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Kendrick Lamar And Jay-Z Lead Grammy Nominations

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 Written by Laura Johnson

Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z are among those leading the nominations for the 60th Grammy Awards.

Both rappers are up against each other in all the same categories: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap/Sung Performance, Best Rap Album and Best Music Video.

Also among the nominees are Lorde, Childish Gambino, Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters and newcomers like Code Orange, who have been nominated for Best Metal Performance. You can check below for a rundown of some of this year's nominees and head here for the full list.

Record of the Year: Childish Gambino - Redbone, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber - Despacito, Jay-Z - The Story Of O.K., Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE., Bruno Mars - 24K Magic.

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

Song of the Year: Despacito - Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber), 4:44 - Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, Issues - Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, 1-800-273-8255 - Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury &  Robinson, That’s What I Like - Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars).

Best New Artist: Alessia Cara, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels, SZA.

Best Pop Solo Performance: Kelly Clarkson - Love So Soft, Kesha - Praying, Lady Gaga - Million Reasons, P!nk - What About Us, Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You.

Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber - Despacito, Imagine Dragons - Thunder, Portugal. The Man - Feel Is Still, Zedd & Alessia Cara - Stay.

Best Pop Vocal Album: Coldplay - ‘Kaleidoscope’ EP, Lana Del Rey - ‘Lust For Life’, Imagine Dragons - ‘Evolve’, Kesha - ‘Rainbow’, Lady Gaga - ‘Joanne’, Ed Sheeran - ‘÷ (Divide)’.

Best Rock Performance: Leonard Cohen - ‘You Want It Darker’, Chris Cornell - The Promise, Foo Fighters - Run, Kaleo - No Good, Nothing More - Go To War.

Best Metal Performance: August Burns Red - Invisible Enemy, Body Count - Black Hoodie, Code Orange - Forever, Mastodon - Sultan's Curse, Meshuggah - Clockworks.

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