Belfast Telegraph

Beyonce rules 2017 Grammy Award nominations

Beyonce has received nine nominations including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Beyonce looks set for glory at the 2017 Grammy Awards after scooping nine nominations.

The Halo singer, the most nominated woman in the show's history, has already won 20 Grammy trophies throughout her career and looks set to add up to nine more to her total at the 59th annual ceremony in February (17).

She has landed the coveted Album of the Year nomination for her visual opus Lemonade, and it will do battle with Adele's 25, Justin Bieber's Purpose, Views by Drake, and A Sailor's Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson.

She is also the first artist to score mentions in pop, R&B, rock and rap categories in the same year, according to the Associated Press. Her nominations also include Record of the Year and Song of the Year for Formation, as well as Best Rock Performance for Don't Hurt Yourself with Jack White, Best Pop Solo Performance for Hold Up, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for Freedom with Kendrick Lamar, and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade.

Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West followed closely behind Beyonce with eight nominations each. Adele earned five mentions, including Album of the Year for 25 and Record and Song of the Year for Hello.

Other nominees for Record of the Year include Lukas Graham for 7 Years, Rihanna featuring Drake for Work and Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots, while Song of the Year nominees include Mike Posner (I Took A Pill in Ibiza), Justin Bieber (Love Yourself) and Lukas Graham (7 Years).

David Bowie, who passed away in January (16), earned four nominations for his last album Blackstar, including Best Rock Performance, Alternative Music Album and Best Rock Song for its title track.

The 59th Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden, will take place on 12 February (17) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The main list of nominees are as follows:

Album of the Year:

Adele - 25

Beyonce - Lemonade

Drake - Views

Justin Bieber - Purpose

Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth

Record of the Year:

Adele - Hello

Beyonce - Formation

Lukas Graham - 7 Years

Rihanna featuring Drake - Work

Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out

Song of the Year:

Adele - Hello

Beyonce - Formation

Mike Posner - I Took A Pill in Ibiza

Justin Bieber - Love Yourself

Lukas Graham - 7 Years

Best New Artist:

Kelsea Ballerini

The Chainsmokers

Chance the Rapper

Maren 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 Featuring Halsey - Closer

Lukas Graham - 7 Years

Rihanna Featuring Drake - Work

Sia Featuring Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills

Twenty One Pilots - Twenty One Pilots

Best Pop Vocal Album:

Adele - 25

Justin Bieber - Purpose

Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman

Demi Lovato - Confident

Sia - This Is Acting

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 Country Song:

Keith Urban - Blue Ain’t Your Color

Thomas Rhett - Die A Happy Man

Tim McGraw - Humble and Kind

Maren Morris - My Church

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

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 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 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 Reggae Album:

Devin Di Dakta & J.L - Sly & Robbie Presents... Reggae For Her

J Boog - Rose Petals

Ziggy Marley - Ziggy Marley

Raging Fyah - Everlasting

Rebelution - Falling Into Place

SOJA - SOJA: Live In Virginia

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 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 Music Video:

Beyonce - Formation

Leon Bridges - River

Coldplay - Up & Up

Jamie XX - Gosh

OK Go - Upside Down & Inside Out

© Cover Media

Belfast Telegraph Digital

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph