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The 60th Grammy Awards commence on February 28 this year, and the nominations have been hailed as the most diverse in the ceremony's history, with the two major categories, Album of the Year and Song of the Year being dominated by men of color. Here are The PHOENIX's predictions for each major award. Swift is also nominated for best song written for visual media for "I Don't Wanna Live Forever", her collaboration with Zayn from the "Fifty Shades Darker" soundtrack.

Lamar, 30, whose fusion of jazz, poetry and blues with social themes and love songs has made him one of the most innovative rappers of his generation, missed out in 2016 with his critically acclaimed album "To Pimp a Butterfly".

Jay-Z is the leader of the 2018 Grammy Award nominations in a year where the top four categories are heavily dominated by rap and R&B artists, giving the often overlooked genres a strong chance of winning big.

Other nominees to take the stage include Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, Kesha, and Lady Gaga.

Neil Portnow says that it was important for the Grammys to return to NY considering how half the group's membership is in the East. Leading the femme brigade, R&B singer SZA follows close with five nominations and is 2018's most Grammy-nominated woman. Even when featured on other artists' songs, like rapper Logic's emotional hit, "1-800-273-8255", Robinson stood out and cemented himself as a force to be reckoned with.




As The PHOENIX's pick for 2017's best album, the haunting, mesmerizing "A Deeper Understanding" seems like the obvious victor in this category.

Markus HillgärtnerEd Sheeran performs at the 2014 Southside Festival. "His most recent album, "÷" (or "Divide"), contains those same types of songs full of sappy lyrics and acoustic guitar. Ella Fitzgerald was the only African American nominated in the Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year categories, which were won by Domenico Modugno's "Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare)" (record and song) and Henry Mancini's "The Music From Peter Gunn" (album). However, he admits there are issues with bringing the ceremony to NY.

My pick would have to be for Jay Z's "4:44" based off the fact that the build up to the release of this album was highly anticipated by not just fans of hip-hop but by top tier, hip-hop artists too. The competition is stiff, but "Flower Boy" may be special enough to upset in the Rap Album of the Year category.

You can bet we'll tune in to find out. There's no doubt that "Laila's Wisdom" and "Flower Boy" were unbelievable projects in their own rights, and Migos' album "Culture" that undoubtedly put them on top of the next generation of hip-hop superstars.

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