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Beyonce, Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West Lead Grammy Nominations

Dec 6, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Music superstar Beyonce is poised to make history at the upcoming Grammy Awards after adding another nine nominations to her already impressive Grammys resume. The singer already owns 20 Grammys, and is within reach of Alison Krauss’s 27 Grammys — the all-time record for a female artist.

Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West each received eight nominations for this year’s Grammys.

Beyonce already owns the record for nominations by a female artist, with 62.

Her “Lemonade” is up for Album of the Year at the 59th Grammys, to be held Feb. 12, 2017. In that prestigious category she’s up against Adele’s “25,” Drake’s “Views,” Justin Bieber’s “Purpose” and Sturgill Simpson’s “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth.”

USA Today notes: “In addition to record and song of the year nominations for defiant lead single ‘Formation,’ Beyoncé is recognized across a variety of song categories. ‘Hold Up’ is competing for best pop solo performance, ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself’ (featuring Jack White) is up for best rock performance and ‘Freedom’ (with Kendrick Lamar) is contending for best rap/sung performance. ‘Lemonade,’ which Beyoncé unveiled as a one-hour HBO special this spring, is also nominated for best music film and urban contemporary album, while ‘Formation’s’ visual is up for best music video.”

The announcement from The Recording Academy, with additional nominees in the key categories, can be found here. To see a full list of nominees on the Grammys website, click here.

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