Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B & Drake Lead the 2019 Grammy Nominations

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

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

If Lamar felt like he got snubbed a year ago, then he'll feel better about the 2019 Grammys, as he earned more nominations than anybody else, with eight total.

Hip-hop and pop dominated the album of the year nominations, while rock failed to garner even one mention.

Six of the 2019 nominees for Best New Artist are women, whose presence in the top categories marked a sharp departure from the previous gala, which saw women snubbed in the major prizes.

Behind him is Drake who is nominated for: Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year ("God's Plan"), Best Rap Song ("God's Plan" and "Sicko Mode"), and two for Best Rap Performance ("Nice for What" and "Sicko Mode").

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".

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The couple, however, have been surprisingly shut out of the main categories including Best Album. The singer finally broke through with "Midwest Farmer's Daughter" in 2016 and amplified that success with "All American Made" in 2017. While she's having a more hard week than Lamar after announcing her separation from husband Offset, hopefully the Grammy news will continue to lift her spirits.

The rest of the best new artist nominees included Chloe x Halle, Luke Combs, H.E.R, Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith. Demi Lovato - "Fall In Line" Backstreet Boys - "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper - "Shallow" Maroon 5 ft. Kanye West and Taylor Swift received just one nomination each in the Best Producer and Best Pop Vocal Album categories, respectively.

In jazz, Miguel Zenon's "Yo Soy La Tradicion" ("I Am Tradition"), featuring Chicago's Spektral Quartet, received two nominations, for best Latin jazz album and best improvised jazz solo.

Six songs are up for both record and song of the year: Lamar and SZA's All the Stars; Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's Shallow, from the A Star Is Born soundtrack; Childish Gambino's This Is America; Drake's God's Plan; Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey's The Middle; and Carlile's The Joke.

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