2018 Grammy Nominations Announced: Kendrick Lamar, JAY-Z, Lorde, Childish Gambino

The nominees are in. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards have announced the leaders and all we can say is that we are not surprised. Coming in on top is  JAY-Z with eight nominations. Up next, in our opinion, the best album of 2017, Kendrick Lamar with seven.

The ceremony will take place on January 28 at Madison Square Garden and will be broadcast live on CBS. James Cordon will host the event.

Below is the full list by category.

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Album of the Year

Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love!”
JAY-Z – 4:44
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Lorde – Melodrama
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

Record of the Year

Childish Gambino – Redbone
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – Despacito
JAY-Z – The Story of O.J.
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

Song of the Year

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

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels


Best Pop Solo Performance

Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft
Kesha – Praying
Lady Gaga – Million Reasons
Pink – What About Us
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

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

Best Pop Vocal Album

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

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version)
Bob Dylan – Triplicate
Seth MacFarlane – In Full Swing
Sarah McLachlan – Wonderland
Various Artists – Tony Bennett Celebrates 90


Best Rap Performance

Big Sean – Bounce Back
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
JAY-Z – 4:44
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
Migos – Bad and Boujee

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Goldlink ft. Brent Faiyaz, Shy Glizzy – Crew
JAY-Z ft. Beyoncé – Family Feud
Kendrick Lamar ft. Rihanna – LOYALTY.
SZA ft. Travis Scott – Love Galore

Best Rap Song

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

Best Rap Album

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
JAY-Z – 4:44
Migos – Culture
Rapsody – Laila’s Wisdom
Tyler, the Creator – Flower Boy


Best Rock Performance

Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Chris Cornell – The Promise
Foo Fighters – Run
Kaleo – No Good
Nothing More – Go to War

Best Metal Performance

August Burns Red – Invisible Enemy
Body Count – Black Hoodie
Mastodon – Sultan’s Curse
Meshuggah – Clockworks
Code Orange – Forever

Best Rock Song

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

Best Rock Album

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


Best Alternative Music Album

Arcade Fire – Everything Now
Gorillaz – Humanz
LCD Soundsystem – American Dream
Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
The National – Sleep Well Beast


Best R&B Performance

Daniel Caesar ft. Kali Uchis – Get You
Kehlani – Distraction
Ledisi – High
Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like
SZA – The Weekend

Best Traditional R&B Performance

The Baylor Project – Laugh and Move On
Childish Gambino – Redbone
Anthony Hamilton ft. The HamilTones – What I’m Feelin’
Ledisi – All the Way
Mali Music – Still

Best R&B Song

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

Best Urban Contemporary Album

6LACK – Free 6LACK
Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love!”
Khalid – American Teen
The Weeknd – Starboy

Best R&B Album

Daniel Caesar – Freudian
Ledisi – Let Love Rule
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
PJ Morton – Gumbo
Musiq Soulchild – Feel the Real


Best Dance Recording

Bonobo – Bambro Koyo Ganda
Camelphat & Elderbrook – Cola
Gorillaz – Andromeda [ft. DRAM] LCD Soundsystem – Tonite
Odesza – Line of Sight

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Bonobo – Migration
Kraftwerk – 3-D the Catalogue
Mura Masa – Mura Masa
Odesza – A Moment Apart
Sylvan Esso – What Now


Best Comedy Album

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


Best Remixed Recording

Loleatta Holloway – Can’t Let You Go (Louie Vega Roots Mix)
Bobby Rush – Funk O’ De Funk (SMLE Remix)
Kehlani – Undercover (Adventure Club Remix)
The xx – A Violent Noise (Four Tet Remix)
Depeche Mode – You Move Me (Latriot Remix)

Music for Visual Media

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Various Artists – Baby Driver
Various Artists – Guardians of the Galaxy
Various Artists – Hidden Figures: The Album
Various Artists – La La Land
Various Artists – Moana: The Songs

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Jóhann Jóhannsson – Arrival
Hans Zimmer – Dunkirk
Ramin Djawadi – Game of Thrones: Season 7
Hans Zimmer – Hidden Figures
Justin Hurwitz – La La Land

Best Song Written For Visual Media:

Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul – City of Stars
Lin-Manuel Miranda – How Far I’ll Go
Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (‘Fifty Shades Darker’)
Sia Furler & Greg Kurstin – Never Give Up
Common & Diane Warren – Stand Up For Something


Best Recording Package

Magin Diaz – El Orisha De La Rosa
Mura Masa – Mura Masa
Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
The National – Sleep Well Beast
Jonathan Coulton – Solid State

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Various Artists – Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque in Upper Volta
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (1984 – 2014)
The Grateful Dead – May 1977: Get Shown the Light
Various Artists: The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition
Various Artists: Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares


Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

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

Music Video/Film

Best Music Video

Beck – Up All Night
Jain – Makeba
JAY-Z – The Story of O.J.
Kendrick – HUMBLE.
Logic – 1-800-273-8255

Best Music Film

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – One More Time With Feeling
The Grateful Dead – Long Strange Trip
Various Artists – The Defiant Ones
Various Artists – Soundbreaking
Various Artists – Two Trains Runnin’

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