Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and the Other 2016 Grammy Nominees 

Alicia Keys busts out the nominees this morning on CBS.

Alicia Keys appeared on CBS This Morning to announce this year’s Grammy field. And… the nominees… are:

Best New Artist:

lol who is James Bay — Grammys gonna Grammy. Record of the Year:

Song of the Year:

Album of the Year:

Given that the Grammys like a coronation, I’d expect a Kendrick Lamar (11 total nominations) or a Taylor Swift sweep, although very few of these choices — outside of the ever-indefensible Best New Artist — seem as out-of-touch as the choices in year’s past. In terms of well-roundedness, look no further than Album of the Year: Alabama Shakes representing the indie rock/Apple commercial crowd, Chris Stapleton as the appointed country representative, the year’s most political record and two of its biggest, Max Martin-led pop records. It’s a good field and we’ll at least get some good performances out if it.

Check out all the nominees in all categories here.

The Grammys will air February 8th on CBS.

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