The 2017 Grammy Awards look set to pitch singing superstars Adele and Beyonce directly against each other in the three main categories. Both divas have been nominated for the best album, song and record of the year, with the annual music extravaganza bursting on to CBS live from the Staples Center in February.

Successful year for both

With both globally acclaimed artists having enjoyed hugely successful years, their plethora of nominations is well deserved: Beyonce has been rewarded with a staggering nine Grammy nominations on the back of the success of her somewhat controversial album “Lemonade”; while Adele isn’t far behind on five, as she contemplates her remaining tour dates in 2017 before looking to have more children.

Glastonbury highlight

Adele has both amused and entertained fans with her honesty and undoubted talent during her world tour, with her stand out appearance at Glastonbury being particularly well received. Her album “25” continues to fly off the shelves after more than 50 weeks on the UK chart listings.

Controversial album “Lemonade”

“Lemonade” is the sixth studio album to be released by Queen Bey and its eclectic selection of musical genres seems to have appealed to a wide audience. Main single “Formation mirrors the name for Beyonce’s world tour which has welcomed more than two million fans to the sparkling show.

James Corden builds on his Stateside success

Early indications suggest that both stars will be invited to perform live on February 12th as the 59th edition of the Grammy Awards takes place in Los Angeles.

James Corden will host the event, as the British celebrity continues to build on his own reputation on the back of his hosting of The Late Late Show in the States.

Rivalry between the two stars?

As for any anticipated rivalry between Adele and Beyonce, Grammys executive producer Ken Ehrlich told Billboard that we all “love a good horse race. It's a fine line: We love the competition aspect of it, but it's really more - here's the cliche - the family of music.