Will Twenty One Pilots and David Bowie Win Grammys Tonight?
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Feb 13, 2017,
Feb 13, 2017, 2:22
Adele's "25" is the victor of the best pop vocal album Grammy Award. She and Beyonce will compete for the top prize of album of the year with Drake, who is nominated for "Views"; Justin Bieber, nominated for "Purpose"; and Sturgill Simpson, for "A Sailor's Guide to Earth".
Twenty One Pilots' mega-hit "Stressed Out" earned nominations for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, while "Heathens" is up for Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Song Written For Visual Media.
"Formation", "Hello" and "7 Years" are also nominated for song of the year, which is presented to the songwriters.
While Beyonce leads with nine nominations, Kanye West, Drake and Rihanna each have eight. Prior to his five Blackstar nods, he received a total of 12 Grammy nominations throughout his five-decade career.
This story is breaking and will be updated as the night unfolds.
"We've been crying since this project started", her father, Lang Scott, said.
The Chainsmokers, who have dominated the pop charts, will compete with Chance the Rapper, Maren Morris, Anderson.Paak and Kelsea Ballerini for best new artist.
During the Grammys pre-broadcast Sunday, the chameleonic pop star took home four awards: one for best engineered album, non-classical, for his engineering work on Blackstar, alongside Tom Elmhirst, Kevin Killen, Tony Visconti and Joe LaPorta; another for best recording packaging for Blackstar's artwork and design; a third for best rock performance for the song "Blackstar;" and a fourth for best alternative album. Ariana Grande is nominated in the category for "Dangerous Woman", along with Demi Lovato for "Confident" and Sia for "This Is Acting". Beyonce was also an early victor: She became a 21-time Grammy victor after picking up best music video for the hit "Formation".
Collaborative performances include Lady Gaga and Metallica, the Weeknd and Daft Punk, Alicia Keys and Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, and A Tribe Called Quest and Anderson.Paak.
James Corden, best known for his viral "Carpool Karaoke" segments with leading singers, will host the show but has pledged not to sing himself.