Slipknot nominated for two Grammy Awards
Iowa-born metal band Slipknot has been nominated for two 2016 Grammy Awards, "Best Metal Performance" and "Best Rock Album."
The nomination for "Best Metal Performance" comes from the group's work on the track "Custer," which was featured on the 2014 LP, ".5: The Gray Chapter." The nomination for "Best Rock Album" comes from the band's work on ".5: The Gray Chapter," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard top 200 album chart in October 2014.
Slipknot's been nominated for eight Grammy Awards prior to this year's nomination, winning "Best Metal Performance" for the track "Before I Forget" in 2006. The group received one nomination for "Best Metal Performance" at last year's awards, for the track "The Negative One."
Kendrick Lamar led this year's nominations, with 11, primarily for his work on the prolific record "To Pimp A Butterfly." The 58th Grammy Awards is set to air on Feb. 15, 2016.