Announced: The 2017 Grammy Award nominees are...

Announced: The 2017 Grammy Award nominees are...

Beyoncé, Adele, Drake

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui

The 2017 Grammy Awards honourees and nominees have just been announced and Buro 24/7 Middle East has the details…

After months of speculation, the nominees for one of the most highly anticipated award ceremonies in the music industry have just been announced. This year, the 59th annual Grammy Awards will be hosted by Emmy-winning Carpool-Karaoke's host James Cordon, and will recognise the best in the biz.

This year the ceremony will be divided into 86 categories across four fields: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist.

Nominees for best Album of the Year include Justin Beiber's Purpose, Adele's 25, Beyoncé's Lemonade, Drake's Views and Sturgill Simpson's A Sailor's Guide to Earth, while Best New Artist sees The Chainsmokers, Chance the Rapper, Anderson Paak, Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini all up for nomination.

Competing for Record of the Year is Justin Beiber's "Love Yourself" and Mike Posner's "I Took a Pill in Ibiza", followed by Lukas Graham's "7 Years", Beyoncé's "Formation" and Adele's "Hello", who are also nominated for Best Song of the Year along with Rihanna x Drake's "Work" and Twenty One Pilots' "Stressed Out".  

See the full list of nominees here...

Best Pop Solo Performance

Adele – "Hello"
Beyoncé – "Hold Up"
Justin Beiber – "Love Yourself"
Kelly Clarkson – "Piece by Piece"
Ariana Grande – "Dangerous Woman"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey – "Closer"
Lukas Graham – "7 Years"
Rihanna featuring Drake – "Work"
Sia featuring Sean Paul – "Cheap Thrills"
Twenty One Pilots – "Stressed Out"

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Andre Bocelli – Cinema
Bob Dylan – Fallen Angels
Josh Groban – Stages Live
Willie Nelson – Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin
Barbara Streisand – Movie Partners Sing Broadway

Best Dance Recording

Bob Moses – "Tearing Me Up"
The Chainsmokers featuring Daya – "Don't Let Me Down"
Flume featuring Kai – "Never Be Like You"
Riton Featuring Kah-Lo – "Rinse & Repeat"
Sofi Tukker – "Drinkee" 

Best Rap Album

Chance The Rapper – Colouring 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

Producer of the Year

Benny Blanco – "Cold Water" by Major Lazer featuring Justin Beiber and MØ
Greg Kurstin – "Cheap Thrills" by Sia featuring Sean Paul
Max Martin – "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake
Nineteen85 – "For Free" by DJ Khaled featuring Drake
Ricky Reed – "Better" by Meghan Trainor featuring Yo Gotti 

Best Music Video

Beyoncé – "Formation"
Leon Bridges – "River"
Coldplay – "Up & Up"
Jamie XX – "Gosh"
OK Go – "Upside Down & Inside Out" 

The 2017 Grammy Awards are set to take place on February 12, 2017. Watch this space.

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