BET Awards Experience Tickets Lineup Dates June 21-24 2018

BET Awards Experience Tickets Lineup Dates June 21-24 2018

BET Awards Experience Tickets Lineup Dates June 21-24 2018BET Awards Experience Tickets Lineup Dates June 21-24 2018

BETX ’18 | JUNE 21 – 24, 2018

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• VIP Priority Entrance to Fan Fest, Genius Talks, Celebrity Basketball Game and other events throughout the weekend
• BET Experience Commemorative Gift


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• Orchestra seat for BET Awards at Microsoft Theater
• Premium Floor Ticket for the STAPLES Center Shows
• Access to Exclusive BETX VIP Parties

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• VIP Priority Entrance to Fan Fest, Genius Talks, Celebrity Basketball Game and other events throughout the weekend
• BET Experience Commemorative Gift


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• Front Loge seat for BET Awards at Microsoft Theater
• Premium Lower Level Ticket for the STAPLES Center Shows
• Access to Exclusive BETX VIP Parties

VIP Gold Package
The ever popular Gold package includes access to all STAPLES Center shows and the BET Awards Show.
$ 1,095.00
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GOLD EXPERIENCES
• BET Awards Red Carpet “First Look” (Saturday) + Red Carpet Photo Experience
• VIP Priority Entrance to Fan Fest, Genius Talks, Celebrity Basketball Game and other events throughout the weekend
• BET Experience Commemorative Gift


GOLD TICKETS
• Loge seat for BET Awards at Microsoft Theater
• Premium Lower Level Ticket for the STAPLES Center Shows



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6ix9ine Songs Photos Music Videos Show Dates

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TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestemailReddit6ix9ine Sold Out Show Gets Cancelled In Philly, But He Still Showed Up And Performed Regardless @6ix9ine_ https://rawdoggtv.com/6ix9ine-songs-photos-music-videos-show-dates 6ix9ine Songs Photos Music Videos Show Dates Tekashi 6ix9ine (born May 8, 1996), known by his stage name 6ix9ine (pronounced “six nine”), … Read More

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Dungeon Family Aquarius Love BIRTHDAY AFFAIR

Dungeon Family Aquarius Love BIRTHDAY AFFAIR PhotosThe Dungeon Family is a hip hop/R&B/soul musical collective, based in Atlanta, Georgia and specializing in Southern hip hop with heavy funk and soul influences. The group derives its name from “The Dungeon”, the name given to record producer Rico Wade’s studio, located in the basement of his mother’s house, where many of the early members of the collective did their first recordings. Organized Noize is an American hip hop/R&B production team from Atlanta, Georgia composed of Rico Wade, Ray Murray and Sleepy Brown.

 

Rico Wade, Ray Murray, and Sleepy Brown constitute the production/songwriting team Organized Noize, who have produced hits for the main popular Dungeon Family groups Outkast and Goodie Mob.
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GRAMMY Awards 2018 Tina Turner, Neil Diamond, Queen & More To Be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards

 GRAMMY Awards 2018 Tina Turner, Neil Diamond, Queen & More To Be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards
TINA TURNER,
NEIL DIAMOND, HAL BLAINE, EMMYLOU HARRIS, THE METERS, QUEEN, AND LOUIS JORDAN TO BE HONORED WITH RECORDING ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Recording Academy announced its Special Merit Awards recipients today, and this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, the Meters, Queen, and Tina Turner. Bill Graham, Seymour Stein, and John Williams are Trustees Award honorees; and Tony Agnello and Richard Factor are the Technical GRAMMY Award recipients.

GRAMMY Awards 2018 Tina Turner, Neil Diamond, Queen & More To Be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards

A special award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating the honorees will be held in summer 2018. Additional details regarding the ceremony will be announced in the coming weeks.

“This year’s Special Merit Awards recipients are a prestigious group of diverse and influential creators who have crafted or contributed to some of the most distinctive recordings in music history,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy.

“These exceptionally inspiring figures are being honored as legendary performers, creative architects, and technical visionaries. Their outstanding accomplishments and passion for their craft have created a timeless legacy.”

The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording, while the Trustees Award honors such contributions in areas other than performance. The Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees determines the honorees of both awards.

