Kendrick Lamar Grabs 11 & Taylor Swift Grabs 7 Grammy Nominations

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Grammy’s is probably the biggest and the grandest stage of music celebration ever to fall on every year. Every year many artists grab those golden ‘sippy cups’ for the best contributions to the field of music in so many different ways. Keeping aside the winning part, being nominated for a Grammy Award is still a dream come true. So few has made into the Grammy Nominations list and for some artists it has become a casual thing.

Grammy Nominations for 2016 Grammy Awards was announced last night by Alicia Keys and the list looks very impressive. So many mainstream and upcoming artists have made it into the list. We are delighted to see some of the biggest artists in the industry as well as some new faces in the 2016 Grammy Nominations list.

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Best New Artist:

Courtney Barnett

James Bay

Sam Hunt

Tori Kelly

Meghan Trainor


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 (songwriter’s award):

“Alright,” Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears and Pharrell Williams

“Blank Space,” Max Martin, Shellback and Taylor Swift

“Girl Crush,” Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose

“See You Again,” Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth and Cameron Thomaz

“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge


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


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 ft. Bruno Mars

“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar

“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa ft. 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


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 Alternative Music Album:

“Sound & Color,” Alabama Shakes

“Vulnicura,” Bjork

“The Waterfall,” My Morning Jacket

“Currents,” Tame Impala

“Star Wars,” Wilco


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


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 rap album:

“2014 Forest Hills Drive,” J. Cole

“Compton,” Dr. Dre

“If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,” Drake

“To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar

“The Pinkprint,” Nicki Minaj


Best country album:

“Montevallo,” Sam Hunt

“Pain Killer,” Little Big Town

“The Blade,” Ashley Monroe

“Pageant Material,” Kacey Musgraves

“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton


Kendrick Lamar is the leading artist with the most Grammy Nominations this year. The ‘To Pimp A Butterfly‘ star managed to be nominated for 11 nominations. Taylor Swift and The Weeknd secured the second highest nominations with 7 to each of their names. It is going to be a tight fight this year.

Kendrick Lamar’s epic musical and lyrical composition in ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ obviously helped him secure a dozen nominations. He is most likely grab ‘Best Rap Album’ category at 58th Grammy Awards, even though there is severe competition from J. Cole (‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’), Drake (‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’) and ‘The Pinkprint by Nicki Minaj.

Taylor Swift’s record breaking album ‘1989’ is still giving Taylor a plenty of opportunities to grab some more awards. Taylor Swift’s hit single “Blank Space” is nominated for three Grammy awards in Record of The Year, Song of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. Although there is high competition in every category as usual, Taylor Swift will secure some Grammy awards as usual.

Song of The Year is likely one of the most watched categories at every Grammy events because it is awarded to the best songwriters. 2016 Grammy Nominations has some amazing songs including “Alright,” Kendrick Duckworth along with Mark Anthony Spears and Pharrell Williams; “Blank Space,” by Max Martin, Shellback and Taylor Swift; “Girl Crush,” by Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose; “See You Again,” by Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth and Cameron Thomaz and “Thinking Out Loud,” by Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge.It’s gonna be a win no matter who wins this category.

The 58th Grammy Awards will happen on 15th of February, 2016 on CBS from 8/7c.

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