Kendrick Lamar could clear up at next year’s Grammy Awards after being nominated in 11 categories.

Taylor Swift and The Weeknd are also looking strong with nominations for Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, with each being nominated in several other categories too.

To Pimp A Butterfly will fight it out for Album of the Year with Swift’s 1989, The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind The Madness, Chris Stapleton’s Traveller and Alabama Shakes’ Sound & Color, while ‘Alright’ could take home Song of the Year.

Check out the list of nominations below (abridged for ease – there are 83 categories after all). The 2016 Grammy Awards air on February 15, 2016.


Best New Artist
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

Record of the Year
‘Really Love’, D’Angelo & The Vanguard
‘Uptown Funk’, Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
‘Thinking Out Loud’, Ed Sheeran
‘Can’t Feel My Face’, The Weeknd
‘Blank Space’, Taylor Swift

Song of the Year
‘Alright’, Kendrick Lamar
‘Blank Space’, Taylor Swift
‘Girl Crush’, Little Big Town
‘See You Again’, Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
‘Thinking Out Loud’, Ed Sheeran

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

Best Pop Solo Performance
‘Heartbeat Song,’ Kelly Clarkson
‘Love Me Like You Do,’ Ellie Goulding
‘Thinking Out Loud,’ Ed Sheeran
‘Blank Space,’ Taylor Swift
‘Can’t Feel My Face,’ The Weeknd

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 R&B Performance
‘If I Don’t Have You,’ Tamar Braxton
‘Rise Up,’ Andra Day
‘Breathing Underwater,’ Hiatus Kaiyote
‘Planes,’ Jeremih Featuring J. Cole
‘Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey),’ The Weeknd

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

Best Rap/Song Collaboration
‘One Man Can Change The World,’ Big Sean featuring Kanye West & John Legend
‘Glory,’ Common & John Legend
‘Classic Man,’ Jidenna Featuring Roman GianArthur
‘These Walls,’ Kendrick Lamar featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat
‘Only,’ Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

Best Rap Song
‘All Day’
‘Trap Queen’

Best Rap Album
2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole
Compton, Dr. Dre
If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake
To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar
The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Our Love, Caribou
Born in the Echoes, Chemical Brothers
Caracal, Disclosure
Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü, Skrillex and Diplo

Best Dance Recording

‘We’re All We Need’, Above & Beyond
‘Go’, Chemical Brothers
‘Never Catch Me’, Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar
‘Runaway (U & I)’, Galantis
‘Where Are Ü Now’, Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber



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