2018 Grammys nominations are here and a lot of Hip-Hop faithfuls are nominated. Jay-Z is leading the awards in nominations being nominated eight times; including album of the year, record of the year, song of the year, and best rap album.
Compton hopeful Kendrick Lamar follows Jay-Z with most nominations being nominated seven times. His fellow TDE label mate SZA is 2018’s the most nominated woman earning five nominations. Khalid, Childish Gambino, and producer No I.D. also have five nominations. Philadelphia’s Lil Uzi Vert even managed to steal a spot for best new artist.
See what the Hip-Hop categories are looking like according to Billboard below:
Best Rap Performance:
– Big Sean – Bounce Back
– Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
– Jay-Z – 4:44
– Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE
– Migos Feat. Lil Uzi Vert – Bad & Boujee
Best Rap/Sung Performance:
– 6LACK – PRBLMS
– Goldlink Feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy – Crew
– Jay-Z Feat. Beyonce – Family Fued
– Kendrick Lamar Feat. Rihanna – LOYALTY.
– SZA Feat. Travis Scott – Love Galore
Best Rap Song:
– Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (songwriters: Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White)
– Danger Mouse Feat. Run The Jewels & Big Boi – Chase Me (songwriters: Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer)
– Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE. (songwriters: K. Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II)
– Rapsody – Sassy (songwriters: E. Gabouer & M. Evans)
– Jay-Z – Story Of O.J. (songwriters: Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson)
Best Rap Album:
– Jay-Z – 4:44
– Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
– Migos – Culture
– Rapsody – Laila’s Wisdom
– Tyler, The Creator – Flower Boy