Here Are The 2017 Grammy Nominations

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It’s that time of year again, when the music industry looks at itself in the mirror and says “I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And doggone it, people like me.” Okay, maybe only Kanye says that, but the self-congratulatory 59th annual Grammy nominations have been announced.

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To no one’s surprise, Beyoncé leads the pack with nine Grammy nominations, followed by Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West with eight apiece and Chance the Rapper with seven. This year’s Grammys, on Feb. 12 in Los Angeles will largely come down to the super diva showdown of Beyonce’s Lemonade versus Adele’s 25, as both will compete against Drake’s Views, Justin Bieber’s Purpose; and A Sailor’s Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson (the token country singer).

That’s a solid list for the grand Grammy prize, but one name that isn’t on it is Mr. West’s Life of Pablo. The Grammy hater, who has been undergoing his own personal drama, is up for four rap awards, but none for album, record or song of the year.

Ironically, it was another Windy City rapper who made music history as Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book became the first streaming-only album to receive a Grammy nomination. The critically-acclaimed independent release is essentially a mixtape that he put out by himself.

As for a Crave connection, two breakout artists (Sofi Tukker and Bob Moses) that we featured were nominated for their first Grammy’s for Best Dance Recording. Congrats! Check out the feature on Sofi Tukker (HERE).

Here are all of the 2017 Grammy nominations:

Best Pop Vocal Album:
25 – Adele
Purpose – Justin Bieber
Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande
Confident – Demi Lovato
This Is Acting – Sia

Best Dance/Electric Album:
Skin – Flume
Electronica 1: The Time Machine – Jean-Michel Jarre
Epoch – Tycho
Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future – Underworld
Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII – Louie Vega

Best Rock Album:
California – Blink-182
Tell Me I’m Pretty – Cage The Elephant
Magma – Gojira
Death Of A Bachelor – Panic! At The Disco
Weezer – Weezer

Best Alternative Music Album:
22, A Million – Bon Iver
Blackstar – David Bowie
The Hope Six Demolition Project – PJ Harvey
Post Pop Depression – Iggy Pop
A Moon Shaped Pool – Radiohead

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Lemonade – Beyoncé
Ology – Gallant
We Are King – KING
Malibu – Anderson .Paak
Anti – Rihanna

Best Rap Performance:
“No Problem” – Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
“Panda” – Desiigner
“Pop Style” – Drake Featuring The Throne
“All The Way Up” – Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared
“That Part” – ScHoolboy Q Featuring Kanye West

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 Jazz Vocal Album:
Sound Of Red – René Marie
Upward Spiral – Branford Marsalis Quartet With Special Guest Kurt Elling
Take Me To The Alley – Gregory Porter
Harlem On My Mind – Catherine Russell
The Sting Variations – The Tierney Sutton Band

Best Gospel Album:
Listen – Tim Bowman, Jr.
Fill This House – Shirley Caesar
A Worshipper’s Heart [Live] – Todd Dulaney
Losing My Religion – Kirk Franklin
Demonstrate [Live] – William Murphy

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
Poets & Saints – All Sons & Daughters
American Prodigal – Crowder
Be One – Natalie Grant
Youth Revival [Live] – Hillsong Young & Free
Love Remains – Hillary Scott & The Scott Family

Best Latin Album:
Un Besito Mas – Jesse & Joy
Ilusión – Gaby Moreno
Similares – Laura Pausini
Seguir Latiendo – Sanalejo
Buena Vida – Diego Torres

Best American Roots Performance:
“Ain’t No Man” – The Avett Brothers
“Mother’s Children Have A Hard Time” – Blind Boys Of Alabama
“Factory Girl” – Rhiannon Giddens
“House Of Mercy” – Sarah Jarosz
“Wreck You” – Lori McKenna

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):
The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo – Amy Schumer
In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox – Carol Burnett
M Train – Patti Smith
Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A.Punk (John Doe With Tom DeSavia) – (Various Artists)
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink – Elvis Costello

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:
Benny Blanco
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin
Ricky Reed

Best Music Video: 
“Formation” – Beyoncé
“River” – Leon Bridges
“Up & Up” – Coldplay
“Gosh” – Jamie xx
“Upside Down & Inside Out” – OK Go

Watch the 2017 GRAMMY Awardshosted by James Corden, on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.