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Superstar artist and performer Beyoncé leads the list of prospective winners for the 59th annual Grammy Awards with an impressive nine nominations, including for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year. She will also hit the stage for the Feb. 12, 2017 event.

The CBS network will broadcast the show live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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For the second most nominations, Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West are tied with eight each, while Chance the Rapper, who is up for the first time, scored seven nominations.

The Grammy Awards is also making tracks of its own, considering stream-only releases for the first time. Other changes include swapping out LL Cool J for The Late Late Show presenter James Corden as the show’s host.

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Check out a few categories from the list of nominations, and see the full list here:

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)

“7 Years” – Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham)

“Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)

Chance the Rapper Performs At Le Zenith In Paris

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Best New Artist

Kelsea Ballerini

Chance the Rapper

Maren Morris


The Chainsmokers

Album of the Year




PurposeJustin Bieber

A Sailor’s Guide to EarthSturgill Simpson

2016 Budweiser Made in America Festival - Day 1

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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 Traditional Pop Vocal Album

CinemaAndrea Bocelli

Fallen AngelsBob Dylan

Stages LiveJosh Groban

Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings GershwinWillie Nelson

Encore: Movie Partners Sing BroadwayBarbra Streisand

Best Alternative Music Album

A Million Bon Iver

BlackstarDavid Bowie

The Hope Six Demolition ProjectPJ Harvey

Post Pop DepressionIggy Pop

A Moon Shaped PoolRadiohead

Desiigner Perform At The Electric Ballroom

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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

Source: Hollywood Reporter , Grammy

Beyonce Leads 59th Annual Grammy Nominations
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