Australian artists Sia, Keith Urban and Sydney DJ Flume have scored Grammy Award nominations.

Adelaide-born Sia Furler is nominated for the coveted Best Pop Vocal Album for This is Acting, and will go head-to-head with Adele, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato.

Sia was also nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group (Cheap Thrills) and for Best Song Written for Visual Media for Try Everything, a collaboration with Shakira for the animated hit Disney movie Zootopia.

Queensland-raised Urban, who will play Australian shows in the next few days, is no stranger to the Grammys.

He is nominated this year for Best Country Solo Performance (Blue Ain't You Color), Best Country Song (Blue Ain't Your Color) and Best Country Album (Ripcord).

Urban attended Caboolture State High School between 1980 and 1982, with the musicals "Oliver" and "Bye Bye Birdie" holding special memories for him. 

As a child, his love of country music saw him performing locally, culminating in his winning the Country Music Association of Australia Golden Guitars for  Best New Talent (1991), Male Vocalist (1992) and four Instrumentalist Awards in Tamworth.

In 1992, Keith moved to the United States where he began establishing himself on the country music scene. 

Many years of hard work finally paid off as awards and accolades began to flow including four Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe nomination and numerous ACM, ACA and CMT Awards as well as assorted International Awards.

 

Sia Furler
Sia Furler

Sydney 25-year-old DJ, musician and record producer Harley Streten, known worldwide as Flume, was nominated for Best Dance Recording for Never Be Like You and Best Dance/Electronic Album for Skin.

Beyonce has dominated the 2017 Grammy Awards nominations with nine nods including being up for the Album of the Year accolade for 'Lemonade'.

The 35-year-old R&B superstar is up for Album of the Year, Best Contemporary Album and Best Music Film for 'Lemonade'.

She is also listed for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Music Video for 'Formation', Best Pop Solo Performance for 'Hold Up' and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for 'Freedom' featuring Kendrick Lamar and Best Rock Performance for 'Don't Hurt Yourself' featuring Jack White.

Neil Portnow, President and CEO of the Recording Academy, commented: "I usually don't shout out artists, but if you look at Beyonce, you see a rock performance, a rap-sung performance, a music film, a video, urban contemporary, song of the year.

"That's a very, very broad musical palate to paint on that she's chosen. We applaud artists who have the guts to do that."

Beyoncé.
Beyoncé.

Beyonce will battle it out with Adele for Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year for '25' and 'Hello' respectively.

And Justin Bieber's 'Purpose', Drake's 'Views' and Sturgill Simpson's 'A Sailor's Guide To Earth are all up for the prestigious Album of the Year prize.

'One Dance' hitmaker Drake, Kanye West and Rihanna are hot on Beyonce's heels in terms of most nominations with eight each.

Kayne West.
Kayne West. Bang Showbiz

He is also up for Best Rap Performance for 'Pop Style', Best Sung Performance and Best Rap song for 'Hotline Bling', Record of The Year and Best Pop Duo for 'Work' with Rihanna and Best Rap Album for 'Views'.

'Bound 2' rapper Kanye is up for Best Rap Album for 'The Life of Pablo', Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song for 'Ultralight Beam', Best Sung Performance for 'Famous', among others.

Both Prince and David Bowie have received posthumous nominations.

The late 'Purple Rain' hitmaker is up for Best Engineered Album for 'Hit N Run Phase Two' and the 'Ziggy Stardust' legend is listed for a total of four nominations for his final LP 'Blackstar; Best Rock Performance, Rock Song, Alternative Music Album and Engineered Album.

The winners will be announced at a star-studded bash hosted by James Corden on February 12, 2017.

The main list of nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards are as follows:

Album of the Year:

Adele - 25

Beyonce - Lemonade

Justin Bieber - Purpose

Drake - Views

Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide To Earth

Record of the Year:

Adele - Hello

Beyonce - Formation

Lukas Graham - 7 Years

Rihanna ft Drake - Work

Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out

Song of the Year:

Adele - Hello

Beyonce - Formation

Justin Bieber - Love Yourself

Lukas Graham - 7 Years

Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza

Best New Artist

Kelsea Ballerini

The Chainsmokers

Chance The Rapper

Maren Morris

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