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The Quick Read: JAY-Z, SZA, Bruno Mars, And Childish Gambino Land Major Grammy Nominations

The Quick Read: JAY-Z, SZA, Bruno Mars, And Childish Gambino Land Major Grammy Nominations
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Good morning! Here’s everything you need to know this Tuesday morning before starting your day:

1. The nominees for the 2018 Grammy Awards have been announced and there are quite a few familiar faces in the major categories. SZA earned a Best New Artist nomination, while JAY-Z earned nominations for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. The rapper faces off with Bruno Mars in all three categories as well as Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino for Record and Album of the Year. (Grammys)

2. Donald Trump is getting ripped after making an insulting joke about Elizabeth Warren, referring to her as “Pocahontas” during a ceremony honoring Native American veterans. (The Guardian)

3. Florida has reportedly paid millions over three decades to settle sexual harassment cases against state workers. Information reveals that more than 300 cases have resulted in payments since 1987 with nearly 60 percent of cases involving employees who worked in the Department of Corrections. (NBC-Miami)

4. Get Out came out on top at Monday night’s Gotham Awards. The horror-satire took home Breakthrough Director, Best Screenplay, and the Audience Award. Mudbound received a special Gotham Jury Award for Ensemble Performance and Yance Ford’s Netflix documentary, Strong Island, landed the win for Best Documentary. (Vulture)

5. SZA will finally make her SNL debut. The singer is set to perform in December and will be the musical guest alongside host James Franco. (Twitter)

6. Has Frank Ocean completed a new album? The singer-songwriter may have hinted that he’s got more music on the way with a new Tumblr post, where he wrote, “I made the album before 30. I just aint put that bitch out! — quotes from an interview I haven’t given.” (Tumblr)