Sunday, 12 February 2017

Adele, Beyonce, others test popularity as Grammy Nominees list and category is released

  • Adele and Beyonce are up for a number of major awards, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year
2016 was a year of incredible album releases.
The Grammy Awards is music’s most prestigious reward, holding later tonight in Los Angeles.
Here, we remind you of those up for awards with a complete list of the nominees for the event.

Album Of The Year:
25 — Adele
Lemonade — Beyoncé
Purpose — Justin Bieber
Views — Drake
A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson

Record Of The Year:
‘Hello’ — Adele
‘Formation’ — Beyoncé
‘7 Years’ — Lukas Graham
‘Work’ — Rihanna Featuring Drake
‘Stressed Out’ — Twenty One Pilots

Song Of The Year:
‘Formation’ — Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé)
‘Hello’ — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’ — Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner)
‘Love Yourself’ — Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)
‘7 Years’ — Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham)

Best New Artist:
Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance The Rapper
Maren Morris
Anderson .Paak

Best Pop Vocal Album:
25 — Adele
Purpose — Justin Bieber
Dangerous Woman — Ariana Grande
Confident — Demi Lovato
This Is Acting — Sia
Adele and Beyonce are up for a number of major awards, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year

Best Pop Solo Performance:
‘Hello’ — Adele
‘Hold Up’ — Beyonce
‘Love Yourself’ — Justin Bieber
‘Piece By Piece (Idol Version)’ — Kelly Clarkson
‘Dangerous Woman’ — Ariana Grande

Best R&B Song:
‘Come and See Me’ — J. Brathwaite, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (PartyNextDoor Featuring Drake)
‘Exchange’ — Michael Hernandez & Bryson Tiller, songwriters (Bryson Tiller)
‘Kiss It Better’ — Jeff Bhasker, Robyn Fenty, John-Nathan Glass & Natalia Noemi, songwriters (Rihanna)
‘Lake By the Ocean’ — Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
‘Luv’ — Magnus August Høiberg, Benjamin Levin & Daystar Peterson, songwriters (Tory Lanez)

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Lemonade — Beyoncé
Ology — Gallant
We Are King — KING
Malibu — Anderson .Paak
Anti — Rihanna

Best R&B Album:
In My Mind — BJ The Chicago Kid
Lalah Hathaway Live — Lalah Hathaway
Velvet Portraits — Terrace Martin
Healing Season — Mint Condition
Smoove Jones — Mya

Best Rap Performance:
‘No Problem’ — Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
‘Panda’ —Desiigner
‘Pop Style’ — Drake Featuring The Throne
‘All The Way Up’ — Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared
‘That Part’ — ScHoolboy Q Featuring Kanye West

Best Rap/Sung Performance:
‘Freedom’ — Beyoncé Featuring Kendrick Lamar
‘Hotline Bling’ — Drake
‘Broccoli’ — D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty
‘Ultralight Beam’ — Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream
‘Famous’ — Kanye West Featuring Rihanna

Best Rap Song:
‘All The Way Up’ — Joseph Cartagena, Edward Davadi, Shandel Green, Karim Kharbouch, Andre Christopher Lyon, Reminisce Mackie & Marcello Valenzano, songwriters (Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared)
‘Famous’ — Chancelor Bennett, Ross Birchard, Ernest Brown, Andrew Dawson, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein, Kejuan Muchita, Patrick Reynolds, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Rihanna)
‘Hotline Bling’ — Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)
‘No Problem’ — Chancelor Bennett, Dwayne Carter & Tauheed Epps, songwriters (Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
‘Ultralight Beam’ — Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Samuel Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico ‘Donnie Trumpet’ Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream)

Best Rap Album:
Coloring Book — Chance The Rapper
And the Anonymous Nobody — De La Soul
Major Key — DJ Khaled
Views — Drake
Blank Face LP — ScHoolboy Q
The Life of Pablo — Kanye West

Best Reggae Album:
Sly & Robbie Presents… Reggae For Her – Devin Di Dakta & J.L
Rose Petals — J Boog
Ziggy Marley — Ziggy Marley
Everlasting — Raging Fyah
Falling Into Place — Rebelution
Soja: Live In Virginia — Soja

Best World Music Album:
Destiny — Celtic Woman
Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers — Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Sing Me Home — Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble
Land Of Gold — Anoushka Shankar
Dois Amigos, Um Século De Música: Multishow Live — Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil

The Grammy Awards website has the full list of all the 84 categorie

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