DJcity Staff

2020 Grammy Winners


Billie Eilish. (Source: Instagram)

The 62nd annual Grammy Awards went down at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday. Billie Eilish stole the show with wins in four major categories. Below are the winners of the categories most relevant to DJs. Check out the full list on the Grammys website.

GENERAL FIELD

Record Of The Year

Bon Iver – Hey, Ma
Billie Eilish – bad guy WINNER
Ariana Grande – 7 Rings
H.E.R. – Hard Place
Khalid ft. Disclosure – Talk
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road
Lizzo – Truth Hurts
Post Malone & Swae Lee – Sunflower

Song Of The Year (songwriter award)

Always Remember Us This Way – Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
bad guy – Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish) WINNER
Bring My Flowers Now – Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
Hard Place – Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris, H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
Lover – Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
Norman F*cking Rockwell – Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
Someone You Loved – Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
Truth Hurts – Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)

Best New Artist

Black Pumas
Billie Eilish WINNER
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Maggie Rogers
Rosalia
Tank and the Bangas
Yola

POP

Best Pop Solo Performance

Spirit – Beyonce
bad guy – Billie Eilish
7 Rings – Ariana Grande
Truth Hurts – Lizzo WINNER
You Need To Calm Down – Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Boyfriend – Ariana Grande & Social House
Sucker – Jonas Brothers
Old Town Road – Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus WINNER
Sunflower – Post Malone & Swae Lee
Senorita – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

RAP

Best Rap Performance
MIDDLE CHILD – J. Cole
Suge – DaBaby
Down Bad – Dreamville ft. J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy
Racks In The Middle – Nipsey Hussle ft. Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy WINNER
Clout – Offset ft. Cardi B

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Higher – DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend WINNER
Drip Too Hard – Lil Baby & Gunna
Panini – Lil Nas X
Ballin’ – Mustard ft. Roddy Ricch
The London – Young Thug ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott

Best Rap Song (songwriter award)

Bad Idea – Chancelor Bennett, Cordae Dunston, Uforo Ebong & Daniel Hackett, songwriters (YBN Cordae ft. Chance The Rapper)
Gold Roses – Noel Cadastre, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Khristopher Riddick-Tynes, William Leonard Roberts II, Joshua Quinton Scruggs, Leon Thomas III & Ozan Yildirim, songwriters (Rick Ross ft. Drake)
A Lot – Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage ft. J. Cole) WINNER
Racks In The Middle – Ermias Asghedom, Dustin James Corbett, Greg Allen Davis, Chauncey Hollis, Jr. & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Nipsey Hussle ft. Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy)
Suge – DaBaby, Jetsonmade & Pooh Beatz, songwriters (DaBaby)

Best R&B Performance

Love Again – Daniel Caesar & Brandy
Could’ve Been – H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller
Exactly How I Feel – Lizzo ft. Gucci Mane
Roll Some Mo – Lucky Daye
Come Home – Anderson .Paak ft. André 3000 WINNER

Best R&B Song (songwriter award)

Could’ve Been – Dernst Emile II, David “Swagg R’Celious” Harris, H.E.R. & Hue “Soundzfire” Strother, songwriters (H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller)
Look At Me Now – Emily King & Jeremy Most, songwriters (Emily King)
No Guidance – Chris Brown, Tyler James Bryant, Nija Charles, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Michee Patrick Lebrun, Joshua Huizar, Noah Shebib & Teddy Walton, songwriters (Chris Brown ft. Drake)
Roll Some Mo – David Brown, Dernst Emile II & Peter Lee Johnson, songwriters (Lucky Daye)
Say So – PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton ft. JoJo) WINNER

DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Best Dance Recording

Linke – Bonobo
Got To Keep On – The Chemical Brothers WINNER
Piece Of Your Heart – Meduza ft. GOODBOYS
Underwater – RÜFÜS DU SOL
Midnight Hour – Skrillex, Boys Noize, & Ty Dolla $ign

PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL

Producer Of The Year

Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
John Hill
Finneas WINNER
Ricky Reed

Best Remixed Recording

I Rise – Tracy Young’s Pride Intro Radio Remix (Madonna) WINNER
Mother’s Daughter – Wuki Remix (Miley Cyrus)
The One – High Contrast Remix (Jorja Smith)
Swim – Ford. Remix (Mild Minds)
Work It – Soulwax Remix (Marie Davidson)

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Must-Play Tracks for the Weekend: Jan. 24

Black Caviar

Black Caviar
Black Caviar. (Source: Facebook)

Tainy, Dalex & Alvaro Diaz – MERA
Puerto Rican producer Tainy teams up with two urbano stars for a bouncy reggaeton ballad.

Marlo ft. Lil Baby & Future – 1st N 3rd
Quality Control Music’s Marlo enlists two Atlanta rappers for a trap heater off his next album.

