Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar Lead The Way In 2018 Grammy Awards Nominees

November 28, 2017

The Recording Academy of America have announced the 2018 Grammy nominations. JAY-Z leads the pack with eight nominations, including nods for album of the year, record of the year, song of the year and best rap album.  Kendrick Lamar follows with seven nods, while Bruno Mars is the third most-nominated artist with six.

SZA is 2018's most Grammy-nominated woman with five nods, while Khalid, Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga and Lorde are all in contention.

The Grammy Awards will air live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, 28 January 2018. The final round of Grammy voting runs from 7 to 21 December 2017.

The complete list of 2018 Grammy nominees follows below. Any category with more than five nominees means there was a tie.  The eligibility period for the 2018 Grammy Awards extended from 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017.

Listen to our Grammys Gold playlist here (click here to open in Spotify).

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

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’ — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
‘4:44’ — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson
‘Issues’ — Julia Michaels
‘1-800-273-8255’ —Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid
‘That's What I Like" — Bruno Mars

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 Like This’ -The Chainsmokers and Coldplay
‘Despacito’ (feat. Justin Bieber) - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
‘Thunder’ - Imagine Dragons,
‘Feel It Still’ – Portugal. The Man
‘Stay’ – Zedd and Alessia Cara

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

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 (feat. Innov Gnawa)
‘Cola’ - Camelphat and Elderbrook,
‘Andromeda’ – Gorillaz (feat. DRAM)
‘Tonite’ - LCD Soundsystem
‘Line Of Sight’ – Odesza (feat. WYNNE and Mansionair)

Best Dance/Electronic Album:
Migration - Bonobo
3-D The Catalogue - Kraftwerk
Mura Masa - Mura Masa
A Moment Apart - Odesza
What Now - Sylvan Esso

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 Urban Contemporary Album:
Free 6lack - 6lack
Awaken My Love! - Childish Gambino, Awaken, My Love!
American Teen - Khalid
Ctrl - SZA
Starboy - The Weeknd

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

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

Best Jazz Vocal Album:
The Journey - The Baylor Project
A Social Call - Jazzmeia Horn
Bad Ass and Blind - Raul Midón
Porter Plays Porter - Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King
Dreams And Daggers - Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Gospel Album:

Crossover - Travis Greene
Bigger Than Me - Le'Andria
Close - Marvin Sapp
Let Them Fall In Love - Anita Wilson, Sunday Song, Cece Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
Rise - Danny Gokey
Echoes (Deluxe Edition) - Matt Maher
Lifer - MercyMe
Hills And Valleys - Tauren Wells
Chain Breaker - Zach Williams

Best Latin Album:
Lo Único Constante - Alex Cuba
Mis Planes Son Amarte – Juanes
Amar Y Vivir En Vivo Desde La Cuidad De México, 2017 - La Santa Cecilia

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

Best Americana Album:
Southern Blood – Gregg Allman
Shine on Rainy Day – Brent Cobb
Beast Epic – Iron & Wine
The Nashville Sound - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Brand New Day - The Mavericks

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:
What If - The Jerry Douglas Band
Spirit - Alex Han
Mount Royal - Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge
Prototype - Jeff Lorber Fusion
Bad Hombre - Antonio Sanchez

Best Metal Performance:
‘Invisible Enemy’ - August Burns Red
‘Black Hoodie’ - Body Count
Track from: Bloodlust
‘Forever’ - Code Orange
‘Sultan’s Curse’ - Mastodon
‘Clockworks’ - Meshuggah

Best Rock Song:
‘Atlas, Rise!’ - Metallica
‘Blood In The Cut’ - K.Flay
‘Go To War’ - Nothing More
‘Run’ - Foo Fighters
‘The Stage’ - Avenged Sevenfold

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 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:
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:
6LACK – ‘PRBLMS’
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.Arie, SongVersation -Medicine
Peter Kater - Dancing on Water
Kitaro - Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Volume 5
Steve Roach - Spiral Revelation

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