GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS 2018 : 60TH GRAMMY AWARDS : ED SHEERAN SNUBBED

The Recording Academy has announced that the 60th GRAMMY Awards will take place at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. The telecast will be broadcast live on CBS at a new time: 7:30–11 p.m. ET and 4:30–8 p.m. PT. The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards will mark the 46th consecutive year that CBS will broadcast the show, and the network has a commitment in place to host it through 2026. Jay-Z, who is up for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap/Sung Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album and Best Music Video.  Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars have 7 and 6 nominations, respectively. The CBS network will broadcast the show live from the Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The Grammy Awards recognise outstanding achievement in the music industry. Categories include the record, album, song and best new artist of the year. We’ll bring you the all the nominations and winners here. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will take place on February 12 in America. The televised awards will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. James Corden will host the ceremony for the first time this year. Singer/songwriter Andra Day kicked things off by announcing the big four categories: Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year; with a great haul for Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars, as expected. Things weren’t so great for Ed Sheeran, who picked up two nominations but was tipped to dominate , he is absent from the top three prizes altogether.

AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR THE YEAR 2018

Album of the Year

Awaken, My Love! – Childish Gambino
4:44 – Jay Z
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
Melodrama – Lorde
24K Magic – Bruno Mars

Record of the Year

Redbone – Childish Gambino
Despacito – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
The Story of O.J. – Jay-Z
HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar
24K Magic – Bruno Mars

Song of the Year

Despacito – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
4:44 – Jay-Z
Issues – Julia Michaels
1-800-273-8255 – Logic
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

Pop Solo Performance

Love So Soft – Kelly Clarkson
Praying – Kesha
Million Reasons – Lady Gaga
What About Us – Pink
Shape of You – Ed SheeranPop Duo/Group Performance

Something Just Like This – Chainsmokers/Coldplay
Despacito – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber
Thunder – Imagine Dragons
Feel It Still – Portgual. The Man
Stay – Zedd and Alessia Clara

Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Nobody But Me – Michael Buble
Triplicate – Bob Dylan
In Full Swing – Seth MacFarlane
Wonderland – Sarah McLachlan
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 – Various

Pop Vocal Album

Kaleidoscope EP – Coldplay
Lust For Life – Lana Del Rey
Evolve – Imagine Dragons
Rainbow – Kesha
Joanne – Lady Gaga
Divide – Ed Sheeran

Rock Performance

You Want It Darker – Leonard Cohen
The Promise – Chris Cornell
Run – Foo Fighters
No Good – Kaleo
Go To War – Nothing More

Rock Song

Atlas, Rise! – Metallica
Blood In The Cut – K.Flay
Go To War – Nothing more
Run – Foo Fighters
The Stage – Avenged Sevenfold

Rock Album

Emperor of Sand – Mastodon
Hardwired… To Self Destruct – Metallica
The Stories We Tell Ourselves – Nothing More
Villains – Queens of the Stone Age
A Deeper Understanding – The War on Drugs

Rap Performance

Bounce Back – Big Sean
Bodak Yellow – Cardi-B
4:44 – Jay-Z
HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar
Bad and Boujee – Migos

Rap/Sung Performance

PRBLMS – 6lack
Crew – GoldLink featuring Brent Faiyaz, Shy Gizzy
Family Feud – Jay-Z featuring Beyonce
LOYALTY. – Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna
Love Galore – SZA featuring Travis Scott

Rap Album

4:44 – Jay Z
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
Culture – Migos
Laila’s Wisdom – Rapsody
Flower Boy – Tyler, The Creator

Country Album

Cosmic Hallelujah – Kenny Chesney
Heart Break – Lady Antebellum
The Breaker – Little Big Town
Life Changes – Thomas Rhett
From a Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton

Best Song Written For Visual Media

City of Stars – Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, from La La Land
How Far I’ll Go – Auli’i Cravalho, from Moana
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever – Taylor Swift and Zayn, from Fifty Shades Darker
Never Give Up – Sia, from Lion
Stand Up For Something – Andra Day featuring Common, from Marshall

The Grammys themselves are slated for January 28, 2018; in the midst of the US awards season. The eligibility period for releases was October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2017.This means albums as old as Lady Gaga’s Joanne – released in October last year – were on the menu, while acts such as Lovato, Shania Twain and Miley Cyrus released their latest opuses just in time to be submitted. First-round voting took place between October 16 and 29, while final-round voting will take place between December 7 and 21. Next year’s Grammys will be the 60th in its history.

Music’s biggest night is just a few weeks away.

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