Lamar gets three key Grammy nods
NEW YORK — Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Brandi Carlile will compete in the top three categories at the 2019 Grammys, where women mark a comeback.
Carilie is one of the five women nominated for album of the year, along with Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and H.E.R. Post Malone, Drake and Lamar’s Black Panther soundtrack are also contenders.
Lamar and SZA’s “All the Stars” is nominated for both record and song of the year. Five other songs scored nominations in both categories, including Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow”; Childish Gambino’s “This Is America”; Drake’s “God’s Plan”; Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey’s “The Middle”; and Carlile’s “The Joke.”
Six of the eight best new artist nominees are women, including H.E.R., Chloe x Halle, Dua Lipa, Margo Price, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith.
Taylor Swift, a two-time album of the year winner, only earned one nomination — her Reputation album is up best pop vocal album. Justin Timberlake, whose Man of the Woods albums flopped earlier this year, picked up a nod for “Say Something,” his collaboration with Chris Stapleton.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z, billed as The Carters, as well Ariana Grande, didn’t earn any of the big nominations.
The Carters earned two nods in the R&B category along with best music video, while Grande picked up two nods in pop.
Artists who were completely snubbed include Carrie Underwood, Sam Smith, Kane Brown, Nicki Minaj and Juice WRLD, whose “Lucid Dreams” was one of the year’s biggest hits.