It’s a question that one of this year’s Grammy breakouts must be extremely sick of answering by now. Short answer: It’s actually four Danish guys, and only one of them is named Lukas (last name: Forchhammer).
But they have a song, “7 Years,” that could make them this year’s equivalent to last year’s surprise Meghan Trainor win for best new artist.
“7 Years” is a big, if not especially inventive, crossover pop-soul-rock hit from a band well outside the echo chamber that debates pop-culture relevance.
Anderson .Paak’s ascent this year might appear to have happened overnight, but the genre-stretching R&B singer-rapper-drummer-producer has spent the last decade working toward a break.
A turbulent upbringing in Oxnard saw the new artist turn to music. He matter-of-factly speaks of his father going to prison for drug possession and beating his mother, and not seeing him until his funeral -- and then later seeing his mom and stepdad sent to prison.
The nominations have been revealed for the 2017 Grammy Awards. Beyoncé leads the pack, with a total of nine nominations including album of the year. Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West all earned eight nominations apiece, while Chance the Rapper picked up seven. The artists competing in the album of the year category are Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Drake and Sturgill Simpson.
The Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. ET. James Corden will host the event, which will take place at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Lightning-rod pop-R&B superstar Beyoncé has scored a field-leading nine Grammy Award nominations for her provocative “Formation” single and “Lemonade” album, the Recording Academy announced Tuesday morning. R&B and hip-hop artists Kanye West, Drake and Rihanna are hot on her heels with eight apiece. And Chance the Rapper is right behind them, with seven nominations his first year in the running.
At the same time, the year’s biggest blockbuster album, Adele’s “25,” yielded five nominations for the British singer-songwriter, with nods in all three of the general categories for which she’s eligible — album, record and song — recognizing her unequaled reach across age, gender and stylistic boundaries with the broad-based appeal of her traditionally rooted pop songs of romantic heartbreak and recovery.
Launching the 2017 awards season with the unveiling of hundreds of nominations over 84 award categories, the Recording Academy cast barely a glance into the rearview mirror of pop music.
Beyoncé’s “Formation,” Adele’s “Hello,” Mike Posner’s “I Took a Pill in Ibiza,” Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” and Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” are the nominees for song of the year at the 59th Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 12 at Staples Center. The song of the year is a songwriter’s award.
Nominees in the top categories were unveiled on “CBS This Morning,” with the full list expected to be released at 5:45 a.m.
Adele’s “Hello,” Beyoncé’s “Formation,” Lukas Graham’s “7 Years,” Rihanna’s “Work” featuring Drake and Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out” are the nominees for record of the year at the 59th Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 12 at Staples Center. Record of the year is a production award, given to the artist and the producing/engineering team.
Nominees in te top categories were unveiled on “CBS This Morning,” with the full list expected to be released at 5:45 a.m.
Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” Adele’s “25,” Justin Bieber’s “Purpose,” Drake’s “Views” and Sturgill Simpson’s’ “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” are the album of the year nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 12 at Staples Center.
The top categories were unveiled on “CBS This Morning,” with the full list expected to be released at 5:45 a.m.