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Beyonce topped the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy awards, scoring a leading nine nominations.
Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West are tied for the second-most nominations, with eight nominations each. Chance the Rapper, up for his first Grammys, scored seven nominations.
Adele scored five nominations, after casual Grammy observers were outraged last year that the British singer-songwriter wasn't nominated for her recently released album, 25, due to the fact that it wasn't yet eligible.
Beyonce, Adele and Drake are all up for the top prize of album of the year, where they will face off against Justin Bieber and Sturgill Simpson. With her nine nominations, Beyonce is now a 62-time Grammy nominee, with more nominations than any other female artist in Grammy history. The superstar musician has 20 Grammy Awards and if she wins in eight of the nine categories in which she is nominated, she'll become the most-awarded female artist in Grammy history, a title that currently belongs to 27-time Grammy winner Alison Krauss. In addition to nominations for album of the year, best urban contemporary album and best music film for Lemonade, Beyonce is up for record of the year, song of the year and best music video for "Formation." She's also nominated for best pop solo performance for "Hold Up," best rock performance for "Don't Hurt Yourself," featuring Jack White, and best rap/sung performance for "Freedom," featuring Kendrick Lamar.
Adele's "Hello" joins Beyonce in the record of the year category, where the other nominees are Lukas Graham's "7 Years," "Work" from Rihanna featuring Drake and Twenty One Pilots' "Stressed Out." Both "Hello" and "Formation" are up for song of the year along with Mike Posner's "I Took A Pill in Ibiza," Bieber's "Love Yourself" and Graham's "7 Years."
Chance the Rapper is up for best new artist along with Kelsea Ballerini, The Chainsmokers, Maren Morris and Anderson.Paak.
David Bowie scored four posthumous nominations, including one for best alternative music album, one for best rock song and one for best rock performance.
The Suicide Squad soundtrack scored three nominations: one for best compilation soundtrack for visual media and two more in the best song written for visual media category (for "Purple Lamborghini" and "Heathens"). Joining Suicide Squad in the category of best compilation soundtrack for visual media are Amy, Miles Ahead, Straight Outta Compton and Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1. Best song written for visual media includes a number of Oscar-hopeful compositions, including Justin Timberlake's ubiquitous "Can't Stop The Feeling!" from Trolls and Zootopia's "Try Everything," which are nominated alongside the two Suicide Squad tracks, Pink's "Just Like Fire" from Alice Through the Looking Glass and Peter Gabriel's "The Veil" from Snowden.
The best score soundtrack for visual media category features the music from high-profile movies from late 2015 — Bridge of Spies, The Hateful Eight, The Revenant and Star Wars: The Force Awakens — as well as both volumes of the Stranger Things soundtrack. Hollywood stars Amy Schumer and Carol Burnett each earned nominations for best spoken-word album, competing against Patti Smith, Elvis Costello and the various artists behind Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A. Punk.
The 59th annual Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden, will air live from L.A.'s Staples Center at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS on Feb. 12, 2017. A complete list of all nominations across the Grammy Awards' 84 categories follows.
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