Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Jay-Z, Daniel Caesar, Childish Gambino and More Snag 2018 Grammy Nominations

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Music’s universal resonance and its ability to strike and move you (whether physically or emotionally) is what makes it so amazing. This year has seen a plethora of that with all of the unfathomably sublime albums and singles nominated for the 2018 Grammy Awards. Jay-Z‘s pensive 4:44, SZA‘s openhearted Ctrl, Daniel Caesar‘s sonically and lyrically alchemic Freudian, Childish Gambino‘s (Donald Glover) remarkable Awaken, My Love! and Kendrick Lamar‘s empirical DAMN. were more than just Billboard-topping fan favorites. These projects are from-scratch creations by teams of writers, performers, producers, egineers, (etc.) all hoping for a win during the ceremony airing January 28th. But with so many of our favorite artists holding super deserved spots in their respective categories, we’re basically rooting for everybody.

Kendrick Lamar is up for seven awards including Record of the Year (“HUMBLE.”), Album of the Year, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance (“HUMBLE.”), Best Rap Song (“HUMBLE.”), Best Music Video (“HUMBLE”) and Best Rap/Sung Performance for his Rihanna-assisted “LOYALTY.” Along with K Dot in the Best Rap Album group are Migos, Rapsody (for Laila’s Wisdom), Tyler, The Creator‘s Flower Boy and Hov’s 4:44. Mr. Carter, topping the nomination rank with a total of eight nods, is also up for Record of the Year (for “The Story of O.J.), Album of the Year, Song of the Year (“4:44”), Best Rap Performance (“4:44”), Best Rap/Sung Performance (“Family Feud” feat. Beyoncé), Best Rap Song (“The Story of O.J.”) and Best Music Video (“The Story of O.J.).

SZA is nominated for Best New Artist, Best R&B Performance (“The Weekend”), Best R&B Song (“Supermodel“), Best Rap/Sung Performance (“Love Galore” feat. Travis Scott) and Best Urban Contemporary Album (for which 6lack, Khalid and Childish Gambino are also nominated). Gambino’s Awaken, My Love! is also up for Album of the year while “Redbone” is in the running for Record of the Year, Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Song.

GoldLink‘s “Crew” is another contender in the Best Rap/Sung Performance category while Cardi B‘s “Bodak Yellow” earned a spot among fellow Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song nominees. “First Began” by PJ Morton was nominated in the Best R&B Song category. His album Gumbo was also nominated for Best R&B Album along with Freudian (Daniel Caesar).

Click here see the full list of nominees.

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