The nominees for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards have just been announced. The awards ceremony will take place on February 15 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, and will be televised on CBS. Leading the nominees is Kendrick Lamar, who has racked up 11 nominations for this year’s awards. Not far behind are The Weeknd with seven, Drake with five, Alabama Shakes and Florence and the Machine with four each, and Kanye West, Diplo and D’Angelo, who each have three.
The nominees for Album of the Year are Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, Taylor Swift’s 1989, Chris Stapleton’s Traveller, Alabama Shakes’ Sound and Color and The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness.
This year’s Song of the Year nominations are Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space,” Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush,” Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” and Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.” Record of the Year nominees are D’Angelo’s “Really Love,” Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk,” Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” and the Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face.”
Courtney Barnett is nominated for Best New Artist, alongside Meghan Trainor, James Bay, Sam Hunt and Tori Kelly.
Other notable nominations: Jamie xx’s In Colour, Caribou’s Our Love, Chemical Brothers’ Born in the Echoes, Disclosure’s Caracal and Skrillex and Diplo’s Jack U are nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album. Wilco’s Star Wars, Tame Impala’s Currents, My Morning Jacket’s The Waterfall, Bjork’s Vulnicura and Alabama Shakes’ Sound & Color are nominated for Best Alternative Album. And Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Fetty Wap and Drake are nominated for Best Rap Performance.
See the full list of nominees here.
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