Grammys 2016: Here’s What To Know About Music’s Biggest Night

The 2016 Grammy Awards will air on Monday, February 15, 2016, with two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J hosting the must-see music event of the year for the fifth consecutive time.

Music’s Biggest Night will air live on CBS at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT and run for three and a half hours.

The event will bring musicians, producers and songwriters from every aspect of the industry to the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles, California, for its 58th annual show.

If you won’t have access to a TV during the show on February 15, not to worry. With a tablet or iPhone, head over to CBS.com to watch the event live via one week free of CBS All Access, starting with red carpet access at 12 pm PT. Or, if you’d rather, download the CBS app for free for a front-row seat to the event from anywhere.

The Recording Academy will also introduce multi-platform, behind-the-scenes and live coverage from Music’s Biggest Night via CBS, exclusively on the event’s website.

This year’s show will feature performances from some of the hottest acts and artists up for gramophones, including Taylor Swift, Miguel, Alabama Shakes, Justin Bieber, Diplo, Skrillex, Pitbull, Robin Thicke, Travis Barker, Rihanna, Adele, The Weeknd, the cast of “Hamilton” on Broadway, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding,James Bay and Andra Day.

Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Grammy winner David Bowie will be honored by six-time Grammy winner and nominee Lady Gaga with a tribute to showcase the late musician’s artistry.Grammy nominee Chris Stapleton will also pay tribute to blues legend BB King.

We’ll be watching the Grammy’s live on Sunday,giving you play-by-play coverage from the Grammy’s Media Center on Snapchat @elitedailysnap, as well as live-tweeting throughout the night onTwitter @EliteDaily.Don’t forget to follow along with uson Instagram, too, @EliteDaily!

If you missed this year’s nominees, we’ve got the lowdown on the most-anticipated categories below.

RECORD OF THE YEAR

“Really Love”
D’Angelo And The Vanguard
D’Angelo & Brent Fischer, producers; Russell Elevado, Ben Kane & Rafa Sardina, engineers/mixers; Dave Collins, mastering engineer
Track from: Black Messiah
Label: RCA Records

“Uptown Funk”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
Jeff Bhasker, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson, producers; Josh Blair, Riccardo Damian, Serban Ghenea, Wayne Gordon, John Hanes, Inaam Haq, Boo Mitchell, Charles Moniz & Mark Ronson, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
Track from: Uptown Special
Label: RCA Records

“Thinking Out Loud”
Ed Sheeran
Jake Gosling, producer; Jake Gosling, Mark ‘Spike’ Stent & Geoff Swan, engineers/mixers; Stuart Hawkes, mastering engineer
Track from: X
Label: Atlantic

“Blank Space”
Taylor Swift
Max Martin & Shellback, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Sam Holland & Michael Ilbert, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
Track from: 1989
Label: Big Machine Records

“Can’t Feel My Face”
The Weeknd
Max Martin & Ali Payami, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Sam Holland, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
Label: Republic


ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Sound & Color
Alabama Shakes
Alabama Shakes & Blake Mills, producers; Shawn Everett, engineer/mixer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
Label: ATO Records

To Pimp A Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar
Bilal, George Clinton, James Fauntleroy, Ronald Isley, Rapsody, Snoop Dogg, Thundercat & Anna Wise, featured artists; Taz Arnold, Boi-1Da, Ronald Colson, Larrance Dopson, Flying Lotus, Fredrik “Tommy Black” Halldin, Knxwledge, Koz, Lovedragon, Terrace Martin, Rahki, Sounwave, Tae Beast, Thundercat, Andrew Pop Wansel, Whoarei & Pharrell Williams, producers; Derek “Mixedbyali” Ali, Thomas Burns, Andrew Coleman, Hart Gunther, James “The White Black Man” Hunt, Mike Larson, 9th Wonder & Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
Label: Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath Records/Interscope Records

