And The Nominations For The 2016 Grammy Awards Are...
drum roll, please
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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"