Grammy Awards Reveal 2016 Nominees

Grammy Awards Reveal 2016 Nominees
Last year's Grammy Awards ceremony had its fair share of celebrity drama and surprise wins, and the major musical awards show is set to return once again on February 15. The nominees have just been announced.
 
Kendrick Lamar delivered To Pimp a Buttterfly this year to much acclaim, and the Compton rapper leads the pack with 11 nominations. Toronto's own the Weeknd and pop superstar Taylor Swift, meanwhile, managed to nab seven each. Exclaim! Best of 2015 issue cover stars Alabama Shakes are nominated for a total of six awards and Drake is up for five.
 
D'Angelo's "Really Love," Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk," Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud," Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" and the Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" make up the Record of the Year Category this time around.
 
As for Album of the Year, it will be a battle between Alabama Shakes' Sound & Color, Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, Chris Stapleton's Traveller, Taylor Swift's 1989 and the Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness.

Elsewhere, Australian rock wordsmith Courtney Barnett got a nod for Best New Artist, joined in the category by James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly and Meghan Trainor. Also of note is that Light in the Attic's Native North America (Vol.1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, And Country 1966–1985, which was curated by Vancouver's Kevin Howes, was nominated for Best Historical Album.

You can see a selection of the categories listed below. Find the full list of nominees here.

Record of the Year
 
D'Angelo And The Vanguard - "Really Love"
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars -  "Uptown Funk"
Ed Sheeran - "Thinking Out Loud"
Taylor Swift - "Blank Space"
The Weeknd - "Can't Feel My Face"
 
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
 
Song of the Year
 
Kendrick Lamar - "Alright"
Taylor Swift – "Blank Space"
Little Big Town – "Girl Crush"
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth - "See You Again"
Ed Sheeran - "Thinking Out Loud"
 
Best New Artist
 
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor
 
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
Björk – Vulnicura
My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall
Tame Impala – Currents
Wilco – Star Wars
 
Best Rap Album
 
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Dr. Dre – Compton
Drake – If You're Reading This It's Too Late
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint
 
Best Urban Contempory Album
 
The Internet – Ego Death
Kehlani – You Should Be Here
Lianne La Havas – Blood
Miguel – Wildheart
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
 
Best Music Video
 
A$AP Rocky – "LSD"
The Dead Weather – "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)"
Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"
Taylor Swift – "Bad Blood" (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Pharrell Williams – "Freedom"

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 Metal Performance

August Burns Red - "Identity
Ghost - "Cirice"
Lamb of God - "512"
Sevendust - "Thank You"
Slipknot - "Cluster"