2019 GRAMMY Award Nominations featuring Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Cardi B & More

Leading the way for the 2019 GRAMMYs is Kendrick Lamar. Despite not releasing a solo album, the Pulitzer Prize winner landed the most nominations (8) for the Black Panther soundtrack, where he served as lead artist and curator. Lamar is up for “Album of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” “Record of the Year,” and “Best Rap Song.” For “Album of the Year,” Kendrick faces off against Cardi B (Invasion Of Privacy), Drake (Scorpion), H.E.R. (H.E.R.), Post Malone (Beerbongs & Bentleys) and Janelle Monáe (Dirty Computer). Drake follows the TDE MC with seven nods, while Folk singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile earns six nominations making her the most nominated woman at the 2019 Grammys.

Cardi B, Childish Gambino, H.E.R., Lady Gaga, and Maren Morris all follow next with five nominations each. On Friday (Dec. 7), Janelle Monáe, Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes, and Apple Music’s Zane Lowe appeared on CBS This Morning to announce the nominees for the four major categories (Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year).

The 2019 GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. See the full nominations list in all 84 categories below.

Album of the Year:

• Cardi B – Invasion Of Privacy
• Brandi Carlile – By The Way, I Forgive You
• Drake – Scorpion
• H.E.R. – H.E.R.
• Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys
• Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer
• Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
• Kendrick Lamar – Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By – Various Artists

Song of the Year:

• Kendrick Lamar & SZA — “All the Stars”
• Ella Mai — “Boo’d Up”
• Drake — “God’s Plan”
• Shawn Mendes — “In My Blood”
• Brandi Carlile — “The Joke”
• Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – “The Middle”
• Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
• Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Record of the Year:

• “I Like It” – Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
• “The Joke” – Brandi Carlile
• “This Is America” – Childish Gambino
• “God’s Plan” – Drake
• “Shallow” – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
• “All The Stars” – Kendrick Lamar & SZA
• “Rockstar” – Post Malone Feat. 21 Savage
• “The Middle” – Zedd Feat. Marren Morris & Grey

Best New Artist:

• Chloe x Halle
• Luke Combs
• Greta Van Fleet
• H.E.R.
• Dua Lipa
• Margo Price
• Bebe Rexha
• Jorja Smith

Best Rap Album:

• Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
• Mac Miller – SWIMMING
• Nipsey Hussle – Victory Lap
• Pusha T – DAYTONA
• Travis Scott – ASTROWORLD

Best Rap Song:

• “God’s Plan” – Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)
• “King’s Dead” – Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn & Michael Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake)
• “Lucky You” – R. Fraser, G. Lucas, M. Mathers, M. Samuels & J. Sweet, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas)
• “SICKO MODE” – Khalif Brown, Rogét Chahayed, BryTavious Chambers, Mike Dean, Mirsad Dervic, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Aubrey Graham, John Edward Hawkins, Chauncey Hollis, Jacques Webster, Ozan Yildirim & Cydel Young, songwriters (Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee)
• “Win” – K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels & C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock)

Best Rap Performance:

• Cardi B – “Be Careful”
• Drake – “Nice For What”
• Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake – “King’s Dead”
• Anderson .Paak – “Bubblin”
• Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee – “SICKO MODE”

Best Rap/Sung Performance:

• Christina Aguilera Featuring Goldlink – “Like I Do”
• 6LACK Featuring J. Cole _ “Pretty Little Fears”
• Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
• Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All the Stars”
• Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage – “Rockstar”

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 (Live)

Best R&B Song:

• “Boo’d Up” – Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
• “Come Through And Chill” – Jermaine Cole, Miguel Pimentel & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Miguel Featuring J. Cole & Salaam Remi)
• “Feels Like Summer” – Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
• “Focus” – Darhyl Camper Jr, H.E.R. & Justin Love, songwriters (H.E.R.)
• “Long As I Live” – Paul Boutin, Toni Braxton & Antonio Dixon, songwriters (Toni Braxton)

Best R&B Performance:

• Toni Braxton – “Long As I Live”
• The Carters – “Summer”
• Lalah Hathaway – “Y O Y”
• H.E.R. Featuring Daniel Caesar – “Best Part”
• PJ Morton – “First Began”

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

• Leon Bridges – “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand”
• Bettye LaVette – “Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight”
• MAJOR. – “Honest”
• PJ Morton Featuring Yebba – “How Deep Is Your Love”
• Charlie Wilson Featuring Lalah Hathaway – “Made For Love”

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

• The Carters – Everything Is Love
• Chloe x Halle – The Kids Are Alright
• Chris Dave And The Drumhedz – Chris Dave And The Drumhedz
• Miguel – War & Leisure
• Meshell Ndegeocello – VENTRILOQUISM

Best Music Video:

• The Carters – “APES***”
• Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
• Joyner Lucas – “I’m Not Racist”
• Janelle Monáe – “PYNK”
• Tierra Whack – “Mumbo Jumbo”

Producer of the Year (Non-Classical):

• Boi-1da
• Larry Klien
• Linda Perry
• Kanye West
• Pharrell Williams

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