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Grammys 2017: Beyoncé leads with a total of nine nominations

Beyoncé “Lemonade” album scored the singer nine nods, followed closely by Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West who all have eight nominations each.

The ‘Formation’ songstress, who has previously won 20 Grammys, has nods in major categories including record of the year, song of the year and album of the year. She’s closely followed by Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West, who all have eight nominations each. Adele has scored five nominations for her album 25. The singer has previously won 10 Grammys. She’ll duke it out against Beyoncé for album of the year alongside Drake, Justin Bieber and country singer Sturgill Simpson, a surprise nominee for A Sailor’s Guide to Earth.

Drake, Beyoncé, Chance and Adele. Who'll win big at the Grammys 2017 ?

Drake, Beyoncé, Chance and Adele. Who’ll win big at the Grammys 2017 ?

This year’s new artist category sees Chance the Rapper continue a banner year with a nomination alongside Anderson Paak, Maren Morris, Kelsey Ballerino and the Chainsmokers. The breakout rapper has received seven nominations in total, also featured in categories including best rap album. David Bowie has also picked up posthumous nominations in five categories, including best rock performance and best rock song. Last year’s ceremony saw Lady Gaga perform a tribute to the late singer.

The full list of nominees has a notable absentee, Frank Ocean, whose acclaimed album Blonde was not entered before the 30 September deadline. “That institution certainly has nostalgic importance,” Ocean told the New York Times last month. “It just doesn’t seem to be representing very well for people who come from where I come from, and hold down what I hold down.”

The 2017 ceremony will be hosted by James Corden and take place on 12 February.

The Complete List of Nominees for the 2017 Grammy Awards.

Record of the year
Hello – Adele
Formation – Beyoncé
7 Years – Lukas Graham
Work – Rihanna
Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots

Album of the year

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

Song of the year
Formation – Beyoncé
Hello – Adele
I Took A Pill In Ibiza – Mike Posner
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
7 Years – Lukas Graham

Best new artist
Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance the Rapper
Maren Morris
Anderson Paak

Best pop solo performance

Hello – Adele
Hold Up – Beyoncé
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Piece By Piece (Idol Version) – Kelly Clarkson
Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande

Best pop duo/group performance
Closer – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
7 Years – Lukas Graham
Work – Rihanna
Cheap Thrills – Sia featuring Sean Paul
Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots

Best pop vocal album

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

Best dance recording
Bob Moses – Tearing Me Up
The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down
Flume – Never Be Like You
Riton – Rinse and Repeat
Sofi Tukker – Drinkee

Best dance/electronic album
Skin – Flume
Electronica 1: The Time Machine – Jean-Michel Jarre
Epoch – Tycho
Barbara, Barbara, We Face A Shining Future – Underworld

Best rock performance
Alabama Shakes – Joe (Live from Austin City Limits)
Beyoncé featuring Jack White – Don’t Hurt Yourself
David Bowie – Blackstar
Disturbed – The Sound of Silence (Live on Conan)
Twenty One Pilots – Heathens

Best metal performance
Baroness – Shock Me
Silvera – Gojira
Korn – Rotting In Vain
Megadeth – Dystopia
Periphery – The Price is Wrong

Best rock song
Blackstar – David Bowie
Burn the Witch – Radiohead
Hardwired – Metallica
Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
My Name Is Human – Highly Suspect

Best rock album
Blink 182 – California
Cage the Elephant – Tell Me I’m Pretty
Gorjira – 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 R&B song
PartyNextDoor Featuring Drake – Come See Me
Bryson Tiller – Exchange
Rihanna – Kiss It Better
Maxwell – Lake By the Ocean
Tory Lanez – Luv

Best urban contemporary album
Beyonce – 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 rap performance
Chance The Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz – No Problem
Desiigner – Panda
Drake featuring the Throne – Pop Style
Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared – All the Way Up
Schoolboy Q featuring Kanye West – That Part

Best rap/sung collaboration
Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar – Freedom
Drake – Hotline Bling
DRAM featuring Lil Yachty – Broccoli
Kanye West featuring Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream – Ultralight Beam
Kanye West featuring Rihanna – Famous

Best rap song
Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared – All The Way Up
Kanye West featuring Rihanna – Famous
Drake – Hotline Bling
Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz – No Problem
Kanye West featuring Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream – Ultralight Beam

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 country solo performance
Love Can Go To Hell – Brandy Clark
Vice – Miranda Lambert
My Church – Maren Morris
Church Bells – Carrie Underwood
Blue Ain’t Your Color – Keith Urban

Best country duo/group performance
Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King – Different For Girls
Brothers Osborne – 21 Summer
Kenny Chesney and Pink – Setting the World On Fire
Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton – Jolene
Chris Young With Cassadee Pope – Think of You

Best country song
Keith Urban – Blue Ain’t Your Color
Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man
Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw
My Church – Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert – Vice

Best country album
Brandy Clark – Big Day in a Small Town
Loretta Lynn – Full Circle
Maren Morris – Hero
Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Keith Urban – Ripcord

Producer of the year, non-classical
Benny Blanco
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin
Nineteen85
Ricky Reed

Best music video
Beyonce – Formation
Leon Bridges – River
Coldplay – Up and Up
Jamie xx – Gosh
OK Go – Upside Down and Inside Out

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