2016 has been a big year for Rihanna so far. She released her eight studio album, earned 14th numer one single in the United States with Work and performer in front of hundreds of thousands of fans all over the world. The Grammy Awards nominations were announced yesterday and I am happy to report that Rihanna scored 8 of those in the following categories:
- Record of the Year – Work (feat. Drake)
- Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – Work (feat. Drake)
- Best R&B Performance – Needed Me
- Best R&B Song – Kiss It Better
- Best Urban Contemporary Album – ANTI
- Best Rap/Sung Performance – Famous (feat. Rihanna)
- Best Recording Package – ANTI
- Album of the Year – Views (as featured artist)
Additionally, Kanye West’s Famous (feat. Rihanna) is nominated in Best Rap Song category but as it is a nomination for songwriters only, Rihanna will not receive an award if it wins (since she is not credited as a writer on the song).
Rihanna is the second most-nominated female this year, as Beyonce scored nine nominations. She already has 8 Grammy Awards and on February 12, 2017 we will find out how many she will take home.