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Nominees for the Grammy Awards

Rap superstar Jay-Z leads the nominations for Sunday's Grammy Awards with eight, followed by fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar at seven and retro R&B star Bruno Mars at six.


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Here is the list of nominees in major categories:


- Album of the Year -


Childish Gambino, "'Awaken, My Love!'"


Jay-Z, "4:44"


Kendrick Lamar, "DAMN."


Lorde, "Melodrama"


Bruno Mars, "24K Magic"


- Record of the Year, recognizing overall performance on a song -


Childish Gambino, "Redbone"


Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, "Despacito"


Jay-Z, "The Story of O.J."


Kendrick Lamar, "HUMBLE."


Bruno Mars, "24K Magic"


- Song of the Year, recognizing songwriting -


Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber along with songwriters Erika Ender, Marty James Garton and Poo Bear, "Despacito"


Jay-Z along with producer No I.D., "4:44"


Julia Michaels along with songwriters Benny Blanco and Justin Tranter and production duo Stargate, "Issues"


Alessia Cara, Logic and Khalid along with producer 6ix, "1-800-273-8255" 


Bruno Mars along with songwriters Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy and Philip Lawrence and production team The Stereotypes, "That's What I Like"


- Best New Artist -


Alessia Cara


Khalid


Lil Uzi Vert


Julia Michaels


SZA


- Best Rap Album -


Jay-Z, "4:44"


Kendrick Lamar, "DAMN."


Migos, "Culture"


Rapsody, "Laila's Wisdom"


Tyler, The Creator, "Flower Boy"


- Best Rock Album -


Mastodon, "Emperor of Sand"


Metallica, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct"


Nothing More, "The Stories We Tell Ourselves"


Queens of the Stone Age, "Villains"


The War on Drugs, "A Deeper Understanding"


- Best Pop Vocal Album -


Coldplay, "Kaleidoscope EP"


Lana Del Rey, "Lust for Life"


Imagine Dragons, "Evolve"


Kesha, "Rainbow"


Lady Gaga, "Joanne"


Ed Sheeran, "Divide"


- Best Alternative Music Album -


Arcade Fire, "Everything Now"


Father John Misty, "Pure Comedy"


Gorillaz, "Humanz"


LCD Soundsystem, "American Dream"


The National, "Sleep Well Beast"


- Best World Music Album -


Vicente Amigo, "Memoria de los Sentidos"


Buika, "Para Mi"


Anat Cohen and Trio Brasiliero, "Rosa Dos Ventos"


Ladysmith Black Mambazo, "Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration"


Tinariwen, "Elwan"


- Best Dance/Electronic Album -


Bonobo, "Migration"


Kraftwerk, "3-D The Catalogue"


Mura Masa, "Mura Masa"


Odesza, "A Moment Apart"


Sylvan Esso, "What Now"

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