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    And The Nominations For The 2016 Grammy Awards Are...

    drum roll, please

    by Sydney Gore December 07, 2015

    Photo courtesy of the Grammy Awards

    Every year, we anticipate who will be nominated for the Grammys. Half the time, we're left disappointed that some artists get snubbed while ones we've never even listened to manage to win. Once in a while, though, the committee gets it right. Right now, it's a little hard to tell where the 58th Grammy Awards land.

    For starters, there's the good. Kendrick Lamar nabbed up a whopping 11 nominations while Taylor Swift and The Weeknd tied with seven. Sounds about right. Adele got zero nominations, but that's only because her album missed the deadline for the voting. (All songs and albums must be released between Oct. 1, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015 to be considered.) Further, Drake's "Back To Back" diss track earned him a nomination in the Best Rap Performance category where he's up against Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Fetty Wap, and many more great contenders. The Best Urban Contemporary Album category is also fire.

    Once again, though, there were a lot of artists who deserved recognition who either aren't on here or were limited to certain categories—but it is what it is. Regardless, we'll be tuning in to see who wins what on February 15, 2016 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS. 

    Read the entire nominations list below.

    Record Of The Year

    D'Angelo and The Vanguard, "Really Love" 
    Mark Ronson featuring 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 f. Charlie Puth, "See You again" 
    Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"

    Album Of The Year

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

    Best New Artist

    Courtney Barnett 
    James Bay 
    Tori Kelly 
    Meghan Trainor 
    Sam Hunt 

    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 Country Album

    Sam Hunt, Montavello 
    Little Big Town, Pain Killer 
    Ashley Monroe, The Blade 
    Kacey Musgraves, Pageant Material 
    Chris Stapleton, Traveller

    Best Rock Album

    James Bay, Chaos And The Calm 
    Death Cab for Cutie, Kintsugi 
    Highly Suspect, Mister Asylum 
    Muse, Drones 
    Slipknot, The Gray Chapter

    Best Rap Performance

    J. Cole, "Apparently" 
    Drake, "Back To Back" 
    Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen" 
    Kendrick Lamar, "Alright" 
    Nicki Minaj f. Drake & Lil Wayne, "Truffle Butter" 
    Kanye West f. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney, "All Day"

    Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

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

    Best Rap Song

    Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, and Paul McCartney, "All Day" 
    Kendrick Lamar, "Alright" 
    Drake, "Energy" 
    Common and John Legend, "Glory" 
    Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"

    Best Rap Album

    J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive 
    Dr. Dre, Compton 
    Drake, If Youre Reading This It's Too Late 
    Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly 
    Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint

    Best Alternative Music Album

    Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color 
    Björk, Vulnicura 
    My Morning Jacket, The Waterfall 
    Tame Impala, Currents 
    Wilco, Star Wars

    Best R&B Performance

    Tamar Braxton , "If I Don't Have You" 
    Andra Day, "Rise Up" 
    Hiatus Kaiyote, "Breathing Underwater" 
    Jeremih featuring J. Cole, "Planes" 
    The Weeknd, "Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)"

    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 Dance Recording

    Above & Beyond featuring Zoë Johnston, "We're All We Need" 
    The Chemical Brothers, "Go" 
    Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar, "Never Catch Me" 
    Galantis, "Runaway (U & I)" 
    Skrillex And Diplo featuring Justin Bieber, "Where Are Ü Now"

    Best Dance/Electronic Album

    Caribou, Our Love 
    The Chemical Brothers, Born In The Echoes 
    Disclosure, Caracal 
    Jamie XX, In Colour 
    Skrillex And Diplo, Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü

    Best Music Video

    ASAP Rocky, "LSD" 
    The Dead Weather, "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)" 
    Kendrick Lamar, "Alright" 
    Taylor Swift f. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood" 
    Pharrell Williams, "Freedom"

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