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Grammies 2019: Lamar bags eight nominations

Renowned singer, Kendrick Lamar on Friday led the pack of nominated artistes in 2019 Grammy Awards.

He was announced as the top contender with eight nominations, including seven for his musical composition for the Marvel Studio’s Black Panther.

According to the Recording Academy,  “Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By” is up for Album of the Year.”

Other categories Lamar got nominated in include, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and others.

Following Lamar in the nominations stakes are Drake with seven, and Carlile and producer Boi-1da with six apiece.

After bagging two Grammy nominations for her breakthrough “Bodak Yellow” last year, Cardi B continues her hot streak with five nods, including Record of the Year for her hit “I Like It”.

The Recording Academy shared the full list on their website, Grammy.

Meanwhile, the four major categories (Album, Record, Song of the Year, as well as Best New Artiste) have all been newly expanded from five to eight nominees, making room for a broader range of artists and genres to get acknowledged.

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See full list of nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards

World Music

Bombino – Deran
Fatoumata Diawara – Fenfo
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – Black Times

Soweto Gospel Choir – Freedom
Yiddish Glory – The Lost Songs of World War II

Album of the Year

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

Record of the Year

Cardi B – I Like It
Brandi Carlile – The Joke
Childish Gambino – This Is America
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow
Drake – God’s Plan
Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All the Stars
Post Malone & 21 Savage – Rockstar
Zedd & Maren Morris – The Middle

Song of the Year

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

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Best New Artist

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

R&B

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

 

 

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