The 58th Annual Grammy nominations are full of diversity
December 07, 2015 at 10:19 am
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
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
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
Song of the Year
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, "See You Again" Artists also nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Record of the Year
D'Angelo and the Vanguard, "Really Love" Artist also nominated for Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Album
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
Best New Artist
Best Dance Recording
Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, "Never Catch Me"
Best Urban Contemporary Album
The Internet, Ego Death
Kehlani, You Should Be Here
Lianne La Havas, Blood
Miguel, Wildheart Artist also nominated for Best R&B Song
Best Rap Album
J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Dr. Dre, Compton
Drake, If You're Reading This Its Too Late Artist also nominated for Best Rap Collaboration, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Performance
Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint Artist also nominated for Best Rap Collaboration and Best Rap Performance
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Terence Blanchard feat. The E-Collective, Breathless
Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio, Covered: Recorded Live at Capitol Studios
Jimmy Greene, Beautiful Life
Best Gospel Album
Karen Clark Sheard, Destined to Win (Live)
Dorinda Clark-Cole, Living It
Tasha Cobbs, One Place Live
Israel & Newbreed, Covered: Alive Is Asia [Live] (Deluxe) Artist also nominated for Best Gospel Performance
Jonathan McReynolds, Life Music: Stage Two
Best Metal Performance
Sevendust, "Thank You"
Best R&B Performance
Tamar Braxton, "If I Don't Have You"
Andra Day, "Rise Up" Artist also nominated for Best R&B Album
Jeremih feat. J. Cole, "Planes"
Best Traditional R&B Performance
Faith Evans, "He Is"
Lalah Hathaway, "Little Ghetto Boy"
Jazmine Sullivan, "Let It Burn" Artist also nominated for Best R&B song, and Best R&B Album
Tyrese, "Shame" Artist also nominated for Best R&B Song
Charlie Wilson, "My Favorite Part of You" Artist also nominated for Best R&B Album
Best R&B Album
Leon Bridges, Coming Home
Best Rap Performance
Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen" Artist also nominated for Best Rap Song
Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney, "All Day" Artist also nominated for Best Rap Song
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Big Sean feat. Kanye West & John Legend, "One Man Can Change the World"
Common & John Legend, "Glory" Artists also nominated for Best Rap Song and Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Jidenna feat. Roman GianArthur, "Classic Man"
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Empire: Season 1
Best Music Video
A$AP Rocky, "LSD"
Pharrell Williams, "Freedom"
Best Music Film
James Brown, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Nina Simone, What Happened, Miss Simone
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Cécile McLorin Salvant, For One to Love
Jamison Ross, Jamison
Best Gospel Performance/Song
Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, "Worth [Live]"
Kirk Franklin, "Wanna Be Happy?"
Travis Greene, "Intentional"
Brian Courtney Wilson, "Worth Fighting For [Live]"
Best Roots Gospel Album
The Fairfield Four, Still Rockin' My Soul
Best American Roots Performance
Buddy Guy, "Born to Play Guitar" Artist also nominated for Best Blues Album
Mavis Staples, "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean"
Best Blues Album
Cedric Burnside Project, Descendants of Hill Country
Shemekia Copeland, Outskirts of Love
Bettye LaVette, Worthy
John Primer & Various Artists, Muddy Waters 100
Best Reggae Album
Rocky Dawuni, Branches of the Same Tree
Jah Cure, The Cure
Barrington Levy, Acousticalevy
Luciano, Zion Awake
Morgan Heritage, Strictly Roots
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!