Khalid was recognized for collaborating on Logic and Alessia Cara's socially conscious single "1-800-273-8255", which earned nominations for song of the year and music video.
The nominations for The 60th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced today and in the category of "Best Musical Theater Album", the nominees (in alphabetical order) are.
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.
Record of the year nominees include Jay-Z's "The Story of O.J.", Mars' "24K Magic", Lamar's "Humble", Gambino's "Redbone" and the year's biggest hit, "Despacito", by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber. Also nominated in that category was up-and-coming country artist Maren Morris for "I Could Use a Love Song".
The 60th Grammy Awards will air live from New York's Madison Square Garden on January 28 on CBS.
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.
The nominations this year all but guarantee that a nonwhite performer will win at least one of the major awards, which would reflect the current pop market but has been far from a given at the Grammys.
Considering how male-heavy the other three "Big Four" categories are this year, I have a hunch that Best New Artist will nearly certainly be a female artist.