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Kendrick Lamar leads the 2019 Grammy Awards nominations

Kendrick Lamar leads the 2019 Grammy Awards nominations

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.

Kendrick Lamar leads the list of nominees, racking in eight total nominations.

The likes of Drake, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae, Cardi B and Ariana Grande are all frontrunners for the 2019 Album of the Year category.

The Grammys is the first where the academy extended its top four categories from five nominees to eight.

Lamar was nominated for the Black Panther album compilation he executive produced for the blockbuster film. "It's my project, it's my two EPs together and it's not even an album".

Lamar's Top ten hit, the SZA-assisted "All the Stars", is nominated for both record and song of the year.

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Cardi's nods include Album of the Year, and Record of the Year for "I Like It Like That".

Drake is right behind Kendrick with 7 nominations. The Compton rapper is having a really good week, as he also snagged a Golden Globe nomination for the original song "All The Stars" featuring SZA.

Image: Drake is nominated for seven awards.

Cardi B, Gaga, H.E.R., Morris, Gambino, producer Sounwave and engineer Mike Bozzi scored five nominations each.

Six of the 2019 nominees for Best New Artist are women, whose presence in the top categories marked a sharp departure from the previous gala, which saw women snubbed in the major prizes.

Twin brothers Josh and Jake Kiszka (age 21), their younger brother Sam (age 19), and friend Danny Wagner (also 19), from Frankenmuth, Mich. make up revivalist rock band Greta Van Fleet.

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The Academy also expanded its membership and set up a diversity task force after an uproar over the low number of female nominees, winners and performers on the televised ceremony in January.

"In any given year there could be more folks from one area or one gender or one genre or one ethnicity that are making recordings and being successful with them than in another year". With so much rising talent in contention this year, let's learn a bit more about each nominee's breakout year in music.

The rapper, 49, failed to win any of his eight Grammy nominations in 2018, but now Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce are up for three awards as The Carters. She is just the seventh woman ever nominated for prize and first since 2004.

- Producer of the year, non-classical: Boi-1da; Larry Klein; Linda Perry; Kanye West; Pharrell Williams. The pop singer, raised in Pickering, Ont., was named in two categories - song of the year for In My Blood and best pop vocal album. Minaj completely shut out this year after the release of her last album, Queen. The Carters earned two nods in the R&B category along with best music video, while Grande picked up two nods in pop.

Women made a big hit in the best new artist competition.

Miller's album was nominated for Best Rap Album. People often state that the Grammy's are based on politics and not generally the best music that's out there.

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Lady Gaga's nominations came mostly from her single "Shallow" with actor-director Bradley Cooper from their movie A Star is Born, which won five Golden Globe nods on Thursday. The Nanaimo, B.C. singer and Bennett's rendition of 'S Wonderful is up for best pop duo performance, while their Love is Here to Stay is in the running for traditional pop vocal album. Chris Cornell, who died a year ago, is up for best rock performance with "When Bad Does Good".


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