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GRAMMY NOMS ARE IN -- Beyoncé Nabs 9 (Even A ROCK Nod), Solange Nabs FIRST Nomination, Chance The Rapper Gets 7, Rihanna, Kanye & Drake Rack Up

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Beyoncé, Chance The Rapper, Drake, Rihanna and more racked up the Grammy nominations.  Even Solange cashed in on one.  Get it all inside...

 

Beyoncé is set to be the queen of the night when Grammy night rolls around.  She's been nominated for 6 Awards, including Best Rock performance for "Don't Hurt Yourself."  She also nabbed nods for pop solo performance ("Hold Up"), rap/sung performance ("Freedom" with Kendrick Lamar) and urban contemporary album ("Lemonade").

Yonce will battle it out with one of her biggest fans Adele, who nabbed 5 nominations, for the top 3 awards -- Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. 

By the way, she's still making history.  Beyonce's already the most nominated woman in Grammy history with 62 total.  Now, she is the first artist to earn nominations in the pop, rock, R&B and rap categories in the same year.  Get it!

Chance the Rapper is having the best year ever!  After playing hype man to POTUS at the National Christmas Tree lighting and nabbing the last musical guest of the year slot on "SNL," the independent artist copped 7 nominations.

Three nods alone are for best rap song: His track "No Problem," plus writing credit on the Kanye West songs "Famous" and "Ultralight Beam." 

Kanye got nods of best rap album and song, plus writing credits on several nominated tracks for a total of 8 nods. But he likely won't be happy that he was snubbed in the major categories like Album of the Year. Rick Ross also nabbed a nomination for writing credit on the Suicide Squad soundtrack.

We're sure he made Auntie 'Yonce proud.

 

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Rihanna and Drake are about to strut into the awards on a high as well, since their song "Work" is battling against Bey, Adele, and Tweny One Pilots for Record of the Year.

Ri and Drizzy, whose Views album just went 4x platinum, both nabbed 8 nods each.  Meanwhile, newbie Anderson .Paak will battle it out against a few country and pop stars for Best New Artist.

 

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Solange Knowles nabbed her first Grammy nomination ever for "Cranes In The Sky."  She's set to battle it out in the Best R&B Performance category.  Remy Ma & Fat Joe nabbed a Best Rap Performance nod for "All The Way Up."

The seating chart alone will be a doozy...

 

Here's the list of most nominations in the General Field and more:

Record Of The Year
"Hello" — Adele
"Formation" — Beyoncé
"7 Years" — Lukas Graham
"Work" — Rihanna Featuring Drake
"Stressed Out" — Twenty One Pilots

Album Of The Year
25 — Adele
Lemonade — Beyoncé
Purpose — Justin Bieber
Views — Drake
A Sailor's Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson

Song Of The Year
"Formation" — Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé)
"Hello" — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
"I Took A Pill In Ibiza" — Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner)
"Love Yourself" — Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)
"7 Years" — Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham)

Best New Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance The Rapper
Maren Morris
Anderson .Paak

For Best Pop Vocal Album, the nominees are 25 by Adele; Purpose by Justin Bieber; Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande; Confident by Demi Lovato; and This Is Acting by Sia.

The nominees for Best Dance/Electronic Album are Skin by Flume; Electronica 1: The Time Machine by Jean-Michel Jarre; Epoch by Tycho; Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future by Underworld; and Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII by Louie Vega.

For Best Rock Album, the nominees are California by Blink-182; Tell Me I'm Pretty by Cage The Elephant; Magma by Gojira; Death Of A Bachelor by Panic! At The Disco; and Weezer by Weezer.

The Best Alternative Music Album nominees are 22, A Million by Bon Iver; Blackstar by David Bowie; The Hope Six Demolition Project by PJ Harvey; Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop; and A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead.

For Best Urban Contemporary Album, the nominees are Lemonade by Beyoncé; Ology by Gallant; We Are King by King; Malibu by Anderson .Paak; and Anti by Rihanna.

The nominees for Best Rap Performance are "No Problem" by Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz; "Panda" by Desiigner; "Pop Style" by Drake Featuring The Throne; "All The Way Up" by Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared; and "That Part" by ScHoolboy Q Featuring Kanye West.

The Best Country Solo Performance nominees are "Love Can Go To Hell" by Brandy Clark; "Vice" by Miranda Lambert; "My Church" by Maren Morris; "Church Bells" by Carrie Underwood; and "Blue Ain't Your Color" by Keith Urban.

The nominees for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album are Poets & Saints by All Sons & Daughters; American Prodigal by Crowder; Be One by Natalie Grant; Youth Revival [Live] by Hillsong Young & Free; and Love Remains by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family.  

For Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical, the nominees are Benny Blanco, Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Nineteen85, and Ricky Reed.

The nominees for Best Music Video are "Formation" by Beyoncé; "River" by Leon Bridges; "Up & Up" by Coldplay; "Gosh" by Jamie XX; and "Upside Down & Inside Out" by OK Go.

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