2018 Grammy Nominations Announced

The Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 60th annual Grammy Awards this morning. Major category nominations— including Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year—were revealed via CBS This Morning with the full list of categories posted on the Grammy website soon thereafter.

Nomination leaders this year include Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino, and Jay-Z, all of whom are up for both Album of the Year and Record of the Year. "Despacito"—by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber—rounds out the Record of the Year category. The international mega-hit is also the first non-English language track to be nominated for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Here's a short selection of some of this year's nominations. You can see the remaining categories on the Grammy website. The award ceremony will be broadcast on January 28 from Madison Square Garden in New York.

Album of the Year

  • "Awaken, My Love!" — Childish Gambino
  • "4:44" — Jay-Z
  • "DAMN." — Kendrick Lamar
  • "Melodrama" — Lorde
  • "24K Magic" — Bruno Mars

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

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 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

Check out the full list of categories and nominees here. Let us know in the comments below what albums, songs, or artists you think were overlooked by the academy.


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