Every year the Grammy nominations reveal causes consternation from artists and fans upset seeing their preferred selections snubbed and this year is no different. But one thing always brightens the day’s announcements with the pure euphoria: new stars publicly celebrating their nominations. This year’s cohort of first-time nominees includes Khalid, Cardi B, 6lack, GoldLink, Rapsody, Daniel Caesar, and Tyler, the Creator, who all had exciting reactions to the news, running the gamut from joy to triumph to shock to “put some respeck on my name” attitude.
We’ve compiled highlights of some of our favorite responses below, including one artist who’s been vocally waiting for this day for many years. Revel in their success with us:
Khalid in 2014.
Khalid earlier today. (Nominated for Song of the Year and Best New Artist.)
6LACK in 2014.
6LACK earlier today. (Nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Rap/Sung Performance.)
Cardi B. (Nominated for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance,)
GoldLink.(Nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance.)
Jefe/Shy Glizzy. (Nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance.)
Tyler, the Creator. (Nominated for Best Rap Album.)
Rapsody. (Nominated for Best Rap Album.)
Daniel Caesar. (Nominated for Best R&B Album and Best R&B Performance.)
Quavo (of Migos). (Nominated for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance.)