The nominees for the 59th Grammy awards have been announced, and the list is packed with a ton of great songs, documentaries and music videos. This guide will help you quickly catch up on some of this year’s best sounds.
The playlist below contains almost every song nominated for this year’s Grammy awards except for Beyoncé’s album Lemonade — which garnered several nominations, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year (both for “Formation”). You can listen to it on Tidal with a subscription (first 30 days is free).
Best Music Videos
Some songs get nominated for their unparalleled sound, others for their intricate, beautiful music videos. Here are this year’s Best Music Video nominees.
“Formation” – Beyoncé
“River” – Leon Bridges
“Up & Up” – Coldplay
“Gosh” – Jamie xx
“Upside Down & Inside Out” – OK Go
Best Music Films
Here are the year’s best music focused documentaries and musical films, and where you can watch them yourself.
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead – Steve Aoki, Justin Krook
Where to watch: Streaming on Netflix.
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, The Touring Years – The Beatles, Ron Howard
Lemonade – Beyoncé Knowles Carter, Kahlil Joseph
The Music of Strangers – Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble, Morgan Neville
Where to watch: Available for digital purchase on Google Play. It will be distributed in Australia by Madman Entertainment in March/February 2017.
American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry – Various Artists, George J. Flanigen IV
Where to watch: Currently in US theatres an unavailable in Australia.