The 2018 Grammy Award nominations were released early this week, and artists from every genre of music celebrated the diversity of certain categories that looked more inclusive in their selections.
“Despacito” became the first Spanish-language song to be nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, and the list for Best Album of the Year did not contain a single white male artist for the first time in Grammy history.
JAY-Z leads the pack with eight nominations this year, including noms for album of the year, record of the year, song of the year and best rap album with his 4:44 album.
Kendrick Lamar follows with seven nods, while Bruno Mars is the third most-nominated artist with six. SZA is 2018’s most Grammy-nominated woman with five nods; Khalid, Childish Gambino and producer No I.D. also scored five noms.
Also, bronx-native Cardi B also scored two nominations. This is along with rap-trio Migos, who also scored two.
The eligibility period for the 2018 Grammys extended from Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017.
The Grammys will air live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, Jan. 28. The final round of Grammy voting runs from Dec. 7-21.
Check out the complete list of 2018 Grammy nominees here.