Kendrick Lamar is the king of the 2016 Grammys: The rapper is the leading nominee for the 2016 awards with 11, including album of the year for To Pimp a Butterfly and song of the year for "Alright." To Pimp a Butterfly goes up against Taylor Swift's 1989, the Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness, Chris Stapleton's Traveller, and Alabama Shakes' Sound & Color for album of the year at the Grammys on Feb. 15, 2016. Swift and the Weeknd had seven nods apiece. More:
- Lamar's "Alright" and Swift's "Blank Space" are nominated for song of the year against Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again," Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud," and Little Big Town's "Girl Crush."
- Record of the year nominees include "Blank Space," ''Thinking out Loud," Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk," the Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face," and "Really Love" from D'Angelo and the Vanguard.
- Best new artist contenders are Meghan Trainor, Tori Kelly, James Bay, Sam Hunt, and Courtney Barnett.
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