The holidays may be here, but the biggest night in music is still a few weeks away. This year, the 60th annual Grammy Awards are heading over to the Big Apple and will be broadcasting live from Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Nominations have been announced and we’ve recapped a few of the top music categories.
For the first time in Grammy history, Hip hop, Urban and R&B music artists have completely dominated all the top major categories (Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year). Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, SZA and Childish Gambino are this year’s top nominees.
Hip-Hop rapper Jay-Z, who recently released his 13th studio album 4:44, is leading the pack as he is up for 8 Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year for the “The Story of OJ,” Song of the Year and Best Rap Album.
Following right behind Jay, is fellow hip-hop lyricist Kendrick Lamar earning 7 nominations for his best-selling album, Damn. K. Dot was nominated for Album of the Year, Best Rap Album and Record of the Year for his hit single “Humble.”
Bruno Mars scored high as well, grabbing 6 nominations for his smash album 24K Magic. He’s nominated for Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
It’s not over yet! Also in the lead is Childish Gambino, earning 5 nominations including Best Traditional R&B Performance and Record of The Year for “Redbone.”
“Love Galore” singer, SZA has made history this year as the most nominated female artist with 5 nominations, including Best Urban Contemporary Album for her album CLT and Best New Artist.
Last and certainly not least, our girl Cardi B, who has had an incredible year, closes out 2017 scoring two Grammy nominations for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “Bodak Yellow.”
Judging by the nominations list, we already know this show is going to be one to watch and one for the history books. Congratulations to all the nominees!
Tune in for the 60th annual Grammy Awards live from Madison Square Garden on January 28th 2018 at 7:30pm EST on CBS.
Written by: Tiffany Hercules