Beyonce leads nominations for the Grammy Awards with nods in nine categories, including three of the most prestigious.
The Recording Academy will announce the winners of the music industry’s leading prize at a gala in Los Angeles on Feb 12 after voting from 13,000 music professionals.
Here is a list of nominees in the most prominent categories:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber, Purpose
Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
RECORD OF THE YEAR (for best overall song)
Lukas Graham, 7 Years
Rihanna featuring Drake, Work
Twenty One Pilots, Stressed Out
SONG OF THE YEAR (for songwriting)
Adele, Hello. Songwriters Adele and Greg Kurstin.
Beyonce, Formation. Songwriters Beyonce along with Khalif Brown of rap duo Rae Sremmurd, Asheton Hogan and Mike Will Made It.
Mike Posner, I Took a Pill in Ibiza. No additional songwriters.
Justin Bieber, Love Yourself. Songwriters Bieber along with English star Ed Sheeran and producer Benny Blanco.
Lukas Graham, 7 Years. Songwriters are band frontman Lukas Forchhammer and keyboardist Morten Ristorp along with producer Stefan Forrest and composer Morten Pilegaard.
BEST NEW ARTIST
Chance the Rapper
BEST RAP ALBUM
Chance the Rapper, Coloring Book
De La Soul, And the Anonymous Nobody
DJ Khaled, Major Key
ScHoolboy Q, Blank Face LP
Kanye West, The Life of Pablo
BEST ROCK ALBUM
Cage the Elephant, Tell Me I’m Pretty
Panic! At The Disco, Death of a Bachelor
BEST ALTERNATIVE ROCK ALBUM
Bon Iver, 22, A Million
David Bowie, Blackstar
PJ Harvey, The Hope Six Demolition Project
Iggy Pop, Post Pop Depression
Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool
BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
Jean-Michel Jarre, Electronica 1 The Time Machine
Underworld, Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future
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