Published: Fri, December 07, 2018

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Cardi B Lead Nominations for 2019 Grammys

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Cardi B Lead Nominations for 2019 Grammys

The 2019 Grammy Award nominees were announced on Friday, with some of music's biggest names at the top of the list.

"Shallow" from A STAR IS BORN has been nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Song Written for Visual Media.

On the flip side of that equation is best new artist nominee Margo Price, who has been releasing independent music since 2010.

But the Recording Academy continued its fraught relationship with Jay-Z and Beyoncé by shutting out their joint album "Everything is Love" from major categories. Chris Stapleton - "Say Something" Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey - "The Middle" Best Pop Vocal AlbumCamila Cabello - CamilaKelly Clarkson - Meaning of LifeAriana Grande - SweetenerShawn Mendes - Shawn MendesPink - Beautiful TraumaTaylor Swift - ReputationBest Rap PerformanceCardi B - "Be Careful" Drake - "Nice for What" Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, & James Blake - "King's Dead" Anderson.Paak - "Bubblin" Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk, & Swae Lee - "Sicko Mode" Best Rap/Sung CollaborationChristina Aguilera ft.

Lamar led the way with eight overall nominations, Drake had seven, and Carlile and producer Boi-1DA (who has worked with Drake and Cardi B) garnered six each.

His song "All the Stars" is also in the running for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.


Canadian rapper Drake meanwhile got love from the academy across the top categories for his album "Scorpion" and hit "God's Plan".

In May, the head of the Recording Academy - which includes more than 13,000 music professionals - said he would step aside when his contract expires near year, amid outrage after he said women artists should "step up".

It's not a surprise that Cardi B is up for Grammy Awards, but fans might be confused that she is not nominated for best new artist.

Carlile - a folk-rock singer known for her bluesy, dynamic voice - earned six nominations, including three across the major categories.

Though Jay-Z was the most nominated artist at last year's Grammy Awards, with eight nods, he did not pick up a single trophy, prompting the rapper to perform the lyric "Tell the Grammys f**k that 0 for 8 s**t" on his track "APES**T".

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