With those three worthy artists appearing multiple times in major categories, the Academy is showing a rare embrace of diverse genres and quality.
Fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar followed closely with seven nominations, whilst singer SZA is the most nominated women this year, for Best New Artist, Best R&B Performance for The Weekend, Best R&B Song for Supermodel, Best Rap Song for Love Galore featuring Travis Scott and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Ctrl.
The New York Times notes that while all major award shows are under scrutiny for how they handle diversity, "The Grammy nominations are striking, as minority artists dominate the ballot in almost all of the most prestigious categories, including record, song and album of the year".
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With two nominations, Cardi B is shaking up the category. And even that seems generous, given his laughable new album (but that's never stopped the Academy before).
For the first time in almost two decades, the Grammy Awards do not include any white men in its Album of the Year category. Twenty-seven-time Grammy victor Alison Krauss, the leading victor among female artists in Grammy history, scored two nominations for tracks from her Windy City LP, "Losing You" and "I Never Cared for You".
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Meanwhile this year, Jay-Z is the leader of the pack, as he gained the most nominations for the 2018 Grammys.
For the complete list of this year's nominees check out the official Grammy site. (Although "Look What You Made Me Do" was out in time, it didn't earn a nod.) Because she's Taylor Swift, however, she still managed to score two nominations for her songwriting work on Little Big Town's "Better Man" as well as "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" from the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. Other artists that are up for major awards include Bruno Mars and Childish Gambino.
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