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Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, and the Weeknd lead 58th annual Grammy nominations

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Who will reign at music’s biggest night in 2016?

On Monday, the top four categories for the 58th annual Grammys, known as the General Field, were announced by Alicia Keys on CBS – and Taylor Swift earned nominations in three of the top categories. The awards show will air Feb. 15th at 8/7c on CBS.

Taylor Swift (1989), Chris Stapleton (Traveller), Kendrick Lamar (To Pimp a Butterfly), the Weeknd (Beauty Behind the Madness), and Alabama Shakes (Sound & Color) earned nominations for Album of the Year. Swift’s 1989 was the biggest-selling album of 2014 – and the most successful of her career. Lamar’s Butterfly has been one of the most critically hailed records of the year – and earned an A from EW. Alabama Shakes have also had critical praise for their album Sound & Color, which scored an A- from EW. Stapleton, meanwhile, has had a groundswell of support in recent weeks behind his album, Traveller, and was a surprise breakout at this year’s CMAs. The Weeknd’s Abel Tesfaye, who was honored for Beauty Behind the Madness, has also enjoyed the biggest success of his career to date, thanks largely to his smash single “Can’t Feel My Face.”

In the Record of the Year category, D’Angelo, Mark Ronson, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and the Weeknd scored nominations. Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Little Big Town, Wiz Khalifa, and Ed Sheeran all received nominations in the Song of the Year category. (Record of the Year is awarded to the performer and producers of the track; Song of the Year is awarded to the songwriter.)

In the Best New Artist category, Australian rocker Courtney Barnett, British singer-songwriter James Bay, country star Sam Hunt, pop singer Tori Kelly, and Meghan Trainor all earned nominations.

For fans who might be wondering why Adele’s record-breaking 25 wasn’t nominated, artists must have released a record between Oct. 1, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015. New albums by Justin Bieber and One Direction are also not eligible.

See the nominees for the General Field below and head to the Grammys official site for the full list.

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

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

Song of the Year
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Wiz Khalifa, “See You Again”
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

Best New Artist
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor