JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar & Bruno Mars Lead 2018 Grammy Nominations

2018 Grammy nominations are here! Leading the nominations we have JAY-Z who is up for 8 awards including Album of the year for 4:44. Following Jay-Z with 7 nominations we have Kendrick Lamar while Bruno Mars is the third most-nominated artist with six. The Grammys will air live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28th. It seems that finally Black artists are recognized at this award show though women have been a bit "forgotten". Well, we can't please everybody! I hope Lorde wins Album of the Year (Melodrama) and Logic wins Song of the Year for 1-800-273-8255.

See the complete list of nominees below:

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)

New artist

    Alessia Cara
    Khalid
    Lil Uzi Vert
    Julia Michaels
    SZA 

Pop solo performance

    "Love So Soft" — Kelly Clarkson
    "Praying" — Kesha 
    "Million Reasons" — Lady Gaga
    "What About Us" — P!nk
    "Shape of You" — Ed Sheeran

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

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)

Pop vocal album

    "Kaleidoscope EP" — Coldplay
    "Lust for Life" — Lana Del Rey
    "Evolve" — Imagine Dragons
    "Rainbow" — Kesha
    "Joanne" — Lady Gaga
    "÷ (Divide)" — Ed Sheeran

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

Dance/electronic album

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

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

Rock performance

    "You Want It Darker" — Leonard Cohen
    "The Promise" — Chris Cornell
    "Run" — Foo Fighters
    "No Good" — Kaleo
    "Go to War" — Nothing More

Metal performance

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

Rock song

    "Atlas, Rise!" — James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
    "Blood in the Cut" — JT Daly & Kristine Flaherty, songwriters (K.Flay)
    "Go to War" — Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, songwriters (Nothing More)
    "Run" — Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
    "The Stage" — Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold)

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

Alternative music album

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

R&B performance

    "Get You" — Daniel Caesar featuring Kali Uchis
    "Distraction" — Kehlani
    "High" — Ledisi
    "That's What I Like" — Bruno Mars
    "The Weekend" — SZA

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

R&B song

    "First Began" — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)
    "Location" — Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)
    "Redbone" — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
    "Supermodel" — Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)
    "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)

Urban contemporary album

    "Free 6lack" — 6lack
    "Awaken, My Love!" — Childish Gambino
    "American Teen" — Khalid
    "Ctrl" — SZA
    "Starboy" — the Weeknd

R&B album

    "Freudian" — Daniel Caesar
    "Let Love Rule" — Ledisi
    "24K Magic" — Bruno Mars
    "Gumbo" — PJ Morton
    "Feel the Real' — Musiq Soulchild

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


Rap/sung performance

    "Prblms" — 6lack
    "Crew" — Goldlink featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
    "Family Feud" — Jay-Z featuring Beyoncé
    "Loyalty." — Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna
    "Love Galore" — SZA featuring Travis Scott

Rap song

    "Bodak Yellow" — Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White, songwriters (Cardi B)
    "Chase Me" — Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer, songwriters (Danger Mouse featuring Run the Jewels & Big Boi)
    "Humble." — K. Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
    "Sassy" — E. Gabouer & M. Evans, songwriters (Rapsody)
    "The Story of O.J." — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)

Rap album

    "4:44" — Jay-Z
    "Damn." — Kendrick Lamar
    "Culture" — Migos
    "Laila's Wisdom" — Rapsody
    "Flower Boy" — Tyler, the Creator

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

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

Country song

    "Better Man" — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town)
    "Body Like a Back Road" — Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Sam Hunt)
    "Broken Halos" — Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
    "Drinkin’ Problem" — Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland)
    "Tin Man" — Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

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

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

Improvised jazz solo

    "Can't Remember Why" — Sara Caswell, soloist
    "Dance of Shiva" — Billy Childs, soloist
    "Whisper Not" — Fred Hersch, soloist
    "Miles Beyond" — John McLaughlin, soloist
    "Ilimba" — Chris Potter, soloist

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

Jazz instrumental album

    "Uptown, Downtown" — Bill Charlap Trio
    "Rebirth" — Billy Childs
    "Project Freedom" — Joey DeFrancesco & the People
    "Open Book" — Fred Hersch
    "The Dreamer Is the Dream" — Chris Potter

