Calvin Harris, Greg Kurston and Blake Mills are among the producers shortlisted in the Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical category for the 2018 Grammy Awards.
Taking place on January 28 at New York’s Madison Square Garden, the 2018 Grammys sees Harris, Kurstin and Mills joined by No ID and The Stereotypes in the Producer Of The Year category. Harris’ nomination comes backed with credits over the past year including the track Don’t Quit (DJ Khaled & Calvin Harris Featuring Travis Scott & Jeremih) and the album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 (Calvin Harris Featuring Various Artists), while Kurstin has amassed production credits on Liam Gallagher’s debut solo single Wall Of Glass, Foo Fighters’ album Concrete And Gold, Beck’s single Dear Life and Zayn Featuring Sia’s single Dusk Till Dawn.
Mills’ nomination comes hot off the heels for production work on John Legend’s Darnkess And Light album, Jim James’ Eternally Even and Laura Marling’s Semper Femina, while No ID earned production credits for Logic Featuring Black Thought, Chuck D & Big Lenbo & No ID’s Track America and Jay-Z’s 4:44 album.
Last but not least, The Stereotypes picked up credits for the following: Before I Do (Sevyn Streeter, Better (Lil Yachty Featuring Stefflon Don, Deliver (Fifth Harmony, Finesse (Bruno Mars), Mo Bounce (Iggy Azalea, and That's What I Like (Bruno Mars.
The big news elsewhere regarding the 2018 Grammys is the exclusion of a certain Ed Sheeran from the main categories. The UK’s biggest star did however pick up several nominations in the pop-centric categories, with single Shape Of You and album ÷ shortlisted for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Album respectively.
Jay Z leads with eight nominations, including his first ever appearance in the Album Of The Year list for 4:44, which comes 21 years after his debut.
You can view the full list of 2018 Grammy nominees here.