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Kendrick Lamar Leads 2019 Grammys With 8 Nominations

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The festive season is well underway and fans have been met with the ever-controversial 2019 Grammy nomination list.

This year’s window to submit spanned between October 1st, 2017 to September 30th, 2018.

There was room for an added surprise this year, given that this will mark the first time the Grammys employ its expanded rules for categories like Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Instead of the usual five nominees, those categories—in addition to Best New Artist and Record of the Year—were given eight.

Kendrick Lamar leads with (8), Drake (7) and Cardi B (5) dominate the nominations this time around. Another pleasant surprise is 6Lack being nominated in the best song/sung performance category for his “Pretty Little Fears” featuring J Cole.

Hip Hop being the main debate once again this year, these are the categories your favorites were nominated in:

Album of the Year:

Drake, Scorpion
Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy
Kendrick Lamar and Various Artists, Black Panther: The Album
Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys
Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour
Janelle Monáe, Dirty Computer
Brandi Carlile, By the Way, I Forgive You
H.E.R., H.E.R.

Record of the Year:

Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, “I Like It”
Brandi Carlile, “The Joke”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, “Shallow”
Kendrick Lamar, SZA, “All the Stars”
Post Malone, 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Zedd, Marren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”

Song of the Year:

Drake, “God’s Plan”
Kendrick Lamar and SZA, “All the Stars”
Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up”
Shawn Mendes, “In My Blood”
Brandi Carlile, “The Joke”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, “Shallow”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”

Best New Artist:

Margo Price
Jorja Smith
Dua Lipa
Bebe Rexha
Luke Combs
Chloe x Halle
Greta Van Fleet

Best Rap Performance:

Drake, “Nice for What”
Cardi B, “Be Careful”
Travis Scott f/ Drake, “Sicko Mode”
Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake, “King’s Dead”
Anderson .Paak, “Bubblin”

Best Rap/Sung Performance:

Kendrick Lamar and SZA, “All the Stars”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
6lack f/ J. Cole, “Pretty Little Fears”
Christina Aguilera f/ GoldLink, “Like I Do”
Post Malone f/ 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Best Rap Song:

Drake, “God’s Plan”
Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake, “King’s Dead”
Travis Scott f/ Drake, “Sicko Mode”
Eminem f/ Joyner Lucas, “Lucky You”
Jay Rock, “Win”

Best Rap Album:

Travis Scott, ASTROWORLD
Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy
Mac Miller, Swimming
Nipsey Hussle, Victory Lap

Best R&B Performance:

Toni Braxton, “Long As I Live”
The Carters, “Summer”
Lalah Hathaway, “YOY”
H.E.R. f/ Daniel Caesar, “Best Part”
PJ Morton, “First Began”

Best R&B Song:

“Boo’d Up”
“Come Through and Chill”
“Feels Like Summer”
“Long As I Live”

Best R&B Album:

Toni Braxton, Sex & Cigarettes
Leon Bridges, Good Thing
Lalah Hathaway, Honestly
H.E.R., H.E.R.
PJ Morton, Gumbo Unplugged

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

The Carters, Everything Is Love
Chloe x Halle, The Kids Are Alright
Chris Dave and the Drumhedz, Chris Dave and the Drumhedz
Miguel, War & Leisure
Meshell Ndegeocello, Ventriloquism

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:

Kanye West
Linda Perry
Larry Klein
Pharrell Williams

Best Music Video:

The Carters, “APESHIT”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Joyner Lucas, “I’m Not Racist”
Janelle Monáe, “PYNK”
Tierra Whack, “Mumbo Jumbo”

Best Song Written for Visual Media”

“All the Stars,” Black Panther
“Mystery of Love,” Call Me By Your Name
“Remember Me,” Coco
“Shallow,” A Star Is Born
“This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media:

Black Panther, Ludwig Göransson
Blade Runner 2049, Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer
Coco, Michael Giacchino
The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat
The Last Jedi, John Williams

Best Pop Solo Performance:

Beck, “Colors”
Camila Cabello, “Havana (Live)”
Ariana Grande, “God Is a Woman”
Lady Gaga, “Joanne”
Post Malone, “Better Now”

Best Pop Vocal Album:

Camila Cabello, Camila
Kelly Clarkson, Meaning of Life
Ariana Grande, Sweetener
Pink, Beautiful Trauma
Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift, Reputation

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