Jay-Z Got A Whole Lot Of Grammy Nominations

November 28, 2017 / Posted by:

The nominations for the 60th Grammy awards were announced this morning, and Jay-Z led with eight nominations. I suppose you could say that Jay-Z is the Beyoncé of this year’s Grammys? Although she actually got one this year too, for Best Rap/Sung Performance. I’m sure it’s a big day in the Knowles Carter house. Congratulations on your Grammy nomination, Beyonce! And also, you know, good job on all the ones you got today too, Jay-Z.

Jay-Z released his first album in four years, 4:44, earlier this summer. Apologizing for being a dog to Beyoncé paid off: 4:44 pulled in Grammy nominations in every rap category, as well as Record Of The Year and Best Music Video (for “The Story Of O.J.“), Song Of The Year (for “4:44“), and Album Of The Year (4:44). He would have gotten nine nominations if the Grammy committee recognized a category called Best Attempt at Pretending You Aren’t Actually Ripping On Kanye West (Even Though You Totally Are). Jay-Z has now been nominated for 74 Grammy (he has won 21).

Following Jay-Z in nominations is Kendrick Lamar with seven nominations (which also include Album of the Year for DAMN. and Record of the Year for “HUMBLE.“). Bruno Mars got five nominations, and Taylor Swift received zero nominations for Reputation. It didn’t make the cutoff date for eligibility. She’s gong to have to wait a year for the 2019 Grammy awards.

You can see all the Grammy nominations here, but I’ve provided a condensed-ish list below. Kesha came back strong with two nominations. “Despacito” (the original and not the far better rubber chicken cover) received three nominations. Lorde was nominated for Album of the Year despite being nominated for absolutely nothing else. And from here on out, she’s no longer just Cardi B. That’s Grammy-nominated rapper Cardi B to you!

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

Song of the Year
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Jay-Z, “4:44”
Julia Michaels, “Issues”
Logic Ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid, “1-800-273-8255”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

Record of the Year
Childish Gambino, “Redbone”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Jay-Z, “The Story Of O.J.”
Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”
Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”

Best New Artist
Alessia Cara
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels

Best Pop Solo Performance
Kelly Clarkson, “Love So Soft”
Kesha, “Praying”
Lady Gaga, “Million Reasons”
Pink, “What About Us
Ed Sheeran, “Shape Of You”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Imagine Dragons, “Thunder”
Portugal. The Man, “Feel It Still”
Zedd & Alessia Cara, “Stay”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Michael Bublé, Nobody But Me
Bob Dylan, Triplicate
Seth MacFarlane, In Full Swing
Sarah McLachlan, Wonderland
Various Artists, Tony Bennett Celebrates 90

Best Pop Vocal Album
Coldplay, Kaleidoscope EP
Lana Del Rey, Lust For Life
Imagine Dragons, Evolve
Kesha, Rainbow
Lady Gaga, Joanne
Ed Sheeran, ÷

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Bonobo, Migration
Kraftwerk, 3-D The Catalogue
Mura Masa, Mura Masa
Odesza, A Moment Apart
Sylvan Esso, What Now

Best Rap Performance
Big Sean, “Bounce Back”
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”
Jay-Z, “4:44”
Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”
Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad And Boujee”

Best Rap/Sung Performance
Goldlink Ft. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy, “Crew”
Jay-Z Ft. Beyoncé, “Family Feud”
Kendrick Lamar Ft. Rihanna, “LOYALTY.”
SZA Ft. Travis Scott, “Love Galore”

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

Best Rock Performance
Leonard Cohen, “You Want It Darker”
Chris Cornell, “The Promise”
Foo Fighters, “Run”
Kaleo, “No Good”
Nothing More, “Go To War”

Best Rock Album
Mastodon, Emperor Of Sand
Metallica, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
Nothing More, The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains
The War On Drugs, A Deeper Understanding

Best Alternative Album
Arcade Fire, Everything Now
Gorillaz, Humanz
LCD Soundsystem, American Dream
Father John Misty, Pure Comedy
The National, Sleep Well Beast

Best Music Film
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, One More Time With Feeling
The Grateful Dead, Long Strange Trip
The Defiant Ones
Two Trains Runnin’

Best Music Video
Beck, “Up All Night”
Jain, “Makeba”
Jay-Z, “The Story Of O.J.”
Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”
Logic FT. Alessia Cara & Khalid, “1-800-273-8255”

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