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Ed Sheeran was totally snubbed, while Jay-Z picked up an impressive eight nominations.

The nominations for the 2018 Grammy Awards were announced early Tuesday morning, with Jay-Z and his album "4:44" leading the pack.

The rapper picked up eight nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar with seven nods and Bruno Mars close behind with six.

Alessia Cara, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels and SZA were all nominated for Best New Artist, while newcomer Cardi B also racked up two noms for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance

Also worth noting: Ed Sheeran's album "Divide" didn't make as much of an impact as expected, taking in only two nominations. His BFF Taylor Swift's "Reputation" was left out entirely, but with good reason, as she didn't make the September 30 cutoff. She was still nominated for writing Little Big Town's "Better Man" and for Best Song Written For Visual Media thanks to her Zayn Malik song "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" from "Fifty Shades Darker."

The Grammys will be held on Sunday, January 28.

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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

Best Pop Solo Performance:

  • “Love So Soft” — Kelly Clarkson
  • “Praying” — Kesha
  • “Million Reasons” — Lady Gaga
  • “What About Us” — P!nk
  • “Shape Of You” — Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

  • “Something Just Like This” — The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
  • “Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
  • “Thunder” — Imagine Dragons
  • “Feel It Still” — Portugal. The Man
  • “Stay” — Zedd & Alessia Cara

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • "Nobody But Me," Michael Buble
  • "Triplicate," Bob Dylan
  • "In Full Swing," Seth MacFarlane
  • "Wonderland," Sarah McLachlan
  • "Tony Bennett Celebrates 90," Various Artists

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • "Kaleidoscope EP," Coldplay
  • "Lust for Life," Lana Del Rey
  • "Evolve," Imagine Dragons
  • "Rainbow," Kesha
  • "Joanne," Lady Gaga

Best Dance Recording

  • "Bambro Koyo Ganda," Bonobo ft. Innov Gnawa
  • "Cola," Camelphat & Elderbrook
  • "Andromeda," Gorillaz ft. DRAM
  • "Tonite," LCD Soundsystem
  • "Line of Sight," Odesza ft. WYNNE & Masionair

Best Dance/Electronic Album:

  • "Migration," Bonobo
  • "3-D The Catalogue," Kraftwerk
  • "Mura Masa," Mura Masa
  • "A Moment Apart," Odesza
  • "What Now," Sylvan Esso

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

  • "What If," The Jerry Douglas Band
  • "Spirit," Alex Han
  • "Mount Royal," Julian Lange & Chris Eldridge
  • "Prototype," Jeff Lorber Fusion
  • "Bad Hombre," Antonio Sanchez

Best Rock Performance:

  • “You Want It Darker” — Leonard Cohen
  • “The Promise” — Chris Cornell
  • “Run” — Foo Fighters
  • “No Good” — Kaleo
  • “Go To War” — Nothing More

Best Metal Performance

  • "Invisible Enemy," August Burns Red
  • "Black Hoodie," Body Count
  • "Forever," Code Orange
  • "Sultan's Curse," Mastodon
  • "Clockworks," Meshuggah

Best Rock Song

  • "Atlas, Rise!" Metallica
  • "Blood In the Cut," K.Flay
  • "Go to War," Nothing More
  • "Run," Goo Fighters
  • "The Stage," Avenged Sevenfold

Best Rock Album

  • "Emperor of Sand," Mastodon
  • "Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct," Metallica
  • "The Stories We Tell Ourselves," Nothing More
  • "Villains," Queens of the Stone Age
  • "A Deeper Understanding," The War on Drugs

Best Alternative Music Album

  • "Everything Now," Arcade Fire
  • "Humanz," Gorillaz
  • "American Dream," LCD Soundsystem
  • "Pure Comedy," Father John Misty
  • "Sleep Well Beast," The National

Best R&B Performance

  • "Laugh And Move On," The Baylor Project
  • "Redbone," Childish Gambino
  • "What I'm Feelin'" The Hamiltones
  • "All the Way," Ledisi
  • "Still," Mali Music

Best R&B Song

  • "First Began," PJ Morgan
  • "Location," Khalid
  • "Redbone," Childish Gambino
  • "That's What I like," Bruno Mars
  • "Supermodel," SZA

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

  • "Free 6lack" — 6lack
  • “Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
  • "American Teen" — Khalid
  • "Ctrl" — SZA
  • "Starboy" — The Weeknd

Best R&B Album

  • "Freudian," Daniel Caesar
  • "Let Love Rule," Ledisi
  • "24K Magic," Bruno Mars
  • "Gumbo," PJ Morton
  • "Feel the Real," Musiq Soulchild

Best Rap Performance

  • "Bounce Back," Big Sean
  • "Bodak Yellow," Cardi B
  • "4:44," Jay-Z
  • "HUMBLE," Kendrick Lamar
  • "Bad And Boujee," Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert

Best Rap/Sung Performance

  • "PRBLMS," 6LACK
  • "Crew," Goldlink ft. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
  • "Family Feud," Jay-Z ft. Beyonce
  • "LOYALTY, Kendrick Lamar ft. Rihanna
  • "Love Galore," SZA ft. Travis Scott

Best Rap Song

  • "Bodak Yellow," Cardi B
  • "Chase Me,' Danger Mouse ft. Run the Jewels & Big Boi
  • "HUMBLE," Kendrick Lamar
  • "Sassy," Rapsody
  • "The Story of O.J.," Jay-Z

