Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd top Grammy nominations

Los Angeles, Dec 7 (EFE).- Kendrick Lamar with 11 nominations, and Taylor Swift and The Weeknd with seven each, look to be the big winners at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, according to the list released Monday by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

All three will also vie for the Album of the Year award along with Alabama Shakes and Chris Stapleton.

Others well placed for this year's Grammy Awards are producer/musician Max Martin, with a total of six nominations, and rapper Drake with five.

Lamar's 11 nominations include a shot at Song of the Year for "Alright."

Swift also has a stack of chances with her album "1989" and the single "Blank Space," a candidate for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, as part of her seven nominations.

With the same number of nominations, Canadian R&B artist The Weeknd and his tune "Can't Feel My Face" is in the running for Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and other categories.

Ed Sheeran with "Thinking Out Loud," D'Angelo with "Really Love" and Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars with "Uptown Funk" are chasing the Record of the Year honor.

Sheeran repeats in the Song of the Year category with "Thinking Out Loud" where he will be up against Little Big Town with "Girl Crush" and Wiz Khalifa together with Charlie Puth with "See You Again."

Meanwhile, the Grammy rivals for Best New Artist will be Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly and Meghan Trainor.

Alejandro Sanz with "Sirope" and Pablo Alboran with "Terral" are candidates for Best Latin Pop Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced Monday.

Their competitors in the category are Ricky Martin with his disc "A Quien Quiera Escuchar," Julieta Venegas with "Algo Sucede" and Alex Cuba with "Healer."

Nominees for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album are Bomba Estereo ("Amanecer"), Natalia Lafourcade ("Hasta la Raiz"), Monsieur Perine ("Caja de Musica"), Pitbull ("Dale") and La Cuneta de Son Machin ("Mondongo").

With this new nomination, Sanz is out to grab his fourth Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album, a distinction he previously earned with "No Es lo Mismo" (2003), "El Tren de los Momentos" (2007) and "Paraiso Express" (2010).

Venegas might also land another Best Latin Pop Album award, following the one in 2006 for "Limon y Sal," while Martin will try to come out tops in the category after winning in 1998 with "Vuelve."

At the same time, all-timers Ruben Blades and Juan Luis Guerra have high hopes of taking home a Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Album, as do other artists like Jose "El Canario" Alberto, Guaco and Victor Manuelle.

Los Tigres del Norte, La Maquinaria Norteña, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Los Cojolites and Banda El Recodo de Don Cruz Lizarraga are competing for Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano).

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will he held February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.