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    2018 Grammys Nominations: Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar Lead the Nominees

    Nominees for the 2018 Grammys are here! This year, Jay-Z leads the nominees with a total of eight nods.

    On Tuesday morning, Andra Day made a stop on CBS This Morning to announce the first Grammy categories. Day revealed nominees for Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. Following that, The Recording Academy announced the full list of this year’s nominees.

    Jay-Z snagged a total of eight nods, followed by Kendrick Lamar with seven. Bruno Mars got six nominations including one for Record of the Year. Several artists walked away with five nods. Khalid, Childish Gambino and producer No I.D. got five as did SZA. SZA is this year’s most nominated woman!

    The Grammys will air on CBS on Jan. 28 live from Madison Square Garden. Stay tuned for live coverage of the 2018 Grammys and check out several of the nominee categories below. The Recording Academy’s website has the full list.

    General Field

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

    Best New Artist:

    Alessia Cara
    Lil Uzi Vert
    Julia Michaels


    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 and Coldplay
    “Despacito” — Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
    “Thunder” — Imagine Dragons
    “Feel It Still” — Portugal. The Man
    “Stay” — Zedd & Alessia Cara

    Best Pop Vocal Album:

    Kaleidoscope EP — Coldplay
    Lust for Life — Lana del Ray
    Evolve — Imagine Dragons
    Rainbow — Kesha
    Joanne — Lady Gaga
    ÷ (Divide) — Ed Sheeran

    Dance/Electronic Music

    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 Rock Song:

    “Atlas, Rise!” — songwriters James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
    “Blood In The Cut” — songwriters JT Daly and Kristine Flaherty (K.Flay)
    “Go To War” — songwriters Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik and Mark Vollelunga (Nothing More)
    “Run” songwriters Foo Fighters (Foo Fighters)
    “The Stage” — songwriters Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward and Brooks Wackerman (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:

    “Get You” — Daniel Caesar feat. Kali Uchis
    “Distraction” — Kehlani
    “High” — Ledisi
    “That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars
    “The Weekend” — SZA

    Best Urban Contemporary Album:

    Free 6lack — 6lack
    “Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
    American Teen — Khalid
    Ctrl — SZA
    Starboy — The Weeknd


    Best Rap Performance:

    “Bounce Back” — Big Sean
    “Bodak Yellow” — Cardi B
    “4:44” — Jay-Z
    “HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar
    “Bad And Boujee” — Migos feat. 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 Solo Performance

    “Body Like a Back Road” — Sam Hunt
    “Losing You” — Alison Krauss
    “Tin Man” — Miranda Lambert
    “I Could Use a Love Song” — Maren Morris
    “Either Way” — Chris Stapleton

    Best Country Duo/Group Performance:

    “It Ain’t My Fault” —Brothers Osborne
    “My Old Man” — Zac Brown Band
    “You Look Good” — Lady Antebellum
    “Better Man” — Little Big Town
    “Drinkin’ Problem” — Midland

    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 Comedy Album:

    The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas — Dave Chappelle
    Cinco — Jim Gaffigan
    Jerry Before Seinfeld — Jerry Seinfeld
    A Speck Of Dust — Sarah Silverman
    What Now? — Kevin Hart

    Music for Visual Media

    Best Song Written for Visual Media:

    “City Of Stars” — songwriters Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone), Track from La La Land
    “How Far I’ll Go” — songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda (Auli’i Cravalho), Track from Moana: The Songs
    “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” — songwriters Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew and Taylor Swift (ZAYN & Taylor Swift), Track from Fifty Shades Darker
    “Never Give Up” — songwriters Sia Furler and Gregg Kurstin (Sia), Track from Lion
    “Stand Up For Something” — songwriters Common and Diane Warren (Andra Day Featuring Common), Track from Marshall

    Production, Non-Classical

    Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:

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