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Grammy Nominations 2016: Diplo and Skrillex Lead Dance Music

The 2016 Grammy Awards nominees were announced this morning (December 7th) and delivered some surprises to fans, but unfortunately dance music was kicked to the curb once again. Kendrick Lamar earned 11 nominations, where both Taylor Swift and The Weeknd received 7 nominations.

For the Grammy's main awards, such as Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year, the Grammys failed to include anything from any electronic music artist. Diplo and Skrillex did however lead the nominations for the dance music category as Diplo received a nod for ‘Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.'

Take a look at the dance music Grammy nominees below:

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

  • Jeff Bhasker
  • Dave Cobb
  • Diplo
  • Larry Klein
  • Blake Mills

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 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 Remixed Recording, Non Classical

  • “Berlin by Overnight (CFCF Remix),” CFCF (Daniel Hope)
  • “Hold On (Fatum Remix),” Bill Hamel and Chad Newbold (JES, Shant and Clint Maximus)
  • “Runaway (U & I) (Kaskade Remix),” Ryan Raddon (Galantis)
  • “Say My Name (RAC Remix),” André Allen Anjos (Odesza featuring Zyra)
  • “Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix),” Dave Audé (Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars)

Below you will find the main category nominations:

Album of the Year

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”

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