GRAMMY Awards: Record of the Year Nominees

February 10, 2017

Who dropped the best record this year? We’ll find out at Sunday’s GRAMMY Awards. But first, we want your take on the nominees for record of the year at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards this Sunday.

The pack of nominees includes songs that we all know (and love). Adele belted out "Hello," and Beyonce dropped "Formation" hours before Super Bowl 48. Lukas Graham released the powerful ballad "7 Years," Rihanna and Drake teamed up for "Work," and Twenty One Pilots delivered the smash hit "Stressed Out." 

You can preview each record below.

"Hello" - Adele

When Adele released “Hello,” it was the first single in three years the British singer had released which was only a tease into the second biggest album of the millennium. Besides her amazing vocals on the track and having everyone in the world continuously saying, “Hello, it’s me,” the song allows you to think about reconnecting with yourself just as Adele did.

"Formation" - Beyonce

“Formation” was released the day before Bey’s Super Bowl halftime show, and it brings in a sound unlike any other. Not only does this song make a political statement—it’s a killer party track.

"7 Years" - Lukas Graham

The emotional pop ballad, “7 Years,” by the Danish band, Lukas Graham, has their front man reflecting on his life so far. The single pulls on your heartstrings and definitely sympathizes with anyone who has lost a parent.

"Work" - Rihanna ft. Drake

This song, which teams up two of our favorites, perfectly blends a reggae-pop sound with a nice R&B sound. This song was totally made for a Saturday night at the club, right? 

“Stressed Out” -  Twenty One Pilots

The slow, lazy backdrop paired with relatable lyrics of the simpler times of childhood make this track feel like a bit of a bummer initially, but the more you listen, the more it just works. And the proof is in its success—this song was a smash hit. It’s got the same kind of downer-but-catchy vibe as “Clint Eastwood” by Gorillaz—but it still remains unique.

The 2017 GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12 on CBS.