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MUSIC MONDAY | Your 2018 Grammy playlist

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With the big night quickly approaching, we thought we'd curate a playlist of some of our favorite nominees across the categories. Here are all of the general nominees by category:

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Record Of The Year

Redbone, Childish Gambino

Despacito, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (feat. Justin Bieber)

The Story of OJ, 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, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (feat. Justin Bieber)

4:44, JAY-Z

1-800-273-8255, Logic, Alessia Cara, & Khalid

That's What I Like, Bruno Mars

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara

Khalid

Lil Uzi Vert

Julia Michaels

SZA

"Despacito" | Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber

With a handful of nominations, Despacito was definitely one of the most successful bangers of the year. We can't stop dancing when we hear this one. My favorite part of this song is when English speakers translated it and realized the lyrics are really sexual/creepy.

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"4:44" | JAY-Z

Honestly, I just heard this today because I don't have Tidal (sorry JAY-Z and Queen Bey). This feels new for JAY-Z and feels really enlightened. The video is compiled from real cell phone footage and gorgeous, expressive shots of a woman and man dancing. I think this one has a major chance to bring something home especially considering JAY-Z is leading in the Grammy nods this year bringing in 8 nominations.

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"Issues" | Julia Michaels

This is hands down one of my favorite songs of the year. Julia Michaels says what we've all though before but are afraid to say. You know you're having trouble with you s/o and it HAS to be one person's fault. In "Issues" Michaels is saying, "No, we both have Issues but that's actually why we're great together." I'm rooting for her big time this year for Best New Artist though with SZA there's some tough competition.

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"1-800-273-8255" | Logic feat. Alessia Cara and Khalid

This song is really important. Not only is it just a really well done song, it also speaks to a big issue we've been seeing for way too long. 1-800-237-8255 is the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The song promotes Suicide Awareness, but it does something beyond. Logic doesn't discount the feelings of someone who is depressed in this song. He relates and then provides a strong antithesis that "I want you to be alive," in the hook. I feel like this is a really special piece.

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"That's What I Like" | Bruno Mars

This song is just pure fun. It'll leave you feeling confident and invokes a certain kind of swagger. This is a good one to listen to before going out or before a big job interview.

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"Supermodel" | SZA

SZA shocked us all this year with her frank lyrics especially with her song "The Weekend" where she unabashedly admits to being only his on the weekend. Like "What I Like," I feel like "Supermodel" just brings out tons of confidence. I'm totally feelin' myself when I listen to this one.

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"What About Us?" | P!nk

When I first heard this song, I was like, "Oh cool, P!nk wrote another badass love song," I was so wrong. When I watched the visual I totally got it. This song feels every bit as political as it is about a lover's betrayal. It's no wonder P!nk was nominated for Best Solo Pop Performance for this one. She kills it.

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"Shape of You" | Ed Sheeran

There were a lot of sexy songs this year, but for some reason I feel like this one takes the cake. There's something really hot about the first few moments of flirtation and attraction and Ed perfectly captures it here both lyrically and in the tension in the verse. The control and too-cool ease he exudes in his performance make him a shoe in for a Best Solo Pop Performance nomination.

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Anie Delgado is a contributor to Popdust and is an actress and musician based in NYC. Follow her on Instagram | Facebook | Twitter and check out her music on Spotify. Press inquiries here.


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