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2016 Grammy Awards: The Nominees

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The 58th annual Grammy Awards takes place tonight (Feb. 16) at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Watch it live on Channel 13 and 5 on CBS. It will be hosted by LL Cool J.

The Grammys will feature a showdown between Taylor Swift, who received seven nominations; Kendrick Lamar, who topped all performers with 11 nods; and The Weeknd, who equaled Swift’s tally.

The list of performers include Swift, Lamar and The Weeknd, plus Adele, Justin Bieber, Ellie Goulding, Alice Cooper, Pitbull, Skrillex, Little Big Town, Meghan Trainor and Rihanna.

Nominees include:

Album of the Year: Alabama Shakes – “Sound and Color,” Kendrick Lamar – “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Chris Stapleton – “Traveller,” Taylor Swift – “1989” and 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” and 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” and The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel my Face.”

Best New Artist: Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly and 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” and 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” and 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” and James Taylor – “Before This World.”

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)” and Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber – “Where Are Ü Now.”

Best Rock Performance: Alabama Shakes – “Don’t Wanna Fight,” Florence + The Machine – “What Kind Of Man,” Foo Fighters – “Something From Nothing,” Elle King – “Ex’s & Oh’s” and Wolf Alice – “Moaning Lisa Smile.”

Best Alternative Music Album: Alabama Shakes – “Sound & Color,” Björk – “Vulnicura,” My Morning Jacket – “The Waterfall,” Tame Impala – “Currents” and Wilco – “Star Wars.”

Best Urban Contemporary Album: The Internet – “Ego Death,” Kehlani – “You Should Be Here,” Lianne La Havas – “Blood,” Miguel – “Wildheart” and The Weeknd – “Beauty Behind the Madness.”

Best Rap Album: J. Cole – “2014 Forest Hills Drive,” Dr. Dre – “Compton,” Drake – “If Youre Reading This Its Too Late,” Kendrick Lamar – “To Pimp a Butterfly” and Nicki Minaj – “The Pinkprint.”

Best Country Album: Sam Hunt – “Montevallo,” Little Big Town – “Pain Killer,” Ashley Monroe – “The Blade,” Kacey Musgraves – “Pageant Material” and Chris Stapleton – “Traveller.”

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Joey Alexander – “My Favorite Things,” Terence Blanchard feat. The E-Collective – “Breathless,” Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio – “Covered: Recorded Live at Capitol Studios,” Jimmy Greene – “Beautiful Life” and John Scofield – “Past Present.”

Best Gospel Album: Karen Clark Sheard – “Destined to Win” (Live) Dorinda Clark-Cole – “Living It,” Tasha Cobbs – “One Place Live,” Israel & Newbreed – “Covered: Alive Is Asia” [Live] (Deluxe) and Jonathan McReynolds – “Life Music: Stage Two.”

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Jason Crabb – “Whatever the Road,” Lauren Daigle – “How Can It Be,” Matt Maher – “Saints and Sinners,” Tobymac – “This Is Not a Test” and Chris Tomlin – “Love Ran Red.”

Best Latin Pop Album: Pablo Alborán – “Terral,” Alex Cuba – “Healer,” Ricky Martin – “A Quien Quiera Escuchar” (Deluxe Edition), Alejandro Sanz – “Sirope” and Julieta Venegas – “Algo Sucede.”

Best Americana Album: Brandi Carlile – “The Firewatcher’s Daughter,” Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – “The Traveling Kind,” Jason Isbell – “Something More Than Free,” The Mavericks – “Mono” and Punch Brothers – “The Phosphorescent Blues.”

Best Dance/Electronic Album: Caribou – “Our Love,” The Chemical Brothers – “Born in the Echoes,” Disclosure – “Caracal,” Jamie XX – “In Colour” and Skrillex and Diplo – “Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü.”

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Bill Frisell – “Guitar in the Space Age!,” Wouter Kellerman – “Love Language,” Marcus Miller – “Afrodeezia,” Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest – “Sylva” and Kirk Whalum – “The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter IV.”

Best Metal Performance: August Burns Red – “Identity,” Cirice – “Ghost,” Lamb of God – “512,” Sevendust – “Thank You” and Slipknot – “Custer.”

Best Rock Song: Alabama Shakes – “Don’t Wanna Fight,” Elle King – “Ex’s & Oh’s,” James Bay – “Hold Back the River,” Highly Suspect – “Lydia” and Florence + the Machine – “What Kind of Man.”

