2018 Grammy Nominations Announced

Last year’s Grammy Awards were all about Adele vs. Beyonce, a battle that Adele handily took, much to the distaste of many music fans. But with the 2018 nominees now released, we’re looking at a different matchup in many of the major categories this year with men dominating the big four awards.

This morning, the Recording Academy and singer/songwriter Andra Day took to CBS to announce the nominations for the big four categories of the 60th Grammy Awards, set to take place on January 28th, 2018. Immediately following, the full docket of nominees for the other 80 categories were announced, revealing a mix of both expected heavy-hitters and a few surprising inclusions.

Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, and Jay-Z figured in many of the major categories, with Mars and Jay standing as the only two artists to nab nomineeds in Album, Record, and Song Of The Year. Lorde is the only woman nominated for Album Of The Year, while Julia Michaels is the only woman nominated for Song Of The Year. There are no women up for the Record Of The Year award, and there are no rock artists up for any of the big four.Elsewhere, Cardi B is nominated for a pair of awards for “Bodak Yellow,” Lana Del Rey and Kesha both figure into the pop categories, and rock is dominated by Foo Fighters.

Here are some Highlights:

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

Song Of The Year
Jay-Z – “4:44”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
Logic – “1-800-273-8255”
Julia Michaels – “Issues”
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”

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

Best New Artist
Alessia Cara
Julia Michaels
Lil Uzi Vert


(image: Billboard)

Posted in All Stories, Annoucer Blogs, Hollywood Headlines, Matt Barron, News

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