2017 Grammy Awards: A list of the nom­i­nees in top cat­e­gories

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Alist of nom­i­nees in the top cat­e­gories at the 59th an­nual Grammy Awards, an­nounced Tues­day by The Record­ing Academy. Al­bum of the year: "25," Adele; "Lemon­ade," Bey­once; "Pur­pose," Justin Bieber; "Views," Drake; "A Sailor's Guide to Earth," Sturgill Simp­son. Record of the year: "Hello," Adele; "For­ma­tion," Bey­once; "7 Years," Lukas Gra­ham; "Work," Ri­hanna fea­tur­ing Drake; "Stressed Out," twenty one pi­lots. Song of the year (song­writer's award): "For­ma­tion," Bey­once, Khalif Brown, Asheton Ho­gan and Michael L. Wil­liams II; "Hello," Adele and Greg Kurstin; "I Took a Pill In Ibiza," Mike Pos­ner; "Love Your­self," Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran and Ben­jamin Levin; "7 Years," Lukas Forch­ham­mer, Ste­fan For­rest, Morten Pi­le­gaard and Morten Ris­torp. Best new artist: Kelsea Bal­lerini; The Chainsmok­ers; Chance the Rap­per; Maren Mor­ris; An­der­son Paak. Best pop solo per­for­mance: "Hello," Adele; "Hold Up," Bey­once; "Love Your­self," Justin Bieber; "Piece by Piece (Idol Ver­sion)," Kelly Clark­son; "Dan­ger­ous Woman," Ari­ana Grande. Best pop duo/group per­for­mance: "Closer," The Chainsmok­ers fea­tur­ing Halsey; "7 Years," Lukas Gra­ham; "Work," Ri­hanna fea­tur­ing Drake; "Cheap Thrills," Sia fea­tur­ing Sean Paul; "Stressed Out," twenty one pi­lots. Best tra­di­tional pop vo­cal al­bum: "Cinema," An­drea Bo­celli; "Fallen An­gels," Bob Dy­lan; "Stages Live," Josh Groban; "Sum­mer­time: Wil­lie Nel­son Sings Gersh­win," Wil­lie Nel­son; "En­core: Movie Part­ners Sing Broad­way," Bar­bra Streisand. Best pop vo­cal al­bum: "25," Adele; "Pur­pose," Justin Bieber; "Dan­ger­ous Woman," Ari­ana Grande; "Con­fi­dent," Demi Lo­vato; "This Is Act­ing," Sia. Best dance/elec­tronic 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," Bey­once; "Ol­ogy," Gal­lant; "We Are King," KING; "Mal­ibu," An­der­son Paak; "Anti," Ri­hanna. Best R&B al­bum: "In My Mind," BJ the Chicago Kid; "Lalah Hath­away Live," Lalah Hath­away; "Vel­vet Por­traits," Ter­race Martin; "Heal­ing Sea­son," Mint Con­di­tion; "Smoove Jones," Mya. Best rap al­bum: "Color­ing Book," Chance the Rap­per; "And the Anony­mous No­body," De La Soul; "Ma­jor Key," DJ Khaled; "Views," Drake; "Blank Face LP," ScHool­boy Q; "The Life of Pablo," Kanye West. Best coun­try al­bum: "Big Day In A Small Town," Brandy Clark; "Full Cir­cle," Loretta Lynn; "Hero," Maren Mor­ris; "A Sailor's Guide to Earth," Sturgill Simp­son; "Rip­cord," Keith Ur­ban. Best jazz vo­cal al­bum: "Sound of Red," Rene 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 jazz in­stru­men­tal al­bum: "Book of In­tu­ition," Kenny Bar­ron Trio; "Dr. Um," Peter Ersk­ine; "Sun­day Night at the Van­guard," The Fred Her­sch Trio; "Near­ness," Joshua Red­man & Brad Mehldau; "Coun­try for Old Men," John Scofield. Best com­pi­la­tion sound­track for vis­ual me­dia: "Amy"; "Miles Ahead"; "Straight Outta Comp­ton"; "Sui­cide Squad (Col­lec­tor's Edi­tion)"; "Vinyl: The Es­sen­tials Sea­son 1." Pro­ducer of the year, non-clas­si­cal: Benny Blanco; Greg Kurstin; Max Martin; Nine­teen85; Ricky Reed. Best mu­sic video: "For­ma­tion," Bey­once; "River," Leon Bridges; "Up&Up," Coldplay; "Gosh," Jamie xx; "Up­side Down & In­side Out," OK Go. Best mu­sic film: "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead," Steve Aoki; "The Bea­tles: Eight Days A Week The Tour­ing Years," The Bea­tles; "Lemon­ade," Bey­once; "The Mu­sic of Strangers," Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road En­sem­ble; "Amer­i­can Satur­day Night: Live from the Grand Ole Opry," Var­i­ous artists.

— AP

This file photo shows Maren Mor­ris per­form­ing ‘My Church’ at the 50th an­nual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn.

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