Grammy Nominations are out, and EDM is ever-present

Adding a Grammy nomination to an artists portfolio is often used to differentiate them more often than an actual Grammy winner. Regularly used to describe an artists credentials, the announcement of 2016’s list of nominee’s and the response reflects the prestige the event still has for musicians and fans alike.

While mainstream stars Kendrick Lamar gaining 11 nods, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd gaining an equally impressive 7 a piece, the emergence of electronic dance music stars in the Grammy spotlight continues to grow and excite the community. Unsurprising to many who have watched the genre evolve and grow into the powerhouse it is today.

The categories concerning EDM specifically include; Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronic Album.

Best Dance Recording
• Above & Beyond Featuring Zoë Johnston – We’re All We Need [Ultra/Anjunabeats]
• The Chemical Brothers – Go [Astralwerks]
• Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar – Never Catch Me [Warp Records]
• Galantis – Runaway (U & I) [Big Beat/Atlantic]
• Jack Ü With Justin Bieber – Where Are Ü Now [Owsla/Mad Decent/Atlantic]

Best Dance/Electronic Album.
• Caribou – Our Love [Merge Records]
• The Chemical Brothers – Born In The Echoes [Astralwerks]
• Disclosure – Caracal [Capitol Records]
• Jamie XX – In Colour [Young Turks Recordings]
• Jack Ü – Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü [Owsla/Mad Decent/Atlantic]

With Jack Ü and The Chemical Brothers gaining slots in both award groups, their impressive 2015 in undoubtedly topped off nicely with the latest announcement. However, the likes of Duke Dumont not gaining a nomination this time around has raised a few eyebrows.

Other categories related to EDM also include:

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Jeff Bhasker
Dave Cobb
Larry Klein
Blake Mills

Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

“Berlin by Overnight (CFCF Remix),” CFCF (Daniel Hope)
“Hold On (Fatum Remix),” Bill Hamel and Chad Newbold (JES, Shant and Clint Maximus)
“Runaway (U & I) (Kaskade Remix),” Ryan Raddon (Galantis)
“Say My Name (RAC Remix),” André Allen Anjos (Odesza featuring Zyra)
“Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix),” Dave Audé (Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars)

Check out the full list of Grammy Nominations here and tune in on 15th February to find out the winners.


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