Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar among Grammy nominees


Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd led the list of nominees on Monday for the 58th Grammy Awards, the most prestigious accolade in the US music industry.

Lamar picked up nominations in 11 categories, including three where he was listed as a featured artist, while Swift is in the running in seven categories.

The nominees in the record of the year category are Sheeran for Thinking Out Loud, Swift for Black Space, The Weeknd for Can’t Feel My Face, D’Angelo and the Vanguard for Really Love and Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars for Uptown Funk.

Swift, The Weeknd, Lamar, Alabama Shakes and Chris Stapleton were nominated for album of the year.

Lamar’s Alright, Swift’s Black Space and Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud received nominations for song of the year, a category that also included Girl Crush by Little Big Town and See You Again by Wiz Khalifa.

Meghan Trainor, Tori Kelly, Sam Hunt, James Bay and Courtney Barnett are in the running for best new artist.

Singer Alicia Keys, a 15-time Grammy winner, announced the nominations during a US morning talk show and said her favourite category was song of the year.

“No matter what the music sounds like – although the music definitely drives us to listen – the song, how it’s written, makes us listen for years,” Keys said.

The winners will be announced February 15.