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GL's Grammy-inspired tunes

Music’s biggest night is tonight! Will you be tuning in to the 54th Grammy Awards on CBS? To get you pumped for all of tonight’s presenters, red carpet looks and amazing musical performances, we’ve decided to put together a li’l playlist inspired by the nominees.

“Someone Like You” – Adele

Adele has six nominations, including Record of the Year, and it is well deserved. Her soulful voice has captured the ears of millions. This song has been playing non-stop on everyone’s playlist and I’m sure it will continue for a long time to come. If you haven’t heard it before, then check it out now for sure!

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“Yo” – Chris Brown

It may be his album F.A.M.E. that is nominated for “Best R&B Album,” but Chris Brown has always had Grammy-worthy music. This song has been stuck in girls' heads it first came out in 2005.

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“Mean” – Taylor Swift

How anyone could ever make fun of Taylor Swift is confusing to us. But in this song, she sings about how all these haters are just “Mean.” She’s nominated for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance tonight. And if you take one listen to this empowering jam, then you’ll know exactly why.

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“Pon de Replay” – Rihanna

Rihanna has been releasing hit after hit since she dropping this first single in 2005. She has no plans to stop in the near future, and that is just fine with us! Listen to her first single now to prep for her live “Princess of China” performance with Coldplay.

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“Say My Name” – Destiny’s Child

Kelly Rowland is nominated in the Best Rap/Song Collaboration for her song “Motivation” with Lil Wayne, but she wasn’t always a solo artist. She got her start with the girl group Destiny’s Child with another singer you may have heard of, Beyoncé or something…anyway, check out this song as a reminder that Kelly has been in the game for a while now and plans on keeping it that way.

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“Lift Off (feat. Beyoncé)” – Kanye West and Jay-Z

When word first got out that Jay-Z and Kanye West were collaborating on an entire album together, we knew it was going to blow our minds. They definitely didn’t disappoint when the time came, and their Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album goes to show that. Check this song out as a little taste of why they were nominated.

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Be sure to tune in to The Grammy Awards tonight at 8 p.m. ET on CBS! And follow along with GL’s entertainment editor @TrishOnTheScene, who’ll be tweeting live coverage of tonight’s events.

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by Rachael Ellenbogen | 2/1/2016
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