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BRITS/GRAMMYs 2016: Explore This Year’s Nominees On Apple Music.


BRITS/GRAMMYs 2016: Explore This Year’s Nominees On Apple Music.

With just over a week to go until we officially enter awards season – and a little more than a fortnight before we can expect to start hearing who has topped the list at this year’s GRAMMYs, Apple is now highlighting the 2016 nominees on both iTunes and Apple Music.


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Music’s biggest night of the year is set to kick off on February 15, and with Lady Gaga having already announced that she is to embrace the arsenal of the world’s leading technology giant – Intel, as the star puts on a performance, that, Haus of Gaga says, will center around the invention of the “un-inventable” … it sounds like it’s going to be one night not to miss.

Exactly what Gaga’s big secret project – labeled Intel X – will turn out to be, is not yet clear. But perhaps interestingly, sources briefed on the performance claim that the on-stage announcement has nothing to do with any new music that the artist may (or may not) be planning to release.

Playlists By Genre

In the run-up to this year’s GRAMMY Awards ceremony, set to mark the 58th iteration of the U.S music awards show, Apple is already featuring a bunch of playlists on Apple Music that are aimed at fully showcasing 2016‘s roster of nominees – across all genres.

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You can start listening, below.

2016 GRAMMY Rock Nominees
2016 GRAMMY Pop Nominees
2016 GRAMMY Dance/EDM Nominees
2016 GRAMMY R&B Nominees
2016 GRAMMY Country Nominees
2016 GRAMMY Rap Nominees

In addition to highlighting this year’s list of nominees per musical genre, Apple is also making available a selection of specially-refined playlists covering the nominees for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year, alongside featuring 2016’s Best New Artists that are also up for GRAMMY nomination.

Access to the above playlists requires an Apple Music subscription for $9.99 per month.


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Set to arrive as the 36th edition of the UK’s annual pop music awards ran by the British Phonographic Industry – that aims to highlight the very best of British music to have been released over the last 12 months, nominees for the BRITS 2016 include the likes of Coldplay, Adele, Florence, Ed Sheeran, Years and Years … and more.

And despite there still being just under a month to go until the broadcast for this year’s BRIT Awards ceremony goes live, Apple has begun showcasing the nominees in an exclusive section on Apple Music.

Explore them all now – below.

British Album of the Year

A Head Full of Dreams
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Chaos in the Calm
In Colour

British Single

How Deep is Your Love
Hold Back the River
Hold My Hand
Black Magic
Up (feat. Demi Lovato)
Wish You Were Mine

British Male Solo Artist

Aphex Twin
Calvin Harris
James Bay
Jamie xx
Mark Ronson

British Female Solo Artist

Amy Winehouse
Jess Glynne
Laura Marling

British Group

One Direction
Years and Years

British Breakthrough Act

Catfish and the Bottlemen
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Wolf Alice
Years and Years

Critics’ Choice

Jack Garratt
Izzy Bizu

International Male Solo Artist

Father John Misty
Justin Bieber
Kendrick Lamar
The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist

Ariana Grande
Courtney Barnett
Lana Del Rey
Meghan Trainor

International Group

Alabama Shakes
Eagles of Death Metal
Major Lazer
Tame Impala

The 58th GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live on February 15 – only on CBS.

Meanwhile you can catch the 36th BRIT Awards, set to be hosted by television personalities ’Ant and Dec’ live from the O2 Arena in London – on ITV, beginning February 24.

Actual availability of playlists and albums may differ by region.

In an attempt to merge the worlds of music, design and journalism, Arron is perhaps best known for founding online news brand: RazorianFly; a hobby which grew to attract a monthly audience of 120K.

Today he can be found designing and writing for whilst also managing #THEHOTLIST - a weekly updating playlist of the hottest new artists, now streaming on Apple Music.

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