[NEWS] 2016 Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Ed Sheeran And More


By a.k.e


7 Dec 2015

The lead up to music’s biggest night began on Monday (Dec 7), as nominations for the 58th annual GRAMMY Awards were announced. Taking to CBS This Morning, Alicia Keys announced the four major categories earlier this morning.

In the category for “Record of the Year,” D’Angelo will face-off against Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd. Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly faces a tough battle against Taylor Swift and The Weeknd for “Album Of The Year,” while Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” will match up against Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud” and Wiz Khalifa Feat. Charlie Puth “See You Again” for “Song Of The Year.” Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with 11 nominations.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards take place on February 15. They’ll be broadcast live from the Staples Center in L.A. on CBS.

Check out the 2016 nominations below….

Best New Artist

Courtney Barnett

James Bay

Sam Hunt

Tori Kelly

Meghan Trainor

Record Of The Year

D’Angelo & 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”

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”

Album Of The Year

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Colour

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

Chris Stapleton – Traveller

Taylor Swift – 1989

The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness

Best R&B Song

Miguel – “Coffee”

The Weeknd  – “Earned It”

Jazmine Sullivan – “Let It Burn”

D’Angelo & The Vanguard – “Really Love”

Tyrese – “Shame”

Best Urban Contemporary Album

The Internet – Ego Death

Kehlani – You Should Be Here

Lianne La Havas – Blood

Miguel – Wildheart

The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness

Best R&B Album

London Bridges – Coming Home

D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Black Messiah

Andra Day – Cheers To The Fall

Jazmine Sullivan – Reality Show

Charlie Wilson – Forever Charlie

Best Rap Performance

J. Cole – “Apparently”

Drake – “Back To Back”

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

Nicki Minaj Feat. Drake & Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter”

Kanye West Feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney – “All Day”

Best Rap Song

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

Kanye West – “All Day”

Drake – “Energy”

Common & John Legend – “Glory”

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”

Best Rap Album

J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hill Drive

Dr. Dre – Compton

Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint

For the full 83 categories and nominations, head over to Grammy.com


Adenike Gboyega


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