Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Beyoncé Leads Grammy Nominations

BeyoncéQueen Bey slays the Grammys. Beyoncé leads the nominees for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards with nine including Album, Record, and Song of the Year.
Her chart-topping and critically-acclaimed album Lemonade will vie 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.
In the latter category, Chance’s Coloring Book will face off with Drake’s Views, DJ Khaled’s Major Key, Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo, De La Soul’s And The Anonymous Nobody, and ScHoolboy Q’s Blank Face LP.
Adele, whose 25 was the best-selling album of 2015, garnered five nominations including the three major categories—Album, Record, and Song of the Year.
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.
59th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations
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

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