As the 60th Grammy nominations were announced today Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Hello, Dolly! cast albums Earn Grammy Nods. Come From Away composers David Hein and Irene Sankoff were nommed for their work along with album producers Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen and David Lai. Vocalist Ben Platt was named a Grammy nominee alongside his Dear Evan Hansen composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul; also listed as nominees for the album were orchestrator Alex Lacamoire and producer Stacey Mindich. Bette Midler was nommed as vocalist for the Hello, Dolly! revival album; album producer Steven Epstein was also named a nominee.
Tony Winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul received two Grammy nods. The composers and lyricists received a nod in the category of Best Musical Theater album for Dear Evan Hansen. They also received a nomination in the category of Best Song Written For Visual Media for the song “City of Stars” from the La La Land soundtrack. Nominees in that category also featured a nod for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana.
Andra Day revealed the Big 4 categories — best new artist, record of the year, song of the year, and album of the year. Jay-Z leads the pack with eight nominations this year, including nods for album of the year, record of the year, song of the year and best rap album. Kedrick Lamar, got seven nods, while Bruno Mars followed with six.
In the Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)
Astrophysics For People In A Hurry – Neil Degrasse Tyson
Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
Confessions Of A Serial Songwriter – Shelly Peiken
Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In (Bernie Sanders) – Bernie Sanders And Mark Ruffal
The Princess Diarist – Carrie Fisher
The Grammys will air live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, Jan. 28. The final round of Grammy voting runs from Dec. 7-21.