Because We LOVED Her “Lemonade!” Beyonce (@Beyonce) Leads 2017 Grammys w/ 9 Nominations in Pop, Rock, R&B, & Music Video/Film!

“Bow down BITCHES!”

Beyonce has yet again proven that she is the Queen “Bey,” leading the nominations for next year’s Grammys across the board!

Apparently her Lemonade album struck a chord with the musical “powers that be,” proving there really is no stopping her momentum or relevance.  Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West are tied for the second-most nominations, with eight nominations each. Chance the Rapper, up for his first Grammys, scored an impressive seven nominations.

via THR & Love B. Scott

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Beyonce, Adele and Drake are all up for the top prize of album of the year, where they will face off against Justin Bieber and Sturgill Simpson. With her nine nominations, Beyonce is now a 62-time Grammy nominee, with more nominations than any other female artist in Grammy history. The superstar musician has 20 Grammy Awards and if she wins in eight of the nine categories in which she is nominated, she’ll become the most-awarded female artist in Grammy history, a title that currently belongs to 27-time Grammy winner Alison Krauss. In addition to nominations for album of the year, best urban contemporary album and best music film for Lemonade, Beyonce is up for record of the year, song of the year and best music video for “Formation.” She’s also nominated for best pop solo performance for “Hold Up,” best rock performance for “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” featuring Jack White, and best rap/sung performance for “Freedom,” featuring Kendrick Lamar.

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Adele’s “Hello” joins Beyonce in the record of the year category, where the other nominees are Lukas Graham’s “7 Years,” “Work” from Rihanna featuring Drake and Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out.”  Both “Hello” and “Formation” are up for song of the year along with Mike Posner’s “I Took A Pill in Ibiza,” Bieber’s “Love Yourself” and Graham’s “7 Years.”

Chance the Rapper is up for best new artist along with Kelsea Ballerini, The Chainsmokers, Maren Morris and Anderson.Paak.

David Bowie scored four posthumous nominations, including one for best alternative music album, one for best rock song and one for best rock performance.

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The Suicide Squad soundtrack scored three nominations: one for best compilation soundtrack for visual media and two more in the best song written for visual media category (for “Purple Lamborghini” and “Heathens”). Joining Suicide Squad in the category of best compilation soundtrack for visual media are Amy, Miles Ahead, Straight Outta Compton and Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1. Best song written for visual media includes a number of Oscar-hopeful compositions, including Justin Timberlake’s ubiquitous “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” from Trolls and Zootopia’s “Try Everything,” which are nominated alongside the two Suicide Squad tracks, Pink’s “Just Like Fire” from Alice Through the Looking Glass and Peter Gabriel’s “The Veil” from Snowden.

The best score soundtrack for visual media category features the music from high-profile movies from late 2015 — Bridge of Spies, The Hateful Eight, The Revenant and Star Wars: The Force Awakens — as well as both volumes of the Stranger Things soundtrack.  Hollywood stars Amy Schumer and Carol Burnett each earned nominations for best spoken-word album, competing against Patti Smith, Elvis Costello and the various artists behind Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A. Punk.

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The 59th annual Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden, will air live from L.A.’s Staples Center at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS on Feb. 12, 2017.

Check out a list of all the major nominations below.

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 DANCE RECORDING
“Tearing Me Up” – Bob Moses
“Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya
“Never Be Like You” – Flume Featuring Kai
“Rinse & Repeat” – Riton Featuring Kah-Lo
“Drinkee” – Sofi Tukker

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
Skin – Flume
Electronica 1: The Time Machine – Jean-Michel Jarre
Epoch – Tycho
Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future – Underworld
Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII – Louie Vega

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
“Joe (Live From Austin City Limits)” – Alabama Shakes
“Don’t Hurt Yourself” – Beyoncé Featuring Jack White
“Blackstar” – David Bowie
“The Sound Of Silence (Live On Conan)” – Disturbed
“Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots

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

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
Amy – Various Artists
Miles Ahead – Miles Davis & Various Artists
Straight Outta Compton – Various Artists
Suicide Squad (Collector’s Edition) – Various Artists
Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1 – Various Artists

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA
“Can’t Stop The Feeling!” – Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Walt Dohrn, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & Kunal Nayyar
“Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots
“Just Like Fire – “P!nk
“Purple Lamborghini” – Skrillex & Rick Ross
“Try Everything” – Shakira
“The Veil” – Peter Gabriel

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Benny Blanco
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin
Nineteen85
Ricky Reed

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

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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