We Ask Artists: How Would You Celebrate a Grammy Win?
We won't know the winners of the 60th annual Grammy Awards until the ceremony on Jan. 28, 2018 -- but that doesn't mean this year's nominees can't start planning their would-be celebrations now. Below, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi, Julia Michaels and more artists up for big awards this year describe how they'd celebrate a Grammy win, from a family vacation to a Cheetos feast.
Daddy Yankee & Luis Fonsi
Fonsi: "What would I do if I win? Probably organize a huge party and invite everyone involved in the song. Since the release of 'Despacito' last January, we literally have not stopped. It would be nice to have at least one night where we can truly celebrate the history made by our song... And eat traditional Puerto Rican food!"
Daddy Yankee: "I’d celebrate, to see this as the beginning for songs that have touched fans’ hearts at a global level to reach the same category of record of the year, year after year. I want this to be a beginning and not just something that happens every 20 years. That all the members of the Academy continue to open doors to music regardless of language, ethnicity or culture. And I’d probably go into the studio to record something."
Nominated for three awards, including song and record of the year
“I would celebrate with all the tequila, all the hot Cheetos, all the pizza, all the family, all the friends, all the people that have gotten me to where I am today. I would go all out -- all out!”
Nominated for song of the year ("Issues") and best new artist
“Man, I don’t know, bro. We gonna have to have a week-long celebration. I think we’d probably start the night off around New York. We gon’ mob in the streets and drink mad juice. Bring the Welch’s grape juice, the fruity snacks. It’s gonna be mad block-hopping and diner-eating. My tour manager, Chris, got me a bottle of apple cider we gonna pop later. It’ll be dope, though. Whatever we do, it’s gonna be fun. But I’m just happy to be nominated, man. All love.”
Nominated for best rap song and best rap album
“I’d go home to El Paso and throw a big party to celebrate with my friends and family who have been supporting me through this whole journey.”
Nominated for five awards: best new artist, song of the year, best R&B song, best urban contemporary album and best music video
Portugal. The Man
“We would celebrate by blasting out a tweet: 'Let’s meet at the cheapest bar with the cheapest drinks and we’re paying all night. Bring your friends.' That’s what we do, that’s how we celebrate -- with our crew and family and people who have been around us the whole way. We do that sort of thing every now and then and the people who have known the band since the beginning know that we’re actually going to be at that bar, and we’re actually going to buy the drinks.”
Nominated for best pop dup/group performance
“We fly to Australia to perform at the [five-city] Laneway Festival the day after the Grammy Awards, so if we win, we’ll buy everyone on the plane a round of drinks.”
Nominated for best dance recording ("Line of Sight") and best dance/electronic album (A Moment Apart)
“If I were to win, I would probably run buck naked down the streets of New York. I guess I’ll be cold. [Laughs.] Seriously, my two Grammys right now are in the Country Music Hall of Fame, but when they are home, I always have a tradition when we go to the Grammys -- I move them over and make a place for another one. I would put it right in the spot I’d cleared for it on the mantel. Right between its brother and sister.”
Nominated two times for best country song
Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley
"The first is always a text or call to momma and then something alcoholic. So, a call to momma and then alcohol -- that’s usually the way it works."
Nominated for best country duo/group performance and best country album
“To celebrate, I’d probably plan my first vacation and just spend it with my daughter.”
Nominated for best urban contemporary album and best rap/sung performance
Mark Wystrach: "Get a magnum of champagne and then party with family and friends until the sun comes up. Definitely not going to bed that night if that happens.”
Jess Carson: "A magnum of champagne. Dancing, drinking, watching the sun come up."
Nominated for best country duo/group performance and best country song
Zac Brown Band's Jimmy de Martini
"It’ll get pretty crazy. We’ll be up all night. We’ll definitely see the sun come up in New York City."
Nominated for best country duo/group performance for "My Old Man"