Jay-Z leads this year’s pack with eight Grammy nominations, while Kendrick Lamar picked up seven. (Nov. 28, 2017) (Sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly/2n6VKPR)
This winter, a handful of Maryland natives have a chance to win music’s most coveted award, a Grammy.
Deale-born country duo Brothers Osborne’s “It Ain’t My Fault” is nominated for best country duo/group performance; Gaithersburg-born rapper Logic’s “1-800-273-8255 (feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid)” is nominated for song of the year and best music video; and Rockville native Father John Misty’s “Pure Comedy” is nominated for best alternative music album and best recording package, the Recording Academy announced Tuesday. “Crew,” the song by D.C. rappers Goldlink and Shy Glizzy, featuring Columbia native and R&B singer Brent Faiyaz on the hook, was nominated for best rap/sung performance.
In its 60th year, the Grammy Awards will be broadcast live at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 on WJZ-CBS.
This is the third year in a row T.J. and John Osborne have been nominated in the best country duo/group performance category. In 2016, their song “Stay a Little Longer” lost to Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush.” The following year, the duo’s “21 Summer” lost to “Jolene” by Pentatonix with Dolly Parton.
Born Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Logic had a breakthrough this year with “1-800-273-8255,” a triple-platinum single from his album “Everybody” that addresses suicide and its prevention. This is his first Grammy nomination. (Read The Sun’s 2013 profile on the rapper’s path to a deal with Def Jam Records.)
Father John Misty, the singer-songwriter vehicle for Josh Tillman, is looking to win his first Grammy. His fellow nominees in the best alternative music album category include LCD Soundsystem (“American Dream”), The National (“Sleep Well Beast”), Gorillaz (“Humanz”) and Arcade Fire (“Everything Now.”) Misty’s previous album, “I Love You, Honeybear,” was nominated for a 2016 Grammy for best boxed or special limited edition package, but lost.
Tillman also earned a nomination for best folk album at the 2012 Grammys as a member of the band Fleet Foxes.