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The pre-show telecast for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards is underway with several awards being handed out. Grammy favourite, Beyonce is already in the mix, winning Best Music Video for her song ‘Formation’. South Africa’s 4-time Grammy winners, Ladysmith Black missed out on the Best World Music Album nod for their album, Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers. The Grammy went to Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble.   Best Musical Theater Album – ‪The Color Purple Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media – Miles Ahead Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media – John Williams Best Song Written For Visual Media – “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake (songwriters) Best Instrumental Composition – “Spoken At Midnight” Ted Nash Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella – “You and I” – JCollier, arranger (Jacob Collier) Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media– “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – John Williams (composer) Best Recording Package – “Blackstar” – Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie) Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package – “Edith Piaf 1915-2015” Gérard Lo Monaco, art director (Edith Piaf) Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical – “Tearing Me Up (RAC Remix)” André Allen Anjos, remixer (Bob Moses) Best New Age Album – ‘White Sun II’ – White Sun Best Gospel Album – ‘Losing My Religion’ – Kirk Franklin Best Gospel Performance/Song – “God Provides” Tamela Mann, kirk franklin, (songwriter) Best Contemporary Christian Music Album – ‘Love Remains’ – HillaryScott & The Scott Family Best World Music Album – ‘Sing Me Home’ – YoYo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble Best Children’s Album – ‘Infinity Plus One’- Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Best Spoken Word Album – ‘In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox’ Carol Burnett Best Music Video – Formation -Beyonce Producer Of The Year, Classical – David Frost Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance  – ‘Steve Reich’ Third Coast Percussion Best Dance/Electronic Music Album–  ‘Skin’ – Flume Best Dance Recording “Don’t Let Me Down” – TheChainsmokers featuring Daya Best Contemporary Instrumental Album–  ‘Culcha Vulcha’ – Snarky Puppy Best Improvised Jazz Solo  – “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” – John Scofield, soloist Best Jazz Vocal Album – “Take Me To The Alley” –  Gregory Porter Best Country Album – ‘A Sailor’s Guide to Earth’ – Sturgill Simpson Best Country Song “Humble and Kind” – Lori McKenna , songwriter (Tim McGraw) Best Country Duo/Group Performance – ‘Jolene’ – PTX featuring Dolly Parton Best Roots Gospel Album–  ‘Hymns’  – Joey + Rory Latin Jazz Album – ‘Tribute To Irakere: Live in Marciac’ – Chucho Valdes Best Latin Pop Album–  ‘Un Besito Mas’ – Jessey & Joy Best American Roots Performance – “House of Mercy” – Sarah Jarosz Best Best Tropical Latin Album – ‘Donde Están’ Jose Lugo & Guasabara Combo Best Regional Mexican Music Album – ‘Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo)’ – Vicente Fdez Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album-  ‘iLevitable’ – ilevitable Best American Roots Song–  “Kid Sister” – Vince Gill, songwriter (The Time Jumpers) Congrats Best Americana Album – ‘This Is Where I Live’ – William Bell Best Traditional Blues Album – “Porcupine Meat” – Bobby Rush Best Bluegrass Album – ‘Coming Home’ – O’Conner Band With Mark O’Conner Best Contemporary Blues Album– ‘The Last Days of Oakland’ – Fantastic Negrito Best Traditional Blues Album – ‘Porcupine Meat’ – Bobby Rush Best Folk Album–  ‘Undercurrent’ – Sarah Jarosz Best Regional Roots Music Album -‘E Walea’- Kalani P’Ea Best Reggae Album -‘Ziggy Marley’ – ziggy marley Best Comedy Album- ‘Talking For Clapping’ – Patton Oswalt Best R&B Performance– “Cranes In The Sky” – Solange Knowles Best Traditional R&B Performance– “Angel” – Lalah Hathaway Best R&B Song–  “Lake By The Ocean” – Hod David & Musze, songwriters , Maxwell Best R&B Album -‘Lalah Hathaway Live’ – lalah hathaway Best Rap/Sung Collaboration–  “Hotline Bling” – Drake Best Rap Song-  “Hotline Bling” – Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake) Best Rock Performance-  “Blackstar” – David Bowie Congrats Best Pop Vocal Album– ’25’ – Adele Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical -Greg Kurstin Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album -‘Summertime:Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin’ – Willie Nelson Best Pop Solo Performance – “Hello” – Adele Best Alternative Music Album – ‘Blackstar’ – David Bowie Best Rock Album-  ‘Tell Me I’m Pretty’ – Cage The Elephant Best Metal Performance – “Dystopia” – Megadeth Best Rap Performance “No Problem” Chance Featuring Lil Wayne & 2chainz  ]]>