The 55th Annual Grammy Awards air tomorrow night, and there’s a lot more to it than Best Album and Best Song trophies. The awards show has some 81 categories, with hundreds of artists, producers and songwriters nominated within. Six of them – Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, fun., Jay-Z, Kanye West and The Black Keys / Dan Auerbech – tied for most nominations with six apiece.
Local ties include The Roots, who are up for Best Rap Album with Undun and former Philadelphian Diplo, who is up for Producer of the Year. Also worth noting is the Temple University Symphony Orchestra, which was nominated for a Best Instrumental Composition award with Music Of Ansel Adams: America. (I had no idea this existed two days ago, but yo – go Owls!)
Mix in performances including The Lumineers, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and a stacked Levon Helm tribute featuring Mavis Staples and Mumford & Sons, and it’s bound to a lively show to say the least. We compiled some of our favorite nominees into a Spotify playlist, prep for the awards and listen to it below. The Grammys air on CBS tomorrow, February 10th, at 8 p.m. Eastern.
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