Kendrick Lamar Leads 2016 Grammy Nominations With 11; Taylor Swift And The Weeknd Each Garner Seven

Alabama Shakes, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift, And The Weeknd Vie For Album Of The Year At The 58th Annual Grammy Awards®

The Recording Academy® announced nominations for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® in all 83 categories this morning. Reflecting a diverse blend of talented music makers, this year’s nominees were selected from more than 21,000 submissions entered. As the only peer-based music award, the GRAMMY Awards are voted on by The Academy’s membership body of creators across all disciplines of music, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, and engineers. Final-round GRAMMY® ballots will be mailed Dec. 16 and the winners will be presented Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).Grammy Award (2)

This year, Kendrick Lamar leads nominations with 11, followed by Taylor Swift and The Weeknd, who each earn seven. Additionally, music producer/songwriter Max Martin receives six nominations and mastering engineer Tom Coyne, rapper Drake, and engineers/mixers Serban Ghenea and John Hanes each earn five nominations.

The diversity in the creative community is what makes music a universal language, and it’s gratifying to see the vibrancy of today’s artistic landscape reflected in this year’s nominations — a testament to The Academy’s voting members,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “Artists are pushing boundaries in exciting ways, making it an exceptionally strong year for music.”

The eclectic nature of this year’s nominations is perhaps best exemplified in the Album Of The Year category, where nominees range from the alternative and soulful rock of Alabama Shakes to Lamar’s thought-provoking jazz-infused rap, the classic country sounds of Chris Stapleton, the pop emergence of Swift, and the genre-bending R&B style of The Weeknd.

Following is a sampling of nominations from the GRAMMY Awards’ 30 Fields and 83 categories. For a complete nominations list, visit www.grammy.com.

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

POP FIELD

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

DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC FIELD

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

ROCK FIELD

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

ALTERNATIVE FIELD

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM:

Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes

Vulnicura — Björk

The Waterfall — My Morning Jacket

Currents — Tame Impala

Star Wars — Wilco

R&B FIELD

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM:

Ego Death — The Internet

You Should Be Here — Kehlani

Blood — Lianne La Havas

Wildheart — Miguel

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Tuesday, December 9 on the CBS Television Network

Seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Hozier will perform on THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. World-famous Victoria’s Secret Supermodels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Behati Prinsloo, Karlie Kloss, Elsa Hosk, Lindsay Ellingson and more will be a part of the show, which films in London for the first time, and merges fashion, fantasy and entertainment into a runway spectacle. The show, seen in approximately 200 countries, will include musical performances, pink carpet interviews, model profiles and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the world’s most celebrated fashion show.

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Also in the special, Supermodels Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio will wear the 2014 Dream Angels Fantasy Bras designed exclusively for Victoria’s Secret by Mouawad. Valued at $2 million each, the Dream Angels Fantasy Bras include accompanying body pieces of fine gemstones. Inspired by the Dream Angels Demi silhouette, these bras are handset with rubies, diamonds, blue and light blue sapphires strung together with 18K gold. Each bra is adorned with over 16,000 of the precious gems. This is the first time two Victoria’s Secret Angels have been chosen to wear the coveted Fantasy Bras.

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Christian Siriano to Be Featured Designer at 2014 Nashville Symphony Fashion Show to Benefit the Symphony’s Educational Outreach Programs

Show-stopping Designs for Fall 2014 to Be Revealed at Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Nashville Symphony Fashion Show Co-Chairs Vicki Horne and Dara Russell have announced that Christian Siriano will be the featured designer for the 2014 Symphony Fashion Show, showcasing his Fall/Winter 2014 collection, to be held

Christina Hendricks wearing a Christian Siriano design

Christina Hendricks wearing a Christian Siriano design

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

The show is presented by Lexus and sponsored by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra League with proceeds from the event to support the Nashville Symphony’s education programs, which annually serve 100,000 schoolchildren across Middle Tennessee. Past designers for the event have included Oscar de la Renta, MARCHESA, Monique Lhuillier and Isaac Mizrahi.

Boutique partner Gus Mayer will kick off the countdown to the 2014 Symphony Fashion Show with a trunk show on November 5 and 6, 2013, featuring Siriano’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on both days, and the designer will be making a personal appearance at Gus Mayer from noon-6 p.m. on November 6. Members of the public are invited to try on Siriano’s chic designs and find the perfect ensemble for spring. A portion of all sales will be donated to the Nashville Symphony.

We are thrilled to partner with Gus Mayer to present Christian Siriano’s trendsetting designs,” says co-chair Dara Russell. “Christian’s style is totally unique, and his collections provide a distinctive look for everyone. Anyone with an eye for style won’t want to miss it!”

Co-chair Vicki Horne adds, “It is an honor to be involved in planning this spectacular event, which brings top designers to Nashville each year. We are proud that the Symphony Fashion Show makes a significant impact on our community by providing so many young people with music education programming and opportunities.”

Siriano attended the Baltimore School for the Arts and interned with industry legends Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. The Christian Siriano Collection debuted in 2006 and is shown each season at New York Fashion Week and presented to retailers in New York City and Paris. Known for his whimsical and show-stopping design – from fantasy evening gowns and cocktail dresses to tailored sportswear, as well as intricate shoes and accessories – the collection can be found at specialty boutiques and department stores around the globe.

In 2012, the stand-alone flagship Christian Siriano store opened in New York City and in 2013, Siriano was inducted as a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). His designs have been popular on the red carpet with Taylor Swift, Christina Hendricks and Heidi Klum

Tickets for the 2014 Symphony Fashion Show begin at $300, which includes reserved seating and an elegant cocktail buffet after the show. For more information or to request an invitation, please visit http://www.nashvillesymphony.org/fashionshow.

Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Prince, Bruno Mars & Miguel To Perform At The 2013 Billboard Music Awards

Ceremony to Be Live At The MGM Grand In Las Vegas, Airing On ABC Sunday, May 19

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Some of today’s biggest names in music including Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Prince, Bruno Mars and Miguel are set to perform at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 19 (8:00-11:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network, sponsored by Chevrolet and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

2013 Billboard Music Awards Logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Billboard)

2013 Billboard Music Awards Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Billboard)

In addition to delivering multiple unforgettable performances, the awards show will also honor Billboard chart-topper and world-renowned music legend Prince with the Billboard Icon Award highlighting his unique journey and history of groundbreaking accomplishments in the music industry during the broadcast, which will be executive produced by Don Mischer (Don Mischer Productions). More musical acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. For awards show updates and ticketing information, visit www.billboard.com.

Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand reaching key executives and tastemakers in and around the music business through Billboard magazine, Billboard.biz, Billboard Conferences, Billboard Bulletin, and other targeted newsletters, and millions of music fans through Billboard.com and Billboard Events. The Billboard brand is built on its exclusive charts and unrivaled reporting on the latest news, issues and trends across all genres of music. Billboard charts and content are consumed and referenced by millions of people in more than 100 countries through a content syndication deal with global news network, and strategic relationships with other major companies around the world. In addition to North America, Billboard operates businesses in Brazil, Japan, Korea and Russia.

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 12, 2012 through March 10, 2013. Continue reading

NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC! PRESENTS TODAY’S BIGGEST HITS ON ‘NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC! VOL. 45’

The world’s best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC!, (www.nowthatsmusic.com) has again gathered today’s biggest hits for NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC! VOL. 45, to be released FEBRUARY 5.  NOW 45 will be available on CD and for download purchase from all major digital service providers.

The world's best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, has gathered today's biggest hits for NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 45, to be released February 5. NOW 45 will be available on CD and for download purchase from all major digital service providers. NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 45 features 16 major current hits from today's hottest artists, plus four free up-and-coming "NOW What's Next" New Music Preview tracks. www.nowthatsmusic.com.  (PRNewsFoto/EMI Music / Sony Music Entertainment / Universal Music Group)

The world’s best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW That’s What I Call Music!, has gathered today’s biggest hits for NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 45, to be released February 5. NOW 45 will be available on CD and for download purchase from all major digital service providers. http://www.nowthatsmusic.com. (PRNewsFoto/EMI Music / Sony Music Entertainment / Universal Music Group)

NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC! VOL. 45 features 16 major current hits from today’s hottest artists, including FLO RIDA, KE$HA, NE-YO, PITBULL featuring TJR, CALVIN HARRIS featuring FLORENCE WELCH, The Script featuring will.i.am, MAROON 5, PHILLIP PHILLIPS, ED SHEERAN, TAYLOR SWIFT, KELLY CLARKSON, P!NK, ONEREPUBLIC, ONE DIRECTION, IMAGINE DRAGONS, and FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, plus four free up-and-coming “NOW What’s Next” New Music Preview tracks.
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THE RECORDING ACADEMY® LAUNCHES “#THEWORLDISLISTENING”

AD CAMPAIGN FEATURING NOMINEES THE BLACK KEYS, RIHANNA AND TAYLOR SWIFT TO PROMOTE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

THE RECORDING ACADEMY® PROVIDES EMERGING ARTISTS A NEW SOCIAL DISCOVERY PLATFORM WITH www.grammyamplifier.com

THE RECORDING ACADEMY® and TBWA\CHIAT\DAY have teamed up for the sixth year to promote the 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® with the ad campaign “#TheWorldIsListening.”

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At the heart of this year’s “#TheWorldIsListening” campaign is a newly created Web site, www.grammyamplifier.com, which allows musicians to share their tracks via SoundCloud for a chance to have their music tweeted out by a panel of musical icons, including LINKIN PARK, RZA, and SNOOP LION. While social media has given musicians more ways to share their sounds than ever before, the online music space is increasingly fragmented. As a result, it gets more difficult for emerging artists to be discovered. “#TheWorldIsListening” campaign and the GRAMMY AMPLIFIER aims to help solve this problem by exposing new artists through social platforms — with the ultimate goal of discovering artists with the potential to be the next generation of GRAMMY winners.
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GRAMMY® NOMINEES THE BLACK KEYS, FUN., MUMFORD & SONS, RIHANNA, AND TAYLOR SWIFT SET TO PERFORM ON THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

LL COOL J RETURNS AS HOST OF MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT®

THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® AIRS LIVE ON CBS SUNDAY, FEB. 10, 8 P.M. ET/PT #TheWorldIsListening

Current GRAMMY(®) nominees THE BLACK KEYS, FUN., MUMFORD & SONS, RIHANNA, and TAYLOR SWIFT are the first performers announced for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J returns as host of Music’s Biggest Night®. THE BLACK KEYS and FUN. will perform on the GRAMMY telecast for the first time, while MUMFORD & SONS, RIHANNA and Swift are returning to the GRAMMY stage.

 

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The music industry’s premier event will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 10, at STAPLES CENTER in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Dial Global, and covered online at www.GRAMMY.com and www.CBS.com, and on YouTube. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit THE RECORDING ACADEMY®‘s social networks on Twitter and Facebook. The 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for THE RECORDING ACADEMY. KEN EHRLICH is executive producer, LOUIS J. HORVITZ is director, and DAVID WILD and Ken Ehrlich are the writers. Continue reading