2016 Grammy Awards shocking Nominations; See which Nigerian singers made the list

By Jennifer Ajimande December 7, 2015 16:25

2016 Grammy Awards shocking Nominations; See which Nigerian singers made the list

The 2016 Grammy Awards is around the corner as the first batch of nominations for the 58th edition of music’s key calendar night has been announced. The awards will take place on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles at the Staples Center and as usual it will be televised live on CBS.

The ceremony recognizes the best recordings, compositions, and artists from the last year (Oct. 1st, 2014 – Sept. 30th, 2015). The event hosts top notch acts in the entertainment world with their colourful and breathtaking larger-than life performances.

Although the host of the big night was not given, we patiently await fireworks, glitz and glamour from the creme de la crème of the industry.

This year’s leading nominee is Kendrick Lamar, who is up for awards in a whopping 11 categories.

The Weeknd is up for seven Grammys, Drake is in contention for five, and Alabama Shakes and Florence and the Machine are both in the running for four.

Here are the nominees so far:

Album of 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 & Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Aloud

The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face

Taylor Swift – Blank Space

Song of the Year

Kendrick Lamar – Alright

Taylor Swift – Blank Space

Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth – See You Again

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Aloud

Best New Artist

Tori Kelly

Meghan Trainor

James Bay

Courtney Barnett

Sam Hunt

To be updated.

Best Pop Vocal Album

“Piece by Piece,” Kelly Clarkson

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

“Uptown Special,” Mark Ronson

“1989,” Taylor Swift

“Before This World,” James Taylor

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Heartbeat Song,” Kelly Clarkson

“Love Me Like You Do,” Ellie Goulding

“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran

“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 Rock Album

“Chaos and the Calm,” James Bay

“Kintsugi,” Death Cab for Cutie

“Mister Asylum,” Highly Suspect

“Drones,” Muse

“.5: The Gray Chapter,” Slipknot

Best Alternative Music Album

“Sound & Color,” Alabama Shakes

“Vulnicura,” Bjork

“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 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 Album

“2014 Forest Hills Drive,” J. Cole

“Compton,” Dr. Dre

“If You’re Reading This It’s 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