Grammy awards 2017 is here – OYA Magazine

Grammy awards 2017 is here

By on December 7, 2016

By Wright Bankole

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The poular annual awards ceremony Grammy award is here, as 2017 sets to usher in its arrival.

The 59th Grammy Award ceremony commences on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

The nominations have been revealed as Beyoncé leads on, with a total of nine nominations including album of the year.

Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West all earned eight nominations each, while Chance the Rapper picked up seven.

The artists competing in the album of the year category are Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Drake and Sturgill Simpson.

Here are the complete list of nominations below;

Song of the Year

Beyoncé, “Formation”

Adele, “Hello”

Mike Posner, “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”

Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”

Lukas Graham, “7 Years”

 

Record of the Year

Adele, “Hello”

Beyoncé, “Formation”

Lukas Graham, “7 Years”

Rihanna, “Work (feat. Drake)”

Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”

 

Album of the Year

Adele, 25

Beyoncé, Lemonade

Justin Bieber, Purpose

Drake, Views

Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

 

Best New Artist

Kelsea Ballerini

The Chainsmokers

Chance the Rapper

Maren Morris

Anderson .Paak

 

Best Pop Solo Performance

Adele, “Hello”

Beyoncé, “Hold Up”

Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”

Kelly Clarkson, “Piece by Piece (Idol Version)”

Ariana Grande, “Dangerous Woman”

 

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

The Chainsmokers, “Closer (feat. Halsey)

Lukas Graham, “7 Years”

Rihanna, “Work (feat. Drake)”

Sia, “Cheap Thrills (feat. Sean Paul)”

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 Pop Vocal Album

Adele, 25

Justin Bieber, Purpose

Ariana Grande, Dangerous Woman

Demi Lovato, Confident

Sia, This Is Acting

 

Best Dance Recording

Bob Moses, “Tearing Me Up”

The Chainsmokers, “Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya)”

Flume, “Never Be Like You (feat. Kai)”

Riton, “Rinse & Repeat (feat. Kah-Lo)”

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…XXVIII

 

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)”

Beyoncé, “Don’t Hurt Yourself (feat. Jack White)”

David Bowie, “Blackstar”

Disturbed, “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 Music Album

Bon Iver, 22, A Million

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, “Come See Me (feat. Drake)”

Bryson Tiller, “Exchange”

Rihanna, “Kiss It Better”

Maxwell, “Lake by the Ocean”

Tory Lanez, “Luv”

 

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Beyoncé, 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, “No Problem (feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)”

Desiigner, “Panda”

Drake, “Pop Style (feat. The Throne)”

Fat Joe and Remy Ma, “All the Way Up (feat. Fat French Montana and Infared)”

ScHoolboy Q, “That Part (feat. Kanye West)”

 

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Beyoncé, “Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar)”

Drake, “Hotline Bling”

D.R.A.M., “Broccoli (feat. Lil Yachty)”

Kanye West, “Ultralight Beam (feat. Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin and The-Dream)

Kanye West, “Famous (feat. Rihanna)”

 

Best Rap Song

Fat Joe and Remy Ma, “All the Way Up (feat. Fat French Montana and Infared)”

Kanye West, “Famous (feat. Rihanna)”

Drake, “Hotline Bling”

Chance the Rapper, “No Problem (feat. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz)”

Kanye West, “Ultralight Beam (feat. Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin and The-Dream)

 

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, “Different for Girls (feat. Elle King)”

Brothers Osborne, “21 Summer”

Kenny Chesney, “Setting the World on Fire (feat. Pink)”

Pentatonix, “Jolene (feat. Dolly Parton)”

Chris Young, “Think of You (feat. Cassadee Pope)”

 

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 Album

Brandy Clark, Big Day in a Small Town

Loretta Lynn, Full Circle

Maren Morris, Hero

Sturgill Simpson, A Hero’s Guide to Earth

Keith Urban, Ripcord

 

Best New Age Album

John Burke, Orogen

Enya, Dark Sky Island

Peter Kater & Tina Guo, Inner Passion

Vangelis, Rosetta

White Sun, White Sun II

 

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

 

Joey Alexander, “Countdown”

