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Sting Loses to Tony Bennett at the 2012 Grammys


Tony Bennett‘s collaboration with Queen Latifah, ‘Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me),’ bested Sting‘s ‘Moon Over Bourbon Street’ for the 2012 Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s).

The award goes to the arranger, so Jorge Calandrelli, who did the honors for Bennett, took home the hardware for the track that appeared on ‘Duets II.’ Nicola Tescari was the arranger for Sting’s song, which was performed with The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra for the album ‘Sting Live In Berlin.’

Here were the other nominees for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s):

‘Ao Mar’
Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza)
Track from: Nights On Earth

‘On Broadway’
Kevin Axt, Ray Brinker, Trey Henry, Christian Jacob & Tierney Sutton, arrangers (The Tierney Sutton Band)
Track from: American Road
[BFM Jazz]

‘The Windmills Of Your Mind’
William Ross, arranger (Barbra Streisand)
Track from: What Matters Most – Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman
[Columbia Records]

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