• 2018 Grammy Awards Nominees

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    The nominees for the 2018 Grammy Awards have been announced! Check out the contenders for the DJ-relevant categories below (the full list is available on the Grammy website.)

    Any category with more than five nominees means there was a tie. The eligibility period was from Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017.

    The Grammys will air live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Jan. 28. The final round of Grammy voting takes place from Dec. 7 to 21.

    GENERAL FIELD

    Record Of The Year

    Redbone – Childish Gambino
    Despacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber
    The Story Of O.J. – JAY-Z
    HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar
    24K Magic – Bruno Mars

    Album Of The Year

    “Awaken, My Love!” – Childish Gambino
    4:44 – JAY-Z
    DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
    Melodrama – Lorde
    24K Magic – Bruno Mars

    Song Of The Year

    Despacito – Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber)

    4:44 – Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (JAY-Z)

    Issues – Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)

    1-800-273-8255 – Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid)

    That’s What I Like – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

    Best New Artist

    Alessia Cara
    Khalid
    Lil Uzi Vert
    Julia Michaels
    SZA

    POP

    Best Pop Solo Performance

    Love So Soft – Kelly Clarkson
    Praying – Kesha
    Million Reasons – Lady Gaga
    What About Us – P!nk
    Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran

    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

    Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
    Despacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber
    Thunder – Imagine Dragons
    Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man
    Stay – Zedd & Alessia Cara

    Best Pop Vocal Album

    Kaleidoscope EP – Coldplay
    Lust For Life – Lana Del Rey
    Evolve – Imagine Dragons
    Rainbow – Kesha
    Joanne – Lady Gaga
    ÷ (Divide) – Ed Sheeran

    RAP

    Best Rap Performance

    Bounce Back – Big Sean
    Bodak Yellow – Cardi B
    4:44 – JAY-Z
    HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar
    Bad And Boujee – Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert

    Best Rap/Sung Performance

    PRBLMS – 6LACK
    Crew – Goldlink ft. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
    Family Feud – JAY-Z ft. Beyoncé
    LOYALTY. – Kendrick Lamar ft. Rihanna
    Love Galore – SZA ft. Travis Scott

    Best Rap Song

    Bodak Yellow – Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White, songwriters (Cardi B)

    Chase Me – Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer, songwriters (Danger Mouse Featuring Run The Jewels & Big Boi)

    HUMBLE. – K. Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

    Sassy – E. Gabouer & M. Evans, songwriters (Rapsody)

    The Story Of O.J. – Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (JAY-Z)

    Best Rap Album

    4:44 – JAY-Z
    DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
    Culture – Migos
    Laila’s Wisdom – Rapsody
    Flower Boy – Tyler, The Creator

    R&B

    Best R&B Performance

    Get You – Daniel Caesar ft. Kali Uchis
    Distraction – Kehlani
    High – Ledisi
    That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
    The Weekend – SZA

    Best R&B Song

    First Began – PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)

    Location – Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)

    Redbone – Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

    Supermodel – Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)

    That’s What I Like – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

    Best Urban Contemporary Album

    Free 6LACK – 6LACK
    “Awaken, My Love!” – Childish Gambino
    American Teen – Khalid
    Ctrl – SZA
    Starboy – The Weeknd

    Best R&B Album

    Freudian – Daniel Caesar
    Let Love Rule – Ledisi
    24K Magic – Bruno Mars
    Gumbo – PJ Morton
    Feel The Real – Musiq Soulchild

    DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC

    Best Dance Recording

    Bambro Koyo Ganda – Bonobo ft. Innov Gnawa
    Cola – Camelphat & Elderbrook
    Andromeda – Gorillaz ft. DRAM
    Tonite – LCD Soundsystem
    Line Of Sight – Odesza ft. WYNNE & Mansionair

    Best Dance/Electronic Album

    Migration – Bonobo
    3-D The Catalogue – Kraftwerk
    Mura Masa – Mura Masa
    A Moment Apart – Odesza
    What Now – Sylvan Esso

    PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL

    Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

    Calvin Harris
    Greg Kurstin
    Blake Mills
    No I.D.
    The Stereotypes

    Best Remixed Recording

    Can’t Let You Go – Louie Vega Roots Mix (Loleatta Holloway)
    Funk O’ De Funk – SMLE Remix (Bobby Rush)
    Undercover – Adventure Club Remix (Kehlani)
    A Violent Noise – Four Tet Remix (The xx)
    You Move – Latroit Remix (Depeche Mode)

    Related: 2017 Grammy Winners

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  • 2017 Grammy Winners

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    The Chainsmokers
    The Chainsmokers (photo credit: Grammys)

    The 59th annual Grammy Awards went down in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Below are the winners of the categories most relevant to DJs. Check the full list on the Grammys’ website.

    GENERAL

    Best New Artist:

    Kelsea Ballerini
    The Chainsmokers
    WINNER: Chance The Rapper
    Maren Morris
    Anderson .Paak

    Album Of The Year:

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

    Record Of The Year:

    WINNER: 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, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyonce)
    WINNER: 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)

    POP

    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

    Closer – The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
    7 Years – Lukas Graham
    Work – Rihanna ft. Drake
    Cheap Thrills – Sia ft. Sean Paul
    WINNER: Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots

    Best Pop Vocal Album:

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

    Best Pop Solo Performance:

    WINNER: Hello – Adele
    Hold Up – Beyonce
    Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
    Piece By Piece (Idol Version) – Kelly Clarkson
    Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande

    RAP

    Best Rap Performance:

    WINNER: 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
    WINNER: 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)
    WINNER: 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:

    WINNER: 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

    R&B

    Best Urban Contemporary Album:

    WINNER: Lemonade – Beyonce
    Ology – Gallant
    We Are King – KING
    Malibu – Anderson .Paak
    Anti – Rihanna

    Best R&B Performance:

    Turnin’ Me Up – BJ The Chicago Kid
    Permission – Ro James
    I Do – Musiq Soulchild
    Needed Me – Rihanna
    WINNER: 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
    WINNER: 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)
    WINNER: Lake By the Ocean – Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
    Luv – Magnus August Høiberg, Benjamin Levin & Daystar Peterson, songwriters (Tory Lanez)

    Best R&B Album:

    In My Mind – BJ The Chicago Kid
    WINNER: Lalah Hathaway Live – Lalah Hathaway
    Velvet Portraits – Terrace Martin
    Healing Season – Mint Condition
    Smoove Jones – Mya

    DANCE/ELECTRONIC

    Best Dance Recording:

    Tearing Me Up – Bob Moses
    WINNER: 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:

    WINNER: 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

    REGGAE

    Best Reggae Album:

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

    MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA

    Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:

    Amy – (Various Artists)
    WINNER: Miles Ahead – (Miles Davis & Various Artists)
    Straight Outta Compton – (Various Artists)
    Suicide Squad (Collector’s Edition) – (Various Artists)
    Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1 – (Various Artists)

    Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:

    Bridge of Spies – Thomas Newman, composer
    Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone, composer
    The Revenant – Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, composers
    WINNER: Star Wars: The Force Awakens – John Williams, composer
    Stranger Things Volume 1 – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, composers
    Stranger Things Volume 2 – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, composers

    Best Song Written For Visual Media:

    WINNER: 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

    PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL

    Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:

    Benny Blanco
    WINNER: Greg Kurstin
    Max Martin
    Nineteen85
    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 Eighty-Five (Timo Maas & James Teej Remix) – Timo Maas & James Teej, remixers (Paul McCartney & Wings)
    Only (Kaskade & Lipless Remix)- Ryan Raddon, remixer (Ry X)
    WINNER: 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:

    WINNER: 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
    WINNER: 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

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  • 2017 Grammy Nominees Announced

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    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.

