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Where to see 2018 Grammy nominees performing in Chicago

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Stephanie Bernstein
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Earlier this week, the Recording Academy announced the 2018 Grammy Awards nominees, giving us a peek at who may be taking home some shiny golden trophies in January. You've probably already heard many of the artists and albums that have been shortlisted for awards, but if you really want to experience their music, you owe it to yourself to see them in concert. We've tracked down some of the best concerts featuring Grammy nominees that you can check out ahead of the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018. You know you'll want to be able to say that you saw 'em before they really got big...

Queens of the Stone Age
With its recent release, Villains, nominated for Best Rock Album, Josh Homme's alt-rock powerhouse plays the finale of WKQX's The Nights We Stole Christmas concert series. Plus, Run the Jewels (who definitely should have snagged a Grammy nomination) are also on the bill.
Aragon Ballroom, December 2

Jay-Z
The rap icon has been hitting cities nationwide since late October, showcasing his confessional new record 4:44—nominated for Album of the Year—with support from Chicago's own Vic Mensa.
United Center, December 5

Kelly Clarkson 
American Idol-winner and The Voice coach Clarkson received a Grammy nod for Best Pop Solo Performance. You can see if her live show live up to the hype when she comes to Rosemont with Andy Grammer for this special holiday show.
Rosemont Theatre, December 5

Khalid
19 year-old Best New Artist-nominee Khalid has already topped the charts and picked up a trophy at the VMAs, so expect an enthusiastic reception when he hits the stage at B96's Pepsi Jingle Bash.
Allstate Arena, December 7

Logic
Conscientious rapper Logic received a Song of the Year nomination for teaming up with Khalid and Alessia Cara on "1-800-273-8255." He's on the bill with Khalid at B96's Pepsi Jingle Bash, so an on-stage collaboration doesn't seem out of the questions.
Allstate Arena, December 7

The National
Spend a night at the opera with these Brooklyn indie-rockers, whose latest album, Sleep Well Beast, is nominated for Best Alternative Music Album. 
Civic Opera House, December 12 and 13

The Chainsmokers
Love 'em or hate 'em, this EDM duo snagged a Best Pop Duo/Group Performance nomination for its Coldplay collaboration, "Something Just Like This"—a track they'll undoubtedly perform at the KISS FM Jingle Ball.
Allstate Arena, December 13

SZA
Relative newcomer SZA racked up the most Grammy nominations of any female this year, including a shot at the coveted Best New Artist awardCheck her our at Concord Music Hall shortly after she serves as the Saturday Night Live musical guest on December 9.
Concord Music Hall, December 20

Lil Uzi Vert
After appearing on Migos' "Bad and Boujee" and dropping his first album in 2017, Lil Uzi Vert reeled in a Best New Artist nomination. Celebrate with him by showing up for his set at the WGCI Big Jam.
United Center, December 30

Lana Del Rey
Living, breathing Instagram filter Lana Del Rey comes to the United Center behind her latest release, Lust For Life, which is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album.
United Center, January 11

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