2017 Grammy Nominations

The 59th Annual Grammys will air on February 12, 2017. The Grammys is the biggest night in music—we get to see our favorite stars take home awards, amazing performances, and of course, amazing fashion on the red carpet. Last week, Billboard released all of the nominations for the 59th show.

There were so many surprises on the list of nominees and while some were expected, it was amazing to see the amazing music from 2016 being recognized like it should. There were some nominations that caused more buzz than others.

Queen Bey and the #BeyHive are nominated for nine total Grammy nominations this year; this now officially makes Beyoncé the most nominated female artist in Grammy history with 62 nominations in total. Some of the Formation singer’s nominations include, Album of the Year for “Lemonade,” Record of the Year for “Formation,” Best Pop Solo Performance for “Hold Up,” and more. Interestingly enough, Queen Bey’s team tried to get “Daddy Lessons” nominated in the Country category, but the Grammys denied it. It is interesting that they denied it because a few weeks ago Beyoncé performed “Daddy Lessons” at the Country Music Awards with the Dixie Chicks. I guess the Grammys has had enough of Bey since she’s nominated in rock, pop, R&B, and the rap category. Congrats Beyoncé!

Another artist who made major headlines after the nominee’s were released was Chicago’s Chance the Rapper. Chance has been making history all throughout 2016. In his first year of eligibility to be nominated at the Grammys he has 7 nominations, including Best New Artist. What’s so amazing about Chance, his record-breaking nominations, and record-breaking project, The Coloring Book, is that he has accomplished all of this without a record label— Can you say goals? Congratulations to Chance the Rapper on all of his nominations and his 2016 successes.

Two New York rappers received their first Grammy nominations for the 2017 nominee’s, but it isn’t much of a surprise because they had the top songs of 2016, which may have been annoying to some by the time August arrived. Remy Ma is nominated for, “Best Rap Song,” and “Best Rap Performance,” and is the only female rapper in the list of nominees this year. For “All the Way Up” to be her first song straight out of being in jail after six years this is an amazing start for Remy’s re-launch of her career. Go girl! The other New York rapper who shocked many on the list of nominees is Desiigner— he is nominated for his song “Panda.” For a 19-year-old, who had his first major hit in 2016 this is a major accomplishment. If Desiigner wins in this category that will probably be THE speech of the Grammys, just imagine the adlibs.

Other nominations include artists like Drake, Adele, Rihanna, Solange, and more. The 59th Annual Grammys will definitely be a show you don’t want to miss based on these nominees. What better way to bring in 2017 than to celebrate the great work of artists one month in? Tune in February 12, 2017! You can view all of the nominations here.