Surprises, Snubs & More: Check Out This Year’s GRAMMY Nominations


Rapper Drake arrives at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (GRAMMYS-ARRIVALS) - RTR3DM4C

It’s about that time. The shit storm of egos and GRAMMY snubs is upon us, and today the entire list of nominations were released to the public eye. You’ll find familiar names like Kendrick, Drake and Nicki Minaj on the list, as well as a few others.

There are a few important things to note as well:

1. “Back To Back” ousted “Hotline Bling” and is officially the first-ever diss track to be nominated for a GRAMMY award.

2. Fetty Wap isn’t on the list of best new artists.

3. No Lupe. Anywhere.

Check out some of the major award categories and their nominees below (complete list can be read HERE):

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

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

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

Song of the Year
“Alright” / Kendrick Lamar
“Blank Space” / Taylor Swift
“Girl Crush” / Little Big Town
“See You Again” / Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth
“Thinking Out Loud” / Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Ship To Wreck” / Florence + The Machine
“Sugar” / Maroon 5
“Uptown Funk” / Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
“Bad Blood” / Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar
“See You Again” / Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Heartbeat Song” / Kelly Clarkson
“Love Me Like You Do” / Ellie Goulding
“Thinking Out Loud” / Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space”/ Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face” / The Weeknd

Best Rap Collaboration
“One Man Can Change The World” / Big Sean ft. Kanye West & John Legend
“Glory” / Common & John Legend
“Classic Man” / Jidenna ft. Roman GianArthur
“These Walls” / Kendrick Lamar ft. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat
“Only” / Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

Best Rap Song
“All Day” / Kanye West ft. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney
“Alright” / Kendrick Lamar
“Energy” / Drake
“Glory” / Common & John Legend
“Trap Queen” / Fetty Wap

Best Rap Album
2014 Forest Hills Drive / J. Cole
Compton / Dr. Dre
If Youre Reading This Its Too Late / Drake
To Pimp A Butterfly / Kendrick Lamar
The Pinkprint / Nicki Minaj

Best Rap Performance
“Apparently” / J.Cole
“Back to Back” / Drake
“Trap Queen” / Fetty Wap
“Alright” / Kendrick Lamar
“Truffle Butter” / Nicki Minaj ft. Drake & Lil Wayne

Best R&B Song
“Coffee” / Miguel
“Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” / The Weeknd
“Let It Burn” / Jazmine Sullivan
“Really Love” / D’Angelo and the Vanguard
“Shame” / Tyrese

Best R&B Performance
“If I Don’t Have You” / Tamar Braxton
“Rise Up” / Andra Day
“Breathing Underwater” / Hiatus Kaiyote
“Planes” / Jeremih ft. J. Cole
“Earned It” / The Weeknd


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