Rap star Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy nominations with 8

Cardi B Drake and Childish Gambino all scored multiple 2019 Grammy Award nominations

(Keep in mind that the eligibility period for submissions was October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018.) This year, Cardi B is holding it down in five categories while Kendrick Lamar reigns supreme with eight nominations followed by Drake with seven to his name.

Though Jay-Z was the most nominated artist at last year's Grammy Awards, with eight nods, he did not pick up a single trophy, prompting the rapper to perform the lyric "Tell the Grammys f**k that 0 for 8 s**t" on his track "APES**T". Most notably, Scorpion was nominated for Album Of The Year, while "God's Plan" was nominated for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year.

While male acts dominated the nominations in the main categories last year, five of this year's best album nominees are women, with Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, HER, Janelle Monae and Kacey Musgraves competing against Drake, Post Malone and the Black Panther soundtrack.

Tony Bennett and Diana Krall, both multiple Grammy winners, received a nomination for Love is Here to Stay, in the category of Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

The 61st Grammy Awards nominations announcement will be taking place on Friday and you can catch all the action live right here. Of the eight best new artist nominees, six are women, including H.E.R., Chloe x Halle, Dua Lipa, Margo Price, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith. The nomination kept rock artists from being completely shut out in the major categories. R&B legend Toni Braxton walked away with three nods, including Best R&B Performance, Best R&B, Song and Best R&B Album for Sex and Cigarettes.

Kevin Hart steps down from Oscars hosting gig, apologizes for homophobic tweets
This leaves the award show without a host for the time being, although the search for a replacement is surely on. Kevin Hart will not host the Oscars following an outcry over previous anti-gay tweets by the comedian.

In the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album category, THE BAND'S VISIT, CAROUSEL, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT, MY FAIR LADY, and ONCE ON THIS ISLAND have been nominated!

The Carters ("Apesh*t"), Childish Gambino ("This Is America"), and Joyner Lucas ("I'm Not Racist") were nominated for Best Music Video. Plus, Boi-1da, Kanye West, and Pharrell Williams were listed in the Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical category. It was the only nomination Timberlake received this year in relation to his album "Man of the Woods", which was released in February.

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.

Demi Lovato, who relapsed after six years of sobriety and was hospitalized for an overdose in July, earned a nomination for best pop duo/group performance for "Fall In Line", her duet with Christina Aguilera.

Other famous faces outside of music to earn nominations include Tiffany Haddish and former USA president Jimmy Carter, both up for best spoken word album.

Related News:

  • United States  fails in bid for UN condemnation of Hamas

    United States fails in bid for UN condemnation of Hamas

    A Hamas spokesman said in a statement late Thursday that the result of the vote was a "slap" to the US administration. The resolution failed to be adopted Thursday as it could not garner two-thirds support in the General Assembly.
    ‘Captain Marvel’ trailer: Brie Larson packs a punch

    ‘Captain Marvel’ trailer: Brie Larson packs a punch

    In it, we see that Carol Danvers, as a Kree soldier, arrives in "90s Los Angeles, where she is hunting for Skrulls". Memories of her friend Maria Rambeau ( Lashana Lynch ) and her past life on Earth keep bubbling up.
    Unai Emery reveals match for Laurent Koscielny's return

    Unai Emery reveals match for Laurent Koscielny's return

    The French striker was joined in the replies by teammates Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The otherwise impressive Rojo gave possession away under pressure and Lacazette broke through the middle.
  • Mariners Trade Jean Segura to Phillies for Santana, Crawford

    Mariners Trade Jean Segura to Phillies for Santana, Crawford

    If the trade is completed, it will end Crawford's time with the Phillies, a stint that many would consider a disapointment. Crawford, 23, has appeared in 72 Major League Baseball games with the Phillies over the past two seasons.
    PUBG Mobile grabs Best Game in 2018 Google Play Awards

    PUBG Mobile grabs Best Game in 2018 Google Play Awards

    Since its launch in beta last February, Flutter has been used by early adopters to create hundreds of handsome applications . More interesting improvements come by way of the third parties that have been using Flutter to build applications.
    HBO drops first teaser of Season 8

    HBO drops first teaser of Season 8

    The teaser was first shown at a " Game of Thrones " panel at Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil . The 39-second animated clip shows ice and fire sweeping over a map of Westeros.
  • Donald Trump Confirms He Will Nominate William Barr as Next Attorney General

    Donald Trump Confirms He Will Nominate William Barr as Next Attorney General

    And if they argue that Barr will be Trump's stooge, they better have more evidence than the two statements discussed above. He now Of Counsel at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. "Those are the best attorneys general", said Democratic Sen.
    Luxembourg to become first country to introduce free public transport

    Luxembourg to become first country to introduce free public transport

    Currently, fares are capped at €2 for anything up to two hours of travel, which covers most journeys in the 2,585 km² nation. However, even this low fare will end under the plans that will be paid for in part by removing a tax break for commuters.
    Dow plunges almost  800 pts: Aus share to drop at open

