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02 December, 2017, 01:13 | Author: Angelina Schmidt
  • I'ma Let Y'all Finish But These Artists Got Snubbed In This Year's Grammy Nominations

With those three worthy artists appearing multiple times in major categories, the Academy is showing a rare embrace of diverse genres and quality.

Album of the Year: Childish Gambino, "Awaken My Love!"; Jay-Z, "4:44"; Kendrick Lamar, "DAMN."; Lorde, "Melodrama"; Bruno Mars, "24K Magic".

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"Two of them!Thank you Lord.I couldn't be more grateful ❤️", penned Cardi B on Instagram upon learning that she's up for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance thanks to her record-breaking hit "Bodak Yellow". Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, it actually seems possible that Lamar can finally take home the major award he's deserved for years. Having two hip-hop albums nominated for the prestigious category is also a big deal. Lady Antebellum's Heart Break is up for Best Country Album and their "You Look Good" earned a nod in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category, while newcomers Midland earned two nods as well, with their breakout hit, "Drinkin' Problem" up for both Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Kesha's stunning comeback album was a narrative throughout the entire summer, while Styles's debut solo album marked one of the best pop albums of the year.

Among the nominees with Chicago ties, Lyric Opera music director Andrew Davis received a nod for best choral performance (Handel's "Messiah"), Justin Roberts received a nomination for best children's album ("Lemonade") and Austin-via-Chicago music writer Michael Corcoran was acknowledged for best album liner notes and best historical album ("Washington Phillips and his Manzarene Dreams"). Kendrick Lamar is not far behind with seven.

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The rapper is nominated for eight categories, including the most coveted ones - album, song, and record of the year, tying with Stevie Wonder to become the third most-nominated artist in Grammys history.

For the complete list of this year's nominees check out the official Grammy site. Other artists that are up for major awards include Bruno Mars and Childish Gambino.

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