Seun Kuti’s ‘Black Times’ Album Lands A Grammy Nomination | See Full List Of Nominees

Posted on December 07 2018 , at 05:00 pm
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Months after revealing his interest for a Grammy recognition, Afrobeat maestro, Seun Kuti has been deservedly nominated. In October, the singer shared on social media that he had submitted his 2018 Black Times album with the legendary Egypt 80 band for consideration at the 61st Grammy Awards. Six weeks later, the nominees have been revealed, and the album landed a nomination in the ‘Best World Album’ category.

The Black Times album which was ranked in our 2018 10 Best Albums list is a follow up to his 2014, A Long Way To The Beginning LP.

With the politically charged Black Times album, Seun Kuti employs the services of his late father’s iconic Egypt 80 band and delivers an extremely melodious wake-up call. Kuti preached against corruption and all form of social and economic injustice that stems from poor governance.

See the full list of nominees below

World Music

Bombino – Deran
Fatoumata Diawara – Fenfo
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – Black Times

Soweto Gospel Choir – Freedom
Yiddish Glory – The Lost Songs of World War II

Album of the Year

H.E.R. – H.E.R.
Brandie Carlile – By the Way, I Forgive You
Drake – Scorpion
Various Artists – Black Panther: The Album
Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer

Record of the Year

Cardi B – I Like It
Brandi Carlile – The Joke
Childish Gambino – This Is America
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow
Drake – God’s Plan
Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All the Stars
Post Malone & 21 Savage – Rockstar
Zedd & Maren Morris – The Middle

Song of the Year

Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All the Stars
Ella Mai – Boo’d Up
Drake – God’s Plan
Shawn Mendes – In My Blood
Brandy Carlile – The Joke
Zedd & Maren Morris – The Middle
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow
Childish Gambino – This Is America

Best New Artist

Chloe x Halle
Luke Combs
Greta Van Fleet
Dua Lipa
Margo Price
Bebe Rexha
Jorja Smith

Best R&B Album

Toni Braxton – Sex & Cigarettes
Leon Bridges – Good Thing
Lalah Hathaway – Honestly
H.E.R. – H.E.R.
PJ Morton – Gumbo Unplugged

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