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2018 WMG Grammy Nominations

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  • November 28, 2017
    2018 WMG Grammy Nominations

    Today, the Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Warner/Chappell’s Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar led the pack with eight and seven nominations respectively, followed by Atlantic Records artist & Warner/Chappell songwriter Bruno Mars with six. Bruno and Jay-Z landed nominations in the three top categories: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year.

    The rich diversity across our company is impressively demonstrated by the fact that we have nominations in over 50 categories spanning some 20 musical fields, including Pop, Dance/Electronic, Rock, Alternative, R&B, Rap, Country, Latin, American Roots, Musical Theater, Classical, Gospel, World, New Age, and more. The Grammy Award is our industry’s highest honor, and to see so many of our amazing artists and songwriters make it through to the final round is an exciting validation of their phenomenal talent and the incredible work all of you do to bring their music to the world.

    Here are a few more highlights:

    - Atlantic garnered an incredible 27 nominations, and led the industry as the label with the most nominations in the top four categories. This achievement is a powerful reflection of our ability to attract and develop truly unique, culture-shifting artists.

    - Warner/Chappell scored 24 nods across nine songwriting categories, underscoring how we’re setting a new bar for excellence in music publishing. Warner/Chappell’s tally includes Nashville’s Chris Stapleton landing three nominations and Little Big Town picking up two. Benj Pasek & Justin Paul also earned a pair of noms for their work on the La La Land soundtrack and as the composers/lyricists of the Dear Evan Hansen cast album released by Atlantic.

    - Atlantic’s Lil Uzi Vert and Warner/Chappell’s Julia Michaels both earned coveted nominations for Best New Artist, with Uzi being the sole hip-hop artist in the category. Julia also scored a hotly contested nod in the Song of the Year category, where four out of five nominations featured contributions from Warner/Chappell songwriters. 

    - A number of WMG Recorded Music artists picked up two nominations, including Warner Bros. Records’ Mastodon and Gorillaz, Atlantic’s Cardi B, Ed Sheeran, and Lil Uzi Vert, and Parlophone/Atlantic’s Coldplay and Kraftwerk.

    - Warner Classics is celebrating with an impressive five nominations.

    - Our independent services arm, ADA, landed a fantastic 27 nominations from their extraordinary family of labels, highlighted by multiple nods for Metallica, The National, and Father John Misty.

    - And on a special note, congratulations to WMG board member Alex Blavatnik, who is a Grammy nominee this year in the Music Film category as a producer of the Grateful Dead film, Long Strange Trip.

    We've created a playlist to showcase our nominations, which you can listen to here.

    For a full list of WMG nominees, please click here.

    Congratulations to all our nominees. The winners will be announced on Sunday, January 28th at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards show, taking place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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on November 28, 2017 - 8:03pm

Today, the Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Warner/Chappell’s Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar led the pack with eight and seven nominations respectively, followed by Atlantic Records artist & Warner/Chappell songwriter Bruno Mars with six. Bruno and Jay-Z landed nominations in the three top categories: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year.

The rich diversity across our company is impressively demonstrated by the fact that we have nominations in over 50 categories spanning some 20 musical fields, including Pop, Dance/Electronic, Rock, Alternative, R&B, Rap, Country, Latin, American Roots, Musical Theater, Classical, Gospel, World, New Age, and more. The Grammy Award is our industry’s highest honor, and to see so many of our amazing artists and songwriters make it through to the final round is an exciting validation of their phenomenal talent and the incredible work all of you do to bring their music to the world.

Here are a few more highlights:

- Atlantic garnered an incredible 27 nominations, and led the industry as the label with the most nominations in the top four categories. This achievement is a powerful reflection of our ability to attract and develop truly unique, culture-shifting artists.

- Warner/Chappell scored 24 nods across nine songwriting categories, underscoring how we’re setting a new bar for excellence in music publishing. Warner/Chappell’s tally includes Nashville’s Chris Stapleton landing three nominations and Little Big Town picking up two. Benj Pasek & Justin Paul also earned a pair of noms for their work on the La La Land soundtrack and as the composers/lyricists of the Dear Evan Hansen cast album released by Atlantic.

- Atlantic’s Lil Uzi Vert and Warner/Chappell’s Julia Michaels both earned coveted nominations for Best New Artist, with Uzi being the sole hip-hop artist in the category. Julia also scored a hotly contested nod in the Song of the Year category, where four out of five nominations featured contributions from Warner/Chappell songwriters. 

- A number of WMG Recorded Music artists picked up two nominations, including Warner Bros. Records’ Mastodon and Gorillaz, Atlantic’s Cardi B, Ed Sheeran, and Lil Uzi Vert, and Parlophone/Atlantic’s Coldplay and Kraftwerk.

- Warner Classics is celebrating with an impressive five nominations.

- Our independent services arm, ADA, landed a fantastic 27 nominations from their extraordinary family of labels, highlighted by multiple nods for Metallica, The National, and Father John Misty.

- And on a special note, congratulations to WMG board member Alex Blavatnik, who is a Grammy nominee this year in the Music Film category as a producer of the Grateful Dead film, Long Strange Trip.

We've created a playlist to showcase our nominations, which you can listen to here.

For a full list of WMG nominees, please click here.

Congratulations to all our nominees. The winners will be announced on Sunday, January 28th at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards show, taking place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.