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Drake’s Meek Diss Gets Grammy Nom, Kendrick Leads Pack

Drake salutes the crowd at the end of the 2011 JUNO Awards in Toronto on Sunday, March 27, 2011.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabresee

There were few surprises in the nominations for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Kendrick Lamar lead all nominees with 11 double taps for his work from To Pimp A Butterfly, including Album Of The Year. Drake received five nods for If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and his Meek Mill take down “Back To Back.” The Philly spitter was shut out but his girl Nicki Minaj nabbed three nominations for The Pink Print, including Best Rap Album.

Fetty Wap is sure to take home something for the infectious “Trap Queen,” which received two noms for best Rap Song and Rap Performance, (though we’re still not sure what the difference is between those two categories.) We’d expect Jidenna’s “Classic Man” to walk away with the Best Rap Sung collaboration trophy.

The music industry’s most coveted statue will be given out on February 15, 2016 at the Staples Center and televised on CBS. Check out the list of categories we’ll be Tweeting about and get the full list HERE.

Best Rap Album

2014 Forest Hills Drive by J. Cole
Compton by Dr. Dre
If Youre Reading This Its Too Late by Drake
To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
The Pinkprint by Nicki Minaj

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Ego Death by the Internet
You Should Be Here by Kehlani
Blood by Lianne La Havas
Wildheart by Miguel
Beauty Behind The Madness by The Weeknd.

Best Music Video

“LSD” by ASAP Rocky
“I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” by the Dead Weather
“Alright” by Kendrick Lamar
“Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Freedom” by Pharrell Williams.

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 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 Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Ship To Wreck” by Florence & The Machine
“Sugar” by Maroon 5
“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
“Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“See You Again” by Wiz KhalifaFeaturing Charlie Puth.

Best Dance Recording

“We’re All We Need” by Above & Beyond Featuring Zoë Johnston
“Go” by the Chemical Brothers
“Never Catch Me” by Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Runaway (U & I)” by Galantis
“Where Are Ü Now” by Skrillex And Diplo With Justin Bieber.

Best Rap Performance

“Apparently” J . Cole
“Back To Back” Drake
“Trap Queen” Fetty Wap
“Alright Kendrick” Lamar
“Truffle Butter,” Nicki Minaj
“All Day,” Kanye West

Rap/Sung Collaboration

“One Man Can Change The World” Big Sean
“Glory” Common & John Legend
“Classic Man” Jidenna F/ Roman GianArthur
“These Walls” Kendrick Lamar F/ Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat
“Only,” Nicki Minaj f/ Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

Best Rap Song

“All Day” Kanye West
“Alright” Kendrick Lamar
“Energy” Drake
“Glory” Common and John Legend
“Trap Queen” Fetty Wap

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