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Taylor Swift Didn't Get the Most Grammy Nominations This Year

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Through some inexplicable force of nature, likely related to dark sorcery, Taylor Swift didn't receive the most Grammy nominations in 2016. Despite the fact that 1989 is up for both Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, and that the "Bad Blood" video was the most important event of the year, and probably of all time, she lost the top spot to one of her many "Bad Blood" collaborators.

It was Kendrick Lamar with To Pimp a Butterfly that led the race for the most awards this year, including Album of the Year (where he'll face off with Swift), Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Music Video for "Alright," as well as seven others, bringing his nomination total to 11. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd both have seven each.

If you're suddenly panicking over the absence of a certain music video that featured the year's most spectacular sweater, fear not: "Hotline Bling" was released too late in the year to be eligible for the 2016 Grammys. If this means one thing for sure, it's that the 2017 Grammys are already better than this year's. See the nominees for the most popular categories in the 2016 Grammy Awards below:

Record of the Year

D'Angelo and the Vanguard, "Really Love"

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"

Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"

Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"

The Weeknd, "Can't Feel My Face"

Album of the Year

Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly

Chris Stapleton, Traveller

Taylor Swift, 1989

The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Song of the Year

Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"

Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"

Little Big Town, "Girl Crush"

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"

Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"

Best New Artist

Courtney Barnett

James Bay

Sam Hunt

Tori Kelly

Meghan Trainor

Best Pop Vocal Album

Kelly Clarkson, Piece by Piece

Florence + the Machine, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Mark Ronson, Uptown Special

Taylor Swift, 1989

James Taylor, Before This World

Best Rap Album

J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive

Dr. Dre, Compton

Drake, If You're Reading This It's Too Late

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly

Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint

Best Music Video

ASAP Rocky, "LSD"

The Dead Weather, "I Feel Love"

Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"

Pharrell Williams, "Freedom"