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2017 Grammy Awards nominees: Beyoncé, Adele, David Bowie, Chance the Rapper, more

on December 06, 2016, 8:36am

Today, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences revealed the nominees for the 2017 Grammy Awards. Now in its 59th year, the ceremony recognizes the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year (Oct. 1st, 2015 – Sept. 30th, 2016).

Of the major categories, Beyoncé and Adele are each nominated for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year.

Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Adele’s 25 will compete for Album of the Year alongside Drake’s Views and Justin Bieber’s Purpose. A surprise inclusion, Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth also received an Album of the Year nomination.

Beyoncé’s “Formation” and Adele’s “Hello” are up for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year. The latter category also boasts Drake and Rihanna’s “Work”.

Chance the Rapper and Anderson .Paak both received nominations for Best New Artist.

In all, Queen Bey receive the most nominations with nine. She’s also up for Best Urban Contemporary Album (Lemonade), Best Pop Solo Performance (“Hold Up”), Best Music Video (“Formation”), Best Music Film (Lemonade), and … Best Rock Performance (“Don’t Hurt Yourself”), where she’s nominated alongside David Bowie and Disturbed (?).

In addition to Best New Artist, Chance the Rapper scored nods for Best Rap Performance (“No Problem”), Best Rap/Sung Performance (“Ultralight Beam”), Best Rap Song (“No Problem” and “Ultralight Beam”), and Best Rap Album (Coloring Book). Had it not been for a last-minute rule change allowing for streaming-only releases to be nominated, the Chicago rapper wouldn’t have even been nominated.

David Bowie received five posthumous nominations: Best Alternative Album (Blackstar), Best Rock Performance (“Blackstar), Best Rock Song (“Blackstar”), Best Recording Package (Blackstar), Best Engineered Album (Blackstar).

Other Alternative Album of the Year nominees include Bon Iver’s 22, A Million, PJ Harvey’s The Hope Six Demolition Project, Iggy Pop’s Post Pop Depression, and Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool.

Along with Alternative Album of the Year, Radiohead scored a nomination for Best Rock Song with “Burn the Witch”.

Other notable nominees include Parquet Courts, who earned a Grammy nod for Best Recording Package; Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, a.k.a. S U R V I V E, whose two-volume soundtrack to Netflix’s Stranger Things captured a pair of nominations in the Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media category; and Blink-182, whose Best Alternative Album candidate California marked their first-ever Grammy nominee.

Check out all the notable nominees below, and click here to see the complete list.

The 2017 Grammy Awards take place on Sunday, February 12th, 2017 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS, hosted by James Corden.

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

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 featuring Drake – “Work”
Twenty One Pilots – “Stressed Out”

Best New Artist:
Chance the Rapper
The Chainsmokers
Anderson .Paak
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris

Best Solo Pop 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 featuring Halsey – “Closer”
Lukas Graham – “7 Years”
Rihanna featuring Drake – “Work”
Sia featuring Sean Paul – “Cheap Thrills”
Twenty One Pilots – “Stressed Out”

Best Pop Vocal Album:
Adele – 25
Justin Bieber – Purpose
Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
Demi Lovato – Confident
Sia – This Is Acting

Best Alternative 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 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 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 Metal Performance:
Baroness – “Shock Me”
Gojira – “Silvera”
Korn – “Rotting In Vain”
Megadeth – “Dystopia”
Periphery – “The Price Is Wrong”

Best Rap Performance:
Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz – “No Problem”
Desiigner – “Panda”
Drake featuring Jay Z and Kanye West – “Pop Style”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared – “All the Way Up”
ScHoolboy Q featuring Kanye West – “That Part”

Best Rap/Sung Performance:
Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
D.R.A.M. 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 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 Urban Contemporary Album:
Beyoncé – Lemonade
Gallant – Ology
KING – We Are King
Anderson .Paak – Malibu
Rihanna – Anti

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 Traditional Pop Vocal Album:
Bob Dylan – Fallen Angels
Andrea Bocelli – Cinema
Josh Groban – Stages Live
Willie Nelson – Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin
Barbara Streisand – Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway

Best Comedy Album:
David Cross – …America…Great…
Margaret Cho – American Myth
Tig Notaro – Boyish Girl Interrupted
Amy Schumer – Live At The Apollo
Patton Oswalt – Talking For Clapping

Best Spoken Word Album:
Amy Schumer – The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo
Carol Burnett – In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox
Patti Smith – M Train
Under the Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk
Elvis Costello – Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:
Thomas Newman – Bridge of Spies
Ennio Morricone – The Hateful Eight
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto – The Revenant
John Williams – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Stranger Things Volume 1
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Stranger Things Volume 2

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:
Amy
Miles Ahead
Straight Outta Compton
Suicide Squad (Collector’s Edition)
Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1

Best Song Written For Visual Media:
Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”
Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens
P!nk – “Just Like Fire”
Skrillex and Rick Ross – “Purple Lamborgini”
Shakira – “Try Everything”

Best Music Video:
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Leon Bridges – “River”
Coldplay – “Up&Up”
Jamie xx – “Gosh”
OK Go – “Upside Down & Inside Out”

Producer of the Year:
Benny Blanco
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin
Nineteen85
Ricky Reed

Best Engineered Album:
Andrew Bird – Are You Serious
David Bowie – Blackstar
Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep
Prince – Hit N Run Phase Two
Sarah Jarosz – Undercurrent

Best Recording Package:
Rihanna – Anti
David Bowie – Blackstar
Parquet Courts – Human Performance
Reckless Kelly – Sunset Motel
Bon Iver – 22, A Million

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