LOS ANGELES: Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake led Grammy Award nominations on Friday, with eight and 7 nods, respectively.
Canadian artist Drake, the most-streamed artist of 2018, was nominated within the high class – album of the 12 months – together with rappers Cardi B and Submit Malone, R&B singer Janelle Monae, people singer Brandi Carlile, nation star Kacey Musgraves, newcomer H.E.R. and the “Black Panther” film soundtrack, which Lamar produced.
Lamar, the primary rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize for music, Drake, and Carlile additionally garnered nominations for file and tune of the 12 months.
Cardi B, Girl Gaga, Infantile Gambino, and nation star Maren Morris every had 5 nominations.
Within the largest snub, 10-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift was shut out of the most important awards, getting only one within the pop vocal class for her best-selling album “Fame.”
Girl Gaga’s nominatons got here largely from her single “Shallow” with Bradley Cooper from the film “A Star is Born,” which gained a Golden Globe nod on Thursday.
H.E.R. can even compete in one of the best new artist class, alongside Chloe x Halle, nation singer Luke Combs, British pop star Dua Lipa, Greta Van Fleet, Margo Worth, Bebe Rexha and
The Grammy Awards, chosen by members of the Recording Academy, will likely be handed out at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Feb. 10.
Grammy organizers stated in June they might broaden to eight from 5 the variety of nominees within the high 4 classes – file, tune and album of the 12 months, and greatest new artist – to permit a extra various line-up.
The Recording Academy additionally expanded its membership and arrange a process drive on variety after an uproar over the low numbers of feminine nominees, winners and performers on the televised ceremony in January.
Rock was absent from the highest three classes in Thursday’s nominations. Hip hop and R&B surpassed rock for the primary time in 2017 as the largest music style in america, in response to a Nielsen Music report.