Jay Z Leads Grammy Nominations For 2018 Ceremony + Fan Favs Make List As Well

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28 Nov2017
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The nominations for the 2018 Grammy awards have been released and while some music lovers feel their favorite artists have been snubbed, many are rejoicing at the fact that some heavy hitters are being recognized for their achievement in music.

Jay Z leads the pack on nominees earning 8 noms of his work on his latest album 4:44. The biggest category of the night, Record of the year, puts Jay Z up against Childish Gambino, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Kendrick Lamar, and Bruno Mars. Other names like Cardi B, Big Sean, Ed Sheeran, SZA, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Kesha, and more all received nominations and are likely to appear at the award ceremony at the end of January.

James Corden hosts the 60th Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Be sure to tune in. Until then check out some of the nominations below and view the full list at Grammys.com. How do you feel about the nominees? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Record of the year
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
“The Story of O.J.” — Jay-Z
HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars

Album of the year
Awaken, My Love! – Childish Gambino
4:44 – Jay-Z
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
Melodrama – Lorde
24K Magic – Bruno Mars

Song of the year
“Despacito”
“4:44”
“Issues”
“1-800-273-8255”
“That’s What I Like”

Best new artist
Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

Best pop solo performance
“Love So Soft” – Kelly Clarkson
“Praying” – Kesha
“Million Reasons” – Lady Gaga
“What About Us” – Pink
“Shape Of You” – Ed Sheeran

Best pop duo/group performance
“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“Thunder” – Imagine Dragons
“Feel It Still” – Portugal. The Man
“Stay” – Zedd & Alessia Cara

Best rock performance
“You Want It Darker” – Leonard Cohen
“The Promise” – Chris Cornell
“Run” – Foo Fighters
“No Good” – Kaleo
“Go To War” – Nothing More

Best 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

Best rap performance
“Bounce Back” – Big Sean
“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B
“4:44” – Jay-Z
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Bad And Boujee” – Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert

Best rap album
4:44 – Jay-Z
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
Culture – Migos
Laila’s Wisdom – Rapsody
Flower Boy  – Tyler, The Creator

Best country song
“Better Man”
“Body Like A Back Road”
“Broken Halos”
“Drinkin’ Problem”
“Tin Man”

Best 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

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