Best Rock Album: James Bay – “Chaos and the Calm,” Death Cab for Cutie – “Kintsugi,” Highly Suspect – “Mister Asylum,” Muse – “Drones” and Slipknot – “.5: The Gray Chapter.”

Best R&B Performance: Tamar Braxton – “If I Don’t Have You,” Andra Day – “Rise Up,” Hiatus Kaiyote – “Breathing Underwater,” Jeremih feat. J. Cole – “Planes” and The Weeknd – “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey).”

Best Traditional R&B Performance: Faith Evans – “He Is,” Lalah Hathaway – “Little Ghetto Boy,” Jazmine Sullivan – “Let It Burn,” Tyrese – “Shame” and Charlie Wilson – “My Favorite Part of You.”

Best R&B Song: Miguel – “Coffee,” The Weeknd – “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey),” Jazmine Sullivan – “Let It Burn,” D’Angelo and The Vanguard – “Really Love” and Tyrese – “Shame.”

Best R&B Album: Leon Bridges – “Coming Home,” D’Angelo and the Vanguard – “Black Messiah,” Andra Day – “Cheers to the Fall,” Jazmine Sullivan – “Reality Show” and Charlie Wilson – “Forever Charlie.”

Best Rap Performance: J. Cole – “Apparently,” Drake – “Back to Back,” Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen,” Kendrick Lamar – “Alright,” Nicki Minaj feat. Drake & Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter” and Kanye West feat. Theophilus London and Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney – “All Day.”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Big Sean feat. Kanye West & John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World,” Common & John Legend – “Glory,” Jidenna feat. Roman GianArthur – “Classic Man,” Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat – “These Walls” and Nicki Minaj feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown – “Only.”

Best Rap Song: Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney – “All Day,” Kendrick Lamar – “Alright,” Drake – “Energy,” Common & John Legend – “Glory” and Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen.”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Brothers Osborne – “Stay a Little Longer,” Joey + Rory – “If I Needed You,” Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay – “The Driver,” Little Big Town – “Girl Crush” and Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe – “Lonely Tonight.”

Best Country Song: Lee Ann Womack – “Chances Are,” Tim McGraw – “Diamond Rings And Old Barstools,” Little Big Town – “Girl Crush,” Brandy Clark – “Hold My Hand” and Chris Stapleton – “Traveller.”

Best Country Solo Performance: Cam – “Burning House,” Chris Stapleton – “Traveller,” Carrie Underwood – “Little Toy Guns,” Keith Urban – “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” and Lee Ann Womack – “Chances Are.”

Best Pop Solo Performance: Kelly Clarkson – “Heartbeat Song,” Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do,” Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud,” Taylor Swift – “Blank Space” and The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face.”

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: “Empire: Season 1,” “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me,” “Pitch Perfect 2” and “Selma.”

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: The Weeknd – “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey),” Common & John Legend – “Glory,” Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do,” Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – “See You Again” and Lady Gaga – “Til It Happens to You.”

Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: “Birdman,” “The Imitation Game,” “Interstellar,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.”

Best Music Video: A$AP Rocky – “LSD,” The Dead Weather – “I Feel Love,” Kendrick Lamar – “Alright,” Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” and Pharrell Williams – “Freedom.”

Best Music Film: Foo Fighters – “Sonic Highways,” James Brown – “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown,” Nina Simone – “What Happened, Miss Simone,” Roger Waters – “The Wall and Amy Winehouse – “Amy.”

Best New Age Album: Paul Avgerinos – “Grace,” Madi Das – “Bhakti Without Borders,” Catherine Duc – “Voyager,” Peter Kater – “Love” and Ron Korb – “Asia Beauty.”

Best Improvised Jazz Solo: Joey Alexander – “Giant Steps,” Christian McBride – “Cherokee,” Donny McCaslin – “Arbiters of Evolution,” Joshua Redman – “Friend or Foe” and John Scofield – “Past Present.”

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Karrin Allyson – “Many a New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein,” Denise Donatelli – “Find a Heart,” Lorraine Feather – “Flirting With Disaster,” Jamison Ross – “Jamison” and Cécile McLorin Salvant – “For One to Love.”

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Gil Evans Project – “Lines of Color,” Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band – “Köln,” Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra – “Cuba: The Conversation Continues,” Maria Schneider Orchestra – “The Thompson Fields” and Patrick Williams – “Home Suite Home.”

Best Latin Jazz Album: Eliane Elias – “Made in Brazil,” The Rodriguez Brothers – “Impromptu,” Gonzalo Rubalcaba – “Suite Caminos,” Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet – “Intercambio” and Miguel Zenón – “Identities Are Changeable.”

