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No Surprise, Queen Bey Takes Over The 2017 Grammy Award Nominations

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The biggest night in music returns in February, with the 59th Grammy awards nominations being released this week in anticipation of the big day. Beyoncé made history for being the most-nominated female artist in a single season with nine nominations. But what else would you expect from Queen Bey?

Closely following are Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West, each with eight nominations. While 2016 may have been a mess, our favorite artists didn’t disappoint with all of the amazing albums they released.

Read on for all the nominations in all of the award show’s categories.


Song of the Year

Beyoncé, “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”

Beyoncé, “Formation”

Lukas Graham, “7 Years”

Rihanna, “Work (feat. Drake)”

Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”


Album of the Year

Adele, 25

Beyoncé, 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”

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 (feat. Halsey)

Lukas Graham, “7 Years”

Rihanna, “Work (feat. Drake)”

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

Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”


Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Andrea Bocelli, Cinema

Bob Dylan, Fallen Angels

Josh Groban, Stages Live

Willie Nelson, Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin

Barbra Streisand, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway


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 (feat. Daya)”

Flume, “Never Be Like You (feat. Kai)”

Riton, “Rinse & Repeat (feat. 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 Contemporary Instrumental Album

Herb Alpert, Human Nature

Bill Frisell, When You Wish Upon a Star

Steve Gadd Band, Way Back Home: Live From Rochester, NY

Chuck Loeb, Unspoken

Snarky Puppy, Culcha Vulcha


Best Rock Performance

Alabama Shakes, “Joe (Live From Austin City Limits)”

Beyoncé, “Don’t Hurt Yourself (feat. 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”

Megadeath, “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 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 Song

BJ The Chicago Kid, In My Mind

Lalah Hathaway, Lalah Hathaway Live

Terrance 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 feat. French Montana and Infared, “All The Way Up”

ScHoolboy Q feat. Kanye West, “That Part”

Tori ZhouCOLLEGECANDY Writer
Wanderess. Stamp collector. Writer. Has most likely already stalked you on Instagram and will show up if there’s cheese.
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