How Many 2017 Grammy Nominations Did Beyonce Get? 'Lemonade' Received Lots Of Love
Once again, it's time to bow down to Beyoncé, who just picked up a whole lot of nominations for the 2017 Grammys. But how many Grammys nominations did Beyoncé get total? Her album Lemonade racked up an impressive nine noms, making Bey the most nominated artist of the 59th annual Grammy Awards. She is nominated in all three of the award show's major categories: Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year, the night's biggest award. Like so many predicted, the 2017 Grammys will be Beyoncé vs. Adele, who also scored nods in those same three categories with her album 25. While the ultimate battle between the two will take place on February 12, today, Queen Bey rules the Grammys and even managed to surprise us with a few unexpected nominations.
Lemonade dominated pop culture this year, so it's only fitting that it also dominates the Grammys. In the Album of the Year category, Beyoncé will take on Adele (25), Justin Bieber (Purpose), Drake (Views), and Sturgill Simpson (A Sailor's Guide To Earth). While Bey has been nominated for Album of the Year twice before today, she has never won. She also picked up noms for Lemonade in the categories of Best Urban Contemporary Album, where she'll be competing against Rihanna, KING, Anderson.Paak, and Gallant.
Her track "Formation" is up for Record of the Year, going up against Adele's "Hello," Rihanna's "Work" featuring Drake, Lukas Graham's "7 Years," and Twenty One Pilots' "Stressed Out." That same track is also up for Record of the Year, a songwriting award, competing against Adele's "Hello," Mike Posner's "I Took A Pill In Ibiza," Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself," and Lukas Graham's "7 Years." Being that Lemonade was a visual album, "Formation" could also take home the prize for Best Music Video.
But, Beyoncé's not only getting in formation at the 2017 Grammys. She also landed a Best Pop Solo Performance for her Lemonade track "Hold Up." She's competing for Best Rap/Sung Performance for “Freedom" featuring Kendrick Lamar, taking on Drake's "Hotline Bling;" D.R.A.M.'s "Broccoli" featuring Lil Yachty; Kanye West's "Ultralight Beam" featuring Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream; and West's "Famous" featuring Rihanna.
Remember that surprise nomination I spoke about? Beyoncé for the first time in her career earned herself a Best Rock Performance nomination for her song "Don’t Hurt Yourself.” While it may seem odd, the fact that the track gets an assist from Jack White explains it all. It also proves Beyoncé won't just be the night's biggest pop star, but could be a bonafide rock star too.