Best Gospel Performance/Song: Anthony Brown & Group Therapy – “Worth [Live],” Kirk Franklin – “Wanna Be Happy?,” Travis Greene – “Intentional,”Israel & Newbreed feat. Yolanda Adams – “How Awesome Is Our God [Live]” and Brian Courtney Wilson – “Worth Fighting For [Live].”

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Francesca Battistelli – “Holy Spirit,” Crowder – “Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains),” Matt Maher – “Because He Lives (Amen),” Third Day feat. All Sons & Daughters – “Soul on Fire” and Tobymac feat. Mr. Talkbox – “Feel It.”

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Jason Crabb – “Whatever the Road,” Lauren Daigle – “How Can It Be,” Matt Maher – “Saints and Sinners,” Tobymac – “This Is Not a Test” and Chris Tomlin – “Love Ran Red.”

Best Roots Gospel Album: The Fairfield Four – “Still Rockin’ My Soul,” Karen Peck & New River – “Pray Now” and Point of Grace – “Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know).”

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: Bomba Estereo – “Amanecer,” La Cuneta Son Machín – “Mondongo,” Natalia Lafourcade – “Hasta La Raíz,” Monsieur Periné – “Caja De Música” and Pitbull – “Dale.”

Best American Roots Performance: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn – “And Am I Born to Die,” Buddy Guy – “Born to Play Guitar,” The Milk Carton Kids – “City of Our Lady,” Punch Brothers – “Julep” and Mavis Staples – “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean.”

Best American Roots Song: The Mavericks – “All Night Long,” Don Henley & Merle Haggard – “The Cost of Living,” Punch Brothers – “Julep,” Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – “The Traveling Kind” and Jason Isbell – “24 Frames.”

Best Bluegrass Album: Dale Ann Bradley – “Pocket Full of Keys,” Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley – “Before the Sun Goes Down,” Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – “In Session,” Ralph Stanley & Friends – “Man of Constant Sorrow” and The Steeldrivers – “The Muscle Shoals Recordings.”

Best Blues Album: Cedric Burnside Project – “Descendants of Hill Country,” Shemekia Copeland – “Outskirts of Love,” Buddy Guy – “Born to Play Guitar,” Bettye LaVette – “Worthy” and John Primer & Various Artists – “Muddy Waters 100.”

Best Folk Album: Norman Blake – “Wood, Wire & Words,” Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn – “Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn,” Rhiannon Giddens – “Tomorrow Is My Turn,” Patty Griffin – “Servant of Love” and Glen Hansard – “Didn’t He Ramble.”

Best Regional Roots Music Album: Jon Cleary – “Go Go Juice,” Natalie Ai Kamauu – “La La La La,” Keali’i Reichel – “Kawaiokalena,” The Revelers – “Get Ready” and Windwalker and The MCW – “Generations.”

Best Reggae Album: Rocky Dawuni – “Branches of the Same Tree,” Jah Cure – “The Cure,” Barrington Levy – “Acousticalevy,” Luciano – “Zion Awake” and Morgan Heritage – “Strictly Roots.”

Best World Music Album: Gilberto Gil – “Gilbertos Samba Ao Vivo,” Angelique Kidjo – “Sings,” Ladysmith Black Mambazo With Ella Spira & The Inala Ensemble – “Music From Inala,” Anoushka Shankar – “Home” and Zomba Prison Project – “I Have No Everything Here.”

Best Children’s Album: José-Luis Orozco – “¡Come Bien! Eat Right!,” Gustafer Yellowgold – “Dark Pie Concerns,” Tim Kubart – “Home,” Lori Henriques – “How Great Can This Day Be” and Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly – “Trees.”

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling): Patti Smith – “Blood on Snow (Jo Nesbø),” Dick Cavett – “Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks,” Jimmy Carter – “A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety,” Janis Ian & Jean Smart – “Patience and Sarah (Isabel Miller)” and Amy Poehler (& Various Artists) – “Yes Please.”

Best Comedy Album: Lisa Lampanelli – “Back to the Drawing Board,” Wyatt Cenac – “Brooklyn,” Jay Mohr – “Happy. And A Lot.,”Craig Ferguson – “Just Being Honest” and Louis C.K. – “Live at Madison Square Garden.”

Best Musical Theater Album: “An American in Paris,” “Fun Home,” “Hamilton,” “The King And I” and “Something Rotten!”

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