Here are the 2017 Grammy nominees

The nominees for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®   have just been announced. Leading the pack is Beyoncé with a massive 9 nominations for her incredible visual album, Lemonade. She’s in good company too with DrakeRihanna and Kanye West all cracking 8 nominations. Chance The Rapper scored himself seven nominations, which is good to see. Adele is right up there too, and I predict it’s going to be a massive night for her and Beyoncé. Your thoughts?

At next year’s ceremony, which will take place on the 12th of February, expect to see moving tributes for the likes of the late, greats Prince and David Bowie. Also expect some incredible hosting skills from The Late Late Show’s James Corden. For now though, here are the nominees:

Album Of The Year:
25 — Adele
Lemonade — Beyoncé
Purpose — Justin Bieber
Views — Drake
A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson

Record Of The Year:
“Hello” — Adele
“Formation” — Beyoncé
“7 Years” — Lukas Graham
“Work” — Rihanna Featuring Drake
“Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots

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

POP FIELD
Best Pop Vocal Album:
25 — Adele
Purpose — Justin Bieber
Dangerous Woman — Ariana Grande
Confident — Demi Lovato
This Is Acting — Sia

DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC FIELD
Best Dance/Electronic 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

ROCK FIELD
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

ALTERNATIVE FIELD
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

R&B FIELD
Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Lemonade — Beyoncé
Ology — Gallant
We Are King — KING
Malibu — Anderson .Paak
Anti — Rihanna

RAP FIELD
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

COUNTRY FIELD
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

JAZZ FIELD
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

GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC FIELD
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

LATIN FIELD
Best Latin Pop Album:
Un Besito Mas — Jesse & Joy
Ilusión — Gaby Moreno
Similares — Laura Pausini
Seguir Latiendo — Sanalejo
Buena Vida — Diego Torres

AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC FIELD
Best American Roots 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

SPOKEN WORD FIELD
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

MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA FIELD
Best Song Written For Visual Media:
“Can’t Stop The Feeling!” — Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Walt Dohrn, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & Kunal Nayyar), Track from: Trolls
“Heathens” — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots), Track from: Suicide Squad
“Just Like Fire” — Oscar Holter, Max Martin, P!nk & Shellback, songwriters (P!nk), Track from: Alice Through The Looking Glass
“Purple Lamborghini” — Shamann Cooke, Sonny Moore & William Roberts, songwriters (Skrillex & Rick Ross), Track from: Suicide Squad
“Try Everything” — Mikkel S. Eriksen, Sia Furler & Tor Erik Hermansen, songwriters (Shakira), Track from: Zootopia
“The Veil” — Peter Gabriel, songwriter (Peter Gabriel), Track from: Snowden

MUSIC VIDEO/FILM FIELD
Best Music Video
:
“Formation” — Beyoncé
“River” — Leon Bridges
“Up & Up” — Coldplay
“Gosh” — Jamie XX
“Upside Down & Inside Out” — OK Go

PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL FIELD
Producer Of The YearNon-Classical:
Benny Blanco
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin
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Ricky Reed

Listen: Justin Timberlake drops Can’t Stop The Feeling

One of the coolest dudes in the business is back with a brand new single called Can’t Stop The Feeling. I’m talking about Justin Timberlake and this track is going to make you want to dance, dance, dance. The video features a lot of famous faces too, including Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar. They and all the others featured in the video form part of the cast for the upcoming DreamWorks film, Trolls Have a listen to the track below:

Get it now:

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BEYONCÉ – the visual album is out

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Who’s the boss of this mother? It’s Queen Bey… I honestly feel like her, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake are on another level. They are the epitome of what it means to lead and not follow. They do things on their own terms and continue to innovate, create and be unique and that is why they are arguably the biggest and the best in the game. Just take Beyoncé and her antiques today for example. There has been a lot of speculation about when she will release new material. There have been singles here and there but nothing official has been announced. While most artists do a lot of pre-album promotion, Beyoncé just went ahead and dropped her new album today. It’s an audio-visual spectacle that portrays and depicts the space she found herself in creatively, while making this album. Some might see this as arrogant, but I think she is a genius. Her legions of fans idolise her and she knows she has a winner with this one. BIG UP!

WOW!!!! That is all I can say. There aren’t many people who can just go and drop a new album with promotion and still manage to cause a stir on social media and in the media, but that Ms Beyoncé Knowles- Carter did.

