Beyonce leads Grammy nominations as Drake and Rihanna trail with eight nods

Sydney 25-year-old DJ, musician and record producer Harley Streten, known worldwide as Flume, was nominated for Best Dance Recording for Never Be Like You and Best Dance/Electronic Album for Skin.

After the Grammy Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning, one Instagram user noticed the Work singer liked one of their posts with a caption that shaded Queen Bey- who landed nine nominations, one more than RiRi! On her tail, Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West gained eight nominations each.

In addition to her nine nominations, Beyonce was recognized across six different fields of categories - pop, rap, R&B, rock, music video/film and general - making her the most diverse nominee this year.

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Beyoncé's other genre-jumping track, the country-inspired "Daddy Lessons", wasn't nominated for a Grammy, but she did bring it to the Country Music Awards earlier this year. Chance is up for his first Grammy and he bagged seven nominations without releasing a physical album or digital download and is flying high to grab the best new artist award.

Beyonce, a 20-time Grammy victor, is the first artist to earn nods in the pop, rock, R&B and rap categories in the same year, while her 62 nominations over her career make her the most-nominated woman in Grammy history. The following year he rapped, "But I really can't complain, everything is kosher", in his hit song "Over".

The "Bound 2" rapper is up for Best Rap Album for "The Life of Pablo", Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song for "Ultralight Beam", Best Sung Performance for "Famous", among others.

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Beyonce's "Formation" and Adele's "Hello" are up against Rihanna and Drake's "Work", twenty one pilots' "Stressed Out" and Lukas Graham's "7 Years" for record of the year. A nomination alone is a prestigious honor with the Grammy's being the forefront of all music award shows.

The nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards were revealed this week and, needless to say, I'm not too confident of the winners, losers and snubs.

The Best New Artist contest pits two of hip-hop's most exciting stars - Chance The Rapper and Anderson.Paak - against smash pop success The Chainsmokers. The album makes it on the list for the best alternative album category. Peter Gabriel's The Veil is nominated for best song written for visual media. Actress-comedian Amy Schumer received two nominations for best spoken word album and best comedy album.

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The 59th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles' Staples Center on February 12, 2017 (CBS, 8 p.m. ET/PT).


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