Kendrick Lamar Leads All Nominees For 58th Annual Grammy Awards

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Well the Grammy’s are here and everyone is trying to decided if they finally got it right. Most people will be happy to know that Kendrick Lamar leads all the nominees with 11 nominations in 9 different categories.

Now I won’t post all the nominations, but I’ll link you to them at the end.

My biggest disappointment in the Grammy’s this year is the fact the Big Sean did not get nominated for Rap Album of the Year after dropping his best, most complete project to date with “Dark Sky Paradise”.

Check out some of the noticeable nominations below. Spoiler alert, Drake got nominated for a mixtape and a diss track…..just ponder that.

I’ll be making my case via twitter that Big Sean should have gotten more than his weak nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collab for One Man Can Change The World, which won’t win because Glory by Common and John Legend are in that too.

1. RECORD OF THE YEAR
Really Love
D’Angelo And The Vanguard

D’Angelo, producer; Russell Elevado & Ben Kane, engineers/mixers; Dave Collins, mastering engineer
Track from: Black Messiah
Label: RCA Records

Uptown Funk
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars

Jeff Bhasker, Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson, producers; Josh Blair, Serban Ghenea, Wayne Gordon, John Hanes, Inaam Haq, Boo Mitchell, Charles Moniz & Mark Ronson, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
Track from: Uptown Special
Label: RCA Records
Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran

Jake Gosling, producer; Jake Gosling, Mark ‘Spike’ Stent & Geoff Swan, engineers/mixers; Stuart Hawkes, mastering engineer
Track from: X
Label: Atlantic

Blank Space
Taylor Swift

Max Martin & Shellback, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Sam Holland & Michael Ilbert, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
Track from: 1989
Label: Big Machine Records
Can’t Feel My Face
The Weeknd

Max Martin & Ali Payami, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Sam Holland, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
Label: Republic

2. Album Of The Year
Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)
and/or Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.

SOUND & COLOR
Alabama Shakes
Alabama Shakes & Blake Mills, producers; Shawn Everett,
engineer/mixer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
[ATO Records]
TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY
Kendrick Lamar
Bilal, George Clinton, James Fauntleroy, Ronald Isley, Rapsody,
Snoop Dogg, Thundercat & Anna Wise, featured artists; Taz Arnold,
Boi-1Da, Ronald Colson, Larrance Dopson, Flying Lotus, Fredrik
“Tommy Black” Halldin, Knxwledge, Koz, Lovedragon, Terrace
Martin, Rahki, Sounwave, Tae Beast, Thundercat, Whoarei &
Pharrell Williams, producers; Derek “Mixedbyali” Ali, Thomas
Burns, James “The White Black Man” Hunt, 9th Wonder & Matt
Schaeffer, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
[TDE/Aftermath/Interscope]

TRAVELLER
Chris Stapleton
Dave Cobb & Chris Stapleton, producers; Vance Powell,
engineer/mixer; Pete Lyman, mastering engineer
[Mercury Nashville]

1989
Taylor Swift
Jack Antonoff, Nathan Chapman, Imogen Heap, Max Martin,
Mattman & Robin, Ali Payami, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Ryan
Tedder & Noel Zancanella, producers; Jack Antonoff, Mattias
Bylund, Smith Carlson, Nathan Chapman, Serban Ghenea, John
Hanes, Imogen Heap, Sam Holland, Michael Ilbert, Brendan
Morawski, Laura Sisk & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers; Tom
Coyne, mastering engineer
[Big Machine Records]

BEAUTY BEHIND THE MADNESS
The Weeknd
Lana Del Rey, Labrinth & Ed Sheeran, featured artists;
Dannyboystyles, Ben Diehl, Labrinth, Mano, Max Martin, Stephan
Moccio, Carlo Montagnese, Ali Payami, The Pope, Jason
Quenneville, Peter Svensson, Abel Tesfaye & Kanye West,
producers; Jay Paul Bicknell, Mattias Bylund, Serban Ghenea, Noah
Goldstein, John Hanes, Sam Holland, Jean Marie Horvat, Carlo
Montagnese, Jason Quenneville & Dave Reitzas, engineers/mixers;
Tom Coyne & Dave Kutch, mastering engineers

