A landmark year for Universal Music Group at the 58th Grammy Nominations!

A landmark year for Universal Music Group at the 58th Grammy Nominations!

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Label leads across categories with its artists Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd among Top Contenders!

The Official `2016 Grammy Nominees’ album will be released on Universal Music Group next month

Nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced and leading label Universal Music Group has emerged on top once again. For over 5 decades, the Grammys have been recognizing brilliance in the music community and presenting the most deserving with what has become one of the most prestigious awards in the music business. This year, again saw some of the biggest names in the industry represented by Universal Music Group, garner the largest number of nods including Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, James Bay and Drake.

Lamar, Swift and The Weeknd, all represented by Universal Music are this year’s most nominated artists with Kendrick Lamar getting a phenomenal 11 nominations followed by Taylor Swift  and The Weeknd both with 7 nominations each!

The label also owned the prestigious `Album of the Year’ category with all 5 of its artists nominated – Alabama Shakes, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd.

Universal also boasts three of the five Best New Artist nominees: James Bay, Sam Hunt and Tori Kelly. The Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack received 6 nominations, while Drake and Florence + the Machine each received 5 nominations.

Of the six nominations in the Best Rap Performance category, four nominations have gone to Universal Music artists along with four of five for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Album, Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Country Album.

To add to the plethora of nominations, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) writer/producer Jeff Bhasker is nominated for Producer of the Year and UMPG writer Lori McKenna is nominated for Song of the Year for Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush”.

With a hefty roster that is diverse in its artists and genres, the record label can definitely expect to see many of their own take home the highest honors at the 2016 Grammys.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, Staples Center

About Universal Music India:

Universal Music India Pvt. Ltd. (UMIPL) is a 100% subsidiary of the Universal Music Group (UMG) and is home to record labels such as A&M Records, Blue Note Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records Nashville, Caroline, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Emarcy, Geffen Records, Interscope Records, Island Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Republic Records, Universal Music Latino, Verve Music Group, Virgin Records, Virgin EMI Records.

UMIPL has an extremely rich Indian catalogue comprising songs from classic Hindi and Regional Films, IndiPop, Bhangra, Ghazals and Devotional. It’s enviable catalogue includes artistes such as Asha Bhosle, Anup Jalota, Bombay Vikings, Jagjit Singh, JoSh, Malkit Singh, Pankaj Udhas, Panjabi MC, Raghav, Mohit Chouhan, Euphoria, Adnan Sami, Rabbi Shergill, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to name a few. UMIPL `film’ catalogue (the 2nd largest in India) spans music from blockbusters such as Sholay, Qurbani, Amar Akbar Anthony, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Devdas and Munnabhai MBBS amongst the numerous jewels which symbolize the musical journey from the 70’s to date. On the International music front, UMIPL are the clear market leaders with artistes such as ABBA, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, The Beatles, UB40, Deep Purple, Enigma, Norah Jones, Sam Smith, The Chemical Brothers, amongst host of others, popular music icons and household names in India.