true that Twisted Metal doesn't fiddle with the fundamentals that have made the series so exciting in the past. But that is no bad thing; on the contrary, this kind of vehicular combat has been absent from the console landscape for so long that its return is more than welcome. But what about the participants? What would drive people to risk everything and test their mettle in this deadly tournament? If you've played previous Twisted Metal games, you know that Calypso promises the victor the fulfillment of a wish. You also know that Calypso typically makes good on his promise, but rarely in the way the winner envisioned. It has always been morbidly entertaining to see just what Calypso has in store for the victors, and in this latest Twisted Metal, it still is. But whereas earlier games featured a different story for each vehicle's driver, here, the single-player story has you playing as just three contestants: Sweet Tooth, Mr. Grimm, and Dollface.

New Videos on the AVE



Here's a couple of new videos ladies & gents. We're trying to get back up to speed on delivering the latest more consistently.


Tyrese - Nothing On You

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The Dream - Roc


T.I. Feat. Young Jeezy - FU*k ds city up


Bonus:
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In theaters NOW



Alright ladies and gents, its FRIDAY !! So you all know what time it is. Here's the latest batch of movies in theaters NOW! Will they have what it takes to dethrone "Safe House," or will  the tag team of Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds once again secure the top spot ?? We'll let you guys know monday !!

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Wanderlust


Act of Valor 





Gone 



Tyler Perry's Good Deeds

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Is Mayweater/Pacquiao the death of boxing?


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Controversy has never looked more lucrative, than it does when it comes to the highly anticipated bout between Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Manny "Pac-man" Pacquiao. The two have long been linked to the biggest bout in the current era of boxing history. Looking to draw in more hype, publicity and money than the "Rumble In The Jungle" (Ali v Foreman), "Thrilla In Manilla" (Ali v Frazier) and "The Showdown" (Sugar Ray v Tommy Hearns) combined.

The two superstar boxers have been marred in controversy and doubt since this "dream bout" was inked up. It can be traced all the way back to 2009, when Mayweather announced a return to the ring after a brief retirement. Then Mayweather expressed in fighting "anybody" (Pacquiao-Hatton winner, Shane Mosley, Juan Manuel Marquez), but there's one fighter particularly in mind. That fighter, popular Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, who Mayweather described as the "gorilla" in the room.

The "Thrilla in Manilla is still
one of boxing's finest hours
Over three years have passed since that date, and there still has been no Mayweather/Pacquiao fight. What's the delay? Well it gets pretty sad when you look at it realistically.

There is no big ticket in boxing. The only matchup anyone wants to see is the Manny/Money match-up, and the anticipation now has far exceeded its reality of happening. From Pacquiao refusing a drug test within a week before the fight, to Mayweather serving time for domestic battery, the fight seems to be more a pipe dream now than the 60/40 split Mayweather demanded originally.

The boxing industry has seen a significant decrease in viewership over the past years. With MMA and other alternate forms of independantly run competitive fighting circuits becoming widely successful, the "Main Event" is almost dead. This is why I believe that the Mayweather/Pacquiao bout will be the undoubted end to sport that has defined generations, political and social history, and is without a doubt the true "american pastime".

Honestly, I've had this in drafts for a while. That was until I saw something that made me start to think about this again. UFC owner and public ambassador Dana White recent addressed comments made by Floyd Mayweather - who recent tweeted racially charged comments about Asian-American Knicks guard Jeremy Lin's sudden press.

Dana White has dominated the full contact sport landscape, branding the UFC as a legitimate entertainment sporting event. He has legitimized "mixed martial arts" as an American and international marketing equal. Which is why his recent comments to me seem a bit contrived.

On White's "Presedential Address", he made statemets admitting - even though he is acting owner and president of the main competition to the WBA, that even he thinks the Mayweather/Pacquiao should happen. I would too, given the circumstance,




I know Dana is just as passionate (if not more) of a boxing fan as anyone, but the changing of the guard in professional boxing seems to be nearing a close and this is doomed to be the bout that will seal it.

Among many things, the governing bodies that sanction many boxing matches have been rumored to be corrupt and unjust. The emergence of "mixed martial arts" and WWE have also brought about company to a sport that once was all alone in it's apparent genre.

Not to say that boxing will die, but the inevitable is near and "As I See It", it is a lose/lose no matter the outcome,

Lose: They fight, no matter the winner, both are at the ends of their career and any rematch in the future would be between to boxers even older and more disinterested. Mayweather (34yrs old) and Pacquiao (33yrs old) are both edging for retirement and positioning for G.O.A.T. status. It would be much assumed, that because the two never fought earlier in their career, that this match would be the one-time contest to see who finishes at the top.

Floyd wants to protect his unblemished record at 42-0, and Pacquiao (54-3) has gained the respect of almost every boxing expert, analyst, or competitor current and past. After this fight, the appeal and hype intensely deteriorate and focus turns to - well nothing.

The next best hope is international boxers David Haye, Vladimir Klitchko, and Dereck Chisora, who recently made headlines for a post-fight altercation that lead to possible criminal charges. However each boxer has maintained respectable careers: Haye (24-2), Chisora (15-3), Klitchko (56-3), but none of these boxers could carry the same kind of marketability in a fight that either Floyd or Manny carry in their pinky finger. I do know that there are young gold glove boxers out there with the potential to be big time marketers for the sport, I encourage you to step up.

Lose: They don't fight, it pretty much sullies the both boxer's careers. Throughout the timeline since the idea of a fight was birthed, both Pacquiao and Mayweather have done their fair share of ducking and dodging the fight. If there is indeed no fight on their ends, it is sure to put a mark on both of their illustrious careers with an asterisk of, "what if".

Boxing would more than likely go into a darker ice age, with Pay-Per-View and Cable TV both showing a change in viewership between boxing, MMA, and other syndicated and broadcast television.

In 2011, Pacquiao's defeat of Juan Manuel Marquez was the most viewed event for boxing last year, generating 1.4mil views. The UFC (whom recently debuted a cable television fight broadcast on FOX) registered - on a down year - 4.7mil viewers. UFC 129, which featured St-Pierre vs. Shields was the highest viewed Pay-Per-View event by the organization in 2011, bringing in 800,000 viewers.

Floyd Mayweather is set to spend time in jail after a domestic violence charge and is scheduled to face Miguel Cotto on May 5, before his sentence. And Manny Pacquiao is set to fight a yet-to-be-determined opponent sometime around that same date or later into the year.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

stfuMikeP on the AVE: Upcoming Nike SB Greatness

What's up world, Mike P back from a long break from the Ave.  I felt a little outdone by Curt and Tim on here so I'm back in action bringing you some upcoming heat from Nike SB.

WHAT DID I TELL YOU!? Huh? I said it before and it's coming true! The Nike SB Entourage "Lights Out" Dunk Low is scheduled to release as an April Quickstrike.
The black on black Dunk Low with blacked out cement print on the upper (set with the white midsole and gum outsole, which was a little different from the friends and family release) has gone through more schedules of scrapping and cancellations than any SB Dunk that I can remember.  The hysteria over the Cheech and Chong Dunks isn't even comparable to the Entourage Dunks.  People were paying rape prices when they thought these were scrapped...I may even have considered it for a second, but I waited, and I'm glad.  You can be sure to see me camping out at Uprise or Belmont Army come April.  These have been on my list for some time now, and these sure as hell aren't getting away from me.  

Next up is the Jersey Fleece Stefan Janoski Low.


These simple beauties have been on my radar for a while and I can't wait to get my hands on them.  These are actually available as we speak.  Grab em quick! These Janos have an all fleece upper and a nice black contrast piping to match the black alternative laces.  Beautiful shoe.

That's all for now.  Check back in a couple of days as I will be showing some more upcoming Dunks and Janoskis.

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Sneaks on the Ave: THe RETURN !!! ( Nike LeBron 9 ‘All-Star’)






The Nike LeBron 9 ‘All-Star’ is just about ready for liftoff, do you have your ticket? Coming in a colorway set to rival the previous pinnacle set by the ‘South Beach’ in terms of sheer energy is this spaced out sneaker.

Of course it’s landing on an All-Star Weekend jam packed with similar goodies from his Nike Basketball comrades, so perhaps the on court performance will be the ultimate determine of which of the upcoming sigs carve out the greatest line in sneaker history.

 Until then we’ve got some new shots of the Nike LeBron 9 ‘All-Star’ which is starting to pop up now at select accounts like Mr. R Sports. Hit the jump for the full photos from ITSB and if you need a pair early, get yours now on eBay.





