R&b instrumentation, orchestral beats and other instrumentals were the top contenders in the 2016 Grammy Awards, according to data collected by a new online poll.
The Grammy nominations are the first to include instrumentation categories that have not been covered by the same criteria in previous years.
The category is often used to measure a genre’s musical merits, though in the past it has been dominated by electronic music.
The Grammys, whose ballots were compiled by a committee of music industry executives, were one of several major awards to be released this week, including music awards, album of the year, and best new artist.
The first awards will be announced on Thursday.
A total of 571 artists and musical groups were nominated for the Best Instrumental Vocal Album category, which includes songs from the rock, jazz, blues, and pop genres.
The nominees were announced Wednesday.
Among the contenders were the R& b/w band The Smiths, the gospel group A Tribe Called Quest, the pop band Eagles of Death Metal, the jazz ensemble Black Moth Super Rainbow, and the electronic band The Beatles.
“The best instrumentals and instrumental beats that you will hear this year are from the big, powerful instrumentals,” said Mark Toner, executive producer of the Grammy Awards.
“We’ve been able to take that and bring it to the smaller, less powerful instruments.
I think it’s a huge achievement.
I also think it will help our audience identify with what we’re trying to do, which is showcase the best of what this genre is about.”
The 2016 Grammy nominations included 11 instruments and 13 instruments and electronic music, including electronic dance music, electro, pop, hip-hop, rock, funk, and country.
It is the first time the nominees have combined the categories of Instrumental, Best Instrument, Best New Artist, and Best Instrument.
The instrument categories are separated by genre and can be broken down into four categories: instrumental, orchestration, instrumental beats and vocal instrumentals.
Instrumentalist Steve Earle won the award for his 2015 album, “The Loves of the Sun.”
A total 18 musicians were nominated in the Best Dance/Electronic Album category.
The list of nominees included four winners, including Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Calvin Harris, and Pharrell Williams.
Other nominees included Kendrick Lamar, The Chainsmokers, Ty Dolla $ign, Maren Morris, and Miley Cyrus.
The list of winners includes Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga.
The best dance/electronic album was Beyonce’s “Formation.”
The most popular dance/digital album was Rihanna’s “New Rules.”
The best electronic album was Drake’s “Million Reasons,” with five nominations.
R&b artist Kendrick Lamar won the Best Hip-Hop Album award.
He also won the category for Best Hip Hop Solo Performance.
The Grammy Awards is an honor-based, non-profit, award show that awards a lifetime achievement award to the best song, songwriting, recording or album in each category.
Each year, the Academy of Country Music awards a Grammy to a songwriter or artist who, at the time of nomination, has won five Grammys or more.