Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift Lead Grammy Nominations

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Taylor Swift on the red carpet at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 8, 2015.

Taylor Swift on the red carpet at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 8, 2015.

Taylor Swift left anything but a “Blank Space” in the nominations for the 58th Grammy Awards, receiving nods in the Big Three categories — album, record and song of the year — and many more in the full list

But the performer with the most nominations was hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar, who received 11 nominations. Swift earned seven, as did producer-singer the Weeknd.

File photo of Kendrick Lamar at The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) 26th Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 27, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

File photo of Kendrick Lamar at The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) 26th Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 27, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

The nominees for album of the year are “1989” (Swift), “Beauty Behind the Madness” (the Weeknd), “To Pimp a Butterfly” (Lamar), “Sound + Color” (Alabama Shakes) and “Traveller” (Chris Stapleton).

The nominees for record of the year are “Blank Space” (Swift), “Uptown Funk!” (Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars), “Thinking Out Loud” (Ed Sheeran), “Can’t Feel My Face” (the Weeknd) and “Really Love” (D’Angelo and the Vanguard).

Bruno Mars appears on CNN's Piers Morgan Live.

Bruno Mars appears on CNN’s Piers Morgan Live.

The nominees for song of the year — a songwriter’s award — are “Thinking Out Loud,” “Blank Space,” “Alright” (performed by Lamar), “Girl Crush” (performed by Little Big Town) and “See You Again” (performed by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth).

The nominees for best new artist are Sam Hunt, Meghan Trainor, James Bay, Tori Kelly and Courtney Barnett.

Meghan Trainor on the red carpet at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 8, 2015.

Meghan Trainor on the red carpet at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 8, 2015.

Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow praised the diversity of the field.

Soul group Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings performs at the 2012 Bonnaroo Music Festvial on Friday, June 8, 2012, in Manchester, Tennessee.

Soul group Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings performs at the 2012 Bonnaroo Music Festvial on Friday, June 8, 2012, in Manchester, Tennessee.

“Artists are pushing boundaries in exciting ways, making it an exceptionally strong year for music,” he said in a statement.

Indeed, even genres such as “rock” and “pop,” which often lean on old favorites, offered relative newcomers a taste of Grammy glory.

Credit: Resonate Music School & Studio in Edmonton, Alberta Thirteen-year-old Sydney Bourbeau was singing the Ed Sheeran hit "Thinking Out Loud" at the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta on Sunday when the pop star jumped on stage to join her.

Credit: Resonate Music School & Studio in Edmonton, Alberta
Thirteen-year-old Sydney Bourbeau was singing the Ed Sheeran hit “Thinking Out Loud” at the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta on Sunday when the pop star jumped on stage to join her.

For best rock performance, the nominees included Elle King and Wolf Alice along with Alabama Shakes, Florence + the Machine and Foo Fighters. Best country album nominees are Sam Hunt (“Montevallo”), Kacey Musgraves (“Pageant Material”) and Chris Stapleton (“Traveller”) along with Ashley Monroe (“The Blade”) and Little Big Town (“Pain Killer”).

Justin Timberlake joined his friend Chris Stapleton on stage for a performance of "Tennessee Whiskey" and "Drink You Away" during the CMAs on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 night in Nashville, Tennessee.

Justin Timberlake joined his friend Chris Stapleton on stage for a performance of “Tennessee Whiskey” and “Drink You Away” during the CMAs on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 night in Nashville, Tennessee.

And Seth MacFarlane — yes, that Seth MacFarlane, the man who created “Family Guy” and “American Dad!” — earned a slot in the best traditional pop vocal album alongside such Great American Songbook performers as Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap, Josh Groban, Barry Manilow and Bob Dylan. (Yes, that Bob Dylan.)

There were some surprising omissions. Billboard editor Joe Levy, talking about the major nominations on CBS, noted that none of Drake’s 2015 releases made the cut in the top categories. He also observed that the cast album for the Broadway hit “Hamilton,” which uses a variety of musical genres in its score, didn’t get an album of the year nomination.

However, he added the latter was probably a long shot anyway.

The Grammys will be held February 15. The show will air from Los Angeles’ Staples Center.

The Staples Center auditorium is set to host the funeral service for Michael Jackson on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

The Staples Center auditorium is set to host the funeral service for Michael Jackson on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.