In the key categories,Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and the Weekend have earned top nominations including Album of the Year,Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
Lamar is nominated 11 times in nine categories while the Weekend is up for seven Grammys so is popstar Swift. Drake is up to five nods, Alabama Shakes and Florence and the Machine have four nominations. Kanye West,D’Angelo, and Diplo are up for three nods each. Record of the Year nominess are 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 Weekend’s ‘Can’t Feel My Face’. Album of the Year nominess are Alabama Shakes’ ‘Sound & Color’,Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’, ‘Traveller’ Chris Stapleton;’1989’ by Tylor Swift; ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’ by The Weekend. Song of the year(songwriter’s award) nominations include ‘Alright’ Blank Space’, ‘Girl Crush,’ ‘See You Again’ and ‘Thinking Out Loud’. Best new artist nominess are Courtney Barnett,James Bay,Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly,Meghan Trainor. The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on February 15,next year.