The 59th Annual Grammy Awards is on its way (Feb 12, 2017) and will be broadcasted by CBS live from the Staples Center live in Los Angeles. The Grammys have an array of songs and albums in the list of nominees (as usual) and we decided to pick a few (23 to be exact). Some of the artists are quite popular with more than one nomination to their name while there are few categories that people aren’t aware and wouldn’t have heard of. Artists like Maren Morris have grabbed my attention while some of the artists were added because they were nominees.
More From Us: 59th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations
What do the Grammy Awards consist of?
The Grammy nominations consist of several categories with the last restructuring being in 2012. The nominees this year are categorised into 84 categories based on genre, region and language. Since 2012 the further definition of genres like that of Rock and R&B have been combined for the purpose of simplicity. Metal and hard rock are now in a single category called ‘Best Rock Performance’. Likewise, several divisions have been combined into one category. The nominations are then moved on for voting purposes which decide the final outcome. Voting is done by NARAS voting members with the ballots tabulated by an accounting firm named Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.
Male:- Georg Solti with 31 awards
Female:- Alison Krauss with 27 awards
Group:- U2 with 22 awards
Our Grammy Award Playlist consists of 23 tracks with a wide division of genres (just like the Grammy’s). I’ve been unbiased in the selection of these tracks, while in all honesty, some of them don’t appeal to me. However, the Grammy’s are based on different criteria not just quality of the song. Criticism of the Grammy Awards is nothing new with former winners like Pearl Jam treating it like an award worth nothing and other critics slating it to be solely based on industry. Justin Vernon from the indie band Bon Iver felt was of a critical nature too. He stated that the awards were not given by musical gods but voters we aren’t aware of.