Technical GRAMMY Award recipients are voted on by the Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council and Chapter Committees, and are ratified by the Academy’s Trustees. The award is presented to individuals and companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording industry.

About the Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees:

Starting his career in the 1950s, Hal Blaine is best known as the lead drummer and founder of the legendary Wrecking Crew. He has recorded with iconic artists such as Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, and many more. He lent his artistry to Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound” productions, creating one of rock and roll’s most recognizable beats. However, Blaine’s talent does not stop at the conventional drum kit. Some of his best-known songs include him drumming on Sparkletts water jugs for the Beach Boys’ “Caroline, No” and dragging tire chains across a concrete floor for Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” During his impressive career, Blaine has worked on nearly 6,000 tracks; of those, 350 have been Top 10 hits, and 40 have been No. 1s (including fellow honoree Neil Diamond’s “Song Sung Blue”), and worked on six consecutive Record Of The Year GRAMMY-winning tracks between 1965 and 1970.

Throughout an illustrious and wide-ranging musical career, Neil Diamond has sold more than 130 million albums worldwide and has dominated the charts for more than five decades with 38 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums. Before becoming one of the most noted and successful recording artists in the world, Diamond’s early recognition came as a songwriter. His recorded songs have become a part of the fabric of America’s songbook with a wide range of international hits that include “Solitary Man,” “Cherry, Cherry,” “Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon,” “I’m A Believer,” “Red Red Wine,” “Holly Holy,” ‘Thank The Lord For The Night Time,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Kentucky Woman,” “Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “I Am…I Said,” “Song Sung Blue,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” (with Barbra Streisand), “September Morn,” and “Heartlight,” among many others. Diamond has won a GRAMMY Award, a Golden Globe Award, the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, and a Kennedy Center Honor, and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame. In 2009, he was honored as MusiCares® Person Of The Year.

Emmylou Harris’ career has been evolving since the 1970s, encompassing pop, folk, country, and now, alternative. She has recorded with myriad artists such as Gram Parsons, Beck, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Roy Orbison, to name a few, as well as with Linda Ronstadt and Dolly Parton as part of supergroup Trio. Harris’ distinctive voice has allowed her to cross musical boundaries and made her one of the most influential and admired women in contemporary country music. Few in pop or country music have achieved such honesty or revealed such maturity in their writing. Forty years into her career, Harris, a 13-time GRAMMY winner, keeps proving that she never stops looking ahead.

Louis Jordan enjoyed his greatest popularity from the late 1930s to the early 1950s as the King of the Jukebox. The American musician, songwriter, and bandleader helped pioneer the sound of rock and was dubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the Father of Rhythm & Blues and the Grandfather of Rock and Roll. Jordan’s talent, combined with his comedic flair, helped him shatter race barriers, achieving popularity with both black and white audiences. Throughout his lifetime, he was able to duet with some of the biggest artists of his day, including Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Armstrong.

The Meters—Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, Art Neville, Cyril Neville, Leo Nocentelli, and George Porter Jr.—are considered by many to be the founding fathers of funk and, for more than 50 years, they have grooved their way around the globe. They have toured and performed with such artists as the Rolling Stones, Dr. John, Robert Palmer, Labelle, Earl King, Allen Toussaint, and Lee Dorsey. Their trademark sound of syncopated layered percussion intertwined with gritty grooves on guitar, bass, and organ, blends funk, blues, and dance grooves with a New Orleans vibe that is regarded as one of the most influential in music history. The Meters’ unique place as a touchstone for countless artists across many genres and as one of the most sampled groups in all of hip-hop and pop music, have kept them relevant to contemporary audiences in a way that few groups can claim.

