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Grammy Awards 2017: Beyoncé slays the nominations

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  • With Rihanna, Drake and Kanye not far behind

    The nominees for Grammy Awards 2017 were announced on Tuesday, 6 December, and guess who’s received nine nods, making her the most nominated female artist in history? We don’t call her Queen B for nothing, yep it’s Beyoncé.

    Bey has been nominated 62 times in her career, and has already won 20 awards. If she wins a minimum of eight awards at this year’s awards ceremony, she’ll surpass Alison Krauss as the most-honoured woman in Grammy history.

    Lemonade, Bey’s ground-breaking visual album which was released in April of this year, dominates the awards with nine nominations, including album, song and record of the year. In each of these three top categories she will square off against Adele, who has been nominated five times.

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    The competition will be tight between these incredible female vocalists, as Lemonade goes up against Adele’s album 25 (which sold more than 10 million copies in under a year), and Formation is pitted against Adele’s Hello for both record and song of the year.

    Taking place on February 12 in Los Angeles, other noteworthy nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards include Rihanna, Kanye West and Drake, with eight nods each. Of course, with 84 categories in all, the Grammys are always about far more than just the biggest names. Check out the Grammy Awards 2017 nominees in the top categories below:

    Album of the year:
    25 — Adele
    Lemonade — Beyoncé
    Purpose — Justin Bieber
    Views — Drake
    A Sailor’s Guide to Earth — Sturgill Simpson

    Record of the year:
    Hello — Adele
    Formation — Beyoncé
    7 Years — Lukas Graham
    Work — Rihanna featuring Drake
    Stressed Out — Twenty One Pilots

    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 vocal album:
    25 — Adele
    Purpose — Justin Bieber
    Dangerous Woman — Ariana Grande
    Confident Demi Lovato
    This Is Acting — Sia

    Best pop solo performance:
    Hello — Adele
    Hold Up — Beyoncé
    Love Yourself — Justin Bieber
    Piece by Piece — Kelly Clarkson
    Dangerous Woman — Ariana Grande

    Best rock album:
    California — Blink-182
    Tell Me I’m Pretty — Cage the Elephant
    Magma — Gojira
    Death of a Bachelor — Panic! at the Disco
    Weezer — Weezer

    Best alternative music album:
    22, a Million — Bon Iver
    Blackstar — David Bowie
    The Hope Six Demolition Project — PJ Harvey
    Post Pop Depression — Iggy Pop
    A Moon Shaped Pool — Radiohead

    Best urban contemporary album:
    Lemonade — Beyoncé
    Ology — Gallant
    We Are King — King
    Malibu — Anderson .Paak
    Anti — Rihanna

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

    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 spoken word album (includes poetry, audio books & storytelling):
    The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo — Amy Schumer
    In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In the Sandbox — Carol Burnett
    M Train — Patti Smith
    Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A. Punk (John Doe With Tom DeSavia) — (Various Artists)
    Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink — Elvis Costello

    Best song written for visual media:
    Can’t Stop the Feeling! — Trolls
    Heathens — Suicide Squad
    Just Like Fire — Alice Through the Looking Glass
    Purple Lamborghini — Suicide Squad
    Try Everything — Zootopia
    The Veil — Snowden

    Best music video:
    Formation — Beyoncé
    River — Leon Bridges
    Up & Up — Coldplay
    Gosh — Jamie XX
    Upside Down & Inside Out — OK Go

    Best pop duo/group performance:
    Closer — The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
    7 Years — Lukas Graham
    Work — Rihanna featuring Drake
    Cheap Thrills — Sia Featuring Sean Paul
    Stressed Out — Twenty One Pilots
    Culcha Vulcha — Snarky Puppy

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

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

    Best alternative music album:
    22, a Million — Bon Iver
    Blackstar — David Bowie
    The Hope Six Demolition Project — PJ Harvey
    Post Pop Depression — Iggy Pop
    A Moon Shaped Pool — Radiohead

    Best R&B performance:
    Turnin’ Me Up — BJ the Chicago Kid
    Permission — Ro James
    I Do — Musiq Soulchild
    Needed Me — Rihanna
    Cranes In the Sky — Solange

    Best R&B song:
    Come See Me — PartyNextDoor featuring Drake
    Exchange — Bryson Tiller
    Kiss It Better — Rihanna
    Lake by the Ocean — Maxwell
    Luv — Tory Lanez

    Best urban contemporary album:
    Lemonade — Beyoncé
    Ology — Gallant
    We Are King — King
    Malibu — Anderson .Paak
    Anti — Rihanna

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

    Best rap album:
    Coloring Book — Chance the Rapper
    And the Anonymous Nobody — De La Soul
    Major Key — DJ Khaled
    Views — Drake
    Blank Face LP — Schoolboy Q
    The Life of Pablo — Kanye West

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

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

    Best comedy album:
    … America … Great … — David Cross
    American Myth— Margaret Cho
    Boyish Girl Interrupted — Tig Notaro
    Live at the Apollo — Amy Schumer
    Talking For Clapping — Patton Oswalt

    Best music video:
    Formation — Beyoncé
    River — Leon Bridges
    Up & Up — Coldplay
    Gosh — Jamie XX
    Upside Down & Inside Out — OK Go

    Best music film:
    I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: Steve Aoki — Justin Krook
    The Beatles: Eight Days a Week the Touring Years — Ron Howard
    Lemonade — Beyoncé Knowles Carter & Kahlil Joseph
    The Music of Strangers — Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble Morgan Neville
    American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry — George J. Flanigen IV

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