Adele, Beyonce score top Grammy nominations
LOS ANGELES — Nominations for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards were revealed Tuesday.
About 13,000 in the music industry voted and made their selections out of more than 21,000 recordings submitted.
Beyonce and Adele are sure to be the story as they are competing against each other for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the year.
Both artists helped to keep the music industry afloat this year with strong record sales.
“Hello,” by Adele, “Formation” by Beyonce, “7 Years” by Lukas Graham, “Work” by Rihanna featuring Drake and “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots are up for Record of the Year.
Beyonce’s “Formation,” Adele’s “Hello,” Mike Posner’s “I Took a Pill in Ibiza,” Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” and Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” are all vying for Song of the Year.
Album of the Year noms are Adele’s “25,” Beyonce’s “Lemonade,” Drake’s “Views,” Justin Bieber ‘s “Purpose” and Sturgill Simpson’s ” A Sailor’s Guide to Earth.”
Frank Ocean declined to enter his long-awaited album “Blonde,” despite rapper Kanye West saying he would boycott the awards if Ocean was not recognized.
But Chance the Rapper took the opposite tact, taking out a full page ad in Billboard magazine asking “Hey, why not me?”
Chance’s strategy paid off as he was nominated for Best New Artist along with Kelsea Ballerini, Anderson .Paak, Maren Morris and The Chainsmokers.
A full list of the nominations can be found at Grammy.com.
James Corden of the “Late Late Show” is set to host the year’s ceremony. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will air Feb. 12.