2016 Grammy Awards: Kendrick Lamar leads with 11 nominations

Nominees AS announced Monday, 7th Dec, in the top categories for the 58th annual Grammy Awards are as follows:

Album of the year:

  • “Sound & Color,” Alabama Shakes
  • “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar
  • “Traveller,” Chris Stapleton
  • “1989,” Taylor Swift
  • “Beauty Behind the Madness,” The Weeknd

Record of the year:

  • “Really Love,” D’Angelo and The Vanguard
  • “Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
  • “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
  • “Blank Space,” Taylor Swift
  • “Can’t Feel My Face,” The Weeknd

Song of the year (songwriter’s award):

  • “Alright,” Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears and Pharrell Williams
  • “Blank Space,” Max Martin, Shellback and Taylor Swift
  • “Girl Crush,” Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose
  • “See You Again,” Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth and Cameron Thomaz
  • “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge

Best new artist:

  • Courtney Barnett
  • James Bay
  • Sam Hunt
  • Tori Kelly
  • Meghan Trainor

Best pop vocal album:

  • “Piece by Piece,” Kelly Clarkson
  • “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” Florence + The Machine
  • “Uptown Special,” Mark Ronson
  • “1989,” Taylor Swift; “Before This World,” James Taylor

Best pop solo performance:

  • “Heartbeat Song,” Kelly Clarkson
  • “Love Me Like You Do,” Ellie Goulding
  • “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
  • “Blank Space,” Taylor Swift
  • “Can’t Feel My Face,” The Weeknd

Best pop duo/group performance:

  • “Ship to Wreck,” Florence + The Machine
  • “Sugar,” Maroon 5
  • “Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
  • “Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar
  • “See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

Best rock album:

  • “Chaos and the Calm,” James Bay
  • “Kintsugi,” Death Cab for Cutie
  • “Mister Asylum,” Highly Suspect
  • “Drones,” Muse
  • “.5: The Gray Chapter,” Slipknot

Best alternative music album:

  • “Sound & Color,” Alabama Shakes
  • “Vulnicura,” Bjork
  • “The Waterfall,” My Morning Jacket
  • “Currents,” Tame Impala
  • “Star Wars,” Wilco

Best urban contemporary album:

  • “Ego Death,” The Internet
  • “You Should Be Here,” Kehlani
  • “Blood,” Lianne La Havas
  • “Wildheart,” Miguel
  • “Beauty Behind the Madness,” The Weeknd

Best R&B album:

  • “Coming Home,” Leon Bridges
  • “Black Messiah,” D’Angelo and The Vanguard
  • “Cheers to the Fall,” Andra Day
  • “Reality Show,” Jazmine Sullivan
  • “Forever Charlie,” Charlie Wilson

Best rap album:

  • “2014 Forest Hills Drive,” J. Cole
  • “Compton,” Dr. Dre
  • “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,” Drake
  • “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar
  • “The Pinkprint,” Nicki Minaj

Best country album:

  • “Montevallo,” Sam Hunt
  • “Pain Killer,” Little Big Town
  • “The Blade,” Ashley Monroe
  • “Pageant Material,” Kacey Musgraves
  • “Traveller,” Chris Stapleton

 

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