On Tuesday (6th December), the complete nominations list for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, which will take place on 12th February 2017 in Los Angeles, was published on the official Grammy website. The prestigious annual event will be hosted by funny man James Corden.

Beyoncé leads this year’s nominations with 9 nods while Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West received 8 bids respectively. Newcomer Chance the Rapper also nabbed 7 nominations in 5 categories.

Source: Binwalla Radio
Source: Binwalla Radio

In addition, 10-time winner Adele will be going against the “Formation” singer in 3 of the top 4 categories – “Album of the Year”, “Song of the Year”, and “Record of the Year”.


Amongst the categories and nominees are:

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”, Beyoncé
  • “Hello”, Adele
  • “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”, Mike Posner
  • “Love Yourself”, Justin Bieber
  • “7 Years”, Lukas Graham

Best New Artiste

  • 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/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 Rock Song

  • “Blackstar”, David Bowie
  • “Burn The Witch”, Radiohead
  • “Hardwired”, Metallica
  • “Heathens”, Twenty One Pilots
  • “My Name Is Human”, Highly Suspect

Best Metal Performance

  • “Shock Me”, Baroness
  • “Silvera”, Gojira
  • “Rotting In Vain”, Korn
  • “Dystopia”, Megadeth
  • “The Price Is Wrong”, Periphery

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 Urban Contemporary Album

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

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 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 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/Sung Performance

  • “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 Music Video

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

For the full list of nominations, visit its official website.

Featured image: Locker Dome.

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