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2016 Grammy Nominations Announced – See List Here!

The nominations for the 2016 Grammy Awards have officially arrived!

Leading the pack this year is Kendrick Lamar with 11 nominations, including Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year and Best Rap Performance. Taylor Swift is the only artist to have nominations in all three major categories – Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year – while The Weeknd scored seven nominations, including Album Of The Year and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Beauty Behind The Madness. Among the other top nominees this year are Drake, Florence & The Machine and Ed Sheeran. So basically all the usual suspects… What do you guys think?

The Grammys will be taking place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 15 and will be aired live on CBS!

Album of the Year:
Alabama Shakes, Sound and Color
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
Chris Stapleton, Traveler
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 Khalifa 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 Solo Performance:
(For new vocal or instrumental pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only.)

• Heartbeat Song
Kelly Clarkson
Track from: Piece By Piece
[RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited]

• Love Me Like You Do
Ellie Goulding
Track from: Fifty Shades Of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
[Republic]

• Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran
Track from: X
[Atlantic]

• Blank Space
Taylor Swift
Track from: 1989
[Big Machine Records]

• Can’t Feel My Face
The Weeknd
Track from: Beauty Behind The Madness
[Republic]

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
(For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only.)

• Ship To Wreck
Florence + The Machine
Track from: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
[Republic]

• Sugar
Maroon 5
Track from: V
[222 Records/Interscope]

• Uptown Funk
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
Track from: Uptown Special
[RCA Records]

• Bad Blood
Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
[Big Machine Records]

• See You Again
Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth
Track from: Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
[Atlantic]

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new traditional pop recordings.)

• The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern
Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap
[RPM Records/Columbia Records]

• Shadows In The Night
Bob Dylan
[Columbia]

• Stages
Josh Groban
[Reprise]

• No One Ever Tells You
Seth MacFarlane
[Republic]

• My Dream Duets
Barry Manilow (& Various Artists)
[Verve Music Group]

Best Pop Vocal Album:
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal pop recordings.)

• Piece By Piece
Kelly Clarkson
[19/RCA]

• How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Florence + The Machine
[Republic]

• Uptown Special
Mark Ronson
[RCA Records]

• 1989
Taylor Swift
[Big Machine Records]

• Before This World
James Taylor
[Concord Records]

Best Dance Recording:
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.)

• We’re All We Need
Above & Beyond Featuring Zoë Johnston
Andrew Bayer, Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness & Paavo Siljamäki, producers; Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness & Paavo Siljamäki, mixers
[Ultra/Anjunabeats]

• Go
The Chemical Brothers
Tom Rowlands & Ed Simons, producers; Steve Dub Jones & Tom Rowlands, mixers
[Astralwerks]

• Never Catch Me
Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Steven Ellison, producer; Kevin Marques Moo, mixer
Track from: You’re Dead!
[Warp Records]

• Runaway (U & I)
Galantis
Linus Eklöw, Christian Karlsson & Svidden, producers; Linus Eklöw, Niklas Flyckt & Christian Karlsson, mixers
Track from: Pharmacy
[Big Beat/Atlantic]

• Where Are Ü Now
Skrillex And Diplo With Justin Bieber
Sonny Moore & Thomas Pentz, producers; Sonny Moore & Thomas Pentz, mixers
Track from: Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü
[Owsla/Mad Decent/Atlantic]

Best Dance/Electronic Album:
(For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)

• Our Love
Caribou
[Merge Records]

• Born In The Echoes
The Chemical Brothers
[Astralwerks]

• Caracal
Disclosure
[Capitol Records]

• In Colour
Jamie XX
[Young Turks Recordings]

• Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü
Skrillex And Diplo
[Owsla/Mad Decent/Atlantic]

Best Rock Performance:
(For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings.)

• Don’t Wanna Fight
Alabama Shakes
[ATO Records]

• What Kind Of Man
Florence + The Machine
Track from: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
[Republic]

• Something From Nothing
Foo Fighters
Track from: Sonic Highways
[RCA Records]

• Ex’s & Oh’s
Elle King
Track from: Love Stuff
[RCA Records]

• Moaning Lisa Smile
Wolf Alice
Track from: My Love Is Cool
[RCA Records/Dirty Hit]

Best Rock Song:
(A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal songs. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• Don’t Wanna Fight
Alabama Shakes, songwriters (Alabama Shakes)
[ATO Records; Publisher(s): Alabama Shakes Publishing/Break Mirrors Music]

• Ex’s & Oh’s
Dave Bassett & Elle King, songwriters (Elle King)
Track from: Love Stuff
[RCA Records; Publisher(s): Elle King Music/EMI Music Publishing, Inc./Bassett Songs/EMI April Music, Inc.]

• Hold Back The River
Iain Archer & James Bay, songwriters (James Bay)
Track from: Chaos And The Calm
[Republic; Publisher(s): B-Unique/Kobalt/Iain Archer/Kobalt]

• Lydia
Richard Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)
Track from: Mister Asylum
[300 Entertainment; Publisher(s): MCID]

• What Kind Of Man
John Hill, Tom Hull & Florence Welch, songwriters (Florence + The Machine)
Track from: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
[Republic; Publisher(s): Rodeoman Music/EMI April Music/Universal Music Publishing]

Best R&B Performance:
(For new vocal or instrumental R&B recordings.)

• If I Don’t Have You
Tamar Braxton
Track from: Calling All Lovers
[Epic Records]

• Rise Up
Andra Day
Track from: Cheers To The Fall
[Warner Bros. Records]

• Breathing Underwater
Hiatus Kaiyote
Track from: Choose Your Weapon
[Flying Buddha / Sony Masterworks]

• Planes
Jeremih Featuring J. Cole
[Def Jam Recordings]

• Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
The Weeknd
Track from: Fifty Shades Of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
[Universal Studios/Republic Records]

For the full list of categories and nominations go to grammy.com!

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