Grammy 2018: rock’n’roll and blues legends still on top


Old rockers and blues legend  never dies: The Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, Gregg Allman, Bruce Springsteen, Cat Stevens, Grateful Dead Leonard Cohen are also up for awards in various categories.

Metallica’s Hardwired … to Self-Destruct was nominated for best album, and one of its most impressive tracks, “Atlas, Rise!” is in the running for Best Rock Song. This marks the 22nd and 23rd nominations for the group

Gregg Allman’s farewell album, Southern Blood, has been nominated in the Best Americana Album category, with “My Only True Friend” eligible for Best Americana Roots Song. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Allman’s former bandmate Derek Trucks’s current group, is nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album for Live From the Fox Oakland.

Cher honored late husband Gregg Allman

My only true friend – Allman died from complications of liver cancer on May 27, and now that record titled Southern Blood, and it’s out September 8. “You and I both know/ The road is my only true friend. I Have so much to give but i’m short of time”.

The Stones’ incredible blues, cover which shows return to their ancient roots, Blue & Lonesome, has been rewarded with a Best Traditional Blues Album nod – their 12th overall.

The veteran rockers’ latest LP ‘Blue & Lonesome’ – their first studio release in more than a decade, is way ahead with almost 66,000 combined sales at the halfway stage of the midweek chart.

‘Blue & Lonesome’ was recorded in just three days at British Grove Studios in west London and sees the band return to “their roots and the passion for blues music”.

The 12-track album features covers of songs by Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, Eddie Taylor and Howlin’ Wolf. It sees the band joined on record by touring members Darryl Jones (bass), Chuck Leavell (keyboards) and Matt Clifford (keyboards). Eric Clapton also features on two tracks.

 Bruce Springsteen could win his 21st Grammy (out of 50 nominations) for the Spoken Word album version of his autobiography Born to Run.

Leonard Cohen, recently passed away, has won the Best rock Performance with You Want it Darker

Leonard Cohen


Yusef / Cat Stevens’ The Laughing Apple is up for Best Folk Album, the acclaimed Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip is nominated for Best Movie, and in the least shocking development ever, Roger Waters’ Is The Life We Realli Want? could take home the Best Engineered Album in the non-classical category.

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)
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

Best Dance/Electronic Album:
‘Migration’ — Bonobo
‘3-D The Catalogue’ — Kraftwerk
‘Mura Masa’ — Mura Masa
‘A Moment Apart’ — Odesza
‘What Now’ — Sylvan Esso

Best Rock Performance:
‘You Want It Darker’ — Leonard Cohen
‘The Promise’ — Chris Cornell
‘Run’ — Foo Fighters
‘No Good’ — Kaleo
‘Go To War’ — Nothing MoreFoo Fighters’ Dave Grohl

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
‘Free 6lack’ — 6lack
‘Awaken, My Love!’ — Childish Gambino
‘American Teen’ — Khalid
‘Ctrl’ — SZA
‘Starboy’ — The Weeknd



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