2018 Grammy nominations were announced on Tuesday, 28 November. Andra Day revealed the big four categories i.e. Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Album Of The Year live on CBS and shortly thereafter, the Recording Academy announced the nominees in all the 84 categories.
JAY-Z leads with eight nominations this year, including nominations for Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Rap Album.
Kendrick Lamar follows with seven nominations, while Bruno Mars is the third most-nominated artist with six. Solána Imani Rowe aka SZA, with five nominations, is the most for any woman this year at the Grammys, whereas Khalid, Childish Gambino and producer No I.D. also accounted for five nominations each.
Grammy voters finally paid attention to streaming numbers that reflected in the most prestigious categories being dominated by streaming success stories, whether it was Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s Despacito (over 4 billion views on YouTube) or Childish Gambino’s Redbone (338 million streams on Spotify). The Grammy voters seem ready to welcome new blood, as the Awards made room for newcomers in a number of categories. Most impressive amongst them being the Best Urban Contemporary Album category, where three debut albums appear i.e. 6lack’s Free 6lack, Khalid’s American Teen and SZA’s CTRL.
Ed Sheeran’s third record, Divide, was largely snubbed. It did not receive a nomination for the Best Album, instead, it received a nomination in the Best Pop Vocal Album category. His single Shape of You received a nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance. Lady Gaga was nominated in just two pop categories whereas, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry did not find a place in the nomination list. Taylor Swift’s single Look what you made me do was eligible but received no nominations.
James Corden will be hosting the 60th edition of the Grammy Awards. It will be aired live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, 28 January 2018.
Check out the complete list of 2018 Grammy nominees below.
Link Source: Billboard