The GRAMMY Award Update Center

Award Process Updates for the 65th GRAMMY Awards

Category, Field and Definition Updates

Fields and/or Categories Added:

  • Best Alternative Music Performance is a new Category for singles and tracks in the Alternative Field

    • Criteria: This Category recognizes artistic excellence in an alternative performance by a solo artist, collaborating artists, established duo, or established group that embraces attributes of progression and innovation in both the music and attitudes associated with it. It is often a less intense version of rock or a more intense version of pop and is typically regarded as more original, eclectic, or musically challenging. It may embrace a variety of sub-genres or any hybrids thereof and may include performances that do not fit into other genre Categories.
  •  Songwriting is a new Field and Songwriter Of The Year, Non-Classical is a new category in that Field

    • Criteria: This Category recognizes the written excellence, profession and art of songwriting for non-performing and non-producing songwriters. This category is for songwriters whose body of work released for the first time during the current eligibility year represents artistic excellence in the area of songwriting.  Award to Songwriter(s) with a minimum of 5 newly written songs in which they are listed as a non-performing, non-producing songwriter or co-writer.
  • Best Spoken Word Poetry Album is a new Category for the performance of poetry with or without music.

    • Best Spoken Word Poetry Album: This Category recognizes excellence in spoken word poetry albums. Spoken Word or Spoken Word Poetry is an oral poetic performance art that refers to the poem as well as the performers’ aesthetic qualities such as intonation, vocal inflections, rhythmic cadence and musicality. Albums of spoken word poetry with or without music collaboration or accompaniment, and instructional recordings are eligible. (If the recording has musical accompaniment but is primarily spoken word, the narrator would be eligible while the musical accompanist(s) may be identified in parentheses.)
  • Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media is a new category for video game score soundtracks which had previously been part of the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (Includes Film, Television, Video Games, and Other Visual Media) Category.

    • Criteria: This Category is for scores and musical compositions within a video game or other interactive media. The Award would go to composers with at least 33% playing time of the album. This Category recognizes excellence in score soundtrack albums comprised predominantly of original scores and created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current video game, or other interactive media (AR/VR/portable devices, etc.), released within the qualification period. At least 2/3 of the musical tracks for the album must have been used in the shipped game product, as either in-game, live action play, or Cinematics within the video game or interactive media product. Album releases will adhere to the same timing guidelines delineated in the Music for Visual Media Field whereby the media product and the soundtrack album often are not in the same eligibility year. The Academy recognizes these timing discrepancies, evaluates them and adjusts accordingly. Eligible scores may include vocal coloring (not songs) when used in the overall texture of the composition, such as choral groups or solo voices with or without words or syllables.

    • Albums and songs that are released during the current eligibility period but belong to a visual media that will be released during the next eligibility period and after the deadline for the First Round of GRAMMY voting will have two options:

      1. Enter them during the current year in Categories other than the ones in the Music For Visual Media Field. They will not be eligible the following year in the Music For Visual Media Field if this option is chosen.

      2. Enter them the following year as long as they do not get entered in any Category during the current year. Albums will only be eligible in their respective Category: Compilation or Score. Songs will be eligible in Song Written For Visual Media. They will also be eligible in other song Categories as long as they fulfill the “track from a previous year is eligible” rule.

  • Best Americana Performance is a new Category for singles and tracks in the American Roots Music Field.

    • Criteria: This Category recognizes excellence in performances of Americana music: contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music and vocal styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B, and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots oriented sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of the genres upon which it may draw. While acoustic instruments are often present and vital, Americana often uses a full electric band.

 

Field and/or Category Amendments:

  • The Field name and album Category name have changed from New Age to New Age, Ambient Or Chant to acknowledge all the rich diversity of music represented in this genre.

    • Criteria: This Category may incorporate elements and influences from diverse musical genres to serve common artistic intentions and functional uses which may include a) creating a textural-focused atmospheric musical journey, b) forming soundscapes for relaxation, meditation, introspection or focus, c) fostering wellness or inner/spiritual awakening, or d) making devotional offerings. Recordings may include sacred as well as secular components; recordings of a spiritual nature may originate or be adapted from global sacred traditions or come from an intent that is universal in nature. The music may be improvisational and exploratory, emphasize texture and space, or be structurally composed including melody, rhythm, repetition, and themes. Music may be consonant or dissonant and may be contemplative and gentle, dynamic, or avant-garde. Vocal music is welcomed as well as solo or multi-instrumentals. Recordings may incorporate acoustic, synthesized, or environmental sounds.
  • Some language in the criteria for Best Compilation Soundtrack which had been removed has now been restored to recognize Principal Artist(s) and in studio Producer(s). 

