Published: Fri, January 26, 2018
Culture | By Henry Herrera

New York City to host 2018 GRAMMYs 15 years after

New York City to host 2018 GRAMMYs 15 years after

IBM is partnering with Grammys organizer the Recording Academy to provide Watson's AI services to populate the event's social media feeds with automatically-generated content during the Grammy Awards ceremony, which airs this Sunday, Jan. 28, on CBS.

The 60th Grammy Awards commence on February 28 this year, and the nominations have been hailed as the most diverse in the ceremony's history, with the two major categories, Album of the Year and Song of the Year being dominated by men of color.

Even the Best Urban Contemporary Album award created in 2013 by the Grammys by an rhythm and blues producer of color so that black artists would be represented, has been criticized by some as a consolation prize for black artists whose work will not be honored with a Record or Album of the Year award.

Further amping up the excitement for viewers, Vh1 has organised a Vivo V7 and V7 Plus presents Vh1 Trippin to the 60th Annual Grammys Awards contest, enabling one victor to travel to New York City to witness music's biggest night.

Before the 60 installment of the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences' annual gala begins, here is a look back in photographs at some of the past shows. Data on best selling albums or singles also came from the RIAA.

This year's nominees for album of the year are Childish Gambino for Awaken, My Love!

Just nine of the 50 best selling Grammy winners of all time are among the current class of Grammy nominees.

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Jay-Z snagged the most nominations for the 60th awards, vying for a trophy in eight categories. I believe the victor of this category will be between Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN" and Jay-Z's "4:44" because both of these albums will be celebrated as classics, second only to the legendary status of K Dot and HOV. Bruno Mars is also nominated for the big three, while Kendrick Lamar - who earned seven nominations - and Childish Gambino are also up for major awards.

With Lamar's Damn nominated alongside Jay-Z's 4:44, album of the year is hip-hop's to lose.

"Despacito", perhaps the most ubiquitous song of 2017, could make history by becoming the first Spanish-language song to win a Grammy for song of the year.

Below we take a look at icons who now, and sadly, can't put these two words before their names: Grammy victor. Not only is it a milestone year, it's moved from L.A.to NY.

That distinction belongs to the conductor Georg Solti, who won 31 Grammys before his death in 1997.

Despite last year's Grammy shut-out of the album "ANTI", it was certified double platinum by the RIAA, peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 cart twice and spent 33 weeks in the top 10.

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