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2016 Grammy Awards: Adele Snubbed! Who Are The Nominees? [Predictions]

( [email protected] ) Jan 26, 2016 10:01 AM EST
Adele is set to take the stage in the 58th Grammy Awards. The British singer will be performing her hit singles from her latest album, "25." Apart from Adele, the Grammy Awards will also feature numbers from the Little Big Town, Kendrick Lamar and the Weeknd. Justin Bieber, Sam Hunt, Pitbull and Carrie Underwood are included in the lineup as well.
Adele performs ''Rolling in the Deep'' at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Adele is set to take the stage in the 58th Grammy Awards. The British singer will be performing her hit singles from her latest album, "25." Apart from Adele, the Grammy Awards will also feature numbers from the Little Big Town, Kendrick Lamar and the Weeknd. Justin Bieber, Sam Hunt, Pitbull and Carrie Underwood are included in the lineup as well.

"This lineup of talented artists is just the beginning of what will, once again, prove to be music's biggest night. We look forward to celebrating what's been a wonderful year in music, honoring the best of the best and featuring never-before-seen performances," announced Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow in a statement.

The majority of the performers are nominated in the 58th Grammy Awards except for Adele. The "Hello" singer failed to qualify for this year's show. Since Adele released her latest album after September 30, 2015, the British singer did not meet the deadline for the 58th Grammy Awards. However, Adele's hits will be taken into consideration for the 2017 Grammy Awards.

To date, Adele has won a total of 10 Grammy. The most memorable Grammy Awards for the "Someone Like You" singer is the one in 2012. Adele bagged six trophies that year, which included the Record of the Year for "Rolling in the Deep" and Album of the Year for "21."

The nominees for the big four categories are highly anticipated this year.

For the Record of the Year award, "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson is a rumored favorite. However, Grammy favorite Taylor Swift also has an entry with "Blank Space." Meanwhile Ed Sheeran, who has no new album this year, still managed to squeeze in with "Thinking Out Loud." "Really Love" by D'Angelo and The Vanguard is considered as a dark horse in this category along with The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face."

Swift is once again nominated for another major category, the Album of the Year award. Her "1989" album is pegged as a strong contender. This includes the star-studded "Bad Blood" which featured famous faces like Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid and Cindy Crawford. However, Swift is said to have strong competition in Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly." The Weeknd also has an entry under this category with "Beauty Behind The Madness." Meanwhile, country stars Alabama Shakes and Chris Stapleton are nominated for "Sound & Color" and "Traveller," respectively.

Lamar proves to be an artist to watch out for as he bags another major nomination under the Song of the Year category. His single, "Alright," which he co-wrote with Pharell Williams, Mark Anthony Spears, Kawan Prather and Kendrick Duckworth, is nominated. Swift is also included under this category for the widely popular single "Blank Space." Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" and Little Big Town's "Girl Crush" get nods from the Grammys as well.

However, a favorite is "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth. This track served as one of the songs dedicated to the late Paul Walker in Vin Diesel's blockbuster film, "Fast and Furious 7."

The last major category is the Best New Artist award. The 58th Grammy Awards recognized Meghan Trainor and Tori Kelly as potential winners. James Bay, Sam Hunt and Courtney Barnett are also in the running. Notably, Hozier and Elle King failed to get nominations from the group despite their popularity in the past year.

The night will also feature a special tribute to Lionel Richie, who is the Recording Academy's 2016 MusiCares person of the year.

LL Cool J will once again serve as the host for the 58th Grammy Awards. The show, which will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, will be aired live via CBS. The 58th Grammy Awards is scheduled for February 15, 2016.

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