2015 Grammy nominations released, Canadian artist The Weeknd nets seven

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The nominees for the the 2015 Grammy Awards have been released. Hip-hop virtuoso and golden boy Kendrick Lamar came out on top, netting 11 nominations including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Dance Recording, and Best Rap Performance.

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Canadian artist – and recent Vancouver visitor – The Weeknd netted seven nominations, including Album of the Year for Beauty Behind the Madness, Record of the Year with “Can’t Feel My Face”, and Best R&B Performance with “Earned It” from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.

Justin Bieber got a tip of the hat this year for Best Dance Recording with “Where Are Ü Now,” his collaboration with Diplo and Skrillex.

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

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

Song Of The Year

  • “Alright” — Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
  • “Blank Space” — Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
  • “Girl Crush” — Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
  • “See You Again” — Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
  • “Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)

Best New Artist

  • Courtney Barnett
  • James Bay
  • Sam Hunt
  • Tori Kelly
  • Meghan Trainor

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

The full list of nominations can be found at the Grammy website.

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