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The 60th Grammys Nominations are In: Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Migos, and Cardi B Among the Nominees⠀⠀⠀

The Grammys are right around the corner and Tuesday morning the nominations for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on “CBS This Morning.”

Songstress Andra Day revealed the nominees for four of the categories: record of the year, song of the year (awarded to the writers of the song), best new artist and album of the year.

Of course, the chart-topping Latin single “Despacito” won nominations for both record of the year and song of the year.

Rapper Jay-Z also scored nominations in the same categories, in addition to a nomination for album of the year for his “4:44” release.

Competing with Jay for album of the year is Childish Gambino for his album “Awaken, My Love!,” “DAMN” by Kendrick Lamar, “Melodrama” by Lorde and “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars.

Gambino was also nominated in the record of the year category for his smash single “Redbone,” along with “Humble” by Kendrick Lamar, “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee and Justin Beiber, and “The Story Of O.J.” by Jay-Z.

For best new artist, rapper Lil Uzi Vert earned himself a nomination along with SZA, Alessia Cara, Khalid, and Julia Michaels.

Surprisingly, the four major categories were dominated by people of color this year. Singers like Ed Sheeran were not included in the major categories and instead won nominations for best pop solo performance for “Shape of You” and best pop vocal album for “Divide.”

For rookie rapper Cardi B, the year of ‘W’s’ continues as she too has earned her first Grammy nominations for best rap performance and best rap song for her number one single, “Bodak Yellow.”

Bardi will compete against her fiancé, Offset, as his group the Migos is also nominated in the best rap performance category for their number one single, “Bad And Boujee.”

This year’s award show also marks the first time that all voting members will cast their votes online rather than by paper ballot.

Check out the rest of the nominations below:

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 pop duo/group performance

“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“Thunder” – Imagine Dragons
“Feel It Still” – Portugal. The Man
“Stay” – Zedd & Alessia Cara

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 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

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 song

“Better Man”
“Body Like A Back Road”
“Broken Halos”
“Drinkin’ Problem”
“Tin Man”

Best country album

“Cosmic Hallelujah” – Kenny Chesney
“Heart Break” – Lady Antebellum
“The Breaker” – Little Big Town
“Life Changes” – Thomas Rhett
“From A Room: Volume 1” – Chris Stapleton
For a full list of nominees, visit Grammy.com.
The Grammys will air Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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