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Who Nabbed Grammy Awards Nominations

  • Associated Press

Grammy award trophy

Grammy award trophy

Nominees were announced Monday in the top categories for the 58th annual Grammy Awards:

Album of the year: "Sound & Color,'' Alabama Shakes; "To Pimp a Butterfly,'' Kendrick Lamar; "Traveller,'' Chris Stapleton; "1989,'' Taylor Swift; "Beauty Behind the Madness,'' The Weeknd.

Record of the year: "Really Love,'' D'Angelo and The Vanguard; "Uptown Funk,'' Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars; "Thinking Out Loud,'' Ed Sheeran; "Blank Space,'' Taylor Swift; "Can't Feel My Face,'' The Weeknd.

Song of the Year (songwriter's award): "Alright,'' Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears and Pharrell Williams; "Blank Space,'' Max Martin, Shellback and Taylor Swift; "Girl Crush,'' Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose; "See You Again,'' Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth and Cameron Thomaz; "Thinking Out Loud,'' Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge.

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

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.

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