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Grammy nominations are in

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It’s that time of the year again – post-ARIAs, pre-Oscars – time to contemplate which music artists have really made their mark over the past 12 months in the form of the Grammy Awards. Well nominations are now in, and it seems our US counterparts can’t get enough of Australian music talent.

Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett (pictured above) is nominated for Best New Artist following the success of her debut LP ‘Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit’. She sits in the company of James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly and Meghan Trainor.

Perth tripsters Tame Impala have picked up a nomination for Best Alternative Music album, up against the disparate likes of Björk and Alabama Shakes. (their LP ‘Lonerism’ featured in  the same category in 2014).

Melbourne soul outfit Hiatus Kaiyote have scored second Grammy nomination, thanks to success with their single ‘Breathing Underwater’ in the Best R&B Performance category (these guys were were also previously nominated in 2014).

And our own guitar-twangin’ and rural-singin’ star Keith Urban is up for a Grammy in the Best Country Solo Performance category.

The 58th Grammy Awards are on February 15, 2016.  Antonino Tati
GRAMMY AWARDS 2016 NOMINATIONS

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

 

Record of the Year
“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift
“Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
“Really Love” D’Angelo and the Vanguard
“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
“Can’t Feel My Face,” 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

 

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

 

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 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 Dance Recording
“We’re All We Need,” Above & Beyond featuring Zoë Johnston
“Go,” The Chemical Brothers
“Never Catch Me,” Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Runaway (U & I),” Galantis
“Where Are Ü Now,” Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber

 

Best Dance Album
Our Love, Caribou
Born in the Echoes, The Chemical Brothers
Caracal, Disclosure
In Colour, Jamie xx
Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü, Skrillex and Diplo

 

Best Rock Performance
“Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes
“What Kind of Man,” Florence + the Machine
“Something from Nothing,” Foo Fighters
“Ex’s & Oh’s,” Elle King
“Moaning Lisa Smile,” Wolf Alice

 

Best Rock Song
“Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes
“Ex’s & Oh’s,” Elle King
“Hold Back the River,” James Bay
“Lydia,” Highly Suspect
“What Kind of Man,” Florence + the Machine

 

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, Björk
The Waterfall, My Morning Jacket
Currents, Tame Impala
Star Wars, Wilco

 

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 Song
“Coffee,” Miguel
“Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey),” The Weeknd
“Let It Burn,” Jazmine Sullivan
“Really Love,” D’Angelo and the Vanguard
“Shame,” Tyrese

 

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 Performance
“Apparently,” J. Cole
“Back to Back,” Drake
“Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
“Truffle Butter,” Nicki Minaj featuring Drake and Lil Wayne
“All Day,” Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney

 

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Only Man Can Change the World,” Big Sean featuring Kanye West and John Legend
“Glory,” Common and John Legend
“Classic Man,” Jidenna featuring Roman GianArthur
“These Walls,” Kendrick Lamar featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat
“Only,” Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown

 

Best Rap Song
“All Day,” Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
“Energy,” Drake
“Glory,” Common and John Legend
“Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap

 

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 Solo Performance
“Burning House,” Cam
“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton
“Little Toy Guns,” Carrie Underwood
“John Cougar, John deere, John 3:16,” Keith Urban
“Chances Are,” Lee Ann Womack

 

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Empire: Season 1, Various Artists
Fifty Shades of Grey, Various Artists
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, Various Artists
Pitch Perfect 2, Various Artists
Selma, Various Artists

 

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Birdman, Antonio Sanchez
The Imitation Game, Alexandre Desplat
Interstellar, Hans Zimmer
The Theory of Everything, Jóhann Jóhansson
Whiplash, Justin Hurwitz

 

Best Song Written for Visual Media
“Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey),” The Weeknd
“Glory,” Common and John Legend
“Love Me Like You Do,” Ellie Goulding
“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
“Till It Happens To You,” Lady Gaga

 

Best Music Video
“LSD,” A$AP Rocky
“I Feel Love (Every Million Miles),” The Dead Weather
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Freedom,” Pharrell Williams

 

Best Music Film
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown
Sonic Highways
What Happened, Miss Simone?
The Wall
Amy

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