#MFGrammys: “It All Started In…” Where Did Some of Your Favorite Nominees Come From?

All week we’re giving you a brand new feature for the GRAMMYs! Yesterday, we gave you our GRAMMYs-nominees mix, today we’re letting you know where some of your favorite artist hail from.

The states isn’t the only place where great talent is born. During the 57th annual GRAMMYs, we’re seeing a very diverse group this time around from Australia to South America we’re touching all angles of the map. Not only that, but Hilton makes it easy with the many locations they have all over the globe. So when you’re ready to grab your suitcase, we highly recommend some of these spots.

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Also, make sure to catch the GRAMMYs this Sunday on CBS at 8:00pm PT.

Let the traveling begin!


1. Record of the Year
“All About That Bass” Meghan Trainor
Putting a small island in Massachusetts on the Map, Meghan hails from Nantucket.

2. Album of the Year
‘Girl’ Pharrell
Skateboard P has been reppin’ Virginia Beach, Virginia for a minute now.

3. Song of the Year
“Shake It Off” Taylor Swift
It’s not the GRAMMYs without someone from the States. Taylor is representing her town, Reading in Pennsylvania.

4. Best New Artist
Capitol Records, Sam Smith
Welcome, London!

5. Best Pop Solo Performance
“Happy” Pharrell
Just one more reason to visit Virginia Beach, Virginia.

6. Best Pop Duo/Grop Performance
“Fancy” Iggy Azalea Ft. Charli XCX
Australia and England are on the map thanks to Iggy and Charli.

7. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
‘Partners’ Barbra Streisand
From one of our favorite cities in New York, Williamsburg.

8. Best Pop Vocal Album
‘My Everything’ Ariana Grande
It’s no wonder she’s so bubbly, she’s from the sunniest states in the East, Boca Raton, Florida.

9. Best Dance Recording
“F For You” Disclosure Ft. Mary J. Blige
The creative duo, Disclosure hails from Reigate, United Kingdom and the lovely Mary reps The Bronx, New York.

10. Best Dance/Electric Album
‘While(1<2)' Deadmau5 The EDM world would not be the same without the Niagara Falls, Canada native.

11. Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
‘Wild Heart’ Mindi Abair
And another one! Mindi was born in St. Petersburg, Florida.

12. Best Rock Performance
“Do I Wanna Know” Arctic Monkeys
One of our favorite new bands, formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield, United Kingdom.

13. Best Metal Performance
“The Negative One” Slipknot
The great Slipknot reps Des Moines, Iowa.

14. Best Rock Song
“Blue Moon” Beck Hansen
Call us biased but Los Angeles, California artists always hold a special place with us.

15. Best Rock Album
‘Turn Blue’ The Black Keys
One time for Akron, Ohio!

16. Best Alternative Music Album
‘Lazaretto’ Jack White
What up, Detroit! *Dr.Dre voice*

17. Best R&B Performance
“Drunk In Love” Beyonce Ft. Jay Z
Houston, Texas and Brooklyn, New York rarely meet, or marry like these two.

18. Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Hold Up Wait A Minute” Antonique Smith
Don’t judge, Jersey strictly on ‘Jersey Shore,’ the beautiful Antonique hails from .

19. Best R&B Song
“Drunk In Love” Beyonce Ft. Jay Z
You thought this only happened once? Houston and Brooklyn are here to stay.

Houston Scenics

20. Best Urban Contemporary Album
‘Sail Out’ Jhené Aiko
Wel-welcome to, LA! *Kendrick Lamar voice*

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Mando posted this on February 4th, 2015 in : EventsFashionFeaturesFuture HitsGeneral