The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will take place on January 28th, 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The full list of nominees was posted on Tuesday, November 28th, but three special music artists turned heads after receiving several nominations.
Below are the three artists who snagged the most Grammy nominations for 2018 (Information provided by ABC News):
3. Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars received six Grammy nominations: Best Album of the Year (“24K Magic”), Record of the Year (“24K Magic), Song of the Year (“That’s What I Like”), Best R&B Performance (“That’s What I Like”), Best R&B Song (“That’s What I Like”), and Best R&B Album (“24K Magic”).
Mars, or Peter Gene Hernandez, has been nominated for and won several Grammys in the past for hit songs like “Just the Way You Are” and “Uptown Funk.”
2. Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar received seven Grammy nominations: Album of the Year (“DAMN.”), Record of the Year (“HUMBLE.”), Best Rap Album (“DAMN.”), Best Rap Performance (“HUMBLE.”), Best Rap/Sung Performance (“LOYALTY.”), Best Rap Song (“HUMBLE.”), and Best Rap Album (“DAMN.”).
Despite the negative stereotypes of a rapper’s lifestyle, Kendrick Lamar is actually a very outspoken Christian. He constantly credits God for his success and comments on his faith. In April, he wrote a letter to Dj Booth, further discussing his calling, “I feel it's my calling to share the joy of God, but with exclamation, more so, the FEAR OF GOD. The balance. Knowing the power in what he can build, and also what he can destroy. At any given moment.”
His Grammy-nominated album, “DAMN.”, actually has a strong emphasis on his religion. Christian Today also reported on the deeper meaning behind Kendrick’s album earlier this year.
And the most Grammy-nominated music artist is...
Jay-Z received a whopping eight Grammy nominations including: Album of the Year (“4:44”), Record of the Year (“The Story of O.J.”), Song of the Year (“4:44”), Best Rap Album (“4:44”), Best Rap Performance (“4:44”), Best Rap/Sung Performance (“Family Feud”), and Best Rap Song (“The Story of O.J.”).
Aside from his music, Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z has sparked a lot of controversy this year with his remarks against President Donald Trump.
According to Billboard magazine, Khalid, Childish Gambino, and producer No I.D. followed closely with five total nominations. R&B singer SZA also received five nominations and was crowned with the unofficial title of “most Grammy-nominated female artist.”
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