In a career spanning more than 40 years, Queen has amassed a staggering list of sales, awards, and hall of fame inductions that is second to none. Their impressive string of No. 1 albums and top-charting singles continue to put Queen in the Top 10 of all-time iTunes sales. The band has received multiple Ivor Novello Awards, an MTV Global Icon Award, and two recordings enshrined in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®—”Bohemeian Rhapsody” and “We Will Rock You”/“We Are The Champions,” which also remain popular songs at sports events and arenas around the world. Recently, Queen became the first artist ever to sell more than 6 million copies of an album in the U.K. with their Greatest Hits album. Even with the tragic loss of their uniquely talented frontman Freddie Mercury*, Queen remain one of the most revered bands in rock and pop history, able to claim one of the most enduring song catalogs of all time. With their sterling song craft, virtuoso musicality, and colossal spectacle of their live performances, Queen—John Deacon, Brian May, Mercury, and Roger Taylor—captured hearts and conquered charts like no other band in history, a legacy that continues to live through the ongoing work and concert performances fronted by May and Taylor, presently joined for concert performances by the extraordinary American vocalist Adam Lambert.

Tina Turner has been the Queen of Rock and Roll since she started her musical career in the 1950s. She is well-known for her extravagant live performances and impressive raw voice. Globally, her concert ticket sales have broken records for every tour. Turner’s albums have all consistently charted on the Billboard 200 and have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. Her grandeur has been admired by many other prominent figures, including Beyoncé, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, and David Bowie. Her determination and sheer talent has crystallized her as a household name around the globe.

About the Trustees Award Honorees:

At the Fillmore Auditorium, Fillmore West, Winterland, and Fillmore East, Bill Graham* created the modern rock concert. He discovered and managed artists such as Santana, and organized national tours for Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, and George Harrison. Having arrived in America as a 10-year-old Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany with not much more than the clothes on his back, Graham raised millions of dollars for charitable causes by staging Live Aid as well as many other benefit tours.

Seymour Stein’s cutting-edge consciousness for the next wave in music can be traced all the way back to the late 1960s, when he began his career at Billboard magazine at the age of 15. Having founded Sire Records with producer Richard Gottehrer in 1966, Stein’s eccentric taste in music combined with his knack for predicting what the next big thing in music will be, has continuously proven to be prosperous. His talent has earned him the title of Vice President of Warner Bros. Records along with being co-founder of Sire Records, a sub-division of Warner Music Group, and inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Some of Stein’s most notable discoveries include Ramones, the Pretenders, Talking Heads, k.d. Lang, Barenaked Ladies, Echo & the Bunnymen, the Cult, the Cure, Tom Tom Club, Spacehog, Primal Scream, Seal, Madness, Madonna, Depeche Mode, the Smiths, Ice-T, and the Undertones.

John Williams is one of the most prolific and celebrated film composers of all time. He has won 23 GRAMMY Awards spanning the last 50 years, with various honors for composing/scoring, performance, and arranging. In addition to his GRAMMY Awards, Williams has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, seven British Academy Film Awards, and four Emmys. His 1977 soundtrack to Star Wars was an Album Of The Year nominee and was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2007. Some of Williams’ most notable scores include Jaws, the Star Wars series, Superman: The Movie, the Indiana Jones series, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Home Alone, Hook, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, the first three Harry Potter films, Catch Me If You Can, Memoirs of a Geisha, War Horse, and Lincoln.

ABOUT THE TECHNICAL GRAMMY AWARD HONOREE:

Tony Agnello and Richard Factor, through their company Eventide, have influenced the way we make records for nearly 50 years, inventing and producing a wide variety of original audio effects devices, creating the first rack-mounted special effect processors for studio use, and making sophisticated studio processors available to musicians. Founded in 1971 in the basement of Sound Exchange studio on West 54th St. in New York City, Eventide invented the first tape machine autolocator for the Ampex MM1000 multitrack recorder, allowing the operator to precisely and automatically rewind the tape to a specific location at the press of a button—a feature soon standard equipment on every professional machine. Since then, they’ve created myriad products that have forever changed the recording industry, including the landmark H910 Harmonizer® effects processor, whose underlying technology forms the basis of all pitch-shifting and pitch-correction devices today. It allowed the use of delay and pitch effects separately and in combination, impacting the sound of records such as David Bowie’s Low, Kraftwerk’s Computer World, AC/DC’s Back In Black, and Parliament-Funkadelic’s “Aqua Boogie.”

