Kendrick Lamar leads the Grammy nominations scoring 11 nods with his album “To Pimp a Butterfly.” Bob Mezan reports.
Lamar storms Grammy nominations, Swift trails
The nominations for the Grammy awards have been announced and Kendrick Lamar scored 11 nods, including one for the top prize, album of the year for “To Pimp a Butterfly.” The Hip-hop artist will also compete for song of the year for “Alright,” and best pop duo with Taylor Swift for her hit “Bad Blood.”
Speaking of Swift, she trailed Lamar with seven nominations, including record and song of the year, and a nod for album of the year for her hugely successful “1989.”
Tying Swift with seven nominations was Canadian rapper The Weeknd for his album “Beauty Behind the Madness.” Among his nominations were ones for record of the year, best pop solo performance, and also album of the year.
Rounding out the album of the year category are Chris Stapleton’s “Traveller,” which also got him a best country nod; and
rock band Alabama Shakes’ “Sand & Color.” They’ll also compete for best rock performance and best alternative music album.
The Grammy Awards will be handed out at a ceremony in Los Angeles on February 15.