Grammy nominations are here

Posted December 7, 2018 8:06 a.m. EST

— Nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards will be revealed on Friday morning.

With expanded categories and no clear favorites, this round of competition for music's biggest prize is shaping up to be unpredictable.

Nominees will be announced live on CBS at 8:30 a.m. ET.

The following is a list of some of the major categories. Check back for updates.

Record of the year

Album of the year

Song of the year

Best new artist

Best pop solo performance

Best pop duo/group performance

Best rock performance

Best rock album

Best rap performance

Best rap album

Best country song