Grammy Award Nominations To Be Announced December 7th

Published: Thursday 15th Oct 2015 by Sam
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With 2015’s end fast approaching, so too is the nominations announcement for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.

Today saw the committee for the coveted awards reveal key dates relating to the ceremony, as well as insight into their process.

Details below…

Set to take place February 18th 2016, the Grammys will honor music releases that hit retail between Oct. 1, 2014 through Sept. 30, 2015.

Nominations, it has been confirmed, will be announced in a special ceremony on December 7th.

Per a fresh press release, an unprecedented 21,000 submissions were made for next year’s extravaganza. 200 industry specialists have been tasked with listening to the vast volume of music, narrowing down the list, and ordering them into categories which will be announced at the December special.

Speaking on the process, Bill Freimuth (Senior Vice President of Awards for The Recording Academy) said:

“With such a high volume of entries, the awards process requires a lot of energy. But music makers put their hearts and souls into these recordings, so it’s important to respect that work by giving each entry the time and consideration it deserves to make sure it’s presented to voters in the right context on the first ballot.”

Many insiders anticipate multiple nominations for the likes of Taylor Swift and The Weeknd – two acts who’ve dominated the Pop landscape during the catchment window.

On the Urban front, it seems logical that Janet Jackson receives nods for ‘No Sleeep’ – which just clocked its 8th consecutive week atop of Billboard’s Adult R&B tally. [Its parent album ‘Unbreakable’ was released a week after the deadline, making it eligible for 2017 ballot].

We also expect strong showings from Drake. But for now, we’ll pause on our predictions so as to hear…

Your thoughts?

{Photo Credit: Jason LeVeris / Getty}

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  1. ❤Queen Molly❤ October 15, 2015

    The Weeknd deserves so many nominations this is his year!

    • You tried October 15, 2015

      ????????????????????????

      • OMG Logic!!! October 15, 2015

        The deserving winner.

      • Alex October 16, 2015

        Does your fave have album of the year? Quit trying to shade the QUEEN and her 20 grammys

  2. TraINXBU October 15, 2015

    Taylucifer is gonna win it all. Pointless to even speculate ????

    • OMG Logic!!! October 15, 2015

      Trash. If Thighyonce’s overrated ass can lose to a more worthy winner then so can Basic Swift.

  3. truth(Janet is QWEEN, MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) October 15, 2015

    Its Janet year honey

    • What now October 15, 2015

      Where is Lil’ Kimora’s nominations? KIIIIIII

      • truth(Janet is QWEEN, MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) October 15, 2015

        Where’s nicki’s biitch??

  4. justme October 15, 2015

    The music year was alright.. Did artist enter their whole album.. Most likely Taylor did.. But it is quite unfair . if they do right she will not win anything.. Usually in pop music at Grammy’s they award talent examples include Adele Christina aguilera Sam Smith and even Beyonce the songs that were awarded weren’t catchy songs usually one with a voice

  5. me October 15, 2015

    Grammys are a joke and not to be taken seriously.

  6. Anne October 15, 2015

    I’ll admit that I have not listened to Taylor Swift’s whole album but based on the singles I’ve heard I don’t see how they can justify even a AOY nomination much less a win. The songs are typical, light, catchy, corny, pop songs and her vocals are far from impressive. Popularity and sales is the only basis for a Taylor AOY nomination which supposedly is inconsistent with Grammy norms. I think her mom’s should be limited to the pop category.

    • Lover of music October 15, 2015

      Agreed!

  7. Chile Please!!! October 15, 2015

    Uggghhh….why the Wet Cocker Spaniel pic??? It’s not all over Weaveyonce!! All those grammy’s for bullshyt songs!!

  8. BeyRihLiyah October 15, 2015

    I cant await to see the nominations

  9. Pu$$y Juice Lover (Back From Hiatus) October 15, 2015

    Taylor will win everything. There are far better artists and albums that deserve her awards.

    • truth(Janet is QWEEN, MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) October 15, 2015

      Fu ck u u ccocksucker. Welcome bak biitch

  10. CiMinaj October 15, 2015

    K. Michelle definitely needs a Grammy nod. She had the highest numbers for an R&B album last year.

    • #JACKIE October 15, 2015

      Her album slayed

      • CiMinaj October 15, 2015

        I Know right! and I don’t know why i’m getting thumbed down when i am just stating facts.

