Kendrick Lamar Leads Grammy Nominations; Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd Also Earn Nods

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Lamar leads with 11 nominations. Nicki Minaj, Jazmine Sullivan, D'Angelo, Tyrese, Faith Evans, John Legend also earn nods. See the highlights.

The nominations for the 58th annual Grammy nominations were announced this morning, and rapper Kendrick Lamar is leading the pack with 11 nods.

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Lamar is up for Song of the Year (“Alright”), Best Rap Performance (“Alright”), Best Rap/ Sung Collaboration (‘These Walls”), and Best Rap Album for To Pimp a Butterfly. The rest of his nominations are for his collaborations with artists like Taylor Swift (“Bad Blood”), Flying Lotus (“Never Catch Me”), and Kanye West (“All Day”).

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Canadian R&B singer The Weeknd also earned several nominations, including Record of the Year (“Can’t Feel My Face”),  Album of the Year for Beauty Behind the Madness, and Best R&B Performance ("Earned It"). Nicki Minaj earned four nominations, including Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (“Only”), Best Rap Performance (“Truffle Butter”), and Best Rap Album for The Pinkprint.

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Alternative rock group Alabama Shakes, led by Brittany Howard, led in the rock category with nominations for Album of the Year, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song (“Don’t Wanna Fight”), Best Alternative Music Album for Sound & Color.

Faith Evans, Lalah Hathaway, and Tyrese were among the nominees in the R&B category, while J. Cole, Drake, and Fetty Wap earned nods in the Rap category. Kirk Franklin, Tasha Cobbs, Anthony Brown  & Group Therapy earned nominations in the Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music categories.

The 58th annual Grammys will air Feb. 15, 2016 at 8pm ET on CBS.

See the highlights of Grammy nominations below:

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See the full list of Grammy nominations here.

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