Full List of  Nominees For 2016 Grammy Awards

Full List of Nominees For 2016 Grammy Awards

The 2016 Grammy’s or otherwise the 58th in it’s calendar series since inception, have officially announced the nominees for the award categories to be presented next year. Already scheduled to hold on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Staples Center, USA, award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar leads with 11 nominations including categories for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Rap Album of the Year. Following closely would be pop/country songstress,Taylor Swift and hot R&B sensation,The Weekend who both tied at 7 nominations.

Here’s a draft of the first batch of nominees from the world’s most prestigious music and entertainment event:

Album of the Year

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

Song of the Year

Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Wiz Kahifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

Record of the Year
D’Angelo and the Vanguard, “Really Love”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel my Face”

Best New Artist

Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Florence + The Machine, ” Ship to Wreck”
Maroon 5, “Sugar”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap,The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern
Bob Dylan,Shadows in the Night
Josh Groban, Stages
Seth MacFarlane,No One Ever Tells You
Barry Manilow (& Various Artists),My Dream Duets

Best Pop Vocal Album

Kelly Clarkson,Piece by Piece
Florence + The Machine,How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Mark Ronson,Uptown Special
Taylor Swift,1989
James Taylor,Before This World

Best Dance Recording

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

Best Rock Performance

Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight”
Florence + The Machine,”What Kind Of Man”
Foo Fighters, “Something From Nothing”
Elle King, “Ex’s & Oh’s”
Wolf Alice, “Moaning Lisa Smile”

Best Alternative Music Album

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

Best Urban Contemporary Album

The Internet,Ego Death
Kehlani,You Should Be Here
Lianne La Havas,Blood
The Weeknd,Beauty Behind the Madness

Best Rap Album

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

Best Country Album

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

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Joey Alexander,My Favorite Things
Terence Blanchard feat. The E-Collective,Breathless
Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio,Covered: Recorded Live at Capitol Studios
Jimmy Greene,Beautiful Life
John Scofield,Past Present

Best Gospel Album

Karen Clark Sheard,Destined to Win (Live)
Dorinda Clark-Cole,Living It
Tasha Cobbs,One Place Live
Israel & Newbreed,Covered: Alive Is Asia [Live] (Deluxe)
Jonathan McReynolds,Life Music: Stage Two

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Jason Crabb,Whatever the Road
Lauren Daigle,How Can It Be
Matt Maher,Saints and Sinners
Tobymac,This Is Not a Test
Chris Tomlin,Love Ran Red

Best Latin Pop Album

Pablo Alborán,Terral
Alex Cuba,Healer
Ricky Martin,A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition)
Alejandro Sanz,Sirope
Julieta Venegas,Algo Sucede

Best Americana Album

Brandi Carlile,The Firewatcher’s Daughter
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell,The Traveling Kind
Jason Isbell,Something More Than Free
The Mavericks,Mono
Punch Brothers,The Phosphorescent Blues

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Caribou,Our Love
The Chemical Brothers,Born in the Echoes
Jamie XX,In Colour
Skrillex and Diplo,Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

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