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From 2 Chainz to the Chainsmokers: Notable 2017 Grammy Nominees

CelebStoner faves Rihanna, Ziggy Marley and Brandy Clark were among the many Grammy Award nominees announced Dec. 6. Here are our top nominees:


Album of the Year

Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth

Best Rock Album

Weezer - Weezer 

Best Rap Album

De La Soul - And the Anonymous Nobody

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Rihanna - Anti

Best Country Album

Brandy Clark - Big Day in a Small Town

Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth

Best Reggae Album

Devin di Dakta &  J.L. - Sly & Robbie Presents… Reggae for Her

J Boog - Rose Petals

Ziggy Marley - Ziggy Marley

Raging Fyah - Everlasting

Rebelution - Falling Into Place

SOJA - SOJA: Live in Virginia

Best American Album

Kris Kristofferson - The Cedar Creek Sessions

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Kenny Barron Trio - Book of Intuition

John Scofield - Country for Old Men

Best Comedy Album

Margaret Cho - American Myth

Best Boxed Set or Special Limited Edition Package

Paul McCartney - Tug of War

Best Historical Album

The Music of Morocco from the Library of Congress: Recorded by Paul Bowles, 1959


Record of the Year

Rihanna ft. Drake - "Work"

Best Rap Performance

Chance the Rapper ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz - "No Problem"

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Kanye West ft. Rihanna - "Famous"

Best R&B Performance 

Rihanna - "Needed Me"

Best Rock Performance

Twenty One Pilots - "Heathens"

Best Country Performance

Brandy Clark - "Love Can Go to Hell"


Best New Artist

The Chainsmokers

Best Pop Duo/Group

The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey - "Closer"

Rihanna ft. Drake - "Work"

Sia ft. Sean Paul - "Cheap Thrills"

Best Music Film

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: Steve Aoki

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, the Touring Years

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Meda


Miles Ahead

The 2017 Grammy Awards will take place on Feb. 12 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Late-night TV host James Corden is hosting. The show airs on CBS, starting a 8 pm. Check out all of the nominees here.

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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