The Grammy Nominees have been released, and among the two dance categories we find some interesting options.
The Grammys are the epitome of what an artist can achieve. You can play the biggest stages, you can rock the biggest crowds and you can have millions of Spotify plays, BUT if you’re nominated for a Grammy, you’re awesome and if you win one, you’re king of the world.
Since its first edition in 1958, the Grammys have rewarded what’s best in the music world. More specifically, it “honors artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position”. The first dance music Grammy was attributed in 1998, to Donna Summer and electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder and since then, producers, sound engineers, DJs and more have won the coveted prize.
Former winners/nominees include Skrillex – with a whopping 8 wins – Daft Punk, Diplo, Zedd, The Chainsmokers, LCD Soundsystem and many more, with the award validating their already huge careers. For this year’s edition, we have the epitome of quality of 2019:
Best Dance Recording
- Bonobo – Linked
- Chemical Brothers – Got To Keep On
- Meduza ft. Goodboys – Piece Of Your Heart
- Rufus Du Sol – Underwater
- Skrillex & Boyz Noize ft. Ty Dollar $ign – Midnight Hour
Best Dance Album
- Apparat – LP5
- The Chemical Brothers – No Geography
- Flume – Hi, This Is Flume (Mixtape)
- Rufus Du Sol – Solace
- Tycho – Weather
Great candidates, all of them well deserving of a spot. And obviously, Rufus Du Sol are nominated for both categories, cementing the excellent year they had. Radio hit “Piece of Your Heart” by Meduza ft. Goodboys is up there as well, with Skrillex’s “Midnight Hour” ensuring yet another nomination for the dubstep pioneer.