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

Apparently
J. Cole
Track from: 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Label: Roc Nation/Columbia Records

Back To Back
Drake
Label: Cash Money Records

Trap Queen
Fetty Wap
Track from: Fetty Wap
Label: 300 Entertainment/RGF Productions

Alright
Kendrick Lamar
Track from: To Pimp A Butterfly
Label: Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath Records/Interscope Records

Truffle Butter
Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
Track from: The Pinkprint
Label: Young Money/Cash Money

All Day
Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney
Label: Def Jam Recordings

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION

One Man Can Change The World
Big Sean Featuring Kanye West & John Legend
Track from: Dark Sky Paradise
Label: Universal/Def Jam

Glory
Common & John Legend
Label: Def Jam Recordings

Classic Man
Jidenna Featuring Roman GianArthur
Label: Epic Records

These Walls
Kendrick Lamar Featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat
Track from: To Pimp A Butterfly
Label: Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath Records/Interscope Records

Only
Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
Track from: The Pinkprint
Label: Young Money/Cash Money

 BEST RAP SONG

All Day
Ernest Brown, Tyler Bryant, Sean Combs, Mike Dean, Rennard East, Noah Goldstein, Malik Yusef Jones, Karim Kharbouch, Allan Kyariga, Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Victor Mensah, Charles Njapa, Che Pope, Patrick Reynolds, Allen Ritter, Kanye West, Mario Winans & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney)
Label: Def Jam Recordings; Publisher(s): Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music Inc./MPL Communications Inc./TYLER BRANT PUBLISHING/WB Music Corp./ Hard Working Black Folks Inc./Top Dawg Music/Excuse My French Music/EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Monarch Music/Abou Thiam Publishing/Victor Kwesi Mensah Publishing Designee/ALLEN KYARIGA/EMI Blackwood Music o/b/o Papa George Publishing/Kaya and Ethan Music/Primary Wave Brian/Noah Goldstein admin. by Reach Music Publishing/Ritter Boy LLC/Mario Winans Publishing Designee/Broken Locks/Songs of Universal Inc./Jabriel Iz Myne /Universal Music/Patrick Reynolds Publishing Designee/Smooth Thug Music/Noel Ellis Publishing Designee/Justin Combs Music Publishing administered by EMI April Music

Alright
Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
Track from: To Pimp A Butterfly
Label: TDE/Aftermath/Interscope; Publisher(s): WB Music Corp., TDE Music, Hard Working Black Folks Publishing, EMI Music Inc., More Water From Nazareth, Sounwave TDE Productions, SonyATV
Energy
Richard Dorfmeister, A. Graham, Markus Kienzl, M. O’Brien, M. Samuels & Phillip Thomas, songwriters (Drake)
Track from: If Youre Reading This Its Too Late
Label: Young Money/Cash Money; Publisher(s): Sandra Gale/EMI Music Publishing, 1damentional publishing LLC/Sony/ATV Tunes, LLC, Matthew O’Brien/otek north/WB Music Corp./Jack Russell Music Ltd./Notting Hill Music Ltd.

Glory
Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith & John Stephens, songwriters (Common & John Legend)
Track from: Selma (Music From The Motion Picture)
Label: Universal/Def Jam; Publisher(s): Paramount Pictures/Pathe Productions Limited

Trap Queen
Tony Fadd & Willie J. Maxwell, songwriters (Fetty Wap)
Track from: Fetty Wap
Label: 300 Entertainment/RGF Productions; Publisher(s): RGF Publishing, Zoovier, BMG Gold Songs, Tony Fadd Beats

 BEST RAP ALBUM

2014 Forest Hills Drive
J. Cole
Label: Roc Nation/Columbia Records

Compton
Dr. Dre
Label: Aftermath/Interscope

If Youre Reading This Its Too Late
Drake
Label: Cash Money/Young Money

To Pimp A Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar
Label: Aftermath/Interscope

The Pinkprint
Nicki Minaj
Label: Young Money/Cash Money

 

To see the other nominations, click HERE

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