Published: Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Grammys 2018: Nominations Led by Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar & Bruno Mars

The nominations for the Grammy Awards 2018 have been announced. Early Tuesday morning, Andra Day announced the nominees for Grammys 2018 for the top four categories – best new artist, record of the year, song of the year, and album of the year. This was followed by the full list of nominations by the Recording Academy.

Grammys 2018 nominations winners

Nominations for Grammys 2018 were announced Tuesday morning; winners to be revealed in February. (CBS image via Twitter)

‘Despacito’ leads the way in the nominees for Record of Year while overall, it is Jay Z who received the most nominations this year. Jay Z is nominated in eight Grammys 2018 categories including those for album of the year, record of the year and song of the year.

Kendrick Lamar came in second with seven nominations while Bruno Mars received six.

The winners in the 2018 Grammy Awards will be announced in February.

Best New Artist
Alessia Cara
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels

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

Song Of The Year
That’s What I Like

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

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 Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version) — Michael Bublé
Triplicate — Bob Dylan
In Full Swing — Seth MacFarlane
Wonderland — Sarah McLachlan
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 — (Various Artists) Dae Bennett, Producer

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 Featuring Innov Gnawa
Cola — Camelphat & Elderbrook
Andromeda — Gorillaz Featuring DRAM
Tonite — LCD Soundsystem
Line Of Sight — Odesza Featuring 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 Contemporary Instrumental Album
What If — The Jerry Douglas Band
Spirit — Alex Han
Mount Royal — Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Prototype — Jeff Lorber Fusion
Bad Hombre — Antonio Sanchez

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 Metal Performance
Invisible Enemy — August Burns Red
Black Hoodie — Body Count
Forever — Code Orange
Sultan’s Curse — Mastodon
Clockworks — Meshuggah

Best Rock Song
Atlas, Rise!
Blood In The Cut
Go To War
The Stage

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 Alternative Music Album
Everything Now — Arcade Fire
Humanz — Gorillaz
American Dream — LCD Soundsystem
Pure Comedy — Father John Misty
Sleep Well Beast — The National

Best R&B Performance
Get You — Daniel Caesar Featuring 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
That’s What I Like

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 Featuring Lil Uzi Vert

Best Rap/Sung Performance
Crew — Goldlink Featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
Family Feud — Jay-Z Featuring Beyoncé
LOYALTY. — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna
Love Galore — SZA Featuring Travis Scott

Best Rap Song
Bodak Yellow
Chase Me
The Story Of O.J.

Best Rap Album
4:44 — Jay-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Culture — Migos
Laila’s Wisdom — Rapsody
Flower Boy — Tyler, The Creator

Best Country Solo Performance
Body Like A Back Road — Sam Hunt
Losing You –Alison Krauss
Tin Man — Miranda Lambert
I Could Use A Love Song — Maren Morris
Either Way — Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
It Ain’t My Fault — Brothers Osborne
My Old Man — Zac Brown Band
You Look Good — Lady Antebellum
Better Man — Little Big Town
Drinkin’ Problem — Midland

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

2018 Grammy Awards nominations in the other categories can be found HERE.