60th Grammy Nominee Compilation Album Proceeds to Support MusiCares

By Aaron Brophy 1/29/18 | www.samaritanmag.com

Album of the Year winner Bruno Mars, plus Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga are some of the high-profile names attached to the 2018 Grammy Nominees album, a recently-release compilation record which is dedicating part of the proceeds from its sales towards the music industry charity, MusiCares.

MusiCares is the music industry charity started by the Recording Academy, the same people behind the Grammy Awards. The charity acts as a safety net for musicians and music-related workers in times of need, offering preventative, recovery, and emergency programs to address financial, medical, and personal health issues.

2018 Grammy Nominees represents the 24th straight year the Recording Academy have teamed up with the music industry to release a highlight compilation album. The 21-track album was officially released on Jan. 12 and spans numerous musical genres to include acts like Kelly Clarkson, Kesha, Imagine Dragons and Jay-Z. This year people who pre-purchased the album were entered into a contest to attend the 60th Grammy Awards, which took place last night at Madison Square Gardens in New York City.

"We are pleased to partner with RCA Records to showcase a unique collection of GRAMMY-nominated tracks on one album," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow in a statement. "This is always a rewarding project for the Academy, as we not only offer one lucky winner a chance to attend the 60th GRAMMY Awards in New York City, but we also donate a portion of album sales to music education programs and music people in need through MusiCares and the GRAMMY Museum."

The big winner at last night's Grammys was Bruno Mars, who won six separate awards.  Kendrick Lamar followed with five wins. Canadian Alessia Cara won for best new artist.

The full 2018 Grammy Nominees track listing:

1. Bruno Mars, "24K Magic"

2. Kelly Clarkson, "Love So Soft"

3. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Feat. Justin Bieber, "Despacito" (Remix)

4. Kendrick Lamar, "HUMBLE."

5. Lorde, "Green Light"

6. Childish Gambino, "Redbone"

7. Jay-Z, "The Story Of O.J."

8. Zedd & Alessia Cara, "Stay"

9. Lady Gaga, "Million Reasons"

10. Imagine Dragons, "Thunder"

11. Portugal. The Man, "Feel It Still" 

12. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, "Something Just Like This" 

13. P!nk, "What About Us"

14. Logic Feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid, "1-800-273-8255"

15. Julia Michaels, "Issues"

16. Kesha, "Praying"

17. Chris Stapleton, "Broken Halos"

18. Little Big Town, "Better Man"

19. Thomas Rhett Feat. Maren Morris, "Craving You"

20. Lady Antebellum, "You Look Good"

21. Kenny Chesney, "All The Pretty Girls"
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