Beyonce Leads 2017 Grammy Awards Nominations


After months of huge speculation, the list of nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards has been announced.

The awards which will air live on Sunday, February 12, 2017, has Beyonce leading with the most nominations in different genres.

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The lemonade singer also got the nod in multiple categories including Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

English singer-songwriter Adele and the Canadian duo of Justin Bieber and Drake are also set to take home major gongs and are pitted against Beyonce in the album of the year category.

Beyonce now becomes the most-nominated female artist in Grammy Awards history, with 62 nominations and 20 wins.

Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow commended Beyonce’s effort and nominations across different genres.

”It is an indication that artists today have greater creative freedom.

”They are willing to take chances and are feeling very empowered and frankly, courageous to follow their own muse, wherever that takes them.

”Beyonce is the poster child for that kind of diversification and for stepping out and doing whatever she feels comfortable to do. It’s great to see that fans are open-minded and want to embrace all of that.”

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About 13,000 Recording Academy members comprised of artists, songwriters, producers and engineers will make the final votes.

The songs nominated came through a pool of 21,700 recordings which were submitted to the Grammys this year for consideration. All taken into consideration must also have been released between the 1st of October 2015 and 30th September 2016 to be eligible.

The 2017 Grammy Awards will be hosted by The Late Late Show presenter James Corden.

The British comedian/presenter will be looking to bring his charming character from the Emmy-winning Carpool Karaoke series which has featured industry heavy hitters.

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Song of the Year

Beyonce, “Formation”

Adele, “Hello”

Mike Posner, “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”

Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”

Lukas Graham, “7 Years”

 

Record of the Year

Adele, “Hello”

Beyonce, “Formation”

Lukas Graham, “7 Years”

Rihanna, “Work (feat. Drake)”

Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”

 

Album of the Year

Adele, 25

Beyonce, Lemonade

Justin Bieber, Purpose

Drake, Views

Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

 

Best New Artist

Kelsea Ballerini

The Chainsmokers

Chance the Rapper

Marin Morris

Anderson .Paak

 

Best Pop Solo Performance

Adele, “Hello”

Beyonce, “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 (feat. Halsey)

Lukas Graham, “7 Years”

Rihanna, “Work (feat. Drake)”

Sia, “Cheap Thrills (feat. Sean Paul)”

Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out

 

Best Rap Performance

Chance the Rapper, “No Problem”

Desiigner, “Panda”

Drake f/ The Throne, “Pop Style”

Fat Joe & Remy Ma f/ French Montana & Infared, “All the Way Up”

ScHoolboy Q f/ Kanye West, “That Part”

 

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Beyonce  f/ Kendrick Lamar, “Freedom”

Drake, “Hotline Bling”

D.R.A.M. f/ Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”

Kanye West f/ Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin, The Dream, “Ultralight Beam”

Kanye West f/ Rihanna, “Famous”

 

Best Rap Song

Fat Joe & Remy Ma f/ French Montana & Infared, “All the Way Up”

Kanye West, “Famous”

Drake, “Hotline Bling”

Chance the Rapper, “No Problem”

Kanye West, “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 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 f/ 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