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60th Annual Grammys: The Nominees & The Snubs

On January 28, 2018, the 60th annual Grammy Awards take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Once again, James Corden will be the master of ceremonies. The nominations for music’s biggest night have been announced and there are certainly a few surprises.

Before we get to the list, it’s worth mentioning that recent albums from Sam SmithPink, St. Vincent and Taylor Swift won’t be eligible until the 2019 awards. However, Swift did pick up a couple songwriting noms for “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” and the country smash “Better Man.”

Leading the pack with eight nominations is Jay-Z. Close behind are Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars with seven and six respectively. All three will be competing against each other for “Record Of The Year” and “Album Of The Year.” Childish GambinoKhalidNo I.D. and SZA are all tied with five nominations. Both Khalid and SZA are up for “Best New Artist” against Lil Uzi Vert, Alessia Cara and Julia Michaels.

Though Ed Sheeran picked up a couple of noms, he was shut out of the big categories. Somewhat surprising given the success of divide and “Shape of You.” Also a bit shocking is that The Weeknd only snagged one notice.

Onto the snubs… Looks like Katy Perry will have to go another year without scoring her first Grammy. The “Swish Swish” singer didn’t score a single nomination. Also being completely snubbed were Miley CyrusAlicia KeysSelena GomezHarry Styles and Demi Lovato. I thought for sure the “Sorry Not Sorry” hitmaker would walk away with at least a couple of nominations and eventually win her first Grammy. Guess not this year.

Check out the full list of nominations below which also includes Kelly ClarksonLady GagaLana Del Rey and The Chainsmokers.

60th Annual Grammys Nominations

Record of the Year

“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“Despacito (Remix)” — 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 (Remix)” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
“4:44” — JAY-Z
“Issues” — Julia Michaels
“1-800-273-8255” — Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid
“That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

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 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 (Remix)” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
“Thunder” — Imagine Dragons
“Feel It Still” — Portugal. The Man
“Stay” — Zedd & Alessia Cara

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 Rock Song

“Atlas, Rise!” — Metallica
“Blood In the Cut” — K. Flay
“Go to War” — Nothing More
“Run” — Foo Fighters
“The Stage” — Avenged Sevenfold

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

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 R&B Song

“First Began” — PJ Morton
“Location” — Khalid
“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“Supermodel” — SZA
“That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars

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 feat. the HamilTones
“All the Way” — Ledisi
“Still” — Mali Music

Best Rap Album

4:44 — JAY-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick lamar
Culture — Migos
Laila’s Wisdom — Rapsody
Flower Boy — Tyler, the Creator

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 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 Performance

“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 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 Country Song

“Better Man” — Little Big Town
“Body Like a Back Road” — Sam Hunt
“Broken Halos” — Chris Stapleton
“Drinkin’ Problem” — Midland
“Tin Man” — Miranda Lambert

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 Dance/Electronic Album

Migration — Bonobo
3-D The Catalogue — Kraftwerk
Mura Masa — Mura Masa
A Moment Apart — Odesza
What Now — Sylvan Esso

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 Americana Album

Southern Blood — Gregg Allman
Shine On Rainy Day — Brent Cobb
Beast Epic — Iron & Wine
The Nashville Sound — Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
Brand New Day — The Mavericks

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 Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Arrival — Jóhann Jóhannsson, composer
Dunkirk — Hans Zimmer, composer
Game of Thrones: Season 7 — Ramin Djawadi, composer
Hidden Figures — Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams, & Hans Zimmer, composers
La La Land — Justin Hurwitz, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media

“City Of Stars” — Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone), from La La Land
“How Far I’ll Go” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli’i Cravalho), from Moana: The Songs
“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) — Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew & Taylor Swift, songwriters (ZAYN & Taylor Swift), from Fifty Shades Darker
“Never Give Up” — Sia Furler & Gregg Kurstin, songwriters (Sia), from Lion
“Stand Up For Something” — Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (Andra Day feat. Common), from Marshall

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Calvin Harris
No I.D.
Greg Kurstin
Blake Mills
The Stereotypes

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

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 Metal Performance

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

Best Jazz Vocal Album

The Journey — The Baylor Project
A Social Call — Jazzmeia Horn
Bad Ass And Blind — Raul Midón
Porter Plays Porter — Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King
Dreams And Daggers — Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

“Can’t Remember Why” — Sara Caswell, soloist; track from Whispers On The Wind by Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge
“Dance of Shiva” — Billy Childs, soloist; track from Rebirth by Billy Childs
“Whisper Not” — Fred Hersch, soloist; track from Open Book by Fred Hersch
“Miles Beyond” — John McLaughlin, soloist; track from Live @ Ronnie Scott’s by John McLaughlin & the 4th dimension
“Ilimba” — Chris Potter, soloist; track from The Dreamer Is The Dream by Chris Potter

Best Gospel Album

Crossover — Travis Greene
Bigger Than Me — Le’Andria
Close — Marvin Sapp
Sunday Song — Anita Wilson
Let Them Fall In Love — Cece Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Rise — Danny Gokey
Echoes (Deluxe Edition) — Matt Maher
Lifer — MercyMe
Hills And Valleys — Tauren Wells
Chain Breaker — Zach Williams

Best Latin Pop Album

Lo Único Constante — Alex Cuba
Mis Planes Son Amarte — Juanes
Amar Y Vivir En Vivo Desde La Cuidad De México, 2017 — La Santa Cecilia
Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos) — Natalia Lafourcade
El Dorado — Shakira

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 Comedy Album

The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas — Dave Chappelle
Cinco — Jim Gaffigan
Jerry Before Seinfeld — Jerry Seinfeld
A Speck Of Dust — Sarah Silverman
What Now? — Kevin Hart

For the full list of nominations, head over to Grammy.com.

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