    • Award To:  Principal Artist(s) with significant contributing performances, and/or in studio Producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album. In the absence of those, award to the individual(s) proactively responsible for the concept and musical direction of the album and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable. For albums consisting largely of preexisting masters, up to 2 album Producers and up to 2 Music Supervisors, per criteria. For albums consisting largely of new recordings, awards to the Principal Artist(s) with significant contributing performance(s) (Ensemble-Driven Casts in which performers have comparable musical and dramatic participation in the recording are not eligible); up to 3 Producer(s) (in extraordinary circumstances an appeal for a possible 4th will be considered); and up to 2 Music Supervisors, per criteria. Award also to the Engineer/Mixer(s) of greater than 50 percent playing time of newly recorded material.
  •  In the Best Musical Theater Album Category, lyricists and composers are eligible for any subsequent recordings of the scores.

    • Criteria: Award to composer(s) and lyricist(s) of greater than 50% of the score of a new recording of a musical theater work. If any previous recording of said score has been nominated in this category, the composer(s) and lyricist(s) of such shall be ineligible to receive an Award, but shall receive a Certificate. This Category is for recordings of the score of a musical theater work created to support an underlying dramatic intention or theme. This award honors excellence in the performance(s) in and production of musical theater recordings. Elements of the corresponding stage production should not be considered in evaluating the recording. Recordings of revues that reflect a dramatic theme, including those consisting of songs from the score of a specific musical theater work and those with scores comprised of pre-existing material re-purposed for said revue are also eligible.
  • In the Classical Field, the Best Opera Recording Category recognizes the composer and librettist for new recordings if the recordings is of an entire opera and if the composer and librettist each wrote 100 percent of the music and libretto of the opera.

  • In the Classical Field, the Best Classical Compendium Category recognizes the composer (and librettist/lyricist, if any) of greater than 50 percent playing time on the winning product of new works. Only composers whose music comprises 50 percent or more of the recordings made on the album shall be eligible to receive a statue. In the case of librettists/lyricists, only those who are the sole librettist/lyricist on the winning product, and whose lyrics comprise greater than 50 percent of the playing time on the product, are eligible to receive a statue.

  • Craft Committees in the Classical Field were created for: 1.) Producer of the Year, Classical, 2.) Best Engineered Album, Classical, and 3.) Best Contemporary Classical Composition.

  • The eligibility rule for Best Remixed Recording is clarified.

    • Criteria: This Category recognizes excellence in remixed recordings (“remixes”) where the remixer takes previously recorded and released material and creatively adds to, alters, or transforms it in such a way as to create a new and unique performance. The Category is not for “covers,” re-recordings, remastered releases of previously-issued recordings, or edits which are only a shortened version of a master recording for marketing or broadcast purposes. Also, the addition of a vocal performance by a featured artist without substantive change to the original music recording is not eligible as a remix. Singles or tracks do not have to be commercially released for sale or streaming if they have been released to clubs or radio in the U.S. for the first time during the eligibility year. Both the remixed version and the original version of the recording must be available to the Academy for judging purposes.
  • The Best Spoken Word Album is renamed as Best Audio Book, Narration And Storytelling Recording. It provides a home for audio books, along with narration and storytelling recordings.

    • Best Audio Books, Narration And Storytelling Recording: This Category recognizes excellence in spoken word albums (not including Spoken Word Poetry). Albums of audio books, storytelling, non-musical drama, sermons, narrations with or without music collaboration or accompaniment, and instructional recordings are eligible. (If the recording has musical accompaniment but is primarily a spoken work, the narrator would be eligible while the musical accompanist(s) may be identified in parentheses.) Recordings that accompany children’s picture books are eligible if the recorded content is non-repetitive and otherwise meets the requirements for an album entry. Recordings that feature song lyrics that are spoken or rapped are eligible in the appropriate genre Categories. Incidental talk or conversation in a studio used as an accent to a musical recording does not constitute a spoken work performance. Compilations or excerpts of previously broadcast radio or television shows, albums of sound effects, and albums of environmental recordings are not eligible in this Category.

