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Kobalt at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards

Earlier this week, the nominees for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards were announced, and we’re so excited to congratulate the Kobalt clients who are nominated! From Gospel to New Age to Musical Theater, along with major awards like Album of the Year and Record of the Year, Kobalt clients have contributed to nearly 80 nominations in more than 40 categories. We can’t wait to see who takes home a golden gramophone at the ceremony on January 28.

Until then, join us in celebrating these extraordinary songwriters and artists and their magnificent achievements! Below is the full list of Kobalt clients across our three divisions (Kobalt Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Recordings, and Kobalt Neighbouring Rights) nominated for Grammys in 2018. Congrats once again!

Kobalt Music Publishing

Record of the Year

"HUMBLE." — Kendrick Lamar
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Album of the Year

DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Kobalt nominees: Teddy Walton*

Best Solo Pop Performance

"Love So Soft" — Kelly Clarkson
Kobalt nominees: Kelly Clarkson

"Praying" — Kesha
Kobalt nominees: Kesha (via Prescription Songs)

"What About Us" — P!nk 
Kobalt nominees: Johnny McDaid (via Polar Patrol/Spirit B-Unique Polar Patrol)*

"Shape of You" — Ed Sheeran
Kobalt nominees: Johnny McDaid (via Polar Patrol/Spirit B-Unique Polar Patrol)*

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

"Stay" — Zedd & Alessia Cara 
Kobalt nominees: Linus Wiklund*

Best Pop Vocal Album

Lust for Life — Lana Del Rey 
Kobalt nominees: Jahaan Sweet*

Rainbow — Kesha 
Kobalt nominees: Kesha (via Prescription Songs)

Joanne — Lady Gaga
Kobalt nominees: Beck Hansen*, Blood Pop (via OWSLA)*, Mark Ronson*

Divide — Ed Sheeran
Kobalt nominees: Johnny McDaid (via Polar Patrol/Spirit B-Unique Polar Patrol)*

Best Dance Recording

"Bambro Koyo Ganda" — Bonobo
Kobalt nominees: Bonobo

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Migration — Bonobo 
Kobalt nominees: Bonobo

Mura Masa — Mura Masa 
Kobalt nominees: Mura Masa (via Ministry Of Sound [MOS] Publishing), Jamie Lidell*

Best Rock Performance

"Run" — Foo Fighters 
Kobalt nominees: Foo Fighters

"Go to War" — Nothing More
Kobalt nominees: David Pramik (via Prescription Songs)*

Best Rock Song

"Run" — Foo Fighters 
Kobalt nominees: Foo Fighters

"Go to War" — Nothing More
Kobalt nominees: David Pramik (via Prescription Songs)

Best Rock Album

Villains — Queens of the Stone Age 
Kobalt nominees: Queens of the Stone Age

The Stories We Tell Ourselves — Nothing More
Kobalt nominees: David Pramik (via Prescription Songs)*

Best Alternative Music Album

Pure Comedy — Father John Misty 
Kobalt nominees: Father John Misty

Best R&B Performance

"Get You" — Daniel Cesar feat. Kali Uchis
Kobalt nominees: Kali Uchis*

Best R&B Album

Freudian — Daniel Cesar 
Kobalt nominees: Kali Uchis*, Matthew Burnett*, and Jordan Evans*

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Shot Down, American Teen — Khalid 
Kobalt nominees: !llmind (via Empire)*

Starboy — The Weeknd 
Kobalt nominees: Ben Billions*, Cirkut*, Doc McKinney*, Max Martin*, Savan Kotecha*

Best Rap Performance

"Bodak Yellow" — Cardi B 
Kobalt nominees: J White*

Best Rap/Sung Performance

"Crew" — Goldlink Featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy 
Kobalt nominees: Teddy Walton*

Best Rap Song

"Bodak Yellow" — Cardi B 
Kobalt nominees: J White

"HUMBLE." — Kendrick Lamar 
Kobalt nominees: Mike Will Made-It

Best Rap Album

DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar 
Kobalt nominees: Mike Will Made-It*, Teddy Walton*

Best Country Solo Performance

"Body Like a Back Road" — Sam Hunt 
Kobalt nominees: Shane McAnally*, Josh Osborne* (via SMACK Songs)

Best Country/Duo Performance

"My Old Man" — Zac Brown Band 
Kobalt nominees: Ben Simonetti*, Sam Hollander*

"Drinkin' Problem" — Midland 
Kobalt nominees: Shane McAnally*, Josh Osborne* (via SMACK Songs)

Best Country Song

"Body Like a Back Road" — Sam Hunt 
Kobalt nominees: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne (via SMACK Songs)

