The Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards today, revealing nominations across 84 categories. Contemporary artists lead the pack; Beyonce garnered nine nominations, while Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West each garnered eight.
David Bowie has been nominated in five categories including Best Alternative Album (Blacsktar), Best Rock Performance (“Blackstar”), Best Rock Song (“Blackstar”), as well as Best Recording Package (Blackstar) and Best Engineered Album (Blackstar).
Bob Dylan’s latest studio album, Fallen Angels, is nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, along with Willie Nelson’s Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin.
In addition to Bowie’s “Blackstar,” Metallica’s “Hardwired” and Radiohead’s “Burn the Witch” both garnered nominations for Best Rock Song.
Disturbed has been nominated for “The Sound of Silence (Live on Conan)” for Best Rock Performance.
Iggy Pop and Radiohead are both up against David Bowie’s Blackstar for Best Alternative Music Album with Post Pop Depression and A Moon Shaped Pool, respectively.
The nominees for the GRAMMY Awards are selected from over 20,000 submissions and voted on by The Recording Academy’s membership body.
The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards air Sunday, February 12th on CBS.