Here Are the 2017 Grammy Award Nominees

BY Sarah MurphyPublished Dec 6, 2016

Last year, Taylor Swift, the Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar cleaned up at the 2016 Grammys, even though the show itself missed a few marks. It's set to happen all over again come February, however, and the nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards have just been announced.
Beyoncé leads the pack of nominated artists with a whopping nine nods for Lemonade — appearing in major categories like Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year, as well as a slew of genre-spanning categories like Best Pop Solo Performance ("Hold Up"), Best Rock Performance (for the Jack White-assisted "Don't Hurt Yourself"), Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Rap/Sung Performance (for the Kendrick Lamar-featuring "Freedom"). The visual components of Lemonade weren't ignored either, with "Formation" going up for Best Music Video and Lemonade in the running for Best Music Film.
Drake didn't have too bad a showing either, appearing on the nomination list eight times in total between his own album VIEWS and appearances on Rihanna's "Work" and Partynextdoor's "Come See Me." Rihanna herself and Kanye West each received eight nominations, as well.
Adele, Justin Bieber and David Bowie also got their fair share of nominations this year.
Other notable nominees include Chance the Rapper and Anderson .Paak in the Best New Artist category, going up against Kelsea Ballerini, the Chainsmokers and Maren Morris.
Rock categories of note include Best Rock Performance, which pits Alabama Shakes, Beyoncé and Jack White, David Bowie, Disturbed and Twenty One Pilots up against each other; Best Rock Song, which sees David Bowie, Radiohead, Metallica, Twenty One Pilots and Highly Suspect facing off; and Best Rock Album, which puts Blink-182, Cage the Elephant, Gojira, Panic! At the Disco and Weezer up against each other.
Baroness, Gojira, Korn, Magedeth and Periphery were nominated for Best Metal Performance, while Bon Iver, David Bowie, PJ Harvey, Iggy Pop and Radiohead were nominated for Best Alternative Music Album.
BJ the Chicago Kid, Solange, Rihanna, KING, Maxwell, Gallant, Anderson .Paak all turned up across the R&B fields, while the rap categories prominently feature the likes of Drake, D.R.A.M., Kanye West, Chance the Rapper and ScHoolboy Q.

In the soundtrack category, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Revenant), Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight), Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein (Stranger Things), John Williams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Thomas Newma (Bridge of Spies) are all up for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.
The Grammy Awards will be handed out in a televised ceremony on February 12. Right now, though, see a selection of the nominees below and find the entire list of nominees here.
Record of the Year:

"Hello"— Adele
"Formation" — Beyoncé
"7 Years" — Lukas Graham
"Work" — Rihanna Featuring Drake
"Stressed Out" — Twenty One Pilots
Album Of The Year:

25 — Adele
Lemonade — Beyoncé
Purpose — Justin Bieber
Views — Drake
A Sailor's Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson
Song Of The Year:

"Formation"— Beyoncé
"Hello" — Adele
"I Took A Pill In Ibiza" — Mike Posner
"Love Yourself" —Justin Bieber
"7 Years" — Lukas Graham
Best New Artist:

Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance The Rapper
Maren Morris
Anderson .Paak
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 ft. Halsey
"7 Years" — Lukas Graham
"Work" — Rihanna ft. Drake
"Cheap Thrills" — Sia ft. Sean Paul
"Stressed Out" — Twenty One Pilots
Best Pop Vocal Album:

25 — Adele
Purpose  — Justin Bieber
Dangerous Woman  — Ariana Grande
Confident — Demi Lovato
This Is Acting — Sia
Best Dance Recording:

"Tearing Me Up" — Bob Moses
"Don't Let Me Down" — The Chainsmokers ft. Daya
"Never Be Like You" — Flume ft. Kai
"Rinse & Repeat" — Riton ft. Kah-Lo
"Drinkee" — Sofi Tukker
Best Dance/Electronic Album:

Skin — Flume
Electronica 1: The Time Machine — Jean-Michel Jarre
Epoch — Tycho
Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future — Underworld
Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII — Louie Vega
Best Rock Performance:

"Joe" (Live From Austin City Limits) — Alabama Shakes
"Don't Hurt Yourself" — Beyoncé ft. Jack White
"Blackstar" — David Bowie
"The Sound Of Silence" (Live On Conan) — Disturbed
"Heathens" —  Twenty One Pilots
Best Metal Performance:

