GALLERY: Nominees for the Grammy Awards

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Singer Cardi B attends the 2018 Pre-GRAMMY Gala & GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons presented by Clive Davis and The Recording Academy honoring Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter in Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 27, 2018.

Singer Cardi B attends the 2018 Pre-GRAMMY Gala & GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons presented by Clive Davis and The Recording Academy honoring Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter in Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 27, 2018.

NEW YORK – Rap superstar Jay-Z leads the nominations for Sunday&39;s Grammy Awards with eight, followed by fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar at seven and retro R&B star Bruno Mars at six.

Here is the list of nominees in major categories:

- Album of the Year -

Childish Gambino, "&39;Awaken, My Love!&39;"

Jay-Z, "4:44"

Kendrick Lamar, "DAMN."

Lorde, "Melodrama"

Bruno Mars, "24K Magic"

Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter speaks after being honored during the 2018 Pre-GRAMMY Gala & GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons presented by Clive Davis and The Recording Academy honoring Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter in Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 27, 2018. [REUTERS / Andrew Kelly]

- Record of the Year, recognizing overall performance on a song -

Childish Gambino, "Redbone"

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, "Despacito"

Jay-Z, "The Story of O.J."

Kendrick Lamar, "HUMBLE."

Bruno Mars, "24K Magic"

- Song of the Year, recognizing songwriting -

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber along with songwriters Erika Ender, Marty James Garton and Poo Bear, "Despacito"

Jay-Z along with producer No I.D., "4:44"

Julia Michaels along with songwriters Benny Blanco and Justin Tranter and production duo Stargate, "Issues"

Alessia Cara, Logic and Khalid along with producer 6ix, "1-800-273-8255"

Bruno Mars along with songwriters Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy and Philip Lawrence and production team The Stereotypes, "That&39;s What I Like"

Logic and Khalid perform during the 2018 Pre-GRAMMY Gala & GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons presented by Clive Davis and The Recording Academy honoring Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter in Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 27, 2018. [REUTERS / Andrew Kelly]

- Best New Artist -

Alessia Cara

Khalid

Lil Uzi Vert

Julia Michaels

SZA

- Best Rap Album -

Jay-Z, "4:44"

Kendrick Lamar, "DAMN."

Migos, "Culture"

Rapsody, "Laila&39;s Wisdom"

Tyler, The Creator, "Flower Boy"

The hip hop trio Migos performs during the 2018 Pre-GRAMMY Gala & GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons presented by Clive Davis and The Recording Academy honoring Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter in Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 27, 2018. [REUTERS / Andrew Kelly]

- Best Rock Album -

Mastodon, "Emperor of Sand"

Metallica, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct"

Nothing More, "The Stories We Tell Ourselves"

Queens of the Stone Age, "Villains"

The War on Drugs, "A Deeper Understanding"

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- Best Pop Vocal Album -

Coldplay, "Kaleidoscope EP"

Lana Del Rey, "Lust for Life"

Imagine Dragons, "Evolve"

Kesha, "Rainbow"

Lady Gaga, "Joanne"

Ed Sheeran, "Divide"

Musician John Legend and Chrissy Teigen attends the 2018 Pre-GRAMMY Gala & GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons presented by Clive Davis and The Recording Academy honoring Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter in Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 27, 2018. [REUTERS / Andrew Kelly]

- Best Alternative Music Album -

Arcade Fire, "Everything Now"

Father John Misty, "Pure Comedy"

Gorillaz, "Humanz"

LCD Soundsystem, "American Dream"

The National, "Sleep Well Beast"

- Best World Music Album -

Vicente Amigo, "Memoria de los Sentidos"

Buika, "Para Mi"

Anat Cohen and Trio Brasiliero, "Rosa Dos Ventos"

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, "Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration"

Tinariwen, "Elwan"

Seat cards sit in place as preparations continue for the upcoming 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan in New York City, U.S., January 25, 2018. [REUTERS / Lucas Jackson]

- Best Dance/Electronic Album -

Bonobo, "Migration"

Kraftwerk, "3-D The Catalogue"

Mura Masa, "Mura Masa"

Odesza, "A Moment Apart"

Sylvan Esso, "What Now"