Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Drake and Rihanna are up for some of the Grammys' most coveted awards this year

By Char Adams
December 06, 2016 03:55 AM
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The 2017 Grammy Awards are upon us — and the nominees are out!

The nominations for the highly-anticipated show were announced Tuesday morning, and some of music’s hottest stars are going head-to-head for many of the coveted awards.

Meghan Trainor, last year’s Best New Artist winner, announced the top four categories on CBS This Morning. Read on for the first round of nominations, and then head over to for the complete list.

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Record of the Year

Best New Artist

Best Pop Solo Performance

Best Pop Vocal Album

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Best Rap Album

Best Rap/Sung Performance

  • “Freedom” – Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar
  • “Hotline Bling” – Drake
  • “Broccoli” – DRAM ft. Lil Yachty
  • “Ultralight Beam” – Kanye West ft. Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The Dream
  • “Famous” – Kanye West featuring Rihanna

Best Country Album

Best Country Duo/ Group Performance

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 Alternative Music Album

Best Rock Album

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

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Best R&B Performance

  • “Turning’ Me Up” – BJ the Chicago Kid
  • “Permission” – Ro James
  • “I Do” – Musiq Soulchild
  • “Needed Me” – Rihanna
  • “Cranes in the Sky” – Solange

Best R&B Urban Contemporary Album

Best Dance Electronic Album

Best Dance Recording

  • “Tearing Me Up” – Bob Moses
  • “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers ft. Daya
  • “Never Be Like You” – Flume ft. Kai
  • “Rinse & Repeat” – Riton ft. Kah-Lo
  • “Drinkee” – Sofi Tukker

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

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 Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Best Music Video

  • “Formation” — Beyoncé
  • “River” — Leon Bridges
  • “Up & Up” — Coldplay
  • “Gosh” — Jamie XX
  • “Upside Down & Inside Out” — OK Go

Best Music Film

  • I’ll Sleep When I’m DeadSteve Aoki
  • The Beatle: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years – The Beatles
  • Lemonade – Beyoncé
  • The Music of Strangers – Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble
  • American Saturday Night: Live from the Grand Ole Opry – Various Artists

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

Best Comedy Album

Best Musical Theater Album

James Corden will host February’s 59th annual Grammy Awards, taking over the job from rapper-turned-actor LL Cool J, who has hosted the ceremony for the past five years.

“I am truly honored to be hosting The Grammys next year,” the 38-year-old Late Late Show star said in a statement. “It’s the biggest, most prestigious award show in music and I feel incredibly lucky to be part of such an incredible night.”

The 2017 Grammy Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.