 Nike LeBron 9 ‘All-Star’
Total Orange/Metallic Silver-Team Orange-Mango
520811-800
02/24/12
$170

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Weekend Box Office Results February 17, 2012 - February 20, 2012






Alright ladies and gents, here is your weekly box office recap ! Looks like "The Vow" and "Safehouse" played musical chairs for the Number 1 & 2 positions because they switched spots. "Journey 2" remained in 3rd place, and newcomers "Ghost Rider 2" and "This Means War" round out the top 5 at the number 4 and 5 positions. Check back on friday for the latest batch of movies yall !! PEACE !!!

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TW
Title Studio Weekend
Total Week
1
Safe House Universal Pictures
$28,400,000

$82,600,000
2
2
The Vow Screen Gems (Sony)
$26,600,000

$88,527,000
2
3
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island New Line Cinema (Warner Bros. Pictures)
$26,400,000

$59,516,000
2
4
Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance Columbia Pictures (Sony)
$25,700,000

$25,700,000
1
5
This Means War 20th Century Fox
$20,400,000

$22,010,000
1
6
Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3D 20th Century Fox
$10,150,000

$36,023,000
2
7
Chronicle 20th Century Fox
$9,200,000

$52,679,000
3
8
The Secret World of Arrietty Walt Disney Pictures
$8,102,000

$8,102,000
1
9
The Woman in Black CBS Films
$7,920,000

$46,530,000
3
10
The Grey Open Road Films
$3,768,000

$48,661,000
4
11
The Descendants Fox Searchlight Pictures
$3,500,000

$75,583,000
14
12
The Artist The Weinstein Company
$3,000,000

$28,099,000
13

Monday, February 20, 2012

Jeremy Lin, Derrick Chisora and more: Your Sports First

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Welcome my Avenue to another edition of Your Sports First. This week we have action from all over the globe, from Taiwan to Great Britain, we are bringing all the best in sports.

So without further adieu, let's get into it. 

Lin-tinued Success

The New York Knicks and their seemingly overnight success point guard Jeremy Lin have become the flavor of the month since Lin's insertion into the starting lineup. The Knicks (16-16) are 8-1 since the Linsanity began, and just took down the defending NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks. The Lin craze has hit full throttle, with every outlet capitilizing on his trending popularity. 

From controversy to comedy, everyone is attempting to cash in on Lin. ESPN recently issued an apology for using a racial slur describing Lin. Even Saturday Night Live took light to the sensitivity that race has played in the Linsanity, 






Floyd Mayweather, Fox Sports News Jason Whitlock, and Spike Lee have all chimed in on Lin and with the Knicks continued success, it doesn't look like the Lin craze is going anywhere. Even with Carmelo Anthony reportedly entering back into the lineup. Lin has averaged 25ppg, 9ast, and a little under 7 turnovers a game since starting for New York. No matter what the analysts, observers and tweeters say, Lin production is not only historic, but has the Knicks in place as a threat to the top 3 in the East.

Jeremy Lin will have the biggest test of his career when he faces the NBA's reigning MVP Derrick Rose and best team defense in the NBA in the Chicago Bulls on March 12.

But until then enjoy,





Brawl Out

British heavyweight boxer Derek Chisora is facing criminal assault charges after a post fight altercation with David Haye. According to AP London, The British Boxing Board of Control said Monday it has opened an investigation into Chisora's conduct before, during and after Saturday's title bout in Munich. Video shows Haye, antagonizing Chisora after his loss to boxer  Vitali Klitchko. Chisora slapped Klitchko during a weigh-in earlier before their fight, and spat water in the face of his brother Wladimir. 


During the post fight press conference Haye challenged Chisora to schedule a fight against him. When things began to get heated between the two. Names were exchanged and a immediate challenge was issued. Chisora got up and proceeded to confront Haye. Once they got near each other, blows were exchanged, glasses were thrown and a tripod was picked up by Derek and what appeared to be him attacking Haye with it. 


The Boxing Board is also looking to speak with Haye about the incident as the figure out what charges will be appropriate in the matter. 


Video courtesy of worldstarhiphop



Chisora issued a statement today,

"Following the extensive media coverage that my World Boxing Council heavyweight title challenge against Vitali Klitschko in Munich at the weekend has attracted, I feel I must wholeheartedly apologise for my part in the regrettable scenes both before and after what was to be the biggest night of my career."
"Whilst my behaviour was inexcusable, there were many things that went on behind the scenes that ultimately caused my frustrations to boil over, however this is, of course, no excuse. I cannot go into the specific details at the moment as quite rightly the British Boxing Board of Control will be investigating this matter and also the altercation that took place between David Haye and myself where I was struck by a bottle.
"Despite all of this, the bottom line is, I have let my family, my team and worst of all, the sport I love down. I acknowledge that my actions were totally unprofessional, with or without provocation. Now, with a cool head and the benefit of hindsight, my actions at the weekend were regrettable to say the least and I am deeply embarrassed at the scenes reported in the media.
"I acknowledge that I have a duty as a professional boxer to conduct myself properly at all times, especially with boxing being a sport of controlled aggression. I have let lots of people down on Saturday night, including myself, and for that I am truly sorry.
"In Munich I fully cooperated with the German authorities and as a result I was released without charge.
"I will be making no further comment at this stage and will wait for any formal hearing to take place."

 Iverson's Question

Former NBA MVP and 11-time All-Star Allen Iverson's financial has been well documented over the past months. Extremely in debt and needing work, Iverson has entertained ideas of playing in Puerto Rico and now has an offer from an indoor soccer team to play for a little over $20,000 a game and with $5,000 bonus for every goal scored. This is an undoubted heavy fall from grace for an athlete who has earned over $150mil in total salary and even more in endorsement deals.

Unfortunately, now for the mercurial star it is slim pickings as far as opportunities are concerned. Iverson  now has an opportunity to step back into the proverbial spotlight by playing as a mascot of sorts and marketing tool for a minor league indoor soccer club.

Hopefully whatever decision Allen makes, he can get out of his financial debt and get his life back together. I have rooted for the underdog point guard his entire career, and now is no different.


Dynamic Duo

The Oklahoma City Thunder duo of Russel Westbrook and Kevin Durant made history in their 124-118 overtime defeat of the Denver Nuggets. The pair combined to score a total of 91 of the Thunder's 124 points. That was good for 3rd all time in combo's to score 90+ points in a game. Much can be said about Oklahoma's chances to take the West, but with a performance of this multitude clearly sets OKC apart from the rest of the Western Conference.

Kobe's Beef


Kobe Bryant wants a decision about Pau Gasol one way or the other. The 5-time NBA Champion wants management to make up it's mind about whether or not to trade the Los Angeles Lakers forward. The Lakers fell the Phoenix Suns 102-90 in a frustrating loss. That sparked Bryant's demand to Lakers brass in a agitated post-game rant,

"Basketball is such an emotional game, you got to be able to have all of yourself in the game and invested in the game. We didn't have that," Bryant said after Gasol had 17 points and 12 rebounds against the Suns. "Pau, it's hard for Pau because of all this trade talk and all this other stuff, it's hard for him to kind of invest himself completely or immerse himself completely into games when he's hearing trade talk every other day. I wish management would come out and either trade him or not trade him."
Kobe then went on to add that he's spoke with Pau about the confusion,

"I talked to (Gasol) a little bit about it," Bryant said. "It's just tough for a player to give his all when you don't know if you're going to be here tomorrow. I'd rather them not trade him at all. If they're going to do something, I wish they would just (expletive) do it. If they're not going to do it, come out and say you're not going to do it. This way he can be comfortable, he can go out, he can play and he can invest all of himself into the game."
 The NBA trade deadline is March 15th.



Other News and Notes


MLB
  • Spring training has begun in Major League Baseball and all players have reported to camp. 
  • Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter recently passed away of brain cancer at the age of 57. Memorial services will be held Friday night. 
  • The New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates have completed a trade that will send pitcher A.J. Burnett to the Pirates for an undisclosed amount of cash
  • The Philadelphia Phillies right handed Kyle Kendrick and team have agreed to a 2-year,$7.5mil contract.
  • All-Star and 3-time Gold Glove recipient Mike Cameron has announced his retirement after 17 years of service in the majors. 
  •  $250mil man and new L.A. Angels 1B Albert Pujols joined the team at spring training today. 



Thursday, February 16, 2012

In Theaters NOW




Ok here we are ladies & gents, BlvdAve is back in full effect with the latest batch of films to land in theaters !!!
Will "The Vow" keep its Valentine's day mojo and land atop the Box Office once again, or will "Safe House" or the "Ghost Rider" steal the throne ?!?!? We'll let you all know the results on monday !!!

