Nominees in main Grammy categories

 14 Feb 2016 - 8:03

Nominees in main Grammy categories
 

Los Angeles: Rapper Kendrick Lamar leads nominations for Monday's Grammy Awards with nods in a near-record 11 categories, although he faces stiff competition from Taylor Swift.

Here is a list of the nominees for some top categories at the 58th Grammy Awards, which will be presented at a gala ceremony in Los Angeles:

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"

Record of the Year (for single) 
- D'Angelo and the Vanguard, "Really Love"

- Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"

- Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"

- Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"

- The Weeknd, "Can't Feel My Face" 

Song of the Year (for songwriting)
- Kendrick Lamar, "Alright." Songwriters also include hip-hop producer Sounwave and pop star Pharrell Williams

- Taylor Swift, "Blank Space." Songwriters also include Swedish production team of Max Martin and Shellback

- Country and folk songwriters Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose, "Girl Crush." Song performed by group Little Big Town

- Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, "See You Again." Songwriters also include hip-hop producer DJ Frank E and songwriter Andrew Cedar

- Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"

Best New Artist
- Courtney Barnett

- James Bay

- Sam Hunt

- Tori Kelly

- Meghan Trainor

Best Pop Solo Performance
- Kelly Clarkson, "Heartbeat Song"

- Ellie Goulding, "Love Me Like You Do"

- Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"

- Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"

- The Weeknd, "Can't Feel My Face"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
- Florence and the Machine, "Ship to Wreck"

- Maroon 5, "Sugar"

- Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"

- Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"

- Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, "See You Again"

Best Rock Album 
- James Bay, "Chaos and the Calm"

- Death Cab for Cutie, "Kintsugi"

- Highly Suspect, "Mister Asylum"

- Muse, "Drones"

Best Alternative Music Album
- Alabama Shakes, "Sound and Color"

- Bjork, "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 World Music Album
- Gilberto Gil, "Gilbertos Samba Ao Vivo" (Brazil)

- Angelique Kidjo, "Sings" (Benin/Luxembourg)

- Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Ella Spira and The Inala Ensemble, "Music from Inala" (South Africa/Britain)

- Anoushka Shankar, "Home" (India/Britain)

- Zomba Prison Project, "I Have No Everything Here" (Malawi)

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 U"

AFP