By Sayo Jolayemi
The 2017 Grammys will be hosted by James Corden on a night guaranteed to be filled with musical performances from a multitude of stars and the enshrinement of the past year’s dominant artists. The highlight of the evening will be the winner of the ever desired grammy for Record of the Year, and this year’s nominees include Adele for “Hello”, Beyonce for “Formation”, Lukas Graham for “7 Years”, Rihanna (feat. Drake) for “Work”, and Twenty One Pilots for “Stressed Out”. While Adele is favored to win both Album of the Year (25) and Record of the Year (Hello), Beyonce and Chance the Rapper both made history this year. Beyonce with nine grammy nominations has become the most nominated female artist in grammy history with a total of 62 nominations. Chance the Rapper is continuing to have a momentous year, after releasing his mixtape, Coloring Book, as a streaming exclusive and making it the first album to do so on the Billboard 200 list, Chance now has received the first grammy nominations, (with seven total) for a stream-only album.
“The Big Four” represent the four headline awards given out during a night dedicated to honoring dynamic artists who have crafted masterpieces over the course of the past year. The first of these awards being the ‘Record of The Year” which we already discussed, secondly is Album Of The Year and the nominees include; 25 by Adele, Lemonade by Beyoncé, Purpose from Justin Bieber and Views by Drake, and A Sailor's Guide To Earth by Sturgill Simpson. Next is Song of The Year, and the nominees for that include, "Formation" from Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé), "Hello" from Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele), "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" by Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner), "Love Yourself" from Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber), and "7 Years"from Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham). Lastly is Best New Artist and the nominees for this grammy include; Kelsea Ballerini, The Chainsmokers, Chance The Rapper, Maren Morris and, Anderson .Paak.
Make sure to tune in Sunday February 12th, 2017 to witness history at the 59th Annual Grammys.