Eligibility Update

For the 65th GRAMMYs®, albums must contain greater than 75 percent playing time of newly recorded (within five years of release date), previously unreleased recordings. To be eligible in a specific Genre Field, an album must contain greater than 50 percent playing time of the genre specified by the Field. A recording may not be in more than one specialized Genre Field. However, an album may be in one Genre Field while one or more tracks from the album may be in a different Genre Field.

Entry Requirements Update

The per-entry fee structure has been created which encourages entrants to consider the value of each entry and make mindful decisions to put forward work that they truly believe is GRAMMY-worthy. All professional and voting members of the Recording Academy will receive five (5) courtesy entries every year. Any member who would be burdened by the entry fees can request the fees be waived by reaching out to the Awards Department at awards@recordingacademy.com.

The per-entry fee structure is listed below:

PER ENTRY FEE SCHEDULE
Early Bird Pricing Standard Pricing Final Deadline Pricing
July 18 - July 31 August 1 - August 21 August 22 - August 31
Members $40 (after 5 courtesy entries) $75 (after 5 courtesy entries) $125 (after 5 courtesy entries)
Media Companies $65 $95 $125

 

Special Merit Award Update

  • Best Song For Social Change is a new special merit award for songwriters.

    This new special merit award recognizes the social impact of music. The award will be given to songwriters to celebrate the year’s Best Song For Social Change.* This award will recognize creators of message-driven music that responds to the social issues of our time and has the potential for positive global impact by disseminating messages in songs that promote public awareness and engagement in our most pressing social issues. The award recipient is determined by a Blue Ribbon Committee. (If the Blue Ribbon Committee does not believe any of the entries meet all the award criteria, then an award does not have to be given that year.) Songs released during the last five GRAMMY qualifying calendar years are eligible for consideration.


Nominations Updates for the 65th GRAMMY Awards

Each year, the Recording Academy makes adjustments to the nominations list as necessary after the list is first published. Common changes are often the result of updated credits and may include spelling corrections, title modifications, and the addition of nominees who were not included in the original submission, among other revisions. Again this year, we are making these updates public to ensure transparency and accessibility to the most up-to-date and accurate information.

*2022 Rules and Guidelines for the 65th GRAMMY Awards are coming soon.


Nominations Updates for the 64th GRAMMY Awards

Each year, the Recording Academy makes adjustments to the nominations list as necessary after the list is first published. Common changes are often the result of updated credits and may include spelling corrections, title modifications, and the addition of nominees who were not included in the original submission, among other revisions. This year, for the first time, we are making these updates public to ensure transparency and accessibility to the most up-to-date and accurate information.


Update June 13, 2022

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/Jon Batiste/We Are/Page 2/Entry 1

  • Remove Engineer/Mixer: Joseph Lorge

  • Add Engineer/Mixer: Gavin Paddock

  • Add Engineer/Mixer: John Muller

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/Doja Cat/Planet Her (Deluxe)

  • Add engineer/mixer: Kayla Reagan

Update May 17, 2022

In Category 25/Best Rap Album/Tyler, The Creator/Call Me If You Get Lost/Page 18/Entry 3

  • Add DJ Drama as a winning featured artist on "Call Me If You Get Lost"

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/Lil Nas X/Montero/Page 4/Entry 7

  • Add Shawn "Source" Jarrett as Engineer/Mixer for Lil Nas X’s Album of the Year nomination.

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/Olivia Rodrigo/Sour/Page 4/Entry 8

  • Add Jasmine Chen as engineer/mixer for Olivia Rodrigo’s Album of the Year nomination.

Update May 11, 2022

Category 24/Best Rap Song/Kanye West/Jail

  • Add Warryn Campbell as a winning songwriter on “Jail.”

Update April 26, 2022

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/Jon Batiste/We Are

  • Mischa Kachkachishvili’s first name has been corrected to Misha

Update April 14, 2022

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/Justin Bieber/Justice

  • Add Steven Franks as songwriter and producer of Justin Bieber’s Album of the Year nomination for “Justice.”

