Adele's album 25 and single Hello in line for Grammy Awards



Adele's 25 has been nominated for album of the year at the 2017 Grammy Awards, while her single Hello is up for record and song of the year.

The British singer will compete with Beyonce, who is nominated in the same categories with her album Lemonade and single Formation.

Drake's Views, Justin Bieber's Purpose and Sturgill Simpson's A Sailor's Guide To Earth are also nominated for album of the year.

Beyonce (Evan Agostini/AP)

Best new artist nominees are Chance The Rapper, Maren Morris, The Chainsmokers, Anderson .Paak and Kelsea Ballerini.

Singer Meghan Trainor revealed the nominees across the four top categories on US television show CBS This Morning.

The record of the year category recognises an artist's performance as well as the overall contributions of producers and recording engineers, while the song of the year award is solely for songwriters.

Drake (Arthur Mola/AP)

Music considered for the Grammys must have been released between October 1 2015 and September 30 2016. The Recording Academy announced a rule change in June which allows for streaming-only music to be nominated.

James Corden will host the 59th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 12.

Adele's Hello, Beyonce's Formation and Lukas Graham's 7 Years are nominated for both record and song of the year.

James Corden
James Corden (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Mike Posner's I Took A Pill In Ibiza and Bieber's Love Yourself, co-written with Ed Sheeran, will compete for song of the year, while Rihanna and Drake's Work and twenty one pilots' Stressed Out are also nominated for record of the year.

David Bowie, who died of cancer in January, missed out in the album of the year category following the release of the critically acclaimed Blackstar shortly before his death.