2018 GRAMMY AWARDS - Who Got Snubbed?

2018 GRAMMY AWARDS - Who Got Snubbed?

With each year, Grammy Award nominations bring about emotions of excitement, surprise and sometimes, rage. This year will be no different as the nominations have arrived and fans across the world have let their feelings known on whether their favorite artist snubbed or not.

Starting off with Harry Styles, it seems he has been completely shut out of this year's Grammy Awards. Styles' debut solo album, which was produced by 2016 Grammy Producer of the Year Jeff Bhasker, won over critics and doubters alike and the album has two hits "Sign of the Times" and "Two Ghosts" but the album did not receive any Grammy love and Styles will have to try again next time.

Ed Sheeran seems to be the biggest snub of the year while still earning two Grammy nods. Some believed that the 2018 Grammys would be a two-man race between Hip-Hop artist Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran and while Lamar scored some seven noms, Sheeran onyl got two. His fans on twitter came out in force expressing their disappointment. Here are some of their reactions;

Taylor Swift was also shut out with none of her "Reputation" songs getting any nominations. While Swift can still win some nods with the 2019 Grammy Awards, due to the fact that while she released a few songs before the 2018 deadline, she released her entire album after the 2018 deadline, the two songs she released from her latest album, "Reputation," are not in the running.

The Recording Academy kicked off the 60th GRAMMY AWARDS nominations by revealing nominees in the four General Field categories (Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Album Of The Year) live on CBS THIS MORNING. Following the announcement, the Recording Academy revealed the nominations across all 84 categories. Check out a partial list of nominees below. For a complete nominations list, visit www.grammy.com.

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

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, songwriters (JAY-Z)
"Issues" - Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)
"1-800-273-8255" - Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury, Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)
"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
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels

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

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

Best Dance/Electronic Album:
Migration - Bonobo
3-D The Catalogue - Kraftwerk
Mura Masa - Mura Masa
A Moment Apart - Odesza
What Now - Sylvan Esso

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

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Free 6lack - 6lack
"Awaken, My Love!" - Childish Gambino
American Teen - Khalid
Ctrl - SZA
Starboy - The Weeknd

Best Rap Album:
4:44 - JAY-Z
DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
Culture - Migos
Laila's Wisdom - Rapsody
Flower Boy - Tyler, The Creator

Best Country Album:
Cosmic Hallelujah - Kenny Chesney
Heart Break - Lady Antebellum
The Breaker - Little Big Town
Life Changes - Thomas Rhett
From A Room: Volume 1 - Chris Stapleton

Best Jazz Vocal Album:
The Journey - The Baylor Project
A Social Call - Jazzmeia Horn
Bad Ass And Blind - Raul Midón
Porter Plays Porter - Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King
Dreams And Daggers - Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Gospel Album:
Crossover - Travis Greene
Bigger Than Me - Le'Andria
Close - Marvin Sapp
Sunday Song - Anita Wilson
Let Them Fall In Love - Cece Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
Rise - Danny Gokey
Echoes (Deluxe Edition) - Matt Maher
Lifer - MercyMe
Hills And Valleys - Tauren Wells
Chain Breaker - Zach Williams

Best Latin Pop Album:
Lo Único Constante - Alex Cuba
Mis Planes Son Amarte - Juanes
Amar Y Vivir En Vivo Desde La Cuidad De México, 2017 - La Santa Cecilia
Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos) - Natalia Lafourcade
El Dorado - Shakira

Best Americana Album:
Southern Blood - Gregg Allman
Shine On Rainy Day - Brent Cobb
Beast Epic - Iron & Wine
The Nashville Sound - Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
Brand New Day - The Mavericks

Best Comedy Album:
The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas - Dave Chappelle
Cinco - Jim Gaffigan
Jerry Before Seinfeld - Jerry Seinfeld
A Speck Of Dust - Sarah Silverman
What Now? - Kevin Hart

Best Song Written For Visual Media:
"City Of Stars" - Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone), Track from La La Land
"How Far I'll Go" - Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli'i Cravalho), Track from Moana: The Songs
"I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) - Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew & Taylor Swift, songwriters (ZAYN & Taylor Swift), Track from Fifty Shades Darker
"Never Give Up" - Sia Furler & Gregg Kurstin, songwriters (Sia), Track from Lion
"Stand Up For Something" - Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (Andra Day Featuring Common), Track from Marshall

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:
Calvin Harris
No I.D.
Greg Kurstin
Blake Mills
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THE 60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS will be broadcast live on both coasts from New York City's Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at a new time, 7:30-11:00 PM, live ET/4:30-8:00 PM, live PT, on the CBS Television Network.

About The Recording Academy: The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards-music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

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