Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, the Weeknd lead 2016 Grammy nominations


Yeah sure, the Boston Music Awards arrive on Wednesday, but it’s almost Grammy season as well. This morning, in advance of the 58th Annual Grammy Awards set for February 15 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the nominees have been revealed via special announcement on CBS This Morning.

Four big categories — Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, and Best New Artist — were unveiled on the talk show by Alicia Keys, with the rest to follow later this morning. UPDATE: Here they are.

Here’s a look at the field so far. We’ll see if Beck and Kanye gets special invites after last year’s shenanigans.


Album Of The Year
Alabama Shakes – Sound & Colour
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 Khalifa Feat. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

Best New Artist
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

Record Of The Year
D’Angelo & 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”