Grammys 2016: What time are they on? Who is nominated? Who is performing?

Everything you need to know about this year's ceremony

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Monday 15 February 2016 12:30

The Annual Grammy Awards is arguably the biggest night in the calendar for music fans across the universe. With an eclectic range of nominees honouring genres from rap to country, the evening truly is the music industry's Oscars equivalent. Below are all the details you need on how to see the ceremony, who'll be performing and, of course, which artists are in contention.

What day is the Grammys?

The 2016 Grammy Awards will take place tonight (15 February) at Los Angeles' Staples Centre in California. All the nominated acts were picked from the eligible year timeframe which ran from October 2014 through to September 2015 (which accounts for the lack of Grammys-favourite Adele who released the chart-topping record 25 in November).

How can I watch the Grammys?

If you're a West Coast US-dwelling viewer, the Grammys will air live from 8 PM on the CBS Television Network (that's 4:30 AM here in the UK - you can follow us on Twitter here for all the live updates you'll need). If you're desperate to see the ceremony in its entirety, 4Music are airing the Grammys from 8 PM on Tuesday 16 February.

Who is hosting the ceremony?

That would be Grammys regular LL Cool J who returns as the presenter for his fifth year in a row.

Who's performing?

The ceremony has got quite an eclectic mix of performers lined up. Adele - officially the world's biggest-selling artist - will take to the stage, as will Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and Justin Bieber. The most anticipated performance of the night, however, comes in the form of Lady Gaga's "experimental" tribute to the late David Bowie - a musician she has long cited as her influence.

Who is nominated?

Nominations were announced on 7 December 2015 with Kendrick Lamar leading the pack at 11, closely followed by Taylor Swift and The Weeknd (who both received seven nominations each).

The key nominations can be found below:

Record Of The Year

“Really Love" by D’Angelo And The Vanguard
“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
“Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space” by Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd

Album Of The Year

Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes
To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
Traveller by Chris Stapleton
1989 by Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind The Madness by The Weeknd

Song Of The Year

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

Best New Artist

Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

Best Pop Solo Performance

Kelly Clarkson - “Heartbeat Song”  
Ellie Goulding - “Love Me Like You Do”  
Ed Sheeran - “Thinking Out Loud”  
Taylor Swift - “Blank Space” Taylor Swift
The Weeknd - “Can't Feel My Face”  

Best Pop Vocal Album

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

Best Dance Recording

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

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Our Love by Caribou
Born In The Echoes by The Chemical Brothers
Caracal by Disclosure
In Colour by Jamie XX
Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack by Skrillex And Diplo

Best Rock Song

"Don't Wanna Fight" by Alabama Shakes 
"Ex's & Oh's" by Elle King 
"Hold Back The River" by James Bay 
"Lydia" by Highly Suspect
"What Kind Of Man" by Florence + The Machine

Best Rock Album

Chaos And The Calm by James Bay
Kintsugi by Death Cab For Cutie
Mister Asylum by Highly Suspect
Drones by Muse
.5: The Gray Chapter by Slipknot

Best Alternative Music Album

Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes
Vulnicur by Björk
The Waterfall by My Morning Jacket
Currents by Tame Impala
Star Wars by Wilco

Best R&B Album

Coming Home by Leon Bridges
Black Messiah by D'Angelo And The Vanguard
Cheers To The Fall by Andra Day
Reality Show by Jazmine Sullivan
Forever Charlieby Charlie Wilson

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

“One Man Can Change The World” by Big Sean Featuring Kanye West & John Legend
“Glory” by Common & John Legend
Classic Man” by Jidenna Featuring Roman GianArthur
“These Walls” by Kendrick Lamar Featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat
“Only” by Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

Best Rap Song

All Day by Kanye West
Alright by Kendrick Lamar
Energy by Drake
Glory by Common and John Legend
Trap Queen by Fetty Wap T

Best Rap Album

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

Best Music Video

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

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