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Grammys 2018 nominees (Kendrick, Jay-Z, SZA, Cardi B, LCD Soundsystem, Code Orange, more)

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The nominees for the 60th annual Grammy Awards have been revealed. As mentioned, the awards ceremony happens at Madison Square Garden, making it the first time the Grammys are held in New York City since 2003. The ceremony takes place on January 28 with James Corden hosting, and it will air live on CBS. Jay-Z got the most amount of nominations this year, with eight, and Kendrick Lamar is right behind him with seven.

Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN., Jay-Z’s 4:44, Lorde‘s Melodrama, Childish Gambino‘s Awaken, My Love!, and Bruno Mars24K Magic were nominated for Album of the Year. Kendrick and Jay-Z were also both nominated for Record of the Year (with “HUMBLE.” and “The Story of O.J.,” respectively), and Jay was also nominated for Song of the Year (with “4:44″). He’ll battle “Despacito” in both Record and Song of the Year categories.

DAMN. and 4:44 are also up for Best Rap Album against MigosCulture, Tyler the Creator‘s Flower Boy, and amazingly, Rapsody‘s Laila’s Wisdom.

SZA is up for Best New Artist, against Alessia Cara, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert and Julia Michaels. SZA is also up for Best R&B Performance for “The Weekend,” Best R&B Song for “Supermodel,” and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Ctrl.

LCD Soundsystem and Gorillaz are both up for Best Dance Recording and Best Alternative Music Album, the latter of which has them going against Arcade Fire, The National and Father John Misty.

Bonobo, Kraftwerk, Mura Masa, Odesza and Sylvan Esso are up for Best Dance/Electronic Album.

Leonard Cohen, Chris Cornell and Foo Fighters are up for Best Rock Performance, and Foo Fighters are also up for Best Rock Song against Metallica and others.

Mastodon, Meshuggah, Code Orange, Body Count and August Burns Red are battling it out for Best Metal Performance.

Mastodon, Metallica, The War On Drugs and Queens of the Stone Age are all up for Best Rock Album.

Kendrick and Jay-Z are also up for Best Rap Performance against Cardi B (“Bodak Yellow”), Migos & Lil Uzi Vert (“Bad and Boujee”), and Big Sean (“Bounce Back”). Kendrick and Jay are also up for Best Rap/Sung Performance for their respective Rihanna and Beyonce collabs, and SZA’s Travis Scott collab “Love Galore” is up for that one too.

“Bodak Yellow,” “HUMBLE.,” “The Story of O.J.,” Rapsody’s “Sassy,” and Danger Mouse and Run the Jewels‘ “Chase Me” are up for Best Rap Song.

Lana Del Rey, Coldplay, Kesha, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran and Imagine Dragons were nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Chris Stapleton is up for Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song.

Brian Eno is up for Best New Age Album.

Leonard Cohen and Alabama Shakes are up for Best American Roots Performance. Jason Isbell and Iron & Wine are up for Best Americana Album, and Isbell is also up for Best American Roots Song.

Laura Marling, Aimee Mann, Offa Rex (aka The Decemberists and Olivia Chaney), Yusuf/Cat Stevens, and The Secret Sisters are up for Best Folk Album.

Dave Chappelle, Jim Gaffigan, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman and Kevin Hart are up for Best Comedy Album.

Calvin Harris, Greg Kurstin, Blake Mills, No I.D. and The Stereotypes are up for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.

Beck‘s “Up All Night” is up for Best Music Video against Kendrick, Jay-Z, and others.

Nick Cave‘s One More Time With Feeling and The Grateful Dead‘s Long Strange Trip are up for Best Music Film.

Perfume GeniusNo Shape is up for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

See more highlights below and the full list of nominees HERE.

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Record of the Year
Childish Gambino – Redbone
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber – Despacito
Jay-Z – The Story of O.J.
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

Album of the Year
Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
Jay-Z – 4:44
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Lorde – Melodrama
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

Song of the Year
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber – Despacito
Jay-Z – 4:44
Julia Michaels – Issues
Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid – 1-800-273-8255
Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like

Best New Artist
Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

Best Pop Solo Performance
Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft
Kesha – Praying
Lady Gaga – Million Reasons
Pink – What About Us
Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You

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

Best Pop Vocal Album
Coldplay – Kaleidoscope EP
Lana Del Rey – Lust For Life
Imagine Dragons – Evolve
Kesha – Rainbow
Lady Gaga – Joanne
Ed Sheeran – Divide

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 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 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! – Metallica
Blood In The Cut – K.Flay
Go To War – Nothing More
Run – Foo Fighters
The Stage – Avenged Sevenfold

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

Best Rap Song
Bodak Yellow — Cardi B
Chase Me — Danger Mouse featuring Run the Jewels & Big Boi
Humble. — Kendrick Lamar
Sassy — Rapsody
The Story of O.J. — Jay-Z

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/Sung Performance
PRBLMS – 6LACk
Goldlink Featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy – Crew
Jay-Z featuring Beyonce – Family Feud
Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna – LOYALTY.
SZA featuring Travis Scott – Love Galore

Best Metal Performance
Invisible Enemy — August Burns Red
Black Hoodie — Body Count
Forever — Code Orange
Sultan’s Curse — Mastodon
Clockworks — Meshuggah

Best R&B Performance
Get You — Daniel Caesar featuring Kali Uchis
Distraction — Kehlani
High — Ledisi
That’s What I Like — Bruno Mars
The Weekend — SZA

Best R&B Song
First Began – PJ Morton
Location – Khalid
Redbone – Childish Gambino
Supermodel – SZA
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars

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

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

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 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 New Age Album
Reflection — Brian Eno
SongVersation: Medicine — India.Arie
Dancing on Water — Peter Kater
Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Volume 5 — Kitaro
Spiral Revelation — Steve Roach

Best Dance Recording
Bonobo Featuring Innov Gnawa – Bambro Koyo Ganda
Camelphat & Elderbrook – Cola
Gorillaz Featuring DRAM – Andromeda
LCD Soundsystem – Tonite
Odesza Featuring WYNNE & 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 Traditional Blues Album
Migration Blues – Eric Bibb
Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio – Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio
Roll and Tumble – R.L. Boyce
Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train – Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi
Blue & Lonesome – The Rolling Stones

Best Folk Album
Mental Illness – Aimee Mann
Semper Femina – Laura Marling
The Queen of Hearts – Offa Rex
You Don’t Own Me Anymore – The Secret Sisters
The Laughing Apple – Yusuf/Cat Stevens

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

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

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