Idol Chatter

The 2016 Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and hosted by LL Cool J. Kendrick Lamar is leading the nominations with 11. Taylor Swift and The Weeknd received seven nominations each. Producer Max Martin received the most nominations for a non-performing artist with six. Here are the nominees:

– 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

– Song of the Year: Alright / Kendrick Lamar, Blank Space / Taylor Swift, Girl Crush / Little Big Town, See You Again / Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth / Thinking Out Loud / Ed Sheeran

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

– Best Pop Solo Performance: Heart Beat 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 Pop Duo/Group Performance: Ship to Wreck / Florence + The Machine, Sugar / Maroon 5, Uptown Funk / Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, Bad Blood / Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, See You Again / Wiz Khalifa featuing Charlie Puth

– Best Pop Vocal Album: Piece by Piece / Kelly Clarkson, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful / Florence + The Machine, Uptown Special / Mark Ronson, 1989 / Tarylor Swift, Before This World / James Taylor

– Best Rock Album: Chaos and the Calm / James Bay, Kintsugi / Death Cab for Cutie, Mister Asylum / Highly Suspect, Drones / Muse, The Gray Chapter / Slipknot

– Best R&B Performance: If I Don’t Have You / Tamar Braxton, Rise Up / Andra Day, Breathing Underwater / Hiatus Kaiyote, Planes / Jeremih featuring J. Cole, Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey) / 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 Performance: Apparently / J. Cole, Back to Back / Drake, Trap Queen / Fetty Wap, Alright / Kendrick Lamar, Truffle Butter / Nicki Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne, All Day / Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney

For the first time west coast viewers will be able to watch the Grammy Awards live. Be sure to check out the 58th annual award show from 5 – 8:30 p.m. PST.

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