The Grammy 2018 Awards are BLACK AF

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    2018 Grammy nominations are here! On Tuesday (Nov. 28), Andra Day revealed the Big 4 categories -- best new artist, record of the year, song of the year, and album of the year -- live on CBS This Morning, and shortly thereafter, the Recording Academy announced the nominees in all 84 categories.

    JAY-Z leads the pack with eight nominations this year, including nods for album of the year, record of the year, song of the year and best rap album.

    Kendrick Lamar follows with seven nods, while Bruno Mars is the third most-nominated artist with six. SZA is 2018's most Grammy-nominated woman with five nods; Khalid, Childish Gambino and producer No I.D. also scored five noms.

    Check out the complete BLACK ARTIST list of 2018 Grammy nominees below. Any category with more than five nominees means there was a tie; the eligibility period for the 2018 Grammys extended from Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017.

    The Grammys will air live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, Jan. 28. The final round of Grammy voting runs from Dec. 7-21.

    General Field

    Category 1 - Record Of The Year

    (Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

    • Redbone

    Childish Gambino

    Ludwig Goransson, producer; Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson, Riley Mackin & Ruben Rivera, engineers/mixers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer

    • Despacito

    Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber

    Josh Gudwin, Mauricio Rengifo & Andrés Torres, producers; Josh Gudwin & Jaycen Joshua, engineers/mixers; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

    • The Story Of O.J.

    JAY-Z

    JAY-Z & No I.D., producers; Jimmy Douglas & Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, engineers/mixers; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

    • HUMBLE.

    Kendrick Lamar

    Mike Will Made It, producer; Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, James Hunt & Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

    • 24K Magic

    Bruno Mars

    Shampoo Press & Curl, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer

    General Field

    Category 2 - Album Of The Year

    (Award to Artist(s) and to Featured Artist(s), Songwriter(s) of new material, Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s), Mixer(s) and Mastering Engineer(s) credited with at least 33% playing time of the album, if other than Artist.)

    • "Awaken, My Love!"

    Childish Gambino

    Ludwig Goransson, producer; Bryan Carrigan, Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson, Riley Mackin & Ruben Rivera, engineers/mixers; Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer

    • 4:44

    JAY-Z

    JAY-Z & No I.D., producers; Jimmy Douglas & Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, engineers/mixers; Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

    • DAMN.

    Kendrick Lamar

    DJ Dahi, Sounwave & Anthony Tiffith, producers; Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, James Hunt & Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers; K. Duckworth, D. Natche, M. Spears & A. Tiffith, songwriters; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

    • Melodrama

    Lorde

    Jack Antonoff & Lorde, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Laura Sisk, engineers/mixers; Jack Antonoff & Ella Yelich-O'Connor, songwriters; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer

    • 24K Magic

    Bruno Mars

    Shampoo Press & Curl, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers/mixers; Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer

    General Field

    Category 3 - Song Of The Year

    (A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

    • Despacito

    Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring 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 Featuring 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)

    General Field

    Category 4 - Best New Artist

    (An artist will be considered for Best New Artist if their eligibility year release/s achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and notably impacted the musical landscape.)

    • Alessia Cara

    • Khalid

    • Lil Uzi Vert

    • Julia Michaels

    • SZA

    Field 6 - R&B

    Category 17 - Best R&B Performance

    (For new vocal or instrumental R&B recordings.)

    • Get You

    Daniel Caesar Featuring Kali Uchis

    • Distraction

    Kehlani

    • High

    Ledisi

    • That's What I Like

    Bruno Mars

    • The Weekend

    SZA

    Field 6 - R&B

    Category 18 - Best Traditional R&B Performance

    (For new vocal or instrumental traditional R&B recordings.)

    • Laugh And Move On

    The Baylor Project

    • Redbone

    Childish Gambino

    • What I'm Feelin'

    Anthony Hamilton Featuring The Hamiltones

    • All The Way

    Ledisi

    • Still

    Mali Music

    Field 6 - R&B

    Category 19 - Best R&B Song

    (A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

    • 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)

    Field 6 - R&B

    Category 20 - Best Urban Contemporary Album

    (For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded contemporary vocal tracks derivative of R&B.)

    • Free 6LACK

    6LACK

    • "Awaken, My Love!"

    Childish Gambino

    • American Teen

    Khalid

    • Ctrl

    SZA

    • Starboy

    The Weeknd

    Field 6 - R&B

    Category 21 - Best R&B Album

    (For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new R&B recordings.)

    • Freudian

    Daniel Caesar

    • Let Love Rule

    Ledisi

    • 24K Magic

    Bruno Mars

    • Gumbo

    PJ Morton

    • Feel The Real

    Musiq Soulchild

    Field 7 - Rap

    Category 22 - Best Rap Performance

    (For a Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

    • Bounce Back

    Big Sean

    • Bodak Yellow

    Cardi B

    • 4:44

    JAY-Z

    • HUMBLE.