Black Caviar – A Little Bit Of Ecstasy
The New York City duo drops a future house update of Jocelyn Enriquez’s 1997 dance classic.

Nelsaan – Love Lockdown
This DJcity Records release is a feel-good house rework of Kanye West’s 2008 smash.


Featured on DJcity earlier this week:

– Daddy Yankee – Rompe – Kevin D Remix

– JAY-Z – Dirt Off Your Shoulder – Richastic Remix

– The Weeknd – Blinding Lights

DJcity’s weekly picks are selected by Kidd Spin. To receive them via email, click here.

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Beatsource’s ‘TBT Hits’ for Jan. 23

50 Cent
50 Cent

Check out this week’s edition of Beatsource’s TBT Hits list:

50 Cent – Disco Inferno
One of Fiddy’s biggest party records with a high-energy vibe and familiar hook.

Destiny’s Child – Independent Women, Pt. 1
An early 2000s ladies anthem that the entire club will recognize.

Gwen Stefani ft. Eve – Rich Girl
After “Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” Gwen, Eve, and Dre reunited for another anthem.

TJR – Ode To Oi
This heater helped put Melbourne bounce on the global spotlight.

Wisin & Yandel – Sexy Movimiento
A synth-heavy dance floor shaker that blends reggaeton and electronic.

Yellowman – Zunga Zeng
One of King Yellowman’s classics, “Zunga Zeng” uses the Henry “Junjo” Lawes-produced Diseases Riddim.

DJcity‘s subscription service has always focused on new music, including exclusive remixes, bootlegs, and edits. Beatsource, the new digital music service from DJcity and Beatport, offers both new and old tracks. To highlight its extensive catalog of classics, Beatsource launched the weekly series TBT Hits. The list is compiled by Beatsource curators DJ Drew, DJ Majestik, DJames, and DC.

Related Post: Beatsource’s ‘TBT Hits’ for Jan. 16, 2020

DJcity’s Spotify Playlist Update: Jan. 21

Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki
Steve Aoki performing at Gate Milano on January 10, 2020. (Source: Facebook)

DJcity’s Spotify playlist update for the week of January 21:

2 Chainz ft. Future – Dead Man Walking
Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – Godzilla
Halsey – Still Learning
Pop Smoke – Christopher Walking
Steve Aoki & Maluma – Maldad
Tove Lo – Bikini Porn

Stream the entire playlist below or from within Spotify.

Related Post: DJcity’s Spotify Playlist Update: Jan. 14

Must-Play Tracks for the Weekend: Jan. 17

Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki
Steve Aoki performing at OMNIA San Diego on May 26, 2019. (Source: Facebook)

Steve Aoki & Maluma – Maldad
Two global hitmakers team up for a Middle Eastern and Latin-urban influenced heater.

2 Chainz ft. Future – Dead Man Walking
Atlanta’s finest spit some fearless verses on this moody Buddha Bless-produced beat.

Rvssian, Shenseea & Swae Lee ft. Young Thug – IDKW
This star studded collab pays tribute to Wayne Wonder & Buju Banton’s “I Don’t Know Why.”

Soulvation – Devotion – Block & Crown Club Mix
A 2020 joint-update of Bingo Players’ “Devotion” and Wildchild’s “Renegade Master.”


Featured on DJcity earlier this week:

– Stromae – Alors On Danse – Rogerson Remix

DJcity’s weekly picks are selected by Kidd Spin. To receive them via email, click here.

Related Post: Must-Play Tracks for the Weekend: Jan. 10

Beatsource’s ‘TBT Hits’ for Jan. 16

Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado
Nelly Furtado

Check out this week’s TBT Hits below.

Lil Wayne – Go DJ
Produced by Mannie Fresh, this early Weezy hit helped put Cash Money Records on the map.

Shanice – I Love Your Smile
An early ’90s R&B hit that starts with a DJ friendly loop.

Nelly Furtado – Promiscuous
This 2000s anthem kicked off a run of pop hits from Timbaland.

Tori Amos – Professional Widow – Armand Van Helden Remix
A funky remix that can still move the dance floor.

Ivy Queen – Te He Querido, Te He Llorado
A classic anthem from one of reggaeton’s pioneers.

Kranium ft. Ty Dolla $ign – Nobody Has To Know
This record propelled the Jamaican dancehall singer onto the global stage.

DJcity‘s subscription service has always focused on new music, including exclusive remixes, bootlegs, and edits. Beatsource, the new digital music service from DJcity and Beatport, offers both new and old tracks. To highlight its extensive catalog of classics, Beatsource launched the weekly series TBT Hits. The list is compiled by Beatsource curators DJ Drew, DJ Majestik, DJames, and DC.

Related Post: Beatsource’s ‘TBT Hits’ for Jan. 9, 2020

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