58th Annual Grammy Nominations

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listing_58_grammy_awards-300x171The 58th Annual Grammy Awards nominations are in! The awards will be presented on February 15, 2016 on CBS.

In the rock realm it seems a good year for the feisty lasses. Alabama Shakes earned four nominations, indie fave Courtney Barnett got a Best New Artist nod, and Elle King’s “Ex’s & Oh’s” was nominated twice.

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

Song of the Year (award to the songwriter)

“Alright” – Kendrick Lamar (Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams)
“Blank Space” – Taylor Swift (Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift)
“Girl Crush” – Little Big Town (Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose)
“See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth (Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz)
“Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran (Ed Sheeran & Amy Wedge)

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

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Courtney Barnett

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

Best Rock Album
Chaos And The Calm – James Bay
Kintsugi – Death Cab For Cutie
Mister Asylum – Highly Suspect
Drones – Muse
.5: The Gray Chapter – Slipknot


Alabama Shakes

Best Alternative Music Album
Sound & Color – Alabama Shakes
Vulnicura – Bjork
The Waterfall – My Morning Jacket
Currents – Tame Impala
Star Wars – Wilco

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 Metal Performance
“Identity” – August Burns Red
“Cirice” – Ghost
“512” – Lamb Of God
“Thank You” – Sevendust
“Custer” – Slipknot

Best Rock Song (award to the songwriter)
“Don’t Wanna Fight” – Alabama Shakes
“Ex’s & Oh’s” – Elle King
“Hold Back The River” – James Bay
“Lydia” – Highly Suspect
“What Kind Of Man” – Florence + The Machine

Best Music Film
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown – James Brown
Sonic Highways – Foo Fighters
What Happened, Miss Simone? – Nina Simone
The Wall – Roger Waters
Amy – Amy Winehouse

Other classic rock nominations:

Dylan Shadows coverBest Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Shadows Of The Night – Bob Dylan
Biggest Competition: Josh Groban, Tony Bennett

Best Pop Vocal Album
Before Thi Wordd – James Taylor
Biggest Competition: Taylor Swift, Mark Ronson

Best Spoken Word Album
Blood On Snow – Patti Smith
Biggest Competition: Jimmy Carter

Best Boxed or Special Limited Package
Sticky Fingers (Super Deluxe Edition) – Rolling Stones
30 Trips Around The Sun – Grateful Dead

Best Album Notes
Love Has Many Faces – Joni Mitchell

Best Historical Album
The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 – Bob Dylan and The Band

Best Classic Bands Staff

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