Recording Academy announces official MARKETING PARTNERS for 60th annual Grammy Awards

The Recording Academy proudly announced its official marketing partners for this year’s 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Absolut, Aflac, Apple Music, Bulova, Delta Air Lines, Hilton, IBM, JBL by HARMAN, Mastercard, Snapchat, Target, Time Inc., Uber, and Westwood One are all supporters of this year’s GRAMMY Awards, as well as events throughout GRAMMY Week.

The music industry’s marquis event takes place live on Sunday, Jan. 28th, at Madison Square Garden in New York City and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. For comprehensive coverage of the show, visit GRAMMY.com and CBS.com. For breaking news and behind-the-scenes content, visit the Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

“Today’s real-time marketplace demands sophisticated marketing efforts to more deeply connect with fans everywhere,” said Evan Greene, Chief Marketing Officer of the Recording Academy. “We are honored to be aligned with some of the most impressive, category-leading brands on the planet, and we look forward to innovating with them to deliver programs that get noticed and break through.”

For more information on official GRAMMY partners, please go to: www.absolut.com, www.aflac.com, www.applemusic.com, www.bulova.com, www.delta.com, www.hilton.com, www.ibm.com, www.jbl.com, www.mastercard.com, www.snapchat.com, www.target.com, www.timeinc.com, www.uber.com, www.westwoodone.com

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2018 GRAMMYs to Honor Elton John: in I’M Still Standing Jan 30th NY TICKETS

Elton John To Be Honored At 2018 Grammy Salute



CBS, the Recording Academyand AEG Ehrlich Ventures will present Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute at New York’s Theater at Madison Square Garden January 30 for broadcast later in 2018. The all-star tribute concert line-up will include Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, and Little Big Town, among others. 2018 GRAMMYs to Honor Elton John: in I’M Still Standing Jan 30th NY TICKETS

2018 GRAMMYs to Honor Elton John: in I’M Still Standing Jan 30th NY TICKETS

The concert will be staged Tuesday, Jan. 30th, at 8:00 PM ET, two days after the 60th annual Grammy Awards are broadcast live from Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28th.
Tickets will go on sale Dec. 18, 2017, at 12 p.m. ET and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com.

Just two days after the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, the Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, and CBS will celebrate the legendary career of five-time GRAMMY® winner and 2000 MusiCares®‘ Person of the Year honoree Elton John by presenting “Elton John: I’m Still Standing-A GRAMMY Salute.” The live concert taping will be held Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at 8 p.m. ET at The Theater At Madison Square Garden in New York. The special will be broadcast later in 2018 on the CBS Television Network.
2018 GRAMMYs to Honor Elton John: in I’M Still Standing Jan 30th NY TICKETS, current GRAMMY nominee Kesha, two-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Miranda Lambert, 10-time GRAMMY winner John Legend, two-time GRAMMY winners and current nominees Little Big Town, seven-time GRAMMY winner Chris Martin, GRAMMY winner and current nominee Maren Morris, four-time GRAMMY winner Sam Smith, and four-time GRAMMY winner Keith Urban will pay tribute to Elton, who will also take the stage to perform a selection of hits from his highly acclaimed discography. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.



“Sir Elton John is an international music legend who has captivated audiences across generations for more than five decades,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “His creativity, dynamic presence, and melodic virtuosity have positioned him as a cultural icon, and the Recording Academy is pleased to honor his immeasurable contributions to the music community.

“Elton John is an undeniable force within the music industry, and I can’t think of a better musician to honor at this special GRAMMY Salute,” said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of AEG Ehrlich Ventures. “We’re proud to pay tribute to his artistry, and can’t wait to see what the participating musicians have in store for this momentous celebration of Elton’s work.

“”Elton John: I’m Still Standing-A GRAMMY Salute” continues the tradition of previous Emmy®-winning TV specials presented by the Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, and CBS: “Sinatra 100—An All-Star GRAMMY Concert.” “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life—An All-Star GRAMMY Salute,” and “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America—A GRAMMY Salute.””Elton John: I’m Still Standing-A GRAMMY Salute” is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ehrlich and Rac Clark are the executive producers, Ron Basile is the producer, and David Wild is the writer.

Tickets will go on sale Dec. 18, 2017, at 12 p.m. ET and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com.

