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The Grammy Nominations Are In!

The 58th annual GRAMMY’s are airing in just about two months and the nominations are finally out!
It’s looking like it’s going to be some tough choices! They have Kendrick Lamar and the Weeknd running for album of the year, Wiz Khalifa up against Kendrick again for song of the year, alongside Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift, they threw A little Drake and a little J. Cole up in there –and that’s not even mentioning the rap nominations!
Y’all can expect a little Nicki, Fetty Wap, Dr. Dre, and the list goes on!
All in all, Kendrick is leading this year for nominations with a whopping 11!!
Check out the full list below!

  • album of the year are “1989” (Taylor Swift), “Beauty Behind the Madness” (The Weeknd), “To Pimp a Butterfly” (Kendrick Lamar), “Sound + Color” (Alabama Shakes) and “Traveller” (Chris Stapleton).
  • record of the year are “Blank Space” (Taylor Swift), “Uptown Funk!” (Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars), “Thinking Out Loud” (Ed Sheeran), “Can’t Feel My Face” (The Weeknd) and “Really Love” (D’Angelo and the Vanguard).
  • song of the year — a songwriter’s award — are “Thinking Out Loud,” “Blank Space,” “Alright,” “Girl Crush” and “See You Again.”
  • best new artist are Sam Hunt, Meghan Trainor, James Bay, Tori Kelly and Courtney Barnett.

Full List

Record of the Year

“Really Love,” by D’angelo and the Vanguard

“Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran

“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift

“Can’t Feel My Face,” The Weeknd
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
Song of the Year

“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar (Songwriters: Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams)

“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift (Songwriters: Taylor Swift, Max Martin & Shellback)

“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town (Songwriters: Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose)

“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth (Songwriters: Andrew Cedar, Justin Franke, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz)

“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran (Songwriters: Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge)
Best New Artist

Courtney Barnett

James Bay

Sam Hunt

Tori Kelly

Meghan Trainor
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
Best Rap/ Sung Collaboration

“One Man Can Change The World,” Big Sean Featuring Kanye West & John Legend

“Glory,” Common & 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 Performance

“Apparently,” J. Cole

“Back To Back,” Drake

“Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap

“Alright,” Kendrick Lamr

“Truffle Butter,” Nicki Minaj ft. Drake & Lil Wayne

“All Day,” Kanye West ft. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney
Best Rap Song

“All Day,” Kanye West ft. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney

“Energy,” Drake

“Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap

“Alright,” Kendrick Lamr

“Glory,” Common & John Legend
Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance

“Ship To Wreck,” Florence + The Machine

“Sugar,” Maroon 5

“Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson. Ft Bruno Mars

“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar

“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth
Best Alternative Music Album

Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes

Vulnicura, Björk

The Waterfall, My Morning Jacket

Currents, Tame Impala

Star Wars, Wilco
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 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 Rock Song

“Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes, songwriters (Alabama Shakes)

“What Kind of Man,” John Hill, Tom Hull & Florence Welch, songwriters (Florence + The Machine)

“Hold Back The River,” Iain Archer & James Bay, songwriters (James Bay)

“Ex’s & Oh’s,” Dave Bassett & Elle King, songwriters (Elle King)

“Lydia,” Richard Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)
Best R&B Performance

“If I Don’t Have You,” Tamar Braxton

“Rise Up,” Andra Day

“Breathing Underwater,” Hiatus Kaiyote

“Planes,” Jeremih ft. J. Cole

“Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey),” The Weeknd
Best R&B Song

“Coffee,” Brook Davis & Miguel Pimentel, songwriters (Miguel)

“Let It Burn,” Kenny B. Edmonds, Jazmine Sullivan & Dwane M. Weir II, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)

“Really Love,” D’Angelo & Kendra Foster, songwriters (D’Angelo And The Vanguard)

“Shame,” Warryn Campbell, Tyrese Gibson & DJ Rogers Jr, songwriters (Tyrese)

“Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey),” Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville & Abel Tesfaye, songwriters (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 Country Album

Montavallo, Sam Hunt

Pain Killer, Little Big Town

The Blade, Ashley Monroe

Pageant Material, Kacey Musgraves

Traveller, Chris Stapleton
Best Country Duo/ Group Performance

“Stay A Little Longer,” Brothers Osborne

“If I Needed You,” Joey + Rory

“The Driver,” Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay

“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town

“Lonely Tonight,” Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe
Best Country Song

“Chances Are,” Hayes Carll, songwriter (Lee Ann Womack)

“Diamond Rings And Old Barstools,” Barry Dean, Luke Laird & Jonathan Singleton, songwriters (Tim McGraw)

“Girl Crush,” Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)

“Hold My Hand,” Brandy Clark & Mark Stephen Jones, songwriters (Brandy Clark)

“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton, songwriter (Chris Stapleton)
Best Country Solo Performance

“Burning House,” Cam

“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton

“Little Toy Guns,” Carrie Underwood

“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” Keith Urban

“Chances Are,” Lee Ann Womack
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 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 Dance Recording

“We’re All We Need,” Above and Beyond ft. 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 Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Empire: Season 1

Fifty Shades of Grey

Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me

Pitch Perfect 2

Selma

We’re looking forward to February 15th!!
Source: Complex, http://www.complex.com/music/2015/12/2016-grammy-nominations-list

TSR intern: Chantel P.! Instagram: @_POPchanny | Twitter: @POPchanny

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