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2017 Grammys

2017 Grammy Nominations: Snubs, Surprises & All the Lil' Nuggets You Need to Know

From Beyoncé's big record to Solange's first nomination, here are the most interesting takeaways

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It's Blink's first nom!


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Bey set a Grammy record

She's the first artist to earn nominations in the pop, rock, R&B and rap categories in the same year. Throughout her career, she's earned 62 nominations, 13 with Destiny's Child.

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Solange also got her first nom

Along with other first-timers, Sol-Angel herself got a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance for "Cranes in the Sky."

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The 'Stranger Things' soundtrack was nominated TWICE

While Stranger Things made us pee our pants and won over our hearts this year, its original score is also getting recognition (although it's not as urine-inducing). Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon's Volume 1 and Volume 2 are listed under the Grammys' Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media.

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Chance the Rapper and Kanye are going up against themselves

In the Best Rap Song category, Chance the Rapper's "No Problem," along with Kanye West's "Ultralight Beam," on which Chance features, has the 23-year-old rapper competing against himself. 'Ye battles his own "Famous."

Similarly, Kanye has two songs in the Best Rap/Sung Performance category, with The Life of Pablo cuts "Famous" and "Ultralight Beam" going up against each other.

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Beyoncé is up against Disturbed. Can you believe it?

Never in my life would I have predicted Beyoncé (with Jack White) would be competing with Disturbed for Best Rock Performance for "Don't Hurt Yourself" and that "Sound of Silence" cover, respectively.

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Kelly Clarkson's tearjerker version of "Piece by Piece" got the Recording Academy's attention

After her mascara-destroying performance on American Idol in February, Clarkson re-recorded "Piece by Piece," originally a dance hit on her seventh album. The more emotional take was enough to get the Grammy nom for Best Pop Solo Performance.

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David Bowie was bumped by Justin Bieber

Take a look at the Album of the Year nominees and you'll see that the late David Bowie's Blackstar masterpiece is absent. However, Justin Bieber's Purpose fronts proudly. That's enough to make a lot of rock dudes unhappy.

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Daya is the youngest nominee this year

At 18, Daya is the youngest nominee in 2017. Her song with The Chainsmokers, "Don't Let Me Down," is up for Best Dance Recording.

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