Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars lead the music world in nominations for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, airing live from New York’s Madison Square Garden on January 28th.
Jay-Z, already a 21-time Grammy winner, scored eight nominations in total, including nods in all three major categories: Album of the Year (4:44), Record of the Year (“The Story of O.J.“) and Song of the Year (“4:44”).
Bruno Mars, with six total nominations, also received recognition in the Big Three with 24K Magic (Album of the Year), the album’s title track (Record of the Year) and “That’s What I Like” (Song of the Year).
Kendrick Lamar scored seven total nominations, including for Album of the Year for Damn and Record of the Year for “Humble.
“Both 4:44 and Damn were also nominated in Best Rap Album.
In the Album of the Year category, 4:44, 24K Magic and Damn will be up against Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love” and Lorde’s Melodrama.