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Wiz Khalifa, John Legend, Faith Evans & Lalah Hathaway React to Grammy Nods


The Recording Academy

Grammy-winner Alicia Keys revealed the nominees for the top four Grammy Awards categories Monday morning on CBS This Morning.  While Kendrick Lamar leads all nominee with 11 nods, including Album of the Year, other artists have taken to their social media to thank the academy for being recognized.

Wiz  Khalifa, whose hit song “See You Again” is nominated for Song of the Year, tweeted: “Woke up to some Grammy noms. I’ll smoke to that.”

John Legend is also appreciative for having “Glory” with Common up for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. “4 Grammy Nominations! Thank you! @TheGRAMMYs,” Legend tweeted.

After learning that her Incomparable LP is up for Best R&B Album, Faith Evans expressed her gratitude as well.  “Thank you to the Recording Academy and it’s members for nominating “He Is” from my album #Incomparable! #Grammys,” she wrote.

Lalah Hathaway ‘s “Little Ghetto Boy” is nominated for Best R&B Traditional R&B Performance, her rendition of her father and soul icon  Donny Hathaway‘s 1972 hit. “So honored to rep my daddy.. #NomNoms #GRAMMYs,” Lalah wrote.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will air live on Monday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Here are some of the nominations in the top categories for the top music formats:

Record of the Year
“Really Love” — D’Angelo and the Vanguard
“Uptown Funk” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
“Thinking Out Loud ” — Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space” — Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face” — The Weeknd

Song of the Year (Award to Songwriter)
“Alright” — Kendrick Lamar
“Blank Space” — Taylor Swift
“Girl Crush” — Little Big Town
“See You Again” — Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran

Album of the Year
Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes
To Pimp a Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar
Traveller — Chris Stapleton
1989 — Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind the Madness — The Weeknd

Best R&B Performance
“If I Don’t Have You,” Tamar Braxton
“Rise Up,” Andra Day
“Breathing Underwater,” Hiatus Kaiyote
“Planes,” Jeremih Featuring J. Cole
“Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey),” The Weeknd

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“He Is,” Faith Evans
“Little Ghetto Boy,” Lalah Hathaway
“Let It Burn,” Jazmine Sullivan
“Shame,” Tyrese
“My Favorite Part Of You,” Charlie Wilson

Best R&B Song (Award to Songwriter)
“Coffee” (Miguel)
“Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)”  (The Weeknd)
“Let It Burn”  (Jazmine Sullivan)
“Really Love”  (D’Angelo And The Vanguard)
“Shame”  (Tyrese)

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Ego Death, The Internet
You Should Be Here, Kehlani
Blood, Lianne La Havas
Wildheart, Miguel
Beauty Behind The Madness,  The Weeknd

Best R&B Album
Coming Home, Leon Bridges
Black Messiah, D’Angelo And The Vanguard
Cheers To The Fall, Andra Day
Reality Show, Jazmine Sullivan
Forever Charlie, Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Performance
“Apparently,” J. Cole
“Back To Back,” Drake
“Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
“Truffle Butter,” Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
“All Day,” Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney

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

Best Rap Song (Award to Songwriter)
“All Day” (Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney)
“Alright” (Kendrick Lamar)
“Energy” (Drake)
“Glory” (Common & John Legend)
“Trap Queen” (Fetty Wap)

Best Rap Album
2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole
Compton, Dr. Dre
If Youre Reading This Its Too Late, Drake
To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar
The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj

Best Song Written For Visual Media  (Award to Songwriter)
“Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey).”  (The Weeknd)
“Glory.” (Common & John Legend)
“Love Me Like You Do.” (Ellie Goulding)
“See You Again.”  (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
“Til It Happens To You.” Lady Gaga & Diane Warren, songwriters (Lady Gaga)

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