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The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar & More Vie for Grammy Awards Tonight


The Recording Academy

The biggest night in music will see The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and many more competing in multiple categories for The 58th Annual Grammy Awards, airing tonight on CBS.

K Dot leads all nominees with 11, including Album of the Year for To Pimp a Butterfly, while The Weeknd received seven nominations this year, including Record of the Year for “Can’t Feel My Face.”

Other nominees include Wiz KhalifaNicki Minaj, J. Cole, Fetty Wap, TyreseD’Angelo, Tamar BraxtonJeremih, Jazmine Sullivan, Faith EvansLalah Hathaway, and many more.

Sam SmithIce Cube and his son O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez are among the star-studded lineup of presenters.

The night’s highly anticipated performances will includes sets from Miguel, who will pay tribute to Michael Jackson with a cover of “She’s Out of My Life”; John Legend, who will help salute Lionel Richie; Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Adele, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Andra Day, Pitbull, Robin Thicke, and the Broadway cast of Hamilton, among others.

Hosted by LL Cool J, the 58th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS on February 15 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Here are the nominations in some of the top categories:

Record of the Year
“Really Love” — D’Angelo and the Vanguard
“Uptown Funk” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
“Thinking Out Loud ” — Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space” — Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face” — The Weeknd

Song of the Year (Award to Songwriter)
“Alright” — Kendrick Lamar
“Blank Space” — Taylor Swift
“Girl Crush” — Little Big Town
“See You Again” — Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran

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

Best New Artist
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Ship to Wreck” — Florence + The Machine
“Sugar” — Maroon 5
“Uptown Funk” — Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
“Bad Blood” — Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“See You Again” — Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth

Best Pop Vocal Performance
“Heartbeat Song” — Kelly Clarkson
“Love Me Like You Do” — Ellie Goulding
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space” — Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face” — The Weeknd

Best Pop Vocal Album
Piece by Piece — Kelly Clarkson
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful — Florence + The Machine
Uptown Special — Mark Ronson
1989 — Taylor Swift
Before This World — James Taylor

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern — Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap
Shadows in the Night — Bob Dylan
Stages — Josh Groban
No One Ever Tells You — Seth MacFarlane
My Dream Duets — Barry Manilow (& Various Artists)

Best Dance Recording
“We’re All We Need” — Above & Beyond Featuring Zoë Johnston
“Go” — The Chemical Brothers
“Never Catch Me” — Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Runaway (U & I)” — Galantis
“Where Are Ü Now” — Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber

Best Rock Song  (Award to songwriter)
“Don’t Wanna Fight” — Alabama Shakes, songwriters (Alabama Shakes)
“Ex’s & Oh’s” — Dave Bassett & Elle King, songwriters (Elle King)
“Hold Back the River” — Iain Archer & James Bay, songwriters (James Bay)
“Lydia” — Richard Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)
“What Kind of Man” — John Hill, Tom Hull & Florence Welch, songwriters (Florence + The Machine)

Best Rock Performance:
“Don’t Wanna Fight” — Alabama Shakes
“What Kind of Man” — Florence + The Machine
“Something from Nothing” — Foo Fighters
“Ex’s & Oh’s” — Elle King
“Moaning Lisa Smile” — Wolf Alice

Best R&B Performance
“If I Don’t Have You” — Tamar Braxton
“Rise Up” — Andra Day
“Breathing Underwater” — Hiatus Kaiyote
“Planes” — Jeremih Featuring J. Cole
“Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” — The Weeknd

Best R&B Song (Award to Songwriter)
“Coffee” (Miguel)
“Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)”  (The Weeknd)
“Let It Burn”  (Jazmine Sullivan)
“Really Love”  (D’Angelo And The Vanguard)
“Shame”  (Tyrese)

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Ego Death — The Internet
You Should Be Here — Kehlani
Blood — Lianne La Havas
Wildheart — Miguel
Beauty Behind the Madness — The Weeknd

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Empire: Season 1 (Various Artists)
Fifty Shades Of Grey (Various Artists)
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me (Various Artists)
Pitch Perfect 2 (Various Artists)
Selma (Various Artists)

Best Song Written for Visual Media  (Award to Songwriter)
“Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”  (The Weeknd)
“Glory” (Common & John Legend)
“Love Me Like You Do” (Ellie Goulding)
“See You Again”  (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
“Til It Happens to You” Lady Gaga & Diane Warren, songwriters (Lady Gaga)

Best Music Video
“LSD”– ASAP Rocky
“I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” — The Dead Weather
“Alright” —  Kendrick Lamar
“Bad Blood,”  Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Freedom” — Pharrell Williams


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