Our 2018 Grammy Predictions


The 2018 Grammy nominations include some of the music industry’s hottest artists, with Jay-Z, SZA, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars clutching the most nominations. For the first time in nearly two decades, no white men were nominated in two major categories: Record of the Year and Album of the Year. With one of the most talented lineups in history, here are our predictions:



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Record of the Year: “HUMBLE” - Kendrick Lamar

Album of the Year: “DAMN” - Kendrick Lamar

Song of the Year: “1-800-273-8255” - Logic

Best New Artist: SZA


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Best Pop Solo Performance: “Praying” - Kesha

Best pop duo: “Despacito” - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

Best Dance/ Electronic Album: What Now - Sylvan Esso


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Best R&B Performance: “The Weekend” - SZA

Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Redbone” - Childish Gambino

Best R&B Song: “Location” - Khalid

Best Urban Contemporary Album: CTRL - SZA

Best R&B Album: 24K Magic - Bruno Mars



Best Rap Performance: “HUMBLE” - Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap/Sung Performance: “Love Galore” - SZA/Travis Scott

Best Rap Song: “HUMBLE” - Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap Album: “DAMN” - Kendrick Lamar



Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: "Moana: The Songs"  - (Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: "Hidden Figures" - Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams & Hans Zimmer, composers

Best Song Written For Visual Media: “How Far I’ll Go” - Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli’i Cravalho)


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