Best Rap Album:

  • 4:44 — JAY-Z
  • DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
  • Culture — Migos
  • Laila’s Wisdom — Rapsody
  • Flower Boy — Tyler, The Creator

Best Country Solo Performance

  • "Body Like a Back Road," Sam Hunt
  • "Losing You," Alison Krauss
  • "Tin Man," Miranda Lambert
  • "I Could Use a Love Song," Maren Morris
  • "Either Way," Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • "It Ain't My Fault," Brothers Osbourne
  • "My Old Man," Zac Brown Band
  • "You Look Good," Lady Antebellum
  • "Better Man," Little Big Town
  • "Drinkin' Problem," Midland

Best Country Song

  • "Better Man," Little Big Town
  • "Body Like a Back Road," Sam Hunt
  • "Broken Halos," Chris Stapleton
  • "Drinkin' Problem," Midland
  • "Tin Man," Miranda Lambert

Best Country Album:

  • Cosmic Hallelujah — Kenny Chesney
  • Heart Break — Lady Antebellum
  • The Breaker — Little Big Town
  • Life Changes — Thomas Rhett
  • From A Room: Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton

Best New Age Album

  • "Reflection," Brian Eno
  • "SongVersation: Medicine," India.Arie
  • "Dancing on Water," Peter Kater
  • "Scared Journey of Ku-Kai, Volume 5," Kirato
  • "Spiral Revelation," Steve Roach

Best Jazz Vocal Album:

  • "The Journey," The Baylor Project
  • "A Social Call," Jazzmeia Horn
  • "Bad Ass And Blind," Raul Midón
  • "Porter Plays Porter," Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King
  • "Dreams And Daggers," Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • "Can't Remember Why," Sara Caswell
  • "Dance of Shiva," Billy Childs
  • "Whisper Not," Fred Hersch
  • "Miles Beyond," John McLaughlin
  • "Ilimba," Chris Potter

Best Gospel Performance/Song

  • "Too Hard Not To," Tina Campbell
  • "You Deserve It," JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise ft. Bishop Cortez Vaughn
  • "Better Days," Le'Andria
  • "My Life," The Walls Group
  • "Never Have to Be Alone," CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

  • "Oh My Soul," Casting Crowns
  • "Clean," Natalie Grant
  • "What A Beautiful Name," Hillsong Worship
  • "Even If," MercyMe
  • "Hills And Valleys," Tauren Wells

Best Gospel Album:

  • Crossover — Travis Greene
  • Bigger Than Me — Le’Andria
  • Close — Marvin Sapp
  • Sunday Song — Anita Wilson
  • Let Them Fall In Love — Cece Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:

  • Rise — Danny Gokey
  • Echoes (Deluxe Edition) — Matt Maher
  • Lifer — MercyMe
  • Hills And Valleys — Tauren Wells
  • Chain Breaker — Zach Williams

Best Roots Gospel Album

  • "The Best of the Collingsworth Family," The Collingsworth Family
  • "Give Me Jesus," Larry Cordle
  • "Resurrection," Joseph Habedank
  • "Sing It Now: Sings of Faith & Hope," Reba McEntire
  • "Hope For All Nations," Karen Peck and New River

Best Latin Pop Album:

  • Lo Único Constante — Alex Cuba
  • Mis Planes Son Amarte — Juanes
  • Amar Y Vivir En Vivo Desde La Cuidad De México, 2017 — La Santa Cecilia
  • Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos) — Natalia Lafourcade
  • El Dorado — Shakira

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

  • "Ayo," Bomba Estereo
  • "Pa'Fuera," C4 Trio & Desorden Publico
  • "Salvavidas De Hielo," Jorde Drexler
  • " El Paradise," Los Amigos Invisibles
  • "Residente," Residente

Best Americana Album:

  • Southern Blood — Gregg Allman
  • Shine On Rainy Day — Brent Cobb
  • Beast Epic — Iron & Wine
  • The Nashville Sound — Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
  • Brand New Day — The Mavericks

Best Reggae Album

  • "Chronology," Chronixx
  • "Lost In Paradise," Common Kings
  • "Wash House Tin," J Boog
  • "Stony Hill," Damian Marley
  • "Avrakedbra," Morgan Heritage

Best Comedy Album:

  • The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas — Dave Chappelle
  • Cinco — Jim Gaffigan
  • Jerry Before Seinfeld — Jerry Seinfeld
  • A Speck Of Dust — Sarah Silverman
  • What Now? — Kevin Hart

Best Musical Theater Album

  • Come From Away
  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • Hello, Dolly!

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

  • Baby Driver
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Hidden Figures
  • La La Land
  • Moana: The Songs

Best Song Written For Visual Media:

  • “City Of Stars” — Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone), Track from La La Land
  • “How Far I’ll Go” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli’i Cravalho), Track from Moana: The Songs
  • “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) — Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew & Taylor Swift, songwriters (ZAYN & Taylor Swift), Track from Fifty Shades Darker
  • “Never Give Up” — Sia Furler & Gregg Kurstin, songwriters (Sia), Track from Lion
  • “Stand Up For Something” — Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (Andra Day Featuring Common), Track from Marshall

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:

  • Calvin Harris
  • No I.D.
  • Greg Kurstin
  • Blake Mills
  • The Stereotypes

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