Check Out the Nominees for our 25 KAMMY Award Categories

Another year, another award season. 2018 has been bittersweet for me. Although there were some amazing songs and albums to drop this year, many mainstream efforts let me down. Nevertheless, we are here to celebrate the great ones. Below are the representatives for mainstream hip-hop, R&B, pop and electronic music. This is TFC’s third year hosting and the seventh year of the awards overall. If you’re reading this, we appreciate your support and thank you for sharing your day with us. As always, if you feel as though we have missed any major tracks in a category, don’t hesitate to contact us via comment or tweet. Who do you think will receive the most KAMMYs this year? Also, if you’re interested, click here for last year’s nominees — and here for last year’s winners.

2018 Nominees
Album of 2018
  • DAYTONA – Pusha T
  • El Mal Querer – Rosalía
  • KIDS SEE GHOSTS – Kanye West & Kid Cudi
  • 2012-2017 – Against All Logic (Nicolas Jaar)
  • Boarding House Reach – Jack White
  • Negro Swan – Blood Orange
  • Some Rap Songs – Earl Sweatshirt
  • Room 25 – Noname
Song of 2018
  • “God’s Plan” – Drake
  • “Lucid Dreams” – Juice WRLD
  • “This is America” – Childish Gambino
  • “Boo’d Up” – Ella Mai
  • “thank u, next” – Ariana Grande
  • “Mo Bamba” – Sheck Wes
  • “SICKO MODE” – Travis Scott f/ Drake & Swae Lee
Catchiest Song
  • “SAD!” – XXXTentacion
  • “In My Feelings” – Drake
  • “love hurts” – Playboi Carti f/ Travis Scott
  • “Trip” – Ella Mai
  • “Dark Knight Dummo” – Trippie Redd f/ Travis Scott
  • “Better Now” – Post Malone
  • “Mo Bamba” – Sheck Wes
Best Hip-hop/Rap Album
  • DAYTONA – Pusha T
  • Die Lit – Playboi Carti
  • Book of Ryan – Royce da 5’9
  • TA13OO – Denzel Curry
  • ASTROWORLD – Travis Scott
  • Room 25 – Noname
Best Pop Album
  • Little Dark Age – MGMT
  • Sweetener – Ariana Grande
  • In a Poem Unlimited – U.S. Girls
  • I’m All Ears – Let’s Eat Grandma
  • El Mal Querer – Rosalía
  • Dirty Computer – Janelle Monáe
Best R&B/Soul Album
  • Isolation – Kali Uchis
  • Velvet – JMSN
  • Lost & Found – Jorja Smith
  • Oxnard – Anderson .Paak
  • Hive Mind – The Internet
  • Negro Swan – Blood Orange
Most Ignorant Song
  • “Mileage” – Playboi Carti f/ Chief Keef
  • “I.C.W.N.T.” – Future
  • “Barbie Dreams” – Nicki Minaj
  • “Mooo!” – Doja Cat
  • “I Love It” – Kanye West & Lil Pump
  • “Bickenhead” – Cardi B
Banger of the Year
  • “Apeshit” – The Carters
  • “Look Alive” – BlocBoy JB f/ Drake
  • “Plug Walk” – Rich the Kid
  • “SICKO MODE” – Travis Scott f/ Drake & Swae Lee
  • “Mo Bamba” – Sheck Wes
  • “Uproar” – Lil Wayne
  • “Drip Too Hard” – Lil Baby & Gunna
  • “Nice for What” – Drake
Love Song of the Year
  • “Again” – Kehlani
  • “Call Out My Name” – The Weeknd
  • “So Badly” – JMSN
  • “Butterflies” – Kacey Musgraves
  • “Hope” – Blood Orange f/ Puff Daddy & Tei Shi
  • “February 3rd” – Jorja Smith
Sex Song of the Year
  • “Coming to My Senses” – Alina Baraz
  • “Try Me” – The Weeknd
  • “Ponyboy” – SOPHIE
  • “God is a woman” – Ariana Grande
  • “Di Mi Nombre” – Rosalía
  • “After Dark” – Drake f/ Static Major & Ty Dolla $ign
Best Hip-hop/Rap Song
  • “If You Know You Know” – Pusha T
  • “1985” – J. Cole
  • “Ghost Town” – Kanye West f/ PARTYNEXTDOOR, Kid Cudi & 070 Shake
  • “CLOUT COBAIN” – Denzel Curry
  • “Chun-Li” – Nicki Minaj
  • “STOP TRYING TO BE GOD” – Travis Scott f/ Kid Cudi, James Blake & Stevie Wonder
  • “The Mint” – Earl Sweatshirt f/ Navy Blue
Best Pop Song
  • “Me and Michael” – MGMT
  • “Nobody” – Mitski
  • “breathin” – Ariana Grande
  • “Mariners Apartment Complex” – Lana Del Rey
  • “We Appreciate Power” – Grimes f/ HANA
  • “Velvet 4 Sale” – U.S. Girls
  • “De Aquí No Sales” – Rosalía
Best R&B/Soul Song
  • “Your Teeth in My Neck” – Kali Uchis
  • “Don’t Miss It” – James Blake
  • “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” – Leon Bridges
  • “La Di Da” – The Internet
  • “Charcoal Baby” – Blood Orange
  • “seedless” – serpentwithfeet
  • “Rank & File” – Moses Sumney
Vocal Performance of the Year
  • “Over Now” – Post Malone
  • “I don’t even speak spanish lol” – XXXTentacion f/ Rio Santana, Judah & Carlos Andrez
  • “Never Would Have Made It” – Teyana Taylor
  • “You’re Not Alone” – Andrew W.K.
