2018 Grammy nominations: Kendrick Lamar leads in nominations

The Recording Academy, which presents the Grammys, just released the list of artists nominated for the 58th annual edition of the awards.

1. Kendrick Lamar – 7

2. Taylor Swift – 4

3. Drake – 3

4. Childish Gambino – 2

5. Bruno Mars – 2

6. Sam Smith – 2

7. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – 2

8. SZA – 2

9. DJ Khaled – 2

10. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber – 2

JAY-Z received one of the seven nominations but withdrew from the running for Album of the Year.

See the full list of nominees on the Recording Academy website.

The nominees are in accordance with the academy’s rules for eligibility that limit artists to just three numbers in the nomination categories. Artists are also required to be first released by an artist’s label, for example.

In February the Recording Academy announced a list of 50 artists who would make up the 89-strong 2018 Grammys eligibility class. That class generated more than a million social media posts and garnered millions of votes.

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