2016 Grammy Awards: Kendrick Lamar Leads The Pack With 11 Nominations, Jidenna Also Nominated (See List)

Rapper kendrick Lamar has won wide critical acclaim for his politically charged latest album "To Pimp a Butterfly" and earned 11 Grammy nominations (AFP Photo/Bennett Raglin)

Rapper on Monday received the most nominations for the , with pop superstar leading nods in the most prestigious categories.

Lamar — who has won wide critical acclaim for his politically charged latest album “To Pimp a Butterfly” — earned 11 nominations for the music industry’s biggest awards, which will be announced at a February 15 gala in Los Angeles.

Nigeria’s Jidenna also got a nomination under best Rap/Song Collaboration for ‘Cla$$ic man’

Nominations across all 83 categories were announced via a press release and is available on Grammy.com

Here are some of the nominations

Album of the Year

Alabama Shakes, Sound and Color

, To Pimp a Butterfly

Chris Stapleton, Traveller

, 1989

The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Song of the Year

, “Alright”

, “Blank Space”

Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”

Wiz Kahifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

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, “Thinking Out Loud”

Record of the Year

D’Angelo and the Vanguard, “Really Love”

feat. , “Uptown Funk”

, “Thinking Out Loud”

Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”

The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel my Face”

Best New Artist

Courtney Barnett

James Bay

Sam Hunt

Tori Kelly

Meghan Trainor

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Florence + The Machine, ” Ship to Wreck”

Maroon 5, “Sugar”

feat. , “Uptown Funk”

Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”

feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern

Bob Dylan, Shadows in the Night

Josh Groban, Stages

Seth MacFarlane, No One Ever Tells You

Best Pop Vocal Album

Kelly Clarkson, Piece by Piece

Florence + The Machine, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

, Uptown Special

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Taylor Swift, 1989

James Taylor, Before This World

Best Rap Album

J. Cole, 2014

Dr. Dre, Compton

Drake, If You’re Reading This Its Too Late

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly

Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint

Best Rock Song

Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight”

Elle King, “Ex’s & Oh’s”

James Bay, “Hold Back the River”

Highly Suspect, “Lydia”

Florence + the Machine, “What Kind of Man”

Best Rock Album

James Bay, Chaos and the Calm

Death Cab for Cutie, Kintsugi

Highly Suspect, Mister Asylum

Muse, Drones

Slipknot, .5: The Gray 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 Traditional R&B Performance

, “He Is”

Lalah Hathaway, “Little Ghetto Boy”

Jazmine Sullivan, “Let It Burn”

Tyrese, “Shame”

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Charlie Wilson, “My Favorite Part of You”

Best R&B Song

Miguel, “Coffee”

The Weeknd, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”

Jazmine Sullivan, “Let It Burn”

D’Angelo and The Vanguard, “Really Love”

Tyrese, “Shame”

Best R&B Album

Leon Bridges, Coming Home

D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Black Messiah

Andra Day, Cheers to the Fall

Jazmine Sullivan, Reality Show

Charlie Wilson, Forever Charlie

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”

feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney, “All Day”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Big Sean feat. & John Legend, “One Man Can Change the World”

Common & John Legend, “Glory”

Jidenna feat. Roman GianArthur, “Cla$$ic Man”

Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat, “These Walls”

Nicki Minaj feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown, “Only”


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