Cardi B trumps Nicki Minaj with Grammys 2019 nominations

Cardi B trumps Nicki Minaj with Grammys 2019 nominations

Cardi B trumps Nicki Minaj with Grammys 2019 nominations

For a little perspective, Carlile's six nominations are more than the five each received by red-hot stars Cardi B and Childish Gambino - two of the most talked-about artists of the year.

- Best rap album: "Invasion of Privacy", Cardi B; "Swimming", Mac Miller; "Victory Lap", Nipsey Hussle; "Daytona", Pusha T; "Astroworld", Travis Scott.

Quebec City chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy backed the American counter-tenor Anthony Roth Costanzo on ARC, nominated as one of the year's best classical solo vocal albums.

The Carters did get nominations for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best R&B Performance and Best Music Video. A record five of the other nominations went to female artists.

Drake's change of heart this year helped Scorpion pick up nominations in several top categories - album, record and song of the year for God's Plan.

British sensation Dua Lipa has been nominated for two Grammy awards. Minaj completely shut out this year after the release of her last album, Queen. Monáe, herself snagged an Album Of The Year nomination for her most recent project, Dirty Computer.

Cardi B nominated for album of the year
Cardi B nominated for album of the year

Her saucy summer hit "I Like It" - which features Puerto Rican Latin trap artist Bad Bunny and Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin - is among those up for Record of the Year.

Six of the eight 2019 nominees for Best New Artist are women. The Grammy Academy announced 900 additional members to the voting committee as a second step in its diversity efforts.

After leading nominations past year, however, Jay-Z and his pop queen wife Beyonce were left out of the top categories despite acclaim for their joint project "Everything is Love".

Rapper Kanye West has received 69 Grammys nominations to-date, some of which were in coveted categories such as Album Of The Year and Song Of The Year. But three more nods - including and especially "Best Rock Album" - is deeply confusing, to say the least.

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. Chris Cornell, who died a year ago, is up for best rock performance with "When Bad Does Good".

Lamar has won 12 Grammys throughout his career. When the awards are actually handed out at the 61st annual ceremony (Feb. 10, 2019, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles), we'll see if the pumping up of nominees is just window dressing.

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