The greatest in the music business are about to get rewarded for their efforts in the biggest awards show in the industry. When we say ‘about’ we mean February 12 next year. This is when the 59th annual Grammy Awards will be aired on CBS. In preparation for what promises to be a glamorous night, a few juicy details have been leaked out. One is the man who will pilot proceedings during the event, and it’s none other than The Late Late Show host James Corden. Having recently driven to work with a twerking Madonna in the passenger seat, you can expect it won’t be business as usual with Corden at the helm.
More importantly, the names of the artists nominated for Grammys in the 84 different categories have been revealed. Perhaps it comes as little surprise that Beyoncé leads the way with a staggering nine nominations given the phenomenal year she’s had. Without a doubt ‘Lemonade’ has been one of the most outstanding albums released over the past 12 months. And few videos could hold a candle to the one for ‘Formation’. Drake, whose ‘Views’ album just went 4x platinum, is also among those who got the most nods. His viral ‘Hotline Bling’ tune and other hits like ‘Work’ have seriously upped his chances of leaving the Staples Center with his arms full.
Tied with Drake on eight nominations are Work co-singer Rihanna and Kanye West. Chicago rap god Chance the Rapper was just one nom shy of joining that elite club. But Chance’s seven nominations are not just a personal victory, they’re a triumph for artists and music lovers around the world. The 2017 Grammys will be the first in which artists who make music, but don’t sell it, like our beloved Chano, are eligible for nomination.
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