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Nominations revealed for the GRAMMY Awards 2016
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Nominations revealed for the GRAMMY Awards 2016

James Bay, Florence and the Machine, Ed Sheeran and The Chemical Brothers are amongst the British acts to be nominated for this year's GRAMMY Awards, with the full list of nominations unveiled today. James Bay picked up a couple of nominations, receiving one in the Best Rock Album category for his debut, Chaos and the Calm, plus another for Best New Artist.

Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' is nominated for Best Record and Best Song, while Florence + The Machine's How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album. Mark Ronson was also nominated in those same categories, for both his single 'Uptown Funk' and the album it came from, Uptown Special.

However, it is in the Best Dance / Electronica album category that the Brits performed best, with three of the five nominations going to British artists. Jamie xx receives a nomination for his album In Colour, while The Chemical Brothers also bagged a nomination for Born in the Echoes and Disclosure are nominated for their second album, Caracal.

You can find a summary of the nominations for the main categories below.

(if you want to view the list in full you'll find a link at the bottom of this page)

 


RECORD OF THE YEAR

'Really Love'
D'Angelo And The Vanguard

'Uptown Funk'
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars

'Thinking Out Loud'
Ed Sheeran

'Blank Space'
Taylor Swift

'Can't Feel My Face'
The Weeknd

 

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

 

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM


Piece By Piece
Kelly Clarkson

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Florence + The Machine

Uptown Special
Mark Ronson

1989
Taylor Swift

Before This World
James Taylor

 

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM

Our Love
Caribou

Born In The Echoes
The Chemical Brothers

Caracal
Disclosure

In Colour
Jamie XX

Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü
Skrillex And Diplo

 

BEST ROCK ALBUM

Chaos And The Calm
James Bay

Kintsugi
Death Cab For Cutie

Mister Asylum
Highly Suspect

Drones
Muse

.5: The Gray Chapter
Slipknot

 

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 R&B ALBUM

Coming Home
Leon Bridges

Black Messiah
D'Angelo And The Vanguard

Cheers To The Fall
Andra Day

Reality Show
Jazmine Sullivan

Forever Charlie
Charlie Wilson

 

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

 

 

For the full list of nominees from all categories go here

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