Lamar gets three key Grammy nods

Santa Fe New Mexican - - NATION & WORLD - By Mes­fin Fekadu

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.

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