Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and the Weeknd lead nominations – Grammy awards 2016


This year’s shortlist has been announced, with Compton rapper Lamar up for 11 in total, while Brits such as Ed Sheeran, Lianne La Havas, Jamie xx, Wolf Alice, James Bay and Muse are also listed

The nominations for 2016’s Grammy awards have been announced with Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar shortlisted for seven awards each – with the latter featured on a further four nominated tracks.

The former Grammy winner Alicia Keys announced the four major nominations on CBS news on 7 December, before the full list was revealed.

Lamar is up for song of the year for his single Alright, as well as best album for To Pimp a Butterfly. He has also been nominated for best rap performance, best rap song (for Alright), best rap album, best music video (again, for Alright) and best rap collaboration (for These Walls). Technically the Compton rapper is up for another four Grammys – Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood, which is up for best pop duo/group and best video, Flying Lotus’ Never Catch Me, nominated for best dance recording, as well as a writing credit on Kanye West’s All Day, which is up for best rap song.

Taylor Swift, meanwhile, picks up nominations for record of the year, album of the year, song of the year, best music video (for Bad Blood), best pop solo performance, best pop duo/group performance and best pop vocal album.

R&B singer The Weeknd is up for seven awards: record of the year and best pop solo performance for Can’t Feel My Face, album of the year and best urban contemporary album for Beauty Behind the Madness, best R&B performance, best song written for visual media, and best R&B song for Earned It (50 Shades of Grey).

The Australian singer Courtney Barnett gets her first nomination, and will be up against Brit award winner James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly and Meghan Trainor in the best new artist category.

At 2015’s event, Sam Smith was the year’s big winner, taking home four awards, while Beck, Beyoncé and Pharrell Williams were also honoured.

The awards show ceremony will take place on 15 February.

Full list of nominees

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 featuring 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

Courney 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

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
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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