The 2017 Grammys nominations are out, and while it’s a clear battleground for music heavyweights Adele and Beyonce, a few Aussies also made the cut.
Beyonce and Adele nabbed nine and five nominations respectively including the big ones, Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year.
Aussie superstar Sia’s noms count is nothing to be sneezed at however, she scored three nominations including Pop Vocal Album for This is Acting. She’s up against tough competition though, with Adele’s 25, Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman, Justin Bieber’s Purpose and Demi Lovato’s Confident all also receiving Pop Vocal Album noms.
Sia’s other two noms are for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for ‘Cheap Thrills’ (watch the video below), as well as Best Song Written for Visual Media for her Zootopia song with Shakira, ‘Try Everything’.
Aussie country artist Keith Urban, who is a four-time Grammy winner also achieved three noms for the 2017 Grammys. His categories include Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song for ‘Blue Ain’t Your Colour’, and Best Country Album for Ripcord.
After cleaning up at the ARIAs last month with eight awards, Sydney DJ/Producer Flume has also managed to nab two Grammy nominations, for Best Dance Recording for ‘Never Be Like You’ featuring Kai, and Best Dance/Electronic Album for Skin.
Most of the hype will surround the Album of The Year category with a line up of extremely strong contenders, and one that has surprised many. Adele, Justin Bieber, Drake and Beyonce, who has never won this category are joined by surprise nomination country/roots artist Sturgill Simpson for A Sailor’s Guide To Earth.
Beyonce’s strongest competition for Album Of The Year will come from music powerhouse Adele for 25, who scored five noms in total, but was outdone by Kanye West, Drake and Rihanna who each scored eight nods.
The late David Bowie, who passed away in January, has been posthumously nominated in four categories for his final album Blackstar. Prince, who also died this year in April in what was a tragic year for the music industry, was nominated for Best Engineered Non-Classical Album for Hit n Run Phase Two.
James Corden will host the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 12, 2017.