Kendrick Lamar leads 2016 Grammy nods with 11 nominations

Hip-Hop honcho, Kendrick Lamar, is leading the pack of 2016 Grammy Award nominees as he’s been tapped to take home 11 trophies at the upcoming star studded event . . 

After winning two Grammy’s earlier this year, the 28-year-old Compton representative’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” and hit single, “Alright” is up for Album Of The Year and Song of The Year, respectively . . 
He also stands to bring home the gold in Best Pop duo/Group performance for “Bad Blood” with Taylor Swift and Best Dance Recording “Never Catch Me” with Flying Lotus . 
Similarly, Kendrick has been nominated twice for both Best Rap Song with “Alright” and for co-writing Kanye West’s “All Day,” as well as Best Music Video for “Alright” and “Bad Blood . 

 Kendrick Lamar 11 Grammy nominations 
Close on K. Dot’s tail in nominations are pop singers, Taylor Swift and …
The Weeknd, who’ve each earned seven Grammy nods including Album Of The year…
Album of the Year 
Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color 
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 featuring 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 featuring Charlie Puth – “See You Again” 
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Best New Artist
Courtney Barnett
James Bay 
Sam Hunt 
Tori Kelly 
Meghan Trainor


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 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 Justin Bieber 


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 Alternative Music Album 

Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes 
Vulnicura — Björk 
The Waterfall — My Morning Jacket 
Currents — Tame Impala 
Star Wars — Wilco 


Best Urban Contemporary Album 

Ego Death — The Internet 
You Should Be Here — Kehlani 
Blood — Lianne La Havas 
Wildheart — Miguel 
Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd 


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 


Best Country Album 

Montevallo — Sam Hunt
Pain Killer — Little Big Town
The Blade — Ashley Monroe
Pageant Material — Kacey Musgraves
Traveller — Chris Stapleton


Best Americana Album 

The Firewatcher’s Daughter — Brandi Carlile 
The Traveling Kind — Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Something More Than Free — Jason Isbell
Mono — The Mavericks
The Phosphorescent Blues — Punch Brothers
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) 


Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Jeff Bhasker
Dave Cobb
Larry Klein
Blake Mills


Best Music Film 

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown — James Brown 
Sonic Highways — Foo Fighters
What Happened, Miss Simone? — Nina Simone
The Wall — Roger Waters
Amy — Amy Winehouse


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