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Jay-Z, Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar Lead the 2018 Grammys Nominations

Singer Andra Day was in charge of the announcement of the nominees for the 2018 Grammys on CBS This Morning on Tuesday, November 28.

Jay-Z, already a 21-time Grammy winner, is the one that leads the nominations with a total of eight, which includes Album of the Year (4:44), Record of the Year (“The Story of O.J.”) and Song of the Year (“4:44”).

Following him close behind is Kendrick Lamar with seven, including Album of the Year (DAMN.) and Record of the Year (“Humble”). Like Jay-Z, Bruno Mars also scored noms in the three main categories: Album of the Year (24K Magic), Record of the Year (“24K Magic”) and Song of the Year (“That’s What I Like”). Mars received a total of six nominations.

Besides “4:44”, “DAMN.” and “24K Magic”, the other nominees in will face off against Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!” and Lorde’s “Melodrama” for Album of the Year.

“I’m inspired by this year’s nominees and the incredible talent each possesses,” said Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy.

“Their recordings are a true testament to how creatively alive and meaningful our music industry has become. Each nominee uses their craft to inspire, uplift, and tell stories of our world through their artistry. They provide a vibrant soundtrack that represents the highest level of excellence and continues to impact and reflect our culture.”

One of the major snubs from the list is former One Direction Harry Styles, who was one of the possible candidates for fans and experts, thanks to his hit single “Sign of the Times” and his critically lauded self-titled debut solo album. Fellow Brit Ed Sheeran was also left out of the main categories, scoring only Best Pop Performance and no rock or country acts received nods in the major categories, which mostly included rap and R&B artists.

James Corden will be back to host the show for the second year in a row—but this time the annual show is moving from the Staples Center in L.A. to Madison Square Garden in New York City.

CBS will broadcast the 60th Annual Grammy Awards live on both coasts Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.

Here is the complete list of nominees:

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

Jay Z, “The Story of O.J.”

Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”

Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”

Song of the Year

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

Jay-Z, “4:44”

Julia Michaels, “Issues”

Alessia Cara “1-800-273-8255 (feat. Khalid)”

Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara


Lil Uzi Vert

Julia Michaels


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 Pop Vocal Album:

Kaleidoscope EP — Coldplay

Lust For Life — Lana Del Rey

Evolve — Imagine Dragons

Rainbow — Kesha

Joanne — Lady Gaga

÷ — Ed Sheeran

Best Dance Recording:

“Bambro Koyo Ganda” — Bonobo Featuring Innov Gnawa

“Cola” — Camelphat & Elderbrook

“Andromeda” — Gorillaz Featuring DRAM

“Tonite” — LCD Soundsystem

“Line Of Sight” — Odesza Featuring WYNNE & Mansionair


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 Alternative Music Album:

Everything Now — Arcade Fire

Humanz — Gorillaz

American Dream — LCD Soundsystem

Pure Comedy — Father John Misty

Sleep Well Beast — The National

Best R&B Performance:

“Get You” — Daniel Caesar Featuring Kali Uchis

“Distraction” — Kehlani

“High” — Ledisi

“That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars

“The Weekend” — SZA


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Jay-Z, Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar Lead the 2018 Grammys Nominations

Jay-Z, Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar Lead the 2018 Grammys Nominations

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