Here Are All the Nominees for the 2016 Grammy Awards

And here’s who we think will win. 

The nominees for the 58th annual Grammy Awards were just announced, and it looks it’s going to be an evening of stiff competition between Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, and The Weeknd. No host has been announced yet, but we’ll spend our time waiting for that revelation by taking a long hard look at who got nods, and placing our bets on who will come away a winner at the end of the night (in bold) on February 15, 2016.

Album of the Year

Alabama Shakes — Sound & Color

Kendrick Lamar — To Pimp a Butterfly

Chris Stapleton — Traveller

Taylor Swift  1989

The Weeknd — Beauty Behind the Madness

Record of the Year

D’Angelo & The Vanguard — “Really Love”

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face

Song of the Year

Kendrick Lamar — “Alright”

Taylor Swift  “Blank Space”

Little Big Town — “Girl Crush”

Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth — “See You Again”

Ed Sheeran — “Thinking Out Loud”

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 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 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 Alternative Music Album

Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes

Vulnicura — Björk

The Waterfall — My Morning Jacket

Currents — Tame Impala

Star Wars — Wilco

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 Rap Album

2014 Forest Hills Drive — J. Cole

Compton — Dr. Dre

If You’re Reading This Its Too Late — Drake

To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar

The Pinkprint — Nicki Minaj

Best Country Album

Montevallo — Sam Hunt

Pain Killer — Little Big Town

The Blade — Ashley Monroe

Pageant Material — Kacey Musgraves

Traveller — Chris Stapleton

Best Americana Album

The Firewatcher’s Daughter — Brandi Carlile

The Traveling Kind — Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Something More Than Free — Jason Isbell

Mono — The Mavericks

The Phosphorescent Blues — Punch Brothers

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

Blood On Snow (Jo Nesbø) — Patti Smith

Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, And Assorted Hijinks — Dick Cavett  

A Full Life: Reflections At Ninety — Jimmy Carter

Patience And Sarah (Isabel Miller) — Janis Ian & Jean Smart

Yes Please — Amy Poehler (& Various Artists)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Jeff Bhasker

Dave Cobb


Larry Klein

Blake Mills

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