The nominees for the 58th edition of the Grammy Awards have been revealed and Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift are on top of the game: with eleven and seven nominations respectively, they are both expected to win big, at least for the statistics.
Nominations of the two artists include the prestigious ‘Album of the Year’ (for To Pimp A ButterflyLamar, and for 1989 Swift), for ‘Song of the Year’ (for “Alright” by Lamar and for “Blank Space” from Swift), and for the shared Best Duo/Group Performance, for the song “Bad Blood”.
The Grammys could not leave out the global success “Uptown Funk”, by Mark Ronson with vocals by Bruno Mars, nominated for ‘Record of the Year’ and ‘Best Duo/Group Performance’, and the hit “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, which received the nomination for ‘Record of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year’.
New time nominees include British rock band Alice Wolf, nominated for ‘Best Rock Performance’ with “Moaning Lisa Smile”, singer-songwriter James Bay, in list for ‘Best New Artist’ with American singer Tori Kelly, and Canadian artist The Weeknd, who had an impressive seven nominations, including ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Urban Contemporary Album’ for Beauty Behind The Madness, and ‘Record of the Year’ for “Can’t Feel My Face”.
If you are asking yourself if the Grammys have forgotten Adele, fear not: the eligibility period for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards is October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, which means that her album 25 will be taken in consideration (read as: will be nominated and will win every single gramophone) for the 2017 Grammy Awards.
As usual, the ceremony for the Grammy will take place at L.A.’s Staples Center on February 15, 2016, and will be broadcast on CBS. A complete list of nominations in all 83 award categories is available on the Recording Academy’s website.