2016 Grammy Awards: Full List Of Nominees

Published on December 7, 2015. Updated January 29, 2018
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The complete list of nominees for the 2016 Grammy Awards were announced early on Monday, Dec. 7, and to little surprise, Taylor Swift is leading the pack. The 1989 songstress is out front with nominations for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

Swift already has the top-selling album of 2014 and it remains one of the highest-selling albums of 2015, recently bumped out by Adele’s record-breaking album 25. Unfortunately for Adele, the window of eligibility is only open from September 2014 to September 2015, explaining why she is not one of the nominees, or she would most definitely be giving Swift a run for her money. Alicia Keys, who has won 15 Grammys of her own, kicked off the Grammy festivities, announcing the artists all vying for an award in the top four categories.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, Deb. 15 on CBS live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Check out this year’s nominees:

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

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

For a full list click here.

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