Grammy nominations 2019: Drake, Cardi B and Lady Gaga lead the pack

Canadian artist Drake was one of eight artists nominated for Album of the Year during the 2019 Grammy nominations on Friday.

The 2019 Grammy nominations were announced on Friday morning, and Post Malone, Lady Gaga and Cardi B took the lead with the most nominations.

Chart-toppers Drake and Shawn Mendes made Canadians proud by picking up multiple nominations at this year’s Grammy Awards.

The Toronto rapper pulled in seven nominations, including nods in the album, record and song of the year categories for work from his 2018 double album Scorpion.

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The performer, born Aubrey Graham, was also recognized for his contributions to other rappers’ tracks, including Travis Scott‘s Sicko Mode, which is up for best rap performance.

Noah Shebib, another one of Drake’s producers, is also being recognized with three nominations for his work on songs from Scorpion.

Mendes scored two nominations: one for song of the year for In My Blood and another for best pop vocal album.

Here is the list of major nominees:

Album of the Year

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 and Bradley Cooper — Shallow
Drake — God’s Plan
Kendrick Lamar and SZA — All the Stars
Post Malone and 21 Savage — Rockstar
Zedd and Maren Morris — The Middle

Song of the Year

Kendrick Lamar and SZA — All the Stars
Ella Mai — Boo’d Up
Drake — God’s Plan
Shawn Mendes — In My Blood
Brandy Carlile — The Joke
Zedd and Maren Morris — The Middle
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper — Shallow
Childish Gambino — This Is America

Best New Artist

Chloe X Halle
Luke Combs
Greta Van Fleet
H.E.R.
Dua Lupa
Margo Price
Bebe Rexha
Jorja Smith

Best Pop Solo Performance

Beck — Colours
Camila Cabello — Havana (Live)
Ariana Grande — God is a Woman
Lady Gaga — Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)
Post Malone — Better Now

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato — Fall in Line
Backstreet Boys — Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
Tony Bennett and Diana Krall — ‘S Wonderful
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper — Shallow
Maroon 5 and Cardi B — Girls Like You
Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton — Say Something
Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey — The Middle

Best R&B Performance

Toni Braxton — Long As I Live
The Carters — Summer
Lalah Hathaway — Y O Y
H.E.R. ft. Daniel Caesar — Best Part
PJ Morton — First Began

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Best Rock Performance

Arctic Monkeys — Four Out of Five
Chris Cornell — When Bad Does Good
The Fever 333 — Made an America
Greta Van Fleet — Highway Tune
Halestorm — Uncomfortable

Best Rap Performance

Cardi B — Be Careful
Drake — Nice for What
Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Black — King’s Dead
Anderson .Paak — Bubblin
Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk and Swae Lee — Sicko Mode

Best Metal Performance

Between the Buried and Me — Condemned to the Gallows
Deafheaven — Honeycomb
High on Fire — Electric Messiah
Trivium — Betrayer
Underoath — On My Teeth

Best Pop Vocal Album

Camila Cabello — Camila
Kelly Clarkson — Meaning of Life
Ariana Grande — Sweetener
Shawn Mendes — Shawn Mendes
P!nk — Beautiful Trauma
Taylor Swift — Reputation

Best R&B Album

Toni Braxton — Sex and Cigarettes
Leon Bridges — Good Thing
Lalah Hathaway — Honestly
H.E.R. — Her
PJ Morton — Gumbo Unplugged (Live)

Best Traditional Pop Vocal

Tony Bennett and Diana Krall — Love is Here to Stay
Willie Nelson — My Way
Gregory Porter — Nat “King” Cole & Me
Seal — Standards (Deluxe)
Barbra Streisand — The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!

Best Rap Album

Cardi B — Invasion of Privacy
Mac Miller — Swimming
Nipsey Hussle — Victory Lap
Pusha T — Daytona
Travis Scott — Astroworld

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Best Rock Album

Alice in Chains — Rainier Fog
Fall Out Boy — Mania
Ghost — Prequelle
Greta Van Fleet — From the Fires
Weezer — Pacific Daydream

Best Alternative Music Album

Arctic Monkeys — Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
Beck — Colors
Björk — Utopia
David Byrne — American Utopia
St. Vincent — Masseduction

Best Country Album

Kelsea Ballerini — Unapologetically
Brothers Osborne — Port Saint Joe
Ashley McBryde — Girl Going Nowhere
Kacey Musgraves — Golden Hour
Chris Stapleton — From a Room: Volume 2

Best Rap Song

God’s Plan
King’s Dead
Lucky You
Sicko Mode
Win

Best Rock Song

Black Smoke Rising
Jumpsuit
Mantra
Masseduction
Rats

Best R&B Song

Boo’d Up
Come Through and Chill
Feels Like Summer
Focus
Long As I Live

Best Country Song

Break Up in the End
Dear Hate
I Lived it
Space Cowboy
Tequila
When Someone Stops Loving You

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—With files from the Canadian Press

adam.wallis@globalnews.ca

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