The music community and Recording Academy came together to celebrate music’s biggest night at the 62nd annual GRAMMY Awards. The Orchard was proud to see over 50 nominations from artists and labels we distribute across a wide range of genres. Congratulations to all our artists, labels, and partners who went home with an iconic gold gramophone trophy!
The pre-GRAMMY telecast revealed many winners and featured incredibly talented performers, with Imogen Heap taking the stage to host the pre-show. Following, superstar and 15x GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys returned as the host for the second year in a row at The Staples Center in Los Angeles. She serenaded the crowd on the piano while singing a compilation of the year’s most-talked about music moments from the past year. Jim Gaffigan was among other notable presenters throughout the evening.
The live broadcast presented major categories like Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Country Duo/Group Performance, and Best Comedy Album going to Dave Chapelle (which Jim Gaffigan joked about on stage), with many category winners announced during the pre-telecast.
K-pop powerhouse group BTS made a special appearance by supporting in an “All-Star” performance of Lil Nas X’s 2019 hit “Old Town Road.” BTS made history as the first K-pop group to ever perform at the GRAMMYs! It goes to show the impact and strides this boy band has made in bringing over Korean music to not only America, but the global masses.
Being one of the most influential Folk and Americana singer-songwriters of the last 50 years, John Prine (Oh Boy Records) was met with great honor at last night’s ceremony. The Recording Academy presented Prine with a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement award, recognizing Prine as an influential artist whose music will continue to impact music lovers and creators for generations to come. During the ceremony, Bonnie Raitt paid tribute to John Prine with a special acoustic performance of “Angel From Montgomery.” The original song was released by Prine in 1971 on his self titled album, John Prine. Bonnie Rait covered the tune three years later in 1974 and brought the song to the masses. This past year John Prine was also inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.
Find the complete list of winners here and those distributed by The Orchard below.
Best New Age Album
Peter Kater – Wings (Point Of Light Records)
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
Mariachi Los Camperos – De Ayer para Siempre (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
Best Tropical Latin Album
Aymée Nuviola – A Journey Through Cuban Music ((SME US Latin) Top Stop Music)
Best Traditional Blues Album
Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men – Tall, Dark, and Handsome (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers)
Best Folk Album
Patty Griffin – Patty Griffin (PGM/Thirty Tigers)
Best Comedy Album
Dave Chappelle – Sticks & Stones (Netflix)
Best Historical Album
Pete Seeger – Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection (Smithsonian Folkways)
Best Immersive Audio Album
Anita Brevik, Trondheimsolistene & Nidarosdomens Jenteko – Lux (2L/Lindberg Lyd AS)
Best Opera Recording
Gil Rose, conductor; John Brancy, Andrew Craig Brown, Gabriel Preisser, Krista River & Edwin Vega; Gil Rose, producer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Boston Children’s Chorus) – Tobias Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox (BMOP/sound)
Best Choral Performance
Robert Simpson, conductor (Ken Cowan; Houston Chamber Choir) – Duruflé: Complete Choral Works (Signum Records)
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Rodrigo y Gabriela – Mettavolution (Rubyworks) – ex U.S.