With Grammy Eligibility Date Looming, Who's Poised to Make the Nomination Cut?

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Kendrick Lamar performs during the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 12, 2015 in Manchester, Tennessee.

With labels rushing to hit the 2016 awards' Sept. 30 eligibility cutoff, Billboard makes some predictions on the nominations, set to be announced in December

With labels rushing to hit the 2016 awards' Sept. 30 eligibility cutoff, Billboard makes some predictions on the nominations, set to be announced in December.

This story originally appeared in the Sept. 5 issue of Billboard.

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