2016 Grammy Award Nominations Announced

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ticket lodgeJust this morning, the 2016 Grammy Award nominations were announced.  Of course there’s the expected nominees like Taylor Swift, Mark Ronson and Ed Sheeran.  Kendrick Lamar is the big winner so far with eleven nominations.   Swift had seven nominations includeing Record of the Year and Song of the Year among others.The Weeknd are not to be overlooked and also had seven nominations.  New Artist of the year is an, um, interesting category.  Meghan Trainor over Nathaniel Rateliff?  Um, ok.

Check out the full list of 2016 Grammy Award nominees below:

Best New Artist

  • Courtney Barnett
  • James Bay
  • Sam Hunt
  • Tori Kelly
  • Meghan Trainor

Record of the Year

  • Really Love – D’Angelo and The Vanguard
  • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  • Blank Space – Taylor Swift
  • Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd

Song of the Year

  • Alright – Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams (Kendrick Lamar)
  • Blank Space – Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift
  • Girl Crush – Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose (Little Big Town)
  • See You Again – Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz (Wiz Khalifafeaturing Charlie Puth)
  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge

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
  • See you Again – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

Best Pop Vocal Album

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

Best Dance Recording

  • We’re All We Need – Above & Beyond Featuring Zoë Johnston
  • Go – The Chemical Brothers
  • Never Catch Me – Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar
  • Runaway (U & I) – Galantis
  • Where Are Ü Now – Skrillex And Diplo With Justin Bieber

Best Rock Performance

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

Best Alternative Music Album

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

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Ego Death — The Internet
  • You Should Be Here — Kehlani
  • Blood — Lianne La Havas
  • Wildheart — Miguel
  • Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd

Best Rap Album

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

Best Country Album

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

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • My Favorite Things — Joey Alexander
  • Breathless — Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective
  • Covered: Recorded Live At Capitol Studios — Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio
  • Beautiful Life — Jimmy Greene
  • Past Present — John Scofield

Best Gospel Album

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

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • Whatever The Road — Jason Crabb
  • How Can It Be — Lauren Daigle
  • Saints And Sinners — Matt Maher
  • This Is Not A Test — Tobymac
  • Love Ran Red — Chris Tomlin

Best Latin Pop Album

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

Best Americana Album

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

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

  • Blood On Snow (Jo Nesbø) — Patti Smith
  • Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, And Assorted Hijinks — Dick Cavett
  • A Full Life: Reflections At Ninety — Jimmy Carter
  • Patience And Sarah (Isabel Miller) — Janis Ian & Jean Smart
  • Yes Please — Amy Poehler (& Various Artists)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

  • Jeff Bhasker
  • Dave Cobb
  • Diplo
  • Larry Klein
  • Blake Mills

Best Music Film

  • Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown — James Brown
  • Sonic Highways — Foo Fighters
  • What Happened, Miss Simone? — Nina Simone
  • The Wall — Roger Waters
  • Amy — Amy Winehouse

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