This year’s seven most-nominated artists are all people of color — and for the first time since 1999, no white man was nominated for the Album of the Year category.
JAY-Z and Kendrick Lamar lead the pack with eight nods and seven nods respectively, and Bruno Mars follows at a close second with six nominations total. Artists tied for fourth place — with five nominations each — include rapper/actor Childish Gambino, producer/songwriter No I.D. and R&B singers SZA and Khalid.
After the Recording Academy was accused of having a diversity problem last year, many were happy with this year’s list of nominees.
Fans and celebrities have taken to social media to celebrate:
All I have to say about the Grammy noms is that it’s nice to see diversity represented.
(please don’t be upset when lorde wins because she made a very deserving album thank you)
— kam for #netneutrality (@nikesonmyTWEET) November 28, 2017
Finally! We have diversity at the Grammy! ALL album nominees are minorities! #progress
— Troy Haynes (@shenanigans052) November 28, 2017
— Ciara (@ciara) November 28, 2017
Just saw the Grammy noms. I’m thrilled with the diversity.
— (@alovestodance) November 28, 2017
It’s @DonaldGlover‘s world and we’re just living in it watching him slay all year long! We’ll remember 2017 whenever he gets his EGOT!
Today: #GRAMMYs AOTY and ROTY nominee
September 2017: EMMYs Outstanding Lead Actor
January 2017: Golden Globes Best Actor pic.twitter.com/hCpwCp8Iss
— Brian A. Hernandez (@BAHjournalist) November 28, 2017
— Brittny Pierre (@sleep2dream) November 28, 2017
See the full 2018 Grammy nominees list here.