    Dow plunges almost 800 pts: Aus share to drop at open

    Stocks took a tumble Tuesday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell almost 800 points amid renewed fears regarding the U.S. Meanwhile, markets also got a bit of a jolt Tuesday from remarks by John Williams, president of the Fed's NY regional bank.
  • BT to phase out Huawei Equipment deployed across its core 4G network

    BT to phase out Huawei Equipment deployed across its core 4G network

    BT acquired telecoms firm EE in 2016 and will use its existing network to launch a national 5G rollout. There are also questions about how independent of state influence any large Chinese company can be.
    The International Space Station Welcomes Its New Residents

    The International Space Station Welcomes Its New Residents

    Kononenko, McClain and Saint-Jacques showed no signs of worry as they boarded a bus to take them to the launch. The launch was successful , and the Soyuz spacecraft docked with the ISS at 17:23 GMT.
    Ubisoft teases next Far Cry game

    Ubisoft teases next Far Cry game

    Because of this, it seems likely that whatever this new game is for will be an entirely separate experience rather than just DLC for FC5.


Most liked

There were some excellent tackles - Dyche defends Burnley players after Klopp criticism
But he says Liverpool must beat Bournemouth to pile the pressure on them should they slip up on Saturday evening. And Merson thinks that should City avoid defeat in west London, they could go the whole season unbeaten.

Former MLB players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo killed in car crash
Valbuena, 33, and Castillo, 37, had finished playing a game for the Cardenales de Lara in the Dominican Winter League. Valbuena, an infielder, played for five Major League Baseball clubs, most recently the Angels in 2017 and 2018.

China's State Media Offers Some Clarity on U.S. Trade Deal
He contended that he has made China "pay for the privilege" of raiding "the great wealth of our Nation". White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on the trade truce between the USA and China.

CNN NYC Building All Clear After Another Bomb Threat Forced Evacuation
CNN is showing taped programming Thursday night after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of CNN's New York City headquarters. A Florida man named Cesar Sayoc was arrested for allegedly sending them and was indicted on 30 federal counts.

Mourinho: United need to be stronger defensively for Fred to shine
United and Arsenal played out a 2-2 draw on Wednesday evening and went the majority of the match without Pogba on the pitch. United have shipped 25 goals already this season, the most of the Premier League's top 15 clubs.

Fortnite submarine location: where to dance on top of a submarine
As with season 6, there are three free challenges each week, but your dance on top of a submarine is of the four Battle Pass ones. There isn't a game that has changed as much as Fortnite and you really feel it when you sit down and look back at past seasons.

Offset's Alleged Mistress Summer Bunni Apologizes To Cardi B
For her part, new mom Cardi didn't mention Offset or the impending divorce she revealed to fans on Instagram a day before. I just hope that she can overcome this.

Serena Williams reveals Meghan Markle's sweet habit - but urges her to stop
The pair have a long-standing friendship dating back to 2010 where they reportedly first met at the Super Bowl in Miami, Florida. She said: "As a university graduate, I know the personal feeling of pride and excitement that comes with attending university".

Costa Rican authorities discover body behind missing Fla. woman's Airbnb
Her body, covered in plastic bags, was discovered Monday about 300 yards from the Airbnb where she stayed. "Nothing happens there. Carla's brother, also names Carlos, is reportedly in Costa Rica looking for answers to his sister's disappearance.

The Game Awards 2018
If you have not yet voted on your favorite games, there is still time (as of this writing) to do so at The Game Awards website . The embedded YouTube video above is a full 4K stream, ensuring you can get every new trailer in high-resolution goodness.

Singer Mika Singh arrested in UAE for allegedly harassing 17-yr-old
Indian Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri had confirmed the news to local newspaper Khaleej Times, "He is under arrest". One can not forget the famous controversy of 2004 where Rakhi Sawant claimed he forcibly kissed her at her birthday party.

World's First Baby Born From Deceased Donor's Transplanted Uterus
Until now, the only successful uterus transplants have involved living donors who are typically family members of the recipients. Upon encountering a suitable candidate and donor, doctors must act quickly to remove the uterus and transport it to the patient.

OH father's punishment of bully daughter prompts outrage, accolades
The Ohio father shared video of her punishment as he slowly followed her inside his auto , as she walked in 36-degree weather. Cox refers to her as a "lovely lady" who was kicked off the school bus for bullying another student - again.

Kate Middleton reveals ALL about Prince William's 'nightmare' habit
There's gratitude for you - you invite military families to a big Christmas party, and then someone thumps you with a snowball. While they were there, Prince William made fun of Middleton's outfit when he noticed that her ensemble matched the decor.

Spider-Man: Far From Home's Jake Gyllenhaal Confirms He's Playing Mysterio
A special effects expert, Quentin Beck used his talents to create elaborate illusions to commit crimes and to fight Spider-Man. Quite an odd villain, Mysterio relies on more of a smoke and mirrors approach in trying to defeat his spider-nemesis.