Willie Nelson and Ziggy Marley Receive 2017 Grammy Awards

Two CelebStoner favorites, Willie Nelson and Ziggy Marley, were among the winners at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12. Nelson won his eight Grammy ever for Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category. He'd previously won in 2008 and been nominated five other times. 

Marley picked up his eighth Grammy as well for his self-titled 2016 album. Marley has won seven times in the Best Reggae Album category and once for Best Musical Album for Children.

Here are some other races we were following:


Album of the Year

Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth (LOST to Adele's 25)

Best Rock Album

Weezer - Weezer (LOST to Cage the Elephant's Tell Me I'm Pretty)

Best Rap Album

Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book WINNER!

De La Soul - And the Anonymous Nobody

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Rihanna - Anti (LOST to Beyonce's Lemonade)

Best Country Album

Brandy Clark - Big Day in a Small Town

Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth WINNER!

Best Reggae Album

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

J Boog - Rose Petals

Ziggy Marley - Ziggy Marley WINNER!

Raging Fyah - Everlasting

Rebelution - Falling Into Place

SOJA - SOJA: Live in Virginia

Best American Album

Kris Kristofferson - The Cedar Creek Sessions (LOST to William Bell's This Is Where I Live)

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Kenny Barron Trio - Book of Intuition

John Scofield - Country for Old Men WINNER!

Best Comedy Album

Margaret Cho - American Myth (LOST to Patton Oswalt's Talking for Clapping)

Best Boxed Set or Special Limited Edition Package

Paul McCartney - Tug of War (Deluxe Edition) (LOST to Edith Piaf  1915 – 2015)

Best Historical Album

The Music of Morocco from the Library of Congress: Recorded by Paul Bowles, 1959 (LOST to The Cutting Edge 1965–1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12 Collector's Edition)


Record of the Year

Rihanna ft. Drake - "Work" (LOST to Adele's "Hello"

Song of the Year

Mike Posner - "I Took a Pill in Obiza" (LOST to Adele & Greg Kurstin for "Hello")

Best Rap Performance

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

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Kanye West ft. Rihanna - "Famous" (LOST to Drake's "Hotline Bling")

D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty - "Broccoli" (same as above)

Best R&B Performance 

Rihanna - "Needed Me" (LOST to Solange's "Cranes in the Sky")

Best Rock Performance

Twenty One Pilots - "Heathens" (LOST to David Bowie' Blackstar)

Best Country Performance

Brandy Clark - "Love Can Go to Hell" (LOST to Maren Morris' "My Church")


Best New Artist

The Chainsmokers

Chance the Rapper WINNER!

Best Pop Duo/Group

The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey - "Closer"

Rihanna ft. Drake - "Work"

Sia ft. Sean Paul - "Cheap Thrills"

Twenty One Pilots - "Stressed Out" WINNER!

Best Music Film

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

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, the Touring Years WINNER!

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Meda


Miles Ahead WINNER!

Check out all of the winners and nominees here.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of CelebStoner.com, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.