Beyonce grabs 9 Grammy nominations; Chance The Rapper makes debut

Beyonce already the winner of 20 Grammy awards now tops the nominations scoring nine.

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There's no end to Beyonce's musical ladder of achievements as she collects nine Grammy nominations, leading in the list of nominees. Her chart-topping single 'Formation' is up for the distinctive categories of song and record of the year.

Following her lead in the nominations are Kanye West, Drake and Rihanna at second position grabbing eight nominations each. English singer and song-writer Adele has five nominations in her bag, colliding head-on with Beyonce in the fight for awards in the categories of record of the year, song of the year and album of the year.

Running for the category of the Record of the year are - "Hello," by Adele, "Formation" by Beyoncé, "7 Years" by Lukas Graham, "Work" by Rihanna featuring Drake and "Stressed Out" by Twenty One Pilots while for the Song for the year category the nominations include Beyoncé'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."

The 59th annual Grammy Awards is all set to honour the outstanding achievements of the artists in the field of music on Feb. 12, 2017. The breaking news nominations in the top categories were announced by Meghan Trainor, winner of the best new artist award in 2016 who appeared on the morning show of "CBS This Morning" on December 6.

The 23-year old Chicago rapper Chance The rapper is making Grammy history for his album 'Coloring Book' is the first streaming only record to be recognised by the Recording Academy. Chance is up for his first Grammy and he bagged seven nominations without releasing a physical album or digital download and is flying high to grab the best new artist award.

Beyonce is already a winner of 20 Grammy awards and if she wins eight awards out of the nine categories she is nominated then she will become the most-awarded female artist in Grammy history, a title that currently belongs to 27-time Grammy winner Alison Krauss.

This article was first published on December 7, 2016