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"Drinkin' Problem" — Midland 
Kobalt nominees: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne (via SMACK Songs)

Best Country Album

Cosmic Hallelujah — Kenny Chesney 
Kobalt nominees: Shane McAnally*, Josh Osborne* (via SMACK Songs), Casey Beathard* (Coach)

Heart Break — Lady Antebellum 
Kobalt nominees: Shane McAnally* (via SMACK Songs)

The Breaker — Little Big Town 
Kobalt nominees: Shane Stevens*

Life Changes — Thomas Rhett 
Kobalt nominees: Shane McAnally*, Josh Osborne* (via SMACK Songs)

Best New Age Album

SongVersation: Medicine — India.Arie 
Kobalt nominees: India.Arie

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Bad Ass And Blind — Raul Midón
Kobalt nominees: Raul Midón

Best Gospel Performance/Song

"You Deserve It" — James Hairston 
Kobalt nominees: James Hairston (via Veracity Music Publishing)

Best Gospel Album

Crossover: Live from Music City — Travis Greene
Kobalt nominees: Travis Greene

Bigger Than Me — Le'Andria 
Kobalt nominees: Charles T Harmon*

Close — Marvin Sapp 
Kobalt nominees: Kirk Franklin*

Best Roots Gospel Album

Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope  — Reba McIntyre 
Kobalt nominees: Reba McIntyre

Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album

Ayo — Bomba Estéreo 
Kobalt nominees: Christian Castagno*

Best Tropical Latin Album

Salsa Big Band — Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta 
Kobalt nominees: Rubén Blades

Best Bluegrass Album

Universal Favorite — Noam Pikelny 
Kobalt nominees: Noam Pikelny

Best Folk Album

Semper Femina — Laura Marling 
Kobalt nominees: Laura Marling

You Don't Own Me Anymore — Secret Sisters 
Kobalt nominees: Secret Sisters

Best Reggae Album

Chronology — Chronixx 
Kobalt nominees: Chronixx

Best Children's Album

Rise Shine #Woke — Alphabet Rockers 
Kobalt nominees: Street Symphony

Best Spoken Word Album

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter — Shelly Peiken 
Kobalt nominees: Shelly Peiken

Best Musical Theater Album

Dear Evan Hanson — Original Broadway Cast Recording 
Kobalt nominees: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul


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Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

La La Land 
Kobalt nominees: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

"City of Stars — La La Land 
Kobalt nominees: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

Best Recording Package

Pure Comedy — Father John Misty 
Kobalt nominees: Father John Misty

Mura Masa — Mura Masa 
Kobalt nominees: Mura Masa (via Ministry Of Sound [MOS] Publishing)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

No Shape — Perfume Genius 
Kobalt nominees: Perfume Genius

Best Remixed Recording

"You Move (Latroirt) Remix" — Depeche Mode 
Kobalt nominees: Dennis White

Best Music Video

"Up All Night" — Beck Hansen 
Kobalt nominees: Beck Hansen

Best Music Film

One More Time With Feeling — Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds 
Kobalt nominees: Nick Cave

Kobalt Music Recordings

Best Folk Album

Semper Femina — Laura Marling

Best Music Film

One More Time With Feeling — Nick Cave


Kobalt Neighbouring Rights

Record of the Year 

24K Magic — Bruno Mars

Album of the Year 

24K Magic — Bruno Mars

Song of the Year

"1-800-273-8255" — Logic feat. Alessia Cara

"That's What I Like" — Bruno Mars

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara

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Best Pop Solo Performance

"Love So Soft" — Kelly Clarkson

"Praying" — Kesha

"What About Us" — P!nk 

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Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

"Something Just Like This" — The Chainsmokers & Coldplay 
Kobalt nominees: The Chainsmokers 

"Thunder" — Imagine Dragons

"Stay" — Zedd & Alessia Cara

Best Pop Vocal Album

Evolve — Imagine Dragons

Rainbow — Kesha

Best Rock Performance

"Run" — Foo Fighters

Best Rock Song

"Run" — Foo Fighters

Best Alternative Music Album

Sleep Well Beast — the National

Best R&B Performance 

"That's What I Like" — Bruno Mars

Best R&B Song 

"That's What I Like" — Bruno Mars

Best R&B Album 

24K Magic — Bruno Mars

Best American Roots Performance

"Killer Diller Blues" — Alabama Shakes

Best Song Written for Visual Media

"Never Give Up" — Sia and Greg Kurstin (producer)


Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Greg Kurstin

Calvin Harris 

Best Music Video

"1-800-273-8255" — Logic feat. Alessia Cara

"Up All Night" — Beck




Congrats to all of the nominees! Can't wait 'til the ceremony on January 28.

*contributor to nominated work 

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