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Grammys 2016: Nominees Led by Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, 'Uptown Funk'

by Carolyn Menyes   Dec 7, 2015 08:26 AM EST

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The nominees for the 2016 Grammys have finally arrived. On Monday morning (Dec. 7), Alicia Keys appeared on CBS This Morning to roll out the big four category nominations.

As was to be expected, Taylor Swift led this year's nominees with nods in three of the four major categories for 1989 and "Blank Space." Other expected nominees went to Kendrick Lamar for Song of the Year ("Alright") and Album of the Year (To Pimp a Butterfly) as well as nods for "Uptown Funk" in Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 15, on CBS.

58th Annual Grammy Nominees:

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 feat. Bruno Mars
"Thinking Out Loud," Ed Sheeran
"Blank Space," Taylor Swift
"Can't Feel My Face," The Weeknd

Song of the Year

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

Album of the Year

Sound and 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 feat. Bruno Mars
"Bad Blood," Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
"See You Again," Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

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

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 deat. Zoe Johnston
"Go," The Chemical Brothers
"Never Catch Me," Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar
"Runaway (U&I)," Galantis
"Where Are U Now," Jack U with Justin Bieber

Best Dance/Electronic Album

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

Best Rock Performance

"Don't Wanna Fight," Alabama Shakes
"What Kind of Man," Florence + The Machine
"Something From Nothing," Foo Fighters
"Ex's and Oh's," Elle King
"Moaning Lisa Smile," Wolf Alice

Best Rock Song

"Don't Wanna Fight," Alabama Shakes
"Ex's and Oh's," Elle King
"Hold Back the River," James Bay
"Lydia," Highly Suspect
"What Kind of Man," Florence + The Machine

Best Rock Album

Chaos and the Calm, James Bay
Kitsungi, Death Cab for Cutie
Mister Asylum, Highly Suspect
Drones, Muse
.5: The Gray Chapter, Slipknot

Best Alternative Music Album

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

Best R&B Performance

"If I Don't Have You," Tamar Braxton
"Rise Up," Andra Day
"Breathing Underwater," Hiatus Kaiyote
"Planes," Jeremih feat. J. Cole
"Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)," The Weeknd

Best Traditional R&B Performance

 "He Is," Faith Evans
"Little Ghetto Boy," Lalah Hathaway
"Let It Burn," Jazmine Sullivan
"Shame," Tyrese
"My Favorite Part of You," Charlie Wilson

Best R&B Song

"Coffee," Miguel
"Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)," The Weeknd
"Let It Burn," Jazmine Sullivan
"Really Love," D'Angelo and the Vanguard
"Shame," Tyrese

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 R&B Album

Coming Home, Leon Bridges
Black Messiah, D'Angelo and the Vanguard
Cheers to the Fall, Andra Day
Reality Show, Jazmine Sullivan
Forever Charlie, Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Performance

"Apparently," J. Cole
"Back to Back," Drake
"Trap Queen," Fetty Wap
"Alright," Kendrick Lamar
"Truffle Butter," Nick Minaj feat. Drake & Lil Wayne
"All Day," Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

"One Man Can Change the World," Big Sean feat. Kanye West & John Legend
"Glory," Common & John Legend
"Classic Man," Jidenna feat. Roman GianArthur
"These Walls," Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat
"Only," Nicki Minaj feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

Best Rap Song

"All Day," Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney
"Alright," Kendrick Lamar
"Energy," Drake
"Glory," Common & John Legend
"Trap Queen," Fetty Wap

Best Rap Album

2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole
Compton, Dr. Dre
If You're Reading This It's Too Late, Drake
To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar
The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj

Best Country Solo Performance

"Burning House," Cam
"Traveller," Chris Stapleton
"Little Toy Guns," Carrie Underwood
"John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16," Keith Urban
"Chances Are," Lee Ann Womack

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

"Stay a Little Longer," Brothers Osborne
"If I Needed You," Joey+Rory
"The Driver," Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay
"Girl Crush," Little Big Town
"Lonely Tonight," Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe

Best Country Song

"Chances Are," Lee Ann Woman
"Diamond Rings and Old Barstools," Tim McGraw
"Girl Crush," Little Big Town
"Hold My Hand," Brandy Clark
"Traveller," Chris Stapleton

Best Country Album

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

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