The Grammys Love Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Even If You Don’t

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Grammy Awards: Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and the Weeknd Lead Nominations.

CHORAL group Ladysmith Black Mambazo and flautist Wouter Kellerman are SA’s two Grammy Award nominees for 2016, the Recording Academy announced on Monday evening. The nominations for 2016’s Grammy awards have been announced with singers Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and hip hop star Kendrick Lamar shortlisted for seven awards each.— “Up for a Grammy with these guys thanks to everyone who has been a part of this amazing musical transition,” best dance recording nominee Justin Bieber, via Instagram, along with a photo of himself with Diplo and Skrillex, who all worked on the hit song, “Where Are U Now.” — “You always want to believe that songs like ‘Girl Crush’ are going to rise to the top and be heard, but it doesn’t always happen.

Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and the Weeknd are the top contenders for the 58th annual Grammy Awards, leading a crop of nominees that is dominated by young hitmakers in pop, rap and R&B.NEW YORK (AP) — The red carpet just keeps rolling out for singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton: After dominating at last month’s Country Music Association Awards and watching his album jump from nowhere to No. 1, he’s now a top nominee at the 2016 Grammy Awards.Rapper Kendrick Lamar has received a near-record number of Grammy Award nominations, with pop superstar Taylor Swift leading for the most prestigious categories. Australian singer Courtney Barnett gets her first nomination, and will be up against Brit award winner James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly and Meghan Trainor in the best new artist category. It says a lot about the community here in Nashville and the way artists, instead of being competitive, often are cheering each other on.” — Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild said in an interview with the Associated Press on Monday.

Lamar – who has won wide critical acclaim for his politically charged latest album To Pimp a Butterfly – earned 11 nominations for the music industry’s biggest awards, a number topped only by Michael Jackson’s 12 nods in 1984 during the King of Pop’s Thriller days. The songwriters of “Girl Crush” are nominated for two awards, including song of the year, and the band is nominated for two awards. — “We put all our love for jazz and the songs of Jerome Kern — that are such a testament to the Great American Songbook — into this recording. This has been just the most amazing year.” — Sam Hunt, nominated for country album and new artist, in a statement. — “We are incredibly grateful that our music is able to do exactly what we intended . free people from themselves and their struggles. Lamar’s heavy haul comes in part due to his collaborations with other artists, as he was also nominated for work with the DJ Flying Lotus and Swift herself.

On the CD, as it was for the live show, we are joined by African drums and percussions, classical strings and piano.” Canadian rapper The Weeknd also got seven nominations after a break-out year for his album Beauty Behind the Madness and best-selling single Can’t Feel My Face. In a sign of the Weeknd’s crossover success, he scored nominations in both pop and R&B genre categories, including best pop solo performance for “Can’t Feel My Face” and best R&B performance for “Earned It,” from the “Fifty Shades of Grey” soundtrack. We are so proud of this album and to see it recognized in this way means the world to us.” — Alabama Shakes, which collected four nods for its album “Sound & Color,” via Instagram. — “I am so … humbly elated to be listed among the other performers I look up to… This is a dream come true. Erotic drama Fifty Shades of Grey powered The Weeknd to three of his Grammy nods for single Earned It, which was featured on the movie’s soundtrack.

Thank you!” — John Legend, who has three bids for his song with Common, “Glory,” and a fourth for his track with Kanye West, “One Man Can Change the World,” via Twitter. — “I think my wife wants to go try on some dresses. Like the CMAs, Stapleton has a strong chance of winning Grammy gold because he is beloved and respected in the music community: He has written songs for just about every hot country act, from George Strait to Luke Bryan to Kenny Chesney, and he earned acclaim — and Grammy nominations — as the lead singer of bluegrass band The SteelDrivers. Even Adele covers one their songs at her live shows. “I have been working for a long time, writing songs for other people and playing on records, playing shows and doing all those things. Barnett, who until a couple of years ago was working as a bartender in Melbourne, has won over a wide audience for her ironic lyricism that reflects on issues ranging from urban gentrification to masturbation.

So many artists and producers and record label folks and publishers, everyone in Nashville, but also outside of Nashville, too,” Stapleton said. “I really have had very few bad experiences.” While country could have a historical moment at the Grammys — which takes place Feb. 15, 2016 — rap could, too. Other prominent Grammy nominees included D’Angelo, the R&B singer who returned to the scene after a 14-year gap by releasing his album Black Messiah with little prior publicity. More than 21,000 submissions were entered for the 83 Grammy categories, and voting for the second round, completed by mail and starting next week, ends on Jan. 15, 2016. Sheeran will compete against Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” featuring Bruno Mars, a track that notched 14 weeks at No. 1; and D’Angelo’s “Really Love,” from “Black Messiah,” the R&B singer’s first album in almost 15 years.

Bay, a British singer-songwriter; Courtney Barnett, an alternative rock singer and guitarist from Australia; and the pop singer Meghan Trainor. (Last year Ms. And in another nomination that led to some head-scratching, Paul McCartney got a nod for best rap song, as one of the 19 songwriters credited on Kanye West’s “All Day.” The awards recognize music released between Oct. 1, 2014, and Sept. 30, 2015, meaning Adele and her record-breaking album “25” were not eligible this year.

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