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This Means War
 

Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance


The Secret World of Arrietty



Undefeated (2012)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

2012 Grammy Awards Nominees & Winners Recap




We're a couple days late, but heres the ENTIRE list of both grammy award winners and nominees from this past sunday's Award Show !
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1. Record Of The Year


Winner

Rolling In The Deep

Adele
Paul Epworth, producer; Tom Elmhirst & Mark Rankin, engineers/mixers
Track from: 21
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]

Holocene

Bon Iver
Justin Vernon, producer; Brian Joseph & Justin Vernon, engineers/mixers
Track from: Bon Iver
[Jagjaguwar]

Grenade

Bruno Mars
The Smeezingtons, producers; Ari Levine & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers
Track from: Doo-Wops & Hooligans
[Elektra]

The Cave

Mumford & Sons
Markus Dravs, producer; Francois Chevallier & Ruadhri Cushnan, engineers/mixers
Track from: Sigh No More
[Glassnote Records]

Firework

Katy Perry
Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Sandy Vee, producers; Mikkel S. Eriksen, Phil Tan, Sandy Vee & Miles Walker, engineers/mixers
[Capitol]

2. Album Of The Year


Winner

21

Adele
Jim Abbiss, Adele, Paul Epworth, Rick Rubin, Fraser T. Smith, Ryan Tedder & Dan Wilson, producers; Jim Abbiss, Philip Allen, Beatriz Artola, Ian Dowling, Tom Elmhirst, Greg Fidelman, Dan Parry, Steve Price, Mark Rankin, Andrew Scheps, Fraser T. Smith & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]

Wasting Light

Foo Fighters
Butch Vig, producer; James Brown & Alan Moulder, engineers/mixers; Joe LaPorta & Emily Lazar, mastering engineers
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records]

Born This Way

Lady Gaga
Paul Blair, DJ Snake, Fernando Garibay, Lady Gaga, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Jeppe Laursen, RedOne & Clinton Sparks, producers; Fernando Garibay, Bill Malina, Trevor Muzzy, RedOne, Olle Romo, Dave Russell, Justin Shirley Smith, Horace Ward & Tom Ware, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
[Streamline/Interscope/Kon Live]

Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Bruno Mars
B.o.B, Cee Lo Green & Damian Marley, featured artists; Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin-Quee, Needlz & The Smeezingtons, producers; Ari Levine, Manny Marroquin & Graham Marsh, engineers/mixers; Stephen Marcussen, mastering engineer
[Elektra]

Loud

Rihanna
Drake, Eminem & Nicki Minaj, featured artists; Ester Dean, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Alex Da Kid, Skylar Grey, Kuk Harrell, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mel & Mus, Awesome Jones, Makeba Riddick, The Runners, Sham, Soundz, Chris "Tricky" Stewart, Sandy Vee & Willy Will, producers; Ariel Chobaz, Cary Clark, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Alex Da Kid, Josh Gudwin, Kuk Harrell, Jaycen Joshua, Manny Marroquin, Dana Nielsen, Chad "C-Note" Roper, Noah "40" Shebib, Corey Shoemaker, Jay Stevenson, Mike Strange, Phil Tan, Brian "B-Luv" Thomas, Marcos Tovar, Sandy Vee, Jeff "Supa Jeff" Villanueva, Miles Walker & Andrew Wuepper, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
[Def Jam]

3. Song Of The Year


Winner

Rolling In The Deep

Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
Track from: 21
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records; Publishers: Universal-Songs of Polygram/EMI Music Publishing]

All Of The Lights

Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
Track from: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
[Roc-A-Fella; Publishers: EMI April Music, EMI Blackwood Music, Headphone Junkie Publishing, Please Gimme My Publishing, Very Good Beats/Hip Hop Since 1978]

The Cave

Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
Track from: Sigh No More
[Glassnote Records]

Grenade

Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Track from: Doo-Wops & Hooligans
[Elektra; Publishers: Mars Force Music/Bughouse, Music Famamanem/Toy Plane Music/Art For Arts Sake/Late 80s Music/Westside Ind. Music/Studiobeat Music, Warner Tamerlane, Andrew Wyatt, Downtown DMP Songs, EMI April Music, Roc Nation Music]

Holocene

Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
Track from: Bon Iver
[Jagjaguwar; Publisher: April Base Publishing]

4. Best New Artist


Winner

Bon Iver

The Band Perry

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj


21221223435 by YardieGoals

Skrillex

5. Best Pop Solo Performance


Winner

Someone Like You

Adele
Track from: 21
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]

Yoü And I

Lady Gaga
Track from: Born This Way
[Streamline/Interscope/Kon Live]

Grenade

Bruno Mars
Track from: Doo-Wops & Hooligans
[Elektra]

Firework

Katy Perry
[Capitol]

F***in’ Perfect

Pink
[Jive Records]

6. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance


Winner

Body And Soul

Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
Track from: Duets II
[Columbia Records]

Dearest

The Black Keys
Track from: Rave On Buddy Holly
[Fantasy]

Paradise

Coldplay
[Capitol Records]

Pumped Up Kicks

Foster The People
Track from: Torches
[Star Time Intl./Columbia]

Moves Like Jagger

Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera
Track from: Hands All Over
[A&M/Octone Records]

7. Best Pop Instrumental Album


Winner

The Road From Memphis

Booker T. Jones
[Anti Records]

Wish Upon A Star

Jenny Oaks Baker
[Shadow Mountain Records]

E Kahe Malie

Daniel Ho
[Daniel Ho Creations]

Hello Tomorrow

Dave Koz
[Concord Records]

Setzer Goes Instru-Mental!

Brian Setzer
[Surfdog Records]

8. Best Pop Vocal Album


Winner

21

Adele
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]

The Lady Killer

Cee Lo Green
[Radiculture/Elektra]

Born This Way

Lady Gaga
[Streamline/Interscope/Kon Live]

Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Bruno Mars
[Elektra]

Loud

Rihanna
[Def Jam]

9. Best Dance Recording


Winner

Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites

Skrillex
Skrillex, producer; Skrillex, mixer
Track from: Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites
[Big Beat/Atlantic]

Raise Your Weapon

Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech
Joel Zimmerman, producer
Track from: 4x4=12
[Ultra Records]

Barbra Streisand

Duck Sauce
Duck Sauce, producers; Duck Sauce, mixers
[Downtown Records]

Sunshine

David Guetta & Avicii
Avicii, David Guetta & Giorgio Tuinfort, producers; Avicii, mixer
Track from: Nothing But The Beat
[Virgin]

Call Your Girlfriend

Robyn
Klas Åhlund & Billboard, producers; Niklas Flyckt, mixer
Track from: Body Talk Pt. 3
[Cherrytree/Interscope]

Save The World

Swedish House Mafia
Steve Angello, Axel Hedfors & Sebastian Ingrosso, producers; Steve Angello, Axel Hedfors & Sebastian Ingrosso, mixers
[Astralwerks]

10. Best Dance/Electronica Album


Winner

Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites

Skrillex
[Big Beat/Atlantic]

Zonoscope

Cut/Copy
[Modular Recordings]

4x4=12

Deadmau5
[Ultra Records]

Nothing But The Beat

David Guetta
[Virgin Records]

Body Talk, Pt. 3

Robyn
[Cherrytree/Interscope]

11. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album


Winner

Duets II

Tony Bennett & Various Artists
[Columbia Records]

The Gift

Susan Boyle
[Syco Music/Columbia Records]

In Concert On Broadway

Harry Connick Jr.
[Columbia Records]

Music Is Better Than Words

Seth MacFarlane
[Universal Republic]

What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman

Barbra Streisand
[Columbia Records]

12. Best Rock Performance


Winner

Walk

Foo Fighters
Track from: Wasting Light
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records]

Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

Coldplay
[Capitol Records/ EMI/ Parlophone]

Down By The Water

The Decemberists
Track from: The King Is Dead
[Capitol]

The Cave

Mumford & Sons
Track from: Sigh No More
[Glassnote Records]

Lotus Flower

Radiohead
Track from: The King Of Limbs
[XL/ TBD Recordings]

13. Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance


Winner

White Limo

Foo Fighters
Track from: Wasting Light
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records]

On The Backs Of Angels

Dream Theater
[Roadrunner Records]

Curl Of The Burl

Mastodon
[Reprise Records]

Public Enemy No. 1

Megadeth
[Roadrunner Records]

Blood In My Eyes

Sum 41
Track from: Screaming Bloody Murder
[Island]

14. Best Rock Song


Winner

Walk

Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
Track from: Wasting Light
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records; Publishers: M.J.-Twelve Music, I Love The Punk Rock Music, Living Under A Rock Music, Flying Earform Music, Ruthensmear Music]

The Cave

Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
Track from: Sigh No More
[Glassnote Records]

Down By The Water

Colin Meloy, songwriter (The Decemberists)
Track from: The King Is Dead
[Capitol; Publisher: Osterozhna Music]

Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
[Capitol Records/ EMI/ Parlophone; Publishers: Edition Pink Music/Hanseatic Musikverklag, Opal Music/Upala Music, Universal Music Publishing, Woulnough Music/Irving Music]

Lotus Flower

Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway & Thom Yorke, songwriters (Radiohead)
Track from: The King Of Limbs
[XL/ TBD Recordings; Publisher: Ticker Tape Ltd.]