  11. pat October 15, 2015

    unbreakable easily would’ve fitted in the AOY category
    and tamar in r and b album of the year… hate they missed the deadlines

  12. JOHNVIDAL October 15, 2015

    Music is so poor nowadays that I don´t know who the hell I would nominate.
    I have to tell you: if Taylor Swift wins anything that would be absolutely atrocious. She has made an album with pop generic singles that we have seen many times throughout the year. Just basic music. It doesn´t deserve any special recognition. If the likes of Mariah Carey were constantly ignored because she was too pop or whatever, then there shouldn´t be any room for Taylor and the likes. Although grammys have declined so much in recent years (just like mainstream music itself)so they probably will give her awards (I still have faith, they didn´t give Beyonce anything big last year and they also ignored Justin Timberlake the previous year, hype and all). Worst year in grammys history: 2009, when Taylor Swift won Album of the Year. I mean total b*******.

    • Anne October 15, 2015

      I think Beyonce deserved the AOY nomination that she received and I would have liked to have seen Justin Timberlake receive the same acknowledgement but I agree with you on Taylor. If she is even nominated for AOY that will indeed represent an embarrassment for the Grammys in my opinion. Nominating her for a popish country album is one thing, but for generic pure pop with weak vocals and catchy airhead tunes is a much lower level of sinking.

  13. Cory Wynne October 15, 2015

    I just hope K. Michelle gets a nod or two. AWBAH was a great album.

    • Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans October 15, 2015

      Indeed! All of the released singles, except for “Something About the Night”, and the album in its entirety need to receive various nominations. I would love for “Hard to Do” to win an R&B category and it would truly make my night if “Cry” is at least nominated.
      ______________________________
      The music video for “Hard to Do” is among her best creative visual work thus far in her career. I’m about to go watch it again and “Jam” out.

  14. DIABETES UNBOTHERED October 15, 2015

    Lol as usual rihanna will be looked over Android won’t get any noms… the vmas Android bet awards pay her dust has well.

    • BEY>RIH October 15, 2015

      Whats up with all of your comments saying “Android” sis?

      • #JACKIE October 15, 2015

        All that fat clogging her arteries have made its way to her brain

  15. Quinton251 AKA Lil Wayne Stan October 15, 2015

    It’s going to get messy when the nominations get announced, especially for Album Of The Year????

    • What now October 15, 2015

      We all know Wayne won’t get sextape of the year with that dry 3some stunt he pulled. No shade boo KIIIIIII

      • Weezy Tha G.O.A.T October 15, 2015

        Girl, I ain’t even mad that negro was on that b**** eat them thots out.

  16. K.Dot October 15, 2015

    To pimp a Butterfly -Album of the YEAR

    • Tessie October 15, 2015

      I don’t know, you see the only nominations he received from the AMA’s was with Taylor Swift. Kendrick was not even nominated for one single off To Pimp a Butterfly.

  17. Cake like Lady GaGa October 15, 2015

    An announcement about announcements? MESS at the grammys, they are being very extra right now. Pity no one takes them seriously anymore!

  18. LB October 15, 2015

    So we can expect a nomination in the RnB category from the queen of buying Grammys huh

    • Lover of music October 15, 2015

      I am sure you are smarter than that!

    • BEY>RIH October 15, 2015

      The nazí are jealous cause their fave can’t get one without clinging to a rapper. ????????

  19. Lover of music October 15, 2015

    ^^^^^^^I am sure you are smarter than that!

  20. King Stephy October 15, 2015

    Taylor Swift will win everything, period. Smh….

    • King Mark111 /.\ October 15, 2015

      Dyck riding should be a crime.

      • #JACKIE October 15, 2015

        So should Rihanna’s lack of talent sis…..

  21. #JACKIE October 15, 2015

    Ciara better get a nomination. 2015 has been her year. ❤️

    • #TeamTinashe Stan October 15, 2015

      It has been it’s year of “Struggling”. Has it paid for it’s gas yet? http://goo.gl/7sD2Qg

      • #JACKIE October 15, 2015

        You stan for a one hit wonder. Your comments are null and void, f*****.

      • Cici October 15, 2015

        kii but didn’t tinashe’s album just become free on google play, Sis sit tf down,

  22. Chaelin Lee (p.k.a – CL) is coming | 재 이현 김 October 15, 2015

    Omg. I think i’d only watch this if the performers are gonna b good.

  23. Chaelin Lee (p.k.a – CL) is coming | 재 이현 김 October 15, 2015

    Exo will win best international album becaus lion heart missed the deadline

  24. #TeamTinashe Stan October 15, 2015

    Not too sound arrogant and bias but Tinashe’s debut album “Aquarius” deserves a grammy nod. It’s been a long time since a female in this music industry put out well themed structured album. Not only that that album is looked at as “heralding an essential new voice” in music. It;s also universal acclaimed.

