The organizers of the Grammy Awards are in negotiations with the city of New York to bring the annual music show back to the Big Apple.
JOHANNESBURG - The nominees for next year's Grammy Awards have been revealed and our very own Ladysmith Black Mambazo are in the running yet again.
The group is nominated in the Best World Music Album category for Walking In the Footsteps of our Fathers.
WE'VE BEEN GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATED!!— Ladysmith Black Mamb (@therealmambazo) December 6, 2016
Our new CD has been nominated for Best World Music Album of 2016. Our friends... https://t.co/GZLX2Ahpdj
The isicathamiya singers already have four Grammies.
Proud to Represent all of Africa for the Grammy Awards pic.twitter.com/MQExi68ft5— Ladysmith Black Mamb (@therealmambazo) December 7, 2016
Beyonc leads the nominations with nine for her Lemonade album, making her the most nominated woman in the history of the awards.
She has been nominated 62 times and won 20 Grammy awards.
Queen B's nominations haul includes for album, song and record of the year, the top three Grammy accolades, for her hit song Formation and visual album Lemonade, a collection of songs about race, feminism and empowerment.
Other albums nominated are Adele’s 25, Drake’s Views, Justin Bieber’s Purpose and Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth.
With eight nominations Kanye West has notched up a total of 68 Grammy nominations and 21 wins.
British singer Adele is also up for the top three awards with her hit ballad Hello and album 25. This gives her a total of five nominations.
The singer swept all three top categories in 2012 with her 19 album.
Prince, who died in April, also landed one Grammy nomination for his final record, Hit n Run Phase Two.
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will be held in February 2017 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.