Adele and Beyoncé lead 2017 Grammys nominations – see the full list

Kanye West and David Bowie miss out on major categories

The full Grammy Awards 2017 nominations list has been unveiled, with Adele and Beyoncé leading proceedings.

The 2017 Grammys ceremony will be hosted by James Corden, taking place on February 12.

Beyoncé has picked up nine nominations, including Album Of The Year for ‘Lemonade’ and Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year for lead single ‘Formation’. Her ‘Formation’ music video has also been shortlisted for Best Music Video.


Adele is nominated five times, most notably for Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. Record Of The Year recognises every aspect of a track (performance, production, mixing…etc), while Song Of The Year focuses solely on the songwriting.


Album Of The Year also sees Justin Bieber, Drake and country musician Sturgill Simpson. Meanwhile, Lukas Graham, Rihanna/Drake and Twenty One Pilots are all up for Song Of The Year. Bieber, Graham and Mike Posner are shortlisted for Song Of The Year.

Notably, Frank Ocean is omitted from the nominations after it was revealed that he was not eligible for shortlisting. Elsewhere, Kanye West misses out on many key categories and David Bowie is ignored for Album Of The Year.

See the full nominations lists below.

Album Of The Year
Adele – 25
Beyonce – Lemonade
Justin Bieber – Purpose
Drake – Views
Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth


Record Of The Year
Adele – Hello
Beyonce – Formation
Lukas Graham – 7 Years
Rihanna ft Drake – Work
Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out

Song Of The Year
Adele – Hello
Beyonce – Formation
Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
Lukas Graham – 7 Years
Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza

Best music video
Beyonce – Formation
Leon Bridges – River
Coldplay – Up and Up
Jamie xx – Gosh
OK Go – Upside Down and Inside Out

Best New Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance The Rapper
Maren Morris
Anderson .Paak

Best pop solo performance
Adele – Hello
Beyoncé – Hold Up
Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
Kelly Clarkson – Piece By Piece (Idol Version)
Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman

Best pop duo/group performance
The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey – Closer
Lukas Graham – 7 Years
Rihanna  – Work
Sia featuring Sean Paul – Cheap Thrills
Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out

Best dance recording
Bob Moses – Tearing Me Up
The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down
Flume – Never Be Like You
Riton – Rinse and Repeat
Sofi Tukker – Drinkee

Best dance/electronic album
Flume  – Skin
Jean-Michel Jarre – Electronica 1: The Time Machine
Tycho – Epoch
Underworld – Barbara, Barbara, We Face A Shining Future

Best rock performance
Alabama Shakes – Joe (Live from Austin City Limits)
Beyoncé featuring Jack White – Don’t Hurt Yourself
David Bowie – Blackstar
Disturbed – The Sound of Silence (Live on Conan)
Twenty One Pilots – Heathens

Best metal performance
Baroness – Shock Me
Gojira – Silvera
Korn – Rotting In Vain
Megadeth – Dystopia
Periphery – The Price is Wrong

Best rock song
David Bowie – Blackstar
Radiohead – Burn the Witch
Metallica – Hardwired
Twenty One Pilots – Heathens
Highly Suspect – My Name Is Human

Best rock album
Blink-182 – California
Cage the Elephant – Tell Me I’m Pretty
Gorjira – Magma
Panic! At the Disco – Death of a Bachelor
Weezer – Weezer

Best alternative music album
Bon Iver – 22, A Million
David Bowie – Blackstar
PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project
Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

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 R&B song
PartyNextDoor Featuring Drake – Come See Me
Bryson Tiller – Exchange
Rihanna – Kiss It Better
Maxwell – Lake By the Ocean
Tory Lanez – Luv

Best urban contemporary album
Beyonce – 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

Best rap performance
Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz – No Problem
Desiigner – Panda
Drake featuring the Throne – Pop Style
Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared – All the Way Up
Schoolboy Q Featuring Kanye West – That Part

Best rap/sung collaboration
Beyoncé Featuring Kendrick Lamar – Freedom
Drake – Hotline Bling
DRAM Featuring Lil Yachty – Broccoli
Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream – Ultralight Beam
Kanye West Featuring Rihanna – Famous

Best rap song
Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared – All The Way Up
Kanye West Featuring Rihanna – Famous
Drake – Hotline Bling
Chance The Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz – No Problem
Kanye West featuring 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

Producer of the year, non-classical
Benny Blanco
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin
Ricky Reed

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 country duo/group performance
Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King – Different For Girls
Brothers Osborne – 21 Summer
Kenny Chesney and Pink – Setting the World On Fire
Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton – Jolene
Chris Young With Cassadee Pope – Think of You

Best country song
Keith Urban – Blue Ain’t Your Color
Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man
Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw
My Church – Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert – Vice

Best country album
Brandy Clark – Big Day in a Small Town
Loretta Lynn – Full Circle
Maren Morris – Hero
Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Keith Urban – Ripcord