Grammy Awards 2016 Nominations Announced

Nominations for one of the biggest award ceremonies in the world, the Grammy Awards, are out.

The Grammy Awards Ceremony will take place on the 15th February and now with two months to go the nominations for all categories have been revealed. There are a few standout acts, in particular Kendrick Lamar who is up for 7 awards and appears on another 4 nominations. Meanwhile The Weeknd and Taylor Swift are both up for 7, but with no extra features.

Kendrick Lamar has seen universal, critical acclaim for the release of his third album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ and as a result is up for Album of the Year, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Album. Lamar has also been nominated for Song of the Year, Best Rap Song and Best Music Video all for his track ‘Alright’.

Singer The Weeknd has seen major success this year, breaking on to the mainstream with his hit single ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ which is in the running for Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. Australian alternative singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett will see her first appearance at the Grammy’s for Best New Artist.

Here are all the category nominations for the Grammy Awards 2016:

Record of the Year

Really Love – D’angelo
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Blank Space – Taylor Swift
Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd

Song of the Year

Alright – Kendrick Lamar
Blank Space – Taylor Swift
Girl Crush – Little Big Town
See You Again – Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

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

Best R&B performance

If I Don’t Have You – Tamar Braxton
Breathing Underwater – Hiatus Kaiyote
Planes – Jeremih Featuring J Cole
Earned It – The Weeknd

Best pop vocal album

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 rock album

Chaos and the Calm – James Bay
Kintsugi – Death Cab for Cutie
Mister Asylum – Highly Suspect
Drones – Muse

Best new artist

Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

Best traditional pop vocal album

The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern – Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap
Shadows In The Night – Bob Dylan
Stages – Josh Groban
No One Ever Tells You – Seth MacFarlane
My Dream Duets – Barry Manilow (& Various Artists)

Best dance recording

We’re All We Need – Above & Beyond Featuring Zoë Johnston
Go – The Chemical Brothers
Never Catch Me – Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Runaway (U & I) – Galantis
Where Are Ü Now – Skrillex And Diplo With Justin Bieber

Best dance/electronic album

Our Love – Caribou
Born In The Echoes – The Chemical Brothers
Caracal – Disclosure
In Colour – Jamie XX
Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü – Skrillex And Diplo

Best rock performance

Don’t Wanna Fight — Alabama Shakes
What Kind Of Man — Florence + The Machine
Something From Nothing — Foo Fighters
Ex’s & Oh’s — Elle King
Moaning Lisa Smile — Wolf Alice

Best jazz instrumental album

My Favorite Things – Joey Alexander
Breathless – Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective
Covered: Recorded Live At Capitol Studios – Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio
Beautiful Life – Jimmy Greene
Past Present – John Scofield

Best rock song

Don’t Wanna Fight – Alabama Shakes
Ex’s & Oh’s – Elle King
Hold Back the River – James Bay
Lydia – Highly Suspect
What Kind of Man – Florence + the Machine

Best alternative music album

Sound & Color – Alabama Shakes
Vulnicura – Björk
The Waterfall – My Morning Jacket
Currents – Tame Impala
Star Wars – Wilco

Best R&B song

Coffee – Brook Davis & Miguel Pimentel, songwriters (Miguel)
Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey) – The Weeknd
Let It Burn – Jazmine Sullivan
Really Love – D’Angelo
Shame – Tyrese

Best rap performance

Apparently – J Cole
Back To Back – Drake
Trap Queen – Fetty Wap
Alright – Kendrick Lamar
Truffle Butter – Nicki Minaj
All Day – Kanye West

Best rap/sung collaboration

One Man Can Change The World – Big Sean featuring Kanye West & John Legend
Glory – Common and John Legend
Classic Man – Jidenna featuring Roman GianArthur
These Walls – Kendrick Lamar featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat
Only – Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

Best rap song

All Day – Kanye West
Alright – Kendrick Lamar
Energy – Drake
Glory – Common & John Legend
Trap Queen – Fetty Wap

Best rap album

2014 Forest Hills Drive – J Cole
Compton – Dr Dre
If Youre Reading This Its Too Late – Drake
To Pimp A Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
The Pinkprint – Nicki Minaj

Producer of the year, non-classical

Jeff Bhasker
Dave Cobb
Diplo
Larry Klein
Blake Mills

Best country song

Chances Are – Lee Ann Womack
Diamond Rings And Old Barstools – Tim McGraw
Girl Crush – Little Big Town
Hold My Hand – Brandy Clark
Traveller – Chris Stapleton

Best music video

LSD – ASAP Rocky
I Feel Love (Every Million Miles) – The Dead Weather
Alright – Kendrick Lamar
Bad Blood – Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Freedom – Pharrell Williams

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