Educate Yourself For The 2017 Grammy Awards
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Educate Yourself For The 2017 Grammy Awards

Lemonade, 25, and more.

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Educate Yourself For The 2017 Grammy Awards

With the 2017 Grammy Awards just a week away, what better time to start immersing yourself in the nominees' music. Here are 10 songs from Grammy nominees you should add to your next playlist.

1. "Hello" on Adele's 25

If you don't know this song, you're probably living under a rock. Adele's sheer power in the chorus is my favorite part of this song. It's a big contender for Record of the Year so make sure to listen to it (even if it's your 1000th time doing so)!

2. "Formation" on Beyonce's Lemonade


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This upbeat hit on Beyonce's latest, game-changing album is fun and fresh. Nominated for Record of The Year, it's not my favorite song on Lemonade but it will definitely make you want to get out of your seat and dance. You should also check out the music video to see Beyoncé slaying complex dance moves as usual.

3. "Humble and Kind" on Tim McGraw's Damn Country Music


I am by no means a big country music fan, but this song, nominated for Best Country Song, is a favorite of mine. Even if you don't like country, the lyrics highlight the type of person all of us should aim to be. No matter what life brings we should all try to "always stay humble and kind."

4. "Ultralight Beam" on Kanye West's The Life of Pablo


Even though Kanye West can be quite self-involved, his music has always been top-notch. "Ultralight Beam," my favorite song on his West's newest album, is nominated for Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Performance. The mix of gospel and rap coupled with the numerous artists featured in it, like Chance the Rapper and Kirk Franklin, make it a song you must listen to.

5. "No Problem" on Chance the Rapper's Coloring Book


This fun song, nominated for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance, screams confidence and positivity. Even though Chance is technically cautioning the rap industry to stop criticizing him for being autonomous, the cautionary tale is upbeat, especially with the gospel choir in the background.

6. "Don't Hurt Yourself "on Beyonce's Lemonade


Beyoncé exudes her vocal power in this rock- esque song. Featuring Jack White and nominated for Best Rock Performance, you need to listen to this song to hear Queen B crossing between rock and pop.

7. "Never Be Like You" on Flume's Skin


Flume is one of the coolest electronic artists out there. Featuring Kai and nominated for Best Dance Recording, I love the mix of slow and fast in this song. Flume's album Skin is also nominated for Best Dance/ Electronic Album.

8. "7 Years" on Lukas Graham's Lukas Graham


This smash hit, nominated for Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance, and Record of the Year, has most of its sheer potency in the amazing lyrics. Graham tells the story of his life so far-- the lessons learned and the trials and tribulations of youth, young adulthood, and adulthood-- and sings about the future at the end. You have probably heard this song many times, but I invite you to listen to it again and really take notice of the lyrics.

9. "Brace for Impact (Live a Little)" on Sturgill Simpson's A Sailor's Guide to Earth


On Simpson's album A Sailor's Guide to Earth, nominated for Album of the Year, Brace for Impact (Live a Little) presents a strong mix of a unique voice and an amazing beat. I had never before heard of Simpson, but he's definitely worth checking out.

10." Love Yourself" on Justin Bieber's Purpose


I will admit I used to absolutely hate Justin Bieber. Despite his antics in his person life, I feel that he has really evolved with his latest album, at least musically. "Love Yourself" is the perfect ex-lover send off, and offers an awesome,catchy background beat.

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