The 58th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees
CBS This Morning announced the first batch of nominees for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards Monday. The 15-time Grammy Award winner, Alicia Keys, revealed musicians who were contending in the 4 General Field categories: Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year.
After 15 minutes, nominees across 83 categories were announced through a press release and can be seen on Grammy.com. The Grammy’s will be held at the Staples Center in LA this coming 15th February 2016. It will be broadcasted in HD and 5.1 surround sound on CBS. The host for the event is yet to be announced.
Among the nominees in the 83 categories were Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Wiz Khalifa, Ellie Goulding, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Seth MacFarlane, and Empire, to name a few.
“The diversity in the creative community is what makes music a universal language, and it’s gratifying to see the vibrancy of today’s artistic landscape reflected in this year’s nominations — a testament to The Academy’s voting members. Artists are pushing boundaries in exciting ways, making it an exceptionally strong year for music,” said Neil Portnow, the CEO and President of The Recording Academy during the press release.
For the album of the year category, the nominees are: 1989 by Taylor Swift; To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar; Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd; Traveller by Chris Stapleton; and Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes.
For the Best New Artist of the year, the nominees are: Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Meghan Trainor, Tori Kelly, and Sam Hunt. Record of the Year nominees include: “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd; “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran”; “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift; “Really Love” by D’Angelo and The Vanguard; and “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars.
For the Song of the Year, nominees include: “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth; “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran; “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift; “Girl Crush by “Little Big Town”; and “Alright” by Kendrick Lamar.