2018 GRAMMYs to Honor Elton John: in I’M Still Standing Jan 30th NY

ABOUT ELTON JOHN
The monumental career of international singer/songwriter and performer Elton John has spanned more than three decades. Since launching his first tour in 1970, Elton has over 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums and more than 300 million records sold worldwide. The Recording Academy has bestowed Elton multiple GRAMMY Awards, as well as the GRAMMY Legend Award and MusiCares Person of the Year honor in 2000. Three of his recordings have also been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®. In the early 1990s, Elton collaborated with lyricist Tim Rice on the soundtrack for The Lion King, earning him an Academy Award. The album produced two top-selling, award-winning singles: “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Circle Of Life.” The Tony Award®-winning Broadway production of Aida earned Elton a GRAMMY Award for Best Musical Show Album. Billy Elliot was nominated for a record-tying 15 Tony Awards and won 10, including Best Musical. In 1992, Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which today is one of the leading nonprofit HIV/AIDS organizations. In 1998, the Queen of England knighted him Sir Elton John, CBE. In 2004, Elton received the Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime contributions to American culture and excellence through the performing arts. In 2013, Elton was honored as the first recipient of the prestigious BRITs Icon Award.

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Grammy Awards 2018 Tickets Nominees Predictions NY

Grammy Awards 2018 Tickets Nominees Predictions NYMadison Square Garden to host 60th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 28th, 2018

The Recording Academy has announced that the 60th GRAMMY Awards will take place at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. The telecast will be broadcast live on CBS at a new time: 7:30–11 p.m. ET and 4:30–8 p.m. PT. The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards will mark the 46th consecutive year that CBS will broadcast the show, and the network has a commitment in place to host it through 2026 Grammy Awards 2018 Tickets Nominees Predictions NY | New York City Of Music: Host Of The 60th GRAMMY Awards NY Stories

To announce the GRAMMYs‘ return to New York, The Recording Academy worked with creative agency TBWA\Chiat\Day and director Spike Lee on a star-studded film, NY Stories. Featuring New York artists sharing New York musical stories, the film takes viewers on a musical tour of the city — from The Apollo Theater in Harlem to Jay Z’s Marcy Projects in Bedford-Stuyvesant, to all neighborhoods and musical landmarks in between.

60th GRAMMY Awards Nominations

The Recording Academy and singer/songwriter Andra Day will kick off the 60th GRAMMY Awards nominations by revealing nominees in the four General Field categories (Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Album Of The Year) live on “CBS This Morning,” Tuesday, Nov. 28th at 8:30 a.m. ET. Immediately following, at 8:40 a.m. ET, the Recording Academy will announce nominations across all 84 categories via press release, GRAMMY.com, and the Recording Academy’s social media platforms.

RECORDING ACADEMY AND RCA RECORDS TO RELEASE 2018 GRAMMY NOMINEES ALBUM ON JAN. 12, 2018 ALBUM PRE-ORDER WILL LAUNCH NOV. 24, OFFERING FANS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND THE 60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

Grammy Awards 2018 Tickets Nominees Predictions NYThe Recording Academy‘s GRAMMY Recordings and RCA Records will release the 2018 GRAMMY Nominees album on Jan. 12, 2018, in stores and via digital retailers. The latest installment of the best-selling series—now in its 24th year—features a collection of the biggest and brightest GRAMMY-nominated music for the upcoming 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. A portion of album proceeds benefits the year-round work of the GRAMMY Museum and MusiCares—two charitable organizations founded by the Recording Academy that focus on music education programs and critical assistance for music people in need.

Beginning Nov. 24, during “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special” at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS, music fans can log on to 2018grammyalbum.com or cbs.com/grammys to pre-order the album and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

*No purchase necessary to enter or win. Visit 2018grammyalbum.com or cbs.com/grammys for details and eligibility requirements.

RECORDING ACADEMY ANNOUNCES 60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS NOMINEES JAY-Z LEADS GRAMMY NOMINATIONS WITH EIGHT; KENDRICK LAMAR FOLLOWS WITH SEVEN, AND BRUNO MARS WITH SIX

The Recording Academy welcomes this year’s class of GRAMMY nominees. Already a 21-time GRAMMY winner, JAY-Z leads with eight nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar (7), Bruno Mars (6), Childish Gambino (5), Khalid (5), No I.D. (5), and SZA (5). Selected from more than 22,000 submissions across 84 categories, the nominations showcase some of the most gifted music makers of the past awards year (Oct. 1, 2016–Sept. 30, 2017). As the only peer-selected music award, the GRAMMY is voted on by the Recording Academy’s membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and engineers.