Traveller
Chris Stapleton
Dave Cobb & Chris Stapleton, producers; Vance Powell, engineer/mixer; Pete Lyman, mastering engineer
Label: Mercury Nashville

1989
Taylor Swift
Jack Antonoff, Nathan Chapman, Imogen Heap, Max Martin, Mattman & Robin, Ali Payami, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Ryan Tedder & Noel Zancanella, producers; Jack Antonoff, Mattias Bylund, Smith Carlson, Nathan Chapman, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Imogen Heap, Sam Holland, Michael Ilbert, Brendan Morawski, Laura Sisk & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
Label: Big Machine Records

Beauty Behind The Madness
The Weeknd
Lana Del Rey, Labrinth & Ed Sheeran, featured artists; Dannyboystyles, Mike Dean, Ben Diehl, Labrinth, Mano, Max Martin, Stephan Moccio, Carlo Montagnese, Ali Payami, The Pope, Jason Quenneville, Peter Svensson, Abel Tesfaye & Kanye West, producers; Jay Paul Bicknell, Mattias Bylund, Serban Ghenea, Noah Goldstein, John Hanes, Sam Holland, Jean Marie Horvat, Carlo Montagnese, Jason Quenneville & Dave Reitzas, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne & Dave Kutch, mastering engineers
Label: Republic


SONG OF THE YEAR

“Alright”
Kendrick Duckworth, Kawan Prather, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
Track from: To Pimp A Butterfly
Label: Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath Records/Interscope Records; Publisher(s): WB Music Corp./Hard Working Black Folks Publishing/EMI April Music, Inc./Even More Water From Nazareth/Sounwave TDE Productions/Sony ATV/In Thee Face Music Publishing/BMG Gold Songs

“Blank Space”
Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
Track from: 1989
Label: Big Machine Records; Publisher(s): Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Taylor Swift Music/MXM admin. by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, Inc.

“Girl Crush”
Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
Track from: Pain Killer
Label: Capitol Records Nashville; Publisher(s): Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Songs Of Crazy Girl Music, Songs of Universal, Inc., Hoodie Songs, HillarodyRathbone Music admin. by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

“See You Again”
Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
Track from: ‘Furious 7’: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label: Atlantic; Publisher(s): Artist Publishing Group West/J Franks Publishing/Andrew Cedar Publishing admin. by WB Music Corp./Wiz Khalifa Publishing admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Charlie Puth Music Publishing/Artist 101 Publishing Group admin. by Warner Chappell Music, Universal Pictures Music, UPG Music Publishing

“Thinking Out Loud”
Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)
Track from: X
Label: Atlantic; Publisher(s): Sony/ATV Music Publishing/BDi Music Limited


BEST NEW ARTIST

Courtney Barnett

James Bay

Sam Hunt

Tori Kelly

Meghan Trainor


BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

Piece By Piece
Kelly Clarkson
Label: 19/RCA

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Florence + The Machine
Label: Republic

Uptown Special
Mark Ronson
Label: RCA Records

1989
Taylor Swift
Label: Big Machine Records

Before This World
James Taylor
Label: Concord Records


BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM

Our Love
Caribou
Label: Merge Records

Born In The Echoes
The Chemical Brothers
Label: Astralwerks

Caracal
Disclosure
Label: Capitol Records

In Colour
Jamie XX
Label: Young Turks Recordings

Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack
Skrillex And Diplo
Label: Owsla/Mad Decent/Atlantic


BEST ROCK SONG

“Don’t Wanna Fight”
Alabama Shakes, songwriters (Alabama Shakes)
Label: ATO Records; Publisher(s): Alabama Shakes Publishing

“Ex’s & Oh’s”
Dave Bassett & Elle King, songwriters (Elle King)
Track from: Love Stuff
Label: RCA Records; Publisher(s): Elle King Music/EMI Music Publishing, Inc./Bassett Songs/EMI April Music, Inc.