    General

    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

    Rap

    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

    R&B

    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

    Pop

    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

    Reggae

    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
    Nineteen85
    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

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  • Diplo Talks Early Days As Producer and Decline of EDM

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    Diplo

    Diplo recently stopped by the Philadelphia chapter of The Recording Academy for an interview with journalist Dan DeLuca. The Mad Decent chief discussed his early days as a producer and vinyl dealer, the decline of EDM, his advice to artists, and other topics.

    On the development of his sound: “I was finding these kind of crevices and things that people weren’t doing. I don’t think I was ever that great at the music I was making, but I kept finding things that people weren’t doing and like just doing them, like you know and trying to do my best at taking up that space.”

    On the decline of EDM: “Some of these [artists] are great that are part of [EDM] and make great music but for the most part you already see that it’s in decline. . . . There hasn’t been a dance song on the radio except Calvin Harris and Rihanna this whole year. I think people have moved on. They’ve moved on to hip-hop again . . .”

    On his advice to artists: “You should always be an artist for yourself first. Do what you want to do. Never adhere to this genre or whatever. There was [once] a young DJ that played me his demos that were kinda cool, they different than what he made. But he was like, ‘I can’t release this because all my fans expect [that].’ I’m like, ‘Man, that’s the worst attitude ever.’ What if David Bowie thought that? He always was the guy who was changing the game. He was always the guy who decided to do something against the grain and always made records that were were forward thinking and ahead of the time. That’s what any artist should pursue.”

    Watch the conversation below.

    Related: Diplo Remixes M.I.A.’s New Single, ‘Bird Song’

  • Winners of the 2016 Grammy Awards

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    Skrillex
    Skrillex and Diplo at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 15 in Los Angeles.
     
    The 58th Annual Grammy Awards went down in Los Angeles on Monday night, and as we expected, Kendrick Lamar won big. The Compton rapper led with a total of five Grammys and delivered a memorable performance.
     
    Other winners include Skrillex and Diplo for their Jack Ü album and Justin Bieber-assisted single “Where Are Ü Now,” and Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars for “Uptown Funk.”
     
    Below are the categories we consider most relevant to DJs. Visit the Grammy website for the full list of winners.
     
    Record of the Year
    D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Really Love
    WINNER: Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
    Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
    Taylor Swift – Blank Space
    The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
     
    Song of the Year
    Kendrick Lamar – Alright
    Taylor Swift – Blank Space
    Little Big Town – Girl Crush
    Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – See You Again
    WINNER: Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
     
    Album of the Year
    Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
    Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
    Chris Stapleton – Traveller
    WINNER: Taylor Swift – 1989
    The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness
     
    Best New Artist
    Courtney Barnett
    James Bay
    Sam Hunt
    Tori Kelly
    WINNER: Meghan Trainor
     
    Best Rap Performance
    J. Cole – Apparently
    Drake – Back To Back
    Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
    WINNER: Kendrick Lamar – Alright
    Nicki Minaj ft. Drake & Lil Wayne – Truffle Butter
    Kanye West ft. Allan Kingdom & Theophilus London – All Day
     
    Best Rap Song
    Kanye West ft. Allan Kingdom & Theophilus London – All Day
    WINNER: Kendrick Lamar – Alright
    Drake – Energy
    Common ft. John Legend – Glory
    Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
     
    Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
    Big Sean ft. Kanye West & John Legend – One Man Can Change The World
    Common ft. John Legend – Glory
    Jidenna ft. Roman GianArthur – Classic Man
    WINNER: Kendrick Lamar ft. Bilal, Anna Wise, & Thundercat – These Walls
    Nicki Minaj ft. Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown – Only
     
    Best Rap Album
    J. Cole – Forest Hills Drive
    Dr. Dre – Compton
    Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
    WINNER: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
    Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint
     
    Best Pop Solo Performance
    Kelly Clarkson – Heartbeat Song
    Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
    WINNER: Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
    Taylor Swift – Blank Space
    The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
     
