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Jay-Z Leads the Pack as The 2018 Grammy Nominees Are Announced

the 2018 Grammy Nominees are finally here!

via GIPHY

Jay-Z is in the lead with eight noms including album of the year and record of the year. Kendrick Lamar came in second with seven nominations and Bruno Mars has six. See more below or get the full list here.

Album of the year:

  • “Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
  • “4:44” — Jay-Z
  • “Damn.” — Kendrick Lamar
  • “Melodrama” — Lorde
  • “24K Magic” — Bruno Mars

Record of the year:

  • “Redbone” — Childish Gambino
  • “Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
  • “The Story of O.J.” — Jay-Z
  • “Humble.” — Kendrick Lamar
  • ”24K Magic” — Bruno Mars

Song of the year

  • “Despacito” — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
  • “4:44” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)
  • “Issues” — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)
  • “1-800-273-8255” — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)
  • “That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

New artist

  • Alessia Cara
  • Khalid
  • Lil Uzi Vert
  • Julia Michaels
  • SZA

Pop solo performance

  • “Love So Soft” — Kelly Clarkson
  • “Praying” — Kesha
  • “Million Reasons” — Lady Gaga
  • “What About Us” — P!nk
  • “Shape of You” — Ed Sheeran

Pop duo/group performance

  • “Something Just Like This” — The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
  • “Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
  • “Thunder” — Imagine Dragons
  • “Feel It Still” — Portugal. The Man
  • “Stay” — Zedd & Alessia Cara

Pop vocal album

  • “Kaleidoscope EP” — Coldplay
  • “Lust for Life” — Lana Del Rey
  • “Evolve” — Imagine Dragons
  • “Rainbow” — Kesha
  • “Joanne” — Lady Gaga
  • “÷ (Divide)” — Ed Sheeran

Dance/electronic album

  • “Migration” — Bonobo
  • “3-D the Catalogue” — Kraftwerk
  • “Mura Masa” — Mura Masa
  • “A Moment Apart” — Odesza
  • “What Now” — Sylvan Esso

Rock song

  • “Atlas, Rise!” — James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
  • “Blood in the Cut” — JT Daly & Kristine Flaherty, songwriters (K.Flay)
  • “Go to War” — Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, songwriters (Nothing More)
  • “Run” — Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
  • “The Stage” — Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold)

Rock album

  • “Emperor of Sand” — Mastodon
  • “Hardwired…to Self-Destruct” — Metallica
  • “The Stories We Tell Ourselves” — Nothing More
  • “Villains” — Queens of the Stone Age
  • “A Deeper Understanding” — the War on Drugs

R&B song

  • “First Began” — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)
  • “Location” — Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)
  • “Redbone” — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
  • “Supermodel” — Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)
  • “That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Urban contemporary album

  • “Free 6lack” — 6lack
  • “Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
  • “American Teen” — Khalid
  • “Ctrl” — SZA
  • “Starboy” — the Weeknd

R&B album

  • “Freudian” — Daniel Caesar
  • “Let Love Rule” — Ledisi
  • “24K Magic” — Bruno Mars
  • “Gumbo” — PJ Morton
  • “Feel the Real’ — Musiq Soulchild

Rap song

  • “Bodak Yellow” — Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White, songwriters (Cardi B)
  • “Chase Me” — Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer, songwriters (Danger Mouse featuring Run the Jewels & Big Boi)
  • “Humble.” — K. Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
  • “Sassy” — E. Gabouer & M. Evans, songwriters (Rapsody)
  • “The Story of O.J.” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)

Rap album

  • “4:44” — Jay-Z
  • “Damn.” — Kendrick Lamar
  • “Culture” — Migos
  • “Laila’s Wisdom” — Rapsody
  • “Flower Boy” — Tyler, the Creator

Country song

  • “Better Man” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town)
  • “Body Like a Back Road” — Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Sam Hunt)
  • “Broken Halos” — Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
  • “Drinkin’ Problem” — Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland)
  • “Tin Man” — Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

Country album

  • “Cosmic Hallelujah” — Kenny Chesney
  • “Heart Break” — Lady Antebellum
  • “The Breaker” — Little Big Town
  • “Life Changes” — Thomas Rhett
  • “From a Room: Volume 1” — Chris Stapleton

TBH, I just thought the nominees in this category was fascinating. Who would have ever thought bruce springsteen would be competing against Bernie sanders or carrie fisher for a grammy?

Spoken word album (includes poetry, audiobooks & storytelling)

  • “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” — Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • “Born to Run” — Bruce Springsteen
  • “Confessions of a Serial Songwriter” — Shelly Peiken
  • “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In (Bernie Sanders) — Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo
  • “The Princess Diarist” — Carrie Fisher

Comedy album

  • “The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas” — Dave Chappelle
  • “Cinco” — Jim Gaffigan
  • “Jerry Before Seinfeld” — Jerry Seinfeld
  • “A Speck of Dust” — Sarah Silverman
  • “What Now?” — Kevin Hart

Producer of the year, non-classical

  • Calvin Harris
  • Greg Kurstin
  • Blake Mills
  • No I.D.
  • The Stereotypes

Music video

  • ” Up All Night” — (Beck) Canada, video director; Laura Serra Estorch & Oscar Romagosa, video producers
  • “Makeba” — (Jain) Lionel Hirle & Gregory Ohrel, video directors; Yodelice, video producer
  • “The Story of O.J.” — (Jay-Z) Shawn Carter & Mark Romanek, video directors; Daniel Midgley, video producer
  • “Humble.” — (Kendrick Lamar) The Little Homies & Dave Meyers, video directors; Jason Baum, Dave Free, Jamie Rabineau, Nathan K. Scherrer & Anthony Tiffith, video producers
  • “1-800-273-8255” — (Logic featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid) Andy Hines, video director; Andrew Lerios, video producer

 



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