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It’ll Be Beyoncé, Adele, And Everybody Else At This Year’s Grammys

The nominations were announced this morning

If the mandate for this year’s Grammy Awards was to pull in the widest television audience possible (and, of course, it was), then it looks like the voters have done their jobs. The nominations were announced this morning, and all anyone will be talking about in the lead-up to February’s ceremony will be the showdown between Beyoncé and Adele, who are both up for Album of the Year for Lemonade and 25. They’ll also face off in the Song of the Year and Record of the Year categories, which basically guarantees that this will be one of the most anticipated award shows of any kind in recent memory. It also helps that Kanye West, Rihanna, Drake, and Justin Bieber—basically the biggest stars in pop music—are all up for major awards.

Beyoncé will and should be the favorite for album of the year when the James Corden-hosted ceremony kicks off on February 12 on CBS. She has nine nominations (the most of anyone) to Adele’s five, and Lemonade—while not selling nearly as many copies as Adele’s 25—was a towering and career-defining artistic statement that is currently topping many year-end lists. Where Adele could have an edge over Beyoncé is in the song and record of the year categories, where “Hello,” maybe the most ubiquitous single of the decade, will be going against “Formation,” one of the most political songs of Beyoncé’s career.

Some other intriguing story lines to follow will be Chance the Rapper versus The Chainsmokers in the Best New Artist category—which is basically like a halo going up against a can of Axe Body Spray—and Kanye, Drake, and Chance all being up for Best Rap Album of the Year. Also, will the Grammys mark Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s first public appearances since her robbery scare and his hospitalization? Also, that albums like Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool and David Bowie's Blackstar were relegated to the alternative album category, while Drake's Views and Justin Bieber's Purpose are both nominated for Album of the Year, proves once again that the Grammys are a popularity contest above all else. The full nominee list is below.

Album of the Year

Adele, 25

Beyoncé, Lemonade

Justin Bieber, Purpose

Drake, Views

Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor's Guide to Earth

Song of the Year

Beyoncé, "Formation"

Adele, "Hello"

Mike Posner, "I Took a Pill in Ibiza"

Justin Bieber, "Love Yourself"

Lukas Graham, "7 Years"

Record of the Year

Adele, "Hello"

Beyoncé, "Formation"

Lukas Graham, "7 years"

Rihanna ft. Drake, "Work"

Twenty One Pilots, "Stressed Out"

Best New Artist

Kelsea Ballerini

Chance the Rapper

Maren Morris

The Chainsmokers

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 feat. Halsey, "Closer"

Lukas Graham, "7 years"

Rihanna feat. Drake, "Work"

Sia feat. Sean Paul, "Cheap Thrills"

Twenty One Pilots, "Stressed Out"

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Andrea Bocelli, Cinema

Bob Dylan, Fallen Angels

Josh Groban, Stages Live

Willie Nelson, Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin

Barbra Streisand, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway

Best Pop Vocal Album

Adele, 25

Justin Bieber, Purpose

Ariana Grande, Dangerous Woman

Demi Lovato, Confident

Sia, This Is Acting

Best Dance Recording

"Tearing Me Up" by Bob Moses

"Don't Let Me Down" by The Chainsmokers featuring Daya

"Never Be Like You" by Flume Featuring Kai

"Rinse & Repeat" by Riton Featuring Kah-Lo

"Drinkee" by Sofi Tukker

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Skin by Flume

Electronica 1: The Time Machine by Jean-Michael Jarre

Epoch by Tycho

Barbara, Barbara, We Face a Shining Future by Underworld

Louie Vega Starring...XXVIII by Louie Vega

Best Rap Performance

No Problem by Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz

Panda by Desiigner

Pop Style by Drake featuring The Throne

All the Way Up by Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared

That Part by ScHoolboy Q featuring Kanye West

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Freedom by Beyonce featuring Kendrick Lamar

Hotline Bling by Drake

Broccoli by D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty

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

Famous by Kanye West featuring Rihanna

Best Rap Song

All the Way Up by Joseph Cartagena, Edward Davadi, Shandel Green, Karim Kharbouch, Andre Christopher Lyon, Reminisce Mackie & Marcello Valenzano, songwriters (Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared)

Famous by Chancelor Bennett, Ross Birchard, Ernest Brown, Andrew Dawson, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein, Kejuan Muchita, Patrick Reynolds, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Rihanna)

Hotline Bling by Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)

No Problem by Chancelor Bennett, Dwayne Carter & Tauheed Epps, songwriters (Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)

Ultralight Beam by Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk

Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Samuel Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico "Donnie Trumpet" Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream)

Best Rap Album

Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper

And the Anonymous Nobody by De La Soul

Major Key by DJ Khaled

Views by Drake

Blank Face LP by ScHoolboy Q

The Life of Pablo by Kanye West

Best Country Solo Performance

Love Can Go to Hell by Brandy Clark

Vice by Miranda Lambert

My Church by Maren Morris

Church Bells by Carrie Underwood

Blue Ain't Your Color by Keith Urban

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Different for Girls by Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King

21 Summer by Brothers Osborne

Setting the World on Fire by Kenny Chesney & P!nk

Jolene by Pentatonix featuring Dolly Parton

Think of You by Chris Young with Caddadee Pop

Best Country Song

Blue Ain't Your Color by Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen, songwriters (Keith Urban)

Die a Happy Man by Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur, songwriters (Thomas Rhett)

Humble and Kind by Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)

My Church by busbee & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris)

