58th annual Grammy Award nominations announced
The nominees for the 58th annual Grammy Awards were announced this morning, with a fairly predictable mix of artists securing the most nominations: Kendrick Lamar with 11, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd with seven each, and Drake with five (though none for "Hotline Bling," because Drake didn't submit it).
The "Furious 7" and "Fifty Shades of Grey" soundtracks got some love, too, thanks to "See You Again" (three nominations) and "Earned It" (three noms) and "Love Me Like You Do" (two noms), respectively.
There were a few surprises, too. Paul McCartney is now nominated for two rap Grammys (that's what happens when you collaborate with Kanye West). Seth MacFarlane, the creator of "Family Guy," got a Best Traditional Pop Vocal album nomination for "No One Ever Tells You," which will put him up against Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan, Josh Groban, and Barry Manilow. This isn't MacFarlane's first Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Grammy nomination, either -- he also got the nod a few years ago for his first album, "Music Is Better Than Words."
And our 39th president, Jimmy Carter, scored another Grammy nomination in the Best Spoken Word album category. He's been nominated in this category several times, winning once (in 2007), and he'll be going up against Dick Cavett, Janis Ian & Jean Smart, Patti Smith ... and Amy Poehler.