This years Grammy Awards will feature a diversity of nominated songs for the 60th Grammy Award Song Of The Year category. Nominated songs include hip-hop rap “4:44” and “1-800-273-8255”, pop culture “Issues” and “That’s What I Like” and Latin remix “Despacito”.
“Despacito,” by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
Written by Ramon Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Fonsi, and Marty James Garton. The all star list of the names that wrote this Latin remixed song is nominated for three Grammy Awards this year. Justin Bieber hoped on this track after hearing it in Columbia where he was seduced by the catchy melody. When the remix of Despacito dropped it instantly hit the charts becoming the song of the summer to millions of fans.
Watch “Despacito” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber here:
“4:44″ by Jay-Z
Written by Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) & Dion Wilson. The eight time nominated rapper Jay Z is once again for his artistic style and rap skills. “4:44” is the title track off his 4:44 Album that he dropped earlier this year, which is also nominated for Album of the Year. The 4:44 track features Jay-Z rapping about women, performing acts of adultery, and touches on his baby twins birth. This song is classic Jay-Z, and is the best description of who is he as a artist and as a person.
Watch “4:44” Jay-Z here:
“Issues,” by Julia Michaels
Written by Julia Michaels, Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, and Justin Drew Tranter. Michaels is a professional songwriter that has collabed and written songs for the biggest names in the music biz such as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, Gwen Stefani and much more talented artists. But laying her own vocals down on her original song “Issues” officially made her a performing artist. The “Issues” track was written by Michaels about a argument she had with her boyfriend that she felt was too personal for anyone else to sing, so she decided it was time for her to be the vocalist on this grammy nominated song.
Watch “Issues” Julia Michaels here:
“1-800-273-8255,” Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid
Written by Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson. From underground rap to mainstream music, Logic has come a long way from where he first started, and his breakout song “1-800-273-8255” was an anthem that shook the nation due to its inspiring and life saving message. The track was named after the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number, to make anyone feeling depressed or suicidal to have easy access to call for help for anyone dealing with these real issues. Logic dropped this track as a single to intentionally reach out to fans dealing with mental health issues and how talking to a crisis worker can give hope to those who have lost theirs.
Watch “1-800-273-8255” Logic here:
“That’s What I Like,” by Bruno Mars
Written by Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip. Back again, Bruno Mars is nominated for yet another Song Of The Year award for his “That’s What I Like” track from his 24k Magic album. The soulful smooth R&B track talks about living lavishly with his special someone while enjoying some strawberry champagne on ice and waking up with no jammies. Fans are loving Mar’s dancey feel good vibe from his “That’s What I Like” track.
Watch “That’s What I Like” Bruno mars here:
Tune in to watch the Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018, 4:30 PM PST
Sarah Clark is an Entertainment Writer at Feeling the Vibe Magazine. She is a COCC Student-English and Creative Writing Major. Miss Oregon United States 2017, aspiring model and fashionista. Pop music enthusiast. For tips or comments, email [email protected]