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Here’s a breakdown of 2018’s Grammy nominees for Album of the Year

From Janelle Monae, to Brandi Carlile, it's time to get yourself acquainted.

December 7, 2018

For all the music lovers out there, this morning’s announcement of Grammy nominations is the perfect showcase of the sounds that dominated 2018 (as if we weren’t already busy enough with our Spotify Year in Review playlists). If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed about revisiting this year’s biggest releases—or haven’t visited them at all—don’t worry, we’ve compiled a rundown of why these albums, the people who made them, and why they matter.

Peep the entirety of the nominations in the Grammys’ “General” Categories, which encapsulates the ceremony’s biggest awards, below.

Record Of The Year

  • Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
  • Brandi Carlile – “The Joke”
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
  • Drake – “God’s Plan”
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
  • Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars”
  • Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage – “Rockstar”
  • Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – “The Middle”

Album Of The Year

  • Cardi B – Invasion Of Privacy
  • Brandi Carlile – By The Way, I Forgive You
  • Drake – Scorpion
  • H.E.R. – H.E.R.
  • Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys
  • Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer
  • Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
  • Kendrick Lamar – Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By

Song Of The Year

  • Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars”
  • Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
  • Drake – “God’s Plan”
  • Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”
  • Brandi Carlile – “The Joke”
  • Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – “The Middle”
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Best New Artist

  • Chloe x Halle
  • Luke Combs
  • Greta Van Fleet
  • H.E.R.
  • Dua Lipa
  • Margo Price
  • Bebe Rexha
  • Jorja Smith

Still not enough Grammy goodness for you? The rest of the nominees for the February 10th ceremony can be found here.

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