    Also, I told myself to not forget about Jazmine Sullivan. Her album needs a nod too. It’s too good!

    • #JACKIE October 15, 2015

      The Grammys don’t acknowledge one hit wonders sis. Keep dreaming ugly.

      • What now October 15, 2015

        And for that reason, the Princess of 04 Crunk will never get a nod KIIIIIII

      • #JACKIE October 15, 2015

        Wait and see sis. Rihanna has how many solo Grammys again? Oh….

      • What now October 15, 2015

        Half of her Grammys are her works. Can you say the same abt the ONE Ciara Grammy has?

    • Cici October 15, 2015

      they aint gonna nominate an album that just became free to download on google, try again sis. nice pitch but we aint buyin it

  25. King Mark111 /.\ October 15, 2015

    Grammy holds as much water as a AMA. I bet they’ll ask Rihanna to perform… again. It’ll be the 5th or 6th time in a rowe that she performed on the grammy’s stage.

    • B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare October 15, 2015

      Spill it. They are becoming, literally, worthless.

  26. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans October 15, 2015

    I wish my queen and Tamar were able to be eligible for nominations for 2016. Those masterpieces need to be awaeded for something. Those bodies of work were too good to be snubbed and ignored.

  27. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) October 15, 2015

    Hahahaaha Rihanna album NOT dropping Nov 6….D*mn navy…

    • #JACKIE October 15, 2015

      Kiiiii

  28. Theman October 15, 2015

    Taylor Swift is a great song writer. Her albums are actually of good quality outside of her singles. Radio singles typically don’t define an entire album. Taylor is wildly popular & successful. So it’s like well, what’s up with these artists? There are lots of deserving artists though.

    • B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare October 15, 2015

      There is absolutely NOTHING special or unique about Taylor Swift. The “aww shucks, who me? lil ole me?!? ‘I’m just a poor, country, doe-eyed, innocent girl next door-with-a-guitar-writing-relatable-songs’ shtick has taken her very far. Her marketing team is premier. No one does it better. I mean, they are the BEST.

      “Style” is a masterpiece. The irony is she didn’t get a (deserved) #1 for the best song of her career. Taste gap par excellence.

      “I Knew You Were Trouble” –great also

      But the way that she is being propped up as the second coming is insulting as hell. She is average. She is the definition of the median.

      Compare Black Messiah and 1989 & the gulf is wide. But, she’ll probably win AOTY.

  29. B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare October 15, 2015

    The Grammy’s, once again, will be a wall of fu@<ery just like they were last year.

    2012 we had this:

    El DeBarge – Second Chance
    Ledisi – Pieces of Me <————- way superior
    Kelly Price – Kelly <————–
    R. Kelly – Love Letter

    Chris Brown Won for F.A.M.E. Absolute ridiculousness. I will NEVER forgive this atrocity.

    Last year we had this:

    Beyoncé – Beyoncé
    Chris Brown – X
    Jhene Aiko – Sail Out
    Mali Music – Mali Is…

    Pharrell Won for G I R L. Absolute utter ridiculousness. This is how I KNEW BEYONCE wasn't getting the album of the year win. She didn't even win this category. Never forget this travesty.

    For this year, if Jazmine Sullivan is not nominated for her brilliant "Reality Show," I'm never watching them again.

    If D'Angelo or Kendrick are not nominated and/or do not win album of the year, I better not ever see a Grammy used as a receipt again. Katy would be better off not having one. It's becoming more and more like an AMA and VMA everyday.

    • Kai2dashawn October 15, 2015

      I believe that Chris brown F.A.M.E album is one of his best yet and I also believe that he earned that Grammy.

      • B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare October 16, 2015

        Chris Brown, though I’m a fan, has NEVER produced a consistently good album his entire career. He has zero classics. Not even close. But if you think he deserved that Grammy, cool.

  30. Florida Evans October 15, 2015

    Let’s check these Grammy #’s out.

    1. Sade- 4
    2. Mariah Carey- 5
    3. Janet Jackson- 5
    4. Whitney Houston- 7

    This is just 4 egregious examples of how limited the Grammys are in determining the importance of actual giants in the music industry. These are true legends and icons and they will never be replaced. These #s are why I can never take the Grammys seriously.