  • “Deadbody” – Miya Folick
  • “Call Out My Name” – The Weeknd
  • “God is a woman” – Ariana Grande
Most Improved Artist
  • XXXTentacion
  • Post Malone
  • Ariana Grande
  • Teyana Taylor
  • Eminem
  • Lil Yachty
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
  • “I Do” – Cardi B f/ SZA
  • “Fire” – Kids See Ghosts
  • “BLACK EFFECT” – The Carters
  • “WAKE UP” – Travis Scott f/ The Weeknd
  • “Ace” – Noname f/ Smino & Saba
  • “Wouldn’t Leave” – Kanye West f/ PARTYNEXTDOOR
  • “Finesse (Remix)” – Bruno Mars f/ Cardi B
Best Debut Album
  • Isolation – Kali Uchis
  • Lost & Found – Jorja Smith
  • OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES – SOPHIE
  • Die Lit – Playboi Carti
  • Goodbye & Good Riddance – Juice WRLD
  • soil – serpentwithfeet
Best Rap Collaboration
  • “Boblo Boat” – Royce da 5’9 f/ J. Cole
  • “4th Dimension” – Kids See Ghosts
  • “MAMA” – Tekashi 6ix9ine f/ Kanye West & Nicki Minaj
  • “Last Time That I Checc’d” – Nipsey Hussle f/ YG
  • “Off Deez” – J.I.D f/ J. Cole
  • “What’s Free” – Meek Mill f/ Rick Ross & JAY-Z
  • “Shoota” – Playboi Carti f/ Lil Uzi Vert
Best Vocal Collaboration
  • “Psycho” – Post Malone f/ Ty Dolla $ign
  • “love4eva” – LOONA f/ Grimes
  • “Here I Am” – Dolly Parton & Sia
  • “We Appreciate Power” – Grimes f/ HANA
  • “Pearly Gates” – U.S. Girls f/ James Baley
  • “4 Leaf Clover” – Ravyn Lenae f/ Steve Lacy
  • “Could’ve Been” – H.E.R. f/ Bryson Tiller
Best New Artist
  • Jorja Smith
  • Kali Uchis
  • Lil Baby
  • SOPHIE
  • Juice WRLD
  • serpentwithfeet
  • Tierra Whack
Verse of the Year
  • J. Cole – “BRACKETS” – Verse #2
  • Black Thought – “How to Hold a Choppa”
  • Bas – “Pinball II” – Verse #1
  • Nicki Minaj – “Poke It Out” – Feature Verse
  • Pusha T – “Brother’s Keeper” – Feature Verse
  • JAY-Z – “What’s Free” – Feature Verse
  • Noname – “Self”
  • Eminem – “Caterpillar” – Feature Verse
Posse Cut of the Year
  • “BIG BANK” – YG f/ Big Sean, Nicki Minaj & 2 Chainz
  • “Midsummer Madness” – 88rising
  • “Get the Strap” – Tekashi 6ix9ine, 50 Cent, Uncle Murda & Casanova
  • “Plug Walk (Remix)” – Rich the Kid f/ Gucci Mane, YG & 2 Chainz
  • “Bank Teller” – Lil Pump, Lil Uzi Vert, Desto Dubb, Smokepurrp & 03 Greedo
  • “Paramedic!” – SOB x RBE & Kendrick Lamar
Beat of the Year
  • “Ponyboy” – SOPHIE & Caila Thompson-Hannant
  • “Come Back Baby” – Kanye West & Andrew Dawson for Pusha T
  • “SICKO MODE” – Hit-Boy, OZ, Tay Keith, Cubeatz, Chahayed & MD for Travis Scott
  • “Get Dripped” – Earl the Pearll & MitchGoneMad for Lil Yachty & Playboi Carti
  • “Shoota” – Maaly Raw for Playboi Carti & Lil Uzi Vert
  • “Mo Bamba” – 16yrold & Take a Daytrip for Sheck Wes
  • “Look Alive” – Tay Keith for BlocBoy JB & Drake
  • “Moonlight” – John Cunningham for XXXTentacion
Best Producer/DJ Track
  • “How I Feel” – FKi 1st f/ 2 Chainz & A$AP Ferg
  • “New Vectors” – Iglooghost
  • “Love Can Be So Hard” – Disclosure
  • “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” – Mark Ronson f/ Miley Cyrus
  • “Reset” – Gesaffelstein
  • “abundance10edit [2 R8’s, FZ20m & a 909]” – Aphex Twin
  • “Some Kind of Game” – Against All Logic (Nicolas Jaar)
Best Electronic/Experimental Album
  • Boarding House Reach – Jack White
  • Veteran – JPEGMAFIA
  • OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES – SOPHIE
  • 2012-2017 – Against All Logic
  • KIDS SEE GHOSTS – Kids See Ghosts
  • Some Rap Songs – Earl Sweatshirt