29 Of Your Favorite Artists Got Nominated For A Grammy

Tuesday morning’s Grammy nomination announcements still have us reeling with Beyoncé, Kanye West, Drake, and Rihanna leading the way. We’re excited to see who takes home an award at the February ceremony, but until then get familiar with all the notable nominees.

Sydney Scott Dec, 06, 2016

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Best R&B Album, Velvet Portraits

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Best R&B Album, Healing Season

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Best R&B Album, Smoove Jones

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KING – Best Urban Contemporary Album; We Are King

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Best Traditional R&B Performance, “Can’t Wait"

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Best Rap Performance, “All The Way Up”; Best Rap Song “All The Way Up"

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ScHoolboy Q – Best Rap Performance, “That Part”; Best Rap Album, Blank Face LP

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DJ Khaled – Best Rap Album, Major Key

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D.R.A.M. - Best Rap/Sung Performance, “Broccoli"

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Gallant returns to rock the ESSENCE Festival Superlounge stage.

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Desiigner – Best Rap Performance, “Panda"

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Millennial bedroom music dominates PartyNextDoor 3, the third sensual studio album of 23-year-old Canadian alternative-R&B artist Jahron Brathwaite, a.k.a. PartyNextDoor. Signed to Drake’s OVO Sound label in 2013, the singer-rapper-producer scored his highest-profile songwriting touchdown last year with Rihanna’s patois-infused summertime smash, “Work.” (Brathwaite’s roots: Jamaican and Trinidadian.) But ambient, blues-flavored tracks work seductive magic on PartyNextDoor 3—transforming his behind-the-scenes influence on seminal Drake records into frontman swagger. PartyNextDoor packs his personal brand of atmospheric melancholy into mood music meant for sexy time. It’s an addictive cocktail that reveals his party next door as less “shake your body down to the ground” and more downright erotic.

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Ro James is bringing his multi-talented swag to the Superlounge stage this year.

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Tory Lanez – Best R&B Song, “Luv"

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Bryson Tiller – Best R&B Song, “Exchange"

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Best Traditional R&B Performance, “Angel”; Best R&B Album, Lalah Hathaway Live

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Musiq Soulchild – Best R&B Performance, “I Do"

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Solange – Best R&B Performance, “Cranes in the Sky"

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Kanye West – Best Rap/Sung Performance, “Ultralight Beam” and “Famous”; Best Rap Song, “Famous”and “Ultralight Beam"; Best Rap Album, The Life of Pablo; Best Rap Performance, “That Part” and “Pop Style"

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BJ the Chicago Kid – Best R&B Performance, “Turnin’ Me Up”; Best Traditional R&B Performance, “Woman’s World”; Best R&B Album, In My Mind

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Best Rap Album, And The Anonymous Nobody

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Album of the Year, Views;  Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, “Work”; Best Rap Performance, Pop Style; Best Rap/Sung Performance, “Hotline Bling”; Best Rap Song, “Hotline Bling”; Best Rap Album, Views; Record of the Year, “Work”; Best R&B Song, “Come See Me"

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Best Traditional R&B Performance, “Sleeping With The One I Love"

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"What's better than eating is feeding your fam. What's better than meetings is missing meetings to meet with your fam."

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Best New Artist; Best Urban Contemporary Album, Malibu

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Record of the Year, “Work”; Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, “Work; Best R&B Performance, “Needed Me”; Best R&B Song “Kiss It Better”; Best Urban Contemporary Album, Anti; Best Recording Package, Anti; Best Rap/Sung Performance, “Famous”; Best Rap Song, “Famous"

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Best R&B Song, “Lake By The Ocean"

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Beyoncé –  Record of the Year, “Formation"; Album of the Year, Lemonade;  Song of the Year, “Formation”; Best Pop Solo Performance, “Hold Up”; Best Rock Performance, “Don’t Hurt Yourself”; Best Urban Contemporary Album, Lemonade; Best Rap/Sung Performance, “Freedom”; Best Music Video, “Formation”; Best Music Film, Lemonade

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Best Traditional R&B Performance, “The Three Of Me"