News - Grammy Award nominations


Hot on the heels of the Golden Globe nominations, the Grammy Awards have announced their nominations for this year...

This year’s nominees were selected from more than 21,000 submissions across 84 categories, and reflect the wide range of artistic innovation that defined the year in music (Oct. 1, 2017–Sept. 30, 2018). As the only peer-selected music award, the GRAMMY Awards® are voted on by the Recording Academy's membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and engineers. Also, for the first time, there are eight nominees in each of the General Field categories: Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best New Artist.

"Reflection, reevaluation, and implementation have been the driving forces at the Recording Academy over the past year," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. "From convening our Task Force On Diversity & Inclusion and launching our new community-driven membership model, to increasing the number of nominees in the General Field, and to playing a leadership role in the successful passage of the landmark Music Modernization Act, the Recording Academy has reaffirmed its commitment to music creators across all facets of our industry. And, it’s our awards process that has taken a front seat during this evolutionary period to ensure the GRAMMY Awards reflect the ever-changing needs of the creative community. We are proud of this year's nominations results and congratulate all of the talented and deserving nominees."

"Every year the Recording Academy voting membership has the biggest responsibility within our entire GRAMMY Awards process due to the fact they vote to determine who among their peers are the nominees," said Bill Freimuth, Chief Awards Officer of the Recording Academy. "Once again, their votes have produced an impressive list of nominees across multiple genres, promising music fans a spectacular show filled with stellar performances and unique GRAMMY moments."

The Recording Academy will present the GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, live from Los Angeles' STAPLES Center.

The following are the 4 "General Field" category nominations lists and just a few of the other nominations that caught our eye from the GRAMMY Awards' 30 Fields and 84 categories. For a complete nominations list, please visit www.grammy.com.




GENERAL FIELD

Record Of The Year: 
Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist.

"I Like It" — Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
"The Joke" — Brandi Carlile
"This Is America" — Childish Gambino
"God's Plan" — Drake
"Shallow" — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
"All The Stars" — Kendrick Lamar & SZA
"Rockstar" — Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
"The Middle" — Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Album Of The Year:
Award to Artist(s) and to Featured Artist(s), Songwriter(s) of new material, Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s), Mixer(s) and Mastering Engineer(s) credited with at least 33% playing time of the album, if other than Artist.

Invasion Of Privacy — Cardi B
By The Way, I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile
Scorpion — Drake
H.E.R. — H.E.R.
Beerbongs & Bentleys — Post Malone
Dirty Computer — Janelle Monáe
Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves
Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By (Various Artists)

Song Of The Year:
A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

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

Best New Artist:
An artist will be considered for Best New Artist if their eligibility year release/s achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and notably impacted the musical landscape.


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




POP

Best Pop Solo Performance
For new vocal or instrumental pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only.

COLORS - Beck
HAVANA (LIVE) - Camila Cabello
GOD IS A WOMAN - Ariana Grande
JOANNE (WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOIN'?) - Lady Gaga
BETTER NOW - Post Malone

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only.

FALL IN LINE - Christina Aguilera Featuring Demi Lovato
DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART - Backstreet Boys
'S WONDERFUL - Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
SHALLOW - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
GIRLS LIKE YOU - Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B
SAY SOMETHING - Justin Timberlake Featuring Chris Stapleton
THE MIDDLE - Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new traditional pop recordings.

LOVE IS HERE TO STAY - Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
MY WAY - Willie Nelson
NAT "KING" COLE & ME - Gregory Porter
STANDARDS (DELUXE) - Seal
THE MUSIC...THE MEM'RIES...THE MAGIC! - Barbra Streisand

Best Pop Vocal Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal pop recordings.

CAMILA - Camila Cabello
MEANING OF LIFE - Kelly Clarkson
SWEETENER - Ariana Grande
SHAWN MENDES - Shawn Mendes
BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA - P!nk
REPUTATION - Taylor Swift




ROCK

Best Rock Performance
For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings.


FOUR OUT OF FIVE - Arctic Monkeys
WHEN BAD DOES GOOD - Chris Cornell
MADE AN AMERICA - THE FEVER 333
HIGHWAY TUNE - Greta Van Fleet
UNCOMFORTABLE - Halestorm

Best Metal Performance
For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative metal recordings.

CONDEMNED TO THE GALLOWS - Between The Buried And Me
HONEYCOMB - Deafheaven
ELECTRIC MESSIAH - High On Fire
BETRAYER - Trivium
ON MY TEETH - Underoath

Best Rock Song
A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal songs. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

BLACK SMOKE RISING - Jacob Thomas Kiszka, Joshua Michael Kiszka, Samuel Francis Kiszka & Daniel Robert Wagner, songwriters (Greta Van Fleet)
JUMPSUIT - Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)
MANTRA - Jordan Fish, Matthew Kean, Lee Malia, Matthew Nicholls & Oliver Sykes, songwriters (Bring Me The Horizon)
MASSEDUCTION - Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)
RATS - Tom Dalgety & A Ghoul Writer, songwriters (Ghost)

Best Rock Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rock, hard rock or metal recordings.

