Beyonce leads nominations for Grammy Awards


  • Music
  • Thursday, 08 Dec 2016

Oh yeah, she has much to shout about. Beyonce at the Super Bowl. Photo: AFP

Beyonce leads nominations for the Grammy Awards with nods in nine categories, including three of the most prestigious.

The Recording Academy will announce the winners of the music industry's leading prize at a gala in Los Angeles on Feb 12 after voting from 13,000 music professionals.

Here is a list of nominees in the most prominent categories:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Adele, 25

Beyonce, Lemonade

Justin Bieber, Purpose

Drake, Views

Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor's Guide to Earth

RECORD OF THE YEAR (for best overall song)

Adele, Hello

Beyonce, Formation

Lukas Graham, 7 Years

Rihanna featuring Drake, Work

Twenty One Pilots, Stressed Out

SONG OF THE YEAR (for songwriting)

Adele, Hello. Songwriters Adele and Greg Kurstin.

Beyonce, Formation. Songwriters Beyonce along with Khalif Brown of rap duo Rae Sremmurd, Asheton Hogan and Mike Will Made It.

Mike Posner, I Took a Pill in Ibiza. No additional songwriters.

Justin Bieber, Love Yourself. Songwriters Bieber along with English star Ed Sheeran and producer Benny Blanco.

Lukas Graham, 7 Years. Songwriters are band frontman Lukas Forchhammer and keyboardist Morten Ristorp along with producer Stefan Forrest and composer Morten Pilegaard.

BEST NEW ARTIST

Kelsea Ballerini

The Chainsmokers

Chance the Rapper

Maren Morris

Anderson .Paak

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 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 ALTERNATIVE ROCK 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 DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM

Flume, Skin

Jean-Michel Jarre, Electronica 1 The Time Machine

Tycho, Epoch

Underworld, Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future

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