Beyonce makes Grammy history

Leah Cohen

Beyonce has proven her Queen Bey status, after having been nominated for nine 2017 Grammy Awards - the most any woman artist has ever scored in the same year.

Bey, who already has 20 Grammys and been nominated 62 times over the years, is up for Album (Lemonade), Song and Record of the Year with Formation at the 59th annual Grammy Awards.

Bey slays with nine 2017 Grammy nominations! Photo: Getty Images

She’s also the first to be nominated across all three rock, R&B, and rap categories for Don’t Hurt Yourself, Hold Up and Freedom respectively.

Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West missed out by one, scoring a whopping eight nominations each, while Chance the Rapper earned seven.

Bey's Lemonade is up Album of the Year. Photo: Getty Images

Beyonce’s Lemonade, Drake’s Views, Adele’s 25 and Justin Bieber’s Purpose will battle it out for Album of the Year.

Beyonce’s Formation, Adele’s Hello and Rihanna and Drake’s Work will be up against Twenty One Pilots’ Stressed Out and Lukas Graham’s 7 Years for Record of the Year.

7 Years, Bieber’s Love Yourself, Mike Posner’s I Took a Pill In Ibiza, as well as Adele’s hit Hello and Beyonce’s Formation have been nominated for the coveted Song of the Year.

Adele's earned five nominations. Photo: Getty Images

Britain's Adele has been nominated for five awards at the 2017 Grammys held in Los Angeles in February, including Pop Vocal Album and Pop Solo Performance.

After cleaning up at the ARIAs earlier this month with seven wins, Australia's dance/electronic king Flume has made it to the Grammys for Best Dance Recording with single Never Be Like You as well as Best Dance/Electronic Album for Skin.

Other Aussies to have been nominated include Grammy veteran Keith Urban, who’s been nominated for Best Country Album for Ripcord, Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for Blue Ain’t Your Colour.

Flume kicked ass at the ARIAs with seven wins! Photo: Getty Images

First-timer Sia is up against fellow first-timer Demi Lovato, the renowned Adele, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande for Best Pop Vocal Album with This is Acting.

Other first Grammy nominations include Solange and Blink-182, who are also up for Best Pop Vocal album.

Bieber's Love Yourself is up for Song of the Year. Photo: Getty Images

The late David Bowie who died from cancer in January, scored four nominated for his last album Blackstar, including Best Rock Performance, Rock Song, Alternative Music Album and Engineered Album.

Kanye, who’s recovering from his “mental breakdown” after cancelling the rest of his 2016 Saint Pablo tour two weeks ago, has been nominated for Best Rap Song, Rap Performance and Rap/sung Performance.

It's Sia's first time being nominated for a Grammy. Photo: Getty Images

Chance the Rapper earned three nominations for Best Rap Song No Problem and has writing credit on Kanye West's songs Famous and Ultralight Beam.

The Famous singer's album Life of Pablo will be up against Chance’s Coloring Book, Drake’s Views, De La Soul’s And the Anonymous Nobody, DJ Khaled’s Major Key and Schoolboy Q’s Blank Face LP for Best Rap Album.

Kanye is up for eight nominations. Photo: Getty Images

Amy Schumer, who just announced the cancellation of her Australian tour, earned two nominations, including Best Spoken Word Album and Comedy Album.

Songs and albums released from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016 were eligible for nomination, with about 13,000 Recording Academy members voting in 84 Grammy categories.

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The Grammys will be presented in Los Angeles on February 12.

See the full 2017 nominee list here.

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