Kendrick Lamar Received The Most 2019 Grammy Nominations


If Lamar felt like he got snubbed previous year, then he'll feel better about the 2019 Grammys, as he earned more nominations than anybody else, with eight total.

Leading the pack is Kendrick Lamar, who earned a total of eight nominations thanks to his work on the Black Panther soundtrack; he was nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year.

The Recording Academy announced Lamar was the top contender with eight nominations, including seven for his musical companion to the Marvel Studios juggernaut starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan.

Morris made five categories, including record of the year and best pop duo/group performance for the behemoth Zedd and Grey collaboration, "The Middle". They are Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae, H.E.R. and Brandi Carlile.

So who are some of the top nominee's?

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.

Her saucy summer hit "I Like It" - which features Puerto Rican Latin trap artist Bad Bunny and Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin - is among those up for Record of the Year.

It is among eight album of the year nominations.

Cardi B nominated for album of the year
Cardi B nominated for album of the year

Drake, a Grammy veteran, also sits at the top of the list with seven nominations for his 2018 album, Scorpion.

Genre darling Chris Stapleton generally sweeps major categories at different country music awards shows, but the singer-songwriter only received nominations in the Grammys' country categories.

In the new-artist class, female musicians dominate even more: Margo Price, Jorja Smith, H.E.R., Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha and sister duo Chloe x Halle are all busy preparing their possible acceptance speeches.

- Best rock album: "Rainier Fog", Alice In Chains; "Mania", Fall Out Boy; "Prequelle", Ghost; "From the Fires", Greta Van Fleet; "Pacific Daydream", Weezer.

One year on from outgoing Recording Academy president Neil Portnow telling women to "step up" women are far better represented women in this year's nominations. On Twitter, Smyers and bandmate Shay Mooney revealed that they had met six years ago on December 7, the same day they were nominated for their very first Grammy Awards. She is just the seventh woman ever nominated for prize and first since 2004.

Barbra Streisand's THE MUSIC.THE MEM'RIES.THE MAGIC! is nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Her "Reputation" album is up for best pop vocal album. Whether people want to admit or not, Hip-Hop IS popular music and we should hope that the coveted Grammy awards recognize this, which means a lot of our artists should take home some mini-gold phonographs for their mantles.

- Best dance/electronic album: "Singularity", Jon Hopkins; "Woman Worldwide", Justice; "Treehouse", Sofi Tukker; "Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides", SOPHIE; "Lune Rouge", TOKiMONSTA. Camila Cabello, Malone, Mendes, Dan + Shay and DJ Mustard are also first-time nominees.

- Best alternative music album: "Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino", Arctic Monkeys; "Colors", Beck; "Utopia", Bjork; "American Utopia", David Byrne; "Masseduction", St. Vincent. The soundtrack for "A Star Is Born" was released after Grammy eligibility, though "Shallow" was released in time and also earned Cooper two nominations.