2017 Hip-Hop/R&B Grammy Awards

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Last year’s Grammy awards in the hip-hop and R&B genres were pretty much dominated by two artists: Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd. Kendrick was both the most nominated artist with 11 nominations and biggest winner of the night, bringing home five trophies. This year’s awards will focus is on Chance the Rapper with his seven nominations, as well as mega stars such as Drake and Kanye West. Here are the 2017 Grammy nominations in the hip-hop world.

Album of The Year
25 – Adele

Lemonade – Beyonce

Purpose – Justin Bieber

Views – Drake

A Sailor’s Guide To Earth  – Sturgill Simpson

Record Of The Year

“Hello” – Adele

“Formation” – Beyonce

“7 Years” – Lukas Graham

“Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake

“Stressed Out” – Twenty One Pilots

Best New Artist

Chance The Rapper

Kelsea Ballerini

The Chainsmokers

Maren Morris

Anderson .Paak

Best Rap Song: 

“No Problem”  – Chance The Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz

“Ultralight Beam”  – Kanye West featuring Chance The Rapper, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream)

“Famous”  –  Kanye West featuring Rihanna (Chance the Rapper has writing credits)

“All The Way Up” – Fat Joe and Remy Ma

“Hotline Bling” – Drake

Best Rap Album: 
Coloring Book – Chance The Rapper

And the Anonymous Nobody – De La Soul

Major Key – DJ Khaled

Views – Drake

Blank Face LP – ScHoolboy Q

The Life of Pablo – Kanye West

Best Rap Performance: 

“No Problem” Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz

“Panda” – Desiigner

“Pop Style” – Drake

“All The Way Up” – Fat Jae & Remy Ma

“That Part” – ScHoolboy Q featuring Kanye West

Best Rap/Sung Performance: 

“Ultralight Beam” – Kanye West featuring Chance The Rapper, Kirk Franklin, and The-Dream

“Freedom” – Beyonce featuring Kendrick Lamar

“Hotline Bling” – Drake

“Broccoli” – D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty

“Famous” Kanye West featuring Rihanna

Best R&B Performance

“Turnin Me Up” – BJ The Chicago Kid

“Permission” – Ro James

“I Do” – Musiq Soulchild

“Needed Me” – Rihanna

“Cranes in the Sky” – Solange

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“The Three Of Me” – William Bell

“Woman’s World” – BJ The Chicago Kid

“Sleeping With The One I Love” – Fantasia

“Angel” – Lalah Hathaway

“Can’t Wait” – Jill Scott

Best R&B Song

“Come and See Me” – PartyNextDoor featuring Drake

“Exchange” – Bryson Tiller

“Kiss It Better” – Rihanna

“Lake By The Ocean” – Maxwell

“Luv” – Torey Lanez

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Lemonade – Beyonce

Ology – Gallent

We Are King – KING

Malibu – Anderson .Paak

Anti – Rihanna

Best R&B Album
In My Mind – BJ The Chicago Kid

Lalah Hathaway Live – Lalah Hathaway

Velvet Portraits – Terrace Martin

Healing Season – Mint Condition

Smoove Jones – Mya

There are plenty of great and memorable songs and albums on this nomination list. Whoever bought Drake tickets to his “Summer 16” tour knows how special his Views album was. Expect the sluggers to have winning nights, along with a few surprises as always.