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07 Dec 2018 4:17 PM
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Today (December 7), the Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards, taking place on February 10, 2019 at Los Angeles’ Staples Centre.

Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with a total of eight nominations, followed by Drake (7), Cardi B (5), Childish Gambino (5), H.E.R. (5) and Lady Gaga (5).

This year’s Album of the Year award is contested by Cardi B (Invasion of Privacy), Drake (Scorpion), H.E.R. (H.E.R.), Post Malone (Beerbongs & Bentleys), Janelle Monae (Dirty Computer) and Kendrick Lamar (Black Panther: The Album), while British MOBO nominated singer Jorja Smith, Chloe x Halie, H.E.R., Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha, Margo Price and Greta Van Fleet are all up for Best New Artist.

The rap categories are, unsurprisingly, dominated by Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Travis Scott and Post Malone. Other notable nods include Ella Mai’s hit “Boo’d Up” landing nominations for Best R&B song and Mac Miller earning a posthumous Best Rap Album nomination for his 2018 LP Swimming

Check out the 2019 GRAMMY nominations below and click here for the full list, including pop, rock and latin categories.

Album of the Year

H.E.R. - H.E.R.
Brandie Carlile - By the Way, I Forgive You
Drake - Scorpion
Various Artists - Black Panther: The Album
Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
Post Malone - Beerbongs & Bentleys
Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy
Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer

Record of the Year

Cardi B - I Like It
Brandi Carlile - The Joke
Childish Gambino - This Is America
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper - Shallow
Drake - God's Plan
Kendrick Lamar & SZA - All the Stars
Post Malone & 21 Savage - Rockstar
Zedd & Maren Morris - The Middle

Song of the Year

Kendrick Lamar & SZA - All the Stars
Ella Mai - Boo'd Up
Drake - God's Plan
Shawn Mendes - In My Blood
Brandy Carlile - The Joke
Zedd & Maren Morris - The Middle
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper - Shallow
Childish Gambino - This Is America

Best New Artist

Chloe x Halle
Luke Combs
Greta Van Fleet
Dua Lipa
Margo Price
Bebe Rexha
Jorja Smith

Best R&B Album

Toni Braxton - Sex & Cigarettes
Leon Bridges - Good Thing
Lalah Hathaway - Honestly
H.E.R. - H.E.R.
PJ Morton - Gumbo Unplugged

 Best Rap Album 

Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy 
Mac Miller – Swimming
Nipsey Hussle – Victory Lap 
Pusha T – Daytona 
Travis Scott – Astroworld 

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Christina Aguilera Feat. Goldlink - Like I Do
6Lack Feat. J. Cole – Pretty Little Fears 
Childish Gambino – This Is America
Kendrick Lamar Feat. SZA – All The Stars
Post Malone Feat. 21 Savage – Rockstar 

Best Rap Song 

Drake – God’s Plan
Kendrick Lamar Feat. Future, Jay Rock & James Blake – King’s Dead 
Eminem Feat. Joyner Lucas – Lucky You
Travis $cott Feat. Drake – Sicko Mode
Jay Rock Feat. Kendrick Lamar – WIN