Grammy nomination 2019: Kendrick Lamar, Drake lead; Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift snubbed in the main categories


Once again, Kendrick Lamar is at the top of the Grammy nominations list – the rap superstar has received eight nods, most of the artists announced on Friday by the Recording Academy. Lamar produced and edited the highly-acclaimed soundtrack for "Black Panther", one of the biggest box-office sensations of the year.

It was followed by Drake, with seven noms, whose great success "God & # 39; s Plan" arrived in the songs and categories of the year. Also the folk / roots singer / songwriter Brandi Carlile and the producer / collaborator of Drake Boi-1da have gone away with six nominations.

The album of the year, the show's first prize, includes a handful of familiar Grammy faces like Janelle Monáe ("Dirty Computer") and Kacey Musgraves ("Golden Hour"); in addition to more recent musicians including Cardi B ("Invasion of Privacy"), Post Malone ("Beerbongs & Bentleys") and the album of the same name by H.E.R. However, only H.E.R. finished in the category of the best new artists, along with Dua Lipa, Jorja Fox, Greta Van Fleet and more. Cardi B and Post Malone were deemed unfit because the Grammys decided they were too successful to compete for the prize.

Grammy voters have also shown themselves to be big fans of the film – in addition to the dominance of the "Black Panther" soundtrack (led by Lamar and SZA "All the Stars" for four awards), "A Star Is Born" was a popular choice. "Shallow", starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, the only song eligible for a Grammy soundtrack, has won three nominations, including records and songs of the year.

In an effort to combat the much-discussed Grammy diversity problem, the academy has expanded the main categories by including eight nominations each instead of five. After the lack of female winners last year, Recording Academy president Neil Portnow said women needed to "come forward" if they wanted to get more trophies; caused an extreme backlash and Portnow subsequently expressed regret for the comment.

The Grammy will be broadcast on Sunday 10 February on CBS. To view a complete list of candidates, click here.

(This post will be updated.)

Album of the year

"Invasion of privacy", Cardi B

"Among the others I forgive you", Brandi Carlile

"Scorpio", Drake


"Beerbong and Bentley", post Malone

"Dirty computer", Janelle Monáe

"Now gold", Kacey Musgraves

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

IMMEDIATE REACTION: This category had the upper hand on many forecasts: Drake, Cardi B, Janelle Monáe and Kacey Musgraves were all stuck, and Post Malone seemed inevitable given its huge year. Even "Black Panther" had a decent shot, given the power of the star on the soundtrack and the success of the film. But few have predicted that H.E.R., the young R & B breakout that initially kept its true identity a secret, and Brandi Carlile, the critically acclaimed folk singer, would have made the cut. Much noticeable? Two of the most animated discs of the year, "Sweetener" by Ariana Grande and "Reputation" by Taylor Swift, have been seen as probable inclusions. (Both were instead included in the category of pop album). And while some thought that Kanye West's "Ye" could appear, it is nowhere to be seen.

Record of the year

"I like it", Cardi B

"The joke", Brandi Carlile

"This Is America," Childish Gambino

"Plan of God", Drake

"Shallow", Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

"All the Stars" Kendrick Lamar and SZA

"Rockstar", Post Malone with 21 Savage

"The Middle", Zedd, Maren Morris and Gray

IMMEDIATE REACTION: Again, nothing too shocking, and it could be the battle of films with "All the Stars" from the soundtrack "Black Panther" and "Shallow" from "A Star Is Born" vying for the golden gramophone. "This is America" ​​became almost viral as soon as it was released, and it was hard to escape listening to "Rockstar", "God & # 39; s Plan" or "The Middle" if you had been close to speaker and / or a radio this year. Who did not appear on the list: Ed Sheeran (also snubbed last year in the main categories) for his "Perfect" duet with Beyoncé.

Song of the year

"All the Stars", Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears and Anthony Tiffith, singer-songwriters (Kendrick Lamar and SZA)

"Boo & # 39; d Up", Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai and Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)

"Plan of God", Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels and Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

"In My Blood", Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes and Geoffrey Warburton, singer-songwriters (Shawn Mendes)

"The joke", Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)

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

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

"This Is America", Donald Glover and Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

IMMEDIATE REACTION: As usual, there are many overlaps in the categories of songs and discs of the year, although this list includes newcomers Ella Mai and Shawn Mendes (who got the special honor of announcing the nominations on "CBS This Morning" and listen live on TV that was ready for a trophy). Even the lack of "Delicate" of Taylor Swift's previous favorite Grammy is amazing – this is a singer-songwriter's award, and "Delicate" is widely considered the most written song on "Reputation". Maroon 5, loved by Grammys in past years, has also had the chance to break into an important category with the collaboration Cardi B, "Girls Like You", but they have not succeeded: "Girls" was instead the best band for performances pop / duo.

The best new artist

Chloe x Halle

Luke Combs

Greta Van Fleet


Dua Lipa

Margo Price

Bebe Rexha

Jorja Smith

IMMEDIATE REACTION: Country music typically gets a place in this category, but thanks to the expanded list, there are two: Luke Combs, whose first four songs went to first place in the radio and Margo Price charts, whose first two albums They have made one of the favorites. And although Bebe Rexha is a pop star, a big part of this mention could be her collaboration with Florida Georgia Line in their ineluctable "Meant to Be." Elsewhere, Beyoncé must be enthusiastic about her protégé, Chloe x Halle, obtaining a nomination. And given that H.E.R. has a hard way to go in the category of the album of the year, the Grammy voters could just get up to her here.

