The Grammy award nominations were announced Tuesday morning and, as expected, both Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar made strong showings in the major categories.
Jay-Z leads with eight nominations total, with nods for album of the year, record of the year, song of the year and best rap album.
Kendrick Lamar follows with seven. SZA is 2018’s most Grammy-nominated woman with five nods, Billboard notes.
Interestingly, Ed Sheeran’s Divide, thought to be the album to beat, was shut out of the major categories. Lady Gaga and Katy Perry also didn’t fare well for their latest efforts, with Gaga getting two pop nods (same as Sheeran) and Perry’s Witness being left off the list entirely. Read more…
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2018 Grammy nominations show it'll be a showdown between Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z