Kendrick-Grammy-2016-523x294Courtesy Trace tv:

The complete list of nominations for the 2016 Grammy Awards was announced earlier this morning and it looks like Kendrick Lamar leads the way.

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Kendrick Lamar started the year 2015 perfectly with the release of his second studio album To Pimp A Butterfly and now the rapper can say it was a great year for his career as he just earned 11 nominations for the 2016 Grammies. The Los Angeles rapper has been nominated for Album of The Year but thanks to his hit single “Alright”, K-Dot is also competing for Best rap album, Song of the year, Best rap performance among other nods.

Following Kendrick, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd are both among the top contenders with 7 nominations each. Other hip hop artist nominated this year are Nicki Minaj and Drake with 3 nominations but also Dr Dre and J.Cole who are all running for Best rap album.

But this year’s favorite is definitely Kendrick Lamar who will probably take home as many trophies as possible ! Hopefully !

Check the full list of nominees here and an extract just below :

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 et Bruno Mars
Thin­king Out Loud – Ed Shee­ran
Blank Space – Taylor Swift
Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd

Song of the year
Alright – Kendrick Lamar
Blank Space – Taylor Swift
Girl Crush – Little Big Town
See You Again – Wiz Khalifa et Char­lie Puth
Thin­king Out Loud – Ed Shee­ran

Best duo/group performance
Ship To Wreck – Florence + The Machine
Sugar – Maroon 5
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson et Bruno Mars
Bad Blood – Taylor Swift et Kendrick Lamar
See You Again – Wiz Khalifa et Char­lie Puth

Best rap performance
“Apparently,” J. Cole
“Back to Back,” Drake
“Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
“Truffle Butter,” Nicki Minaj featuring Drake and Lil Wayne
“All Day,” Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney

Best rap/sung collaboration
“One Man Can Change the World,” Big Sean featuring Kanye West and John Legend
“Glory,” Common and John Legend
“Classic Man,” Jidenna featuring Roman GianArthur
“These Walls,” Kendrick Lamar featuring Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat
“Only,” Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown

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 and  Cydel Young (Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney)

“Alright,” Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears and Pharrell Williams (Kendrick Lamar)

“Energy,” Richard Dorfmeister, A. Graham, Markus Kienzl, M. O’Brien, M. Samuels and Phillip Thomas (Drake)

“Glory,” Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith and John Stephens (Common and John Legend)

“Trap Queen,” Tony Fadd and Willie J. Maxwell (Fetty Wap)

Best rap album
“2014 Forest Hills Drive,” J. Cole
“Compton,” Dr. Dre
“If Youre Reading This Its Too Late,” Drake
“To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar
“The Pinkprint,” Nicki Minaj

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