Kendrick Lamar Leads The Pack With 11 Nominations As Grammy Releases 2016 List

Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheridan

The Grammy nominations were announced on Monday with Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and The Weekend  leading the pack.

Interestingly however, some notable names were left off the list.

Rihanna, Madonna were snubbed and several big stars received only small nods, and were left out of the main categories.

Rihanna’s single FourFiveSeconds seemed like it would get a nod because it featured Grammy favorites Kanye West and Paul McCartney.
But it was passed over.
Also left out was her hit Bitch Better Have My Money.

The Grammys have often left Bieber off the list. This year however, he got a nod for Where Are U Now, his collaboration with Skrillex.
His eligible track What Do You Mean that stood out for him as a new sound wasn’t nominated

Nicki’s The Pinkprint is a well-rounded hip-hop album. But the beauty did not receive one nomination in any of the main categories.

Thankfully, Adele, who is projected to have one of the biggest albums of the year. She wasn’t nominated because she released 25 after the cut-off date for nominations. Songs eligible for nomination must have been released within October 2014 to September 30.

Full list below:


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

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 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 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

Best Alternative Music Album:
Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes
Vulnicura — Björk
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 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

Best Country Album:
Montevallo — Sam Hunt
Pain Killer — Little Big Town
The Blade — Ashley Monroe
Pageant Material — Kacey Musgraves
Traveller — Chris Stapleton

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

Hopefully, this time around, Kendrick gets some of the categories he was nominated for unlike previous years. Wish him good luck this time around.

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