Determined by the Academy's voting membership, Grammy awards have often fallen under scrutiny regarding equal representation. The music industry is known for its failure to recognize deserving artists of color, often causing uproar within social media. Just this year, Nicki Minaj chastised the MTV Music Awards for failing to award women of color. With the 58th Annual Grammy awards quickly approaching, many eagerly waited with high hopes of a diverse group of artists

This morning, singer, songwriter, and 15-time Grammy award winning artist Alicia Keys read the names of nominees via live broadcast, revealing a rather diverse combination of musical artists. Though there's always room for improvement, the most recent Grammy nomination pool provides room for optimism. With over 10 nominations, Kendrick Lamar leads the nominee pool followed by The Weeknd, Drake, and a variety of others. Here's a list of this year's nominees to keep an eye on

Album of the Year

Alabama Shakes, Sound and Color Artists also nominated for Best Rock Performance, Best Alternative Music Album, and Best Rock Song

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Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly Artist also nominated for Song of the Year, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, Best Music Video, Best Music Video, and Best Rap Collaboration

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The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness Artist also nominated for Record of the Year, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, and Best Urban Contemporary Album

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Song of the Year

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, "See You Again" Artists also nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

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Record of the Year

D'Angelo and the Vanguard, "Really Love" Artist also nominated for Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Album

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Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"

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Best New Artist

Tori Kelly

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Best Dance Recording

Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, "Never Catch Me"

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Best Urban Contemporary Album

The Internet, Ego Death

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Kehlani, You Should Be Here

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Lianne La Havas, Blood

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Miguel, Wildheart Artist also nominated for Best R&B Song

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Best Rap Album

J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive

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Dr. Dre, Compton

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Drake, If You're Reading This Its Too Late Artist also nominated for Best Rap Collaboration, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Performance

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Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint Artist also nominated for Best Rap Collaboration and Best Rap Performance

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Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Terence Blanchard feat. The E-Collective, Breathless

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Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio, Covered: Recorded Live at Capitol Studios

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Jimmy Greene, Beautiful Life

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Best Gospel Album

Karen Clark Sheard, Destined to Win (Live)

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Dorinda Clark-Cole, Living It

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Tasha Cobbs, One Place Live

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Israel & Newbreed, Covered: Alive Is Asia [Live] (Deluxe) Artist also nominated for Best Gospel Performance

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Jonathan McReynolds, Life Music: Stage Two

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Best Metal Performance

Sevendust, "Thank You"

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Best R&B Performance

Tamar Braxton, "If I Don't Have You"

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Andra Day, "Rise Up" Artist also nominated for Best R&B Album

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Jeremih feat. J. Cole, "Planes"

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Best Traditional R&B Performance

Faith Evans, "He Is"

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Lalah Hathaway, "Little Ghetto Boy"

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Jazmine Sullivan, "Let It Burn" Artist also nominated for Best R&B song, and Best R&B Album

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Tyrese, "Shame" Artist also nominated for Best R&B Song

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Charlie Wilson, "My Favorite Part of You" Artist also nominated for Best R&B Album

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Best R&B Album

Leon Bridges, Coming Home

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Best Rap Performance

Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen" Artist also nominated for Best Rap Song

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Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney, "All Day" Artist also nominated for Best Rap Song

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Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Big Sean feat. Kanye West & John Legend, "One Man Can Change the World"

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Common & John Legend, "Glory" Artists also nominated for Best Rap Song and Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

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Jidenna feat. Roman GianArthur, "Classic Man"

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Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Empire: Season 1

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Selma

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Best Music Video

A$AP Rocky, "LSD"

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Pharrell Williams, "Freedom"

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Best Music Film

James Brown, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

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Nina Simone, What Happened, Miss Simone

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Best Jazz Vocal Album

Cécile McLorin Salvant, For One to Love

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Jamison Ross, Jamison

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Best Gospel Performance/Song

Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, "Worth [Live]"

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Kirk Franklin, "Wanna Be Happy?"

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Travis Greene, "Intentional"

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Brian Courtney Wilson, "Worth Fighting For [Live]"

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Best Roots Gospel Album

The Fairfield Four, Still Rockin' My Soul

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Best American Roots Performance

Buddy Guy, "Born to Play Guitar" Artist also nominated for Best Blues Album

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Mavis Staples, "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean"

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Best Blues Album

Cedric Burnside Project, Descendants of Hill Country

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Shemekia Copeland, Outskirts of Love

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Bettye LaVette, Worthy

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John Primer & Various Artists, Muddy Waters 100

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Best Reggae Album

Rocky Dawuni, Branches of the Same Tree

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Jah Cure, The Cure

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Barrington Levy, Acousticalevy

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Luciano, Zion Awake

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Morgan Heritage, Strictly Roots

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The Grammys will be held in the Los Angeles Staples Center on February 1, 2016. Be sure to tune in at 8 p.m. on CBS!