Dance Music Shows Strong Presence in 2018 Grammy Nominees

The 2018 Grammy nominations are here! On Tuesday, November 28th, the Big Four categories – best new artist, record the year, song the year, and album the year – were each announced live. Shortly thereafter, the Recording Academy announced the nominees in the rest the 84 categories.

by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, as well as ‘ by Zedd and Alessia Cara have both been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category. Neither these artists are new to the Grammy scene. In 2014, Zedd won his first Grammy for Best Dance Recording at the  for featuring Foxes. The Chainsmokers won their first career for Best Dance Recording for ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ featuring Daya last year at the  The Chainsmokers were also nominated for Best New Artist and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for ‘Closer’ Featuring Halsey last year, but lost to Chance the Rapper and Twenty One Pilots, respectively.

This year, the nominees for the Best Dance Recording include: ‘Bambro Koyo Ganda’ by Bonobo Featuring Innov Gnawa, ‘Cola’ by Camelphat & Elderbrook, ‘Andromeda’ by Gorillaz Featuring DRAM, ‘Tonite’ by LCD Soundsystem, and finally, ‘Line Of Sight’ by Odesza Featuring WYNNE & Mansionair.

The nominees for the Best Dance/Electronic Album include: ‘Migration’ by Bonobo, ‘3-D The Catalogue’ by Kraftwerk, ‘Mura Masa’ by Mura Masa, ‘A Moment Apart’ by Odesza, and finally, ‘What Now’ by Sylvan Esso.

The Grammys will air live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28th. The final round Grammy voting runs from Dec. 7-21.