Best pop voice album:

"Camila", Camila Cabello

"Meaning of life", Kelly Clarkson

"Sweetening", Ariana Grande

"Shawn Mendes", Shawn Mendes

"Beautiful trauma", P! Nk

"Reputation", Taylor Swift

The best solo performances of pop:

"Colors", Beck

"The Avana (live)," Camila Cabello

"God is a woman", Ariana Grande

"Joanne (where do you think to go?"), "Lady Gaga

"Better now", Post Malone

Best performance of duo / pop group

"Fall in Line", Christina Aguilera with Demi Lovato

"Do not break your heart", Backstreet Boys

"It's wonderful", Tony Bennett and Diana Krall

"Shallow", Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

"Girls Like You", Maroon 5 with Cardi B

"Say Something", Justin Timberlake with Chris Stapleton

"The Middle", Zedd, Maren Morris and Gray

Best rap album

"Invasion of privacy", Cardi B

"Swimming", Mac Miller

"Victory Lap", Nipsey Hussle

"Daytona", Pusha T

"Astroworld", Travis Scott

Best rap song

"Plan of God", Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels and Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

"King & # 39; s Dead", Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn and Michael Williams II, singer-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, singer-songwriters (Travis Scott , Drake, Big Hawk and Swae Lee)

"Vincere", K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels and C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock)

Best rap / sung performance

"Like I Do", Christina Aguilera with Goldlink

"Pretty Little Fears," 6lack with J. Cole

"This Is America," Childish Gambino

"All the stars", Kendrick Lamar and SZA

"Rockstar", Post Malone with 21 Savage

The best rap performances

"Be careful", Cardi B

"Nice for what", Drake

"King & # 39; s Dead", Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake

"Bubblin", Anderson. Paak

"Sicko Mode", Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk and Swae Lee

The best rock album

"Rainier fog", Alice in chains

"Mania", Fall Out Boy

"Prequelle", Ghost

"From the fires", Greta Van Fleet

"Pacific Daydream", Weezer

The best rock song

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

"Tuta", Tyler Joseph, singer-songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)

"Mantra", Jordan Fish, Matthew Kean, Lee Malia, Matthew Nicholls and Oliver Sykes, singer-songwriters (Bring Me the Horizon)

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

"Ratti", Tom Dalgety and a Ghoul Writer, songwriters (Ghost)

The best rock performances

"Four in five", Arctic Monkeys

"When bad is good", Chris Cornell

"Made a" America ", The Fever 333

"Highway Tune", Greta Van Fleet

"Uncomfortable", Halestorm

Best R & B album

"Sex and cigarettes", Toni Braxton

"Good thing", Leon Bridges

"Honestly," Lalah Hathaway


"Gumbo Unplugged (Live)", PJ Morton

Best R & B song

"Boo & # 39; d Up", Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai and Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)

"Come Through and Chill", Jermaine Cole, Miguel Pimentel and Salaam Remi, songwriters (Miguel with J. Cole and Salaam Remi)

"Feels Like Summer", Donald Glover and Ludwig Goransson, singer-songwriters (Childish Gambino)

"Focus", Darhyl Camper Jr., H.E.R. and Justin Love, songwriters (H.E.R.)

"As long as I live", Paul Boutin, Toni Braxton and Antonio Dixon, songwriters (Toni Braxton)

The best R & B performance

"As long as I live", Toni Braxton

"Summer", the carters

"Yes," Lalah Hathaway

"The best part", H.E.R. with Daniel Caesar

"First start," PJ Morton

The best alternative music album

"Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino", Arctic Monkeys

"Colors", Beck

"Utopia", Björk

"American Utopia", David Byrne

"Masseducation", St. Vincent

The best country song

"Break Up in the End", Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill and Jon Nite, songwriters (Cole Swindell)

"Dear Hate", Tom Douglas, David Hodges and Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris with Vince Gill)

"I've lived", Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley and Ben Hayslip, songwriters (Blake Shelton)

"Space Cowboy", Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)

"Tequila", Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds and Dan Smyers, songwriters (Dan + Shay)

"When someone stops you from loving you", Hillary Lindsey, Chase McGill and Lori McKenna, songwriters (Little Big Town)

Best solo performance of the country

"Would not it be great?", Loretta Lynn

"Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters", Maren Morris

"Farfalle", Kacey Musgraves

"Millionaire", Chris Stapleton

"Parallel line", Keith Urban

Best country duo / group performance

"Shoot Me Straight", the Osborne brothers

"Tequila", Dan + Shay

"When someone stops you loving you," Little Big Town

"Dear Hate", Maren Morris with Vince Gill

"It means to be", Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line

The best country album

"Unapologetically", Kelsea Ballerini

"Port Saint Joe", the Osborne brothers

"Girl going anywhere", Ashley McBryde

"Now gold", Kacey Musgraves

"From a Room: Volume 2", Chris Stapleton

Best music video

"Scimette ***", the carters

"This Is America," Childish Gambino

"I am not a racist", Joyner Lucas

"Pynk", Janelle Monáe

"Mumbo Jumbo", Tierra Whack


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