Grammy Awards 2018 Nominations: Jay Z & Kendrick Battle For Album Of The Year

28 November 2017, 14:24 | Updated: 28 November 2017, 14:37

Kendrick Lamar performing on stage

Check out the full list of nominees below.

It's officially Grammy season! The full list of nominees for the 60th Grammy Awards has been released.

The ceremony will take place on 28th January 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York City and will see Childish Gambino, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde and Bruno Mars face off for Album Of The Year. 

Jay leads the nominations with eight, followed by Kendrick Lamar who scored seven and Bruno Mars with six.

Childish Gambino joins newcomers SZA and Khalid with five nods each.

Check out the 2018 Grammy nominations below:

Album Of The Year

Awaken, My Love! — Childish Gambino 
4:44 — Jay-Z 
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar 
Melodrama — Lorde 
24K Magic — Bruno Mars


Record Of The Year

Redbone — Childish Gambino
Despacito — Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
The Story of O.J. — Jay-Z
HUMBLE. — Kendrick Lamar
24K Magic — Bruno Mars Album of the Year 


Song Of The Year

Despacito - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
4:44 - Jay Z
Issues - Julia Michaels
1-800-273-8255 - Logic
That's What I Like - Bruno Mars


Best New Artist

Alessia Cara
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels


Best Pop Vocal Album

Kaleidoscope EP — Coldplay
Lust For Life — Lana Del Rey
Evolve — Imagine Dragons
Rainbow — Kesha
Joanne — Lady Gaga
÷ (Divide) — Ed Sheeran


Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Mastodon - Emperor of Sand
Metallica - Hardwired... To Self-Destruct
Nothing More - The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Queens of the Stone Age - Villains
War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding


Best Pop Solo Performance

Love So Soft — Kelly Clarkson
Praying — Kesha
Million Reasons — Lady Gaga
What About Us — P!nk
Shape Of You — Ed Sheeran

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Migration — Bonobo
3-D The Catalogue — Kraftwerk
Mura Masa — Mura Masa
A Moment Apart — Odesza
What Now — Sylvan Esso

Best 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 


Best Rock Performance

You Want It Darker — Leonard Cohen
The Promise — Chris Cornell
Run — Foo Fighters
No Good — Kaleo
Go To War — Nothing More

Best Metal Performance

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

Best 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)

Best 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


Best Alternative Music Album

Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Gorillaz - Humanz
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
The National - The National


Best Urban Contemporary Album

6Black - Free Black
Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!
Khalid - American Teen
SZA - Ctrl
The Weeknd - Starboy


Best R&B Performance

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


Best 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


Best 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)


Best R&B Album

Freudian — Daniel Caesar
Let Love Rule — Ledisi
24K Magic — Bruno Mars
Gumbo — PJ Morton
Feel The Real –Musiq Soulchild


Best Rap Album

Jay-Z - 4:44
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
Migos - Culture
Rapsody - Laila's Wisdom
Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy


Best 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


Best Rap/Sung Performance

“Crew” — Goldlink Featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
“Family Feud” — Jay-Z Featuring Beyoncé
“LOYALTY.” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna
“Love Galore” — SZA Featuring Travis Scott


Best 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.” — Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
“Sassy” — Gabouer & M. Evans, songwriters (Rapsody)
“The Story Of O.J.” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)

Best Country Album

Kenny Chesney - Cosmic Hallelujah 
Lady Antebellum - Heart Break
Little Big Town - The Breaker
Thomas Rhett - Life Changes
Chris Stapleton - From A Room: Volume 1


Best 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


Best 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


Best 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)


Best 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


Best 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