Lamar leads 2019 Grammy Awards with eight nominations

Cardi B reacts to her five Grammy nominations lailasnews

Cardi B reacts to her five Grammy nominations lailasnews

For category 1 - "Record Of The Year", five of the eight nominees are hip-hop acts.

Singer H.E.R. also received five nods for her self-titled 2017 album, including Best New Artist and Album of the Year.

H.E.R. also known as Gabi Wilson got the best surprise of the year when her tour manager called her in for an early morning meeting only to reveal that she's been nominated for five Grammy awards.

"- Best pop duo/group performance: "Fall In Line", Christina Aguilera and 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 and Cardi B; "Say Something", Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton; "The Middle", Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey.

Rapper Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys and the soundtrack to hit movie Black Panther, which was produced by Lamar, round out the album of the year field.

Following Lamar, Drake - the year's most successful artist - earned seven nominations.

The Toronto rapper pulled in seven nominations, including in the album, record and song of the year categories for work from his 2018 double-album "Scorpion". Songwriter Geoffrey Warburton, who also hails from Pickering, shares the In My Blood song nomination with Mendes.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z, billed as The Carters, as well Ariana Grande, didn't earn any of the big nominations. Rock band Greta Van Fleet and country singer Luke Combs also earned nominations. But popularity and easy listening doesn't always equate to "Album of the Year" potential. Boi-1da is contending for the Producer of the Year, Non-Classical award.

"It's been out for over a year, and it's never been nominated, but the bond it gave you and I was something I hadn't felt before", she wrote on Instagram of the project. The Grammy Academy announced 900 additional members to the voting committee as a second step in its diversity efforts. Artists Drake and Post Malone are also in the running.

"Dirty Computer", Monae's third full-length album, features the singer and guitarist working behind-the-scenes to craft the right songs and style: "I did produce and engineer a lot of this record".

The 2019 Grammys will be awarded at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10.

Of course, Beck succeeds here in many respects, but nominating the single "Colours" for "Best Pop Solo Performance" seems like a stretch.

Lamar has won 12 Grammys throughout his career.

In the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category, Wayne Shorter received his 21st Grammy nomination, for Emanon.

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