    • Jamon October 16, 2015

      Exactly, I’ve always felt that way about the Grammys. How do these legends/icons have such little Grammys. They can’t take away their sales though. Something those artists with all those Grammys can’t take away. P.S Sam, Sam Smith was the big winner, so it would of made since to use his pic as the article cover. I forgot how obsessed you are with Beyonce.

      • Benjamin October 16, 2015

        Queen Bey, the Grammy Queen, love her.
        I see a lot of people complaining about how Whitney, Janet, and Mariah “Toni Braxton included”, have so little Grammy’s, did you people forget that these woman were constantly up against one another during their peak yrs, they were each other’s competition in almost every category at the Grammy’s. Beyoncé on the other hand doesn’t have any competition, she’s head and shoulders above the rest, and quite frankly, she’s the whole package.

      • Florida Evans October 16, 2015

        @Benjamin, the reason that I listed these four legends and icons and their grammy wins is because people like to use these facts to DISCOUNT the impact of these ladies. I’m pointing out the the fact that you can’t simply look at Grammy wins and determine status based upon that.

      • Benjamin October 16, 2015

        That’s interesting, because i’ve never heard these women discounted because of their lack of Grammy wins, it’s quite the opposite from the majority actually, people have been bewildered as to why these women don’t have more Grammy’s then they do, and that’s because of the competition.

  31. Benjamin October 16, 2015

    Queen Bey, the Grammy Queen, love her.
    I see a lot of people complaining about how Whitney, Janet, and Mariah “Toni Braxton included”, have so little Grammy’s, did you people forget that these woman were constantly up against one another during their peak yrs, they were each other’s competition in almost every category at the Grammy’s. Beyoncé on the other hand doesn’t have any competition, she’s head and shoulders above the rest, and quite frankly, she’s the whole package.

    • Mary Mary Why You Buggin’ October 16, 2015

      “she’s head and shoulders above the rest… I actually agree with this but why does Taylor have the more prestigious Grammy awards? Album of Year, for example.

      • Benjamin October 16, 2015

        The only award she has over Beyonce is “Album of the year”, which I feel Beyonce should have won. Taylor is by far the most basic artist I have even seen, her hype is beyond me, and that something almost everyone can agree with.

  32. teeee October 16, 2015

    Well said Benjamin.

  33. J Crewed Up October 16, 2015

    That’s an interesting fact about Sade ^^^^^^^^^ only 4, wow. Great band that I’ll love forever. Definitely deserves more I would say.

    In terms of R&B, I hope that Jazmine’s Reality Show gets nominated. Also, I loved Tamia’s album. Black Messiah is also a beautiful album. They’ll probably give it to The Weeknd though. *sigh* (he may be in the contemporary R & B category hopefully, where Dawn’s album should be nominated and beat him–wishful thinking I know)

    Rap album–there’s actually a strong contention here. It will come down to taste. Kendrick, Future, Lupe Fiasco, Drake. This will be an awesome category.

    Rock- Love the Foals album. The Viet Cong album is also great.

    Album of the Year is going to be a s^it show. Seeing the horrible, unoriginal 1989 get a nom is going to be disgusting. People should listen to Emmylou Harris’ Red Dirt Girl’ for an example of what Taylor will never ever be able to do as a country artist who does a brilliant pop album. People talking about Taylor’s song writing…please.

    No Sleeep should win Best R&B song without a question. Would love to see Ciara’s Dance Like We’re Making Love Here as well.

    • Benjamin October 16, 2015

      How could I have forgotten Sade, this woman is amazing! My favorite song of hers is “No Ordinary Love and Cherish the day”. She rarely release’s music, but when she does, there classic’s.

  34. Barb-wire October 16, 2015

    Forest Hills Drive and TPP needs a nom!!

  35. Gee October 16, 2015

    Taylor and The Weeknd will come off this award season. I would also like to see Kendrick and Cole nominated as well. Drake will come off this year too.

  36. @JanetCIARA_ October 16, 2015

    Ciara is coming to snatch 50 Grammys in one night! Cement on your wigs!

    • Alex October 16, 2015

      The funniest comment I’ve read of ALL TIME!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!1

    • jdek October 16, 2015

      lmaoooooooooooo I’M DONE! Not even YOU believe that bullsh*t bahhahahahahah Your untalented manish looking fave? Don’t be delusional P*** loool

  37. another bty day something ain’t wrong October 16, 2015

    Big time about to come cause the Grammy award show will pick who has the best biggest great song ever & the number one song ever in life top radio music good luck to those artists

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