Kendrick Lamar, Drake & Cardi B Lead 2019 Grammy Nominations

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Mike Pont Getty Images for NARAS

Lamar's Top 10 hit, All the Stars, assisted by artist SZA, is nominated for both record and song of the year.

In the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category, Wayne Shorter received his 21st Grammy nomination, for Emanon.

Kendrick Lamar is the king of the Grammys: He's the lead nominee with eight.

The Black Panther soundtrack, which he was heavily involved in, was nominated for Album Of The Year, while the score was nominated for Score Soundtrack For Visual Media.

His song "All the Stars" is also in the running for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Tack on Cardi's nomination alongside Maroon 5 for "Girls Like You" for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance bring her total nominations this year to five. Though nominated for album of the year, he was surprisingly shut out of best rap album, where his rival Pusha T earned a nomination.

The nominees for the 2019 Grammys mark a departure from this year's show, where women were under-represented in the top four categories. Given how trendy yet forgettable each of her hits have been, suggesting that she's one of the "best" new artists is even more so - especially when compared to raw, massive talent like Dua Lipa, Chloe x Halle, H.E.R., and Jorja Smith. Rock band Greta Van Fleet and country singer Luke Combs also earned nominations. The academy launched an operation centered on inclusion and diversity.

Beck's newest music has been mostly just fine. One fan specifically put themselves out on the line saying he doesn't deserve the album of the year for "Scorpion".

Among those popping post-nom Champagne corks - not the good stuff; they haven't won anything yet - are country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves, Americana artist Brandi Carlile and rapper Cardi B. All fared well in major categories, as did female artists in general. She is just the seventh woman ever nominated for prize and first since 2004.

Taylor Swift, a two-time album of the year victor, also only earned one nomination.

Taylor Swift was also snubbed by the Recording Academy over her album "Reputation".

Brandon, Man. -raised violinist James Ehnes is nominated for classical instrumental solo for his concerto Kernis, while Toronto-born conductor Peter Oundjian also received a nod for classical compendium.

Lady Gaga's nominations came mostly from her single "Shallow" with actor-director Bradley Cooper from their movie A Star is Born, which won five Golden Globe nods on Thursday.

- Best alternative music album: "Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino", Arctic Monkeys; "Colors", Beck; "Utopia", Bjork; "American Utopia", David Byrne; "Masseduction", St. Vincent.

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