Nominees for Fifty-Eighth Grammy Awards Announced

Kendrick Lamar leads the way with eleven nominations, including Album of the Year.

The nominees for the fifty-eighth edition of The Grammys have been announced. Kendrick Lamar pulled in eleven nominations thanks not only to his stellar 2015 LP To Pimp a Butterfly, but also recent collaborations with Taylor Swift on her “Bad Blood” remix and his verse on Flying Lotus“Never Catch Me.”

Swift’s 1989 is nominated alongside To Pimp a Butterfly for the night’s top prize, Album of the Year. Also among the nominees are Alabama Shakes‘ Sound & Color, The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness, and country singer Chris Stapleton’s Traveller.

Kendrick is also nominated for Song of the Year for “Alright.” He’s joined by Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space,” Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush,” Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” and Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.”

D’Angelo garnered a Record of the Year nomination for Black Messiah cut “Really Love.” He’ll be up against Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk,” Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space,” and The Weeknd’s “I Can’t Feel My Face.” (Record of the Year takes performance and production into consideration, while Song of the Year awards songwriting.)

In something of a surprise, Courtney Barnett is nominated for Best New Artist alongside James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, and Meghan Trainor.

Alabama Shakes, Björk, My Morning Jacket, Tame Impala, and Wilco are all nominated for Best Alternative Music Album.

You can see a selected list of nominees below and the full list here. The Grammys air on February 15.

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

Record Of The Year:
“Really Love” — D’Angelo And The Vanguard
“Uptown Funk” — Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space” — Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face” — The Weeknd

Song Of The Year:
“Alright” — Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
“Blank Space” — Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
“Girl Crush” — Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
“See You Again” — Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)

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

POP FIELD

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 Featuring Bruno Mars
“Bad Blood” — Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“See You Again” — Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth

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

DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC FIELD

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

ROCK FIELD

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

ALTERNATIVE FIELD

Best Alternative Music Album:
Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes
Vulnicura — Björk
The Waterfall — My Morning Jacket
Currents — Tame Impala
Star Wars — Wilco

R&B FIELD

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Ego Death — The Internet
You Should Be Here — Kehlani
Blood — Lianne La Havas
Wildheart — Miguel
Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd

RAP FIELD

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

MUSIC VIDEO/FILM

Best Music Film:
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown — James Brown
Sonic Highways — Foo Fighters
What Happened, Miss Simone? — Nina Simone
The Wall — Roger Waters
Amy — Amy Winehouse

Best Music Video:
“LSD” — A$AP Rocky
“I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” — The Dead Weather
“Alright” — Kendrick Lamar
“Bad Blood” — Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
“Freedom” — Pharrell

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