Grammy Nominations 2016

Grammy Nominations 2016

Following is a comprehensive list of the nominees in featured categories. The Grammy Awards will be taking place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 15 and will be aired live on CBS. Congrats to all of the nominees!

Album of the Year
Alabama Shakes, Sound and Color
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
Chris Stapleton, Traveler
Taylor Swift, 1989
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

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”

Record of the Year
D’Angelo and 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”

Best New Artist
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

 Best Pop Solo Performance
• Heartbeat Song
Kelly Clarkson

• Love Me Like You Do
Ellie Goulding

• Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran
Track from: X

• Blank Space
Taylor Swift

• Can’t Feel My Face
The Weeknd

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 Country Solo Performance
• Burning House
Track from: Welcome To Cam Country
[Sony Music Entertainment]

• Traveller
Chris Stapleton
Track from: Traveller
[Mercury Nashville]

• Little Toy Guns
Carrie Underwood
Track from: Greatest Hits: Decade #1
[19 Recordings/Arista Nashville]

• John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16
Keith Urban
[Capitol Records Nashville]

• Chances Are
Lee Ann Womack
Track from: The Way I’m Livin’
[Sugar Hill Records]

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

• Stay A Little Longer
Brothers Osborne
[EMI Records Nashville]

• If I Needed You
Track from: Country Classics
[Gaither Music Group]

• The Driver
Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay
[Capitol Records Nashville]

• Girl Crush
Little Big Town
Track from: Pain Killer
[Capitol Records Nashville]

• Lonely Tonight
Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe
[Warner Bros]

Best Country Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• Chances Are
Hayes Carll, songwriter (Lee Ann Womack)
Track from: The Way I’m Livin’
[Sugar Hill Records; Publisher(s): Highway 87 Music admin. by BMG/Chrysalis]

• Diamond Rings And Old Barstools
Barry Dean, Luke Laird & Jonathan Singleton, songwriters (Tim McGraw)
Track from: Sundown Heaven Town
[Big Machine Records/McGraw Music; Publisher(s): Songs of Universal, Inc./Creative Nation Music/Twangin and Slangin Songs/Country Paper/Pulse Nation/BMG Gold Songs /Glassbean/We Jam Writers Group]

• Girl Crush
Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
Track from: Pain Killer
[Capitol Records Nashville; Publisher(s): Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Songs Of Crazy Girl Music, Songs of Universal, Inc., Hoodie Songs, HillarodyRathbone Music admin. by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC]

• Hold My Hand
Brandy Clark & Mark Stephen Jones, songwriters (Brandy Clark)
Track from: 12 Stories
[Warner Bros Records; Publisher(s): Songs of Parallel/Vista Loma Music admin. by Amplified Administration and Harlan Howard Songs]

• Traveller
Chris Stapleton, songwriter (Chris Stapleton)
Track from: Traveller
[Mercury Nashville; Publisher(s): WB Music Corp./Ken Tucky Music]

Best Country Album
• Montevallo
Sam Hunt
[MCA Nashville]

• Pain Killer
Little Big Town
[Capitol Records Nashville]

• The Blade
Ashley Monroe
[Warner Bros.]

• Pageant Material
Kacey Musgraves
[Mercury Nashville]

• Traveller
Chris Stapleton
[Mercury Records]

Best American Roots Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental American Roots recordings. This is for performances in the style of any of the subgenres encompassed in the American Roots Music field including Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk or regional roots. Award to the artist(s).)

• And Am I Born To Die
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

• Born To Play Guitar
Buddy Guy

• City Of Our Lady
The Milk Carton Kids

• Julep
Punch Brothers

• See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Mavis Staples

Best American Roots Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk or regional roots songs. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• All Night Long
The Mavericks
Raul Malo, songwriter (The Mavericks)

• The Cost Of Living
Don Henley & Merle Haggard
Don Henley & Stan Lynch, songwriters (Don Henley & Merle Haggard)

• Julep
Punch Brothers
Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny, Chris Thile & Gabe Witcher, songwriters (Punch Brothers)

• The Traveling Kind
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Cory Chisel, Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris, songwriters (Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell)

• 24 Frames
Jason Isbell
Jason Isbell, songwriter (Jason Isbell)

 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 Bluegrass Album
• Pocket Full Of Keys
Dale Ann Bradley

• Before The Sun Goes Down
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

• In Session
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

• Man Of Constant Sorrow
Ralph Stanley & Friends

• The Muscle Shoals Recordings
The Steeldrivers

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 Rock Performance

• Don’t Wanna Fight
Alabama Shakes
[ATO Records]

• 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]

• Cirlce

• 512
Lamb Of God

• Thank You

• Custer

Best Rock Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal songs. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• Don’t Wanna Fight
Alabama Shakes, songwriters (Alabama Shakes)
[ATO Records; Publisher(s): Alabama Shakes Publishing/Break Mirrors Music]

• Ex’s & Oh’s
Dave Bassett & Elle King, songwriters (Elle King)
Track from: Love Stuff
[RCA Records; Publisher(s): Elle King Music/EMI Music Publishing, Inc./Bassett Songs/EMI April Music, Inc.]

• Hold Back The River
Iain Archer & James Bay, songwriters (James Bay)
Track from: Chaos And The Calm
[Republic; Publisher(s): B-Unique/Kobalt/Iain Archer/Kobalt]

• Lydia
Richard Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)
Track from: Mister Asylum
[300 Entertainment; Publisher(s): MCID]

• What Kind Of Man
John Hill, Tom Hull & Florence Welch, songwriters (Florence + The Machine)
Track from: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
[Republic; Publisher(s): Rodeoman Music/EMI April Music/Universal Music Publishing]

Best Rock Album

• Chaos And The Calm
James Bay

• Kintsugi
Death Cab For Cutie

• Mister Asylum
Highly Suspect

• Drones

• .5: The Gray Chapter

Best Alternative Music Album
• Sound & Color
Alabama Shakes

• Vulnicura

• The Waterfall
My Morning Jacket

• Currents
Tame Impala

• Star Wars

 Best R&B Performance

• If I Don’t Have You
Tamar Braxton

• Rise Up
Andra Day

• Breathing Underwater
Hiatus Kaiyote

• Planes
Jeremih Featuring J. Cole

• Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
The Weeknd

Best R&B Song

• Coffee
Brook Davis & Miguel Pimentel, songwriters (Miguel)
Track from: Wildheart
• Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville & Abel Tesfaye, songwriters (The Weeknd)

• Let It Burn
Kenny B. Edmonds, Jazmine Sullivan & Dwane M. Weir II, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)

• Really Love
D’Angelo & Kendra Foster, songwriters (D’Angelo And The Vanguard)

• Shame
Warryn Campbell, Tyrese Gibson & DJ Rogers Jr, songwriters (Tyrese)

Best R&B Album

• Coming Home
Leon Bridges

• Black Messiah
D’Angelo And The Vanguard

• Cheers To The Fall
Andra Day

• Reality Show
Jazmine Sullivan

• Forever Charlie
Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Performance
• Apparently
J. Cole

• Back To Back

• 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 Song
• All Day
Ernest Brown, Tyler Bryant, Sean Combs, Mike Dean, Rennard East, Noah Goldstein, Malik Yusef Jones, Karim Kharbouch, Allan Kyariga, Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Victor Mensah, Charles Njapa, Che Pope, Patrick Reynolds, Allen Ritter, Kanye West, Mario Winans & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney)

• Alright
Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
Track from: To Pimp A Butterfly

• Energy
Richard Dorfmeister, A. Graham, Markus Kienzl, M. O’Brien, M. Samuels & Phillip Thomas, songwriters (Drake)
Track from: If Youre Reading This Its Too Late

• Glory
Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith & John Stephens, songwriters (Common & John Legend)
Track from: Selma (Music From The Motion Picture)

• Trap Queen
Tony Fadd & Willie J. Maxwell, songwriters (Fetty Wap)
Track from: Fetty Wap

Best Rap Album
• 2014 Forest Hills Drive
J. Cole

• Compton
Dr. Dre

• If Youre Reading This Its Too Late

• To Pimp A Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar

• The Pinkprint
Nicki Minaj

Best Jazz Vocal Album
• Many A New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein
Karrin Allyson

• Find A Heart
Denise Donatelli

• Flirting With Disaster
Lorraine Feather

• Jamison
Jamison Ross

• For One To Love
Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
• My Favorite Things
Joey Alexander

• Breathless
Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective

• Covered: Recorded Live At Capitol Studios
Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio

• Beautiful Life
Jimmy Greene

• Past Present
John Scofield

Best Gospel Performance/Song
(This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best traditional Christian, roots gospel or contemporary gospel single or track.)

• Worth [Live]
Anthony Brown & Group Therapy
Anthony Brown & Group Therapy; Anthony Brown, songwriter

• Wanna Be Happy?
Kirk Franklin
Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter

• Intentional
Travis Greene
Travis Greene; Travis Greene, songwriter

• How Awesome Is Our God [Live]
Israel & Newbreed Featuring Yolanda Adams
Israel & Newbreed Featuring Yolanda Adams; Neville Diedericks, Israel Houghton & Meleasa Houghton, songwriters

• Worth Fighting For [Live]
Brian Courtney Wilson
Brian Courtney Wilson; Aaron Lindsey & Brian Courtney Wilson, songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
(This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best contemporary Christian pop, Christian rap/hip-hop, or Christian rock single or track.)

