Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars lead Grammy nominees

Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 09:30 IST | Agencies

The nominations for the 60th Grammy Awards were announced by the Recording Company yesterday. The show will be held in New York City's Madison Square Garden on January 28

The nominations for the 60th Grammy Awards were announced by the Recording Company yesterday. The show will be held in New York City's Madison Square Garden on January 28. Rap and hip-hop dominate this year, as the nominations include several nods each for Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino.

Jay-Z
Jay-Z

Jay-Z lead with eight nominations, while Lamar picked up seven, and pop singer-songwriter Bruno Mars earned six. Gambino, the alter ego of Emmy-winning actor-director Donald Glover, netted five nominations, along with singer Khalid and producer-songwriter No I.D.

Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar

The year's chartbuster, the remix version of Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's Despacito, featuring Justin Bieber, has become the first non-English language track to be nominated in the song and record of the year category.

Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars

The album of the year nominees are Jay-Z's 4:44, Gambino's Awaken, My Love!, Lamar's Damn, Lorde's Melodrama and Mars' 24K Magic, while the song of the year section includes 4:44, Julia Michaels' Issues, Logic with Alessia Cara and Khalid's 1-800-273-8255, Mars' That's What I Like and Despacito. Khalid tweeted, "Woke up to find out that I'm nominated for 5 Grammys. I'm in shock. I'm so thankful man this is unbelievable (sic)."

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