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LIST: The Nominees for the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards Were Just Announced

Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar & Bruno Mars lead the pack of nominees

November 28, 2017

The nominations for the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards were just announced, and Hip-Hop and R&B artists are well represented.

Jay-Z leads the pack with eight nominations (including both record and song of the year). Kendrick Lamar racked up seven nominations for this year's GRAMMYs, and Bruno Mars brought in six nominations. Meanwhile, the smash hit song "Despacito" snagged nominations for both song and record of the year. 

The competition for best pop solo performance will be tough. Kelly Clarkson, Kesha, Lady Gaga, and Ed Sheeran are all nominated. 

Here's a look at this year's 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"
  • "4:44"
  • "Issues"
  • "1-800-273-8255"
  • "That's What I Like"

BEST NEW ARTIST

  • Alessia Cara
  • Khalid
  • Lil Uzi Vert
  • Julia Michaels
  • SZA

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 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 POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

  • "Something Just Like This" - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
  • "Despacito" - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber
  • "Thunder" - Imagine Dragons
  • "Feel It Still" - Portugal. The Man
  • "Stay" - Zedd & Alessia Cara

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE

  • "Get You" - Daniel Caesar Featuring Kali Uchis
  • "Distraction" - Kehlani
  • "High" - Ledisi
  • "That's What I Like" - Bruno Mars
  • "The Weekend" - SZA

BEST RAP ALBUM

  • 4:44 - Jay-Z
  • DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • Culture - Migos
  • Laila's Wisdom - Rapsody
  • Flower Boy - Tyler, The Creator

BEST R&B ALBUM

  • Freudian - Daniel Caesar
  • Let Love Rule - Ledisi
  • 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
  • Gumbo - PJ Morton
  • Feel The Real - Musiq Soulchild

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

  • “Up All Night” — Beck
  • “Makeba” — Jain
  • “The Story Of O.J.” — Jay-Z
  • “Humble.” — Kendrick Lamar
  • “1-800-273-8255” — Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid

GRAMMY.com has a complete list of nominees. Check that out by clicking here

This year's ceremony will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York on January 28.