2016 Grammy Awards: Kendrick Lamar Leads The Pack With 11 Nominations (See List)

Rapper Kendrick Lamar on Monday received the most nominations for the Grammy Awards, with pop superstar Taylor Swift leading nods in the most prestigious categories.

Lamar earned 11 nominations for the music industry’s biggest awards, which will be announced at a February 15 gala in Los Angeles.

Nigeria’s Jidenna also got a nomination under best Rap/Song Collaboration for ‘Classic man’

Here are some of the nominations

    Album of the Year

    Alabama Shakes, Sound and Color
    Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
    Chris Stapleton, Traveller
    Taylor Swift, 1989
    The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

    Song of the Year

    Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
    Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
    Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
    Wiz Kahifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
    Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

    Record of the Year

    D’Angelo and 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”

    Best New Artist

    Courtney Barnett
    James Bay
    Sam Hunt
    Tori Kelly
    Meghan Trainor

    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

    Florence + The Machine, ” Ship to Wreck”
    Maroon 5, “Sugar”
    Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
    Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
    Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

    Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

    Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern Bob Dylan, Shadows in the Night
    Josh Groban, Stages
    Seth MacFarlane, No One Ever Tells You

    Best Pop Vocal Album

    Kelly Clarkson, Piece by Piece
    Florence + The Machine, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
    Mark Ronson, Uptown Special
    Taylor Swift, 1989
    James Taylor, Before This World

    Best Rap Album

    J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive
    Dr. Dre, Compton
    Drake, If You’re Reading This Its Too Late
    Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
    Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint

    Best Rock Song

    Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight”
    Elle King, “Ex’s & Oh’s”
    James Bay, “Hold Back the River”
    Highly Suspect, “Lydia”
    Florence + the Machine, “What Kind of Man”

    Best Rock Album
    James Bay, Chaos and the Calm
    Death Cab for Cutie, Kintsugi
    Highly Suspect, Mister Asylum
    Muse, Drones
    Slipknot, .5: The Gray Chapter

    Best R&B Performance

    Tamar Braxton, “If I Don’t Have You”
    Andra Day, “Rise Up”

    Hiatus Kaiyote, “Breathing Underwater”

    Jeremih feat. J. Cole, “Planes”

    The Weeknd, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”

    Best Traditional R&B Performance

    Faith Evans, “He Is”
    Lalah Hathaway, “Little Ghetto Boy”
    Jazmine Sullivan, “Let It Burn”
    Tyrese, “Shame”
    Charlie Wilson, “My Favorite Part of You”

    Best R&B Song

    Miguel, “Coffee”
    The Weeknd, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”
    Jazmine Sullivan, “Let It Burn”
    D’Angelo and The Vanguard, “Really Love”
    Tyrese, “Shame”

    Best R&B Album

    Leon Bridges, Coming Home
    D’Angelo and 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/Sung Collaboration

    Big Sean feat. Kanye West & John Legend, “One Man Can Change the World” Common & John Legend, “Glory”
    Jidenna feat. Roman GianArthur, “Classic Man”
    Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat, “These Walls” Nicki Minaj feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown, “Only”

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