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2016 GRAMMY NOMS REVEALED

Kendrick Lamar leads the field with 11 noms overall, including a pair for his collaboration with Taylor Swift on "Bad Blood." Swift and The Weeknd are next with seven apiece. 

Here are the nominees in the Big Four categories, announced by Alicia Keys on CBS This Morning, followed by a selection of additional categories. The complete list is at grammy.com.

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly

Chris Stapleton, Traveller

Taylor Swift, 1989

The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

 

RECORD OF THE YEAR

D’Angelo and the Vanguard, “Really Love”

Mark Ronson, “Uptown Funk!”

Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”

The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”

Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”

Wiz Khalifa f/Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

 

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 It’s 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 f/Kanye West & John Legend

“Glory,” Common & John Legend

“Classic Man,” Jidenna f/Roman GianArthur

“These Walls,” Kendrick Lamar f/Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat

“Only,” Nicki Minaj f/Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

 

Best Rap Performance

“Apparently,” J. Cole

“Back to Back,” Drake

“Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap

“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar

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

“All Day,” Kanye West f/Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney

 

Best Rap Song

“All Day,” Kanye West f/Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney

“Energy,” Drake

“Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap

“Alright,” Kendrick Lamr

“Glory,” Common & John Legend

 

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 Pop Duo/ Group Performance

“Ship to Wreck,” Florence + the Machine

“Sugar,” Maroon 5

“Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson. f/Bruno Mars

“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift f/Kendrick Lamar

“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa f/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 f/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 f/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 Americana Album

The Firewatcher's Daughter, Brandi Carlile

The Traveling Kind, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Something More Than Free, Jason Isbell

Mono, The Mavericks

The Phosphorescent Blues, Punch Brothers

 

Best Musical Theater Album

An American in Paris

Fun Home

Hamilton

The King and I

Something Rotten!

 

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or a cappella

“Bruno Mars,” Vocally Challenged

“Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” Pentatonix

“Do You Hear What I Hear?,” Committed

“Ghost of a Chance,” Bob James & Nathan East

“You and the Night and the Music,” John Fedchock New York Big Band

 

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 f/Zoë Johnston

“Go,” The Chemical Brothers

“Never Catch Me,” Flying Lotus f/Kendrick Lamar

“Runaway (U & I),” Galantis

“Where Are Ü Now,” Skrillex and Diplo w/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

 

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

“Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey),” Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville & Abel Tesfaye, songwriters (The Weeknd)

“Glory,” Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith & John Stephens, songwriters (Common & John Legend)

“Love Me Like You Do,” Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Tove Nilsson, Ali Payami & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters (Ellie Goulding)

“See You Again,” Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa f/Charlie Puth)

“Til It Happens to You,” Lady Gaga & Diane Warren, songwriters (Lady Gaga)

 

Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Birdman

The Imitation Game

Interstellar

The Theory of Everything

Whiplash

 

Best Music Video

“LSD,” A$AP Rocky

“I Feel Love,” The Dead Weather

“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar

“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift f/Kendrick Lamar

“Freedom,” Pharrell Williams

 

Best Music Film

Sonic Highways, Foo Fighters

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, James Brown

What Happened, Miss Simone, Nina Simone

The Wall, Roger Waters

Amy, Amy Winehouse

 

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