The 60th Annual Grammy Nominations Are Black AF

Jay-Z leads Grammy noms with 8 as rap, R&B take centre stage

Jay Z leads the pack with eight.

For album of the year, Jay-Z and Lamar face Mars' "24K Magic", Childish Gambino's "Awaken, My Love!" and Lorde's "Melodrama". His single "Location" earned a nod in the R&B song category, and "American Teen" was nominated in the urban contemporary album field.

Lamar landed seven nominations overall, Mars got six including the top three categories and Childish Gambino, the alter-ego of actor Donald Glover, scored five nominations. Record Of The YearRedbone, Childish Gambino Despacito, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber The Story Of O.J.

The GRAMMY Awards will air live Sunday, January 28 on CBS.

Michaels, SZA, Alessia Cara, Khalid and Lil Uzi Vert are nominated for best new artist.

The most notable ommission from Tuesday's Grammy nominations was Canadian hip hop artist Drake, whose "More Life" album dominated streaming, charts and radio play since its March release.

Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar are the top contenders for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, leading a crop of nominations that is heavy on hip-hop and R&B but has left some mainstream pop stars, including Ed Sheeran, shut out of major prizes. We will surely tune in to see who takes home the award for Album of the Year.



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