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WHO’S NOMINATED,
WHO’S NOT

Here are the Grammy nominees in various top categories—as well as some of the leading contenders that were squeezed out.

Record of the Year

Nominated: Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin’s “I Like It,” Brandi Carlile’s “The Joke,” Childish Gambino’s “This Is America,” Drake’s “God’s Plan,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow,” Kendrick Lamar & SZA’s “All the Stars,” Post Malone featuring 21 Savage’s “Rockstar,” Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey’s “The Middle.”

Squeezed out: Ariana Grande’s “God is a woman,” Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams,” Ed Sheeran with Beyoncé’s “Perfect Duet,” Imagine Dragons’ “Natural,” Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up,” Marshmello & Bastille’s “Happier,” Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B’s “Girls Like You,” Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood,” The Weeknd’s “Call Out My Name.”

Album of the Year

Nominated: Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, Brandi Carlile’s By the Way, I Forgive You, Drake’s Scorpion, H.E.R.’s H.E.R., Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys, Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer, Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour, Various Artists, Black Panther: The Album, Music from and Inspired By.

Squeezed out: Camila Cabello’s Camila, Ariana Grande’s Sweetener, Taylor Swift’s reputation, Leon BridgesGood Thing, Paul McCartney’s Egypt Station, Pink’s Beautiful Trauma, John Prine’s The Tree of Forgiveness, St. Vincent’s Masseduction, Travis Scott’s Astroworld, Jack White’s Boarding House Reach.

Song of the Year

Nominated: “All the Stars,” Kenneth Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears, Anthony Tiffith (Kendrick Lamar & SZA); “Boo’d Up,” Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai, Dijon McFarlane (Ella Mai); “God’s Plan,” Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels, Noah Shebib (Drake); “In My Blood,” Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes, Geoffrey Warburton (Shawn Mendes); “The Joke,” Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth (Brandi Carlisle); “The Middle” (Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha, Anton Zaslavski (Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey); “Shallow,” Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper); “This Is America,” Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson (Childish Gambino).

Squeezed out: “Call Out My Name,” Adam Feeney, Nicolas Jaar, Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd); “Lucid Dreams,” Jarad Higgins, Nick Mira (Juice WRLD); “No Tears Left to Cry,” Ariana Grande, KnocDown, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin (Ariana Grande); “Happier,” Marshmello, Steve McCutcheon, Dan Smith (Marshmello & Bastille); “Love Lies,” Jamil Chammas, Normani Hamilton, Tayla Parks, Khalid Robinson, Ryan Vojtesak (Khalid & Normani); “Natural,” Robin Fredriksson, Mattias Larsson, Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman, Dan Reynolds, Wayne Sermon, Justin Tranter (Imagine Dragons); “Pray,” Larrance Dopson, Timothy Mosley, James Napier, Darryl Pearson, Sam Smith, Jose Velazquez (Sam Smith); “Rockstar,” Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, Olufunmibi Awoshiley, Louis Bell, Austin Post, Carl Austin Rosen, Jo-Vaughn Virginie (Post Malone featuring 21 Savage); “Sad!,” John Cunningham, Jahseh Onfroy (XXXTentacion); “Say Something” (Larrance Dopson, Floyd Hills, Nate Hills, Timothy Mosley, Chris Stapleton, Justin Timberlake (Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton).

Best New Artist

Nominated: Chloe x Halle, Luke Combs, Greta Van Fleet, H.E.R., Dua Lipa, Margo Price, Bebe Rexha, Jorja Smith.

Squeezed out: Juice WRLD, Ella Mai, Marshmello, Troye Sivan, Bazzi, LANCO, Lord Huron, Lovelytheband, 6ix9ine.

Best Pop Vocal Album

Nominated: Camila Cabello’s Camila, Kelly Clarkson’s Meaning of Life, Ariana Grande’s Sweetener, Shawn MendesShawn Mendes, Pink’s Beautiful Trauma, Taylor Swift’s Reputation.

Squeezed out: Maroon 5’s Red Blue Pills, Florence + the Machine’s High as Hope, Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys, Panic! at the Disco’s Pray for the Wicked, Sam Smith’s The Thrill of It All, Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods.

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Nominated: Tony Bennett & Diana Krall’s Love Is Here to Stay, Willie Nelson’s My Way, Gregory Porter’s Nat “King” Cole & Me, Seal’s Standards (Deluxe), Barbra Streisand’s The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic!.

Squeezed out: Lamont Dozier’s Reimagination, Sutton Foster’s Take Me to the World, Audra McDonald, New York Philharmonic & Andy Einhorn’s Sing Happy, Southside Johnny’s Detour Ahead: The Music of Billie Holiday, Various Artists’ Hamlisch Uncovered.

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Nominated: Jon HopkinsSingularity, Justice’s Woman Worldwide, Sofi Tukker’s Treehouse, SOPHIE’s Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides, TOKiMONSTA’s Lune Rouge.

