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How To Guide For: A Look At The 2017 Grammy Nominations


On Tuesday December 6th the 59th Grammy Award nominations were announced by Meghan Trainor who won the GRAMMY for Best New Artist earlier this year. Meghan Trainor announced live the nominees for Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Album Of The Year.

Here are 2017 GRAMMY nominees:

Album of the Year

Adele- 25 Beyonce- Lemonade Drake- Views Justin Bieber- Purpose Sturgill Simpson- A Sailor's Guide to Earth

Song of the Year

Beyonce- "Formation" Adele- "Hello" Mike Posner- "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" Justin Bieber - "Love Yourself" Lukas Graham - "7 Years"

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

Record of the Year Adele- "Hello" Beyonce - "Formation" Lukas Graham - "7 Years" Rihanna featuring Drake - "Work" Twenty One Pilots - "Stressed Out"

Best Pop Vocal Album Adele- 25 Justin Bieber- Purpose Ariana Grande- Dangerous Woman Demi Lovato- Confident Sia- This Is Acting

Best Pop Solo Performance Adele- 25 Beyonce- Lemonade Justin Bieber- "Love Yourself" Kelly Clarkson- "Piece by Piece" Ariana Grande- "Dangerous Woman"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey- "Closer" Lukas Graham- "7 Years" Rihanna featuring Drake- "Work" Sia featuring Sean Paul- "Cheap Thrills" Twenty One Pilots- "Stressed Out"

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Andrea Bocelli- Cinema Bob Dylan- Fallen Angels Josh Groban- Stages Live Willie Nelson- Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin Barbra Streisand- Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway

Best Dance Recording Bob Moses- "Tearing Me Up" The Chainsmokers featuring Daya- "Don't Let Me Down" Flume featuring Kai- "Never Be Like You" Riton featuring Kah-Lo- "Rinse & Repeat" Sofi Tukker- "Drinkee"

Best Dance/Electronic Album Flume- Skin Jean-Michel Jarre- Electronica 1: The Time Machine Tycho- Epoch Underworld- Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future Louie Vega- Louie Vega Starring ...XXVII

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album Herb Alpert- Human Nature Bill Frisell- When You Wish Upon a Star Steve Gadd Band- Way Back Home: Live From Rochester, NY Chuck Loeb- Unspoken Snarky Puppy- Culcha Vulcha

Best Rock Performance Alabama Shakes - "Joe" (Live From Austin City Limits) Beyonce Featuring Jack White- "Don't Hurt Yourself" David Bowie- "Blackstar" Distrubed- "The Sound of Silence" (Live on Conan) Twenty One Pilots- "Heathens"

Best Metal Performance Baroness- "Shock Me" Gojira- "Silvera" Korn- "Rotting In Vain" Megadeath- "Dystopia" Periphery- "The Price Is Wrong"

Best Rock Song David Bowie- "Blackstar" Radiohead- "Burn the Witch" Metallica- "Hardwired" Twenty One Pilots- "Heathens" Highly Suspect- "My Name Is Human"

Best Rock Album Blink-182- California Cage the Elephant- Tell Me I'm Pretty Gojira- Magma Panic! At the Disco- Death of a Bachelor Weezer- Weezer

Best Alternative Rock Album Bon Iver- 22,100 David Bowie- Blackstar PJ Harvey- The Hope Six Demolition Project Iggy Pop- Post Pop Depression Radiohead- A Moon Shaped Pool

Best R&B Performance BJ The Chicago Kid- "Turnin' Me Up" Ro James- "Permission" Musiq Soulchild- "I Do" Rihanna- "Needed Me" Solange- "Cranes In the Sky"

Best Traditional R&B Performance William Bell- "The Three of Me" BJ The Chicago Kid- "Woman's World" Fantasia- "Sleeping With the One I Love" Lalah Hathaway- "Angel" Jill Scott- "Can't Wait"

Best R&B Song PartyNextDoor featuring Drake- "Come See Me" Bryson Teller- "Exchange" Rihanna- "Kiss It Better" Maxwell- "Lake By the Ocean" Tory Lanez- "Luv"

Best Urban Contemporary Album Beyonce- Lemonade Gallant- Ology KING- We Are King Anderson .Paak- Malibu Rihanna- Anti

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

Best Rap Performance Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz- "No Problem" Desiigner- "Panda" Drake featuring The Throne- "Pop Style" Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared- "All the Way Up" ScHoolboy Q featuring Kanye West - "That Part"

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

Best Rap Song Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared- "All the Way Up" Kanye West featuring Rihanna- "Famous" Drake- "Hotline Bling" Chance The Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz- "No Problem" Kanye West featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream- "Ultralight Beam"

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

Best Country Solo Performance Brandy Clark- "Love Can Go to Hell" Miranda Lambert- "Vice" Maren Morris- "My Church" Carrie Underwood- "Church Bells" Keith Urban- "Blue Ain't Your Color"

Best Country Duo/Group Performance Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King- "Different for Girls" Brothers Osbourne- "21 Summer" Kenny Chesney and Pink- "Setting the World on Fire" Chris Young with Cassadee Pope- "Think of You"

Best Country Song Keith Urban- "Blue Ain't Your Color" Thomas Rhett- "Die a Happy Man" Tim McGraw- "Humble and Kind" Maren Morris- "My Church" Miranda Lambert- "Vice"

Best Country Song Brady Clark- "Big Day in a Small Town" Loretta Lynn- "Full Circle" Maren Morris- "Hero" Sturgill Simpson- "A Sailor's Guide to Earth" Keith Urban- "Ripcord"

Best Spoken Word Album Amy Schumer- The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo Carol Burnett- In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox Patti Smith- M Train Tom DeSavia, John Doe, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt - Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A. Punk (John Doe With Tom Desavia) Elvis Costello- Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

Best Comedy Album David Cross- ...America...Great… Margaret Cho- American Myth Tig Notaro- Boyish Girl Interrupted Amy Schumer- Live at the Apollo Patton Oswalt- Talking for Clapping

Best Music Video Beyonce- "Formation" Leon Bridges- "River" Coldplay- "Up & Up" Jamie XX- "Gosh" OK Go- "Upside Down & Inside Out"

Best Music Film Steve Aoki- I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Beyonce- Lemonade The Beatles- The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble- The Music of Strangers Various Artists- American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry


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