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08 Dec 2015 10:17
Hip hop star Kendrick Lamar is nominated for best album for "To Pimp A Butterfly" and best rap performance. (Reuters)
The nominations for 2016’s Grammy awards have been announced with singers Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and hip hop star Kendrick Lamar shortlisted for seven awards
Former Grammy winner Alicia Keys announced the four major
awards on CBS news on December 7, before the full list was revealed.
Australian singer Courtney Barnett gets her first
nomination, and will be up against Brit award winner James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly and Meghan Trainor in the best new artist category.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar is up for song of the year with
Alright, as well as best album for To Pimp A Butterfly, best rap performance,
best rap song for Alright, best rap album, best music video for Alright, best
rap collaboration for These Walls.
Taylor Swift meanwhile picks up nominations for record of
the year, album of the year, song of the year, best music video for Bad Blood
featuring Kendrick Lamar, best pop solo performance, best pop duo/group
performance and best pop vocal album.
The Weeknd is up for seven awards: record of the year and
best pop solo performance for Can’t Feel My Face, album of the year and best
urban contemporary album for Beauty Behind the Madness, best R&B
performance, best song written for visual media and best R&B song for
Earned It (50 Shades of Grey).
The awards show ceremony will take place on 15 February.
At 2015’s event, Sam Smith was the year’s big winner, taking
home four awards.
The list of nominees
D’Angelo – Really
LoveMark Ronson – Uptown FunkThinking Out Loud – Ed SheeranBlank Space – Taylor SwiftCan’t Feel My Face
- The Weeknd.
Alright – Kendrick
LamarBlank Space – Taylor SwiftGirl Crush – Little Big TownSee You Again – Wiz Khalifia featuring Charlie PluthThinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran.
Sound & Color – Alabama ShakesTo Pimp A
Butterfly – Kendrick LamarTraveller – Chris
Stapleton1989 – Taylor
SwiftBeauty Behind The
Madness – The Weeknd
Earned It – The
WeekendPlanes – Jeremih
Featuring J. ColeBreathing
Underwater – Hiatus KaiyoteIf I Don’t Have
You – Tamar Braxton
Thinking Out Loud – Ed SheeranBlank Space – Taylor SwiftCan’t Feel My Face – The WeekndLove me Like you
Do – Ellie GouldingHeartbeat Song – Kelly Clarkson
Drones – MuseMister Asylum – Highly SuspectKintsugi – Death Cab For CutieChaos And The Calm – James Bay
Courney BarnettJames BaySam HuntTori KellyMeghan Trainor
– (c) Guardian News & Media Ltd, 2015
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