Beyoncé leads the pack as 2017 Grammy Award nominations are announced

awards-banner-black-1024x340-1 Awards Season with Attitude, sponsored by The 2017 Grammy nominations have been released today (December 6) with Beyoncé clocking up a spectacular nine nods, including the most coveted awards, Record of the Year for Formation, Album of the Year for Lemonade, and Song of the Year for Formation.  The 35-year-old's nine nominations bring her total to 60 - maintaining her record as the most nominated woman in Grammy history - while this year she becomes the first artist ever to earn nominations in the pop, rock, R&B and rap categories in the same year. The icon's genre-busting sixth album Lemonade has seen her reach out into some more surprising categories this year, including Best Rock Performance for Don't Hurt Yourself ft. Jack White. Following Beyoncé are Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West with eight nominations apiece, Chance the Rapper with seven, and Adele with five, including Record of the Year for Hello and Album of the Year for 25. The pair share a history of Grammy success, both hold the record for most Grammys won by a woman in one night - six. Rihanna fans were shocked to see the singer miss out on an Album of the Year nod for Anti - however, she's in the running for Record of the Year for Work ft. Drake, and has a number of nominations in R'n'B specific fields. Another controversial ommission from the Album of the Year nominations list is David Bowie's final album Blackstar, which was tipped for a posthumous nomination after he died from cancer in January 2016. See the main nominations for next year's Grammy Awards, which air on 12 February, below: GENERAL FIELD  Record of the Year: Hello — Adele Formation — Beyoncé 7 Years — Lukas Graham Work — Rihanna featuring Drake Stressed Out — Twenty One Pilots Album Of The Year: 25 — Adele Lemonade — Beyoncé Purpose — Justin Bieber Views — Drake A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson Song Of The Year: Formation — Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé) Hello — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele) I Took A Pill In Ibiza — Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner) Love Yourself — Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber) 7 Years — Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham) Best New Artist: Kelsea Ballerini The Chainsmokers Chance The Rapper Maren Morris Anderson .Paak POP FIELD  Best Pop Solo Performance: Hello — Adele Hold Up — Beyoncé 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 Best Pop Vocal Album: 25 — Adele Purpose  — Justin Bieber Dangerous Woman  — Ariana Grande Confident — Demi Lovato This Is Acting — Sia DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC FIELD Best Dance Recording: Tearing Me Up — Bob Moses Don’t Let Me Down — The Chainsmokers featuring Daya Never Be Like You — Flume featuring Kai Rinse & Repeat — Riton featuring Kah-Lo Drinkee — Sofi Tukker 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 CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL FIELD  Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Human Nature — Herb Alpert When You Wish Upon a Star — Bill Frisell Way Back Home Live From Rochester, NY — Steve Gadd Band Unspoken — Chuck Loeb Culcha Vulcha — Snarky Puppy ROCK FIELD:  Best Rock Performance: Joe (Live From Austin City Limits) — Alabama Shakes Don’t Hurt Yourself — Beyoncé featuring Jack White Blackstar — David Bowie The Sound Of Silence (Live On Conan) — Disturbed Heathens —  Twenty One Pilots Best Metal Performance: Shock Me —  Baroness Silvera — Gojira Rotting in Vain — Korn Dystopia — Megadeth The Price is Wrong — Periphery Best Rock Song: Blackstar — David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie) Burn The Witch — Radiohead, songwriters (Radiohead) Hardwired — James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica) Heathens — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots) My Name is Human — Rich Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect) 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 ALTERNATIVE FIELD 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 R&B FIELD  Best R&B Performance: Turnin’ Me Up — BJ The Chicago Kid Permission — Ro James I Do — Musiq Soulchild Needed Me — Rihanna Cranes in the Sky — Solange Best Traditional R&B Performance: The Three Of Me — William Bell Woman’s World — BJ The Chicago Kid Sleeping with the One I Love — Fantasia Angel — Lalah Hathaway Can’t Wait — Jill Scott Best R&B Song: Come and See Me — J. Brathwaite, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (PartyNextDoor featuring Drake) Exchange — Michael Hernandez & Bryson Tiller, songwriters (Bryson Tiller) Kiss it Better — Jeff Bhasker, Robyn Fenty, John-Nathan Glass & Natalia Noemi, songwriters (Rihanna) Lake by the Ocean — Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell) Luv — Magnus August Høiberg, Benjamin Levin & Daystar Peterson, songwriters (Tory Lanez) Best Urban Contemporary Album: Lemonade — Beyoncé 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 RAP FIELD  Best Rap/Sung Performance: Freedom — Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar Hotline Bling — Drake Broccoli — D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty Ultralight Beam — Kanye West featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream Famous — Kanye West featuring Rihanna Best Rap Song: All The Way Up — Joseph Cartagena, Edward Davadi, Shandel Green, Karim Kharbouch, Andre Christopher Lyon, Reminisce Mackie &  Marcello Valenzano, songwriters (Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared) Famous — Chancelor Bennett, Ross Birchard, Ernest Brown, Andrew Dawson, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein, Kejuan Muchita, Patrick Reynolds, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West featuring Rihanna) Hotline Bling — Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake) No Problem — Chancelor Bennett, Dwayne Carter & Tauheed Epps, songwriters (Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz) Ultralight Beam — Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Samuel Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico Donnie Trumpet Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream) 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 The Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. The show will be broadcast in the UK a day later on Monday 13 February on 4Music at 8pm, but if you’re planning on staying up late, we’ll be live-blogging the action as it happens here on and on Facebook and Twitter. AWARDS SEASON WITH ATTITUDE Awards Season with Attitude, sponsored by More stories: Gay porn star Max Schutler dies aged 35 Attitude readers get naked to celebrate the body beautiful