The singer lands in a surprising category and Chance the Rapper makes history with streaming-only nominations.
On Tuesday morning, singer Meghan Trainor stopped by CBS This Morning to deliver the Grammy nominations for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best New Artist, with Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper, and Anderson .Paak landing much deserved noms.
Chance and Anderson will go head to head in the Best New Artist category. Chance’s nomination is historical since the artist has never released a physical album. The Recording Academy changed the rules earlier this year to allow streaming only albums and artists to be nominated for awards.
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Beyoncé is nominated in three of the four major categories: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year. Lemonade and “Formation” were the biggest album and song of the year, with the single causing controversy and Lemonade‘s HBO special sending the internet into chaos. The singer’s “Don’t Hurt Yourself” also landed a Best Rock Performance nomination.
Rihanna, Drake, and Kanye are also nominated in notable categories. Drake will go up against Beyoncé for Album of the Year and RiRi will go up against Bey for Best Urban Contemporary Album. Kanye snagged nominations for Best Rap/Sung Performance for “Ultralight Beams” and “Famous.” He also earned a Best Rap Album nom for The Life of Pablo.
Overall, Beyoncé leads with nine nominations, followed by Kanye, Drake and Rihanna with eight and Chance with seven. The Grammy Awards air on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8/7c.
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