LOS ANGELES — Stars react to the 2016 Grammy Award nominations, announced Monday:

"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."

— Sam Hunt, nominated for country album and new artist, in a statement

"I wasn't expecting the Grammy noms, thank you"

— Ed Sheeran, up for song and record of the year for "Thinking Out Loud," via Twitter

"I am so unbelievably grateful to be nominated and so humbly elated to be listed among the other performers I look up to This is a dream come true. But the real question is, what the hell am I going to wear?"

— Elle King, double-nominee for her hit single "Ex's & Oh's," in a statement

"Woke up 2 Grammy nominations!! :) Thanks everybody who nominated me and congrats to all the other nominees!"

— Kelly Clarkson, nominated for pop solo performance and pop vocal album for "Piece by Piece," via Twitter

"Wow much thanks for Grammy nomination for No One Ever Tells You!!"

— Seth MacFarlane, up for traditional pop vocal album, via Twitter

"4 Grammy nominations! Thank you!"

— John Legend, who has three bids for his song with Common, "Glory," and a fourth for his track with Kanye West, "One Man Can Change the World," via Twitter