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Beyoncé leads Grammy Nominations with nine

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CBS and the Recording Academy announced the nominations for The 59th Annual Grammy Awards this morning. This year’s nominees were selected from more than 22,000 submissions entered.

As the only peer-based music award, the Grammy Awards are voted on by The Academy’s membership body of creators across all disciplines of music, including recording artists, songwriters, producers and engineers. Final-round Grammy ballots will be mailed Dec. 14. The award show will be broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 (8:00–11:30 PM, live ET/5:00–8:30 PM, live PT) on CBS.

This year, Beyoncé leads nominations with nine, followed by Drake, Rihanna and Kanye, who each earn eight. Additionally, Chance The Rapper receives seven nominations.

“Just as we see emerging musicians experimenting, we’re also seeing established artists resisting what’s expected of them and, instead, embracing the creative freedom they’ve been afforded through their success, blurring the lines between music’s mainstream and artistic edge,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy.

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

  • “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)
  • “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 Vocal Album

  • 25 — Adele
  • Purpose — Justin Bieber
  • Dangerous Woman — Ariana Grande
  • Confident — Demi Lovato
  • This Is Acting — Sia

Best Dance/Electric 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 Album

  • California — Blink-182
  • Tell Me I’m Pretty — Cage The Elephant
  • Magma — Gojira
  • Death Of A Bachelor — Panic! At The Disco
  • Weezer — Weezer

Best Alternative Music Album

  • 22, A Million — Bon Iver
  • Blackstar — David Bowie
  • The Hope Six Demolition Project — PJ Harvey
  • Post Pop Depression — Iggy Pop
  • A Moon Shaped Pool — Radiohead

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Lemonade — Beyoncé
  • Ology — Gallant
  • We Are King — KING
  • Malibu — Anderson .Paak
  • Anti — Rihanna

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 Country Solo Performance

  • “Love Can Go To Hell” — Brandy Clark
  • “Vice” — Miranda Lambert
  • “My Church” — Maren Morris
  • “Church Bells” — Carrie Underwood
  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Keith Urban

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • Sound Of Red — René Marie
  • Upward Spiral — Branford Marsalis Quartet with Special Guest Kurt Elling
  • Take Me To The Alley — Gregory Porter
  • Harlem On My Mind — Catherine Russell
  • The Sting Variations — The Tierney Sutton Band

Best Gospel Album

  • Listen —Tim Bowman Jr.
  • Fill This House — Shirley Caesar
  • A Worshipper’s Heart [Live] —Todd Dulaney
  • Losing My Religion — Kirk Franklin
  • Demonstrate [Live] —William Murphy

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • Poets & Saints — All Sons & Daughters
  • American Prodigal — Crowder
  • Be One — Natalie Grant
  • Youth Revival [Live] — Hillsong Young & Free
  • Love Remains — Hillary Scott & The Scott Family

Best Latin Album

  • Un Besito Mas — Jesse & Joy
  • Ilusión — Gaby Moreno
  • Similares — Laura Pausini
  • Seguir Latiendo — Sanalejo
  • Buena Vida — Diego Torres

Best Americana Performance

  • “Ain’t No Man” — The Avett Brothers
  • “Mother’s Children Have A Hard Time” — Blind Boys Of Alabama
  • “Factory Girl” — Rhiannon Giddens
  • “House Of Mercy” — Sarah Jarosz
  • “Wreck You” — Lori McKenna

Best Spoken Word Album

  • The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo — Amy Schumer
  • In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox — Carol Burnett
  • M Train — Patti Smith
  • Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A.Punk (John Doe With Tom DeSavia) — (Various Artists)
  • Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink — Elvis Costello

Best Music Film

  • “Formation” — Beyoncé
  • “River” — Leon Bridges
  • “Up & Up” — Coldplay
  • “Gosh” — Jamie XX
  • “Upside Down & Inside Out” — OK Go