Published: Fri, December 07, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Cardi B Lead Nominations for 2019 Grammys

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Cardi B Lead Nominations for 2019 Grammys

Monáe, herself snagged an Album Of The Year nomination for her most recent project, Dirty Computer. Lamar was nominated for the Black Panther album compilation he executive produced for the blockbuster film. Cardi B - "Girls Like You" Justin Timberlake ft. Minaj completely shut out this year after the release of her last album, Queen.

For a little perspective, Carlile's six nominations are more than the five each received by red-hot stars Cardi B and Childish Gambino - two of the most talked-about artists of the year. Their direct competitors are Gregory Porter, for Nat "King" Cole & Me, as well as Seal, Barbra Streisand and Willie Nelson, for albums largely featuring songbook standards. While she's having a more hard week than Lamar after announcing her separation from husband Offset, hopefully the Grammy news will continue to lift her spirits.

For Best R&B Performance, the couple's song Summer will be competing against Long As I Live by Toni Braxton, Y O Y by Lalah Hathaway, Best Part by H.E.R.

Cardi B, Lady Gaga, HER, Maren Morris, Childish Gambino, producer Sounwave and engineer Mike Bozzi all have five nominations each.

Ella Mai was also nominated in the Song of the Year category for her heavily rotated hit "Boo'd Up".

Villagers drain Karnataka lake after HIV+ woman's body found in it
There is no other way. "The process of pumping out water from a sprawling lake is going on since Sunday", an official said. Word immediately spread that the water has been contaminated, creating panic among villagers.

Pakistan star Yasir Shah makes history against New Zealand
Yasir began the Abu Dhabi Test with 195 wickets in 32 Tests and on the opening day grabbed three early wickets. This was hugely significant for New Zealand, who so rarely win series of three tests or more away from home.

Major League Baseball hot stove: Phillies acquire Jean Segura from Mariners
Crawford were among the players headed to Seattle, while relievers Juan Nicasio and James Pazos head to Philadelphia in the deal. The Phillies reportedly remain interested in signing Manny Machado , Bryce Harper and Patrick Corbin in free agency.

This year, the Carters are up for three Grammys, but none of the big four categories (record of the year, album of the year, song of the year and best new artist).

The Recording Academy considered recordings released between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018.

Who's Presenting?: Last year's Best New Artist victor, Alessia Cara, will join Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monae and Apple Music host Zane Lowe to announce the nominees in select categories. In March, a task force was formed to ensure Black and brown artists received their fair share of recognition in a field heavily influenced by genre's they helped to create.

Best New Artist Grammy victor and Ontario-born Alessia Cara, fellow Canadian-born singer Shawn Mendes, past nominee and Apple Music host Zane Lowe, and former nominee Janelle Monae will kick off the 2019 ceremony by revealing the nods live on "CBS This Morning" and Apple Music.

Like this: