Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, And The Weeknd Lead Grammy Nominations

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The nominations for the 58th annual Grammy Awards were announced this morning and Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar leads this year’s list. Lamar and his third studio album To Pimp A Butterfly, as well as his highly publicized Bad Blood collaboration with Taylor Swift, collectively earned him an incredible 11 Grammy nominations.

Not too far behind Lamar are Taylor Swift and The Weeknd, who both earned an impressive seven nominations thanks to their albums 1989 and Beauty and the Madness.

Lamar will be going head to head with his biggest fan Taylor Swift for Album Of The Year and Song Of The Year, though the two did receive a Bad Blood nomination together in Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Swift will also be facing off against her longtime friend and collaborator Ed Sheeran for Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year.

Canadians were represented at the Grammy nominations this year, with The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Caribou all receiving nominations.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards air live from LA’s Staples Centre on Monday, February 15.

Album of the Year

Alabama Shakes, Sound and Color
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
Chris Stapleton, Traveler
Taylor Swift, 1989
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Song of the Year

Kendrick Lamar, Alright
Taylor Swift, Blank Space
Little Big Town, Girl Crush
Wiz Kahifa feat. Charlie Puth, See You Again
Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud

Record of the Year

D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Really Love
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk
Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud
Taylor Swift, Blank Space
The Weeknd, Can’t Feel my Face

Best New Artist

Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Florence + The Machine, Ship to Wreck
Maroon 5, Sugar
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, Bad 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 Dylan, Shadows in the Night
Josh Groban, Stages
Seth MacFarlane, No One Ever Tells You
Barry Manilow (& Various Artists), My Dream Duets

Best Pop Vocal Album

Kelly Clarkson, Piece by Piece
Florence + The Machine, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Mark Ronson, Uptown Special
Taylor Swift, 1989
James Taylor, Before This World

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Caribou, Our Love
The Chemical Brothers, Born in the Echoes
Disclosure, Caracal
Jamie XX, In Colour
Skrillex and Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

Best Dance Recording

Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston, We’re All We Need
The Chemical Brothers, Go
Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, Never Catch Me
Galantis, Runaway (U & I)
Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber, Where Are Ü Now