14 songs, 17 videos… All for the price of $15.99 on iTunes… and you know this album is going to Fllllllllyyyy off the shelves and hit the top of the charts. It’s also extremely smart of her to do ahead of the holiday season. Incredible. By the way, iTunes temporarily crashed thanks to Mrs Carter’s surprise 😉 You’ll hear Drake, Jay, Frank Ocean and the cutest little contribution from Blue Ivy. There’s also an awesome track that Beyoncé does with Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche too. Here’s the official track listing:

 

1. Pretty Hurts
2. Haunted
3. Drunk in Love (Featuring Jay Z)
4. Blow/Cherry
5. Angel
6. Yoncé/Partition
7. Jealous
8. Rocket
9. Mine (Featuring Drake)
10. XO
11. Flawless (Featuring Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
12. Superpower (Featuring Frank Ocean)
13. Heaven
14. Blue (Featuring Blue Ivy)

Videos

1. Pretty Hurts – directed by Melina Matsoukas
2. Ghost – directed by Pierre Debusschere
3. Haunted – directed by Jonas Åkerlund
4. Drunk in Love – directed by Hype Williams
5. Blow – directed by Hype Williams
6. Angel – directed by @lilinternet
7. Yoncé – directed by Ricky Saiz
8. Partition – directed by Jake Nava
9. Jealous – directed by Beyoncé, Francesco Carrozzini & Todd Tourso
10. Rocket – directed by Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Bill Kirstein
11 .Mine – directed by Pierre Debusschere
12. XO – directed by Terry Richardson
13. ***Flawless – directed by Jake Nava
14. Superpower – directed by Jonas Åkerlund
15. Heaven -directed by Beyoncé & Todd Tourso
16. Blue – directed by Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Bill Kirstein
17. **BONUS VIDEO – Grown Woman – directed by Jake Nava

Here’s an official press release from the label:

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Full list of 2014 Grammy nominees

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GENERAL FIELD
Album Of The Year:
The Blessed Unrest — Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Red — Taylor Swift

Record Of The Year:
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Royals” — Lorde
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams
 
Song Of The Year:
“Just Give Me A Reason” — Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Roar” — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)
“Royals” — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
“Same Love” — Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring
Mary Lambert)

Best New Artist:
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

POP FIELD
Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Brave” — Sara Bareilles
“Royals” — Lorde
“When I Was Your Man” — Bruno Mars
“Roar” — Katy Perry
“Mirrors” — Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Just Give Me A Reason” — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
“Stay” — Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams
“Suit & Tie” — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

DANCE FIELD
Best Dance/Electronica Album:
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Settle — Disclosure
18 Months — Calvin Harris
Atmosphere — Kaskade
A Color Map Of The Sun — Pretty Lights

ROCK FIELD
Best Rock Performance:
“Always Alright” — Alabama Shakes
“The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” — David Bowie
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Kashmir” (Live) — Led Zeppelin
“My God Is The Sun” — Queens Of The Stone Age
“I’m Shakin'” — Jack White

Best Rock Album:
13 — Black Sabbath
The Next Day — David Bowie
Mechanical Bull — Kings Of Leon
Celebration Day — Led Zeppelin
…Like Clockwork — Queens Of The Stone Age
Psychedelic Pill — Neil Young With Crazy Horse

ALTERNATIVE FIELD
Best Alternative Music Album:
The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You — Neko Case
Trouble Will Find Me — The National
Hesitation Marks — Nine Inch Nails
Lonerism — Tame Impala
Modern Vampires Of The City — Vampire Weekend

R&B FIELD
Best R&B Performance:
“Love And War” — Tamar Braxton
“Best Of Me” — Anthony Hamilton
“Nakamarra” — Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
“How Many Drinks?” — Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Something” — Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Love And War — Tamar Braxton
Side Effects Of You — Fantasia
One: In The Chamber — Salaam Remi
Unapologetic — Rihanna
New York: A Love Story — Mack Wilds

Best R&B Album:
R&B Divas — Faith Evans
Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys
Love In The Future — John Legend
Better — Chrisette Michele
Three Kings — TGT

RAP FIELD
Best Rap Performance:
“Started From The Bottom” — Drake
“Berzerk” — Eminem
“Tom Ford” —  Jay Z
“Swimming Pools (Drank)” — Kendrick Lamar
“Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
“Power Trip” — J.Cole Featuring Miguel
“Part II (On The Run)” — Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé
“Holy Grail” — Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
“Now Or Never” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige
“Remember You” — Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd

Best Rap Album:
Nothing Was The Same — Drake
Magna Carta…Holy Grail — Jay Z
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore  & Ryan Lewis
Yeezus — Kanye West

COUNTRY FIELD
Best Country Solo Performance:
“I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice
“I Want Crazy” — Hunter Hayes
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert
“Wagon Wheel” — Darius Rucker
“Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton

:
“I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice
“I Want Crazy” — Hunter Hayes
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert
“Wagon Wheel” — Darius Rucker
“Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton

Best Country Album:
Night Train — Jason Aldean
Two Lanes Of Freedom — Tim McGraw
Same Trailer Different Park — Kacey Musgraves
Based On A True Story — Blake Shelton
Red — Taylor Swift

JAZZ FIELD
Best Jazz Instrumental Album:
Guided Tour — The New Gary Burton Quartet
Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue — Terri Lyne Carrington
Life Forum — Gerald Clayton
Pushing The World Away — Kenny Garrett
Out Here — Christian McBride Trio

GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC FIELD
Best Gospel Album:
Grace (Live) — Tasha Cobbs
Best For Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 — Donald Lawrence
Best Days Yet — Bishop Paul S. Morton
God Chaser (Live) — William Murphy
Greater Than (Live) — Tye Tribbett

LATIN FIELD
Best Tropical Latin Album:
3.0 — Marc Anthony
Como Te Voy A Olvidar — Los Angeles Azules
Pacific Mambo Orchestra — Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants — Various Artists
Corazón Profundo — Carlos Vives

AMERICAN ROOTS FIELD
Best Americana Album:
Old Yellow Moon — Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Love Has Come For You — Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Buddy And Jim — Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale
One True Vine — Mavis Staples
Songbook — Allen Toussaint

COMEDY FIELD
Best Comedy Album:
Calm Down Gurrl — Kathy Griffin
I’m Here To Help — Craig Ferguson
A Little Unprofessional — Ron White
Live — Tig Notaro
That’s What I’m Talkin’ About — Bob Saget

This year’s Producer Of The YearNon-Classical nominations go to Rob CavalloDr. LukeAriel RechtshaidJeff Tweedy, and Pharrell Williams.

2013 MTV EMA nominees announced

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2013 MTV EMA nominees are out and can I just give a shout out to our African representatives… LCNVL, Mafikizolo, P-Square, Wizkid and Fuse ODG. They’ve all been nominated in the Best African Act category. Nice one good folks. Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the nominees with five nominations each, followed by Gaga, Miley, the Biebs and Robin Thicke with four each.

The awards go down on Sunday the 10th of November at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam… Oh how I wish I could go 😉 While I put the plan into the universe, here’s a look at the full list of nominees:

BEST SONG

Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven”

Daft Punk – “Get Lucky” (ft. Pharrell Williams)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop” (ft. Wanz)

Rihanna – “Diamonds”

Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” (ft. T.I. & Pharrell)

 

BEST POP

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

Miley Cyrus

One Direction

Taylor Swift

 

BEST FEMALE

Katy Perry

Lady Gaga

Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift

 

BEST MALE

Bruno Mars

Eminem

Jay Z

Justin Bieber

Justin Timberlake

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Watch JAY Z and Justin Timberlake on Holy Grail

Finally!! JAY Z has released the video for the song, Holy Grail. The song features Mr. Justin Timberlake and it’s taken off his number one selling album, Magna Carta Holy Grail! Is there anything these and Mrs. Carter, Beyonce can’t do? Love their work!

2013 MTV VMA winners

130825-justin-timberlake-vma-2013The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York was the place to be last night as the annual MTV Video Music Awards took place. Naturally the biggest and the best were in attendance. It was a massive night for Mr. Justin Timberlake who walked away with the coveted Video of the Year award for his song “Mirrors”. He also took home Best Editing, Best Direction and Vanguard Award. Check out his performance here:

Below is a full list of the winners:

Video of the Year
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors” (winner)

Best Male Video
Bruno Mars, “Locked out of Heaven” (winner)

Best Female Video
Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble” (winner)

Best Pop Video
Selena Gomez, “Come and Get It” (winner)

Artist to Watch, Presented by Taco Bell
Austin Mahone, “What About Love” (winner)

Best Collaboration
Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me a Reason” (winner)

Best Video With a Social Message
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Same Love” (winner)

Best Rock Video
30 Seconds to Mars, “Up in the Air” (winner)

Best Hip-Hop Video
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us” (winner)

Best Art Direction
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu, “Q.U.E.E.N” (winner)

Best Choreography
Bruno Mars, “Treasure” (winner)

Best Cinematography
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us” (winner)

Best Direction
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie” (winner)

WATCH JT PERFORM AT THE VMAs:

Best Editing
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors” (winner)

Best Visual Effects
Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound” (winner)

Best Song of the Summer 
One Direction, “Best Song Ever” (winner)

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award 
Justin Timberlake (winner)

Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke caused quite a twerk, I mean stir at the VMAs. Rihanna and Drake of all people didn’t seem too amused by young Miley’s performance

What do you think? Too far, too edgy for Miley? Or a woman in control? Holler.