Friday, 15 December, 2017

A couple area natives nominated for 60th annual Grammy Awards

GETTYAdele was a big winner last year GETTYAdele was a big winner last year
Edmund Wade | 29 November, 2017, 00:58

With all major awards shows under scrutiny for how they incorporate diversity, the Grammy nominations are striking, as minority artists dominate the ballot in almost all of the most prestigious categories, including record, song and album of the year. The album's title track and "The Story of O.J." songs were nominated in song and record of the year.

For album of the year, Jay-Z and Lamar face Mars' "24K Magic", Childish Gambino's "Awaken, My Love!" and Lorde's "Melodrama".

FILE PHOTO: American rapper Jay-Z performs at Bercy stadium in Paris, October 17, 2013.

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.

Fans are now sharing their reactions to the nominees on Twitter, with many sharing their excitement for Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" snagging two nominations, as well as Childish Gambino being considered for Album of the Year and other categories.

Michaels, SZA, Alessia Cara, Khalid and Lil Uzi Vert are nominated for best new artist.

The Grammys will be January 28, 2018 in New York City.

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, whose "Divide" album topped charts around the world, garnered two nominations in the pop categories. We will surely tune in to see who takes home the award for Album of the Year. At the 2017 awards, for example, the awards were criticized when Adele beat Beyoncé for all three top trophies. Neither released new music this year.

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