Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy nominations

By Tribute News on December 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

Kendrick LamarKendrick Lamar leads the Grammy Awards 2016 nominations with 11 nods.

The 28-year-old singer will be hoping February 15 is his lucky night when he contests for prizes including Album of the Year for “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Best Rap Album for the same record and the coveted Song of the Year with “Alright.”

Elsewhere, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd both picked up seven nominations, with both acts vying for Album of the year with “1989” and “Beauty Behind the Madness” respectively alongside Kendrick, Alabama Shakes with “Sound and Color” and Chris Stapleton’s “Traveller.”

Taylor also picked up nominations in two of the other big categories, Song of the Year and Record of the Year, both for ‘Blank Space.

She faces competition in both categories from her friend Ed Sheeran, whose track “Thinking Out Loud” has been given the nod.

Also up for Song of the Year is Little Big Town”s “Girl Crush” and “See You Again” by Whiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, while Record of the Year also sees nominations for The Weeknd’s “Can”t Feel my Face,” D’Angelo and the Vanguard’s “Really Love” and “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars.

The Best New Artist category will see Meghan Trainor, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, James Bay and Courtney Barnett.

Alicia Keys announced the nominations for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist on This Morning earlier today, with the other categories revealed on

The 2016 Grammy Awards will take place on February 15 2016 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards selected list of nominations:

Album of the Year:
Alabama Shakes, ‘Sound and Color’
Kendrick Lamar, ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’
Chris Stapleton, ‘Traveller’
Taylor Swift, ‘1989’
The Weeknd, ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’

Song of the Year:
Kendrick Lamar, ‘Alright’
Taylor Swift, ‘Blank Space’
Little Big Town, ‘Girl Crush’
Wiz Kahifa feat. Charlie Puth, ‘See You Again’
Ed Sheeran, ‘Thinking Out Loud’

Record of the Year:
D’Angelo and the Vanguard, ‘Really Love’
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, ‘Uptown Funk’
Ed Sheeran, ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Taylor Swift, ‘Blank Space’
The Weeknd, ‘Can’t Feel my Face’

Best New Artist:
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Florence + The Machine, ‘Ship to Wreck’
Maroon 5, ‘Sugar’
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, ‘Uptown Funk’
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, ‘Bad Blood’
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, ‘See You Again’

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:
Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, ‘The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern’
Bob Dylan, ‘Shadows in the Night’
Josh Groban, ‘Stages’
Seth MacFarlane, ‘No One Ever Tells You’
Barry Manilow (& Various Artists), ‘My Dream Duets’

Best Pop Vocal Album:
Kelly Clarkson, ‘Piece by Piece’
Florence + The Machine, ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’
Mark Ronson, ‘Uptown Special’
Taylor Swift, ‘1989’
James Taylor, ‘Before This World’

Best Dance Recording:
Above & Beyond feat. Zoe Johnston, ‘We’re All We Need’
The Chemical Brothers, ‘Go’
Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, ‘Never Catch Me’
Galantis, ‘Runaway (U & I)’
Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber, ‘Where Are U Now’

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

Best Alternative Music Album:
Alabama Shakes, ‘Sound & Color’
Bjork, Vulnicura’
My Morning Jacket, ‘The Waterfall’
Tame Impala, ‘Currents’
Wilco, ‘Star Wars’
Best Urban Contemporary Album:
The Internet, ‘Ego Death’
Kehlani, ‘You Should Be Here’
Lianne La Havas, ‘Blood’
Miguel, ‘Wildheart’
The Weeknd, ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’

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

Best Country Album:
Sam Hunt, ‘Montevallo’
Little Big Town, ‘Pain Killer’
Ashley Monroe, ‘The Blade’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Pageant Material’
Chris Stapleton, ‘Traveller’

Best Dance/Electronic Album:
Caribou, ‘Our Love’
The Chemical Brothers, ‘Born in the Echoes’
Disclosure, ‘Caracal’
Jamie XX, ‘In Colour’
Skrillex and Diplo, ‘Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U’

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