15. Best Rock Album


Winner

Wasting Light

Foo Fighters
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records]

Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul

Jeff Beck
[ATCO]

Come Around Sundown

Kings Of Leon
[RCA Records]

I'm With You

Red Hot Chili Peppers
[WB]

The Whole Love

Wilco
[dBpm Records/ Anti Records]

16. Best Alternative Music Album


Winner

Bon Iver

Bon Iver
[Jagjaguwar]

Codes And Keys

Death Cab For Cutie
[Atlantic/ Barsuk]

Torches

Foster The People
[Star Time Intl./ Columbia]

Circuital

My Morning Jacket
[ATO Records]

The King Of Limbs

Radiohead
[XL/ TBD Records]

17. Best R&B Performance


Winner

Is This Love

Corinne Bailey Rae
Track from: The Love EP
[Capitol]

Far Away

Marsha Ambrosius
Track from: Late Nights & Early Mornings
[J Records]

Pieces Of Me

Ledisi
Track from: Pieces Of Me
[Verve Forecast]

Not My Daddy

Kelly Price & Stokley
Track from: Kelly
[My Block/Sang Girl/Malaco]

You Are

Charlie Wilson
Track from: Just Charlie
[Jive Records]

18. Best Traditional R&B Performance


Winner

Fool For You

Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
[Radiculture/Elektra]

Sometimes I Cry

Eric Benét
[Reprise]

Radio Message

R. Kelly
Track from: Love Letter
[Jive Records]

Good Man

Raphael Saadiq
Track from: Stone Rollin'
[Columbia Records]

Surrender

Betty Wright & The Roots
Track from: Betty Wright: The Movie
[Ms B Records & S-Curve Records]

19. Best R&B Song


Winner

Fool For You

Cee Lo Green, Melanie Hallim, Jack Splash, songwriters (Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona)
[Radiculture/Elektra; Publishers: Jacks Love Emporium/Radiculture Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music, Chrysalis Music/God Given Music]

Far Away

Marsha Ambrosius, Larrance Dopson, Lamar Edwards, Sterling Simms & Justin Smith, songwriters (Marsha Ambrosius)
Track from: Late Nights & Early Mornings
[J Records; Publishers: Marshmellow Music/SPZ Music/Downtown DMP Songs, N.Q.C. Music/F.O.B. Music, YS Publishing, Stone Agate Music]

Not My Daddy

Kelly Price, songwriter (Kelly Price & Stokley)
Track from: Kelly
[My Block/Sang Girl/Malaco; Publishers: For The Write Price/Roynet]

Pieces Of Me

Charles Harmon, Claude Kelly & Ledisi Young, songwriters (Ledisi)
Track from: Pieces Of Me
[Verve Forecast]

You Are

Dennis Bettis, Carl M. Days, Jr., Wirlie Morris, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)
Track from: Just Charlie
[Jive Records; Publishers: Nephew Wirlie Music, Pacific Coast Pirate Publishing, P Ty Music, Escribir Publishing, Mammas Pebbly Publishing]

20. Best R&B Album


Winner

F.A.M.E.

Chris Brown
[Jive Records]

Second Chance

El DeBarge
[Geffen]

Love Letter

R. Kelly
[Jive Records]

Pieces Of Me

Ledisi
[Verve Forecast]

Kelly

Kelly Price
[My Block/Sang Girl/Malaco]

21. Best Rap Performance


Winner

Otis

Jay-Z & Kanye West
Track from: Watch The Throne
[Roc-A-Fella Records/Def Jam]

Look At Me Now

Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
Track from: F.A.M.E.
[Jive Records]

The Show Goes On

Lupe Fiasco
Track from: Lasers
[1st & 15th/Atlantic]

Moment 4 Life

Nicki Minaj & Drake
Track from: Pink Friday
[Cash Money/Universal Motown]

Black And Yellow

Wiz Khalifa
Track from: Rolling Papers
[Rostrum/Atlantic]

22. Best Rap/Sung Collaboration


Winner

All Of The Lights

Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie
Track from: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
[Roc-A-Fella]

Party

Beyoncé & André 3000
Track from: 4
[Columbia Records]

I'm On One

DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
Track from: We The Best Forever
[Cash Money/Universal Motown]

I Need A Doctor

Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
[Aftermath]

What's My Name?

Rihanna & Drake
Track from: Loud
[Def Jam]

Motivation

Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
Track from: Here I am
[Universal Motown]

23. Best Rap Song


Winner

All Of The Lights

Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
Track from: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
[Roc-A Fella; Publishers: EMI April Music, EMI Blackwood Music, Headphone Junkie Publishing, Please Gimme My Publishing, Very Good Beats/Hip Hop Since 1978]

Black And Yellow

Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa)
Track from: Rolling Papers
[Rostrum/Atlantic; Publishers: PGH Sound/WB Music/EMI Music]

I Need A Doctor

Andre Young, Marshall Mathers III, Alexander Grant & Skylar Grey, songwriters (Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey)
[Aftermath]

Look At Me Now

Jean Baptiste, Chris Brown, Ryan Buendia, Trevor Smith, Dwayne Carter, Jr., Wesley Pentz & Nick Van De Wall, songwriters (Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)
Track from: F.A.M.E.
[Jive Records; Publishers: Songs of Universal/Culture Beyond Ur Experience, I Like Turtles Music/Downtown Music, Cherry315 Publishing/The Bad Bad Guys, Meloist Music, Mack Music/Young Money Publishing/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, T'Ziah's Music, Tenyor Music]

Otis

Shawn Carter & Kanye West, songwriters (James Brown, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Roy Hammond, J. Roach, Kirk Robinson & Harry Woods, songwriters) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
Track from: Watch The Throne
[Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam; Publishers: Hip Hop Since 1978, EMI Robbins, BMG Gold/Hot Buttermilk Music/BMG Platinum/First Priority/Swing Beat Songs, Universal Music, Dynatone Publishing]

The Show Goes On

Dustin William Brower, Jonathon Keith Brown, Daniel Johnson, Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, songwriters (Isaac Brock, Dann Gallucci & Eric Judy, songwriters) (Lupe Fiasco)
Track from: Lasers
[1st & 15th/Atlantic; Publishers: Hey Lu Chill, Heavy As Heaven/Universal/Artist Pub. Group West, Dustin William Brown Pub. Designee, Jonathan K. Brown Pub. Designee, Sony/ATV, Best Dressed Chicken In Town, Tschudi Music, Ugly Casanova]

24. Best Rap Album


Winner

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West
[Roc-A-Fella]

Watch The Throne

Jay-Z & Kanye West
[Def Jam]

Tha Carter IV

Lil Wayne
[Cash Money/Young Money/Universal Republic]

Lasers

Lupe Fiasco
[1st & 15th/Atlantic]

Pink Friday

Nicki Minaj
[Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown]

25. Best Country Solo Performance


Winner

Mean

Taylor Swift
Track from: Speak Now
[Big Machine Records]

Dirt Road Anthem

Jason Aldean
[Broken Bow Records]

I'm Gonna Love You Through It

Martina McBride
[Republic Nashville]

Honey Bee

Blake Shelton
Track from: Red River Blue
[Warner Bros. Records]

Mama's Song

Carrie Underwood
Track from: Play On
[Arista Nahville]

26. Best Country Duo/Group Performance


Winner

Barton Hollow

The Civil Wars
Track from: Barton Hollow
[Sensibility Music LLC]

Don't You Wanna Stay

Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson
[Broken Bow Records]

You And Tequila

Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter
[BNA Records]

Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not

Thompson Square
Track from: Thompson Square
[Stoney Creek Records]

27. Best Country Song


Winner

Mean

Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
Track from: Speak Now
[Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music]

Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not

Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square)
Track from: Thompson Square
[Stoney Creek Records; Publishers: Sexy Tractor Music/Hope-N-Cal Music, Old Desperados/N2D Publishing]

God Gave Me You

Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton)
[Warner Bros.; Publisher: No Gang Music]

Just Fishin'

Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins)
[Show Dog-Universal Music; Publishers: Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music/Six Ring Circus Songs; Sony/ATV Tree Publishing; Five Hills Music]

Threaten Me With Heaven

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O’Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill)
[MCA Nashville]