    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
    Florence + The Machine – Ship To Wreck
    Maroon 5 – Sugar
    WINNER: Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
    Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – Bad Blood
    Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – See You Again
     
    Best Pop Vocal Album
    Kelly Clarkson – Piece By Piece
    Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
    Mark Ronson – Uptown Special
    WINNER: Taylor Swift – 1989
    James Taylor – Before This World
     
    Best Dance Recording
    Above & Beyond Featuring Zoë Johnston – We’re All We Need
    The Chemical Brothers ft. Q-Tip – Go
    Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – Never Catch Me
    Galantis – Runaway (U & I)
    WINNER: Skrillex and Diplo ft. Justin Bieber – Where Are Ü Now
     
    Best Dance/Electronic Album
    Caribou – Our Love
    The Chemical Brothers – Born In The Echoes
    Disclosure – Caracal
    Jamie xx – In Colour
    WINNER: Skrillex and Diplo – Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
     
    Best R&B Performance
    Tamar Braxton – If I Don’t Have You
    Andra Day – Rise Up
    Hiatus Kaiyote – Breathing Underwater
    Jeremih ft. J. Cole – Planes
    WINNER: The Weeknd – Earned It
     
    Best R&B Song
    Miguel ft. Wale – Coffee
    The Weeknd – Earned It
    Jazmine Sullivan – Let It Burn
    WINNER: D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Really Love
     
    Best R&B Album
    Leon Bridges – Coming Home
    WINNER: D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah
    Andra Day – Cheers To The Fall
    Jazmine Sullivan – Reality Show
    Charlie Wilson – Forever Charlie
     
    Best Urban Contemporary Album
    The Internet – Ego Death
    Kehlani – You Should Be Here
    Lianne La Havas – Blood
    Miguel – Wildheart
    WINNER: The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
     
    Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
    Bomba Estereo – Amanecer
    La Cuneta Son Machín – Mondongo
    WINNER (TIE): Natalia Lafourcade – Hasta La Raíz
    Monsieur Periné – Caja De Música
    WINNER (TIE): Pitbull – Dale
     
    Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
    WINNER: Jeff Bhasker
    Dave Cobb
    Diplo
    Larry Klein
    Blake Mills
     
    Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
    Daniel Hope – Berlin By Overnight – CFCF Remix
    JES, Shant, & Clint Maximus – Hold On – Fatum Remix
    Galantis – Runaway (U & I) – Kaskade Remix
    Odesza ft. Zyra – Say My Name – RAC Remix
    WINNER: Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk – Dave Audé Remix
     
    Related: Listen to Doc Jnr’s 2016 Grammy Nominations Mix

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  • Listen to Doc Jnr’s 2016 Grammy Nominations Mix

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    Doc Jnr
     
    When it comes to making themed mixtapes, UK party rocker and turntablist Doc Jnr is one of the best. His Documentary series, which features songs by music’s greatest artists, is a favorite in the DJ community and has received over 200,000 SoundCloud plays.
     
    Which leads us to Doc’s new project: a half-hour mix that consists entirely of Grammy-nominated tracks. Focusing on rap, R&B, and pop, Doc’s selection includes certified hits along with lesser-known gems, all of which are club friendly.
     
    Stream and download below.
     

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    Tracklist:

    1. Doc Jnr – Intro
    2. Drake – Energy
    3. Big Sean ft. John Legend – One Man Can Change The World – Bonics & A-Rock Ice Remix
    4. Drake – Back To Back
    5. J.Cole – Wet Dreamz
    6. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud – DJ Mike D Mix
    7. Dr. Dre ft. Justus & BJ The Chicago Kid – It’s All On Me
    8. Jidenna ft. Roman GianArthur – Classic Man
    9. The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
    10. Kendrick Lamar ft. Bilal, Anna Wise, & Thundercat – These Walls
    11. Kendrick Lamar – Alright
    12. Kanye West ft. Kendrick Lamar – All Day Remix
    13. Nicki Minaj ft. Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown – Only
    14. Nicki Minaj – All Things Go
    15. Jeremih ft. J. Cole – Planes
    16. J. Cole – Apparently
    17. Skrillex & Diplo ft. Justin Bieber – Where Are U Now
    18. Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
    19. Miguel ft. Wale – Coffee
    20. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again

     
    Follow Doc Jnr on Instagram, Mixcloud, SoundCloud, and Twitter.
     
