Grammy Awards 2018: Jay-Z Leads Complete List of Nominations

The Brooklyn rapper is nominated in eight categories including Record of the Year, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album.

AceShowbiz - The complete nomination list for the upcoming 60th annual Grammy Awards was revealed on Tuesday, November 28, shortly after %cAndra Day% announced four major categories on CBS' "This Morning". %cJay-Z% leads the pack with eight nominations this year, including Record of the Year and Best Rap Song both for "The Story of O.J." His album "4:44" is additionally nominated for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album.

Trailing behind the Brooklyn rapper are %cKendrick Lamar% and %cBruno Mars%. While Lamar is nominated in seven categories including Best Rap Performance for "HUMBLE.", Mars receives six nominations including Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance for his "That's What I Like".

Meanwhile, %cSZA% is named 2018's most Grammy-nominated woman with five nods. The songstress is vying for the prize in Best New Artist category, where he's pitted against %cAlessia Cara%, %cLil Uzi Vert%, %cJulia Michaels% and %cKhalid%, who also scores five nods at the award.

%cEd Sheeran%, on the other hand, only receives two nominations despite his latest album "Divide (division sign)" being one of the best-selling albums of the year. The British singer is nominated in Best Pop Vocal Album for "Divide" and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Shape of You".

Similar thing also happens to Sheeran's best friend, %cTaylor Swift%. Swift's hit song "Look What You Made Me Do" is not included in the complete list of nominations. However, two of her other songs receive a nomination each. "Better Man" is nominated in Best Country song category, while her collaborative track with %cZayn Malik%, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever", is up for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

The winners from all categories will be announced at the live ceremony on January 28, 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. For the full nomination list, fans can visit the official Grammys website.

Song of the Year

  • %cLuis Fonsi% and %cDaddy Yankee% featuring %cJustin Bieber% - "Despacito"
  • %cJulia Michaels% - "Issues"
  • %cJay-Z% - "4:44"
  • %cLogic% - "1-800-273-8255" (feat. %cAlessia Cara% and %cKhalid%)
  • %cBruno Mars% - "That's What I Like"
Record of the Year
  • %cDonald Glover% - "Redbone"
  • %cLuis Fonsi% and %cDaddy Yankee% featuring %cJustin Bieber% - "Despacito"
  • %cKendrick Lamar% - "HUMBLE."
  • %cJay-Z% - "The Story of O.J."
  • %cBruno Mars% - "24K Magic"
Album of the Year Best New Artist
  • %cAlessia Cara%
  • %cKhalid%
  • %cLil Uzi Vert%
  • %cJulia Michaels%
  • %cSZA%
Best Pop Solo Performance
  • %cKe$ha% - "Praying"
  • %cLady GaGa% - "Million Reasons"
  • %cPink% - "Love Yourself"
  • %cKelly Clarkson% - "What About Us"
  • %cEd Sheeran% - "Shape of You"
Best Pop Vocal Album Best R&B Song
  • %cPJ Morton% - "First Began"
  • %cKhalid% - "Location"
  • %cDonald Glover% - "Redbone"
  • %cSZA% - "Supermodel"
  • %cBruno Mars% - "That's What I Like"
Best R&B Album Best Rap Song
  • %cCardi B% - "Bodak Yellow"
  • %cDanger Mouse% - "Chase Me" (feat. %cRun the Jewels% and %cBig Boi%)
  • %cKendrick Lamar% - "HUMBLE."
  • %cRapsody% - "Sassy"
  • %cJay-Z% - "The Story of O.J."
Best Rap Album
  • %cJay-Z% - "4:44"
  • %cKendrick Lamar% - "DAMN."
  • %cMigos% - "Culture"
  • %cRapsody% - "Laila's Wisdom"
  • %cTyler, the Creator% - "Flower Boy"
Best Country Album Best Music Video
  • %cBeck% - "Up All Night"
  • %cJain% - "Makeba"
  • %cJay-Z% - "The Story of O.J."
  • %cKendrick Lamar% - "HUMBLE."
  • %cLogic% - "1-800-273-8255" (feat. %cAlessia Cara% and %cKhalid%)

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