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2018 Grammy Nominees

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  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    The 2018 Grammy nominees have been announced. You can find the announced categories below.

    Album Of The Year

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

    Record Of The Year

    Childish Gambino – “Redbone”
    Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – “Despacito” (Feat. Justin Bieber)
    Jay-Z “The Story Of O.J.”
    Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.”
    Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”

    Song Of The Year

    Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – “Despacito” (Feat. Justin Bieber)
    Jay-Z “4:44″
    Julia Michaels – “Issues”
    Logic – “1-800-273-8255″ (Feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid)
    Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”

    Best New Artist

    Alessia Cara
    Lil Uzi Vert
    Julia Michaels

    Alternative Music Album

    Everything Now – Arcade Fire
    Humanz – Gorillaz
    American Dream – LCD Soundsystem
    Pure Comedy – Father John Misty
    Sleep Well Beast – The National

    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

    Rock Performance

    “You Want It Darker” — Leonard Cohen
    “The Promise” — Chris Cornell
    “Run” — Foo Fighters
    “No Good” — Kaleo
    “Go to War” — Nothing More

    Rap Album

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

    Rap Song

    “Bodak Yellow” — Cardi B
    “Chase Me” — Danger Mouse featuring Run the Jewels & Big Boi
    “Humble.” — Kendrick Lamar
    “Sassy” — Rapsody
    “The Story of O.J.” — Jay-Z

    Rap Performance

    “Bounce Back” — Big Sean
    “Bodak Yellow” — Cardi B
    “4:44″ — Jay-Z
    “Humble.” — Kendrick Lamar
    “Bad and Boujee” — Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert

    Rap/Sung Performance

    “Prblms” — 6lack
    “Crew” — Goldlink featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
    “Family Feud” — Jay-Z featuring Beyoncé
    “Loyalty.” — Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna
    “Love Galore” — SZA featuring Travis Scott

    Pop Vocal Album

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

    Dance Recording

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

    Metal Performance

    “Invisible Enemy” — August Burns Red
    “Black Hoodie” — Body Count
    “Forever” — Code Orange
    “Sultan’s Curse” — Mastodon
    “Clockworks” — Meshuggah

    R&B Album

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

    R&B Performance

    “Get You” — Daniel Caesar featuring Kali Uchis
    “Distraction” — Kehlani
    “High” — Ledisi
    “That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars
    “The Weekend” — SZA

    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
    No I.D.
    Greg Kurstin
    Blake Mills
    The Stereotypes

    Traditional Pop Vocal Album

    Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version) — Michael Bublé
    Triplicate — Bob Dylan
    In Full Swing — Seth MacFarlane
    Wonderland — Sarah McLachlan
    Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 — (Various Artists)

    Urban Contemporary Album

    Free 6lack — 6lack
    Awaken, My Love! — Childish Gambino
    American Teen — Khalid
    Ctrl — SZA
    Starboy — The Weeknd

    Americana Album

    Southern Blood — Gregg Allman
    Shine on Rainy Day — Brent Cobb
    Beast Epic — Iron & Wine
    The Nashville Sound — Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
    Brand New Day — The Mavericks

    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

    Country Solo Performance

    “Body Like a Back Road” — Sam Hunt
    “Losing You” — Alison Krauss
    “Tin Man” — Miranda Lambert
    “I Could Use a Love Song” — Maren Morris
    “Either Way” — Chris Stapleton

    Comedy Album

    The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas – Dave Chappelle
    Cinco – Jim Gaffigan
    Jerry Before Seinfeld – Jerry Seinfeld
    A Speck Of Dust – Sarah Silverman
    What Now? – Kevin Hart

    New Age Album

    Reflection — Brian Eno
    SongVersation: Medicine — India.Arie
    Dancing on Water — Peter Kater
    Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Volume 5 — Kitaro
    Spiral Revelation — Steve Roach

    Spoken Word Album

    Astrophysics For People In A Hurry – Neil Degrasse Tyson
    Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
    Confessions Of A Serial Songwriter – Shelly Peiken
    Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In (Bernie Sanders) – Bernie Sanders And Mark Ruffalo
    The Princess Diarist – Carrie Fisher

