2017 Grammy Nominations Revealed, Beyoncé Dominates

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The 59th Annual Grammy Award nominations have been revealed. Beyoncé leads the pack with nine nods including Album of the Year, Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Film for her multi-genre visual album LemonadeRihanna follows Queen Bey with eight nominations.

Anderson.Paak has two nods in the Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best New Artist categories. He isn’t the only R&B newcomer nominated, though. Both Ro James and BJ The Chicago Kid receive nominations for Best R&B Performance. BJ is also nominated for Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Album (In My Mind).

The Best R&B Song category is going to make us stop breathing with Rihanna (“Kiss It Better”), Maxwell (“Lake By The Ocean”), Tory Lanez (“Luv”), Bryson Tiller (“Exchange”) and PARTYNEXTDOOR (“Come See Me” feat. Drake) each receiving a nomination.

This year may be coming to an end but these great albums won’t be left behind. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will air live at The Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 P.M. on CBS.

View a partial list of categories and nominees below. You can view the entire list here.

RECORD OF THE YEAR

“Hello” – Adele

“Formation” – Beyoncé

“7 Years” – Lukas Graham

“Work” – Rihanna Featuring Drake

“Stressed Out” – Twenty One Pilots

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

25 – Adele

Lemonade – Beyoncé

Purpose – Justin Bieber

Views – Drake

A Sailor’s Guide To Earth – Sturgill Simpson

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)

“Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)

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

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

Kelsea Ballerini

The Chainsmokers

Chance The Rapper

Maren Morris

Anderson .Paak

 

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

“Hello” – Adele

“Hold Up” – Beyoncé

“Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber

“Piece by Piece (Idol Version)” – Kelly Clarkson

“Dangerous Woman” – Ariana Grande

 

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

 

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

25 – Adele

Purpose – Justin Bieber

Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande

Confident – Demi Lovato

This Is Acting – Sia

 

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE

“Turnin’ Me Up” – BJ The Chicago Kid

“Permission” – Ro James

“I Do” – Musiq Soulchild

“Needed Me” – Rihanna

“Cranes In The Sky” – Solange

 

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE

“The Three Of Me” – William Bell

“Woman’s World” – BJ The Chicago Kid

“Sleeping With The One I Love” – Fantasia

“Angel” – Lalah Hathaway

“Can’t Wait” – Jill Scott

 

BEST R&B SONG

“Come See Me” – PartyNextDoor Featuring Drake

“Exchange” – Bryson Tiller

“Kiss It Better” – Rihanna

“Lake By The Ocean” – Maxwell

“Luv” – Tory Lanez

 

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

Lemonade – Beyoncé

Ology – Gallant

We Are King – KING

Malibu – Anderson .Paak

Anti – Rihanna

 

BEST R&B ALBUM

In My Mind – BJ The Chicago Kid

Lalah Hathaway Live – Lalah Hathaway

Velvet Portraits – Terrace Martin

Healing Season – Mint Condition

Smoove Jones – Mya

 

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

 

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION

“Freedom” – Beyoncé Featuring Kendrick Lamar

“Hotline Bling” – Drake

“Broccoli” – D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty

“Ultralight Beam” – Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream

“Famous” – Kanye West Featuring Rihanna

 

BEST RAP SONG

“All The Way Up” – Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared

“Famous” – Kanye West Featuring Rihanna

“Hotline Bling” – Drake

“No Problem” – Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz

“Ultralight Beam” – Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream

 

BEST RAP ALBUM

Coloring Book – Chance The Rapper

And The Anonymous Nobody – De La Soul

Major Key – DJ Khaled

Views – Drake

Blank Face LP – ScHoolboy Q

The Life Of Pablo – Kanye West

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL

Benny Blanco

Greg Kurstin

Max Martin

Nineteen85

Ricky Reed

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

“Formation” – Beyoncé

“River” – Leon Bridges

“Up & Up” – Coldplay

“Gosh” – Jamie XX

“Upside Down & Inside Out” – OK Go

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Keyshia Cole Plans to Repackage ’11:11 Reset’ With Three New Songs

Keyshia Cole has been hush mouth since the release of her 11:11 Reset album last October. Her silence has its good reasons though, according to a recent Instagram post.

The “Better Me” singer has plans to revive her latest album and its era. “I will be announcing a tour soon,” she wrote. She will also rerelease her album with three new songs.

The 11-track project, which released on Oct. 20, 2017, highlights Cole’s personal triumphs and trials post-divorce. The album includes the Remy Ma and French Montana assisted single “You” and soulful ballad “Incapable.”

There is no word on when Cole will re-release the album.

Are you interested in new music from Keysh? Let us know in the comment section. 

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Tory Lanez Shares ‘Memories Don’t Lie’ Track List, Drops Three New Songs

As March 2 draws closer, Tory Lanez shares the official track list and artwork for his sophomore album, Memories Don’t Lie.

On his bright and festive album cover, Lanez is surrounded by colorful balloons and Polaroids images from his childhood, which dangles aimlessly behind him.

The album features 18 songs with guest appearances from 50 Cent, Future, Fabolous, NAV, and Wiz Khalifa.

TRACKLIST

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Along with his track list and cover artwork, Lanez gifts fans with a three-song EP titled The Bag, to tie over fans. It includes two songs with PARTYNEXTDOOR.

Listen below.

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Miguel’s ‘Sky Walker’ Reaches No. 1 on Urban Radio

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Miguel’s single “Sky Walker” featuring Travis Scott has secured the number one spot on urban radio.

Totaling 4,690 radio spins, the worry-free track floats from No. 2 to No.1 (Feb. 10), after N.E.R.D and Rihanna’s “Lemon” had a decline in radio spins. “Sky Walker,” which has over 106 million streams on Spotify, has spent nearly five months on the urban radio chart since debuting at No. 50 last September.

This is Miguel’s first time in five years of landing a number one single on urban radio as the lead artist. Before War & Leisure’s “Sky Walker,” Miguel commanded the chart with his 2012 hit “Adorn” from Kaleidoscope Dream. Before that, his other number one singles were “Quickie” and “Sure Thing” from his debut album, All I Want Is You.

Miguel will take the stage at the 2018 Broccoli City Festival along with Daniel Caesar and H.E.R.

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