Large jazz ensemble album

    "MONK'estra Vol. 2" — John Beasley
    "Jigsaw" — Alan Ferber Big Band
    "Bringin' It" — Christian McBride Big Band
    "Homecoming" — Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne
    "Whispers on the Wind" — Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge

Latin jazz album

    "Hybrido — From Rio to Wayne Shorter" — Antonio Adolfo
    "Oddara" — Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
    "Outra Coisa — The Music of Moacir Santos" — Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves
    "Típico" — Miguel Zenón
    "Jazz Tango" — Pablo Ziegler Trio

Gospel performance/song

    "Too Hard Not To" — Tina Campbell
    "You Deserve It" — JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise featuring Bishop Cortez Vaughn
    "Better Days" — Le'Andria
    "My Life" — the Walls Group
    "Never Have to Be Alone" — CeCe Winans

Contemporary Christian music performance/song

    "Oh My Soul" — Casting Crowns
    "Clean" — Natalie Grant
    "What a Beautiful Name" — Hillsong Worship
    "Even If" — MercyMe
    "Hills and Valleys" — Tauren Wells

Gospel album

    "Crossover: Live From Music City" — Travis Greene
    "Bigger Than Me" — Le'Andria
    "Close" — Marvin Sapp
    "Sunday Song" — Anita Wilson
    "Let Them Fall in Love" — CeCe Winans

Contemporary Christian music album

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

Roots gospel album

    "The Best of the Collingsworth Family — Volume 1" — the Collingsworth Family
    "Give Me Jesus" — Larry Cordle
    "Resurrection" — Joseph Habedank
    "Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope" — Reba McEntire
    "Hope for All Nations" — Karen Peck & New River

Latin pop album

    "Lo Único Constante" — Alex Cuba
    "Mis Planes Son Amarte" — Juanes
    "Amar y Vivir en Vivo Desde la Ciudad de México, 2017" — La Santa Cecilia
    "Musas (Un Homenaje al Folclore Latinoamericano en Manos de los Macorinos)" — Natalia Lafourcade
    "El Dorado" — Shakira

Latin rock, urban or alternative album

    "Ayo" — Bomba Estéreo
    "Pa' Fuera" — C4 Trío & Desorden Público
    "Salvavidas de Hielo" — Jorge Drexler
    "El Paradise" — Los Amigos Invisibles
    "Residente" — Residente

Regional Mexican music album (including Tejano)

    "Ni Diablo Ni Santo" — Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
    "Ayer y Hoy" — Banda el Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
    "Momentos" — Alex Campos
    "Arriero Somos Versiones Acústicas" — Aida Cuevas
    "Zapateando en el Norte" — Humberto Novoa, producer (Various Artists)

Tropical Latin album

    "Albita" — Albita
    "Art of the Arrangement" — Doug Beavers
    "Salsa Big Band" — Rubén Blades con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta
    "Gente Valiente" — Silvestre Dangond
    "Indestructible" — Diego el Cigala

American roots performance

    "Killer Diller Blues" — Alabama Shakes
    "Let My Mother Live" — Blind Boys of Alabama
    "Arkansas Farmboy" — Glen Campbell
    "Steer Your Way" — Leonard Cohen
    "I Never Cared for You" — Alison Krauss

American roots song

    "Cumberland Gap" — David Rawlings
    "I Wish You Well" — the Mavericks
    "If We Were Vampires" — Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
    "It Ain't Over Yet" — Rodney Crowell featuring Rosanne Cash & John Paul White
    "My Only True Friend" — Gregg Allman

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

Bluegrass album

    "Fiddler's Dream" — Michael Cleveland
    "Laws of Gravity" — the Infamous Stringdusters
    "Original" — Bobby Osborne
    "Universal Favorite" — Noam Pikelny
    "All the Rage - In Concert Volume One [Live]" — Rhonda Vincent and the Rage

Traditional blues album

    "Migration Blues" — Eric Bibb
    "Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio" — Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
    "Roll and Tumble" — R.L. Boyce
    "Sonny & Brownie's Last Train" — Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi
    "Blue & Lonesome" — the Rolling Stones

Contemporary blues album

    "Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm" — Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm
    "Recorded Live in Lafayette" — Sonny Landreth
    "TajMo" — Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo'
    "Got Soul" — Robert Randolph & the Family Band
    "Live From the Fox Oakland" — Tedeschi Trucks Band

