2018 Grammy nominations – Full List

R&B and Latin fly in the gushing era. Jay-Z led all hopefuls with eight designations

Grammy voters recognized the predominance of rap, R&B and Latin fly in the gushing era. Jay-Z led all hopefuls with eight designations, yet rising stars like SZA and Khalid additionally grabbed five selections each, and Luis Fonsi’s certain late spring hit “Despacito” earned numerous gestures also. Here are five takeaways.

Grammy Nominees
Grammy Nominees

Record of the Year

“Redbone” — Childish Gambino

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

“The Story of O.J.” — Jay-Z

“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar

“24K Magic” — Bruno Mars

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 and Marty James Garton (Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber)

“4:44” — Shawn Carter and Dion Wilson (Jay-Z)

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

“1-800-273-8255” — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury and Khalid Robinson (Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid)

“That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus and Jonathan Yip (Bruno Mars)

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara


Lil Uzi Vert

Julia Michaels


Best Pop Solo Performance

“Love So Soft” — Kelly Clarkson

“Praying” — Kesha

“Million Reasons” — Lady Gaga

“What About Us” — Pink

“Shape of You” — Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Something Just Like This” — The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

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

“Thunder” — Imagine Dragons

“Feel It Still” — Portugal. The Man

“Stay” — Zedd and Alessia Cara

Best Pop Vocal Album

“Kaleidoscope EP” — Coldplay

“Lust for Life” — Lana Del Rey

“Evolve” — Imagine Dragons

“Rainbow” — Kesha

“Joanne” — Lady Gaga

“÷” — Ed Sheeran

Best Dance/Electronic Album

“Migration” — Bonobo

“3-D the Catalogue” — Kraftwerk

“Mura Masa” — Mura Masa

“A Moment Apart” — Odesza

“What Now” — Sylvan Esso

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 Alternative Music Album

“Everything Now” — Arcade Fire

“Humanz” — Gorillaz

“American Dream” — LCD Soundsystem

“Pure Comedy” — Father John Misty

“Sleep Well Beast” — The National

Best Urban Contemporary Album

“Free 6lack” — 6lack

“Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino

“American Teen” — Khalid


“Starboy” — The Weeknd

Best Rap Performance

“Bounce Back” — Big Sean

“Bodak Yellow” — Cardi B

“4:44” — Jay-Z

“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar

“Bad and Boujee” — Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert

Best Rap Album

“4:44” — Jay-Z

“DAMN.” — Kendrick Lamar

“Culture” — Migos

“Laila’s Wisdom” — Rapsody

“Flower Boy” — Tyler, the Creator

Best Country Solo Performance

“Body Like a Back Road” — Sam Hunt

“Losing You” — Alison Krauss

“Tin Man” — Miranda Lambert

“I Could Use a Love Song” — Maren Morris

“Either Way” — Chris Stapleton

Best Country Song

“Better Man” — Taylor Swift (Little Big Town)

“Body Like a Back Road” — Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne (Sam Hunt)

“Broken Halos” — Mike Henderson and Chris Stapleton (Chris Stapleton)

“Drinkin’ Problem” — Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Mark Wystrach (Midland)

“Tin Man” — Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall (Miranda Lambert)

Best Jazz Vocal Album

“The Journey” — The Baylor Project

“A Social Call” — Jazzmeia Horn

“Bad Ass and Blind” — Raul Midón

“Porter Plays Porter” — Randy Porter Trio with Nancy King

“Dreams and Daggers” — Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

“Uptown, Downtown” — Bill Charlap Trio

“Rebirth” — Billy Childs

“Project Freedom” — Joey DeFrancesco and the People

“Open Book” — Fred Hersch

“The Dreamer Is the Dream” — Chris Potter

Best Latin Pop Album

“Lo Único Constante” — Alex Cuba

“Mis Planes Son Amarte” — Juanes

“Amar y Vivir en Vivo Desde la Ciudad de México, 2017” — La Santa Cecilia

“Musas (Un Homenaje al Folclore Latinoamericano en Manos de los Macorinos)” — Natalia Lafourcade

“El Dorado” — Shakira

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

“Ayo” — Bomba Estéreo

“Pa’ Fuera” — C4 Trío and Desorden Público

“Salvavidas de Hielo” — Jorge Drexler

“El Paradise” — Los Amigos Invisibles

“Residente” — Residente

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Calvin Harris

Greg Kurstin

Blake Mills

No I.D.

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