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Playlist: 12 reasons to be excited for the GRAMMYs

This weekend the who’s who of the music industry will gather in Los Angeles to celebrate the 59th annual GRAMMY Awards.

If you’ve had a look at the nominations for this year’s awards you’ll be ask excited as we are: Adele, Justin Bieber, Drake, and of course Queen Bey! We picked a few of our favourites to get you in the mood for Sunday’s big finale.


Adele – Hello

This year’s GRAMMYs playlists wouldn’t be complete without Adele’s massive comeback hit Hello. She not only broke all records with it but she made us fall in love with her all over again. Adele is nominated for five awards this year, and judging from past experience we’re sure she’ll score A LOT of them.


Gojira – Slivera

Nominated for Best Metal Performance is French metal band Gojira with their tune Slivera. Taken from their long-awaited new album Magma, this song has us buzzing for their UK tour next month. We have a few tickets left on Ticketmaster.co.uk.


Lukas Graham – 7 Years

Danish soul pop quartet Lukas Graham have taken the world by storm in 2016 and have earned themselves several GRAMMY nominations. And they’re well deserved, their catchy song 7 Years was part of last year’s soundtrack. But the band have so many more gems up their sleeves so you really need to see them live. Good luck on Sunday, guys!


Beyonce – Formation

It’s no surprise that Beyonce gave us the album of the decade with Lemonade. Since its release it has become a symbol of feminism and has cemented Queen Bey’s place at the throne of pop. With Lemonade as a full visual album that broke records left, right and centre she can now claim six GRAMMY nominations.


Bob Dylan – I Could Have Told You

The most influential songwriter of a generation is back with a new album and, of course, it’s nominated for a GRAMMY. Bob Dylan‘s Fallen Angels just shows again why so many artists draw their creative ideas from his music and why he is loved by so many people. And we’re feeling blessed that he’ll be touring the UK in May with his new album and all the old hits.


Gallant – Jupiter

American singer Gallant has landed and instant hit with his debut album Ology. It’s so good that it earned him a nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album. Channeling 80s and 90s R’n’B, Gallant’s record feels weightless and contemporary nonetheless.


Willie Nelson – Summertime

What we can expect from 2017 is the release of new Willie Nelson material for the first time in almost three years, with God’s Problem Child out on 28 April. Nelson is nominated for his collection of pop songs written by George and Ira Gershwin, Summertime, which was released after he was awarded the Gershwin Prize by the Library Of Congress – and now it’s up for a GRAMMY!


blink-182 – She’s Out Of Her Mind

Possibly THE pop-rock comeback of the year came from American punkers blink-182. The first release off their recent record California paid homage to the 00s classic What’s My Age Again? And we couldn’t love them more for staying true to their roots and giving us the pop-punk we need in our lives. Don’t forget, they’re coming to the UK this summer. Get your tickets from Ticketmaster.co.uk.


Justin Bieber – Love Yourself

It’s not only been a big year, it’s been a huge decade for the Biebs. And after a massive world tour he’s now nominated for various GRAMMYs with his latest record Purpose. Justin Bieber is coming back to the UK in the summer for a show in Cardiff and an epic appearance at BST Hyde Park. Are we going to see you there?


Miranda Lambert – Vice

Kick-ass country girl Miranda Lambert has scored two nominations for her single Vice for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song. We can only agree with that nomination and are super stoked for her shows in the UK this summer. So slip on those cowboy boots and score yourself some tickets.


Elvis Costello – Watching The Detectives

Elvis Costello, the man you can listen to for hours and hours as he tells you stories of his life (just like he did during last year’s Detour tour), has now written them all down and it’s earned him a GRAMMY nomination for the audio book. As far as bed time stories for grown-ups go, this is pretty much in our Top 5. He’s playing Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on 18 March if you want to catch him live.


Kinky Boots – Raise You Up / Just Be

Winner of multiple awards to date, Kinky Boots is nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Musical Theatre Album. The productions closing number Raise You Up / Just Be is a rousing upbeat tune, and the perfect soundtrack for Kinky Boots’ possible victory. The West End is home to the UK leg of the show, playing now at the Adelphi Theatre, so you can experience the GRAMMY nominated show yourself.

To be honest, we could continue this list forever with this year’s nominations being absolutely outstanding. We’re definitely keeping our fingers crossed for all the nominees!

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