Tonight marked the day where we finally got to hear who the Grammy’s though were the year’s best in music. The nomination show took place in Los Angeles as the music industries finest came out to perform their hits and reveal this year’s batch of Grammy nominations. When it came time to announce the Album of the Year nominees, Enrique Iglesias stepped out and revealed the five artists and their albums that had been chosen as nominees.
If you followed music at all this year, or even had a radio on for five seconds this summer, you’ve likely familiarized yourself with all five of the nominees. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis earned a nomination for their album Thrift Shop while fellow hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar also secured a nod for his work on Good Kid M.A.A.D. City.
Of course, Taylor Swift got a nomination as well, because if she hadn’t she would have had her material for her next album all locked down.
Here’s the list of this year’s Grammy nominees for Best Album:
- The Heist – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
- Red – Taylor Swift
- Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
- The Blessed Unrest – Sarah Barreiles
- Good Kid M.A.A.D. City – Kendrick Lamar
The 56th Grammy Awards will be held on January 26th in Los Angeles and the show will be broadcast on CBS.