Hip Hop Dominates 2018 Grammy Nominations

Music’s biggest night is looking like it will be a hip-hop affair in 2018. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards nominations highlight urban music in a way we have not seen. In recent years, major awards shows have caught major shade for whitewashing and overlooking major contributions made by entertainers of a darker shade. If this year’s Grammy nominations are any indicator, the Recording Academy is course correcting.
 
According to Variety, “Jay-Z led the nominations for the 60th Grammy Awards with eight. He’s followed by Kendrick Lamar, whose “DAMN.” album scored seven; Bruno Mars with six; and Childish Gambino (aka actor Donald Glover), newcomers SZA and Khalid, and producer No I.D. (who worked on “4:44”) with five each.”
 
The big four categories for the Grammys are Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist. This year, Jay-z and Bruno Mars are nominated for 3 out of 4 of these categories and Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar are up for 2 out of 4. Logic, SZA, Alessia Cara, Lil Uzi Vert and Khalid also make appearances in the big four categories.
 
As for genre-specific nominations, Cardi B, Migos, Goldlink, Big Sean, Travis Scott, Rapsody, and Tyler the Creator are all up for awards in Rap/ Hip-Hop categories.  Ledisi, The Weeknd, Daniel Ceaser, Anthony Hamilton, and Musiq Soulchild are all nominated in Urban/ R&B categories. Reggae superstar Chronixx is up for album of the year in that category, alongside Morgan Heritage, Damian Marley, and J Boog. Common is nominated as a songwriter and both Dave Chapelle and Kevin Hart are nominated for Best Comedy Album.
 
For a full list of nominees see here. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS from Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2017.
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