Alessia Cara Scores First Grammy Nominations

Canada’s Alessia Cara was among the Grammy Awards nominees announced Tuesday morning.

The 21-year-old Ontario singer is up against Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels and SZA for Best New Artist and shares a nomination for Song of the Year and Best Music Video for her Logic and Khalid collaboration “1-800-273-8255.”

Cara is also nominated in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category for “Stay” with Zedd.

These are the first Grammy noms for Cara.

Also making a Grammy debut is Toronto's Daniel Caesar, whose Freudian earned a nod in the Best R&B Album category and track “Get You," featuring Kali Uchis, is up for Best R&B Performance.

Fellow Canadian Justin Bieber also got a Song of the Year nod as one of six writers of the remix of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee hit “Despacito.”

They’re up against JAY-Z’s “4:44,” Julia Michaels’ “Issues” and Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like” in the category.

“Despacito” is also up for Record of the Year, against “Redbone” by Childish Gambino, “The Story of O.J.” by JAY-Z, “HUMBLE.” by Kendrick Lamar and “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars – as well as Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

Other Canadians making the Grammy cut this year are Michael Bublé and Sarah McLachlan for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, and the late Leonard Cohen Best Rock Performance (“You Want It Darker") and Best American Roots Performance (“Steer Your Way"). B.C. resident Alex Cuba's Lo Único Constante earned him a nom for Best Latin Pop Album.

The Weeknd's album Starboy is up for Urban Contemporary Album and Arcade Fire's Everything Now is vying for Best Alternative Music Album.

Northern Cree's Miyo Kekisepa, Make A Stand is nominated for Best Regional Roots Album.

The soundtrack to the Canadian musical Come From Away is nominated in the Best Musical Theatre Album category – earning Canadian composers David Hein and Irene Sankoff their first Grammy nods. Fellow Canadian Ryan Gosling is nominated as one of the artists featured on the La La Land soundtrack, which is up for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

Album of the Year nominees include Childish Gambino (Awaken, My Love!), JAY-Z (4:44), Kendrick Lamar (DAMN.), Lorde (Melodrama) and Bruno Mars (24K Magic).

The Grammys will be handed out Jan. 28 in New York City.

Check out the major categories below:

Record Of The Year

"Redbone" — Childish Gambino

"Despacito" — Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee and 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 (performed by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber)

"4:44" — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (performed by Jay-Z)

"Issues" — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (performed by Julia Michaels)

"1-800-273-8255" — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson, songwriters (performed by 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 (performed by 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 ft. Justin Bieber

"Thunder," Imagine Dragons

"Feel It Still," Portugal. The Man

"Stay," Zedd & Alessia Cara

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version), Michael Bublé

Triplicate, Bob Dylan

In Full Swing, Seth MacFarlane

Wonderland, Sarah McLachlan

Tony Bennett Celebrates 90, (Various Artists)

Best Pop Vocal Album

Kaleidoscope EP, Coldplay

Lust For Life, Lana Del Rey

Evolve, Imagine Dragons

Rainbow, Kesha

Joanne, Lady Gaga

÷ (Divide), Ed Sheeran

Best Latin Pop Album

Lo Único Constante, Alex Cuba

Mis Planes Son Amarte, Juanes

Amar Y Vivir En Vivo Desde La Ciudad De México, 2017, La Santa Cecilia

Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos), Natalia Lafourcade

El Dorado, Shakira

Best Country Song

"Better Man," Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town)

"Body Like A Back Road," Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Sam Hunt)

"Broken Halos," Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)

"Drinkin' Problem," Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland)

"Tin Man," Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

Best Country Album

Cosmic Hallelujah, Kenny Chesney

Heart Break, Lady Antebellum

The Breaker, Little Big Town

Life Changes, Thomas Rhett

From A Room: Volume 1, Chris Stapleton

Best American Roots Performance

"Killer Diller Blues," Alabama Shakes (Alabama Shakes)

"Let My Mother Live,"Blind Boys Of Alabama (Blind Boys Of Alabama)

"Arkansas Farmboy," Glen Campbell (Glen Campbell)

"Steer Your Way," Leonard Cohen (Leonard Cohen)

"I Never Cared For You," Alison Krauss (Alison Krauss)

Best Rock Performance

You Want It Darker, Leonard Cohen

The Promise, Chris Cornell

Run, Foo Fighters

No Good, Kaleo

Go To War, Nothing More

Click here for the full list of nominees.