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60th Grammy Awards nominations announced

The nominees for the 60th Grammy Awards have been announced.

These awards celebrate recording artists and the music they released between 1 October 2016 and 30 September 2017. Next year, the ceremony returns to New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

Taking place on 28 January, music’s biggest night will be hosted by James Corden host of The Late Late Show on M-net. The Ghanaian fans of  the annual Grammy Awards can watch the awards live and in HD on DStv in January 2018.

Grammy Award nominated artist Andra Day announced the nominees for the four big categories: Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. Here are the nominees:

Record of the Year
Redbone – Childish Gambino
Despacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
The Story of O.J. – Jay-Z
HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar
24 K Magic – Bruno Mars

Album of the Year
Awaken, My Love! – Childish Gambino
4:44 – Jay-Z
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
Melodrama – Lorde
24K Magic – Bruno Mars

Song of the Year
That’s What I Like

Best New Artist
Alessia Cara
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels

Best Pop Solo Performance
Love So Soft – Kelly Clarkson
Praying – Kesha
Million Reasons – Lady Gaga
What About Us – Pink
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Despacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
Thunder – Imagine Dragons
Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man
Stay – Zedd & Alessia Cara

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version) – Michael Buble
Triplicate – Bob Dylan
In Full Swing – Seth MacFarlane
Wonderland – Sarah McLachlan
Tony Bennet Celebrates 90 – Various Artists

Best Pop Vocal Album
Kaleidoscope EP – Coldplay
Lust For Life – Lana Del Rey
Evolve – Imagine Dragons
Rainbow – Kesha
Joanne – Lady Gaga
Divide – Ed Sheeran

Best Dance Recording
Bambro Koyo Ganda – Bonobo Featuring Innov Gnawa
Cola – Camelphat & Elderbrook
Andromeda – Gorillaz Featuring DRAM
Tonite – LCD Soundsystem
Line Of Sight – Odesza Featuring WYNNE & Mansionair

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Migration – Bonobo
3-D The Catalogue – Kraftwerk
Mura Masa – Mura Masa
A Moment Apart – Odesza
What Now – Sylvan Esso


Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
What If – The Jerry Douglas Band
Spirit – Alex Han
Mount Royal – Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Prototype – Jeff Lorber Fusion
Bad Hombre – Antonio Sanchez

Best Rock Performance
You Want It Darker – Leonard Cohen
The Promise – Chris Cornell
Run – Foo Fighters
No Good – Kaleo
Go To War – Nothing More


Best Metal Performance
Invisible Enemy – August Burns Red
Black Hoodie – Body Count
Forever – Code Orange
Sultan’s Curse – Mastodon
Clockworks – Meshuggah

Best Rock Song
Atlas, Rise!
Blood In The Cut
Go To War
The Stage

Best Rock Album
Emperor Of Sand – Mastodon
Hardwired… To Self-Destruct – Metallica
The Stories We Tell Ourselves – Nothing More
Villains – Queens Of The Stone Age
A Deeper Understanding – The War On Drugs

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Free 6LACK
Awaken, My Love! – Childish Gambino
American Teen
Ctrl – SZA
Starboy – The Weeknd

Best R&B Album
Freudian – Daniel Caesar
Let Love Rule – Ledisi
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Gumbo – PJ Morton
Feel The Real – Musiq Soulchild

Best Rap Performance
Bounce Back – Big Sean
Bodak Yellow – Cardi B
4:44 – Jay-Z
HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar
Bad And Boujee – Migos

Best Rap/Sung Performance
Family Feud – Jay-Z Featuring Beyonce
LOYALTY. – Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna
Love Galore

Best Rap Song
Bodak Yellow
Chase Me
The Story of O.J.

Best Rap Album
4:44 – Jay-Z
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
Laila’s Wisdom – Rapsody
Flower Boy – Tyler, The Creator

Best Country Solo Performance
Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt
Losing You – Alison Krauss
Tin Man – Miranda Lambert
I Could Use A Love Song – Maren Morris
Either Way – Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
It Ain’t My Fault – Brothers Osborne
My Old Man – Zac Brown Band
You Look Good – Lady Antebellum
Better Man – Little Big Town
Drinkin’ Problem – Midland

Best Country Song
Better Man
Body Like A Back Road
Broken Halos
Drinkin’ Problem
Tin Man

Best Country Album
Cosmic Hallelujah – Kenny Chesney
Heart Break – Lady Antebellum
The Breaker – Little Big Town
Life Changes – Thomas Rhett
From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton

Best New Age Album
Reflection – Brian Eno
SongVersation: Medicine – India.Arie
Dancing On Water – Peter Kater
Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Volume 5 – Kitaro
Spiral Revelation

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Can’t Remember Why
Dance Of Shiva
Whisper Not
Miles Beyond

Best Jazz Vocal Album
The Journey
A Social Call
Bad Ass And Blind
Porter Plays Porter
Dreams And Daggers – Cecile McLorin Salvant

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Uptown, Downtown – Bill Charlap Trio
Rebirth – Billy Childs
Project Freedom – Joey DeFrancesco & The People
Open Book – Fred Hersch
The Dreamer Is The Dream – Chris Potter

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
MONK’estra Vol.2 – John Beasley
Jigsaw – Alan Ferber Big Band
Bringin’ It – Christian McBride Big Band
Homecoming – Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne
Whispers On The Wind – Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge


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