2017 Grammy Nominees Announced

The Chainsmokers
The Chainsmokers (credit: Danilo Lewis)

The nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards have been announced. Beyonce leads with nine nominations, followed by Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West with eight a piece.

Below are the nominees for the categories that are the most relevant to DJs and producers. To view the nominees for all categories, click here.

The awards will take place in Los Angeles on February 12, 2017.


Album Of The Year:

25 – Adele
Lemonade — Beyonce
Purpose — Justin Bieber
Views — Drake
A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson

Record Of The Year:

Hello” — Adele
Formation” — Beyonce
7 Years” — Lukas Graham
“Work” — Rihanna ft. Drake
Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots

Song Of The Year:

Formation” — Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyonce Knowles, & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyonce)
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 Rap Performance:

No Problem” — Chance The Rapper ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
“Panda” — Desiigner
“Pop Style” — Drake ft. The Throne
All The Way Up” — Fat Joe & Remy Ma ft. French Montana & Infared
“That Part” — ScHoolboy Q ft. Kanye West

Best Rap/Sung Performance:

“Freedom” — Beyonce ft. Kendrick Lamar
“Hotline Bling” — Drake
Broccoli” — D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty
“Ultralight Beam” — Kanye West ft. Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin, & The-Dream
“Famous” — Kanye West ft. Rihanna

Best Rap Song:

All The Way Up” — Joseph Cartagena, Edward Davadi, Shandel Green, Karim Kharbouch, Andre Christopher Lyon, Reminisce Mackie, & Marcello Valenzano, songwriters (Fat Joe & Remy Ma ft. French Montana & Infared)
“Famous” — Chancelor Bennett, Ross Birchard, Ernest Brown, Andrew Dawson, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein, Kejuan Muchita, Patrick Reynolds, Kanye West, & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West ft. Rihanna)
“Hotline Bling” — Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)
No Problem” — Chancelor Bennett, Dwayne Carter, & Tauheed Epps, songwriters (Chance The Rapper ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
“Ultralight Beam” — Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Samuel Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico “Donnie Trumpet” Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West, & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West ft. 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


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 And See Me” — J. Brathwaite, Aubrey Graham, & Noah Shebib, songwriters (PartyNextDoor ft. Drake)
Exchange” — Michael Hernandez & Bryson Tiller, songwriters (Bryson Tiller)
“Kiss It Better” — Jeff Bhasker, Robyn Fenty, John-Nathan Glass, & Natalia Noemi, songwriters (Rihanna)
“Lake By The Ocean” — Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
LUV” — Magnus August Høiberg, Benjamin Levin, & Daystar Peterson, songwriters (Tory Lanez)

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

Lemonade — Beyonce
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

Dance/Electronic Music

Best Dance Recording:

“Tearing Me Up” — Bob Moses
Don’t Let Me Down” — The Chainsmokers ft. Daya
Never Be Like You” — Flume ft. Kai
Rinse & Repeat” — Riton ft. Kah-Lo
“Drinkee” — Sofi Tukker

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


Best Pop Vocal Album:

25 — Adele
Purpose — Justin Bieber
Dangerous Woman — Ariana Grande
Confident — Demi Lovato
This Is Acting — Sia

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 Duo/Group Performance:

Closer” — The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
7 Years” — Lukas Graham
“Work” — Rihanna ft. Drake
Cheap Thrills” — Sia ft. Sean Paul
Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots


Best Reggae Album:

Sly & Robbie Presents Reggae For Her – Devin Di Dakta & J.L
Rose Petals — J Boog
Ziggy Marley — Ziggy Marley
Everlasting — Raging Fyah
Falling Into Place — Rebelution
Soja: Live In Virginia — SOJA

Production, Non-Classical

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical:

Are You Serious — Tchad Blake & David Boucher, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Andrew Bird)
Blackstar — David Bowie, Tom Elmhirst, Kevin Killen, & Tony
Dig In Deep — Ryan Freeland, engineer; Kim Rosen, mastering engineer (Bonnie Raitt)
Hit N Run Phase Two — Booker T., Dylan Dresdow, Chris James, Prince, & Justin Stanley, engineers; Dylan Dresdow, mastering engineer (Prince)
Undercurrent — Shani Gandhi & Gary Paczosa, engineers; Paul Blakemore, mastering engineer (Sarah Jarosz)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:

Benny Blanco
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin
Ricky Reed

Best Remixed Recording:

“Cali Coast (Psionics Remix)” — Josh Williams, remixer (Soul Pacific)
“Heavy Star Movin’ (staRo Remix)” — staRo, remixer (The Silver Lake Chorus)
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five (Timo Maas & James Teej Remix)” — Timo Maas & James Teej, remixers (Paul McCartney & Wings)
“Only (Kaskade & Lipless Remix)” — Ryan Raddon, remixer (Ry X)
“Tearing Me Up (RAC Remix)” — André Allen Anjos, remixer (Bob Moses)
“Wide Open (Joe Goddard Remix)” — Joe Goddard, remixer (The Chemical Brothers)

Music Video/Film

Best Music Video:

“Formation” — Beyonce
“River” — Leon Bridges
“Up & Up” — Coldplay
“Gosh” — Jamie xx
“Upside Down & Inside Out” — OK Go

Best Music Film:

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead — Steve Aoki
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years — The Beatles
Lemonade — Beyonce
The Music Of Strangers — Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble
American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry — Various Artists

Related: Winners of the 2016 Grammy Awards