“I’m inspired by this year’s nominees and the incredible talent each possesses,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “Their recordings are a true testament to how creatively alive and meaningful our music industry has become. Each nominee uses their craft to inspire, uplift, and tell stories of our world through their artistry. They provide a vibrant soundtrack that represents the highest level of excellence and continues to impact and reflect our culture.”

“The beauty of our process begins and ends with the participation of music professionals,” said Bill Freimuth, Recording Academy Senior Vice President of Awards. “Our nominations reflect the expertise and passion of Recording Academy voting members.”

The final round of GRAMMY voting is Dec. 7–21, 2017. The Recording Academy will present the GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, live from Madison Square Garden in New York and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 7:30–11:00 p.m. ET/4:30–8:00 p.m. PT.

The following is a sampling of nominations from the GRAMMY Awards’ 30 Fields and 84 categories.

For a complete nominations list, visit www.grammy.com.

Record Of The Year:
“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring 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 Featuring 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 Featuring 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

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 Featuring Justin Bieber
“Thunder” — Imagine Dragons
“Feel It Still” — Portugal. The Man
“Stay” — Zedd & Alessia Cara

Best Dance/Electronic Album:
Migration — Bonobo
3-D The Catalogue — Kraftwerk
Mura Masa — Mura Masa
A Moment Apart — Odesza
What Now — Sylvan Esso

Best Rock Performance:
“You Want It Darker” — Leonard Cohen
“The Promise” — Chris Cornell
“Run” — Foo Fighters
“No Good” — Kaleo
“Go To War” — Nothing More

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Free 6lack — 6lack
“Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
American Teen — Khalid
Ctrl — SZA
Starboy — The Weeknd

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

Best Country Album:
Cosmic Hallelujah — Kenny Chesney
Heart Break — Lady Antebellum
The Breaker — Little Big Town
Life Changes — Thomas Rhett
From A Room: Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton

Best Jazz Vocal Album:
The Journey — The Baylor Project
A Social Call — Jazzmeia Horn
Bad Ass And Blind — Raul Midón
Porter Plays Porter — Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King
Dreams And Daggers — Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Gospel Album:
Crossover — Travis Greene
Bigger Than Me — Le’Andria
Close — Marvin Sapp
Sunday Song — Anita Wilson
Let Them Fall In Love — Cece Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
Rise — Danny Gokey
Echoes (Deluxe Edition) — Matt Maher
Lifer — MercyMe
Hills And Valleys — Tauren Wells
Chain Breaker — Zach Williams

Best Latin Pop Album:
Lo Único Constante — Alex Cuba
Mis Planes Son Amarte — Juanes
Amar Y Vivir En Vivo Desde La Cuidad De México, 2017 — La Santa Cecilia
Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos) — Natalia Lafourcade
El Dorado — Shakira

Best Americana Album:
Southern Blood — Gregg Allman
Shine On Rainy Day — Brent Cobb
Beast Epic — Iron & Wine
The Nashville Sound — Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
Brand New Day — The Mavericks

Best Comedy Album:
The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas — Dave Chappelle
Cinco — Jim Gaffigan
Jerry Before Seinfeld — Jerry Seinfeld
A Speck Of Dust — Sarah Silverman
What Now? — Kevin Hart

Best Song Written For Visual Media:
“City Of Stars” — Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone), Track from La La Land
“How Far I’ll Go” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli’i Cravalho), Track from Moana: The Songs
“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) — Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew & Taylor Swift, songwriters (ZAYN & Taylor Swift), Track from Fifty Shades Darker
“Never Give Up” — Sia Furler & Gregg Kurstin, songwriters (Sia), Track from Lion
“Stand Up For Something” — Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (Andra Day Featuring Common), Track from Marshall

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:
Calvin Harris
No I.D.
Greg Kurstin
Blake Mills
The Stereotypes

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