Here Are The 2016 Grammy Nominations

The Grammy nominations have arrived, and the major categories are pretty stacked! Of particular indie-rock interest is a Best New Artist nomination for Courtney Barnett. The incisive Australian slacker rocker will almost certainly join James Bay, Sam Hunt, and Tori Kelly in losing to Meghan Trainor, but hey, crazier things have happened. Surprisingly, every album in the Album Of The Year race is actually good, with Alabama Shakes, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift, and the Weeknd facing off. D’Angelo’s “Really Love” will face mega-hits “Uptown Funk,” “Blank Space,” “Can’t Feel My Face,” and Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” in the Record Of The Year category, while Kendrick’s “Alright” nabbed a Song Of The Year nod. Kendrick is nominated 11 times in nine categories, while the Weeknd and Swift have seven nominations each. Here’s a detailed list:

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

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”

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

Best Alternative Music Album
Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
Björk – Vulnicura
My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall
Tame Impala – Currents
Wilco – Star Wars

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

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

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

Best Pop Vocal Album
Kelly Clarkson – Piece By Piece
Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Mark Ronson – Uptown Special
Taylor Swift – 1989
James Taylor – Before This World

Best Dance Recording
Above & Beyond Feat. Zoë Johnston – “We’re All We Need”
The Chemical Brothers – “Go”
Flying Lotus Feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”
Galantis – “Runaway (U & I)”
Jack U Feat. Justin Bieber – “Where Are U Now”

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Caribou – Our Love
The Chemical Brothers – Born In The Echoes
Disclosure – Caracal
Jamie xx – In Colour
Skrillex And Diplo – Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü

Best Rock Performance
Alabama Shakes – “Don’t Wanna Fight”
Florence + The Machine – “What Kind Of Man”
Foo Fighters – “Something From Nothing”
Elle King – “Ex’s & Oh’s”
Wolf Alice – “Moaning Lisa Smile”

Best Rock Album
James Bay – Chaos And The Calm
Death Cab For Cutie – Kintsugi
Highly Suspect – Mister Asylum
Muse – Drones
Slipknot – .5: The Grey Chapter

Best R&B Performance
Tamar Braxton – “If I Don’t Have You”
Andra Day – “Rise Up”
Hiatus Kaiyote – “Breathing Underwater”
Jeremih Feat. J. Cole – “Planes”
The Weeknd – “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)”

Best R&B Song
Miguel – “Coffee”
The Weeknd – “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)”
Jazmine Sullivan – “Let It Burn”
D’Angelo & The Vanguard – “Really Love”
Tyrese – “Shame”

Best Urban Contemporary Album
The Internet – Ego Death
Kehlani – You Should Be Here
Lianne La Havas – Blood
Miguel – Wildheart
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness

Best R&B Album
Leon Bridges – Coming Home
D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Black Messiah
Andra Day – Cheers To The Fall
Jazmine Sullivan – Reality Show
Charlie Wilson – Forever Charlie

Best Metal Performance
August Burns Red – “Identity”
Ghost – “Cirice”
Lamb Of God – “512”
Sevendust – “Thank You”
Slipknot – “Custer”

Best Country Album
Sam Hunt – Montevallo
Little Big Town – Pain Killer
Ashley Monroe – The Blade
Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material
Chris Stapleton – Traveller

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Jeff Bhasker
Dave Cobb
Diplo
Larry Klein
Blake Mills

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
Of Monsters And Men – Beneath The Skin (Deluxe Box Set)
Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear (Limited Edition Deluxe Vinyl)
Various Artists – The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32)
The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (Super Deluxe Edition)
Grateful Dead – 30 Trips Around The Sun

Best Remixed Recording, Non Classical
“Berlin By Overnight (CFCF Remix)” – CFCF, remixer (Daniel Hope)
“Hold On (Fatum Remix)” – Bill Hamel & Chad Newbold, remixers (JES, Shant, & Clint Maximus)
“Runaway (U & I) (Kaskade Remix)” – Ryan Raddon, remixer (Galantis)
“Say My Name (RAC Remix)” – André Allen Anjos, remixer (Odesza Featuring Zyra)
“Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)” – Dave Audé, remixer (Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars)

Check the full list of nominees here.