No Grammy nod for Springfield’s John Legend


Springfield Native John Legend and his latest album “Darkness and Light” didn’t get a Grammy nomination today, but his producer did.

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences released Tuesday the nomination list for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, which will air live from Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, 2018, on CBS.

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Legend was absent from the categories he normally graces, even though he recently won a Tony Award for “Jitney.” But Blake Mills, the producer for his 2016 release, “Darkness and Light,” received a nomination for his work on the album.

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Several well-known artists such as Jay-Z, Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar took the spots for the most nods, with Jay-Z receiving eight, including three for his new album, “4:44.” The final round of voting to determine the winners for 2018 will run from Dec. 7-21.

Legend, who recently announced he has a new baby on the way with his wife Chrissy Teigen, has amassed nearly 30 of the coveted nominations and won 10 in the course of his career. Here are the songs that have earned him a golden gramophone.

Grammy Nominations

2016: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration — “One Man Can Change The World” (with Big Sean and Kanye West), “Glory” (with Common); Best Rap Song — “Glory” (with Common)

2015: Best Pop Solo Performance — “All Of Me” (Live); Best Rap Song — “Bound 2” (as songwriter)

2014: Best R&B Album — “Love in the Future”

2013: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration — “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” (feat. Ludacris)

2011: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration — “Wake Up Everybody” (with The Roots, feat. Common & Melanie Fiona); Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals — “Shine”

2010: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance — “This Time”

2009: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration — “Green Light” (feat. Andre 3000); Song of the Year — “American Boy” (as songwriter)

2007: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance — “Save Room”

2006: Song of the Year and Best R&B Song — “Ordinary People;” Best Rap/Sung Collaboration — “They Say” (with Common & Kanye West); Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance — “Stay with You;” Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals — “So High” (feat. Lauryn Hill)

Grammy Wins

2016: Best Song Written for Visual Media — “Glory” (with Common)

2011: Best R&B Album — “Wake Up!” (with The Roots); Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance — “Hang On In There” (with The Roots); Best R&B Song — “Shine”

2009: Best R&B Performance by a Duo of Group with Vocals — “Stay With Me (By The Sea)” (with Al Green)

2007: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals — “Family Affair” (with Joss Stone & Van Hunt); Best Male R&B Vocal Performance — “Heaven”

2006: Best New Artist; Best R&B Album — “Get Lifted”

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