Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 Grammys

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 Grammys

Leading the pack of nominations is the Hip-Hop superstar Jay-Z with eight nods including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and more.

Seat cards sit in place as preparations continue for the upcoming 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan in New York City, U.S., January 25, 2018.

JAY-Z is looking to add to his mantel of awards and trophies after this year's Grammys.

"I'm very grateful that the fans are (still) there regardless of what I have sitting on my shelf", Journey's Neal Schon said in an interview with The Associated Press.

1989 DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (aka Will Smith) win the first-ever rap Grammy for "Parents Just Don't Understand". Neither have ever won the Grammys' top trophy, which could picking favorites even more hard for voters. Childish Gambino, Khalid, No I.D. and SZA all have five each.

This year's Best Urban Contemporary Album nominees are stacked with special talents that stand on their own when it comes to their music projects. Composers Georg Solti, Pierre Boulez, and Vladimir Horowitz - who are the first, fourth, and fifth top Grammy-winning artists of all time respectively and have a combined 82 awards - are largely recognized for their contributions to classical music and opera and rarely cross over into mainstream popularity. There's no doubt that "Laila's Wisdom" and "Flower Boy" were incredible projects in their own rights, and Migos' album "Culture" that undoubtedly put them on top of the next generation of hip-hop superstars.

Kesha is nominated for two Grammys: best pop vocal album ('Rainbow') and pop solo performance ('Praying'). A heartfelt performance by Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band paid tribute to the victims and the city.

Several top rock acts of the 1980s, such as Journey, Guns N' Roses, and Foreigner have never won a Grammy Award despite each selling over 45 million albums and singles. But the Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist awards all go to a wimpy white guy named Christopher Cross.

Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z are friends outside the studio, where they've shouted each other out on Twitter and taken in National Basketball Association games together courtside.

"From the time the 45th GRAMMY Awards ended in 2003, I was always thinking about when it would be good and appropriate for us to go back to NY, said Portnow". Because the cut-off date for Grammy nominations eligibility was September 30, 2017, Swift's November release, Reputation, wasn't in the running for awards consideration.

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