28-year-old, Kendrick Lamar will be hoping February 15 is his lucky night. The rapper is the leading nominee for the 2016 Grammy Awards with 11 nominations, including album of the year for “To Pimp a Butterfly” and song of the year for “Alright.”
He is followed by Taylor Swift and The Weeknd who both picked up seven nominations, with both acts vying for Album of the year with 1989 and Beauty Behind the Madness respectively alongside Kendrick, Alabama Shakes with Sound and Color and Chris Stapleton’s Traveller.
Taylor also picked up nominations in two of the other big categories, Song of the Year and Record of the Year, both for ‘Blank Space.
She faces competition in both categories from her friend Ed Sheeran, whose track Thinking Out Loud has been given the nod.
Also up for Song of the Year is Little Big Town’s Girl Crush and See You Again by Whiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, while Record of the Year also sees nominations for The Weeknd’s Can’t Feel my Face, D’Angelo and the Vanguard’s Really Love and Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars.
The Best New Artist category will see Meghan Trainor, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, James Bay and Courtney Barnett.
The 2016 Grammy Awards will take place on February 15 2016 at Los Angeles’ Staples Centre.