Here’s what the GRAMMYs taught us about music in 2016

It’s safe to say the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards did a pretty good job of celebrating the greatest artists in music today, with the biggest names in pop, country, rap, rock and metal being honoured.

So how does it all shape the next 10 months of music? Like so…

Kendrick Lamar will continue to be king (of all things great in music)

Not so much a crossover artist as much as a musician that makes sense to most people. Kendrick Lamar picked up Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance at the GRAMMYs, and we’re expecting much more of the same in 2016. See him at Barclaycard British Summer Time and Benicàssim this summer.

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Alabama Shakes are the band you need to see live

Winners of Best Alternative Album and Best Rock Song, charming Southerners Alabama Shakes have established themselves as one of the most likeable bands around right now. We basically want to be their BFFs but we’ll settle for seeing them live when they support Mumford and Sons at Barclaycard British Summer Time.

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Muse will be the headliners of the year

Oh, Muse. The British icons won Best Rock Album at this year’s GRAMMYs with their seventh studio album, Drones. Back to reclaim their title as the finest rock headliners of our time this year, there’s already serious excitement for Muse’s world tour AND headline billing at Benicàssim this summer. As if you need an excuse…

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Ed Sheeran is a certified Brit icon

It was a big night for British music and for no artist more so than our beloved Ed Sheeran. Bagging Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. He said he’d have been amazed if you told him one day he’d be handed an award by Stevie Wonder. No kidding! We can’t wait to see how Brit star establishes his legacy this year.


Meghan Trainor is going to have her biggest year yet

After winning Best New Artist, we can only image how this is going to impact Meghan Trainor’s career in 2016. Can she be any sassier? Watch this space.

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Skrillex and Diplo are unstoppable 

With GRAMMY wins for collaborations with Jack U and Justin Bieber, Skrillex and Diplo prove anything they touch turns to gold. Who will be next to feel the Diplo effect? Place your bets now. Plus, catch them at Lovebox 2016.

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Ghost go global as metal gods 

It’s no news to the metal community but after winning Best Metal Performance at this year’s GRAMMYs, Ghost officially have the attention of the world. Even more reason why their super special show at the London Palladium is completely unmissable – book now.