GRAMMY AWARDS-CBS All Access | JAY-Z LEADS GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS WITH EIGHT, KENDRICK LAMAR FOLLOWS WITH SEVEN AND BRUNO MARS WITH SIX

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ALESSIA CARA, KHALID, LIL UZI VERT, JULIA MICHAELS AND SZA UP FOR BEST NEW ARTIST AT “THE 60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®” JAN. 28, 2018, LIVE ON CBS

Nominations for THE 60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® were announced this morning by The Recording Academy®. This year’s class of GRAMMY nominees was selected from more than 22,000 submissions across 84 categories. The nominations showcase some of the most gifted music makers of the past awards year (Oct. 1, 2016–Sept. 30, 2017). As the only peer-selected music award, the GRAMMY is voted on by the Recording Academy's membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and engineers. Final-round GRAMMY® ballots will be mailed Dec. 7-21. THE 60TH ANNUAL GRAMMYAWARDS will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden in New York Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018(7:30–11:00 PM, live ET/4:30–11:00 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network.

This year, already a 21-time GRAMMY winner, Jay-Z leads the nominations with eight, followed by Kendrick Lamar with seven, Bruno Mars with six and Childish Gambino, Khalid and SZA, who each earn five.

“I’m inspired by this year’s nominees and the incredible talent each possesses,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “Their recordings are a true testament to how creatively alive and meaningful our music industry has become. Each nominee uses their craft to inspire, uplift, and tell stories of our world through their artistry. They provide a vibrant soundtrack that represents the highest level of excellence and continues to impact and reflect our culture.”

Following is a sampling of nominations from the GRAMMY Awards’ 30 fields and 84 categories. For a complete nominations list, visit www.CBS.com.

 

GENERAL FIELD

 

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 & 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 & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)

“4:44” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (JAY-Z) 

“Issues” — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels) 

“1-800-273-8255” — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury, Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring 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, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

 

Best New Artist:

Alessia Cara 

Khalid 

Lil Uzi Vert 

Julia Michaels 

SZA

 

POP FIELD

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

 

DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC FIELD

Best Dance/Electric Album:

Migration — Bonobo 

3-D The Catalogue — Kraftwerk 

Mura Masa — Mura Masa

A Moment Apart — Odesza 

What Now — Sylvan Esso

 

ROCK FIELD

Best Rock Performance:

“You Want It Darker” — Leonard Cohen 

“The Promise” — Chris Cornell 

“Run” — Foo Fighters 

“No Good” — Kaleo 

“Go To War” — Nothing More

 

R&B FIELD

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

Free 6lack — 6lack 

Awaken, My Love! — Childish Gambino

American Teen — Khalid 

Ctrl — SZA 

Starboy — The Weeknd

 

RAP FIELD

Best Rap Album:

4:44 — JAY-Z 

DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar 

Culture — Migos 

Laila's Wisdom — Rapsody 

Flower Boy — Tyler, The Creator

 

COUNTRY FIELD

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

 

JAZZ FIELD 

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

 

GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC FIELD 

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

 

LATIN FIELD

Best Latin 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

 

AMERICAN ROOTS FIELD 

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

 

PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL FIELD

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:

Calvin Harris 

No I.D. 

Greg Kurstin 

Blake Mills 

The Stereotypes

 

MUSIC VIDEO/FILM

Best Song Written For Visual Media: 

“City Of Stars” — Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone), Track from La La Land 

“How Far I'll Go” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli'i Cravalho), Track from Moana: The Songs

“I Don't Wanna Live Forever” (Fifty Shades Darker) — Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew & Taylor Swift, songwriters (ZAYN & Taylor Swift), Track from Fifty Shades Darker 

“Never Give Up” — Sia Furler & Gregg Kurstin, songwriters (Sia), Track from Lion 

“Stand Up For Something” — Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (Andra Day Featuring Common), Track from Marshall

THE 60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, Ben Winston is a producer, Chantal Sausedo is the Talent Producer and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.

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