THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS ARE HERE

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THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS ARE HERE

NADIRAH SIMMONS DECEMBER 6, 2016
The 59th annual Grammy Awards may be a few months away, but the full list of nominees has arrived.

Artists nominated in the general field categories were announced today (December 6) on CBS This Morning, while the rest of the nominations were released on the official Grammy website later.

The field is led by Beyoncé with nine nominations, followed by Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West with eight each. This year marked the first time in Grammy’s history that the Recording Academy has made streaming only recordings eligible for award consideration. The announcement allowed Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book to be the first streaming-only album nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Album. The change allowed Chance to earn three out of his seven Grammy nominations from Coloring Book, as he is also up for Best New Artist and Best Rap Song. Unfortunately for Frank Ocean‘s fans, his independently released LP Blonde was not submitted to the Recording Academy for Grammy consideration.

Check out the list of this year’s Grammy nominees below and catch the ceremony on February 12 with host James Corden on CBS.

Record of the Year

Adele – “Hello”
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Lukas Graham – “7 Years”
Rihanna – “Work”
Twenty One Pilots – “Stressed Out”
Song of the Year

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

Chance the Rapper
The Chainsmokers
Anderson .Paak
​Maren Morris
Kelsea Ballerini
Album of the Year

Beyoncé – Lemonade
Justin Bieber – Purpose
Drake – Views
Adele – 25
Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Best Rap Performance

Chance the Rapper – “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

Fat Joe & Remy Ma f/ French Montana & Infared – “All the Way Up”
Kanye West – “Famous”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Chance the Rapper – “No Problem”
Kanye West – “Ultralight Beam”
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 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 See Me”
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 Pop Vocal Album

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

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