The 59th Annual Grammy Award nominations are in and it is no surprise that Queen Bey is leading the pack with nine. Close behind Beyoncé are Drake, Rihanna and Kayne West whom all received eight nominations. Of Beyoncé’s nine nominations, Lemonade is nominated for Album of the Year while “Formation” is nominated for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
Drake also finds himself in the Album of the Year category for Views against Beyoncé as well as Justin Bieber for Purpose, Adele for 25 and Sturgill Simpson for A Sailor’s Guide to Earth.
Justin Bieber is up against Beyoncé in the Song of the Year category for his “Love Yourself”. Other contenders are Lukas Graham “7 Years”, Adele “Hello”, and Mike Posner “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”.
Rihanna and Drake take on Beyoncé together for their duet “Work” in Record of the Year as well as Adele’s “Hello”, Lukas Graham’s “7 Years”, and Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out”.
Kanye West is set to take on Beyoncé and also himself in the Best Rap/Sung Performance as Beyoncé is nominated for her duet with Kendrick Lamar, “Freedom” and Kanye is nominated for his songs “Ultralight Beam” featuring Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin and The Dream and “Famous”, his duet with Rihanna.
“Ultralight Beam” and “Famous” are up against each other again for Best Rap Song along with Drake’s “Hotline Bling”, Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared “All the Way Up” and Chance The Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz “No Problem”.
In the Rock categories the late David Bowie received nominations in Best Rock Performance for “Blackstar”, Best Rock Song, “Blackstar” and Best Alternative Music Album for Blackstar.
For additional nominations:
Best New Artist
Chance the Rapper
Best Pop Vocal Album
Justin Bieber, Purpose
Ariana Grande, Dangerous Woman
Demi Lovato, Confident
Sia, This Is Acting
Best Rock Album
Cage The Elephant, Tell Me I’m Pretty
Panic! At The Disco, Death of a Bachelor
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
Best Rap Album
Chance the Rapper, Coloring Book
De La Soul, And The Anonymous Nobody
DJ Khaled, Major Key
ScHoolboy Q, Blank Face LP
Kanye West, The Life Of Pablo
Best Country Album
Brandy Clark, Big Day in a Small Town
Loretta Lynn, Full Circle
Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Keith Urban, Ripcord
Best Music Video
Leon Bridges, “River”
Coldplay, “Up & Up”
Jamie XX, “Gosh”
OK Go, “Upside Down & Inside Out”
Best Music Film
Steve Aoki, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
The Beatles, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week The Touring Years
Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble, The Music of Strangers
Various Artists, American Saturday Night: Live from the Grand Ole Opry
For the complete list of nominations head over to Grammy.com
Written by Kristen
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