Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar lead male-dominated Grammy nominations

Nov 29, 2017, 00:57
Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar lead male-dominated Grammy nominations

The nominations for The 60th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced today and in the category of "Best Musical Theater Album", the nominees (in alphabetical order) are. The album's title track and "The Story of O.J." songs were nominated in song and record of the year.

The Recording Academy said Tuesday that Jay-Z's "4:44" and Mars' "24K Magic" are nominated for album of the year alongside Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN.", Childish Gambino's "Awaken My Love!" and Lorde's "Melodrama".

The nominations this year all but guarantee that a nonwhite performer will win at least one of the major awards, which would reflect the current pop market but has been far from a given at the Grammys.

FILE PHOTO: American rapper Jay-Z performs at Bercy stadium in Paris, October 17, 2013.

The Grammys will be January 28, 2018 in New York City.

Many are also excited that rising stars such as Goldlink, SZA, Kehlani, Lil Uzi Vert and Khalid landed themselves amongst the nominees.

Paintsville, Ky., native Chris Stapleton, who won two Grammy Awards in 2016, including Best Country Album, was nominated for Best Country Album again for "From the A Room, Vol. 1".

The absence of some of the biggest female artists marked a stark contrast with the 2017 awards, when Beyonce led the nominations and Britain's Adele swept the top awards.