2019 Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar And Drake Lead Pack

Australian country music star Keith Urban, former Gold Coast pro-surfer turned DJ Paul "Fish" Fisher and Christian band For King & Country have been nominated for Grammy Awards, but pop star Troye Sivan was a surprise snub.

Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake dominated Friday's nomination ceremony with the most nods.

Lamar, Drake, Cardi B, Post Malone and Brandi Carlile filled the Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year categories.

There were plenty of surprise snubs in the unveiling of nominees for the 61st Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on February 10, including Sivan.

He had been considered a strong chance in the Best New Artist and Pop categories after the success of Revelation, his song from the Joel Edgerton-directed film Boy Erased.

Sivan still had a big week however, scoring a shock Golden Globe nomination on Thursday for Revelation.

Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and Jay-Z also received cold shoulders from Grammy voters in the major categories.

Grammy voters were criticised last year when just one female artist won a major award, Alessia Cara, who took out Best New Artist.

This year, six of the eight Best New Artist nominees are women - H.E.R., Chloe x Halle, Dua Lipa, Margo Price, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith.

Five of the eight Album of the Year nominees are from women.

"Being a young, black, queer woman in America, there was something I had to say and there was a group of people I wanted to celebrate and I'm happy to be representing them," an emotional Janelle Monae told CBS after hearing she was nominated for Album of the Year for Dirty Computer.

Urban and his movie star wife Nicole Kidman will have a busy awards season.

Urban, a past winner of four Grammys, is nominated for Best Solo Country Performance for Parallel Line.

It came a day after Kidman kicked off her Hollywood awards season campaign with a Golden Globe nomination for Destroyer.

Fisher confirmed his rise as one of the world's top house and techno producers with his hit Losing It nominated for best dance recording.

He is competing against some of the titans of the genre including super Silk City duo Mark Ronson and Diplo for Electricity, featuring Diplo.

For King & Country, led by Australian brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone - also no strangers to the Grammys with two wins in 2015 - were nominated for best Contemporary Christian Performance/Song for their hit Joy.

Lamar topped the nominations with eight, including seven for his music for the Marvel Studios blockbuster film Black Panther.

Black Panther: The Album is nominated for Album of the Year.

The other contenders for Album of the Year alongside Lamar and Monae are Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R., Brandi Carlile, Drake and Post Malone.

Drake earned seven nominations overall.

Lady Gaga and Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper were surprise multiple nominees for music from their Oscar best picture contender, A Star Is Born, putting them both in the position to win Grammys and Oscars within weeks of each ceremony.

They are nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo and Best Song Written for Visual Media.

Swift usually dominates award ceremonies but her huge hit Reputation missed out on an Album of the Year nod. Swift only received one Grammynomination - Best Pop Vocal Album.

Beyonce, Jay-Z and Grande were shut out of the Record, Album and Song of the Year categories.

2019 Grammy award nominations


H.E.R — H.E.R.

Brandie Carlile — By the Way, I Forgive You

Drake — Scorpion

Various Artists — Black Panther: The Album

Kacey Musgraves — Golden Hour

Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys

Cardi B — Invasion of Privacy

Janelle Monáe — Dirty Computer

Record of the Year

Cardi B — I Like It

Brandi Carlile — The Joke

Childish Gambino — This Is America

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper — Shallow

Drake — God’s Plan

Kendrick Lamar & SZA — All the Stars

Post Malone & 21 Savage — Rock star

Zedd & Maren Morris — The Middle

Song of the Year

Kendrick Lamar & SZA — All the Stars

Ella Mai — Boo’d Up

Drake — God’s Plan

Shawn Mendes — In My Blood

Brandy Carlile — The Joke

Zedd & Maren Morris — The Middle

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper — Shallow

Childish Gambino — This Is America

Best New Artist

Chloe x Halle

Luke Combs

Greta Van Fleet


Dua Lipa

Margo Price

Bebe Rexha

Jorja Smith

Best R & B Album

Toni Braxton — Sex & Cigarettes

Leon Bridges — Good Thing

Lalah Hathaway — Honestly

H.E.R. — H.E.R.

PJ Morton — Gumbo Unplugged

Best Pop Solo Performance

Colors, Beck

Havana (Live), Camila Cabello

God Is A Woman, Ariana Grande

Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?), Lady Gaga

Better Now, Post Malone.

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Fall In Line, Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Backstreet Boys

S Wonderful, Tony Bennett and Diana Krall

Shallow, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Girls Like You, Maroon 5 and Cardi B

Say Something, Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton

The Middle, Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey

Best Pop Vocal Album

Camila, Camila Cabello

Meaning of Life, Kelly Clarkson

Sweetener, Ariana Grande

Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes

Beautiful Trauma, Pink

Reputation, Taylor Swift

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Love Is Here to Stay, Tony Bennett and Diana Krall

My Way, Willie Nelson Nat King Cole & Me, Gregory Porter

Standards (Deluxe), Seal

The Music … The Mem’ries … The Magic!, Barbra Streisand

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Singularity, Jon Hopkins

Woman Worldwide, Justice

Treehouse, Sofi Tukker

Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides, SOPHIE

Lune Rouge, TOKiMONSTA

Best Rock Album

Rainier Fog, Alice In Chains

Mania, Fall Out Boy

Prequelle, Ghost

From the Fires, Greta Van Fleet

Pacific Daydream, Weezer

Best Music Video

Apes — t, The Carters

This Is America, Childish Gambino

I’m Not Racist, Joyner Lucas

PYNK, Janelle Monae

MUMBO JUMBO, Tierra Whack.

Best Alternative Music Album

Tranquillity Base Hotel + Casino, Arctic Monkeys

Colors, Beck

Utopia, Bjork

American Utopia, David Byrne

Masseduction, St. Vincent

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Everything Is Love, The Carters (Beyonce and Jay-Z)

The Kids Are Alright, Chloe x Halle

Chris Dave and the Drumhedz, Chris Dave And The Drumhedz

War & Leisure, Miguel

Ventriloquism, Meshell Ndegeocello

Best Rap Album

Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B

Swimming, Mac Miller

Victory Lap, Nipsey Hussle

Daytona, Pusha T

Astroworld, Travis Scott

Best Country Album

Unapologetically, Kelsea Ballerini

Port Saint Joe, Brothers Osborne

Girl Going Nowhere, Ashley McBryde

Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves

From A Room: Volume 2, Chris Stapleton

Best Country Solo Performance

Wouldn’t It Be Great, Loretta Lynn

Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, Maren Morris

Butterflies, Kacey Musgraves

Millionaire, Chris Stapleton

Parallel Line, Keith Urban

Best Jazz Vocal Album

My Mood Is You, Freddy Cole

The Questions, Kurt Elling

The Subject Tonight Is Love, Kate McGarry With Keith Ganz and Gary Versace

If You Really Want, Raul Midon With The Metropole Orkest Conducted By Vince Mendoza The Window, Cecile McLorin Salvant

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Diamond Cut, Tia Fuller

Live In Europe, Fred Hersch Trio

Seymour Reads The Constitution!, Brad Mehldau Trio

Still Dreaming, Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Brian Blade

Emanon, The Wayne Shorter Quartet

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Call Me By Your Name

Deadpool 2

The Greatest Showman

Lady Bird

Stranger Things

With AAP

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