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The Grammy nominations are in - and Kendrick Lamar's leading the way

Kendrick's got 11 nominations, with Taylor Swift and The Weeknd close behind with 7.
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The list is in

As 2015 comes to a close and we start reminiscing about our favourite hits of the year, it's also that time of year to reveal the Grammy Award nominations. The year 2014-2015 has certainly seen Taylor Swift popping up all over the place, and it's been reflected in her 7 Grammy nominations, including Blank Space for Song of the Year, and 1989 for Album of the Year.

But it's Kendrick Lamar with a whopping 11 nominations including Best Album and Best Rap Album for 'To Pimp a Butterfly'.

Nominees include URB-bae James Bay with 3 nominations including Best New Artist, where he'll be battling it out against Meghan Trainor and Tori Kelly. Apparently 'Hold Back the River' is a rock song too, because he has a nod for that. Other Brits flying the flag are Muse, Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran and Wolf Alice.

Did you also know there is a category for Best Improvised Jazz Solo too? Awesome!

In case you're wondering, Adele's 25 was released too late in the year to be eligible. But don't worry, there's always 2017...

Will T-Swift have too many to carry again?

And the nominees are:

Album of the Year
Alabama Shakes, Sound and Color
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Taylor Swift, 1989
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Song of the Year
Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"
Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"
Little Big Town, "Girl Crush"
Wiz Kahifa feat. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"
Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"

Record of the Year
D'Angelo and the Vanguard, "Really Love"
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"
The Weeknd, "Can't Feel my Face"

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

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Florence + The Machine, " Ship to Wreck"
Maroon 5, "Sugar"
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"

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

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Caribou, Our Love
The Chemical Brothers, Born in the Echoes
Disclosure, Caracal
Jamie XX, In Colour
Skrillex and Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

Best Rock Album
James Bay, Chaos and the Calm
Death Cab for Cutie, Kintsugi
Highly Suspect, Mister Asylum
Muse, Drones
Slipknot, .5: The Gray Chapter

Best Rap Performance
J. Cole, "Apparently"
Drake, "Back to Back"
Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"
Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake & Lil Wayne, "Truffle Butter"
Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney, "All Day"

Best Pop Solo Performance
Kelly Clarkson, "Heartbeat Song"
Ellie Goulding, "Love Me Like You Do"
Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"
The Weeknd, "Can't Feel My Face"

Find the full list on the Grammys website
HERE

Who gets your vote?

The 58th Grammy Awards will take place on February 15th 2016.

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