Published On: Tue, Dec 8th, 2015

Grammy Award nominations



Grammy Award nominations have given Rapper Kendrick Lamar a near record number and megastar Taylor Swift esteemed categories on.

Lamar received 11 nominations for the music industry’s leading awards in one night, before him Michael Jackson received 12 in 1984 through the King of Pop’s Thriller days. 28-year-old Lamar has won large critical applause for his politically charged album To Pimp a Butterfly.


2015 album To Pimp a Butterfly is Lamar’s extraordinarily new for as a commercially expected collection, with long segments of the solitary spoken word, repeated chronological citations and jazzy intervals.

Lamar has also worked with other well-known artists and was also nominated for work with the DJ Flying Lotus and with Swift herself.

2012 album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, was also a well-known album for which Lamar won applause and was nominated in seven categories in the 2014 awards but could not win any awards, leading a few critics to claim a double-standard against African American artists.

The rising Canadian R&B star, Swift and The Weeknd, received seven nominations each for the Grammys, which will be proclaimed at a gala ceremony in Los Angeles on February 15.

Swift was nominated in the four most-watched categories apart from Best New Artist.

She is nominated for Album of the Year for 1989 in addition to Record of the Year and Song of the Year for her hit Blank Space.

Thinking Out Loud by English singer was also nominated for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

A music industry body which verifies the nominations, The Recording Academy, also had astonishing selections for Album of the Year, usually painstaking the most important category.

Traveller by Chris Stapleton was nominated for Album of the Year. Sound and Color by Alabama Shakes was also nominated for Album of the Year.

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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