With the Grammy Awards just around the corner, we wanted to round up some of the liveliest songs in competition this year for your running pleasure. It likely won’t surprise anyone to learn that Beyoncé leads the pack this year with nine nominations. By that same token, anyone with access to a radio this year could have predicted Justin Timberlake would be a contender in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category for his Trolls hit “Can’t Stop the Feeling” or that The Chainsmokers would be up for Best New Artist with their number one single “Closer.”
Apart from the obvious hits, the last year–and the nominations accordingly–have provided a few wild cards as well. With a six year gap between his debut and follow-up album, many folks wrote Mike Posner off. Nevertheless, his “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” is up for the Song of the Year Grammy. Skrillex and Rick Ross might make for an unlikely combo, but they’ve picked up a nomination in the Best Compilation Soundtrack category for the contribution to Suicide Squad. Lastly, moving beyond the Top 40, you can find a Waitress collaboration from Sara Bareilles and Jason Mraz that’s up for the Best Musical Theater Album award. As with most award shows, they provide an excellent way to celebrate the songs you’ve loved the last year and pick up on a few you missed along the way. Whether you give this playlist a spin in advance (or in lieu) of the broadcast, the aim here is the same. To that end, we’ve highlighted a few of the year’s uptempo favorites–according to the categories in which they’ll be competing.
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Song Of The Year
Best Song Written For Visual Media
Record Of The Year
Best Pop Vocal Album
Best Dance/Electronic Album
Best Musical Theater Album
Best Rock Album
Best New Artist
Best Rap Album
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