The nomination list for the 2018 Grammy Award winner list is out and in this article or in the list of the much touted Award ceremony, Grammy Award is focused on the American rapper Jay-Z which has emerged as the main leader in this list.

The rapper has his name in the top four categories and literally, he dominated by rap and R&B artists which reflected on this Grammy Award.

The record of the year nominees which includes, Jay-Z’s “The Story of O.J.,” a song that references O.J. Simpson; Mars’ Top 5 hit, “24K Magic”; Lamar’s No. 1 smash, “Humble”; Gambino’s “Redbone,” which peaked at No. 12 on the Hot 100; and the massive hit of the year which is the “Despacito,” by Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi and Justin Bieber.

Grammy Award: Nominations 2018 - Full list released; Jay-Z; Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar in focus

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These songs and albums of the event Grammy Award are eligible in the 84 categories at the 60th annual Grammys which was released on 1st October 2016, and the second installment of the same come out on this year September.

This year is the first year the Grammys used online voting for and this is the main key to the show; it started online voting for the Latin Grammys last year.

Pop star Taylor Swift didn’t earn a nomination for her single “Look What You Made Me Do” which already comes on the music world before the Grammy’s cut-off date.

Ed Sheeran has the second best-selling album of the year with “Divide” received the nomination and also considers it as a best pop vocal album. Sheeran’s hit single, “Shape of You,” is up for best to see this pop solo performance.

Grammy Award: Nominations 2018 – Full list

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars
“4:44” – Jay-Z
“Awaken, My Love!” – Childish Gambino
“Damn.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Melodrama” – Lorde

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
“Humble” – Kendrick Lamar
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“The Story of O.J.” – Jay-Z

SONG OF THE YEAR (Songwriters award)
“1-800-273-8255” – Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson, songwriters
“4:44” – Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters
“Despacito” – Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters
“Issues” – Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters
“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

BEST NEW ARTIST
Alessia Cara
Julia Michaels
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
SZA

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
“Divide” – Ed Sheeran
“Evolve” – Imagine Dragons
“Joanne” – Lady Gaga
“Kaleidoscope EP” – Coldplay
“Lust For Life” – Lana Del Rey
“Rainbow” – Kesha

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
“American Teen” – Khalid
“Awaken, My Love!” – Childish Gambino
“CTRL” – SZA
“Free 6lack” – 6lack
“Starboy” – The Weeknd

BEST R&B ALBUM
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars
“Feel The Real” – Musiq Soulchild
“Freudian” – Daniel Caesar
“Gumbo” – PJ Morton
“Let Love Rule” – Ledisi

BEST ROCK ALBUM
“A Deeper Understanding” – The War on Drugs
“Emperor of Sand” – Mastodon
“Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” – Metallica
“The Stories We Tell Ourselves” – Nothing More
“Villains” – Queens of the Stone Age

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
“Cosmic Hallelujah” – Kenny Chesney
“From A Room: Volume 1” – Chris Stapleton
“Heart Break” – Lady Antebellum
“Life Changes” – Thomas Rhett
“The Breaker” – Little Big Town

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
“American Dream” – LCD Soundsystem
“Everything Now” – Arcade Fire
“Humanz” – Gorillaz
“Pure Comedy” – Father John Misty
“Sleep Well Beast” – The National

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Blake Mills
Calvin Harris
Greg Kurstin
No I.D.
The Stereotypes

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