Adele is nominated in five categories for the 59th Grammy Awards in a class of nominees dominated by Beyoncé (nine nominations), Drake (eight), Rihanna (eight), Kanye West (eight), and Chance The Rapper (seven).
The British artist is nominated in the following categories: Album Of The Year (25 on XL Recordings/Columbia), Record Of The Year (Hello), Song Of The Year (Hello), Best Pop Vocal Album (25), Best Pop Solo Performance (Hello). In addition, Hello producer Greg Kurstin is nominated in the category Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical. In the key category Album Of The Year, Adele will be competing with Beyoncé (Lemonade), Justin Bieber (Purpose), Drake ( Views) and Sturgill Simpson (A Sailor's Guide To Earth).
Adele is the leading contender from the British pack, which includes: David Bowie (Best Rock Performance for Blackstar, Best Rock Song for Blackstar, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Recording Package, Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical), PJ Harvey (Best Alternative Music Album for The Hope Six Demolition Project), Radiohead (Best Rock Song for Burn The Witch, Best Alternative Music Album for A Moon Shaped Pool), Coldplay (Best Video for Up & Up), Jamie XX (Best Video for Gosh), and Underworld (Best Dance/Electronic Album for Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future).
The nominees in 84 categories were announced by the The Recording Academy, which organises the annual award ceremony. The artists were elected from nearly 22,000 submissions by the Academy's members who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and engineers.
"Just as we see emerging musicians experimenting, we're also seeing established artists resisting what's expected of them and, instead, embracing the creative freedom they've been afforded through their success, blurring the lines between music's mainstream and artistic edge," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Every submission we receive for Grammy consideration represents intensely soul-baring, technically exacting creative work—no group understands what each recording embodies better than Recording Academy voters, who are professional music makers themselves," added Bill Freimuth, Recording Academy senior vice president of awards.
The final-round of Grammy ballots will be mailed Dec. 14 and are due Jan. 13, 2017. The Grammy ceremony will take place on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles. Hosted by James Corden, they will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network.
The full list of nominations can be found here: http://www.grammy.com/nominees