Grammy nominations 2017: Adele and Beyonce reign

08 December, 2016, 07:59 | Author: Evan Mason

Somehow, it also marks the first nomination for the recently refashioned band (longtime band singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge was replaced in 2015 with Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba).

Frank Ocean, on the other hand, made sure he wouldn't win get nominated for or win a Grammy award in 2017 by excluding himself from the contest.

Rare footage of a 10-year-old Beyonce as an aspiring singer has been placed up for auction with an expected price tag of $3.8 million (£3 million).

Chance the Rapper is nominated for the first time with seven nominations while Grammy award victor and veteran Adele has five nominations for her album "25".

The upcoming 59th Grammy Awards has set an exciting mood as The Recording Academy announced on Tuesday, the list of nominees competing in the top categories of the annual awarding ceremony for 2017.

The 59th annual Grammy Awards is all set to honour the outstanding achievements of the artists in the field of music on February 12, 2017. She's up for Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. Although the lightning-rod rapper's The Life of Pablo was passed over in top categories including album of the year, its controversial Famous and gospel-infused Ultralight Beam were each recognized for best rap song and best rap/sung performance.

Beyonce has won 20 Grammys over her career but has never won Album of the Year, despite being nominated twice in the category.

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Chart-topping albums from Drake and Justin Bieber are in the running for several of the major Grammy categories this year, including album of the year.

Album of the Year noms are Adele's "25", Beyonce's "Lemonade", Drake's "Views", Justin Bieber 's "Purpose" and Sturgill Simpson's " A Sailor's Guide to Earth".

Sia was also nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group (Cheap Thrills) and for Best Song Written for Visual Media for Try Everything, a collaboration with Shakira for the animated hit Disney movie Zootopia. And Bowie's title song is nominated for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper got his nominations from his debut album "Coloring Book".

Contenders for the Best New Artists include Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, Anderson Paak, The Chainsmokers, and Chance The Rapper.

Beyoncé & Adele will go head-to-head for 3 gongs at the 2017 Grammy Awards. But the best DGAF album from our most DGAF star should have found its way into the Album of the Year race. -M.V. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to speak publicly about the topic, said the country music committee rejected the song.

The list of Grammy nominees includes at least one sentimental nod, with the late David Bowie nominated for best alternative music album for his release "Blackstar". The two women who won in 2010 and 2012, respectively, six Grammys in one evening each, a record for female artists.


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