"Shock Me" —  Baroness
"Silvera" — Gojira
"Rotting In Vain" — Korn
"Dystopia" — Megadeth
"The Price Is Wrong" — Periphery
Best Rock Song:

"Blackstar" — David Bowie
"Burn The Witch" — Radiohead
"Hardwired" — Metallica
"Heathens" — Twenty One Pilots
"My Name Is Human" — Highly Suspect
Best Rock Album:

California —  Blink-182
Tell Me I'm Pretty — Cage The Elephant
Magma —  Gojira
Death Of A Bachelor — Panic! At The Disco
Weezer — Weezer
Best Alternative Music Album:

22, 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 R&B Performance:

"Turnin' Me Up" — BJ The Chicago Kid
"Permission" — Ro James
"I Do" — Musiq Soulchild
"Needed Me" — Rihanna
"Cranes In The Sky" — Solange
Best Traditional R&B Performance:

"The Three Of Me" — William Bell
"Woman's World" — BJ The Chicago Kid
"Sleeping With The One I Love" — Fantasia
"Angel" — Lalah Hathaway
"Can't Wait" — Jill Scott
Best R&B Song:

"Come See Me" — PartyNextDoor ft. Drake
"Exchange" — Bryson Tiller
"Kiss It Better" — Rihanna
"Lake By The Ocean" — Maxwell
"Luv" — Tory Lanez
Best Urban Contemporary Album:

Lemonade — Beyoncé
Ology — Gallant
We Are King — KING
Malibu — Anderson .Paak
Anti — Rihanna
Best R&B Album:

In My Mind — BJ The Chicago Kid
Lalah Hathaway Live — Lalah Hathaway
Velvet Portraits — Terrace Martin
Healing Season — Mint Condition
Smoove Jones — Mya
Best Rap/Sung Performance:

"Freedom" — Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar
"Hotline Bling" — Drake
"Broccoli" — D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty
"Ultralight Beam" — Kanye West ft. Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream
"Famous" — Kanye West ft. Rihanna
Best Rap Song:

"All The Way Up" — Fat Joe & Remy Ma ft. French Montana & Infared
"Famous" — Kanye West ft. Rihanna
"Hotline Bling" — Drake
"No Problem" — Chance The Rapper ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
"Ultralight Beam" — Kanye West ft. Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream)
Best Rap Album:

Coloring Book — Chance The Rapper
And The Anonymous Nobody — De La Soul
Major Key — DJ Khaled
Views — Drake
Blank Face LP — ScHoolboy Q
The Life Of Pablo — Kanye West
Best Country Solo Performance:

"Love Can Go To Hell" — Brandy Clark
"Vice" — Miranda Lambert
"My Church" — Maren Morris
"Church Bells" — Carrie Underwood
"Blue Ain't Your Color" — Keith Urban
Best Country Duo/Group Performance:

"Different For Girls" — Dierks Bentley ft. Elle King
"21 Summer" — Brothers Osborne
"Setting The World On Fire" — Kenny Chesney & P!nk
"Jolene" — Pentatonix ft. Dolly Parton
"Think Of You" — Chris Young With Cassadee Pope
Best Country Song:

"Blue Ain't Your Color" —  Keith Urban
"Die A Happy Man" — Thomas Rhett
"Humble And Kind" — Tim McGraw
"My Church" — Maren Morris
"Vice" — Miranda Lambert
Best Country Album:

Big Day In A Small Town — Brandy Clark
Full Circle — Loretta Lynn
Hero — Maren Morris
A Sailor's Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson
Ripcord — Keith Urban
Best American Roots Performance:

"Ain't No Man" — The Avett Brothers
"Mother's Children Have A Hard Time" — Blind Boys Of Alabama
"Factory Girl" — Rhiannon Giddens
"House Of Mercy" — Sarah Jarosz
"Wreck You" — Lori McKenna
Best American Roots Song:

"Alabama At Night" — Robbie Fulks
"City Lights" — Jack White
"Gulfstream" — Roddie Romero And The Hub City All-Stars
"Kid Sister" — The Time Jumpers
"Wreck You" — Lori McKenna
Best Americana Album:

True Sadness — The Avett Brothers
This Is Where I Live — William Bell
The Cedar Creek Sessions — Kris Kristofferson
The Bird & The Rifle — Lori McKenna
Kid Sister — The Time Jumpers
Best Contemporary Blues Album:

The Last Days Of Oakland — Fantastic Negrito
Love Wins Again — Janiva Magness
Bloodline — Kenny Neal
Give It Back To You — The Record Company
Everybody Wants A Piece — Joe Louis Walker
Best Folk Album:

Silver Skies Blue — Judy Collins & Ari Hest
Upland Stories — Robbie Fulks
Factory Girl — Rhiannon Giddens
Weighted Mind — Sierra Hull
Undercurrent — Sarah Jarosz
Best Reggae Album:

Sly & Robbie Presents… Reggae For Her —  Devin Di Dakta & J.L
Rose Petals —  J Boog
Ziggy Marley —  Ziggy Marley
Everlasting —  Raging Fyah
Falling Into Place —  Rebelution
SOJA: Live In Virginia —  SOJA
Best World Music Album:

Destiny — Celtic Woman
Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers —  Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Sing Me Home —  Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble
Land Of Gold —  Anoushka Shankar
Dois Amigos, Um Século De Música: Multishow Live — Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):

The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo — Amy Schumer
In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox — Carol Burnett
M Train — Patti Smith
Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A. Punk — John Doe with Tom Desavia, (Various Artists)
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink — Elvis Costello
Best Comedy Album:

…America…Great… — David Cross
American Myth — Margaret Cho
Boyish Girl Interrupted — Tig Notaro
Live At The Apollo — Amy Schumer
Talking For Clapping — Patton Oswalt
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:

"Amy" — (Various Artists)
"Miles Ahead" — (Miles Davis & Various Artists)
"Straight Outta Compton" — (Various Artists)
"Suicide Squad" (Collector's Edition) — (Various Artists)
"Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1" — (Various Artists)
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:

"Bridge Of Spies" — Thomas Newman, composer
Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" — Ennio Morricone, composer
"The Revenant" — Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, composers
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" — John Williams, composer
"Stranger Things" Volume 1 — Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, composers
"Stranger Things" Volume 2 — Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, composers
Best Song Written For Visual Media:

"Can't Stop The Feeling! — Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel
"Heathens" — Twenty One Pilots
"Just Like Fire" — P!nk
"Purple Lamborghini" — Skrillex & Rick Ross
"Try Everything" — Shakira
"The Veil" — Peter Gabriel
Best Instrumental Composition:

"Bridge Of Spies" (End Title)  — Thomas Newman
"The Expensive Train Set" (An Epic Sarahnade For Double Big Band)  — Tim Davies Big Band
"Flow" — Alan Ferber Nonet
"L'Ultima Diligenza Di Red Rock – Versione Integrale"  — Ennio Morricone
"Spoken At Midnight"  — Ted Nash Big Band
Best Recording Package:

Anti  — Rihanna
Blackstar — David Bowie
Human Performance  — Parquet Courts
Sunset Motel — Reckless Kelly
22, A Million — Bon Iver
Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package:

Edith Piaf 1915-2015 — Edith Piaf
401 Days — J.Views
I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It (Box Set) — The 1975
Paper Wheels (Deluxe Limited Edition) — Trey Anastasio
Tug Of War (Deluxe Edition) — Paul McCartney
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:

Benny Blanco
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin
Ricky Reed
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical:

"Cali Coast" (Psionics Remix) — Josh Williams, remixer (Soul Pacific)
"Heavy Star Movin'" (staRo Remix) — staRo, remixer (The Silver Lake Chorus)
Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Five (Timo Maas & James Teej Remix) — Timo Maas & James Teej, remixers (Paul McCartney & Wings)
Only (Kaskade x Lipless Remix) — Ryan Raddon, remixer (Ry X)
Tearing Me Up (RAC Remix) — André Allen Anjos, remixer (Bob Moses)
Wide Open (Joe Goddard Remix) — Joe Goddard, remixer (The Chemical Brothers)
Best Music Video:

"Formation" — Beyoncé
"River" — Leon Bridges
"Up & Up" — Coldplay
"Gosh" — Jamie XX
"Upside Down & Inside Out" — OK Go
Best Music Film:

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead —  Steve Aoki
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years —  (The Beatles)
Lemonade — Beyoncé
The Music Of Strangers — Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble
American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry —  (Various Artists)

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