And the Grammy nominations are in!


NEW YORK: Rap superstar Jay-Z leads the nominations for Sunday’s Grammy Awards with eight, followed by fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar at seven and retro R&B star Bruno Mars at six.

Here is the list of nominees in major categories:

Album of the Year

Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!

Jay-Z – 4:44

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Lorde – Melodrama

Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

Record of the Year

Childish Gambino – Redbone

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber – Despacito

Jay-Z – The Story of O.J.

Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.

Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

Song of the Year

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber along with songwriters Erika Ender, Marty James Garton and Poo Bear – Despacito

Jay-Z along with producer No I.D. – 4:44

Julia Michaels along with songwriters Benny Blanco and Justin Tranter and production duo Stargate – Issues

Alessia Cara, Logic and Khalid along with producer 6ix – 1-800-273-8255

Bruno Mars along with songwriters Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy and Philip Lawrence and production team The Stereotypes – That’s What I Like

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara


Lil Uzi Vert

Julia Michaels


Best Rap Album

Jay-Z – 4:44

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Migos – Culture

Rapsody – Laila’s Wisdom

Tyler, The Creator – Flower Boy

Best Rock Album

Mastodon – Emperor of Sand

Metallica – Hardwired… To Self-Destruct

Nothing More – The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Queens of the Stone Age – Villains

The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding

Best Pop Vocal Album

Coldplay – Kaleidoscope EP

Lana Del Rey – Lust for Life

Imagine Dragons – Evolve

Kesha – Rainbow

Lady Gaga – Joanne

Ed Sheeran – Divide

Best Alternative Music Album

Arcade Fire – Everything Now

Father John Misty – Pure Comedy

Gorillaz – Humanz

LCD Soundsystem – American Dream

The National – Sleep Well Beast

Best World Music Album

Vicente Amigo – Memoria de los Sentidos

Buika – Para Mi

Anat Cohen and Trio Brasiliero – Rosa Dos Ventos

Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration

Tinariwen – Elwan

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Bonobo – Migration

Kraftwerk – 3-D The Catalogue

Mura Masa – Mura Masa

Odesza – A Moment Apart

Sylvan Esso – What Now

Best R&B Performance

Daniel Caesar Featuring Kali Uchis – Get You 

Kehlani – Distraction

Ledisi – High

Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like

SZA – The Weekend

The Best Country Song

Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town) – Better Man

Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Sam Hunt) – Body Like A Back Road

Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton) – Broken Halos

Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland) – Drinkin’ Problem

Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (Miranda Lambert) – Tin Man \

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Jóhann Jóhannsson – Arrival

Hans Zimmer – Dunkirk

Ramin Djawadi – Game Of Thrones: Season 7

Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams & Hans Zimmer – Hidden Figures

Justin Hurwitz – La La Land

The 60th Grammy Awards are scheduled to take place at New York’s Madison Square Garden on January 28.