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Grammy Nominations 2018: Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, “Despacito,” and More

As is traditional, the nominees for the 2018 Grammy Awards were announced on CBS This Morning today. The full list is available via the Grammys’ website, but we’re posted the major ones here; check back for updates. The show will air on CBS on Sunday, January 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. EST. “Despacito” scored nominations for both Song and Record of the year, while Jay-Z, who has different 4:44 singles nominated in each of those categories, garnered a full 8 nominations, with Kendrick Lamar pulling in just slightly behind with 7. Peruse the list below.

Album of the Year

Childish Gambino, Awaken My Love!

JAY-Z, 4:44

Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.

Lorde, Melodrama

Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

Record of the Year

Childish Gambino, “Redbone”

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”

Jay-Z, “The Story of O.J.”

Kendrick Lamar, “Humble”

Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”

Song of the Year

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”

JAY-Z, “4:44″

Julia Michaels, “Issues”

Logic ft. Alessia Cara, “1-800-273-8255″

Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara


Lil Uzi Vert

Julia Michaels


Best Rap Performance

Big Sean, “Bounce Back”

Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”

JAY-Z, “4:44″

Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”

Migos f. Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration


Goldlink ft. Brent Faiyaz, Shy Glizzy, “Crew”

JAY-Z ft. Beyoncé, “Family Feud”

Kendrick Lamar ft. Rihanna, “LOYALTY.”

SZA ft. Travis Scott, “Love Galore”

Best Rap Song

Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”

Danger Mouse Featuring Run The Jewels & Big Boi, “Chase Me”

Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”

Rapsody, “Sassy”

Jay-Z, “The Story Of O.J.”

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 ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”

Imagine Dragons, “Thunder”

Portugal. The Man, “Feel It Still”

Zedd & Alessia Cara, “Stay”

Best Alternative Music Album

Arcade Fire, Everything Now

Gorillaz, Humanz

LCD Soundsystem, American Dream

Father John Misty, Pure Comedy

The National, Sleep Well Beast

Best Rock Album

Mastodon, Emperor Of Sand

Metallica, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct

Nothing More, The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Queens of the Stone Age, Villains

The War on Drugs, A Deeper Understanding

Best Rock Performance

Leonard Cohen, “You Want It Darker”

Chris Cornell, “The Promise”

Foo Fighters, “Run”

Kaleo, “No Good”

Nothing More, “Go To War”

Best R&B Performance

Daniel Caesar f. Kali Uchis, “Get You”

Kehlani, “Distraction”

Ledisi, “High”

Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

SZA, “The Weekend”

Best Urban Contemporary Album


Childish Gambino, Awaken, My Love!

Khalid, American Teen


The Weeknd, Starboy

Best R&B Album

Daniel Caesar, Freudian

Ledisi, Let Love Rule

Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

PJ Morton, Gumbo

Musiq Soulchild, Feel the Real

Best Country Album

Kenny Chesney, Cosmic Hallelujah 

Lady Antebellum, Heart Break

Little Big Town, The Breaker

Thomas Rhett, Life Changes

Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1

Best Country Solo Performance

Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road”

Alison Krauss, “Losing You”

Miranda Lambert, “Tin Man”

Maren Morris, “I Could Use A Love Song”

Chris Stapleton, “Either Way”

Best Dance Recording

Bonobo ft. Innov Gnawa, “Bambro Koyo Ganda”

Camelphat & Elderbrook, “Cola”

Gorillaz Featuring DRAM, “Andromeda”

LCD Soundsystem, “Tonite”

Odesza ft. WYNNE & Mansionair, “Line of Sight”

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Bonobo, Migration

Kraftwerk, 3-D the Catalogue

Mura Masa, Mura Masa

Odesza, A Moment Apart

Sylvan Esso, What Now

Best Metal Performance

August Burns Red, “Invisible Enemy”

Body Count, “Black Hoodie”

Code Orange, “Forever”

Mastodon, “Sultan’s Curse”

Meshuggah, “Clockworks”

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