“Hold Back The River”
Iain Archer & James Bay, songwriters (James Bay)
Track from: Chaos And The Calm
Label: Republic; Publisher(s): B-Unique/Kobalt/Iain Archer/Kobalt

“Lydia”
Richard Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)
Track from: Mister Asylum
Label: 300 Entertainment; Publisher(s): MCID

“What Kind Of Man”
John Hill, Tom Hull & Florence Welch, songwriters (Florence + The Machine)
Track from: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Label: Republic; Publisher(s): Rodeoman Music/EMI April Music/Universal Music Publishing


BEST ROCK ALBUM

Chaos And The Calm
James Bay
Label: Republic

Kintsugi
Death Cab For Cutie
Label: Atlantic

Mister Asylum
Highly Suspect
Label: 300 Entertainment

Drones
Muse
Label: Warner Bros. Records

.5: The Gray Chapter
Slipknot
Label: Roadrunner Records


BEST R&B SONG

“Coffee”
Brook Davis & Miguel Pimentel, songwriters (Miguel)
Track from: Wildheart
Label: RCA Records/ByStorm Entertainment; Publisher(s): Art Dealer Chic, Pop Killer/Dleaurean

“Earned It (‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’)”
Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville & Abel Tesfaye, songwriters (The Weeknd)
Track from: ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Label: Universal Studios/Republic Records; Publisher(s): SONGS Music Publishing, LLC, o/b/o Songs Of SMP, Songs Of Universal, Inc. and SingLittle Penguin, Universal Music Corp, CP Music Group, Inc., Universal Pictures Music and UPG Music Publishing

“Let It Burn”
Kenny B. Edmonds, Jazmine Sullivan & Dwane M. Weir II, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)
Track from: Reality Show
Label: RCA Records; Publisher(s): JazLady Publishing, Dwane M. Weir II/Sean Michael Anderson Music LLC/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., Sony/ATV Songs LLC

“Really Love”
D’Angelo & Kendra Foster, songwriters (D’Angelo And The Vanguard)
Track from: Black Messiah
Label: RCA Records; Publisher(s): Ah Choo Music Publishing/12:00 AM Music admin. by Universal Polygram International Publishing, Ear Kandy Music, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

“Shame”
Warryn Campbell, Tyrese Gibson & DJ Rogers Jr, songwriters (Tyrese)
Label: Voltron Recordz; Publisher(s): Peer Music/Sounds From The Soul/Campbell Kids Music/Warner Chappell/@PenTorious D.J. Rogers Jr. Sounds From The Soul/Gibson & Gibson Music Publishing


BEST R&B ALBUM

Coming Home
Leon Bridges
Label: Columbia Records

Black Messiah
D’Angelo And The Vanguard
Label: RCA Records

Cheers To The Fall
Andra Day
Label: Warner Bros. Records/Buskin Records

Reality Show
Jazmine Sullivan
Label: RCA Records

Forever Charlie
Charlie Wilson
Label: RCA Records


BEST RAP SONG

“All Day”
Ernest Brown, Tyler Bryant, Sean Combs, Mike Dean, Rennard East, Noah Goldstein, Malik Yusef Jones, Karim Kharbouch, Allan Kyariga, Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Victor Mensah, Charles Njapa, Che Pope, Patrick Reynolds, Allen Ritter, Kanye West, Mario Winans & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney)
Label: Def Jam Recordings; Publisher(s): Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music Inc./MPL Communications Inc./TYLER BRANT PUBLISHING/WB Music Corp./ Hard Working Black Folks Inc./Top Dawg Music/Excuse My French Music/EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Monarch Music/Abou Thiam Publishing/Victor Kwesi Mensah Publishing Designee/ALLEN KYARIGA/EMI Blackwood Music o/b/o Papa George Publishing/Kaya and Ethan Music/Primary Wave Brian/Noah Goldstein admin. by Reach Music Publishing/Ritter Boy LLC/Mario Winans Publishing Designee/Broken Locks/Songs of Universal Inc./Jabriel Iz Myne /Universal Music/Patrick Reynolds Publishing Designee/Smooth Thug Music/Noel Ellis Publishing Designee/Justin Combs Music Publishing administered by EMI April Music

