It's official. Traditionally-created albums are dead in the water. The lineup at next year's upcoming Grammy Awards more than proves that beyond a shadow of a doubt. Beyonce leads the way with nine nominations for her visual album 'Lemonade', proving that artists are going to have to get more and more inventive if they're looking to be recognised for a body of work. Drake also does well with 'Views', earning multiple nominations for an album that was originally exclusively released through Apple Music, whilst Chance the Rapper has also been nominated a number of times for 'Coloring Book', an album that was never released physically. In fact, one of the only artists that have managed to evade the new-wave of release is Adele, who of course destroys the competition with her latest album '25', which was held off of streaming services for the first six months of its release.

Beyonce leads the way with 9 nominations

Beyonce leads the way with 9 nominations

So, unless artists want to hold streaming platforms hostage and risk a volatile relationship with those services in the future, they're going to have to come up with some interesting and unique ideas to garner the interest of leading critics in the industry.

For the full list of nominations for the Grammy Awards 2017, check below:

Record of the Year:

  • Adele, "Hello"
  • Beyoncé, "Formation"
  • Lukas Graham, "7 Years"
  • Rihanna feat. Drake, "Work"
  • Twenty One Pilots, "Stressed Out"

Album Of The Year:

  • Adele, 25
  • Beyoncé, Lemonade
  • Justin Bieber, Purpose
  • Drake, Views
  • Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor's Guide To Earth

Song Of The Year:

  • Adele, "Hello"
  • Beyoncé, "Formation"
  • Justin Bieber, "Love Yourself"
  • Lukas Graham, "7 Years"
  • Mike Posner, "I Took A Pill In Ibiza"

Best New Artist:

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Chance The Rapper
  • Maren Morris
  • Anderson .Paak

Best Pop Solo Performance:

  • Adele, "Hello"
  • Beyoncé, "Hold Up"
  • Justin Bieber, "Love Yourself"
  • Kelly Clarkson, "Piece by Piece" (Idol Version)
  • Ariana Grande, "Dangerous Woman"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

  • The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, "Closer"
  • Lukas Graham, "7 years"
  • Rihanna feat. Drake, "Work"
  • Sia feat. Sean Paul, "Cheap Thrills"
  • Twenty One Pilots, "Stressed Out"

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

  • Andrea Bocelli, Cinema
  • Bob Dylan, Fallen Angels
  • Josh Groban, Stages Live
  • Willie Nelson, Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin
  • Barbra Streisand, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway

Best Pop Vocal Album:

  • Adele, 25
  • Justin Bieber, Purpose
  • Ariana Grande, Dangerous Woman
  • Demi Lovato, Confident
  • Sia, This Is Acting

Best Dance Recording:

  • Bob Moses, "Tearing Me Up"
  • The Chainsmokers featuring Daya, "Don't Let Me Down"
  • Flume featuring Kai, "Never Be Like You"
  • Riton featuring Kah-Lo, "Rinse & Repeat"
  • Sofi Tukker, "Drinken"

Best Dance/Electronic Album:

  • Flume, Skin
  • Jean-Michael Jarre, Electronica 1: The Time Machine
  • Tycho, Epoch
  • Underworld, Barbara, Barbara, We Face a Shining Future
  • Louie Vega, Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII

Best Rap Performance:

  • Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, "No Problem"
  • Desiigner, "Panda"
Drake featuring The Throne, "Pop Style"
  • Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infared, "All the Way Up"
  • ScHoolboy Q featuring Kanye West, "That Part"

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

  • Beyonce featuring Kendrick Lamar, "Freedom"
  • Drake, "Hotline Bling"
  • D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty, "Broccoli"
  • Kanye West featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream, "Ultralight Beam"
  • Kanye West featuring Rihanna, "Famous"

Best Rap Song:

  • Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infared, "All the Way Up" (Joseph Cartagena, Edward Davadi, Shandel Green, Karim Kharbouch, Andre Christopher Lyon, Reminisce Mackie & Marcello Valenzano, songwriters)
  • Kanye West featuring Rihanna, "Famous" (Chancelor Bennett, Ross Birchard, Ernest Brown, Andrew Dawson, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein, Kejuan Muchita, Patrick Reynolds, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters)
  • Drake, "Hotline Bling" (Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters)
  • Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, "No Problem" (Chancelor Bennett, Dwayne Carter & Tauheed Epps, songwriters)
  • Kanye West featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream, "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 )

Best Rap Album:

  • De La Soul, And the Anonymous
  • DJ Khaled, Major Key
  • Chance the Rapper, Coloring Book
  • Drake, Views
  • ScHoolboy Q, Blank Face
  • Kanye West, The Life of Pablo

Best Country Solo Performance:

  • Brandy Clark, "Love Can Go to Hell"
  • Miranda Lambert, "Vice"
  • Maren Morris, "My Church"
  • Carrie Underwood, "Church Bells"
  • Keith Urban, "Blue Ain't Your Color"

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:

  • Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King, "Different for Girls"
  • Brothers Osborne, "21 Summer"
  • Kenny Chesney and P!nk, "Setting the World on Fire"
  • Pentatonix featuring Dolly Parton, "Jolene"
  • Chris Young with Caddadee Pop, "Think of You"

Best Country Song:

  • Keith Urban, "Blue Ain't Your Color" (Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen, songwriters)
  • Thomas Rhett, "Die a Happy Man" (Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur, songwriters)
  • Tim McGraw, "Humble and Kind" (Lori McKenna, songwriter)
  • Maren Morris, "My Church" (busbee & Maren Morris, songwriters)
  • Miranda Lambert, "Vice" (Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters)

Best Country Album:

  • Brandy Clark, Big Day in a Small Town
  • Loretta Lynn, Full Circle
  • Maren Morris, Hero
  • Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor's Guide to Earth
  • Keith Urban, Ripcord

Best Rock Performance:

  • Alabama Shakes, "Joe" (Live from Austin City Limits)
  • Beyoncé featuring Jack White, "Don't Hurt Yourself"
  • David Bowie, "Blackstar"
  • Disturbed, "The Sound of Silence" (Live on Conan)
  • Twenty One Pilots, "Heathens"

Best Metal Performance:

  • Baroness, "Shock Me"
Gojira, "Silvera"
  • Korn, "Rotting in Vain"
  • Megadeth, "Dystopia"
  • Periphery, "The Price is Wrong"

Best Rock Song:

  • David Bowie, "Blackstar" (David Bowie, songwriter)
  • Radiohead, "Burn the Witch" (Radiohead songwriters)
  • Metallica, "Hardwired" (James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters)
  • Twenty One Pilots, "Heathens" (by Tyler Joseph, songwriter)
  • Highly Suspect, "My Name is Human" (Rich Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters)

Best Rock Album:

  • Blink-182, California
  • Cage the Elephant, Tell Me I'm Pretty
  • Gojira, Magma
  • Panic! at the Disco, Death of a Bachelor
  • Weezer, Weezer

Best Alternative Music Album:

  • Bon Iver, 22, A Million
  • David Bowie, Blackstar
  • PJ Harvey, The Hope Six Demolition Project
  • Iggy Pop, Post Pop Depression
  • Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool

Best R&B Performance:

  • BJ The Chicago Kid, "Turnin' Me Up"
  • Ro James, "Permission"
Musiq Soulchild, "I Do"
  • Rihanna, "Needed Me"
  • Solange, "Cranes in the Sky"

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

  • William Bell, "The Three of Me"
  • BJ The Chicago Kid, "Woman's World"
  • Fantasia, "Sleeping with the One I Love"
  • Lalah Hathaway, "Angel"
  • Jill Scott, "Can't Wait"

Best R&B Song:

  • PartyNextDoor featuring Drake, "Come See Me" (J. Brathwaite, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters)
  • Bryson Tiller, "Exchange" (Michael Hernandez & Bryson Tiller, songwriters)
  • Rihanna, "Kiss It Better" (Jeff Bhasker, Robyn Fenty, John-Nathan Glass & Teddy Sinclair, songwriters)
  • Maxwell, "Lake by the Ocean" (Hod David & Musze, songwriters)
  • Tory Lanez, "Luv" (Magnus August Høiberg, Benjamin Levin & Daystar Peterson, songwriters)

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

  • Beyoncé, Lemonade
  • Gallant, Ology
  • KING, We Are KING
  • Anderson .Paak, Malibu
  • Rihanna, Anti

Best R&B Album:

  • BJ The Chicago Kid, In My Mind
  • Lalah Hathaway, Lalah Hathaway Live
  • Terrance Martin, Velvet Portraits
  • Mint Condition, Healing Season
  • Mya, Smoove Jones

Best Music Video:

  • Beyoncé, "Formation"
  • Leon Bridges, "River"
  • Coldplay, "Up & Up"
  • Jamie xx, "Gosh"
  • OK Go, "Upside Down & Inside Out"

Best Music Film

  • Steve Aoki, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (Justin Krook, video director; Brent Almond, Matt Colon, David Gelb, Ryan Kavanaugh, Happy Walters & Matthew Weaver, video producers)
The Beatles, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week The Touring Years (Ron Howard, video director; Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Scott Pascucci and Nigel Sinclair, video producers)
Beyoncé, Lemonade (Beyoncé Knowles Carter & Kahlil Joseph, video directors; Beyoncé Knowles Carter, video producer)
  • Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble, The Music of Strangers (Morgan Neville, video director; Caitrin Rogers, video producer)

  • Various Artists, American Saturday Night: Live from the Grand Old Opry (George J. Flanigen IV, video director; John Burke & Lindsey Clark, video producers)

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

  • Various Artists, Amy
  • Miles Davis and Various Artists, Miles Ahead
  • Various Artists, Straight Outta Compton
  • Various Artists, Suicide Squad (Collector's Edition)
  • Various Artists, Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1

Best Score/Soundtrack for Visual Media

  • Thimas Newman, Bridge of Spies
  • Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
  • Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, The Revenant
  • John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, Stranger Things Volume 1
  • Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, Stranger Things Volume 2

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