2017 Grammy Awards

An event with everyone’s favorites


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Madi Magill, Writer

The Grammy Awards are just around the corner, airing at 8:00 pm EST on Sunday, February 12th. James Corden, famous actor, producer, writer, comedian and TV host, also known for carpool karaoke, is hosting this year’s 59th annual Grammy awards. The Grammy Awards are being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. With 84 categories in total according to billboard.com, and up to date artists receiving nominations, this award ceremony just can not be missed.


Performances will be lead by The Weeknd and Daft Punk. Following those two music acts are Anderson Paak, A Tribe Called Quest, David Grohl, Adele, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. Beyonce has a total of nine nominations for a Grammy Awards. Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye have a total of eight nominations, according to billboard.com


Album of the year nominations include, 25 by Adele, Lemonade by Beyoncé, Purpose by Justin Bieber, Views by Drake, and A Sailors Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson. Record of the Year nominations contain; Hello by Adele, Formation by Beyonce, 7 years by Lucas Graham, Work by Rihanna featuring Drake, and Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots. Song of the year nominations also include; Hello by Adele, 7 years by Lucas Graham, Formation by Beyoncé, I took a Pill in Ibiza by Mike Posner, and Love Yourself by Justin Bieber, according to latimes.com.

A twist of events, major stars such as Justin Bieber, Kanye West, and Drake may be skipping the Grammy Awards, according to foxnews.com. Justin’s reason being “he believes it doesn’t accurately represent the best artists when it comes to young musicians”; Justin was nominated for four awards. Kanye announced that he would not appear during October at a concert, where he had ranted about his friend Frank Ocean not being a nominee due to missed deadline dates and the Grammys not allowing an exception like they had done for Gaga back in 2009. Therefore he is boycotting, according to m.eonline.com. He reportedly has had a rough couple months, hospitalized for a break down at the end of 2016, and his wife Kim Kardashian being robbed at gunpoint. This all could lead to his decision of not appearing at the Award Ceremony. Drake has a concert the night of the Grammy’s in Manchester, England, resulting in his absence.


With 84 categories, and tons of nominees Valorie Mancinelli, a freshmen at Battlefield says “I think it’s cool how it involves all races and ethnicities (for the nominations).” The Grammy Awards, though just an award ceremony for worthy musicians, Kayla Noto, a freshmen at Battlefield says, “I think they’re (The Grammy Awards) really great, because it inspires kids like me who are trying to get into the music industry and it helps us with a goal we want to achieve. It is really important to recognize people that work hard for their work in the industry.” That is exactly what the Grammy’s are for, to recognize the musicians worthy of an award.


On the 12th of February, turn on the television at 8pm EST and tune in to this year’s 59th annual Grammy Award Ceremony.