Canadians Drake and Justin Bieber are in the mix with Beyoncé and Adele for the biggest Grammy prizes this year after the announcement of the nominations for the 59th Grammy Awards earlier today.
Drake received eight Grammy nominations while Bieber received four and both Canadian contenders both received nominations for the award show's most prestigious prize: album of the year.
Drake's album Views and Justin Bieber's Purpose will both vie for the Grammy for album of the year. Purpose is also nominated for best pop vocal album.
Bieber also garnered a nomination for song of the year for "Love Yourself" while Drake's "Work" collaboration with Rihanna is up for record of the year.
And Nineteen85, the producer of Drake's "Hotline Bling" and one-half of DVSN who are signed to Drake's OVO Sound label garnered a nomination for producer of the year, non-classical. Other artists affiliated with Drake who were also nominated include Sevn Thomas (five nominations), who helped to produce "Work" and PARTYNEXTDOOR, nominated for best R&B song ("Come and See Me"). Fellow Canadian Tory Lanez is also nominated for best R&B song ("Luv"). In the classical category of best opera performance, Canadian Yannick Nézet-Séguin and company are nominated for Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. Canadian jazz musician Darcy James Argue's Secret Society also garnered a best large jazz ensemble album for Real Enemies. And Alberta Indigenous group Northern Cree was nominated for best regional roots music album, the seventh time the group has received recognition from the Grammys.
Beyoncé, however is the clear favourite to clean up at the ceremony, leading the field this year with nine Grammy nominations.
Her album Lemonade is also in the running for album of the year alongside Drake and Bieber. The superstar singer also has nominations for song of the year, pop solo performance and also best rock performance for her "Don't Hurt Yourself" track with Jack White.
Adele, with five nods, garnered nominations in many of the most prestigious top prize categories for album of the year (25), record and song of the year ("Hello") and pop solo performance and pop vocal album.
Other multiple nominees include Rihanna and Kanye West who each received eight nominations and Chance the Rapper who nabbed seven Grammy nods.
David Bowie also earned a posthumous nods for best rock song for "Blackstar" the title track from the album released shortly before his death, but the late rock legend did not receive a nod in the album of the year category.
The Grammys will be held on Feb. 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. ET.
The full list of Grammy Award nominees are are available here.