News - GRAMMY Nominations Announced

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The Recording Academy® announced nominations for the 58th Annual GRAMMYAwards® in all 83 categories yesterday....

Reflecting a diverse blend of talented music makers, this year's nominees were selected from more than 21,000 submissions entered. As the only peer-based music award, the GRAMMY Awards are voted on by The Academy's membership body of creators across all disciplines of music, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, and engineers. The awards show itself will be broadcast in the US on 15th February 2016.

This year, Kendrick Lamar leads nominations with 11, followed by Taylor Swift (ooh, Reece will be pleased) and The Weeknd, who each earn seven. Additionally, music producer/songwriter Max Martin receives six nominations and mastering engineer Tom Coyne, rapper Drake, and engineers/mixers Serban Ghenea and John Hanes each earn five nominations.

"The diversity in the creative community is what makes music a universal language, and it's gratifying to see the vibrancy of today's artistic landscape reflected in this year's nominations — a testament to The Academy's voting members," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Artists are pushing boundaries in exciting ways, making it an exceptionally strong year for music."

Here's the categories that piqued our interest here at AlbieMedia AM. You can find the full list of 83 categories on the Grammy's website.


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

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

SONG OF THE YEAR

Alright - Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
Blank Space - Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
Girl Crush - Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
See You Again - Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)

BEST 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

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM

The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern - Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap
Shadows In The Night - Bob Dylan
Stages - Josh Groban
No One Ever Tells You - Seth MacFarlane
My Dream Duets - Barry Manilow (& Various Artists)

BEST DANCE RECORDING

We're All We Need - Above & Beyond Featuring Zoë Johnston
Go - The Chemical Brothers
Never Catch Me - Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Runaway (U & I) - Galantis
Where Are Ü Now - Skrillex And Diplo With (whisper it) Justin Bieber 

Florence

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE

Don't Wanna Fight - Alabama Shakes
What Kind Of Man - Florence + The Machine
Something From Nothing - Foo Fighters
Ex's & Oh's - Elle King
Moaning Lisa Smile - Wolf Alice

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE

Identity - August Burns Red
Cirice - Ghost
512 - Lamb Of God
Thank You - Sevendust
Custer - Slipknot

BEST ROCK SONG

Don't Wanna Fight - Alabama Shakes, songwriters (Alabama Shakes)
Ex's & Oh's - Dave Bassett & Elle King, songwriters (Elle King)
Hold Back The River - Iain Archer & James Bay, songwriters (James Bay)
Lydia - Richard Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)
What Kind Of Man - John Hill, Tom Hull & Florence Welch, songwriters (Florence + The Machine)

BEST ROCK ALBUM

Chaos And The Calm - James Bay
Kintsugi - Death Cab For Cutie
Mister Asylum - Highly Suspect
Drones - Muse
.5: The Gray Chapter - Slipknot

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

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

BEST RAP ALBUM

2014 Forest Hills Drive - J. Cole
Compton - Dr. Dre
If Youre Reading This Its Too Late - Drake
To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
The Pinkprint - Nicki Minaj 

Buddy Guy

BEST BLUES ALBUM

Descendants Of Hill Country - Cedric Burnside Project
Outskirts Of Love - Shemekia Copeland
Born To Play Guitar - Buddy Guy
Worthy - Bettye LaVette
Muddy Waters 100 - John Primer & Various Artists

BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM (INCLUDES POETRY, AUDIO BOOKS & STORYTELLING)

Blood On Snow (Jo Nesbø) - Patti Smith
Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, And Assorted Hijinks - Dick Cavett
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety - Jimmy Carter
Patience And Sarah (Isabel Miller) - Janis Ian & Jean Smart
Yes Please - Amy Poehler (& Various Artists)

BEST COMEDY ALBUM

Back To The Drawing Board - Lisa Lampanelli
Brooklyn - Wyatt Cenac
Happy. And A Lot. - Jay Mohr
Just Being Honest - Craig Ferguson
Live At Madison Square Garden - Louis C.K. 

BEST MUSICAL THEATRE ALBUM

An American In Paris - (Original Broadway Cast)
Fun Home - (Original Broadway Cast)
Hamilton - (Original Broadway Cast)
The King And I - (2015 Broadway Cast)
Something Rotten! - (Originial Broadway Cast)

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Empire: Season 1
Fifty Shades Of Grey
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
Pitch Perfect 2
Selma 

Whiplash

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Birdman - Antonio Sanchez, composer
The Imitation Game - Alexandre Desplat, composer
Interstellar - Hans Zimmer, composer
The Theory Of Everything - Jóhann Jóhannsson, composer
Whiplash - Justin Hurwitz, composer

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
Glory (Selma)
Love Me Like You Do (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
See You Again (Fast & Furious 7)
Til It Happens To You (The Hunting Ground)

BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 - Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
Dutilleux: Métaboles; L'Arbre Des Songes; Symphony No. 2, 'Le Double' 0 Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)
Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow - Symphony No. 10 - Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Spirit Of The American Range - Carlos Kalmar, conductor (The Oregon Symphony)
Zhou Long & Chen Yi: Symphony 'Humen 1839' - Darrell Ang, conductor (New Zealand Symphony Orchestra)

BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM

As Dreams Fall Apart - The Golden Age Of Jewish Stage And Film Music (1925-1955) - New Budapest Orpheum Society; Jim Ginsburg, producer
Ask Your Mama - George Manahan, conductor; Judith Sherman, producer
Handel: L'Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato, 1740 - Paul McCreesh, conductor; Nicholas Parker, producer
Paulus: Three Places Of Enlightenment; Veil Of Tears & Grand Concerto - Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
Woman At The New Piano - Nadia Shpachenko; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, producer

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

LSD - ASAP Rocky (Dexter Navy, video director; Shin Nishigaki, video producer)
I Feel Love (Every Million Miles) - The Dead Weather (Cooper Roberts & Ian Schwartz, video directors; Candice Dragonas & Nathan Scherrer, video producers)
Alright - Kendrick Lamar (The Little Homies & Colin Tilley, video directors; Brandon Bonfiglio, Dave Free, Andrew Lerios & Luga Podesta, video producers)
Bad Blood - Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar (Joseph Kahn, video director; Ron Morhoff, video producer)
Freedom - Pharrell Williams (Paul Hunter, video director; Candice Dragonas & Nathan Scherrer, video producers)

BEST MUSIC FILM

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown (Alex Gibney, video director; Peter Afterman, Blair Foster, Mick Jagger & Victoria Pearman, video producers)
Sonic Highways - Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl, video director; John Cutcliffe, John Silva, Gaby Skolnek & Kristen Welsh, video producers)
What Happened, Miss Simone? (Liz Garbus, video director; Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby, Jayson Jackson & Justin Wilkes, video producers)
The Wall - Roger Waters (Sean Evans & Roger Waters, video directors; Clare Spencer & Roger Waters, video producers)
Amy - Amy Winehouse (Asif Kapadia, video director; James Gay-Rees, video producer)

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