Ravi Coltrane, “In Movement”

Fred Hersch, “We See”

Brad Mehldau, “I Concentrate on You”

John Scofield, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”

 

Best Jazz Vocal Album

René Marie, Sound of Red

Branford Marsalis Quartet and Kurt Elling, Upward Spiral

Gregory Porter, Take Me to the Alley

Catherine Russell, Harlem on My Mind

The Tierney Sutton Band, The Sting Variations

 

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

 

Kenny Barron Trio, Book of Intution

Peter Erskine, Dr. Um

The Fred Hersch Trio, Sunday Night at the Vanguard

Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau, Nearness

John Scofield, Country for Old Men

 

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Real Enemies

John Beasley, Presents Monk’estra, Vol. 1

John Daversa, Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music of The Beatles

Bob Mintzer, All L.A. Band

Ted Nash Big Band, Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom

 

Best Latin Jazz Album

Andy González, Entre Colegas

Brian Lynch, Madera Latino: A Latin Jazz Perspective on the Music of Woody Shaw

Michael Spiro/Wayne Wallace La Orquesta Sinfonietta, Canto América

Trio Da Paz, 30

Chucho Valdés, Tribute to Irakere: Live in Marciac

 

Best Gospel Performance/Song

Shirley Caesar, “It’s Alright, It’s OK (feat. Anthony Hamilton)”

Jekalyn Carr, “You’re Bigger (Live)”

Travis Greene, “Made a Way (Live)”

Tamela Mann, “God Provides”

Hezekiah Walker, “Better”

 

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

Lauren Daigle, “Trust in You”

For King & Country, “Priceless”

Natalie Grant, “King of the World”

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, “Thy Will”

Zach Williams, “Chain Breaker”

 

Best Gospel Album

Tim Bowman Jr., Listen

Shirley Caesar, Fill This House

Todd Dulaney, A Worshipper’s Heart [Live]

Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion

William Murphy, Demonstrate[Live]

 

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

All Sons & Daughters, Poets & Saints

Crowder, American Prodigal

Natalie Grant, Be One

Hillsong Young & Free, Youth Revival [Live]

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, Love Remains

 

Best Roots Gospel Album

Gaither Vocal Band, Better Together

The Isaacs, Nature’s Symphony in 432

Joey+Rory, Hymns

Gordon Mote, Hymns and Songs of Inspiration

Various Artists, God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson

 

Best Latin Pop Album

Jesse & Joy, Un Besito Mas

Gaby Moreno, Ilusión

Laura Pausini, Similares

Sanalejo, Seguir Latiendo

Diego Torres, Buena Vida

 

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

ile, ilevitable

Illya Kuryaki & The Valderamas, L.H.O.N. (La Humanidad O Nosotros)

La Santa Cecilia, Buenaventura

Los Rakas, Los Rakas

Carla Morrison, Amor Supremo

 

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga, Raíces

Joss Favela, Hecho a Mano

Vicente Fernández, Un Azteca en el Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo)

La Maquinaria Norteña, Generación Maquinaria Est. 2006.

Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea, Tributo a Joan Sebastian y Rigoberto Alfar

 

Best Tropical Latin Album

Fonseca, Conexión

Formell y Los Van Van, La Fantasia Homenaje a Juan Formell

Grupo Niche, Aniversario

La Sonora Santanera, La Sonora Santanera en Su 60 Aniversario

Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo, Donde Están?

 

Best American Roots Performance

Avett Brothers, “Ain’t No Man”

Blind Boys of Alabama, “Mother’s Children Have a Hard Time”

Rhiannon Giddens, “Factory Girl”

Sarah Jarosz, “House of Mercy”

Lori McKenna, “Wreck You”

 

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Fantastic Negrito, The Last Days of Oakland

Janiva Magness, Love Wins Again

Kenny Neal, Bloodline

 

The Record Company, Give It Back to You

Joe Louis Walker, Everybody Wants a Piece

 

Best Folk Album

Judy Collins and Ari Hest, Silver Skies Blue

Robbie Fulks, Upland Stories

Rhiannon Giddens, Factory Girl

Sierra Hull, Weighted Mind

Sarah Jarosz, Undercurrent

 

