2017 Grammy Nominations

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It’s that time of year again, Grammy time! Leading up to music biggest night, the Grammy Awards, the nominations for this years awards ceremony were announced earlier on this week. Leading the pack of nominees (as per usual), with a whopping nine nominations is Beyoncé, followed by Rihanna, Drake, and Kanye West with eight nods respectively and the new kid on the block, Chance the Rapper, who is nominated in seven categories. Check out all the nominees for some the most coveted awards of the night and our thoughts on who we think should win below.

Album of the year:

“25” — Adele

“Lemonade” — Beyoncé

“Purpose” — Justin Bieber

“Views” — Drake

“A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” — Sturgill Simpson

Our thoughts: Yoooo we wouldn’t want any parts in making this tough call, as all of the albums in this category are incredible. Our gut instinct is that this will go to Adele although we low-key want Bieber to win as this would be his first Grammy and what a Grammy to win!

Record of the Year

‘Hello’ – Adele

‘Formation’ – Beyoncé

‘7 Years’ – Lukas Graham

‘Work’ – Rihanna featuring Drake

‘Stressed Out’ – Twenty One Pilots

Our thoughts: Ermm where the hell is ‘One Dance’ by Drake? That song has 100% been the biggest song of the year so far so it’s a little baffling that it didn’t make the cut.

Song of the Year

‘Formation’ – Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé)

‘Hello’ – Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)

‘I Took a Pill in Ibiza’ – Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner)

‘7 Years’ – Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham)

‘Love Yourself’ – Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)

Our thoughts: We think Justin Bieber might actually have a shot at winning this. Everyone we know loves ‘Love Yourself’, even if they aren’t necessarily a ‘Belieber’. That being said, we wouldn’t be surprised if Beyonce or Adele won this. 

Best New Artist

Kelsea Ballerini

Chance the Rapper

Maren Morris

Anderson.Paak

The Chainsmokers

Our thoughts: Yikes. We are torn with this one. We LOVE Chance the Rapper and pretty much everything he stands for as an artist. However, The Chainsmokers killed it this year with ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ and ‘Closer’.

 

Best Pop Solo Performance

‘Hello’ – Adele

‘Hold Up’ – Beyoncé

‘Love Yourself’ – Justin Bieber

‘Piece By Piece’ (Idol Version) – Kelly Clarkson

‘Dangerous Woman’ – Ariana Grande

Our thoughts: For anyone who hasn’t watched Kelly Clarkson’s performance of ‘Piece By Piece’ on American Idol, you better get YouTubing and watch it. It was such a beautiful and emotionally charged performance and we cried along with her.  And so, we think this award should go to her. 

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

‘Closer’ – The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey

‘7 Years’ – Lukas Graham

‘Work’ – Rihanna Featuring Drake

‘Cheap Thrills’ – Sia Featuring Sean Paul

‘Stressed Out’ – Twenty One Pilots

Our thoughts: Work work work work work work he said me haffi work work work work work work he see me do mi dirt dirt dirt dirt dirt. Need we say more?

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

Our thoughts: We’d give this one to either of the biggest turn up songs of the year, ‘Panda’ or ‘All The Way Up’.

Best pop duo/group performance

“Closer” — The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey

“7 Years” — Lukas Graham

“Work” — Rihanna featuring Drake

“Cheap Thrills” — Sia Featuring Sean Paul

“Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots

“Culcha Vulcha” — Snarky Puppy

Our thoughts: Based on all the steaminess and  raw sexual tension whenever they performed this song, we’d give this one to Rihanna and Drake. 

 Our thoughts: ‘Freedom’ and ‘Ultralight Beam’ touched us in a way none of the other songs in this category did so we’d be happy with either won. On a side note, go on Kanye with your bad self! 2 nominations! Ain’t nothing to an OG. 
To find out if our predictions were correct, catch the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on CBS on Sunday, February 12, hosted by the hilarious James Corden.
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