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  • 16 February 2017

The Grammys are known for being experimental with your dressing. But this time around we preferred the styles of men who stuck to red-carpet worthy looks. Of course, with a few tweaks that made them stand out.



It’s not just the American hip-hop artist’s choice of a monochrome tuxedo that put him on our list, but also his massive bow in place of the regular tie. But what really did it for him was the colourful grill, which he reportedly spent $35,000 on!



At an event as young and fun as this, there are no rules, even when you’re wearing a tuxedo. And DJ Diplo knowing just that choose to junk the bow for a buttoned-up white shirt layered under a black pullover.



Want a quick tip on wearing pastels? Take a cue from this English television host. The light pink jacket adds much dapperness to an otherwise tried and tested look.



If you’re going to bend the rules, pick a look that will get people talking, and for the right reasons. This Jonas brother ruled the outerwear game with his all-black Balmain outfit, and made more than just a statement with the studded collarless jacket.



Bored of pairing black with white? Add some magic with a colour. And learn how to do it from singer-songwriter John Legend, who chose to go with a salmon shirt and a matching bow.

No doubt, it was Adele’s year with the singer snapping up five awards for Song Of the Year, Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Best Solo Performance, and Best Pop Vocal Album. Never thought saying ‘Hello’ could be so rewarding did you? Here are some of last year’s other Grammy-winning numbers and albums. Listen to them. #ThrowbackThursday


1. Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skin by Flume


2. Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance, and Best Alternative Music Album: Blackstar by David Bowie


3. Best New Artist: Chance The Rapper


4. Best Rock Album: Tell Me I’m Pretty by Cage The Elephant


5. Best Urban Contemporary Album: Lemonade by Beyoncé


6. Album Of The Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album: 25 by Adele

Want a brand new and quite a rare playlist for 2017? Take note of these promising upcoming stars, some of whom you might just see next year at the Grammys.


1. H.E.R
She’s a rising R&B singer who’s debut EP, H.E.R Volume 1, reached No. 1 on the iTunes R&B chart. While some say she might be California-based Gabi Wilson, her identity is yet to be revealed.


Listen to: H.E.R Volume 1


2. 6LACK

His debut single PRBLMS, released in June 2016, amassed over 6 million streams and rested on top of charts and playlists. Naturally then his debut album Free 6lack (pronounced Free Black), garnered much acclaim and reached top spots on Billboards R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and the Billboard 200.


Listen to: Free 6lack



Three original albums, two film scores, live shows, and song placements in commercials and documentaries, Michigan-based band The Accidentals is a much-in-need trio.


Listen to: Parking Lot



Sir Elton John joined the 25-year-old singer to perform his breakout hit ‘Weight In Gold’ in London, last September. Christopher Gallant, who goes by the stage name Gallant was also listed under Frobes’ 30 Under 30 in January this year, and his debut album Ology was nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album Grammy Award. Enough said!


Listen to: Ology



Following the success of her singles Station, BOOM and D.F.W.T, Nadia Rose released her debut EP Highly Flammable in January this year. The London-based rapper sits alongside Little Simz and Lady Leshurr in UK’s male-dominated hip-hop world. You’ll also find her at the 5th spot on BBC’s Sounds of 2017 list.


Listen to: Skwod


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