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The nominees for the GRAMMY Awards 2018 have been announced

The nominees for the 60th GRAMMY Awards, set to take place in New York on January 28 2018, have been announced. With a total of 84 awards, the ceremony will celebrate all kinds of musical genres, from pop to RnB, country to classical.

Leading the pack is JAY-Z with eight nominations, closely followed by Kendrick Lamar with seven. Bruno Mars has received six nominations, whilst SZA is the most nominated female, receiving five nominations.

There is a definite shift in terms of diversity amongst the nominations this year, with hip hop and urban music taking centre stage across the main categories. Additionally, for the first time in 19 years, the Album of the Year category does not feature any white males. Childish Gambino, Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, JAY-Z and Bruno Mars will compete for the gong, with the likes of Ed Sheeran being snubbed for the top award.

Here’s who’s nominated for what at the GRAMMY Awards 2018. Note that the eligibility period is Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017.

GRAMMY Awards 2018 Nominees

Record Of The Year

(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

‘Redbone’
Childish Gambino
Ludwig Goransson, producer; Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson, Riley Mackin & Ruben Rivera, engineers/mixers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer

‘Despacito’
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
Josh Gudwin, Mauricio Rengifo & Andrés Torres, producers; Josh Gudwin & Jaycen Joshua, engineers/mixers; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

‘The Story Of O.J.’
JAY-Z
JAY-Z & No I.D., producers; Jimmy Douglas & Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton, engineers/mixers; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

‘HUMBLE.’
Kendrick Lamar
Mike Will Made It, producer; Derek “MixedByAli” Ali, James Hunt & Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

’24K Magic’
Bruno Mars
Shampoo Press & Curl, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer

Album Of The Year

(Award to Artist(s) and to Featured Artist(s), Songwriter(s) of new material, Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s), Mixer(s) and Mastering Engineer(s) credited with at least 33% playing time of the album, if other than Artist.)

“Awaken, My Love!”
Childish Gambino
Ludwig Goransson, producer; Bryan Carrigan, Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson, Riley Mackin & Ruben Rivera, engineers/mixers; Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer

4:44
JAY-Z
JAY-Z & No I.D., producers; Jimmy Douglas & Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton, engineers/mixers; Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

DAMN.
Kendrick Lamar
DJ Dahi, Sounwave & Anthony Tiffith, producers; Derek “MixedByAli” Ali, James Hunt & Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers; K. Duckworth, D. Natche, M. Spears & A. Tiffith, songwriters; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

Melodrama
Lorde
Jack Antonoff & Lorde, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Laura Sisk, engineers/mixers; Jack Antonoff & Ella Yelich-O’Connor, songwriters; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer

24K Magic
Bruno Mars
Shampoo Press & Curl, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers/mixers; Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer

Song Of The Year

(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

‘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

(An artist will be considered for Best New Artist if their eligibility year release/s achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and notably impacted the musical landscape.)

Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

POP

Best Pop Solo Performance

(For new vocal or instrumental pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only.)

‘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

(For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only.)

‘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

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new traditional pop recordings.)

Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version) – Michael Bublé
Triplicate – Bob Dylan
In Full Swing – Seth MacFarlane
Wonderland – Sarah McLachlan
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 – (Various Artists)
Dae Bennett, Producer

Best Pop Vocal Album

(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal pop recordings.)

Kaleidoscope EP – Coldplay
Lust For Life – Lana Del Rey
Evolve – Imagine Dragons
Rainbow – Kesha
Joanne – Lady Gaga
÷ (Divide) – Ed Sheeran

DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Best Dance Recording

(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.)

‘Bambro Koyo Ganda’ – Bonobo Featuring Innov Gnawa
Bonobo, producer; Bonobo, mixer

‘Cola’ – Camelphat & Elderbrook
Mike Di Scala, Elderbrook & David Whelan, producers; Mike Di Scala, Elderbrook & David Whelan, mixers

‘Andromeda’- Gorillaz Featuring DRAM
Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett, Remi Kabaka & Anthony Khan, producers; Stephen Sedgwick, mixer

‘Tonite’ – LCD Soundsystem
James Murphy, producer; James Murphy, mixer

‘Line Of Sight’ – Odesza Featuring WYNNE & Mansionair
Clayton Knight & Harrison Mills, producers; Eric J Dubowsky, mixer

Best Dance/Electronic Album

(For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)

Migration – Bonobo
3-D The Catalogue – Kraftwerk
Mura Masa – Mura Masa
A Moment Apart – Odesza
What Now – Sylvan Esso

CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

(For albums containing approximately 51% or more playing time of instrumental material. For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings.)