3. JUSTICE (TRIPLE CHUCKS DELUXE)

  • Justin Bieber, BEAM, benny blanco, Burna Boy, Daniel Caesar, Chance The Rapper, DaBaby, Dominic Fike, Giveon, Jaden, Tori Kelly, Khalid, The Kid LAROI, Lil Uzi Vert & Quavo,

  • featured artists; Amy Allen, Louis Bell, Jon Bellion, Justin Bieber, benny blanco, BMW Kenny, Capi, Dreamlab, Dvlp, Jason Evigan, FINNEAS, Steven Franks, The Futuristics, German, Josh Gudwin, Jimmie Gutch, HARV, Marvin "Tony" Hemmings, Ilya, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Stefan Johnson, KCdaproducer, Denis Kosiak, The Monsters & Strangerz, Jorgen Odegard, Michael Pollack, Poo Bear, Shndo, Skrillex, Jake Torrey, Trackz, Andrew Watt & Ido Zmishlany, producers; Cory Bice, benny blanco, Kevin "Capi" Carbo, Edwin Diaz, DJ Durel, Dreamlab, FINNEAS, Josh Gudwin, Sam Holland, Daniel James, Antonio Kearney, Denis Kosiak, Paul LaMalfa, Jeremy Lertola, Devin Nakao, Chris "TEK" O'Ryan, Andres Osorio, Micah Pettit & Benjamin Thomas, engineers/mixers; Amy Allen, Delacey (Brittany Amaradio), Louis Bell, Jonathan Bellion, Chancelor Johnathon Bennett, Justin Bieber, David Bowden, Jason Boyd, Scott Braun, Tommy Lee Brown, Valentin Brunn, Kevin Carbo, Kenneth Coby, Kevin Coby, Raul Cubina, Jordan Douglas, Giveon Dezmann Evans, Jason Evigan, Dominic David Fike, Steven Franks, Kameron Glasper, Jacob Greenspan, Josh Gudwin, James Gutch, Scott Harris, Bernard Harvey, Leah Haywood, Gregory Aldae Hein, Marvin Hemmings, Jeffrey Howard, Alexander Izquierdo, Daniel James, Jace Logan Jennings, Rodney Jerkins, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Anthony M. Jones, Antonio Kearney, Charlton Kenneth, Joe Khajadourian, Felisha "Fury" King, Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, Matthew Sean Leon, Benjamin Levin, Marcus Lomax, Quavious Keyate Marshall, Luis Manuel Martinez Jr., Sonny Moore, Finneas O’Connell, Jorgen Odegard, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, Tayla Parx, Oliver Peterhof, Whitney Phillips, Michael Pollack, Khalid Donnel Robinson, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Alex Schwartz, Tia Scola, Aaron Simmonds, Ashton Simmonds, Gian Stone, Ali Tamposi, Ryan Tedder, Tyshane Thompson, Jake Torrey, Billy Walsh, Freddy Wexler, Symere Woods, Andrew Wotman, Rami Yacoub, Keavan Yazdani, Bigram Zayas & Ido Zmishlany,

  • songwriters; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer


Update March 23, 2022

In Category 61/Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media/Dear Evan Hansen

  • Add Ben Platt as a nominee in Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for his performance in “Dear Evan Hansen”

Update January 25, 2022

In Category 9/Best Dance/Electronic Recording/Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs/Heartbreak

  • Remove Orlando Higginbottom as mixer. He is a producer only.

Update January 25, 2022

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/Olivia Rodrigo/Sour

  • Add Chris Kasych as an engineer

Update January 10, 2022

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/Kanye West/Donda

Add Songwriters:

  • Albert Daniels, Andrew Dawson, Rennard East (Ab Liva), Donny Flores, Cristina Gallo, Leonard Harris, Anthony C. Khan, Jonathan Kirk (DaBaby), Ricardo LaMarre, Angie Martinez, Dexter Mills Jr., Rico Nichols, Edgar Nabeyin Panford, Jalil Pereza, Simon David Plummer, Demond Price (Conway The Machine), Cailin Russo, Raphael Saadiq, Che Smith (Rhymefest), Tobias Smith, Lee Stashenko, Tyshane Thompson, Terrence Thornton (Pusha T), Warren Trotter, Federico Vindver, Billy Walsh, Henry Russell Walter (Cirkut), Travis Darrelle Walton (Teddy Walton), Thomas Whitfield, Darius Woodley, Alvin Lamar Worthy (Westside Gunn), Adam Wright, Cydel Young (CyHi Tha Prynce), Malik Yusef

Add Producers:

  • Cirkut, Jarrod “Twisco” Morgan, Nabeyin, The Twilite Tone, Federico “Fede” Vindver

Add Engineers/Mixers:

  • Roark Bailey, A. ‘BAINZ’ Bains, Rafael Fai Bautista, Cirkut, Chris Connors, Dave Cook, Daniel Davila, Andrew Dawson, Mike Dean, Chris Dennis, Zack Djurich, Jesse Ray Ernester, Kyle Fitzgibbon, Shane Fitzgibbon, Marcus Fritz, Patrick Hundley, Ronald Lark III, Gentuar Memishi, Shelton “Renegade El Ray” Oliver, Kaushlesh “Gary” Purohit, Enzo Rarri, Reno Reagan, Preston Reid, Jeff Ryon, Randy Urbanski, Federico “Fede” Vindver, Cristal Viramontes

Add Featured Artist:

  • Raphael Saadiq

Update January 05, 2022

In Category 38/Best Gospel Album/Jekalyn Carr/Changing Your Story Live!

  • Change Title of Album from Changing Your Story to Changing Your Story Live!

Update December 13, 2021

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/Kanye West/Donda

  • Add Malik Yusef as songwriter

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/Kanye West/Donda

  • Add Cirkut as producer and engineer/mixer

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/Kanye West/Donda

  • Add Henry Russell Walter (aka Cirkut) as songwriter

Update December 09, 2021

In Category 60/Best Musical Theater Album/ Les Misérables: The Staged Concert (The Sensational 2020 Live Recording)

  • Change Cameron Mackintosh’s name to Sir Cameron Mackintosh

In Category 60/Best Musical Theater Album/Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella

  • Add Carrie Hope Fletcher, Helen George, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt & Ivano Turco as Principal Vocalists

Update December 08, 2021

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/Doja Cat/Planet Her (Deluxe)

  • Add Margaux Whitney as a songwriter.

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/Jon Batiste/We Are

  • Add Ethan Shumaker as engineer/mixer

In Category 67/Best Recording Package/Matt Berninger/Serpentine Prison

  • Name correction: Change Dayle Doyle to Dale Doyle

In Category 60/Best Musical Theater Album/ Les Misérables: The Staged Concert (The Sensational 2020 Live Recording)

  • Add as Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher & Matt Lucas as Principal Vocalists

Update December 06, 2021

In Category 74/Best Immersive Audio Album/Steven Wilson/The Future Bites

  • Remove Bob Ludwig as Immersive Mastering Engineer

  • Add Dave Kosten as Immersive Producer

In Category 68/Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package/Steven Wilson/The Future Bites (Limited Edition Box Set)

  • Add Steven Wilson as Art Director

In Category 68/Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package/Gang Of Four/77-81

  • Add Bjarke Vind Normann as an Art Director

In Category 47/Best American Roots Song/Linda Chorney/Bored

  • Add Featured Artists Becca Byram, EJ Ouellette, Trevor Sewell to artist

In Category 1/Record Of The Year/Doja Cat Featuring SZA/Kiss Me More

  • Add John Hanes as engineer/mixer

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/Doja Cat/Planet Her (Deluxe)

  • Add John Hanes as engineer/mixer

In Category 71/Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical/Yebba/Dawn

  • Add Gosha Usov as engineer

In Category 22/Best Rap Performance/Drake/Way 2 Sexy

  • Remove the Drake Featuring Future & Young Thug “Way 2 Sexy” nomination

In Category 25/Best Rap Album/Drake/Certified Lover Boy

  • Remove the Drake “Certified Lover Boy” nomination

Update December 05, 2021

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/Olivia Rodrigo/Sour

  • Songwriters Jack Antonoff, Annie Clark, and Taylor Swift have been removed.

Update December 03, 2021

In Category 61/Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media/Leslie Odom, Jr. (& Various Artists)/One Night In Miami

  • Add (& Various Artists) to artist line following Leslie Odom, Jr.

In Category 1/Record Of The Year/Jon Batiste/Freedom

  • Add DJ Khalil as a Producer

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/Jon Batiste/We Are

  • Add DJ Khalil as producer

  • Add Ken Oriole as engineer/mixer


Update December 02, 2021

In Category 60/Best Musical Theater Album/Burt Bacharach And Steven Sater’s Some Lovers

  • Add Cody Lassen as a Producer

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/Taylor Swift/Evermore

  • Add Michael Riddleberger as engineer/mixer

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/H.E.R./Back Of My Mind

  • Remove Dave Kutch as mastering engineer.