  2. Analog Drummer


    I’m not even rooting for any artist or song this year. Nothing I dig

    Edit: lie. I dug “run” by the Fooies
  3. Yay for Kendrick, Bruno, Musiq Soulchild, QOTSA, August Burns Red, and Code Orange!
    carlosonthedrums likes this.
  4. Daniel182

    Let's hold our breath until we disappear

    Lorde for album of the year please.
    Dirty Sanchez likes this.
  5. youwontknow

    If I smile with my teeth, bet you'd believe me

    What’s the diff between “record” and “song” used here?
  6. SuNDaYSTaR


    Wow, that is just huge for Donald Glover.
    Mike, Aaron Mook and CMilliken like this.
  7. Record Of The Year vs Song Of The Year - Difference and Comparison | Diffen
    The key difference between Record of the Year and Song of the Year awards at the Grammys is that the Song of the Year award is for the songwriter who composed the song. Unlike the Record of the Year, which is awarded to the entire team involved in producing the song, Song of the Year is for an individual contributor - the songwriter - and is awarded for the lyrical beauty of the song.
  8. Shrek

    human skin truck baby Prestigious

    i hope Leonard takes Rock Performance. "You Want it Darker" was haunting before he passed, and now it's in a league of it's own.
  9. youwontknow

    If I smile with my teeth, bet you'd believe me

    Nice one, thanks Jason!
  10. Ska Senanake


    No way! Kendrick!
    Amber likes this.
  11. Ska Senanake


    Ho Portugal. The Man! Also, TDE killing it!
    skurt likes this.
  12. Arry

    it was all a dream Prestigious

    daniel caesar and sza!! both albums were so beautiful.
    trevorshmevor likes this.
  13. St. Nate

    من النهر إلى البحر Prestigious

    Please please please.... please have Cardi B win best Rap Song.
  14. ncarrab

    Prestigious Supporter

    Damn. will win album of the year.
  15. SPine


    Guessing 1-800 will win Song of the Year
  16. St. Nate

    من النهر إلى البحر Prestigious

    Really surprised that Ed Sheeran song about shapes isn't up on here but I'm okay with that.
    Amber and Aaron Mook like this.
  17. SPine


    It bothers me that Coldplay's EP is nominated for an album nomination
  18. AndrewSoup

    It's A Secret To Everyone Prestigious

    seeing that majority black Album+Record+Song of the Year nominations makes me happy, honestly wishing i saw that in the Academy Awards noms more often tbh
    torn whether i'd pick Melodrama or DAMN. as AOTY though. disappointed After Laughter and Big Fish Theory got no love though.
    and i thought for sure St Vincent would get at least ONE nom!
    summertimejesus and skogsraet like this.
  19. I feel like the Grammy voters are dumb and it'll be 4:44.
  20. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    It's going to be Jay-Z. I saw someone on Twitter say he was going to get the Time out of Mind lifetime achievement award win, and I think that's probably true.
  21. St. Nate

    من النهر إلى البحر Prestigious

    I imagine they're very dry and stale like very old bread.
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  22. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    St Vincent will be eligible next year. She missed the cutoff.
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  23. CMilliken


    Good for Lorde, Childish Gambino, and Code Orange.
  24. skogsraet

    Trusted Supporter

    The rap categories are really competitive this year. Literally everyone else nominated deserves the rap album award more than Jay, like I’m a fan, but Vince should’ve taken that nom. Same is true for the album category, only album I’d be more disappointed winning than Jay would be Bruno’s.

    I’m especially pleased to see SZA, Rapsody, and Tyler get Grammy nods but I honestly don’t think that would’ve happened before the Grammys were forced to own up to excluding black artists.

    All that to say (and I say this every year), the Grammys suck just like every dumb award show but I get unreasonably invested cause I love ranking shit
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  25. smowashere

    Trusted Supporter

    Also huge props to The National! Probably my AOTY.
    SuNDaYSTaR likes this.