NEWS: Grammy Awards 2016 nominees confirmed, including Slipknot, Foo Fighters, & Muse!

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The nominees have just been announced and confirmed for the 2016 annual Grammy Awards. Within the list of nominees include a large selection of rock and metal acts, including nominations for Slipknot, Foo Fighters, August Burns Red, Death Cab For Cutie, Skrillex, Muse, and many more. The ceremony will air February 15, 2016, on CBS from 8:00–11:30 p.m. EST. You can find all of the confirmed nominees and their respective categories they have been nominated for listed in their entirety below:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Alabama Shakes – ‘Sound And Color’
Kendrick Lamar – ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’
Chris Stapleton – ‘Traveller’
Taylor Swift – ‘1989’
The Weeknd – ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’

SONG OF THE YEAR:
Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’
Taylor Swift – ‘Blank Space’
Little Big Town – ‘Girl Crush’
Wiz Kahifa (feat. Charlie Puth) – ‘See You Again’
Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’

RECORD OF THE YEAR:
D’Angelo And The Vanguard – ‘Really Love’
Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars) – ‘Uptown Funk’
Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Taylor Swift – ‘Blank Space’
The Weeknd – ‘Can’t Feel My Face’

BEST NEW ARTIST:
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE:
Florence + The Machine – ‘Ship To Wreck’
Maroon 5 – ‘Sugar’
Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars) – ‘Uptown Funk’
Taylor Swift (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – ‘Bad Blood’
Wiz Khalifa (feat. Charlie Puth) – ‘See You Again’

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM:
Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap – ‘The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern’
Bob Dylan – ‘Shadows In The Night’
Josh Groban – ‘Stages’
Seth MacFarlane – ‘No One Ever Tells You’
Barry Manilow (& Various Artists) – ‘My Dream Duets’

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM:
Kelly Clarkson – ‘Piece By Piece’
Florence + The Machine – ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’
Mark Ronson – ‘Uptown Special’
Taylor Swift – ‘1989’
James Taylor – ‘Before This World’

BEST DANCE RECORDING:
Above & Beyond (feat. Zoë Johnston) – ‘We’re All We Need”
The Chemical Brothers – ‘Go’
Flying Lotus (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – ‘Never Catch Me’
Galantis – ‘Runaway (U & I)’
Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber – ‘Where Are Ü Now’

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE:
Alabama Shakes – ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’
Florence + The Machine – ‘What Kind Of Man’
Foo Fighters – ‘Something From Nothing’
Elle King – ‘Ex’s & Oh’s’
Wolf Alice – ‘Moaning Lisa Smile’

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM:
Alabama Shakes – ‘Sound & Color’
Björk – ‘Vulnicura’
My Morning Jacket – ‘The Waterfall’
Tame Impala – ‘Currents’
Wilco – ‘Star Wars’

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM:
The Internet – ‘Ego Death’
Kehlani – ‘You Should Be Here’
Lianne La Havas – ‘Blood’
Miguel – ‘Wildheart’
The Weeknd – ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’

BEST RAP ALBUM:
J. Cole – ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’
Dr. Dre – ‘Compton’
Drake – ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’
Kendrick Lamar – ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’
Nicki Minaj – ‘The Pinkprint’

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM:
Sam Hunt – ‘Montevallo’
Little Big Town – ‘Pain Killer’
Ashley Monroe – ‘The Blade’
Kacey Musgraves – ‘Pageant Material’
Chris Stapleton – ‘Traveller’

BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM:
Joey Alexander – ‘My Favorite Things’
Terence Blanchard (feat. The E-Collective) – ‘Breathless’
Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio – ‘Covered: Recorded Live at Capitol Studios’
Jimmy Greene – ‘Beautiful Life’
John Scofield – ‘Past Present’

BEST GOSPEL ALBUM:
Karen Clark Sheard – ‘Destined to Win (Live)’
Dorinda Clark-Cole – ‘Living It’
Tasha Cobbs – ‘One Place Live’
Israel & Newbreed – ‘Covered: Alive Is Asia [Live] (Deluxe)’
Jonathan McReynolds – ‘Life Music: Stage Two’

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM:
Jason Crabb – ‘Whatever the Road’
Lauren Daigle – ‘How Can It Be’
Matt Maher – ‘Saints and Sinners’
Tobymac – ‘This Is Not a Test’
Chris Tomlin – ‘Love Ran Red’

BEST LATIN POP ALBUM:
Pablo Alborán – ‘Terral’
Alex Cuba – ‘Healer’
Ricky Martin – ‘A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition)’
Alejandro Sanz – ‘Sirope’
Julieta Venegas – ‘Algo Sucede’

BEST AMERICANA ALBUM:
Brandi Carlile – ‘The Firewatcher’s Daughter’
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – ‘The Traveling Kind’
Jason Isbell – ‘Something More Than Free’
The Mavericks – ‘Mono’
Punch Brothers – ‘The Phosphorescent Blues’

