Kendrick Lamar Has More Grammy Nominations Than Taylor Swift This Year, Thank Goodness

The Grammy nominations are out and they are mostly what you probably expect them to be — a jumble of names you’re intimately familiar with plus a few names you don’t know but have heard maybe once or twice. But, in an act of sorcery greater than you or I, Taylor Swift is not leading the pack, nominations wise. Instead, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly has racked an impressive 11 nominations, including Record Of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the year, where he’ll face off with his OMFG-bestie, Taylor Swift. The Weeknd also snagged a fair amount of nominations, tying with T-Swi at a respectable seven.

Grammy nominations are a funny thing; we only see the big players at the telecast, but there are really billion categories. If you want to sort through to see who’s nominated for your very specific musical taste, see the full list of nominations here. For the categories you maybe care a lot about, here they are, below.

Record of the Year

D’Angelo and the Vanguard, “Really Love”
Mark Ronson f. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

Album of the Year

Alabama Shakes, Sound & 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 Khalifa f. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

Best New Artist

Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

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, “I Can’t Feel My Face”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Florence & the Machine, “Ship to Wreck”
Maroon 5, “Sugar”
Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Taylor Swift f. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Wiz Khalifa f. 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 Grobham, Stages
Seth MacFarlane, No One Ever Tells You
Barry Manilow and nem, 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 f. Zoe Johnston, “We’re All We Need”
The Chemical Brothers, “Go”
Flying Lotus f. Kendrick Lamar, “Never Catch Me”
Galantis, “Runaway (U & I)”
Skrillex & Diplo f. Justin Bieber, “Where R Ü Now”

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Caribou, Our Love
The Chemical Brothers, Born in the Echoes
Disclosure, Caracal
Jamie xx, In Colour
Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack Ü

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 and Oh’s”
Wolf Alice, “Moaning Lisa Smile”

Best Metal Performance

August Burns Red, “Identity”
Ghost, “Cirice”
Lamb Of God, “512”
Sevendust, “Thank You”
Slipknot, “Custer”

Best Rock Album

James Bay, Chaos & the Calm
Death Cab For Cutie, Kintsugi
Highly Suspect, Mister Asylum
Muse, Drones
Slipknot, The Grey Chapter

Best Alternative Music Album

Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
Björk, Vulnicura
My Morning Jacket, The Waterfall
Tame Impala, Currents
Wilco, Star Wars

Best R&B Performance

Tamar Braxton, “If I Don’t Have You”
Andra Day, “Rise Up”
Hiatus Kaiyote, “Breathing Underwater”
Jeremih Featuring J. Cole, “Planes”
The Weeknd, “Earned It”

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”
Jazmine Sullivan, “Let It Burn”
D’Angelo And The Vanguard, “Really Love”
Tyrese, “Shame”

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 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 Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne, “Truffle Butter”
Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney, “All Day”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Big Sean Featuring Kanye West & John Legend, “One Man Can Change the World”
Common & John Legend, “Glory”
Jidenna Featuring Roman GianArthur, “Classic Man”
Kendrick Lamar Featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat, “These Walls”
Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown, “Only”

Best Rap Song

Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney, “All Day”
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Drake, “Energy”
Common & John Legend, “Glory”
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”

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