The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominations Are Here, Beyoncé Leads with Nine

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The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards are already around the corner, and Beyoncé is leading the pack with nine nominations!

Queen Bey’s noms land in all the major categories, including Album, Record, and Song of the Year. Her chart-topping and critically-acclaimed album Lemonade is up for Album of the Year against Adele’s 25, Justin Bieber’s Purpose, Drake’s Views, and Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth.

“Hold Up” is nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance, “Don’t Hurt Yourself” featuring Jack White for Best Rock Performance, and “Freedom” featuring Kendrick Lamar for Best Rap/Sung Performance.

In the Record of the Year category, Bey’s “Formation” is nominated alongside Adele’s “Hello,” Rihanna and Drake’s “Work,” Lukas Graham’s “7 Years,” and Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out.”

Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West follow Bey with eight nominations apiece, while first-time nominee Chance the Rapper scores seven nods including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album.

Rising R&B stars BJ The Chicago Kid and Ro James land their first nominations for Best R&B Performance, while BJ also receives noms for Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Album, which will see him competing against Lalah Hathaway (Lalah Hathaway Live), Terrace Martin (Velvet Portraits), Mint Condition (Healing Season), and Mya (Smoove Jones).

Best R&B song nominees include PARTYNEXTDOOR (“Come See Me” feat. Drake), Bryson Tiller (“Exhange”), Rihanna (“Kiss It Better”), Maxwell (“Lake By The Ocean”), and Tory Lanez (“Luv”).

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will air live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. on CBS.

See a partial list of nominees below and click here for the full list.


59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS

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” – 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 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 POP VOCAL ALBUM
25 – Adele
Purpose – Justin Bieber
Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande
Confident – Demi Lovato
This Is Acting – Sia

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 Featuring 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 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/SUNG COLLABORATION
“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 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 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

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Benny Blanco
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin
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Ricky Reed

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
“Formation” – Beyoncé
“River” – Leon Bridges
“Up & Up” – Coldplay
“Gosh” – Jamie XX
“Upside Down & Inside Out” – OK Go



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