On January 28th of next year, the highly-coveted GRAMMY Awards will be coming to New York City — it’s the first time there in almost 15 years. This week, we now know who will be vying for the many categories available.
First off, Hip-Hop deserves an applause — Jay-Z leads his peers with eight nods (including Album and Record of the Year) while Kendrick Lamar follows behind with seven (including the same two aforementioned). Bruno Mars (6), SZA (5) and Childish Gambino (5) add to the leaders’ list as well; meanwhile, Rapsody, Cardi B (!), Migos, GoldLink and more also have reason to celebrate. Another interesting statistic: the album categories are completely non-white male for the first time in two decades.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the artists that strangely got passed over: usual Pop frontrunners like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are in the dark, as well as a should’ve been nominated Ed Sheeran. Even Future and The Weeknd couldn’t get a single look, which is…surprising.
Anyways, you can view the list in full over at the GRAMMYs official website.