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Beyonce rules 2017 Grammy Award nominations

Beyonce looks set for glory at the 2017 Grammy Awards after scooping nine nominations.

The Halo singer, the most nominated woman in the show's history, has already won 20 Grammy trophies throughout her career and looks set to add up to nine more to her total at the 59th annual ceremony in February (17).


She has landed the coveted Album of the Year nomination for her visual opus Lemonade, and it will do battle with Adele's 25, Justin Bieber's Purpose, Views by Drake, and A Sailor's Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson.


She is also the first artist to score mentions in pop, R&B, rock and rap categories in the same year, according to the Associated Press. Her nominations also include Record of the Year and Song of the Year for Formation, as well as Best Rock Performance for Don't Hurt Yourself with Jack White, Best Pop Solo Performance for Hold Up, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for Freedom with Kendrick Lamar, and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade.


Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West followed closely behind Beyonce with eight nominations each. Adele earned five mentions, including Album of the Year for 25 and Record and Song of the Year for Hello.


Other nominees for Record of the Year include Lukas Graham for 7 Years, Rihanna featuring Drake for Work and Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots, while Song of the Year nominees include Mike Posner (I Took A Pill in Ibiza), Justin Bieber (Love Yourself) and Lukas Graham (7 Years).


David Bowie, who passed away in January (16), earned four nominations for his last album Blackstar, including Best Rock Performance, Alternative Music Album and Best Rock Song for its title track.


The 59th Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden, will take place on 12 February (17) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The main list of nominees are as follows:

Album of the Year:


Adele - 25


Beyonce - Lemonade


Drake - Views


Justin Bieber - Purpose


Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth

Record of the Year:


Adele - Hello


Beyonce - Formation


Lukas Graham - 7 Years


Rihanna featuring Drake - Work


Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out

Song of the Year:


Adele - Hello


Beyonce - Formation


Mike Posner - I Took A Pill in Ibiza


Justin Bieber - Love Yourself


Lukas Graham - 7 Years

Best New Artist:


Kelsea Ballerini


The Chainsmokers


Chance the Rapper


Maren Morris


Anderson .Paak

Best Pop Solo Performance:


Adele - Hello


Beyonce - Hold Up


Justin Bieber - Love Yourself


Kelly Clarkson - Piece By Piece (Idol Version)


Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:


The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey - Closer


Lukas Graham - 7 Years


Rihanna Featuring Drake - Work


Sia Featuring Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills


Twenty One Pilots - Twenty One Pilots

Best Pop Vocal Album:


Adele - 25


Justin Bieber - Purpose


Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman


Demi Lovato - Confident


Sia - This Is Acting

Best Rock Song:


David Bowie - Blackstar


Radiohead - Burn The Witch


Metallica - Hardwired


Twenty One Pilots - Heathens


Highly Suspect - My Name Is Human

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 Country Song:


Keith Urban - Blue Ain’t Your Color


Thomas Rhett - Die A Happy Man


Tim McGraw - Humble and Kind


Maren Morris - My Church


Miranda Lambert - Vice

Best Country Album:


Brandy Clark - Big Day in a Small Town


Loretta Lynn - Full Circle


Maren Morris - Hero


Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor’s Guide to Earth


Keith Urban - Ripcord

Best R&B Song:


PartyNextDoor Featuring Drake - Come See Me


Bryson Tiller - Exchange


Rihanna - Kiss It Better


Maxwell - Lake By The Ocean


Tory Lanez - Luv

Best Urban Contemporary Album:


Beyonce - Lemonade


Gallant - Ology


KING - We Are King


Anderson .Paak - Malibu


Rihanna - Anti

Best Rap Song:


Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared - All The Way Up


Kanye West Featuring Rihanna - Famous


Drake - Hotline Bling


Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz - No Problem


Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream - Ultralight Beam

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 Dance/Electronic Album:


Flume - Skin


Jean-Michel Jarre - Electronica 1: The Time Machine


Tycho - Epoch


Underworld - Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future


Louie Vega - Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII

Best Reggae Album:


Devin Di Dakta & J.L - Sly & Robbie Presents... Reggae For Her


J Boog - Rose Petals


Ziggy Marley - Ziggy Marley


Raging Fyah - Everlasting


Rebelution - Falling Into Place


SOJA - SOJA: Live In Virginia

Best Alternative Music 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 Traditional Pop Vocal Album:


Andrea Bocelli - Cinema


Bob Dylan - Fallen Angels


Josh Groban - Stages Live


Willie Nelson - Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin


Barbra Streisand - Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway

Best Music Video:


Beyonce - Formation


Leon Bridges - River


Coldplay - Up & Up


Jamie XX - Gosh


OK Go - Upside Down & Inside Out