The Recording Academy reveals 2018 Grammy Award® Nominees this morning with the top 4 field categories announced live on CBS This Morning. The big reveal starts the countdown to music’s biggest night® and the 60th year of The Grammy Awards®. Singer songwriter Andra Day (Rise Up) led the announcements on the morning show.

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AND THE NOMINEES ARE:

The 2018 nominees for the 60th Anniversary of the Grammy Awards in the four General Field Categories are:

THE FOUR GENERAL FIELD CATEGORIES

A first in Grammy history, three (3) of the five (5) nominations in the top general field categories’ Best Album and Record of the Year came from Hip Hop artists. Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar lead the pack with eight and seven nominations, respectively — along with Pop Music artist Bruno Mars, who garnered six nominations.

    RECORD OF THE YEAR

REDBONE, Childish Bambino

DESPACITO, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber

THE STORY OF O.J., Jay-Z

HUMBLE, Kendrick Lamar

24K MAGIC, Bruno Mars

    SONG OF THE YEAR

DESPACITO, Ramon Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason ‘Poo Bear’ Boyd, Erika Ender, Louis Fonsi & Marty James Garton

4:44, Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson

ISSUES, Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter

1-800-273-8255, Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson

THAT’S WHAT I LIKE, Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip

    BEST NEW ARTIST

Alessia Cara

Khalid

Lil Uzi Vert

Julia Michaels

SZA

    ALBUM OF THE YEAR

AWAKEN MY LOVE – Childish Gambino

4:44 – Jay Z

DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar

MELODRAMA – Lorde

24K MAGIC – Bruno Mars

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MUSIC LEGENDS OF NOTE TO RECEIVE GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS

Music legends of note earning 2018 Grammy nominations include:

THE ROLLING STONES — nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album for Blue & Lonesome.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEINBest Spoken Word Album for Born to Run

Yusaf/CAT STEVENSBest Folk Album for The Laughing Apple

LEONARD COHENBest American Roots Performance for Steer Your Way. Cohen is also nominated for Best Rock Performance for You Want It Darker.

For the full list of nominations for the 85 categories visit the Grammys website at grammys.com. The winners will be announced at the 60th annual Grammys ceremony in New York City on January 28 at Madison Square Garden.

Congratulations to all this year’s nominees. Let the celebrations begin. — Abbe is Socially Sparked Tweet @sosparkednews & @asparks01

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