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Main nominees of 58th Grammy Awards

Rapper Kendrick Lamar leads nominations for Monday’s Grammy Awards with nods in a near-record 11 categories, although he faces stiff competition from Taylor Swift.

Lamar
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Here is a list of the nominees for some top categories at the 58th Grammy Awards, which will be presented at a gala ceremony in Los Angeles:

– Album of the Year –

– Alabama Shakes, “Sound and Color”

– Kendrick Lamar, “To Pimp a Butterfly”

– Chris Stapleton, “Traveller”

– Taylor Swift, “1989”

– The Weeknd, “Beauty Behind the Madness”

– Record of the Year (for single) –

– D’Angelo and the Vanguard, “Really Love”

– Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”

– Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

– Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”

– The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

– Song of the Year (for songwriting) –

– Kendrick Lamar, “Alright.” Songwriters also include hip-hop producer Sounwave and pop star Pharrell Williams

– Taylor Swift, “Blank Space.” Songwriters also include Swedish production team of Max Martin and Shellback

– Country and folk songwriters Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose, “Girl Crush.” Song performed by group Little Big Town

– Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, “See You Again.” Songwriters also include hip-hop producer DJ Frank E and songwriter Andrew Cedar

– Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

– Best New Artist –

– Courtney Barnett

– James Bay

– Sam Hunt

– Tori Kelly

– Meghan Trainor

– Best Pop Solo Performance –

– Kelly Clarkson, “Heartbeat Song”

– Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do”

– Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

– Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”

– The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

– Best Pop Duo/Group Performance –

– Florence and the Machine, “Ship to Wreck”

– Maroon 5, “Sugar”

– Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”

– Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”

– Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

– Best Rock Album –

– James Bay, “Chaos and the Calm”

– Death Cab for Cutie, “Kintsugi”

– Highly Suspect, “Mister Asylum”

– Muse, “Drones”

– Best Alternative Music Album –

– Alabama Shakes, “Sound and Color”

– Bjork, “Vulnicura”

– My Morning Jacket, “The Waterfall”

– Tame Impala, “Currents”

– Wilco, “Star Wars”

– Best Rap Album –

– J. Cole, “2014 Forest Hills Drive”

– Dr. Dre, “Compton”

– Drake, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”

– Kendrick Lamar, “To Pimp a Butterfly”

– Nicki Minaj, “The Pinkprint”

– Best World Music Album –

– Gilberto Gil, “Gilbertos Samba Ao Vivo” (Brazil)

– Angelique Kidjo, “Sings” (Benin/Luxembourg)

– Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Ella Spira and The Inala Ensemble, “Music from Inala” (South Africa/Britain)

– Anoushka Shankar, “Home” (India/Britain)

– Zomba Prison Project, “I Have No Everything Here” (Malawi)

-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 U”


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