Rap & R&B Grammy Nominees [PHOTOS] was originally published on kysdc.com

1. Grammy Awards Best New Artist

Grammy Awards Best New Artist

Grammy Awards Best New Artist grammy awards best new artist

2. Jay Z “4:44”

Jay Z “4:44”

Jay Z was also nominated for Song, Record & Album Of The Year

3. Kendrick Lamar “DAMN”

Kendrick Lamar “DAMN”

Kendrick Lamar Is Also Nominated For Record & Album Of The Year

4. Migos “Culture”

Migos “Culture”

5. Rapsody “Lalia’s Wisdom”

Rapsody “Lalia’s Wisdom”

This Is Rapsody’s First Grammy Nomination

6. Tyler, the Creator “Flower Boy”

Tyler, the Creator “Flower Boy”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 09: Hip-Hop Vocalist Tyler the Creator (aka. Tyler Okonma) of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA) performs at The Warfield Theater on April 9, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage) arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,music,performance,singer,california,bizarre,hip hop,san francisco – california,tyler the creator,odd future wolf gang kill them all,killing,the warfield,wolf

7. Best Rap Song

Best Rap Song

Best Rap Song best rap song

8. Cardi B “Bodak Yellow”

Cardi B “Bodak Yellow”

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9. Danger Mouse Featuring Run The Jewels & Big Boi “Chase Me”

Danger Mouse Featuring Run The Jewels & Big Boi “Chase Me”

10. Kendrick Lamar “Humble.”

Kendrick Lamar “Humble.”

11. Rapsody “Sassy”

Rapsody “Sassy”

12. Jay Z “”The Story of O.J.”

Jay Z “”The Story of O.J.”

13. Grammy Rap/Sung Performance

Grammy Rap/Sung Performance

Grammy Rap/Sung Performance grammy rap/sung performance

14. 6lack “Prblms”

6lack “Prblms”

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15. Goldlink Featuring Shy Glizzy & Brent Fiyaz “Crew”

Goldlink Featuring Shy Glizzy & Brent Fiyaz “Crew”

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16. Jay Z Featuring Beayonce “”Family Feud”

Jay Z Featuring Beayonce “”Family Feud”

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 12: Jay Z and Beyonce during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS) photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,music,california,city of los angeles,two people,jay-z,award,annual event,awards ceremony,staples center,beyonce knowles,grammy awards,59th grammy awards

17. Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna “Loyalty.”

Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna “Loyalty.”

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 23: Kendrick Lamar performs onstage at 2016 Panorama NYC Festival – Day 2 at Randall’s Island on July 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images) photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,new york city,music,performance,three quarter length,music festival,day 2,island,randall,kendrick lamar

18. SZA Featuring “Love Galore”

SZA Featuring “Love Galore”

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 24: Singer/songwriter SZA performs at the YouTube Pre BET Awards Showcase at NeueHouse Hollywood on June 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for YouTube) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,usa,music,performance,singer,california,city of los angeles,two people,three quarter length,songwriter,bet awards,sza – singer

19. Best Rap Performance

Best Rap Performance

Best Rap Performance best rap performance

20. Big Sean “Bounce Back”

Big Sean “Bounce Back”

DETROIT, MI – NOVEMBER 06: Big Sean performs in concert in his hometown of Detroit at Joe Louis Arena on November 6, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images) photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,musician,usa,music,rapper,concert,activity,performance,singer,motion,pop,michigan,detroit,three quarter length,paradise,popular music concert,performance group,pop musician,pop music,big sean,joe louis arena,hometown,2015

21. Cardi B “Bodak Yellow”

Cardi B “Bodak Yellow”

INGLEWOOD, CA – AUGUST 27: Cardi B attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images) photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,music,california,fashion,award,awards ceremony,mtv video music awards,inglewood,the forum – inglewood,cardi b

22. Jay Z “4:44”

Jay Z “4:44”

TORONTO, ON – JANUARY 27: Jay Z performs on stage at Air Canada Centre during his Magna Carter World Tour on January 27, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage) celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,adult,adults only,music,performance,one man only,canada,jay-z,toronto,air canada center,world tour,stage – performance space

23. Kendrick Lamar “Humble”

Kendrick Lamar “Humble”

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 16: Kendrick Lamar performs onstage during American Express Music Presents: Kendrick Lamar Live at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 16, 2016 Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for American Express) photography,people,full length,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,new york city,music,performance,brooklyn – new york,incidental people,american express,kendrick lamar,williamsburg – new york city

24. Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert “Bad and Boujee”

Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert “Bad and Boujee”

