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Grammys 2017: Adele, Beyoncé, the Chainsmokers Dominate the Nominations

This morning on CBS, Meghan Trainor announced the nominees for the four major categories in the 59th Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast live on February 12 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The rest of the 84 categories were posted onto the official Grammys website. Charlie Rose is very excited about the Sturgill Simpson nomination.

Adele, as might be expected, has five nominations across the major categories for which she is eligible: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Best Pop Vocal Album. But Rihanna, with nominations across pop and R&B categories, logged eight nominations. Beyoncé, thanks to nominations in the “Urban Contemporary” and Music Video categories, scored nine, including a wild-card one for Best Rock Performance for “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” her Lemonade collaboration with Jack White.

Bro hitmakers the Chainsmokers have been nominated not only for Best Dance Recording and Best Pop/Duo Performance, but for Best New Artist, along with Chance the Rapper (not at all a new artist) and Anderson .Paak. Sturgill Simpson got a surprise nod for Album of the Year, and Kanye logged two songs, “Famous” and “Ultralight Beam,” in the Best Rap Song category.

Despite his notable snub for Album of the Year, David Bowie has 3 nominations for Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Alternative Music Album.

Check out the list of nominees in the major categories below.

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”
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work”
Lukas Graham – “7 Years”
Twenty One Pilots – “Stressed Out”

Song of the Year

Beyoncé – “Formation”
Adele – “Hello”
Mike Posner – “I Took a Pill In Ibiza”
Lukas Graham – “7 Years”
Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”

Best New Artist

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

Best Pop Solo Performance

Adele – “Hello”
Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”
Kelly Clarkson – “Piece by Piece (Idol Version)”
Ariana Grande – “Dangerous Woman”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

The Chainsmokers – “Closer” ft. Halsey
Lukas Graham – “7 Years”
Rihanna – “Work” ft. Drake
Sia – “Cheap Thrills” ft. Sean Paul
Twenty One Pilots – “Stressed Out”

Best Pop Vocal Album

Adele – 25
Justin Bieber – Purpose
Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
Demi Lovato – Confident
Sia – This is Acting

Best Dance Recording

Bob Moses – “Tearing Me Up”
The Chainsmokers – “Don’t Let Me Down” ft. Daya
Flume- “Never Be Like You” ft. Kai
Riton – “Rinse & Repeat” ft. Kah-Lo
Sofi Tukker – “Drinkee”

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Flume – Skin
Jean-Michel Jarre – Electronica 1: The Time Machine
Tycho - Epoch
Underworld – Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future
Louie Vega – Louie Vega Starring…XXVII

Best R&B Performance

BJ the Chicago Kid – “Turnin’ Me Up”
Ro James – “Permission”
Musiq Soulchild – “I Do”
Rihanna – “Needed Me”
Solange – “Cranes in the Sky”

Best Traditional R&B Performance

William Bell – “The Three of Me”
BJ the Chicago Kid – “Woman’s World”
Fantasia – “Sleeping With the One I Love”
Lalah Hathaway – “Angel”
Jill Scott – “Can’t Wait”

Best R&B Song

PARTYNEXTDOOR – “Come See Me” ft. Drake
Bryson Tiller – “Exchange”
Rihanna – “Kiss It Better”
Maxwell – “Lake by the Ocean”
Tory Lanez – “Luv”

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Beyoncé – Lemonade
Gallant – Ology
KING – We Are King
Anderson .Paak – Malibu
Rihanna – ANTI

Best R&B Album

BJ the Chicago Kid – In My Mind
Lalah Hathaway – Lalah Hathaway Live
Terrace Martin – Velvet Portraits
Mint Condition – Healing Season
Mya - Smoove Jones

Best Rock Performance

Alabama Shakes – “Joe (Live From Austin City Limits)”
Beyoncé – “Don’t Hurt Yourself” ft. Jack White
David Bowie – “Blackstar”
Disturbed – “The Sound of Silence”
Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”

Best Rock Song

David Bowie – “Blackstar”
Radiohead – “Burn the Witch”
Metallica – “Hardwired”
Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”
Highly Suspect – “My Name is Human”

Best Rock Album

Blink-182 – California
Cage the Elephant – Tell Me I’m Pretty
Gojira – Magma
Panic! At The Disco – Death of a Bachelor
Weezer – Weezer

Best Alternative Music 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 Metal Performance

Baroness – Shock Me
Gojira – Silvera
Korn – Rotting in Vain
Megadeth – Dystopia
Periphery – The Price is Wrong

Best Rap Performance

Chance the Rapper – “No Problem” ft. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz
Desiigner – “Panda”
Drake – “Pop Style” ft. The Throne
Fat Joe & Remy Ma – “All the Way Up” ft. French Montana and Infared
ScHoolboy Q – “That Part” ft. Kanye West

Best Rap Song

Fat Joe & Remy Ma – “All the Way Up” ft. French Montana and Infared
Kanye West – “Famous”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Chance the Rapper – “No Problem” ft. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz
Kanye West – “Ultralight Beam”

Best Country Album

Brandy Clark – Big Day In A Small Town
Loretta Lynn – Full Circle
Maren Morris – Hero
Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Keith Urban – Ripcord

Best Music Video

Beyoncé – “Formation”
Leon Bridges – “River”
Coldplay – “Up & Up”
Jamie xx – “Gosh”
OK Go – “Upside Down & Inside Out”

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Benny Blanco
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin
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Ricky Reed