Folk album

    "Mental Illness" — Aimee Mann
    "Semper Femina" — Laura Marling
    "The Queen of Hearts" — Offa Rex
    "You Don't Own Me Anymore" — the Secret Sisters
    "The Laughing Apple" — Yusuf / Cat Stevens

Regional roots music album

    "Top of the Mountain" — Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
    "Ho'okena 3.0" — Ho'okena
    "Kalenda" — Lost Bayou Ramblers
    "Miyo Kekisepa, Make a Stand [Live]" — Northern Cree
    "Pua Kiele" — Josh Tatofi

Reggae album

    "Chronology" — Chronixx
    "Lost in Paradise" — Common Kings
    "Wash House Ting" — J Boog
    "Stony Hill" — Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
    "Avrakedabra" — Morgan Heritage

World music album

    "Memoria de los Sentidos" — Vicente Amigo
    "Para Mi" — Buika
    "Rosa Dos Ventos" — Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro
    "Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration" — Ladysmith Black Mambazo
    "Elwan" — Tinariwen

Children's album

    "Brighter Side" — Gustafer Yellowgold
    "Feel What U Feel" — Lisa Loeb
    "Lemonade" — Justin Roberts
    "Rise Shine #Woke" — Alphabet Rockers
    "Songs of Peace & Love for Kids & Parents Around the World" — Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Spoken word album (includes poetry, audiobooks & storytelling)

    "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" — Neil deGrasse Tyson
    "Born to Run" — Bruce Springsteen
    "Confessions of a Serial Songwriter" — Shelly Peiken
    "Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In (Bernie Sanders) — Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo
    "The Princess Diarist" — Carrie Fisher

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

Musical theater album

    "Come From Away" — Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, David Hein, David Lai & Irene Sankoff, producers; David Hein & Irene Sankoff, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
    "Dear Evan Hansen" — Ben Platt, principal soloist; Alex Lacamoire, Stacey Mindich, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, producers; Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
    "Hello, Dolly!" — Bette Midler, principal soloist; Steven Epstein, producer (Jerry Herman, composer & lyricist) (New Broadway Cast Recording)

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)

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

Song written for visual media

    "City of Stars" — Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone)
    "How Far I'll Go" — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli'i Cravalho)
    "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)" — Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Zayn & Taylor Swift)
    "Never Give Up" — Sia Furler & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Sia)
    "Stand Up for Something" — Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (Andra Day featuring Common)

Instrumental composition

    "Alkaline" — Pascal Le Boeuf, composer (Le Boeuf Brothers & JACK Quartet)
    "Choros #3" — Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne)
    "Home Free (For Peter Joe)" — Nate Smith, composer (Nate Smith)
    "Three Revolutions" — Arturo O'Farrill, composer (Arturo O'Farrill & Chucho Valdés)
    "Warped Cowboy" — Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge)

Arrangement, anstrumental or a cappella

    "All Hat, No Saddle" — Chuck Owen, arranger (Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge)
    "Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra From Catch Me If You Can" — John Williams, arranger (John Williams)
    "Home Free (For Peter Joe)" — Nate Smith, arranger (Nate Smith)
    "Ugly Beauty/Pannonica" — John Beasley, arranger (John Beasley)
    "White Christmas" — Chris Walden, arranger (Herb Alpert)

Arrangement, instruments and vocals

    "Another Day of Sun" — Justin Hurwitz, arranger (La La Land Cast)
    "Every Time We Say Goodbye" — Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Clint Holmes featuring Jane Monheit)
    "I Like Myself" — Joel McNeely, arranger (Seth MacFarlane)
    "I Loves You Porgy/There's a Boat That's Leavin' Soon for New York" — Shelly Berg, Gregg Field, Gordon Goodwin & Clint Holmes, arrangers (Clint Holmes featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Count Basie Orchestra)
    "Putin" — Randy Newman, arranger (Randy Newman)

Recording package

    "El Orisha de la Rosa" — Claudio Roncoli & Cactus Taller, art directors (Magín Díaz)
    "Mura Masa" — Alex Crossan & Matt De Jong, art directors (Mura Masa)
    "Pure Comedy (Deluxe Edition)" — Sasha Barr, Ed Steed & Josh Tillman, art directors (Father John Misty)
    "Sleep Well Beast" — Elyanna Blaser-Gould, Luke Hayman & Andrea Trabucco-Campos, art directors (The National)
    "Solid State" — Gail Marowitz, art director (Jonathan Coulto