Kendrick Lamar Leads 2016 GRAMMY Nominations

blame it on Patrick Glynn December 7, 2015

It’s our favorite time of the year: Time to find out who got snubbed for a GRAMMY nomination!

On February 15, the GRAMMYs will hold their 58th annual ceremony where acts from all around the music world will be celebrated, and this morning, we received the nominations for the artists who will have a chance to win.

Kendrick Lamar leads the way with 11 nominations across nine categories for his album To Pimp A Butterfly and features on other songs. Others who got nominated from the rap/hip-hop/R ‘n’ B world that we care about include: The Weeknd, Drake, Nicki Minaj, D’Angelo, J. Cole, Kanye WestMiguel, Flying Lotus, Big SeanWiz Khalifa, Kehlani, Leon Bridges and more.

My favorite cateogry is the “Best Urban Contemporary Album,” which includes albums like Miguel’s WIldheart, The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness and Lianne La Havas’ Blood. It’s almost a category for those who are “underground” artists to the GRAMMY Association, in a way (outside of The Weeknd, really).

Anyway, we pulled the categories we’re sure you’ll care about and put them below (via the LA Times). Who got snubbed? (Run the Jewels, duh.) Who do you think will win?

Record of the Year:

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

Song of the Year (songwriter’s award):

“Alright,” Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears and Pharrell Williams
“Blank Space,” Max Martin, Shellback and Taylor Swift
“Girl Crush,” Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose
“See You Again,” Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth and Cameron Thomaz
“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge

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 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 Rap Performance

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

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

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

Best Rap Song

“All Day,” Kanye West f. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
“Energy,” Drake
“Glory,” Common & John Legend
“Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

“Ego Death,” The Internet
“You Should Be Here,” Kehlani
“Blood,” Lianne La Havas
“Wildheart,” Miguel
“Beauty Behind the Madness,” The Weeknd

Best 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

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