The Grammy Nominations That You May Have Missed
Nominations for the 59th annual Grammy Awards are out! And of course, we see the big names like Beyoncé, Drake, Chance the Rapper and Rihanna. But there are also incredible artists that many are overlooking. Here’s to giving them some shine:
Dr. Dre’s spunky protegee is up for Best New Artist and Best Urban Contempary Album.
BJ The Chicago Kid
The Chicago singer and writer is up for Best R&B Performance for “Turnin Me Up’, Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Album.
De La Soul
The legendary hiphop group is up for Best Rap Album with Anonymous Nobody.
Who didn’t play “All The Way Up” this year?! Of course it’s up for a Best Rap Performance AND Best Rap nod.
The lovely trio (also a Prince favorite) is up for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
The soulful singer who is a legend in her own right is up for Best Traditional R&B Performance for remake of Anita Baker’s “Angel”. She’s also up for Best Traditional R&B Performance for her single “Angel” as well as Best R&B Album for Lalah Hathaway Live.
After decades in the business, this classic group is still making great music. They’re up for Best R&B album via their “Healing Season”.
Returning back to his roots, the smooth singer is up for Best R&B Performance for his song “I Do”.
The seductive songstress is nominated for Best R&B Album with her “Smooth Jones”.
Everybody’s favorite pastor is up for Best Gospel Performance/Song with her song, “It’s Alright, It’s Okay.”
Everyone’s favorite saxophonist and producer is up for Best R&B album for his “Velvet Portraits”.
This has been a busy year for the son of Bob Marley. Not only has he just released a cookbook, he’s also up for Best Regge album.
View the full list of nominations on the official Grammy website.