Beyoncé Scores Nine Grammy Award Nominations
December 6, 2016 at 6:07 AM (PT)
The 59th annual GRAMMY AWARDS nominations were made on CBS TV this morning, with BEYONCÉ, DRAKE, RIHANNA and ADELE attracting the most attention. There were nine nominations for BEYONCÉ's “Lemonade,” giving her more nominations than any other artist.
THE NEW YORK TIMES reports, "For album of the year, “Lemonade” and [ADELE] “25” will also contend with DRAKE’s “Views,” a monster streaming hit; “Purpose,” JUSTIN BIEBER’s comeback vehicle; and “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” by the country singer STURGILL SIMPSON, a critical favorite but modest seller that may be the year’s wild card. For record of the year, an award for the performer and producers of a single track, BEYONCÉ’s “Formation” faces off against ADELE’s “Hello,” along with “7 Years,” a mellow hit by the Danish group LUKAS GRAHAM; “Stressed Out” by the genre-mixing pop duo TWENTY ONE PILOTS; and RIHANNA’s “Work,” which features DRAKE."
“Formation,” “Hello,” “7 Years”, along with JUSTIN BIEBER’s “Love Yourself” and MIKE POSNER’s “I Took a Pill in Ibiza,” received nominations in the Song Of The Year category
THE CHAINSMOKERS, CHANCE THE RAPPER, MAREN MORRIS, KELSEA BALLERINI and ANDERSON .PAAK were tapped in the Best New Artist catagory.
"Just as we see emerging musicians experimenting, we're also seeing established artists resisting what's expected of them and, instead, embracing the creative freedom they've been afforded through their success, blurring the lines between music's mainstream and artistic edge," said THE RECORDING ACADEMY Pres./CEO NEIL PORTNOW.
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES has the full list of nimonees here.