NEW YORK — The 59th Grammy Awards is all set, with multi-nominated rapper Chance the Rapper and Sturgill Simpson leading the performances.
Chance the Rapper is top-billing this year’s Grammy Awards by being nominated in seven Grammy Awards categories including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Performance. He may also end up competing against himself in the category of Best Rap Song as his verse for “No Problem” is featured in Kanye West nominated song, “Ultralight Beam.” He is also a featured writer on another song by Kanye, “Famous.”
It looks like this year’s Grammy voters are no longer listening to rock music as there are no nominations given to rock albums. Simpson may have the most rock-sounding album as he is nominated for his song “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” for the Best Country Album and Album of the Year categories.
Other listed performers include Dave Grohl, A Tribe Called Quest, Daft Punk, the Weeknd, Adele, Metallica, and Anderson .Paak. Also announced to perform are William Bell, Gary Clark, Jr., Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Keith Urban, and Maren Morris.
Another much-awaited performance will be that of Beyonce who just announced recently that she is pregnant with twins. The Grammy darling has the most number of nominations with nine and three of which are for the top three categories, song, album, and record of the year. Another Grammy darling, Adele, also has five nominations including those top three awards.
Because of Last years’ change in nomination eligibility, this years’ Grammy will also feature songs released through online-streaming with nominees such as Coloring Book.
The 59th Grammy Awards which will be aired live on CBS from the beautiful Staples Center in Los Angeles, will be hosted by James Corden of The Late Late Show.