Beyonce and Adele battle for the top prize at the Grammys
Beyonce and Adele are gearing up to go head-to-head at the Grammys for a repeat of their 2017 battle.
The 65th awards ceremony, dubbed “the biggest night of music,” will take place at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Both stars were nominated in three main categories for established artists: album of the year; Record of the year; and song of the year, as well as Harry Styles.
Beyonce is nominated in nine categories, while rapper and Glastonbury 2022 lead Kendrick Lamar has the second most nominations with eight nominations.
The Crazy In Love singer has a chance to equal the record for most Grammy wins of all time by a solo artist on Sunday, if she wins just three gongs.
She currently has a collection of 28 pieces, three fewer than the current record of 31 held by the late British-Hungarian conductor Georg Solti.
Adele was nominated in seven categories and Style in six.
For album of the year, the award offers a rematch between two of the world’s greatest female solo artists.
In 2017, Adele won Album of the Year for 25 as well as Record and Song of the Year for Hello, beating her “idol” to take the top three awards.
She tearfully presented her award to Beyonce, who missed her famous image record, Lemonade, saying on stage: “I can’t accept this award” – and even split Double prize to try to share it.
This year, Adele’s comeback record, 30, will rival Beyonce’s Renaissance, as well as Styles’ Harry’s House.
In the Song and Record of the Year categories, Styles’ As It Was, Beyonce’s Break My Soul and Adele’s Easy On Me will compete.
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Her single About Dam Time was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, and her album Special was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album.
Lamar’s Mr Morale And The Big Steppers album was voted album of the year, while his track The Heart Part 5 was nominated for best rap performance and best rap song.
British indie rock duo Wet Leg also earned nominations for best remix recording for Too Late Now and best non-engineered (non-classical) album.
This year, the ceremony features five new categories including musician of the year (non-classical), giving the Recording Academy an opportunity to honor the music scene’s best composer.
Comedian Trevor Noah will return as host while James Corden, Cardi B and US First Lady Jill Biden will be present to present the awards.
Styles, Lizzo, Mary J Blige, Sam Smith and Kim Petras are among the confirmed performers for the night.
The 65th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on February 5 on the CBS Television Network and will also be available to stream and on-demand on Paramount+.
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