Highly Anticipated GRAMMY Awards Nominations Finally Announced | Music News
The biggest night in music is not far around the corner and this year, Rap and R&B has dominated the nominations. The 60th Grammy Awards next year will be taking a break from the Staples Centre to be held at the prestigious Madison Square Gardens so you can expect it to be an eventful night. The Recording Academy released the full nominations list on Tuesday (November 28) and I, for one, am not surprised by the inclusions.
In the most diverse Grammy nominations list in recent years, JAY-Z leads the line gaining seven nominations in total from the night’s big categories including ‘Record of the Year’ for “Story of O.J.”, ‘Song of the Year’ for “4:44” and also ‘Album of the Year’ for his 13th studio album of the same name.
Kendrick Lamar is not far behind with a total of six nominations including ‘Record of the Year’ & ‘Best Rap Song’ for the smash hit “HUMBLE”, ‘Best Rap/Sung Performance’ for “LOYALTY” with Rihanna as well as a ‘Best Rap Album’ & ‘Album of the Year’ nod. Lamar’s TDE labelmate SZA has managed to bag herself five nominations from her debut studio album Ctrl</strong> which is especially good news for R&B fans.
On the subject of females, Cardi B grabbed two nominations for her monster hit “Bodack Yellow”, Lorde is up for ‘Album of the Year’ also with Melodrama and both Alessia Cara and Julia Michaels follow SZA in the ‘Best New Artist’ category.
Luis Fonsi’s worldwide sensation “Despacito” managed to get him three nominations, which I expect he will win at least one but what has shocked some was Ed Sheeran also getting three Pop nominations, including two for his song “Shape of You” off his number one album ÷
With notable snubs also for Demi Lovato and A Tribe Called Quest, It is shaping up to be one of the most interesting Grammys so in all this, I will be watching. Make sure you tune in when it eventually airs in January and make sure you catch the pre-show live stream January 28 direct from Grammy.com.