Grammys Guzzle Beyonce's Lemonade
9 noms for Queen Bey, 8 for Drake, Rihanna, Kanye
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Posted Dec 6, 2016 8:56 AM CST
This photo taken Sept. 24, 2016, shows Beyonce performing during the Formation World Tour in New Orleans.   (Daniela Vesco/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)
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(Newser) – The Grammy Awards are sipping all of Beyonce's lemonade, reports the AP. The pop star is the leader of the 2017 Grammys with nine nominations, including bids for album of the year with "Lemonade," and song and record of the year with "Formation." The singer, who already has 20 Grammys, is also the first artist to earn nominations in the pop, rock, R&B and rap categories in the same year. Behind Beyonce are Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West, who scored eight nominations each. The list:

  • Album of the year: 25, Adele; Lemonade, Beyonce; Purpose, Justin Bieber; Views, Drake; A Sailor's Guide to Earth, Sturgill Simpson.
  • Record of the year: "Hello," Adele; "Formation," Beyonce; "7 Years," Lukas Graham; "Work," Rihanna featuring Drake; "Stressed Out," twenty one pilots.

  • Song of the year (songwriter's award): "Formation," Beyonce, Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, and Michael L. Williams II; "Hello," Adele and Greg Kurstin; "I Took a Pill In Ibiza," Mike Posner; "Love Yourself," Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, and Benjamin Levin; "7 Years," Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard, and Morten Ristorp.
  • Best new artist: Kelsea Ballerini; The Chainsmokers; Chance the Rapper; Maren Morris; Anderson Paak.
  • Best pop solo performance: "Hello," Adele; "Hold Up," Beyonce; "Love Yourself," Justin Bieber; "Piece by Piece (Idol Version)," Kelly Clarkson; "Dangerous Woman," Ariana Grande.
  • Best rock album: California, Blink-182; Tell Me I'm Pretty, Cage the Elephant; Magma, Gojira; Death of a Bachelor, Panic! at the Disco; Weezer, Weezer.
  • Best rap album: Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper; And the Anonymous Nobody, De La Soul; Major Key, DJ Khaled; Views, Drake; Blank Face LP, ScHoolboy Q; The Life of Pablo, Kanye West.
  • Best country album: Big Day In A Small Town, Brandy Clark; Full Circle, Loretta Lynn; Hero, Maren Morris; A Sailor's Guide to Earth, Sturgill Simpson; Ripcord, Keith Urban.
  • Best music video: "Formation," Beyonce; "River," Leon Bridges; "Up&Up," Coldplay; "Gosh," Jamie xx; "Upside Down & Inside Out," OK Go.
The complete list is here.

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