    Related: Doc Jnr and Philip Ferrari Collab on New Mix

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  • 2016 Grammy Nominations

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    Diplo performs at the Holy Ship! festival. (Rukes)
     
    The nominations for the 58th annual Grammy Awards were announced this morning and Kendrick Lamar has a lot to be happy about. The Compton rapper leads with a total of 11 nominations, followed by Taylor Swift and The Weekend, who each scored seven.
     
    Surprisingly, Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s summer smash “Lean On” didn’t receive any nominations. Neither did Future’s critically acclaimed album DS2, and Fetty Wap, the latter of which wasn’t nominated for Best New Artist.
     
    Below are the categories that we believe are most relevant to DJs. For the full list of nominations, visit the Grammys website.
     
    The Grammys will take place on February 15 in Los Angeles.
     
    Record of the Year
    D’Angelo – Really Love
    Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
    Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
    Taylor Swift – Blank Space
    The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
     
    Album of the Year
    Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
    Chris Stapleton – Traveller
    Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
    Taylor Swift – 1989
    The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
     
    Song of the Year
    Kendrick Lamar – Alright
    Taylor Swift – Blank Space
    Little Big Town – Girl Crush
    Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – See You Again
    Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
     
    Best New Artist
    Courtney Barnett
    James Bay
    Sam Hunt
    Tori Kelly
    Meghan Trainor
     
    Best Pop Solo Performance
    Kelly Clarkson – Heartbeat Song
    Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
    Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
    Taylor Swift – Blank Space
    The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
     
    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
    Florence + The Machine – Ship To Wreck
    Maroon 5 – Sugar
    Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
    Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – Bad Blood
    Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – See You Again
     
    Best Pop Vocal Album
    Kelly Clarkson – Piece By Piece
    Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
    Mark Ronson – Uptown Special
    Taylor Swift – 1989
    James Taylor – Before This World
     
    Best Dance Recording
    Above & Beyond ft. Zoë Johnston – We’re All We Need
    The Chemical Brothers ft. Q-Tip – Go
    Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – Never Catch Me
    Galantis – Runaway (U & I)
    Skrillex and Diplo ft. Justin Bieber – Where Are U Now
     
    Best Dance/Electronic Album
    Caribou – Our Love
    The Chemical Brothers – Born in the Echoes
    Disclosure – Caracal
    Jamie xx – In Colour
    Skrillex and Diplo – Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U
     
    Best R&B Performance
    Tamar Braxton – If I Don’t Have You
    Andra Day – Rise Up
    Hiatus Kaiyote – Breathing Underwater
    Jeremih ft. J. Cole – Planes
    The Weeknd – Earned It
     
    Best R&B Song
    Miguel ft. Wale – Coffee
    The Weeknd – Earned It
    Jazmine Sullivan – Let It Burn
    D’Angelo – Really Love
    Tyrese – Shame
     
    Best Urban Contemporary Album
    The Internet – Ego Death
    Kehlani – You Should Be Here
    Lianne La Havas – Blood
    Miguel – Wildheart
    The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
     
    Best R&B Album
    Leon Bridges – Coming Home
    D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah
    Andra Day – Cheers To The Fall
    Jazmine Sullivan – Reality Show
    Charlie Wilson – Forever Charlie
     
    Best Rap Performance
    J. Cole – Apparently
    Drake – Back to Back
    Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
    Kendrick Lamar – Alright
    Nicki Minaj ft. Drake & Lil Wayne – Truffle Butter
    Kanye West ft. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, & Paul McCartney – All Day
     
    Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
    Big Sean ft. Kanye West & John Legend – One Man Can Change the World
    Common ft. John Legend – Glory
    Jidenna ft. Roman GianArthur – Classic Man
    Kendrick Lamar ft. Bilal, Anna Wise, & Thundercat – These Walls
    Nicki Minaj ft. Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown – Only
     
    Best Rap Song
    Kanye West ft. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, & Paul McCartney – All Day
    Kendrick Lamar – Alright
    Drake – Energy
    Common ft. John Legend – Glory
    Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
     
    Best Rap Album
    J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
    Dr. Dre – Compton
    Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
    Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
    Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint
     
    Producer of the Year
    Jeff Bhasker
    Dave Cobb
    Diplo
    Larry Klein
    Blake Mills
     
    Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
    Daniel Hope – Berlin By Overnight – CFCF Remix
    JES, Shant, & Clint Maximus – Hold On – Fatum Remix
    Galantis – Runaway (U & I) – Kaskade Remix
    Odesza ft. Zyra – Say My Name – RAC Remix
    Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk – Dave Aude Remix
     
    Related: Winners of the 2015 Grammy Awards

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  • Winners of the 2015 Grammy Awards

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    Kendrick Lamar
     
    It’s that time of the year! The 57th annual Grammy Awards are going down in Los Angeles tonight and some of the winners have already been announced. Below are the categories we consider most relevant to DJs. For the full list of winners, visit the Grammy website.
     
    Album of the Year
    Morning Phase, Beck — WINNER
    Beyonce, Beyonce
    x, Ed Sheeran
    In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
    G I R L, Pharrell Williams
     
    Best New Artist
    Bastille
    Iggy Azalea
    Brandy Clark
    Haim
    Sam Smith — WINNER
     
    Best R&B Performance
    “Drunk In Love,” Beyoncé ft. Jay Z — WINNER
    “New Flame,” Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross
    “It’s Your World,” Jennifer Hudson ft. R. Kelly
    “Like This,” Ledisi
    “Good Kisser,” Usher
     
    Best Pop Solo Performance
    “All of Me,” John Legend
    “Chandelier,” Sia
    “Stay With Me,” Sam Smith
    “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
    “Happy,” Pharrell Williams — WINNER
     
    Best Pop Vocal Album
    Ghost Stories, Coldplay
    Bangerz, Miley Cyrus
    My Everything, Ariana Grande
    Prism, Katy Perry
    x, Ed Sheeran
    In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith — WINNER
     
    Record of the Year
    “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
    “Chandelier,” Sia
    “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith — WINNER
    “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
    “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor
     
    Song of the Year
    “Chandelier,” Sia
    “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor
    “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
    “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith — WINNER
    “Take Me to Church,” Hozier
     
    Best Rap Album
    The New Classic, Iggy Azalea
    Because the Internet, Childish Gambino
    Nobody’s Smiling, Common
    The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem — WINNER
    Oxymoron, ScHoolboy Q
    Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa
     
    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
    “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
    “A Sky Full of Stars,” Coldplay
    “Say Something,” A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera — WINNER
    “Bang Bang,” Ariana Grande, Jessie J & Nicki Minaj
    “Dark Horse,” Katy Perry ft. Juicy J
     
    Best Rap Performance
    “3005,” Childish Gambino
    “0 to 100 (The Catch Up),” Drake
    “Rap God,” Eminem
    “i,” Kendrick Lamar — WINNER
    “All I Need Is You,” Lecrae
     
    Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
    “Blak Majik,” Common ft. Jhené Aiko
    “The Monster,” Eminem ft. Rihanna — WINNER
    “Tuesday,” ILoveMakonnen ft. Drake
    “Studio,” ScHoolboy Q ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
    “Bound 2,” Kanye West & Charlie Wilson
     
