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Released: 2018 Grammy Nominees

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Written by Madalyn Chapman

The complete list of the 2018 Grammy nominees has been released!

Jay-Z is leading the pack of nominees this year with eight different nominations that include album of the year, best rap album, record of the year, and song of the year. Kendrick Lamar follows close behind him with seven nominations, and Bruno Mars is in third place this year. SZA, with nominations in five different categories, is the female artist with the most nominations.

The nominees for Song of the Year are as follows: “Despacito”, performed by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee and featuring Justin Bieber, “4:44,” performed by Jay-Z, “Issues,” performed by Julia Michaels, “1-800-273-8255,” performed by Logic and featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, and “That’s What I Like,” performed by Bruno Mars.

This year is the first year ever where not a single white artist was nominated for album of the year. (Very different from the Oscars, no?) The nominees for this category are Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, and Bruno Mars.

Another category that is sure to have an interesting result is category sixty-one, or Best Song Written for Visual Media. “City of Stars” from La La Land, written by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, have both been nominated.

The Grammys air on CBS on Jan. 28.