RAINIER FOG - Alice In Chains
M A N I A - Fall Out Boy
PREQUELLE - Ghost
FROM THE FIRES - Greta Van Fleet
PACIFIC DAYDREAM - Weezer



ALTERNATIVE

Best Alternative Music Album
Vocal or Instrumental.

TRANQUILITY BASE HOTEL + CASINO - Arctic Monkeys
COLORS - Beck
UTOPIA - Björk
AMERICAN UTOPIA - David Byrne
MASSEDUCTION - St. Vincent


RAP

Best Rap Performance
For a Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.

BE CAREFUL - Cardi B
NICE FOR WHAT - Drake
KING'S DEAD - Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake
BUBBLIN - Anderson .Paak
SICKO MODE - Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee

Best Rap/Sung Performance
For a solo or collaborative performance containing both elements of R&B melodies and Rap.

LIKE I DO - Christina Aguilera Featuring Goldlink
PRETTY LITTLE FEARS - 6lack Featuring J. Cole
THIS IS AMERICA - Childish Gambino
ALL THE STARS - Kendrick Lamar & SZA
ROCKSTAR - Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage


JAZZ

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter's name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.

SOME OF THAT SUNSHINE - Regina Carter, soloist, Track from: Some Of That Sunshine (Karrin Allyson)
DON'T FENCE ME IN - John Daversa, soloist, Track from: American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom (John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists)
WE SEE - Fred Hersch, soloists
DE-DAH - Brad Mehldau, soloist, Track from: Seymour Reads The Constitution! (Brad Mehldau Trio)
CADENAS - Miguel Zenón, soloist, Track from: Yo Soy La Tradición (Miguel Zenón Featuring Spektral Quartet)


BLUES
Best Traditional Blues Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental traditional blues recordings.

SOMETHING SMELLS FUNKY 'ROUND HERE - Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
BENTON COUNTY RELIC - Cedric Burnside
THE BLUES IS ALIVE AND WELL - Buddy Guy
NO MERCY IN THIS LAND - Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite
DON'T YOU FEEL MY LEG (THE NAUGHTY BAWDY BLUES OF BLUE LU BARKER) - Maria Muldaur



COMEDY


Best Comedy Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings.

ANNIHILATION - Patton Oswalt
EQUANIMITY & THE BIRD REVELATION - Dave Chappelle
NOBLE APE - Jim Gaffigan
STANDUP FOR DRUMMERS - Fred Armisen
TAMBORINE - Chris Rock


MUSICAL THEATRE

Best Musical Theater Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings. Award to the principle vocalist(s) and the album producer(s) of 51% or more playing time of the album. The lyricist(s) and composer(s) of a new score are eligible for an Award if they have written and/or composed a new score which comprises 51% or more playing time of the album.

THE BAND'S VISIT
CAROUSEL
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT
MY FAIR LADY
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND


MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Award to the artist(s) and/or ‘in studio' producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album. In the absence of both, award to the one or two individuals proactively responsible for the concept and musical direction of the album and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable. Award also goes to appropriately credited music supervisor(s).

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
DEADPOOL 2
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
LADY BIRD
STRANGER THINGS

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series, video games or other visual media.

BLACK PANTHER - Ludwig Göransson, composer
BLADE RUNNER 2049 - Benjamin Wallfisch & Hans Zimmer, composers
COCO - Michael Giacchino, composer
THE SHAPE OF WATER - Alexandre Desplat, composer
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI - John Williams, composer



Best Song Written For Visual Media
A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television, video games or other visual media, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year. 

ALL THE STARS - Track from: Black Panther
MYSTERY OF LOVE - Track from: Call Me By Your Name
REMEMBER ME - Track from: Coco
SHALLOW - Track from: A Star Is Born
THIS IS ME - Track from: The Greatest Showman

MUSIC VIDEO/FILM
Best Music Video
Award to the artist, video director, and video producer.
APES*** - The Carters
THIS IS AMERICA - Childish Gambino
I'M NOT RACIST - Joyner Lucas
PYNK - Janelle Monáe
MUMBO JUMBO - Tierra Whack

Best Music Film
For concert/performance films or music documentaries. Award to the artist, video director, and video producer.

LIFE IN 12 BARS - Eric Clapton
WHITNEY - (Whitney Houston)
QUINCY - Quincy Jones
ITZHAK - Itzhak Perlman
THE KING - (Elvis Presley)

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