Jay-Z, other rap and R&B artists, lead Grammy nominations

Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar topped the nominations for the Grammys, which airs in January. (Scott Roth/Invision/AP|Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Rap and R&B artists dominated the Grammy nominations, which were announced Tuesday morning.

Jay Z leads the pack with eight. Kendrick Lamar is not far behind with seven. Other artists that are up for major awards include Bruno Mars and Childish Gambino.

The Grammys will be Jan. 28, 2018 in New York City.

Here are highlights of the nominees. See the full list on the Grammys website.

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,"Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
"4:44," JAY-Z
"Issues," Julia Michaels
"1-800-273-8255," Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid
"That's What I Like," 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 Pop Vocal Album

Kaleidoscope EP, Coldplay
Lust For Life, Lana Del Rey
Evolve, Imagine Dragons
Rainbow, Kesha
Joanne, Lady Gaga
(Divide), Ed Sheeran

Best R&B Album

Freudian, Daniel Caesar
Let Love Rule, Ledisi
24K Magic, Bruno Mars
Gumbo, PJ Morton
Feel The Real, Musiq Soulchild

Best Rap Album

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

Best Rap/Sung Performance

"Crew," Goldlink Featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
"Family Feud," JAY-Z Featuring Beyoncé
"LOYALTY," Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna
"Love Galore," SZA Featuring Travis Scott

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Migration, Bonobo
3-D The Catalogue, Kraftwerk
Mura Masa, Mura Masa
A Moment Apart, Odesza
What Now, Sylvan Esso

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Awaken, My Love! Childish Gambino
American Teen, Khalid
Ctrl, SZA
Starboy, The Weeknd

Best Rock Album

Emperor Of Sand, Mastodon
Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, Metallica
The Stories We Tell Ourselves, Nothing More
Villains, Queens Of The Stone Age
A Deeper Understanding, The War On Drugs

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 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 Country Solo Performance

Body Like A Back Road, Sam Hunt
Losing You, Alison Krauss
Tin Man, Miranda Lambert
I Could Use A Love Song, Maren Morris
Either Way, Chris Stapleton

Best Musical Theater Album
Come From Away
Dear Evan Hansen
Hello, Dolly!

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 & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Sia)
Track from: Lion

"Stand Up For Something"
Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (Andra Day Featuring Common)
Track from: Marshall

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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