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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”

In other news, 21 Savage is featured on the soundtrack for the ‘Mortal Combat 11’ trailer. Peep it right here.

Words by Sydney Gore
Associate Music Editor

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