Drake, Cardi B, Childish Gambino rule 2019 Grammy nominations

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The nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards were announced on Friday, Dec. 7, and a number of country artists earned nods for the show's country categories as well as several of the highly coveted all-genre categories. "This is a welcomed recognition of her many years of hard work and excellent music", said Grange., p The minister also offered special congratulations to Protoje who was receiving his first nomination. It's doubtful that Cardi B is complaining, though, considering she is nominated for five awards, including record of the year and album of the year.

Dan + Shay scored a nod for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their song "Tequila" while group member Dan Smyers was also nominated for Best Country Song for helping to pen the tune. Most notably, Scorpion was nominated for Album Of The Year, while "God's Plan" was nominated for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year.

The Recording Academy shared the full list on their website, Grammy.

Australians were also represented, however, as country superstar Keith Urban received a nomination for best solo country performance for his song 'Parallel Line.' Meanwhile, the Hugh Jackman-led soundtrack for The Greatest Showman was nominated in the compilation soundtracks category.

At the 2018 Grammys, Kendrick Lamar walked away with five trophies. However, like every other year, there are still some surprises, as well as major snubs. Or how about Drake just becoming the number one selling artist in the USA of all-time according to RIAA. Five of the eight album of the year nominees are women, including Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae, H.E.R. and Carlile. West, who has never won a Grammy in a major category, was also nominated for just one Grammy, for best non-classical producer. As well, Drake collaborators Boi-1da and Noah Shebib were nominated for their production work.

H.E.R. not only co-wrote and co-produced each song on her self-titled album, she also plays guitar and piano.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z, billed as The Carters, as well Ariana Grande, didn't earn any of the big nominations. Cardi's "I Like It" gained a Record of the Year nod.

Ten-time Grammy victor Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Ariana Grande and Camila Cabello were among the biggest snubs in top categories that were dominated by hip-hop and R&B.

Gaga, who earned acting and music Golden Globe nominations on Thursday, picked up four Grammy nominations for "Shallow", while "Joanne" is up for best pop solo performance.

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

The 61st Grammy Awards will air February 10 on CBS (KTVT/Channel 11).

Kendrick Lamar has won 12 Grammy Awards during his career.

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