Here Are the 2017 Grammy Nominations….

The 59th ceremony airs Feb. 12

After months of speculation, nominations for the 59th Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast live on Feb. 12, 2017, have been announced.

Beyoncé, who is rumoured to be performing at the Los Angeles ceremony, lived up to expectations, with nominations in nine categories including Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year. Drake and Rihanna are each up for eight awards, and Adele five, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year.

Chance the Rapper, whose album, Coloring Book, was the first streaming-only album to make the Billboard 200, has seven nominations in five categories. The Grammys has changed its rules to now consider stream-only releases for the 59th awards.

Singer Meghan Trainor, who took home the Best New Artist award at the star-studded ceremony held earlier this year, revealed the nominees for Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Album Of The Year live on CBS This Morning, shortly before the nominations across all 84 categories were published online. Trainor told the news station that she keeps her Grammy next to her bed and giggles when she looks at it.

The 2017 show will be hosted by The Late Late Show presenter James Corden, after five years of Grammys hosting duties by American rapper and actor L. L. Cool J. The British presenter will certainly not be fazed by meeting the music industry’s biggest names; he has harmonized with Adele, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Sir Elton John and Justin Bieber in the Emmy-winning Carpool Karaoke.

At the 2016 ceremony, Kendrick Lamar picked up several trophies including Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song, while Taylor Swift took home her second Album of the Year award for 1989 alongside prizes for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Music Video for ‘Bad Blood.’

You can find the full list of the nominees from all 84 categories here, and see a selection below:

Record of the Year

‘Hello’ – Adele

‘Formation’ – Beyoncé

‘7 Years’ – Lukas Graham

‘Work’ – Rhianna featuring Drake

‘Stressed Out’ – Twenty One Pilots

 

Song of the Year

‘Formation’ – Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé)

‘Hello’ – Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)

‘I Took a Pill in Ibiza’ – Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner)

‘7 Years’ – Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham)

‘Love Yourself’ – Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)

 

Best New Artist

Kelsea Ballerini

Chance the Rapper

Maren Morris

Anderson.Paak

The Chainsmokers

 

Album of the Year

25 – Adele

Lemonade – Beyoncé

Views – Drake

Purpose – Justin Bieber

A Sailor’s Guide to Earth – Sturgill Simpson

 

Best Pop Solo Performance

‘Hello’ – Adele

‘Hold Up’ – Beyoncé

‘Love Yourself’ – Justin Bieber

‘Piece By Piece’ (Idol Version) – Kelly Clarkson

‘Dangerous Woman’ – Ariana Grande

 

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

 

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Cinema – Andrea Bocelli

Fallen Angels – Bob Dylan

Stages Live – Josh Groban

Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin – Willie Nelson

Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway – Barbra Streisand

 

Best Alternative Music Album

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 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

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