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The Chainsmokers & Flume Win Big for Dance Music at the Grammy Awards

Each year, the Grammy Awards play host to the music industry's biggest players and most familiar faces.

Aside from the buzz-worthy performances, to red carpet ball gowns, the Grammy Awards recognizes some of popular music's highest achievers. Although dance music is a relatively new phenomenon to the Grammy Awards, this year's winners gained global recognition on perhaps the world's most prestigious stage.

This year, The Chainsmokers and Flume both took home the golden gramophone in their respective categories, solidifying their place in dance music history with each of the artists earning their first Grammy win.

The Chainsmokers were nominated for the categories Best New Artist and Best Pop/Duo Group Performance, before taking home the W with Best Dance Recording for their hit song "Don't Let Me Down" ft. Daya.

Flume's single "Never Be Like You" ft Kai was also nominated for Best Dance Recording, before stealing the honor of Best/Dance Electronic Album for Skin, beating out prominent figures Jean-Michel Jarre, Tycho, Underworld, and Louie Vega.

Read below for the list of dance music nominations and head to the official Grammy website to see the full list of winners!

Best New Artist

Chance the Rapper
Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Maren Morris
Anderson .Paak

Best Pop/Duo Group Performance

Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey - Closer
Lukas Graham - 7 years
Rihanna ft. Drake - Work
Sia ft. Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills

Best Dance Recording

The Chainsmokers ft. Daya - Don't Let Me Down
Bob Moses - Tearing Me Up
Flume ft Kai - Never Be Like You
Riton ft Kah-Lo - Rinse & Repeat
Sofi Tukker - Drinkee

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Flume - Skin
Jean-Michel Jarre - Electronic 1: The Time Machine
Tycho - Epoch
Underworld - Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future
Louie Vega - Louie Vega Starring...XXVIII

Best Remixed Recording

Tearing Me Up (Bob Moses) - RAC Remix
Cali Coast (Soul Pacific) - Psionics Remix
Heavy Star Movin' (The Silver Lake Chorus) - starRo Remix
Nineteen Hundred Eighty Five (Paul McCartney & The Wings) - Timo Maas & James Teej Remix
Only (Ry X) - Kaskade & Lipless Remix
Wide Open (The Chemical Brothers) - Joe Goddard Remix

Tags 2017 Grammy Awards
Devin Culham Staff Writer

Born and bred with the Detroit techno scene, I pledge my allegiance to the underground.

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