Rapsody, SZA + Cardi B Nominated For Grammys #BlackGirlMagic

by Yah Yah

We all probably say it every year, but 2017 has been a spectacular year for #BlackExcellence within the entertainment industry. Today (Nov. 28th) The nominees for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards were announced, and they cannot be accused of subbing people of color this year because the nominations are unapologetically Black!

TDE singer SZA, Rapsody, and Cardi B were just of few of the melanin-filled nominees. SZA racked up a remarkable five nominations for categories – “Best New Artist,” “Best Rap/Sung Performance,” “Best R&B Song,” “Best Urban Contemporary Album,” and “Best R&B Performance.” “Bodak Yellow” rapper Cardi B earned nominations for “Best Rap Performance” and “Best Rap Song.”


Roc Nation emcee, Rapsody scored noms for “Best Rap Album” for “Laila’s Wisdom,” as well as “Best Rap Song” for “Sassy.” Considering Rapsody’s solid catalog, it’s a slight shock that these are her first ever nods from the Grammys, but they will undoubtedly be the first of many!


Here are a few of the nominations. 

Record Of The Year
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. 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
“That’s What I Like”

Best New Artist
Alessia Cara
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels

Best R&B Performance
“Get You” – Daniel Caesar feat. Kali Uchis
“Distraction” – Kehlani
“High” – Ledisi
“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars
“The Weekend” – SZA

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Laugh And Move On” – The Baylor Project
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“What I’m Feelin’” – Anthony Hamilton Featuring The Hamiltones
“All The Way” – Ledisi
“Still” – Mali Music

Best R&B Song
“First Began” – PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)
“Location” – Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“Supermodel” – Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)
“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars

Best Urban Contemporary Album
“Free 6LACK” – 6LACK
“Awaken, My Love!” – Childish Gambino
“American Teen” – Khalid
“Ctrl” – SZA
“Starboy” – The Weeknd

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 Performance
“Bounce Back” – Big Sean
“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B
“4:44” – Jay-Z
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Bad And Boujee” – Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert

Best Rap Album
“4:44” – Jay-Z
“DAMN.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Culture” – Migos
“Laila’s Wisdom” – Rapsody
“Flower Boy ” – Tyler, The Creator

You can check out the full list of nominees on Grammy.com.

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