2018 Grammy Nominees

The 2018 Grammy Nominees have been announced, and from first glance it looks to me like Alternative and Rock have once again been shunned, which is OK...does anyone really take the Grammy's seriously? (Ha - I'm sure if ALT artists were nominated, we'd be all over it!). 

I've listed some of the bigger and more relevant awards below. Get the full list of Grammy Nominees HERE (The Grammy Awards will be presented on January 28th in NYC)

Jay-Z lead the nominees with 8, followed by Kendrick Lamar with 7; Bruno Mars with 6; and Childish Gambino (a.k.a. actor Donald Glover), SZA and Khalid, and producer No I.D. with 5 each. 

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

Best Rock Album: Emperor Of Sand -- Mastodon • Hardwired...To Self-Destruct -- Metallica • The Stories We Tell Ourselves -- Nothing More • Villains -- Queens Of The Stone Age • A Deeper Understanding -- The War On Drugs (Philly's own!)

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 Dance/Electronic Album: Migration -- Bonobo • 3-D The Catalogue -- Kraftwerk • Mura Mura -- Mura Mura • A Moment Apart -- Odesza • What Now -- Nothing More

Best New Artist: Alessia Cara, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels, SZA 

Record Of The Year: "Redbone" -- Childish Gambino • "Despacito" -- Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber • "The Story Of O.J." -- JAY-Z • "HUMBLE." -- Kendrick Lamar • "24K Magic" -- Bruno Mars 

Song Of The Year: "Despacito" -- Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters  

• "4:44" -- Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters  

• "Issues" -- Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters 

• "1-800-273-8255" -- Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury, Khalid Robinson, songwriters 

• "That's What I Like" -- Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters 

Album Of The Year: Awaken, My Love! -- Childish Gambino • 4:44 -- JAY-Z • DAMN. -- Kendrick Lamar • Melodrama -- Lorde • 24K Magic -- Bruno Mars 

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