The 2018 Grammy Awards Nominations Are Here!
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The 2018 Grammy Awards Nominations Are Here!

The 2018 Grammy Awards nominees were announced early Tuesday morning, with singer (and nominee!) Andra Day revealing who earned nods in the top categories on CBS This Morning.

JAY-Z leads the pack with a whopping eight nominations for his album 4:44Kendrick Lamar follows closely behind with seven nods, while Bruno Mars — who recently led the AMAs nominations — is next in line with six. SZA, Khalid, Childish Gambino, and No I.D. each got an impressive five nods each.

See some of the nominees below, and head to the Grammys website for the full list.

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 Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito”

JAY-Z, “The Story Of O.J.”

Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”

Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”

Song of the Year:

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito”

JAY-Z, “4:44”

Julia Michaels, “Issues”

Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid, “1-800-273-8255”

Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

Best New Artist:

Alessia Cara


Lil Uzi Vert

Julia Michaels


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 Rap Album:

JAY-Z, 4:44

Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. 

Migos, Culture

Rapsody, Laila’s Wisdom

Tyler, The Creator, Flower Boy

Best Pop 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 and Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, “Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber)”

Imagine Dragons, “Thunder”

Portugal. The Man, “Feel It Still”

Zedd and Alessia Cara, “Stay”Best Traditional Pop 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 Dance Recording

Bonobo, “Bambro Koyo Ganda (feat. Innov Gnawa)”

Camelphat and Elderbrook, “Cola”

Gorillaz, “Andromeda (feat. DRAM)”

LCD Soundsystem, “Tonite”

Odesza, “Line of Sight (feat. WYNNE and Mansionair)”
Best Dance/Electronic Album

Bonobo, Migration

Kraftwerk, 3-D The Catalogue

Mura Masa, Mura Masa

Odesza, A Moment Apart

Sylvan Esso, What Now
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 Urban Contemporary Album

6lack, Free 6lack

Childish Gambino, Awaken, My Love!

Khalid, American Teen

SZA, Ctrl

The Weeknd, Starboy


Best Country Album

Kenny Chesney, Cosmic Hallelujah

Lady Antebellum, Heart Break

Little Big Town, The Breaker

Thomas Rhett, Life Changes

Chris Stapleton, From a Room: Volume 1

Best Jazz Vocal Album

The Baylor Project, The Journey

Jazzmeia Horn, A Social Call

Raul Midón, Bad Ass and Blind

Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King, Porter Plays Porter

Cécile McLorin Salvant, Dreams and Daggers

Best Gospel Album

Travis Greene, Crossover

Le’Andria, Bigger Than Me

Marvin Sapp, Close

Anita Wilson, Sunday Song

Cece Winans, Let Them Fall in Love

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Danny Gokey, Rise

Matt Maher, Echoes (Deluxe Edition)

MercyMe, Lifer

Tauren Wells, Hills and Valleys

Zach Williams, Chain Breaker

Best Latin Album

Alex Cuba, Lo Único Constante

Juanes, Mis Planes Son Amarte

La Santa Cecilia, Amar Y Vivir En Vivo Desde La Cuidad De México, 2017

Natalia Lafourcade, Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos)

Shakira, El DoradoBest Americana Album

Gregg Allman, Southern Blood

Brent Cobb, Shine on Rainy Day

Iron & Wine, Beast Epic

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Nashville Sound

The Mavericks, Brand New Day

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Calvin Harris

No I.D.

Greg Kurstin

Blake Mills

The Stereotypes

Best Song Written for Visual Media

“City of Stars,” La La Land

“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” Fifty Shades Darker

“Never Give Up,” Lion

“Stand Up for Something,” Marshall

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

The Jerry Douglas Band, What If

Alex Han, Spirit

Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge, Mount Royal

Jeff Lorber Fusion, Prototype

Antonio Sanchez, Bad Hombre

Best Metal Performance

August Burns Red, “Invisible Enemy”

Body Count, “Black Hoodie”

Track from: Bloodlust

Code Orange, “Forever”

Mastodon, “Sultan’s Curse”

Meshuggah, “Clockworks”Best Rock Song

Metallica, “Atlas, Rise!”

K.Flay, “Blood in the Cut”

Nothing More, “Go to War”

Foo Fighters, “Run”

Avenged Sevenfold, “The Stage”

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, “Get You (feat. Kali Uchis)”

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, “What I’m Feelin’ (feat. The Hamiltones)”

Ledisi, “All the Way”

Mali Music, “Still”

Best R&B Song

PJ Morton, “First Began”

Khalid, “Location”

Childish Gambino, “Redbone”

SZA, “Supermodel”

Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

Best R&B Album

Daniel Caesar, Freudian

Ledisi, Let Love Rule

Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

PJ Morton, Gumbo

Musiq Soulchild, Feel the Real

Best Rap Performance

Big Sean, “Bounce Back”

Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”

Jay-Z, “4:44”

Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”

Migos, “Bad and Boujee (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)”

Best Rap/Sung Performance


Goldlink, “Crew (feat. Brent Faiyaz and Shy Glizzy)”

Jay-Z, “Family Feud (feat. Beyoncé)”

Kendrick Lamar, “LOYALTY. (feat. Rihanna)”

SZA, “Love Galore (feat. Travis Scott)”Best Rap Song

Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”

Danger Mouse, “Chase Me (feat. Run the Jewels and Big Boi)”

Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”

Rapsody, “Sassy”

Jay-Z, “The Story of O.J.”

Best Country Solo Performance

Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”

Alison Krauss, “Losing You”

Miranda Lambert, “Tin Man”

Maren Morris, “I Could Use a Love Song”

Chris Stapleton, “Either Way”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Brothers Osborne, “It Ain’t My Fault”

Zac Brown Band, “My Old Man”

Lady Antebellum, “You Look Good”

Little Big Town, “Better Man”

Midland, “Drinkin’ Problem”Best Country Song

Little Big Town, “Better Man”

Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”

Chris Stapleton, “Broken Halos”

Midland, “Drinkin’ Problem”

Miranda Lambert, “Tin Man”

Best New Age Album

Brian Eno, Reflection

India.ArieSongVersation: Medicine

Peter Kater, Dancing on Water

Kitaro, Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Volume 5

Steve Roach, Spiral Revelation

Returning as the host this year will be the Late Late Show‘s James Corden. So far, no information on who will be performing at the awards has been made available.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28.

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(Photos via Gustavo Caballero/Getty + Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for MTV + Michael Loccisano/Getty + Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)