2018 Grammy Nominees Announced

Childish Gambino, Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar leading nominees

The 2018 nominees were announced today by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Across the board, the big hitters are Jay-Z’s 4:44, Childish Gambino’s Awaken, My Love!, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN and Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic, all four of which are nominated for Record of the Year and have a multitude other nominations including Album of the Year.

On the alternative music side, it’s a good year for heavy indie-rockers. The National, Arcade Fire, and Father John Misty are up for best Alternative Music Record. Philadelphia-based group War on Drugs is competing for best Rock Album against mainstays Metallica and Queens of the Stone Age. Take a look below at the full nominations in those categories.

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Childish Gambino – Redbone
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber – Despacito
Jay Z – The Story Of O.J.
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
Jay-Z – 4:44
Kendrick Lamar – Damn
Lorde – Melodrama
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

Song of the Year
Luis Fonsi – “Despacito”
Jay-Z – “4:44”
Julia Michaels -“Issue”
Logic – “1-800-273-8255”
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”

Best Rock Album
Mastodon – Emperor Of Sand
Metallica – Hardwired…To Self Destruct
Nothing More – The Stories We Tell
Queens of the Stone Age – Villians
The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding

Best Alternative Music Album
Arcade Fire – Everything Now
Gorillaz – Humans
LCD Soundsystem – American Dream
Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
The National – Sleep Well Beast

See the full list of 2018 nominees here.