Kendrick Lamar Leads Grammy Nominations With 11

Kendrick Lamar

The nominations for the 8th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Monday (Dec. 7)... and it's Kendrick Lamar leading the way with a whopping 11 nods.

Among his the Compton rapper's nominations is in the Album of the Year category for To Pimp A Butterfly, which coes up against The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness, Taylor Swift's 1989, Chris Stapleton's Traveller, Alabama Shakes' Sound & Color.

Lamar becomes the second most nominated artist in a year, behind Michael Jackson with 12. He also earns the most nominations for a rapper in a single year, beating Eminem's previous record of 10 at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will air live on Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Below is the list of nominations.

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 Lamar
"Blank Space" – Taylor Swift
"Girl Crush" – Little Big Town
"See You Again" – Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth
"Thinking Out Loud" – Ed Sheeran

BEST NEW ARTIST
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
"Heartbeat Song" – Kelly Clarkson
"Love Me Like You Do" – Ellie Goulding
"Thinking Out Loud" – Ed Sheeran
"Blank Space" – Taylor Swift
"Can't Feel My Face" – The Weeknd

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
"Ship To Wreck" – Florence + The Machine
"Sugar" – Maroon 5
"Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
"Bad Blood" – Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
"See You Again" – Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Piece By Piece – Kelly Clarkson
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful – Florence + The Machine
Uptown Special – Mark Ronson
1989 – Taylor Swift
Before This World – James Taylor

BEST DANCE RECORDING
"We're All We Need" – Above & Beyond Featuring Zoë Johnston
"Go" – The Chemical Brothers
"Never Catch Me" – Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar
"Runaway (U & I)" – Galantis
"Where Are Ü Now" – Skrillex And Diplo With Justin Bieber

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
Our Love – Caribou
Born In The Echoes – The Chemical Brothers
Caracal – Disclosure
In Colour – Jamie XX
Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü – Skrillex And Diplo

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
"If I Don't Have You" – Tamar Braxton
"Rise Up" – Andra Day
"Breathing Underwater" – Hiatus Kaiyote
"Planes" – Jeremih Featuring J. Cole
"Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)" – The Weeknd

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
"He Is" – Faith Evans
"Little Ghetto Boy" – Lalah Hathaway
"Let It Burn" – Jazmine Sullivan
"Shame" – Tyrese
"My Favorite Part Of You" – Charlie Wilson

BEST R&B SONG
"Coffee" – Miguel
"Earned It" – The Weeknd
"Let It Burn" – Jazmine Sullivan
"Really Love" – D'Angelo And The Vanguard
"Shame" – Tyrese

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Ego Death – The Internet
You Should Be Here – Kehlani
Blood – Lianne La Havas
Wildheart – Miguel
Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd

BEST R&B ALBUM
Coming Home – Leon Bridges
Black Messiah – D'Angelo And The Vanguard
Cheers To The Fall – Andra Day
Reality Show – Jazmine Sullivan
Forever Charlie – Charlie Wilson

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
"Apparently" – J. Cole
"Back To Back" – Drake
"Trap Queen" – Fetty Wap
"Alright" – Kendrick Lamar
"Truffle Butter" – Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
"All Day" – Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
"One Man Can Change The World" – Big Sean Featuring Kanye West & John Legend
"Glory" – Common & John Legend
"Classic Man" – Jidenna Featuring Roman GianArthur
"These Walls" – Kendrick Lamar Featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat
"Only" – Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

BEST RAP SONG
"All Day" – Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney)
"Alright" – Kendrick Lamar
"Energy" – Drake
"Glory" – Common & John Legend
"Trap Queen" – Fetty Wap

BEST RAP ALBUM
2014 Forest Hills Drive – J. Cole
Compton – Dr. Dre
If You're Reading This It's Too Late – Drake
To Pimp A Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
The Pinkprint – Nicki Minaj

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
Empire: Season 1 – Various Artists
Fifty Shades Of Grey – Various Artists
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me – Various Artists
Pitch Perfect 2 – Various Artists
Selma – Various Artists

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA
"Earned It" – The Weeknd
"Glory" – Common & John Legend
"Love Me Like You Do" – Ellie Goulding
"See You Again" – Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth
"Til It Happens To You" – Lady Gaga

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Jeff Bhasker
Dave Cobb
Diplo
Larry Klein
Blake Mills

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
"LSD" – ASAP Rocky
"I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)" – The Dead Weather
"Alright" – Kendrick Lamar
"Bad Blood" – Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
"Freedom" – Pharrell Williams