60th Annual Grammy Nominees

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The nominees for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards were announced earlier today. Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar and Luis Fonsi top the list of nominations along with Jay-Z. Missing from the list entirely is Taylor Swift, while Ed Sheeran earned very few.

In fact, the nine most-nominated artists are people of color, and for the first time since 1999 Album of the Year a white male on the nomination list. That year, it was Sheryl Crow, Garbage, Lauryn Hill, Madonna and Shania Twain, a very female-centric selection.

The new artist nominations went to Alessia Cara, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels and SZA.

Song of the year includes “Despacito,” “4:44,”  “Issues,” “1-800-273-8255,” and “That’s What I Like”

Movie soundtrack nominations went to Baby Driver, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2, Hidden Figures: The Album, La La Land and Moana: The Songs.

The 2018 Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Here is a partial list of nominees:

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”
“4:44”
“Issues”
“1-800-273-8255”
“That’s What I Like”

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 & Coldplay
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“Thunder” – Imagine Dragons
“Feel It Still” – Portugal. The Man
“Stay” – Zedd & Alessia Cara

Best Pop Vocal Album

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

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 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 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 song

“Better Man”
“Body Like A Back Road”
“Broken Halos”
“Drinkin’ Problem”
“Tin Man”

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 Urban Contemporary Album

Free 6lack – 6LACK
“Awaken, my Love!” – Childish Gambino
American Teen – Khalid
CTRL – SZA
Starboy – The Weeknd

Best R&B Album

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

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 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 Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Baby Driver
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Hidden Figures: The Album
La La Land
Moana: The Songs

Best Music Video

Up All Night – Beck
Canada, video director; Laura Serra Estorch & Oscar
Romagosa, video producers
Makeba – Jain
Lionel Hirle & Gregory Ohrel, video directors;
Yodelice, video producer
The Story of O.J. – JAY-Z
Shawn Carter & Mark Romanek, video directors;
Daniel Midgley, video producer
HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar
The Little Homies & Dave Meyers, video directors;
Jason Baum, Dave Free, Jamie Rabineau, Nathan K.
Scherrer & Anthony Tiffith, video producers
1-800-273-8255 – Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid
Andy Hines, video director; Andrew Lerios, video
producer

See the full list of nominees at Grammy.com.

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