“Alright”
Kendrick Duckworth, Kawan Prather, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
Track from: To Pimp A Butterfly
Label: Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath Records/Interscope Records; Publisher(s): WB Music Corp./Hard Working Black Folks Publishing/EMI April Music, Inc./Even More Water From Nazareth/Sounwave TDE Productions/Sony ATV/In Thee Face Music Publishing/BMGGold Songs

“Energy”
Richard Dorfmeister, A. Graham, Markus Kienzl, M. O’Brien, M. Samuels & Phillip Thomas, songwriters (Drake)
Track from: If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Label: Young Money/Cash Money; Publisher(s): Sandra Gale/EMI Music Publishing, 1damentional publishing LLC/Sony/ATV Tunes, LLC, Matthew O’Brien/otek north/WB Music Corp./Jack Russell Music Ltd./Notting Hill Music Ltd.

“Glory”
Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith & John Stephens, songwriters (Common & John Legend)
Track from: ‘Selma’ (Music From The Motion Picture)
Label: Universal/Def Jam; Publisher(s): BMG Sapphire Songs/John Legend Publishing/Reach Music Songs/Think Common Music Inc/Universal Music MGB Songs

“Trap Queen”
Tony Fadd & Willie J. Maxwell, songwriters (Fetty Wap)
Track from: Fetty Wap
Label: 300 Entertainment/RGF Productions; Publisher(s): RGF Publishing, Zoovier, BMG Gold Songs, Tony Fadd Beats


BEST RAP ALBUM

2014 Forest Hills Drive
J. Cole
Label: Roc Nation/Columbia Records

Compton
Dr. Dre
Label: Aftermath/Interscope

If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Drake
Label: Cash Money/Young Money

To Pimp A Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar
Label: Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath Records/Interscope Records

The Pinkprint
Nicki Minaj
Label: Young Money/Cash Money


BEST COUNTRY SONG

“Chances Are”
Hayes Carll, songwriter (Lee Ann Womack)
Track from: The Way I’m Livin’
Label: Sugar Hill Records; Publisher(s): Highway 87 Music admin. by BMG/Chrysalis

“Diamond Rings And Old Barstools”
Barry Dean, Luke Laird & Jonathan Singleton, songwriters (Tim McGraw)
Track from: Sundown Heaven Town
Label: Big Machine Records/McGraw Music; Publisher(s): Songs of Universal, Inc./Creative Nation Music/Twangin and Slangin Songs/Country Paper/Pulse Nation/BMG Gold Songs /Glassbean/We Jam Writers Group

“Girl Crush”
Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
Track from: Pain Killer
Label: Capitol Records Nashville; Publisher(s): Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Songs Of Crazy Girl Music, Songs of Universal, Inc., Hoodie Songs, HillarodyRathbone Music admin. by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

“Hold My Hand”
Brandy Clark & Mark Stephen Jones, songwriters (Brandy Clark)
Track from: 12 Stories
Label: Warner Bros Records; Publisher(s): Songs of Parallel/Vista Loma Music admin. by Amplified Administration and Harlan Howard Songs

“Traveller”
Chris Stapleton, songwriter (Chris Stapleton)
Track from: Traveller
Label: Mercury Nashville; Publisher(s): WB Music Corp./Ken Tucky Music


BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

Montevallo
Sam Hunt
Label: MCA Nashville

Pain Killer
Little Big Town
Label: Capitol Records Nashville

The Blade
Ashley Monroe
Label: Warner Bros.

Pageant Material
Kacey Musgraves
Label: Mercury Nashville

Traveller
Chris Stapleton
Label: Mercury Records

For the full list of categories and nominations, head over to the official website for the 2016 Grammy Awards.

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