Beyoncé 2016 Grammy Awards Messika’s Miss Hepburn necklace


“Gee, do you think Beyoncé will squeak by with a Grammy nomination or two this year?” wondered absolutely no one who paid even the slightest attention to the past year in music. Beyoncé’s surprise album, “Lemonade,” was a cultural sensation when it dropped in April, and ushered in a new standard for visual art as well as audio. Now, she is set to reap the rewards as she leads the pack with the most nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards, with a total of nine.

The awards will be hosted by James Cordon on Feb. 12 at Staples Center in L.A. The quest to bring the ceremony to New York for 2018 continues, as rumors have heated up as recently as last week that the awards could return to New York for the first time since 2003.

Below, the nominees for the 2017 Grammy awards.

Album of the year: 

Beyoncé, “Lemonade”

Adele, “25”

Justin Bieber, “Purpose”

Drake, “Views”

Sturgill Simpson, “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth”

Record of the year:

Beyoncé, “Formation”

Adele, “Hello”

Lukas Graham, “7 Years”

Rihanna featuring Drake, “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:

Kelsea Ballerini

The Chainsmokers

Chance the Rapper

Maren Morris

Anderson .Paak

Best urban contemporary album:

Beyoncé, “Lemonade”

Gallant, “Ology”

King, “We Are King”

Anderson .Paak, “Malibu”

Rihanna, “Anti”

Best rap performance:

Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz, “No Problem”

Desiigner, “Panda”

Drake Featuring the Throne, “Pop Style”

Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared, “All the Way Up”

Schoolboy Q featuring Kanye West, “That Part”

Best country solo performance:

Brandy Clark, “Love Can Go to Hell”

Miranda Lambert, “Vice”

Maren Morris, “My Church”

Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells”

Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Best music video:

Beyoncé, “Formation”

Leon Bridges, “River”

Coldplay, “Up & Up”

Jamie XX, “Gosh”

OK Go, “Upside Down & Inside Out”

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