The 59th Grammy Awards Nominees Are Led By Beyoncé & Include New Artists D.R.A.M., Lil Yachty, Solange, Chance The Rapper & More

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And the winner is…

The 59th Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, February 12, 2017 on CBS and the nominations have touched down this morning. Beyoncé leads with nine nominations, while Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West each earned eight nods. We also have a slew of first timers including D.R.A.M., Lil Yachty, Solange, Chance The Rapper (with seven nominees wow), Desiigner, Anderson.Paak and more.

This year is looking good. Also! Keep in mind that in order to be considered for a nominee, the song or album has to be released between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. So no, The Weeknd, Frank Ocean and Childish Chambino have not been snubbed.

See some of the nominees below and check out the full list here.

Best New Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance The Rapper
Maren Morris
Anderson.Paak

Album of the Year
Adele, 25
Beyoncé, Lemonade
Justin Bieber, Purpose
Drake, Views
Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

Record of the Year
Adele, “Hello”
Beyoncé, “Formation”
Lukas Graham, “7 Years”
Rihanna f. Drake, “Work”
21 Pilots, “Stressed Out”

Song of the Year
Adele, “Hello”
Beyoncé, “Formation”
Mike Posner, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”
Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”
Lukas Graham, “7 Years”

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Beyoncé, Lemonade
Gallant, Ology
KING, We Are King
Anderson .Paak, Malibu
Rihanna, ANTI

Best Rap Performance
Chance The Rapper f. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz, “No Problem”
Desiigner, “Panda”
Drake f. The Throne, “Pop Style”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma f. French Montana & Infared, “All The Way Up”
ScHoolboy Q f. Kanye West, “That Part”

Best Rap/Sung Performance
Beyoncé f. Kendrick Lamar, “Freedom”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
D.R.A.M. f. Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Kanye West f. Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream, “Ultralight Beam”
Kanye West f. Rihanna, “Famous”

Best Rap Song
Kanye West f. Rihanna, “Famous”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Kanye West f. Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream, “Ultralight Beam”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma f. French Montana & Infared, “All The Way Up”
Chance The Rapper f. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz, “No Problem”

Best Rap Album
Chance The Rapper, Coloring Book
De La Soul, And The Anonymous Nobody
DJ Khaled, Major Key
Drake, Views
ScHoolboy Q, Blank Face LP
Kanye West, The Life Of Pablo

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 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 R&B Song
PARTYNEXTDOOR f. Drake, “Come And See Me”
Bryson Tiller, “Exchange”
Rihanna, “Kiss It Better”
Maxwell, “Lake By The Ocean”
Tory Lanez, “Luv”

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

Best Pop Vocal Album
Adele, 25
Justin Bieber, Purpose
Ariana Grande, Dangerous Woman
Demi Lovato, Confident
Sia, This Is Acting

Best Pop Solo Album
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 f. Halsey, “Closer”
Lukas Graham, “7 Years”
Rihanna f. Drake, “Work”
Sia f. Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”
Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”

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