2019 Grammy Awards Nominees: Drake, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar and More
Hip-hop, which has reigned supreme as music world's most streamed genre for some time now, has long had a rocky relationship with the Grammy Awards. Over the years, there’ve been boycotts and verbal shots fired in response to the perceived lack of love the culture's gotten from The Recording Academy. Although the shut-out of Jay-Z and R&B diva SZA at the 2018 Grammy Awards may have further complicated that relationship, the committee has implemented some #NewRules that may help hip-hop’s cause.
It also doesn't hurt that the undeniable dominance of rap music is reflected in the 2019 Grammy nominations for major categories like Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year in the list of 2019 Grammy Awards nominees, which were announced earlier today (Dec. 7).
Continuing his dominant ways, Drake got himself more than his fair share of nominations. He spent much of 2018 topping just about every music-related chart you can think of. Cozily perched atop the music game, he made sure his presence was felt with a bevy of hit-making guest appearances, as well as with his record-breaking Scorpion album—which we can see is now nominated for the Album of the Year gramophone. His song "God's Plan" is up for Song of the Year.
Cardi B may not be eligible for a Best New Artist nomination, but after locking in her first two Grammy noms for the mega-hit, “Bodak Yellow” earlier this year, the Bronx native has established herself as more than a one-hit wonder. Her Invasion of Privacy LP has been nominated for Album of the Year. Her Bad Bunny & J Balvin-assisted song "I Like It" is also up for Song of the Year. Salute to Bardi.
Leading all Grammy nominees in the world of hip-hop is Kendrick Lamar, who is nominated for several gramophones at next year's awards show, including Song of the Year for his SZA collab "All the Stars."
In what's been one of the most shocking developments of the day, Juice Wrld, whose breakout single "Lucid Dreams" has lived in the Billboard Hot 100 chart for months now, was not nominated for Best New Artist. In theory, the rapper, singer and songwriter’s debut album, Goodbye & Good Riddance, as well as his multi-platinum single “Lucid Dreams” should be enough for the Chi-Town native to pop up on the Grammys' radar, but as we can see, that wasn't the case.
Returning to the West Coast after this year's New York City trip, the Grammys are coming home for 2019. Slated to be held at Los Angeles' Staples Center, the 61st annual awards show is set to air on Sun., Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. on CBS.
Check out this year's Grammy nominees for yourself below.
2019 Grammy Awards Nominees
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 Featuring 21 Savage
"The Middle" — Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
Album of the Year:
Invasion Of Privacy — Cardi B
By The Way, I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile
Scorpion — Drake
H.E.R. — H.E.R.
Beerbongs & Bentleys — Post Malone
Dirty Computer — Janelle Monáe
Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves
Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By (Various Artists)
Song of the Year:
"All the Stars" — Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)
"Boo'd Up" — Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
"God's Plan" — Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)
"In My Blood" — Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes & Geoffrey Warburton, songwriters (Shawn Mendes)
"The Joke" — Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
"The Middle" — Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha & Anton Zaslavski, songwriters (Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey)
"Shallow" — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
"This Is America" — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
Best Pop Solo Performance:
"Colors" — Beck
"Havana (Live)" — Camila Cabello
"God Is A Woman" — Ariana Grande
"Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)" — Lady Gaga
"Better Now" — Post Malone
Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Everything Is Love — The Carters
The Kids Are Alright — Chloe x Halle
Chris Dave And The Drumhedz — Chris Dave And The Drumhedz
War & Leisure — Miguel
Ventriloquism — Meshell Ndegeocello
Best Rap Album:
Invasion Of Privacy — Cardi B
Swimming — Mac Miller
Victory Lap — Nipsey Hussle
Daytona — Pusha T
Astroworld — Travis Scott
Best Music Video
“Apeshit” — The Carters
“This Is America” — Childish Gambino
“I’m Not Racist” — Joyner Lucas
“Pynk” — Janelle Monáe
“Mumbo Jumbo” — Tierra Whack
Best Song Written For Visual Media:
"All the Stars" — Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Alexander William Shuckburgh, Mark Anthony Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA), Track from: Black Panther
"Mystery Of Love" — Sufjan Stevens, songwriter (Sufjan Stevens), Track from: Call Me By Your Name
"Remember Me" — Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Miguel Featuring Natalia Lafourcade), Track from: Coco
"Shallow" — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper), Track from: A Star Is Born
"This Is Me" — Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble), Track from: The Greatest Showman
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:
See Photos of Drake's Different Looks Over the Years