Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars Top 60th GRAMMY Nominations
It's that time of year again — 60th GRAMMY Awards nominees have been announced and we have complete coverage on all your favorite nominees. Here, get the TL;DR on this year's top nominees.
Jay-Z is this year's top dawg, having earned eight nominations, including Record Of The Year ("The Story Of O.J."), Song Of The Year ("4:44") and Album Of The Year (4:44). He's also nominated in every category in the Rap Field, as well as for Best Music Video for "The Story Of O.J."
As one of the top GRAMMY winners of all time, Jay-Z now has 74 GRAMMY nominations to his name and 21 wins. The most nominations he ever earned in a single year is nine, which he received at the 56th GRAMMY Awards.
Joining Jay-Z as a nominee is every category in the Rap Field is Kendrick Lamar, who has earned seven 60th GRAMMY nominations. Lamar also garnered nods for Record Of The Year for "HUMBLE." (as well as Best Music Video) and Album Of The Year for DAMN. Lamar is already a seven-time GRAMMY winner and is now a 29-time nominee.
Bruno Mars is vying to add more GRAMMY wins to his five awards, having earned six nods this year, including Record Of The Year ("24K Magic"), Album Of The Year (24K Magic) and Song Of The Year ("That's What I Like"). Mars has previously been nominated in the Record Of The Year category five times and he took home a GRAMMY in the category for 2015 for "Uptown Funk" with Mark Ronson.
Childish Gambino earned five 60th GRAMMY nominations, looking to take home his first career GRAMMY wins. He's nominated in two R&B and the Urban Contemporary categories, along with Album Of The Year for Awaken, My Love! and Record Of The Year for "Redbone."
Producer No I.D. also has five 60th GRAMMY noms to his name, including Record, Song and Album Of The Year for his work on Jay-Z's 4:44. In addition, he is in the running to earn the coveted Producer Of The Year, Non Classical award. No I.D. previously won a GRAMMY for Best Rap Song for his work on Jay-Z's "Run This Town" at the 52nd GRAMMY Awards.
A first-time GRAMMY nominee, hip-hop artist Khalid earned his first five GRAMMY nods this year, including for Song Of The Year for his participation in "1-800-273-8255" alongside fellow first-time nominees Logic and Alessia Cara.
SZA has also earned five nominations, marking her first career GRAMMY nods. She is in the running for the prestigious Best New Artist prize, along with Best R&B Performance ("The Weekend"), "Best R&B Song ("Supermodel"), Best Urban Contemporary Album (Ctrl), and Best Rap/Sung Performance ("Love Galore" featuring Travis Scott).
Who will come out on top at the 60th GRAMMY Awards? Find out by watching Music's Biggest Night live on Jan 28, 2018, on CBS.