“Lucky for you that’s what I like, that’s what I like, lucky you for you that’s what I like, that’s what I like!”

I imagine that when Bruno Mars woke up this morning, and saw this year’s GRAMMY nominations, those lyrics to his now GRAMMY nominated song came to mind.




Bruno is among the leading nominees with a total of 6 nominations. He received nods for the big 3 with 24K Magic for Album of the Year, the album’s title track for Record of the Year and “That’s What I Like” for Song of the Year. At the 2016 GRAMMYs, Bruno’s funky hit record with Mark Ronson, ‘Uptown Funk’ won the award for Record of the Year, so he’ll look to achieve similar success at this year’s show.

Jay-Z leads all nominees with a total of 8 nominations, and in a battle of old school versus new school, fellow Hip-Hop star Kendrick Lamar is close behind with 7.

Jay-Z picked up nominations in some of the top categories this year including, Record of the Year (‘The Story of O.J.’), Song of the Year (‘4:44’) and Album of the Year (‘4:44’).

Kendrick picked up 7 nominations, including Album of the Year (‘Damn’) and ‘Humble’ nominated for Record of the Year;  Childish Gambino (the music alter-go of Donald Glover) also picked up 5 noms.

One of the biggest songs of the year, Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’ was definitely recognized for its massive 2017, as it picked up nominations in both the Song & Record of the Year categories, making it the first non-English language track to be nominated in both categories.

One of the more hotly-contested categories is the Best Pop Solo Performance category, which features nominees who have won a combined 15 GRAMMYs between them…Kelly Clarkson, Kesha, Lady Gaga, P!nk and Ed Sheeran!

Special shout out to Brampton, Ontario’s ow Alessia Cara who picked up a few GRAMMY nominations herself including, Best New Artist where she’ll be in tough against Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels and SZA.

Check out the all the nominees in some of the key categories below…


Record Of The Year:
“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring 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:
“Despacito” — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
“4:44” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (JAY-Z)
“Issues” — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)
“1-800-273-8255” — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury, Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)
“That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)


Best New Artist:
Alessia Cara
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels


Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Love So Soft” — Kelly Clarkson
“Praying” — Kesha
“Million Reasons” — Lady Gaga
“What About Us” — P!nk
“Shape Of You” — Ed Sheeran


Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Something Just Like This” ­— The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“Thunder” — Imagine Dragons
“Feel It Still” — Portugal. The Man
“Stay” — Zedd & Alessia Cara


Here’s the full list of this years nominees.

The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards® are live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 7:30pm ET / 8pm PT on City.


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