Jay-Z's soul-baring album on love, life and social fractures led the Grammy Award nominations on Tuesday with eight nods in a list that saw women sidelined in some major categories and Katy Perry excluded completely.

Jay-Z's "4:44" album was nominated for album of the year, one of the top three Grammy accolades. The album's title track and "The Story of O.J." songs were nominated in song and record of the year.

"4:44" will compete for album of the year against R&B star Bruno Mars' "24K Magic," New Zealand pop singer Lorde's "Melodrama," hip hop artists Childish Gambino's "Awaken, My Love!" and Kendrick Lamar's "Damn."

Lamar landed seven nominations overall, Mars got six including the top three categories and Childish Gambino, the alter-ego of actor Donald Glover, scored five nominations.

"Despacito," the hit from Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring Justin Bieber and Daddy Yankee landed three nominations including record and song of the year.

The 60th Grammy Awards, music's biggest night honoring the year's achievements across more than 80 categories, are scheduled for Jan. 28 at Madison Square Garden.

Music released between October 2016 and September 2017 qualified for this year's awards and will be voted for by members of the Recording Academy, made up of music industry professionals.

Newcomer R&B singer SZA was the most-nominated female artist with five nods including best new artist, in which she will face singers Julia Michaels, Alessia Cara, Khalid and rapper Lil Uzi Vert.

Taylor Swift's "Reputation" album will not be eligible this year due to its November release, but she garnered two nominations including writing country group Little Big Town's "Better Man."

The most notable ommission from Tuesday's Grammy nominations was Canadian hip hop artist Drake, whose "More Life" album dominated streaming, charts and radio play since its March release.

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, whose "Divide" album topped charts around the world, garnered two nominations in the pop categories. Lady Gaga and Kesha landed two nods each in the same categories as Sheeran.

Pop star Katy Perry, who is yet to win a Grammy award, did not score a single nomination for her "Witness" album.

The absence of some of the biggest female artists marked a stark contrast with the 2017 awards, when Beyonce led the nominations and Britain's Adele swept the top awards. Neither released new music this year. 

Here's the full list: 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

"24K Magic" - Bruno Mars

"4:44" - Jay-Z

"Awaken, My Love!" - Childish Gambino

"Damn." - Kendrick Lamar

"Melodrama" - Lorde

RECORD OF THE YEAR

"24K Magic" - Bruno Mars

"Despacito" - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber

"Humble" - Kendrick Lamar

"Redbone" - Childish Gambino

"The Story of O.J." - Jay-Z

SONG OF THE YEAR (Songwriters award)

"1-800-273-8255" - Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson, songwriters

"4:44" - Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters

"Despacito" - Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters

"Issues" - Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters

"That's What I Like" - Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters

BEST NEW ARTIST

Alessia Cara

Julia Michaels

Khalid

Lil Uzi Vert

SZA

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

"Divide" - Ed Sheeran

"Evolve" - Imagine Dragons

"Joanne" - Lady Gaga

"Kaleidoscope EP" - Coldplay

"Lust For Life" - Lana Del Rey

"Rainbow" - Kesha

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

"American Teen" - Khalid

"Awaken, My Love!" - Childish Gambino

"CTRL" - SZA

"Free 6lack" - 6lack

"Starboy" - The Weeknd

BEST R&B ALBUM

"24K Magic" - Bruno Mars

"Feel The Real" - Musiq Soulchild

"Freudian" - Daniel Caesar

"Gumbo" - PJ Morton

"Let Love Rule" - Ledisi

BEST ROCK ALBUM

"A Deeper Understanding" - The War on Drugs

"Emperor of Sand" - Mastodon

"Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" - Metallica

"The Stories We Tell Ourselves" - Nothing More

"Villains" - Queens of the Stone Age

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

"Cosmic Hallelujah" - Kenny Chesney

"From A Room: Volume 1" - Chris Stapleton

"Heart Break" - Lady Antebellum

"Life Changes" - Thomas Rhett

"The Breaker" - Little Big Town

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM

"American Dream" - LCD Soundsystem

"Everything Now" - Arcade Fire

"Humanz" - Gorillaz

"Pure Comedy" - Father John Misty

"Sleep Well Beast" - The National

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL

Blake Mills

Calvin Harris

Greg Kurstin

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