Published: Sun, December 09, 2018
Culture | By Glenn Strickland

Lamar leads 2019 Grammy Awards with eight nominations

Lamar leads 2019 Grammy Awards with eight nominations

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. "This is a welcomed recognition of her many years of hard work and excellent music", said Grange., p The minister also offered special congratulations to Protoje who was receiving his first nomination. But popularity and easy listening doesn't always equate to "Album of the Year" potential.

In other categories, Toronto's Daniel Caesar appeared in the R&B performance category for the second consecutive year, this time for the song Best Part, a duet with California-based singer H.E.R.

But three more nods - including and especially "Best Rock Album" - is deeply confusing, to say the least.

Meanwhile, Canadian rapper Drake follows closely behind with seven nominations, including song of the year for God's Plan.

The Recording Academy shared the full list on their website, Grammy.

Nominees for album of the year at the 2018 Grammys only included one woman - Lorde - and she was not given a performing slot on the show.

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Artists who were completely snubbed include Carrie Underwood, Sam Smith, Migos, Kane Brown, Nicki Minaj, XXXTentacion and Juice WRLD, whose "Lucid Dreams" was one of the year's biggest hits. Or how about Drake just becoming the number one selling artist in the US of all-time according to RIAA.

For 2019, the ratio is indeed more balanced, particularly in the prestigious best-album category, where Cardi B (for Invasion of Privacy), Carlile (By the Way, I Forgive You), Musgraves (Golden Hour), R&B singer H.E.R. (self-titled) and singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe (Dirty Computer) will compete against Drake, Post Malone and the Black Panther soundtrack for gold hardware.

Recording Academy head Neil Portnow added gasoline to the firestorm by saying that women in the recording industry should "step up" to advance their careers. His "God's Plan" producer Matthew "Boi-1da" Samuels got 6 nominations. The OVO superstar's Scorpion is also in the Album Of The Year race. Childish Gambino is a one time victor. She will go up against fellow nominees Cardi B and Janelle Monae in the Album of the Year category.

Lady Gaga's nominations came mostly from her single "Shallow" with actor-director Bradley Cooper from their movie A Star is Born, which won five Golden Globe nods on Thursday.

After the nominations were announced, stars began reacting to the honor on social media, with many using various platforms to share their excitement.

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

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