Kendrick Lamar is expected to have a very big night t the 2016 Grammy Awards as it was announced by the Recording Academy that he procured an astounding 11 nominations including album of the year for To Pimp a Butterfly and song of the year for “Alright.”
Taylor Swift, of course, and the Weeknd also earned top nominations.
Album of the year: “Sound & Color,” Alabama Shakes; “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar; “Traveller,” Chris Stapleton; “1989,” Taylor Swift; “Beauty Behind the Madness,” The Weeknd.
Record of the year: “Really Love,” D’Angelo and The Vanguard; “Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars; “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran; “Blank Space,” Taylor Swift; “Can’t Feel My Face,” The Weeknd.
Song of the year (songwriter’s award): “Alright,” Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears and Pharrell Williams; “Blank Space,” Max Martin, Shellback and Taylor Swift; “Girl Crush,” Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose; “See You Again,” Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth and Cameron Thomaz; “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge.
Best new artist: Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Meghan Trainor.
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