2016 Grammy Awards: Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd lead the pack of nominees

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By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

Monday night, Feb. 15, is one of the biggest nights for the music industry — the 2016 Grammy Awards.

The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. and will air on CBS. The ceremony will also be streamed live online.

To get ready for the Grammys this year, enjoy this Spotify playlist featuring the songs and artists who are up for awards. Plus, check out a full list of the nominees below.

RECORD OF THE YEAR

“Really Love,” D’angelo and the Vanguard

“Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson ft. 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 Lamar (Songwriters: Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams)

“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift (Songwriters: Taylor Swift, Max Martin & Shellback)

“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town (Songwriters: Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose)

“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth (Songwriters: Andrew Cedar, Justin Franke, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz)

“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran (Songwriters: Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge)

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 It’s Too Late, Drake

To Pimp A Butterfly Kendrick Lamar

The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION

“One Man Can Change The World,” Big Sean Featuring Kanye West & John Legend

“Glory,” Common & John Legend

“Classic Man,” Jidenna Featuring Roman GianArthur

“These Walls,” Kendrick Lamar Featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat

“Only,” Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

“Apparently,” J. Cole

“Back To Back,” Drake

“Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap

“Alright,” Kendrick Lamr

“Truffle Butter,” Nicki Minaj ft. Drake & Lil Wayne

“All Day,” Kanye West ft. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney

BEST RAP SONG

“All Day,” Kanye West ft. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney

“Energy,” Drake

“Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap

“Alright,” Kendrick Lamr

“Glory,” Common & John Legend

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

“Ship To Wreck,” Florence + The Machine

“Sugar,” Maroon 5

“Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson. Ft Bruno Mars

“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar

“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM

Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes

Vulnicura, Björk

The Waterfall, My Morning Jacket

Currents, Tame Impala

Star Wars, Wilco

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 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, songwriters (Alabama Shakes)

“What Kind of Man,” John Hill, Tom Hull & Florence Welch, songwriters (Florence + The Machine)

“Hold Back The River,” Iain Archer & James Bay, songwriters (James Bay)

“Ex’s & Oh’s,” Dave Bassett & Elle King, songwriters (Elle King)

“Lydia,” Richard Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE

“If I Don’t Have You,” Tamar Braxton

“Rise Up,” Andra Day

“Breathing Underwater,” Hiatus Kaiyote

“Planes,” Jeremih ft. J. Cole

“Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey),” The Weeknd

BEST R&B SONG

“Coffee,” Brook Davis & Miguel Pimentel, songwriters (Miguel)

“Let It Burn,” Kenny B. Edmonds, Jazmine Sullivan & Dwane M. Weir II, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)

“Really Love,” D’Angelo & Kendra Foster, songwriters (D’Angelo And The Vanguard)

“Shame,” Warryn Campbell, Tyrese Gibson & DJ Rogers Jr, songwriters (Tyrese)

“Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey),” Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville & Abel Tesfaye, songwriters (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 COUNTRY ALBUM

Montavallo, Sam Hunt

Pain Killer, Little Big Town

The Blade, Ashley Monroe

Pageant Material, Kacey Musgraves

Traveller, Chris Stapleton

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

“Stay A Little Longer,” Brothers Osborne

“If I Needed You,” Joey + Rory

“The Driver,” Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay

“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town

“Lonely Tonight,” Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe

BEST COUNTRY SONG

“Chances Are,” Hayes Carll, songwriter (Lee Ann Womack)

“Diamond Rings And Old Barstools,” Barry Dean, Luke Laird & Jonathan Singleton, songwriters (Tim McGraw)

“Girl Crush,” Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)

“Hold My Hand,” Brandy Clark & Mark Stephen Jones, songwriters (Brandy Clark)

“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton, songwriter (Chris Stapleton)

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 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 DANCE ELECTRONIC 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 Dance Recording

“We’re All We Need,” Above and Beyond ft. 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 COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Empire: Season 1

Fifty Shades of Grey

Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me

Pitch Perfect 2

Selma

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK SONG FOR VISUAL MEDIA

“Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey),” Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville & Abel Tesfaye, songwriters (The Weeknd)

“Glory,” Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith & John Stephens, songwriters (Common & John Legend)

“Love Me Like You Do,” Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Tove Nilsson, Ali Payami & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters (Ellie Goulding)

“See You Again,” Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)

“Til It Happens To You,” Lady Gaga & Diane Warren, songwriters (Lady Gaga)

SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Birdman

The Imitation Game

Interstellar

The Theory of Everything

Whiplash

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

“LSD,” A$AP Rocky

“I Feel Love,” The Dead Weather

“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar

“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar

“Freedom,” Pharrell Williams

BEST MUSIC FILM

Sonic Highways, Foo Fighters

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown, James Brown

What Happened, Miss Simone, Nina Simone

The Wall, Roger Waters

Amy, Amy Winehouse