If there’s one positive thing to come from the dumpster fire we call 2016, it’s good music. Tuesday morning, the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards were announced and guess who’s leading the pack? Beyoncé’! Her sixth studio album Lemonade scored an impressive nine nominations including the big three: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year. The latter two are for her lead single, “Formation.”

Other notable entries include Drake, Kanye West, and Rihanna who all received eight nominations each. Chance the Rapper also came through with seven nods, including Best New Artist, which pits him against another fave, Anderson Paak. Speaking of newbies, Desiigner hummed his way to a Best Rap Performance nomination for "Panda," alongside Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s “All The Way Up.” Talk about a comeback!

Check out the list of nominees below:

Album Of The Year

25 — Adele 

Lemonade — Beyoncé 

Purpose — Justin Bieber 

Views — Drake 

A Sailor's Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson

Record Of The Year

"Hello" — Adele 

"Formation" — Beyoncé 

"7 Years" — Lukas Graham 

"Work" — Rihanna Featuring Drake 

"Stressed Out" — Twenty One Pilots

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

Best Pop Vocal Album

25 — Adele 

Purpose — Justin Bieber 

Dangerous Woman — Ariana Grande 

Confident — Demi Lovato 

This Is Acting — Sia

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Cinema – Andrea Bocelli 

Fallen Angels – Bob Dylan 

Stages Live – Josh Groban 

Summertime: Willie Nelson 

Sings Gershwin – Willie Nelson 

Encore: Movie Partners Sing 

Broadway – Barbra Streisand

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Skin — Flume 

Electronica 1: The Time Machine — Jean-Michel 

Jarre Epoch — Tycho 

Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future — Underworld 

Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII — Louie Vega

Best Rock Performance

"Joe (Live From Austin City Limits)" – Alabama Shakes

"Don't Hurt Yourself" – Beyoncé Featuring Jack White 

"Blackstar" – David Bowie 

"The Sound Of Silence (Live On Conan)" – Disturbed 

"Heathens" – Twenty One Pilots

Best Metal Performance

"Shock Me" – Baroness

 "Silvera" – Gojira

 "Rotting In Vain" – Korn 

"Dystopia" – Megadeth 

"The Price Is Wrong" – Periphery

Best Rock Song

"Blackstar" – David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie) 

"Burn The Witch" – Radiohead, songwriters (Radiohead) 

"Hardwired" – James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica) 

"Heathens" – Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots) 

"My Name Is Human" – Rich Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)

Best Rock Album

California — Blink-182 

Tell Me I'm Pretty — Cage The Elephant 

Magma — Gojira 

Death Of A Bachelor — Panic! 

At The Disco Weezer — Weezer

Best Alternative Music Album

22, A Million — Bon Iver 

Blackstar — David Bowie 

The Hope Six Demolition Project — PJ Harvey 

Post Pop Depression — Iggy Pop 

A Moon Shaped Pool — Radiohead

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Lemonade — Beyoncé 

Ology — Gallant 

We Are King — KING 

Malibu — Anderson Paak 

Anti — Rihanna

Best Rap Album

Coloring Book – Chance The Rapper 

And The Anonymous Nobody – De La Soul 

Major Key – DJ Khaled 

Views – Drake 

Blank Face 

LP – Schoolboy Q 

The Life Of Pablo – Kanye West

Best Performance Album

"No Problem" — Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz 

"Panda" —Desiigner 

"Pop Style" — Drake Featuring The Throne 

"All The Way Up" — Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared 

"That Part" — ScHoolboy Q Featuring Kanye West

Best Rap Song

"All The Way Up" – Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared 

"Famous" – Kanye West Featuring Rihanna 

"Hotline Bling" – Drake "No Problem – Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz 

"Ultralight Beam" – Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream

Best Rap/Sung Performance

"Freedom" – Beyoncé Featuring Kendrick Lamar 

"Hotline Bling" – Drake 

"Broccoli" – D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty 

"Ultralight Beam" – Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream 

"Famous" – Kanye West Featuring Rihanna

Best Country Album

Big Day In A Small Town – Brandy Clark 

Full Circle – Loretta Lynn 

Hero – Maren Morris 

A Sailor's Guide To Earth – Sturgill Simpson 

Ripcord – Keith Urban

Best Country Solo Performance

"Love Can Go To Hell" — Brandy Clark 

"Vice" — Miranda Lambert 

"My Church" — Maren Morris 

"Church Bells" — Carrie Underwood 

"Blue Ain't Your Color" — Keith Urban

Best American Roots Performance

"Ain't No Man" — The Avett Brothers

"Mother's Children Have A Hard Time" — Blind Boys Of Alabama 

"Factory Girl" — Rhiannon Giddens 

"House Of Mercy" — Sarah Jarosz 

"Wreck You" — Lori McKenna

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo — Amy Schumer 

In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox — Carol Burnett 

M Train — Patti Smith 

Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A.Punk (John Doe With Tom DeSavia) — (Various Artists) 

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink — Elvis Costello

Best Comedy Album

…America…Great… – David Cross 

American Myth – Margaret Cho 

Boyish Girl Interrupted – Tig Notaro 

Live At The Apollo – Amy Schumer 

Talking For Clapping – Patton Oswalt

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

Best Music Video

"Formation" — Beyoncé 

"River" — Leon Bridges 

"Up & Up" — Coldplay 

"Gosh" — Jamie XX

 "Upside Down & Inside Out" — OK Go

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Benny Blanco 

Greg Kurstin 

Max Martin 


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Looks like the 2017 Grammys are going to be LIT!

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