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Hip-Hop's involvement in The Grammy nominations...


It is that time of the year again, everyone is now aware of this years nominated Grammy artists - and is it any surprise that Hip-Hop doesn't have too many artists nominated for major awards. This seems to be a continuous problem for the rap/hip-hop genre, it definitely doesn't get the recognition it deserves. Over the years Hip-Hop have voiced there opinions on the matter with Boycotts etc. But last year Kanye went on a massive Twitter rant about the Award Academy. Read below to see this years nominated artists and the history of the Hip-Hop genre for the Grammys.

This upcoming Grammys will be the 59th edition and is it a surprise that rap/hip-hop still isn't getting the recognition it deserves. With 84 categories in total, the Grammys have various different categories for most music genre's, but for some reason rap/hip-hop doesn't seem to reach the main general categories. As expected, Beyoncé is leading the nomination count with a total of 9, closely followed by Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West who all have 8.

2017 Grammy Nominations list (General, Pop, Dance/Electronic, R&B, Rap Fields)

GENERAL FIELD

Album Of The Year:

25 — Adele Lemonade — Beyoncé Purpose — Justin Bieber Views — Drake A Sailor's Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson

Record Of The Year:

"Hello" — Adele "Formation" — Beyoncé "7 Years" — Lukas Graham "Work" — Rihanna Featuring Drake "Stressed Out" — Twenty One Pilots

Song Of The Year:

"Formation" — Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé) "Hello" — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele) "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" — Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner) "Love Yourself" — Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber) "7 Years" — Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham)

Best New Artist:

Kelsea Ballerini The Chainsmokers Chance The Rapper Maren Morris Anderson .Paak

POP FIELD

Best Pop Vocal Album:

25 — Adele Purpose — Justin Bieber Dangerous Woman — Ariana Grande Confident — Demi Lovato This Is Acting — Sia

Best Pop Solo Performance: "Hello" — Adele "Hold Up" — Beyonce "Love Yourself" — Justin Bieber "Piece By Piece (Idol Version)" — Kelly Clarkson "Dangerous Woman" — Ariana Grande

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

"Closer" — The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey "7 Years" — Lukas Graham "Work" — Rihanna Featuring Drake "Cheap Thrills" — Sia Featuring Sean Paul "Stressed Out" — Twenty One Pilots

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

Cinema — Andrea Bocelli Fallen Angels — Bob Dylan Stages Live — Josh Groban Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin — Willie Nelson Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway — Barbra Streisand

DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC FIELD

Best Dance Recording:

"Tearing Me Up" — Bob Moses "Don't Let Me Down" — The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya "Never Be Like You" — Flume Featuring Kai "Rinse & Repeat" — Riton Featuring Kah-Lo "Drinkee" — Sofi Tukker

Best Dance/Electronic Album:

Skin — Flume Electronica 1: The Time Machine — Jean-Michel Jarre Epoch — Tycho Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future — Underworld Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII — Louie Vega

R&B FIELD

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" — J. Brathwaite, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (PartyNextDoor Featuring Drake) "Exchange" — Michael Hernandez & Bryson Tiller, songwriters (Bryson Tiller) "Kiss It Better" — Jeff Bhasker, Robyn Fenty, John-Nathan Glass & Natalia Noemi, songwriters (Rihanna) "Lake By the Ocean" — Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell) "Luv" — Magnus August Høiberg, Benjamin Levin & Daystar Peterson, songwriters (Tory Lanez)

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

Lemonade — Beyoncé Ology — Gallant 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

RAP FIELD

Best Rap Performance:

"No Problem" — Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz "Panda" —Desiigner "Pop Style" — Drake Featuring The Throne "All The Way Up" — Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared "That Part" — ScHoolboy Q Featuring Kanye West

Best Rap/Sung Performance:

"Freedom" — Beyoncé Featuring Kendrick Lamar "Hotline Bling" — Drake "Broccoli" — D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty "Ultralight Beam" — Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream "Famous" — Kanye West Featuring Rihanna

Best Rap Song:

"All The Way Up" — Joseph Cartagena, Edward Davadi, Shandel Green, Karim Kharbouch, Andre Christopher Lyon, Reminisce Mackie & Marcello Valenzano, songwriters (Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared) "Famous" — Chancelor Bennett, Ross Birchard, Ernest Brown, Andrew Dawson, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein, Kejuan Muchita, Patrick Reynolds, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Rihanna) "Hotline Bling" — Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake) "No Problem" — Chancelor Bennett, Dwayne Carter & Tauheed Epps, songwriters (Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz) "Ultralight Beam" — Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Samuel Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico "Donnie Trumpet" Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream)

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

The relationship between the Hip-Hop and The Grammys has never been great, but this year has highlighted that massively. With all the talent that has been showcased in the rap game this year, it is disappointing to see how many rappers where nominated for this years general Grammy award's. Of course the artists are not happy about this, we have even had rappers prompt from Jay Z and Will Smith. ICYMI: Kanye West went on a Twitter rant about The Grammys "I feel the Grammy awarding system is way off and completely out of touch" "Hi Grammys this is the most important living artist talking"

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