You And Tequila

Matraca Berg & Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter)
[BNA Records]

28. Best Country Album


Winner

Own The Night

Lady Antebellum
[Capitol Records Nashville]

My Kinda Party

Jason Aldean
[Broken Bow Records]

Chief

Eric Church
[EMI Records Nashville]

Red River Blue

Blake Shelton
[Warner Bros. Records]

Here For A Good Time

George Strait
[MCA Nashville]

Speak Now

Taylor Swift
[Big Machine Records]

29. Best New Age Album


Winner

What's It All About

Pat Metheny
[Nonesuch]

Northern Seas

Al Conti
[Shadowside Music]

Gaia

Michael Brant DeMaria
[Ontos Music]

Wind, Rock, Sea & Flame

Peter Kater
[Point Of Light Records]

Instrumental Oasis, Vol. 6

Zamora
[Z-Records]

30. Best Improvised Jazz Solo


Winner

500 Miles High

Chick Corea, soloist
Track from: Forever (Corea, Clarke & White)
[Concord Records]

All Or Nothing At All

Randy Brecker, soloist
Track from: The Jazz Ballad Song Book (Randy Brecker With DR Big Band)
[Half Note]

You Are My Sunshine

Ron Carter, soloist
Track from: This Is Jazz (Donald Harrison, Ron Carter & Billy Cobham)
[Half Note]

Work

Fred Hersch, soloist
Track from: Alone At The Vanguard
[Palmetto Records]

Sonnymoon For Two

Sonny Rollins, soloist
Track from: Road Shows Vol. 2
[Doxy/Emarcy/Decca]

31. Best Jazz Vocal Album


Winner

The Mosaic Project

Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists
[Concord Jazz]

'Round Midnight

Karrin Allyson
[Concord Jazz]

The Gate

Kurt Elling
[Concord Jazz]

American Road

Tierney Sutton (Band)
[BFM Jazz]

The Music Of Randy Newman

Roseanna Vitro
[Motéma Music]

32. Best Jazz Instrumental Album


Winner

Forever

Corea, Clarke & White
[Concord Records]

Bond: The Paris Sessions

Gerald Clayton
[Emarcy/Decca]

Alone At The Vanguard

Fred Hersch
[Palmetto Records]

Bird Songs

Joe Lovano/Us Five
[Blue Note]

Road Shows Vol. 2

Sonny Rollins
[Doxy/Emarcy/Decca]

Timeline

Yellowjackets
[Mack Avenue Records]

33. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album


Winner

The Good Feeling

Christian McBride Big Band
[Mack Avenue Records]

The Jazz Ballad Song Book

Randy Brecker With DR Big Band
[Half Note]

40 Acres And A Burro

Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
[Zoho]

Legacy

Gerald Wilson Orchestra
[Mack Avenue Records]

Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook

Miguel Zenón
[Marsalis Music]

34. Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance


Winner

Jesus

Le'Andria Johnson
Track from: The Awakening Of Le'Andria Johnson
[Music World Gospel]

Do Everything

Steven Curtis Chapman
Track from: re:Creation
[Sparrow Records]

Alive (Mary Magdalene)

Natalie Grant
Track from: Music Inspired By The Story
[WOW Joint Venture/EMI CMG]

Your Love

Brandon Heath
Track from: Leaving Eden
[Reunion Records]

I Lift My Hands

Chris Tomlin
Track from: And If Our God Is For Us...
[Sparrow Records / sixstepsrecords]

35. Best Gospel Song


Winner

Hello Fear

Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin)
Track from: Hello Fear
[Verity Gospel Music Group/Fo Yo Soul Ent.; Publisher: Aunt Gertrude Music]

Sitting With Me

Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Gerald Haddon & Tammi Haddon, songwriters (Mary Mary)
Track from: Something Big
[Columbia Records; Publishers: Precious Baby Music/T Bella Music/EMI April Music, It's Tea Tyme, That's Plum Song]

Spiritual

Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Donald Lawrence & Co. Featuring Blanche McAllister-Dykes)
Track from: YRM (Your Righteous Mind)
[Verity Gospel Music Group; Publisher: Quiet Water Entertainment]

Trust Me

Richard Smallwood, songwriter (Richard Smallwood & Vision)
Track from: Promises
[Verity Gospel Music Group; Publishers: Universal-Z Tunes/T.Autumn Music]

Window

Canton Jones, songwriter (Canton Jones)
Track from: Dominionaire
[Cajo Records; Publisher: CAJO Music]

36. Best Contemporary Christian Music Song


Winner

Blessings

Laura Story, songwriter (Laura Story)
Track from: Blessings
[Fair Trade Services; Publishers: New Spring/Gleaning Publishing]

Hold Me

Jamie Grace Harper, Toby McKeehan & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Jamie Grace Featuring Tobymac)
[Gotee Records; Publishers: Universal Music, Brentwood Benson Tunes, Songs of Third Base/Chriscendo Music, Meaux Mercy/Achtober Songs]

I Lift My Hands

Louie Giglio, Matt Maher & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)
Track from: And If Our God Is For Us...
[Sparrow Records/sixstepsrecords; Publishers: sixsteps Music/worshiptogether.com Songs/Vamos Publishing/Thankyou Music/spiritandsong.com Publishing]

Strong Enough

Matthew West, songwriter (Matthew West)
Track from: The Story Of Your Life
[Sparrow Records; Publishers: External Combustion Music/Songs For Delaney/Songs of Southside Independent Music]

Your Love

Brandon Heath & Jason Ingram, songwriters (Brandon Heath)
Track from: Leaving Eden
[Reunion Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing/Big Skwawka Music, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing/Windsor Hill Music]

37. Best Gospel Album


Winner

Hello Fear

Kirk Franklin
[Verity Gospel Music Group/ Fo Yo Soul Ent.]

The Love Album

Kim Burrell
[Shanachie Entertainment]

The Journey

Andraé Crouch
[Riverphlo Entertainment]

Something Big

Mary Mary
[Columbia Records]

Angel & Chanelle Deluxe Edition

Trin-I-Tee 5:7
[Music World Gospel]

38. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album


Winner

And If Our God Is For Us...

Chris Tomlin
[Sparrow Records / sixstepsrecords]

Ghosts Upon The Earth

Gungor
[Brash Music]

Leaving Eden

Brandon Heath
[Reunion Records]

The Great Awakening

Leeland
[Essential Records]

What If We Were Real

Mandisa
[Sparrow Records]

Black & White

Royal Tailor
[Essential Records]

39. Best Latin Pop, Rock, Or Urban Album


Winner

Drama Y Luz

Maná
[Warner Music Mexico]

Entren Los Que Quieran

Calle 13
[Sony Music]

Entre La Ciudad Y El Mar

Gustavo Galindo
[Surco/Universal Music Latino]

Nuestra

La Vida Bohème
[Nacional Records]

Not So Commercial

Los Amigos Invisibles
[Nacional Records]

40. Best Regional Mexican Or Tejano Album


Winner

Bicentenario

Pepe Aguilar
[Venemusic]

Orale

Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
[Shea Records/East Side Records]

Amor A La Musica

Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle
[Los Arrieros]

Eres Un Farsante

Paquita La Del Barrio
[Balboa Records, Co]

Huevos Rancheros

Joan Sebastian
[Fonovisa]

41. Best Banda Or Norteño Album


Winner

Los Tigres Del Norte And Friends

Los Tigres Del Norte
[Fonovisa]

Estare Mejor

El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario
[A.R.C. Discos]

Intocable 2011

Intocable
[Good I Music]

El Árbol

Los Tucanes De Tijuana
[Fonovisa]

No Vengo A Ver Si Puedo... Si Por Que Puedo Vengo

Michael Salgado
[Zurdo Records]

42. Best Tropical Latin Album


Winner

The Last Mambo

Cachao
[Eventus/Sony Music Latin]

Homenaje A Los Rumberos

Edwin Bonilla
[Sonic Projects Records]

Mongorama

José Rizo's Mongorama
[Saungu Records]

43. Best Americana Album


Winner

Ramble At The Ryman

Levon Helm
[Vanguard/Dirt Farmer Music]

Emotional Jukebox

Linda Chorney
[Dance More Less War Records]

Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down

Ry Cooder
[Perro Verde Records LLC/Nonesuch]

Hard Bargain

Emmylou Harris
[Nonesuch]

Blessed

Lucinda Williams
[Lost Highway Records]

44. Best Bluegrass Album


Winner

Paper Airplane

Alison Krauss & Union Station
[Rounder]

Reason And Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs By Robert Hunter & Jim Lauderdale

Jim Lauderdale
[Sugar Hill Records]

Rare Bird Alert

Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers
[Rounder]

