Ed Sheeran, The Rolling Stones and Coldplay earn Grammy nominations

Ed Sheeran, The Rolling Stones and Coldplay earn Grammy nominations

UK artists including Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, The Rolling Stones and Brian Eno have been nominated for the 60th Grammy Awards.

The ceremony will take place at New York’s Madison Square Garden on January 28.

While Adele won in all the main categories this year, UK artist talent has been locked out of the main Grammy Awards – Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year and Album Of The Year – this time around.

Sheeran is nominated in the pop category: Shape Of You is up for Best Pop Solo Performance. His huge-selling album ÷ is up for Best Pop Vocal Album, up against Coldplay’s Kaleidoscope EP. The band’s collaboration with The Chainsmokers, Something Just Like This, is nominated in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category.

In the Dance/Electronic Field, Gorillaz Featuring Dram’s Andromeda is up for Best Dance Recording alongside Bambro Koyo Ganda by Ninja Tune artist Bonobo Featuring Innov Gnawa. Bonobo’s Migration is up for Best Dance/Electronic Album alongside Mura Masa’s self-titled debut.

Gorillaz also crop up in the Best Alternative Music Album category: Humanz is up against albums by Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Father John Misty and The National.

Brian Eno gets a Grammy nod for Reflection in the Best New Age Album category, while The Rolling Stones’ Blue & Lonesome is up for Best Traditional Blues Album alongside Mississippi bluesman RL Boyce’s Roll & Tumble.

Jay-Z leads with eight nominations followed by Kendrick Lamar, whose Damn album picked up seven nominations. Bruno Mars scored six nominations.

For Album Of The Year, Jay-Z’s 4:44 album is up against releases from Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde and Bruno Mars.

Huge summer hit Despacito is up for Song Of The Year, alongside Jay-Z’s 4:44, Julia Michaels’ Issues, 1-800-273-8255 by Logic featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid, and Bruno Mars’ That’s What I Like.

Despacito is also up for Record Of The Year, alongside releases by Childish Gambino, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars.


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