Kendrick Lamar, Drake, And Cardi B. Lead The 2019 Grammy Nominations

Kendrick Lamar once again is at the top of the Grammy Awards nominations list with eight nominations, the most of any artist!

By bonneville on December 7, 2018
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The 2019 GRAMMY nominations were announced this morning, no surprise who’s leading the pack with the most nominations, but what’s more, surprising for fans, are the artists who were snubbed in major categories. Two of the year’s most talked-about albums, Ariana Grande’s “Sweetener” and Taylor Swift’s “Reputation,” were snubbed from the album of the year nomination but both were instead included in the pop album category. 

Kendrick Lamar once again is at the top of the Grammy Awards nominations list with eight nominations, the most of any artist. He was followed by Drake, with seven noms, whose smash “God’s Plan” landed in the song and record of the year categories. Something else that may be surprising to some, Cardi B. scored five nominations with her debut album “Invasion of Privacy,” including album of the year, and record of the year for “I Like It.” The Grammys will air Sunday, Feb. 10 on CBS. To view a complete list of the nominees, click here.

Album of the year

“Invasion of Privacy,” Cardi B

“By the Way I Forgive You,” Brandi Carlile

“Scorpion,” Drake

“H.E.R.,” H.E.R.

“Beerbongs & Bentleys,” Post Malone

“Dirty Computer,” Janelle Monáe

“Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves

“Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By,” Various Artists

Related: Cardi B. Is Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainer Of The Year

Record of the year

“I Like It,” Cardi B

“The Joke,” Brandi Carlile

“This Is America,” Childish Gambino

“God’s Plan,” Drake

“Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

“All the Stars” Kendrick Lamar and SZA

“Rockstar,” Post Malone featuring 21 Savage

“The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey

Song of the year

“All the Stars,” Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar and SZA)

“Boo’d Up,” Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)

“God’s Plan,” Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

“In My Blood,” Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes & Geoffrey Warburton, songwriters (Shawn Mendes)

“The Joke,” Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)

“The Middle,” Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha & Anton Zaslavski, songwriters (Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey)

“Shallow,” Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper)

“This Is America,” Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

Best new artist

Chloe x Halle

Luke Combs

Greta Van Fleet


Dua Lipa

Margo Price

Bebe Rexha

Jorja Smith

Best pop vocal album:

“Camila,” Camila Cabello

“Meaning of Life,” Kelly Clarkson

“Sweetener,” Ariana Grande

“Shawn Mendes,” Shawn Mendes

“Beautiful Trauma,” P!nk

“Reputation,” Taylor Swift

Related: Drake And Ariana Grande Are Spotify’s Most-Streamed Artists Of 2018

Best pop solo performance:

“Colors,” Beck

“Havana (Live),” Camila Cabello

“God Is a Woman,” Ariana Grande

“Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?),” Lady Gaga

“Better Now,” Post Malone

Best pop duo/group performance

“Fall in Line,” Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato

“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” Backstreet Boys

“‘S Wonderful,” Tony Bennett and Diana Krall

“Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

“Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B

“Say Something,” Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton

“The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey

Best music video

“Apes***,” The Carters

“This is America,” Childish Gambino

“I’m Not Racist,” Joyner Lucas

“Pynk,” Janelle Monáe

“Mumbo Jumbo,” Tierra Whack

Best rap album

“Invasion of Privacy,” Cardi B

“Swimming,” Mac Miller

“Victory Lap,” Nipsey Hussle

“Daytona,” Pusha T

“Astroworld,” Travis Scott

Best rap song

“God’s Plan,” Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels and Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

“King’s Dead,” Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn & Michael Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake)

“Lucky You,” R. Fraser, G. Lucas, M. Mathers, M. Samuels and J. Sweet, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas)

“Sicko Mode,” Khalif Brown, Rogét Chahayed, BryTavious Chambers, Mike Dean, Mirsad Dervic, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Aubrey Graham, John Edward Hawkins, Chauncey Hollis, Jacques Webster, Ozan Yildirim and Cydel Young, songwriters (Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee)

“Win,” K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels and C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock)

Best rap/sung performance

“Like I Do,” Christina Aguilera featuring Goldlink

“Pretty Little Fears,” 6lack Featuring J. Cole

“This Is America,” Childish Gambino

“All the Stars,” Kendrick Lamar and SZA

“Rockstar,” Post Malone featuring 21 Savage

Best rap performance

“Be Careful,” Cardi B

“Nice for What,” Drake

“King’s Dead,” Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake

“Bubblin,” Anderson .Paak

“Sicko Mode,” Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk and Swae Lee

Best rock album

“Rainier Fog,” Alice in Chains

“Mania,” Fall Out Boy

“Prequelle,” Ghost

“From the Fires,” Greta Van Fleet

“Pacific Daydream,” Weezer

Related: Imagine Dragons Are Spotify’s Most-Streamed Group Of 2018

Best rock song

“Black Smoke Rising,” Jacob Thomas Kiszka, Joshua Michael Kiszka, Samuel Francis Kiszka and Daniel Robert Wagner, songwriters (Greta Van Fleet)

“Jumpsuit,” Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)

“Mantra,” Jordan Fish, Matthew Kean, Lee Malia, Matthew Nicholls and Oliver Sykes, songwriters (Bring Me the Horizon)

“Masseduction,” Jack Antonoff and Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)

“Rats,” Tom Dalgety and a Ghoul Writer, songwriters (Ghost)

Best rock performance

“Four Out of Five,” Arctic Monkeys

“When Bad Does Good,” Chris Cornell

“Made an America,” The Fever 333

“Highway Tune,” Greta Van Fleet

“Uncomfortable,” Halestorm

Best alternative music album

“Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino,” Artic Monkeys

“Colors,” Beck

“Utopia,” Björk

“American Utopia,” David Byrne

“Masseducation,” St. Vincent

Best country song

“Break Up in the End,” Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill & Jon Nite, songwriters (Cole Swindell)

“Dear Hate,” Tom Douglas, David Hodges & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill)

“I Lived It,” Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley & Ben Hayslip, songwriters (Blake Shelton)

“Space Cowboy,” Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)

“Tequila,” Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds & Dan Smyers, songwriters (Dan + Shay)

“When Someone Stops Loving You,” Hillary Lindsey, Chase McGill & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Little Big Town)

Best country solo performance

“Wouldn’t It Be Great?,” Loretta Lynn

“Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters,” Maren Morris

“Butterflies,” Kacey Musgraves

“Millionaire,” Chris Stapleton

“Parallel Line,” Keith Urban

Best country duo/group performance

“Shoot Me Straight,” Brothers Osborne

“Tequila,” Dan + Shay

“When Someone Stops Loving You,” Little Big Town

“Dear Hate,” Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill

“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line

Best country album

“Unapologetically,” Kelsea Ballerini

“Port Saint Joe,” Brothers Osborne

“Girl Going Nowhere,” Ashley McBryde

“Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves

“From a Room: Volume 2,” Chris Stapleton

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