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Barry Jean Ancelet and Sam Broussard, Broken Promised Land

Northern Cree, It’s a Cree Thing

Kalani Pe’a, E Walea

Roddie Romero and The Hub City All-Stars, Gulfstream

Various Artists, I Wanna Sing Right: Rediscovering Lomax in the Evangeline Country

 

Best Reggae Album

Devin Di Dakta and J.L, Sly & Robbie Presents…Reggae for Her

J Boog, Rose Petals

Ziggy Marley, Ziggy Marley

Raging Fyah, Everlasting

Rebelution, Falling Into Place

SOJA, SOJA: Live in Virginia

 

Best World Music Album

Celtic Woman, Destiny

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Walking in the Footsteps of Our Fathers

Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble, Sing Me Hope

Anoushka Shankar, Land of Gold

Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, Dois Amigos, Um Século De Música: Multishow Live

 

Best Children’s Album

Frances England, Explorer of the World

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Infinity Plus One

Recess Monkey, Novelties

Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, Press Play

The Okee Dokee Brothers, Saddle Up

 

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

Various Artists, Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk

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 Musical Theater Album

Bright Star

The Color Purple

Fiddler on the Roof

Kinky Boots

Waitress

 

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Amy

Miles Ahead

Straight Outta Compton

Suicide Squad (Collector’s Edition)

Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1

 

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies

Ennio Morricone, Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto, The Revenant

John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, Stranger Things: Volume 1

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, Stranger Things: Volume 2

 

Best Song Written for Visual Media

Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”

Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

Pink, “Just Like Fire”

Skrillex and Rick Ross, “Purple Lamborghini”

Shakira, “Try Everything”

Peter Gabriel, “The Veil”

 

Best Instrumental Composition

Thomas Newman, “Bridge of Spies (End Title)”

Tim Davies, “The Expensive Train Set (An Epic Sarahnade for Double Big Band)”

Alan Ferber, “Flow”

Ennio Morricone, “L’Ultima Diligenza Di Red Rock – Versione Integrale”

Ted Nash, “Spoken at Midnight”

 

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

John Beasley, “Ask Me Now”

Sammy Nestico, “Good ‘Swing’ Wenceslas”

Christian Jacob, “Linus & Lucy”

John Daversa, “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”

Ted Nash, “We Three Kings”

Jacob Collier, “You and I”

 

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

Gordon Goodwin, “Do You Hear What I Hear?”

John Daversa, “Do You Want to Know a Secret”

Jacob Collier, “Flintstones”

Alan Broadbent, “I’m a Fool to Want You”

Barry Childs and Larry Klein, “Somewhere (Dirty Blvd) (Extended Version)”

 

Best Recording Package

Rihanna, Anti (Deluxe Edition)

David Bowie, Blackstar

Parquet Courts, Human Performance

Reckless Kelly, Sunset Motel

Bon Iver, 22, A Million

 

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Edith Piaf, Edith Piaf 1915-2015

  1. Views, 401 Days

The 1975, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It (Box Set)

Trey Anastasio, Paper Wheels (Deluxe Limited Edition)

Paul McCartney, Tug of War (Deluxe Editon)

 

Best Album Notes

Kris Kristofferson, The Complete Monument & Columbia Albums Collection

Various Artists, The Knoxville Sessions, 1929-1930: Knox County Stomp

Various Artists, Ork Records: New York, New York

Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle, Sissle and Blake Sing Shuffle Along

Various Artists, Waxing the Gospel: Mass Evangelism & The Phonograph, 1890-1900

 

Best Historical Album

Bob Dylan, The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol.12 (Collector’s Edition)

Various Artists, Music of Morocco From the Library of Congress: Recorded by Paul Bowles, 1959

Various Artists, Ork Records: New York, New York

Vladimir Horowitz, Vladimir Horowitz: The Unreleased Live Recordings 1966-1983

Various Artists, Waxing The Gospel: Mass Evangelism & The Phonograph, 1890-1900

 

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Andrew Bird, Are You Serious

David Bowie, Blackstar

Bonnie Raitt, Dig in Deep

Prince, Hit N Run Phase Two

Sarah Jarosz, Undercurrent

 

