Kanye West Nominated For Eight GRAMMYs Across Five Categories

Kanye West is nominated for 8 GRAMMYs at the 2017 award show. Photo via Recording Academy.

The nominations for the 2017 GRAMMYs have been announced and once again Kanye West is among the top nominees.

Kanye earned eight nominations in five categories, as he looks to add to his current 21 GRAMMYs total. Last year, he earned four nominations without dropping an album.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend the 2016 GRAMMYs.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend the 2016 GRAMMYs.

Check out the categories below.

1) Best Rap Album

The Life of Pablo – Kanye West

Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper

And the Anonymous Nobody – De La Soul

Major Key – DJ Khaled

Views – Drake

Blank Face LP – Schoolboy Q

2) Best Rap/Sung Performance

“Freedom” – Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar

“Hotline Bling” – Drake

“Broccoli” – D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty

“Ultralight Beam” – Kanye West featuring Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & the-Dream

“Famous” – Kanye West featuring Rihanna 

3) Best Rap Song

“All the Way Up” – Fat Joe & Remy Ma

“Famous” – Kanye West featuring Rihanna

“Hotline Bling” – Drake

“No Problem” – Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz

“Ultralight Beam” – Kanye West featuring Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & the-Dream

4) Best Rap Performance

“No Problem” – Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz

“Panda” – Desiigner

“Pop Style” – Drake Featuring The Throne (Kanye West & Jay Z)

“All the Way Up”- Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared

“That Part” – ScHoolboy Q featuring Kanye West

5) Album of The Year

25 – Adele

Lemonade – Beyoncé

Purpose – Justin Bieber

Views – Drake (Producer)

A Sailor’s Guide to Earth – Sturgill Simpson

It is unknown if Kanye will attend or perform at this year’s GRAMMYs after his past criticism of the award show.

Kanye West tweets about the GRAMMYs.
Kanye West tweets about the GRAMMYs. February 2016.

The 2017 Grammy Awards will be hosted by James Corden on Feb. 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. You can view the entire list of GRAMMYs nominees and categories HERE.