Beyoncé dominates with nine Grammy nominations

Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West come in second with eight

Beyoncé dominates with nine Grammy nominations

Beyonce performs during the Formation World Tour at Stade de France in Paris | Image: Daniela Vesco AP/Press Association Images

The Grammy nominations have been announced and one woman is set to dominate.

The top nominees are Beyoncé with nine nominations, followed by Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West - who each garnered eight.

Chance The Rapper is up for seven nods.

British singer Adele has also been nominated in three of the big four categories - with 'Hello' up for Record and Song of the Year, and '25' in the Best Album category.

Others making the grade include Radiohead, Coldplay and a posthumous nod for David Bowie's track 'Blackstar'.

The winners of the 59th annual Grammy Awards will be announced in Los Angeles on February 12th.

The Recording Academy, who announced the nominees said: "The dynamic range of this year's nominees is exhibited across several fields, including American Roots Music, R&B, Dance/Electronic Music, and Rock.

"But it's arguably best showcased in the Album Of The Year category, which represents a mix of genres - pop, R&B, rap, and country.

"These recordings exhibit an even greater degree of musical advancement and sonic experimentation: the emotion-stirring vocals of Adele, who brings a soulful depth to a collection of classically fine-tuned pop ballads.

"Beyoncé's ability to paint a picture, layering poignant R&B vocals over a tapestry of sounds that range from blues-rock to hip-hop.

"Justin Bieber's growth as a songwriter and evolution as a pop powerhouse.

"Drake's continued genre-bending, which now invites island influences to his signature sound; and the definition-defying Sturgill Simpson who made many of us re-explore the vast territories of country music."

Neil Portnow, president of The Recording Academy said: "Just as we see emerging musicians experimenting, we're also seeing established artists resisting what's expected of them and, instead, embracing the creative freedom they've been afforded through their success, blurring the lines between music's mainstream and artistic edge."

View the full list of nominees here