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."