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2016 Grammy Awards: Nods and Snubs

An outstanding year in music means a gifted range of artists will be acknowledged at the 2016 Grammy Awards.

The 58th round of nominations for next year’s occasion have been released.

Here are the nominees for the most coveted awards:

Album of the Year

Alabama Shakes Sound and Color

Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly

Chris StapletonTraveller

Taylor Swift1989

The WeekndBeauty Behind the Madness


Song of the Year

Kendrick LamarAlright

Taylor SwiftBlank Space

Little Big TownGirl Crush

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie PuthSee You Again

Ed SheeranThinking Out Loud


Record of the Year

D’Angelo and the VanguardReally Love

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno MarsUptown Funk

Ed SheeranThinking Out Loud

Taylor SwiftBlank Space

The WeekndCan’t Feel my Face


Best New Artist

Courtney Barnett

James Bay

Sam Hunt

Tori Kelly

Meghan Trainor


Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Florence + The MachineShip to Wreck

Maroon 5Sugar

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno MarsUptown Funk

Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick LamarBad Blood

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth –  See You Again


Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap – The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern

Bob DylanShadows in the Night

Josh Groban Stages

Seth MacFarlaneNo One Ever Tells You

Barry Manilow (& Various Artists)My Dream Duets


Best Pop Vocal Album

Kelly ClarksonPiece by Piece

Florence + The MachineHow Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Mark RonsonUptown Special

Taylor Swift – 1989

James TaylorBefore This World


Best Dance Recording

Above & Beyond feat. Zoë JohnstonWe’re All We Need

The Chemical BrothersGo

Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick LamarNever Catch Me

GalantisRunaway (U & I)

Skrillex and Diplo With Justin BieberWhere Are Ü Now


Best Rock Performance

Alabama ShakesDon’t Wanna Fight

Florence + The MachineWhat Kind Of Man

Foo FightersSomething From Nothing

Elle KingEx’s & Oh’s

Wolf AliceMoaning Lisa Smile


Best Rap Album

J. Cole2014 Forest Hills Drive

Dr. DreCompton

DrakeIf You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Kendrick LamarTo Pimp a Butterfly

Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint


Best Music Video


The Dead WeatherI Feel Love

Kendrick LamarAlright

Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick LamarBad Blood

Taylor Swift was a shoe-in with her nominations in major categories such as Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Music Video from her smash-hit album 1989.

Ed Sheeran’s chart-topping song Thinking Out Loud achieved two nominations with Kendrick Lamar raking in 11 nominations including Album of the Year.

This year’s heavyweights like Adele, Justin Bieber and Nick Jonas didn’t make the cut, as their albums weren’t released in time.  The negative uproar from these artists’ fans caused Grammy Officials to release a statement on their website.

“For the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, albums must be released between Oct. 1, 2014, and Sept. 30, 2015,”.

The ceremony will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016, at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, California.

This video shows the music videos of the nominated songs:

Samuel O'Flaherty
Samuel O'Flaherty is a Radio Journalism student at the New Zealand Radio Training School. A Cantabrian now living in Auckland, Samuel's main interest is entertainment news.
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