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Grammy nominations 2017: Beyonce leads the pack

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Beyoncé leads the pack of 2017 Grammy Award nominees, which The Recording Academy announced Tuesday.

The 35-year-old American singer is up for nine awards, including Best Music Film for “Formation,” and will compete with British songstress Adele for three top honors, Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year.

Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West follow with eight nominations each, including Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for Rihanna and Drake for their single “Work.” Chance the Rapper is up for seven awards, with Adele and Twenty One Pilots nominated for five each.

“Just as we see emerging musicians experimenting, we’re also seeing established artists resisting what’s expected of them and, instead, embracing the creative freedom they’ve been afforded through their success, blurring the lines between music’s mainstream and artistic edge,” The Recording Academy president Neil Portnow said.

The 59th Grammy Awards will take place Feb. 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The broadcast will begin 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Beyoncé is a 20-time Grammy Award winner who last won Best R&B Song, Best R&B Performance and Best Surround Sound Album at the 2015 ceremony. She released her sixth studio album, Lemonade, in April.

The 2017 Grammy Award nominations include:

Record of the Year

“Hello” — Adele
“Formation” — Beyoncé
“7 Years” — Lukas Graham
“Work” — Rihanna Featuring Drake
“Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots

Album of the Year

25 — Adele
Lemonade — Beyoncé
Purpose — Justin Bieber
Views — Drake
A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson

Song of the Year

“Formation” — Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé)
“Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
“I Took A Pill In Ibiza” — Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner)
“Love Yourself” — Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)
“7 Years” — Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham)

Best New Artist

Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance The Rapper
Maren Morris
Anderson .Paak

See a full list here.

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