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.