Conventions & Awards

Independents Score At 2020 Grammys

Independent labels and artists did very, very well at Sunday night’s Grammys. A2IM shares a list of its members’ many winners.

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Look Now

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Concord Records*

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album


Rodrigo y Gabriela

ATO Records*

Best R&B Performance

Come Home

Anderson .Paak feat. André 3000

12Tone Music*

Best R&B Song

Say So

PJ Morton Feat. JoJo


Best R&B Album


Anderson .Paak

12Tone Music*

Best Country Song

Bring My Flowers Now

Tanya Tucker

Fantasy Records*

Best Country Album

While I’m Livin’

Tanya Tucker

Fantasy Records*

Best New Age Album


Peter Kater

Point of Light Records

Best Improvised Jazz Solo


Randy Brecker, soloist

Piloo Records

Best Jazz Vocal Album

12 Little Spells

Esperanza Spalding

Concord Records*

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

The Omni-American Book Club

Brian Lynch Big Band

Hollistic MusicWorks

Best Latin Jazz Album


Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band

Concord Jazz*

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

God Only Knows

for King & Country

Curb | Word Entertainment*

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Burn the Ships

for King & Country

Curb | Word Entertainment*

Best Roots Gospel Album


Gloria Gaynor

Spring House Productions

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

De Ayer para Siempre

Mariachi Los Camperos

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings*

Best American Roots Song

Call My Name

I’m With Her

Rounder Records*

Best Americana Album


Keb’ Mo’

Concord Records*

Best Bluegrass Album

Tall Fiddler

Michael Cleveland

Compass Records*

Best Traditional Blues Album

Tall, Dark & Handsome

Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men

Hot Shot Records / Thirty Tigers*

Best Folk Album

Patty Griffin

Patty Griffin

PGM / Thirty Tigers*

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Good Time

Ranky Tanky

Resilience Music Alliance

Best Children’s Album

Ageless Songs for the Child Archetype

Jon Samson

Jon Samson

Best Comedy Album

Sticks & Stones

Dave Chappelle


Best Musical Theater Album


Original Broadway Cast

Sing It Again

Best Album Notes

Stax ’68: A Memphis Story

Various Artists

Craft Recordings*

Best Historical Album

The Smithsonian Folkways Collection

Pete Seeger

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings*

Best Immersive Audio Album


Anita Vrevik, Trondheimsolistene & Nidarosdomens Jentekor


Best Opera Recording

Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Boston Children’s Chorus


Best Choral Performance

Durufle: Complete Choral Works

Ken Cowan; Houston Chamber Choir

Signum Records

Best Classical Compendium

The Poetry of Places

Nadia Shpachenko

Reference Recordings

Best Contemporary Classical Compendium

Higdon: Harp Concerto

Yolanda Kondonassis, Ward Stare & The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Azica Records
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