60th Annual Grammy Nominations Announced

The 60th Annual Grammy Award nominations were announced today. The announcement was made on CBS This Morning by two-time Grammy nominee Andra Day. Leading the pack is Jay-Z, who picked up eight nominations, including nods for Record of the Year (“The Story of O.J.”), Song of the Year (4:44), and Album of the Year (4:44). Fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar picks up seven Grammy nominations, including nods in all of this year’s Rap categories. Bruno Mars snags six nominations for his album 24K Magic, including nods for Record of the Year (“24K Magic”), Song of the Year (“That’s What I Like”), and Album of the Year (24K Magic).

Other multiple nominees include Childish Gambino, who picked up five nominations including Record of the Year (“Redbone”) and Album of the Year (Awaken, My Love!). First time nominee Khalid also picked up five nominations including a nod for New Artist of the Year.

In the R&B categories, Childish Gambino, Ledisi, and Bruno Mars each picked up three nominations, while favorites and independent artists PJ Morton and Daniel Caesar each grabbed two nominations.

CeCe Winans, Le’Andria, and Tauren Wells lead the way with two nominations a piece in the Gospel and Contemporary Christian categories.

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on January 28 in New York City at Madison Square Garden, beginning at 7:30p ET, live on CBS.

A partial listing of nominations are below. Check out the full listing here.

Record of the Year
• Redbone | Childish Gambino (Track from: Awaken, My Love!)
• Despacito | Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
• The Story Of O.J. | JAY-Z (Track from 4:44)
• HUMBLE. | Kendrick Lamar (Track from DAMN)
• 24K Magic | Bruno Mars | (Track from 24K Magic)

Album of the Year
• “Awaken, My Love!” | Childish Gambino
• 4:44 | JAY-Z
• DAMN. | Kendrick Lamar
• Melodrama | Lorde
• 24K Magic | Bruno Mars

Song Of The Year
• Despacito | (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
• 4:44 |(JAY-Z)
• Issues | (Julia Michaels)
• 1-800-273-8255 | (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)
• That’s What I Like | (Bruno Mars)

Best New Artist
• Alessia Cara
• Khalid
• Lil Uzi Vert
• Julia Michaels
• SZA

Best R&B Song
• First Began | PJ Morton | (Track from: Gumbo)
• Location | Khalid | (Track from: American Teen)
• Redbone | Childish Gambino | (Track from: “Awaken, My Love!”)
• Supermodel |SZA | (Track from: Ctrl)
• That’s What I Like | Bruno Mars | (Track from: 24K Magic)

Best R&B Album
• Freudian | Daniel Caesar
• Let Love Rule | Ledisi
• 24K Magic | Bruno Mars
• Gumbo | PJ Morton
• Feel The Real | Musiq Soulchild

Best Gospel Performance/Song
• Too Hard Not To | Tina Campbell (Track from: It’s Still Personal)
• You Deserve It | JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Featuring Bishop Cortez Vaughn (Track from: You Deserve It)
• Better Days | Le’Andria (Track from: Greenleaf Soundtrack – Season 2)
• My Life | The Walls Group
• Never Have To Be Alone | CeCe Winans (Track from: Let Them Fall In Love)

Best 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

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
• Oh My Soul | Casting Crowns (Track from: The Very Next Thing)
• Clean | Natalie Grant (Track from: Be One)
• What A Beautiful Name | Hillsong Worship (Track from: Let There Be Light)
• Even If | MercyMe (Track from: Lifer)
• Hills And Valleys | Tauren Wells (Track from: Hills And Valleys)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
• Rise | Danny Gokey
• Echoes (Deluxe Edition) | Matt Maher
• Lifer | MercyMe
• Hills And Valleys | Tauren Wells
• Chain Breaker | Zach Williams

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