Award season continues this Sunday with the 59th Annual Grammy Awards...this one being Takeaway Culture Reporter Melissa Locker's favorite. This time around, superstar Beyoncé leads the pack with nine nominations. Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye aren't far behind, with eight nods a piece.
Melissa says there are lots of threads to follow this year. There's the Grammy committee's surprise nomination for Album of the Year -- alt-country singer Sturgill Simson, more recognition of artists who released music on streaming-only platforms, like Chance the Rapper. And Beyoncé and Adele are squaring off in several categories in the same categories, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance.