Beyonce, Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West lead nominations for 2017 Grammy's

Posted on December 06 2016

The 59th Grammy Awards will be taking place on February 12, 2017, and the nominations for the show have just been announced. With Beyoncé gaining a total of nine nominations and Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West each earning eight, 2017's Grammys look to be stacked. Chance The Rapper and Anderson .Paak have both been nominated for Best New Artist, while D.R.A.M. and Lil Yachty have been nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

Read the full list of nominations below, or here.

Album of the Year:

Adele - 25
Beyoncé - Lemonade
Drake - Views
Justin Bieber - Purpose
Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

Record of the Year:

Adele - Hello
Beyoncé - Formation
Rihanna - Work
Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out
Lukas Graham - 7 Years

Song of the Year:

Beyoncé - Formation
Adele - Hello
Mike Posner - I Took a Pill in Ibiza
Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
Lukas Graham - 7 Years

Best New Artist:

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

Best Pop Solo Performance:

Adele - Hello
Beyoncé - Hold Up
Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
Kelly Clarkson - Piece by Piece (“Idol” Version)
Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

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

Best Pop Vocal Album:

Adele - 25
Justin Bieber - Purpose
Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
Demi Lovato - Confident
Sia - This Is Acting

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

Andrea Bocelli - Cinema
Bob Dylan - Fallen Angels
Josh Groben - Stages Live
Willie Nelson - Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin
Barbra Streisand - Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway

Best Rap Performance:

Chance the Rapper - No Problem [ft. 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne]
Desiigner - Panda
Drake - Pop Style [ft. The Throne]
Fat Joe & Remy Ma - All the Way Up [ft. French Montana and Infrared]
Schoolboy Q - That Part [ft. Kanye West]

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

Beyoncé - Freedom [ft. Kendrick Lamar]
Drake - Hotline Bling
D.R.A.M. - Broccoli [ft. Lil Yachty]
Kanye West - Ultralight Beam [ft. Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin and The-Dream]
Kanye West - Famous [ft. Rihanna]

Best Rap Song:

Fat Joe & Remy Ma - All the Way Up [ft. French Montana and Infrared]
Kanye West - Famous [ft. Rihanna]
Drake - Hotline Bling
Chance the Rapper - No Problem [ft. 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne]
Kanye West - Ultralight Beam [ft. Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin and The-Dream]

Best Rap Album:

Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book
De La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody...
DJ Khaled - Major Key
Drake - Views
Schoolboy Q - Blank Face LP
Kanye West - The Life of Pablo

Best Rock Performance:

Alabama Shakes - Joe (Live From Austin City Limits)
Beyoncé - Don’t Hurt Yourself [ft. Jack White]
David Bowie - Blackstar
Disturbed - The Sound of Silence (Live on “Conan”)
Twenty One Pilots - Heathens

Best Metal Performance:

Baroness - Shock Me
Gojira - Silvera
Korn - Rotting in Vain
Megadeth - Dystopia
Periphery - The Price is Wrong

Best Rock Song:

David Bowie - Blackstar
Radiohead - Burn the Witch
Metallica - Hardwired
Twenty One Pilots - Heathens
Highly Suspect - My Name Is Human

Best Rock Album:

Blink-182 - California
Cage the Elephant - Tell Me I’m Pretty
Gojira - Magma
Panic! At the Disco - Death of a Bachelor
Weezer - Weezer

Best Alternative Music Album:

Bon Iver - 22, A Million
David Bowie - Blackstar
PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project
Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

Best R&B Performance:

BJ the Chicago Kid - Turnin’ Me Up
Ro James - Permission
Musiq Soulchild - I Do
Rihanna - Needed Me
Solange - Cranes in the Sky

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

William Bell - The Three of Me
BJ the Chicago Kid - Woman’s World
Fantasia - Sleeping With the One I Love
Lalah Hathaway - Angel
Jill Scott - Can’t Wait

Best R&B Song:

PARTYNEXTDOOR - Come See Me [ft. Drake]
Bryson Tiller - Exchange
Rihanna - Kiss It Better
Maxwell - Lake by the Ocean
Tory Lanez - Luv

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

Beyoncé - Lemonade
Gallant - Ology
KING - We Are KING
Anderson .Paak - Malibu
Rihanna - ANTI

Best R&B Album:

BJ the Chicago Kid - In My Mind
Lalah Hathaway - Lalah Hathaway Live
Terrace Martin - Velvet Portraits
Mint Condition - Healing Season
Mya - Smoove Jones

Best Dance Recording:

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

Best Dance/Electronic Album:

Flume - Skin
Jean-Michel Jarre - Electronica 1: The Time Machine
Tycho - Epoch
Underworld - Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future
Louie Vega - Louie Vega Starring...XXVIII

Best Comedy Album:

David Cross - ...America...Great...
Margaret Cho - American Myth
Tig Notaro - Boyish Girl Interrupted
Amy Schumer - Live at the Apollo
Patton Oswalt - Talking for Clapping

Best Remixed Recording:

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

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media:

Various Artists - Amy
Miles Davis & Various Artists - Miles Ahead
Various Artists - Straight Outta Compton
Various Artists - Suicide Squad (Collector’s Edition)
Various Artists - Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media:

Thomas Newman - Bridge of Spies
Ennio Morricone - Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto - The Revenant
John Williams - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things Volume 1
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things Volume 2

Best Recording Package:

Ciarra Pardo & Robyn Fenty - Rihanna - ANTI
Jonathan Barnbrook - David Bowie - Blackstar
Andrew Savage - Parquet Courts - Human Performance
Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds - Reckless Kelly - Sunset Motel
Eric Timothy Carlson - Bon Iver - 22, A Million

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package:

Gérard Lo Monaco - Edith Piaf - Edith Piaf 1915-2015
Jonathan Dagan & Mathias Høst Normark - J. Views - 401 Days
Matt Taylor - Trey Anastasio - Paper Wheels (Deluxe Limited Edition)
Simon Earith & James Musgrave - Paul McCartney - Tug of War (Deluxe Edition) 

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:

Benny Blanco
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin
Nineteen85
Ricky Reed

Best Music Video:

Beyoncé - Formation
Leon Bridges - River
Coldplay - Up & Up
Jamie xx - Gosh
OK Go - Upside Down & Inside Out

Best Music Film:

Steve Aoki - I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
The Beatles - The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
Beyoncé - Lemonade
Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble - The Music of Strangers
Various Artists - American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry

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