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61st Annual Grammy Award Nominees

61st Annual Grammy Award Nominees were just announced and we go over the major categories plus others like rock, alternative and best music video!


The awards will take place on Sunday, February 10th and a host has yet to be named as of this publishing.  Only material released between Oct. 1st, 2017 – Sept. 30th, 2018 are eligable.


Here's a complete list of nominees:


Album of the Year:

Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny and J Balvin – Invasion of Privacy

Brandi Carlile – By the Way I Forgive You

Drake – Scorpion

Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer

H.E.R. – H.E.R.

Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour

Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys

Kendrick Lamar and Various Artists – Black Panther


Record of the Year:

Cardi B – “I Like It”

Brandi Carlile – “The Joke”

Childish Gambino – “This is America”

Drake – “God’s Plan”

Kendrick Lamar and SZA – “All the Stars”

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”

Post Malone and 21 Savage – “Rockstar”

Zedd and Maren Morris – “The Middle”


Song of the Year:

Kendrick Lamar and SZA – “All the Stars”

Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”

Drake – “God’s Plan”

Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Brandi Carlile – “The Joke”

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”

Childish Gambino – “This is America”

Zedd and Maren Morris – “The Middle”


Best New Artists:

Chloe x Halle

Luke Combs

Greta Van Fleet


Dua Lipa

Margo Price

Bebe Rexha

Jorja Smith


Best Solo Pop Performance:

Beck – “Colors”

Camila Cabello – “Havana”

Ariana Grande – “God Is A Woman”

Lady Gaga – “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)”

post Malone – “Better Now”


Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

Christina Aguilera feat. Demi Lovato – “Fall In Line”

Backstreet Boys – “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”

Tony Bennett and Diana Krall – “‘S Wonderful”

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”

Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”

Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapelton – “Say Something”

Zedd and Maren Morris – “The Middle”


Best Pop Vocal Album:

Camila Cabello – Camila

Kelly Clarkson – Meaning of Life

Ariana Grande – Sweetener

Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes

Pink – Beautiful Trama

Taylor Swift – Reputation


Best Dance Recording:

Above & Beyond – “Northern Soul”

Disclosure – “Ultimatum”

Fisher – “Losing It”

Silk City and Dua Lipa feat. Diplo and Mark Ronson – “Electricity”

Virtual Self – “Ghost Voices”


Best Dance/Electronic Album:

Jon Hopkins – Singularity

Justice – Woman Worldwide

Sofi Tukker – Treehouse

SOPHIE – Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides

TOKiMONSTA – Lune Rouge


Best Rock Performance:

Arctic Monkeys – “Four Out of Five”

Chris Cornell – “When Bad Does Good”

The Fever 333 – “Made An America”

Greta Van Fleet – “Highway Tune”

Halestorm – “Uncomfortable”


Best Rock Song:

Greta Van Fleet – “Black Smoke Rising”

Twenty One Pilots – “Jumpsuit”

Bring Me the Horizon – “MANTRA”

St. Vincent – “Masseduction”

Ghost – “Rats”


Best Rock Album:

Alice in Chains – Rainier Fog

Fall Out Boy – M A N I A

Ghost – Prequelle

Greta Van Fleet – From the Fires

Weezer – Pacific Daydream


Best Alternative Music Album:

Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino

Beck – Colors

Bjork – Utopia

David Byrne – American Utopia

St. Vincent – Masseduction


Best Metal Performance:

Between the Buried and Me – “Condemned to the Gallows”

Deafheaven – “Honeycomb”

High On Fire – “Electric Messiah”

Trivium – “Betrayer”

Underoath – “On My Teeth”


Best R&B Performance:

Toni Braxton – “Long As I Live”

The Carters (Jay-Z and Beyonce) – “Summer”

Lalah Hathaway – “Y O Y”

H.E.R. feat. Daniel Caesar – “Best Part”

PJ Morton – “First Began”


Best R&B Song:

Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”

Miguel feat. J. Cole and Salaam Rmi – “Come Through And Chill”

Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer”

H.E.R. – “Focus”

Toni Braxton – “Long As I Live”


Best Urban Contemporary Album:

The Carters (Jay-Z and Beyonce) – Everything Is Love

Chloe x Halle – The Kids Are Alright

Chris Dave and the Drumhedz – Chris Dave and the Drumhedz

Miguel – War & Leisure

Meshell Ndegeocello – Ventriloquism


Best R&B Album:

Toni Braxton – Sex & Cigarettes

Leon Bridges – Good Thing

Lalah Hathaway – Honestly

H.E.R. – H.E.R.

PJ Morton – Gumbo


Best Rap Performance:

Cardi B – “Be Careful”

Drake – Nice For What

Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake – “King’s Dead”

Anderson .Paak – Bubblin”

Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee – “Sicko Mode”


Best Rap/Sung Performance:

Christina Aguilera feat. Goldlink – “Like I Do”

6LACK feat. J. Cole – “Pretty Little Fears”

Childish Gambino – “This is America”

Kendrick Lamar and SZA – “All the Stars”

Post Malone and 21 Savage – “Rockstar”


Best Rap Song:

Drake – “God’s Plan”

Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake – “King’s Dead”

Eminem – “Lucky You”

Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee – “Sicko Mode”

Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar – “Win”


Best Rap Album:

Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy

Mac Miller – Swimming

Nipsey Hussle – Victory Lap

Pusha-T – Daytona

Travis Scott – Astroworld


Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:

Call Me By Your Name
Deadpool 2
The Greatest Showman
Lady Bird
Stranger Things


Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:

Black Panther
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape Of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi


Best Comedy Album:

Patton Oswalt – Annihilation

Dave Chappelle – Equanimity & The Bird Revelation

Jim Gaffigan – Noble Ape

Fred Armisen – Standup For Drummers

Chris Rock – Tamborine


Best Spoken Word Album:

Courtney B. Vance – Accessory To War (Neil deGrasse Tyson & Avis Lang)

David Sedaris – Calypso

Questlove – Creative Quest

Jimmy Carter – Faith – A Journey For All

Tiffany Haddish – The Last Black Unicorn


Best Song Written For Visual Media

Kendrick Lamar and SZA – “All The Stars”

Sufjan Stevens – “Mystery Of Love”

Miguel feat. Natalia Lafourcade – “Remember Me”

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”

Keala Settle and The Greatest Showman Ensemble – “This is Me”


Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:


Larry Klein

Linda Perry

Kanye West

Pharrell Williams


Best Music Video:

The Carters – “Apes***”

Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Joyner Lucas – “I’m Not Racist”

Janelle Monáe – “Pynk”

Tierra Whack – “Mumbo Jumbo”

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