Cardi B, Logic, and SZA will hold it down at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
The 2018 Grammys have already been celebrated for their notable addition of several hip-hop nominees, including three out of five "Best Album" nominations for Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Childish Gambino. And while fans have been quick to notice the Grammys "no white male for album of the year" trend, and their general attempt to adhere to relevant musical standards, the festival's original lineup of performers was a little light on the hip-hop front. While Childish Gambino was indeed slated to perform, he was joined by Pink, Lady Gaga, and country band Little Big Town. Not exactly rap-friendly.
Now, however, it has been announced that a few hip-hop stars have been added to the bill. Joining the aforementioned artists are Cardi B, Logic, and SZA, who have all enjoyed massive 2017 campaigns in their own right. Cardi is coming off the release of "Bartier Cardi" and the Bruno Mars assisted "Finesse Remix," which are currently solidifying her as a bonafide radio star; her breakout single "Bodak Yellow" is nominated for "Best Rap Song" and "Best Rap Performance." Logic's "1800-273-8255" may possess the least-spoken song title of all time, but it also proved to be the rapper's biggest hit of his career; it's nominated for "Song Of The Year" and "Best Music Video."
SZA is also proving herself as one of rnb's most talented artists, with CTRL making many best of 2017 lists, as well as landing nominations for "Best New Artist," "Best R&B Performance ("The Weekend")", "Best R&B Song" ("Supermodel"), "Best Urban Contemporary Album" (Ctrl), and "Best Rap/Sung Performance" ("Love Galore"). If you're interested in catching them on the big stage, be sure to tune into the Grammy Awards on Sunday, January 28th.