This article was written by Jamie Muir, a GIGsoup contributor.
The 2016 Grammy Awards have announced this year’s nominations, with Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd leading the way with multiple nominations across a span of categories for the main night on February 15th.
Lamar’s 11 nominations see him battling it out with Swift and The Weeknd across the major award categories, all up for ‘Album Of The Year’ and ‘Song Of The Year’ respectively, with Lamar and Swift’s collaborative smash ‘Bad Blood’ also adding further nominations in the ‘Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.’
Boasting 83 different categories, The Grammys look to celebrate the vast spectrum of music released that year, and in turn this year sees nominations for the likes of Alabama Shakes, who joins Lamar, Swift and TheWeeknd as nominees for ‘Album Of The Year,’ alongside country star Chris Stapleton.
Soul legend D’Angelo joins the multi-nominated trio for ‘Record Of The Year’ whilst chart king Justin Bieber can only scrape a nomination for his Jack U collaboration ‘Where Are U Now in the ‘Best Dance Recording’ category.
British acts fare much better than Toronto’s favourite 21 year old, with vast nominations across the spectrum from James Bay (‘Best New Artist,’ ‘Best Rock Song’ and ‘Best Rock Album’), Ed Sheehan (‘Record Of The Year’/’Song Of The Year’), chart supremo Mark Ronson (‘Record Of The Year’/’Best Pop/Duo Performance’) and Camden’s very own Wolf Alice, nominated for ‘Moaning Lisa Smile’ in the ‘Best Rock Performance’ category.