JAY-Z's 4:44 album could potentially take home the biggest awards of the night, while Kendrick Lamar follows right behind with seven nominations for his DAMN. album.
Jay-Z and Bruno Mars are nominees in the rap- and R&B-dominated top three categories at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
Future was also not nominated for any categories, which comes as a surprise to fans, as his "Mask Off" single quickly reached platinum status at the beginning of 2017.
Contenders for record of the year include Jay-Z for "The Story of O.J."; Lamar for "Humble."; Mars for "24K Magic"; Childish Gambino for "Redbone"; and the Latin pop phenomenon "Despacito", by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee with Justin Bieber.
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The nominations for the 60th GRAMMY Awards were announced on Tuesday morning, and a couple area natives from The Country Music Highway were included in those announcements.
Michaels, SZA, Alessia Cara, Khalid and Lil Uzi Vert are nominated for best new artist. Lady Gaga and Kesha landed two nods each in the same categories as Sheeran.
A black artist hasn't won a Grammy for AOTY in 10 years.
Considering how male-heavy the other three "Big Four" categories are this year, I have a hunch that Best New Artist will nearly certainly be a female artist.