    Kendrick Lamar

    • Bad And Boujee

    Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert

    Field 7 - Rap

    Category 23 - Best Rap/Sung Performance

    (For a solo or collaborative performance containing both elements of R&B melodies and Rap.)

    • 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

    Field 7 - Rap

    Category 24 - Best Rap Song

    (A song must contain music and lyrics and must be either a new song or a song first achieving prominence during the eligibility year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.))

    • 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)

    Field 7 - Rap

    Category 25 - Best Rap Album

    (For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rap recordings.)

    • 4:44

    JAY-Z

    • DAMN.

    Kendrick Lamar

    • Culture

    Migos

    • Laila's Wisdom

    Rapsody

    • Flower Boy

    Tyler, The Creator

    Hip-Hop & R&B dominate the Grammy nominations for the 2018 Ceremony!
     
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    I'm HERE for Sza, Childish Gambino, Jay-Z, and Kendrick Lamar. GREAT choices!!!!
     
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    I really want CARDI B to win for Best Rap Performance
     
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    Hopefully, she doesn't. It should go to Kendrick Lamar, because HUMBLE is WAYYYY better than Bodak Yellow on all levels.
     
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    You're entitled to your opinion but either way whenever any artist receives a nomination it is great for them on all levels.
     
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    U may be our resident prude, but u are def our BIGGEST urban pop culture whore! Lol
     
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    Album of the year is tough though. My money is on Lorde or Kendrick
     
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    I want Jay or Bruno Mars to get it
     
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    LOL maybe! I think I am 2nd to you! But what do you think of the nods @SB3 ?
     
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    It's hard for artists like Ledisi and Mali to be put in the same category as Bruno when stations who play Bruno would never play them. The more pop leaning artists shouldn't even be in the R and B category. That's why people like Timberlake, Sam Smith, and Bieber end up getting BET nominations.
     
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    Also, why wasn't Alessia nominated last year for Best New Artist?
     
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    I just think it's a direct response to all of the outcry last year. I'm out of the loop.
     
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    I do feel that is somewhat true but if you look at the culture of America, then you know that hip-hop has surpassed rock n roll and pop as the #1 genre. I am happy to see black artists getting their just due. I will be watching. Jay-Z will be getting the lifetime achievement award.
     
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    I grew out of the Bruno Mars album pretty quickly. After bopped and bopped ... i couldnt bop no more
     
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    i could two fucks about the grammys they are just using black artists to get ratings and then 2019 will be back to all white, hollyweird and the music industry has been losing ratings and views when it comes to their mayo ghost dog award shows so they do what they always do which is use our people to give them ratings again! i won't be tuning in to this mess but congrats to the black artists but they are merely puppets at the end of the day
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    FACTS!
     
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    LOL. Let's see what happens come 2019. Black culture is truly reflective of the music industry landscape currently and it will be for a long time. Hip-Hop is the #1 genre over rock and roll so I am happy that the 2018 Grammy Awards reflect what is actually going on culturally.
     
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    exactly man it's all a game, smoke and mirrors!
     
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    yes that's true but let's be honest, white folks are using these artists to get us to watch and also take a festival like AFROPUNK give it some years and it'll be whiter than a Grammys after party, it is becoming gentrified, just like Hip Hop and R&B are becoming white washed left and right cause black folks keep letting people into our culture!
     
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    Time will tell honestly but the fact of the matter is that Black culture is thriving on TV/film and definitely in music. It is a good time for black artists. The time is now.
     
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    I mean yeah but there are artists like Post Malone, Tekshai 6'9, lil pump raising on the charts of billboard which btw fuck billboard cause they took rakim and pac off the greatest rappers list or some list a while ago so you see they are showing how they really feel about our culture, and you have lil yatcht, lil uzi vert mumbling ass raising on the chart and just disrespecting the culture
     
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    Billboard just like any publication is entitled to their opinions. Would anyone consider Billboard to be one of the renowned representative publications on Black culture? Not at all.

    As far as the "mumble rap" and the changes in music, all eras have experienced music that people said "was not good music". That happened in the 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s and it will continue. I just believe that all music is "real music" but it all depends on what you consider "real music to you" and what resonates with you. All those different songs across all genres serve a purpose. No one wants to be in the club dancing their butt off to some conscious/backpack rap. People want to just have a good time and enjoy life. Then when you're vibing out then you can have something that is more of substance in contrast to the opposite. That's how I see it anyway... what say you?

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    okay and i'm not saying that people have to only listen to conscious artists but let's not allow these mumble rappers or white/non-black rappers to come in and colonize the culture and take over our shit! like they did with rock n roll, jazz and blues and country which all originated from black people. you can have your club bops that's fine but don't get mad when hip hop ends up becoming white/non-black because we only focus on one aspect of the genre i.e. club bops and drug influencing music
     
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