And The 58th Annual Grammy Nominations Are...
It’s that time of the year again. The 58th Annual Grammy nominations are out, which can mean only one thing: now, we all get to complain about who was snubbed (um, where the heck is Rihanna’s nomination, or Carly Rae Jepsen for that matter). Aside from that though, the Grammy nods give us an opportunity to recap the year, and see what our musical trends were.
Interestingly enough, it’s pretty divided. Kendrick Lamar is leading with 11 nominations, including Album of the Year for To Pimp a Butterfly, and Song of the Year for “Alright.” On the exact opposite of the musical spectrum is Taylor Swift, who’s right behind the rapper at 7 nominations with Album of the Year for 1989, and Song of the Year for “Blank Space.” The two also share a nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their collaboration, “Bad Blood.”
The Weeknd also cleaned up. He earned 7 nods for his album Beauty Behind the Madness, including nominations for album cuts “I Can’t Feel My Face,” and “Earned It.”
Best New Artist sees our favorite raspy Aussie Courtney Barnett with the poppy, slightly scary Meghan Trainor. D’Angelo didn’t get an Album of the Year nom for Black Messiah, the beautiful album that took 14 years to finish. He did get spot in Record of the Year for “Really Love,” alongside Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” and Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.”
However, the best part about all of this is that Kelly Clarkson is still belting out hits. You go, Kelly, you go.
Stayed tuned to Milk for more Grammy goodness. Photo courtesy of Reebok.