• Holy Spirit
Francesca Battistelli
Francesca Battistelli

• Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)
Crowder; Ed Cash, David Crowder & Seth Philpott, songwriters

• Because He Lives (Amen)
Matt Maher
Matt Maher

• Soul On Fire
Third Day Featuring All Sons & Daughters
Third Day Featuring All Sons & Daughters; Tai Anderson, Brenton Brown, David Carr, Mark Lee, Matt Maher & Mac Powell, songwriters

• Feel It
Tobymac Featuring Mr. Talkbox
Tobymac Featuring Mr. Talkbox; Cary Barlowe, David Arthur Garcia & Toby McKeehan, songwriters

Best Gospel Album
• Destined To Win [Live]
Karen Clark Sheard

• Living It
Dorinda Clark-Cole

• One Place Live
Tasha Cobbs

• Covered: Alive In Asia [Live] (Deluxe)
Israel & Newbreed

• Life Music: Stage Two
Jonathan McReynolds

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
(This award is given to the artist(s) and any producer(s) or engineer(s) responsible for at least 51% playing time of an album containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, contemporary Christian music, including pop, rap/hip-hop, or rock recordings. (Subject to eligibility criteria))

• Whatever The Road
Jason Crabb

• How Can It Be
Lauren Daigle

• Saints And Sinners
Matt Maher

• This Is Not A Test

• Love Ran Red
Chris Tomlin

Best Roots Gospel Album
(This award is given to the artist(s) and any producer(s) or engineer(s) responsible for at least 51% playing time of an album containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional/roots gospel music, including country, Southern gospel, bluegrass, and Americana recordings. (Subject to eligibility criteria))

• Still Rockin’ My Soul
The Fairfield Four
The Fairfield Four

• Pray Now
Karen Peck & New River
Karen Peck & New River

• Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know)
Point Of Grace
Point Of Grace

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 Folk Album
• Wood, Wire & Words
Norman Blake

• Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

• Tomorrow Is My Turn
Rhiannon Giddens

• Servant Of Love
Patty Griffin

• Didn’t He Ramble
Glen Hansard

Best Regional Roots Music Album
• Go Go Juice
Jon Cleary

• La La La La
Natalie Ai Kamauu

• Kawaiokalena
Keali’i Reichel

• Get Ready
The Revelers

• Generations
Windwalker And The MCW

Best Reggae Album
• Branches Of The Same Tree
Rocky Dawuni

• The Cure
Jah Cure

• Acousticalevy
Barrington Levy

• Zion Awake

• Strictly Roots
Morgan Heritage

Best World Music Album
• Gilbertos Samba Ao Vivo
Gilberto Gil

• Sings
Angelique Kidjo

• Music From Inala
Ladysmith Black Mambazo With Ella Spira & The Inala Ensemble

• Home
Anoushka Shankar

• I Have No Everything Here
Zomba Prison Project

Best Children’s Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new musical or spoken word recordings that are created and intended specifically for children.)

• ¡Come Bien! Eat Right!
José-Luis Orozco

• Dark Pie Concerns
Gustafer Yellowgold

• Home
Tim Kubart

• How Great Can This Day Be
Lori Henriques

• Trees
Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly

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 Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
(Award to the artist(s) and/or ‘in studio’ producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album. In the absence of both, award to the one or two individuals proactively responsible for the concept and musical direction of the album and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable. Award also goes to appropriately credited music supervisor(s).)

• Empire: Season 1
(Various Artists)

• Fifty Shades Of Grey
(Various Artists)

• Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
(Various Artists)

• Pitch Perfect 2
(Various Artists)

• Selma
(Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
(Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series, video games or other 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
(A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television, video games or other visual media, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

• Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville & Abel Tesfaye, songwriters (The Weeknd)
Track from: Fifty Shades Of Grey

• Glory
Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith & John Stephens, songwriters (Common & John Legend)
Track from: Selma

• Love Me Like You Do
Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Tove Nilsson, Ali Payami & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters (Ellie Goulding)
Track from: Fifty Shades Of Grey

• See You Again
Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
Track from: Furious 7

• Til It Happens To You
Lady Gaga & Diane Warren, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
Track from: The Hunting Ground

Best Historical Album

• The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11
Steve Berkowitz, Jan Haust & Jeff Rosen, compilation producers; Peter J. Moore, mastering engineer (Bob Dylan And The Band)

• The Complete Concert By The Sea
Geri Allen, Jocelyn Arem & Steve Rosenthal, compilation producers; Jessica Thompson, mastering engineer (Erroll Garner)

• Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, And Country 1966–1985
Kevin Howes, compilation producer; Greg Mindorff, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

• Parchman Farm: Photographs And Field Recordings, 1947–1959
Steven Lance Ledbetter & Nathan Salsburg, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

• Songs My Mother Taught Me
Mark Puryear, compilation producer; Pete Reiniger, mastering engineer (Fannie Lou Hamer)




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