Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar top list of 2018 Grammy nominations

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The 60th annual Grammy Awards will be held in New York on January 28. Today, the full list of nominees has been announced, with Jay-Z earning the most nominations for his recent album 4:44. Jay-Z has eight nominations, while Kendrick Lamar has earned seven nominations for his album DAMN. 

Jay-Z is nominated for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album, as well as Record of the Year, Best Rap Song, and Best Music Video for “The Story of O.J.” The title track from 4:44 is nominated for Song of the Year and Best Rap Performance, while his duet with Beyoncé, “Family Feud,” is nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

Kendrick Lamar is nominated for Album of the Year, Best Rap Album, Record of the Year (“HUMBLE.”), Best Rap Performance, Best Music Video, Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (“LOYALTY.”).

Other artists nominated for Album of the Year include Lorde’s Melodrama, Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic and Childish Gambino’s Awaken, My Love! The nominations for Best New Artist include Alessia Cara, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels and SZA.

Leonard Cohen’s You Want It Darker is nominated posthumously for Best Rock Album, while Mastodon earned two nominations, for Best Metal Performance (“Sultan’s Curse”) and Best Rock Album (Emperor of Sand). Other nominees for Best Rock Album include Queens of the Stone Age’s Villains and The War on Drugs’ A Deeper Understanding. Code Orange also earn their first nomination for “Forever,” from new album Forever, for Best Metal Performance.

Best Alternative Album nominees include The National’s Sleep Well Beast, Arcade Fire’s Everything Now, Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy, Gorillaz’s Humanz and LCD Soundsystem’s American Dream. Father John Misty and The National are also nominated for Best Packaging, while Perfume Genius’ No Shape was nominated for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

See the full list of nominations at the Grammys website.

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