59th Annual Grammy Awards

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59th Annual Grammy Awards
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DateFebruary 12, 2017
Location Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Hosted by James Corden
Most awards Adele (5)
Most nominations Beyoncé (9)
Website http://www.grammy.com/   Blue pencil.svg
Television/radio coverage
Network CBS
Viewership26.07 million [1]

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 12, 2017. [2] The CBS network broadcast the show live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. [3] The ceremony recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, which runs from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.

Grammy Award accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.

CBS is an American English language commercial broadcast television and radio network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation. The company is headquartered at the CBS Building in New York City with major production facilities and operations in New York City and Los Angeles.

Staples Center multi-purpose arena in Los Angeles, CA

Staples Center, officially stylized as STAPLES Center, is a multi-purpose arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Adjacent to the L.A. Live development, it is located next to the Los Angeles Convention Center complex along Figueroa Street. The arena opened on October 17, 1999, and is one of the major sporting facilities in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

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James Corden hosted the ceremony for the first time. [4] The "pre-telecast" ceremony (officially named The Premiere Ceremony) was held on the same day prior to the main event and was hosted by comedian Margaret Cho. [5]

James Corden English actor, comedian, television host, and singer

James Kimberley Corden is an English actor, comedian, and television host. He hosts The Late Late Show with James Corden, a late-night television talk show on CBS.

Margaret Cho American stand-up comedian

Margaret Moran Cho is an American stand-up comedian, actress, fashion designer, author, and singer-songwriter. Cho is best known for her stand-up routines, through which she critiques social and political problems, especially regarding race and sexuality. She rose to prominence after creating and starring in the ABC sitcom All-American Girl (1994–95), and became an established stand-up comic in the subsequent years.

The nominations were announced on December 6, 2016. [6] [7] [8] [9] Beyoncé acquired the most nominations with nine. Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West received eight nominations each while Chance the Rapper followed with seven nominations. Adele was the biggest winner of the night with five trophies, including Album of the Year for 25 , Record of the Year, and Song of the Year for "Hello". Adele also became the first artist in history to win all three general field awards in the same ceremony twice, previously winning all three categories in 2012. David Bowie and Greg Kurstin followed with four trophies. Chance the Rapper won for Best New Artist alongside two other awards. [10]

Beyoncé American singer, songwriter, producer, and actress

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer and dancer. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the best-selling girl groups in history. Their hiatus saw Beyoncé's theatrical film debut in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) and the release of her first solo album, Dangerously in Love (2003). The album established her as a solo artist worldwide, debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and earning five Grammy Awards, and featured the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy".

Drake (musician) Canadian rapper, singer-songwriterand actor

Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Drake initially gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the early 2000s, and intent on pursuing a career in music, he departed the series in 2007 following the release of his debut mixtape, Room for Improvement. He released two further independent projects, Comeback Season and So Far Gone, before signing to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment in June 2009.

Rihanna Barbadian singer, businesswoman, and actress

Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, and raised in Bridgetown, she was discovered by American record producer Evan Rogers in her home country in 2003. Throughout 2004, she recorded demo tapes under the direction of Rogers and signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, rapper and hip hop producer Jay-Z. In 2005, Rihanna rose to fame with the release of her debut studio album Music of the Sun as well as its follow-up A Girl like Me (2006). Both albums peaked within the top ten of the US Billboard 200 and respectively produced the successful singles "Pon de Replay", "SOS" and "Unfaithful".

Performers

Performers adapted from International Business Times . [11] [12]

The International Business Times is an American online news publication that publishes seven national editions in four languages. The publication, sometimes called IBTimes or IBT, offers news, opinion and editorial commentary on business and commerce. IBT is one of the world's largest online news sources, receiving forty million unique visitors each month. Its 2013 revenues were around $21 million.

