2017 Grammy Awards: Beyoncé leads nominations

By AI Creative Media

The nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards were announced this morning (Dec. 6), and Beyonce, Adele, Drake lead the way. Beyonce received a total of nine nominations including album of the year. Just behind are Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West, which scored eight nominations each.

Beyonce is the first artist to be nominated in the pop, rock, R&B and rap categories in the same year. Beyonce and Adele were the only artists nominated in all three of the top categories of album, song and record of the year.

The top four categories were announced by Meghan Trainor on CBS This Morning. Trainor was last year’s Best New Artist winner.

The Grammy Awards will be hosted by James Corden. The event will take place at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and will air live on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. ET.

See the nominees for the general field categories below, then head over to Grammy.com for the complete list.

Record of the Year

“Hello” – Adele
“Formation” – Beyonce
“7 Years” – Lukas Graham
“Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake
“Stressed Out” – Twenty One Pilots

Album of the Year

“25” – Adele
“Lemonade” – Beyonce
“Purpose” – Justin Bieber
“Views” – Drake
“A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” – Sturgill Simpson

Song of the Year

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

Best New Artist

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