Every year, The Recording Academy spends a Sunday evening in February handing out awards for the very best that the music world offered us the previous year. The famous “Gramophone Award” has been awarded to the likes of musicians who have created music the right way, not the easy way — the same way we prepare all of our made-from-scratch meals.
We’ve put together a sample of almost 100 of this year’s award-nominated songs and pieces. From country and gospel to rap and metal, there’s a tune for just about anyone’s music taste. You could also give a listen to a genre of music you may not have heard before. Maybe you’ll find a new favorite song!