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Hip-Hop, R&B And Beyoncé Lead The 2017 Grammy Nominations

By Jamal Andress | December 6, 2016

We are less than three months away from the biggest night in music, and at last we know who's nominated for what. To the surprise of no one, Beyoncé leads the field with nine nominations, including for album of the year.

The 59th Grammy Awards could be a particularly good year for hip-hop as well as rhythm and blues. Right behind Queen Bey are Kanye West, Rihanna and Drake with eight nominations each. Chance the Rapper, who released a stream-only album, managed seven nods his first time out. This is the first year the Grammys have considered stream-only releases.

Other notables are Adele's five nominations — three of which are album, record and song of the year — and Justin Bieber's album of the year nod.

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

  • "Formation," Beyoncé
  • "Hello," Adele
  • "7 Years," Lukas Graham
  • "Work," Rihanna featuring Drake
  • "Stressed Out," Twenty One Pilots

Song of the Year

  • "Formation," Beyoncé
  • "Hello," Adele
  • "I Took a Pill in Ibiza," Mike Posner
  • "Love Yourself," Justin Bieber
  • "7 Years," Lukas Graham

Best New Artist

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Chance the Rapper
  • Maren Morris
  • Anderson .Paak

Best Music Video

  • "Formation," Beyoncé
  • "River," Leon Bridges
  • "Up & Up," Coldplay
  • "Gosh," Jamie XX
  • "Upside Down & Inside Out," OK Go

For the complete list of all 84 categories, check out the Grammys website.