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Exploring the Unsung Grammy Awards

LL Cool J and Grammy Award

The 2013 Grammy Awards are being presented this Sunday, February 9th and while there is a lot of talk about if Frank Ocean or Fun. or Mumford and Sons is going to get the award, we don't hear a lot about the many other categories of music being recognized.

The general field categories of the Grammys like "Album of the Year" "Song of the Year" or "Best New Artist" tend to get all the publicity but there are many categories that are never shown on television where great music is being celebrated.  I call these the unsung Grammy awards because we rarely hear of these awards even though the music is often remarkable.

Recent winners we didn't hear so much about include:

Barton Hollow Barton Hollow Best Folk Album

The Mosaic Project The Mosaic Project Best Jazz Vocal Album

Hilarious Hilarious Best Comedy Album

The Book of Mormon The Book of Mormon Best Musical Theater Album

All of these are wonderful but their Grammy winning status is mostly unknown.

You can find many more awesome Grammy winners in the genre of your choice in the lists below. There really is something for every music lover here!

Grammy Award Winners by Genre




Jazz Vocal

Jazz Instrumental



Latin Pop or Rock




Alternative Music




Pop Vocal

Traditional Pop Vocal

Pop Instrumental




Christian Music








Musical Score Soundtrack

Compilation Soundtrack

Musical Theater








Spoken Word





New Age


Children's Music


Grammy Image from LA Times

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