A couple area natives nominated for 60th annual Grammy Awards

A couple area natives nominated for 60th annual Grammy Awards

The nominees for AOTY are Jay-Z for 4:44, Lamar for DAMN, Childish Gambino for Awaken, My Love! While JAY-Z leads in nods with a total of eight nominations in multiple categories, hip-hop is still prominent throughout the entire list. Bruno Mars had six nominations, and Childish Gambino, Khalid, SZA and No I.D.

The artist receiving the most nominations was Jay-Z. Having two hip-hop albums nominated for the prestigious category is also a big deal.

Jay-Z's "4:44" album was nominated for album of the year, one of the top three Grammy accolades.

The 60th Grammy Awards will air live from New York's Madison Square Garden on January 28 on CBS.

The nominations for the 60th GRAMMY Awards were announced on Tuesday morning, and a couple area natives from The Country Music Highway were included in those announcements.

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Newcomer R&B singer SZA was the most-nominated female artist with five nods including best new artist, in which she will face singers Julia Michaels, Alessia Cara, Khalid and rapper Lil Uzi Vert.

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, whose "Divide" album topped charts around the world, garnered two nominations in the pop categories.

Considering how male-heavy the other three "Big Four" categories are this year, I have a hunch that Best New Artist will nearly certainly be a female artist.

A black artist hasn't won a Grammy for AOTY in 10 years.

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