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rocky dawuni at grammys1Best Reggae Album nominee, Rocky Dawuni has made his appearance at the red carpet of 58th Grammy awards happening  live at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Ghanian reggae artist wore  a white suit perhaps as a sign of early victory.  rocky dawuni at grammys2

When asked about his chances of winning and who he wants to meet he said we should keep the faith burning and that he wants to meet Kendrick Lamar.

Meanwhile early winners from the non-televised part of the ceremony include the following

Best Pop Vocal Album – Taylor Swift  – ‘1989’

Best Instrumental Composition Afrolatin Jazz – ‘The Afro Latin Jazz Suite’

Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella thebenbram, mitch grassi, scott hoying, Avi Kaplan, kirstin taylor and K Olusola “Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy”

Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals – schneider maria – “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)

Best Recording Package Sarah Dodds, Shauna Dodds,  Dick Reeves – ‘Still The King: Celebrating The Music Of Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys’

Best Album Notes – Joni Mitchellcom – ‘Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced’

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package Suepie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White – The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32)

Best Historical Album – Steve Berkowitz, Jan Haust, Jeff Rosen, Peter Moore, MarkWilder – ‘The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11’

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Shawn Everett & Bob Ludwig – ‘Sound & Color’

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical – Dave Aude – “Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)”

Best Surround Sound Album – James Guthrie & Joel Plante – ‘Amused To Death’

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album  – Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest – ‘Sylva’

Best New Age Album – PAUL AVGERINOS – ‘Grace’

Best Jazz Vocal Album – Cecile Salvant – ‘For One To Love’

Best Jazz Instrumental Album – John Scofield – ‘Past Present’

Best Improvised Jazz Solo – Mcbride – “Cherokee”

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album – Maria Schneider Orchestra – ‘The Thompson Fields’

Best Latin Jazz Album – Eliane Elias – ‘Made In Brazil’

Best Reggae Album – Morgan Heritage – ‘Strictly Roots’

Best World Music Album – Angelique Kidjo – ‘Sings’

Best Children’s Album- Tim Kubart – ‘Home’

Best Spoken Word Album – Jimmy Carter – ‘A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety’

Best Comedy Album Louis CK – ‘Live At Madison Square Garden’

Best Latin Pop Album – Ricky Martin – ‘A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition)’

Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album Natalia Lafourcade – ‘Hasta La Raíz’ & Pitbull – ‘Dale’ (TIE)

Best Regional Mexican Music Album – Los Tigre – ‘Realidades – Deluxe Edition’

Best Tropical Latin Album – Ruben Blades with Roberto Delgado & Orchestra – ‘Son De Panamá’

Best American Roots Performance – Mavis Staples – ‘See That My Grave Is Kept Clean’

Best American Roots Song –  Jason Isbell – “24 Frames”

Best Americana Album – Jason Isbell – ‘Something More Than Free’

Best Bluegrass Album – Steel Drivers – ‘The Muscle Shoals Recordings’

Best Blues Album – Buddy Guy – ‘Born To Play Guitar’

Best Folk Album – Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn – ‘Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn’

Best Regional Roots Music Album – Jon Cleary – ‘Go Go Juice’

Producer Of The Year, Classical – Judith Sherman

Best Opera Recording –  Seiji Ozawa , Isabel Leonard, Dominic Fyfe – “Ravel: L’Enfant Et Les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade”

Best Choral Performance Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Chorale & KC Chorale – “Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil”

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance – Eighth Blackbird – “Filament”

Best Classical Instrumental Solo- Augustin Hadelich, Ludovic Morlot – “Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L’Arbre Des Songes”

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album – Joyce DiDonato & Antonio Pappano – ‘Joyce & Tony – Live From Wigmore Hall’

Best Contemporary Classical Composition – Stephen H Paulu – “Paulus: Prayers & Remembrances”

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media – Glen Campbell – ‘Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me’

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media – Antonio Drums X – ‘Birdman’

Best Song Written For Visual Media – Common, RHYMEFEST & John Legend – “Glory”

Best Music Video – Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

Best Music Film – Asifkapadia (director), Amy Winehouse – ‘Amy’

Best Gospel Performance/Song – Kirk Franklin – “Wanna Be Happy?”

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song-  Francesca

Best Gospel Album – Israel Newbreed – ‘Covered: Alive In Asia [Live]’

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album – Toby Mac – ‘This Is Not A Test’

Best Roots Gospel Album – The Fairfield Four – ‘Still Rockin’ My Soul’

Best Country Solo Performance – Chris Stapleton – ‘Traveller’

Best Country Duo/Group Performance – Little Big Town – “Girl Crush”

Best Country Song – Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and  Lizrose- “Girl Crush”

Best Dance Recording – Skrillex, Diplo & Justin Bieber – “Where Are Ü Now”

Best Dance/Electronic Album- Skrillex and Diplo – ‘Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü’

Best R&B Performance – The Weeknd – “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)”

Best Traditional R&B Performance – Lalah Hathaway – “Little Ghetto Boy”

Best R&B Song – The Dangelo & Kendra Foster – “Really Love”

Best Urban Contemporary Album – The Weeknd – ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’

Best R&B Album – The Dangelo – ‘Black Messiah’

Best Alternative Music Album – Alabama Shakes – ‘Sound & Color’

Best Rock Album – Muse – ‘Drones’

Best Rock Song – Alabama Shakes – “Don’t Wanna Fight”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – Kendrick lamar ft. Bilal, Anna The Wise, & Thundercat – ‘These Walls’

Best Rap Performance – kendrick lamar – “Alright”

Best Rap Song – Kendricklamar, kawan prather, Sounwave, & Pharrell – “Alright”

Best Pop Solo Performance – Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album – tony bennett & Bill Charlap – ‘The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern’

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical – Jeff Bhasker