Nominees for the Grammy Awards

Rap superstar Jay-Z leads the nominations for Sunday's Grammy Awards with eight. Photo: AFP

Rap superstar Jay-Z leads the nominations for Sunday's Grammy Awards with eight, followed by fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar at seven and retro R&B star Bruno Mars at six.

Here is the list of nominees in major categories:

- Album of the Year -

Childish Gambino, "'Awaken, My Love!'"

Jay-Z, "4:44"

Kendrick Lamar, "DAMN."

Lorde, "Melodrama"

Bruno Mars, "24K Magic"

- Record of the Year, recognizing overall performance on a song -

Childish Gambino, "Redbone"

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, "Despacito"

Jay-Z, "The Story of O.J."

Kendrick Lamar, "HUMBLE."

Bruno Mars, "24K Magic"

- Song of the Year, recognizing songwriting -

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber along with songwriters Erika Ender, Marty James Garton and Poo Bear, "Despacito"

Jay-Z along with producer No I.D., "4:44"

Julia Michaels along with songwriters Benny Blanco and Justin Tranter and production duo Stargate, "Issues"

Alessia Cara, Logic and Khalid along with producer 6ix, "1-800-273-8255"

Bruno Mars along with songwriters Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy and Philip Lawrence and production team The Stereotypes, "That's What I Like"

- Best New Artist -

Alessia Cara


Lil Uzi Vert

Julia Michaels


- Best Rap Album -

Jay-Z, "4:44"

Kendrick Lamar, "DAMN."

Migos, "Culture"

Rapsody, "Laila's Wisdom"

Tyler, The Creator, "Flower Boy"

- Best Rock Album -

Mastodon, "Emperor of Sand"

Metallica, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct"

Nothing More, "The Stories We Tell Ourselves"

Queens of the Stone Age, "Villains"

The War on Drugs, "A Deeper Understanding"

- Best Pop Vocal Album -

Coldplay, "Kaleidoscope EP"

Lana Del Rey, "Lust for Life"

Imagine Dragons, "Evolve"

Kesha, "Rainbow"

Lady Gaga, "Joanne"

Ed Sheeran, "Divide"

- Best Alternative Music Album -

Arcade Fire, "Everything Now"

Father John Misty, "Pure Comedy"

Gorillaz, "Humanz"

LCD Soundsystem, "American Dream"

The National, "Sleep Well Beast"

- Best World Music Album -

Vicente Amigo, "Memoria de los Sentidos"

Buika, "Para Mi"

Anat Cohen and Trio Brasiliero, "Rosa Dos Ventos"

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, "Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration"

Tinariwen, "Elwan"

- Best Dance/Electronic Album -

Bonobo, "Migration"

Kraftwerk, "3-D The Catalogue"

Mura Masa, "Mura Masa"

Odesza, "A Moment Apart"

Sylvan Esso, "What Now"