Grammy Awards 2016: Kendrick Lamar Gets A Whopping 11 Grammy Nominations; Full List Of Nominees


Kendrick Lamar is a very happy man right now as he’s received and incredible 11 nominations for the prestigious Grammy Awards. He is followed by Taylor Swift and The Weeknd who grabbed 7 a piece. 

Kendrick’s latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly got nominations for best hip hop album as well as album of the year. 

Here are the full list of nominees for the Grammy Awards 2016 

Best New Artist

  • Courtney Barnett
  • James Bay
  • Sam Hunt
  • Tori Kelly
  • Meghan Trainor

Record of the Year

  • Really Love, D’Angelo & The Vanguard
  • Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
  • Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
  • Can’t Feel My Face, The Weeknd
  • Blank Space, Taylor Swift

Song of the Year

  • “Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
  • “Blank Space,” Taylor Swift
  • “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
  • “See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
  • “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran

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

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 featuring Bruno Mars
  • “Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar
  • “See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

Best R&B Performance

  • “If I Don’t Have You,” Tamar Braxton
  • “Rise Up,” Andra Day
  • “Breathing Underwater,” Hiatus Kaiyote
  • “Planes,” Jeremih Featuring J. Cole
  • “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey),” The Weeknd

Best Rap Performance

  • “Apparently,” J. Cole
  • “Back To Back,” Drake
  • “Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap
  • “Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
  • “Truffle Butter,” Nicki Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
  • “All Day,” Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney

Best Rap/Song Collaboration

  • “One Man Can Change The World,” Big Sean featuring Kanye West & John Legend
  • “Glory,” Common & John Legend
  • “Classic Man,” Jidenna Featuring Roman GianArthur
  • “These Walls,” Kendrick Lamar featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat
  • “Only,” Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

Best Rap Song

  • “All Day”
  • “Alright”
  • “Energy”
  • “Glory”
  • “Trap Queen”

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 Gun,” 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 featuring Ashley Monroe

Best Country Song

  • “Chances Are,” Hayes Carll, songwriter (Lee Ann Womack)
  • “Diamond Rings And Old Barstools,” Barry Dean, Luke Laird & Jonathan Singleton, songwriters (Tim McGraw)
  • “Girl Crush,” Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
  • “Hold My Hand,” Brandy Clark & Mark Stephen Jones, songwriters (Brandy Clark)
  • “Traveller,” Chris Stapleton, songwriter (Chris Stapleton)

Best Country Album

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

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

  • Empire: Season 1
  • Fifty Shades Of Grey
  • Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
  • Pitch Perfect 2
  • Selma

Best Song Written For Visual Media

  • “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)”
  • “Glory”
  • “Love Me Like You Do”
  • “See You Again”
  • “Til It Happens To You”

Best Music Video

  • “LSD,” A$AP Rocky
  • “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles),” The Dead Weather
  • “Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
  • “Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar
  • “Freedom,” Pharrell Williams



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