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
Album of the year
Song of the year
Best new artist
Best pop solo performance
Best pop duo/group performance
Best rock performance
Best rock album
Best rap performance
Best rap album
Best country song
Best country album