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Our Grammys 2017 Nominees and Performers

 

Grammys 2017

 

 

 

Tonight, we celebrate MUSIC's biggest night of the year! The Grammy Awards will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA and this year's show looks like it will be filled with amazing performances, touching tributes, and hopefully a few surprises. Each year, Grammys weekend makes me even more excited for the Oscars but it also introduces me to a few new artists. 

For the past few years I know I have immediately looked up and downloaded music from at least one artist I wasn't familiar with before seeing them perform on the Grammys stage. 

As usual, I compiled a list of nominees for us to use as a cheat sheet as we watch and I also put together a list of performers. 

Let me know your thoughts, predictions, disappointments, and what you are most looking forward to! 

 

Album of the Year Nominees

"25,” Adele

“Lemonade,” Beyoncé

“Purpose,” Justin Bieber

“Views,” Drake

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

 

Song of the Year Nominees

“Formation,” Beyoncé 

“Hello,” Adele

“I Took A Pill In Ibiza,” Mike Posner

“Love Yourself,” Justin Bieber

“7 Years,” Lukas Graham

 

Best New Artists Nominees

Kelsea Ballerini

The Chainsmokers

Chance the Rapper

Maren Morris

Anderson .Paak

 

Record of the Year Nominees

“Hello,” Adele

“Formation,” Beyoncé

“7 Years,” Lukas Graham

“Work,” Rihanna featuring Drake

“Stressed Out,” Twenty One Pilots 

 

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Hello,” Adele

“Hold Up,” Beyonce

“Love Yourself,” Justin Bieber

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

“Dangerous Woman,” Ariana Grande

 

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 feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz 

“Panda,” Desiigner 

“Pop Style,” Drake feat. The Throne 

“All The Way Up,” Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. 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 Americana 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 

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Ricky Reed 

 

Best Music Film

“Formation,” Beyoncé 

“River,” Leon Bridges 

“Up & Up,” Coldplay 

“Gosh,” Jamie xx 

“Upside Down & Inside Out,” OK Go

 

This year, performers include:

Katy Perry - debuting her new single “Chained to Rhythm,” which features Skip Marley.

Lady Gaga and Metallica

The Weeknd and Daft Punk

Chance the Rapper

John Legend and Cynthia Erivo will sing tributes to all the people we lost in 2016 and 2017.

Bruno Mars, doing a special tribute to Prince.

A Tribe Called Quest and Anderson .Paak

Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban

Alicia Keys and Maren Morris

Little Big Town, Demi Lovato, Andra Day, Tori Kelly

come together for a Bee Gees tribute in celebration of the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Fever.”

Kelsea Ballerini

Lukas Graham

Gary Clark Jr.

William Bell

 

What I'm looking forward to in Entertainment

The VMAs - August 28th
The Emmys - September 14th - 19th with Vanity Fair in LA
Dragon Con - Atlanta September 3rd - September 5th
NYFW - September 10th with KYBOE! Watches
LURED, a play in NYC focusing on a Russian hate group's attach on a young gay man and its repercussions - September 11th
Grail Springs retreat/spa time! September 25th - September 28th
That Golden Girl Show - a puppet show based on our favorite ladies from Miami The Golden Girls - October 1st 
Live show in NYC - Aris October 15th
Spa time at Grand Resort Spa in Ft Lauderdale, FL October 21 - October 23rd
 
 
 
 
 

EyeCon OTH

I am so thrilled to be able to announce this & be a part of it! Follow @EyeCon3000 to stay up to date!

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Return To Zero

Airs Saturday, May 17th 8PM/7c on Lifetime. Catch the trailer here: 

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1FaceWatch

Great way to help people in need, click the picture to find out more: 

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Pretty Little Liars - Season 5

Pretty Little Liars - Season 5 Premieres Tuesday, June 10th at 8PM/9c. Watch the trailer here: 

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The Night Shift

Watch the Trailer here 

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