So the 2017 Grammy nominations came out a few days ago. Normally, I’m counting down the days, and then spend the whole next week after the nominations come out digesting the results, then I try to get as many of the nominated albums as possible and try to listen to it all.
I completely forgot about the nominations. I’ve been so busy with work and school that I just haven’t had time to care. On the whole, I still like the notion of the Grammys because, in my opinion, they celebrate music and they work to celebrate all kinds of music. Indeed, they are always creating new categories to accurately reflect the new genres coming out. While I may not always agree with the nominees, I think it is at least a good attempt to bringing recognition to the importance of music.
This year, I got to say there were a lot of nominees that I didn’t see happening. I mean, it was no surprise that Beyoncé and Adele got so many nominations, but I didn’t think Justin Bieber would ever get an Album of the Year nod. Purpose did really well for Bieber these past few years, so it’s not surprising, it just unlike the Grammys. I was pleasantly surprised by Mike Posner’s Song of the Year nomination for “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” – the song, particularly the original, is incredible vulnerable and beautiful, and I would love to see it win. However, my bet is it’s either “Hello” that will win or “Formation.”
Anyway, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see who will win – if I remember!
You can view the full list of nominees here.