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GRAMMYS: JAY-Z, BRUNO LEAD THE BIG 4

Jay-Z and Bruno Mars are up for three of the Big 4 Grammy Awards, securing noms in the Record, Song and Album of the Year. Kendrick Lamar, Julia Michaels, Childish GambinoAlessia Cara and the team behind “Despacito” are up for two of the general categories. 

Both are up for Album of the Year while Record of the Year pits Jay-Z’s “The Story of O.J.” against Mars’ “24K Magic” and the Song category includes Hova’s “4:44” and Bruno’s “That’s What I Like.”

Daddy Yankee,  Luis Fonsi and Justin Bieber are nominated for song and record; Republic’s Michaels secured Best New Artist and Song nominations. Glassnote’s Childish Gambino is up for Record and Album; Cara is up for New Artist and Song.

Two-time nominee Andra Day announced the Big Four nominations for the 60th annual Grammy Awards today on CBS This Morning. The full list of nominations in 84 categories was announced online.

Jay-Z leads the field with eight nominations, followed by Lamar with seven, Mars with six, and Gambino, Khalid, No I.D., SZA and Cara with five each. (A song Cara sang in Moana, "How Far I'll Go," earned a nom for songwriter Lin-Manual Miranda in Song for Visual Media.) Taylor Swift is recognized for the Fifty Shades song "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" (Song for Visual Media) and the Little Big Town hit she penned, "Better Man," which is up for Country Song; the recording of the latter is also up for Country Duo/Group Performance.

Final-round ballots will be mailed 12/7 and are due back 12/21. The Grammys, honoring music released between 10/1/16 and 9/30/17, will be given out at Madison Square Garden on 1/28.

Record Of The Year
"Redbone" — Childish Gambino
"Despacito" — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
"The Story Of O.J." — Jay-Z
"HUMBLE." — Kendrick Lamar
"24K Magic" — Bruno Mars

Album Of The Year
"Awaken, My Love!" — Childish Gambino
4:44 — Jay-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Melodrama — Lorde
24K Magic — Bruno Mars

Song Of The Year
"Despacito" — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
"4:44" — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)
"Issues" — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)
"1-800-273-8255" — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury, Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)
"That's What I Like" — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best New Artist
Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

For a complete nominations list, click here

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