Jay-Z dominates 2018 Grammy nominations

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 November 2017
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Jay-Z has the potential to sweep the board the 2018 Grammys with eight nominations

Jay-Z dominates the 2018 Grammy nominations with eight nods.

The 47-year-old rapper - whose real name is Shawn Carter - is up for several of the nights biggest accolades including Album of The Year, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance, for his 13th studio LP '4.44', as well as, Record of The Year and Best Rap Song for 'The Story of OJ'.

Following shortly behind are Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars with seven and six nominations respectively.

The 'Loyalty' hitmaker and the 'That's What I Like' singer will go head-to-head with Jay for the biggest prize, Album of the Year, with their respective records 'Humble' and '24K Magic' up for the prize, along with Childish Gambino 'Awaken, My Love!' and Lorde's 'Melodrama'.

Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow said."I'm inspired by this year's nominees and the incredible talent each possesses.

"Their recordings are a true testament to how creatively alive and meaningful our music industry has become. Each nominee uses their craft to inspire, uplift, and tell stories of our world through their artistry. They provide a vibrant soundtrack that represents the highest level of excellence and continues to impact and reflect our culture."

Song of The Year sees Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's 'Despacito', Jay's record, 'Issues' by Julia Michaels, 'Logic' by Alessia Cara and Khalid and Bruno's 'That's What I Like' in the running.

James Corden will host this year's glitzy ceremony on January 29, the British comedian's second time after he took over proceedings this year.

2018 will mark the first time the ceremony has been held in New York, after previously taking place on the other side of the country in Los Angeles, California.

The UK premiere broadcast will be aired exclusively and in full on 4Music at 7pm on January 29, as well as on the Box Plus App.

The main nominees are as follows:

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 - 'Despacito'

Jay Z - 'The Story of OJ'

Bruno Mars - '24K Magic'

Kendrick Lamar - 'Humble'

Song of The Year

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber - 'Despacito'

Jay Z - '4:44'

Julia Michael - 'Issues'

Logic ft Alessia Cara and Khalid - '1-800-273-8255'

Bruno Mars - 'That's What I Like'

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara

Lil Uzi Vert

Khalid

Julia Michaels

SZA

Best Rap Album

Jay-Z, '4:44'

Kendrick Lamar, 'DAMN'.

Migos, 'Culture'

Rapsody, 'Laila's Wisdom'

Tyler, The Creator, 'Flower Boy'

Best Rock Album

Mastodon, Emperor of Sand

Metallica, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct

Nothing More, The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Queens of the Stone Age, Villains

The War on Drugs, A Deeper Understanding

Best R&B Performance

Daniel Caesar, 'Get You' (feat. Kali Uchis)

Kehlani, 'Distraction'

Ledisi, 'High'

Bruno Mars, 'That's What I Like'

SZA, The Weekend

Best Rap Song

Cardi B, 'Bodak Yellow'

Danger Mouse, 'Chase Me' (feat. Run the Jewels and Big Boi)

Kendrick Lamar, 'Humble'

Rapsody, 'Sassy'

Jay-Z, 'The Story of O.J.'

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