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 


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

CTV Upfronts, Toronto, CA
Summer TV Season
Emmys 2017
San Pedro Film Festival
Fall TV Season