Alicia Keys announced the first round of nominees on Monday morning

By Nick Maslow
Updated October 05, 2016 06:19 PM
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The nominations for the 2016 Grammy Awards were announced on Monday morning, giving fans a taste of what to expect on music’s big night.

The show is already gearing up to be epic for Taylor Swift, who nabbed seven nominations, including album of the year for 1989 and song of the year for “Blank Space.” Her “Bad Blood” collaborator Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with 11 nods, while The Weeknd also has the chance to walk away with seven trophies when the show airs on Feb. 15, 2016.

15-time Grammy Award-winner Alicia Keys announced the top four categories on CBS This Morning. Read on for the first round of nominations, and then head over to for the complete list.

Album of the Year
Alabama Shakes, Sound and Color
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
Chris Stapleton, Traveler
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 Kahifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

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

Best New Artist
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor