The nominations for the 60th Grammy Awards to be held on 28 January 2018 were announced Tuesday morning.
Rapper, and husband to Beyonce, Jay Z led the nominations with a whopping eight nods. The hip hop icon was the only artist to be nominated in the top three categories: Record, Album, and Song of the Year.
Other top nominated artists include Kendrick Lamar, with seven nominations, Bruno Mars, with six nominations, and Childish Gambino, with five nominations.
Overall, the nominees are very male-dominated, with New Zealand’s Lorde as the only woman up for Album of the Year.
Two of the artists nominated for the Best Rock Performance award have received their nods posthumously: Leonard Cohen, who died in November last year was nominated for “You Want it Darker” and Chris Cornell, who committed suicide in May 2017, was nominated for “The Promise”.
Noticeably absent from the main categories were Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran, surprising many industry observers. Sheeran and Gaga did, however, get nods in the pop categories.
See some of the nominees below:
Record of the Year:
“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“The Story Of O.J.” — Jay-Z
“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar
“24K Magic” — Bruno Mars
Album of the Year:
Awaken, My Love! — Childish Gambino
4:44 — Jay-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Melodrama — Lorde
24K Magic — Bruno Mars
Best New Artist:
Lil Uzi Vert