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Benny Blanco

Greg Kurstin

Max Martin

Nineteen85

Ricky Reed

 

Best Remixed Recording

Soul Pacific, “Cali Coast (Psionics Remix)”

The Silver Lake Chorus, “Heavy Star Movin’ (staRo Remix)”

Paul McCartney and Wings, “Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Five (Timo Maas & James Teej Remix)”

Ry X, “Only (Kaskade x Lipless Remix)”

Bob Moses, “Tearing Me Up (RAC Remix)”

The Chemical Brothers, “Wide Open (Joe Goddard Remix)”

 

Best Surround Sound Album

Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony, Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement

Craig Hella Johnson & Conspirare, Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard

Maja S.K. Ratkje, Cikada & Oslo Sinfonietta, Maja S.K. Ratkje: And Sing …

Primus, Primus & The Chocolate Factory (5.1 Surround Sound Edition)

Øyvind Gimse, Geir Inge Lotsberg & Trondheimsolistene, Reflections

 

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Mark Donahue and Fred Vogler, Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles

Alexander Lipay and Dmitriy Lipay, Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’Instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement

Morten Lindberg, Reflections

Silas Brown and David Frost, Shadow of Sirius

Shawn Murphy and Nick Squire, Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9

 

Producer of the Year, Classical

Blanton Alspaugh

David Frost

Marina A. Ledin and Victor Ledin

Judith Sherman

Robina G. Young

 

Best Orchestral Performance

San Francisco Symphony, “Bates: Works for Orchestra”

Orchestre De La Suisse Romande, “Ibert: Orchestral Works”

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, “Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 In B-Flat Major, Op. 100”

New York Philharmonic, “Rouse: Odna Zhizn; Symphonies 3 & 4; Prospero’s Rooms”

Boston Symphony Orchestra, “Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9”

 

Best Opera Recording

James Conlon, Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versaille

Giovanni Antonini, Handel: Giulio Cesare

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Higdon: Cold Mountain

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro

Antonio Pappano, Szymanowski: Król Roger

 

Best Choral Performance

Elisabeth Holte, “Himmelrand”

Edward Gardner, “Janáček: Glagolitic Mass”

Donald Nally, “Lloyd: Bonhoeffer”

Krzysztof Penderecki, “Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, Volume 1″

Steven Fox, ” Steinberg: Passion Week”

 

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

ARC Ensemble, “Fitelberg: Chamber Works”

Øyvind Gimse, Geir Inge Lotsberg and Trondheimsolistene, “Reflections”

Spektral Quartet, “Serious Business”

Third Coast Percussion, “Steve Reich”

Lincoln Trio, “Trios From Our Homelands”

 

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Leila Josefowicz, “Adams, J.: Scheherazade.2”

Zuill Bailey, “Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway”

Christian Tetzlaff, “Dvořák: Violin Concerto & Romance; Suk: Fantasy”

Kristian Bezuidenhout, “Mozart: Keyboard Music, Vols. 8 & 9”

Gil Shaham, “1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 2”

 

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Magdalena Kožená, Monteverdi

Sabine Devieilhe, Mozart: The Weber Sisters

Dorothea Röschmann, Schumann & Berg

Ian Bostridge, Shakespeare Songs

Anna Netrebko, Verismo

Best Classical Compendium

Giancarlo Guerrero, Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon a Castle

Tõnu Kaljuste, Gesualdo

Martyn Brabbins, Vaughan Williams: Discoveries

Judith Farmer and Gernot Wolfgang, Wolfgang: Passing Through

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Zappa: 200 Motels – The Suites

 

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Mason Bates, Bates: Anthology of Fantastic Zoology

Michael Daughtery, Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway

Jennifer Higdon, Higdon: Cold Mountain

Christopher Theofanidis, Theofanidis: Bassoon Concerto

  1. Kip Winger, Winger: Conversations With Nijinsky

 

Best Music Video

Beyoncé, “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

The Beatles, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week the Touring Years

Beyoncé, Lemonade

Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, The Music of Strangers

Various Artists, American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry.

For lovers of good music, the Grammy award sets to come bigger and better this time.

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