Widely regarded as the most prestigious award in music, the Madison Square Garden in New York will be the venue for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony slated for January 28, 2018.
The list sees hip hop veteran, Jay Z, leading the pack with eight nods including nominations for “Album of the year”, “Song of the year” and “Record of the Year”. His critically acclaimed album 4:44 earned him these nominations.
Following closely is Compton rapper, Kendrick Lamar, with an impressive seven nominations for credits on his fourth studio album “DAMN “.
The list also sees SZA emerging as this year’s most nominated female artiste; raking five nods. Following in that same cadre with five nominations each are; Khalid, Childish Gambino and producer No I.D.
British singer, Ed Sheeran, who was projected to be one of the lead acts to dominate the list however only managed to get two nominations for “Best Pop Vocal Album” and “Best Pop Vocal Performance” for his chart-topping “Shape of You” single.
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s groundbreaking hit, dubbed “Despacito,” was however not exempted from the list. The track which became the most viewed music video on YouTube with over four billion views earned three nominations for “Record of the year”, “Song of the year” and “Best pop performance by a duo/group”.