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Rapper Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy award nominations with 8 nods, Drake has 7


Rappers Drake and Kendrick Lamar lead this year's nominations in the biggest four categories, which generally refer to record of the year, song of the year, album of the year and best new artist. She will go up against fellow nominees Cardi B and Janelle Monae in the Album of the Year category.

Cardi's Invasion of Privacy and Scott's AstroWorld are up against Mac Miller's Swimming, Pusha T's Daytona, and Nipsey Hussle's Victory Lap.

With 84 Grammy Award categories, each year's list of nominations can be counted on to deliver a number of surprises for the music industry.

Thanks to the hit "Black Panther" film Lamar - whose album "DAMN" won the Pulitzer Prize for music this year - once again has a chance to win the coveted Album of the Year prize after three prior losses.

Image: Drake is nominated for seven awards.

Who's Presenting?: Last year's Best New Artist victor, Alessia Cara, will join Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monae and Apple Music host Zane Lowe to announce the nominees in select categories.

But last year's Grammy snub of bilingual mega-hit "Despacito" in the Record of the Year and Song of the Year categories has critics skeptical that a non-English track, no matter how popular, can score a major award.

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Drake's frequent collaborator, producer Boi-1Da, earned six nods, as did Carlile, who also scored nominations in the American Roots category.

"Everything Is Love" was nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album. Lamar's "All the Stars" is up for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

The Carters ("Apesh*t"), Childish Gambino ("This Is America"), and Joyner Lucas ("I'm Not Racist") were nominated for Best Music Video. Daniel Caesar)"PJ Morton - "First Bega" Best R&B SongElla Mai - "Boo'd Up" Miguel - "Come Through and Chill (ft". The 2019 Grammy Awards will be televised nationally at 7 p.m. February 10 on CBS.

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN has been nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and "This is Me" from the soundtrack was nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

Perennial favorite Taylor Swift appeared to fall out of grace, however, earning just one nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album for "Reputation".

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

Pop star Justin Timberlake - who is no stranger to Grammys nominations and wins - received just one nomination in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category for his song "Say Something" with Chris Stapleton.

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