The Best Of This Year’s Grammy Nominees

While each year is increasingly crammed with music award shows, the Grammy Awards are distinguished in two key ways. First, they remain the most prestigious—as they remain the musical equivalent to the Oscars for film, the Emmys for television and the Tonys for theater. Second, the volume of awards distributed allows for the kind of specificity that other awards shows don’t quite reach.

In contrast to their rivals, the Grammys honor elements like composition and execution separately—bestowing Song of the Year on the former and Record of the Year on the latter. They also award technique and collections separately through categories like Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Country Album. Even their category names are more clinical, shying away from things like Best Soundtrack in favor of Best Song Written for Visual Media.

Prestige, precision and performances aside, the practical benefit of watching the Grammys are that they encapsulate a lot of what’s going on in music right now. The show can feel long at times, but—in a way—that’s a testament to its ambition and breadth. So, if you’re either watching the show or planning a workout this weekend, below are of some of our favorite workout songs from the last year and the categories in which they’ll be competing.

Record of the Year

Cardi B – I Like It – 68 BPM

Album of the Year

Janelle Monae – Make Me Feel – 115 BPM

Song of the Year

Childish Gambino – This is America – 121 BPM

Best New Artist

Dua Lipa – New Rules – 117 BPM

Best Pop Solo Performance

Ariana Grande – God is a Woman – 73 BPM

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle – 107 BPM

Best Rock Song

Twenty One Pilots – Jumpsuit – 128 BPM

Best Song Written for Visual Media

Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All the Stars – 96 BPM

Best Country Album

Kacey Musgraves – High Horse – 120 BPM

Best Rap Song

Drake – God’s Plan – 77 BPM

To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at Run Hundred. Visitors can browse song selections there by genre, tempo and era to find the music that best fits their particular workout routines.