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59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Live On CBS This Sunday

12 February 2017

Beyonce has won 20 Grammys in her career. Her pitchy take on All I Ask left fans baffled that the singer could possibly hit a bad note, with the Grammys confirming that audio issues were to blame. With that mind, XXL reached out to our readers to see who they believe will win the Grammy on Sunday.

The 59th annual Grammy Awards will feature tributes to late musicians Prince and George Michael, the Recording Academy has announced. Best new artist contenders Kelsea Ballerini, the Chainsmokers, Chance the Rapper, Maren Morris, and Anderson Paak may become the evening's major success stories.

The 23-year-old Chicago-born rapping superstar is not necessarily the newest of the bunch, he's been releasing mixtapes since 2012 and is most notably known for keeping his music free.

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Live On CBS This Sunday
59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Live On CBS This Sunday

Another iconic artist lost in 2016, David Bowie, was honored during last year's ceremony, which took place just weeks after his death. Also nominated in the category were Drake for "Views", Bieber for "Purpose" and Sturgill Simpson for "A Sailor's Guide to Earth".

In addition, Judy Collins' collaborative record with Ari Hest, Silver Skies Blue, has been nominated for Best Folk Album; Cyndi Lauper has received a Best Musical Theater Album nod for the Original West End Cast recording of Kinky Boots; and Herb Alpert's Human Nature is in the running for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. He will be challenged in the category by Bon Iver for "22, A Million", PJ Harvey's "The Hope Six Demolition Project", Iggy Pop's "Post Pop Depression" and Radiohead for "A Moon Shaped Pool". Individual tribute segments are planned for Prince, a seven-time Grammy victor, and two-time victor George Michael. Other performers include: Katy Perry, Adele, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd and Carrie Underwood, as well as Lady Gaga and Metallica.

The 59th annual Grammy Awards ceremony will once again take place at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles and will air live on CBS on February 12.

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Live On CBS This Sunday