The biggest night in music took place just a week ago. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards honored some of the best music of 2016. For this week’s edition of Must Listen Music Mondays Episode 9, I’ll be sharing my top 5 songs from this year’s award-winning artists.
Must Listen Music Mondays Episode 9
1. No Problem – Chance the Rapper feat. 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne
Chance the Rapper is a rapper from Chicago. He definitely made headlines at the Grammy’s for winning three Grammy awards (Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Performance) without being signed to a label. I love this song so much! It’s just so fun. Every time it comes on at a party, the whole party livens up. Also, I just think he is so adorable! And I love his gospel-inspired album, Coloring Book.
2. Hotline Bling – Drake
Drake is a Canadian rapper and actor. Now, unless you were completely cut off from mainstream media you know this song was one of the biggest songs of 2016. And this video featured some pretty noteworthy dance moves from Drake haha. I still can’t listen to this song without doing the finger phone hand action that he does in the video. Drake took home the Grammy for Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for this one.
3. Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers feat. Daya
The Chainsmokers are a DJ duo consisting of Drew Taggart and Alex Pall. On this dance-worthy jam, they feature Daya, a singer/songwriter from Pittsburgh. This is one of those songs where I like to “sing” along in my shower at the top of my lungs or when powering through in the gym on the elliptical. The group took home the Grammy for Best Dance Recording.
4. Cranes in the Sky – Solange
Solange is a singer/songwriter and actress. I am a huge fan of her latest album, A Seat at the Table. It has definitely been on repeat several times since it came out. I also love this song because her voice and the beat is so soothing. Solange won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance with this song.
5. Love Drought – Beyoncé
Beyoncé is a singer/songwriter and actress. She’s pretty much one of the biggest pop stars today, so I feel like she really needs no introduction at all. She’s an all-around talented individual and I loved her visual album, Lemonade. I decided to feature one of my favorite songs below but it was so hard to choose just one. I just have so much respect for her as an artist so I can definitely understand some of the uproar and controversy around her not winning Album of the Year. However, she did take home Best Urban Contemporary Album this year and put on a phenomenal performance.
Who are your favorite Grammy-winning artists? What other Grammy-winning songs did you love from 2016? What should I feature next?
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