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Nominees announced for Grammy Awards

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2015, file photo, Bruno Mars, left, and Mark Ronson accept the award for male video of the year for “Uptown Funk” at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. Ronson and Mars' "Uptown Funk" is one of the nominees for record of the year at the Grammys on Feb. 15, 2016. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Nominees were announced Monday in the top categories for the 58th annual Grammy Awards:

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 (songwriter’s award): “Alright,” Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears and Pharrell Williams; “Blank Space,” Max Martin, Shellback and Taylor Swift; “Girl Crush,” Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose; “See You Again,” Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth and Cameron Thomaz; “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge.

Best new artist: Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Meghan Trainor.

Best pop vocal album: “Piece by Piece,” Kelly Clarkson; “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” Florence + The Machine; “Uptown Special,” Mark Ronson; “1989,” Taylor Swift; “Before This World,” James Taylor.

Best pop solo performance: “Heartbeat 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 featuring Charlie Puth.

Best rock album: “Chaos and the Calm,” James Bay; “Kintsugi,” Death Cab for Cutie; “Mister Asylum,” Highly Suspect; “Drones,” Muse; “.5: The Gray Chapter,” Slipknot.

Best alternative music album: “Sound & Color,” Alabama Shakes; “Vulnicura,” Bjork; “The Waterfall,” My Morning Jacket; “Currents,” Tame Impala; “Star Wars,” Wilco.

Best urban contemporary album: “Ego Death,” The Internet; “You Should Be Here,” Kehlani; “Blood,” Lianne La Havas; “Wildheart,” Miguel; “Beauty Behind the Madness,” 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 album: “2014 Forest Hills Drive,” J. Cole; “Compton,” Dr. Dre; “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,” Drake; “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar; “The Pinkprint,” Nicki Minaj.

Best country album: “Montevallo,” Sam Hunt; “Pain Killer,” Little Big Town; “The Blade,” Ashley Monroe; “Pageant Material,” Kacey Musgraves; “Traveller,” Chris Stapleton.



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