Music fans are awaiting the arrival of the 2018 Grammy Awards after the announcement of this year’s nominations. Leading the way are two of music’s biggest talents, Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar, for Jay-Z is looking forward to a whopping 8 nominations for his album 4:44 and song “The Story of OJ.”

Widely known for sometimes failing to acknowledge achievement from non-white artists over the years, The Grammy Awards have left some surprised with the nominations this year being that no white male artist or group were nominated for album of the year. This is the first time since 1999 that the window for non-white artists to dominate the awards has reopened.

While numerous highlights from this year in music were given recognition, fans have expressed disapproval in artists such as Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, and Tyler The Creator being snubbed from the nominations while artists like Jay-Z monopolized the show with 8 nominations. Ultimately, fans and artists alike look forward to a historic night promoting and advocating for the music that brings joy to listeners across the globe.