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

29 November, 2017, 00:55 | Author: Warren Cooper
  • Jay-Z leads Grammy noms with 8 as rap, R&B take centre stage

Future was also not nominated for any categories, which comes as a surprise to fans, as his "Mask Off" single quickly reached platinum status at the beginning of 2017.

Lamar landed seven nominations overall, Mars got six including the top three categories and Childish Gambino, the alter-ego of actor Donald Glover, scored five nominations.

Fans are now sharing their reactions to the nominees on Twitter, with many sharing their excitement for Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" snagging two nominations, as well as Childish Gambino being considered for Album of the Year and other categories.

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The 60th Grammy Awards, music's biggest night honoring the year's achievements across more than 80 categories, are scheduled for January 28 at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Jay Z leads the pack with eight.

Rap and R&B artists dominated the Grammy nominations, which were announced Tuesday morning. Those voting members, who number around 13,000, are "professionals who listen objectively to music and make a judgment", he added.

The best new artist category includes the rapper Lil Uzi Vert, the singers Khalid and Alessia Cara, and two young women, SZA and Michaels, who have developed successful songwriting credentials in addition to their own work as performers. Neither released new music this year.

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