Foo Fighters, Portugal. The Man, ODESZA all get Grammy nods

Imagine Dragons, Gorillaz, Queens of the Stone Age, too.

November 28, 2017



Big names with big recognition at the annual gathering of the golden paperweights, The Grammy's! 'Member when Bon Iver won and the music world pooped itself? Or Arcade Fire?! Ahhh the good old days. 

There are a lot of names from the world of Rock n' Roll and Alternative representing at the 2018 ceremony.

Foo Fighters are up for Best Rock Song with "Run" and somehow K Flay is considered rock, so, she'll be battling it out with the Foos with her track "Blood In The Cut"... 

Concrete and Gold failed to make it on the list for Best Rock Album. Queens of the Stone Age released Villains at about the same time as Dave and his Foos and it will go head to head with The War on Drugs A Deeper Understanding, Mastondon's Emperor of Sand, and Metallica's Hardwired... to Self-Destruct for Best Rock Album.

Gorillaz' Humanz, LCD Soundsystem's American Dream, The National's Sleep Well, Arcade Fire's Everything Now, and Father John Misty's Pure Comedy fill out a pretty incredible ballot of old guys and gals playing in alt-rock bands for the Alternative Album of the Year.

Pretty solid year for Deck the Hall Ball artists. Portugal. The Man will battle against former DTHB headliner Imagine Dragons for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance - you'd think going number one at four different formats would get PTM on that Record of the Year list ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Bellingham's ODESZA is obviously up for Best Dance/Electronic Album and will see LCD Soundsystem and Gorillaz on the list for Best Dance Recording.

Tough competition for movie soundtracks this year, but if Baby Driver doesn't win, I'm guessing it goes to Moana: The Songs because... Disney. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 was good, but Baby Driver's main premise is stunt driving performed to a soundtrack. Come on.

Childish Gambino had a rad year getting the mention for Album of the Year and Record of the Year and more. You'll hear Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar mentioned a lot, and surprisingly recognition for that cookie baking, housewarming superstar performer and vocalist Taylor Swift. 

Everybody's favorite living television space physicist not named Michio Kaku, Neil deGrasse Tyson even got his name on this list for a spoken word album, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Fingers crossed!

And finally, huge shoutout to Lorde for her Album of the Year inclusion for this summer's Melodrama. It's a huge sophomore success after blowing up five years ago and being the biggest thing on the dang planet!

Here's a full list of artists... not sure if a huge year for hip-hop/rap or a terrible year for guitars...

Album of the Year:
Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love!"
JAY-Z – 4:44
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Lorde – Melodrama
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

Record of the Year:
Childish Gambino – “Redbone”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
JAY-Z – “The Story of O.J.”
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”

Song of the Year:
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
JAY-Z “4:44”
Julia Michaels – “Issues”
Logic – “1-800-273-8255”
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”

Artist of the Year:
Alessia Cara
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels

Best Solo Pop Performance:
Kelly Clarkson – “Love So Soft”
Kesha – “Praying”
Lady Gaga – “Million Reasons”
P!nk – “What About Us”
Ed Sheeran – “Shape Of You”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
The Chainsmokers and Coldplay – “Something Just Like Us”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
Portugal. the Man – “Feel It Still”
Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”

Best Pop Vocal Album:
Coldplay – Kaleidoscope EP
Lana Del Rey – Lust For Life
Imagine Dragons – Evolve
Kesha – Rainbow
Lady Gaga – Joanne
Ed Sheeran – ÷ (Divide)

Best Dance Recording:
Bonobo featuring Innov Gnawa – “Bambro Koyo Ganda”
Camelphat and Elderbrook – “Cola”
Gorillaz featuring DRAM – “Andromeda”
LCD Soundsystem – “Tonite”
Odesza featuring WYNNE and Mansionair – “Line of Sight”

Best Dance/Electronic Album:
Bonobo – Migration
Kraftwerk – 3-D The Catalogue
Mura Masa – Mura Masa
Odesza – A Moment Apart
Sylvan Esso – What Now

Best Rock Performance:
Leonard Cohen – “You Want It Darker”
Chris Cornell – “The Promise”
Foo Fighters – “Run”
Kaelo – “No Good”
Nothing More – “Go To War”

Best Rock Song:
Metallica – “Atlas, Rise!”
K.Flay – “Blood in the Cut”
Nothing More – “Go to War”
Foo Fighters – “Run”
Avenged Sevenfold – “The Stage”

Best Rock Album:
Mastodon – Emperor of Sand
Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
Nothing More – The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Queens of the Stone Age – Villains
The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding

Best Alternative Music Album:
Arcade Fire – Everything Now
Gorillaz – Humanz
LCD Soundsystem – American Dream
Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
The National – Sleep Well Beast

Best Metal Performance:
August Burns Red – “Invisible Enemy”
Body Count – “Black Hoodie”
Code Orange – “Forever”
Mastodon – “Sultan’s Curse”
Meshuggah – “Clockworks”

Best R&B Performance:
Daniel Caesar featuring Kali Uchis – “Get You”
Kehlani – “Distraction”
Ledisi – “High”
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
SZA – “The Weekend”

Best R&B Song:
PJ Morton – “First Began”
Khalid – “Location”
Childish Gambino – “Redbone”
SZA – “Supermodel”
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
6LACK – Free 6LACK
Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love!”
Khalid – American Teen
SZA – Ctrl
The Weeknd – Starboy

Best R&B Album:
Daniel Caesar – Freudian
Ledisi – Let Love Rule
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
PJ Morton – Gumbo
Musiq Soulchild – Feel the Real

Best Rap Performance:
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
JAY-Z – “4:44”
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”

Best Rap/Sung Performance:
6LACK – “Prblms”
Goldlink featuring Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy – “Crew”
JAY-Z featuring Beyoncé – “Family Feud”
Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna – “LOYALTY.”
SZA featuring Travis Scott – “Love Galore”

Best Rap Song:
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
Danger Mouse featuring Run the Jewels and Big Boi – “Chase Me”
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Rapsody – “Sassy”
JAY-Z – “The Story of O.J.”

Best Rap Album:
JAY-Z – 4:44
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Migos – Culture
Rapsody – Laila’s Wisdom
Tyler, the Creator – Flower Boy

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:
Baby Driver
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Moana: The Songs

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:
Jóhann Jóhannsson – Arrival
Hans Zimmer – Dunkirk
Ramin Djawadi – Game of Thrones: Season 7
Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams & Hans Zimmer – Hidden Figures
Justin Hurowitz – La La Land

Best Comedy Album:
Dave Chappelle – The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas
Jim Gaffigan – Cinco
Jerry Seinfeld – Jerry Before Seinfeld
Sarah Silverman – A Speck of Dust
Kevin Hart – What Now?

Best Spoken Word Album:
Neil deGrasse Tyson – Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
Shelly Peiken – Confessions of a Serial Songwriter
Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo – Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In
Carrie Fisher – The Princess Diarist

Best Song Written For Visual Media:
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone – “City of Stars” (La La Land)
Lin Manuel Miranda – “How Far I’ll Go” (Moana)
Zayn and Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” (Fifty Shades Darker)
Sia – “Never Give Up” (Lion)
Andra Day featuring Common – “Stand Up For Something” (Marshall)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:
Calvin Harris
Greg Kurstin
Blake Mills
No I.D.
The Stereotypes

Best Music Video:
Beck – “Up All Night”
Jain – “Makeba”
JAY-Z – “The Story of O.J.”
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid – “1-800-273-8255"

Shout out to CoS for compiling the list.