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
Lil Uzi Vert
Best Pop Solo Performance
"Love So Soft," Kelly Clarkson
"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
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.