Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Cardi B and Lady Gaga among biggest nominees

Kendrick Lamar leads the nominations for subsequent yr’s Grammy Awards with eight nods.

Drake will not be far behind with seven, together with finest album, the occasion’s largest award, whereas Cardi B, Girl Gaga, HER, Maren Morris, Infantile Gambino, producer Sounwave and engineer Mike Bozzi all have 5 nominations every.

Whereas male acts dominated the nominations in the primary classes final yr, 5 of this yr’s finest album nominees are ladies, with Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, HER, Janelle Monae and Kacey Musgraves competing in opposition to Drake, Publish Malone and the Black Panther soundtrack.

In the most effective new artist class, six of the eight nominees are additionally ladies, with British stars Dua Lipa and Jorja Smith nominated alongside HER, Chloe x Halle, Margo Value and Bebe Rexha, in addition to Luke Combs and rock band Greta Van Fleet.

Six songs are up for each report and music of the yr: Lamar and SZA’s All of the Stars; Girl Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s Shallow, from the A Star Is Born soundtrack; Infantile Gambino’s This Is America; Drake’s God’s Plan; Zedd, Maren Morris and Gray’s The Center; and Carlile’s The Joke.

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