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.
Listen to Drake's Back To Back:
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.
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.