With the 60th #GRAMMYs award nominees being announced on Monday, November 28th, it was a big day for hip-hop and R&B – an especially joyous occasion for Canadians. With Oshawa’s own Daniel Caesar clinching two nomination spots (Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Album nomination), and majority of the nominee’s for the general categories being Hip-Hop artists, the GRAMMYs did a lot of things right this year.

Check out the entire list of nominees for GENERAL, R&B and RAP down below.

 

GENERAL

1. 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.)

• Redbone
Childish Gambino
Ludwig Goransson, producer; Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson, Riley Mackin & Ruben Rivera, engineers/mixers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer

• Despacito
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
Josh Gudwin, Mauricio Rengifo & Andrés Torres, producers; Josh Gudwin & Jaycen Joshua, engineers/mixers; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

• The Story Of O.J.
JAY-Z
JAY-Z & No I.D., producers; Jimmy Douglas & Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton, engineers/mixers; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

• HUMBLE.
Kendrick Lamar
Mike Will Made It, producer; Derek “MixedByAli” Ali, James Hunt & Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

• 24K Magic
Bruno Mars
Shampoo Press & Curl, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer

2. 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.)

• “Awaken, My Love!”
Childish Gambino
Ludwig Goransson, producer; Bryan Carrigan, Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson, Riley Mackin & Ruben Rivera, engineers/mixers; Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer

• 4:44
JAY-Z
JAY-Z & No I.D., producers; Jimmy Douglas & Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton, engineers/mixers; Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

• DAMN.
Kendrick Lamar
DJ Dahi, Sounwave & Anthony Tiffith, producers; Derek “MixedByAli” Ali, James Hunt & Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers; K. Duckworth, D. Natche, M. Spears & A. Tiffith, songwriters; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

• Melodrama
Lorde
Jack Antonoff & Lorde, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Laura Sisk, engineers/mixers; Jack Antonoff & Ella Yelich-O’Connor, songwriters; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer

• 24K Magic
Bruno Mars
Shampoo Press & Curl, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers/mixers; Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer

3. 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.)

• 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)

4. 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.)

• Alessia Cara

• Khalid

• Lil Uzi Vert

• Julia Michaels

• SZA

 

R&B

5. Best R&B Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental R&B recordings.)

• Get You
Daniel Caesar Featuring Kali Uchis

• Distraction
Kehlani

• High
Ledisi

• That’s What I Like
Bruno Mars

• The Weekend
SZA

6. Best Traditional R&B Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental traditional R&B recordings.)

• Laugh And Move On
The Baylor Project

• Redbone
Childish Gambino

• What I’m Feelin’
Anthony Hamilton Featuring The Hamiltones

• All The Way
Ledisi

• Still
Mali Music

7. Best R&B Song
(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.)

• First Began
PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)

• Location
Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)

• Redbone
Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

• Supermodel
Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)

• 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)

8. Best Urban Contemporary Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded contemporary vocal tracks derivative of R&B.)

• Free 6LACK
6LACK

• “Awaken, My Love!”
Childish Gambino

• American Teen
Khalid

• Ctrl
SZA

• Starboy
The Weeknd

9. Best R&B Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new R&B recordings.)

• Freudian
Daniel Caesar

• Let Love Rule
Ledisi

• 24K Magic
Bruno Mars

• Gumbo
PJ Morton

• Feel The Real
Musiq Soulchild

 

RAP

10. Best Rap Performance
(For a Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

• Bounce Back
Big Sean

• Bodak Yellow
Cardi B

• 4:44
JAY-Z

• HUMBLE.
Kendrick Lamar

• Bad And Boujee
Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert

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

• PRBLMS
6LACK

• Crew
Goldlink Featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy

• Family Feud
JAY-Z Featuring Beyoncé

• LOYALTY.
Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna

• Love Galore
SZA Featuring Travis Scott

12. Best Rap Song
(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.)

• Bodak Yellow
Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White, songwriters (Cardi B)

• Chase Me
Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer, songwriters (Danger Mouse Featuring Run The Jewels & Big Boi)

• HUMBLE.
K. Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

• Sassy
M. Evans & E. Gabouer, songwriters (Rapsody)

• The Story Of O.J.
Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (JAY-Z)

13. Best Rap Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rap recordings.)

• 4:44
JAY-Z

• DAMN.
Kendrick Lamar

• Culture
Migos

• Laila’s Wisdom
Rapsody

• Flower Boy
Tyler, The Creator