2016 Grammy Nominations


As the Grammy awards approach (over two months out) the official nominations list is released on the official website. With this list I will be making my predictions but there are some heavy hitters on this list such as the Weekend and K-Dot (Kendrick Lamar) who are up for “Album of the year” but are still up against little ole Taylor Swift  and the Alabama Shakes. My winner predictictions will be in bold with some links attached to the bolded. Here is the list (Categories I want to see):

Song Of The Year
 Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"
 Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"
 Little Big Town, "Girl Crush"
 Wiz Khalifa f. Charlie Puth, "See You again"
 Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
Album Of The Year
 Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
 Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly
 Chris Stapleton, Traveller
 Taylor Swift, 1989
 The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness 
Best New Artist
 Courtney Barnett
 James Bay
 Tori Kelly
 Meghan Trainor
 Sam Hunt
Record Of The Year 
 D'Angelo and The Vanguard, "Really Love"
 Mark Ronson f. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
 Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
 Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"
 The Weeknd, "Can't Feel My Face"
Best Rap Performance
 J. Cole, "Apparently"
 Drake, "Back To Back
 Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"
 Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"
 Nicki Minaj featuring Lil Wayne, Chris Brown and Drake, "Truffle Butter"
 Kanye West, "All Day"
Best Rap Song
 Kanye West, "All Day"
 Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"
 Common and John Legend, "Glory"
 Drake, "Energy"
 Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"
Best Rap Album
Cole,2014 Forest Hills Drive
Dr. Dre, Compton
Drake, If Youre Reading This Its Too Late
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint

Rap/Sung Collaboration
 Big Sean featuring Kanye West and John Legend, “One Man Can Change the World,”
 Common and John Legend, “Glory,” 
 Jidenna, “Classic Man,”
 Kendrick Lamar, “These Walls,”
 Nicki Minaj, “Only”
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
Traditional Pop Vocal Album
“The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern,” Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap
 “Shadows in the Night,” Bob Dylan
 “Stages,” Josh Groban
 “No One Ever Tells You,” Seth MacFarlane
 “My Dream Duets,” Barry Manilow (and Various Artists)
Pop Vocal Album
” Piece by Piece,” Kelly Clarkson
 “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” Florence + the Machine
 ” Uptown Special,” Mark Ronson
 “1989,” Taylor Swift
 “Before This World,” James Taylor
Dance Recording
“We’re All We Need,” Above & Beyond featuring Zoe Johnston
 “Go,” the Chemical Brothers
 “Never Catch Me,” Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar
 “Runaway (U & I),” Galantis
 “Where Are U Now,” Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber
Dance/Electronic Album
“Our Love,” Caribou
 “Born in the Echoes,” the Chemical Brothers
 “Caracal,” Disclosure
 “In Colour,” Jamie XX
 “Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U,” Skrillex and Diplo​
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
Traditional R&B Performance
“He Is,” Faith Evans
 “Little Ghetto Boy,” Lalah Hathaway
 “Let It Burn,” Jazmine Sullivan
 “Shame,” Tyrese
 “My Favorite Part of You,” Charlie Wilson
R&B Song
“Coffee,” Brook Davis and Miguel Pimentel, songwriters (Miguel)
 “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey),” Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville and Abel Tesfaye, songwriters (the Weeknd)
 “Let It Burn,” Kenny B. Edmonds, Jazmine Sullivan and Dwane M. Weir II, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)
 “Really Love,” D’Angelo and Kendra Foster, songwriters (D’Angelo and the Vanguard)
 “Shame,” Warryn Campbell, Tyrese Gibson and DJ Rogers Jr., songwriters (Tyrese)
Urban Contemporary Album
“Ego Death,” the Internet
 “You Should Be Here,” Kehlani
 “Blood,” Lianne La Havas
 “Wildheart,” Miguel
 “Beauty Behind the Madness,” the Weeknd
R&B Album
“Coming Home,” Leon Bridges
 “Black Messiah,” D’Angelo and the Vanguard
 “Cheers to the Fall,” Andra Day
 “Reality Show,” Jazmine Sullivan
 “Forever Charlie,” Charlie Wilson

Lamar: 11 Nominations

Swift: Seven Nominations

the Weeknd: 7 Nominations

After reviewing this list along with listening to the music again I think what I have predicted to be winners. On the other hand some of the categories I had to battle mentally to pick a winner. I think that this will be a big winner for the Weekend due to the fact that he put out so many hits along with his “Fifty Shades of Grey” feature (Earned It). I am surprised Drake and Adele wasn’t on this list more than once for “Hotline Bling”and “Hello” possibly there is a criteria nominations go by but for “Trap Queen” to be on there that is kind of different for the Grammy’s but I am still a fan of the song. I will be watching and I will be posting if I was right or not along with my Red Carpet Review…STAY TUNED!!!

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