Jay z takes lead in grammy nomination

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Nominations for the 60th Grammy awards which is scheduled to hold on the 28th of January, 2017, has been released by the Academy.

Jay z is ahead of the nominations with 8 nominations. Kendrick Lamar follows closely with 7 nominations while Bruno Mars has 6 nominations.

The award would not be held at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles for the first time in 13 years but has been moved to the Madison Square Garden New York.

See list of nominees here:

Album of the year:

  • “Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
  • “4:44” — Jay-Z | Review
  • “Damn.” — Kendrick Lamar | Review
  • “Melodrama” — Lorde | Review
  • “24K Magic” — Bruno Mars

Record of the year:

  • “Redbone” — Childish Gambino
  • “Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
  • “The Story of O.J.” — Jay-Z
  • “Humble.” — Kendrick Lamar
  • ”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 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)

New artist

Pop solo performance

  • “Love So Soft” — Kelly Clarkson | Review
  • “Praying” — Kesha | Review
  • “Million Reasons” — Lady Gaga
  • “What About Us” — P!nk | Interview
  • “Shape of You” — Ed Sheeran | Review

Pop duo/group performance

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

MORE: What Donald Trump had to do with the smash-hit remix of ‘Despacito’

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)

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

Dance/electronic album

  • “Migration” — Bonobo
  • “3-D the Catalogue” — Kraftwerk
  • “Mura Masa” — Mura Masa
  • “A Moment Apart” — Odesza
  • “What Now” — Sylvan Esso

Contemporary instrumental album

  • “What If” — the Jerry Douglas Band
  • “Spirit” — Alex Han
  • “Mount Royal” — Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
  • “Prototype” — Jeff Lorber Fusion
  • “Bad Hombre” — Antonio Sanchez

Rock performance

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

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

    Rock song

    • “Atlas, Rise!” — James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
    • “Blood in the Cut” — JT Daly & Kristine Flaherty, songwriters (K.Flay)
    • “Go to War” — Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, songwriters (Nothing More)
    • “Run” — Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
    • “The Stage” — Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold)

    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

    Alternative music album

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

    R&B performance

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

    Traditional R&B performance

    • “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

     

    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)

    Urban contemporary album

    • “Free 6lack” — 6lack
    • “Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
    • “American Teen” — Khalid
    • “Ctrl” — SZA
    • “Starboy” — the Weeknd

    R&B album

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

    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

    MORE: With ‘Bad and Boujee,’ Migos is finally having its moment

    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

    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)

    Rap album

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

    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

    Country duo/group performance

    • “It Ain’t My Fault” — Brothers Osborne
    • “My Old Man” — Zac Brown Band
    • “You Look Good” — Lady Antebellum
    • “Better Man” — Little Big Town
    • “Drinkin’ Problem” — Midland

    Country song

    • “Better Man” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town)
    • “Body Like a Back Road” — Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Sam Hunt)
    • “Broken Halos” — Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
    • “Drinkin’ Problem” — Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland)
    • “Tin Man” — Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

    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

    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

    Improvised jazz solo

    • “Can’t Remember Why” — Sara Caswell, soloist
    • “Dance of Shiva” — Billy Childs, soloist
    • “Whisper Not” — Fred Hersch, soloist
    • “Miles Beyond” — John McLaughlin, soloist
    • “Ilimba” — Chris Potter, soloist

    Jazz vocal album

    • “The Journey” — The Baylor Project
    • “A Social Call” — Jazzmeia Horn
    • “Bad Ass and Blind” — Raul Midón
    • “Porter Plays Porter” — Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King
    • “Dreams and Daggers” — Cécile McLorin Salvant

    Jazz instrumental album

    • “Uptown, Downtown” — Bill Charlap Trio
    • “Rebirth” — Billy Childs
    • “Project Freedom” — Joey DeFrancesco & the People
    • “Open Book” — Fred Hersch
    • “The Dreamer Is the Dream” — Chris Potter

    Large jazz ensemble album

    • “MONK’estra Vol. 2” — John Beasley
    • “Jigsaw” — Alan Ferber Big Band
    • “Bringin’ It” — Christian McBride Big Band
    • “Homecoming” — Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne
    • “Whispers on the Wind” — Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge

    Latin jazz album

    • “Hybrido — From Rio to Wayne Shorter” — Antonio Adolfo
    • “Oddara” — Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
    • “Outra Coisa — The Music of Moacir Santos” — Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves
    • “Típico” — Miguel Zenón
    • “Jazz Tango” — Pablo Ziegler Trio

    Gospel performance/song

    • “Too Hard Not To” — Tina Campbell
    • “You Deserve It” — JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise featuring Bishop Cortez Vaughn
    • “Better Days” — Le’Andria
    • “My Life” — the Walls Group
    • “Never Have to Be Alone” — CeCe Winans

    Contemporary Christian music performance/song

    • “Oh My Soul” — Casting Crowns
    • “Clean” — Natalie Grant
    • “What a Beautiful Name” — Hillsong Worship
    • “Even If” — MercyMe
    • “Hills and Valleys” — Tauren Wells

    Gospel album

    • “Crossover: Live From Music City” — Travis Greene
    • “Bigger Than Me” — Le’Andria
    • “Close” — Marvin Sapp
    • “Sunday Song” — Anita Wilson
    • “Let Them Fall in Love” — CeCe Winans

    Contemporary Christian music album

    • “Rise” — Danny Gokey
    • “Echoes (Deluxe Edition) — Matt Maher
    • “Lifer” — MercyMe
    • “Hills and Valleys” — Tauren Wells
    • “Chain Breaker” — Zach Williams

    Roots gospel album

    • “The Best of the Collingsworth Family — Volume 1” — the Collingsworth Family
    • “Give Me Jesus” — Larry Cordle
    • “Resurrection” — Joseph Habedank
    • “Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope” — Reba McEntire
    • “Hope for All Nations” — Karen Peck & New River

    Latin pop album

    • “Lo Único Constante” — Alex Cuba
    • “Mis Planes Son Amarte” — Juanes
    • “Amar y Vivir en Vivo Desde la Ciudad de México, 2017” — La Santa Cecilia
    • “Musas (Un Homenaje al Folclore Latinoamericano en Manos de los Macorinos)” — Natalia Lafourcade
    • “El Dorado” — Shakira

    Latin rock, urban or alternative album

    • “Ayo” — Bomba Estéreo
    • “Pa’ Fuera” — C4 Trío & Desorden Público
    • “Salvavidas de Hielo” — Jorge Drexler
    • “El Paradise” — Los Amigos Invisibles
    • “Residente” — Residente

    Regional Mexican music album (including Tejano)

    • “Ni Diablo Ni Santo” — Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
    • “Ayer y Hoy” — Banda el Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
    • “Momentos” — Alex Campos
    • “Arriero Somos Versiones Acústicas” — Aida Cuevas
    • “Zapateando en el Norte” — Humberto Novoa, producer (Various Artists)

    Tropical Latin album

    • “Albita” — Albita
    • “Art of the Arrangement” — Doug Beavers
    • “Salsa Big Band” — Rubén Blades con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta
    • “Gente Valiente” — Silvestre Dangond
    • “Indestructible” — Diego el Cigala

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