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM:
Caribou – ‘Our Love’
The Chemical Brothers – ‘Born in the Echoes’
Disclosure – ‘Caracal’
Jamie XX – ‘In Colour’
Skrillex and Diplo – ‘Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü’

BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM:
Bill Frisell – ‘Guitar in the Space Age!’
Wouter Kellerman – ‘Love Language’
Marcus Miller – ‘Afrodeezia’
Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest – ‘Sylva’
Kirk Whalum – ‘The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter IV’

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE:
August Burns Red – ‘Identity’
Cirice – ‘Ghost’
Lamb of God – ‘512’
Sevendust – ‘Thank You’
Slipknot – ‘Custer’

BEST ROCK SONG:
Alabama Shakes – ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’
Elle King – ‘Ex’s & Oh’s’
James Bay – ‘Hold Back the River’
Highly Suspect – ‘Lydia’
Florence + the Machine – ‘What Kind of Man’

BEST ROCK ALBUM:
James Bay – ‘Chaos and the Calm’
Death Cab for Cutie – ‘Kintsugi’
Highly Suspect – ‘Mister Asylum’
Muse – ‘Drones’
Slipknot – ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE:
Tamar Braxton – ‘If I Don’t Have You’
Andra Day – ‘Rise Up’
Hiatus Kaiyote – ‘Breathing Underwater’
Jeremih (feat. J. Cole) – ‘Planes’
The Weeknd – ‘Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)’

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE:
Faith Evans – ‘He Is’
Lalah Hathaway – ‘Little Ghetto Boy’
Jazmine Sullivan – ‘Let It Burn’
Tyrese – ‘Shame’
Charlie Wilson – ‘My Favorite Part of You’

BEST R&B SONG:
Miguel – ‘Coffee’
The Weeknd – ‘Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)’
Jazmine Sullivan – ‘Let It Burn’
D’Angelo and The Vanguard – ‘Really Love’
Tyrese – ‘Shame’

BEST R&B ALBUM:
Leon Bridges – ‘Coming Home’
D’Angelo and the Vanguard – ‘Black Messiah’
Andra Day – ‘Cheers to the Fall’
Jazmine Sullivan – ‘Reality Show’
Charlie Wilson – ‘Forever Charlie’

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE:
J. Cole – ‘Apparently’
Drake – ‘Back to Back’
Fetty Wap – ‘Trap Queen’
Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’
Nicki Minaj (feat. Drake & Lil Wayne) – ‘Truffle Butter’
Kanye West (feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney) – ‘All Day’

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION:
Big Sean (feat. Kanye West & John Legend) – ‘One Man Can Change the World’
Common & John Legend – ‘Glory’
Jidenna (feat. Roman GianArthur) – ‘Classic Man’
Kendrick Lamar (feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat) – ‘These Walls’
Nicki Minaj (feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown) – ‘Only’

BEST RAP SONG:
Kanye West (feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney) – ‘All Day’
Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’
Drake – ‘Energy’
Common & John Legend – ‘Glory’
Fetty Wap – ‘Trap Queen’

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE:
Brothers Osborne – ‘Stay a Little Longer’
Joey + Rory – ‘If I Needed You’
Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay – ‘The Driver’
Little Big Town – ‘Girl Crush’
Blake Shelton (feat. Ashley Monroe) – ‘Lonely Tonight’

BEST COUNTRY SONG:
Lee Ann Womack – ‘Chances Are’
Tim McGraw – ‘Diamond Rings And Old Barstools’
Little Big Town – ‘Girl Crush’
Brandy Clark – ‘Hold My Hand’
Chris Stapleton – ‘Traveller’

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE:
Cam – ‘Burning House’
Chris Stapleton – ‘Traveller’
Carrie Underwood – ‘Little Toy Guns’
Keith Urban – ‘John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16′
Lee Ann Womack – ‘Chances Are’

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE:
Kelly Clarkson – ‘Heartbeat Song’
Ellie Goulding – ‘Love Me Like You Do’
Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Taylor Swift – ‘Blank Space’
The Weeknd – ‘Can’t Feel My Face’

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 FOR VISUAL MEDIA:
The Weeknd – ‘Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)’
Common & John Legend – ‘Glory’
Ellie Goulding – ‘Love Me Like You Do’
Wiz Khalifa (feat. Charlie Puth) – ‘See You Again’
Lady Gaga – ‘Til It Happens to You’

SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA:
Birdman
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

BEST MUSIC VIDEO:
A$AP Rocky – ‘LSD’
The Dead Weather – ‘I Feel Love’
Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’
Taylor Swift (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – ‘Bad Blood’
Pharrell Williams – ‘Freedom’

BEST MUSIC FILM:
Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways
James Brown – Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Nina Simone – What Happened, Miss Simone
Roger Waters – The Wall
Amy Winehouse – Amy

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