Aussies Get Grammy Nods

Aussie exports Tame Impala and Courtney Barnett have joined the ranks of Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran with the 2016 Grammy nominations announced today.

Barnett and Tame Impala both dominated this year’s ARIA Awards, with Barnett winning four of her eight nominations, including Best Cover Art, Breakthrough Artist, Best Female Artist and Best Independent Release.

Tame Impala beat Barnett for the Best Rock Album gong, as well as winning Best Group.

As far as the Grammys go, each only have one nomination – Barnett for Best New Artist; Tame Impala for Best Alternative Music Album – but they’re in a talent pool with the likes of Kendrick Lamar (11 nominations), Taylor Swift (seven nominations) and The Weeknd (also seven nominations).


The 2016 Grammys will be held at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on February 15 next year.


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