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Grammys 2016: Nominees react

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The Recording Academy announced the 58th annual Grammy nominees Monday, honoring artists like Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, and Kendrick Lamar with multiple nominations for their work in the past year.

After the nominations went wide early Monday morning, Ed Sheeran, John Legend, and Josh Groban, among others, spread the Grammy love and mentioned their pals who were also nominated.

Sam Hunt, who was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Country Album, gave a statement to EW:

“I am beyond humbled with these nominations. I am so grateful to the fans, the Nashville music community and the Recording Academy for their appreciation and recognition. This has been just the most amazing year.”

Ed Sheeran was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year (“Thinking Out Loud”)

Josh Groban is up for Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

Diplo celebrated his nomination for Producer of the Year, and for his collaboration “Where Are U Now?” with Skrillex and Justin Bieber.

Kelly Clarkson’s up for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance.

Newcomer Elle King’s “Ex’s & Oh’s” was nominated for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song.

Lianne La Havas’ Blood is up for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

Ashley Monroe’s The Blade is nominated for Best Country Album.

Alabama Shakes’ Sound & Color is up for Album of the Year, among other awards.

Justin Bieber celebrated the accolades for “Where Are U Now?”

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