Jay-Z, other rap and R&B artists, lead Grammy nominations

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After scoring two Golden Globes for his FX series Atlanta, the Grammys have followed suit by recognizing the greatness that is Donald Glover, by nominating his Childish Gambino album Awaken, My Love!

Record of the year nominees include Jay-Z's "The Story of O.J.", Mars' "24K Magic", Lamar's "Humble", Gambino's "Redbone" and the year's biggest hit, "Despacito", by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber.

The artist receiving the most nominations was Jay-Z.

Jay-Z's "4:44" album was nominated for album of the year, one of the top three Grammy accolades. "In 2016, Sheeran took home song of the year for "Thinking Out Loud", but this time his two nods are outside the top fields: "Shape of You" for pop solo performance; and "÷" for pop vocal album.

Other artists with multiple nominations included: Kendrick Lamar with seven, Bruno Mars with six, Childish Gambino, No I.D., Khalid and Sza all with five nominations each.

The 60th Grammy Awards, music's biggest night honoring the year's achievements across more than 80 categories, are scheduled for January 28 at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

The most notable ommission from Tuesday's Grammy nominations was Canadian hip hop artist Drake, whose "More Life" album dominated streaming, charts and radio play since its March release.

Neil Portnow, chief executive of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the organization behind the Grammys, called the mix of nominees "a really terrific reflection of the voting membership of the academy".

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