Awards season is soon to be on the horizon, and now that nominations for the 61st annual Grammy Awards have finally arrived, the industry is about to be flooded with non-stop campaigning. (Keep in mind that the eligibility period for submissions was October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018.) This year, Cardi B is holding it down in five categories while Kendrick Lamar reigns supreme with eight nominations followed by Drake with seven to his name.
Women are also dominating in the Album of the Year section, and we're proud to see breakout artists H.E.R. and Tierra Whack pop up in a few spots as well. The Grammy Awards are scheduled for February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on CBS. Scroll down for a quick rundown of the nominees and to view the full list visit the official Grammy's website.
Album of the Year
H.E.R. - H.E.R. Brandi Carlile - By the Way, I Forgive You Drake - Scorpion Various Artists - Black Panther: The Album Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour Post Malone - Beerbongs & Bentleys Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer
Record of the Year
Cardi B - "I Like It" Brandi Carlile - "The Joke" Childish Gambino - "This Is America" Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper - "Shallow" Drake - "God's Plan" Kendrick Lamar & SZA - "All the Stars" Post Malone & 21 Savage - "Rockstar" Zedd & Maren Morris - "The Middle"
Song of the Year
Kendrick Lamar & SZA - "All the Stars" Ella Mai - "Boo'd Up" Drake - "God's Plan" Shawn Mendes - "In My Blood" Brandy Carlile - "The Joke" Zedd & Maren Morris - "The Middle" Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper - "Shallow" Childish Gambino - "This Is America"
Best New Artist
Chloe x Halle Luke Combs Greta Van Fleet H.E.R. Dua Lipa Margo Price Bebe Rexha Jorja Smith
Best Pop Solo Performance
Beck - "Colors" Camila Cabello - "Havana (Live)" Ariana Grande - "God Is a Woman" Lady Gaga - "Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)" Post Malone - "Better Now"
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Christina Aguilera ft. Demi Lovato - "Fall In Line" Backstreet Boys - "Don’t Go Breaking My Heart" Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper - "Shallow" Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B - "Girls Like You" Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton - "Say Something" Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey - "The Middle"
Best Pop Vocal Album
Camila Cabello - Camila Kelly Clarkson - Meaning of Life Ariana Grande - Sweetener Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes Pink - Beautiful Trauma Taylor Swift - Reputation
Best Rap Performance
Cardi B - "Be Careful" Drake - "Nice for What" Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, & James Blake - "King’s Dead" Anderson .Paak - "Bubblin" Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk, & Swae Lee - "Sicko Mode"
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Christina Aguilera ft. Goldlink - "Like I Do" 6LACK ft. J. Cole - "Pretty Little Fears" Childish Gambino - "This Is America" Kendrick Lamar & SZA - "All the Stars" Post Malone ft. 21 Savage - "Rockstar"
Best Rap Song
Drake - "God’s Plan" Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, & James Blake - "King’s Dead" Eminem - "Lucky You" Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk, & Swae Lee - "Sicko Mode" Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar - "Win"
Best Rap Album
Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy Mac Miller- Swimming Nipsey Hussle - Victory Lap Pusha-T - Daytona Travis Scott - Astroworld
Best Rock Performance
Arctic Monkeys - "Four Out of Five" Chris Cornell - "When Bad Does Good" THE FEVER 333 - "Made An America" Greta Van Fleet - "Highway Tune" Halestorm - "Uncomfortable"
Best Rock Song
Greta Van Fleet - "Black Smoke Rising" Twenty One Pilots - "Jumpsuit" Bring Me the Horizon - "MANTRA" St. Vincent - "Masseduction" Ghost - "Rats"
Best Rock Album
Alice in Chains - Rainier Fog Fall Out Boy - M A N I A Ghost - Prequelle Greta Van Fleet - From the Fires Weezer - Pacific Daydream
Best Alternative Music Album
Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Beck - Colors Björk - Utopia David Byrne - American Utopia St. Vincent - Masseduction
Best R&B Performance
Toni Braxton - "Long As I Live" The Carters - "Summer" Lalah Hathaway - "Y O Y" H.E.R. - "Best Part (ft. Daniel Caesar)" PJ Morton - "First Bega"
Best R&B Song
Ella Mai - "Boo’d Up" Miguel - "Come Through and Chill (ft. J. Cole and Salaam Remi)" Childish Gambino - "Feels Like Summer" H.E.R. - "Focus" Toni Braxton - "Long As I Live"
Best Urban Contemporary Album
The Carters - Everything Is Love Chloe x Halle - The Kids Are Alright Chris Dave and the Drumhedz - Chris Dave and the Drumhedz Miguel - War & Leisure Meshell Ndegeocello - Ventriloquism
Best R&B Album
Toni Braxton - Sex & Cigarettes Leon Bridges - Good Thing Lalah Hathaway - Honestly H.E.R. - H.E.R. PJ Morton - Gumbo Unplugged (Live)
Best Dance Recording
Above & Beyond - "Northern Soul (ft. Richard Bedford)" Disclosure - "Ultimatum (ft. Fatoumata Diawara)" Fisher - "Losing It" Silk City & Dua Lipa - "Electricity (ft. Diplo and Mark Ronson)" Virtual Self - "Ghost Voices"
Best Dance/Electronic Album
Jon Hopkins - Singularity Justice - Woman Sofi Tukker - Treehouse SOPHIE - Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides TOKiMONSTA - Lune Rouge
Best Recording Package
Mitski - Be the Cowboy BTS - Love Yourself: Tear St. Vincent - Masseduction The Chairman - The Offering Foxhole - Well Kept Thing
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Boi-1da Larry Klein Linda Perry Kanye West Pharrell Williams
Best Music Video
The Carters - "Apeshit" Childish Gambino - "This Is America" Joyner Lucas - "I’m Not Racist" Janelle Monáe - "PYNK" Tierra Whack - "MUMBO JUMBO"
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