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Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar Lead Grammy Nominations! Cardi B & SZA snatch some too…

Jay-Z snags 8 nominations this year for the 2018 Grammy Awards, while Kendrick picks up 7. In the Top 4 categories, both of these gentleman secure nominations for Record of the Year (The Story of O.J./Humble) and Album of the Year (4:44/Damn)! Jay also snagged a nomination in Song of the Year. This really solidifies that this year is deemed the year of Hip Hop!

A few surprises on the list were Cardi B! She snagged 2 nominations for Bodak Yellow in rap categories, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song. Newcomer SZA secured a nomination in the Top 4 as well, as she is nominated for Best New Artist. Outside of the Top 4, SZA also nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance (Love Galore), Best R&B Song (Supermodel), Best Urban Contemporary Album (Ctrl) and Best R&B Performance (The Weekend).

If you ask me, the nominations are solid. I do feel like they shut out DJ Khaled, who has a tremendous year. Mary J. Blige, who had one of the best R&B albums this year. And Rihanna. I’m starting to think the Grammys hate her, after losing every Grammy last year, she had one of the biggest songs this summer (Wild Thoughts) and she was completely looked over.

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Jay-Z snags 8 nominations this year for the 2018 Grammy Awards, while Kendrick picks up 7. In the Top 4 categories, both of these gentleman secure nominations for Record of the Year (The Story of O.J./Humble) and Album of the Year (4:44/Damn)! Jay also snagged a nomination in Song of the Year. This really solidifies that this year is deemed the year of Hip Hop!

A few surprises on the list were Cardi B! She snagged 2 nominations for Bodak Yellow in rap categories, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song. Newcomer SZA secured a nomination in the Top 4 as well, as she is nominated for Best New Artist. Outside of the Top 4, SZA also nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance (Love Galore), Best R&B Song (Supermodel), Best Urban Contemporary Album (Ctrl) and Best R&B Performance (The Weekend).

THE 60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden in New York Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 (8:00–11:30 PM, live ET/5:00–8:30 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network.

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Childish Gambino – Redbone
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber – Despacito
JAY-Z – The Story of O.J.
Kendrick Lamar – Humble
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love
Jay-Z – 4:44
Kendrick Lamar – Damn.
Lorde – Melodrama
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

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 R&B PERFORMANCE
Daniel Caesar – Get You (feat. Kali Uchis)
Kehlani – Distraction
Ledisi – High
Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like
SZA – The Weekend

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
The Baylor Project – Laugh and Move On
Childish Gambino – Redbone
Anthony Hamilton feat. The HamilTones – What I’m Feelin’
Ledisi – All The Way
Mali Music – Still

BEST R&B SONG
PJ Morton – First Began
Khalid – Location
Childish Gambino – Redbone
SZA – Supermodel
Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

6lack – Free 6lack
Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
Khalid – American Teen
Sza – Ctrl
The Weeknd – Starboy

BEST R&B ALBUM
Daniel Caesar – Freudian
Ledisi – Let Love Rule
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
PJ Morton – Gumbo
Musiq Soulchild – Feel The Real

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
Big Sean – Bounce Back
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
Jay-Z – 4:44
Kendrick Lamar – Humble
Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert – Bad And Boujee

BEST RAP/SUNG PERFORMANCE
6lack – PRBLMS
GoldLink feat. Brent Faiyaz, Shy Glizzy – Crew
Jay-Z feat. Beyonce – Family Feud
Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna – Loyalty
SZA feat. Travis Scott – Love Galore

BEST RAP SONG
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels, Big Boi – Chase Me
Kendrick Lamar – Humble.
Rapsody – Sassy
Jay-Z – The Story of O.J.

BEST RAP ALBUM
Jay-Z – 4:44
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Migos – Culture
Rapsody – Laila’s Wisdom
Tyler, The Creator – Flower Boy

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2019 Emmy Nominations Are In!

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The 2019 Emmy Award nominations have officially been announced, after months of speculation, campaigning, and disappointing finales. HBO and Netflix are neck and neck in number of nominations with 137 and 117, respectively. Game of Thrones reclaimed its spot on the Emmy throne with 32 nominations this year. But the new Queen might just be Beyoncé, who got 6 nominations for her Netflix film, Homecoming.

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    Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special
    Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
    Outstanding Production Design For A Variety Special (Beyonce Not A Recipient)
    Outstanding Costumes For Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Programming (Beyonce Not A Recipient)
    Outstanding Music Direction
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    Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Series Or Movie
    Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special
    Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
    Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie (Jharrel Jerome as Korey Wise)
    Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie (Aunjanue Ellis / Niecy Nash)
    Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie (John Leguizamo / Michael K. Williams)
    Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie (Marsha Stephanie Blake / Vera Farmiga)
    Outstanding Limited Series
    Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special
    Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Series Or Movie
    Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special
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    Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
    Outstanding Period Costumes
    Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series
    Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
    Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series (Billy Porter as Pray Tell)
    Outstanding Drama Series
    Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series
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  • The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on September 22 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, airing at 8pm ET on Fox. There is no host announced at the moment. View the full list here.
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