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The 2018 Grammy Award Nominees are finally here! The 60th Anniversary of the esteemed music awards will take place January 28, 2018, airing live from New York City. JAY-Z leads the pack with eight nominations, Our girl SZA is the most-nominated female performer this year, and Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. is also a strong contender in several categories.

James Corden of Carpool Karaoke fame is set to host the awards for the second year in a row. Check out the list of nominees below.

Record of the Year

Childish Gambino – “Redbone”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
JAY-Z – “The Story Of O.J.”
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”

Album of the Year

Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love!”
JAY Z – 4:44
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Lorde – Melodrama
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

Song of the Year

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
JAY-Z – “4:44”
Julia Michaels – “Issues”
Logic featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255”
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

Best Pop Vocal Album

Coldplay – Kaleidoscope EP
Lana Del Rey – Lust For Life
Imagine Dragons – Evolve
Kesha – Rainbow
Lady Gaga – Joanne

Best Rap Song

Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
Danger Mouse Featuring Run The Jewels & Big Boi – “Chase Me”
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Rapsody – “Sassy”
JAY-Z – “The Story Of O.J.”

Best Alternative Music Album

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

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”

Best Rap/Sung Performance

6LACK – “Prblms”
Goldlink featuring Brent Faiyaz, Shy Glizzy – “Crew”
JAY-Z featuring Beyoncé – “Family Feud”
Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna – “Loyalty”
SZA featuring Travis Scott – “Love Galore”

Best Urban Contemporary Album

6LACK – Free 6LACK
Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
Khalid – American Teen
SZA – Ctrl
The Weeknd – Starboy

Best R&B Album

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

Best R&B Song

PJ Morton – “First Began”
Khalid – “Location”
Childish Gambino – “Redbone”
SZA – “Supermodel”
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”

Revisit JAY-Z’s “The Story of O.J.” below.

For the full list of the 2018 Grammy Award Nominees, click here.

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