The nominations for the 2019 Grammy were this morning and the stars of 2018 definitely shined.
Kendrick Lamar leads all nominees with eight nominations, including Album of the Year for the Black Panther Soundtrack to go along with Song and Record of the Year for “All The Stars” featuring SZA.
Drake, who didn’t get any nominations in 2018, received seven. He is up for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year (“God’s Plan”), two for Best Rap Song (“God’s Plan” and “Sicko Mode”), and two for Best Rap Performance (“Nice for What” and “Sicko Mode”)
The Grammy will take place on February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
This year, women dominated the nominations in many major categories, just one year after Recording Academy president Neil Portnow said women need to “step up”.
Five women are up for Album, Record, and Song of the Year; six women-led acts are nominated for Best New Artist.
Cardi B received five nominations, including Album of the Year (Invasion of Privacy) and Song of the Year (“I Like It”). She was also recognized for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance (“Be Careful”), and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the Maroon 5 collab “Girls Like You.”
Kendrick’s other nominations include Best Rap Performance (“King’s Dead”), two for Best Rap Song (“King’s Dead” and “WIN”), and Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media (“All the Stars”).
Childish Gambino received five nominations this year. Four are for “This Is America” (Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Performance, and Best Music Video) and the fifth is for Best R&B Song (“Feels Like Summer”).
Jay-Z and Beyonce received three nominations for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best R&B Performance, and Best Music Video for “APESHIT,” but were surprisingly left out all the other major categories as was Kanye West.
Kanye received just one nomination for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, where he’s up against Pharrell, Boi-1da, Linda Perry, and Larry Klein.
The late Mac Miller is up for Best Rap Album of the Year along with Cardi B, Pusha T, Nipsey Hussle and Travis Scott, whose other nomination is in Best Rap Performance for the Drake-featuring “Sicko Mode.”
For a complete list of the nomination click here