Insruemental

Category 11 Best Contemporary Instrumental Album 

For albums containing approximately 51% or more playing time of instrumental material. For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings.

  1. HUMAN NATURE Herb Alpert[Herb Alpert Presents]
  2. WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR Bill Frisell[Okeh Records]
  3. WAY BACK HOME: LIVE FROM ROCHESTER, NY Steve Gadd Band [BFM Jazz]
  4. UNSPOKEN Chuck Loeb[Shanachie Entertainment]
  5. CULCHA VULCHA Snarky Puppy [Ground Up Music]


Rap

Category 25
Best Rap Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rap recordings.
1. COLORING BOOK Chance The Rapper [Chance The Rapper]
2. AND THE ANONYMOUS NOBODY De La Soul
[A.O.I. Records]
3. MAJOR KEY DJ Khaled
[Epic]
4. VIEWS Drake
[OVO Sound/Young Money/Cash Money/Republic] 5. BLANK FACE LP
ScHoolboy Q
[Top Dawg Entertainment/Interscope Records]
6. THE LIFE OF PABLO Kanye West

[G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings]

New Age

Category 30 Best New Age Album

For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental new age recordings.

  1. OROGEN John Burke[John Burke]
  2. DARK SKY ISLAND Enya[Warner Bros.]
  3. INNER PASSION Peter Kater & Tina Guo [Hearts Of Space Records]
  4. ROSETTA Vangelis[Decca]
  5. WHITE SUN II White Sun[Be Why]