The 2018 Grammy Nominations Are Here!

By: Kala Fogg

The 2018 Grammy nominations have been announced and there are a ton of fields and categories to explore ranging from "Best Improvised Jazz solo" to "Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance"; however, I know what you came for so, I'll get right to the good stuff. Jay-Z is dominating the hip-hop field with 8 nominations, Cardi B is nominated for her first ever Grammy, Goldlink is nominated for Crew, the 2017 summer anthem, and newcomers Khalid and SZA are each up for 5 Grammys. What a time for black artists.


General Field

Record of The Year:

  1. "Awaken, My Love!"- Childish Gambino
  2. 4:44- Jay-Z
  3. DAMN.-Kendrick Lamar
  4. Melodrama-Lorde
  5. 24K Magic-Bruno Mars

Song of The Year:

  1. “Despacito” — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters ( Performed by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
  2. “4:44” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Performed by Jay-Z)
  3. “Issues” — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Performed by Julia Michaels)
  4. “1-800-273-8255” — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Performed by Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)
  5. “That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters ( Performed by Bruno Mars)

Best New Artist:

  1. Alessia Cara

  2. Khalid

  3. Lil Uzi Vert
  4. Julia Michaels
  5. SZA

Some folks are wondering why Cardi B wasn't nominated for this category.


Pop Field

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: 

  1. Kaleidoscope EP- Coldplay
  2. Lust For Life- Lana Del Rey
  3. Evolve- Imagine Dragons
  4. Rainbow-Kesha
  5. Joanne-Lady Gaga
  6. Divide - Ed Sheeran

R&B Field

Best R&B Album: 

  1. Freudian - Daniel Ceasar
  2. Let Love Rule- Ledisi
  3. 24K Magic0 Bruno Mars
  4. Gumbo- PJ Morton 
  5. Feel The Real- Musiq Soulchild 

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

  1. Free 6LACK- 6LACK
  2. "Awaken, My Love!"-Childish Gambino 
  3. American Teen- Khalid
  4. Ctrl-SZA
  5. Starboy-The Weeknd 

Rap Field

Best Rap Song

  1. “Bodak Yellow” — Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White, songwriters ( Performed by Cardi B)
  2. “Chase Me” — Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer,songwriters ( Performed by Danger Mouse Featuring Run The Jewels & Big Boi)
  3. “HUMBLE.” — Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Performed by Kendrick Lamar)
  4. “Sassy” — Gabouer & M. Evans, songwriters (Performed by Rapsody)
  5. “The Story Of O.J.” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Performed by Jay-Z)

Best Rap Album: 

  1. 4:44- Jay-Z
  2. DAMN.- Kendrick Lamar
  3. Culture- Migos
  4. Laila's Wilson- Rapsody
  5. Flower Boy- Tyler, The Creator 

Best Rap Performance:

  2. "Crew"-Goldlink Featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
  3. "Family Feud"- Jay-Z Featuring Beyonce
  4. "LOYALTY"- Kendrick lamar Featuring Rihanna 
  5. "Love Galore"- SZA Featuring Travis Scott.





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