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58th Grammy Awards: Anoushka Shankar, Asif Kapadia earn nominations

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 12:19 IST

Sitarist Anoushka Shankar and Amy director Asif Kapadia are among the Indian origin names featuring in the nominees list at the 58th Grammy awards.

Shankar, 34, has been nominated in the Best World Music Album category for her solo album Home, which is a pure Indian classical album showcasing the meditative and virtuosic qualities of the Indian raga.

Home features two ragas, one of which is a creation of her late father Ravi Shankar. This is her fifth nomination in the same category.

Indo-British director Asif Kapadia features in the nominees list of Best Music Film category for Amy, his documentary on late singer Amy Winehouse.

Indian origin musician Jeff Bhasker features in the top category -Record of the Year - for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk. His other nomination is in the Producer of the Year, Non-Classical category.

The Afro Latin Jazz Suite in the Best Instrumental Composition category has garnered a nod to Indian origin Rudresh Mahanthappa. He and fellow artistes will be competing with another Indian origin talent - composer David Balkrishnan (Confetti Man) in the same section.

In the key categories, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and the Weeknd have earned top nominations including Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

Lamar is nominated 11 times in nine categories while the Weeknd is up for seven Grammys so is popstar Swift. Drake is up for five nods, Alabama Shakes and Florence and the Machine have four nominations. Kanye West, D'Angelo, and Diplo are up for three nods each.

Record of the Year nominees are D'Angelo's Really Love, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk, Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud, Taylor Swift's Blank Space, and the Weeknd's Can't Feel My Face.

Album of the Year nominees are Alabama Shakes' Sound & Color, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly, Traveller Chris Stapleton; 1989 by Taylor Swift; Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weekend.

Song of the year (songwriter's award) nominations include Alright ; Blank Space, Girl Crush, See You Again and Thinking Out Loud.

Best new artist nominees are Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Meghan Trainor.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on February 15, next year.

In the best pop vocal album Piece by Piece by Kelly Clarkson, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful by Florence + The Machine, Uptown Special by Mark Ronson, 1989 by Taylor Swift and Before This World by James Taylor have bagged nominations.

Clarkson for Heartbeat Song, Ellie Goulding for Love Me Like You Do, Ed Sheeran for Thinking Out Loud, Swift for Blank Space and The Weeknd for Can't Feel My Face have landed nods in the best pop solo performance section.

Alabama Shakes, Bjork, My Morning Jacket, Tame Impala, and Wilco are up for best alternative album Grammy.

The best pop duo/group performance category nominations features Ship to Wreck by Florence + The Machine, Sugar by Maroon 5, Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, Bad Blood by Swift, See You Again by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth.

Chaos and the Calm by James Bay, Kintsugi by Death Cab for Cutie, Mister Asylum by Highly Suspect, Drones by Muse, 5: The Gray Chapter by Slipknot are part of the best rock album.

Best rap album category nominees are 2014 Forest Hills Drive by J Cole, Compton by Dr Dre, If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Drake, To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar and The Pinkprint by Nicki Minaj.

Montevallo by Sam Hunt, Pain Killer by Little Big Town, The Blade by Ashley Monroe, Pageant Material by Kacey Musgraves and Traveller by Chris Stapleton feature in the best country album list.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on February 15 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

-- PTI

First published: 8 December 2015, 4:29 IST
 
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