Jay-Z Leads 2018 Grammy Nominations

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It’s already looking like 2018 will be Jay-Z‘s year. He scored an incredible eight Grammy nominations for his latest album 4:44: best album of the year, best record of the year, best video of the year, best rap song, best rap album, best rap performance, song of the year and best rap/sung collaboration. A total of three songs from 4:44 were recognized, including the title track, “The Story of O.J.” and “Family Feud.” The multi-platinum artist already has 21 Grammys under his belt, and needs just one more to tie with his wife Beyonce‘s 22 awards.

Other top nominees include Kendrick Lamar with seven nods, Bruno Mars with six. Khalid, producer No I.D. and Childish Gambino have five nominations each. And SZA is the most-nominated woman, also with five nods.

After last year, when many thought Beyonce was robbed for album of the year (including even winner Adele), this year the Grammy Awards seem to finally be paying attention to the popular conscience. With hip-hop and R&B surpassing rock as the most listened to music in America, including streaming numbers, the Grammys this year took note.

Jay-Z will compete for album of the year against Childish Gambino’s Awaken, My Love!, Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN., and Lorde’s Melodrama. And best new artist also represents a group of artists who have been huge across streaming platforms including: Alessia Cara, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels and SZA.

The Grammys will air live on CBS on Sunday, Jan. 28.

The full list of nominees is below.

Record of the Year

“Redbone” — Childish Gambino

“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi and 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” — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi and Marty James Garton (Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber)

“4:44” — Shawn Carter and Dion Wilson (Jay-Z)

“Issues” — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels and Justin Drew Tranter (Julia Michaels)

“1-800-273-8255” — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury and Khalid Robinson (Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid)

“That’s What I Like” — 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

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 Just Like This” — The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

“Thunder” — Imagine Dragons

“Feel It Still” — Portugal. The Man

“Stay” — Zedd and Alessia Cara

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/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 Alternative Music Album

“Everything Now” — Arcade Fire

“Humanz” — Gorillaz

“American Dream” — LCD Soundsystem

“Pure Comedy” — Father John Misty

“Sleep Well Beast” — The National

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 featuring 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 Song

“Better Man” — Taylor Swift (Little Big Town)

“Body Like a Back Road” — Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne (Sam Hunt)

“Broken Halos” — Mike Henderson and Chris Stapleton (Chris Stapleton)

“Drinkin’ Problem” — Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Mark Wystrach (Midland)

“Tin Man” — Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall (Miranda Lambert)

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 Jazz Instrumental Album

“Uptown, Downtown” — Bill Charlap Trio

“Rebirth” — Billy Childs

“Project Freedom” — Joey DeFrancesco and the People

“Open Book” — Fred Hersch

“The Dreamer Is the Dream” — Chris Potter

Best Latin Pop Album

“Lo Único Constante” — Alex Cuba

“Mis Planes Son Amarte” — Juanes

“Amar y Vivir en Vivo Desde la Ciudad de México, 2017” — La Santa Cecilia

“Musas (Un Homenaje al Folclore Latinoamericano en Manos de los Macorinos)” — Natalia Lafourcade

“El Dorado” — Shakira

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

“Ayo” — Bomba Estéreo

“Pa’ Fuera” — C4 Trío and Desorden Público

“Salvavidas de Hielo” — Jorge Drexler

“El Paradise” — Los Amigos Invisibles

“Residente” — Residente

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Calvin Harris

Greg Kurstin

Blake Mills

No I.D.

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