Revealed: The NARAS’ 2018 Grammy Nominees

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Black Star rapper Raekwon leads this year’s National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) Grammy Awards with 8 nominations.

Jon Batiste and his band, Stay Human, lead all nominees with 6, while Post Malone, Spotify’s most popular artist last year, leads with 5 nominations, followed by J Balvin with 4.

Below are the 2018 Grammy Awards Nominees in every major category:

Record of the Year

“Despacito,” Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

“HUMBLE.,” Kendrick Lamar

“The Story of O.J.,” JAY-Z

“24K Magic,” Bruno Mars

“The Motherf—- With the Hat,” Cardi B

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,” Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)

“4:44,” Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (JAY-Z)

“Issues,” Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)

“1-800-273-8255,” Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)

“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 New Artist


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 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 Dance/Electronic Album

“Migration,” Bonobo

“3-D The Catalogue,” Kraftwerk

“Mura Masa,” Mura Masa

“A Moment Apart,” Odesza

“What Now,” Sylvan Esso

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin,” Willie Nelson

“Love Is Here to Stay,” Tony Bennett & Diana Krall

“Nat King Cole & Me,” Various Artists

“Standards (Deluxe Edition),” Carol King

“The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic!”, Barbra Streisand

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

“Condemned To The Gallows,” Aches & Pains

“Honeycomb,” Deafheaven

“Sultan’s Curse,” Gojira

“Electric Messiah,” Grace VanderWaal

“Betrayer,” Trivium

Best Rock Song

“Blackstar,” David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)

“Burn The Witch,” Radiohead, songwriters (Radiohead)

“Hardwired… To Self-Destruct,” James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)

“Heathens,” Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)

“My Name Is Human,” Rich Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)

Best Rock Album

“Emperor Of Sand,” Mastodon

“Hardwired… To Self-Destruct,” Metallica

“The Stories We Tell Ourselves,” Queens Of The Stone Age

“A Deeper Understanding,” The War On Drugs

“Villains,” Jack White

Best Alternative Music Album


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