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Jay-Z, Kendrick and Bruno Mars lead the way

 

The full list of nominations for the 2018 Grammy Awards have been revealed – with Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars leading the way with the most nods.

Set to return in January, the Grammys have Jay-Z out in front with eight nominations for his acclaimed ‘4:44‘, followed by Kendrick Lamar with seven and Bruno Mars with six. Foo Fighters, Leonard Cohen and Chris Cornell are among the acts up for ‘Best Rock Performance’.

“I’m inspired by this year’s nominees and the incredible talent each possesses,” said Neil Portnow, President/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.”

“The beauty of our process begins and ends with the participation of music professionals,” said Bill Freimuth, Recording Academy Senior Vice President of Awards. “Our nominations reflect the expertise and passion of Recording Academy voting members.”

The 60th Grammy awards will take place on Sunday January 28, 2018, live from Madison Square Garden in New York.

See the main Grammy categories below, and the full list of 84 here.

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

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

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
‘Something Just Like This’ ­— The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
‘Despacito’ — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
‘Thunder’ — Imagine Dragons
‘Feel It Still’ — Portugal. The Man
‘Stay’ — Zedd & Alessia Cara

Imagine Dragons

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

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl

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

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

Kendrick Lamar has spoken about the use of ghostwriters in hip-hop

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
‘Sunday Song’ — Anita Wilson
‘Let Them Fall In Love’ — 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 Pop 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

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

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

Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld

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

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:
Calvin Harris
No I.D.
Greg Kurstin
Blake Mills
The Stereotypes

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