Justin Tranter, Mariah Carey, Nick Jonas on 2018 Golden Globe nominations

It was a good Monday morning (Dec. 11) for some first-time Golden Globe nominees, who woke up to the news that they were in the running at the 75th Jan. 7 event hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

After penning hits for everyone from Britney Spears to Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber and Kelly Clarkson, songwriter Justin Tranter got on the Foreign Press' radar thanks to "Home," the song he co-wrote with Nick Jonas and Nick Monson for the animated film Ferdinand. "I’m beyond honored! A Grammy nomination for 'Issues,' and now a Golden Globe nomination for 'Home,' how is life even real?" Tranter tells Billboard about his nomination.

"'Home' is so special to me because as a young queer kid I was bullied in the worst ways possible at school, but at home I always felt so safe and celebrated. Working with Nick Jonas is always fucking fabulous and I love seeing him get the recognition he deserves for his real-deal talent."

Jonas' dad and his Ferdinand family were pretty psyched as well.

Though she's been nominated for just about every other music honor in the past, Mariah Carey was "truly honored" about her first Globe nomination for the title track to the animated film The Star, which she shared with veteran songwriter Marc Shaiman. 

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Singer/actress Mariah Carey attends the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Singer Mariah Carey attends 19th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Mariah Carey performs during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve at Times Square on December 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Mariah Carey performs live on stage at The O2 Arena on December 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 08: (L-R) Bryan Tanaka and singer Mariah Carey are seen leaving the Royal Monceau hotel on December 8, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 08: Singer Mariah Carey and son Moroccan Scott Cannon leave the 'Hermes' store on December 8, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 06: Singer Mariah Carey is seen on December 6, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Mariah Carey attends the AHF World AIDS DAY Concert and 30th Anniversary Celebration featuring Mariah Carey and DJ Khaled at the Shrine Auditorium on November 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Mariah Carey performs onstage during the AHF World AIDS DAY Concert and 30th Anniversary Celebration featuring Mariah Carey and DJ Khaled at the Shrine Auditorium on November 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Mariah Carey is honored with Hand and Footprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 1, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Mariah Carey is honored with Hand and Footprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 1, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Mariah Carey Hand And Footprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 1, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Mariah Carey attends V Magazine honors Karl Lagerfeld after party at Le Bain on October 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Mariah Carey at a dinner honoring Karl Lagerfeld on October 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Mariah Carey performs onstage during VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The 90s Game Changers at Paramount Studios on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)
BELLEVUE, WA - SEPTEMBER 06: Global Icon Mariah Carey Announces Mariah Carey Christmas Factory During The Grand Opening Of Sugar Factory American Brasserie on September 6, 2017 in Bellevue, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images for Sugar Factory American Brasserie)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 19: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka perform in Concert - New York, New York at Madison Square Garden on August 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for imPRint)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: Singer Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka are seen out on August 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - AUGUST 10: Mariah Carey and her children Moroccan and Monroe attend the Mariah Carey concert after party at Sugar Factory American Brasserie on Ocean Drive on August 10, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Sugar Factory American Brasserie)
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PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 24: Singer Mariah Carey leaves the Plaza Athenee Dorchester Collection Hotel on Avenue Montaigne on June 24, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 25: Mariah Carey is seen on May 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20: Mariah Carey is seen at 'Catch' on May 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG008/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: (L-R) Monroe Cannon, Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey and Moroccan Scott Cannon attend the Moroccan Scott Cannon and Monroe Cannon Party on Mary 13 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Singer Mariah Carey attends the Moroccan Scott Cannon and Monroe Cannon Party on Mary 13 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 04: Mariah Carey attends Mishka Bulochnikov's 14th Birthday Celebration at Tao Los Angeles on May 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 01: Mariah Carey attends the MC Records Launch Party, a joint venture with Epic Records at CATCH LA on May 1, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 30: (L-R) Monroe Cannon, Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey, and Moroccan Cannon pose with Disney characters at Disneyland on April 30, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: (L-R) Monroe Cannon, TV personality Nick Cannon, Moroccan Scott Cannon and singer Mariah Carey arrives at the Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: Recording artist/singer Mariah Carey (L) and Moroccan Cannon arrive at the Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Mariah Carey attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Mariah Carey attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka are seen on February 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by gotpap/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Mariah Carey is seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on February 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG017/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Mariah Carey is seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on February 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Mariah Carey (L) and Bryan Tanaka attend a basketball game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on February 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 04: Actress/singer Mariah Carey arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'The LEGO Batman Movie' at Regency Village Theatre on February 4, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 04: (L-R) Gerrick Kennedy, Mariah Carey and guest attend a private party at Catch for Mariah Carey's New Single 'I Don't' ft YG at Catch LA on February 4, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 04: Singer Mariah Carey attends a private party at Catch for Mariah Carey's New Single 'I Don't' ft YG at Catch LA on February 4, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
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R&B icon Raphael Saadiq shared a nomination with Mary J. Blige (also nominated for best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in Mudbound) and songwriter Taura Stinson for their inspiring ballad "Mighty River" from the WWII drama co-starring Carey Mulligan and Garrett Hedlund. 

The other nominees in the song category were Frozen husband-wife team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for "Remember Me" from the No. 1 animated movie Coco and songwriting team Banj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hanson) -- who won both the Golden Globe and Oscar for their La La Land song "City of Stars" -- for "This is Me" from the Hugh Jackman musical The Greatest Showman.

Another first timer in the music category was Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, who is up against some heavy hitters in the best original score category for his work on the Paul Thomas Anderson drama Phantom Thread, where he'll face off against a quartet of previous nominees Hans Zimmer, John Williams (The Post), Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water) and Carter Burwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).

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