    Best Rap Song
    “Anaconda,” Nicki Minaj
    “Bound 2,” Kanye West & Charlie Wilson
    “i,” Kendrick Lamar — WINNER
    “We Dem Boyz (Hol’ Up),” Wiz Khalifa
    “0 To 100 (The Catch Up),” Drake
     
    Best Urban Contemporary Album
    Sail Out, Jhene Aiko
    Beyonce, Beyonce
    X, Chris Brown
    Mali Is, Mali Music
    G I R L, Pharrell Williams — WINNER
     
    Best Dance/Electronic Album
    Syro, Aphex Twin — WINNER
    While (1, Deadmaus
    Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon
    Do It Again, Röyksopp & Robyn
    Damage Control, Mat Zo
     
    Best Dance Recording
    “Never Say Never,” Basement Jaxx
    “Rather Be,” Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne — WINNER
    “F for You,” Disclosure ft. Mary J. Blige
    “I Got U,” Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones
    “Faded,” ZHU
     
    Best Music Video
    “We Exist,” Arcade Fire
    “Turn Down for What,” DJ Snake & Lil Jon
    “Chandelier,” Sia
    “Happy,” Pharrell Williams — WINNER
    “The Golden Age,” Woodkid ft. Max Richter
     
    Best Reggae Album
    Fly Rasta, Ziggy Marley — WINNER
    Back on the Controls, Lee “Scratch” Perry
    Full Frequency, Sean Paul
    Out of Many, One Music, Shaggy,
    The Reggae Power, Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate
    Amid the Noise and the Haste, Soja
     
    Best R&B Song
    “Drunk In Love,” Beyonce ft. Jay Z — WINNER
    “Good Kisser,” Usher
    “New Flame,” Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross
    “Options (Wolfjames Version),” Luke James ft. Rick Ross
    “The Worst,” Jhené Aiko
     
    Best R&B Album
    Islander, Bernhoft
    Lift Your Spirit, Aloe Blacc
    Love, Marriage & Divorce, Toni Braxton & Babyface — WINNER
    Black Radio 2, Robert Glasper Experiment
    Give The People What They Want, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
     
    Related: 2015 Grammy Nominations Revealed

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  • 2015 Grammy Nominations Revealed

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    The Recording Academy revealed the nominees for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards this morning. Below are the categories that are relevant to DJs. You can see the full list here.
     
    For those that are wondering, the difference between the Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year categories is that Record Of The Year recognizes the artist’s performance as well as the overall contributions of the producer(s), recording engineer(s) and/or mixer(s) if other than the artist. The Song Of The Year category recognizes the songwriter(s).
     
    Best New Artist
    Bastille
    Iggy Azalea
    Brandy Clark
    Haim
    Sam Smith
     
    Record of the Year
    “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
    “Chandelier,” Sia
    “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith
    “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
    “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor
     
    Song of the Year
    “Chandelier,” Sia
    “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor
    “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
    “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith
    “Take Me to Church,” Hozier
     
    Best Rap Performance
    “3005,” Childish Gambino
    “0 to 100 (The Catch Up),” Drake
    “Rap God,” Eminem
    “i,” Kendrick Lamar
    “All I Need Is You,” Lecrae
     
    Best Rap Song
    “Anaconda,” Nicki Minaj
    “Bound 2,” Kanye West ft. Charlie Wilson
    “i,” Kendrick Lamar
    “We Dem Boyz (Hol’ Up),” Wiz Khalifa
    “0 to 100 (The Catch Up),” Drake
     
    Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
    “Blak Majik,” Common ft. Jhené Aiko
    “The Monster,” Eminem ft. Rihanna
    “Tuesday,” ILoveMakonnen ft. Drake
    “Studio,” ScHoolboy Q ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
    “Bound 2,” Kanye West ft. Charlie Wilson
     
