15 Major Black Artists Nominated For 2018 Grammys  

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On Tuesday the 60th Annual Grammy nominations were announced with some major wins for artists of color. Leading the pack is Brooklyn-bred rapper JAY-Z for his album 4:44 that was said to be his response to wife, Beyoncé’s Lemonade album. But the 47-year-old isn’t the only rap artists getting accolades.

Kendrick Lamar follows close behind JAY-Z with seven nominations including Record of the Year and Album of the Year for DAMN.. Cardi B, Goldlink, Rapsody and Migos also have nominations in the ever-evolving genre. 

In the category of R&B, Childish Gambino is leading the pack with five nominations, but newcomer Khalid, doesn’t fall far behind with four nominations that include Best Urban Contemporary Album. And while they didn’t release any albums in 2017, Beyoncé and Pharrell Williams could potentially win with contributions to major projects. 

See our breakdown of 15 huge wins for Black artists below. 

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Record of the Year

Best Rap Song

Best Music Video

Album of the Year

Best Rap Performance

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Best Rap Album

Song of the Year

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Best Rap Performance

Best Rap Song

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Best R&B Performance

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Best New Artist

Best R&B Song

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Record of the Year

Best Rap Song

Best Rap Performance

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Best Rap Album

Best Music Video

Album of the Year

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Best R&B Performance

Best R&B Album

6 of 15 Isaac Brekken

Record of the Year

Best R&B Song

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Album of the Year

7 of 15 Cam Be

Best Rap Song

Best Rap Album

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Best Rap Performance

Best Rap Album

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Best Rap/Sung Performance

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Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

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Best Comedy Album

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Best Dance Record

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Best R&B Performance

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Best R&B Album

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Best Music Video

Best New Artist

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Best R&B Song

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Lester Cohen

Best Rap/Sung Performance