Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • Bob Dylan Shadows in the Night

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • James Taylor Before This World

Best American Roots Song

  • Don Henley – “The Cost of Living”

Best Spoken Word Album

  • Patti SmithBlood on Snow

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

  • Rolling StonesSticky Fingers (Super Deluxe Edition)

Best Album Notes

  • Joni MitchellFolksongs of Another America: Field Recordings From the Upper Midwest, 1937-1946

Best Historical Album

  • Bob Dylan and The Band  The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Volume 11

Best Surround Sound Album

  • Roger Waters – Amused to Death

Best Music Film

  • Mick Jagger (producer) – Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
  • Roger WatersThe Wall

Best Rap Performance & Best Rap Song (two categories)

  • Paul McCartney – co-writer of the Kanye West song “All Day”

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