When are the Grammys 2016? Everything you need to know about this year's Grammy Awards ceremony

Feb 15, 2016, 16:18 IST | Claire Rutter/TM Syndication

The biggest night in the music calendar - the Grammy Awards 2016 - is almost here! With the hottest names in music jam-packed into one room, it's sure to be a night to remember

The biggest night in the music calendar - the Grammy Awards 2016 - is almost here! With the hottest names in music jam-packed into one room, it's sure to be a night to remember.

Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Adele. Pics/Santa Banta
Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Adele. Pics/Santa Banta

Kendrick Lamar leads this year's nominations with 11 nods, while Drake and Taylor Swift, who are both on seven, are hoping to add to their already packed award cabinets with more Grammy statues.

With drama on the red-carpet, electrifying performances and 83 awards to hand out, it's hard to keep up with all things Grammy-related, but have no fear there's still time to get up to speed before it kicks off.

Here's everything you need to know:

When are the Grammy Awards 2016?

The 2016 Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony will recognise the best recordings, compositions and artists of the eligibility year, which will run from October 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015.

Who is hosting?

LL Cool J will return to host for the fifth straight year in a row - becoming a feature of the award ceremony.

Who is performing?

Adele, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and Justin Bieber are all confirmed to take to the stage in the night. As usual, the ceremony will see some surprise collaborations with Ellie Goulding teaming up with Andra Day and Tori Kelly and James Bay.

Who has been nominated?

Nominations for the ceremony were announced on December 7, 2015. Kendrick Lamar received the most nominations with 11. Taylor Swift and The Weeknd came in second, receiving seven nominations each. Producer Max Martin received the most nominations for a non-performing artist, with six.

The complete list of Grammys 2016 nominations:

Record Of The Year

"Really Love" by D’Angelo And The Vanguard
“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
“Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space” by Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd

Album Of The Year

“Sound & Color” by Alabama Shakes
“To Pimp A Butterfly” by Kendrick Lamar
“Traveller” by Chris Stapleton
“1989” by Taylor Swift
“Beauty Behind The Madness” by The Weeknd

Song Of The Year

“Alright”: Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
“Blank Space”: Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
“Girl Crush”: Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
“See You Again”: Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
“Thinking Out Loud”: Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)

Best New Artist

Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Heartbeat Song”: Kelly Clarkson
“Love Me Like You Do”: Ellie Goulding
“Thinking Out Loud”: Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space”": Taylor Swift
“Can't Feel My Face”: The Weeknd

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Ship To Wreck”: Florence + The Machine
“Sugar”: Maroon 5
“Uptown Funk”: Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
“Bad Blood”: Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“See You Again”: Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern”: Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap
“Shadows In The Night”: Bob Dylan
“Stages”: Josh Groban
“No One Ever Tells You”: Seth MacFarlane
“My Dream Duets”: Barry Manilow (& Various Artists)

Best Pop Vocal Album

“Piece By Piece”: Kelly Clarkson
“How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”: Florence + The Machine
“Uptown Special”: Mark Ronson
“1989”: Taylor Swift
“Before This World”: James Taylor

Best Dance Recording

“We're All We Need”: Above & Beyond Featuring Zoë Johnston
“Go”: The Chemical Brothers
“Never Catch Me”: Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Runaway (U & I)”: Galantis
“Where Are Ü Now”: Skrillex And Diplo With Justin Bieber

Best Dance/Electronic Album

“Our Love”: Caribou
“Born In The Echoes”: The Chemical Brothers
“Caracal”: Disclosure
“In Colour”: Jamie XX
“Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü”: Skrillex And Diplo

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

“Guitar In The Space Age!”: Bill Frisell
“Love Language”: Wouter Kellerman
“Afrodeezia”: Marcus Miller
“Sylva”: Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest
“The Gospel According To Jazz, Chapter IV”: Kirk Whalum

Best Rock Performance

“Don't Wanna Fight”: Alabama Shakes
“What Kind Of Man”: Florence + The Machine
“Something From Nothing”: Foo Fighters
“Ex's & Oh's”: Elle King
“Moaning Lisa Smile”: Wolf Alice

Best Metal Performance

"Identity": August Burns Red
"Cirice": Ghost
"512": Lamb Of God
"Thank You": Sevendust
"Custer": Slipknot

Best Rock Song

“Don't Wanna Fight”: Alabama Shakes, songwriters (Alabama Shakes)
“Ex's & Oh's”: Dave Bassett & Elle King, songwriters (Elle King)
“Hold Back The River”: Iain Archer & James Bay, songwriters (James Bay)
“Lydia”: Richard Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)
“What Kind Of Man”: John Hill, Tom Hull & Florence Welch, songwriters (Florence + The Machine)

Best Rock Album

“Chaos And The Calm”: James Bay
“Kintsugi”: Death Cab For Cutie
“Mister Asylum”: Highly Suspect
“Drones”: Muse
“.5: The Gray Chapter”: Slipknot

Best Alternative Music Album

"Sound & Color": Alabama Shakes
"Vulnicura": Björk
"The Waterfall": My Morning Jacket
"Currents": Tame Impala
"Star Wars": Wilco

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

"Coffee": Brook Davis & Miguel Pimentel, songwriters (Miguel)
"Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)": Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville & Abel Tesfaye, songwriters (The Weeknd)
"Let It Burn": Kenny B. Edmonds, Jazmine Sullivan & Dwane M. Weir II, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)
"Really Love": D'Angelo & Kendra Foster, songwriters (D'Angelo And The Vanguard)
"Shame": Warryn Campbell, Tyrese Gibson & DJ Rogers Jr, songwriters (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

“All Day”: Ernest Brown, Tyler Bryant, Sean Combs, Mike Dean, Rennard East, Noah Goldstein, Malik Yusef Jones, Karim Kharbouch, Allan Kyariga, Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Victor Mensah, Charles Njapa, Che Pope, Patrick Reynolds, Allen Ritter, Kanye West, Mario Winans & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney)
“Alright”: Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
“Energy”: Richard Dorfmeister, A. Graham, Markus Kienzl, M. O'Brien, M. Samuels & Phillip Thomas, songwriters (Drake)
“Glory”: Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith & John Stephens, songwriters (Common & John Legend)
“Trap Queen”: Tony Fadd & Willie J. Maxwell, songwriters (Fetty Wap)

Best Rap Album

‘2014 Forest Hills Drive”: J. Cole
“Compton”: Dr. Dre
“If You're Reading This It's Too Late”: Drake
“To Pimp A Butterfly”: Kendrick Lamar
“The Pinkprint”: Nicki Minaj

Best Country Solo Performance

“Burning House”: Cam
“Traveller”: Chris Stapleton
“Little Toy Guns”: Carrie Underwood
“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”: Keith Urban
“Chances Are”: Lee Ann Womack

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

"Stay A Little Longer": Brothers Osborne
"If I Needed You": Joey+Rory
"The Driver": Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay
"Girl Crush": Little Big Town
"Lonely Tonight": Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe

Best Country Song

"Chances Are": Hayes Carll, songwriter (Lee Ann Womack)
"Diamond Rings And Old Barstools": Barry Dean, Luke Laird & Jonathan Singleton, songwriters (Tim McGraw)
"Girl Crush": Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
"Hold My Hand": Brandy Clark & Mark Stephen Jones, songwriters (Brandy Clark)
"Traveller": Chris Stapleton, songwriter (Chris Stapleton)

Best Country Album

"Montevallo": Sam Hunt
"Pain Killer": Little Big Town
"The Blade": Ashley Monroe
"Pageant Material": Kacey Musgraves
"Traveller": Chris Stapleton

Best New Age Album

"Grace": Paul Avgerinos
"Bhakti Without Borders": Madi Das
"Voyager": Catherine Duc
"Love": Peter Kater
"Asia Beauty": Ron Korb

Best Bluegrass Album

“Pocket Full Of Keys”: Dale Ann Bradley
“Before The Sun Goes Down”: Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
“In Session”: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
“Man Of Constant Sorrow”: Ralph Stanley & Friends
“The Muscle Shoals Recordings”: The Steeldrivers

Best Blues Album

"Descendants Of Hill Country": Cedric Burnside Project
"Outskirts Of Love": Shemekia Copeland
"Born To Play Guitar": Buddy Guy
"Worthy: Bettye LaVette
"Muddy Waters 100": John Primer & Various Artists

Best Children's Album

"Come Bien! Eat Right!": José-Luis Orozco
"Dark Pie Concerns": Gustafer Yellowgold
"Home": Tim Kubart
"How Great Can This Day Be": Lori Henriques
"Trees": Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly

Best Comedy Album

"Back To The Drawing Board": Lisa Lampanelli
"Brooklyn": Wyatt Cenac
"Happy. And A Lot.": Jay Mohr
"Just Being Honest": Craig Ferguson
"Live At Madison Square Garden": Louis C.K.

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

"Empire: Season 1": (Various Artists)
"Fifty Shades Of Grey": (Various Artists)
"Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me": (Various Artists)
"Pitch Perfect 2": (Various Artists)
"Selma": (Various Artists)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Jeff Bhasker
Dave Cobb
Larry Klein
Blake Mills

Best Music Video

"LSD": ASAP Rocky
"I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)": The Dead Weather
"Alright": Kendrick Lamar
"Bad Blood": Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
"Freedom": Pharrell Williams

Best Music Film

"Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown": James Brown
"Sonic Highways": Foo Fighters
"What Happened, Miss Simone?": Nina Simone
"The Wall": Roger Waters
"Amy": Amy Winehouse

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