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Beyonce Receives Most Grammy Nominations; Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West Tie For Second

Beyonce's Lemonade [Official Cover Art]

Beyonce predictably ranks as the most-nominated artist for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

Beyonce, who earned critical raves and commercial success for her “Lemonade” album, leads the field with nine nominations. That list of nine includes three “Big Four” awards — album of the year, song of the year, and record of the year.

With eight nominations each, Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West tie for second place. Drake is competing for Album Of The Year, while Drake is nominated as a featured artist on Rihanna’s Record Of The Year candidate “Work.”

Chance The Rapper takes fifth place with 7 total nominations, including a Best New Artist look.

The Recording Academy recently posted the full list of nominations for this year’s show.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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