Artist(s)Song(s)
Adele "Hello"
The Weeknd
Daft Punk
"Starboy" (intro)
"I Feel It Coming"
Keith Urban
Carrie Underwood
"The Fighter"
Ed Sheeran "Shape of You"
Lukas Graham
Kelsea Ballerini
"7 Years"
"Peter Pan"
Beyoncé "Love Drought"
"Sandcastles"
Bruno Mars "That's What I Like"
Katy Perry
Skip Marley
"Chained to the Rhythm"
William Bell
Gary Clark Jr.
"Born Under a Bad Sign"
Maren Morris
Alicia Keys
"Once"
Adele Tribute to George Michael
"Fastlove"
Metallica
Lady Gaga
"Moth into Flame"
Sturgill Simpson
The Dap-Kings
"All Around You"
Demi Lovato
Tori Kelly
Little Big Town
Andra Day
Tribute to the Bee Gees
"Stayin' Alive"
"Tragedy"
"How Deep Is Your Love"
"Night Fever"
A Tribe Called Quest
Anderson .Paak
Busta Rhymes
Consequence
"Award Tour"
"Movin Backwards"
"We the People...."
The Time
Bruno Mars
Tribute to Prince
"Jungle Love"
"The Bird"
"Let's Go Crazy"
Pentatonix "ABC"
Chance the Rapper
Kirk Franklin
Francis and the Lights
Tamela Mann
Nicole Steen [13]
"How Great"
"All We Got"
John Legend
Cynthia Erivo
In Memoriam
"God Only Knows"

Presenters

Source: Grammy.com [14]

Jennifer Lopez American singer and actress

Jennifer Lynn Lopez is an American singer, actress, dancer and producer. In 1991, Lopez began appearing as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993. For her first leading role in the 1997 Selena biopic of the same name, Lopez received a Golden Globe nomination and became the first Latin actress to earn over US$1 million for a film. She went on to star in Anaconda (1997) and Out of Sight (1998), later establishing herself as the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood.

The Grammy Award for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1959. Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were handed out, for records released in the previous year. The award was not presented in 1967. The official guidelines are as follows: "For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist." Note that this is not necessarily the first album released by an artist.

The Weeknd Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, better known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. Tesfaye has helped to broaden the musical palette of R&B by incorporating indie and electronic music influences; his work has been categorized as alternative R&B.

Premiere ceremony

In order of appearance: [15]

Lauren Daigle American singer and songwriter

Lauren Ashley Daigle is an American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter. After being signed to the label Centricity Music, she released her debut album, How Can It Be, in 2015. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart, has been certified Platinum by the RIAA and produced three No. 1 singles on the Billboard Christian Airplay chart.

René Marie American jazz singer and songwriter

René Marie is an American songwriter and jazz vocalist.

Ravi Coltrane American jazz saxophonist (born 1965)

Ravi Coltrane is an American post-bop jazz saxophonist. Co-owner of the record label RKM Music, he has produced artists such as pianist Luis Perdomo, guitarist David Gilmore, and trumpeter Ralph Alessi.

Nominees and winners

General

Record of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Best New Artist

Pop

Best Pop Solo Performance
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Best Pop Vocal Album

Dance/Electronic

Best Dance Recording


Best Dance/Electronic Album

Contemporary Instrumental

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Rock

Best Rock Performance
Best Metal Performance
Best Rock Song
Best Rock Album

Alternative

Best Alternative Music Album

R&B

Best R&B Performance
Best Traditional R&B Performance
Best R&B Song
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Best R&B Album

Rap

Best Rap Performance
Best Rap/Sung Performance
Best Rap Song
Best Rap Album

Country

Best Country Solo Performance
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Best Country Song
Best Country Album

New Age

Best New Age Album

Jazz

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Best Latin Jazz Album

Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music

Best Gospel Performance/Song
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
Best Gospel Album
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Best Roots Gospel Album

Latin

Best Latin Pop Album
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
Best Tropical Latin Album

American Roots

Best American Roots Performance
Best American Roots Song
Best Americana Album
Best Bluegrass Album
Best Traditional Blues Album
Best Contemporary Blues Album
Best Folk Album
Best Regional Music Album

Reggae

Best Reggae Album

World Music

Best World Music Album

Children

Best Children's Album

Spoken Word

Best Spoken Word Album (includes Poetry, Audio Books and Storytelling)

Comedy

Best Comedy Album

Musical Theatre

Best Musical Theater Album

Music for Visual Media

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Best Song Written for Visual Media

Composing

Best Instrumental Composition

Arranging

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

Packaging

Best Recording Package
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Notes

Best Album Notes

Historical

Best Historical Album

Engineered Album

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Producer

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Producer of the Year, Classical

Remixer

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Surround Sound

Best Surround Sound Album

Classical

Best Orchestral Performance

Best Opera Recording
Best Choral Performance
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Best Classical Compendium

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Music Video/Film

Best Music Video
Best Music Film

Special Merit Awards

MusiCares Person of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Trustees Award

Technical Grammy Award

Music Educator Award

Grammy Hall of Fame inductions

TitleArtistRecord LabelYear of ReleaseGenreFormat
"ABC" The Jackson 5 Motown 1970R&BSingle
"Changes" David Bowie RCA 1971Art popSingle
"City of New Orleans" Arlo Guthrie Reprise Records 1972FolkSingle
"(Hep-Hep!) The Jumpin' Jive" Cab Calloway and His Orchestra Vocalion 1939SwingSingle
"I Can't Make You Love Me" Bonnie Raitt Capitol 1991PopSingle
"I Get Around" The Beach Boys Capitol 1964California SoundSingle
"I Got You Babe" Sonny & Cher Atco 1965PopSingle
"Jailhouse Rock" Elvis Presley RCA 1957Rock and rollSingle
Lady Sings the Blues Billie Holiday Clef 1956JazzAlbum
"Losing My Religion" R.E.M. Warner Bros. 1991Alternative rockSingle
"Maggie May" Rod Stewart Mercury 1971RockSingle
"Mission: Impossible" Lalo Schifrin Dot 1967Theme musicSingle
Okie from Muskogee Merle Haggard Capitol 1969CountryAlbum
Sign o' the Times Prince Paisley Park and Warner Bros. 1987R&BAlbum
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" Nirvana DGC 1991GrungeSingle
"Smoke on the Water" Deep Purple Warner Bros. 1973Hard RockSingle
"Stack O' Lee Blues" Mississippi John Hurt Okeh 1928BluesSingle
"Statesboro Blues" Blind Willie McTell Victor 1928BluesSingle
Straight Outta Compton N.W.A Ruthless and Priority 1988Gangsta rapAlbum
"Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" Sly & The Family Stone Epic 1969FunkSingle
"Wake Up Little Susie" The Everly Brothers Cadence 1957CountrySingle
"The Wanderer" Dion Laurie 1961R&BSingle
"When the Saints Go Marching In" Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra Decca 1938JazzSingle
"You Always Hurt the One You Love" Mills Brothers Decca 1944Pop standardSingle
"You Don't Own Me" Lesley Gore Mercury 1963PopSingle

In Memoriam

The following people appeared in the In Memoriam segment: [17] [18]

Multiple nominations and awards

The following received multiple nominations:

Three:

Two:

The following received multiple awards:

Two:

Changes

In June 2016, the Grammy organization announced a few minor changes to the voting and awarding process. [2]

As of 2017, recordings released solely through streaming services will be eligible to enter the award process. These recordings will have to be available through streaming platforms. Applicable streaming services are paid subscription, full catalog, on-demand streaming/limited download platforms that have existed as such within the United States for at least one full year as of the submission deadline. All recordings entered must have an assigned International Standard Recording Code (ISRC).

Best New Artist guidelines

Existing Best New Artist rules were amended to remove the album barrier given current trends in how new music and developing artists are released and promoted. Currently many new artists first release singles, tracks, or EPs rather than full albums. To become eligible in the category of Best New Artist, the artist, duo, or group:

Blues categories

The Best Blues Album category will branch into two distinct categories:

It means a return to the situation prior to 2012, the year the categories were merged in a major overhaul.

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category renamed

The Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category (in the Rap field) will be renamed as Best Rap/Sung Performance, to allow solo performances, a result of "the current state and future trajectory of rap by expanding the category beyond collaborations between rappers and vocalists to include recordings by a solo artist who blurs the lines between rapping and singing."

Additional amendments were made to the number and type of music creators recognized in the categories of Best Choral Performance and Best Jazz Vocal Album.

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