2016 Grammy Award Nominations: Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, and Kendrick Lamar Score Big

12/07/2015 AT 09:10 AM EST



The nominations for the 2016 Grammy Awards were announced on Monday morning, giving fans a taste of what to expect on music's big night.

The show is already gearing up to be epic for Taylor Swift, who nabbed seven nominations, including album of the year for 1989 and song of the year for "Blank Space." Her "Bad Blood" collaborator Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with 11 nods, while The Weeknd also has the chance to walk away with seven trophies when the show airs on Feb. 15, 2016.

15-time Grammy Award-winner Alicia Keys announced the top four categories on CBS This Morning. Read on for the first round of nominations, and then head over to Grammy.com for the complete list.



Album of the Year
Alabama Shakes, Sound and Color
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
Chris Stapleton, Traveler
Taylor Swift, 1989
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Congrats to Album Of The Year nominees: Alabama Shakes, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd #GRAMMYs

Posted by The GRAMMYs on Monday, December 7, 2015


Song of the Year
Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"
Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"
Little Big Town, "Girl Crush"
Wiz Kahifa feat. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"
Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"

Congrats to Song Of The Year nominees: Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Little Big Town, Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, Ed Sheeran #GRAMMYs

Posted by The GRAMMYs on Monday, December 7, 2015




Record of the Year
D'Angelo and the Vanguard, "Really Love"
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"
The Weeknd, "Can't Feel My Face"

Congrats to Record Of The Year nominees: D'Angelo And The Vanguard, Mark Ronson feat Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd #GRAMMYs

Posted by The GRAMMYs on Monday, December 7, 2015


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

Congrats to all the Best New Artist nominees: courtney barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Meghan Trainor #GRAMMYs

Posted by The GRAMMYs on Monday, December 7, 2015


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