Update December 01, 2021

Category 2/Album Of The Year/Lil Nas X/Montero

  • Add John Hanes as an engineer/mixer

Category 1/Record Of The Year/Lil Nas X/Montero

  • Add John Hanes as an engineer/mixer

Category 86/Best Music Film/Billie Eilish/Happier Than Ever

  • Add Producers Michelle An, Chelsea Dodson, Justin Lubliner & Juliet Tierney

Category 2/Album Of The Year/Kanye West/Donda

  • Remove engineer Jonathan Pfzar. This is the same person as Jonathan Pfarr who comes immediately after on the list.

Category 61/Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media/All Entries In Category

  • Added compilation producers and music supervisors as shown below.

1. CRUELLA

(Various Artists)

Craig Gillespie, compilation producer; Susan Jacobs, music supervisor

2. DEAR EVAN HANSEN

(Various Artists)

Alex Lacamoire, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul & Dan Romer, compilation producers; Jordan Carroll, music supervisor

3. IN THE HEIGHTS

(Various Artists)

Alex Lacamoire, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bill Sherman & Greg Wells, compilation producers; Steven Gizicki, music supervisor

4. ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI...

Leslie Odom, Jr.

Nicholai Baxter, compilation producer; Randall Poster, music supervisor

5. RESPECT

Jennifer Hudson

Stephen Bray & Jason Michael Webb, compilation producers

6. SCHMIGADOON! EPISODE 1

(Various Artists)

Doug Besterman, Cinco Paul & Scott M. Riesett, compilation producers

7. THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY

Andra Day

Salaam Remi, compilation producer; Lynn Fainchtein, music supervisor


Update November 30, 2021

In Category 78/Best Opera Recording/Little: Soldier Songs

  • Add David T. Little & Lewis Pesacov as producers

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/H.E.R/Back Of My Mind

  • Change spelling of nominee Micah Petit to Micah Pettit

In Category 24/Best Rap Song/J. Cole Featuring 21 Savage & Morray/my.life

  • Add Jacob Dutton as a songwriter

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/Lil Nas X/Montero

  • Add R.L. Stafford as a songwriter

In Category 85/Best Music Video/Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caeser and Giveon/Peaches

  • Corrected spelling of video director Colin Tilley’s name.

  • Add Jamee Ranta and Jack Winter as Video Directors

In Category 70/Best Historical Album/Marian Anderson – Beyond The Music: Her Complete RCA Victor Recordings

  • Change the album title to “Marian Anderson – Beyond The Music: Her Complete RCA Victor Recordings

In Category 82/Best Classical Solo Vocal Album/Mythologies

  • Add Danaë Xanthe Vlasse as pianist

Update November 29, 2021

Category 47/Best American Roots Song

  • “Bored” by Linda Chorney has been added

Update November 23, 2021

In Category 1/Record of the Year/Peaches/Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caeser and Giveon:

  • Louis Bell has been added as a producer.

In Category 83/Best Classical Compendium/Check Corea/Plays

  • Change spelling of Bernie Kirsh’s name.

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/ Lil Nas X/Montero

  • Change songwriter Isley Juber to Ilsey Juber

In Category 2/Album Of The Year/Jon Batise/We are

  • Change producer Mickey Freedom Hart to Mikey Freedom Hart

In Category 73/Best Remixed Recording/Born For Greatness (Cymex Remix)

  • Change remixer name from Spencer Bastin to Spencer Bastian

In Category 24/Best Rap Song/Kanye West Featuring Jay-Z/Jail

  • Songwriter Marilyn Manson (aka Brian Hugh Warner) has been removed.

Category 70/Best Historical Album/Etching the Voice: Emile Berliner and the First Commercial Grammophone Discs, 1889-1895

  • David Giovannoni & Richard Martin have been added as restoration engineers.

Category 71/Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical/Hey What (Low)

  • Huntley Miller has been added as mastering engineer, and BJ Burton has been changed to engineer.

Category 75/Best Engineered Album, Classical/Chanticleer Sings Christmas

  • Michael Romanowski has been added as Mastering Engineer

Full Calendar, Rules & Guidelines

The Board of Trustees ratifies all changes to the GRAMMY process each spring. Please click here to read the full Rules & Guidelines.