Squeezed out: Cher’s Dancing Queen, The Crystal Method’s The Trip Home, David Guetta’s 7, Kaskade’s Kaskade Christmas, Marshmello’s Joytime II, Steve Angello’s Human, Bassnectar’s Reflective (Part 3), Cheat CodesLevel 1, Kygo’s Kids in Love.

Best Rock Album

Nominated: Alice in ChainsRainier Fog, Fall Out Boy’s MANIA, Ghost’s Prequelle, Greta Van Fleet’s From the Fires, Weezer’s Pacific Daydream.

Squeezed out: Paul McCartney’s Egypt Station, U2’s Songs of Experience, Death Cab for Cutie’s Thank You for Today, The DecemberistsI’ll Be Your Girl, Five Finger Death Punch’s And Justice for None, Halestorm’s Vicious, Lord Huron’s Vide Noir.

Best Alternative Music Album

Nominated: Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel + Casino, Beck’s Colors, Björk’s Utopia, David Byrne’s American Utopia, St. Vincent’s Masseduction.

Squeezed out: Jack White’s Boarding House Reach, alt-J’s Reduxer, Gorillaz’s The Now Now, Father John Misty’s God’s Favorite Customer, Nine Inch NailsBad Witch.

Best R&B Album

Nominated: Toni Braxton’s Sex & Cigarettes, Leon BridgesGood Thing, Lalah Hathaway’s Honestly, H.E.R.’s H.E.R., PJ Morton’s Gumbo Unplugged (Live).

Squeezed out: Sharon Jones & the Dap-KingsSoul of a Woman, Marsha AmbrosiusNYLA, Boyz II Men’s Under the Streetlight, Ne-Yo’s Good Man, Take 6’s Iconic, The TemptationsAll the Time.

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Nominated: The CartersEverything Is Love, Chloe x Halle’s The Kids Are Alright, Chris Dave and the Drumhedz’s Chris Dave and the Drumhedz, Miguel’s War & Leisure, Meshell Ndegeocello’s Ventriloquism.

Squeezed out: Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer, The Weeknd’s My Dear Melancholy, 6lack’s East Atlanta Love Letter, N.E.R.D’s No One Ever Really Dies, Chris Brown’s Heartbreak on a Full Moon, Nas & National Symphony Orchestra’s Illmatic: Live from the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Best Rap Album

Nominated: Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, Mac Miller’s Swimming, Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap, Pusha T’s Daytona, Travis Scott’s Astroworld,

Squeezed out: Drake’s Scorpion, Various Artists, Black Panther: The Album, Music from and Inspired By, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V, J. Cole’s KOD, Eminem’s Kamikaze, Kids See GhostsKids See Ghosts, XXXTentacion’s ?.

Best Country Album

Nominated: Kelsea Ballerini’s Unapologetically, Brothers Osborne’s Port Saint Joe, Ashley McBryde’s Girl Going Nowhere, Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour, Chris Stapleton’s From A Room: Volume 2,

Squeezed out: Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty, Keith Urban’s Graffiti U, Kenny Chesney’s Songs for the Saints, Jason Aldean’s Rearview Town, Dierks Bentley’s The Mountain, Dan + Shay’s Dan + Shay, Loretta Lynn’s Wouldn’t It Be Great, Blake Shelton’s Texoma Shore.

Best Americana Album

Nominated: Brandi Carlile’s By the Way, I Forgive You, Bettye LaVette’s Things Have Changed, John Prine’s The Tree of Forgiveness, Lee Ann Womack’s The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone, The Wood BrothersOne Drop of Truth.

Squeezed out: Ry Cooder’s The Prodigal Son, Lori McKenna’s The Tree, Mavis StaplesIf All I Was Was Black, Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore’s Downey to Lubbock, Asleep at the Wheel’s New Routes, Ashley Monroe’s Sparrow, Margo Price’s All American Made, Richard Thompson’s 13 Rivers.

Best Song Written for Visual Media

Nominated: “All the Stars” from Black Panther (Kenneth Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears & Anthony Tiffith (Kendrick Lamar & SZA); “Mystery of Love” from Call Me By Your Name (Sufjan Stevens), “Remember Me” from Coco (Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez), “Shallow” from A Star Is Born (Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt), “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman (Benj Pasek, Justin Paul).

Squeezed out: “Love Lies” from Love, Simon (Jamil Chammas, Normani Hamilton, Tayla Parks, Khalid Robinson, Ryan Vojtesak), “Ashes” from Deadpool 2 (Petey Martin, Jordan Smith, Tedd T), “Flower of the Universe” from A Wrinkle in Time (Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Ben Travers), “I’ll Fight” from RBG (Diane Warren), “Mighty River” from Mudbound (Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq, Taura Stinson).

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