The 2017 GRAMMY Nominations (Urban List)

12.06.2016

In music, The GRAMMY Awards are as prestigious as it gets, and just this morning the Record Academy has revealed their official list for their 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

The nominations span over 100s of artists and for a hip-hop fan the full list can be ultra daunting. So here’s an abbreviated version featuring all the hip-hop, rap and R&B artists you love, as they slay their various categories with their various nominations. Beyonce leads this year’s nominations with 9 total spanning across R&B, Pop, Country, and more.

Here are the 2017 GRAMMY Nominations–well, the urban list:

  • Record of the Year: Adele – “Hello”; Beyonce – “Formation”; Rihanna x Drake – “Work”
  •  Album of The Year: Adele – 25; Beyonce – Lemonade; Justin Beiber – Purpose; Drake – Views
  • Song of The Year: Beyonce – “Formation”; Adele – “Hello”; Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”; Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”
  • Best New Artist: The Chainsmokers, Chance The Rapper, Anderson .Paak
  • Best Pop Solo Performance: Adele – “Hello”; Beyonce – “Hold Up”; Justin Beiber – “Love Yourself”; Ariana Grande – “Dangerous Woman”
  • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: The Chainsmokers – “Closer”; Rihanna x Drake – “Work”
  • Best Pop Vocal Album: Adele – 25; Justin Bieber – Purpose; Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
  • Best Rock Performance: Beyonce x Jack White – “Don’t Hurt Yourself”
  • Best R&B Performance: BJ The Chicago Kid – “Turnin Me Up”; Ro Jams – “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 x Drake – “Come See Me”; Bryson Tiller – “Exchange”; Rihanna – “Kiss It Better”; Maxwell – “Lake By The Ocean”; Tory Lanez – “Luv”
  • Best Urban Contemporary Album: Beyonce – Lemonade; Galant – 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 x Lil Wayne x 2 Chainz – “No Problem”; Desiigner – “Panda”; Drake x The Throne – “Pop Style”; Fat Joe x Remy Ma x French Montana x Infared – “All The Way Up”; ScHoolboy Q x Kanye West – “That Part”
  • Best Rap/Sung Performance: Beyonce x Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”; Drake – “Hotline Bling”; D.R.A.M. x Lil Yatchy – “Broccoli”; Kanye West x Chance The Rapper x Kelly Price x Kirk Franklin x The-Dream – “Ultralight Beam”; Kanye West x Rihanna – “Famous”
  • Best Rap Song: Fat Joe x Remy Ma x French Montana x Infared – “All The Way Up”; Kanye West x Rihanna – “Famous”; Drake – “Hotline Bling”; Chance The Rapper ft. Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz – “No Problem”; Kanye West ft. Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin, The-Dream – “Ultralight Beam”
  • 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 Gospel Performance/Song: Shirley Caesar x Anthony Hamilton – “It’s Alright, It’s Ok”; Jekalyn Carr – “You’re Bigger [Live]”; Travis Greene – “Made A Way [Live]; Tamela Mann x Kirk Franklin – “God Provides”; Hezekiah Walker – “Better”
  • Best Recording Package: Rihanna – Anti
  • Best Music Video: Beyonce – “Formation”
  • Best Music Film: Steve Aoki – I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead; Beyonce – Lemonade

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