Adele and Beyoncé will go head-to-head at the 2017 Grammy Awards with each receiving three nominations in the same categories.

The Hello and Halo singers are both up for Record of the Year and Song of the Year and face competition from Justin Bieber, Drake and country star Sturgill Simpson in the Best Album category. 

If Adele wins, she will become only the second woman to win the best album prize twice, after Taylor Swift.

'Queen Bey' is also up for Best Contemporary Album, Best Music Film for Lemonade, Best Music Video for Formation, Best Pop Solo Performance for Hold Up, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for Freedom featuring Kendrick Lamar and Best Rock Performance for Don't Hurt Yourself featuring Jack White.

She now has 62 Grammy nominations across her work as a solo artist and as part of Destiny's Child, making her the fourth most-nominated artist of all time.

Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West all earned eight nominations, while Chance the Rapper picked up seven. 

Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West all picked up eight nominations

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, while Bowie is listed for a total of four nominations for his final album Blackstar for Best Rock Performance, Rock Song, Alternative Music Album and Engineered Album.

However despite the critical acclaim for Blackstar, the album was snubbed in the Best Album category.

Both Bowie and Prince receive posthumous nominations

The Grammy Awards are the top U.S. music honours and each year members of the music industry choose nominees and winners across more than 80 categories.

All of the winners will be unveiled at a star-studded event hosted by James Corden in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 12.