The 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 12, 2017. The CBS network broadcast the show live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, which runs from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.
James Corden hosted the ceremony for the first time. 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.
Chancellor Bennett, Dwayne Carter, Rachel Cato, Peter Cottontale, Tauheed Epps, Jonathan Hoard, Cam O'bi, Ivan Rosenberg, Conor Szymanski, Lakeithsha Williams & Jaime Woods, songwriters (Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz)
Edward Gardner, conductor; Håkon Matti Skrede, chorus master (Susan Bickley, Gábor Bretz, Sara Jakubiak & Stuart Skelton, soloists; Thomas Trotter, accompanist; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, orchestra; Bergen Cathedral Choir, Bergen Philharmonic Choir, Choir of Collegium Musicum & Edvard Grieg Kor, choirs)
In June 2016, the Grammy organization announced a few minor changes to the voting and awarding process.
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).
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:
Must have released a minimum of five singles/tracks or one album, but no more than 30 singles/tracks or three albums.
May not have entered the category more than three times, including as a performing member of an established group.
Must have achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and impacted the musical landscape during the eligibility period.
Best Traditional Blues Album (Blues recordings with traditional blues song and harmonic structures, including various subgenres such as Delta blues, Piedmont blues, jump/swing blues, Chicago blues, and classic/Southern soul).
Best Contemporary Blues Album (Recordings which may employ non-traditional blues rhythms such as funk, hip-hop, reggae, and rock, or which feature contemporary techniques such as synthesizers or loops).
It means a return to the situation prior to 2012, the year the categories were merged in a major overhaul.
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."
Coming Home is the debut album by the O'Connor Band. The album was produced by Gregg Field, Mark O'Connor, and Forrest O'Connor, and it was released by Rounder Records in August 2016. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart and won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2017.
"Don't Hurt Yourself" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her sixth studio album, Lemonade. The song was produced by Jack White, Beyoncé and Derek Dixie, and written by White, Beyoncé, and Diana Gordon. It contains samples of "When the Levee Breaks" written by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham, and performed by Led Zeppelin. Some critics compared the song to Beyoncé's "Ring the Alarm" (2006). The song received a nomination for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in the category Best Rock Performance. Billboard ranked "Don't Hurt Yourself" at number 61 on their "Billboard's 100 Best Pop Songs of 2016" list.
Healing Season is the ninth studio album, and the first Christmas album, by American R&B band Mint Condition. It earned the group a nomination for Best R&B Album in the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, which were held on February 12, 2017.
Inner Passion is the 2016 duet album by pianist Peter Kater and cellist Tina Guo. The album was fully improvised upon the musician’s first musical meeting. It debuted at number four on the Billboard New Age Albums chart. Inner Passion received a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Age Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
"Lake by the Ocean" is a song recorded by American R&B singer Maxwell, for his fifth studio album, blackSUMMERS'night (2016).
Written and produced by MUSZE (Maxwell) and Hod David, the single was released April 8, 2016 by Columbia Records as the first single from the album. Maxwell debuted the song, alongside "Rose", on February 14, 2016 at the Barclays Center. "Lake by the Ocean" won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
"Love Drought" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her sixth studio album, Lemonade (2016). It was written by Ingrid Burley, Mike Dean and Beyoncé while the production was handled by the latter two. Burley was inspired to write "Love Drought" following an unpleasant experience with representatives at Parkwood Entertainment. Following the release of Lemonade, the track appeared on several music charts, including 47 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and top 100 in the UK, Scotland, and Canada. The song's music video, directed by Kahlil Joseph, is part of a one-hour film with the same title as its parent album, originally aired on HBO on April 23, 2016. Beyoncé performed the song in a medley with "Sandcastles" at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2017.
"Moth into Flame" is a song by thrash metal band Metallica and the second single from their tenth studio album, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct. The song debuted during the band's appearance on The Howard Stern Show on September 26, 2016, with the official music video being uploaded to the band's official YouTube page hours later. The song made its live debut at Webster Hall on September 27, 2016, the 30th anniversary of former bassist Cliff Burton's death.The song was used as the official theme song for American television company TBS's ELEAGUE, for both the second season of the program and the ELEAGUE Counter-Strike Major. Metallica performed the song with Lady Gaga at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on February 12, 2017, which was fraught with difficulties as Hetfield's microphone was not functional for almost half of the performance. Hetfield threw down his guitar in anger as the band left the stage.
"My Name Is Human" is a song by American rock band Highly Suspect. It was released as the lead single from their second studio album The Boy Who Died Wolf in 2016. The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and stayed there for eight weeks. It is their first number one single. The song is also their highest charting single on the Alternative Songs, Hot Rock Songs and Rock Airplay charts, where it peaked at No. 20, No. 12 and No. 7 respectively. The song was nominated for Best Rock Song at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
Rosetta is a studio album by Greek composer and musician Vangelis, released on 23 September 2016 by Decca Records. It is dedicated to the Rosetta space probe mission, launched in 2004, being one of his several works which were inspired by space travel (Albedo 0.39), or produced in collaboration with space missions (Mythodea). Rosetta received a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Age Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
"Rotting in Vain" is a song by American nu metal band Korn. Written by the band and produced by Nick Raskulinecz, it was featured on the band's 2016 twelfth studio album The Serenity of Suffering. The song was also released as the lead single from the album on July 22, 2016, reaching number 4 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart and number 26 on the UK Rock & Metal Singles Chart. It was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
"Shock Me" is a single by American sludge metal band, Baroness. The second single off of their fourth studio album, Purple, Shock Me features elements of their traditional sludge metal sound, along with backing synthesizers to create a progressive rock aura. The single was the band's second ever to chart, reaching number 28 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.
"Shock Me" was the band's first, and to date only, song nominated for a Grammy award. Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, the song finished as one of the four runners-up.
"That Part" (stylized as "THat Part") is a song by American hip hop recording artist Schoolboy Q. The song was released on May 13, 2016 by Top Dawg Entertainment and Interscope Records, as the lead single from Schoolboy Q's fourth album Blank Face LP. The song, which features American rapper Kanye West, was produced by Cardo, Yung Exclusive, Cubeatz and Sounwave. The song was nominated for Best Rap Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
The Boy Who Died Wolf is the second studio album by American rock band Highly Suspect. It was recorded in Bogotá, Colombia and Brooklyn, New York. The album's lead single "My Name Is Human" reached No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart, the band's first single to do so, and was nominated for Best Rock Song at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. The album's second single, "Little One", had reached number 2 on the same chart as of October 2017.
Tom Elmhirst (born 8 June 1971) is a British specialist mix engineer.
He has won 13 Grammy awards to date for his work with Amy Winehouse, Adele, David Bowie, Beck, Cage the Elephant, and Residente among others. Having won six awards at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in 2017, he currently holds the record for most Grammys won by an engineer in one night. He has been awarded 'Mix Engineer of the Year' twice at the MPG Awards. Once in 2012 and more recently in 2017.
Elmhirst currently works out of Electric Lady Studios in New York City.
True Sadness is the ninth studio album by American folk rock band The Avett Brothers. Produced by Rick Rubin, the album was released on June 24, 2016, through American Recordings and Republic Records. A vinyl edition was released on August 5, 2016. The album was nominated for Best Americana Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. The production of the album is chronicled in the 2017 Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio documentary May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers.
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