Vice by Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

Best Country Album

Big Day in a Small Town by Brandy Clark

Full Circle by Loretta Lynn

Hero by Maren Morris

A Sailor's Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson

Ripcord by Keith Urban

Best Rock Performance

Joe (Live from Austin City Limits) by Alabama Shakes

Don't Hurt Yourself by Beyonce featuring Jack White

Blackstar by David Bowie

The Sound of Silence (Live on Conan) by Disturbed

Heathens by Twenty One Pilots

Best Metal Performance

Shock Me by Baroness

Silvera by Gojira

Rotting in Vain by Korn

Dystopia by Megadeth

The Price is Wrong by Periphery

Best Rock Song

Blackstar by David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)

Burn the Witch by Radiohead songwriters (Radiohead)

Hardwired by James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)

Heathens by Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)

My Name is Human by Rich Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)

Best Rock Album

California by Blink-182

Tell Me I'm Pretty by Cage the Elephant

Magma by Gojira

Death of a Bachelor by Panic! at the Disco

Weezer by Weezer

Best Alternative Music Album

22, A Million by Bon Iver

Blackstar by David Bowie

The Hope Six Demolition Project by PJ Harvey

Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop

A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead

Best R&B Performance

Turnin' Me Up by BJ The Chicago Kid

Permission by Ro James

I Do by Musiq Soulchild

Needed Me by Rihanna

Cranes in the Sky by Solange

Best Traditional R&B Performance

The Three of Me by William Bell

Woman's World by BJ The Chicago Kid

Sleeping with the One I Love by Fantasia

Angel by Lalah Hathaway

Can't Wait by Jill Scott

Best R&B Song

Come See Me by J. Brathwaite, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (PartyNextDoor Featuring Drake)

Exchange by Michael Hernandez & Bryson Tiller, songwriters (Bryson Tiller)

Kiss It Better by Jeff Bhasker, Robyn Fenty, John-Nathan Glass & Natalia Noemi, songwriters (Rihanna)

Lake by the Ocean by Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)

Luv by Magnus August Høiberg, Benjamin Levin & Daystar Peterson, songwriters (Tory Lanez)

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Lemonade by Beyonce

Ology by Gallant

We Are King by King

Malibu by Anderson .Paak

Anti by Rihanna

Best R&B Album

In My Mind by BJ The Chicago Kid

Lalah Hathaway Live by Lalah Hathaway

Velvet Portraits by Terrace Martin

Healing Season by Mint Condition

Smoove Jones by Mya

Best Music Video

Formation by Beyonce

River by Leon Bridges

Up & Up by Coldplay

Gosh by Jamie XX

Upside Down & Inside Out by OK Go

Best Music Film

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead by Steve Aoki; Justin Krook, video director; Brent Almond, Matt Colon, David Gelb, Ryan Kavanaugh, Happy Walters & Matthew Weaver, video producers

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week The Touring Years by (The Beatles); Ron Howard, video director; Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Scott Pascucci & Nigel Sinclair, video producers

Lemonade by Beyonce; Beyoncé Knowles Carter & Kahlil Joseph, video directors; Beyoncé Knowles Carter, video producer

The Music of Strangers by Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble, Morgan Neville, video director; Caitrin Rogers, video producer

American Saturday Night: Live from the Grand Old Opry by (Various Artists); George J. Flanigen IV, video director; John Burke & Lindsey Clark, video producers

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Amy by Various Artists

Miles Ahead by Miles Davis & Various Artists

Straight Outta Compton by Various Artists

Suicide Squad (Collector's Edition) by Various Artists

Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1 by Various Artists

Best Score/Soundtrack for Visual Media

Bridge of Spies by Thimas Newman, composer

Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight by Ennio Morricone, composer

The Revenant by Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, composers

Star Wars: The Force Awakens by John Williams, Composer

Stranger Things Volume 1 by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, composers

Stranger Things Volume 2 by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, composers

Best Song Written for Visual Media

Can't Stop the Feeling! by 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)

Heathens by Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)

Just Like Fire by Oscar Holter, Max Martin, P!nk & Shellback, songwriters (P!nk)

Purple Lamborghini by Shamann Cooke, Sonny Moore & William Roberts, songwriters (Skrillex & Rick Ross)

Try Everything by Mikkel S. Eriksen, Sia Furler & Tor Erik Hermansen, songwriters (Shakira)

The Veil by Peter Gabriel, songwriter (Peter Gabriel)

Best Spoken Word Album

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox by Carol Burnett

M Train by Patti Smith

Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk (Joe Doe with Tom DeSavia) by Tom DeSavia, John Doe, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello

Best Comedy Album

..America...Great... by David Cross

Maerican Myth by Margaret Cho

Boyish Girl Interrupted by Tig Notaro

Live at the Apollo by Amy Schumer

Talking Over Clapping by Patton Oswalt

Best Musical Theater Album

Bright Star by Carmen Cusack, principal soloist; Jay Alix, Peter Asher & Una Jackman, producers; Steve Martin, composer; Edie Brickell, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)

The Color Purple by Cynthia Erivo & Jennifer Hudson, principal soloists; Stephen Bray, Van Dean, Frank Filipetti, Roy Furman, Scott Sanders & Jhett Tolentino, producers (Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell & Allee Willis, composers/lyricists) (New Broadway Cast)

Fiddler on the Roof by Danny Burstein, principal soloist; Louise Gund, David Lai & Ted Sperling, producers (Jerry Bock, composer; Sheldon Harnick, lyricist) (2016 Broadway Cast)

Kinky Boots by Killian Donnelly & Matt Henry, principal soloists; Sammy James, Jr., Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Oremus & William Wittman, producers (Cyndi Lauper, composer & lyricist) (Original West End Cast)

Waitress by Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Neal Avron, Sara Bareilles & Nadia DiGiallonardo, producers; Sara Bareilles, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)