Who will get the most Grammy nominations when the recording academy announces its picks for the best of the year on December 6? That’s what our forum posters are discussing in our message boards, and the consensus seems to be that Beyonce will be the year’s top artist, not just because of how popular she is overall but because of the wide range of categories she could be nominated for.
Beyonce is a strong contender for nominations across the general field: Album of the Year for “Lemonade” and Record and Song of the Year for “Formation.” She’s also likely to be nominated throughout the R&B field, where has been dominant over the years, in addition to potential noms in pop and music video categories.
Drake could also contend multiple times, for his album “Views” and for multiple hit songs as a primary and featured artist, including “Work” with Rihanna and “One Dance” with Kyla and Wizkid. Meanwhile, Adele may score a half dozen nominations for her album “25” and hit single “Hello.”
Will one of those three lead the nominations, or are we underestimating another artist? Read some of our posters’ comments below, vote in our poll at the bottom of this post and make sure to join the discussion in our forums.
justno: Drake or Beyonce. I think Drake will lead most likely. he will get multiple nomination in same category for his own and featuring.
PoweR: Am I the only one who sees “Formation” in Record of the Year or Song of the Year, but not both? Either way, my prediction is Beyonce leading the nominations with 9 to 12.
camman: I think we are all (including me, to be honest) overestimating Drake. He ain’t exactly a Grammy favorite. Like, he’s not getting two Rap/Sung noms and Album of the Year is a stretch. He’s no Kendrick Lamar.
Anthony McGee: Coldplay will be the second most nominated with SIX! “A Head Full of Dreams”: Rock Album, Surround Sound. “UP&UP”: Rock Song, Rock Performance, Music Video. “Hymn For The Weekend”: Pop Duo/Group Performance.
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