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Beyoncé leads 2017 Grammy nominations with Drake, Chance the Rapper close behind

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If there’s one positive thing to come from the dumpster fire we call 2016, it’s good music. Tuesday morning, the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards were announced and guess who’s leading the pack? Beyoncé’! Her sixth studio album Lemonade scored an impressive nine nominations including the big three: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year. The latter two are for her lead single, “Formation.” Other notable entries include Drake, Kanye West, and Rihanna who all received eight nominations each. Chance the Rapper also came through with seven nods, including Best New Artist, which pits him against another fave, Anderson .Paak. Speaking of newbies, Desiigner hummed his way to a Best Rap Performance nomination for "Panda," alongside Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s “All The Way Up.” Talk about a comeback! Check out the list of nominees below:   Album Of The Year 25 — Adele Lemonade — Beyoncé Purpose — Justin Bieber Views — Drake A Sailor's Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson Record Of The Year "Hello" — Adele "Formation" — Beyoncé "7 Years" — Lukas Graham "Work" — Rihanna 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) "Love Yourself" — Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber) "7 Years" — Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham) Best New Artist Kelsea Ballerini The Chainsmokers Chance The Rapper Maren Morris Anderson .Paak Best Pop Vocal Album 25 — Adele Purpose — Justin Bieber Dangerous Woman — Ariana Grande Confident — Demi Lovato This Is Acting — Sia 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 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 Featuring 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, songwriter (David Bowie) "Burn The Witch" - Radiohead, songwriters (Radiohead) "Hardwired" - James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica) "Heathens" - Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots) "My Name Is Human" - Rich Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (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 Urban Contemporary Album Lemonade — Beyoncé Ology — Gallant We Are King — KING Malibu — Anderson .Paak Anti — Rihanna 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 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 Best Rap Song "All The Way Up" - Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared "Famous" - Kanye West Featuring Rihanna "Hotline Bling" - Drake "No Problem - Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz "Ultralight Beam" - Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream Best Rap/Sung Performance "Freedom" - Beyoncé Featuring Kendrick Lamar "Hotline Bling" - Drake "Broccoli" - D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty "Ultralight Beam" - Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream "Famous" - Kanye West Featuring Rihanna 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 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 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 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 Song Written For Visual Media "Can't Stop The Feeling!" — Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Walt Dohrn, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & Kunal Nayyar), Track from: Trolls "Heathens" — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots), Track from: Suicide Squad "Just Like Fire" — Oscar Holter, Max Martin, P!nk & Shellback, songwriters (P!nk), Track from: Alice Through The Looking Glass "Purple Lamborghini" — Shamann Cooke, Sonny Moore & William Roberts, songwriters (Skrillex & Rick Ross), Track from: Suicide Squad "Try Everything" — Mikkel S. Eriksen, Sia Furler & Tor Erik Hermansen, songwriters (Shakira), Track from: Zootopia "The Veil" — Peter Gabriel, songwriter (Peter Gabriel), Track from: Snowden Best Music Video "Formation" — Beyoncé "River" — Leon Bridges "Up & Up" — Coldplay "Gosh" — Jamie XX "Upside Down & Inside Out" — OK Go Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Benny Blanco Greg Kurstin Max Martin Nineteen85 Ricky Reed Looks like the 2017 Grammys are going to be LIT!
Chance the Rapper
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