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Beyoncé, Drake, Kanye West and Chance the Rapper Lead Nominations for 2017 Grammy Awards

Beyoncé, Drake, Kanye West and Chance the Rapper Lead Nominations for 2017 Grammy Awards
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Beyoncé has been nominated for nine, Drake and Kanye West for eight and Chance The Rapper is nominated in seven categories for the 2017 Grammy Awards.

Chance the Rapper and Anderson .Paak compete against The Chainsmokers and Maren Morris for Best New Artist. Chance The Rapper, Desiigner, Drake, Fat Joe & Remy Ma and ScHoolboy Q are in the running for Best Rap Performance. Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book, De La Soul’s And the Anonymous Nobody, DJ Khaled’s Major Key, Drake’s Views, ScHoolboy Q’s Blank Face LP and Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo are competing for Best Rap Song.

See the full list of rap-related 2017 Grammy nominations below. The 59th annual Grammy Awards air Feb. 12, 2017 on CBS.

Best New Artist

Chance the Rapper

The Chainsmokers

Anderson .Paak

Maren Morris

Kelsea Ballerini

Album of the Year

Beyonce – Lemonade

Justin Bieber – Purpose

Drake – Views

Adele – 25

Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

Best Rap Performance

Chance The Rapper Feat. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz – “No Problem”

Desiigner – “Panda”

Drake Feat. The Throne – “Pop Style”

Fat Joe & Remy Ma Feat. French Montana & Infared – “All the Way Up”

ScHoolboy Q Feat. Kanye West – “That Part”

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Beyoncé Feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

D.R.A.M. Feat. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”

Kanye West Feat. Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream – “Ultralight Beam”

Kanye West Feat. Rihanna – “Famous”

Best Rap Song

Fat Joe & Remy Ma Feat. French Montana & Infared – “All the Way Up”

Kanye West Feat. Rihanna – “Famous”

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Chance The Rapper Feat. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz – “No Problem”

Kanye West Feat. Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream – “Ultralight Beam”

Best Rap Album

Chance The Rapper – Coloring 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

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

The Chainsmokers Feat. Halsey – “Closer”

Lukas Graham – “7 Years”

Rihanna Feat. Drake – “Work”

Sia Feat. Sean Paul – “Cheap Thrills”

Twenty One Pilots – “Stressed Out”

Best R&B Performance

BJ The Chicago Kid – “Turnin’ Me Up”

Ro James – “Permission”

Musiq Soulchild – “I Do”

Rihanna – “Needed Me”

Solange – “Cranes in the Sky”

Best Traditional R&B Performance

William Bell – “The Three of Me”

BJ The Chicago Kid – “Woman’s World”

Fantasia – “Sleeping With the One I Love”

Lalah Hathaway – “Angel”

Jill Scott – “Can’t Wait”

Best R&B Song

PartyNextDoor Feat. Drake – “Come & See Me”

Bryson Tiller – “Exchange”

Rihanna – “Kiss It Better”

Maxwell – “Lake by the Ocean”

Tory Lanez – “Luv”

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Beyoncé – Lemonade

Gallant – Ology

KING – We Are King

Anderson .Paak – Malibu

Rihanna – Anti

Best R&B Album

BJ The Chicago Kid – In My Mind

Lalah Hathaway – Lalah Hathaway Live

Terrace Martin – Velvet Portraits

Mint Condition – Healing Season

Mya – Smoove Jones

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Benny Blanco

Greg Kurstin

Max Martin

Nineteen85

Ricky Reed

Best Song Written for Visual Media

“Can’t Stop The Feeling!” — Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Walt Dohrn, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & Kunal Nayyar), Track from: Trolls

“Heathens” — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots), Track from: Suicide Squad

“Just Like Fire” — Oscar Holter, Max Martin, P!nk & Shellback, songwriters (P!nk), Track from: Alice Through The Looking Glass

“Purple Lamborghini” — Shamann Cooke, Sonny Moore & William Roberts, songwriters (Skrillex & Rick Ross), Track from: Suicide Squad

“Try Everything” — Mikkel S. Eriksen, Sia Furler & Tor Erik Hermansen, songwriters (Shakira), Track from: Zootopia

“The Veil” — Peter Gabriel, songwriter (Peter Gabriel), Track from: Snowden

 

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