2018 Grammy Awards Nominees

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Kendrick Lamar / The Recording Academy

The nominees for the 2018 Grammy Awards have been announced! Check out the contenders for the DJ-relevant categories below (the full list is available on the Grammy website.)

Any category with more than five nominees means there was a tie. The eligibility period was from Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017.

The Grammys will air live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Jan. 28. The final round of Grammy voting takes place from Dec. 7 to 21.


Record Of The Year

Redbone – Childish Gambino
Despacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. 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

Song Of The Year

Despacito – Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber)

4:44 – Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (JAY-Z)

Issues – Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)

1-800-273-8255 – Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid)

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 (Bruno Mars)

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels


Best Pop Solo Performance

Love So Soft – Kelly Clarkson
Praying – Kesha
Million Reasons – Lady Gaga
What About Us – P!nk
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Despacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber
Thunder – Imagine Dragons
Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man
Stay – Zedd & Alessia Cara

Best Pop Vocal Album

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


Best Rap Performance

Bounce Back – Big Sean
Bodak Yellow – Cardi B
4:44 – JAY-Z
HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar
Bad And Boujee – Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Crew – Goldlink ft. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
Family Feud – JAY-Z ft. Beyoncé
LOYALTY. – Kendrick Lamar ft. Rihanna
Love Galore – SZA ft. Travis Scott

Best Rap Song

Bodak Yellow – Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White, songwriters (Cardi B)

Chase Me – Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer, songwriters (Danger Mouse Featuring Run The Jewels & Big Boi)

HUMBLE. – K. Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

Sassy – E. Gabouer & M. Evans, songwriters (Rapsody)

The Story Of O.J. – Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (JAY-Z)

Best Rap Album

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


Best R&B Performance

Get You – Daniel Caesar ft. Kali Uchis
Distraction – Kehlani
High – Ledisi
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
The Weekend – SZA

Best R&B Song

First Began – PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)

Location – Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)

Redbone – Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

Supermodel – Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)

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 (Bruno Mars)

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Free 6LACK – 6LACK
“Awaken, My Love!” – Childish Gambino
American Teen – Khalid
Ctrl – SZA
Starboy – The Weeknd

Best R&B Album

Freudian – Daniel Caesar
Let Love Rule – Ledisi
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Gumbo – PJ Morton
Feel The Real – Musiq Soulchild


Best Dance Recording

Bambro Koyo Ganda – Bonobo ft. Innov Gnawa
Cola – Camelphat & Elderbrook
Andromeda – Gorillaz ft. DRAM
Tonite – LCD Soundsystem
Line Of Sight – Odesza ft. WYNNE & Mansionair

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Migration – Bonobo
3-D The Catalogue – Kraftwerk
Mura Masa – Mura Masa
A Moment Apart – Odesza
What Now – Sylvan Esso


Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Calvin Harris
Greg Kurstin
Blake Mills
No I.D.
The Stereotypes

Best Remixed Recording

Can’t Let You Go – Louie Vega Roots Mix (Loleatta Holloway)
Funk O’ De Funk – SMLE Remix (Bobby Rush)
Undercover – Adventure Club Remix (Kehlani)
A Violent Noise – Four Tet Remix (The xx)
You Move – Latroit Remix (Depeche Mode)

Related: 2017 Grammy Winners