The 58th Annual Grammy’s nominations have been announced and Kendrick Lamar is leading the way with 11 well-earned nominations. Right behind the Compton rapper is 2015’s hottest radio voice The Weeknd, as the two have been nominated and will both be vying for best Album of the Year honors. Taylor Swift has also been nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year honors. Kelly Clarkson has her fair share of chances at winning a golden award and one of my favorite young rappers J. Cole has received a few nods in a few different categories so I hope he finally gets his Grammy.
Notable omissions from this years list include younger pop stars Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. Before fans begin to freak out that Adele was not even nominated for a single award, the only reason being, the mega-hit album is simply not eligible.
“For the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards, albums must be released between Oct. 1, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015,”
Grammy’s website states in its outline of the rules and regulations regarding submissions.
Unfortunately, neither Adele’s single “Hello” nor her album were released in that time frame, having hit the airwaves in late October and mid-November respectively.
Any further details on songs and credits can be found on the Grammy’s official website.
Congrats to Album Of The Year nominees: Alabama Shakes, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd
Congrats to all the Best New Artist nominees: courtney barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Meghan Trainor
Congrats to Record Of The Year nominees: D’Angelo And The Vanguard,Mark Ronson feat Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd
Congrats to Song Of The Year nominees: Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift,Little Big Town, Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, Ed Sheeran
Congrats to Best Pop Vocal Album nominees: Kelly Clarkson, Florence + The Machine, Mark Ronson, Taylor Swift, James Taylor
Congrats to Best Rap Album nominees: J.Cole, Dr Dre, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj
Congrats to Best Rock Album nominees: James Bay, Death Cab for Cutie,Highly Suspect, Muse, Slipknot
Congrats to Best Metal Performance nominees: August Burns Red, Lamb of God, Ghost, Sevendust, Slipknot
Congrats to Best R&B Album nominees: Leon Bridges, D’Angelo And The Vanguard, Andra Day, Jazmine Sullivan, Charlie Wilson
Congrats to Best Pop Solo Performance nominees: Kelly Clarkson, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd
Congrats to Best Rap Performance nominees: J.Cole, Drake, Fetty Wap,Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj feat Drake & Lil Wayne, Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, & Paul McCartney
Congrats to Best Country Solo Performance nominees: Cam, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack
Congrats to all the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance nominees: Florence + The Machine, Maroon 5, Mark Ronson feat Bruno Mars, Taylor Swiftfeat Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa feat Charlie Puth
Congrats to Best R&B Performance nominees: Tamar Braxton-Herbert,Andra Day, Hiatus Kaiyote, Jeremih Official feat J.Cole, The Weeknd
Congrats to Best Latin Pop Album nominees: Pablo Alborán, Alex Cuba,Ricky Martin, Alejandro Sanz, Julieta Venegas
Congrats to Best Country Album nominees: Sam Hunt, Little Big Town,Ashley Monroe, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton
Congrats to Best Dance/Electronic Album nominees: Caribou, The Chemical Brothers, Disclosure, Jamie xx, Skrillex and Diplo
Congrats to Best Urban Contemporary Album nominees: The Internet Music, Kehlani, Lianne La Havas, Miguel, The Weeknd
Congrats to Best Alternative Music Album nominees: Alabama Shakes,Björk, My Morning Jacket, Tame Impala, Wilco
Congrats to Best Blues Album nominess Cedric Burnside Project, Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Bettye LaVette, Muddy Waters 100
Congrats to Best Dance Recording nominees: Above & Beyond featuring Zoe Johnston, The Chemical Brothers, Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar, Galantis, Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber
Congrats to Best Song Written For Visual Media nominees: The Weeknd,Common & John Legend, Lady Gaga, Ellie Goulding, Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
Congrats to Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media nominees:Empire: Season 1, Fifty Shades of Grey, Glen Campbell I’ll Be Me, Pitch Perfect 2, Selma Movie
Congrats to Best Jazz Vocal Album nominees: Karrin Allyson, Denise Donatelli, Lorraine Feather, Jamison Ross, Cecile McLorin Salvant Music
Congrats to Best Gospel Album nominees: Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole, tasha Cobbs, Israel & New Breed, Jonathan McReynolds, Christ Rep.
Congrats to Best Reggae Album nominees: Rocky Dawuni, Jah Cure,Barrington LEVY, Luciano Messenjah, The Royal Family of Reggae Morgan Heritage
Congrats to Best Musical Theater Album nominees: An American In Paris on Broadway, Fun Home on Broadway, Hamilton the Musical, The King and I on Broadway, Something Rotten on Broadway
Congrats to Best Americana Album nominees: Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell (Official), Jason Isbell, The Mavericks, Punch Brothers