2016 Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar Lead + The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Drake, J Cole + More
Kendrick Lamar is the king of the Grammys: The rapper is the leading nominee for the 2016 awards with 11, including album of the year for “To Pimp a Butterfly” and song of the year for “Alright.” while The Weeknd has seven. The 58th Grammys will air live on February 15, 2016, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” is up for Record of the Year, against Ed Sheeran (“Thinking Out Loud”), Mark Ronson (“Uptown Funk”), Taylor Swift (“Blank Space”) and D’Angelo and the Vanguard (“Really Love”).
The Weeknd earns another nomination in the category for Album of the Year, this time facing off against Kendrick Lamar (To Pimp A Butterfly), Taylor Swift (1989) Alabama Shakes (Sound & Color) and Chris Stapleton (Traveller).
Kendrick’s “Alright” is nominated for Song of the Year, while The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” is nominated once again for Best Pop Solo Performance.
Best R’n’B Performance finds nominations for Jeremih’s “Planes” with J. Cole as well as The Weeknd’s “Earned It,” going up against Tamar Braxton, Hiatus Kaiyote and Andra Day.
Kehlani is nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album with her project You Should Be Here, where she’s pitted against The Internet’s Ego Death album, Miguel’s Wildheart, The Weeknd’s BBHTM and Lianne La Havas’ Blood.
In the Best Rap Performance category, J. Cole is nominated (“Apparently), as is Drake (“Back to Back”), Fetty Wap (“Trap Queen”), Kendrick Lamar (“Alright”), Nicki Minaj (“Truffle Butter”) and Kanye West (“All Day”).
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration finds another Kendrick Lamar nomination for “These Walls” with Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat, alongside Common and John Legend’s “Glory,” Big Sean’s “One Man Can Change The World” featuring John Legend and Kanye West, Jidenna’s “Classic Man” with Roman GianArthur and Nicki Minaj’s “Only” with Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown.
Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” is nominated yet again for Best Rap Song, competing with Fetty Wap (“Trap Queen”), Drake (“Energy”), Kanye West (“All Day”), Common and John Legend (“Glory”).
When it comes to Best Rap Album, J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive is nominated, as is Dr. Dre’s Compton, Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly.
Check out all the nominations here.
Credit Source: AP/HNHH