2017 Grammy Awards: Beyoncé & Adele Score Top Nominations

Beyoncé, Adele
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Beyoncé looks set for a big night at the 2017 Grammy Awards after scoring nine nominations.

The Halo singer has landed a nomination for the coveted Album of the Year for her visual disc Lemonade, and it will do battle with Adele‘s 25, Justin Bieber‘s Purpose, Views by Drake, and A Sailor’s Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson.

Her single Formation also landed her a nod for Record of the Year, which is also a Beyoncé and Adele competition. The British singer scored a nomination for Hello and other competitors include Lukas Graham for 7 Years, Rihanna featuring Drake for Work and Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots.

Beyoncé’s Formation and Adele’s Hello have received further nominations in the Song of the Year category. Other nominees include Mike Posner (I Took A Pill in Ibiza), Justin Bieber (Love Yourself) and Lukas Graham (7 Years).

Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West followed closely behind Beyoncé with eight nominations each.

And in the last category announced by Meghan Trainor on U.S. show CBS This Morning was Best New Artist, which will be a competition between Kelsea Ballerini, The Chainsmokers, Chance the Rapper, Maren Morris, and Anderson .Paak. The rest of the shortlist were revealed online.

The 59th Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden, will take place on 12 February (17) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The first wave of nominations are as follows:

Album of the Year:

Adele – 25
Beyoncé – Lemonade
Drake – Views
Justin Bieber – Purpose
Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

Record of the Year:

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

Song of the Year:

Adele – Hello
Mike Posner – I Took A Pill in Ibiza
Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
Lukas Graham – 7 Years
Beyoncé – Formation

Best New Artist:

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

by WENN

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