    Best Rap Album
    The New Classic, Iggy Azalea
    Because the Internet, Childish Gambino
    Nobody’s Smiling, Common
    The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem
    Oxymoron, ScHoolboy Q
    Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa
     
    Best Dance Recording
    “Never Say Never,” Basement Jaxx
    “Rather Be,” Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
    “F for You,” Disclosure ft. Mary J. Blige
    “I Got U,” Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones
    “Faded,” ZHU
     
    Best Dance/Electronic Album
    Syro, Aphex Twin
    While(1<2), deadmau5 Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon Do It Again, Röyksopp & Robyn Damage Control, Mat Zo   Best R&B Performance
    “Drunk In Love,” Beyoncé ft. Jay Z
    “New Flame,” Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross
    “It’s Your World,” Jennifer Hudson ft. R. Kelly
    “Like This,” Ledisi
    “Good Kisser,” Usher
     
    Best R&B Song
    “Drunk In Love,” Beyonce ft. Jay Z
    “Good Kisser,” Usher
    “New Flame,” Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross
    “Options (Wolfjames Version),” Luke James ft. Rick Ross
    “The Worst,” Jhené Aiko
     
    Best R&B Album
    Islander, Bernhoft
    Lift Your Spirit, Aloe Blacc
    Love, Marriage & Divorce, Toni Braxton & Babyface
    Black Radio 2, Robert Glasper Experiment
    Give The People What They Want, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
     
    Best Pop Solo Performance
    “All of Me,” John Legend
    “Chandelier,” Sia
    “Stay With Me,” Sam Smith
    “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
    “Happy,” Pharrell Williams
     
    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
    “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
    “A Sky Full of Stars,” Coldplay
    “Say Something,” A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera
    “Bang Bang,” Ariana Grande, Jessie J & Nicki Minaj
    “Dark Horse,” Katy Perry ft. Juicy J
     
    Best Pop Vocal Album
    Ghost Stories, Coldplay
    Bangerz, Miley Cyrus
    My Everything, Ariana Grande
    Prism, Katy Perry
    x, Ed Sheeran
    In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
     
    Best Urban Contemporary Album
    Sail Out, Jhene Aiko
    Beyonce, Beyonce
    X, Chris Brown
    Mali Is, Mali Music
    G I R L, Pharrell Williams
     
    Best Reggae Album
    Fly Rasta, Ziggy Marley
    Back on the Controls, Lee “Scratch” Perry
    Full Frequency, Sean Paul
    Out of Many, One Music, Shaggy
    The Reggae Power, Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate
    Amid the Noise and the Haste, Soja
     
    Best Music Video
    “We Exist,” Arcade Fire
    “Turn Down for What,” DJ Snake & Lil Jon
    “Chandelier,” Sia
    “Happy,” Pharrell Williams
    “The Golden Age,” Woodkid ft. Max Richter
     
    Related: Winners of the 56th GRAMMY Awards

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  • Winners of the 56th GRAMMY Awards

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    The 56th annual Grammy Awards took place tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Below are the winners of categories that we consider most relevant to DJs:
     
    Album of the Year:
    Random Access Memories — Daft Punk

    Record of the Year:
    Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

    Song of the Year:
    Royals” — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)

    Best New Artist:
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

    Best Rap Performance:
    Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz

    Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
    Holy Grail” — JAY Z featuring Justin Timberlake

    Best Rap Album:
    The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

    Best Rap Song:
    Thrift Shop” — Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)

    Best R&B Performance:
    “Something” — Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway

    Best Urban Contemporary Album:
    Unapologetic — Rihanna

    Best R&B Album:
    Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys

    Best Dance/Electronica Album:
    Random Access Memories — Daft Punk

    Best Dance Recording:
    Clarity” — Zedd featuring Foxes

    Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical:
    Summertime Sadness” (Cedric Gervais Remix) — Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey)

    Best Pop Solo Performance:
    Royals” — Lorde

    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
    Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
     
    View the full list of winners here.

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