Old Memories: The Songs Of Bill Monroe

The Del McCoury Band
[McCoury Music]

A Mother's Prayer

Ralph Stanley
[Rebel Records]

Sleep With One Eye Open

Chris Thile & Michael Daves
[Nonesuch]

45. Best Blues Album


Winner

Revelator

Tedeschi Trucks Band
[Masterworks]

Low Country Blues

Gregg Allman
[Rounder]

Roadside Attractions

Marcia Ball
[Alligator]

Man In Motion

Warren Haynes
[Stax Records]

The Reflection

Keb Mo
[Yolabelle International/Ryko Records]

46. Best Folk Album


Winner

Barton Hollow

The Civil Wars
[Sensibility Music LLC]

I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive

Steve Earle
[New West Records]

Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes
[Sub Pop]

Ukulele Songs

Eddie Vedder
[Monkeywrench Inc./Universal Republic]

The Harrow & The Harvest

Gillian Welch
[Acony Records]

47. Best Regional Roots Music Album


Winner

Rebirth Of New Orleans

Rebirth Brass Band
[Basin Street Records]

Can't Sit Down

C.J. Chenier
[World Village]

Wao Akua - The Forest Of The Gods

George Kahumoku, Jr.
[Daniel Ho Creations]

Grand Isle

Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys
[Mamou Playboy Records]

Not Just Another Polka

Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra
[Starr Record]

48. Best Reggae Album


Winner

Revelation Pt 1: The Root Of Life

Stephen Marley
[Tuff Gong/Universal Republic]

Harlem-Kingston Express Live!

Monty Alexander
[Motéma Music]

Reggae Knights

Israel Vibration
[Mediacom/VPAL]

Wild And Free

Ziggy Marley
[Tuff Gong Worldwide]

Summer In Kingston

Shaggy
[Ranch Entertainment]

49. Best World Music Album


Winner

Tassili

Tinariwen
[Anti Records]

AfroCubism

AfroCubism
[World Circuit/Nonesuch]

Africa For Africa

Femi Kuti
[Knitting Factory Records]

Songs From A Zulu Farm

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
[Razor & Tie]

50. Best Children's Album


Winner

All About Bullies... Big And Small

(Various Artists)
Jim Cravero, Gloria Domina, Kevin Mackie, Steve Pullara & Patrick Robinson, producers
[Cool Beans Music & East Coast Recording Co.]

Are We There Yet?

The Papa Hugs Band
[Indie]

Fitness Rock & Roll

Miss Amy
[Ionian Productions, Inc]

GulfAlive

The Banana Plant
[The Banana Plant]

I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs Of Fox Hollow

(Various Artists)
Eric Brace & Peter Cooper, producers
[Red Beet Records]

51. Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)


Winner

If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't)

Betty White
[Penguin Audio]

Bossypants

Tina Fey
[Hachette Audio]

Fab Fan Memories - The Beatles Bond

(Various Artists)
Nathan Burbank, Bryan Cumming, Dennis Scott & David Toledo, producers
[WannaBeats Records]

Hamlet (William Shakespeare)

Dan Donohue & Various Artists - Oregon Shakespeare Festival
[Blackstone Audio Inc]

The Mark Of Zorro

Val Kilmer & Cast
[Blackstone Audio Inc.]

52. Best Comedy Album


Winner

Hilarious

Louis C.K.
[Comedy Central Records]

Alpocalypse

"Weird Al" Yankovic
[Jive Records]

Finest Hour

Patton Oswalt
[Comedy Central Records]

Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant

Kathy Griffin
[Universal Network Television]

Turtleneck & Chain

The Lonely Island
[Universal Republic]

53. Best Musical Theater Album


Winner

The Book Of Mormon

Josh Gad & Andrew Rannells, artists; Anne Garefino, Robert Lopez,
Stephen Oremus, Trey Parker, Scott Rudin & Matt Stone, producers; Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast)
[Ghostlight Records]

Anything Goes

Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, artists; Rob Fisher, James Lowe & Joel
Moss, producers (Cole Porter, composer/lyricist) (New Broadway Cast Recording)
[Ghostlight Records]

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

John Larroquette & Daniel Radcliffe, artists; Robert Sher, producer
(Frank Loesser, composer/lyricist) (The 2011 Broadway Cast Recording)
[Decca]

54. Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media


Winner

Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1

(Various Artists)
Stewart Lerman, Randall Poster & Kevin Weaver, producers
[Elektra]

Burlesque

Christina Aguilera
[RCA Records]

Glee: The Music, Volume 4

(Glee Cast)
Adam Anders, Peer Astrom & Ryan Murphy, producers
[Columbia Records]

Tangled

(Various Artists)
Alan Menken, producer
[Walt Disney Records]

True Blood: Volume 3

(Various Artists)
Gary Calamar, producer
[WaterTower Music]

55. Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media


Winner

The King's Speech

Alexandre Desplat, composer
[Decca]

Black Swan

Clint Mansell, composer
[Sony Classical/Fox Music]

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2

Alexandre Desplat, composer
[WaterTower Music]

The Shrine

Ryan Shore, composer
[Screamworks]

Tron Legacy

Daft Punk, composers
[Walt Disney Records]

56. Best Song Written For Visual Media


Winner

I See The Light (From Tangled)

Alan Menken & Glenn Slater, songwriters (Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi)
Track from: Tangled
[Walt Disney Records; Publishers: Wonderland Music/Walt Disney Music]

Born To Be Somebody (From Never Say Never)

Diane Warren, songwriter (Justin Bieber)
Track from: Never Say Never The Remixes
[Island/Raymond Braun/School Boy]

Christmastime Is Killing Us (From Family Guy)

Ron Jones, Seth MacFarlane & Danny Smith, songwriters (Danny Smith, Ron Jones & Seth MacFarlane)
[Fox Music]

So Long (From Winnie The Pooh)

Zooey Deschanel, songwriter (Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward)
Track from: Winnie The Pooh
[Walt Disney Records; Publisher: Walt Disney Music]

Where The River Goes (From Footloose)

Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Drew Pearson & Anne Preven, songwriters (Zac Brown)
Track from: Footloose
[Atlantic/Warner Music Nashville; Publishers: Weimerhound Publishing,Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, CYP Two Publishing, Lil Dub Music/Angelika Music]

You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me (From Burlesque)

Diane Warren, songwriter (Cher)
Track from: Burlesque
[RCA Records; Publisher: Realsongs]

57. Best Instrumental Composition


Winner

Life In Eleven

Béla Fleck & Howard Levy, composers (Béla Fleck & The Flecktones)
Track from: Rocket Science
[eOne Music]

Falling Men

John Hollenbeck, composer (John Hollenbeck, Daniel Yvinec & Orchestre National de Jazz (ONJ))
Track from: Shut Up And Dance
[BEE JAZZ / Abeille Musique]

Hunting Wabbits 3 (Get Off My Lawn)

Gordon Goodwin, composer (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)
Track from: That's How We Roll
[Telarc International]

I Talk To The Trees

Randy Brecker, composer (Randy Brecker With DR Big Band)
Track from: The Jazz Ballad Song Book
[Half Note]

Timeline

Russell Ferrante, composer (Yellowjackets)
Track from: Timeline
[Mack Avenue Records]

58. Best Instrumental Arrangement


Winner

Rhapsody In Blue

Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)
Track from: That's How We Roll
[Telarc International]

All Or Nothing At All

Peter Jensen, arranger (Randy Brecker With DR Big Band)
Track from: The Jazz Ballad Song Book
[Half Note]

In The Beginning

Clare Fischer, arranger (The Clare Fischer Big Band)
Track from: Continuum
[Clare Fischer Productions/Clavo Records]

Nasty Dance

Bob Brookmeyer, arranger (The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra)
Track from: Forever Lasting - Live In Tokyo
[Planet Arts Recordings]

Song Without Words

Carlos Franzetti, arranger (Carlos Franzetti & Allison Brewster Franzetti)
Track from: Alborada
[Amapola Records]

59. Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)


Winner

Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)

Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett & Queen Latifah)
Track from: Duets II
[RPM/Columbia Records]

Ao Mar

Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza)
Track from: Nights On Earth
[HORIZONTAL]

Moon Over Bourbon Street

Nicola Tescari, arranger (Sting & The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra)
Track from: Sting Live In Berlin
[Deutsche Grammophon]

On Broadway

Kevin Axt, Ray Brinker, Trey Henry, Christian Jacob & Tierney Sutton, arrangers (The Tierney Sutton Band)
Track from: American Road
[BFM Jazz]

The Windmills Of Your Mind

William Ross, arranger (Barbra Streisand)
Track from: What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman
[Columbia Records]

