Scoop: Superstars Beyoncé, Adele to face off at 2017 Grammys

The 2017 Grammys are going to be a battle between Beyoncé and Adele.

Beyoncé led nominations for the 59th annual Grammys, announced Tuesday, with nine nods for her album “Lemonade.” In top categories, she’s up against Adele, who got five nominations.

The ambitious “Lemonade” tackled issues of race and infidelity, and was a cultural phenomenon. Yet Adele’s album “25” sold more than 10 million copies in less than a year, eclipsing all others.

This ceremony, slated for Feb. 12 in Los Angeles, will focus on big pop hits, a notable development, according to the New York Times, for a show known for honoring aging stars at the expense of young talent.

Other leading nominees include Drake and Rihanna, each with eight nods, and Chance the Rapper, who had seven nominations in five categories.

These are the nominations in four major categories:

Album of the Year: “25” – Adele; “Lemonade” – Beyoncé; “Purpose” – Justin Bieber; “Views” – Drake; “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” – Sturgill Simpson

Song of the Year: “Formation” – Beyoncé; “Hello” – Adele; “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” – Mike Posner; “Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber; “7 Years” – Lukas Graham

Record of the Year: “Hello” – Adele; “Formation” – Beyoncé; “7 Years” – Lukas Graham; “Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake’ “Stressed Out” – Twenty One Pilots

Best New Artist: Kelsea Ballerini, The Chainsmokers, Chance the Rapper, Maren Morris, Anderson .Paak

Dance/electronic album of the year: “Skin” — Flume; “Electronica 1: The Time Machine” — Jean-Michel Jarre; “Epoch” — Tycho; “Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future” — Underworld; “Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII” — Louie Vega

NAOMI’S DEPRESSED

Naomi Judd, promoting her new memoir, is publicly speaking about her battle with depression.

On “Good Morning America” with Robin Roberts, the singing star said she was diagnosed with severe depression and has spent time in psychiatric hospitals.

She’s continued to deal with issues from her childhood as part of her therapy, including being molested by a relative when she was 3.

While she is close to her youngest daughter, actress Ashley Judd, Naomi admitted she’s “a little estranged” and taking a break from Wynonna, her daughter and music partner .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Singer Aaron Carter is 29. … Singer Sara Bareilles is 37. … Football player Terrell Owens is 43. … Singer Tom Waits is 67. … Actress Ellen Burstyn is 84.

— Staff, wire reports

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