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

ROCK

Best Rock Performance

(For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings.)

‘You Want It Darker’ – Leonard Cohen
‘The Promise’ – Chris Cornell
‘Run’ – Foo Fighters
‘No Good’ – Kaleo
‘Go To War’ – Nothing More

Best Metal Performance

(For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative metal recordings.)

‘Invisible Enemy’ – August Burns Red
‘Black Hoodie’ – Body Count
‘Forever’ – Code Orange
‘Sultan’s Curse’ – Mastodon
‘Clockworks’ – Meshuggah

Best Rock Song

(A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal songs. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

‘Atlas, Rise!’
James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)

‘Blood In The Cut’
JT Daly & Kristine Flaherty, songwriters (K.Flay)

‘Go To War’
Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, songwriters (Nothing More)

‘Run’
Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)

‘The Stage’
Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold)

Best Rock Album

(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rock, hard rock or metal recordings.)

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

ALTERNATIVE

Best Alternative Music Album

(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Everything Now – Arcade Fire
Humanz – Gorillaz
American Dream – LCD Soundsystem
Pure Comedy – Father John Misty
Sleep Well Beast – The National

R&B

Best R&B Performance

(For new vocal or instrumental R&B recordings.)

‘Get You’ – Daniel Caesar Featuring Kali Uchis
‘Distraction’ – Kehlani
‘High’ – Ledisi
‘That’s What I Like’ – Bruno Mars
‘The Weekend’ – SZA

Best Traditional R&B Performance

(For new vocal or instrumental traditional R&B recordings.)

‘Laugh And Move On’ – The Baylor Project
‘Redbone’ – Childish Gambino
‘What I’m Feelin” – Anthony Hamilton Featuring The Hamiltones
‘All The Way’ – Ledisi
‘Still’ – Mali Music

Best R&B Song

(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

‘First Began’
PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)

‘Location’
Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)

‘Redbone’
Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

‘Supermodel’
Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)

‘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 Urban Contemporary Album

(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded contemporary vocal tracks derivative of R&B.)

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

Best R&B Album

(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new R&B recordings.)

Freudian – Daniel Caesar
Let Love Rule – Ledisi
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Gumbo – PJ Morton
Feel The Real – Musiq Soulchild

RAP

Best Rap Performance

(For a Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

‘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/Sung Performance

(For a solo or collaborative performance containing both elements of R&B melodies and Rap.)

‘PRBLMS’ – 6LACK
‘Crew’ – Goldlink Featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
‘Family Feud’ – JAY-Z Featuring Beyoncé
‘LOYALTY.’ – Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna
‘Love Galore’ – SZA Featuring Travis Scott

Best Rap Song

(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

‘Bodak Yellow’
Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White, songwriters (Cardi B)

‘Chase Me’
Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer, songwriters (Danger Mouse Featuring Run The Jewels & Big Boi)

‘HUMBLE.’
K. Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

‘Sassy’
M. Evans & E. Gabouer, songwriters (Rapsody)

‘The Story Of O.J.’
Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (JAY-Z)

Best Rap Album

(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rap recordings.)

4:44 – JAY-Z
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
Culture – Migos
Laila’s Wisdom – Rapsody
Flower Boy – Tyler, The Creator

COUNTRY

Best Country Solo Performance

(For new vocal or instrumental solo country recordings.)

‘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

(For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative country recordings.)

‘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 Song

(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

‘Better Man’
Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town)

‘Body Like A Back Road’
Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Sam Hunt)

‘Broken Halos’
Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)

‘Drinkin’ Problem’
Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland)

‘Tin Man’
Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

Best Country Album

(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new country recordings.)

Cosmic Hallelujah – Kenny Chesney
Heart Break – Lady Antebellum
The Breaker – Little Big Town
Life Changes – Thomas Rhett
From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton

For all 84 categories, head to the GRAMMY Awards website.

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Written by Katrina Rees

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