New Grammy Nominees Revealed

The results are in for the 58th annual Grammy award winners. The following is a small sample of categories and nominees; there appear to be quite a lot of surprises and snubs this year. Check back soon for our detailed analysis of the most shocking upsets.

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 Vocal Album

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

Best Dance Recording

  • Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston, :We’re All We Need”
  • The Chemical Brothers, “Go:
  • Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Never Catch Me”
  • Galantis, “Runaway (U & I)”
  • Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber, “Where Are Ü Now”

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • The Internet, Ego Death
  • Kehlani, You Should Be Here
  • Lianne La Havas, Blood
  • Miguel, Wildheart
  • The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Best Rap Album

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

Best Gospel Album

  • Karen Clark Sheard, Destined to Win (Live)
  • Dorinda Clark-Cole, Living It
  • Tasha Cobbs, One Place Live
  • Israel & Newbreed, Covered: Alive Is Asia [Live] (Deluxe)
  • Jonathan McReynolds, Life Music: Stage Two

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • Jason Crabb, Whatever the Road
  • Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
  • Matt Maher, Saints and Sinners
  • Tobymac, This Is Not a Test
  • Chris Tomlin, Love Ran Red

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 Contemporary Instrumental Album

  • Bill Frisell, Guitar in the Space Age!
  • Wouter Kellerman, Love Language
  • Marcus Miller, Afrodeezia
  • Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest, Sylva
  • Kirk Whalum, The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter IV

Best Classical Compendium

  • New Budapest Orpheum Society, As Dreams Fall Apart – The Golden Age Of Jewish Stage And Film Music (1925-1955)
  • George Manahan, Ask Your Mama
  • Paul McCreesh, Handel: L’Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato, 1740
  • Giancarlo Guerrero, Paulus: Three Places of Enlightenment; Veil of Tears & Grand Concerto
  • Nadia Shpachenko, Woman at the New Piano

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

  • Gerald Barry, Barry: The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Andrew Norman, Norman: Play
  • Stephen Paulus, Paulus: Prayers & Remembrances
  • Joan Tower, Tower: Stroke
  • Julia Wolfe, Wolfe: Anthracite Fields

Album of the Year

  • Alabama Shakes, Sound and Color
  • Kendrick Lamar, To P*** 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”


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