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Grammy Noms Announced & OF COURSE The Chainsmokers Are Up For Best New Artist In Trump's America

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The 59th Annual Grammy Award nominees have been announced, and if Donald Trump won the presidency, then it only seems fitting that The Chainsmokers are up for Best New Artist. The perfect misogynistic band and empty soundtrack for our dark new world. (They're also nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Dance Recording.)

Below you'll find the big categories, with more here—on the upside, you'll also see names like: Beyoncé, Adele, Drake, Radiohead, Chance the Rapper and David Bowie. The L.A.-based awards ceremony will air on February 12, and will be hosted by The Late Late Show's James Corden, who has done karaoke with most of these people.

Record of the Year
Hello - Adele
Formation - Beyoncé
7 Years - Lukas Graham
Work - Rhianna featuring Drake
Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots

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Song of the Year
Formation - Beyoncé
Hello - Adele
I Took a Pill in Ibiza - Mike Posner
7 Years - Lukas Graham
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber

Best New Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
Chance the Rapper
Maren Morris
Anderson.Paak
The Chainsmokers

Album of the Year
25 - Adele
Lemonade - Beyoncé
Views - Drake
Purpose - Justin Bieber
A Sailor’s Guide to Earth - Sturgill Simpson

Best Pop Solo Performance
Adele - Hello
Beyoncé - Hold Up
Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
Kelly Clarkson - Piece by Piece (“Idol” Version)
Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
The Chainsmokers - Closer [ft. Halsey]
Lukas Graham - 7 Years
Rihanna - Work [ft. Drake]
Sia - Cheap Thrills [ft. Sean Paul]
Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out

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Best Pop Vocal Album
Adele - 25
Justin Bieber - Purpose
Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
Demi Lovato - Confident
Sia - This Is Acting

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Andrea Bocelli - Cinema
Bob Dylan - Fallen Angels
Josh Groben - Stages Live
Willie Nelson - Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin
Barbra Streisand - Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway

Best Rap Performance
Chance the Rapper - No Problem [ft. 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne]
Desiigner - Panda
Drake - Pop Style [ft. The Throne]
Fat Joe & Remy Ma - All the Way Up [ft. French Montana and Infrared]
Schoolboy Q - That Part [ft. Kanye West]

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Beyoncé - Freedom [ft. Kendrick Lamar]
Drake - Hotline Bling
D.R.A.M. - Broccoli [ft. Lil Yachty]
Kanye West - Ultralight Beam [ft. Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin and The-Dream]
Kanye West - Famous [ft. Rihanna]

Best Rap Song
Fat Joe & Remy Ma - All the Way Up [ft. French Montana and Infrared]
Kanye West - Famous [ft. Rihanna]
Drake - Hotline Bling
Chance the Rapper - No Problem [ft. 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne]
Kanye West - Ultralight Beam [ft. Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin and The-Dream]

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Best Rap Album
Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book
De La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...
DJ Khaled - Major Key
Drake - Views
Schoolboy Q - Blank Face LP
Kanye West - The Life of Pablo

Best Rock Performance
Alabama Shakes - Joe (Live From Austin City Limits)
Beyoncé - Don’t Hurt Yourself [ft. Jack White]
David Bowie - Blackstar
Disturbed - The Sound of Silence (Live on “Conan”)
Twenty One Pilots - Heathens

Best Metal Performance
Baroness - Shock Me
Gojira - Silvera
Korn - Rotting in Vain
Megadeth - Dystopia
Periphery - The Price is Wrong

Best Rock Song
David Bowie - Blackstar
Radiohead - Burn the Witch
Metallica - Hardwired
Twenty One Pilots - Heathens
Highly Suspect - My Name Is Human

Best Rock Album
Blink-182 - California
Cage the Elephant - Tell Me I’m Pretty
Gojira - Magma
Panic! At the Disco - Death of a Bachelor
Weezer - Weezer

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Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver - 22, A Million
David Bowie - Blackstar
PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project
Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

Best R&B Performance
BJ the Chicago Kid - Turnin’ Me Up
Ro James - Permission
Musiq Soulchild - I Do
Rihanna - Needed Me
Solange - Cranes in the Sky

Best Traditional R&B Performance
William Bell - The Three of Me
BJ the Chicago Kid - Woman’s World
Fantasia - Sleeping With the One I Love
Lalah Hathaway - Angel
Jill Scott - Can’t Wait

Best R&B Song
PARTYNEXTDOOR - Come See Me [ft. Drake]
Bryson Tiller - Exchange
Rihanna - Kiss It Better
Maxwell - Lake by the Ocean
Tory Lanez - Luv

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Beyoncé - Lemonade
Gallant - Ology
KING - We Are KING
Anderson .Paak - Malibu
Rihanna - ANTI

Best R&B Album
BJ the Chicago Kid - In My Mind
Lalah Hathaway - Lalah Hathaway Live
Terrace Martin - Velvet Portraits
Mint Condition - Healing Season
Mya - Smoove Jones

Best Dance Recording
Bob Moses - Tearing Me Up
The Chainsmokers - Don’t Let Me Down [ft. Daya]
Flume - Never Be Like You [ft. Kai]
Riton - Rinse & Repeat [ft. Kah-Lo]
Sofi Tukker - Drinkee

Best Comedy Album
David Cross - ...America...Great...
Margaret Cho - American Myth
Tig Notaro - Boyish Girl Interrupted
Amy Schumer - Live at the Apollo
Patton Oswalt - Talking for Clapping