60. Best Recording Package


Winner

Scenes From The Suburbs

Caroline Robert, art director (Arcade Fire)
[Merge Records]

Chickenfoot III

Todd Gallopo, art director (Chickenfoot)
[eOne Music]

Good Luck & True Love

Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)
[No Big Deal Records]

Rivers And Homes

Jonathan Dagan, art director (J.Viewz)
[Jorjia Music]

Watch The Throne

Virgil Abloh & Riccardo Tisci, art directors (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
[Def Jam]

61. Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package


Winner

The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story

Dave Bett & Michelle Holme, art directors (Bruce Springsteen)
[Columbia Records]

The King Of Limbs

Donald Twain & Zachariah Wildwood, art directors (Radiohead)
[ATO Records]

25th Anniversary Music Box

Matt Taylor & Ellen Wakayama, art directors (Danny Elfman & Tim Burton)
[WB]

25 Years

James Spindler, art director (Sting)
[A&M Records/Cherrytree Records/UMe]

Wingless Angels - Deluxe Edition

David Gorman, art director (Wingless Angels)
[Mindless Records, LLC]

62. Best Album Notes


Winner

Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s

Adam Machado, album notes writer (Various Artists)
[Arhoolie Records]

The Bang Years 1966-1968

Neil Diamond, album notes writer (Neil Diamond)
[Columbia/Legacy]

The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang Of Country Music

Ted Olson & Tony Russell, album notes writers (Various Artists)
[Bear Family]

Syl Johnson: Complete Mythology

Ken Shipley, album notes writer (Syl Johnson)
[The Numero Group]

The Music City Story: Street Corner Doo Wop, Raw R&B And Soulful Sounds From Berkeley, California 1950-75

Alec Palao, album notes writer (Various Artists)
[Ace Records]

63. Best Historical Album


Winner

Band On The Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection - Deluxe Edition)

Paul McCartney, compilation producer; Sam Okell & Steve Rooke, mastering engineers (Paul McCartney & Wings)
[Hear Music]

The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang Of Country Music

Christopher C. King & Ted Olson, compilation producers; Christopher C. King & Chris Zwarg, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
[Bear Family]

Syl Johnson: Complete Mythology

Tom Lunt, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton, mastering engineer (Syl Johnson)
[The Numero Group]

Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s

Chris Strachwitz, compilation producer; Mike Cogan, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
[Arhoolie Records]

Young Man With The Big Beat: The Complete '56 Elvis Presley Masters

Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, compilation producer; Vic Anesini, mastering engineer (Elvis Presley)
[RCA/Legacy]

64. Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical


Winner

Paper Airplane

Neal Cappellino & Mike Shipley, engineers; Brad Blackwood, mastering engineer (Alison Krauss & Union Station)
[Rounder]

Follow Me Down

Brandon Bell & Gary Paczosa, engineers; Sangwook "Sunny" Nam & Doug Sax, mastering engineers (Sarah Jarosz)
[Sugar Hill Records]

The Harrow & The Harvest

Matt Andrews, engineer; Stephen Marcussen, mastering engineer (Gillian Welch)
[Acony Records]

Music Is Better Than Words

Rich Breen, engineer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Seth MacFarlane)
[Universal Republic]

The Next Right Thing

Seth Glier, Kevin Killen, Brendan Muldowney & John Shyloski, engineers; John Shyloski, mastering engineer (Seth Glier)
[MPress Records]

65. Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical


Winner

Paul Epworth

  • Call It What You Want (Foster The People) (T)
  • I Would Do Anything For You (Foster The People) (T)
  • I'll Be Waiting (Adele) (T)
  • Life On The Nickel (Foster The People) (T)
  • No One's Gonna Love You (Cee-Lo Green) (S)
  • Rolling In The Deep (Adele) (T)

Danger Mouse

  • Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi Present Rome (Gilda Buttá, Luciano Ciccaglioni, Gegé Munari, Dario Rosciglione, Antonello Vannucchi et al) (A)
  • Meyrin Fields EP (Broken Bells) (S)

The Smeezingtons

  • Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Bruno Mars) (A)
  • If I Was You (OMG) (Far East Movement Featuring Snoop Dogg) (T)
  • Lighters (Bad Meets Evil Featuring Bruno Mars) (T)
  • Mirror (Lil Wayne Featuring Bruno Mars) (T)
  • Rocketeer (Far East Movement Featuring Ryan Tedder of One Republic) (T)

Ryan Tedder

  • Brighter Than The Sun (Colbie Caillat) (T)
  • Favorite Song (Colbie Caillat Featuring Common) (T)
  • I Remember Me (Jennifer Hudson) (T)
  • I Was Here (Beyoncé) (T)
  • Not Over You (Gavin DeGraw) (S)
  • #1Nite (One Night) (Cobra Starship) (S)
  • Rumour Has It (Adele) (T)
  • Sweeter (Gavin DeGraw) (T)
  • Who's That Boy (Demi Lovato Featuring Dev) (T)

Butch Vig

  • Wasting Light (Foo Fighters) (A)

66. Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical


Winner

Cinema (Skrillex Remix)

Sonny Moore, remixer (Benny Benassi)
Track from: Electroman
[Ultra Records]

Collide (Afrojack Remix)

Afrojack, remixer (Leona Lewis)
[RCA/Syco Music]

End Of Line (Photek Remix)

Photek, remixer (Daft Punk)
Track from: Tron: Legacy Reconfigured
[Walt Disney Records]

Only Girl (In The World) (Rosabel Club Mix)

Abel Aguilera & Ralphi Rosario, remixers (Rihanna)
[Island Def Jam]

Rope (Deadmau5 Mix)

Deadmau5, remixer (Foo Fighters)
Track from: Wasting Light: Deluxe
[RCA/Roswell Records]

67. Best Surround Sound Album


Winner

Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition)

Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Bill Levenson & Elliot Scheiner, surround producers (Derek & The Dominos)
[USM/UMe/Polydor]

An Evening With Dave Grusin

Frank Filipetti & Eric Schilling, surround mix engineers; Frank Filipetti, surround mastering engineer; Phil Ramone & Larry Rosen, surround producers (Various Artists)
[Telarc]

Grace For Drowning

Steven Wilson, surround mix engineer; Paschal Byrne, surround mastering engineer; Steven Wilson, surround producer (Steven Wilson)
[K-Scope]

Kind

Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Kjetil Almenning, Ensemble 96 & Nidaros String Quartet)
[2L (Lindberg Lyd)]

Spohr: String Sextet In C Major, Op. 140 & Nonet In F Major, Op. 31

Andreas Spreer, surround mix engineer; Robin Schmidt & Andreas Spreer, surround mastering engineers; Andreas Spreer, surround producer (Camerata Freden)
[Tacet]

68. Best Engineered Album, Classical


Winner

Aldridge: Elmer Gantry

Byeong-Joon Hwang & John Newton, engineers; Jesse Lewis, mastering engineer (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Patricia Risley, Vale Rideout, Frank Kelley, Heather Buck, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)
[Naxos]

Glazunov: Complete Concertos

Richard King, engineer (José Serebrier, Alexey Serov, Wen-Sinn Yang, Alexander Romanovsky, Rachel Barton Pine, Marc Chisson & Russian National Orchestra)
[Warner Classics]

Mackey: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide

Tom Lazarus, Mat Lejeune, Bill Maylone & Jon Zacks, engineers; Joe Lambert, mastering engineer (Rinde Eckert, Steven Mackey & Eighth Blackbird)
[Cedille Records]

Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4

Arne Akselberg, engineer (Leif Ove Andsnes, Antonio Pappano & London Symphony Orchestra)
[EMI Classics]

Weinberg: Symphony No. 3 & Suite No. 4 From 'The Golden Key'

Torbjörn Samuelsson, engineer (Thord Svedlund & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra)
[Chandos]

69. Producer Of The Year, Classical


Winner

Judith Sherman

  • Adams: Son Of Chamber Symphony; String Quartet (John Adams, St. Lawrence String Quartet & International Contemporary Ensemble)
  • Capricho Latino (Rachel Barton Pine)
  • 85th Birthday Celebration (Claude Frank)
  • Insects & Paper Airplanes - Chamber Music Of Lawrence Dillon (Daedalus Quartet & Benjamin Hochman)
  • Midnight Frolic - The Broadway Theater Music Of Louis A. Hirsch (Rick Benjamin & Paragon Ragtime Orchestra)
  • Notable Women - Trios By Today's Female Composers (Lincoln Trio)
  • The Soviet Experience, Vol. 1 - String Quartets By Dmitri Shostakovich & His Contemporaries (Pacifica Quartet)
  • Speak! (Anthony De Mare)
  • State Of The Art - The American Brass Quintet At 50 (The American Brass Quintet)
  • Steve Reich: WTC 9/11; Mallet Quartet; Dance Patterns (Kronos Quartet, Steve Reich Musicians & So Percussion)
  • Winging It - Piano Music Of John Corigliano (Ursula Oppens)