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 19: Southern hip hop group Migos members, Takeoff, Offset and Quavo arrive at Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on August 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic) celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,arrival,three people,nightclub,nevada,las vegas,hip hop,the cosmopolitan,taking off,migos,offset,quavo,takeoff

25. Best R&B Album

Best R&B Album

Best R&B Album best r&b album

26. Daniel Caesar “Freudian”

Daniel Caesar “Freudian”

Voices: Daniel Caesar daniel caesar

27. Ledisi

Ledisi

Received from publicist Tasha Stoute in e-mail. ledisi

28. Bruno Mars “24K Magic”

Bruno Mars “24K Magic”

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – FEBRUARY 02: Bruno Mars performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,music,performance,new jersey,sport,american football – sport,nfl,stadium,east rutherford,metlife stadium,show,bruno mars,super bowl,halftime show,pepsi,super bowl xlviii,xlviii

29. PJ Morton “Gumbo”

PJ Morton “Gumbo”

CHARLOTTE, NC – JUNE 30: Singer/keyboardist PJ Morton performs at Neighborhood Theatre on June 30, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jeff Hahne/Getty Images) photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,music,headshot,concert,performance,singer,incidental people,charlotte – north carolina,pj morton,electronic music,north carolina – us state,keyboard player

30. Musiq Soulchild “Feel the Real’

Musiq Soulchild “Feel the Real’

ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 24: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white) Recording artist Musiq Soulchild performs in concert at An Evening Under The Stars at Wolf Creek Amphitheater on September 24, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images) photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,musician,usa,waist up,music,concert,performance,singer,sunglasses,black and white,georgia – us state,musiq,atlanta – georgia

31. Urban contemporary album

Urban contemporary album

Urban contemporary album urban contemporary album

32. 6lack “Free 6lack”

6lack “Free 6lack”

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33. Childish Gambino “Awaken, My Love!”

Childish Gambino “Awaken, My Love!”

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 08: Actor Donald Glover attends the GQ Men of the Year party at Chateau Marmont on December 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic) photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,party – social event,usa,actor,headshot,california,city of los angeles,chateau marmont,donald glover,gq men of the year awards

34. Khalid “American Teen”

Khalid “American Teen”

HOLLYWOOD, CA – OCTOBER 21: Singer Khalid performs onstage during the 5th annual ‘We Can Survive’ benefit concert presented by CBS Radio at the Hollywood Bowl on October 21, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/WireImage) photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,musician,usa,waist up,music,concert,performance,singer,california,hollywood – california,annual event,charity benefit,r&b,hollywood bowl,benefit concert,khalid – singer

35. SZA “Ctrl”

SZA “Ctrl”

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 12: SZA performs on Flog Stage during day one of Tyler, the Creator’s 5th Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival at Exposition Park on November 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,usa,music,performance,california,city of los angeles,day,creativity,music festival,camp flog gnaw,sza – singer

36. 2016 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience – Day 1

2016 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience – Day 1

NEW ORLEANS, LA – OCTOBER 28: The Weeknd performs during the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at City Park on October 28, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images) photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,music,headshot,performance,new orleans,gulf coast states,music festival,voodoo music + arts experience,the weeknd – musician,public park

37. Buno Mars “That’s What I Like”

Buno Mars “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)

38. SZA “Supermodel”

SZA “Supermodel”

Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)

39. Childish Gambino “Redbone”

Childish Gambino “Redbone”

Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

40. Khalid “Location”

Khalid “Location”

Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)

41. PJ Morton “First Began”

PJ Morton “First Began”

PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)

42. Daniel Caesar featuring Kali Uchis “Get You”

Daniel Caesar featuring Kali Uchis “Get You”

Daniel Caesar With The Fam daniel caesar

43. Kehlani “Distraction”

Kehlani “Distraction”

AUSTIN, TX – MARCH 16: Recording artist Kehlani performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Woodies/10 For 16 on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Alli Harvey/MTV1415/Getty Images) photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,musician,usa,waist up,music,performance,texas,award,gulf coast states,incidental people,austin – texas,mtvu woodie awards,kehlani

44. Ledisi “High”

Ledisi “High”

Received from publicist Tasha Stoute in e-mail. ledisi

45. Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like

Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 20: Singer Bruno Mars performs onstage during the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,music,performance,singer,california,city of los angeles,fashion,award,awards ceremony,bruno mars,american music awards,microsoft theater,2016 american music awards

46. SZA “The Weekend”

SZA “The Weekend”

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 12: SZA performs on Flog Stage during day one of Tyler, the Creator’s 5th Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival at Exposition Park on November 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,usa,music,performance,california,city of los angeles,day,creativity,music festival,camp flog gnaw,sza – singer

47. Traditional R&B performance

Traditional R&B performance

Traditional R&B performance traditional r&b performance

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