Jay-Z, other rap and R&B artists, lead Grammy nominations

  • Jay-Z, other rap and R&B artists, lead Grammy nominations

Jay-Z, other rap and R&B artists, lead Grammy nominations

Having two hip-hop albums nominated for the prestigious category is also a big deal.

FILE PHOTO: American rapper Jay-Z performs at Bercy stadium in Paris, October 17, 2013. Other artists that are up for major awards include Bruno Mars and Childish Gambino.

Scoring five nominations, including "Album of the Year" and "Record of the Year" (for the album's lead single "Redbone"), Glover is set up to likely score his first Grammy and perhaps more.

The nominees for AOTY are Jay-Z for 4:44, Lamar for DAMN, Childish Gambino for Awaken, My Love!

"Despacito", the hit from Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring Justin Bieber and Daddy Yankee landed three nominations including record and song of the year. "In 2016, Sheeran took home song of the year for "Thinking Out Loud", but this time his two nods are outside the top fields: "Shape of You" for pop solo performance; and "÷" for pop vocal album.

Michaels, SZA, Alessia Cara, Khalid and Lil Uzi Vert are nominated for best new artist. Cara and Khalid are also the featured singers on Logic's "1-800-273-8255", whose title is the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

The 60th Grammy Awards show will air live from New York City's Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018.

The nominations for the 60th GRAMMY Awards were announced on Tuesday morning, and a couple area natives from The Country Music Highway were included in those announcements.