Blanton Alspaugh

  • Aldridge: Elmer Gantry (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Patricia Risley, Vale Rideout, Frank Kelley, Heather Buck, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)
  • Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas (Peter Takács)
  • Osterfield: Rocky Streams (Paul Osterfield, Todd Waldecker & Various Artists)

Manfred Eicher

  • Bach: Concertos & Sinfonias For Oboe; Ich Hatte Viel Bekümmernis (Heinz Holliger, Eric Höbarth & Camerata Bern)
  • Hymns & Prayers (Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica)
  • Manto & Madrigals (Thomas Zehetmair & Ruth Killius)
  • Songs Of Ascension (Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble, Todd Reynolds Quartet, The M6 & Montclair State University Singers)
  • Tchaikovsky/Kissine: Piano Trios (Gidon Kremer, Giedre Dirvanauskaite & Khatia Buniatishvili)
  • A Worcester Ladymass (Trio Mediaeval)

David Frost

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live (Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass)
  • Mackey: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide (Rinde Eckert, Steven Mackey & Eighth Blackbird)
  • Prayers & Alleluias (Kenneth Dake)
  • Sharon Isbin & Friends - Guitar Passions (Sharon Isbin & Various Artists)

Peter Rutenberg

  • Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (Patrick Dupré Quigley, James K. Bass, Seraphic Fire & Professional Choral Institute)
  • The Vanishing Nordic Chorale (Philip Spray & Musik Ekklesia)

70. Best Orchestral Performance


Winner

Brahms: Symphony No. 4

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
[Deutsche Grammaphon]

Bowen: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

Andrew Davis, conductor (BBC Philharmonic)
[Chandos]

Haydn: Symphonies 104, 88 & 101

Nicholas McGegan, conductor (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra)
[Philharmonia Baroque Productions]

Henze: Symphonies Nos. 3-5

Marek Janowski, conductor (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin)
[Wergo]

Martinu: The 6 Symphonies

Jirí Belohlávek, conductor (BBC Symphony Orchestra)
[Onyx Classics]

71. Best Opera Recording


Winner

Adams: Doctor Atomic

Alan Gilbert, conductor; Meredith Arwady, Sasha Cooke, Richard Paul Fink, Gerald Finley, Thomas Glenn & Eric Owens; Jay David Saks, producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
[Sony Classical]

Britten: Billy Budd

Mark Elder, conductor; John Mark Ainsley, Phillip Ens, Jacques Imbrailo, Darren Jeffery, Iain Paterson & Matthew Rose; James Whitbourn, producer (London Philharmonic Orchestra; Glyndebourne Chorus)
[Opus Arte]

Rautavaara: Kaivos

Hannu Lintu, conductor; Jaakko Kortekangas, Hannu Niemelä, Johanna Rusanen-Kartano & Mati Turi; Seppo Siirala, producer (Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra; Kaivos Chorus)
[Ondine]

Verdi: La Traviata

Antonio Pappano, conductor; Joseph Calleja, Renée Fleming & Thomas Hampson; James Whitbourn, producer (Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Royal Opera Chorus)
[Opus Arte]

Vivaldi: Ercole Sul Termodonte

Fabio Biondi, conductor; Romina Basso, Patrizia Ciofi, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Vivica Genaux, Philippe Jaroussky, Topi Lehtipuu & Rolando Villazón; Daniel Zalay, producer (Europa Galante; Coro Da Camera Santa Cecilia Di Borgo San Lorenzo)
[Virgin Classics]

72. Best Choral Performance


Winner

Light & Gold

Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King's Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers)
[Decca]

Beyond All Mortal Dreams - American A Cappella

Stephen Layton, conductor (Choir Of Trinity College Cambridge)
[Hyperion Records]

Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor; James K. Bass, chorus master (Justin Blackwell, Scott Allen Jarrett, Paul Max Tipton & Teresa Wakim; Professional Choral Institute & Seraphic Fire)
[Seraphic Fire Media]

Kind

Kjetil Almenning, conductor (Nidaros String Quartet; Ensemble 96)
[2L (Lindberg Lyd)]

The Natural World Of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

Paul Hillier, conductor (Ars Nova Copenhagen)
[Dacapo Records]

73. Best Small Ensemble Performance


Winner

Mackey: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide

Rinde Eckert & Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird
[Cedille Records]

Frank: Hilos

Gabriela Lena Frank; ALIAS Chamber Ensemble
[Naxos]

The Kingdoms Of Castille

Richard Savino, conductor; El Mundo
[Sono Luminus]

A Seraphic Fire Christmas

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor; Seraphic Fire
[Seraphic Fire Media]

Sound The Bells!

The Bay Brass
[Harmonia Mundi]

74. Best Classical Instrumental Solo


Winner

Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony)
Track from: Schwantner: Chasing Light…
[Naxos]

Chinese Recorder Concertos - East Meets West

Lan Shui, conductor; Michala Petri (Copenhagen Philharmonic)
[OUR Recordings]

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor, Op. 18; Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini

Claudio Abbado, Yuja Wang (Mahler Chamber Orchestra)
[Deutsche Grammaphon]

Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4

Leif Ove Andsnes, Antonio Pappano (London Symphony Orchestra)
[EMI Classics]

Winging It - Piano Music Of John Corigliano

Ursula Oppens
[Cedille Records]

75. Best Classical Vocal Solo


Winner

Diva Divo

Joyce DiDonato (Kazushi Ono; Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Lyon; Choeur De L'Opéra National De Lyon)
[Virgin Classics]

Grieg/Thommessen: Veslemøy Synsk

Marianne Beate Kielland (Nils Anders Mortensen)
[2L (Lindberg Lyd)]

Handel: Cleopatra

Natalie Dessay (Emmanuelle Haïm; Le Concert D'Astrée)
[Virgin Classics]

Purcell: O Solitude

Andreas Scholl (Stefano Montanari; Christophe Dumaux; Accademia Bizantina)
[Decca]

Three Baroque Tenors

Ian Bostridge (Bernard Labadie; Mark Bennett, Andrew Clarke, Sophie Daneman, Alberto Grazzi, Jonathan Gunthorpe, Benjamin Hulett & Madeline Shaw; The English Concert)
[EMI Classics]

76. Best Contemporary Classical Composition


Winner

Aldridge, Robert: Elmer Gantry

Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein
[Naxos]

Crumb, George: The Ghosts Of Alhambra

George Crumb
Track from: Complete Crumb Edition, Vol. 15
[Bridge Records, Inc.]

Friedman, Jefferson: String Quartet No. 3

Jefferson Friedman
Track from: Jefferson Friedman: Quartets
[New Amsterdam Records]

Mackey, Steven: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide

Steven Mackey
[Cedille Records]

Ruders, Poul: Piano Concerto No. 2

Poul Ruders
Track from: Music Of Poul Ruders, Vol. 6
[Bridge Records, Inc.]

77. Best Short Form Music Video


Winner

Rolling In The Deep

Adele
Sam Brown, video director; Hannah Chandler, video producer
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]

Yes I Know

Memory Tapes
Eric Epstein, video director; Eric Epstein, video producer
[Carpark Records]

All Is Not Lost

OK Go
Itamar Kubovy, Damian Kulash Jr & Trish Sie, video directors; Shirley Moyers, video producer
[Paracadute]

Lotus Flower

Radiohead
Garth Jennings, video director; Garth Jennings, video producer
[XL/TBD Records]

First Of The Year (Equinox)

Skrillex
Tony Truand, video director; David Gitlis & Noah Klein, video producers
[Big Beat/Atlantic]

Perform This Way

"Weird Al" Yankovic
"Weird Al" Yankovic, video director; Cisco Newman, video producer
[Jive Records]

78. Best Long Form Music Video


Winner

Foo Fighters: Back And Forth

Foo Fighters
James Moll, video director; James Moll & Nigel Sinclair, video producers
[Exclusive Media Group/RCA Records/Back & Fort]

I Am...World Tour

Beyoncé
Ed Burke, Frank Gatson Jr. & Beyoncé Knowles, video directors; Beyoncé Knowles & Camille Yorrick, video producers
[Columbia Records/Music World]

Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon
Stephen C. Mitchell, video director; Casey McGrath, video producer
[RCA/Kings of Leon]

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest
Michael Rapaport, video director; Robert Benavides, Debra Koffler, Eric Matthies, Frank Mele, Edward Parks & A Tribe Called Quest, video producers
[Jive/Legacy]

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