The Grammy Nominations Are Black AF, Jay Z Leads With Eight Nods

Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Cardi B, SZA and other 2017 faves also got some love from the academy.

Photo credit:

| November 28 2017,

10:06 pm

The Grammy Awards have released nominations for the this year's best albums, songs and performances. After years of criticism for not embracing the greatness of black culture, the Grammys 2018 nods have Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z leading the pack. 


Photo: Damn


For Album of the Year, Childish Gambino's "Awaken, My Love!," "4:44" from Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar's "Damn." are the big dogs in that category. It can be said that the Record of the Year category is also stacked because these three have three of the most popular songs of the year with "Redbone," "The Story of O.J." and "Humble."


Photo: Bodak Yellow


But look out for Cardi B whose hit single "Bodak Yellow" is nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song of the Year. Cardi B is right alongside Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar in that category. 

Photo: CTRL


When it comes to R&B, SZA is getting the recognition she deserves. She is nominated for Best R&B Performance and for New Artist of the Year. 

It looks like Jay Z with eight nods and Kendrick Lamar are the two big names to beat. Check out the rest of the nominations below and see if your faves made the cut: 

R&B performance


Traditional R&B performance

Song of the year

Rap performance


Rap/sung performance


R&B song

Rap song

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Rap album

New artist


The 60th annual Grammy awards ceremony will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28, 2018. The telecast will broadcast live on CBS at 7:30pm ET.

Jay Z
Sza
Kendrick lamar
Lil B
Childish Gambino, Donald Glover, Awaken, My Love!,
X