The nominations for February’s 58th annual Grammy Awards were unveiled this morning, and our favourite numb-faced Canadian R&B singer emerged as one of the leaders of the pack.
It was announced that Toronto’s The Weeknd was nominated for seven Grammys, including two of the show’s top awards, Best Album for his Beauty Behind the Madness LP and Record Of The Year, for one of our favourite songs of the summer, “Can’t Feel My Face.”
The Weeknd tied Taylor Swift for the second most Grammy noms this year, topped only by rapper Kendrick Lamar who managed to score eleven. Yep, that’s a lot!
It was also revealed that the pride of Canadian hip hop, Drake, is up for five Grammy awards including best rap song and album, and Justin Bieber is up for Best Dance Recording for his summer hit “Where Are U Now?”
Here’s a look at the nominees in categories that we care most about:
Record Of The Year
“Really Love” — D’Angelo And The Vanguard
“Uptown Funk” — Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space” — Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face” — The Weeknd
Album Of The Year
Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes
To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar
Traveller — Chris Stapleton
1989 — Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd
Song Of The Year
“Alright” — Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
“Blank Space” — Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
“Girl Crush” — Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
“See You Again” — Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)
Best New Artist
It looks like The Weeknd might bring a lot of hardware north of the border. We’re pulling for you, Abel!
The Grammys take place Feb. 15, 2016, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.