JAY-Z and Kendrick Lamar
11.28.2017

JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar Lead 2018 Grammy Nominees

Hip-hop rules the Grammys. JAY-Z and Kendrick Lamar lead the nominees for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.

The Roc Nation mogul earns the most with eight nominations including Record of the Year (“The Story of O.J.”), Song of the Year (“4:44”) and Album of the Year (4:44). As one of the most decorated winners in Grammy history, JAY-Z now has 74 nominations and 21 wins.

His Compton counterpart Kendrick Lamar scores seven nods for his critically-acclaimed album DAMN., which was recognized for Album of the Year and Record of the Year (“HUMBLE.”). Lamar has now been nominated 20 times and won seven Grammys.

Bruno Mars may see more Grammy gold in his future. The R&B crooner, who has won five Grammys, earns six six nods this year, including Album of the Year (24K Magic), Song of the Year (“That’s What I Like”), and Record of the Year (“24K Magic”), which he previously won in 2015 for “Uptown Funk” with Mark Ronson.

Childish Gambino follows with five nominations for his acclaimed album Awaken, My Love!, which was nominated for Album of the Year, Record of the Year (“Redbone”), and Best Urban Contemporary Album.

First-time nominee Khalid earns five Grammy nods including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for his participation in “1-800-273-8255” alongside Logic and Alessia Cara. SZA also lands her first five Grammy nominations for Best New Artist, Best R&B Performance (“The Weekend”), Best R&B Song (“Supermodel”), Best Urban Contemporary Album (Ctrl), and Best Rap/Sung Performance (“Love Galore” featuring Travis Scott).

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will air live from Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. on CBS.

See a partial list of nominees below and click here for the full list.

60th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. 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” – Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
“4:44” – Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson (JAY-Z)
“Issues” – Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter (Julia Michaels)
“1-800-273-8255” – Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson (Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid)
“That’s What I Like” – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip (Bruno Mars)

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” – P!nk
“Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“Thunder” – Imagine Dragons
“Feel It Still” – Portugal. The Man
“Stay” – Zedd & Alessia Cara

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Kaleidoscope EP -Coldplay
Lust For Life – Lana Del Rey
Evolve – Imagine Dragons
Rainbow – Kesha
Joanne – Lady Gaga
÷ (Divide) – Ed Sheeran

BEST DANCE RECORDING
“Bambro Koyo Ganda” – Bonobo feat. Innov Gnawa
“Cola” – Camelphat & Elderbrook
“Andromeda” – Gorillaz feat. DRAM
“Tonite” – LCD Soundsystem
“Line Of Sight” – Odesza feat. 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 ROCK PERFORMANCE
“You Want It Darker” – Leonard Cohen
“The Promise” – Chris Cornell
“Run” – Foo Fighters
“No Good” – Kaleo
“Go To War” – Nothing More

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
“Get You” – Daniel Caesar feat. Kali Uchis
“Distraction” – Kehlani
“High” – Ledisi
“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars
“The Weekend” – SZA

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
“Laugh And Move On” – The Baylor Project
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“What I’m Feelin'” – Anthony Hamilton Featuring The Hamiltones
“All The Way” – Ledisi
“Still” – Mali Music

BEST R&B SONG
“First Began” – PJ Morton
“Location” – Khalid
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“Supermodel” – SZA
“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars

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 RAP PERFORMANCE
“Bounce Back” – Big Sean
“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B
“4:44” – JAY-Z
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Bad And Boujee” – Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
“PRBLMS” – 6LACK
“Crew” – Goldlink feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
“Family Feud” – JAY-Z feat. Beyoncé
“LOYALTY.” – Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna
“Love Galore” – SZA feat. Travis Scott

BEST RAP SONG
“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B
“Chase Me” – Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels & Big Boi
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Sassy” – Rapsody
“The Story Of O.J.” – JAY-Z

BEST RAP ALBUM
4:44 – JAY-Z
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
Culture – Migos
Laila’s Wisdom – Rapsody
Flower Boy – Tyler, The Creator

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
Baby Driver – (Various Artists)
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 – (Various Artists)
Hidden Figures: The Album – (Various Artists)
La La Land – (Various Artists)
Moana: The Songs – (Various Artists)

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA
“City Of Stars” – Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone
“How Far I’ll Go” – Auli’i Cravalho
“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever – ZAYN & Taylor Swift
“Never Give Up” – Sia
“Stand Up For Something” – Andra Day feat. Common

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Calvin Harris
Greg Kurstin
Blake Mills
No I.D.
The Stereotypes

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
“Up All Night” – Beck
“Makeba” – Jain
“The Story Of O.J.” – JAY-Z
“Humble.” – Kendrick Lamar
“1-800-273-8255” – Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid