Watch Grammy Award Nominations 2017, Check Out First Grammy Nominees From 1959 [Video]


The 2017 Grammy award nominations are in, and there’s an exciting way to review the list of nominees. In the video playlist above, you can watch and listen as each nominee is named and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (Recording Academy or NARS) shares a bit of information regarding the categories and nominees. There are 30 fields and 84 categories where the Recording Academy presents awards. The Grammy awards are one of the year’s most anticipated musical award shows and fans are sharing their excitement for the upcoming event. The 59th annual Grammy awards will stream live from the Staples Center in L.A. on Feb. 12, 2017. CBS will broadcast the show from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. ET/5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. PT. Check out the videos above for information on the nominees. You may see the video of Meghan Trainor announcing the nominees for the 2017 Grammy awards in the player below.


The Grammy awards have more than 80 categories, but there are four that are known as general categories. These general categories are some of the most coveted Grammy awards and include song of the year, best record, best new artist, and album of the year. The four general categories are also called the “Big Four.” There are only two artists in Grammy history who have won all four categories: Christopher Cross and Adele.


Beyonce leads the way for the 59th Annual Grammy awards with nine nominations. Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West each have eight nominations and Chance the Rapper has seven. Beyonce has currently been nominated for a whopping 62 Grammy nominations, more than any female artist in history. Rihanna and Drake are nominated for record of the year for “Work.” The two were also nominated for their 2011 collaboration.


Justin Bieber won his first Grammy award in 2015 and now is up for four awards. Justin Bieber is nominated for album of the year for Purpose, song of the year for “Love Yourself,” best pop vocal album for Purpose, and video of the year for “Sorry.” Song of the year is a celebration of a songwriter’s writing skills. Justin Bieber’s Grammy nomination for “Love Yourself” solidifies Bieber as not only a musical artist but a singer/songwriter as well. There is no question that it has been a rocky road for Justin Bieber since his early start on YouTube, but he has surpassed many hurdles and the Grammy nominations mark the start of a new journey in Bieber’s career.

Read: Justin Bieber: Grammy’s Take Notice, Beliebers Want Artist to be Nominated and win after ‘Purpose’ Breaks Records.


What do you think about the Grammy nominees this year? Do you agree with the choices or did one of your favorite artists get snubbed? In order to be eligible for a Grammy nomination, the music must have been released between Oct. 1 of the previous year (2015) and Sept. 30 of the current year the Grammy award nominations are made (2016). Those who released music in October, November, and December 2016 will be eligible for the 2018 Grammy awards televised event.

The first Grammy awards event was held in 1959 in Los Angeles. During the first Grammy awards, there were only 28 categories. Early Grammy winners include Ella Fitzgerald, the Kingston Trio, and Frank Sinatra. Check out the video playlist below for songs from the 1959 Grammys.


The following is a list of Grammy award nominees as released in a press announcement by the official Grammy site. The list is just a portion of the nominees. You may see the full list of Grammy award nominees in this PDF document. You will see complementary video introductions for these categories and artists in the video player above.


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

Record Of The Year:
“Hello” — Adele
“Formation” — Beyonce
“7 Years” — Lukas Graham
“Work” — Rihanna Featuring Drake
“Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots

Song Of The Year:
“Formation” — Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyonce Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyonce)
“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


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


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


Best Rock Album:
California— Blink-182
Tell Me I’m Pretty — Cage The Elephant
Magma — Gojira
Death Of A Bachelor — Panic! At The Disco
Weezer— Weezer


Best Alternative Music Album:
22, A Million — Bon Iver
Blackstar— David Bowie
The Hope Six Demolition Project— PJ Harvey
Post Pop Depression — Iggy Pop
A Moon Shaped Pool— Radiohead


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


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 Country Solo Performance:
“Love Can Go To Hell” — Brandy Clark
“Vice” — Miranda Lambert
“My Church” — Maren Morris
“Church Bells” — Carrie Underwood
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Keith Urban


Best Jazz Vocal Album:
Sound Of Red — Rene Marie
Upward Spiral — Branford Marsalis Quartet With Special Guest Kurt Elling
Take Me To The Alley — Gregory Porter
Harlem On My Mind — Catherine Russell
The Sting Variations — The Tierney Sutton Band


Best Gospel Album:
Listen — Tim Bowman, Jr.
Fill This House — Shirley Caesar
A Worshipper’s Heart [Live] — Todd Dulaney
Losing My Religion — Kirk Franklin
Demonstrate [Live] — William Murphy

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
Poets & Saints — All Sons & Daughters
American Prodigal — Crowder
Be One — Natalie Grant
Youth Revival [Live] — Hillsong Young & Free
Love Remains — Hillary Scott & The Scott Family


Best Latin Pop Album:
Un Besito Mas — Jesse & Joy
Ilusion — Gaby Moreno
Similares — Laura Pausini
Seguir Latiendo — Sanalejo
Buena Vida — Diego Torres


Best American Roots Performance:
“Ain’t No Man” — The Avett Brothers
“Mother’s Children Have A Hard Time” — Blind Boys Of Alabama
“Factory Girl” — Rhiannon Giddens
“House Of Mercy” — Sarah Jarosz
“Wreck You” — Lori McKenna


Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):
The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo — Amy Schumer
In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox — Carol Burnett
M Train — Patti Smith
Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A.Punk (John Doe With Tom DeSavia) — (Various Artists)
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink — Elvis Costello


Best Song Written For Visual Media:
“Can’t Stop The Feeling!” — Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Walt Dohrn, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & Kunal Nayyar), Track from: Trolls

“Heathens” — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots), Track from: Suicide Squad

“Just Like Fire” — Oscar Holter, Max Martin, P!nk & Shellback, songwriters (P!nk), Track from: Alice Through The Looking Glass

“Purple Lamborghini” — Shamann Cooke, Sonny Moore & William Roberts, songwriters (Skrillex & Rick Ross), Track from: Suicide Squad

“Try Everything” — Mikkel S. Eriksen, Sia Furler & Tor Erik Hermansen, songwriters (Shakira), Track from: Zootopia

“The Veil” — Peter Gabriel, songwriter (Peter Gabriel), Track from: Snowden


Best Music Video:
“Formation” — Beyonce
“River” — Leon Bridges
“Up & Up” — Coldplay
“Gosh” — Jamie XX
“Upside Down & Inside Out” — OK Go


Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:
Benny Blanco
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin
Ricky Reed

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative country recordings.

“Different for Girls” — Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King Track from Black [Capitol Records Nashville]

“21 Summer” — Brothers Osborne Track from Pawn Shop [EMI Records Nashville]

“Setting the World on Fire” — Kenny Chesney & P!nk [Blue Chair Records/Columbia Nashville]

“Jolene” — Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton [Dolly Records, LLC/RCA Nashville]

“Think of You” — Chris Young With Cassadee Pope Track from I’m Comin’ Over [RCA Nashville]

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