Here Are The 2017 Grammy Nominations

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It’s that time of year again, when the music industry looks at itself in the mirror and says “I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And doggone it, people like me.” Okay, maybe only Kanye says that, but the self-congratulatory 59th annual Grammy nominations have been announced.

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To no one’s surprise, Beyoncé leads the pack with nine Grammy nominations, followed by Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West with eight apiece and Chance the Rapper with seven. This year’s Grammys, on Feb. 12 in Los Angeles will largely come down to the super diva showdown of Beyonce’s Lemonade versus Adele’s 25, as both will compete against Drake’s Views, Justin Bieber’s Purpose; and A Sailor’s Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson (the token country singer).

That’s a solid list for the grand Grammy prize, but one name that isn’t on it is Mr. West’s Life of Pablo. The Grammy hater, who has been undergoing his own personal drama, is up for four rap awards, but none for album, record or song of the year.

Ironically, it was another Windy City rapper who made music history as Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book became the first streaming-only album to receive a Grammy nomination. The critically-acclaimed independent release is essentially a mixtape that he put out by himself.

As for a Crave connection, two breakout artists (Sofi Tukker and Bob Moses) that we featured were nominated for their first Grammy’s for Best Dance Recording. Congrats! Check out the feature on Sofi Tukker (HERE).

Here are all of the 2017 Grammy nominations:

Best Pop Vocal Album:

25 – Adele

Purpose – Justin Bieber

Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande

Confident – Demi Lovato

This Is Acting – Sia

Best Dance/Electric 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 – Beyoncé

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 – René 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 Album:

Un Besito Mas – Jesse & Joy

Ilusión – 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

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:

Benny Blanco

Greg Kurstin

Max Martin


Ricky Reed

Best Music Video: 

“Formation” – Beyoncé

“River” – Leon Bridges

“Up & Up” – Coldplay

“Gosh” – Jamie xx

“Upside Down & Inside Out” – OK Go

Watch the 2017 GRAMMY Awardshosted by James Corden, on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.


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