Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar is leading the Grammys 2016 with 11 nominationsREUTERS/Simon Laessoee/Scanpix Denmark

The nominations for the 2016 Grammy Awards have been revealed and while it is no surprise that Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd are dominating the list, there are many question marks over other snubs and unexpected entries.

Announced by Alicia Keys on CBS This Morning, the nominations list is led by rapper Lamar, who has scored an impressive 11 nods including album of the year for To Pimp A Butterfly and song of the year for Alright. Swift, meanwhile, has been recognised for her record-breaking album 1989, while r'n'b singer The Weeknd can add seven nominations to his incredible achievements of 2015.

Fans have been quick to point out those who missed out on scoring a nod and others who they did not expect to be celebrated. Drake has become a trending topic on Twitter due to his song Back To Back landing a best rap performance nod, despite the fact the single was intended simply as a diss track aimed at Meek Mill in the midst of their feud.

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Mocking Mill over his defeat, one Twitter user commented: "If drake wins a grammy for back to back meek mill should be forced into exile tbh," while another said: "I can't lie...Meek mill must be spinning in his grave. The fact Back To Back has been nominated for a Grammy...the insult is very much."

Many are also disappointed that US rapper Fetty Wap failed to receive a nomination in the best new artist category even though he has enjoyed a huge amount of success over the past year with his debut single Trap Queen and his self-titled debut album, which soared to number one on the US Billboard 200 chart.

The Weeknd
The Weeknd has landed seven Grammy nominations including album of the year for his LP Beauty Behind The MadnessREUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

Country music star Chris Stapleton may have topped the charts with his debut album, Traveller, but nobody expected him to compete alongside the likes of Swift and Lamar in the album of the year category. Beatles legend Paul McCartney has won many Grammys over the years but this is the first time he has been nominated in the rap category – due to his collaboration with Kanye West and Theophilus London on All Day.

The 2016 Grammys will take place on 15 February 2016 at the Staples Center Los Angeles.

Grammys 2016 nominations

Album of the Year

Alabama Shakes – Sound and Color

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

Chris Stapleton – Traveller

Taylor Swift – 1989

The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness

Song of the Year

Kendrick Lamar – Alright

Taylor Swift – Blank Space

Little Big Town – Girl Crush

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – See You Again

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Record of the Year

D'Angelo and the Vanguard – Really Love

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Taylor Swift – Blank Space

The Weeknd – Can't Feel my Face

Best New Artist

Courtney Barnett

James Bay

Sam Hunt

Tori Kelly

Meghan Trainor

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Florence + The Machine – Ship to Wreck

Maroon 5 – Sugar

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar – Bad Blood

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – See You Again

Best Pop Vocal Album

Kelly Clarkson – Piece by Piece

Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Mark Ronson – Uptown Special

Taylor Swift – 1989

James Taylor – Before This World

Best Dance Recording

Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston – We're All We Need

The Chemical Brothers – Go

Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar – Never Catch Me

Galantis – Runaway (U & I)

Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber – Where Are Ü Now

Best Rock Performance

Alabama Shakes – Don't Wanna Fight

Florence + The Machine – What Kind Of Man

Foo Fighters – Something From Nothing

Elle King – Ex's & Oh's

Wolf Alice – Moaning Lisa Smile

Best Urban Contemporary Album

The Internet – Ego Death

Kehlani – You Should Be Here

Lianne La Havas – Blood

Miguel – Wildheart

The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness

Best Rap Album

J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive

Dr. Dre, Compton

Drake – If Youre Reading This Its Too Late

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint

Best Country Album

Sam Hunt – Montevallo

Little Big Town – Pain Killer

Ashley Monroe – The Blade

Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material

Chris Stapleton – Traveller

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Caribou – Our Love

The Chemical Brothers – Born in the Echoes

Disclosure – Caracal

Jamie xx – In Colour

Skrillex and Diplo – Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

Best R&B Song

Miguel – Coffee

The Weeknd – Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)

Jazmine Sullivan – Let It Burn

D'Angelo and The Vanguard – Really Love

Tyrese – Shame

Best R&B Album

Leon Bridges – Coming Home

D'Angelo and the Vanguard – Black Messiah

Andra Day – Cheers to the Fall

Jazmine Sullivan – Reality Show

Charlie Wilson – Forever Charlie

Best Rap Performance

J. Cole – Apparently

Drake – Back to Back

Fetty Wap – Trap Queen

Kendrick Lamar – Alright

Nicki Minaj feat. Drake & Lil Wayne – Truffle Butter

Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney – All Day